ESMA Names Two to Management Board
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: January 27, 2022
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has reappointed one current member and appointed two new members to its management board to replace outgoing members.
The board, headed by Verena Ross, chair of ESMA, is responsible for ensuring that the Authority carries out its mission and performs the tasks assigned to it under its founding regulation.
Thorsten Pötzsch from the German regulator Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin), and Rodrigo Buenaventura, from Spain’s Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) have been named to the board, replacing Erik Thedéen, from Sweden’s Finansinspektionen, who resigned from the ESMA management board on 9 December 2021 on standing for the position of ESMA vice-chair; and
Robert Ophèle, from France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers, whose second term as a member of the ESMA board will end on 30 March 2022.
Magdalena Łapsa-Parczewska, from Poland’s Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego was reappointed. Pötzsch’s term commenced on 25 January 2022, while both Buenaventura’s and Łapsa-Parczewska’s terms commence on 31 March 2022. All three will end on 30 September 2024.