Member of the Executive Board & Head of Strategic Services division
Rupert Schaefer (1980) completed his law degree at Saarland University in 2004, where he also accquired his Master's degree (LL.M.).
In 2007, he took his second state examination (Staatsexamen) for jurists.
Before joining FINMA in 2010, he worked for an international law firm and in academia. Initially at FINMA, Rupert Schaefer established and enhanced international regulatory monitoring and regulatory dialogue with European supervisory authorites.
He assumed leadership of the International Affairs group in 2013 and thus represented FINMA in international committees (FSB; IAIS, IOSCO), other national and international bodies, and expert groups.
The FINMA Board of Directors appointed him to the Executive Board and as head of the Strategic Services division as of 1 January 2015.