The Secretariat is the point of contact for all IOSCO members, committees and task forces, and is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of IOSCO.
The Secretariat's work is managed and coordinated by the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, who also perform duties of high level representation, with institutions such as the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI). They also provide support to members and ensure the smooth and effective functioning of the Board, the Growth and Emerging Markets Committee, the Affiliate Members Consultative Committee, the regional and policy committees and the task forces. The Secretary General and his deputy seek to ensure transparency, inclusivity and accountability throughout the organization. They engage regularly with political and industry representatives.
Mr. Paul P. Andrews, Secretary General of IOSCO
Paul joined IOSCO in March 2016 after 18 years at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Washington DC. From 2003 to March 2016, Paul served as Vice President and Managing Director, International Affairs, at FINRA, the largest independent regulator for all US securities firms. In this capacity he directed FINRA's international engagements and worked closely with key regulators and regulatory bodies worldwide, including IOSCO.
Prior to joining FINRA, Paul spent eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission., where he worked in the Division of Market Regulation and the Office of the General Counsel. Prior to the SEC, Paul spent four years in private legal practice in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the Catholic University School of Law in Washington DC and of Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Tajinder Singh, Deputy Secretary General of IOSCO
Before joining IOSCO in January 2010, Tajinder was head of International Affairs & Human Resource Development at the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), where he also served as advisor to the chairman. Tajinder was a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and held various positions in the Indian Government including in the Ministry of Finance. He has over 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions at different organizations dedicated to regulation, finance and administration.
Tajinder has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Master's degree in Systems Science and Automation from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Mr. Farhad Ahmed, Enforcement and Cooperation Advisor
Farhad is an Advisor to Committee 4 on Enforcement and Exchange of Information. His responsibilities include providing assistance and support on matters related to the IOSCO MMoU. He also works on membership issues involving new and potential ordinary, associate and affiliate members.
Farhad joined IOSCO in January 2015. He is seconded from Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC), where he gained 17 years of experience in regulatory issues.
Ms. Ramona Barbus, Meetings Coordinator
Ramona joined IOSCO in 2010 and forms part of IOSCO's administrative team. Her primary responsibility is to organize and coordinate IOSCO meetings, both in Madrid and abroad, as well as other external events.
Prior to this role, Ramona held administrative positions in London and Madrid, where she was instrumental in founding a catering company.
Ramona earned a degree in financial accounting from the specialized economic high school Avram Iancu and studied Spanish and English literature at the Spiru Haret University in Romania.
Mr. Werner Bijkerk, Head of the Research Department
Werner is head of the Research Department at IOSCO. He heads the Secretariat's research efforts to identify and mitigate systemic risk and ensure financial stability. He also serves as the IOSCO representative to the FSB's Assessment Group on Vulnerabilities and the FSB/IMF Early Warning Exercise, and is in charge of coordinating the Secretariat's work with IOSCO's Committee on Emerging Risk. Before heading the Research Department he was responsible for the design of the 2010-2015 strategy of IOSCO and the coordination for IOSCO's policy work in the secondary markets, derivatives and market infrastructures. Prior to IOSCO in 2009 he worked for over a decade in economic research and strategy consultancy at Nyenrode University and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). Werner is an economist and an art & architectural historian by training.
Mr. Jonathan Bravo, Head of Finance and IT
Jonathan joined IOSCO in 2004 and heads the Finance Department and is also responsible for supervising the development of long term information technology projects at IOSCO. In addition, he supports IOSCO's Finance and Audit Committee, is involved with IOSCO's work on Accounting, Auditing and Disclosure, including the work of Committee 1 on Issuer Accounting, Audit and Disclosure, the Audit Quality Task Force, the Monitoring Group and the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation. He was the IOSCO Secretariat coordinator for the work of the Working Group on IOSCO's Strategic Plan to 2020.
Before joining IOSCO, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where he held various audit and consulting roles. He formed part of the PWC team that coordinated the relocation of IOSCO's Headquarters to Madrid in 1999-2000 and its establishment as a legal entity in Spain.
Jonathan holds a degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the Universidad de Alfonso X and a postgraduate degree in International Financial Markets by MEMFI Business School in Madrid.
Mr. Jeremy Bray, Senior Economist
Jeremy joined the IOSCO Research Team in February 2017. He contributes to IOSCO's work on risk identification and analysis, and on research into market structure, institutions, products and behaviours.
Jeremy has seventeen years of experience working in economic analysis and policy, financial regulation, and statistical, risk and intelligence analysis. Before joining IOSCO, Jeremy was the Principal of Halevi.Tarleton, an economics and statistical consultancy. Prior to this, he worked for five years as a senior economist in the research team at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and for ten years as an Economic Analyst and Senior Economic Analyst at the Australian Treasury and Office of National Assessments.
Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Economics (with Honours) from the University of Sydney, a Masters of Public Administration from Japan’s National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, and a qualification as an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
Mr. Ángel Cabo, Administrative Assistant
Ángel joined IOSCO’s administration team in 2016 and is serving as Office Manager.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Ángel worked as an administrative assistant for several different institutions. Ángel holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University Camilo José Cela of Madrid, Spain.
Ms. Hemla Deenanath, GEM Policy Advisor
Hemla joined the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) team at IOSCO in September 2016. She is seconded from the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius where she served as a Senior Analyst in the Policy Cluster from 2012 to 2014 and was subsequently posted in the Capital Markets Surveillance Cluster as Senior Examiner since August 2014.
She holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick and a MSc in Financial Management and Taxation at the Open University of Mauritius. Hemla is also a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner.
Mr. Josafat De Luna, GEM Policy Advisor
Josafat is a member of the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) team at IOSCO. In this role, he provides support to the General Secretariat, the IOSCO Board, and the GEM Committee and the GEM Steering Committee, on matters related to growth and emerging markets.
Prior to joining the IOSCO General Secretariat, Josafat was Deputy General Director for International Cooperation and the Exchange of Information at the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) of Mexico, where he was responsible for negotiating MOUs with foreign counterparts, including the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Josafat was also in charge of the exchange of information with overseas regulators under the IOSCO MMoU on cooperation and the exchange of information and was the CNBV representative to IOSCO's Committee 4 on Enforcement and the Exchange of Information and the MMoU Screening Group.
Josafat has a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from El Colegio de Mexico and a Master's degree in International Relations (International Finance) from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University.
Ms. Cecile de Wit,
Cecile joined the IOSCO General Secretariat in January 2009 and she is responsible for organizing and coordinating IOSCO's capacity building initiatives. Among other key areas, these responsibilities entail overseeing the IOSCO/PIFS – Harvard Law School Global Certificate Program, the annual IOSCO Seminar Training Program (STP) and related regional STPs, as well as other regional training seminars and joint programs. Cecile conducts regular analyses of member needs and priorities to develop appropriate education and training programs. She is also involved in IOSCO's investor education related work, and supports IOSCO's Committee 8 on Retail Investors.
Cecile holds an MA degree in International Relations from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and an MSc in International Cooperation from the University Complutense of Madrid.
Mr. Alp Eroglu, Senior Policy Advisor
Alp joined IOSCO in 2010 and is responsible for IOSCO's policy work on a variety of matters, including issues considered by IOSCO Committee 2 on Regulation of Secondary Markets, Committee 3 on Regulation on Market Intermediaries, Committee 7 on Commodity Derivatives, market conduct, financial benchmarks and price reporting agencies, SME and infrastructure financing and compensation practices. He also conducts regulatory workshops on numerous topics.
Alp has twenty-one years of professional experience, sixteen of which is in securities regulation and five in private practice. He has an undergraduate degree from the Ankara Law School, and postgraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton Business School.
Ms. Hanna Galeziewska, Executive Assistant
Hanna joined IOSCO in March 2014. She is currently working in the administration department and is the Executive Assistant to the Secretary General.
Hanna holds a degree in Business Administration from The Academy of European Integration in Szczecin, Poland and has a degree in Translation from Cluny I.S.E.I.T in Madrid, Spain.
Hanna is currently on Maternity leave.
Ms. Ana Goytia, Finance Assistant
Ana joined IOSCO's finance department in 2011 and her primary responsibilities involve accounting, financial reporting and statutory compliance. She also supports the preparation of IOSCO Board, Stakeholders and Regional Committee meetings. Prior to joining IOSCO, she worked for a law firm in Madrid with a focus on mercantile and tax regulation.
Ana holds a Master's degree in Stock Exchanges and Financial Markets from the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB), a B.B.M. in Business Management and a B.L. in Law from the University Carlos III of Madrid.
Mr. Siwoun Jin, Enforcement and Cooperation Advisor
Siwoun is an Advisor to Committee 4 on Enforcement and Exchange of Information. His responsibilities include providing assistance and support on matters related to the IOSCO MMoU. He also works on membership issues involving new and potential ordinary, associate and affiliate members.
Siwoun joined IOSCO in January 2017. He is seconded from the Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea, where he had nine years of regulatory experience.
Ms. Vanesa Krakovsky, Executive Assistant
Vanesa joined IOSCO and its administration team in 2013 and served as Office Manager until August 2016. She currently is the Acting Executive Assistant to the Secretary General. Among other duties, Vanesa is also responsible for staff travel arrangements and supports the work of the HR Department.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Vanesa worked as a production assistant in several TV projects and Advertising in Argentina and Mexico and was an administrative assistant in Michael Page Spain. A native of Buenos Aires, Vanesa earned a degree in Audiovisual Production, TV and Filmmaking in Spain.
Ms. Corina Martinez, Head of Administration and Human Resources
Corina joined IOSCO's General Secretariat in May 2001. She currently heads the Administration and the Human Resources Department and leads the organization of IOSCO's annual conferences in collaboration with the host authorities. Corina served as the Deputy Head of Administration and Events and Meetings Coordinator of IOSCO from 2014 until 2016. Prior to this time, she was Senior Executive Assistant and Personal Assistant to the Secretary General and led the organization of the Inauguration Ceremony of the IOSCO Headquarters, in the presence of H.R.H. Prince Felipe de Borbón, in 2004, as well as the IOSCO 10th Anniversary in 2010.
Corina holds a DEUG (General Academic Studies Degree) in Hispanic Philology from the Université Lumière Lyon II-France, a Business and Tourism Activities Degree from the Instituto Vox of Madrid-Spain and an additional specialization in Remote Ticketing and Travel Services from the Lycée Colbert of Lyon-France.
Ms. Silvia Moroni, Executive Assistant
Silvia joined IOSCO's General Secretariat in May 2013 and works in the administration department. She serves as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary General. She also supports the work of the HR Department.
Silvia holds a degree in Foreign Languages for International Business from the University of Macerata, Italy.
Ms. Isabel Pastor, Head of Enforcement & Cooperation and Senior Advisor, Special Projects
Isabel joined IOSCO in 2002 and has covered a range of areas within the organization since her arrival. Isabel's current work is focused on enforcement and cooperation. Among other responsibilities, she leads the Secretariat's MMoU Team (Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Consultation and Cooperation and the Exchange of Information). In this role, Isabel's responsibilities include supporting the work of the MMoU Screening Group, Committee 4 on Enforcement and Exchange of Information, the MMoU Monitoring Group as well as the MMoU Monitoring Group Steering Committee and the MMoU Decision Making Group. Isabel is in charge of applications for IOSCO ordinary, associate and affiliate membership.
Isabel also supports the work of the Affiliate Members Consultative Committee and coordinates the meetings with Stakeholders. As Senior Advisor, she works closely with the Secretary General on key special projects.
Isabel comes from the Spanish Civil Administrative Service, where she served as Director of International Affairs of the Insurance Regulator. Prior to joining IOSCO, she worked at the UK Financial Services Authority in London. Isabel has a law degree from Complutense University in Madrid.
Mr. Tim Pinkowski, Policy Advisor
Tim joined the IOSCO General Secretariat on 1 February 2012 and supports the Presidents Committee, the IOSCO Board and the four regional committees. In addition, Tim is responsible for general legal and institutional issues, and is involved in the work on securitization and the Legal Entity Identifier. Tim also oversees IOSCO's policy work for Committee 6 on Credit Rating Agencies, FSB and G20 affairs, including the FSB Plenary, Steering Committee and Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation meetings.
A lawyer by training, Tim is seconded from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) where he worked in the department for investment fund supervision.
Ms. Patricia Sáenz de Maturana, Senior Policy Advisor
Patricia joined IOSCO in March 2016 and is responsible for IOSCO's policy work related to central counterparties (CCPs) and other financial market infrastructures, OTC derivatives, resolution, cyber security and digital innovations. Among other things, she is currently involved in the work of the CPMI-IOSCO Policy Standing Group which is addressing CCPs risk, the FSB-BCBS-CPMI-IOSCO Joint Study Group on Central Clearing Interdependencies and the BCBS-IOSCO Working Group on Margin Requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives.
Patricia gained extensive experience in financial regulation at the European Commission and also has experience in private legal practice.
Patricia has a degree in Law and Economics from the University of Deusto (Spain) and a LL.M. from the University of Leuven (Belgium).
Ms. Saori Semba, GEM Advisor
Saori joined the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) team at IOSCO in July 2017. She is seconded from the Financial Services Agency of Japan where she served for seven years, and more recently as Deputy Director in charge of matters related to the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR).
Saori holds a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Tokyo and a Master's degree of Science in Management and Strategy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Mr. Damien Shanahan, Senior Advisor
Damien joined the General Secretariat in October 2017 and is responsible for a variety of matters including FSB related workstreams, Asset Management and high profile special projects for the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Damien worked for seven years at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as manager in charge of wholesale conduct policy where he led several high-profile regulatory policy initiatives across wholesale markets. These include efforts to influence and implement MiFID 2 policy reforms in the intermediaries’ space, the wider review of the UK dealing commission regime and market for investment research, policy and thematic work on best execution and payment for order flow, and efforts to improve the efficiency of the UK IPO process. Before the FCA, Damien worked as a lawyer in private practice preceded by an earlier career in banking at a large integrated financial services firm.
Damien is a qualified solicitor and holds an LLB from the University of Exeter, a Maîtrise en droit from the Université de Rennes and an LLM from the London School of Economics.
Ms. Raluca Tircoci-Craciun, Head of Growth and Emerging Markets, Implementation Monitoring and Technical Assistance
Raluca joined the General Secretariat in March 2010 and leads the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) and the Implementation Monitoring and Technical Assistance Departments. Her primary responsibilities involve coordinating the Secretariat's support to the GEM Committee and its members, the implementation of IOSCO's monitoring efforts, including the work of the Assessment Committee and its Implementation Task Force sub-committee, the FSB Standing Committee on Standards Implementation and the FSB's Implementation Monitoring Network, strategies for capacity building, including IOSCO's technical assistance program. Raluca has also been involved in the Working Group on IOSCO's Strategic Plan to 2020 and the resulting follow up work.
Raluca has 15 years of experience in securities regulation and in the international arena. Prior to joining IOSCO, she was head of the Procedures' Department of the European and International Relations General Directorate at the Romanian National Securities Commission (CNVM).
Mr. Robert Tyndall, IT Specialist and Programmer
Robert joined IOSCO in February 2013 and helps develop IOSCO's IT related projects, including surveys, enforcement databases, the new web page, online methodologies, online elections and the global assessment database. He also maintains the Secretariat's IT equipment and sets up videoconferences etc. He has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry, and has worked in various technology companies in Dublin, London and Madrid. In addition to postgraduate studies in IT, Robert has a B.Sc. (Management) degree in Finance from Trinity College Dublin.
Ms. Carlta Vitzthum, Communication Manager
Carlta is in charge of communicating IOSCO's policy and research work to the media, stakeholders and members, through press releases, the Annual Report, internal progress reports and the Weekly Bulletin for members. She is a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where she covered Spain and Portugal and reported on European equity markets for more than 15 years. She was managing partner at Eurocofin financial communications consultancy in Madrid before joining IOSCO as communications manager in 2012. Carlta is a graduate of Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in New York and of Williams College in Massachusetts.
Mr. Giles Ward, Senior Policy Advisor
Giles is responsible for IOSCO's policy work on Secondary markets, including coordinating the work of Committee 2; Cyber-resilience, including coordinating the cyber resilience work of the board task force: and coordinating IOSCO's position with the FSB SRC.
Giles joined the General Secretariat in July 2017. Prior to this, he spent seven years at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) where he worked as a Senior Associate, in charge of International, Trading and Market Conduct Policy for the last three years. He also worked at the European Commission (at the DG Internal Market and Services) as a Securities Markets National Expert for three years.
Giles holds a Bachelor's degree (Hons) in Economics from St John's College, University of Cambridge and a Master's degree in Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Giles is a qualified solicitor and started his career as an international finance and shipping lawyer in private practice.
Dr. Shane Worner, Senior Economist
Shane forms part of the IOSCO Research Team and contributes to IOSCO's work on non-bank, non- insurance Systemically Important Financial Institutions and the FSB's Workstream 3 on other shadow banking entities (other than money market funds). He is the Secretariat coordinator for IOSCO's Committee 5 on Investment Management.
Shane has 18 years of financial markets experience, spanning the public sector, academia and private industry. Before joining IOSCO in 2011, he was employed for three years as an economist at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). In addition to his regulatory work experience, Shane was Senior Economic Advisor to Senator John Watson, at the Australian Federal Parliament. He was awarded a PhD (Economics) in 2007 by the Australian National University.
Ms. Anna Zhang, Implementation Monitoring Advisor
Anna is part of the Implementation Monitoring and Technical Assistance Department at IOSCO. Her main responsibilities are supporting the work of the IOSCO Assessment Committee (AC) and its Implementation Task Force (ITF) Sub-Committee, the FSB Standing Committee on Standards Implementation (SCSI) and the FSB Implementation Monitoring Network (IMN).
Anna joined the General Secretariat in March 2016. Prior to this, she was worked at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and at Morgan Stanley in Sydney before that. Anna holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
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