Adam Farkas was named CEO of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe in September 2019, and will assume the role in February 2020.
He was executive director of the European Banking Authority, one of three European supervisory authorities from 2011 until joining AFME. Farkas replaced Simon Lewis, who stepped down from the CEO role after running the organization from 2010 to 2019.  
Prior to joining the European Banking Authority, Farkas served as chairman of the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority, from 2009 to 2010. Before that, he was managing director and a member of the board of the National Bank of Hungary from 1997 to 2001, co-CEO of CIB Bank from 2002 to 2005 and CEO of Allianz Bank in Hungary.
He earned a doctorate in finance from the Corvinus University in Budapest and a Master of Science degree from Sunderland University in the UK.
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