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The EC makes Mirek Sopek a Financial Data Expert

Thursday, 1st July, 2021
MakoLab is a truly exceptional organisation when it comes to our people. They hold high academic degrees and titles, right up to professorships, carry out research into the uses of technology and are appointed to expert and consulting organisations We are demonstrating not only that ancillary activities carried out for the sake of society can clearly be an inherent part of business, but also that it is absolutely possible to run a business which has missions to fulfil. In this case, the mission is to build a stable financial market in Europe.
Previously, MakoLab’s CEO, Wojciech Zieliński, was appointed as a European Commission expert under the Horizon 2020 programme. This year, Mirek Sopek, the founder of MakoLab, was elected as the chairperson of the Council of Łódź University of Technology. Shortly after that, he was nominated as the city of Łódź’s Person of the Year. This week, he received a letter confirming that he has been appointed as an EC expert in the Financial Data Space sphere, which is supervised by the Directorate-General for the Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA). He will fulfil the role until the end of 2022.

One of the main responsibilities of DG FISMA is instigating and implementing EU policies in the fields of banking and finance, including the Capital Market Union. It is also charged with corporate reporting and audit.

Following the financial crisis which began in 2008, the EU responded with a range of reforms designed to stabilise and strengthen supervision of financial markets. DG FISMA is tasked with ensuring the full implementation of EU laws, monitoring the efficacy of the reforms and responding to any and all further financial threats which might occur.

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Michał Hertel
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