Klaus Löber is the first Chair of the ESMA CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC) and Director for Central Counterparties (CCPs) at the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA). He took up office on 1 December 2020 and is serving a five year term. His areas of responsibility encompass in particular the enhancement of supervisory convergence and ensuring a resilient CCP landscape in the EU as well the monitoring and management of the risk that CCPs established in third countries may pose to the EU. He is also chairing the ESMA CCP Policy Committee contributing to the EU Single Rule Book in the area of CCPs and is participating in a variety of FMI related groups at the global level.

Prior to this role, Mr Löber was Head of Oversight of the European Central Bank in charge of the oversight of financial market infrastructures, payments instruments and schemes.

From 2012 to 2016, he was 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 hosted by the Bank for International Settlement in Basel, Switzerland.

Earlier positions include the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice.

Mr Löber regularly publishes on financial markets legal, regulatory and infrastructure issues and lectures at universities.