Director, Head of Markets
Eric Salomons is a Director and head of the DFSA Markets division and has developed his career in derivatives and securities markets over the last two decades. He has been involved in derivatives arbitrage, risk management and regulation. Eric has further gained wide ranging and valuable experience of exchange operations, clearing houses and settlement systems as project manager for licensing and supervision of markets in Europe and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In 2020, Eric was appointed Dean of the DFSA’S TRL Programme.
Prior to joining the DFSA, Eric worked at the Dutch financial services regulator (AFM) and was responsible for exchange regulation and a member of the Euronext College of Regulators. Eric started his career as a derivatives market maker on the Euronext exchange floor and Eurex for Amsterdam Option Traders (AOT).
Eric is a Member of the IOSCO committee for secondary markets and of the DFSA Executive Committee. He frequently provides peer regulators in Africa and Central Asia with assistance on market structure and exchange regulation.