Maarten Verwey has been Deputy Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs in the European Commission since September 2011, responsible for finance and international relations. Mr. Verwey started his career at the Dutch Ministry of Finance in 1994. In 1999 he moved to Manila where he worked for three years for the Asian Development Bank. On his return to the Dutch Ministry of Finance in 2002, he became head of the export credit insurance division and two years later he assumed the position of deputy director of the economic and financial strategy department. He was nominated Director of Foreign Financial Relations in September 2007. Mr Verwey has been a chairman of the euro task force on coordinated action (2010-2011), he played a key role in first establishing the pooled bilateral loan facility for Greece, subsequently the European Financial Stability Facility and the European Stability Mechanism. Since June 2012 he has been the EU mission chief for Cyprus financial assistance program. He has recently been appointed as Co-chairman of the Ecofin Task Force on Investment and as EC representative on the EIB board and the EIF board.