- He will report to Philippe Bordenave, Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas Group
BNP Paribas announces the appointment of William De Vijlder as Group Chief Economist. He will report to Philippe Bordenave, Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas Group.
William De Vijlder was born in 1960. He began his career in the Economic Research department of Belgium’s Generale Bank (Générale de Banque) in 1987 and became Chief Investment Strategist in the Asset Management division in 1989. He was subsequently appointed Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Officer at Fortis Investments. Since 2009 he has been a member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, first as Chief Investment Officer of Strategy and Partners, and for the past year, as Vice-Chairman.
William holds a PhD in Economics and has been a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Economics at the University of Ghent in Belgium since 1991.
Managed from Paris by William De Vijlder, BNP Paribas Economic Research is a global group function. It provides economic analysis to the group as a whole and its clients, from financial markets to retail banking entities businesses. The team is very international with experienced economists.
Economic Research media coverage is very large, and economists are often quoted particularly in the economic and financial press. The coverage is also made available through the Economic Research website where all publications, including web TVs, are publicly available.
William will take up his new role on September 1st, 2014.