8th Annual EU Financial Regulation Conference


Jack Schickler

Senior Financial Services Correspondent, MLex Market Insight

Mr Schickler is senior financial services correspondent at MLex, in Brussels. He previously served as tax correspondent, and has also worked in the European Commissioner for a number of years in a variety of economic fields, serving commissioners Jonathan Hill, Neelie Kroes, Cecilia Malmström, Julian King and commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Before that he worked for five years on economic and financial policy in HM Treasury, and in at the U.K.’s representation at the EU, and has also covered the UK’s Brexit debate as a journalist at InFacts.


Olivier Boutellis-Taft Chief Executive, Accountancy Europe

Olivier Boutellis-Taft has been Accountancy Europe's CEO since 2006. He benefits from a diverse professional experience, having been a public prosecutor in France, a director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, a board member of the European Policy Centre, a director of XBRL international and a business and policy consultant. He regularly speaks on issues related to European affairs and the impact of technology on accountancy. A lawyer and economist by training, Olivier started his professional career in equestrian sports (jumping).

Martina Drvar

Vice Governor of the Croatian National Bank

Martina Drvar has a Master’s degree in Finance, Audit and Accounting from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb. In 2006, she was elected Head of the EU Negotiations’ Team for Chapter 9: Financial Services. Following the completion of EU negotiations, she resumed operational tasks in bank supervision area where in 2013 she was elected to the position of director of department responsible for supervisory reporting and banking system analysis. In 2015, she joined the European Central Bank as Joint Supervisory Team Coordinator supervising subsidiaries of American parent banks in a number of European countries and cooperating closely with other global bank supervisors and international bodies responsible for recovery plans of those banks.

Since 2018 she became the Vicegovernor of the Croatian National Bank for Banking Supervision & Oversight.

Delphine Leroy

Policy Officer, Unit B2 - Financial Technology and Sustainable Finance, DG FISMA, European Commission

Team leader on FinTech and in charge of implementing the FinTech Action Plan adopted by the Commission

Delphine Leroy is working as a policy officer in the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA) in the Financial Technology and sustainable finance unit. She has been a member of the FinTech Task-Force of the Commission since 2016. She joined the Commission in 2008, occupying a number of positions in the field of financial services policy and evaluation. Before joining the Commission, she has held a variety of financial positions in listed companies and external audit firm. She holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from HEC Paris School of Management.

Leena Mörttinen

Director General Financial Markets Department, Finnish Ministry of Finance

Leena Mörttinen is the Director General (Financial Markets Department) at the Ministry of Finance. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors at the State Business Development Company Vake and the Metsä Group. She has a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki.

As Director General, she leads the Financial Markets Department’s work on Banking and Capital Markets policy and regulation, including Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing. In her role, she also serves as a Member of the EU Financial Services Committee.

She has previously worked at the European Central Bank (Senior Economist), the Bank of Finland (Advisor), the Nordea Bank (Chief Economist and Director for European Affairs), the Confederation of Finnish Industries (Director, Competiveness and growth) and the Finnish Family Firms Association (Executive Director).

Thierry Philipponnat Head of Research and Advocacy, Finance Watch

Thierry Philipponnat is the Head of Research and Advocacy of Finance Watch.

After graduating from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and gaining a Masters degree in economics, Thierry Philipponnat was an investment banker and a financial market specialist for 20 years working, among others, for UBS, BNP Paribas and Euronext.liffe alternatively in London and in Paris.

In 2006, Thierry Philipponnat crossed into the NGO world, campaigning and lobbying on behalf of Amnesty International and becoming a member of its Executive Board in France. In 2011, he founded the European NGO Finance Watch in Brussels, which he managed as its first Secretary General until 2014. Subsequently, he became Chairman of the French Sustainable Investment Forum (FIR) and Director of the economic think tank Institut Friedland.

Thierry Philipponnat is a member of the Board of the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers, AMF) and a member of the Sanctions Committee of the French Banks and Insurance Companies Supervisor (Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution, ACPR). He chairs the AMF’s Climate and Sustainable Finance Commission as well as its Market consultative Commission. He is a member of ACPR's Climate and Sustainable Finance Commission and of its Scientific Committee.

Prof. Dr. Key Pousttchi

SAP Chair for Business Informatics and Digitalization, University of Potsdam

As an internationally renowned expert in digital financial services, Key Pousttchi has been involved in numerous industry projects including being the Head of the National Roundtable Mobile Payment of the German banks and mobile operators, and a member of the Mobile Enterprise advisory body for the German Ministry of Economics and Technology. Before his current position, he has been an Associate Professor of Business Informatics and Mobile Business at the University of Augsburg, founding the wi-mobile Research Group in 2001, after serving as an army officer since 1989. He published eleven books and frequently serves as a media commentator and professional keynote speaker on the future of banking.

Kerem Tomak

Head of Division Big Data & Advanced Analytics, Commerzbank

Mr Tomak brings more than 15 years of experience as a data scientist and an executive. He is the founder and head of Big Data, Advanced Analytics and AI division at Commerzbank AG as well as a supervisory board member of Main Incubator. He has expertise in the areas of hybrid-multi-cloud architectures for scaling data driven products, AI/Machine learning applications in retail and financial services, digital transformation, omnichannel and cross-device attribution, price and revenue optimization, promotion effectiveness, yield optimization in digital marketing and real time analytics. He has managed mid and large-size analytics and digital marketing teams in Fortune 500 companies and delivered large scale analytics solutions for marketing and merchandising units. His out-of-the box thinking and problem solving skills led to 4 patent awards and numerous academic publications. He is an instructor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in the Applied Data Science Masters program. He is also a sought after speaker in Big Data and BI Platforms for Analytics.

Kristof Van De Reck

Chair, Blockchain for Europe

Kristof Van De Reck Is Chairman of Blockchain For Europe, and a founding member and former interim President of NEM.io Foundation. Since the first time he learned about blockchain technology, he has been focused on how blockchain can be implemented in existing businesses, and the opportunities it facilitates for new business models. Kristof Van De Reck is also a Co-founder of FullBlock Solutions providing services utilizing their insider know-how for the business and technical aspects of blockchain for projects, protocols and investors.