Maarten Verwey has been Deputy Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) in the European Commission since September 2011, responsible for finance and international relations.
Mr. Verwey started his career at the Dutch Ministry of Finance in 1994. In 1999 he moved to Manila where he worked for three years for the Asian Development Bank. On his return to the Dutch Ministry of Finance 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 March 2010 to June 2011), he 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. Since June 2012 he has been the EU mission chief for Cyprus financial assistance programme.
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.