Robert Ophèle

Robert Ophèle

Board Member

Robert Ophèle was appointed to the DFSA’s Board on 1st February 2024. He has more than 40 years of experience in the financial sector.

Mr Ophèle was, until 2022, Chairman of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the French Financial Markets Authority.

He has contributed significantly to various French and European boards, including serving on the boards of the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority), the High Council for Financial Stability, the European Systemic Risk Board, ESMA and IOSCO.

Prior to this, during 1981-2017, Mr Ophèle held various key roles at Banque de France including, Director General Operations, and Second Deputy Governor. He was also a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank's Single Supervisory Mechanism. 

Since 2023, Mr Ophèle has been Chairman of the Autorité des normes comptables, the French Accounting Standard Setter. In this capacity, he chairs a standing committee of the AMF on Climate and Sustainable Finance. He is also a member of The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group advising the European Commission on IASB standards and contributing to European sustainability reporting standards.

Mr Ophèle is a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour.

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