The European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama) has appointed Jarkko Syyrilä as deputy director general, with his new role starting today.
Syyrilä previously held the roles of director of international relations at the Investment Management Association, senior officer at the Committee of European Securities Regulators and acting head of legal division at the Financial Supervision Authority in Finland.
He has been a member of the board of Efama since 2008. As deputy director general, he will be responsible for regulatory activities. (article continues below)
Syyrilä takes over at a time where the European financial services industry is going through significant changes. He says getting the regulatory reaction to the crisis right is “vital”.