Jon Thor Sturluson is an associate professor in finance and economics at Reykjavik University and the chair of the department of business administration. He graduated with a PhD in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics in 2003. His main research interests are within corporate finance and industrial organisation. His latest writings have been focused on the practice of financial supervision, knowledge worker productivity, macroprudential risk and crisis management.
From 2013 to 2020, he was the Deputy Director General of the Financial Supervisory Authority in Iceland (FME), an integrated supervisor responsible for micro- and macroprudential supervision of banks, insurance firms, pension funds and capital markets. He was responsible for developing prudential supervision of banks and supervisory planning for the whole organisation. He also led FME’s work in macro-prudential policy and crisis management. He was a member of the Icelandic Systemic Risk Committee, responsible for analysing systemic risk and proposing macro-prudential tools.
Internationally, he served as a member of the European Banking Authority’s Board of Supervisors, an observer in the European Systemic Risk Board (General Board) and a member of the Financial Stability Board’s regional consultative group for Europe (FSB RCG Europe). Jon has represented Iceland in regional financial stability and macroprudential cooperation (Nordic-Baltic Stability Group and Nordic-Baltic Macroprudential Forum).