Jacqueline Mesa

Chief Operating Office and Senior Vice President, Global Policy


 Jacqueline Mesa joined the FIA in June 2013 to lead the FIA’s global policy work.  In 2019, Mesa was appointed Chief Operating Officer at FIA. As COO, Mesa advises the CEO on all strategy, policies and operations of FIA and serves as a liaison with the FIA Board.

In her role as SVP, Global Policy, Mesa is responsible for helping develop, implement and manage FIA’s global regulatory, government relations and policy agenda. Mesa works with the FIA policy teams in the US, Europe and Asia to implement consistent global policy positions for members worldwide and works with regulators and policy-makers on cross-border policies that impact members.  Mesa also leads FIA’s work on the Basel III capital requirements for cleared derivatives and clearinghouse risk.

Prior to joining FIA, Mesa served in various positions at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, including as Director of International Affairs from 2006-2013.  As director, she was the principal advisor to the Commission on international policy.

She also represented the CFTC in international groups, such as the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and in bilateral fora, such as the US-EU Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue (FMRD) and the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue. Mesa served as IOSCO’s Chairman for the Committee 7 on Commodity Derivatives Regulation and IOSCO’s Chairman for the Monitoring Group for the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Consultation and Cooperation and the Exchange of Information.