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 assist the Board in its work:
The Board of Directors may have up to 21 members, including six ex officio directors, comprising the central bank Governors of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. Each ex officio member may appoint another member of the same nationality. Nine Governors of other member central banks may be elected to the Board.
In addition, one member of the Economic Consultative Committee serves as observer to BIS Board meetings, on a rotating basis. The observer participates in the Board's discussions and may be a member of one or more of the four committees which assist the Board in its work.
The Board of Directors elects a Chairman from among its members for a three-year term and may elect a Vice-Chairman.
Chairman: Christian Noyer, Paris
Ben S Bernanke, Washington
Mark Carney, London
Agustín Carstens, Mexico City
Luc Coene, Brussels
Jon Cunliffe, London
Andreas Dombret, Frankfurt am Main
Mario Draghi, Frankfurt am Main
William C Dudley, New York
Stefan Ingves, Stockholm
Thomas Jordan, Zurich
Klaas Knot, Amsterdam
Haruhiko Kuroda, Tokyo
Fabio Panetta, Rome
Stephen S Poloz, Ottawa
Guy Quaden, Brussels
Raghuram Rajan, Mumbai
Alexandre A Tombini, Brasília
Ignazio Visco, Rome
Jens Weidmann, Frankfurt am Main
Zhou Xiaochuan, Beijing
1 This list includes the observer mentioned above.