Karel Lannoo has been a CEO of CEPS since 2000. He has published some books and numerous articles in newspapers, specialised magazines and journals on general European public policy, and specific financial regulation and supervision matters. His latest book is ‘The Great Financial Plumbing, From Northern Rock to Banking Union’, published in 2015. Karel is a regular speaker in hearings for national and international institutions (EU Commission, European Parliament and related), at international conferences and in briefings for executives. He is also the rapporteur for many CEPS task forces, chaired by senior European officials and business leaders (with Helmut Schlesinger, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Jose-Maria Roldan, Thomas Huertas). He directs the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) and the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI), both operated by CEPS. Karel is also an independent director of BME (Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles), the listed company that manages the Spanish securities markets. He is also a member of the Euribor Steering Committee, European Money Markets Institute (EMMI) and a non-executive director of Lannoo Uitgeverij Group.