Executive Director, European Banking Authority

Adam Farkas is the first Executive Director of the European Banking Authority (EBA), a position he has held since 2011.

Previously, he was the Chairman of the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority from 2009 to 2010.

Prior to joining the regulatory and supervisory community, he held senior positions in the banking sector including three years as the Co-CEO of Intesa Group’s subsidiary in Budapest, and another three years at the helm of Allianz Bank, setting up a retail banking operation for the market leading insurance company in Hungary.

Before, he spent four years as Managing Director and Member of the Board of the National Bank of Hungary with responsibility for reserve management and market operations.

Farkas started his career as an assistant professor in Finance at Corvinus University, Budapest and was a visiting fellow at London Business School and Erasmus University. He holds a PhD in Finance from Corvinus University, and a MSc in computer based simulation and modelling from Sunderland University (U.K.).