Internal organisation

Senior Management


Petra Hielkema

Petra is the Chairperson of EIOPA and is leading the Authority since September 2021. On 27 May 2021 the Council adopted the decision to appoint her after the confirmation by the European Parliament on 18 May 2021. Petra is also member of the ESRB Steering Committee and the ESRB General Board and a voting member of the IAIS Executive Committee. Besides that she is the Champion of the IAIS Fintech Forum. In 2022 Petra is also chairing the Joint Committee of the three ESA’s (EIOPA, EBA and ESMA).

Prior to this role Petra was Division Director Insurance Supervision at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB, the Dutch Central Bank). The division is responsible for the supervision of the Dutch insurance sector. Petra joined DNB in February 2007 as a policy advisor, contributing to the development of Solvency II. In 2013 she became Head Insurance Policy. In 2015 she was appointed as Head of the DNB Expert Center for Fit & Proper testing, assessing (supervisory and management) board members in the financial sector. In February 2017 she started as Director of Payments and Market Infrastructures and was responsible for the payments and collateral operations of the Dutch Central Bank, oversight, policy and cyber intelligence. Also the TIBER project (Threat Intelligence Based Ethical Red teaming) was part of her responsibilities. Prior to joining the Dutch Central Bank Petra had an international career in the oil and gas industry.

Prior to being appointed Petra was an Alternate Member of the EIOPA Board of Supervisors. She was also the Chair of the EIOPA Policy Committee. Before that she participated in several EIOPA, and before that CEIOPS working groups and fulfilled some international roles including Chair of the FSB fmiCBCM (recovery & resolution for CCPs), member if the BIS Committee for Payments and Market Infrastructures, member of the ECB Market Infrastructures Board, member of the IAIS Technical Committee.

Petra has a European Masters in Law & Economics and a Masters in Russian Studies. She is married and proud mother of three children.


Vice Chairperson

Peter Braumüller

Peter Braumüller is Managing Director of Insurance and Pension Supervision at Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) and is also Vice-Chairperson of EIOPA. On 26 November 2020, the Board of Supervisors renewed his term of office as Vice-Chairperson. According to EIOPA Regulation, the Vice-Chairperson carries out the functions of the Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson.


Executive Director

Fausto Parente

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 and reappointed for a second five-year term on 29 September 2020.  Mr Parente has a distinguished career in supervisory re​gulations 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

Corporate Affairs 

Susanne Rosenbaum
Head of Corporate Affairs 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.


Corporate Support 

Danny Janssen
Head of Corporate Support Department

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
Head of Policy Department






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.

Supervisory Processes

Ana Teresa Moutinho
Head of Supervisory Processes Department


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
Head of Oversight Department


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
Head of Risks and Financial Stability Department





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.