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Speakers

John McFarlane

John McFarlane

Chairman, Barclays

 

John McFarlane is a leading figure in global banking and in the City of London, having spent over 40 years in the sector, mostly at main Board level. He is Chairman of Barclays PLC.     
 John is also the chairman of TheCityUK, a member of the Supervisory Board of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE and a Non-Executive Director of Old Oak Holdings Limited and the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board. He is a member of the following: International Monetary Conference; European Financial Roundtable; Cranfield School of Management Advisory Board, Institut International d’Etudes Bancaires and the President’s Committee Confederation of British Industry.
John was previously Chairman of Aviva plc, FirstGroup plc, and the Australian Bankers Association. In his earlier career John was Chief Executive Officer of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group for 10 years, and prior to that Group Executive Director of Standard Chartered plc, and head of Citibank in the UK and Ireland.
John’s former Non-Executive Directorships include The Royal Bank of Scotland, Capital Radio and the Council of The London Stock Exchange.
Born in Dumfries and attended Dumfries Academy, John has an MA from the University of Edinburgh, and an MBA from Cranfield, and studied finance at the London Business School. He has banking and securities fellowships in Hong Kong, Australia and the UK, and was the inaugural recipient of Cranfield School of Management Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Shriti Vadera

Shriti Vadera

Chairman, Santander

 

Shriti Vadera is Chairman of Santander UK, Senior Independent Director of BHP Billiton and a Non-Executive Director of AstraZeneca.
Shriti is currently chairing the European Financial Services Chairmen’s Advisory Committee - a group of 15 Chairman and CEOs from the UK based financial services industry which is a sounding board on Brexit.
Prior to joining Santander from 2009-2014, she undertook a wide range of assignments including advising the Chair of the G20 in 2010, two European countries on the Eurozone and banking crisis, restructuring the debt of Dubai World and advising a number of global investors on strategy.
She was a Minister in the UK government from 2007 to 2009 in the Cabinet Office, Business Department and International Development Department. She worked on the UK Government’s response to the financial crisis and was a key architect of its pioneering bank recapitalisation and funding plan in October 2008 and helped design the outcomes of the G20 London Summit in April 2009.
She was on the Council of Economic Advisers at the UK Treasury from 1999 to 2007, where she led on policy for business, regulatory, productivity and international finance and development issues and the management of the Government’s shareholdings, asset sales and public private partnerships for infrastructure. Prior to that she was an investment banker for 14 years with SG Warburg / UBS, with a particular focus on emerging markets.

Denis Duverne

Denis Duverne

Chairman, Axa

 

Mr. Denis Duverne is a graduate of the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC). After graduating from the École nationale d’administration (ENA), he started his career in 1979 at the Tax Department of the French Ministry of Finance, and after 2 years as commercial counsellor for the French Consulate General in New York, he became director of the Corporate Taxes Department and then responsible for tax policy within the French Ministry of Finance from 1986 to 1991. In 1991, he was appointed Corporate Secretary of Compagnie Financière IBI. In 1992, he became a member of the Executive Committee of Banque Colbert, in charge of operations. In 1995, Mr. Denis Duverne joined the AXA Group and assumed responsibility for supervision of AXA’s operations in the US and the UK and managed the reorganization of AXA companies in Belgium and the United Kingdom. From February 2003 until December 2009, Mr. Duverne was the Management Board member in charge of Finance, Control and Strategy. From April 2010 to August 31, 2016, Mr. Denis Duverne was director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AXA, in charge of Finance, Strategy and Operations. Mid-2014, Mr. Denis Duverne became a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG), which brings together international leaders of the private sector whose shared goal is to help developing countries improve their corporate governance, co-founded in 1999 by the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Since September 1, 2016, Mr. Denis Duverne has been non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of AXA. Since September 2018, he has been Chairman of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF). The IDF is a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by the World Bank and the United Nations, aiming to enhance the use of insurance to build greater resilience against disasters and to help achieve the United Nations Global 2030 Agenda.

Jean Pierre Mustier

Jean Pierre Mustier

CEO, UniCredit

 

Starting his career in Société Générale, working primarily within the Corporate & Investment Banking division, Jean Pierre held numerous senior positions in various markets and financing activities.
In 2015 he became a London based partner of Tikehau Capital, an investment management group, with specific focus and responsibility for Tikehau's international expansion; he also advised many financial institutions and completed large amounts of fundraising for various social enterprises and non-profit institutions, for several of which he is a trustee.
He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit in July 2016.

José María Roldán

José María Roldán

Chairman and CEO, Spanish Banking Association

 

Mr. José María Roldán is Chairman and CEO of the Spanish Banking Association since April 2014, after 13 years as Director-General at the Banking Regulation and Financial Stability department of the Bank of Spain and member of its Executive Board. From May 2015, he is also the Vice-President to the European Banking Federation (EBF). During his tenure in office as Director-General he was part of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), and chaired both, the Standards Implementation Group (SIG) of the BCBS and the Joint Forum during the tenure of the BCBS. He founded and was the first Chairman of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS); the forerunner of the European Banking Authority (EBA), after being President of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) and chaired the extinct Banking Advisory Committee (BAC) of the EU. Mr. Roldán joined the Bank of Spain as Senior Economist of the Research Department in 1989, but in 1994 he takes up a post at the European Monetary Institute (the forerunner of the European Central Bank) in Frankfurt.

Laurence Pessez

Laurence Pessez

Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, BNP Paribas

 

Laurence Pessez heads the Corporate Social Responsibility of BNP Paribas since 2010. Under her leadership, the Bank has joined Corporate Knights’ “Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the World” ranking and is in 2017 the n°1 bank in Europe for its sustainability performance, according to the extra-financial analysis Vigeo-Eiris. In 2018, she contributes to make BNP Paribas awarded “World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance”.

Prior to her current role, she occupied a variety of positions in Communications, Marketing, and HR in several other corporations. Laurence graduated from Sciences Po Paris. She is a Board member of the French think tank Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI).

Christian Staub

Christian Staub

Managing Director for Continental Europe, Fidelity International

 

Christian joined Fidelity in August 2018 and is responsible for managing our distribution business across Continental Europe, serving the needs of our European institutional and wholesale clients in 15 countries. In addition, Christian represents the Institutional channel globally at the GOC and chairs the Institutional Operating Committee.
Prior to Fidelity, Christian worked for some of the financial sector's most respected names including BlackRock, Allianz Asset Management, UBS and PIMCO. He has worked in the US, Asia, where he spent three years, and Europe. He has experience of managing large businesses at scale, as well as broad responsibility for distribution across all business lines in Continental Europe, and global responsibility for major client relationships. He trained initially as an investment analyst and extended his investment knowledge further at PIMCO.
Christian graduated in Finance from the University of St. Gallen and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School; he is also a CFA charter holder.

John Berrigan

John Berrigan

Deputy Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission

 

John Berrigan is currently the Deputy Director General in DG FISMA (Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) of the European Commission.
DG FISMA is responsible for EU-level legislation for the financial sector; in this context, John represents the EU Commission on the Economic and Financial Committee, the Financial Services Committee and the Single Resolution Board.

John has been a Commission official since the mid-1980s and has spent much of this time working on financial-sector issues - first in DG ECFIN, where he contributed to financial-sector aspects of the assistance programmes for other Member States, and now in DG FISMA.
Earlier on, he also worked on monetary policy and exchange-rate analysis in the context of preparations for the introduction of the euro in 1999.
In the mid-1990s, he worked for several years with the International Monetary Fund.

John has a master degree in economics from University College Dublin. He is married with two children.

Constantinos Herodotou

Constantinos Herodotou

Executive Member, Central Bank of Cyprus Board

 

Mr. Herodotou is Executive Director and Board Member of the Central Bank of Cyprus. He previously served as Commissioner of Privatisations of the Republic of Cyprus after moving from London to Cyprus in 2014.

Prior to 2014 he was living in London. Most of his career was with UBS Investment Bank as Head of Shipping for Europe, Middle East and Africa and simultaneously heading the Infrastructure / Concessions, Project Finance sector for Central & Eastern Europe. He re-launched and developed both sectors for the investment bank, turning them into multi-million revenue businesses. He advised on transactions totalling more than €50 billion.

Constantinos has a BSc in Economics (First Class Honours) from UCL and an MBA (Distinction) from London Business School.

Lieve Wierinck

Lieve Wierinck

Member, European Parliament

 

Lieve Wierinck is a Flemish politician for the liberal Open VLD party. Mrs. Wierinck holds a pharmaceutical degree from the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). In addition, she obtained a Post-graduate degree of Pharmaceutical management in 2006 at the University of Hasselt. In line with her academic background, she owned and managed a pharmacy for nearly 30 years.

Before joining the European Parliament, Lieve was leader of the party fraction in Zaventem, followed by her twelve-year presidency of the OCMW (Public Centre for Social Welfare), where she managed a staff of a 150 people. She combined this with her obligations as a fulltime member of the City Council of Zaventem. From December 2011 until June 2014, she was a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament, where she was a member of the Committee for Public Health, Environment and Social Renewal, and of the Advisory Committee on Societal Emancipation.

In May 2016, Lieve replaced Mr De Backer as a Member of the European Parliament, where she is a full member of the Industry, Technology, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) and a substitute Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary affairs (ECON).

Carmine Di Noia

Carmine Di Noia

Commissioner, CONSOB

 

Carmine Di Noia, 52, is currently Commissioner at the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission (CONSOB).
He is also alternate member of the Board of Supervisor at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), chair of the Committee of Economic and Markets Analysis (CEMA) at ESMA and vice chair of the Corporate Governance Committee at OECD.
Previously, Carmine Di Noia was Deputy Director General and Head of Capital Markets and Listed Companies at Assonime (the Association of the Italian Corporations), and he served for two tenures as a member of the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group at (ESMA). He was also member of the board of directors of the Italian Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana).
He was appointed in various expert groups at the European Commission, including ESME (European Securities Market Expert) Group, the Clearing and Settlement Advisory Monitoring Expert Group (CESAME), the Forum Group on Auditors Liability, the Securities Expert Group on Financial Services Action Plan. He was also member of the Consultative Working Group on Market Abuse at CESR (The Committee of European Securities Regulators).
He was chairman of the Policy Committee of EuropeanIssuers and member of the Legal Committee of EALIC (the European Association of Listed Companies). He was head of the technical secretariat of the Italian Corporate Governance Committee.
He was, until April 2001, the Head of the Market Information Office at Consob (the Italian Securities and Exchange Regulator). He joined Consob in 1995 at the Economics department.
He teaches Financial Market Law and Regulation at LUISS University in Rome.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and a doctorate in Economic Theory at the University “Tor Vergata” of Roma, Italy.

Corentine Poilvet-Clediere

Corentine Poilvet-Clediere

Head of RepoClear and CaLM SA, LCH

 

Mrs Corentine Poilvet-Clediere is Head of the Repo clearing, Collateral and Liquidity management within LCH SA and as such heads the global pool of Euro denominated cleared repos based in Paris. Mrs Poilvet-Clediere has been with the London Stock Exchange Group for 8 years during which she held various positions including Global Head of Regulatory Strategy for LSEG and participated in the creation of the Credit Default Swaps clearing business for LCH. Prior to this, Mrs Poilvet-Clediere worked in investment banking in New York City.
Mrs Poilvet-Clediere holds three Master degrees in France (Science Po), the UK and the US (Harvard Business School).

Moderators

David Reed

David Reed

Senior Partner & Head of The Financial Policy Advisers Network, Kreab

 

David Reed runs the global network of Financial Policy Advisers and serves as a Senior Partner in Kreab's Brussels Office, where he leads the firm's Financial Services Practice. He has a background from the European Commission’s Asset Management Unit in DG FISMA, where he worked mutual fund regulation, retirement savings markets, and alternative investment fund regulation. Prior to that he worked in London at the UK financial services regulator, the FSA, first as a relationship manager supervising investment firms, and then as regulatory adviser in the Chairman’s office, attached to the International Strategy Team. David’s first jobs were in management consultancy with McKinsey & Company and The Evaluation Partnership, specialising on financial services issues, and in private equity, with Campbell Lutyens.

Alex Barker

Alex Barker

Brussels Bureau Chief, Financial Times

 

Alex Barker is the FT's Brussels Bureau Chief, covering foreign policy, some of the migration crisis and all things Brexit. He started in Brussels on the single market, financial regulation and competition beat. He was formerly a political correspondent in Westminster and joined the FT in 2005.

Alex Barker has spent the last six years in Brussels working as the FT’s European diplomatic editor and EU correspondent.

Barker started his career in current affairs television. After taking a Masters degree at Columbia University, he joined the FT as a graduate trainee in 2005. His reporting stints have included covering a US presidential campaign and a constitutional crisis in Ankara.

Theo Timmermans

Theo Timmermans

Secretary General, European Financial Services Round Table

 

September 1st. 2015 Theo Timmermans was appointed as Secretary General of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR), which Members are Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of international banks or insurers with headquarters in Europe.
Before he joined EFR, Theo has fulfilled various positions at the Netherlands’ Ministry of Finance, at Rabobank and at APG. At the Ministry his main tasks concerned policy and legislation – national as well as international – first in the area of banking and subsequently in the area of the fight against money laundering and the integrity of the financial sector. On behalf of the Ministry he was also seconded at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC in the position of Alternate Executive Director of the Constituency which also represents the Netherlands. After that he worked – still on behalf of the Ministry of Finance – as Financial Counselor at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC and at as Customs Attaché at the Netherlands Permanent Representation at the European Union. After his career at the Ministry of Finance Theo joined Rabobank in the position of Deputy Global Head Multilateral Development Banks and Government Relations. This was followed by an appointment as Head International Public Affairs at APG, the largest financial services provider for pension funds in the Netherlands.

Stefano Micossi

Stefano Micossi

Director General, Assonime

 

Born in Bologna, October 27th, 1946
Married to Daniela Zanotto and father of Francesco and Chiara

Current positions:
Director General, Assonime (since April 1999) [Assonime is a business association and private think tank active in corporate law, capital markets, company taxation, competition and regulation polices, IPR]
Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the LUISS School of European Political Economy (SEP, since 2013)
Honorary Professor at the College of Europe (since 2016)

Other positions:
Member of the Board of Directors of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (since 2015)
Member of the Board of Directors and Executive committee of EuropeanIssuers, the European association of listed companies (since 2009)
Member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels (since 2005)
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Milan Stock Exchange
Member and Coordinator of the scientific committee of Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industry (since 2008)
Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Brussels (since 2003)
Founding member and coordinator of EuropEos, an association of leading journalists, jurists, economists and political scientists created in 2003 to foster the European construction

Former positions:
Professor at the College of Europe, Department of Economics (1991-2015) [course on the EU Internal Market and Related Policies]
Chairman of the Board, CIR Group (April 2009 – April 2013)
Director General for Industry at the European Commission (1995-1998)
Director of Economic Research of Confindustria (1988-1994)
Economist (1972-78), Head of Office (1980-85), Assistant Director and then Acting Director (1987-88) of the International Division of the Bank of Italy’s Research Department
Chairman of the Alternates of the Monetary Committee of the European Community
Assistant to the executive director for Italy, IMF (1978-80)

Publications:
Has published extensively in national and international economic journals on macro-economics, international economics and European economic and policy affairs
Has written influential Policy Briefs for CEPS and Vox-Eu, editorial comments for Il Sole 24 Ore, La Stampa, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal Europe, La Voce, Project Syndicate, and at present collaborates regularly with La Repubblica – Affari e Finanza
Co-author of three widely read pamphlets on the financial crisis, “Keep it simple: Policy responses to the financial crisis” (with Carmine Di Noia, Assonime and CEPS, March 2009), “Overcoming too big to fail – A regulatory framework to limit moral hazard and free riding in the financial sector” (with Jacopo Carmassi and Elisabetta Luchetti, Assonime and CEPS, March 2010), “Time to set banking regulation right” (with Jacopo Carmassi), CEPS, March 2012

Education:
Degree in Law, Università degli Studi di Milano (1971)
MA (1973) and MPhil (1974), Yale University Graduate School of Economics

Eric Dugelay

Eric Dugelay

Global Leader, Sustainability Services; Partner, Deloitte France

 

Partner for 17 years and responsible for Deloitte's activities in Sustainanability in France between 2001 and 2013 and then at the global level between 2014 and 2017, Eric has significant experience in the management of consulting and assurance projects on this topic.
Eric was also Director at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 2014 and 2015. He has been a Director of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) since 2014 and a member of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) since 2015. As such, he has a very good knowledge of the reporting mechanisms of extra-financial information, in particular climate related information and their use by different financial and non- financial sectors. Eric is developing scenario analyses pertaining to climate change for clients implementing the TCFD recommendations.
Eric is also an expert in internal control, risk management and internal audit and has led Deloitte's activities in France on these topics between 2001 and 2009.

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When

Tuesday 29 January, 2019
09.00 to 17.00

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Where

BNP Paribas Fortis

Rue de la Chancellerie 1, 1000 Bruxelles Brussels Hoofdstedelijk,
Gewest, Belgium

Tel: +32 2 433 40 34

Fax: +32 2 565 42 22

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