Top management


José Manuel Campa, is the Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA). He was appointed in March 2019 and is serving a renewable five-year term. He represents the Authority and by chairing the meetings of the Board of Supervisors and of the Management Board, he steers the strategic direction of the Authority.

From 2015 and prior to this appointment, Campa served as Global Head of Regulatory Affairs,  for the Grupo Santander.  Prior to that, he was Professor of Finance and Economics at IESE Business School.

Between 2009 and 2011 Campa served as Secretary of State for the Economy in the Ministry of Economy and Finances of Spain.  He was a member of the Financial Stability Board, the board of the European Financial Stability Facility, the Economic and Financial Committee and alternate governor in multilateral financial institutions. He has served in the Expert Group, chair by Mr. Erkki Liikanen, evaluating policy recommendations on structural reforms for the European Banking industry.

He has also taught at the Stern School of Business of New York University and at Columbia University. He has been Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research. Mr. Campa has also been a consultant to a large number of international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Bank of International Settlements in Basel, and the European Commission.

He has served on the boards of Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) Europe, Bruegel, and General de Alquiler de Maquinaria.

José Manuel Campa holds a Ph.D. and a master degree in economics from Harvard University and a Licenciatura in law and in economics from the Universidad de Oviedo.

The Executive Director

Adam Farkas is the Executive Director of the European Banking Authority (EBA). He was appointed in March 2011 and is serving a term of five years. He is in charge of the management of the Authority and prepares the work of the Management Board. In this respect, he is responsible for implementing the EBA's annual work programme under the guidance of the Board of Supervisors and under the control of the Management Board.

Prior to this appointment, Adam Farkas served as Chairman of the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority. He started his career as an Assistant Professor at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences. He has also been a consultant to various financial institutions in Budapest and London, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He became Managing Director and Member of the Board at the National Bank of Hungary where he was responsible, among other things, for reserve management, open market operations, treasury, and government banking services. He also worked in the private sector as co-CEO of CIB Bank Ltd. a subsidiary of the Intesa Group and later as CEO of Allianz Bank Ltd. (Allianz Group) where he was responsible for the establishment of a new commercial bank with universal banking licence for the market leading insurance company in Hungary.

He holds a doctorate in Finance from the Corvinus University of Budapest and a M.Sc. from the Sunderland University (UK).

To see his calendar, including meetings with external stakeholders, please click on the respective year:

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