David Szafran

Member of the supervisory Board of FSMA
Past Chair of ISAR 30th

David Szafran is avocat (attorney) at Eubelius, member of the Brussels’ Bar, focusing in particular on advising clients on corporate governance and corporate law, legal compliance and risks management, especially in regulated sectors including the financial sector.

He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the FSMA, chair of the audit committee and of the remuneration committee of a public company, board member of Transparency International Belgium, assessor vice president of the Belgian Competition Authority, assistant professor at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and past-chair of ISAR 30th Session (UNCTAD) on corporate reporting. He was also a censor and member of the audit committee of the National Bank of Belgium.

He graduated in Law at the ULB in 1993 and obtained a post-university degree in economic and financial law at the ULB in 1995. Since then, he has been a lawyer at the Brussels’ Bar for over 6 years, member of cabinet of the deputy prime minister, Secretary general of the Institute of Registered Auditors for 13 years, and was a Director at PwC.

He speaks native French and fluent Dutch and English, and has published and made numerous communications on financial law, auditing, accounting, competition law, corporate law and corporate governance, including a monograph on auditor’s independence.