Professor Dr. Eddy Wymeersch
UniversityofGent Financial Law Institute
Eddy Wymeersch is Chairman of the ECGI. He has been Chairman of the Committee of European Securities regulators (CESR) (February 2007- July 2010) and of the European Regional Committee of IOSCO. He was Chairman of the Belgian Commission Bancaire, Financiere et des Assurances (CBFA) (chief executive 2001-2007 and chairman of the supervisory board 2007-2010).
Before joining the CBFA, Mr Wymeersch has held several public functions in Belgium (“regent” of the National Bank of Belgium from 1992, member of the legislative branch of the Council of State. Between 1990 and 2001, he was a member of the board of several Belgian companies, and from 1998 the Chairman of the Brussels airport. Mr Wymeersch has been an academic at the Ghent Law School where he founded the “Financial Law Institute”, and has participated in several committees advising the Belgian government, esp. on financial supervision or corporate governance. In addition, he has acted as an adviser to the European Commission, a consultant to the World Bank and IFC and an advisor to several European financial institutions and stock exchanges. He has published extensively on company law, corporate governance and financial regulations. He is member of the European Corporate Governance Forum and of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He studied law at Ghent University and Harvard Law School.