The Futures Industry Association (FIA) has appointed Jacqueline Hamra Mesa to help develop, implement and manage its global regulatory and policy agenda.
Mesa joins the association as senior vice-president and director of international relationship and strategy. She will be the principal liaison with international regulators, policymakers and government bodies, such as the European Commission, the European Securities Markets Authority and the Financial Stability Board.
Mesa, who will be based in Washington, D.C., starts on 10 June and will report to FIA president and CEO Walt Lukken.
"As FIA continues to strengthen its expertise and brand globally, Jackie will be a tremendous asset in presenting a uniform message to regulators and policymakers around the world on behalf of our members," Lukken said.
Before joining FIA, the industry association for centrally cleared futures and swaps, Mesa worked at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where she served as director of office of international affairs since February 2006.
She joined the CFTC in November 1998 as a trial attorney in the enforcement division and subsequently served as the division's assistant chief counsel for international matters. Mesa also served as legal counsel to Lukken, when he was a CFTC Commissioner.