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13.30 – 14.00 Registration & Virtual networking
14.05 – 14.40 Introductory remarks by speakers
14.40 – 15.30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break & networking
15:45 -16:20 Introductory remarks by speakers
16.20 – 17.10 Panel Discussion and Q&A
Chief Correspondent, financial services, MLex
Fiona Maxwell is a financial services senior correspondent at MLex in London. She began her career as a reporter for Risk.net, writing about EU post-crisis regulation, and later worked for POLITICO in Brussels, covering the intersect between financial policy and politics. Prior to joining MLex, Fiona worked at the Bank of England as a policy adviser in the prudential policy directorate.
Policy Officer, Digital Finance, European Commission
Raphael Lemahieu is a Policy Officer in the digital finance unit of DG FISMA. He is part of the legislative team working on a broader open finance framework. Prior to the Commission, Raphael worked at the European Parliament for the Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).
SVP Open Banking & Open Finance Global Industry & Policy Engagement, Mastercard
Dr Louise Beaumont leads Mastercard’s efforts to shape a policy environment conducive to incumbents and innovators delivering Open Banking and Open Finance’s full potential – to the ultimate benefit of consumers and businesses, and the economies and societies that they comprise. Her remit includes the countries and regions outside of North America. This role builds on the work she has done over the last dozen years with legislators and regulators to create disruption, with corporates to cope with disruption, and with start-ups to exploit disruption – with open and accessible data as the guiding principle.
Head of European Policy Lead, Plaid
Dan is a fintech sector specialist with a background in financial services regulation and public policy. Dan is the Head of European Policy for Plaid, a financial services technology company that specialises in connecting consumers, financial institutions, and fintech developers - giving consumers power over their own financial data. Plaid connects over 15,000 Financial Institutions to over 3000 Fintech applications worldwide. In his role as Head of Policy, Dan spends his time supporting Plaid's European go to market efforts, managing relationships with governments, regulators, policymakers advocating for a regulatory environment that allows open digital financial services to grow. Before joining Plaid, Dan was Head of European Regulatory Relations for Ripple a blockchain payments company and has also advised the UK Government on Fintech policy. Dan also helped set up and found Innovate Finance, the UK's Fintech membership association.
Government Relations Director, EMEA, Ant Group
Agnès leads Ant Group’s public affairs work across the EMEA region since June 2020. She has over a decade of experience in driving public policy engagement in financial services and digital finance. Prior to joining Ant Group, Agnès worked for 9 years at Euronext, where she was EU and France government affairs manager after having served as a policy advisor. Agnès has an academic background in international relations, political economy and EU law and holds a master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris.
Financial Services Officer, BEUC
Anna Martin is Financial Services Officer at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. She is in charge of retail banking, working among other files on the review of the Payment Service Directive 2, Instant Payments and the digital euro. Before joining BEUC, she worked for the German Foreign Office in the team coordinating the German EU Council Presidency. Anna holds a Master in European Affairs from the College of Europe, Sciences Po Lille and the University of Münster.
Head of Unit, Retail Financial Services, European Commission
Eric Ducoulombier is, since 1 January 2019, Head of the Retail and Payments Unit in DG FISMA. Before that he was in charge of the Unit dealing with Inter-Institutional affairs and Planning in DG FISMA. Eric Ducoulombier joined the European Commission in 1992, after having worked a few years in the private sector (consulting, law firm,…). He holds a Master’s Degree in law.
Head of Group Strategy, Public & Regulatory Affairs at Worldline and Chairman of EDPIA
Wolf Kunisch is a graduate of the Technische Universität Berlin and of INSEAD’s Executive MBA program. He began his career as a project manager at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Stuttgart, Germany and in Paris. He joined the Atos group in 2000, where he performed management functions in innovative and international business development. In 2010 he was appointed as Managing Director of Atos Worldline in Germany and was made responsible for the group’s Financial Processing & Software Licensing global business line as well as its German and Eastern Europe geographical zones in 2014. In 2016 he became deputy CEO of equensWorldline. In March 2020 he was appointed as Head of Worldline Strategy, Public & Regulatory Affairs.
Head of Government Engagement - Nordics & Baltics, Visa
Emily Rayment is Director of Government Engagement at Visa since December 2019, with responsibility for government and regulatory engagement in the Nordic & Baltic region on both EU and local payments policy matters. Previously, Emily worked in Visa’s UK Government Engagement team and has a background in financial regulation, having worked at the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Treasury with a specific focus on EU and UK policymaking. Emily holds a BSc in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Bristol.
Vice President, European Government Affairs, American Express
Elie Beyrouthy is Vice President of European Government Affairs at American Express since June 2017 where he leads the company’s engagement with European Union Institutions and advises senior leaders on EU regulatory and public policy matters. Elie Beyrouthy also represents American Express’ interests in several EU trade bodies and professional associations. Prior to joining American Express, Elie Beyrouthy was Director of International Regulatory Affairs at Western Union for 5 years. From 2007 to 2012, Elie Beyrouthy held leadership positions at the World Savings Banks Institute and the European Banking Federation. Elie Beyrouthy began his career as an intern at the European Commission and the United States Federal District Court of Minnesota. He holds two Masters Degrees in Law from the University of Minnesota and from the Jean Moulin University in Lyon - France. Elie Beyrouthy also holds a diploma from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon – France.
Adviser, Payments, Eurocommerce
Atze Faas advises EuroCommerce and its members on Payments. Working with members, regulators, legislators and other merchant organisations, he strives to reduce costs of payments, coordinate influence on legislation (e.g. PSD2) and innovation (e.g. digital euro). He has a degree in Business Economics, worked 30+ years for bp, is Dutch, plays golf and speaks several languages.