Monday, 21st October 2019



As part of the Authority’s commitment to engage with stakeholders in the financial services sector, the MFSA is organising its third Strategy Briefing on Monday 21st October in the afternoon. This upcoming MFSA Strategy Briefing will showcase a number of strategic MFSA initiatives and includes the participation of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) President, Felix Hufeld and Deputy President, Elisabeth Roegele.

More details, including agenda and venue, will be announced in the coming days.

Registrations are now open and places are available on a first come first served basis.


Chief Executive Officer, MFSA

Joseph Cuschieri

A Certified Public Accountant by profession and a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, Joseph is specialised in management accounting, corporate finance, economic regulation and business management. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK and an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. Throughout his professional career, he held various roles amongst which, COO at the Malta Communications Authority, CCO at Vodafone Malta, senior consultant with EY and Chairman and CEO at the Malta Gaming Authority. Joseph is also a member of the Blockchain task force where he was involved in the development of a new regulatory framework for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology.

President, BaFin

Felix Hufeld

Felix HUFELD is President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Previously he was Chief Executive Director Insurance Supervision at BaFin. Previously he was Partner at Westlake Partners. From 2001 to 2010 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Marsh Germany, Austria and Northern Europe of Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc. Prior to joining the insurance sector, Felix Hufeld worked from 1999 to 2001 at Dresdner Bank as their Global Head Group Corporate Development. Prior to that, he worked at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for almost eight years, in the end as a Principal, primarily focusing on the financial services industry as well as attorney focusing on corporate and tax law. Felix Hufeld studied law in Freiburg and received a Master in Public Administration at Harvard University. Felix Hufeld is member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and of the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), the oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).

Deputy President, BaFin

Elisabeth Roegele

Elisabeth Roegele was appointed as Chief Executive Director of Securities Supervision at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) in May 2015. Before that, she was General Counsel and Head of the Corporate Centre for legal affairs and taxes on products at DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale from December 2006 on. From 2004 to December 2006 she was head of the division for ad hoc disclosure and directors dealings at BaFin. Before joining BaFin, Roegele’s other jobs included being a member of the management board of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange, where she was responsible for market regulation, information technology, personnel matters and the development of derivatives trading. Prior to that, she worked in the legal department of Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall and at the Exchange Supervisory Authority of the Hessian Ministry of Economics. She is a fully qualified lawyer and additionally holds a Masters Degree in European and International Business Law from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. As Member of the Executive Board of BaFin, Roegele is also a member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Chief Officer Supervision, MFSA

Marianne Scicluna

Marianne Scicluna was appointed as Chief Officer Supervision in August 2014. In this role, Marianne is responsible for the co-ordination of the supervisory and regulatory strategy across all the sectors under the remit of the MFSA. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the MFSA – the organ within the MFSA responsible for the implementation of the strategy and policies of the Authority.

Chief Officer Strategy, Policy & Innovation, MFSA

Dr Christopher P. Buttigieg

Dr Christopher P. Buttigieg was appointed Chief Officer Strategy, Policy and Innovation after 4 years heading the Securities & Markets Supervision. During his tenure as Head of Securities and Markets supervision, Dr Buttigieg was responsible for work in the field of policy, regulation and supervision of securities, markets and FinTech. He joined the Authority in 2000 as Manager in the Investment Services Unit and has gained professional experience in various areas of financial regulation, supervision, the investigation of market misconduct and the enforcement of sanctions.

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