De Vijlder William

William De Vijlder has been Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas since 2014. He began his career in the Economic Research department of Belgium’s Generale Bank (Générale de Banque) in 1987 and joined the Asset Management division in 1989 as Chief Investment Strategist. At Fortis Investments, he was Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Officer. When joining BNP Paribas Investment Partners in 2010, he became a member of its Executive Committee and Chief Investment Officer of Partners and Alternative Investments. William holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Ghent in Belgium where he is also Professor in Economics.