Steven Maijoor

Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Steven Maijoor has been the chair of ESMA since April 2011. He is responsible for representing the Authority as well as chairing ESMA’s Board of Supervisors and the Management Board. Prior to taking up this role, Maijoor was managing director at the AFM, the Dutch financial markets regulator, where he was responsible for capital market supervision, including financial reporting and auditing, prospectuses, public offerings, and the supervision of the integrity of financial markets. In his regulatory role at the AFM, he held a number of international positions, including the chairmanship of IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators). Before joining the regulatory world, Maijoor 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 from Maastricht University and has a master in Business Economics from the University of Groningen.