2017 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum
Back to the Future
January 16 – 18, 2017
Hotel Ritz Madrid
Madrid, Spain

 

Speakers


Danny ArandaDaniel Aranda
Managing Director
Europe at Ripple

Mr. Daniel Aranda heads up business development and operations for Ripple in Europe. In this role, he works with payment solutions providers to bring new Ripple-enabled products to market and manages the adoption of Ripple solutions by banks and financial institutions. Prior to joining Ripple, He worked on payments and technology, performing mergers and acquisitions for the technology industry and cofounding an enterprise donation startup. Mr. Aranda studied Diplomatic History at the University of Pennsylvania.



Auboin_picMarc Auboin
Counselor, Economic Research and Statistics Division
World Trade Organization

Mr. Marc Auboin is a Counsellor in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the WTO. Previously he held several positions at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was Deputy-Secretary General of the Monetary Committee of the European Union, worked for the French Treasury. Mr. Auboin holds a PhD in Economics from Sciences-Po Paris, and was a research fellow at the LSE and Yale University. He now lectures at the World Trade Institute in Switzerland, and used to lecture at the Universities of Paris-Sorbonne, Sciences-po Paris, Louvain-la-Neuve, and Oxford. He published pieces of research on trade and finance issues in IMF and WTO research publications, and various other academic and professional publications, such as voxeu.org and GTR.



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Managing Director, Global Head of Trade & working capital
Barclays

Mr. Baihas Baghdadi is a Managing Director, heading up Barclays Trade & Working Capital business globally. He has over 20 years of banking experience in transaction banking, haven worked in ops, risk, coverage and products. Mr. Baghdadi joined Barclays in February 2008 as head of Cash Management & Trade Finance for Barclays Spain, he has held different roles since then in different roles in Trade & Working Capital running the business outside the UK till he got promoted to Global Head of Trade & Working Capital. Before joining Barclays, he worked for Fortis Bank (now part of BNP Paribas) holding different roles being his last role Head of Trade Services and Specialised Financial Services Iberia (Trade Finance, Commercial Finance, Cash Management, assets finance).



Tod Burwell
CEO and President
BAFT

Mr. Tod Burwell is the CEO and President of BAFT. He is responsible for leading the association in its mission to provide advocacy, education and training, and a common industry voice for the global transaction banking community. Prior to being promoted to CEO, he served as the Senior Vice President of Trade Products with oversight of all trade-related initiatives including the Global Trade Industry Council, Trade Committees, and other strategic initiatives of the organization. Mr. Burwell has over 23 years of trade, supply chain and cash management experience as a banking practitioner, as well as serving as a consultant to global corporations and suppliers of strategically integrated trade solutions.



José Luis Calderón Igareda
Managing Director, Global Head of Global Transaction Banking
Santander

Mr. Jose Luis Calderón Igareda, is a member of GCB Executive Committee. Managing a team with both a local and global approach, bringing together product specialists and sales managers from multiple countries with skills in a wide range of asset classes to provide customer-focused solutions in cash management, lending and working capital solutions and trade finance. Currently Board Member of IBOS Association, member of Transaction Banking Global Leaders (TBGL) and the Association of Spanish Treasurers (ASSET). Joined Santander in 1997, working in the Operations Department for 6 years with varying responsibilities. In 2004 moved to Global Banking & Markets where held the responsibility of managing cash management and supply chain finance projects in Spain.



jose garciaJosé Garcia Cantera
Chief Financial Officer
Banco Santander

Mr. Jose Garcia Cantera is Senior Executive Vice-President of Banco Santander and he became Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Finance Division on January 2015. Prior to his current role, Mr. Cantera was head of Global Wholesale Banking Division, reporting directly to the Group’s CEO since he was appointed in May 2012 Mr. Cantera was CEO of Banesto since 2006, having joined the bank in September 2003 as Senior Executive-Vice President of Wholesale Banking, comprising Corporate Banking, Treasury, Capital Markets, Banesto Bolsa and the bank's international operations. Before working at Banesto, he held senior executive positions at Salomon Brothers-Citigroup.



Claudia_Colic_Ausschnitt_023Claudia Colic
Head of Transaction Banking
UBS AG, Switzerland

Ms. Claudia Colic is a senior manager in the Transaction Banking business and brings more than 23 years of experience in management positions for major global banks in Switzerland and across Europe. Ms. Colic was appointed Head of Transaction Banking in March 2012. From 2007 to 2010, she led the new client acquisition of RBS’s Global Merchant Services Business. Prior to this, she was a Managing Director at ABN AMRO Global Transaction Services. She began her banking career in 1987 at Citibank, where over 20 years she held various management positions



John CollinsJohn Collins
Vice President, International Policy
BAFT

Mr. John Collins is Vice President of International Policy for BAFT, overseeing the development and execution of its global policy and advocacy efforts. Prior to BAFT, Mr. Collins served as Head of Policy for Coinbase, a leading blockchain company, where he led the company's discussions and relationships with governments worldwide. Prior to Coinbase, he served as Senior Professional Staff Member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE). Mr. Collins was the Chairman's primary advisor on emerging issues related to digital currencies and blockchain technology, leading the first Congressional hearing on the subject in the fall of 2013.



susannah.cogmanSusanna Cogman
Partner, Corporate Crime and Investigations
Herbert Smith Freehills

Ms. Susannah Cogman, based in London, is an independently-recognized expert in financial crime and related regulatory work. She advises a wide range of clients across industries on issues related to anti-corruption, sanctions, anti-money laundering, fraud, insider dealing and related issues, both contentious and non-contentious. Ms. Cogman specializes in complex national and international investigations and compliance matters. She also has a particular specialism in sanctions work in relation to Iran, Russia/Ukraine, Syria and Libya.



DC Bio.pptDaniel Cotti
Chairman
Bolero

Mr. Daniel Cotti’s 30+ years experience working in global leading positions with P&L responsibilities for Citibank, ABN AMRO, RBS and JPMorgan and his most recent involvement in B2B network businesses are positioning him extremely well to provide value-added advice to all parties involved in international commerce. With his deep subject matter expertise, he helps to develop sustainable growth strategies and new business models as well as execution plans focusing on client, solution, technology, partnership, connectivity and digitization strategies and roadmaps for traditional parties, B2B networks and FinTech start ups.



Steve Davies
Head of FinTech EMEA
PwC

Mr. Steve Davies has worked in Retail and Commercial Banking in the US, the UK and globally for most of his career with PwC. He spent ten years in the PwC US network firm where he led the National Consumer Finance business. Steve returned to the UK in 2009 and is based in Edinburgh. Mr. Davies is the UK Consulting Leader for Retail & Commercial Banking.



Fernandez de TronconizFrancisco Javier Fernandez de Troconiz
Head of Global Trade and International Banking
BBVA

Mr. Francisco Javier Fernandez de Troconiz, began his career in 1992 at BBAV predecessor Argentaria, before its merger with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya in 1999. His 20 year career at BBVA has seen him hold a variety of roles within the bank: head of origination of capital markets, head of leveraged finance, head of Iberian Peninsula global corporate banking and head of investment banking in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Before taking the reins of the CIB for Spain and Portugal, Mr. de Tronconiz worked in London, Leading BBVA’s north-European global corporate banking offering



Steve Everett -JPEGSteve Everett
Managing Director, Head of Product & Propositions, Global Transaction Banking
Lloyds Banking Group

Steve is the Head of Product & Propositions, Global Transaction Banking having joined LBG in October 2014. GTB Product & Proposition’s focus is to meet client needs by developing products, managing them through their lifecycle and shaping them into propositions in Cash Management & Payments, Trade & Supply Chain Finance and Asset & Invoice Finance areas. The target client base ranges from SME's, through Mid-market to Global Corporates and Financial Institutions. Prior to joining LBG, Steve spent c15 years with RBS performing senior leadership roles spanning global transactions services (GTS), financial markets and corporate banking and leading key strategic programmes which have transformed businesses. His final role was Global Head of Cash Management with responsibility for all payment and liquidity products spanning a network of 38 countries.



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Head of Innovation, R&D
Santander

Mr. Julio Faura heads R&D in Santander's Innovation Division, executing major innovation projects globally, leading new business incubation and venture creation efforts, and actively contributing to Santander's M&A and Venture Capital activity in Fintech. He leads Santander's activities around Blockchain, distributed ledgers and smart contracts, and has founded Santander's crypto Lab, a collaborative space to bring Blockchain technology to the market both applying it within Santander Group as well as in partnership with other leading banks and specialized technology players. Mr. Faura’s career started out as chip designer, focusing on high performance analog (full custom) and digital systems-on-chip. He then worked for McKinsey & Co, where he specialized in Banking serving many of the top financial institutions in Spain, Europe and LatAm. In 2007 he joined Santander, where he has played corporate leadership roles in Investment Banking, Consumer Finance, and IT & Operations, and has participated in many of Santander’s acquisition processes during the last years. Mr. Faura is a Telecommunication Engineer (UPM-Spain), PhD in Computer Science (UAM-Spain), and MsC in Management of Technology (MIT-Sloan).



Martin Fiddaman pen pictureMartin Fiddaman
Global Head of Financial Institution Sales, Transaction Services
Royal Bank of Scotland

Mr. Martin Fiddaman is a Team Leader with global responsibility for TS FI Sales, covering Banks and NBFIs eg Insurance, Asset Managers, Broker/Dealers, Building Societies for payments and cash mgmt, liquidity, commercial cards and trade finance. Started at RBS in August 2010. He has 25 years in commercial and investment banking, the last 15 years in Financial Institutions in relationship, coverage and origination roles. Previous roles include: Head of FI EMEA Coverage at ANZ, London; Head of NBFI EMEA Relationship Mgmt NAB, London; Head of EMEA Bank and Broker Dealer Coverage at Bank One /First Chicago



Adrian Field
Innovation Partnerships Lead
Visa

Mr. Adrian Field is an Innovation Partnerships Lead at Visa. He is responsible for developing partnerships with industry players, including established banks, fintechs and technology vendors to drive innovation in payments; testing concepts and managing new ideas through the innovation process into incubation and eventual commercialisation as new products and services. He is an expert on the payments industry and digital innovation landscape. He joined Visa in 2006, and has previously held senior positions in Strategy, Architecture, Operations and Development. Prior to Visa, he was a Management Consultant advising clients across Finance, Telco and Government sectors. Mr. Field holds an MBA from Cranfield University.



Esther Galiana
Europe Council Co-Chair, BAFT
Managing Director Head, Financial Institutions

Esther Galiana is the Head of International Financial Institutions, Global Transaction Services, at BBVA since 2011. Her responsibilities encompass BBVA´s transactional banking relationships with financial institutions across the globe. She has extensive wholesale & investment banking experience combined with corporate experience in the health care sector. She has also been active in strategy setting and new business development working with BBVA´s Head of Wholesale Banking & Asset Management and at BBVA E-Commerce. Prior to BBVA she worked with Santander in New York covering large Latin American corporations as Vice President of Structured Trade Finance. Earlier in her career, Ms. Galiana worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where she garnered significant experience in banking supervision and regulation topics.



BEN_5565_smallSteve Gilderdale
Managing Director, UK, Ireland and Nordics
SWIFT

Mr. Stephen Gilderdale is Managing Director for the UK, Ireland and Nordics and Global lead for SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme. Prior to his current role, he led SWIFT’s Shared Services business lines and was a key contributor to the development of SWIFT’s 2020 strategy. Mr. Gilderdale has over 20 years’ experience across a number of operations, technology and business development roles and, prior to SWIFT, held a senior management position at a top 5 consulting firm. He has worked at a variety of financial institutions across Europe, including securities marketplaces, banks and card operators.



Nadya S Hijazi
Managing Director & Global Head of PCM e-Commerce
HSBC

Ms. Nadya Hijazi is Managing Director & Global Head of e-Commerce, Global Liquidity & Cash Management at HSBC, based in London. As part of this role, Ms. Hijazi is custodian of the Bank’s strategic Corporate and Commercial digital channels HSBCnet, HSBC Connect, SWIFTnet and a number of domestic Business Banking Channels. At HSBC. Nadya is responsible for all aspects of these channels and is involved in a number of digital transformation strategies to evolve the current platforms. She has worked continually in the Banking and e-Commerce industry, specializing in financial services and global corporate and institutional banking.



Michael HoganMichael Hogan
Regional Head of Transaction Banking Sales, EMEA
MUFG

Mr. Michael Hogan, with over 25 years of experience in the banking and finance, leads the coverage of MUFG transaction banking business, specifically in sales across the EMEA region. Formerly with National Australia Bank, where he was head of trade for Asia and responsible for building and expanding NAB’s trade capabilities across the region. Before this he worked for Standard Chartered Bank for 17 years in both cash and Trade, most recently as managing director, and was a member of the business leadership team for both the group and wholesale bank.



Maurice Iskandar
Assistant General Manager, International
Banque Libano-Francaise SAL

Mr. Maurice Iskandar, Assistant General Manager, Head of International and member of the Executive Committee at Banque Libano-FrançaiseSAL (BLF), supervises the Group’s correspondent banking activities, the international Business Development of the Bank and its international footprint. He joined BLF in 2001 and has held several other positions including Head of Operations and Head of Corporate Banking. Mr. Iskandar has a diversified experience in the banking and financial sectors having worked in France and in Lebanon, including being responsible for the activities in the MENA region of Thomson Financial BankWatch, a specialized bank rating agency based in New York.



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Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking
BBVA

Mr. Enrique Jiménez-Herrera is the Head of Global Transaction Banking at BBVA, and a member of the Executive Committee of BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking. He has global responsibility for the transactional business in the 32 countries where the BBVA Group operates, responsible for Cash Management, Global Trade Finance, Liquidity Management, Correspondent Banking and Securities Services. Mr. Jiménez-Herrera joined BBVA in 1999 from Arthur Andersen and has held various executive positions in Corporate & Investment Banking and in Corporate Development where he was responsible for the Group´s strategic acquisitions in Europe and the USA. In November 2012 he was appointed Head of Global Transaction Banking from Chief Operating Officer of BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking with responsibilities in the areas of strategy, finance, operations, human resources, internal control, marketing and communications.



KernUrs Kern
Sr. Sales Manager – Corporate Business, EMEA
SWIFT

Mr. Urs Kern is responsible for sales of SWIFT’s corporate, trade and supply chain product and service portfolio in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Mr. Kern joined SWIFT in April 2006. Before joining SWIFT he was 5 years with the IT and Management Consultancy Capgemini in Germany. Here he was responsible for business development of the trade services and payment services offering. Prior to Capgemini he worked for DG BANK/DZ BANK (Product Development Corporate Business), Société Générale (Correspondent Banking) and Dresdner Bank (Trade Finance). He has more than 25 years’ background in the financial industry with different responsibilities in various areas of corporate banking and in international divisions of major trade banks.



Nadine Lagarmitte
Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Institutions
HSBC

Ms. Nadine Lagarmitte leads and manages a group of +100 senior sales officers based across the world. Accountable for global annuity revenue related to the payment and cash-management flow for the five sub sectors: Banks, Insurances, Asset managers, Public Sector and Hedge Funds. She is responsible for streamlining the hiring process and new product launches to execute focused strategy for the segments. Nadine is a member of the PCM Executive Committee. Formerly with Bank of America managing a group of 135 senior sales offices in 20 countries.



Catherine Lang-Anderson
Senior Associate
Allen & Overy

Ms. Catherine Lang-Anderson is a key member of the Allen & Overy global trade and commodity finance practice. She acts for a broad range of clients across the full range of trade and commodity finance products including trade receivables finance, structured commodity finance, restructurings in the commodities sector and risk distribution of trade, supply chain and commodities related assets. She is recognised in the Legal 500 for her work in this area. Ms. Lang-Anderson has advised UK and global industry bodies on legal and regulatory issues affecting the trade and commodity finance community, speaks at international industry conferences and contributes to commodity finance publications.



Matt LucasMatt Lucas
Global Blockchain Enablement, CTO Office Europe
IBM

Mr. Matt Lucas is part of IBM’s global blockchain enablement team, part of the office of the CTO Europe. His role is to help clients understand and apply blockchain technologies and works closely with emerging blockchain fabrics such as Hyperledger and Ethereum. He is based in IBM’s development laboratory in Hursley and has worked with IBM for over 18 years on a variety of integration middleware technologies. Most recently he spent several years working on IBM Integration Bus in the product architecture and offering management disciplines.



HM headshot 1Howard Mendelsohn
Managing Partner
The Campstoll Group, LLC

Mr. Howard Mendelsohn is a Managing Director of The Camstoll Group. Prior to Camstoll, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for the Enterprise Compliance Department at PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, Mr. Mendelsohn had responsibility for working with the Chief of Compliance and Compliance and AML leadership teams to meet departmental goals, lead special projects and strengthen Compliance and AML risk management. Prior to joining PNC, he served as Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Intelligence and Analysis. As Acting Assistant Secretary, he led an office of 150 intelligence professionals and was responsible for the operation of all intelligence and counter intelligence functions including oversight of analytical production, risk assessment, security and strategic planning and oversight for the allocation of resources and budget.



Tomasz Mloduchowski
CTO
Zerado

Mr. Tomasz Mloduchowski is a Solutions Architect at Zerado, where he develops and implements insights on the impact Blockchain can have across finance, health and identity markets. He has been involved in Bitcoin and Blockchain since late 2009 through various commercial and social ventures. Since then, he has applied his passion for big science and big data to bring scientific solutions to a variety of industrial and societal problems, including applying machine vision to fruit sorting, revolutionising defence flight simulator calibration processes, and providing comprehensive health risk assessment solutions for the ageing Swiss population. Mr. Mloduchowski studied physics at MIT where he focused on computational physics and supercomputing.



ParadiseTracy Paradise
Head of AML strategy and Architecture, HSBC
Executive Secretary, The Wolfsberg Group

Ms. Tracy Paradise is HSBC’s Global Head of AML Strategy and Architecture, setting Global FCC’s strategic AML initiatives and the bank’s AML framework to ensure that its Programme is sustainable. Tracy joined HSBC in 2010 in the Private Bank's Global AML Team in Geneva, where she most recently led the AML team, focusing on Policies, Procedures, Guidance, Risk Assessment and Models and the implementation of Global Standards. Prior to joining HSBC, Tracy worked at UBS, first in Regulatory Strategy & Relations Group, then in the Group Money Laundering Prevention Unit, through 2009 when she was named Global Head of AML Training & Education for Wealth Management. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Tracy is the Executive Secretary of the Wolfsberg Group, leading the group’s day to day strategy, engagement and outreach.



Francesca Passamonti
Head of European Regulatory and Public Affairs
Intesa Sanpaolo

Ms. Francesca Passamonti is Head of European Regulatory and Public Affairs at Intesa Sanpaolo. Based between Brussels and Milan, her job is to early detect and monitor developments of international and EU regulation in the field of financial services and EU growth policies. She contributes to the positioning of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group in relation to the incoming regulation, defines the Intesa Sanpaolo advocacy strategy and executes the related actions before the relevant policy makers. She also manages the relations with European and international trade associations and stakeholders active in the EU regulation. She has been active in the regulatory area for more than twenty years.



raymaekersWim Ryamaekers
Global Head, Banking Market
SWIFT

Mr. Wim Raymaekers leads SWIFT’s banking initiatives worldwide, and is responsible for developing and driving value propositions across the banking community. In this capacity, his mission is to help banks grow their business, in view of evolving customer needs, technology innovations, and market requirements. Since joining SWIFT in1991, Mr. Raymaekers has developed several initiatives that help banks to achieve operational efficiency and reduce costs, as well as improve liquidity management. He is also responsible for thought leadership initiatives in the areas of correspondent banking, distributed ledger technologies, RMB internationalisation, and assists banks with the implementation of these into their strategic product offering.



Daniel SchaerDaniel Schaer
Conference Co-Chair
Head, FI International
Zurcher Kantonalbank

Mr. Daniel Schär is leading Zürcher Kantonalbank’s Financial Institutions team in Zurich and is responsible for the bank’s four representative offices. This role consists of the global coverage of all Financial Institutions outside Switzerland (central banks, commercial banks, asset managers and brokers) in the markets where ZKB is active, with focus on correspondent banking products, including trade and export finance, cash clearing and related products in capital markets and trading. The past 20+ years, Daniel had various roles in the international Financial Institutions environment. Since 2007, he is with Zürcher Kantonalbank, initially responsible for Financial Institutions coverage in Emerging Markets and Export & Trade Finance.



adam ShppersonAdam Shepperson
Head of Trade Organizations
Santander

Mr. Adam Shepperson joined Santander in early 2014 as the Head of Trade Origination in the UK Global Transaction Banking team. He has spent his career within the commodity/trade space having previously worked with Barclays Bank, Prudential Bache, ING, BNP Paribas and more recently Ecobank. Originally, in risk management, he has spent the majority of his career in client facing roles working in London, Europe, and the Middle East. His current role sees him managing an origination team covering 300+ clients across the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Nordic region, with a product spread from documentary trade to capex solutions. Mr. Shepperson is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds an MBA from the University of Bradford, School of Management.



JohnTaylorJohn Taylor
Advisor
International Law, Finance and Corporate Governance

Mr. John Taylor specialises in international law, finance and corporate governance. He is International Advisor to the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, a large European post-graduate law faculty. He advises banks and other clients on cross-border financial regulation and international business opportunities. He has held legal and banking positions in the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and EBRD, where he was General Counsel. His other experience has been in law firms in Australia, the US and the UK and in an international investment bank, a private equity firm and a large fund management group.



Andrew Taylor
CEO
BeCybersure

Mr. Andrew Taylor served for 26 years in the British Army, mostly in Intelligence duties. He then spent 12 years working for Investment Banks in the City of London where he created and ran an intelligence product to support ‘Event Driven’ trading. In the main this provided vital open source intelligence to clients in support of their investment strategies. In 2010, he began working on an idea to help smaller businesses, where managers frequently wear several hats and usually don’t have the scale or deep pockets which appear to be the primary driver for mainstream vendor interest. In 2015 he founded Bronzeye IBRM. Bronzeye offers an end-to-end InfoSec subscription and consultancy services to SME’s and others.



timmermansBart Timmermans
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director
Banco Santander, SA

Mr. Bart Timmermans was appointed Head of Global Transactional Banking (GTB) Santander UK in 2016. Previously, he was Head of GTB in Continental Europe with the mandate to create a fully equipped GTB organisation within the newly created SGCB region, Continental Europe (covering France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy). In 2009, he joined Santander as the Head of Trade, Export and Supply Chain Finance for Europe, hired to build a European trade organisation including ECA Finance, Supply Chain Finance, Commodity Finance and ‘Flow' Trade products. After 4 years, the team consisted of 32 professionals with 6 in-country sales teams (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and Iberia) and a centralised product team in Madrid



Emile van der Does de WilleboisEmile Van der Does de Willebois
Global Lead – Financial Market Integrity & Asset Recovery
The World Bank

Mr. Emile Van Der Does De Willebois is Lead Financial Sector Specialist and role of Global Lead for Financial Markets Integrity, since January 2016. In this role, he is responsible for setting and leading the policy dialogue related to the financial markets integrity area on behalf of the Finance and Markets Global Practice. Mr. Van Der Does De Willebois, a Dutch national, has been with the Bank since 2004, providing policy advice to countries on anti-money laundering, combating the financing of terrorism and asset recovery and building country capacity to conduct financial investigations. He specializes in the abuse of legal entities, beneficial ownership issues and the use of non-profit entities for terrorist purposes.



Daniel_Verbruggen-PHOTODaniel Verbruggen
Managing Director
Treasury Services Head, Relationship Management Developed Markets-EMEA
BNY Mellon

Mr. Daniel Verbruggen is responsible for the Developed Markets in Treasury Services EMEA at BNY Mellon, covering the commercialization of Payments, Cash and Trade solutions. With a longstanding career in the Banking industry, he has held positions with several domestic and international institutions. As a seasoned banker he acquired extensive experience in retail and wholesale banking across a variety of roles. He started his career in Retail Banking at ING, followed by Sales & Relationship roles at Citibank in Corporate Cash Management, Trade and Currency Clearing. At ABN-Amro he assumed senior positions in Country Management, Network Management and Operations.



Alain Verschueren
Head of DLT Trade & Treasury Solutions
BNP Paribas

Mr. Alain Verschueren is mainly responsible for sales efforts in the Trade area with Banks as part of BNP Paribas’ Correspondent Banking offer. He was until shortly Deputy Global Head of Transaction Banking Group, a team that manages and monitors all country and bank lines for Trade and provides support to the BNP Paribas businesses with respect to commercial transactions with clients implying risk on banks. Prior, he was Global Head Banks Trade Finance & CEEMEA, FIG with Fortis. In this capacity he was responsible for the relationship with Banks in the CEEMEA Markets (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) and for the worldwide Trade Finance business with Banks.



Suzanne Williams
Deputy Associate Director
Bank Supervision & Regulations
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Ms. Suzanne Williams is the deputy associate director for Corporate Governance in the Supervision and Regulation Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. As a Federal Reserve officer, she has responsibility for a range of work, including policy, guidance, and supervisory strategies related to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), anti-money laundering (AML), Incentive Compensation, and Corporate Governance. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Williams served as assistant director for Corporate Governance and manager of the BSA/AML Section. She joined the Board in 2005 after spending 15 years at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Department of the Treasury in various policy and supervisory positions.



Jeremy Wilson
Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking
Barclays

Jeremy Wilson is Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking, Barclays. He is also Chairman, Barclays Bank Egypt; Chair, UK Payments Industry Government Coordination Committee; a Director of TheCityUK and Chair of TheCityUK Audit Committee; Chair Banking Industry Environment Initiative Working Group; and a Trustee of a number of charitable Trusts covering the banking industry and education in the UK and overseas. He is also chair of the Whitechapel Think Tank established as a vehicle for government, regulators and the private sector to consider issues arising in the emerging distributed ledger and related blockchain eco-system.