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Jennifer Elliott is Deputy Division Chief of Financial Regulation and Supervision at the International Monetary Fund. In her current role she is engaged in setting the IMF’s policy in financial sector and the dissemination of policy advice through capacity development and financial sector surveillance, including through the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). She is a contributor to the Global Financial Stability Report. Jennifer joined the IMF in 2001 from the Ontario Securities Commission and was previously employed at the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and at the Toronto Stock Exchange. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in Canada and a degree in law from the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
Robert Stammers, CFA, is director of Investor Engagement on the Future of Finance team for CFA Institute. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Stammers was the principal for his founded company, where he consulted to aide real estate owners, lenders, and syndicators, develop and analyze structured real estate investments.
As a senior executive for several institutional fund managers, Mr. Stammers was the portfolio manager for a $1 billion enhanced real estate fund, a $1.2 billion private timber fund, and several pension fund separate accounts.
Mr. Stammers has his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College, his Masters in Business Administration from Emory University, and was awarded the CFA designation in 1997.
Koichi Ishikura has been involved with international affairs since he joined the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) in September 2005. He was appointed as Chief Officer for International Affairs and Research in July 2014 and Director in July 2015.
Prior to his service at JSDA, Mr. Ishikura began his career with the Ministry of Finance in 1981 and mainly worked for its International Finance Bureau. During 1990 to 1992, he served as Assistant to the Executive Director for Japan on the Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). From 1998 to 2002, he worked at the Japanese Representative Office (Tokyo Office) of the Asian Development Bank as Deputy Resident Director.
Syed Zaid Albar is the Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). Prior to his appointment as the SC Chairman on 1 November 2018, he was the Managing Partner of Albar & Partners.
Syed Zaid has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the global body of capital market regulators. He is also a member of the governing Board of IOSCO.
Syed Zaid has a degree in law from the United Kingdom. He is a Barrister at Law of the Lincoln’s Inn, UK and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He has over 38 years’ experience in legal practice predominantly in the fields of corporate law, capital market, conventional banking and Islamic finance.
He has been recognised for his contribution and achievements in the legal practice through numerous domestic and international awards.
With his experience in finance and law, Syed Zaid has served on the Islamic Law Review Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia and the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia Bhd. He has also served on the boards of several public-listed companies in Malaysia.
Tatyana Zharkova works as Managing Director at Russia’s FinTech Association (AFT). Founded jointly by the Bank of Russia (financial mega regulator) and the country’s leading financial institutions, AFT is mandated with developing Russia’s fintech industry and enabling the digitalization of the country’s economy.
Prior to joining AFT, Tatyana held several top managerial positions in Russia’s commercial banks.
She previously served as Chair of the Board at Volkswagen Bank RUS and Senior VP, Transformations at Bank Globex. Since 2016, Tatyana has been Deputy Chair of the Board at Ak Bars Bank, listed among Russia’s Top-20 commercial banks.
Coming from a strong background in retail banking and financial product development, Tatyana leads AFT’s work on digital transformation in finance. This includes distributed ledger technology, Faster Payments System, Digital Identity, Open API.
Since May 2018, Tatyana also chairs Russia’s Financial Innovations Expert Council. She is the author of a number of publications and has commented widely on key policy developments and current trends shaping up the financial industry in Russia and globally.
Tatyana holds a Ph.D. in economics and has qualified as Independent Director from the Graduate School of Public Administration, Moscow Lomonosov State University (MSU).
Tania Zielger is the Head of Global Benchmarking at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School and manages the Centre’s alternative finance benchmarking program. This programme tracks the growth and development of capital raising alternative finance activities spanning Europe, North, Central and South America, Asia and the Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa.
She has authored 18 industry reports since joining the CCAF. Tania is an expert on SME finance and also leads the Centre’s work on ‘SME Access to Finance in LATAM’. Tania completed an MSc at the London School of Economics, and a BA at Loyola College Maryland. Tania is a 2010 Fulbright Scholar.
Ms. Borowik is a fintech strategist specialised in complex business transfor- mation projects based on data and technology, with experience on technologic risk and innovation management in the following areas:
• data infrastructure
• digital identity and trust services
• telecom networks and critical infrastructure • government
Ms. Borowik is the Head of fintech at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, Minister Plenipotentiary for Financial Technology at the Ministry of Digital Af- fairs, Republic of Poland. She is also a lecturer at Warsaw School of Information Technology.
Mr. Paul Muthaura has led the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) since July 2012. In this period CMA has been recognized as the Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator in Africa for four consecutive years from 2015-18 and for its outstanding contribution to Capital Markets Stability in Africa in 2018.
Mr. Muthaura is a Board Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and Chairman of the Africa and Middle East Regional Committee of IOSCO. He is also the Chairman of the Consultative Committee of the East African Securities Regulatory Authorities. At the national level he sits on the boards of the Insurance and Pensions regulator as well as the Vision 2030 Delivery Board.
Mr. Muthaura is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. He holds an LLB from the University of Warwick, LLM in Banking and Finance Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science and MPhil from the Maastricht School of Management.
Mrs. Bik is the Executive Director of the National Association of Concessionaires and Long-Term Infrastructure Investors National Association (CoLTI), Chairman of the Expert Council for the Long-Term Investment Market at the Bank of Russia, as well as the Member of the Expert Council for the National Ecology Project.
Mrs. Bik graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov (1985), Higher economic courses of the State Planning Commission of the USSR (1988), short-term courses in financial markets in the USA, Great Britain and Austria. She worked in economic journalism for more than 20 years. With the beginning of market transformations she has gained a specialization in the problems of the personal investment market and pension savings. For ten years (1998 – 2008) she has been the author and the host of the TV show “Income Place” (TV Center channel) devoted to investments and securities market. She worked as a coordinator of educational programs in the joint Project of the Russian Federation and the World Bank “Promoting & Improving the Level of Financial Literacy of the Population and Development of Financial Education in the Russian Federation” (2013).
Mrs. Bik is the author of numerous books, articles and analytical studies in the field of the pension savings market, concessions and infrastructure investments, financial instruments for sustainable development.
Nezha Hayat is the President of AMMC – Morocco’s Capital Market Authority, following her appointment in February 2016 by His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI.
An ESSEC Business School Paris graduate, she until her nomination worked at Société Générale Morocco group where she became in 2007, the first woman on a management board of a bank in the country.
She started her career in Spain at the international division of Banco Atlantico as responsible for international risks and restructured debt portfolio (1985-1988). From 1988 to 1990, she was in charge of the department of corporate finance in two brokerage houses in Madrid (Inverfinanzas and then Bravo y Garayalde). In 1990, she moved to the private banking activities, first as branch manager of Banco Inversion in Marbella and in 1993 as deputy director of Banque Nationale de Paris offshore unit in Tangier.
She then joined Société Générale Marocaine de Banques on October 1995, and launched their activities of brokerage and asset management, following the Reform of the capital markets in Morocco and the privatization of the Casablanca Stock Exchange.
In October 2017, Nezha was elected Vice-Chair of the Africa and Middle East Committee (AMERC) within the International Organization of Financial Market Regulators (IOSCO) for the 2016-2018 term.
She was decorated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Officer of Wissam Al Arch (Order of the Throne).
Erik Thedéen is the Director General of Finansinspektionen, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, since October 2015. Mr. Thedéen has previously been the CEO for KPA Pension, State Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, President of NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stockholm, strategist at Brummer & Partners, deputy Director General of the Swedish National Debt Office, analyst at JP Bank and trader/analyst at Sveriges Riksbank (the Swedish central bank).
Mr. Thedéen is the chair of the Steering Group of the IOSCO Sustainable Finance Network since 2018.
Erik Thedéen has a degree in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Ana Fiorella Carvajal is an expert with over 25 years of experience in financial sector issues, with a focus on capital markets development, regulation and supervision.
Since October 2013, Ms. Carvajal works as Lead Financial Sector Specialist at the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Prior to her work at the WBG, she worked as Senior Financial Sector Expert at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which she joined in 2005.
Through these positions Ms. Carvajal has helped to form the position of the Bank and the Fund on issues pertaining capital markets, development and stability. She has led policy work for the G20 agenda on the use of capital markets for infrastructure and SME financing. She has provided advisory services in a wide range of countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Jamaica, Lebanon, Morocco, Peru, Romania and Turkey. She has participated in financial sector stability assessments (FSAPs) of the largest capital markets including Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United States. In all these countries she has been responsible for the assessment of the securities markets against the IOSCO Principle and Objectives of Securities Regulation.
Prior to joining the Fund, Ms. Carvajal held several positions in Costa Rica that allowed her to build her expertise in securities markets issues. She was General Counsel at the Superintendencia General de Valores (SUGEVAL), the securities markets regulator; Legal Advisor to two Ministers of Finance; and Senior Advisor at the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica.
Mr. Khavin is the Chairman of Central Counterparty National Clearing Centre Managing Board
Mr.Khavin has been working as CEO of CCP NCC since 2011. He performs the general management of the Company’s activity, i.e. providing and promoting clearing services in all markets of the Moscow Exchange Group – FX market and precious metals market, securities market, money markets, derivatives market, standardized derivatives market and commodities market of the National Mercantile Exchange. He is also in charge of the maintenance at a required level of highly efficient risk management framework and its persistent development to mitigate risks in the financial system and deliver stability in the serviced segments of financial and commodity markets.
Alexey Khavin holds a Degree in Economics from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Derville Rowland is Director General (Financial Conduct) at the Central Bank of Ireland with responsibility for consumer protection; securities and markets supervision; enforcement; and policy and risk.
She is a member of both the Board of Supervisors and the Management Board of the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA), while she also represents the Central Bank of Ireland on the Board of the International Oganisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
Prior to her appointment as Director General in September 2017, Derville was the Director of Enforcement in the Central Bank, where she established and developed the Enforcement Directorate.
In her earlier career, Derville gained extensive litigation and regulatory experience while practising law at the bar and working as in-house regulatory counsel.
Derville is a qualified barrister having being called to the bar in 1996 (Inns of Court School of Law; Inner Temple) and subsequently in 2003 (Kings Inns Dublin).
Paul Andrews was appointed as Secretary General in December 2015 and joined IOSCO in March 2016. He was reappointed to a second term in March 2019. In this role, he is responsible for supporting the pursuit of IOSCO’s strategic objectives and leading the General Secretariat.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Mr. Andrews spent 18 years at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Washington DC. From 2003 to March 2016, he served as Vice President and Managing Director, International Affairs, at FINRA, the largest independent regulator for all US securities firms. In this capacity he directed FINRA’s international engagements and worked closely with key regulators and regulatory bodies worldwide, including IOSCO.
Prior to FINRA, Mr. Andrews spent eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. During this time, he worked in the Division of Market Regulation (now Trading and Markets) and the Office of the General Counsel. In these capacities, he led the international affairs office in Market Regulation, analyzed various legal and policy issues concerning the structure of securities markets, market intermediaries, and dispute resolution. Prior to the SEC, Mr. Andrews spent four years in private legal practice in Washington, DC.
Anatoly Aksakov is a deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Market.
Mr. Aksakov is responsible for managing the Committee’s operations, including the development of bills to regulate the activities of financial and credit institutions. During his previous years of working at the State Duma he had been Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Financial Markets, and Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship.
Adding to this, Mr. Aksakov is a member of the National Financial Council of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, and also the Chairman of the Council of the Association of Banks of Russia.
Mr. Aksakov holds a degree in Economics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and also a degree from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
H.E. Dr. Obaid Saif Hamad Al Zaabi is the Chief Executive Officer of Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and has over 28 years of work experience in financial legislation, accounting, banking, finance and investment, and Shari’ah-compliant finance from many leading financial institutions in the United Arab Emirates, such as the U.A.E. Central Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Amlak Finance, and the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA). He has been working with SCA since year 2008 and has handled various roles and responsibilities and various challenging assignments.
Dr. Al Zaabi earned his PhD in Banking & Finance from Durham University, UK in Yr.2006 and his MBA in Yr.2000. He graduated from the UAE University in 1989 with a BSc. in Business & Accounting. Mr. Al Zaabi is also a full member of the Australian Institute of CMA, the Auditing & Accounting Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (CIPA) and the UAE Auditors and Accountants Association. He represents the Gulf Regulatory Authorities in the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) as member of the Consultative Advisory Groups of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) as well as the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA). Mr. Al Zaabi is a member of the board of directors of the GCC Accounting and Auditing Organization (GCAAO) and Vice Chairman of the UAE Financial Restructuring Committee. He has been the Co- Chair of the MENA OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance and at present is the Chairman of the IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEMC) and Vice Chairman of the IOSCO Board.
He has been accorded with various awards and recognition including “Middle East Financial Markets Excellence Award” by The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, 2016 and “Distinguished Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) in the Financial Sector” award offered by the British Magazine “Finance Monthly”, 2016. Dr. Al Zaabi has also delivered a series of keynote lectures and courses to both undergraduate and post-graduate students at Sharjah University and the British University in Dubai.
Sergey Shvetsov is the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.
Mr. Shvetsov is responsible for promoting the all-round development of the Russian financial market. More precisely he is in charge of the Bank of Russia activities in non-credit financial institutions regulation, including market intermediaries and infrastructures, competition in the financial market, corporate governance, retail investors’ protection, countering market manipulation and illegal use of insider information. Mr. Shvetsov also coordinates the Bank of Russia interaction with IOSCO, ESMA, AFI, ICMA, ISDA and foreign financial markets regulators.
During his previous years of work at the Bank of Russia he has borne responsibility for the monetary policy, development of financial instruments and systemically important market infrastructures, as well as for international cooperation. Adding to this, Mr. Shvetsov has an experience of being a Deputy Head of the commercial bank.
Mr. Shvetsov holds a Specialist Degree in Economics from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
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