Henrik Braconier new Head of the Financial Stability Department

The Executive Board of the Riksbank has appointed Henrik Braconier as new Head of the Financial Stability Department. Henrik Braconier is currently Chief Economist at Finansinspektionen (the Swedish financial supervisory authority). He will take up the position no later than 1 January 2018.

“Henrik Braconier has a solid background in economics and has worked with economic analysis for a long time. My colleagues on the Executive Board and I are very pleased that Henrik Braconier will lead and develop the future work of the Financial Stability Department,” says Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves.

Henrik Braconier is currently at Finansinspektionen, where he has held the post of Chief Economist since 2014. Previously, he has worked as a Senior Economist at the OECD during the period 2009–2014 and prior to that he was Director of Forecasting at the Swedish Ministry of Finance during the period 2004–2009. Henrik Braconier has a PhD in Economics from Lund University.

Olof Sandstedt will continue as acting Head of the Financial Stability Department until Henrik Braconier takes up the position.  

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