She has served in ECB through the presidential tenures of late Wim Duisenberg
, Jean-Claude Trichet and Mario Draghi.
The nominees who have been named to succeed Wellink include Lex Hoogduin, a current board member at the Dutch central bank, and previously personal advisor to former ECB president Wim Duisenberg
. The others include Jeroen Kremers, a top executive at the Dutch unit of Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (LSE: RBS) (NYSE: RBS-PP), and Kees van Dijkhuizen, the financial chief of Hague-based NIBC Bank.
, the first president of the European Central Bank (ECB) and former Dutch Finance Minister, was found dead in a swimming pool at his home in Faucon, South-East France.
It is hardly a secret in European policy circles that former European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg
is no fan of incoming ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet.
A spokesman for the French President has applauded "the work accomplished by Wim Duisenberg
and the ECB, which has played a full role since its creation".
Currency traders attributed the latest strengthening of the dollar-negative sentiment in the market to remarks by European Central Bank chief Wim Duisenberg
and Bundesbank President Ernst Welteke.
At his last monthly briefing before handing over to Jean-Claude Trichet, governor of the Bank of France on November 1, the ECB's president Wim Duisenberg
gave a cautiously upbeat assessment of the eurozone's hesitant economy.
, who leads the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, recently advised Britain not to join the euro,explaining that to do so would be disastrous to the future funding of our NHS,citing the requirements of the EU Growth and Stab ility Pact, under which members of the eurozone who exceed strict EU limits on spending are heavily fined.
Even Wim Duisenberg
, who as head of the European Central Bank now oversees the currency he helped create, admits it has pushed up prices in the shops.
Secretary General Kofi Annan, WTO chief Mike Moore, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg
, and Long Yongtu, China's vice minister of foreign trade and economic cooperation.
He and Chancellor Wolfgang Shussel [of Austria] and ECB President Wim Duisenberg
have all been praising the change.
And they say that bank chief Wim Duisenberg
could face court charges.