Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for determining the strategic and policy direction of the BIS, supervising BIS Management, and fulfilling the specific tasks given to it by the Bank's Statutes. It meets at least six times a year. 

Composition of the Board

The Board may have up to 18 members, including six ex officio directors, comprising the central bank Governors of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. They may jointly appoint one other member of the nationality of one of their central banks. Eleven Governors of other member central banks may be elected to the Board.

The Board elects a Chairman and may elect a Vice-Chairman from among its members, each for a three-year term.

Chairman: Jens Weidmann, Frankfurt am Main

Mark Carney London
Shaktikanta Das Mumbai
Alejandro Díaz de León Mexico
Mario Draghi Frankfurt am Main
Ilan Goldfajn Brasília
Stefan Ingves Stockholm
Thomas Jordan Zurich
Klaas Knot Amsterdam
Haruhiko Kuroda    Tokyo
Juyeol Lee Seoul
Stephen S Poloz Ottawa
Jerome H Powell Washington
François Villeroy de Galhau Paris
Ignazio Visco Rome
John C Williams New York
Pierre Wunsch Brussels
Yi Gang Beijing

Advisory committees

Four advisory committees, established following Article 43 of the Bank's Statutes, assist the Board in its work. Their meetings may be held via teleconference, videoconference or written procedure:

  • The Administrative Committee reviews key areas of the Bank's administration, such as budget and expenditures, HR policies and IT. The Committee meets at least four times a year and it is chaired by Haruhiko Kuroda.
  • The Audit Committee meets with internal and external auditors, as well as with the Compliance unit. Among other things, it examines matters related to the Bank's internal control systems and financial reporting. The Committee meets at least four times a year and is chaired by Stephen Poloz.
  • The Banking and Risk Management Committee reviews and assesses the Bank's financial objectives, the business model for BIS banking operations, and the risk management frameworks of the BIS. The Committee meets at least once a year and it is chaired by Stefan Ingves.
  • The Nomination Committee deals with the appointment of members of the BIS Executive Committee and meets on an ad hoc basis when necessary. It is chaired by the Board's Chairman, Jens Weidmann.

The Board has adopted a Code of Conduct for members of the Board of Directors