José Manuel Campa officially assumed his new post as Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA) on 1 May 2019, after the European Parliament confirmed his nomination by the EBA's Board of Supervisor on 14 March 2019.

Talking about the future overall objective of the EBA,  José Manuel Campa confirmed what he said before the ECON Committee of the European Parliament on 26 February 2019: "During my term, I am committed to continuing the work started by my predecessor Andrea Enria to build a single supervisory and regulatory framework for the entire banking sector in the EU, and to ensure a stable and safe Single Market that benefits and protects consumers, businesses and the wider community. This is the foundational goal of the EBA, which will guide my actions for the next five years".

José Manuel Campa, who previously served as Global Head of Regulatory Affairs at Santander, will serve as Chairperson of the EBA for a renewable five-year term.