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Robert Courtneidge is the Firm's Global Head of Cards and Payments. Robert is noted for his knowledge and experience in the e-money area. He has more than 25 years of experience in the cards and payment systems and is skilled in all aspects of consumer finance issues, including consumer protection, banking regulation and compliance and data protection. Robert works closely with The Payments Services Regulator, HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Association and other compliance and industry bodies to ensure compliance for his clients. He places special emphasis on working with high tech industries and products in the financial services industry, embracing new technological and legislative/regulatory developments. Many of his clients have new products, and he is able to guide them in the process of bringing them to the market. In 2015, Robert placed No. 1 in the Payments 2015 Power 10 and as one of the Top 10 Payments Lawyers by PayBefore in 2015. Robert was also named Best Industry Contributor at The Prepaid Awards. He is founder and past-Chairman of the Prepaid International Forum. Robert was also recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers UK 2016 (Band 1 for Financial Services: Payment Law by saying "he is an extremely prominent figure in the payments industry, having gained significant experience in the area from years' worth of high-profile activity as it has developed. (He is) noted for his work with e-money in particular.") Robert is a frequent spokesperson on current issues facing the European Payments' Industry including the Second Payment Services Directive, Forth Money Laundering Directive and the Second E-money Directive to name a few and speaks at over 20 events worldwide on cards, payments and financial technology.
CEO at Moorwand

Robert Courtneidge

In January 2015, Dr. Estelle BRACK has taken up her current position as Program Director for Payments for the second largest French Bank, BPCE (Banques Populaires – Caisses d’Epargne). From 2006 to 2013 she was Deputy Director for European and International Affairs at the French Banking Federation, as Senior Adviser for International Affairs and Senior Economist. She held the Chair of the Statistics Working Group of the European Banking Federation from 2009 to 2013 and was as well a Member of the International Affairs and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committees. In 2000 she joined the Head Office of Banque Populaire Group in Paris as project manager in charge of implementing and supervising the introduction of coins and banknotes in euro (as well as the taking out of circulation of the ancient French franc). After 2002, she was in charge of strategic projects and inter-banking relations for card payments and electronic money. She was a temporary lecturer at the University Paris-II Pantheon-Assas during 1997–1999, teaching macro-, micro- and development-economics, and started her professional carrier in 1999, as Director of strategic studies at KSM. She is also Senior Lecturer at the University Paris-II Pantheon-Assas and at iReMMO. She has written two books “Arab Banking and Financial Systems : Towards a Single Model ?” in March 2012 and “The Mutations of the Banking and Financial Sector in Africa” in March 2016 (in French, L’Harmattan ed), as well as many papers and articles in banking and development economics. She is a regular contributor for African Banker and African Business. She is member of the OECD-MENA Women's Business Forum. She earned a PhD in economics (with honors) from Paris-II Pantheon-Assas University in 1997.
Chief Economist, Natixis Payments, Groupe BPCE

Dr. Estelle Brack

Diederik Bruggink holds responsibility at the two savings and retail banking associations for all payments topics from a worldwide perspective. In that role, he analyses the multiple dimensions of the payments market, proposing and assisting in agreeing member positions with respect to their payments’ and related businesses. He is also advocates the associations’ positions on payments with policymakers, regulators, standardisation bodies, industry associations, and enabling a constant member dialogue on developments, with a particular focus on innovation. Prior to joining WSBI-ESBG in 2017, he managed since 2012 his own consultancy practice that provided international expertise in cards, payments and market infrastructures. Before then, he was since 2009 the Vice President of card schemes at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to that, he was appointed in 2005 within ABN AMRO’s market infrastructures department as Vice President of payments and cards. He also worked previously with Mastercard where he was a senior business leader in the global debit team. He started his career with Capgemini Global Financial Services in 1996. He is one of the key authors of the first three editions of the World Payments Report, makes regular appearances at industry conferences and serves as a member of the editorial board of, and regulator contributor to, the Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems..
Senior Adviser, Payments, WSBI-ESBG

Diederik Bruggink

Christian Visti Larsen holds 15 years of experience in the banking and payment sector. Christian has held management positions with Danske Bank, KPMG and was one of the first to obtain an e-money license from the Danish FSA. Prior to NewBanking, he was CFO and head of strategy for the biggest European blockchain payment gateway.
CEO, NewBanking ApS & Member of the Virtual Currencies Working Group - Payment System Expert Group, EU commission

Christian Visti Larsen

Peter Oakes is the founder of Fintech Ireland and Board Director at TransferMate & Susquehanna International. Regarded internationally as a fintech, regtech, central banking and financial regulation expert who has immense experience in helping businesses navigate through the complex technological, strategic, financing and regulatory issues, Peter has been working on fintech initiatives since 2009. His cumulative background as a lawyer (Ireland, UK and Australia), non-executive director, former Board Director and Chief Risk Officer at Bank of America Merchant Services Europe and former Director of the Central Bank of Ireland gives him unique and uncompromised experience to help drive payments and fintech.
Founder, Fintech Ireland, Board Director, TransferMate & Susquehanna International

Peter Oakes

Gert Heynderickx is legal counsel and company secretary at the European Payments Council (EPC). He is responsible for the regulatory management and general legal and compliance matters, as well as for all aspects of corporate governance relevant to the EPC association. Gert manages and coordinates the activities of the EPC General Assembly, Board, Nominating and Governance Committee and Compliance and Adherence Committee. The EPC, representing payment service providers, supports and promotes European payments integration and development, notably the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Prior to joining the EPC, Gert has worked as legal counsel at Euroclear in a variety of domains, with a focus on European regulatory management. He also acted as Compliance Officer and Data Protection Officer.
Legal Counsel & Company Secretary, European Payments Council

Gert Heynderickx

Dr. Subas Roy is the Chairman of the International RegTech Association. He has served as the global RegTech practice leader in a large professional services organization previously and has led several global digital risk and compliance transformation programmes over the last 20+ years. He was the Chair of a number of Government led initiatives in the United Kingdom and wider Europe related to innovation in digital trust and compliance. Innovation-In Trust and RegTech-by Design are the two practical theories developed by him and he continues to research on these further. He is passionate about RegTech, global RegTech eco-system and helping to create a collaborative, leading-edge, innovative work environment. He is a trained computational mathematician with professional qualification on Accounting and Business Administration. When not traveling, he is based in London. A father and a husband, he likes to spending time with his family, reading books and running for leisure!
Chairman of the International RegTech Association and Partner at Oliver Wyman

Dr. Subas Roy

Scott is one of the leading experts in Europe regarding the regulation of payments. He has more than 15 years' experience of competition law and payments regulatory law. He provides day-to-day legal advice on a broad range of competition law issues (including follow-on actions for damages) and regulatory issues impacting the payments sector in particular, including PSD2, the Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR), the European Banking Authority (EBA) guidelines for the security of Internet payments, the EU Cross-Border Regulation, Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC), etc.
Partner at Bird & Bird

Scott McInnes

Prior to joining the Bank of Lithuania, Marius Jurgilas worked as Researcher at the European Central Bank, Economist at the central banks of Norway and England, and gained academic experience in the US. As Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, he is in charge of payment services and their development, FinTech, research and cash, as well as units performing related functions. To address related issues, he participates in meetings of the ECB Governing Council and committees, scientific conferences, as well as represents the central bank of the Republic of Lithuania at various international economic fora and organisations.
Board Member at Bank of Lithuania

Marius Jurgilas

Mr Grym is Head of Digitalisation at the Bank of Finland. He manages the digital programme of the bank and projects related to the digital transformation of the financial industry, covering topics such as fintech, distributed ledger technologies, digital currencies, payment technologies, cyber security, and data analytics. Before joining the bank he worked in the consulting and technology investment industry for 15 years. Mr. Grym holds a double Master’s degree in economics and international business.
Head of Digitalisation at Bank of Finland

Aleksi Grym

Brad van Leeuwen is responsible for managing and growing our partner network, including Banks, other financial services partners and technology partners. Formally the Chief Partnerships Officer at dopay, where he had responsibility for customer acquisition and business development, Brad brings considerable expertise of both emerging markets and fintech.  An alumni of Curtin University, Brad is a mentor at Techstars and formally a mentor at Startupbootcamp Fintech. He spent 7 years at EBRD focusing on early and growth stage equity investments in emerging markets including Russia, Poland, Turkey, North Africa and elsewhere in Central Europe.
Head of Partnerships

Brad van Leeuwen

Anette Broløs is an independent fintech analyst and experienced network leader working with strategic innovation and partnerships). She is a practised event moderator with large fintech network.Anette holds an Industrial Ph D in collaborative innovation and has a background in economics (Master in economics and e-mba).Anette's previous work experience includes six yeas as CEO in Copenhagen Fintech Innovation and Research and before that an extensive experience in banking (CFO and Chief Development Officer and industry organization).
Independent FinTech analyst and facilitator. Strategy, Innovation.

Anette Broløs

In 2012 Noémie Papp joined the European Banking Federation. Noémie is head of Digital and Retail and leads the EBF strategy on digital and retail including on cloud computing, e-identification, data, FinTech, Payments, Cybersecurity, Blockchain etc. Prior to joining the EBF, Noémie worked for almost two years in a worldwide public relations and public affairs consultancy in Brussels. Previous to that experience she completed traineeships at the European Commission at Directorate General for Competition in a State aids Unit and with the French Competition Authority in the Cabinet of the President and the legal service/European Competition Network. From 2013 to 2015 Noémie was visiting lecturer in EU Litigation and advocacy at the Paris Bar School presenting, inter alia, a case study on data protection and financial services. Noémie obtained an LL.M on Competition law and economics from the Brussels School of Competition in Brussels and a Master II (equivalent to an LL.M) in European Litigation from the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II in France. She is both a French and Hungarian national and speaks regularly in high-level conferences.
Head of Digital and Retail at the European Banking Federation

Noémie Papp

Vivek is the Global VP of Solutions for IBM Financial Services. He leads a worldwide team of experienced Sales, Technical Sales and Industry consultants who work with major financial institutions to deliver pre-built industry specific solutions in the areas of risk & compliance, client insight, payments & counter fraud. Alongside his leadership responsibilities Vivek works directly with C-suite executives to share best practices based on his two decades of expertise in financial services. He has personally driven strategic transformation initiatives by leveraging cognitive & advanced analytics at major financial institutions in the recent past. In particular he has an in-depth understanding of financial services use cases around customer centricity, risk & compliance (regtech) and payments. Vivek has played numerous roles directly related to the financial services industry over the last several years. Directly prior to his current role Vivek led the WW Financial Services Analytics team for IBM. In the years before that Vivek has held a number of leadership positions in financial services including managing the client executive relationship with a top-10 financial institution and heading a strategic consulting practice for financial services globally. He also setup up and grew a financial services sales & delivery practice at Microsoft in the past. He is recognized as an industry expert and invited to speak at a multitude of industry executive roundtables, technology conferences and universities to highlight real world financial services and big data use cases. Vivek is also regularly interviewed and published by industry journals and think tanks. Vivek is a recognized IBM management and sales leader with numerous awards and citations. He is an economics and management university graduate from the University of Mumbai and has a post graduate MBA degree from Henley Business School, UK. When not at IBM, Vivek is passionate about sports, travel and spending time with his family.
Vice President, Global Financial Services Solutions IBM Industry Platforms, IBM

Vivek Bajaj

Executive leadership of the compliance function and regulatory engagement across the GBX Group, covering the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Main and Global Markets, Juno Fund Services and the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange.
Group Chief Compliance Officer, Gibraltar Stock Exchange

Targ Patience

Koen Vanderhoydonk, CEO Belgium & Luxembourg blanco, has over 15 years of experience of successfully growing and managing B2B businesses in the global financial landscape. Before his current role he was director of Customer Experience and Global Marketing at Euroclear. Before he was General Manager at BinckBank Professional Services Belgium, delivering innovative banking solutions to financial institutions in the Benelux. And for many years he headed the account management and client relationship team covering all Euroclear Bank clients in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Central Europe. He has a passion for innovation in the banking industry and he is a #FinTech and #RegTech influencer with a large international follower’s base. Let’s connect and collaborate!
CEO Belgium & Luxembourg at Blanco

Koen Vanderhoydonk

Passionate about innovation that makes life easier ! Active in the recent past in domains such as mobile banking & payments. Now moved from the ‘check-out’ to the ‘check-in’ where every customer journey begins. Belgian Mobile ID is a consortium of Belgium's leading banks and mobile network operators who have joined together to create the Belgian reference for mobile identity and digital privacy.
CEO of Belgian Mobile ID

Kris De Ryck

About Joachim Born in Finland, living in Luxembourg, Joachim von Schantz (M.Sc Quantum Chemistry) has been involved in financing, e-commerce, product management, governance, and IT for the last 25 years and has more than 10 years of in-depth experience in international scalable e-commerce, product management, agile software development and lean governance. Joachim has managed projects from fair booths, through high-level diplomatic meetings, to global biodiversity IT projects. Currently running an organisation in 4 locations and developing next generation financial services. He values understanding and pragmatic knowledge in the whole systems engineering
Group CIO & Partner at Mash

Joachim von Schantz

Andrew Yuille has more than 25 years experience of business development in high growth and early stage organizations across technology, information services and financial services and serves as the Head of Risk Business Solutions at Thomson Reuters. In this role he leads the partner strategy for the regulatory compliance business to drive commercial growth through the development of new business models and new propositions working in partnership with advisory, technology and content providers
Head of Risk Business Solutions at Thomson Reuters

Andrew Yuille

Anastasia Dokuchaeva is a seasoned professional with expertise and proven track record delivering regulatory technology solutions to the financial services industry. In her role as Head of Partnerships at ClauseMatch, Anastasia looks after strategic partnerships and projects around recent and upcoming regulations (e.g., 4MLD, MiFID II, and GDPR), and broader compliance topics such as regulatory change management and repapering. Prior to this, Anastasia was Director of Global Regulatory Solutions at FactSet, where under her leadership the company released a number of successful solutions for Solvency II, BCBS 239, and KYC/AML.
Head of Partnerships at ClauseMatch

Anastasia Dokuchaeva

Ralf Jacob is a German national who joined the European Commission in 1989 after having studied economics and politics in Hamburg, Paris, and London. Since January 2017, he leads the unit dealing with retail financial services and payments in the Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services, and Capital Markets Union. His unit is in charge of legislation on payments (payment services and e-money directives, SEPA regulation) and consumer finance (mortgage credit and payment accounts directive) and coordinates the implementation of the Commission’s action plan on consumer financial services
Head of Unit D3 (Retail Financial Services and Payments), European Commission

Ralf Jacob