Mehrdad Rastan is a passionate leader with over 25 years of experience executing strategic initiatives, establishing strong partnerships, building high performing teams and championing transformational organizational culture. He is responsible for FSRA’s credit union and prudential functions with a focus on promoting and contributing to sector stability and maintaining public trust and confidence in the sectors.
Mehrdad has extensive public sector experience as a senior regulator at FSRA and at the British Columbia Financial Services Authority. He built regulatory and supervisory teams and implemented modern systems and frameworks to promote operational resilience and financial stability. Mehrdad has overseen the re-build of FSRA’s recovery framework and the enhancement of the resolution regime and led the development of the integrated Risk Based Supervisory Framework.
Prior to his regulatory roles, Mehrdad held strategic and risk management positions in investment, hedge and pension funds and founded and developed start-ups in construction, entertainment and technology. Mehrdad has earned degrees in physics and finance and holds the professional Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.