Peter Smith
Peter Smith Managing Director, Head of Strategy, Policy and Risk
Dubai Financial Services Authority | President, National Advisory Council | Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

Peter joined the DFSA in June 2012 and is responsible for:

  • strategic planning, including the DFSA’s annual business planning cycle;
  • further development of the DFSA’s policy framework; and
  • the DFSA’s risk framework and culture, the risk-based approach to regulation and mitigating non-firm specific risks.

Peter is a member of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ Policy Development Committee and a member of the Coordination Group of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), which brings together like-minded regulators to work on innovation and technology.

In the UAE, Peter is President of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment’s National Advisory Committee, and a member of the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority’s Capital Markets Advisory Council.

Mr Smith has 25+ years of regulatory experience in the UK, the EU and the UAE. He holds a Master’s degree in finance from London Business School, with distinction. He is married with one daughter.