Upcoming events

The ECB having decided to cancel all business trips in the coming weeks in view of the developments of the coronavirus desease , IFIS has the regret to annonce that the event with the ECB Supervisory Board Member, Mr Pentti HAKKARAINEN  is postponed to November 2020.

Upcoming monthly events are under preparation and will be announced shortly.  Our events usually take place on the 1st Thursday of each month.


Mr Pentti Hakkarainen has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) since 1 February 2017. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Supervisory Board. Among other tasks, he holds responsibility for budgetary, audit and digital agenda issues.

Before joining the ECB, Mr Hakkarainen was a Member of the Board of the central bank of Finland (Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank) from 2002 to 2017, serving as Deputy Governor from 2008 onwards. He was mostly in charge of the financial market stability function, monetary policy implementation, investment activities, risk management and macroprudential policy.

In addition, Mr Hakkarainen was Chair of the Board of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority, an alternate to the ECB Governing Council and an alternate of the IMF Board of Governors from 2008 to 2017. He was also Chair of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) Committee on Controlling and Chair of the ESCB Budget Committee, a member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the EU, and a member and Chair of the IMF Audit Committee.

Before joining Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank in 2002, Mr Hakkarainen worked in the private sector for more than 17 years. Having worked at an international industrial corporation for around ten years, mostly as Finance Director, he subsequently held successive positions as CEO of two systemically important banks for seven years.

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