Mazars appoints Sylvie Matherat global senior advisor to its financial services practice (1 June 2021)

• Sylvie Matherat was a member of the High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union at the European Commission (2020); and previously held leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, Banque de France and the French Banking Supervisory Authority
• She serves as an external advisor to Mazars, developing the firm’s regulatory advisory practice and supporting on key regulatory issues

LONDON, 1 June 2021: Mazars, the international audit, tax and advisory firm, announces the appointment of Sylvie Matherat as global senior advisor to its financial services practice. Sylvie is an expert on financial services regulatory matters and was a member of the High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union at the European Commission.

In the role, Sylvie works as an external advisor, developing Mazars’ regulatory advisory practice and supporting on key regulatory issues, such as climate risk, financial crime and non-performing loans.

Sylvie Matherat said: “This is a very interesting challenge: the sector is undergoing transformation, driven by changing regulatory demands and client expectations, and Mazars has shown a real commitment to shaping the future of financial services for the benefit of its stakeholders and society at large. Working together using my combined experience at the highest level of banking regulation and large bank management, I am confident we can find solutions for clients that turn regulation from a challenge into an opportunity.” 

Hervé Hélias, CEO and Chairman of Mazars Group said: “Sylvie Matherat will bring a wealth of expertise and experience to this role and I am delighted she has joined us. At Mazars, we are constantly finding new ways to support our clients and I am confident Sylvie will help us do that with her cutting-edge knowledge and insight. She will be instrumental in strengthening our relationships with regulators and central banks, ensuring our clients understand regulatory requirements and how to navigate them going forwards.”

Mazars' financial services sector focuses on helping organisations comply with regulation, manage risk, transform their business and play a more sustainable role in the world. It is one of Mazars’ largest sectors, and the appointment reaffirms financial services remains a priority focus area for the firm.

Sylvie has previously served as the Chief Regulatory Officer/ Board member of Deutsche Bank, Deputy Director of general operations at Banque de France and Director for policy and international relations at the French Banking Supervisory Authority. She has also chaired the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). Sylvie is a knight of the French Legion of Honour.


Sylvie Matherat, global senior advisor to Mazars’ financial services practice



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