Deputy Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission.
Maarten Verwey has been Deputy Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) in the European Commission since September 2011.
Mr. Verwey started his career at the Dutch Ministry of Finance in 1994. From 1994 to 1998 he worked as an economist on EMU affairs in the foreign financial relations department. After a brief posting at the economic and financial strategy department (1998-1999), he moved to Manila where he worked for three years for the Asian Development Bank. On his return in 2002 he became head of the export credit insurance division and two years later he assumed the position of deputy director of the economic and financial strategy department. He was nominated Director of Foreign Financial Relations in September 2007.
Maarten Verwey has been closely involved in the coordinated European response to the financial crisis. As chairman of the euro task force on coordinated action (from early March 2010 onwards), he has played a key role in first establishing the pooled bilateral loan facility for Greece, subsequently the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and lastly the European Stability Mechanism.
Mr. Verwey has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Groningen and a master’s in development finance from the University of London.