Christoffer Kok ahead of his session at CeFPro's Stress Testing Week

Christoffer Kok

Head of Division
European Central Bank


Supervisory expectations to banks’ stress tests


Christoffer Kok joined the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2002. He is currently Head of the Stress Test Experts Division responsible for carrying out the ECB’s annual supervisory banking sector stress tests and supporting supervision with stress-related simulations and forward-looking analysis. His team was responsible for the 2022 ECB Climate Risk Stress Test, the 2023 EU-wide stress test for SSM banks, the ECB Banking Supervision’s Vulnerability Analyses, and the forthcoming 2024 SSM Cyber Resilience Stress Test.

Previously he was Deputy Head of the Stress Test Modelling Division in the ECB’s DG Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability responsible for developing and maintaining the institution’s top-down stress test models. Before that he was Adviser in the same DG and Principal Economist in the DG Monetary Policy. Before joining the ECB, Christoffer was an Economist in the Danmarks Nationalbank. He also regularly supports the International Monetary Fund with Technical Assistance work.

Christoffer has numerous publications on financial sector and monetary policy topics ( He holds a MSc in Economics from Aarhus University and Université Paris I Sorbonne-Panthèon and a MSc in Finance from Copenhagen Business School.