|Occupation||Director, International Division|
Verena Ross is the director of the international division of the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom. On February 22, 2011 she was nominated for a five-year term as the first executive director of the European Securities and Markets Authority.
Ross is a German national who has been director of the FSA's international division since 2009. She is a member of the FSA's executive committee and the executive policy and risk committees.
Before becoming FSA's international director, Ross was the director of the FSA's Strategy & Risk Division, which was responsible for leading the FSA's strategic approach to regulation and risk management, both domestically and internationally.
From 1998 to 2000 she ran the executive chairman's office for Sir Howard Davies during the creation and early years of the UK single regulator. She was also briefly seconded as an advisor to the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong in 2000.