Prof. Hans Groeneveld has almost 30 years of practical, policy and academic experience in – cooperative – banking. His professional career started at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis in the section Labour Market and Social Security and Taxes. Thereafter, he worked for ten years as manager at De Nederlandsche Bank in the monetary and supervisory directorate, respectively.
In 2000, he switched to Rabobank where he held various senior and managerial positions in staff divisions and business directorates. He has been Senior Consultant Corporate Strategy, Deputy Chief Economist, Head Sector Management in SME banking, and Director ‘International Services’. Currently, he is Director of International Co-operative Affairs. In this capacity, he is involved in strategic and organizational projects and represents the Managing Board in the national and international co-operative world, among other things. In May 2014, Hans Groeneveld has been appointed as distinguished professor Financial Co-operatives at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He studied quantitative macroeconomics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a PhD in monetary economics at Maastricht University.
To date, he is Board member of the International Raiffeisen Union in Germany, chairman of the Think Tank on European co-operative banks and of the Task Force on Co-operative Affairs in Brussels, member of the Scientific Committee of the European Research Institute on Co-operative and Social Enterprises in Italy, and member of the International Cooperative Entrepreneurship Think Tank within the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). He has published on monetary topics, banking, co-operative banks and co-operatives in academic and policy journals. He has also carried out commissioned research for the ICA on the enabling environment for co-operatives in 33 countries around the globe.