Patrick Hoedjes is Head of the Oversight and Supervisory Convergence Department at EIOPA. Furthermore, he is Chair of EIOPA's IT & Data Committee. Prior to joining EIOPA, Mr. Hoedjes worked at the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank). There he spent more than 10 years in various positions in pension supervision, cash operations and statistics, where he was Head of Unit for Supervision Statistics for Financial Institutions. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Hoedjes was seconded as Head of the Statistical Department at the Bank Nederlandse Antillen in Curaçao. Mr. Hoedjes holds master's degrees in economics and international relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam.