Ethics at the EBA

Integrity and irreproachable professional conduct are at the heart of the EBA’s daily work. We operate  in an ethical environment to protect the independence, transparency and objectivity of the EBA’s decision-making operations, allowing our staff and partners to thrive.

The ethics guidelines set out the rules of behaviour and conduct of staff and those who provide services to the EBA. These guidelines include principles of professional ethics of staff, behaviour at work and relations with the public. They also set out rules on how to deal with conflicts of interests, particularly  with those of a financial nature, in view of the role that the EBA plays in the regulation and supervision of financial institutions in the EU. 

Conflicts of interest of staff 

A conflict of interest is a situation where an individual's private interests, which they hold in their personal capacity, may potentially improperly influence the performance of his/her official duties and responsibilities, thereby conflicting with their public duty. The EBA’s policy on conflicts of interests for staff provides specific rules that staff and other persons providing services to the EBA need to observe. 

Declarations of interests of EBA senior managers 

EBA Top Management and DirectorsDeclaration of InterestsRestrictions
EBA ChairpersonJose Manuel CampaJose Manuel Campa
EBA Alternate ChairpersonHelmut Ettl 
EBA Executive DirectorFrançois-Louis Michaud 
EBA Director of Prudential Regulation and Supervisory PolicyIsabelle Vaillant 
EBA Director of Innovation, Conduct and ConsumersMarilin Pikaro 
EBA Director of Data Analytics, Reporting and TransparencyMeri Rimmanen 
EBA Director of Economic and Risk AnalysisJacob Gyntelberg 
EBA Director of OperationsPeter Mihalik 

The Code of Good Administrative Behaviour 

As part of the EU’s public administration, we are committed to the values of service, independence, responsibility, accountability, efficiency, and transparency. These values are reflected in its Code of Good Administrative Behaviour of 2011.  

The Code informs the public of the standards of conduct to expect when dealing with the EBA, and it sets out the principles that guide the administrative conduct of the EBA, in particular:  

  • Lawfulness; 

  • Non-discrimination and equal treatment; 

  • Proportionality (measures taken should be proportional to the aim pursued); 

  • Consistency.