Frank Pierschel

Head of International Policy, Financial Stability and Regulation – Banking Supervision – and Co-Chair of the TFSA

As a graduated Economist, Frank Pierschel started his professional work as a consultant in a small private consultancy in Berlin. He entered the German banking supervision in 1994, worked in line supervision for foreign and cooperative banks and in the anti-money laundering department. Since 2002 he has been with the international department, since 2009 in the position of BaFin’s Head of International Policy, Financial Stability and Regulation –Banking Supervision–. Frank Pierschel is responsible for coordinating BaFin’s presence in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the European Banking Authority (EBA). He is member of the BCBS Policy Development Group, the Coherence and Calibration Task Force, the SSM Policy Coordinators Network and the Basel Consultative Group. Currently, he co-chairs the BCBS Task Force on Standardised Approaches. He is an expert in banking supervisory policy issues, such as Core Principles, multilateral supervisory cooperation, specific home/host issues, Basel II, 2.5 and III implementation, the standardised approach for credit risk, restructuring and resolution and systemic relevance of institutions.