Jan Maarten Slagter is the CEO of IBFD as of January 2017.
He started his career as a corporate lawyer, having read law at Leiden University (graduating in 1993).
After spending more than four years as an attorney, he switched to financial journalism, joining the newsroom of the Dutch daily Het Financieele Dagblad and serving as the paper’s correspondent in London from 2004 to 2007.
From 2007 to 2014, he lead the VEB, the Dutch association of investors, representing the interests of (mainly retail) investors vis-à-vis listed companies, financial institutions, political institutions and financial regulators.
In the two years before joining IBFD, he divided his time between teaching corporate governance at Nyenrode Business University, co-writing a corporate biography of the Dutch telco KPN (De koude kermis van KPN (Prometheus 2016), with Patrick Bernhart) and holding several directorships (among them, KPMG Netherlands).
Mr Slagter writes a regular column on financial and economic issues in De Telegraaf, the Netherlands’ largest newspaper by circulation.