Jos Verstraelen graduated in Econometrics and Risk Management for Financial Institutions from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. After a career in IT, Jos entered the financial world in 2008 as an actuarial consultant. Currently, he is working as a senior staff member Actuarial Reporting Non-Life at a.s.r., specializing in topics related to solvency capital requirements and recently as Product Owner Risk Engine Non-Life P&C. From April 2021 Jos will be working as Financial Model Validator at a.s.r. Group Risk Management.
Guido de Smidt studied Business Administration at Nyenrode Business University and Risk Management for Financial Institutions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he continues to carry out research into Behavioural Economics. Guido works as an Account Director at Aon Risk Solutions, Global Accounts and is responsible for major clients in the financial institutions' sector. He has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry.
After studying mathematics at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, Koen Dessens joined NIBC as a quantitative analyst in their Financial Markets team. Before joining Deloitte as a partner he was the head of Market Risk at NN Group. He is currently leading the Financial risk department of Deloitte in the Netherlands and joined RMFI in 2020. He focuses on quantitative risk management at banking and insurance clients.
After graduating cum laude in Economics from the University of Amsterdam, Dr Ronald Bosman went on to conduct PhD research into the experimental economy, in particular the influence of emotional factors on economic decisions. He then worked for DNB, most recently as a senior economist with the Financial Stability division, advising management on macroprudential policy and systemic risks. Since 2011 Ronald has been an independent consultant/trainer specialized in macro-financial risks.
Michiel Hopman studied Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam and has held various banking management positions in Treasury, Financial Control, Product Management, Risk Management and ALM. As a consultant, Michiel worked for Deloitte Financial Risk Management for several years and joined RMFI in 2013. He has been an independent consultant in Finance and Risk Management for the banking sector since 2017.