Banking & Insurance Executive Director, Financial Services Regulatory Authority Abu Dhabi Global Market

Thomas Hirschi

Thomas joined the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in October 2016. He oversees the admission, authorisation and supervision of a broad-range of banking and insurance firms and related services at FSRA. He is also responsible for spearheading and formulating the tools and techniques for a risk-based approach in the supervision of the banking and insurance firms. Thomas is responsible for aligning FSRA’s banking and insurance regulatory framework and standards with global best practices. Prior to ADGM, Thomas was with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA holding several senior positions since 2004. In 2014, he was appointed as the Head of Risk Management (Department of Banks) and was responsible for the continued implementation of Basel III in Switzerland. In his career, Thomas was seconded to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for a period of 9 months in 2007/2008. Prior to joining FINMA, he was part of the Business Risk Management team at J.P Morgan Chase in Geneva. Thomas holds Masters in International Relations and European Studies from the universities of Geneva and Vienna, respectively.