Top management

The Chairperson

Andrea Enria is the first Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA). He took up office on 1 March, 2011 and is serving a term of five years. He represents the EBA and is responsible for preparing the work of the Board of Supervisors and chairs its meetings as well as those of the Management Board.

Prior to taking up this role, Andrea Enria was the Head of the Regulation and Supervisory Policy Department at the Bank of Italy. He had previously served as Secretary General of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (the EBA's predecessor). In the past, he also held the position of Head of Financial Supervision Division at the European Central Bank. Before joining the ECB, he worked for several years in the Research Department and in the Supervisory Department of the Bank of Italy.

He holds a BA in Economics from the Bocconi University and a M. Phil. in Economics from the Cambridge University.

The Executive Director

Adam Farkas is the Executive Director of the European Banking Authority (EBA). He was appointed in March 2011 and is serving a term of five years. He is in charge of the management of the Authority and prepares the work of the Management Board. In this respect, he is responsible for implementing the EBA's annual work programme under the guidance of the Board of Supervisors and under the control of the Management Board.

Prior to this appointment, Adam Farkas served as Chairman of the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority. He started his career as an Assistant Professor at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences. He has also been a consultant to various financial institutions in Budapest and London, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He became Managing Director and Member of the Board at the National Bank of Hungary where he was responsible, among other things, for reserve management, open market operations, treasury, and government banking services. He also worked in the private sector as co-CEO of CIB Bank Ltd. a subsidiary of the Intesa Group and later as CEO of Allianz Bank Ltd. (Allianz Group) where he was responsible for the establishment of a new commercial bank with universal banking licence for the market leading insurance company in Hungary.

He holds a doctorate in Finance from the Corvinus University of Budapest and a M.Sc. from the Sunderland University (UK).