Ms Isabelle Vaillant was appointed as Director Regulations at the European Banking Authority (EBA) where she took office on 1 October, 2011. Before that date, she was Head inspector for on-site examinations at the French Financial Markets Authority. Ms Vaillant was on secondment from the Banque de France where she spent most of her career holding several positions including Deputy Director of the European and International Relations Directorate (2007-2010), Head of the Large International Credit Institutions Supervisory Department (2005-2006), Head of the International Regulation Department (2001-2005), Head of the European Regulation Division (1996-2005), etc.
Ms Vaillant graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po - Paris Institute of Political Studies) and completed a postgraduate MSc in Economics and Econometrics at the Nanterre University Paris X. She published several research papers in English and French on different topics including Foreign currency risk in Eastern European banking sector (2009); How to efficiently reconcile FSAPS and article IV (2008); Emergency Liquidity Assistance and the backing of supervisory function by central banks (2001); Banks’ preparation for the Euro (1998); Banking crisis, resolution or liquidation (1996, Revue Banque et Stratégie), etc.
About the European Banking Authority
The European Banking Authority has officially come into being as of 1 January 2011, taking over tasks and responsibilities from the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS). The EBA acts as a hub and spoke network of EU and national bodies safeguarding public values such as the stability of the financial system, the transparency of markets and financial products and the protection of depositors and investors.
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