Sabine Lautenschläger was appointed to the Board of the DFSA in July 2020. Ms Lautenschläger served as Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) at the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2014 to 2019. During this time, she also served as a Member of the Executive Board and Member of the Governing Council of the ECB, the decision-making body responsible for monetary policy within the Euro area. She represented the ECB on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Financial Stability Board and was an observer at the Single Resolution Board. Prior to this, Ms Lautenschläger was Deputy Governor of the Deutsche Bundesbank for three years. She was also a member of the Executive Board, and Chief Executive Director of Banking Supervision at Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Ms Lautenschläger holds a law degree from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn has extensive experience in banking supervision, market infrastructures and payments, risk management and cyber resilience. Ms Lautenschläeger is a member of the Board’s Legislative Committee and Risk Committee.