Director of Prudential Regulation and Supervisory Policy

Isabelle Vaillant

Isabelle Vaillant is responsible for delivering the EBA's prudential and resolution policy work as well as for overseeing the implementation of the standards with a view to ensuring a harmonised supervisory and resolution set of approaches across the EU. From 2011 to 2018, Isabelle was responsible for the production of the EBA regulatory work. Prior to this appointment, she was Head Inspector for on-site examinations at the French Financial Markets Authority. Between 1996 and 2010, Isabelle held several positions within Banque de France, including Deputy Director of the European and International Relations Directorate, Head of the Large International Credit Institutions Supervisory Department, Head of the International Regulation Department and Head of the European Regulation Division. Isabelle Vaillant graduated in Political Sciences at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and completed a postgraduate MSc in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Paris X Nanterre.

Director of Banking Markets, Innovation and Consumers

Piers Haben

Piers Haben is responsible for the EBA's work on banking markets, innovation and consumers. He leads teams that look at the reporting and loan management, financial technology and innovation, capital markets developments, payments systems and consumers. Until 2018, Piers was responsible for the EBA's risk infrastructure and stress testing work as well as supervisory convergence across the EU. Prior to joining the EBA, Piers worked for the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom, where he held a number of roles related to prudential policy and supervision, including leading the FSA's policy work on stress testing and the supervisory review of firms under the second pillar of the Basel Accords. Piers Haben also has covered a number of positions of international relevance, in particular through his membership within the Basel Committee's Supervision and Implementation Group, his work in the Financial Stability Forum and his advisory role for the South African Reserve Bank.

Director of Economic and Risk Analysis - under appointment

 

 

Director of Data Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

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Meri Rimmanen is responsible for the EBA’s data hub, analytical tools and data services, as well as the development and maintenance of the authority’s integrated supervisory reporting and disclosures framework. Previously to her appointment, she has led the EBA’s Unit dealing with reporting, loan management and transparency. Meri joined the EBA at its inception and has worked on a wide range of reporting, data quality management, analytical tools and risk analysis issues. Prior to joining the EBA she worked in banking supervision, prudential policy and risk analysis at the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.        

 

Director of Operations

Peter Mihalik

Peter Mihalik is the Director of Operations at the EBA, where he is responsible for the agency's budget, financial, procurement and IT services. He also oversees all activities related to human resources, corporate support and communications. Peter Mihalik holds an MBA from the London Business School, UK, as well as a Master's degree in Engineering from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He has more than 20 years' experience in business modelling, strategy dynamics, decision and risk analysis in both the public and private sector, as well as experience in consultancy. Before joining the EBA, Peter worked as Head of Section Systems at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany, where he was managing IT systems engineering, and was responsible for the maintenance and infrastructure development of server environments.