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Stefan Walter is Director General of the Directorate General Micro-Prudential Supervision I at the European Central Bank, responsible for the supervision of the most significant banking institutions in the Single Supervisory Mechanism. Previously he was Principal at Ernst & Young, where he led EY’s global bank regulatory practice. From 2006 until 2011, Mr Walter was Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He oversaw the fundamental reform of the global bank regulatory landscape, including the negotiations resulting in the Basel III framework. He chaired the Basel Committee’s Policy Development Group, the Committee’s key policy making body. During this time he was also member of the Financial Stability Board. Before joining the Basel Committee, was at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) for 15 years.