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Stavros Thomadakis

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Former IESBA Chairman



Dr. Stavros B. Thomadakis was appointed independent Chairman of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants beginning January 1, 2015.

Dr. Thomadakis is Emeritus Professor of financial economics at the University of Athens. For many years, he directed the University’s graduate program on applied finance, accounting and auditing, in cooperation with the Hellenic Institute of Chartered Accountants (IESOEL).

His research interests extend to issues of market regulation, standard setting, and other infrastructures for the governance of global markets, corporate governance in the private and public sectors, financial history, and the evolution of regulatory arrangements for markets and banks.

He was Chairman of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission during the formative stages of the organization (1996-2004). He also chaired the IOSCO European Regional Committee during his tenure, and was the first Chairman of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB, 2005-2011), which oversees the activities of the IESBA and other standard setters.

Dr. Thomadakis has been Chairman of the Board of the University of the Aegean and is an active member of the Hellenic Council for Corporate Governance. Until late 2015, he was also member of the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

He was educated at Yale and the Sloan School of Management, (MIT) from where he obtained his PhD. He has taught at US universities (Baruch College CUNY, MIT), and has been a visiting scholar at Stern School of Business, NYU, and Yale University. He has authored a number of scholarly books and articles.