Marieke Blom is the Chief Economist of ING the Netherlands. Together with her team, she provides insight into the Dutch economy. They cover various economic themes, ranging from the circular economy to robotisation and macroeconomics. Her aim is to enable customers, colleagues and stakeholders to make better financial decisions. She regularly appears in the Dutch media. Before joining ING, Marieke worked as a senior manager at start-up Amsterdam consultancy “De Argumentenfabriek”. She was a political advisor at the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA). She started her career as a trainee at ABN AMRO in 1999. Marieke holds a degree in economics and wrote her thesis at the Dutch Central Bank. Marieke lives in Amsterdam with her husband and two daughters.