Peter Praet, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), addressed the topic "Monetary Policy in the Context of Balance Sheet Adjustments" on May 22, 2013.
Praet joined the ECB as a member of the Executive Board in June 2011. He is responsible for economics, human resources, budget and organization, and statistics. Before joining the ECB, Dr. Praet was executive director of the National Bank of Belgium between 2000 and 2011. Between 2002 and 2011, he was also Member of the Management Committee of the Belgian Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission, where he was responsible for prudential policy for banking and insurance. From 1999–2000, Praet served as Chief of Cabinet for the Belgian Minister. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.