Niek Allon is Head of Debt Capital Markets at NIBC Bank. Niek joined the bank in 1997 and has since then performed several roles within Treasury, Structuring, Syndicate and Distribution. In his career he has gained extensive experience in issuing and structuring covered bonds, senior unsecured, RMBS and structured finance transactions. In 2013 he was part of the team that introduced and successfully issued the first conditional pass-through covered bond. Since April 2017 Niek has been appointed as the Chairman of the European Covered Bond Council (ECBC). As Chairman he is heading the Steering Committee that is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the ECBC. Niek received his Master’s degree in business administration from Groningen University and is a Registered Treasurer (post graduate course Treasury Management at VU University Amsterdam).