Paul Andrews

Secretary General, International Organization of Securities Commissions, Madrid

Paul Andrews is a secretary general of IOSCO. In this role, he is responsible for supporting the pursuit of IOSCO's strategic objectives and leading the General Secretariat. Prior to joining IOSCO, Mr. Andrews spent eighteen years at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Washington DC. From 2003 to March 2016, he served as vice president and managing director, International Affairs, at FINRA, the largest independent regulator for all US securities firms. In this capacity, he directed FINRA's international engagements and worked closely with key regulators and regulatory bodies worldwide, including IOSCO. Prior to FINRA, Mr. Andrews spent eight years at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. During this time, he worked in the Division of Market Regulation (now Trading and Markets) and the Office of the General Counsel. In these roles, he led the international affairs office in Market Regulation, analyzed various legal and policy issues concerning the structure of securities markets, market intermediaries, and dispute resolution. Prior to the SEC, he spent four years in private legal practice in Washington, DC. Mr. Andrews is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.


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