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2021 Forum - Speakers

Sílvia Amaro

Sílvia Amaro is a correspondent for CNBC in London, covering European politics.

Ms Amaro is a regular contributor on TV and digital platforms and won the CFA UK Broadcast Journalist of the Year award in 2021. Prior to joining CNBC in 2016 she reported on European politics from Brussels. She graduated from City, University of London with a BA in journalism.

John Berrigan

John Berrigan is Director-General of DG FISMA – the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union – at the European Commission.

DG FISMA is responsible for EU-level policymaking and legislative initiatives concerning the financial sector, including banking union, capital markets union, sustainable finance, digital finance, anti-money laundering and sanctions. In this context, Mr Berrigan represents the European Commission on the Economic and Financial Committee and the Financial Services Committee, which report to EU Finance Ministers. He also represents the Commission on the Financial Stability Board, which reports to G20 Finance Ministers. He attends meetings of the European Systemic Risk Board and is a permanent observer on the Single Resolution Board.

Mr Berrigan has been a Commission official since the mid-1980s and has spent most of that time working on financial-sector issues – first in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, where he contributed to macro-financial analysis in general and more specifically to financial-sector aspects of the assistance programmes for EU Member States, and now in DG FISMA. He worked on preparations for the introduction of the euro in 1999 and was secretary of the Giovannini Group, which produced reports on matters related to euro-denominated debt issues and post-trading in EU securities markets in the early 2000s. In the mid-1990s he worked for several years with the International Monetary Fund.

Mr Berrigan has a master’s degree in economics from University College Dublin. He is married with two children.

Ana Botín

Ana Botín has been Executive Chair of Banco Santander since September 2014.

Under Ms Botín’s leadership, Santander is undergoing an ambitious digital transformation: its digital banking franchise Openbank is already the largest digital bank in Europe by assets, and Santander has leveraged its scale and technological leadership in payments to create PagoNxt.

Meanwhile, Santander is supporting the transition to a green economy as one of the world’s largest lenders to renewable energy projects, and is a signatory to the Net-Zero Banking Alliance.

Ms Botín began her career at JP Morgan in New York. In 1988 she joined Santander to lead the Group’s expansion in Latin America. In 2002 she became Chief Executive of Banesto in Spain, before becoming CEO of Santander UK in 2010.

Ms Botín is President of the European Banking Federation, a Board member of the Coca-Cola Company and a member of the MIT CEO Advisory Board. She is also the founder and Chair of both Fundación CYD, which supports Spanish universities’ contribution to economic and social development, and Empieza Por Educar, the Spanish affiliate of Teach For All, which trains talented graduates to become teachers.

Ms Botín earned her BA in economics from Bryn Mawr College and is married with three sons.

Sarah Breeden

Sarah Breeden is Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk at the Bank of England and a member of the Financial Policy Committee.

The Financial Policy Committee is the United Kingdom’s macroprudential authority. It is tasked by Parliament with guarding against the financial system damaging the wider economy. Ms Breeden is responsible for the Bank of England’s work to deliver that objective.

Ms Breeden also leads the Bank of England’s work on climate change domestically and internationally, a role she has held since 2016. This has included chairing the macro-financial workstream of the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System.

Previously, Ms Breeden was Executive Director for UK Deposit Takers Supervision, responsible for the supervision of UK banks, building societies and credit unions. Before that, she was Executive Director for International Banks Supervision, where she was responsible for supervision of the UK operations of international banks.

Before moving into supervision, Ms Breeden was a director in the Bank’s Financial Stability Strategy and Risk Directorate, where she focused on developing the UK’s macroprudential policymaking framework and supporting the Financial Policy Committee. Previously she was head of the division that assessed risks to financial stability from financial markets, the non-bank financial sector and the real economy.

Ms Breeden led the Bank’s work to support the transition of responsibility for prudential regulation of banks and insurers from the Financial Services Authority to the Bank.

Prior to that she was head of the Bank’s Risk Management Division and head of Special Projects in the Markets Directorate, leading the design and risk management of financial market operations undertaken by the Bank, including those launched during the financial crisis of 2007-08.

José Manuel Campa

José Manuel Campa is Chairperson of the European Banking Authority.

After studying law and economics at the University of Oviedo and earning his PhD in economics from Harvard University, Mr Campa taught finance at New York University and the IESE Business School and consulted for a number of international organisations, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Bank for International Settlements and the European Commission.

He then served as the tenth Secretary of State for Economic Affairs of Spain and was most recently Director of Regulatory Affairs of Grupo Santander.

Frank Elderson

Frank Elderson has been a member of the Executive Board of the ECB since December 2020 and Vice-Chair of the ECB’s Supervisory Board since February 2021.

In his capacity as an Executive Board member he oversees the ECB’s Directorate General Legal Services.

Mr Elderson previously served as Executive Director of De Nederlandsche Bank, where he held several senior positions before joining the Governing Board in 2011.

Frank Elderson is Chair of the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System. He co-chairs the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Risks of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Mr Elderson studied various courses at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. He graduated in Dutch law from the University of Amsterdam in 1994 and obtained an LLM degree from Columbia Law School, New York, in 1995.

Andrea Enria

Andrea Enria took office as the second Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB in January 2019.

Before that he was the first Chairperson of the European Banking Authority from March 2011. He previously served as Head of the Supervisory Regulations and Policies Department at the Banca d’Italia and Secretary General of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors. He also held the position of Head of the Financial Supervision Division at the ECB. Before joining the ECB he worked for several years in the Research and Supervisory departments of the Banca d'Italia.

Mr Enria has a BA in economics from Bocconi University and an MPhil in economics from the University of Cambridge.

Sonja Gibbs

Sonja Gibbs is Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance at the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

Ms Gibbs leads the IIF’s work on sustainable finance and sovereign debt policy, focusing on research and advocacy for the Institute’s global membership across the financial services industry. Her research interests include the economic impact and financial market pricing of climate and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risks, debt sustainability and market development in emerging markets. She oversees the IIF Weekly Insight, which offers a concise perspective on global financial markets through an ESG lens, and the IIF Global Debt Monitor, which observes mature and emerging economies for debt-related vulnerabilities such as the rapid build-up in emerging market corporate debt levels. Her policy work on behalf of the IIF includes outreach and liaison efforts vis-à-vis the G20, multilaterals, global regulators and standard setters, and the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System. She also serves on the Board of the Regional Center for Sustainable Finance.

Ms Gibbs has spent over 20 years in banking and financial markets, most recently with Nomura International in London, where she was Chief Equity Strategist. Her earlier positions include stints as a US economist and bank credit analyst in New York and Los Angeles. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and obtained both her MBA and her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work is widely cited in the financial press; she is a regular speaker on sustainable finance and global debt issues at industry conferences and in the media. She also hosts the popular series of IIF Climate Finance Workshops and ESG Webinars.

Irene Heemskerk

Irene Heemskerk joined the ECB in June 2021 to head its new climate change centre.

Ms Heemskerk is responsible for shaping and steering the ECB’s climate agenda internally and externally. Until recently she was an adviser to the Chair of the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System at De Nederlandsche Bank, a position she held between December 2017 and December 2020. She was also involved as a sustainability fellow in the IFRS Foundation’s work on setting up a sustainability standards board.

Previously, Ms Heemskerk held various positions at De Nederlandsche Bank, including Secretary to the Board for Supervision and Legal Counsel. Irene holds a master’s degree in international and European law from Leiden University.

Patrick Jenkins

Patrick Jenkins is Deputy Editor of the Financial Times.

Previously, Mr Jenkins served as financial editor for over five years, shaping the FT’s overall financial coverage and managing several teams, including banking, markets and Lex.

Mr Jenkins joined the Financial Times in 1998 and reported for FT Money and UK companies. He has been Frankfurt correspondent, Companies editor and Banking editor.

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde has been the President of the ECB since November 2019.

Between 2011 and 2019 she served as the 11th Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, after holding office as French Minister of Economy and Finance from 2007 to 2011 and as French Minister of Trade from 2005 to 2007.

A lawyer by training, she was in practice for 20 years with international law firm Baker McKenzie and was appointed Global Chair of the firm in 1999.

She was the first woman to hold all of these positions.

David Livingstone

David Livingstone was appointed CEO for Citi Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in February 2019.

In this role, he is responsible for Citi’s businesses throughout EMEA, where Citi maintains a physical presence in 55 countries and does business in 52 more. Mr Livingstone is a member of Citi’s Executive Management Team and reports to CEO Jane Fraser.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr Livingstone was Citi Country Officer for Australia and New Zealand from June 2016. In this role, he was responsible for Citi’s business in Australia and New Zealand, including developing and implementing the business strategy, fostering client relationships, managing risk and controls, and enhancing and protecting Citi’s reputation in the region. He was also a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Management Team.

Mr Livingstone joined Citi from Credit Suisse Group, where he was Vice Chairman of the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division for the EMEA region; a Board member of Credit Suisse International and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, the Group’s main operating entities in Europe; and Head of the European Mergers & Acquisitions business. He was also CEO of Credit Suisse Australia, a role he held from 2010 to 2013.

Mr Livingstone joined Credit Suisse in 2007 from HSBC, where he was a Managing Director and Head of EMEA Investment Banking Advisory. Prior to that, he worked at Goldman Sachs for 16 years in a variety of senior roles, including Head of the European Industrials business, Head of Asia (ex-Japan) Mergers & Acquisitions and Head of Australian Investment Banking.

He has extensive experience in corporate and investment banking (particularly in international mergers and acquisitions transactions, capital raising and corporate restructuring), private banking, consumer banking and general management.

Mr Livingstone holds a BA honours degree in economics from Macquarie University in Sydney and an MA in law from Jesus College, University of Cambridge.

Conny Lotze

Conny Lotze has been Deputy Director General Communications at the ECB since 2014, where she is charge of strategic communications for ECB Banking Supervision.

Previously she was Chief of Media Relations at the International Monetary Fund. In her more than 25 years working in communications, she has also been bureau chief, correspondent and assistant editor for various news agencies and publications worldwide.

Isabelle Mateos y Lago

Isabelle Mateos y Lago is Managing Director of BlackRock, Global Head of the firm’s Official Institutions Group and a member of its Geopolitical Risk Steering Committee and Global Operating Committee.

Ms Mateos y Lago joined BlackRock in January 2015, initially as Senior Advisor to Vice Chairman Philipp Hildebrand. From February 2016 to April 2019 she was part of the leadership team of the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII), where she contributed to shaping BII’s macro-investment views and led the firm’s work on geopolitical risks and their market impact; she was also responsible for developing thematic investment thought-leadership, including in the area of sustainable investing.

Before joining BlackRock, Ms Mateos y Lago was a senior official at the International Monetary Fund, where she worked for 15 years in a range of positions, covering economic analysis, policymaking, strategy and global governance (including as G20 liaison and as a member of the Executive Board). She started her career at the French Ministry of Finance.

Ms Mateos y Lago regularly contributes her views on financial markets, and how geopolitics affect them, in a variety of global media outlets. She is a member of the Board of Bruegel. She is also a member of the Inspection générale des finances and a graduate of the École nationale d’administration and Sciences Po, Paris. She earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Cambridge.

Elizabeth McCaul

Elizabeth McCaul is a member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB.

Her areas of interest include supervisory strategy, risk, capital, internal governance, and consistency and quality across European banking supervision. She focuses on prudential implications in dynamic areas such as financial stability, climate change, fintech and anti-money laundering.

Ms McCaul joined the New York State Banking Department as First Deputy in 1995 and served as New York Superintendent of Banks from 1997-2003. She was elected Chair of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and served as a member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, on the Joint Forum on Financial Conglomerates, and as an instructor for the Financial Stability Institute at the Bank for International Settlements.

Before joining the ECB, she worked for Promontory Financial Group, where she founded the New York office as Partner-in-Charge, before serving as CEO and Chair of Europe, and Global Head of Strategy.

For the first decade of her career she was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.

Mairead McGuinness

Mairead McGuinness is the European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union.

The Commissioner’s vision for the portfolio is focused on ensuring the financial sector’s strength and stability, so that it can deliver for people, society and the environment.

Before joining the Commission in October 2020 Ms McGuinness was First Vice-President of the European Parliament from 2017. She represented Ireland as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for 16 years and was a Vice-President of the Parliament from 2014.

As Vice-President, she oversaw relations with national parliaments, led the Parliament’s dialogue with religious and philosophical organisations, and was responsible for the Parliament’s communication policy.

During her time in the Parliament Ms McGuinness sat on a range of committees, covering agriculture, the environment, public health, budgets, petitions and constitutional affairs. Her legislative work included leading the Group of the European People’s Party on the European Climate Law, the revision of medical devices legislation, and the reform of the common agricultural policy post-2013. As an Irish MEP representing the border region, she was outspoken on Brexit and the consequences for the EU and Ireland.

In 2006-07 Ms McGuinness chaired the Parliament’s investigation into the collapse of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, which identified issues around weak financial regulation.

Before becoming an MEP she was an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and commentator.

Jean Pierre Mustier

Jean Pierre Mustier is Sponsor and Operating Partner of Pegasus Europe, a special purpose acquisition company focused on the European financial services sector.

Mr Mustier began his career at Société Générale in 1987 and remained with the group until 2009 in a number of positions, including Head of Corporate & Investment Banking and Head of Asset Management, Private Banking and Securities Services.

In early 2011 he joined UniCredit as Deputy General Manager in charge of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division. In 2015 he became a London-based partner of Tikehau Capital, an alternative investment management group.

He returned to UniCredit as CEO in 2016.

Mr Mustier was also Chair of the European Banking Federation between 2019 and 2021.

Maria Tadeo

Maria Tadeo is a Brussels-based correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where she regularly reports on European politics and the economy.

At Bloomberg, she has covered major international events such as G7 and NATO summits and interviewed numerous high-ranking officials, including prime ministers and finance ministers. Before moving to Brussels, Ms Tadeo was based in Bloomberg’s London headquarters. She currently reports across Europe.

She graduated with a first-class degree in journalism from City, University of London and was awarded a scholarship from Banco Santander to complete a master’s degree in financial journalism.

David J. Teitelbaum

David J. Teitelbaum is Senior Managing Director, Head of European Advisory Offices and Head of Global FIG Advisory for Cerberus.

He joined Cerberus in 1997 and is responsible for its advisory offices in Europe, helping to oversee investment activities across the region. Mr Teitelbaum also leads the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) and manages all FIG-related strategies and investments for the firm. He has led many of Cerberus’s largest European transactions, including several non-performing loan (NPL) portfolio acquisitions and bank equity investments. Previously, Mr Teitelbaum was Managing Director in Asia and assisted with the firm’s NPL activity in the region. After more than 23 years at Cerberus, he has deep expertise in NPL portfolio valuation, acquisition structuring and workout-related strategy, and has established strong relationships with leading financial institutions and key counterparties across the globe. Mr Teitelbaum began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he worked on corporate finance and M&A transactions in its Los Angeles office.

Mr Teitelbaum graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He is active with several UK non-profit organisations including Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the Community Service Trust.

Nicolas Véron

Nicolas Véron is Senior Fellow at Bruegel, which he co-founded, and Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

His research is primarily about financial systems and financial services policies, with a main focus on Europe.

A graduate of France’s École Polytechnique and École des Mines, Mr Véron held senior positions in the French government and private sector in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is also an independent board member of the global derivatives trade repository arm of DTCC, a financial infrastructure company that operates on a non-profit basis. In September 2012 Bloomberg Markets included Mr Véron in its yearly global “50 Most Influential” list, with reference to his early advocacy of European banking union.

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