Prof. dr. Paul Hilbers

Paul Hilbers
  • Financial Sector Supervision

Prof. dr. Paul Hilbers is part-time Professor at Nyenrode Business University. He is part of Nyenrode's Faculty Research Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship. His field is Financial Sector Supervision and his chair is part of the Supervision Academy. Hilbers specializes in research that contributes to the further development of supervision and regulation of the financial sector. In addition, he focuses on international supervisory agreements that have been developed in response to the financial crisis, including on macroprudential regulation, governance and business models.

Hilbers studied Mathematics at the University of Utrecht and Econometrics at the Free University in Amsterdam, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in International Economics. Paul has published extensively on monetary, fiscal and financial sector issues. 

Secondary Positions

Since November 2020, Hilbers has been an Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington. Prior to his current position, Hilbers was successively Director of Supervisory Policy and Director of Financial Stability at DNB. Before that, he worked for more than 15 years on the staff of the IMF, as mission chief at the Monetary and Capital Markets Department and the European Department.

Hilbers is also a member of the selection committee of the Eizenga-Van Oosten Foundation, which awards scholarships to Dutch MBA and economics students in the United States through the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences and the Fullbright Center.

Additional functions

  • Executive Director International Monetary Fund, Washington DC.
  • Selection Committee Eizenga-Van Oosten Foundation, Royal Dutch Society of Sciences, Haarlem (grants scholarships to Dutch MBA and Economics students in US)
  • member External Audit Committee Ministry of Foreign Affairs (until 2021).