Tuesday, May 21, 2024

217 Paul Koster
Chief Executive - Dubai Financial Services Authority

Paul M Koster is the Chief Executive of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

Prior to becoming Chief Executive, he was Commissioner and Member of the Executive Board of the Autoriteit Financiale Markten (Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets), the national financial services regulator for the Netherlands.

He was a Commissioner he chaired, from May 2006 until December 2007, CESR-Fin, the permanent working party of the Committee of European Securities Regulators that co-ordinates the endorsement and enforcement of financial reporting standards in Europe. For the previous two years he had chaired CESR’s Subcommittee on International Standards Endorsement.

During his time with the AFM, he was also a member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Chairs’ Committee and, as Chief Executive of the DFSA, he remains actively involved in the work of IOSCO.

Koster is on the Advisory Board of Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), the UAE’s federal securities regulator.