Europoean Association of Cooperative Banks

Function: Chairman Corporate Governance Task Force on Fit & Proper Requirements for Boards

The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) represents, promotes and defends the common interests of its 31 member institutions and of cooperative banks, with regard to banking as well as to co-operative legislation. Founded in 1970, today the EACB is a leading professional lobbying association in the European banking industry.

Co-operative banks play a major role in the financial and economic system. Their resilience during the crisis made co-operative banks a key driving force in the economic recovery. With 4,200 locally operating banks and 68,000 outlets, they serve 205 million customers, mainly consumers, SMEs and communities.