Wim Mijs

Chief Executive Officer

European Banking Federation

Wim Mijs was appointed chief executive officer of the European Banking Federation in 214.

Between 27 and 214 Wim served as CEO of the Dutch banking association NVB. During this tenure he transformed the NVB into a modern industry association, positioning it as the key representative of the banking sector in the wake of the financial crisis.

Wim studied law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, specializing in European and International law. After his studies he worked at the International Court of Arbitration at the Peace Palace in The Hague. In 1993 he joined ABN AMRO in Amsterdam before moving to Brussels to head up the bank’s EU liaison office. Wim moved back to The Hague in 22 where he became the head of government affairs for ABN AMRO.

Wim is a member of the advisory board of the BBVA Center for Financial Education and Capability, the industry chair of the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum and member of the advisory board of Leiden Law School.

Between 211 and 218, Wim held various institutional roles within the international and European financial/banking community: chair of the International Banking Federation; chair of the executive committee of the EBF; and chair of the board of Euribor, now known as the European Money Market Institute.

Wim is married and has two children.