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6 - 7 December 2021
Palau de Congressos de CatalunyaBarcelona

Karel Van Hulle
KU Leuven, Goethe University Frankfurt and Former Head of Insurance and Pensions at European Commission


Curriculum Vitae Prof. Karel Van Hulle

Professor Karel Van Hulle lectures at the Economics and Business Faculty of the KU Leuven and at the Economics Faculty of the Goethe University in Frankfurt where he is attached to the International Centre for Insurance Regulation (ICIR). He is a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board and of the Board of the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

He served as head of insurance and pensions at the European Commission until March 2013, where he was responsible for the development of Solvency II. In that capacity, he represented the EC within EIOPA and was a member of the technical committee of the IAIS.

He joined the EC in 1984 after serving eight years with the Belgian Banking Commission. Before becoming head of insurance and pensions in 2004, he was responsible at the EC for financial reporting, auditing and company law, including corporate governance.

Van Hulle is a lawyer by training. He studied law at the KU Leuven and at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. He is a member of the executive board of the ICIR at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

Professor Van Hulle was nominated Distinguished International Lecturer in Accounting by the American Accounting Association in 1990, Distinguished Fellow of the IAIS in 2013 and Honorary Fellow of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2014.

Agenda Sessions

  • Leadership panel:How will the financial world be instrumental in the new ESG driven world?

  • Regulatory Briefing: Insurance Distribution Directive Implementation Guidance

  • Regulatory discussion: Solvency II Review