- Svein Andresen was a speaker at the 2016 SRB Annual Conference.
Svein Andresen is the Secretary General of the FSB, a position he has held since its establishment in 2009. Previously, Svein served as Secretary General to the FSB’s predecessor, the Financial Stability Forum (FSF) from its initiation in 1999. As Secretary General, Svein directs the work of the FSB’s secretariat, located in Basel. The FSB promotes international financial stability; it does so by coordinating national financial authorities and international standard-setting bodies as they work toward developing strong regulatory, supervisory and other financial sector policies. Prior to joining the FSF, Svein held various positions at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). He was Advisor to the General Manager of the BIS from 1997 to 2000. From 1995 to 1997, he led the secretariat to the G10 Central Bank Governors on financial issues. He was Secretary to the Committee on the Global Financial System from 1992 to 1997 and to the Markets Committee from 1995 to 1997. He joined the BIS Monetary and Economic Department in 1989. Before joining the BIS, Svein was an assistant professor of economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Svein was born in Hong Kong in 1954 and is a Norwegian citizen. He has an MA degree in economics from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, and a PhD in economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.