Petia Niederländer took over the role Director for Payments, Risk Monitoring and Financial Literacy of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) in February 2021. She leads the payments strategy and policy as well the work on the digital Euro project within the central bank of Austria. She is member of ECB’s Market Infrastructure Board, chairs the National Payments Committee and acts as a non-executive board member at the Austrian payments’ innovations hub – OeNPAY.
Beyond payments Petia is interested in improving the financial education and competences of the citizenship. She works together with her team in several national initiatives. She is a member of the executive board of the National Financial Literacy Strategy of Austria and holds the role of chairperson of the supervisory board of the Foundation for Economic Education.
Prior to her role in the Austrian National Bank, Petia had several management positions in one of the biggest Retail Banks in Austria, served on the board of EBA Clearing as well as national and international payments bodies. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in payments and banking and holds a master degree in investment banking from Vienna University of Economics.