CEO International Banking Federation

Hedwige Nuyens is the CEO of the International Banking Federation (IBFed), a representative body of key national banking associations, covering the vast majority of the banking industry across the world. Hedwige leads the IBFed’s policy advocacy, contributing to increase the effectiveness of the financial services industry’s response to the multilateral and national government issues affecting their common interests. Previously she worked as Head of Regulatory Affairs, CFO and CRO in major European banks, building experience in strategy, risk, finance, compliance, regulatory and digital transformation.

Her pro bono work is dedicated to European Women on Boards, a not for profit organisation advocating for gender balance in Executive Committees and Boardrooms.

Hedwige holds a Faculty of Law and a Master’s in financial sciences from the Catholic University Louvain, a Master’s in business administration and finance from the EHSAL Brussels. She followed Master Classes on Digital Transformation at INSEAD, on Sustainable Finance at Cambridge, on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at MIT and on Cyber Security at Harvard.