Doreen Balzan – Head, Securities and Markets Supervision

Doreen Balzan was appointed Head of Securities & Markets Supervision in May 2020. She is responsible for overseeing investment services licence holders, trading venues, central securities depositaries, recognised private collective investment schemes, regulation and oversight of activities in capital markets. This includes the processing of applications for admissibility to listing on regulated markets and the prevention of financial market abuse. With a career spanning over 38 years, Doreen worked in multiple Operations and Transformation roles within the domain of Banking and Insurance. She has held various senior positions within HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. and occupied the role of Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Life Assurance (Malta) Ltd prior to joining the MFSA.

Doreen is specialised in Operations Management, Technology Projects, Portfolio Transfers, Sustainability, Regulatory and Risk Management. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth & Community Studies from the University of Malta.