Dubai Financial Services Authority appoints new Managing Director – News

Ian Johnston, who was chief executive of the DFSA from 2012 to 2018, will succeed F. Christopher Calabia who has resigned.



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Published: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 03:57 PM

Last update: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 15:58

The Board of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has announced the appointment of Ian Johnston as Chief Executive Officer of the DFSA, effective September 1, 2022.

Ian Johnston, who was chief executive of the DFSA from 2012 to 2018, will succeed F. Christopher Calabia who has resigned.

Over the past four years, Ian has consulted for regulators and policy makers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East and has undertaken projects funded by the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Ian has also served on the DFSA Legislative Committee since January 2022.

DFSA Chairman Fadel Al Ali said the DFSA thanks Chris for his service over the past year and “we wish him the best” on his return to the United States.

“We look forward to welcoming Ian back to lead the DFSA,” he said.

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