Karel Lannoo

Chief Executive of CEPS

Professional Experience

Chief executive of the CEPS, one of the leading independent European think tanks, Karel is managing a team of about 80.

Specialised in financial regulation, European economic governance and single market issues, his recent publications cover EU health care sector policy, anti-money laundering, Russia financial sanctions, crypto-currency regulation and Europe’s geopolitical ambitions.

Karel is a regular speaker at hearings of EU, national and international institutions, at international conferences and in executive programmes. He directs studies for national, multilateral and private sector organisations. His writings regularly appear in media. Karel is a member of company and foundation boards, and of advisory councils.

Study Path

Karel Lannoo holds a baccalaureate in philosophy (1984) and an MA in history (1985) from the University of Leuven, Belgium and obtained a postgraduate in European studies (CEE) from the University of Nancy, France (1986). He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and Spanish, with good notions of German.

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