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Dubai Financial Services Regulator Appoints F. Christopher Calabia as New Chief Executive

The Board of Directors (Board) of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has announced the appointment of F. Christopher Calabia as the new Chief Executive of the DFSA. Chris will succeed Bryan Stirewalt with effect from 1 October 2021.
Chris is an accomplished leader in financial regulation with a career that spans 30 years in various public and not-for-profit sector roles. As an expert in banking supervision, Chris was previously responsible for improving supervisory effectiveness at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he held a variety of specialised policy and supervision roles. He joins the DFSA from a Senior Advisory position at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading its work to promote regulations that enable digital financial inclusion. In that capacity, he has advocated for policy, technology and data innovations to support supervisors and strengthen the safety, soundness, and integrity of financial systems in developing countries around the world.


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