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David Wright

Chair, EUROFI, Paris, partner at Flint-Global, London; former Secretary General, IOSCO, Madrid

David Wright has worked for nearly 34 years in the European Commission, from 1977 to 2011. From March 2000 to October 2010 he was first director, then deputy director-general, for securities and financial markets and then all financial services policy in the Directorate-General (DG) Internal Market and Services. He helped design and drive forward the Financial Services Action Plans to integrate the EU's capital and financial services markets. He was the rapporteur for both the Lamfalussy (2000/1) and De LaRosière Committees (2008/9), chaired the Securities and Banking Committees and represented the Commission in the Financial Services Committee and in various Financial Stability Board (FSB)/G20 fora. Mr. Wright's appointment as secretary general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) commenced on March 15, 2012. He left IOSCO in March 2016 and is now the Chairman of EUROFI, a partner of Flint-Global in London and a public interest director of the Bombay Stock Exchange. He is a Fellow of several Salzburg Global Seminar sessions.