Bert Boertje has been appointed director of pension fund supervision at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) as of 1 May, replacing Olaf Sleijpen, who has held the job since January 2011.

The appointment is part of a larger reshuffle at the Dutch regulator, in which four division directors have exchanged roles.

In his new position, Boertje is to become responsible for the supervision of more than 300 pension funds and premium pension institutions (PPIs).

He currently heads the Financial Markets division, after having been in charge of DNB’s Intervention & Enforcement and Risk and Asset & Liability supervisory expertise centres.

Boertje has studied economics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and obtained a master’s degree in risk management from New York University.

He is a member of the Markets Committee of the Bank for International Settlements.

Outgoing director Sleijpen will be put in charge of the DNB’s department for policy supervision, focusing on the development and implementation of national and international policy for financial supervision and supervisory strategy, according to the regulator.

He is to succeed Paul Hilbers, who is to head the division for financial stability.