Wednesday 14th November 2018
Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin D03 P6K9, Ireland
Head of Risk and Compliance, Optal Financial Europe
Mark is Head of Risk and Compliance at Optal Financial Europe. Mark is an active participant in the Irish Fintech and Compliance community having been Chairman of FinTech and Payments Association of Ireland Regulatory Insights Group and a Board Director with ACAMS Ireland Chapter. Mark has held previous roles as Senior Compliance Manager at Airbnb Payments, COO of Atradius Reinsurance Limited, and Finance Director of Sun Life Reinsurance. Mark is a qualified IoD Chartered Director, he is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with ACAMS and Certified International Cash Manager with ACT.
ERIK DE VRIJER
Assistant Director/European Department, International Monetary Fund (Washington)
Having worked in several area departments (African, Middle East and Central Asia, and European Departments), Erik De Vrijer is now Mission Chief for Ireland and Luxembourg. Erik oversees the Article IV Consultations with these countries and the associated analytical work on issues including fiscal and tax policies, financial sector developments, international spillovers and growth.
Head of Trading Operations, Assure Hedge
Iain joined Assure Hedge as the Head of Trading Operations in August 2018 after 10 years as a Financial Markets Trader. Iain has extensive experience across all asset classes, risk management and trading operations. Iain was also a co-founder of Dublin proprietary trading firm Myriad Trading.
Head of GTRF Ireland, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC BANK PLC
Recently returned to Dublin as Country Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) at HSBC, Balint was previously head of supply-chain finance at RBS and trade product manager at Citi covering EMEA region. He has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border trade finance solutions ranging from guarantees to receivables finance. He holds a Master degree in financial services from Hungary’s University of Pecs and Germany’s University of Hagen.
Director of IT Security, Doosan Bobcat
With 20 years’ experience in IT and Information Security, Colm is Director of IT Security and Risk Management with Doosan Bobcat – a leading construction equipment manufacturer and distributor. Prior to joining Doosan in 2015, Colm worked as Head of IT Security for Novartis Pharmaceuticals BSC in Dublin. He holds BEng (Hons) Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of North London, is a member of ISACA Ireland Chapter and ISC2.
Financial & Operations Controller, Securitas Group Treasury Centre
With over 20 years’ treasury experience, Anne is a director at Securitas Treasury Ireland Ltd with responsibility for the Securitas Group Treasury Centre, accounting, operations & treasury related IT systems. Previous experience includes Citigroup Agency Treasury working with a number of large multinationals with responsibility for onboarding new and existing clients onto treasury management systems before setting up her own consultancy company. She is the IACT’s 2018 President.
David is a chartered accountant and experienced financial auditor. He co-founded Circit, which brings all stakeholders onto one secure platform to communicate during a financial audit. Circit provides real-time visibility of auditor request ‘letters’ and is used by audit firms to confirm information with banks, solicitors and the funds industry players in relation to their corporate clients.
Senior Manager – Corporate Treasury Specialist, EY
Serving Global and Irish EY clients within the Financial Accounting Advisory Services team, Dara specialises in corporate treasury. Working closely with corporate treasuries, he assists in their implementation of, and accounting for, hedging strategies. Dara is currently consulting with clients and with the IASB regarding IFRS9.
Deputy Unit Head – Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
The Directorate-General for the Economic and Financial Affairs unit is responsible for the economic and policy surveillance of Ireland, Portugal and Denmark. Stefan has previously worked in the Commission‘s financial markets department and also at the German Central Bank. He holds a Masters degree in economics from Germany’s University of Hamburg.
Current Affairs Correspondent, RTE
A graduate from the London School of Economics and UCD, George has been an economist at the Central Bank, ESB, Riada Stockbrokers, the Sunday Business Post and at RTE where he was Economics Editor from 1995 until 2009 before becoming a TD for Dublin South. He returned to the broadcaster and is currently RTE’s Agriculture and Environment Correspondent.
Chief Operating Officer, ID-Pal
A qualified financial advisor and charting technical analyst, Colum was previously a stockbroker and high frequency trader. He is the Founder and COO of ID-Pal, an award winning Identity Verification platform that enables businesses to verify the identity of their clients in a simple, secure and convenient manner with little or no development effort.
Director – EMEA Treasury, Doosan Bobcat
With 20 years’ experience in banking and corporate treasury, Keith is Director of EMEA Treasury with Doosan Bobcat – a leading manufacturer and distributor of construction equipment. Prior to joining Doosan in 2008, Keith worked at Citi’s outsourced treasury solutions group. He holds BSc Computer Science (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin, a Diploma in Treasury Management (AMCT) and is an IACT committee member.
Chief Treasury Officer, Ardagh Group S.A.
A graduate from UCD, Chartered Accountant and Fellow of Association of Corporate Treasurers, Cormac joined Ardagh as Chief Treasury Officer in 2016, having spent most of his previous treasury career with Smurfit Kappa since 1996 where he was their Head of Treasury Operations for the last 6 years. Ardagh have been very active in the Capital Markets over the last two years and completed an Asset Backed Revolving Credit Facility of $850m in December 2017. Ardagh operates 108 facilities in 22 countries, employing approximately 23,300 people and has global sales of approximately €8.6 billion.
Managing Director, Payments & Cash Management, Barclays Bank plc
Richard is responsible for driving the commercial performance of the Barclays product range globally to meet customer needs. He was previously Global Head of Product Management, Payments and Cash Management at ABN AMRO with responsibility for Euorpean cash management development during the Euro launch. He started his carreer at HSBC where he played a leading role in the creation of the their payments transmission services division.
Multinationals Corporate Banker, J.P. Morgan (Brazil)
With J.P. Morgan since 2010, after working at Morgan Stanley and Citi, Rafael moved to coverage from Legal. Based in Brazil, he is an expert in Brazil’s FX regulation, having led the Legal team responsible for Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, Commodities, Treasury Services, Trade and Lending. Rafael currently covers Brazilian subsidiaries of J.P. Morgan’s UK & Ireland clients.
Global Head of KYC Industry Solutions, Refinitiv (formerly Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters)
Leading business development, industry adoption and client experience for KYC Solutions, Charlie is responsible for the design and adoption of Know-Your-Customer related managed services including outsourcing client onboarding and enablement within financial services. He previously founded the Financial Markets Documentation practice for Pangea3 with responsibility for solution design & global client adoption re outsourcing OTC derivatives contract negotiation and intelligence. Charlie led TR’s response to the BCBS-IOSCO margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives.
CEO & Founder, DocumentationHQ
An electronics engineer previously with Erictron/Ericsson until 1991, Tony has since been a serial entrepreneur developing and selling enterprise compliance software to multiple sectors including Financial Services and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing globally. His work currently concentrates on the crossover between regulation and compliance, ensuring a more efficient and productive experience for all parties.
Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Nandini co-authors the Guide to the Markets and other key publications relating to macroeconomic and market dynamics. She provides research-driven outlooks for clients based in the UK and EMEA. Nandini holds an Economics degree from the University of Chicago and previously worked in securities structuring in J.P. Morgan’s investment bank in the US.
Widely regarded as the father of the Irish whiskey renaissance, John set up Cooley Distillery in 1986 & later re-opened Locke’s Distillery in Kilbeggan. He lectured in Business Administration at University College Dublin and developed a series of mining and oil exploration companies. John holds degrees from University College Dublin (B Comm., M Econ. Sc.), Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (MBA) and a doctorate from Harvard Business School.
Global Head of Sustainability, ING
Léon has more than 25 years sales and marketing banking experience. Prior to his current position in 2013, Léon led the ING Bank Customer Contact Centers and the Customer Intelligence team with responsibility for 21 “District Amsterdam” branches and has led many marketing initiatives and change programmes. Léon holds a master degree in business economics, business administration and financial economics. He joined ING in 1990.