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The Autorité des marchés financiers’ (AMF) interim head of enforcement, Eric Jacob, has been named the division’s new chief.

Jacob, who joined the AMF in 2008 and served as interim executive director of enforcement since March 17, is taking the role permanently as of Nov. 13.

“Eric brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the top role at AMF enforcement, as evidenced by his committed work at the head of various units and impressive track record at the AMF,” said Yves Ouellet, president and CEO of the regulator, in a release.

“His recognized sector expertise, strategic vision and facilitative approach will provide significant value to AMF enforcement and the entire AMF team,” he added.

While serving as interim head of enforcement, Jacob also maintained his previous position as superintendent, client services and distribution oversight, a position he held since 2021. He will now continue in that role on an interim basis.