The Board

Gerard Hartsink

Chairman, GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation Board)

Gerard Hartsink portrait photo

Gerard Hartsink is the Chairman of the GLEIF Board. The GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, a Swiss not for profit organisation) was established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014 and is tasked to support the implementation of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) for the benefit of the users of the public and private sector. The LEI data are free of charge made available for any user on The LEI is a high quality legal entity identifier for regulatory reporting and supply chain processes.

Mr Hartsink is active in organizations promoting e-commerce (member of the ICC Digital Economy Commission), e-government (member of the Forum Standaardisatie of the Dutch Government) and blockchain (Advisor of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition and Head of the Dutch Delegation of ISO TC 307 Blockchain and DLT).

He has a broad experience in the payments, securities and forex industry. He served as the Chairman of CLS Bank International, the European Payments Council and of the RMG of ISO 20022 and as a Board Member of SWIFT, LCH Clearnet Group, Euroclear Netherlands, Euro Banking Association and Electronic Commerce Platform Nederland.

As former Senior Executive ‎Vice President of ABN AMRO he has over thirty years experience in sales, product development, regulatory affairs, information management and operations. He holds MA degrees ‎in political economy from the University of Amsterdam and in law from the Free University in Amsterdam.