Christian joined the European Banking Authority (EBA) in November 2010 and is responsible for regulation and policy relating to the capital markets union including securitisation, covered bonds and sustainable finance. While at the EBA, he developed the STS securitisation framework. He has also developed an EU harmonised framework for Covered Bonds and is currently working on the implementation of STS regulation, synthetic securitisation, significant risk transfer and NPL securitisation. Prior to this position, Christian worked at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) as a banking supervisor in the Netherlands. From 2000 to 2008, he held various roles within structured finance and covered bonds at HSBC Bank, Fitch Ratings and Fortis Bank. At HSBC he was responsible for the origination and structuring of securitisation and covered bonds transactions in Northern and Eastern Europe, while at Fitch he rated RMBS and Covered Bonds transactions across Europe Christian holds an MSc in economics from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands).