Stefan Ingves

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Person.png Stefan Ingves  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(central banker, economist)
Stefan Ingves.jpg
Born23 May 1953
Turku, Finland
Nationality Swedish
Alma materStockholm School of Economics
Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden

Employment.png Governor of Sveriges Riksbank

In office
1 January 2006 - Present

Stefan Nils Magnus Ingves is a Finnish-born Swedish[1] banker, economist and civil servant currently serving as the Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden. Also, currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), since November 2021.[2] In June 2022, Ingves announced that he will resign as Governor of Sveriges Riksbank on 31 December 2022. He will be replaced in the role by the current director of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, Erik Thedéen.[3]

Early life

Ingves has a Finland Swedish background and grew up in the village of Närpes in western Finland.[4]

In 1984, he earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics and his thesis is called "aspects of trade credits", about credit models between companies.[5]


Ingves was named Governor of Sveriges Riksbank in 2006.[4] In response to the Icelandic financial crisis of 2008, Ingves argued that "in times of uncertainty and turmoil, the central banks have a responsibility to cooperate."[6] Ingves confronted the "task of safeguarding macroeconomic and financial stability" in 2008;[7] and in 2009, he presided over a decline to the lowest official Swedish interest rate since records began in 1907.[8]

From 2011 until 2019, Ingves served as the Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.[9][10]

Other activities


Event Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013Switzerland2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
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