The Danish government announced on Friday that Christian Kettel Thomsen will take over as governor of the central bank on February 1. He will replace Lars Rohde, who said last year that he would step down at the end of January after 10 years in charge.
The central bank said that Kettel Thomsen used to be the vice president of the European Investment Bank.
Kettel Thomsen said in the statement, “Denmark’s Nationalbank contributes to stable economic growth in Denmark, including through the fixed-exchange-rate policy, by keeping an eye on and evaluating financial stability and being in charge of efficient and strong payment systems.”
“It will need to be done with help from the authorities, the financial sector, and other groups,” he said.