Job Title: Chair
A public member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) since 2011, Jörgen Holmquist became the first independent chair of the IESBA in September 2012.
Mr. Holmquist's main professional activity is chairing the IESBA. He is also the chair of the European Corporate Governance Institute and the European Fisheries Control Agency, a special advisor to European Commissioner Maria Damanaki, and a senior advisor at the international public affairs consultancy Interel.
Prior to joining the IESBA, he was the director general for the European single market and financial market regulation in the European Commission, from 2007 to 2010. Before joining the European Commission in 1997, he served in the Swedish Ministry of Finance for twenty years, seven of them in Washington D.C., and from 1993-1997 as the senior civil servant responsible for the Swedish public finances.
Mr. Holmquist holds a degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Stockholm, Sweden, and is a Fellow of the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University.