About Us
Chair of CESR
Eddy Wymeersch, CESR's Chairman
Chairman of the Belgian Commission Bancaire, Financière et des Assurances (CBFA)
(Paris): +33-1-58-36-43-21    (Brussels): +32-2-220-5211

Eddy Wymeersch has been the Chairman of the Belgian Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission (CBFA) since 2001. Before joining the CBFA, Mr Wymeersch was a regent of the national bank of Belgium from 1992, and also a member of the legislative branch of the Council of State. Between 1990 and 2001, he was a member of the board of several Belgian companies, and from 1998 the Chairman of the Brussels airport. Mr Wymeersch has been an academic at the Ghent Law School , and has participated in several committees advising the Belgian government. In addition, he has acted as an adviser to the European Commission, a consultant to the World Bank and IFC and an advisor to several European Financial institutions and stock exchanges. Mr Wymeersch studied law at Ghent University and Harvard Law School .

Vice - Chair of CESR
Carlos Tavares, CESR's Vice Chairman
Chairman of the Portuguese CMVM
(Paris): +33-1-58-36-43-21     (Lisbon): +351-21-317-7080

Carlos Tavares has been Chairman of the Comissao do Mercado de Valores Mobiliarios (the CMVM) since October 2005. Before joining the CMVM, Mr Tavares was the head of the Bureau of European policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission, after having been Minister of Economy in the government of José Manuel Barroso. Prior to this, Mr Tavares has occupied a number of governmental positions, such as Member of the EEC Monetary Committee, Secretary of State for the Treasury, member of the EC Economic Policies Coordination Group and Director of the Research Department of the Ministry of Finance. In his professional life, Mr Tavares has held a number of positions within financial institutions, and has also academic experience as a teaching assistant in the field of econometrics and macroeconomics. Mr Tavares studied economics at Oporto University.

CESR’s Secretary General
Fabrice Demarigny, CESR's Secretary General
(Paris): +33-1-58-36-43-21     Fax: +33-1-58-36-43-30

Fabrice Demarigny has been CESR's Secretary General since 2002. Prior to this, Mr Demarigny was the Secretary General of CESR's predecessor, the Forum of European Securities Commissions (FESCO) which was formed in 1997. From 1990 to 2001, Mr Demarigny worked in a variety of divisions at the French securities regulator, the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (COB) (now known as the Autorité des Marchés Financiers), including the Markets Regulation and Corporate Finance Divisions, before occupying his final post at the COB as Head of the International Division.

Mr Demarigny holds a Masters degree in Finance from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, and a PhD in Political Science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) of Paris.

As Secretary General, Mr Demaringy is in charge of the CESR Secretariat, based in Paris. The structure of the Secretariat can be seen in the organigram, published in the section Documents, or via the following link.