Antti Heinonen is the Chairman of the Banknote Ethics Initiative (BnEI) since spring 2013.The (BnEI)promotes ethical business practice,with a focus on the prevention of corruption and on compliance with anti-trust law within the banknote industry. Antti was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG),mandated by the G10 central bank Governors since March 2008 until December 2012. He was the Director, Banknotes at the European Central Bank (ECB) as from 1998 until 2008, and prior to joining the ECB the Chief Cashier for the Bank of Finland from 1993.
Antti chaired the Banknote Committee (BANCO) of the European System of Central Banks for more than 10 years until November 2008. He was also the Chairman of the Eurosystem Cash Changeover Co-ordination Committee, which had the overall responsibility for the co-ordination of the euro cash changeover in 2002.
Antti holds degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Helsinki.