European automated fixed income trading firm MTS has appointed Niels Thygesen as the chairman of company and chairman elect of EuroMTS.
A strong advocate of a united Europe, Thygesen is a professor at the University of Copenhagen. An expert in European economic policy, he was one of the members of the Delors Committee, which studied and gave recommendations leading to the creation of the euro, single monetary policy and the European Central Bank.
He is a member of the academic panel of the European Parliament's monetary committee, as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the Euro 50 Group. He has chaired the economic development and review committee of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) since 2000.
Previously, Thygesen has acted as an advisor to the Danish Central Bank and has served as head of the monetary division of the OECD. He was also an economic advisor to the Malaysian Treasury.
Thygesen succeeds Alexandre Lamfalussy who served as chairman of EuroMTS and subsequently of MTS since January 1999. Lamfalussy assumes the role of honorary chair of MTS' scientific committee.