Bart van Leeuwen
Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken
Head of Communication
Bart has studied journalism, Political Science and Corporate Communication. At the age of 25, he became a political journalist. Eight years later, he made the switch to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, where he was a spokesperson for 14 years for various ministers and state secretaries, the last six years as team manager. At that time, he has led a project called 'Publicity Dutch cabinet' under the authority of the Communication Council.
Since 2010, he has worked at the Dutch Banking Association, as a spokesman and since 2014 as Head of Communication. In this capacity, he’s a member of the Communications Committees of the European Banking Federation (Chairman) and VNO-NCW, the Dutch employers' organization.
He recently did a study on Industry Reputation.