Gabriel Bernardino is Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). He is responsible for the strategic direction of EIOPA and represents the Authority at the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament. Mr. Bernardino prepares the work of EIOPA's Board of Supervisors and also chairs the meetings of the Board of Supervisors and the Management Board.
Mr. Bernardino is the first Chairperson of EIOPA. He was elected by the Board of Supervisors of EIOPA on 10 January, 2011. His nomination followed a pre-selection of the European Commission and was confirmed by the European Parliament after a public hearing held on 1 February, 2011. Mr. Bernardino assumed his responsibilities on 1 March, 2011 for a first five-year term. On 16 December 2015 the European Parliament confirmed the re-appointment of Mr Bernardino for a second five-year term, which started on 1 March 2016.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Bernardino was the Director General of the Directorate for Development and Institutional Relations at the Instituto de Seguros de Portugal (ISP). He has served in several positions of increasing responsibility since he joined the ISP in 1989 and represented EIOPA's preceding organisation, CEIOPS, as Chairman between October 2009 and December 2010.
Fausto Parente is the Executive Director of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). In his role, he presides over the day-to-day management of EIOPA. Mr. Parente was elected by the Board of Supervisors of EIOPA on 28 January 2016. His nomination followed an open selection procedure and a public hearing at the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. On 9 March 2016 the European Parliament confirmed his appointment. Mr Parente has a distinguished career in supervisory regulations and policies at national and international level. Prior to his current role he was Head of the Supervisory Regulation and Policy Directorate at the Italian Insurance Supervisor, IVASS – Istituto di Vigilanza sulle Assicurazioni.
He was the Alternate Member in EIOPA Board of Supervisors and member of the Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). In the context of the Italian Chairmanship in the EU Council (second half of 2014), Mr Parente chaired the Council's working group on Insurance Mediation Directive negotiations. In 2011-2016 he chaired the Insurance Group Supervision Committee of EIOPA and in 2015-2016 - the Joint ESAs Committee on Financial Conglomerates. For several years he was an alternate member in the Technical and Financial Stability Committees of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).
Mr Parente has a degree in Economics from the University Federico II, Naples, and he is licensed to practice as a certified accountant and financial analyst. He has attended many post-graduate courses in the fields of management, European Community law, economy and finance of insurance undertakings. He is author of a series of publications on insurance supervision.
Heads of Department
Susanne Rosenbaum is Head of the Corporate Affairs Department and Counsellor to EIOPA’s senior management. From 2007 – 2012, Susanne was project manager for Solvency II at the German Federal Ministry of Finance. Prior to this Susanne was seconded to the European Commission in the insurance and pensions unit of the Directorate General Internal Market and Services. From 1998 to 2003, Susanne held various roles at the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).
Susanne studied law at the University of Bonn and is a fully qualified lawyer under German law. Susanne also holds an LLM in international business law from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom.
Danny Janssen is Head of the Corporate Support Department and EIOPA's Internal Control Coordinator. He is responsible for finance, procurement, human resources, information technology, corporate services and security.
Prior to joining EIOPA in 2012, Danny worked at the European Union Police Office EUROPOL, occupying functions in the areas of organisational development and support. From 1994 to 2002, Danny served at the Belgian Federal Police as a Commissioned Officer dealing with law enforcement cooperation at a national and international level.
Danny studied at the Belgian Military academy and subsequently graduated from the University of Ghent with a master degree in Criminology.
Justin Wray is Head of the Policy Department and Head of the Insurance Policy Unit. At EIOPA Justin has been responsible for the provision of advice on the IORP II directive, EIOPA's technical standards and guidelines required under the Solvency II directive.
Before joining EIOPA in May 2011, Justin worked at the UK Pensions Regulator in a number of operational and policy roles including as Head of Pensions Administration and Governance. Prior to this, Justin worked at the UK Treasury on financial services regulation and international debt issues, and at the UK Department for International Development.
Justin holds bachelors and masters degrees in economics (Universities of Southampton and Warwick), and an MBA from Cranfield University.
Ana Teresa Moutinho is Head of the Supervisory Processes Department. She is responsible for EIOPA's activities related to supervisory review process under Solvency II, data and business intelligence tools and the operational methodology and monthly production of the Solvency II technical information, such as the risk-free interest rate term structures and its associated components of volatility adjustment and fundamental spread, index for equity symmetric adjustment.
Prior to joining EIOPA in 2012 Ana Teresa worked for 15 years in the Insurance and Pension Funds Portuguese Supervisory Authority where she gained extensive experience in the supervision of the insurance market. Having started as a supervisor she was involved in the development of the Solvency II project since its beginning.
Ana Teresa holds a university degree in Management and advanced studies in 'Financial Markets and Risk Management and Derivatives' and in 'Reform of the Financial Regulation after the international financial crisis'.
Patrick Hoedjes is Head of the Oversight Department. Prior to joining EIOPA, Patrick worked at the Dutch national central bank spending more than 10 years in various positions in pension supervision, cash operations and statistics and as the Head of Unit for Supervision Statistics for Financial Institutions.
From 2006 - 2008, Patrick was seconded as Head of the Statistical Department at the Bank Nederlandse Antillen in Curaçao.
Patrick holds a master's degree in economics and international relations from the University of Amsterdam.
Risks and Financial Stability
Dimitris Zafeiris is Head of the Risks and Financial Stability Department and is responsible for EIOPA's activities in the areas of financial stability, crisis management and studies and statistics.
Before joining EIOPA, Dimitris ran the risk management unit in a commercial bank where he was responsible for the management of projects such as the implementation of Basel II and external asset quality reviews. Prior to this, Dimitris held roles as investment director, portfolio manager and analyst in a number of firms in the asset management industry. Dimitris holds a Master of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.