Suyash G. Paliwal

Suyash G. Paliwal

Suyash G. Paliwal is Director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In his role, Mr. Paliwal advises Chairman Tarbert on cross-border issues and leads the CFTC’s international regulatory initiatives. OIA represents the Commission in international fora such as the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), OTC Derivatives Working Group (ODWG), and OTC Derivatives Regulators Group (ODRG). Mr. Paliwal’s office also coordinates the agency’s efforts related to policies and initiatives of foreign jurisdictions and provides technical assistance to regulatory authorities globally.

Mr. Paliwal has spent the last decade handling international regulatory policy matters in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the CFTC, he served at the Federal Reserve Board, where he advised on Financial Stability Board matters, represented the central bank in the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and bilateral forums, developed international and domestic policy for the supervision of systemically important financial institutions and certain financial conglomerates (insurance savings and loan holding companies), and oversaw the supervision of large financial institutions. He led a team of supervisors in Europe and Asia to develop international standards on governance and risk management, advised Federal Reserve Board leadership on strategic international engagement and market developments, and was lead author of a proposed capital rule.

Prior to his government service, Mr. Paliwal spent more than five years working in private practice at White & Case and Allen & Overy, where he advised clients on complex international legal issues and derivatives regulations. Before entering law school, he worked for more than four years in the financial services industry at Ernst & Young and Verisk Analytics, Inc.


  • JD, Columbia Law School (2010)
  • MBA, University of Pennsylvania (2002)
  • BS, University of Pennsylvania (2002)