About GLEIF Governance

ROC Observers

In order to fulfill its role as overseer of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), two or more members of the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) act as observers of the GLEIF Board. These ROC members have no voting rights in the GLEIF Board.

Currently there are four ROC observers to the GLEIF Board.

François Laurent

European Central Bank

François Laurent works at the European Central Bank (ECB) a senior manager in the Statistics Department, where one of his activities is to deal with data management and standardisation. He held previously manager positions in different departments on the bank, notably in IT and Market Infrastructures.

Prior to working at the ECB, François worked as an IT manager in different central bank institutions (Banque de France, BIS, European Monetary Institute).

François represents the ECB in various standardisation organisations: this includes ISO (where he also chairs the Standard Advisory Group) and the ROC (for which he was elected Vice-chair in January 2019). He also currently co-chairs a working group of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) which aims at setting a proper governance for new identifiers established for OTC derivatives markets.

Furthermore, he co-chairs the “Frankfurt Group”, an informal think tank collecting representatives of European supervisory authorities, the EC and selected representatives of the banking industry and of standard-setting bodies, and aiming at exploring and promoting the use of data standards in financial reporting and in the financial industry.


Alan Deaton

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Alan Deaton currently serves as Associate Director in the Division of Insurance and Research at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (U.S.). He oversees a team that manages critical data collected from insured depository institutions, maintains a variety of data management systems used to analyze the data, and publishes the data for public use.

Alan has worked at the FDIC since 1997 and has held roles in project management, data management, financial analysis, and economic analysis.

Alan completed his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University with a double major in Economics and German and received the distinction of Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.


Elmarie Hamman

Financial Sector Conduct Authority of South Africa

Elmarie has almost 13 years experience in financial services regulation at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority. She currently heads the Financial Sector Conduct Authority of South Africa’s Department for Financial Benchmarks and Credit Rating Agencies. She previously held roles in risk management and supervision of exchanges, clearing houses and central securities depositories.
Elmarie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as a Masters degree in Business Leadership.


P. Vasudevan

Reserve Bank of India

Vasudevan, Chief General Manager, presently heads the payments and settlement systems department in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The function involves regulating, supervising, framing policies, facilitating innovation and playing a catalytic role encompassing many bank and non-bank payment system operators. He has headed and successfully implemented large payment system projects in RBI. He represented RBI in the CPSS Working Group on Retail Payments. He also has extensive experience in the banking and non-banking supervision space, apart from a satisfying time as a member-of-faculty training commercial bankers.

Vasudevan represents the RBI on the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the SAARC Payments Council and the SEACEN Payments Group.

A career central banker with over 25 years of experience, Vasudevan is a cost accountant with masters in finance and certifications in information systems audit and information security management.

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