I started my BIS career with four years in its Hong Kong SAR office. Working for the BIS with a regional responsibility, especially in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis, and helping the BIS to establish itself as a truly global institution was something I really enjoyed. Since then, my activities with the BIS have always been based on relationship-building with central bankers and financial sector supervisors.
My department, the Financial Stability Institute (FSI), has offered me continuously interesting work, both intellectually and personally. The FSI's mandate includes disseminating global financial standards and helping to ensure that they are understood within the financial supervisory community. My job has allowed me to visit many countries and to engage with many people from different cultures and financial systems. Being a former banking supervisor, much of my work has been driven by the work of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which is hosted by the BIS. This, and the fact that the BIS is a relatively small institution, allows me and my colleagues at the FSI to work closely with the staff members of the various secretariats.
After I relocated to Basel, I discovered again the beauty of living in the centre of Europe, enjoying the city's proximity to both France and Germany and of course taking advantage of living close to the Swiss countryside. I should also mention that Switzerland offers a myriad of sports options both for summer and winter, which I enjoy practising with family, friends and colleagues.
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