Michael Saadat


Michael Saadat is Afterpay’s VP, Global Regulatory Affairs and joined Afterpay in November 2019.  Michael is also on the Board of FinTech Australia.

Michael has extensive domestic and international experience in consumer financial services regulation and public policy at senior levels.

Michael was previously ASIC’s Executive Director for Financial Services and Regional Commissioner for New South Wales. Michael led ASIC’s supervisory work across consumer financial services, including retail banking, consumer credit, insurance and payments.

While at ASIC, Michael was Chair of the Market Conduct Working Group at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the international standard setting body for insurance regulation.

Michael has also previously worked as Head of Compliance for Citibank in Australia, and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney and London.

Michael has Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Macquarie University, a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics, and an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.