The European Banking Federation (EBF) has appointed Wim Mijs as its new chief executive.

Mijs has been CEO of the Dutch Banking Asoociation (NVB) since 2007. He was appointed chairman of the International Banking Federation in London in 2011 and chaired the executive committee of the EBF between 2012 and 2014.

“I’m honoured to represent the European banking sector during these interesting times,” says Mijs. “The European banking sector is going through a crucial period of time with regulatory overhaul, the establishment of the banking union and the centralised supervision from Frankfurt. The biggest challenge for the EBF will be to restore trust in the sector as a catalyst for recovery and economic growth.”

Mijs replaces Guido Ravet, who will become secretary general of Euribor-EBF, or the European Monetary Market Institute (EMMI) as it will be known.