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John Basquill

Editor, Payments Compliance

John Basquill leads PaymentsCompliance's award-winning editorial team. He joined as a reporter in early 2015 and has been editor since May 2016. He produces daily in-depth coverage of regulatory and legal developments affecting the payments industry, with a particular focus on EU initiatives such as PSD2 and its accompanying regulatory technical standards, as well as the 4th and 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directives and the EU's proposed Cross-Border Payments regulation. Mr Basquill has also written for sister publication GamblingCompliance and contributed to numerous specialist industry publications.


Mikael Conny Svensson

Vice President, Public Policy, Europe, Mastercard

Biography coming soon.

Rafael Marquez

Executive Vice President, Consumer Europe & Joint Ventures EMEA, American Express

Rafael Marquez is EVP, Consumer Europe & Joint Ventures EMEA

In this position Rafa is responsible for driving financial results and developing growth strategies for the Proprietary Consumer business in Europe and the American Express joint ventures in Switzerland and the Middle East.

Rafa joined American Express Mexico in February 1999 and has served in multiple positions in the organization, among them VP for Small Business Services International, VP of Acquisition, Strategic Partnerships and Small Businesses for the Mexican market, Country Manager of Spain and SVP of Proprietary Consumer Services, Western Europe. Prior to his current role he was Senior Vice President, UK Country Manager, as part of the OneEurope organization. He continued serving as UK Country Manager until May 2018.

Before joining American Express, he worked for ScotiaBank and BBVA Bancomer in Mexico.

Born in Seville, Spain, he and his wife Cecilia live with their four children in London. He holds a BE Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad Panamericana and an Executive MBA from IPADE.

Duncan Kennett

Head of B2B Solutions, Visa

Biography coming soon.

Patrick W. Diemer

Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board, AirPlus

Biography coming soon.