REGION B – EUROPE
THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC
(April 14-15, 1912 – North Atlantic Ocean)
(President, The Netherlands Bank)
ROTHSCHILD OWNED & CONTROLLED CENTRAL BANK
The Official Story
(President of De Nederlandsche Bank, 2011+)
Klaas Henderikus Willem Knot (born 14 April 1967, in Bedum, Netherlands) is a Dutch economist and central banker, who is the current President of the Dutch central bank De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). In this capacity he also serves as a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, and of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund. Knot also holds a position as Professor in Monetary Stability at the University of Amsterdam and honorary professor at the University of Groningen.
After obtaining his doctorate Knot began working as a Senior Economist at De Nederlandsche Bank in the Department of Monetary and Economic Policy. In 1998 he left this post to become an economist in the European Department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. A year later, he returned to De Nederlandsche Bank, as the Head of Banking and Supervisory Strategies Department. After serving in this capacity for three years, in December 2002 he left De Nederlandsche Bank again to become the Director of the Dutch Pensions and Insurance Authority, charged with supervision of all Dutch pension funds and insurance companies. In 2004 the Pensions and Insurance Authority was merged with De Nederlandsche Bank, and Knot was appointed as Director of the Supervisory Policy Division at De Nederlandsche Bank. In 2009 he left De Nederlandsche Bank once more to become Director of Financial Markets, and Deputy Treasurer General of the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Knot has been the Vice Chairman of the Financial Stability Board since 2018 and is expected to replace Chairman Randal Quarles in 2021.