Vice-President, European Central Bank (ECB)
Luis is Vice-President of the European Central Bank since 1 June 2018. In this capacity, he is also a member of the Executive Board, the Governing Council and General Council of the European Central Bank.
He was the Spanish Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (2016-2018) and the Minister of Economy and Competitiveness (2011-2016). He was also Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the EU (2002-2004). Prior to that, he was Secretary General for Economic and Competition Policy (2000-2002) and Director General (1996-2000).
Luis was Head of Financial Services (2008-2009) at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Director at IE Business School and PwC Center for the Finance Sector (2010-2011). He was Chief Executive Officer Iberia at Lehman Brothers and Chief Executive Officer at Nomura Securities (2006-2008).
He graduated with honours in BSc in Economics from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) in Spain (1982) and graduated as State Economist and Trade Expert (1984).
State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Finance
Jörg is the State Secretary for Financial market policy and European policy at the German Federal Ministry of Finance.
Before that he worked in Goldman Sachs for 17 years, holding different positions as Associate, Head of Equities and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs AG and Managing Director of the Frankfurt branch of Goldman Sachs International.
Jörg studied Sciences Economiques at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, he holds a master’s degree in Public Administration by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Ph.D. in finance by the University of Chicago.
Director General, DG Microprudential Superivsion 3, European Central Bank (ECB)
Patrick was appointed Director General of Micro-Prudential Supervision III, European Central Bank in August 2018, being responsible for the less significant institutions (LSIs oversight). Before that he was Deputy Director General since March 2014 at the Directorate General Micro-Prudential Supervision I, responsible for the direct supervision of the 30 largest and more complex of the significant institutions in the Eurozone.
Patrick joined the Banque de France 1995 where he worked in on-going banking supervision as a supervisor and later as head of team, before being seconded to the Fed New York. He returned to the Banque de France in 2004 to head the newly created division on accounting affairs and monitor the implementation of IFRS by the French banking system. He has also chaired working groups on accounting, both in the Basel Committee and in the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS).
In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Secretary General of CEBS. He returned to the Banque de France/French Prudential Supervision Authority in 2010 and in 2011 he was Director of supervision of the French mutual and cooperative banks and investment firms.
Head of Markets Germany, UniCredit Bank
Marco is primarily responsible for managing UniCredit’s Germany based Markets business. This includes connecting Markets to UniCredit Bank AG’s non-CIB distribution platforms (Unternehmerbank and Privatkundenbank), managing the Germany based Markets personnel and focusing on our German institutional client base.
Marco started his career in 1989 as a trader in the head offices of the German Cooperative Banking Sector and Sparkassensektor (SGZ and DGZ-Deka). In 1993 he joined Goldman Sachs as Fixed Income Trader where in his 6-year career he was promoted to Executive Director with full responsibility for the Bank's German domestic Fixed Income Trading operation.
He joined former HypoVereinsbank AG in 1999 and has held various senior positions such as Head of Jumbo Pfandbrief Trading, Head of Syndicate, Head of Financial Institutions and Public Sector Origination (first at HVB and later at UniCredit CIB). In 2011 he became Co-Head of UniCredit’s Global Capital Markets division and as of 2014 sole head of “Global Syndicate and Capital Markets” in December 2016 he took on his current role.
Simon is a Director in Deloitte’s EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy, within the Financial Services Risk Advisory practice. The Centre analyses upcoming financial regulation, at the global and EU level, and provides an expert, objective perspective on opportunities and challenges.
Simon is the Centre lead on corporate strategy and risk management, and on banking. In that role, for the past four years he has led Deloitte’s thought leadership programme on the Banking Union and advised banks on the strategic issues related to the SSM’s supervisory approach and priorities.
Simon joined Deloitte from the Bank of England, where he spent over a decade engaged in financial institutions risk assessment and policy, working across the Bank’s financial stability and monetary policy functions.
General Director, Markets, Spanish Securities Markets Commission (CNMV)
Rodrigo is the Director General for Markets at the CNMV, the Spanish securities supervisor, since March 2017. After spending 11 years in private financial consulting at AFI, he joined CNMV in 2005, where he led the International Affairs Department (2005-2007) and the Secondary Markets Department (2007-2011).
From 2011 to 2017, Rodrigo was Head of Markets at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), where he participated actively in the setup of the agency and the regulatory work arisign from MiFID II, EMIR, MAR or CSDR, among other projects.
He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration by Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and has taught and published extensively on financial markets and financial regulation.
Michael has been serving as the first Independent Chair of Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) since January 2018 and he has been appointed Chairman elect for The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), starting on October 2018. Michael is also Chair of the European Executive Management Forum.
Until December 31st 2017 Michael was the Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and member of the Corporate Executive and Operating Committees. From 2011 to 2017 he was responsible for governance culture and leads regional strategy development, execution and the delivery of enterprise initiatives in the region.
Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse
Wilson is a Vice Chairman at Credit Suisse in the group executive office. He works on a variety of strategic projects, especially policy reforms related to bank capital and ending “too-big-to-fail”. He also chairs the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation and the Impact Investment Advisory Council.
Prior to his current role, he was the Chief Risk Officer of Credit Suisse, a member of the Executive Board, and chair of the Capital Allocation and Risk Management Committee. From 1990 to 1998, Wilson worked at Credit Suisse Financial Products, where he headed new product development. Before 1990, he held various roles in capital markets (both fixed income and equity), Australia investment banking, and the Mergers & Acquisitions group.
Wilson recently received the Risk Magazine “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his efforts to end “too-big-to-fail” and Bail-in. He received his A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Princeton University.
Executive Director, European Banking Authority (EBA)
Adam is the first Executive Director of the European Banking Authority, a position he has held since 2011. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority in 2009-2010.
Prior to joining the regulatory and supervisory community, he held senior positions in the banking sector including three years as the Co-CEO of Intesa Group’s subsidiary in Budapest, and another three years at the helm of Allianz Bank, setting up a retail banking operation for the market leading insurance company in Hungary. Before that he spent four years as a central banker as a Managing Director and Member of the Board of the National Bank of Hungary with responsibility for reserve management and market operations.
He started his career as an assistant professor in Finance at Corvinus University, Budapest and was a visiting fellow at London Business School and also at Erasmus University. He holds a doctorate in Finance from Corvinus University, and an M.Sc. in Computer Based Simulation and Modelling from Sunderland University (UK).
Director, Cross-cutting and Insurance Policy, Bank of England
Charlotte is a Director for Cross-cutting and Insurance Policy, in the Bank of England’s Prudential Policy Directorate, which contributes to financial stability in the UK by designing, negotiating and implementing effective prudential regulation.
She is responsible for a number of key policy areas, including insurance policy, structural reform of the banking sector, groups, remuneration, governance, systems and controls, disclosure and reporting and accounting policy. Charlotte is a member of the RTGS/CHAPS Board and the Board Risk Committee.
Charlotte was previously Director of Supervisory Risk Specialists and responsible for delivery to the Financial Policy Committee and the Prudential Regulation Committee, of analysis for the annual concurrent stress test of the UK banking system. Her previous experience includes leading risk specialist areas and supervising a range of banks, investment banks and insurers. Charlotte started her career in commercial banking.
Associate Director, LISCC Supervision, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Michael is an Associate Director in the Division of Supervision and Regulation (S&R) at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. He leads the program overseeing and implementing supervision of the global systemically important financial institutions (LISCC). He is chair of the LISCC Operating Committee and heads the LISCC function within S&R’s Supervision Group. He also co-chairs the Systemic Risk Integration Forum and represents the Federal Reserve on the Financial Stability Board’s Resolution Steering Group.
Mike started as a staff attorney in the Legal Division at the Board of Governors in 2002. He then joined the Securities and Exchange Commission to supervise the large independent investment banking firms. After the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Mike joined the U.S. Treasury Department to help stand up the Troubled Asset Relief Program and oversee Treasury’s investment in AIG.
Mike worked briefly at the International Monetary Fund in the Monetary and Capital Markets division as a financial sector expert between his stint at Treasury and his return to the Board of Governors in the LISCC section in 2010. He has an M.S. in Finance from George Washington University, a J.D. from NYU and a B.A. from Brown University.
Chief Executive Officer, CEPS, and General Manager, ECMI
Karel has been Chief Executive of CEPS, the Centre for European Policy Studies, since 2000. He is also General Manager of ECMI, the European Capital Markets Institute. He is an Independent Director of BME (Bolsas y Mercados Españolas), the listed company that manages the Spanish securities markets (2006-18) and is a member of foundation boards and advisory councils.
Before joining CEPS, he worked for STUC (Students’ Cultural Centre in Leuven), did an internship at the European Commission (spokesperson’s service in Jacques Delors’ time); was employed by an Italian agro-food company (Ferruzzi of Raul Gardini) and a professional association, and was also active as a freelance journalist (among others for the Financial Times’ Financial Regulation Report, for many years).
He has published several books on capital markets, MiFID, and the financial crisis. He is also the author of many op-eds and articles published by CEPS or in international newspapers and reviews. Karel is a regular speaker in hearings for national and international institutions (the European Commission, European Parliament, etc.) and at international conferences and executive learning courses.
Karel holds a baccalaureate in Philosophy (1984) and an MA in Modern History (1985) from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and obtained a postgraduate diploma in European studies (Centre d’Etudes européennes, CEE) from the University of Nancy, France (1986).
Managing Director and Head of Prudential Regulation, AFME
Michael is head of AFME’s prudential regulation division and also leads the research function. He has spent almost his entire career in the banking sector including nearly 20 years as one of the UK's leading bank analysts. Before joining AFME in April 2011, he was a partner of Brunswick Group LLP, advising a number of banks and insurance companies on a wide range of financial and corporate reputational issues.
Prior to that, he spent over five years as a managing director of Credit Suisse, initially leading its pan-European banking equity research team and latterly as an advisor to a number of major companies in the bank's Corporate Broking division. Between 1986 and 2002 Michael led banking equity research teams at Smith New Court, Nomura and HSBC.
He started his career at the Bank of England where he was engaged in banking supervision and contributing to the formulation of regulatory policy.
Director, DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Martin is a Director in the European Commission, DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, Directorate for Banks and Insurance. He represents the Commission at the BCBS and also on the Board of Supervisors at both EBA & EIOPA.
He started his career at the French Treasury in the Department of International Monetary and Financial Affairs.
In 1997 he joined the Commission and since then has worked consistently across the various domains of Financial Services including positions in the Commissioner’s Cabinet, as Head of Unit coordinating Financial Services Policy and as Director of Financial Markets until his current position as Director, Banks and Insurance.
Managing Director, Head of Frankfurt Office, AFME
Jacqueline is head of AFME’s Frankfurt office, where she is responsible for developing AFME’s relationships with key prudential supervisors and policy makers, with a particular focus on the ECB. She is also responsible for AFME’s Supervisory Committee which focuses on ECB SSM supervision and supervisory convergence in the EU.
Jacqueline is a member of AFME’s prudential regulation team and leads work on prudential issues with EU cross-border or supervisory implications (such as waivers, IPU, etc.). Prior to joining AFME she was Head of Asset Finance Policy and Research at Leaseurope, the European Leasing Federation in Brussels, and was an assistant lecturer in Finance at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
She has a master’s degree in Finance & Accounting as well as a DEA (1st year PhD) from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
Secretariat, Financial Stability Board (FSB)
Joseph works at the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in Basel, Switzerland. He previously spent over a decade at the Bank of England where he led teams responsible for monitoring developments across financial markets and institutions. He has been involved in a variety of international work policy, including that by the Committee on the Global Financial System and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
He currently supports the FSB’s work assessing vulnerabilities in the global financial system, including those connected to the digitalisation of finance. He is leading work under the 2019 G20 presidency on the financial stability implications of both market fragmentation and decentralised financial technology.
Head of Group Prudential Affairs, BNP Paribas
Véronique is Head of Group Prudential Affairs for BNP Paribas since November 2015. In this role, she is responsible for the definition of BNP Paribas groupwide responses to new prudential regulations, in close liaison with regulatory experts in the various business lines and functions. She is also in charge of orchestrating the group's relationships with regulatory authorities, industry associations and relevant peers, leveraging the various teams within Group Public Affairs, as well as business lines, functions and territories, and in close liaison with top management.
She is the Chair of AFME Prudential Regulatory Board, a member of EBF Banking Supervision Committee and actively participates in various industry groups and conferences. Since June 2017, she also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas UK Ltd.
She joined Paribas in 1994 after several years as a management consultant in the Finance Division of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), and held various responsibilities in the bank, as Head of Economic Capital and RAROC project in the Risk Department (1994-1998), as Head of Loan Portfolio Management in Corporate and Investment Banking (1998-2006), and as Head of Financial Information and Investor Relation in the Group’s Finance Division (2006-2009).
Veronique graduated at the “Hautes Etudes Commerciales” business school (HEC) in 1982.
Chief Sustainable Finance Officer & Head of International Banking Supervision, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)
Frank entered the German banking supervision in 1994 as a graduated Economist, worked in line supervision for foreign and cooperative banks and in the anti-money laundering department.
Since 2002 he has been with the international department. Frank is responsible for coordinating BaFin’s presence in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the European Banking Authority (EBA). He is member of the BCBS Policy Development Group, the Basel Consultative Group, the Task Force on Sovereign Exposures and the SSM Policy Coordinators Network.
In January 2018 he was appointed to BaFin’s coordinator on sustainable finance. In this function, he has become a member of the Steering Committee and the Plenary of the high-level Network on Greening the Financial System.
Deputy Director General, Directorate General Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability, European Central Bank (ECB)
Fátima is currently Deputy Director General of the Directorate General Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability (DG-MF) at the ECB. DG-MF provides analyses and policy advice on macroprudential policies, financial stability, financial regulation, supervision, and financial stability arrangements; Identifies and monitors potential sources of systemic risk in euro area financial system and assesses their potential impact on financial stability; Prepares the ECB macro-prudential policy decisions and liaises with the ECB’s supervisory arm and relevant national, EU and global authorities.
She was the former Head of the Financial Regulation and Policy Division, in the same Directorate, for four years. Prior to joining the ECB in 2003, she worked as an Adviser in the Portuguese Ministry of Planning and Finance from 2001 to 2002 and was a banking supervisor at the Banco de Portugal from 1994 to 2000.
She is member of the BCBS Policy Development Group and FSB Resolution Steering Group; alternate to BCBS and FSB Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation. Also active in a number of policy fora in the Eurosystem, European Systemic Risk Board, EU’s Economic and Financial Committee, as well as in the European Commission and European Council working groups.
Head of FIG EMEA, Global Head of Capital Solutions and Sustainable Financing, Deutsche Bank
Gerald holds a doctorate degree in law and a master’s degree in business administration from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria.
During his more than 15 years at Deutsche Bank, he has been responsible in various roles for advising banks and insurance companies concerning their capital issuance as well as sustainable financing. Given his broad spectrum of expertise in the areas of bank and insurance regulation, he is regularly engaging with policy makers and supervisory authorities.
As Managing Director in the Corporate and Investment Bank, he currently has two roles; Head of Financial Institutions Group (Financing and Solutions, EMEA), where he heads the treasury focused business with banks and insurance companies in EMEA and products are range from the debt capital markets issuance business to structured finance, rates and foreign exchange solutions and also Global Head of Capital Solutions & Sustainable Financing, heading a product specialist team advising banks, insurance companies and corporates globally on capital issuance and regulatory developments and being responsible for Deutsche Banks’s sustainable financing business, with the focus on helping clients to issue sustainable financial products, such a as green and social bonds.
Member of the Management Board, Chief Operating Officer for Germany, Barclays
Silvia joined Barclays in June 2014 as Chief Operating Officer for Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. Previously Silvia was in charge of managing Real Estate Investments and Funds at Morgan Stanley.
Prior to this Silvia was Managing Director at DEGI/Aberdeen Property Investors responsible for strategic projects, fund management and treasury and led a team in Group Real Estate of Dresdner Bank.
Silvia started her career at Deutsche Bank where she spent more than 14 years mainly in the Structured Finance and Private Equity business in Frankfurt, New York and London. Silvia graduated as Diplom‐Betriebswirtin from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, EMEA, J.P. Morgan
Martin is Managing Director and since June 2015 Vice Chairman of Investment Banking EMEA. In his position he advises institutions of the public sector and manages large corporate clients in Germany.
Martin has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry and worked on a large number of M&A and capital market transactions in a leading role in the transport and automotive sector as well as in the real estate and financial institutions sector. Furthermore, he has worked on numerous large privatisations. Since he joined J.P. Morgan in 2007 Martin has held several positions in Management and Governance. From 2007 to 2014 as Managing Director of the former J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Frankfurt Branch. 2012 to 2014 as Head of Investment Banking Germany and 2014 to 2015 as Senior Country Manager.
Martin Wiesmann holds a degree in politics, history and public law from the University of Bonn. He also studied politics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (“Sciences Po“) and earned his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the Joseph Katz School of Business in Pittsburgh.
Group Treasurer, ING Bank
Geert was named Group Treasurer of ING in June 2018. Next to being responsible for the Global Treasury and Capital Management function, Geert is a member of the Supervisory Board for Bank Mendes Gans, a subsidiary of ING.
Since 1998, Geert has gained experience at ING in the areas of cash management, financial markets, investment banking and treasury. He was part of a core team of senior managers that navigated ING through the global financial crisis from 2008 to 2012.
Geert is a regular participant in various roundtables, such as "FSB", and is a member of the Asset & Liability Committee and the Finance Management Team. He represents ING in several professional associations.
Member of the Board, UBS Europe
Stefan has held for the last twenty years a senior position at UBS in Germany, where he has been instrumental in shaping investment banking activities, although his banking career spans more than thirty years with the main focus on investment banking in Frankfurt and London. For the last ten years he has held a senior position at UBS Deutschland, where he has been instrumental in shaping investment banking activities.
Stefan began his career with a traineeship at Citibank in Frankfurt. After six years he headed up Citibank's multinational corporate client business in Frankfurt before switching to Corporate Finance at Bankers Trust in London.
During his nine years in London he worked in various areas, including Structured Financing, Equities and Bonds. During the last five years he was not only responsible for directing business activities in Germany but also for the entire European derivatives business with corporate clients.