Steven Maijoor is the Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). He took up office on 1 April 2011 and is the first chair of the authority and has been appointed for a term of 5 years. He is responsible for chairing ESMA’s Board of Supervisors and Management Board.
Prior to taking up this role, Steven was Managing Director at the AFM, the Dutch financial markets regulator, where he was responsible for, amongst other areas, overseeing the integrity of financial markets, financial reporting and auditing, and prospectuses and public offerings. In his regulatory role Steven has held a number of international positions, including the Chairmanship of IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators).
Before joining the AFM, Steven was the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, and had pursued a long career in academia which included a variety of positions at Maastricht University and the University of Southern California.
He holds a PhD in Business Economics on the regulation of financial reporting from Maastricht University, and is currently a Professor at the Vrij Universiteit, Amsterdam.
His calendar, including meetings with external stakeholders, can be found under Key dates.
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