Announced: Cecilia Skingsley

Posted on the 18th January 2018 by Anisha


Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank, will be speaking at WES 2018! The topic of her speech will revolve around Sweden’s transition towards a cashless society and the visionary project of introducing the first Digital Central Bank currency in the world, the E-Krona.

Cecilia Skingsley took up the post of Deputy Governor of the Swedish Riksbank in May 2013, with a term of office of six years. She represents the Riksbank on the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS) and on the Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB). She is also the Governor of the Riksbank’s alternative on the Board of Directors of the BIS and chairs the retail payments council. In October 2016, Ms Skingsley was appointed to co-chair the World Economic Forum’s working group Global Future Council on the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems.

Ms Skingsley holds a BSc in Economics and Political Science from Stockholm University and a financial analyst diploma. She was previously Chief Economist and Head of Analysis at Swedbank during the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis and has also worked at Dagens Industri, ABN Amro Bank, and the Ministry of Finance.

You may find the Sveriges Riksbank’s First Interim Report on the E-Krona under this link:

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