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EIOPA gets new chair

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) will be chaired by Petra Hielkema come September.

In a release, the Council of the European Union stated: “In agreement with EIOPA and her current employer, De Nederlandsche Bank (the Dutch national central bank), Ms Hielkema will take over this role from September 01, 2021 for a period of five years. This term may be extended once.”

Currently the insurance supervision director at the central bank of the Netherlands, Hielkema is assuming the post vacated in March by 10-year chair Gabriel Bernardino.

The incoming replacement bested Athora Germany chief executive Christian Thimann and Bank of England’s Paolo Cadoni.


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