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Jean-Paul Servais

Chairman of the Board, IOSCO
Chairman, Belgium's Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA)
Since October 2022, Jean-Paul Servais is the chairman of the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). IOSCO is the membership organization composed of the world’s financial markets regulators involved in the supervision of 95 % of the financial sector at international level. He is also the Chairman of the IOSCO European Regional Committee and he served three successive terms as Vice-Chair of the IOSCO board between 2016 and 2022 until he was elected as IOSCO board chair. Between 2017 and 2023, Mr. Servais chaired the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board, which consists of global financial regulators and whose main objective is to provide oversight to the IFRS Foundation. In parallel, he was the co-chair of the Monitoring Group (2021-2023), a group of international financial institutions and regulatory bodies committed to advancing the public interest in areas related to international audit standard setting and audit quality. Within IOSCO, Jean-Paul also led the SPAC network, which successfully delivered a final report in May 2023. Besides his international responsibilities, Mr Servais is the Chairman of the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA). In this capacity, he is a board member of other international supervisory bodies for the financial sector such as the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). Besides, he sits on a number of supervisory colleges that coordinate the (cross-border) supervision of financial institutions and infrastructures. Through these experiences Jean-Paul has accrued a unique blend of supervisory expertise and regulatory acumen as it relates to international financial services. Jean-Paul is known for his commitment towards investor protection. To this end, he has successfully led initiatives to promote the importance of financial education. Beyond his thorough understanding on the functioning of traditional financial services and markets, Jean-Paul is an engaged and influential figure on sustainable finance and digital regulatory agendas. Jean-Paul teaches at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, University of Brussels), where he is part-time professor in International Business Law and in the specialised Master in Tax Law. He is author or co-author of more than 500 contributions, mostly engaging on European and international systems of financial supervision and regulation issues.