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Jean-Jacques van Helten

Visiting Fellow

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies


Jean-Jacques van Helten is a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and formerly the Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer, EMEA for the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Financial Group responsible for credit, market, liquidity and operational risks. For well over 30 years, he has worked in a range of senior executive risk, capital markets & corporate lending roles in major investment banks in the Netherlands, Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. Prior to taking up his role at BMO, he ran credit and market risk management in the CBA’s institutional bank in Sydney and before then he was the Head of Global Funding and Portfolios at the National Australia Bank in Melbourne, Hong Kong and London. He is a frequent speaker on risk management at international conferences and is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of an Irish bank and a fintech company. He has a PhD in Economics/Economic History from London University and has studied at the Goethe Universität, Frankfurt and the Freie Universität, Berlin, having also been, as part of his pre-banking career, a lecturer and Fellow at the University of London & La Trobe University.

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