Dr. Jerry Kombat-Monfant has been appointed Chief Economist by Finance Watch, an organisation that works on regulations of financial services in Europe.
Dr. Kombat-Monfant, a seasoned economist and business strategist, will serve on the Technical Expert Group (TEG) of Finance Watch – an organisation founded in reaction to the 2008 financial crisis.
A statement by Finance Watch announcing his appointment noted that, by the mandate of this position, Dr. Kombat-Monfant will serve on the European Commission’s platform on sustainable finance, the European Commission’s support to circular economy finance expert group, and the European Banking Authority (EBA) banking stakeholder group.
He will also serve on the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EOPA), the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) stakeholders group, as well as the European securities and Market Authority Financial Innovation Standby Committee.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Kombat-Monfant was the Monetary Policy Advisor to the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group.
He holds a doctorate degree in International Finance and Economics from St. Louis University, Missouri- USA; Master of Business Administration in International Management and an Executive Certificate in Global Strategy Implementation from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona-USA; and in addition specialisation in Monetary Policy Economics from Columbia University, New York City-USA, and specialisation in Global Financial Crisis from Yale University, USA.
He also has a Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination certificate from West Virginia University and a certificate in Portfolio and Risk Management from University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Other educational qualifications and professional affiliations include: first degree in accounting and Finance from Clayton State University, USA; Chartered Accountant (Ghana); Fellow of Certified Public Accountants-USA; Fellow of Association of International Accountants, UK; Fellow of Chartered Economists – Ghana; Chartered Management Consultant (Canada); Fellow of Certified Project Accountants, Delaware –USA; and Certified Fraud Examiner, USA.
Over the years, Dr. Kombat-Monfant has worked and consulted for many organisations in Africa, Europe and Asia.