Central banker top of shareholder sorry list

Nout Wellink, president of the Dutch central bank, is top of the VEB’s target for apologies for the financial sector’s role in the credit crisis, the shareholders lobby group chairman Jan Maarten Slagter told a tv show on Wednesday night.

Slagter said that Wellink had underestimated the problems in the financial sector and their impact on the broader economy. Wellink tops the list of people that the VEB would like to see apologise for their roles in the crisis, he said.
Second on the list is Rabobank’s CEO Bert Heemskerk. Slagter says despite appearances to the contrary, the bank has got its hands dirty by selling ‘poisonous’ credit products.
Former Fortis executives Jean-Paul Votron and Maurice Lippens and ING’s former CEO Michel Tilmant complete the top 5.

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