EBA Directors

Director of Regulation

Isabelle Vaillant is the Director of Regulation at the EBA. She is responsible for the production of the EBA regulatory work, such as Technical Standards, Guidelines and Reports, which is at the basis of the Single Rulebook for the EU banking sector. Prior to this appointment, Isabelle was Head inspector for on-site examinations at the French Financial Markets Authority. Between 1996 and 2010, Isabelle held several positions within Banque de France including Deputy Director of the European and International Relations Directorate, Head of the Large International Credit Institutions Supervisory Department, Head of the International Regulation Department and Head of the European Regulation Division. Isabelle Vaillant graduated in Political Sciences at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and completed a postgraduate MSc in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Paris X Nanterre.



Director of Oversight

Piers Haben is the Director of Oversight at the EBA, where he coordinates the work related to assessing risks in the EU banking sector, notably through the EU wide stress test, but also the work related to the efficient functioning of colleges of EU supervisors and forging a common supervisory culture across the EU, which also includes supervisory reporting and transparency. Prior to joining the EBA, Piers worked for the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom where he held a number of roles related to prudential policy and supervision, including leading the FSA's policy work on stress testing and the supervisory review of firms under the second pillar of the Basel Accords. Piers Haben also has covered a number of positions of international relevance in particular through his membership within the Basel Committee's Supervision and Implementation Group, his work in the Financial Stability Forum and his advisory role for the South African Reserve Bank.



Director of Operations

Peter Mihalik is the Director of Operations at the EBA, where he is responsible for the agency's budget, financial, procurement and IT services. He also oversees all activities related to human resources, corporate support and communications. Peter Mihalik holds an MBA from the London Business School, UK, as well as a Master's degree in Engineering from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He has more than 20 years' experience in business modelling, strategy dynamics, decision and risk analysis in both the public and private sector, as well as experience in consultancy. Before joining the EBA, Peter worked as Head of Section Systems at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany, where he was managing IT systems engineering, and was responsible for the maintenance and infrastructure development of server environments.