Governor of Sveriges Riksbank and Chairman of the Executive Board
Stefan Ingves holds a PhD in economics. Mr Ingves has previously been Chairman of the Basel Committee, Director of the Monetary and Financial Systems Department at the International Monetary Fund, Deputy Governor of the Riksbank and General Director of the Swedish Bank Support Authority. Prior to that he was Under-Secretary and Head of the Financial Markets Department at the Ministry of Finance.
Director, European Department, IMF
Mr. Kammer was previously the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Managing Director, advising the Managing Director on strategic and operational issues and overseeing operations for the senior management team; Deputy Director of the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, overseeing the work on Fund strategy and surveillance policy; Deputy Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, overseeing regional economic developments and financial sector issues; Director of the Office of Technical Assistance Management, advising management on technical assistance operations and overseeing fundraising and global partnerships for capacity building; and Advisor to the Deputy Managing Director. Mr. Kammer also served as resident representative of the IMF in Russia. Since joining the IMF, Mr. Kammer worked with countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and on a wide range of policy and strategic issues.
“I don’t think that macroprudential can ever fix every imaginable problem in the housing market. In my own country, we have many different structural rigidities in our housing market and that creates an environment where everything is sort of pushing households to borrow more and more.” Stefan Ingves
“The pandemic has underscored the significance of digitalization in our daily lives and in the area of finance and trade.” Alfred Kammer
“In the future, you will be able, in a small country, to buy a CBDC system off-shelf because the technology is out there and available.” Stefan Ingves
Contributor: Mentor Mehmedi