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RiskMinds International
18 - 21 November 2024
InterContinental O2London

Stefan Walter
Director General at European Central Bank


Stefan Walter is since October 2020 Director General of the Directorate General Horizontal Line Supervision. He was Director General of the Directorate General Micro-Prudential Supervision I at the European Central Bank until end September 2020, responsible for the supervision of the most significant banking institutions in the Single Supervisory Mechanism. Previously he was Principal at Ernst & Young, where he led EY’s global bank regulatory practice. From 2006 until 2011, Mr Walter was Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He oversaw the fundamental reform of the global bank regulatory landscape, including the negotiations resulting in the Basel III framework. He chaired the Basel Committee’s Policy Development Group, the Committee’s key policy making body. During this time he was also member of the Financial Stability Board. Before joining the Basel Committee, Mr Walter was Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) where he was responsible for the Financial Sector Policy and Analysis Department. During his 15 year tenure at the FRBNY, Mr Walter held a number of other positions, which included leading the Market and Liquidity Risk Department, the Bank Surveillance Department, and the Banking Trends Department. Mr Walter holds a Master degree in Banking and Finance from Columbia University and a BA degree from the University of California, Berkeley

Agenda Sessions

  • An ECB Perspective: The Emerging Risk Landscape and Supervisory Priorities