Director of the Office of International Affairs
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Eric J. Pan is the Director of the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Eric oversees all CFTC international initiatives, provides guidance regarding international issues raised in Commission matters, and represents the CFTC in international bodies, including the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB). He is responsible for the CFTC’s engagement with non-US regulatory counterparts, including those in Europe, China, India and Japan, and manages the development and governance of international workstreams involving the CFTC.
In international fora, Eric chairs the IOSCO Committee on Derivatives, the OTC Derivatives Regulators Group, and the FSB Working Group on UTI and UPI Governance. He also has represented the CFTC in the IOSCO Board and in international workstreams related to derivatives reform, central clearinghouse regulation and supervision, trade reporting, data harmonization, margin regulation, market conduct and corporate governance, cybersecurity, fintech and regtech, data protection, cross-border information sharing, benchmarks, and trading.
Before joining the CFTC, Eric was Associate Director for International Regulatory Policy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, recruited in 2011 from academia to assist in the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and the G-20 reforms. Before entering government service, he was a professor of law, director of a center on corporate governance, and lawyer in private practice. Eric received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, M.Sc. in European and International Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and J.D. from the Harvard Law School. He is a member of the American Law Institute.