Han de Jong
Based in Ireland and a regular commuter to the Netherlands, Han is an independent economist. He currently advises some family offices and a charity in the area of wealth management. Han is also the ‘daily economics commentator’ on a Dutch financial radio station, BNR, he writes regular economic and investment commentary and teaches ‘Macroeconomics and Financial Markets’ at the VU university in Amsterdam as well as through ad hoc webinars. Between 2005 and the end of 2019 Han was Chief Economist at ABN AMRO, the Dutch bank. Previously, he was responsible for Fixed Income research and Investment Strategy in the bank. He also served 10 years on the investment committee of several Dutch pension funds and has been an expert witness to the Dutch parliament in the area of pension system reform. Han was Chief Economist at Goodbody Stockbrokers in Dublin, Ireland, between 1992 and 1997. He started his career teaching at secondary and third level.
Han holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.