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Petra Hielkema

Petra Hielkema

Division Director Payments and Market Infrastructure De Nederlandsche Bank


Petra is Division Director Payments and Market Infrastructure at the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). The division is responsible for payments and collateral operations as well as oversight, policy, research (including the DNB DLT research) and cyber intelligence. Furthermore, the TIBER program (Threat Intelligence Based Ethical Red teaming) reports to her. Petra joined the Dutch Central Bank in February 2007. In 2013 she became Head Insurance Policy and alternate member of the EIOPA Board. In 2015 she was appointed as Head of the DNB Expert Center for Fit & Proper testing, assessing (supervisory and management) board members in the financial sector. During that period she also chaired the ECB policy work on drafting an ECB FAP assessment framework. In February 2017 she was appointed by the DNB Board Division Director. Prior to joining the Dutch Central Bank Petra had an international career in the oil and gas industry. Petra is a member of the CPMI as well as the CPMI/IOSCO Steering Group. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board en Executive Committee of Child and Youth Finance International Foundation (initiator of Global Money Week). Petra has a European Masters in Law& Economics and a Masters in Russian Studies.

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