WSBI Managing Director
Chris DE NOOSE
Mr Chris DE NOOSE (born in 1948) holds a Masters degree in Economics and Finance, Consular Science, Commercial Engineering and Management from the Flemish University of Brussels.
He began his professional career in a Belgian savings bank in 1974 as Adviser to the Chairman. From 1980 till 1994, Mr DE NOOSE was Chief Executive Officer of the Belgian Savings Banks Group.
At the same time, he was among others, member of the Board of Banksys (1983-1994) - the company which developed the Belgian ATM network and the ‘Proton’ electronic purse project in Belgium-; the Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique – the Belgian Employers Federation - (1984-1994) and co-founder of Incofin – an NGO dealing with financial projects in developing countries (1990-1995). Until 1995 he also gave lectures in finance and macroeconomics at the Institut Supérieur pour Traducteurs et Interprètes in Gent. Mr DE NOOSE has also written numerous articles and papers about the financial services sector. In 1986 he co-ordinated the academic study on ‘Belgian savings banks – history, law, economic role and institutions.’
In 1994, Mr DE NOOSE took up the post of Managing Director of ESBG and WSBI, which he has held up to now.
He is Member of the Board of TEVEA International, a company providing international assistance and consultancy to SMEs, a joint subsidiary of the Belgian, French, German, Italian, and Spanish savings banks. In June 2003 he became Board Member of Eufiserv - a joint venture owned and controlled by several individual ESBG members and ESBG as an association. Mr. DE NOOSE is also a Member of the European Banking Industry Committee (EBIC), a Member of the Board of the Hochschule der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (University of Applied Sciences), Member of the European Payments Council (Plenary, Coordination Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee) and Member of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group EFRAG (Supervisory Board and Budget Board). Furthermore, Mr DE NOOSE is also a Member of the Kuratorium of the Foundation for International Co-operation of the German Savings Banks.
Mr DE NOOSE is married and has three children. Among his hobbies he lists cycling, classical music and historical literature.
(updated : July 2010)