Steven Maijoor

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Steven Maijoor
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Occupation Chairman
Employer European Securities and Markets Authority
Location Netherlands

Steven Maijoor was the first chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). He was named to the position on Jan. 13, 2011.[1]

Maijoor formerly was a director at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) where he was in charge of financial reporting, auditing issues, market integrity supervision, and part of the business operations.[2] He represented the AFM in various European and international fora, lately chairing the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR). He was with AFM since April of 2004.


Before joining AFM, Maijoor was a dean at the School of Business and Economics at the Maastricht University. He is currently still affiliated with the Maastricht University and the VU University Amsterdam as part-time lecturer.[3]


Maijoor received his PhD in Business Economics, Financial Accounting, and Auditing from Universiteit Maastricht in 1991, and his master's degree in Business Economics, Accounting, and Finance from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 1987.[4]