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Fireside Chat: John Berrigan, Director General, DG FISMA

As the priorities of DG FISMA for the coming years are taking shape, we are delighted that Sean Berrigan, Director General of DG FISMA has agreed to open our series of Afore Consulting in discussion with …

 The discussion will take the form of a virtual fireside chat on the planned work programme of his department taking into account in particular the economic impact of COVID-19 on the European Commission’s priorities.

In particular, we plan to cover the following three themes:

  • The DG FISMA response to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Planned developments under the Fintech and Sustainable finance policies
  • What are we aiming for with the upcoming CMU Action Plan?

Sean has kindly offered to also take a few questions from the audience towards the end of the discussion.

The event is finished.


16 Sep 2020


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Nickolas Reinhardt


Nickolas Reinhardt


Other Organizers

Jean Plattard
Jean Plattard

Senior Consultant


  • Sean Berrigan
    Sean Berrigan
    Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission

    Sean Berrigan is currently the Deputy Director General in DG FISMA (Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) of the European Commission. DG FISMA is responsible for EU-level legislation for the financial sector; in this context, he represents the EU Commission on the Economic and Financial Committee, the Financial Services Committee and the Single Resolution Board.

    Sean Berrigan has been a Commission official since the mid-1980s and has spent much of this time working on financial-sector issues – first in DG ECFIN, where he contributed to financial-sector aspects of the assistance programmes for other Member States, and now in DG FISMA. Earlier on, he also worked on monetary policy and exchange-rate analysis in the context of preparations for the introduction of the euro in 1999. In the mid-1990s, he worked for several years with the International Monetary Fund.