Educated in both Belgium (University of Ghent) and the United States (University of Chicago), Reinout started his career as an attorney at law in the Brussels offices of Allen & Overy LLP. Subsequently he gained experience in the banking world as a Compliance Officer in the BNP Paribas banking group.
At the National Bank of Belgium, Reinout specializes in both prudential supervision of payment and e-money institutions, payments policy and oversight of market infrastructures (payment systems & card schemes). In this capacity he is the Belgian representative in both the ECB/EBA SecuRePay forum and in the PSOWG (Payment & Securities Oversight Working Group).
He has, among other things, been involved in the transposition of PSD2 into Belgian law as well as setting up the National Bank's Fintech contact point. He has also been responsible for drafting the 2017 oversight hard law framework regulating systemically important retail payment processors in Belgium.