CMU 27

Building a Capital Markets Union for the future


John Berrigan

Deputy Director-General, DG FISMA, European Commission

John Berrigan is currently the Deputy Director General in DG FISMA (Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) of the European Commission. DG FISMA is responsible for EU-level legislation for the financial sector; in this context, John represents the EU Commission on the Economic and Financial Committee, the Financial Services Committee and the Single Resolution Board.

John Berrigan has been a Commission official since the mid-1980s and has spent much of this time working on financial-sector issues - first in DG ECFIN, where he contributed to financial-sector aspects of the assistance programmes for other Member States, and now in DG FISMA. Earlier on, he also worked on monetary policy and exchange-rate analysis in the context of preparations for the introduction of the euro in 1999. In the mid-1990s, he worked for several years with the International Monetary Fund.

Mr Berrigan has a master degree in economics from University College Dublin. He is married with two children.

Eve Finn

Managing Director, L&G Investment Management Ireland

Biography coming soon.

Neena Gill

Member of the European Parliament

Ms Neena Gill is a Labour Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands, UK. On the 1st of January 2017, Ms Gill was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty the Queen for parliamentary and political service. Later on the 9th of January 2017, she was awarded a Pravasi Bharatiya Samman - the highest award given to non-Indians - for her contribution in the field of public service.

Currently in her third term, having previously served 1999-2009. She was the first Asian origin woman to be elected to the European Parliament. Her work in the European Parliament covers Economic and Monetary affairs, Tax, and Foreign Affairs. Ms Gill is also First Vice President of India Delegation. In all her terms she has specialised on Asia, and was instrumental in establishing a separate India delegation. She chaired that first delegation, as well serving as the President of the South Asia delegation.

In earlier terms she focused on energy, research, and IT issues. Prior to becoming an MEP, she was a CEO of two organisations, and campaigned on housing and social equality issues.

In her years out of office Ms Gill worked as the Vice-President for Corporate Affairs in Europe, and Asia Pacific for a global software company.

Barbara Lunghi

Head of Primary Markets at Borsa Italiana, LSEG

Biography coming soon.

Chris Muyldermans

Counsel Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Public Affairs, KBC Group NV

Chris Muyldermans is Counsel of Regulatory Affairs in KBC Group NV. In this role, she analyses the regulatory change and forthcoming legislation in Belgium and the EU impacting KBC Group and its clients. She represents KBC before European and Belgian policy-making bodies, in trade associations and other leading policy circles in Europe. Between 2011 and 2013 Ms Muyldermans worked as Head of Policy Advice, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs and before then as Head of the UCITS_IV Program (2010-2011). Previously, she has worked in several positions, such as Member of the Board, and Expert Business Development Manager for KBC Asset Management N.V.

Tatyana Panova

Future Head Unit B1 - Capital Markets Union, DG FISMA, European Commission

Tatyana Panova is the Head of the Capital Markets Union Unit in DG FISMA. Prior to this, Tatyana Panova headed another unit in DG FISMA and served in the private office of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis where she was responsible for Capital Markets Union, securities markets, asset management, insurance, free movement of capital and competition. Before joining the Cabinet, Tatyana Panova was a Deputy Head of the Securities Unit in DG FISMA. In her previous jobs, Tatyana Panova coordinated the preparation of ECOFIN, COREPER II and Economic and Financial Committee in DG MARKT and managed aviation anti-trust cases in DG COMP. Prior to joining the Commission in February 2005, Tatyana Panova worked in corporate advisory services of Ernst&Young, as well as held internships with both the European Central Bank and European Commission. Tatyana Panova is a trained economist with specialisation in financial services.

Marcus Sch├╝ler

Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs & Market Structure, Tradeweb

Biography coming soon.