Klaus Löber is the Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee at the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) in Paris. His areas of responsibility encompass the supervision of central counterparties as well as related EU and global regulatory activities. Prior to this, he was Head of the Oversight Division of the European Central Bank in charge of the oversight of financial market infrastructures, payments instruments and schemes. Earlier positions include the Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the global standard setting body in the area of payments, clearing and settlement as well as the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice.