Peter De Keyzer, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, has decided to pursue his career outside of the bank on an independent basis, starting September 1, 2016. Peter has founded a consulting firm specialising in strategic communications, economic advice and public affairs. Peter De Keyzer joined the BNP Paribas Fortis in April 2011. As an economist, speaker and writer Peter’s contributions have always been very appreciated and welcome within the Bank as well as during public debates. The General Management of BNP Paribas Fortis has asked Peter De Keyzer to accompany the bank in the future in selected actions where his authority and recognition is of a particular added value. The new Chief economist will be appointed shortly.