Bruno Colmant holds a degree in Business Engineering (Solvay, ULB) and an MBA Quantitative methods (Purdue University, USA). He is also a Masters in Fiscal Sciences (ICHEC) and he has a PhD in Applied Economics (Solvay, ULB).
He began his career at Arthur Andersen, Dewaay and Sofina. He then joined ING where he successively became chief auditor, CEO of ING Luxembourg and managing director (1996-2006). Next he held positions as Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Finance (2006-2007), president of the Brussels Stock Exchange, member of the Management Committee of NYSE Euronext, Chairman and CEO of Euronext Brussels (2007- 2009) and Deputy CEO of Ageas (2009-2011). From 2011 to September 2015 he remained academic advisor at Ageas while he was a partner of the consulting firm Roland Berger. In October 2015 he joined Bank Degroof Petercam as Head of Macro Research before being appointed CEO from September 2019 to October 2021. In his capacity as head of the Private Banking department, he then focused entirely on private banking activities. In May 2022, Bruno Colmant voluntarily decided to leave the group after a seven-year mandate as managing director. The group will pursue its collaboration with him through his views and economic analyses he will share at the bank's events as a guest.
Bruno Colmant is also a member of the Belgian Royal Academy. Moreover he is the author of 80 books on finance, accounting and taxation and he has published at least 5,000 financial press articles as well.