David Szafran

Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Belgium,  (Chair nominee)

David Szafran is a lawyer at Law Square (Brussels), focusing in particular on advising clients on corporate governance and corporate law, especially in regulated sectors including the financial sector.

He is also a censor and member of the audit committee of the National Bank of Belgium, assessor vice president of the Belgian Competition Authority, assistant professor at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and chair of ISAR 30th Session (UNCTAD).

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 and Secretary general of the Institute of Registered Auditors for 13 years. Most recently, he was a Director at PwC.

He speaks native French and fluent English and Dutch, 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.