Karel Lannoo has been the Chief Executive of CEPS since 2000, one of the leading independent European think tanks. He has published books and numerous articles in newspapers, specialized magazines and journals on general European public policy, and specific financial regulation and supervision matters. In 2015, he published his latest book, called “The Great Financial Plumbing: From Northern Rock to Banking Union”.
Karel Lannoo holds a Baccalaureate in Philosophy (1984) and an MA in Modern History (1985) from the University of Leuven, Belgium. In 1986, he obtained a postgraduate in European studies (Centre d’Etudes européennes, CEE) from the University of Nancy, France. Before joining CEPS, he worked for STUC (Students’ Cultural Center), did a stage in the EU Commission (spokesmen’s service), was employed by an Italian agro-food company (Ferruzzi) and a professional association, and was also active as a freelance journalist.