QED Conference on Anti-Money Laundering


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.


Elie Beyrouthy

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.

Luis Garicano

MEP and Vice-President of the Renew Europe Group

Includes the Liberal family in the European Parliament. He is also the group's finance spokesman. He studied Economics and Law at the University of Valladolid. He has a Master's degree in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium). He also holds a Master's and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. He has taught economics at the University of Chicago, London School of Economics and IE. He has also been a visiting professor at various universities such as MIT Sloan. He has written two solo books: “El dilema de España” (Península, 2014) and “El Contraataque Liberal” (Península, 2019). He has also written with Toni Roldán “Recuperar el Futuro” (Península, 2015).

Raluca Prună

Head of Unit D2 - Financial Crime, DG FISMA, European Commission

Raluca Prună works for the European Commission, as Head of Financial Crime Unit in DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA). From 2015 to 2017, she served as Minister of Justice in the Romanian Government. Since 2007, she worked in several Directorate Generals of the European Commission, in various areas as fight against organized crime, financial crime, and free movement of goods. Previously she worked in the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union (2005-2007) and the Delegation of the European Commission in Bucharest (2000 -2005). Ms Prună started her career as lawyer in 1996. She is a founding member and former President of Transparency International Romania.

Che Sidanius

Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs, Refinitiv, LSEG

Che Sidanius is the Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs at Refinitiv, an LSEG business. His role is to identify regulatory changes and lead programs of action with the sole purpose of enhancing the fight against financial crime more effective and delivering the best possible outcome for the industry. Together with the World Economic Forum and Europol, he’s the founder of the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime.
Prior to joining Refinitiv, his work experiences include being a Senior Advisor to the Bank of England's Financial Stability Directorate and previously a Senior Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY. His most notable awards included receiving the Presidential Award for managing the 2007-09 Financial Crisis and a driving force behind Refinitiv’s Impact Company of the year award in 2019.