Senior Government and Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Norton Rose Fullbright LLP
Anna is a lawyer in the Norton Rose Fulbright’s GRPP and financial services practices. Based in Brussels, she advises clients on a range of European legislative, regulatory and policy matters. She specialises in banking and financial services law with particular focus on securities and derivatives markets, benchmarks, prudential regulation, Fintech and crypto-assets. Her clients include banks, financial markets infrastructure, crypto-asset service providers, asset managers, benchmark administrators, investment firms as well as agriculture, energy and technology companies, international financial institutions and industry associations. Anna assists clients in all stages of legislative process, from preparatory work preceding publication of legislative proposal, through legislative review of basic legislative text, development of secondary legislation and guidance, to implementation. Anna also helps clients in managing liaison with and submissions to European institutions, national public authorities and international standard-setting bodies. This includes organisation of bespoke engagement campaigns and provision of strategic advice. Anna joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 2016 from a major derivatives marketplace where she was responsible for EU regulatory strategy, government relations and engagement with major trade associations representing banking, asset management, hedge funds, proprietary traders and commodities houses. She was previously an account director at a Brussels-based public affairs consultancy and began her career at the European Parliament. Being a Polish national, Anna’s working languages are English, French and Polish, she also has a working knowledge of Russian.
Member of the European Parliament
A former Irish Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Billy was elected to the European Parliament in 2019, representing the people of Ireland South and is head of the Irish delegation in the liberal Renew Europe group. Prior to his election, Billy was his party’s national spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation and led his party’s work on amending the Constitution with regard to abortion rights. Serving as a full member of the ECON and FISC committees, Billy is particularly interested in retail financial services and consumer rights, the digitalisation and greening of the economy, and macro-economic and taxation policies. In the coming year, Billy will hold the rapporteurship of the Commission's proposal for a Regulation on Digital Operational Resilience, a cornerstone of the Commission's Digital Finance package. Alongside this, Billy is the shadow rapporteur on the Parliament's report on the review of the macroeconomic framework which will consider the necessary adjustments needed to ensure a smooth recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic as well as a transition to a carbon neutral economy. Additionally, Billy serves as a substitute member of the ENVI committee and a full member of the ANIT committee, as well as a member of the US-EU and substitute member of the ACP-EU delegations.
Head of Unit B5 - Digital Finance, DG FISMA, 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.
Government Affairs Director EU, Microsoft
Lorelien Hoet is Government Affairs Director at Microsoft, and she works notably on EU regulatory files in the area of critical infrastructure, cloud regulation, and telecommunications. Before joining Microsoft in March 2018, Lorelien worked as a legal executive at Proximus for 9 years, holding different positions including Head of Legal Consumer business – managing the legal support in the areas of consumer legislation, privacy law, IP law, criminal & security matters, etc. Lorelien started her career as an attorney specialized in competition law, working in law firms in Brussels and Stockholm. She was also active as Director Regulatory Affairs at Mobistar (Orange), in charge of the follow-up and application of telecom regulation and competition law files.
Head of Business and Government Cybersecurity Partnerships, Technology Risk Management, DTCC
Jason Harrell is Executive Director and Head of Business and Government Cybersecurity. Partnerships at DTCC. In this role, he is responsible for partnering with business and technology stakeholders to assist with understanding and meeting their cyber compliance obligations. He is also responsible for the strategic direction of DTCCs cyber advocacy and accountable for strengthening DTCCs relationships with trade associations, standard-setting bodies, supervisors, and other interested parties. Jason also provides thought leadership in the areas of cybersecurity and resilience. Jason was previously the Head of TRM Risk Analysis and Reporting where he enhanced DTCCs cyber risk assessment and performance metrics programs. Prior to his roles at DTCC, Jason was the Corporate Senior Information Risk Officer for BNY Mellon Investment Management where he was accountable for the design and delivery of cybersecurity risk management services across BNY Mellon Investment Management. He previously held several cybersecurity-related positions within IT, Risk, and Business Operations at BNY Mellon, ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland, and the New York Board of Trade. Jason has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), Privacy, and Cybersecurity Risk Management experience within the financial services sector. He is a regular speaker and panelist on cybersecurity and resilience including events hosted by EuroFi, Moodys, SIFMA, Institute of International Finance, and Investment Advisors Association. He has also published several articles on these topics. Jason currently holds several certifications in technology, information security, and data privacy.