4. July 2016
On 1 July 2016, EFRAG welcomed the appointment by the EFRAG General Assembly of Jean-Paul Gauzès as EFRAG Board President.
Gauzès is the first EFRAG Board President under the new governance structure based on the Maystadt recommendations. Gauzès was nominated by the European Commission following a consultation with the Council and the European Parliament. He has been appointed for a three year term.
French of origin and lawyer of profession, Gauzès, was an MEP from 2004 till 2014. During this whole period he was a member of ECON (Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs). From 2008 to 2014 he was the ECON coordinator for the EPP Group (European People’s Party). He was the rapporteur on several important and difficult economic and finance dossiers.