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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)

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

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

Pierre Moscovici

Pierre Moscovici

Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs


Pierre Moscovici is currently the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. Before his designation, he served in the European Parliament and in the French National Assembly, mainly working on economic issues. He has been Minister for European Affairs (1997-2002) and Minister for the Economy and Finance (2012-2014) in France. As Commissioner, he is in charge of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact, as well as ensuring the economic soundness of Commission proposals and deepening the Economic and Monetary Union to create the conditions for jobs, growth and investment, and encouraging further structural reforms. On taxation matters, Commissioner Moscovici is responsible for developing a value added tax system at EU level, improving the functioning of the internal market in both direct and indirect taxation and fighting tax fraud and tax evasion. His responsibilities also include the development and management of an efficient EU customs union.

Jes Staley

Jes Staley

CEO, Barclays


Jes has nearly four decades of extensive experience in banking and financial services. He worked for more than 30 years at J.P. Morgan, initially training as a commercial banker, and later advancing to the leadership of major businesses involving Equities, Private Banking and Asset Management, and ultimately heading the company’s Global Investment Bank. Most recently, Jes served as Managing Partner at BlueMountain Capital. Jes holds a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College.

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.

Jung Duk Lichtenberger

Jung Duk Lichtenberger

Deputy Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, European Commission


Speaker bio will appear here shortly...

Michel de Jonge

Michel de Jonge

Manager International Public Affairs, PGGM


Michel (46) started his career in 1996 at the Dutch Ministry for Agriculture as a general policy worker after graduating from Nijmegen University as a physical planner. Soon he found himself occupied in the implementation of EU funds and projects.

In 2002 the Dutch urban Region “Zuid Holland” was the next employer and this meant a change from EU policy to EU affairs. Leading a team and developing the EU ERDF programme for the region, building an EU lobby agenda and realising EU projects through EU funding in many different domains (water, coastal management, urban policy, transport) was a way to build on the experience of the years before. Michel built a professional lobby platform on EU level and took a role as General Secretary.

Since 2008 Michel acts as senior member of the PGGM public affairs team. PGGM is the 2nd largest pension service provider in the Netherlands and a prominent pension actor in Europe. He represents PGGM in Brussels and shares an office with the Dutch Federation of Pension Funds. For PGGM Michel follows actively all developments in Brussels on pensions, financial markets and investments, participating in debates on many issues voicing the perspective of pension funds and pension fund investing. Michel acted between 2013 and 2016 as secretary of the EU TTYPE project’s steering group aiming at solutions for pension tracking across Europe.

Verena  Ross

Verena Ross

Executive Director , European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)


Verena Ross is the Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). She was appointed to the role in March 2011 and joined ESMA on 1 June 2011. She is the first Executive Director of the organisation and forms part of the senior management team along with the Chair of ESMA. The Executive Director has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the organisation.

Prior to this, Verena held a number of senior posts in the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA), with her final position being Director of the International Division from October 2009 to May 2011. Verena was also a member of the FSA's Executive Committee and the Executive Policy and Risk Committees.

Verena joined the FSA in 1998 to run the Executive Chairman’s office during the regulator’s start-up phase, and was briefly a seconded advisor to the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission in 2000. She subsequently held various positions in the Markets Division and was Director of the Strategy & Risk Division before becoming Director of the International Division.

She began her career at the Bank of England in 1994, where she worked as an economist and then banking supervisor, following studies in Hamburg, Taipei and London (SOAS).

Veronique Ormezzano

Veronique Ormezzano

Head of Group Prudential Affairs, BNP Paribas


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' 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 with the full support of top management.

She has been appointed Alternate Chair of AFME Prudential Regulatory Board in September 2016, she is a member of EBF Banking Supervision Committee and is actively participating to various industry groups and conferences.

She was previously, since 2009, Global Head of Official Institutions Coverage at BNP Paribas. In this role, she animated a team of Senior Bankers dedicated to Sovereigns, Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Supranationals, and delivering the whole range of advisory and financial services across all geographies and business lines : Primary and Secondary Debt Capital Markets, Hedging instruments, Reserve Management, Implementation of monetary policy, Asset Allocation, Alternative Investments in Real Estate and Infrastructure, Securities Services, Corporate Finance and Advisory,…

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.

Deirdre Somers

Deirdre Somers

CEO, Irish Stock Exchange


Deirdre is Chief Executive of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) since 2007 and has over 25 years’ experience of the securities and stock exchange industries. She has played a pivotal role in establishing the ISE’s leading position internationally in listing investment funds and debt securities and the ISE now has over 36,000 securities from 85 countries around the globe represented on its markets.

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Deirdre is currently President of the Federation of the European Securities Exchanges (FESE) representing over 35 exchanges across Europe. Deirdre also sits on the National Council of IBEC.

Richard Baker

Richard Baker

President and Chief Executive Officer, Managed Funds Association


Richard H. Baker is MFA's President and Chief Executive Officer, a role he assumed in February 2008. He was previously a member of the U.S. House Of Representatives, serving Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District since 1986. Mr. Baker was a member of the House Financial Services Committee and was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets for 12 years. He is recognized as an expert on securities, insurance and housing finance.

He was first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1971 at the age of 23 and served for fifteen years

Karel Lannoo

Karel Lannoo

Chief Executive, CEPS


- Chief executive of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) since 2000, one of the leading independent European think tanks. Published some books and numerous articles in newspapers, specialised magazines and journals on general European public policy, and specific financial regulation and supervision matters. Latest book: ‘The Great Financial Plumbing, From Northern Rock to Banking Union’, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015;
- Regular speaker in hearings for national and international institutions (EU Commission, European Parliament and related), at international conferences and in briefings for executives;
- Rapporteur for many CEPS task forces, chaired by senior European officials and business leaders (with a.o. Helmut Schlesinger, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Jose-Maria Roldan, Thomas Huertas)
- Directs the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) and the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI), both operated by CEPS;
- Independent director of BME (Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles), the listed company that manages the Spanish securities markets (since 2006); Member of the Euribor Steering Committee, European Money Markets Institute (EMMI) (2013 – present)
- Karel Lannoo holds a baccalaureate in philosophy (1984) and an MA in modern history (1985) from the University of Leuven, Belgium and obtained a postgraduate in European studies (Centre d’Etudes européennes, CEE) from the University of Nancy, France (1986). Before joining CEPS, he worked for STUC (students’ cultural centre), did a stage in the EU Commission (spokesmen’s service), was employed by an Italian agro-food company (Ferruzzi) and a professional association, and was also active as free-lance journalist.

Andrew Schlossberg

Andrew Schlossberg

Chief Executive Officer, Invesco EMEA


Andrew Schlossberg is Chief Executive Officer of Invesco Perpetual and head of Invesco’s EMEA region (which includes the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East). He has 20 years’ experience in the asset management industry and more than 16 years’ experience within Invesco Ltd.

Mr. Schlossberg joined Invesco in 2001 and has served in multiple leadership roles across the company, including his previous position as Head of US Retail Distribution and Global ETFs for Invesco. He has also served as US chief marketing officer, head of Global Corporate Development, overseeing business strategy and mergers and acquisitions, and he has held leadership roles in strategy and product development in the company’s North American Institutional and Retirement divisions.

Prior to joining Invesco, Mr. Schlossberg worked with Citigroup Asset Management and its predecessors from 1996 to 2000 as an equity research analyst on the US large-cap value equity team.

Mr. Schlossberg is the chair of the Board of Invesco UK and is active within the Financial Services Industry serving on the Advisory Boards of the Investment Association, TheCityUK, ICI Global, and the Diversity Project.

He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS degree in finance and international business from the University of Delaware.

Paulina Dejmek-Hack

Paulina Dejmek-Hack

Financial Adviser, Cabinet of President Juncker, European Commission


Paulina Dejmek Hack is economic adviser to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.

Paulina joined the European Commission in 2004, after having worked in a law firm in Frankfurt am Main and at the EFTA Surveillance Authority in Brussels where she was responsible for financial services, capital movements and company law.

After a couple of years in the unit for insurance and pensions in DG MARKT, Paulina joined the Legal Service of the Commission in 2007, providing legal advice on financial services and financial market matters. During the Swedish EU Presidency in 2009, Paulina was seconded to the Swedish Permanent Representation as financial attaché.

Paulina joined the private office of Commissioner Michel Barnier, subsequently Vice-President of the European Commission, in 2010. She was the Deputy Head of Cabinet between February and October 2014.

Paulina is a Swedish and Czech citizen, she holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Lund, Sweden, and a doctorate degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Kim Rozman

Kim Rozman

Associate General Counsel, HBK Capital


Kim Rozman has been associated with HBK since 1999 and serves as HBK’s Associate General Counsel. She currently serves as Chair of the International Affairs Committee of the Managed Funds Association. She is also a member of numerous MFA, ISDA, AIMA and other industry committees and former Chair of the Derivatives and Swaps Committee of the MFA. Prior to joining HBK, Kim was in-house counsel to two corporations. From 1990 to 1996, Ms. Rozman was an associate at Jackson Walker L.L.P. She received a B.S. from Shippensburg State College and completed law school magna cum laude from Dickinson Law School.

Lauri Rosendahl

Lauri Rosendahl

President Nasdaq Nordics and Nasdaq Stockholm & SVP European Cash Equity and Equity Derivatives, Nasdaq


Lauri Rosendahl is President of Nasdaq Nordics and Nasdaq Stockholm, at Nasdaq’s European Headquarters in Stockholm. Mr. Rosendahl also holds the position as Senior Vice President, European Cash Equity and Equity Derivatives within Global Transaction and Market Services, Nasdaq.

Between May 2009 until March 2016, Mr. Rosendahl was the President of Nasdaq Helsinki. Between May 2009 and February 2013, Mr. Rosendahl was Head of Product Management for Nordic Equities and Nordic Equity Derivatives. During this time, Nasdaq Nordic implemented CCP clearing for cash equities and launched the INET trading system for cash equities and GENIUM INET for equity derivatives. From January 2012 to February 2013, Mr Rosendahl was also responsible for the Baltic and Armenian operations of Nasdaq. After this, in February 2013, his responsibilities were extended to Head of European Cash Equity and Equity Derivatives.

Mr. Rosendahl has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, having held several senior management positions within securities trading, equity research and investment banking with several banks and brokers including Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro / Alfred Berg, Carnegie and Kaupthing. He also has a long renowned career as a telecom equipment analyst.

Mr. Rosendahl has been a founding member of The Finnish Financial Analyst Society and a board member with said society from 1989 to 1993. He has further acted as member of the board of The Finnish Brokers' Association (1992-1996, 2004-2005), The Private Brokers' Association (1992-1996) and on the Supervisory Board of the Helsinki Stock Exchange (1993-1995). Mr. Rosendahl has also acted as a Member of the Board in the Finnish Deposit Guarantee Fund (2008 – Feb 2009).

Pervenche Berès

Pervenche Berès

MEP, European Parliament


Born in 1957, Pervenche Berès has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1994.

S&D Coordinator of the ECON committee

Full member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, substitute member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, and of the Institutional Affairs Committee. Former substitute member of the “TAXE I” et “TAXE II” special committee and substitute member of the PANA inquiry committee.

She has been appointed in 2014, rapporteur on "The economic governance framework of EMU: Stocktaking of possible building blocks" and in 2015 on " a Budgetary capacity for the Eurozone".

In Parliament elected in 2009, she has been the Chairwoman of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee and a substitute member in the Economic and Monetary affairs committee. She has been appointed rapporteur of the temporary committee on the financial, economic and social crisis. Previously, she was Chairwoman of the Economic and Monetary affairs Committee (2004-2009), head of the French socialist delegation (June 1997-June 2004 & June 2014-January 2017) and Vice-President of the Socialist group in the European Parliament (June 1997-June 2004). From December 1999 to October 2000, she was the Vice-president of the European Parliament delegation to the Convention in charge of elaborating a European Union Charter of fundamental rights. She was also a member of the European Convention in charge of drafting a Constitution for Europe from February 2002 to July 2003.

Graduated from the "Institut d'Etudes Politiques" in Paris, she worked from 1981 to 1988 and from 1993 to 1994 as an administrator in the French National Assembly; from 1988 to 1992 she was an advisor for International and European affairs to Laurent Fabius, President of the National Assembly.

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.

David  Wright

David Wright

Chair EUROFI; former Secretary General, IOSCO


After graduating from Worcester College, Oxford in 1974 in politics, economics and philosophy (PPE) David has worked for nearly 34 years in the European Commission from 1977- 2011. He held a variety of posts including at the beginning of his career responsibility for oil and gas data in the Statistical Office, Luxembourg (1977-1981) during the second oil crisis; energy policy coordination and modelling in the Directorate General for Energy, Brussels (1982-1987); and then industrial trade policy negotiations during the Uruguay multilateral trade round (1987-1989).

From 1989-1992 he was a member of President Delors' "Think Tank" called the "Cellule de Prospectives" where he worked on industrial policy and wrote the first Commission document on sustainable development. In this period he co-authored a book with Professor Alexis Jacquemin on the post-1992 EU political and economic agenda called "Shaping factors, shaping actors".

From 1993-1994 he was a member of Sir Leon Brittans' Cabinet and worked on various aspects of trade and industrial policy, including completion of the Uruguay Round in 1994. In 1995 he became an Adviser to President Jacques Santer in his Cabinet – covering competitiveness, industrial and telecom policies, political relations with the UK and Ireland, financial services, risk capital and various other trade and foreign policy briefs.

From March 2000 – October 2010 he was first Director, then Deputy Director-General for securities and financial markets, then for all financial services policy in DG Internal Market and Services. He helped design and drive forward the Financial Services Action Plans to integrate the EU's capital and financial services markets. He was the rapporteur for both the Lamfalussy (2000/1) and De LaRosière Committees (2008/9), chaired the Securities and Banking Committees and represented the Commission in the Financial Services Committee and in various FSB/G20 fora. He also played a leading role in the EU-US financial markets dialogue in this period.

He was the EU Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford until July 2011 and was a Member of the European Commission's Task force on Greece until the end of January 2012.

David Wright’s appointment as Secretary General of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) commenced on 15 March 2012.

David Wright left IOSCO in March 2016 and is now the Chairman of EUROFI, Paris and a partner at FLINT-GLOBAL in London.

Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes

MEP, European Parliament


Born in 1969, Brian studied history and sociology at the National University of Ireland, St Patricks College Maynooth. He also studied at Trinity College Dublin and was delegation secretary to Fine Gael during the Peace & Reconciliation forum.

Brian served as a member of Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) from 1997-2002 and 2007-2014. He was Leader of the Opposition in Seanad Eireann (Senate) from 2002-2007. In 2011 Brian was appointed as Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, a position he held until his election to the European Parliament.

During his time as Minister of State, Brian attended Eurogroup, ECOFIN and Budgetary Council meetings on behalf of the Irish Government. As Minister of State in Ireland he was responsible for procurement reform, public sector reform, the Office of Public Works and developing flood alleviation projects in Ireland.

Following his election to the European Parliament in May 2014 Brian was appointed to the European Parliaments Economic & Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee, Development Committee and Budgetary Control Committee. He is also a member of the Delegations to Iraq and South Africa. Brian was the European Parliament rapporteur for the IORPS II Directive and shadow rapporteur for the Money Market Funds regulation. In December 2016, he was elected EPP Vice Coordinator on the ECON Committee.



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