John Berrigan

Deputy Director General, DG FISMA (Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union), EU Commission, Brussels

John Berrigan is currently the Deputy Director General in DG FISMA (Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) of the European Commission.

DG FISMA is responsible for EU-level legislation for the financial sector; in this context, John represents the EU Commission on the Economic and Financial Committee, the Financial Services Committee and the Single Resolution Board.

John has been a Commission official since the mid-1980s and has spent much of this time working on financial-sector issues - first in DG ECFIN, where he contributed to financial-sector aspects of the assistance programmes for other Member States, and now in DG FISMA.

Earlier on, he also worked on monetary policy and exchange-rate analysis in the context of preparations for the introduction of the euro in 1999.

In the mid-1990s, he worked for several years with the International Monetary Fund.

John has a master degree in economics from University College Dublin. He is married with two children.