London, U.K.—FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today named Bruce Savage as the new Head of Europe. Savage, who will join FIA this summer, has spent 21 years with Deutsche Bank in a variety of roles, most recently as the bank’s Global Head of Regulatory Affairs & Market Structure, Listed Derivatives & Markets Clearing. He has been an active member of FIA, recently serving on the association’s board of directors and as a member of the European Regional Advisory Board.
“Bruce brings decades of experience in the cleared derivatives industry, and we are thrilled he is joining FIA at a critical time in Europe,” said FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken. “With upcoming European elections and the uncertainties of Brexit, we are thrilled to have such an experienced leader and steady-hand as head of our European team.”
“I am honored to be joining a great team at FIA. FIA is on the front lines of many of the major issues we are dealing with in Europe and I look forward to representing the interests of the industry in continuing to address those amongst policymakers and regulators.”
In this role, Savage’s responsibilities include heading FIA’s European operations, leading the European Regional Advisory Board and advocating FIA’s concerns to the U.K. and European regulators and supervisory authorities. Based in London, Savage will work alongside Emma Davey, FIA’s Chief Commercial Officer, to oversee advocacy, legal, communications and events staff located in London and Brussels. Savage replaces Simon Puleston-Jones who resigned earlier this year.