Fintech Leaders Convention & Awards

Fintech Leaders Convention Dec 2021 TBC

Providing a voice to the market, an assessment of future trends and company ranking identified by the industry

Global Fintech Leaders 2021 Virtual Convention | December 2021, TBC

RANKINGS, AWARDS AND VIRTUAL CONVENTION

The Fintech Leaders February virtual Convention,  provided a first look at the results from CeFPro’s global survey, including insights from the Fintech Leaders Advisory Board members, category winners as voted for by the industry, and a range of thought leadership presentations, panel discussions and much more!

Key topics addressed at the February Convention included:

INVESTMENT PRIORITIES

Payments, automation, business model strategies, withstanding recession, security and regtech

DATA MANAGEMENT

Reviewing data challenges and opportunities for fintech advances

IMPACT OF COVID-19

COVID-19 as an accelerant of change in the fintech revolution

OPPORTUNITIES IN FINTECH: 2021 and 2025

Changes to business models, mobile & digital services, national digital currencies and new processes & technologies

AI AND MACHINE LEARNING

Governance and validation of AI and ML models

PAYMENTS

Payments innovation and COVID-19 accelerants

AUTHORIZED PUSH PAYMENT FRAUD

Combating the increased levels of APP fraud

CYBER SECURITY

Developing cyber defences, and protecting customers and data

MOBILE AND DIGITAL SERVICES

The rise of mobile and digital banking to enhance customer experience

ETHICAL AI

Assessing regulatory and ethical considerations when using AI

ADVANCED ANALYTICS AND DATA

Leveraging advanced analytics and data to drive product and service offerings

FINTECH PARTNERSHIPS

Leveraging mutual benefit of incumbent and fintech partnerships

PAST SPEAKERS
Sabeena Liconte

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Sabeena Liconte
Deputy Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer
BOC International USA Holdings Inc., a member of the Bank of China Group

Stephane Malrait

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stephane Malrait
Head of Market Structure and Innovation, Financial Markets
ING

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Ido Lustig
CRO
BlueVine

Joshua Kotok

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Joshua Kotok
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
First Savings

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Mahi Dontamsetti
Chief Technology Risk Officer
State Street

Albert Chin

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Albert Chin
Head of Model Risk Management
Signature Bank

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Ebbe Negenman
CRO
Aegon Bank

Matti Honkanen

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Matti Honkanen
Head of Next Gen FX, Product Owner
Nordea

Markus Lammer

Markus Lammer
COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business
Credit Suisse

Vivek-Tyagi

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Vivek Tyagi
Chief Risk Officer, Transactional Banking
Goldman Sachs

Register your Interest
Event starting at 9am EST / 2pm GMT
DAY ONE

9:00 Fintech Leaders 2020 overall category winner announcement and award

CeFPro will announce the winner of the best overall service provider in the fintech industry, as voted by the industry, in its end-user poll and survey

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

9:15 Reviewing investment priorities and future prospects in fintech as identified in CeFPro’s FinTech leaders Report

Sabeena Liconte, Deputy COO & Chief Legal Officer, BOC International USA Holdings Inc., a member of the Bank of China, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Ido Lustig, Chief Risk Officer, BlueVine, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

MOBILE AND DIGITAL SERVICES

9:45 The rise of mobile and digital banking: Developing services as expectations evolve

Rinse Jacobs, Head of Partnerships, SolarisBank AG, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Maurice Lisi, Head of Multichannel, Intesa Sanpaolo, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

10:20 5-minute transition to streams

AI & MACHINE LEARNING

10:25 Governance and validation of AI models to understand outputs

Ange Johnson De-Wet, Head of Technology Change Risk, Lloyds Banking Group, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

INVESTMENT IN SECURITY & DATA

10:40 Investment in security to achieve long term goals and protect reputation

Armel Romeo Kouassi, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

FUTURE GROWTH & OPPORTUNITIES

10:25 Leveraging fintech advances to enhance customer accessibility and inclusion in underserved markets

Alessia Falsarone, MD, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI, PineBridge Investments, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

11:00 20-Minute networking break and demos in exhibition hall

PANEL DISCUSSION: FRAUD

11:20 Combating the increased risk or authorized push payment (APP) fraud and maintaining customer loyalty

Brandon Davies, Non-Executive Board Director, Lintel Financial Services & Obillex, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Ido Lustig, Chief Risk Officer, BlueVine, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:20 Effectively using advanced analytics and data to enhance customer relations and service offerings

Saqib Jamshed, SVP, Head of Model Risk Governance, Options Clearing Corp., Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Michael Middleton, Head of Content Strategy, Markov Processes International, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Stevan Maglic, SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics, Regions Bank, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Stefano Canossa, Global Head of Operational Risk & Head of Risk, Luxembourg, GAM, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

BUSINESS CONTINUITY

12:05 Successes and Challenges of Working Remotely During a Pandemic – Insights from Banking Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals

Markus Lammer, COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business, Credit Suisse

ETHICAL AI

12:05 Assessing regulatory and ethical considerations when using AI

Albert Chin, Head of Model Risk Management, Signature Bank, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

12:40 5-minute transition to keynote

DATA MANAGEMENT – PANEL DISCUSSION

12:45 Addressing the key data challenges and opportunities within fintech

Vivek TyagiChief Risk Officer, Transactional Banking, Goldman Sachs, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Jeff Prelle, SVP, Risk Analytics, Bancorp South, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Shannon Kelly, SVP, Head of Model Risk Management, Zions Bancorp, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Debbie Williams, Global Head, Data Governance, OMNI Digital Services, BNY Mellon

1:30 Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one

DAY TWO

9:00 Fintech Leaders 2020 overall category winner announcement and award

CeFPro will announce the winner of the best overall service provider in the fintech industry, as voted by the industry, in its end-user poll and survey

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

9:15 Impact vs. opportunity of COVID-19: accelerant to advances and next steps in the fintech revolution

Alessia Falsarone, MD, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI, PineBridge Investments, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Gabriele Sabato, CEO and Co-Founder, Wiserfunding, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Tibor Bartels, Head of Transaction Services, Americas, ING, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Ebbe Negenman
, CRO, Aegon

9:45 Finance running at the speed of front office

Practical steps and lessons learnt from the last 12 months?

Stuart Grant, Head of Capital Markets, SAP

10:20 5-minute transition to streams

10:25 Transparent Threat Protection Providing Enterprise Security & User Convenience

Paweł Bułat, Cyber Security Department Manager, Comarch
Michał Olawski, Cyber Security Department Manager, Comarch

ERP & TREASURY

10:25 Integrating banking services into customers’ existing ecosystem: Case from Nordea next gen FX

Matti Honkanen, Head of New Gen FX, Nordea Markets, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

11:00 20 minute networking break and demos in exhibition hall

PANEL DISCUSSION – OP RISK & GRC

11:20 Addressing the challenges of managing operational risk

Craig Spielmann, CEO & Founder, RiskTao, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Joshua Kotok, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, First Savings, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Nison Nagdimov, VP, Chief Control Office, HSBC, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Clark Frogley, Head of Financial Crime Solutions, Quantexa

PANEL DISCUSSION – REGTECH

11:20 Increasing effectiveness and efficiency of regulatory compliance through regtech

Stan Yakoff, Head of Americas Supervision, Citadel, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Stefano Canossa, Global Head of Operational Risk & Head of Risk, Luxembourg, GAM, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Ruchi Gupta, VP, Risk Analytics, HSBC
Jeroen Van Doorsselaere, VP Global Product and Platform Management, Finance, Risk and Reporting, Wolters Kluwer

DIGITAL CURRENCY AND BLOCKCHAIN

12:05 Overcoming the hurdles of DLT Adoption

Natalia Navarro, Customer Journey Expert, Distributed Ledger Technology, ING, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

FINTECH PARTNERSHIPS

12:05 Leveraging mutual benefits of incumbent and fintech partnership

Stephane Malrait, Head of Market Structure and Innovation, Financial Markets, ING, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

12:40 5-minute transition to keynote

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

12:45 The future of fintech and opportunities over the next five years – addressing the findings of CeFPro’s international survey

Albert Chin, Head of Model Risk Management, Signature Bank, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Stan Yakoff, Head of Americas Supervision, Citadel, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Hakan Danis, Director, Macroeconomic Scenarios & Op Risk Stress Testing Models, MUFG Union Bank, Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Danielle Winandy, Head of RISK Innovation Office, BNP Paribas
Robert Cummings, Global Head SAP Financial Services Solutions, SAP

1:30 Chair’s closing remarks and end of day two

PAST SPEAKERS

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Tibor Bartels

Head of Transaction Services Americas
ING

Pawel Bulat

Paweł Bułat
Cyber Security Department Manager
Comarch

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stefano Canossa

Global Head of Operational Risk and Head of Risk Luxembourg
GAM

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Albert Chin

Head of Model Risk Management
Signature Bank

Biography

Tibor Bartels heads-up the ING Transaction Services department for the Americas region. He is responsible for Payments and Cash Management solutions, Liquidity Management, Working Capital optimization and Traditional Trade solutions.

Starting 2016, Tibor moved to NY to build an on-the-ground presence for Transaction Services in the region. Currently he leads a team of product specialists that have in-depth discussions with America’s based multinationals on how to improve their daily banking set-up.

Tibor has been with ING for over 16 years and started his career as a trainee and worked in various departments of the bank. In 2007, Tibor joined the Transaction Services department with regional responsibility for the United States. Currently he is a considered to be a specialist for treasury optimization and market trends in Europe and has been regularly been interviewed by sector magazines.

Biography

Pawel is manager of the Cyber Security Department, dedicated to delivering commercial products and services for Comarch’s clients all over the world. He has 12 years of cyber security related professional experience in finance, telco, public administration.

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As the Head of Model Risk Management for Signature Bank, Albert is responsible for ensuring that all models used by Signature follow FIL 22-2017 (i.e. SR 11-7 and OCC 2011-2012). These model types include ALM, Liquidity, CECL, Stress Testing, DFAST and AML/BSA. Prior to entering the model risk management space, Albert held various roles which gave him the opportunity to perform research and present his work during outreach engagements. Albert holds graduate degrees in both economics and statistics.

BOBCUMMINGS

Robert Cummings
Global Head SAP Financial Services Solutions
SAP

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Hakan Danis

Director, Macroeconomic Scenarios and OpRisk Stress Testing Models
MUFG Union Bank

Dipanjan Das

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Dipanjan Das

Sr. Director, GM of Student Credit Cards
Capital One Financial Services

Brandon Davies

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Brandon Davies

Non Executive Board Director
Lintel Financial Services Limited & Obillex

Biography

Bob is a 20-year veteran in the SAP business, both with SAP Partners and since 1994 at SAP itself in a number of international roles.

He was one of the original founders of the SAP Industry Business Unit for Insurance which has led to the building out of an end-to-end Insurance suite. In his tenure at SAP he has held a number of leadership roles in the areas of consulting, presales, development, product management as well as being an assistant to the SAP Executive Board driving strategic initiatives and campaigns.

He is currently the Head of SAP’s Financial Services Industries (Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance) responsible for SAP’s offering to these industries.

Biography

Hakan Danis is currently Director in MUFG Union Bank where he is managing a team that is responsible for designing scenarios and projecting macroeconomic and financial series for BAU baseline, CECL, CCAR/DFAST, Resolution and Recovery Plan scenarios, JFSA (Japan Financial Services Agency) and MUFG Japan internal scenarios. He is model owner of several macroeconomic and stress testing models that have been used during CCAR/DFAST submissions. He has also developed a model that has been used to rank scenarios based in their severity and constructed ad-hoc macroeconomic models to help Credit Strategies Group on stress testing related projects. He actively participates in Review & Challenge and Overlay Committee meetings for credit loss and PPNR forecasts during CCAR/DFAST processes. Prior to joining MUFG Union Bank, he was Senior Economist in the Research Department at BBVA, where he was responsible for macroeconomic analyses and forecasts of the U.S. economy for the BBVA Group. These forecasts were accepted one of the most accurate forecasts of U.S. economic trends in 2010 and 2011 by Bloomberg. He holds a PhD in Economics from Terry College of Business, UGA and is expert in time series econometrics and monetary policy. He has published several academic papers and worked as editor and guest editor in academic journals.

Biography

Dipanjan Das (DD) is a strategic thought leader and proven general manager with 15+years of experience in P&L Management, Banking Compliance and Regulations, Product Management, and Digital Marketing spanning multiple industries. In his current role, DD leads all aspects for multi-product cross-sell and 3rd party strategic partnerships  for Capital One Retail and Direct Bank, especially in the New-to-Credit segment. In 2016-17, he was intricately involved in Capital One Retail Bank’s response to the FS industry-wide sales practice exam conducted by the OCC.

At Ally Financials, he led the analytics team focusing on the online auto auction business and the web analytics strategy for their dealer facing businesses. DD has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters degree in Operations Research and Statistics from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a huge foodie who also loves to cook, travel and dabble with projects around the house. He lives with his wife and 2 adorable kids in the
suburbs of Washington DC.

Biography

I was delighted to be asked to become a member of the FinTech Advisory Board. I am on the board of two FinTech businesses, a number of City think tanks and am also an advisor to the board of a conventional banking business. Though most of my career has been in conventional finance it is I believe important to remember that the application of computer science to the finance industry has a long history. I appeared in a centre page spread on the application of pattern recognition to Barclays trading room in Computer Weekly in October 1991! Times have changed but the discipline of ensuring we make the most of advances in computing to improved business operations and real customer benefits has not.

Alessia Falsarone

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Alessia Falsarone

Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI
PineBridge Investments

Clark Frogley

Clark Frogley
Head of Financial Crime Solutions
Quantexa

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Stuart Grant
Head of Capital Markets
SAP

Ruchi Gupta

Ruchi Gupta
VP Risk Analytics
HSBC

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Alessia Falsarone, SASB FSA, is a Managing Director with PineBridge Investments in New York, a global asset manager focused on high-conviction investing. She is responsible for the alignment of portfolio strategy and investment risk across the developed markets credit platform, including as head of sustainable investing. Prior to PineBridge, she held senior investment roles at AIG, Citigroup and Credit Suisse. Ms. Falsarone is a mentor in the Stanford IGNITE accelerator program and a Member of the Board of 1787fp, a digital platform focused on consumer finance. Ms. Falsarone is an alumna of Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Clark began his career with the FBI investigating organized and financial crime and served as the Assistant Legal Attaché in the US Embassy in Japan. Clark then served in various executive positions with Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and AIG and as an executive director in EY’s advisory practice. Clark has lead transformation initiatives and investigative teams in banking and insurance focused on AML and KYC operations, Counter Fraud operations, case management systems, and AI and advanced analytics solutions. Prior to Joining Quantexa as the America’s Head of Financial Crime Solutions, Clark worked as an executive at IBM in positions as the global head of AML and Counter Fraud Services in Banking, the Financial Crime Practice Leader for IBM in Japan, and the Financial Crime Solution leader for AML, Sanctions and KYC.

Biography

Stuart Grant has over 20 years’ experience with Data Management and Analytics in the Financial Services Industry.  After a number of years developing and managing the datafeed business at Thomson Financial/Thomson Reuters, Stuart joined Sybase in 2008 with a key focus on enabling firms to implement next generation analytical data architectures across pre- and post-trade environments to support on-demand, multi-frequency and multi-data services.

Sybase was acquired by SAP in 2010 where Stuart has leveraged the experience from front and middle office data environments to help organisations fulfill continuous front-to-back data architectures.  As Head of Capital Markets, Stuart works with customers and partners to develop value-based architectures that meet their future business and regulatory challenges.

Biography

Ruchi Gupta is VP II of Global Risk Analytics at HSBC based in New York in Wholesale Credit Risk team. With 8 years of experience in analytics and 7 years of experience in telecommunication, Ruchi is tasked at HSBC to lead model development and validation of statistical models for Stress testing and AIRB.

Prior to joining HSBC, Ruchi worked in small analytics startup firm in New York. Before moving to Finance, Ruchi worked in telecommunication sector for 7 years working for Motorola and Aricent (now acquired by Altran) where she worked extensively on various cutting edge technologies with teams spread across various countries – India, USA, UK and Germany.

Ruchi is a statistical specialist with extensive experience in quantitative model, data science and cutting edge technologies. She holds MBA in Statistics and Finance from City College of New York and Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Matti Honkanen

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Matti Honkanen

Head of Next Gen FX – Product Owner
Nordea

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Rinse Jacobs

Head Of International Sales
SolarisBank AG

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Saqib Jamshed

Senior Vice President – Head of Model Risk Governance
Options Clearing Corporation

Angela-Johnson

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Ange Johnson De-Wet

Head of Technology Change Risk
Lloyds Banking Group

Biography

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Rinse Jacobs is Head of International Sales at Solarisbank, the tech company with a banking license. He manages and oversees all sales activities outside of Germany and leads the initiation of opening up new countries. Prior, he managed Brand Partnerships at HTC in Taiwan and gained experience as an independent consultant and as founder of a webhosting company.

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Saqib Jamshed currently serves as Senior Vice President – Head of Model Risk Governance at the Options Clearing Corporation in Chicago. He has held senior Risk Management positions at State Street Corporation and GE Capital. Saqib spent the bulk of career at the Royal Bank of Scotland where he started out as a Programmer and then moved on to become a trader on the fund derivatives desk. He earned a Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Biography

Prior to working at Lloyds, Angela worked At Deutsche Bank in the Cloud, Anti-Financial Crime Analytics, Data Quality and Finance Risk and Regulatory Reporting change and transformation teams. 

Before joining Deutsche Bank, Angela worked as a Senior Manager at EY across Asia Pacific and EMEIA within the Financial Services Organisation focusing on Corporate Banking and Capital Markets transformation and advisory programmes. Angela started her career at IBM in Australia working as a developer, tester, designer and then business analyst and project manager.

Angela has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics / Robotics) and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Shannon Kelly

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Shannon Kelly

SVP, Head of Model Risk Management
Zions Bankcorp

Joshua Kotok

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Joshua Kotok

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
First Savings

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Armel Romeo Kouassi

Senior Vice President
Northern Trust

Markus Lammer

Markus Lammer
COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business
Credit Suisse

Biography

Shannon Kelly is an entrepreneurial executive in enterprise risk management, model development and validation, model risk management, as well as stress testing, credit, market and operational risk modeling. She is currently the Head of Model Risk Management at Zions Bancorp. She has twenty years of financial service industry experience, including the US Head of Model Risk Management at TD Bank, Head of Enterprise Risk Management Audit at Bank of the West, and Director of Economic Capital at HSBC Bank US. She also worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia specializing in retail credit risk models and Basel II examinations and regulatory guidance.

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Joshua Kotok is the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at First Savings Mortgage Corporation. Joshua is an accomplished executive with demonstrated performance in leading operational and technology risk management and compliance initiatives. In addition, Joshua has identified and assessed operational and information technology risk from the regulatory and audit perspectives.

Prior to joining First Savings Mortgage Corporation, Joshua was the lead examiner for ongoing monitoring and targeted examinations of Freddie Mac’s Operational Risk program for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Joshua also served as the Senior Manager of Operational and Technology Risk for the Making Home Affordable program where he led the development of the ORM framework and all supporting components. Joshua also has prior experience as a Big Four management consultant where he led several engagements for Financial Services clients specializing in operational, technology and compliance risk reviews, governance and supporting technology implementation (GRC).

Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Florida State University. Joshua is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). In addition, Joshua has held numerous industry association board positions including serving as the President and Education Director of the ISACA South Florida chapter and Vice President of the iCoast CIO council. Joshua is also a frequent presenter for the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Operational Risk North America conferences.

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Armel R. Kouassi is a senior finance professional with broad-based experience in Banking, Fintech, AI, Asset Liability and Treasury Portfolio Modeling. His experience includes a wide range of products with assignments in several major financial institutions and a Big 4 Audit Firm. He has worked and lived in numerous locations throughout the United States, Europe & Africa. Recently Mr. Kouassi is Head of Balance Sheet and Asset Liability Modeling for Northern Trust headquartered in Chicago. Armel has shifted between entrepreneurial and senior banking roles in his career.
Armel is certified Financial Risk Professional and a member of Global Association of Risk Professional. Armel received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, a master’s in finance from ESCP Europe, Paris, France and a master’s in statistics and economy from ENSEA Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Armel is a father of 3 girls, speaks three languages, he is passionate of economic empowerments, Arts and Music and is member of the Board of Directors of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. He is a board member of NewArts/12.14 Foundation in Connecticut, USA. The 12.14 Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering well-being in children by instilling grit and resilience through a character development program coupled with high-level mastery experiences. Armel is member of the Board of the Wharton Club of Africa, promoting and helping to invest in Africa.

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Markus Lammer is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ultra High Net Worth business for Credit Suisse in the US. He launched the Ultra High Net Worth coverage platform in Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Markus is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Financial Institutions and the Oil & Gas Groups.

 

Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Credit Suisse Germany and Central Europe, and also the Head of the Board of Credit Suisse Germany. Markus received his Mag. Degree from University of Graz in Austria, and his LLM from Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar.

Sabeena Liconte

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Sabeena Liconte

Deputy Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer
BOC International USA Holdings Inc., a member of the Bank of China Group

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Maurice Lisi
Head of Multichannel
Intesa San Paolo

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Ido Lustig

Chief Risk Officer
BlueVine

Stevan-Maglic

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stevan Maglic

SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics
Regions Bank

Biography

Sabeena serves as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer to the investment banking division of Bank of China International – specifically, BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc. and its two subsidiaries, BOCI Commodities & Futures (USA) LLC, a registered futures commission merchant and CME Group Inc. clearing member, and BOC International (USA) Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (collectively, “BOCI”). Prior to joining BOCI, Sabeena served as Futures & Derivatives Counsel and Compliance Advisor to E*TRADE Financial Corp., E*TRADE Clearing Corp. and E*TRADE Securities Corp. Her previous professional work also includes the Office of General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, the Division of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of New York Mellon’s Legal Division, the Securities Fraud Prosecution division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to Alpari (US), LLC and Alpari Securities LLC.

Sabeena is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey and is an active member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law. She also serves as Chair for the New York County Lawyer’s Association Futures & Derivatives Committee, and member of the Foreign and Comparative Law Committee and Futures and Derivatives Committees of the New York City Bar Association.

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Biography

Ido Lustig is the Chief Risk Officer of BlueVine, a Silicon Valley-based fintech startup that provides working capital financing to small and medium-sized businesses. A veteran data scientist and risk manager, Ido helped develop BlueVine’s fully-online cloud-based platform for invoice factoring, revolutionizing the 4,000-year-old financing system that allows businesses to receive cash advances on outstanding invoices. Ido spearheaded the creation of BlueVine’s top-notch Risk organization which is spread between California and Israel and has played a critical role in expanding the company’s ability to offer fast and flexible online financing to entrepreneurs. Before joining BlueVine, Ido led PayPal’s behavioural analytics department, heading the creation of the company’s risk models’ features. Ido received his bachelor of law degree from Tel Aviv University.

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Steve is Senior Vice President and head of Quantitative Risk Analytics at Regions Bank, where his current responsibilities focus on quantitative aspects of forecasting and stress testing, risk ratings, valuation, reserve methodologies, economic capital, portfolio construction, credit strategy and credit portfolio management. Steve has 20 years of industry experience in quantitative modelling and risk management and has prior experience building portfolio management and analytics infrastructure at Merrill Lynch, Bank of Montreal and ABN AMRO. Steve has a Ph.D. in applied physics from Northwestern University, a B.S. in physics from University of Colorado in Boulder, and has held Series 7 and Series 63 certifications.

Stephane Malrait

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stephane Malrait

Head of Market Structure and Innovation, Financial Markets
ING

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Michael Middleton

Head of Content Strategy
Markov Processes International

Nison Nagdimov

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Nison Nagdimov
VP, Chief Control Office
HSBC

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Natalia Navarro

Customer Journey Expert, Distributed Ledger Technology
ING

Biography

Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director and Global Head of market structure and innovation for Financial Markets at ING Bank. Stephane is working with advocacy groups, policy makers and regulators to follow market structure and industry challenges impacting the financial market industry. He is also leading innovation activities in the capital market space within ING and developing external partnership with Fintech companies. He actively contributes in industry working groups to represent ING Bank.

Stéphane joined ING in 2015 to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop the financial market group’s cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Before joining ING, Stephane spent eight years at Société Générale, where he was Global Head of FIC eCommerce, creating an eCommerce business covering credit, rates, money market, emerging market and FX. Prior to this, Stéphane worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years, serving in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross-asset eCommerce technology and was based in London and New York.

Stephane has a strong background in financial markets and understands the need for continued technological development to drive positive change in trading and market structure workflows. He is leading ING Financial Market innovation strategy and working on the implementation of financial regulations that will impact the clients trading activity and transform how trading floor operates.

Stephane is also a board member for several Fintech initiatives and trading associations. Since 2005 he has been active with the ACI Financial Market Association – an international non-profit organisation that represents the interests of market professionals in foreign exchange and money markets. Here, he has chaired the ACI FX committee, representing the views of professionals in the FX sector. He is also an active member of the ECB FX contact group working on the BIS Global FX code of conduct working groups. He is currently co-chair the GFXD Algo and TCA group looking at the FX Global code of conduct 3-year review.

Biography

Michael is a financial services executive with experience across a broad spectrum of the asset management industry, including operations management, compliance, and product focuses.

Biography

Nison Nagdimov is with the Chief Control Office at HSBC overseeing the non-financial risk framework for various businesses and functions.  In his prior roles, he has managed non-financial risk and led various projects and programs across the retail, wealth, and institutional banking sectors.  Additionally, Nison is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and is an active member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, and an active board member of CeFPro’s Non-Financial Risk Advisory Board.

Biography

Biography will be coming soon!

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Ebbe Negenman
Chief Risk Officer
Aegon Bank

Michal Olawski

Michał Olawski
Cyber Security Department Manager
Comarch

Jeff Prelle

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Jeff Prelle

SVP, Risk Analytics
Bancorp South

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Gabriele Sabato

CEO and Co-Founder
Wiserfunding

Biography

As of August 2017 Dr. Ebbe Negenman is a member of the executive board and Chief Risk Officer of Aegon Bank in The Hague (The Netehralnds). In that he is responsible for the risk and compliancy functions of the bank. Previously he fulfilled the position of head of Regulatory Risk at ABN AMRO Bank where he was responsible for Model Risk, Model Validation, the Risk Policy setting, the Risk Governance Office, and for the 2nd line on the risk regulatory compliancy. Previously Ebbe hold senior management positions at various places within ING Group. In Hong Kong Ebbe was overlooking the investment risk of the ING Life entities in the Asia and Pacific region. Before that he was the senior managing director Market Risk of ING Real Estate, at that time one of the largest real estate companies in the world. Ebbe started his career in Asset and Liability Management at MeesPierson in Amsterdam. Ebbe has a PhD In Operation Research and a Masters’ in Mathematics as well as a Masters’ in Econometrics.

Biography

Michał is leading a cyber security professional services department responsible for deployment of cyber security related projects, SSDLC, penetration tests, BCP. He has wide knowledge of designing, analyzing, planning and implementing security systems. Connecting the technical side of IT security with business needs of Comarch clients.

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Biography

Gabriele is an experienced risk management professional who has worked for several financial institutions and consultant companies across the world in the last 18 years.
Before founding Wiserfunding together with professor Altman, he was Head of Risk Appetite Portfolio Decisioning for the Royal Bank of Scotland and Natwest. Prior to this role, Gabriele was Head of Credit Risk Portfolio Management for Ulster Bank and Global head of Credit Risk Analytics for ABN AMRO. In his roles, Gabriele was responsible for ICAAP, stress testing, risk models, portfolio management and risk appetite. He has provided support and oversight in risk management to banks and subsidiaries in Asia, North and South America and Europe. He started his career working for Experian in Italy and Eastern Europe helping banks in enhancing their consumer and SME risk management capabilities and capital optimization.
Gabriele holds an M.Sc. and a PhD. in Finance from “La Sapienza” University in Rome. He was a visiting Scholar at the Stern School of Business of the New York University under the supervision of Professor Altman with whom has published several academic papers on risk management and SME lending in top ranking academic journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research and the ABACUS.

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Gurraj Singh Sangha

Former Chief Quantamental Data Scientist | Portfolio Trading and Risk Strategist
State Street

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Craig Spielmann

CEO & Founder
RiskTao

Vivek Tyagi

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Vivek Tyagi

Chief Risk Officer, Transactional Banking
Goldman Sachs

Jeroen Van Doorsselaere

Jeroen Van Doorsselaere
VP Global Product and Platform Management, Finance, Risk and Reporting
Wolters Kluwer

Biography

Mr. Sangha is the Global Head of Data Science , Risk, and Market Intelligence for State Street Verus and leads a risk and investment strategy team for an artificial intelligence platform that integrates machine learning, natural language processing, portfolio and risk management, and human experiences to explore connections and extract relevant insights between market-moving events and multi-asset class portfolios.

Mr. Sangha is an accomplished global macro portfolio manager, strategist, and risk manager, with over 20 years’ experience. He has advised firms on developing quantamental approaches to trading — strategies at the intersection of structural, statistical, and fundamental trading, utilizing data science, machine learning on both structured and unstructured data, and behavioral analytics.  Further, he has led several investment strategy and risk management teams and held a number of senior positions, including Chief Investment Strategist at a $6 billion global macro volatility hedge fund, and Senior Global Macro Trader at a $400 million hedge fund.

Mr. Sangha began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co.,in the Global Investment Research Division.  He received honors at the International Mathematics Olympiad, served on the Canadian Mathematics Olympic Team, and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University.

Biography

Craig has over 30 years of governance, enterprise risk management, business development, technology and audit experience gained from working with the world’s top institutions (First Data, RBS, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Dean Witter, & Merrill Lynch). Currently, Craig is Head of Enterprise Risk Management Strategy at First Data and is also the CEO & Founder of RiskTao, LLC which specializes in Enterprise Risk Management training.
Prior to these roles, Craig was RBS’s Global Head of Operational Risk Systems & Analytics and was responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight. In addition, Craig was Head of Operational Risk Management for RBS – Americas where he was responsible for driving the buildout of Americas ORM practice, Compensation Initiative, 2nd line challenge and managing regulatory relationships. In addition, Craig co-chaired the Americas Compliance and Operational Risk Committee and represented ORM on several domestic and international senior risk committees.

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Vivek Tyagi is Managing Director, Head of Risk Management for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Transaction Services group – a Fortune 350 equivalent business division. In this capacity Vivek is responsible for all business risks globally, including Credit, Operational, Regulatory Compliance, AML, Market and Strategic risks. Previously, Vivek served as Chief Risk Officer and division risk executive at JP Morgan, Genworth Financial and Citigroup.

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Jeroen Van Doorsselaere joined Wolters Kluwer in 2004 and heads the firm’s Product Management and Platform Services team globally. During his career he has acquired in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge about the financial industry. Through his expertise of International Accounting Standards (IAS)/International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Van Doorsselaere has built and specified the IAS accounting templates and IAS 39/IFRS 9 calculators within the accounting team. In his career, he developed the credit risk and IFRS 9 requirements as part of the global rise of CECL and more forward-looking accounting standards. Being part of different Risk management councils and regulatory groups, a specific view on overall integration aspects across Finance, Risk and regulatory reporting, he has been leading synergies across these domains. Furthermore, he has gained project experience to meet the growing requirements from the central or local regulators as well as the specific requirements and difficulties facing clients.

He began his career within the firm in Basel and credit risk calculators to fulfil the needs of the Basel II requirements, and he has evolved as an IFRS expert, supporting IAS 39/IFRS 9 projects and providing advice to banks across Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Japan. He has gained experience in joining enterprise-wide stress test across risk domains to make this an integrated strategy in Risk, Finance and Regulatory Reporting. He was educated at The University of Ghent, Belgium (and return the favour now as a guest lecturer on Basel and IFRS) and completed an internship with Deloitte in portfolio management and price verification within the capital market space.

Caitriona Whelan

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Caitriona Whelan

Chief Strategy Officer
Former Payen

Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams
Global Head, Data Governance, OMNI Digital Services
BNY Mellon

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Danielle Winandy
Head of RISK Innovation Office
BNP Paribas

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stan Yakoff

Head of Americas Supervision
Citadel Securities & Adjunct Professor
Fordham University School of Law

Biography

Caitriona Whelan, currently MD and Chief Strategy Officer for Payen, an award-winning technology company servicing the B2B sector by providing innovative solutions for payments and cross-border requirements. She is a UK and Ireland qualified lawyer working in Financial Services for the past 25 years spanning a number of sectors to include Fintech, Payments, Technology and Derivatives and Capital Markets.

Prior to joining Payen, Caitriona worked for RBS as Payments Head of Compliance and Control and was a member of Payments EXCO. She has worked in a number of payment environments including Senior Counsel for MasterCard; Counsel at McClure Naismith (a London based law firm) where she established a practice dedicated to providing legal services to the payments industry.

She held a global role while working as General Counsel for Monex Financial Services (a technology company servicing the payments industry), supporting the business in Asia Pacific, US, and EMEA whilst reporting directly to the Board.

Ms Whelan qualified in house while working for Credit Suisse First Boston where she played a pivotal role in developing the legal department’s expertise in capital markets. Her introduction to investment banking came about whilst working as a post grad for a recruitment company where she recruited herself in to a position as budget controller for Salomon Brothers in London.

In conjunction with her husband Ms Whelan has started several independent businesses in the construction, hospitality and retail sectors. She has worked as a volunteer for St Vincent De Paul in Ireland and was instrumental in setting up Youth Clubs in Ireland. She currently resides in Essex with her husband and cat (Zebo). She is a big rugby fan (coming from the home of rugby i.e. Munster) and in her spare time likes to sail.

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Debbie is responsible for the rollout of the unified data management framework and managing relationships with regulatory agencies and internal audit. She has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and technology and has advised on market trends, product positioning and strategy as well as guiding financial institutions on technology adoption.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Williams directed the marketing and business development efforts for the Risk Analytics business at S&P Capital IQ. Prior to S&P Capital IQ, she held significant roles as Head of Marketing and Business Development at R2 Financial Technologies, Director of the Basel II Program for RBS Citizens Bank, and co-founder and COO of Meridien Research.

Williams is based in New York and holds a bachelor’s in Economics from Vassar College and a master’s in Business and Entrepreneurship from Babson F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She is a member of the steering committee and previous regional director for the Boston region and a founding member of PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association).

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Danielle Winandy is a serial entrepreneur at heart with 13 years’ experience in financial services and innovation. Since 2017, Danielle has been the Head of the RISK Innovation Office at BNP Paribas. Her current role involves creating an environment that fosters innovation by introducing intrapreneurship programs, methods, models and metrics.

Danielle is committed to issues such as women in leadership and their progress within the workplace. She also co-founded Women in Cyber Network @ BNP Paribas, a global community that aims to bring more women to technological jobs, especially Cyber Security.

Danielle hold certificates from Harvard Business School in Disruptive Strategy, Sustainable Business Strategy, a master on Design Thinking from MIT and she became a Futurist certified from Institute for the Future in 2020. She is passionate about people, Sustainability and Innovation

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Stan is the Head of Americas Supervision at Citadel Securities where he covers the Equities, Futures, and ETF businesses, systematic trading, and trading technology. Stan is also an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law teaching Trading, Risk Management & Market Structure Regulation as well as a FinTech Advisory Board Member with the University of South Florida’s College of Business.

Stan previously was a Compliance Officer at Marshall Wace North America L.P. where he specialized in Quantitative Compliance and helped build the core US compliance program and scaled globally to EU and APAC. Prior to that he worked at Knight Capital Group focusing on algorithmic trading, market structure, and surveillance.

Stan’s work earned him the finalist for the 2019 Compliance Innovator of the Year award. He holds a J.D. in Law from Fordham University School of Law where he was an Associate Editor on the Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, and additionally holds an M.Eng. in Engineering Management, M.S. in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Engineering, and M.A. in Technology, Policy & Ethics from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Stan is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (“CRISC”), a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (“CDPSE”), and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”). Stan is a Global Panelist on the MIT Technology Review and on the Review Board for the Journal of AI and Ethics. Stan lectures and publishes on industry topics including FinTech, RegTech, market structure, alternative data, artificial intelligence, regulatory and enforcement matters, surveillance, cybersecurity, data privacy, and risk management.

Global Fintech Leaders 2021 Virtual Convention & Awards is a two day virtual convention reflecting the results of the Fintech Leaders survey and report.

We look to address key opportunities within fintech both across 2021 and with a forward view towards 2026. The event looks to examine in great detail the investment priorities in fintech, as well as the main obstacle currently impacting full fintech adoption.

The report and event feature sections on the advances and implementation within incumbent financial institutions and their journey to fintech implementation including key benefits and opportunities.

The event and corresponding survey and report will also take into account the state of the industry, including the impact of 2020 on businesses and implementation.

Hear from Fintech Leaders advisory board members, industry thought leaders representing incumbent financial institutions, category winners and much more.

Register for your complimentary pass and receive a copy of the final report.

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Research survey: Basel IV Readiness – How prepared is your firm?

2nd January 2020

Global research survey: Technology risk in financial services

21st October 2019

How leaders foster an inclusive culture

12th September 2019

Making fairness an intrinsic part of AI for financial services

By Sray Agarwal, Specialist – Data Science & AI, Publicis Sapient
12th September 2019

Understanding the changing behaviours of consumers and meeting evolving expectations

By Chris Crespo, Head of Digital Direction, Group Digital, Nordea
11th September 2019

Reviewing the evolving landscape of non-financial companies offering financial products

Rinse Jacobs, Head of Strategic Partnerships, solarisBank
29th August 2019
Top 3 Investment Priorities

Top 3 investment priorities according to FinTech Leaders 2019 Report

2nd August 2019

Exploring the uses of AI and machine learning technology in operational risk

By Saqib Jamshed, Head of Model Risk Governance, The Options Clearing Corporation
1st August 2019

Increasing accountability in the first line and minimizing duplication of efforts for risk assessments

By Hugo Ramirez, SVP, Director of Corporate Assurance, BBVA
24th July 2019

The Research for CeFPro’s FinTech Leaders 2020 Report has been launched

CeFPro’s Global Research Survey has been launched for the next edition of FinTech Leaders! FinTech Leaders is the most comprehensive independent study of the global FinTech […]
13th May 2019

Third-party due diligence: Has your program evolved enough to keep up with changes in regulations and advancements in technology?

By Bill Hauserman, Senior Director, Compliance Solutions, Bureau van Dijk, A Moody’s Analytics Company
9th May 2019

Launching new business successfully

By Azlina Wetmore, Head of Commercial Credit Policy and Innovation, Capital One
23rd April 2019

The innovation illusion

By Daniel Moore, Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank
23rd April 2019

A vision of the end-state analytics architecture for your firm

By Stevan Maglic, SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics, Regions Bank
23rd April 2019

Increasing cyber resilience in an advancing threat landscape

By Philip Masqullette, SVP, CRO, Ulster Savings Bank
23rd April 2019

Effective management of model risk for end to end management

By Wei Ma, Head of Model Risk Management, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
11th April 2019

Model Risk: The backbone of the asset management industry

By Abhisekh Adukia, VP, Model Risk Director, Alliance Bernstein
11th April 2019

Uncovering unknowns: Understanding the intersection of vendor management and business continuity planning

By Michael Berman, Founder & CEO, Ncontracts
8th April 2019

Integration of procurement and vendor risk management to manage risk prior to onboarding

By Mick Kless, President and CEO, Compliance Education Institute
8th April 2019

Implementation of faster and Real Time Payments and regulatory outlook

By James Colassano, Product Development and Strategy, The Clearing House 
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