Wednesday, March 4th 2020, 
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Peter Van der Smissen

Secretary General
Private Banking Association Belgium


Peter Van der Smissen ( ° 13 July 1958) is Secretary General of the Private Banking Association Belgium . He joined the PBA-B after a career of 33 years in the financial sector. In these 33 years he held different management positions in Retail and Private Banking at Generale Bank/ Fortis /BNP Paribas Fortis. He started his career in 1983 as a management trainee at Generale Bank. Here he developed his skills in Marketing and Sales. The last 7 years he was Director Private Banking for the Antwerp region (Antwerpen -Mechelen-Kempen). When BNP Paribas took over the Fortis activities , just after the financial crisis in 2009 , he was part of the taskforce who defined the new private banking strategy of BNP Paribas Fortis. Peter received his master in Business Administration at KUL in Leuven and his Master in Applied Economics at UFSIA in Antwerp. He held a post university degree in Financial Management at IPO ( Management school University of Antwerp) . He also graduated from the University of Washington for a summer course on International Economics and received his Certification in Estate Planning at Febelfin / Private Banking Association Belgium in 2011.

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