Ben S Bernanke, Washington, DC; Agustín Carstens, Mexico City; Luc Coene, Brussels; Andreas Dombret, Frankfurt am Main; Mario Draghi, Frankfurt am Main; William C Dudley, New York; Stefan Ingves, Stockholm; Thomas Jordan, Zurich; Mervyn King, London; Klaas Knot, Amsterdam; Haruhiko Kuroda, Tokyo; Fabio Panetta, Rome; Baron Guy Quaden, Brussels; Paul Tucker, London; Ignazio Visco, Rome; Jens Weidmann, Frankfurt am Main; Zhou Xiaochuan, Beijing
Mathias Dewatripont or Jan Smets, Brussels; Paul Fisher or Michael Cross, London; Anne Le Lorier or Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn, Paris; Joachim Nagel or Karlheinz Bischofberger, Frankfurt am Main; Janet L Yellen or Steven B Kamin, Washington, DC; Emerico Zautzik, Rome
The Board of Directors has at present 18 members. The Board has six ex officio directors, comprising the Governors of the central banks of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom and the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System. Each ex officio member may appoint another member of the same nationality. The Statutes also provide for the election to the Board of not more than nine Governors of other member central banks. The Governors of the central banks of China, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the President of the ECB are currently elected members of the Board.
The Board of Directors elects a Chairman from among its members for a three-year term. The Board also elects a Vice-Chairman.
The Board is responsible for determining the strategic and policy direction of the BIS, supervising the management, and fulfilling the specific tasks given to it by the Bank's Statutes. It meets at least six times a year. Four advisory committees, made up of selected Board members, assist the Board in its work:
The Board has adopted a Code of Conduct for Members of the Board of Directors.