European Banking Federation
Wim Mijs (1964) was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the European Banking Federation in 2014.
Between 2007 and 2014 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, specialising 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 2002 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
Between 2011 and 2018, Wim held various institutional roles within the international and European
financial/banking community: chairman of the International Banking Federation; chairman of the Executive
Committee of the EBF; and chairman of the Board of Euribor, now known as the European Money Market
Wim is married and has two children.