Steven Maijoor is confirmed as ESMA's first Chair

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03 Feb, 2011

Today, the European Parliament confirmed Steven Maijoor as the first Chair of the newly established European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

This follows the nomination by the ESMA's Board of Supervisors on 11 January 2011. It is anticipated that Maijoor will take office on 1 April 2011. The term for the Chairperson is five years and may be extended once.

Steven Maijoor is currently a Director at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) where he is in charge of financial reporting, auditing issues, market integrity supervision and part of the business operations.

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