Luc Coene, Belgian economist, Died at 69

Luc Coene was born on March 11, 1947, in Ghent and died on January 5, 2017.

He was a Belgian economist.

Coene was Governor of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) from April 2011 until March 2015.

He was graduated in economics at Ghent University in 1970 (Ghent, Belgium) and obtained a postgraduate diploma in European economic integration at the College of Europe in 1971 (Bruges).

Luc Coene started his career at the NBB in July 1973, where he worked at the Research Department (Information division) until May 1976. From May 1976 until November 1979 he worked at the Foreign Department (International Agreements division) of the NBB.

Bewteen November 1979 until February 1985, he worked as Assistant to the Belgian Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Luc Coene worked as Deputy chef de cabinet to the Minister of Finance from February 1985 until November 1985 and Chef de cabinet to the Vice-Premier and Minister for the Budget from November 1985 until May 1988.

Coene was a member of the Advisory Board of the Itinera Institute think-tank.

During March 2015, Luc Coene became a member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the ECB’s banking supervision mechanism directly supervising large banks.

Luc Coene passed away at 69 years old.