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Managing Director, Meade Davis Communications
Deputy Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission
Alexandra Jour-Schroeder is Deputy Director General of the European Commission´s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union since March 2021. In her function, Alexandra Jour-Schroeder supervises and monitors the policies of the Directorate General. Alexandra Jour-Schroeder is a graduate in law. Following initial assignments in the German federal government, she started working for the European Commission in 1996, holding several positions in competition, enterprise and industry policies as well as justice. From 1998 to 2007, she was Member of Cabinet for the Commissioners responsible for regional policy and justice and home affairs and for the Vice-President for enterprise and industry. Since 2017, she has been the Director for Criminal Justice in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, working inter alia on the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor´s Office and Anti-Money Laundering policies. From 2018 to 2021, she was also overseeing consumer policies as Acting Deputy Director General in DG Justice and Consumers.
Deputy Director General, Macroprudential Policy & Financial Stability, ECB
Biography is coming soon.
CEO of Euronext Paris and member of the Managing Board, Euronext Group
Delphine d’Amarzit is CEO of Euronext Paris and member of the Managing Board of Euronext N.V. Delphine d’Amarzit joined from Orange Bank where, as Deputy CEO, she was responsible for the oversight of the Operations, Credit, Finance, Risk and Compliance functions. Delphine d’Amarzit holds an extensive knowledge of European and French capital markets, notably having held senior positions within the French Treasury Department for several years with responsibilities for capital markets development, European financial regulation, and corporate financing. From 2007 to 2009, she was also in charge of financial and economic affairs at the office of the Prime Minister where she participated in the definition of the public response to the financial crisis, rescue package and recovery plans and coordinated the action on all matters related to economic reform and financial services.
Deputy CEO & CFO European Bank and International, BNY Mellon
Eric Pulinx joined the Bank of New York Mellon in August 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, the European banking entity. Eric is a member of the Executive Committee of The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, and, as such, an executive director of the Board. As Deputy CEO, Eric is leading the 9 branches and the subsidiary of the European Bank. In 2023, Eric expanded his role to CFO for International area management for BNYM. Eric has a wealth of experience in the financial services industry. He joins BNYM after 4 years within BPost Bank (Belgian Postal Bank), where he was latterly Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer and a Member of the Executive Committee. Previously Eric spent over 11 years with KPMG where he was Senior Manager and recognized statutory auditor of several significant European banks. He was appointed a Board Member of Febelfin (Belgian Bankers association) in May 2015. Since September 2017, Eric is acting as independent Board member of Delen Bank, a Belgian financial institution active in wealth management, and Finax, the holding company of Delen and Bank van Breda. Eric holds a degree in Applied Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, a Masters in Audit and Accountancy from Institut Francisco Ferrer and is graduated from the Institut de Finance et de Cambisme Internationale, both in Belgium. Eric is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. Eric is married and has 3 children. He is also an amateur kickboxer.
Senior Adviser, Research & Advocacy, Finance Watch
He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with an MBA in Finance and from the University of Innsbruck with degrees in Law and Applied Languages. In the two decades of his career as a senior investment banker he worked at major international banks, including Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and UniCredit, advising large corporate clients and financial investors. More recently, he has returned to the field of International and European Union Law, concentrating on financial regulation. Christian is the Finance Watch representative at the Banking Stakeholder Group of the European Banking Authority (EBA) and at the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
Head of Unit, Digital Finance, European Commission
Jan Ceyssens is Head of the “Digital Finance” Unit in the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union at the European Commission. He was previously Member and Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Vice President Dombrovskis and Member of the Cabinet of Vice-President Barnier, and Team Leader for Financial Supervision at the European Commission's Internal Markets and Services Directorate General. He graduated in law from Humboldt University in Berlin and holds a Master’s degree in European Law from King's College London. He works at the European Commission since 2006, initially in the Directorate General for Competition's Cartels enforcement Directorate and since 2009 in the Internal Markets and Services Directorate General.
Country Manager Spain, Vice President and General Manager Spain & Benelux International Card Services, American Express
Juan Orti is CEO - Country Manager of Spain at American Express since 2016. In that role he oversees the parent company for American Express in Europe and all operations in Spain. He is also responsible for our consumer facing International Card Services for Spain, Netherlands, Belgium & Luxemburg. Moreover, he is Chairman of American Express Europe S.A., the issuing arm of American Express in Europe, and Member of the Board of American Express Payments Europe, our acquiring arm. Next to his duties at American Express, Juan is Chairman of the American Business Council in Spain and Member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain. Juan is also mentor for the Programa Consejeros Eje&Con. Prior to joining American Express, Juan developed his professional career at Citibank and Mobil Oil Co. He holds a graduate degree in economics and a postgraduate degree from IESE Business School.
Group General Counsel, KBC Group
Biography is coming soon.