Speakers biographies

Speakers biographies

Lieve Mostrey

CEO Euroclear Group

Since January 2017, Lieve Mostrey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Mostrey joined Euroclear in October 2010 as Executive Director and Chief Technology and Services Officer of the Euroclear Group and an Executive Director of the Board. 
Ms. Mostrey is also a member of the Supervisory Board and of the Nomination & Governance Committee and Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee of Euronext. 
Previously, Ms. Mostrey was a member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Fortis in Brussels, where she was responsible for IT technology, operations (including securities, payments, credit cards, mortgages, clients and accounts), property and purchasing. Ms. Mostrey began her career in 1983 within the IT department of Generale Bank in Brussels, moving to Operations in 1997 and, upon its merger with Fortis in 2006, became country manager for Fortis Bank Belgium. She became Chief Operating Officer of Fortis Bank in 2008, which was acquired by BNP Paribas in 2009. 
Ms. Mostrey was previously a Non-Executive Director of SWIFT, RealDolmen, Visa Europe and of Euroclear. 
Having earned a degree in civil engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1983, Ms. Mostrey completed a post-graduate degree in economics from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1988.

Olivier Guersent

Director General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,
European Commission

OLIVIER GUERSENT graduated with distinction from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux” in 1983. He joined the French Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1984, where he carried out many investigations for the French Competition Authority.
He joined the European Commission in 1992, initially with the “Merger Task Force” in the Directorate-General for Competition. Since then, he has alternated between the private offices of a number of European Commissioners (Karel Van Miert, Michel Barnier and Neelie Kroes) and DG Competition (successively Deputy Head of Unit in charge of cartels, Head of Unit in charge of policy and coordination of cases, Head of Unit in charge of merger control, acting Director “Transport, postal and other services” and, from 2009, Director responsible for the fight against cartels. From 2010 to 2014 he was the head of the private office of Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services. Having held the position of Deputy Director-General since July 2014, Olivier Guersent has been Director-General of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union since 1 September 2015.
Married and a father of three children, Olivier Guersent is a member of the board of of the non-profit organisation Aremis that provides medical care in the home, primarily to cancer patients in the Brussels area. He is a regular lecturer to postgraduate university students.

Anna Kulik

ECSDA Secretary General

Anna is Secretary General of the European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA).
She is a lawyer by background and holds a Master in European law and a multidisciplinary Master in Law and Economics. She started her career at the General Secretariat of one of the political parties at the European Parliament.

Since then, she has gathered an extensive experience of the CSD industry. She was Head of outsourcing control group and operating risk committee of an International CSD. From 2010 and until recently, Anna worked for Strategy and Government Relations of Euroclear group.During her career, she has also advised an Asian regulator and its financial market infrastructure about changes allowing international access to the market.
She also gave lectures on international financial regulation to university students during her stay in Asia.

Stephan Leithner

Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse AG

Stephan LEITHNER has been appointed as Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse Group as of 1 July 2018. He is responsible for the Group’s post trading business (Clearstream), together with the data and index business. At the Deutche Börse AG he served as a partner on the leading alternative investment firm EQT since 2016.
Previously,he acted as a Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG from 2012 until 2015, where he had held a number of leadership positions in Global Banking since 2000.
Further work stations include McKinsey & Company as well as the Swiss Institute for Banking and Finance in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
He Holds a PhD in Finance and a Master in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.

Fabrizio Planta

Head of Markets Department, ESMA

Fabrizio Planta is Head of Markets Department at ESMA, with responsibility over Secondary Markets, Post-Trading, Market Integrity and Market Data.
He was previously Head of the Post-Trading Unit where he has been in charge of the development of technical standards under EMIR and CSDR and on a number of CCP related manners, such as CCP colleges, stress tests, peer reviews, validation of risk models and recognition of third country CCPs.
Before joining ESMA, Fabrizio worked at the EU Commission on the EMIR proposal and before at CONSOB and at IW Bank S.p.A.
He holds an MSc in Economics from Warwick University and a degree in Economics. 

Mathias Papenfuß

Member of the Executive Board of Clearstream, ECSDA Chairman

Mathias is a Member of the Executive Boards of Clearstream Banking AG, Frankfurt (CBF) and ClearstreamBanking S.A:, Luxembourg (CBL) as well as the CEO of Clearstream Services, Luxembourg since 2007.
Currently his area of responsibility is Regulatory Implementation for the Clearstream Group after being the ChiefOperating Officer (COO) for the Group for the last 8 years.
His career path took him through a variety of management positions in the field of Regulatory & Policy Affairs, Operations, Product and Network Management since 1985. Mathias Papenfuß is Chairman of ECSDA (European Central Securities Depositories Association) since May 2013.
Mathias is the T2S Sponsor for Clearstream Group, he is a member in the T2S CSD Steering Groups,Harmonisation Steering Group and the newly formed AMI SeCo of the European Central Bank (ECB).
Furthermore he is a member of the CSD Operator Group (COG) under the leadership of the FED and ECB. 

Tim Hermans

Director, National Bank of Belgium

Tim Hermans graduated as an economist in 1997 and joined the National Bank of Belgium in the same year. In the Bank he worked as an economist/statistician in the National Accounts Department and, later on, as an analyst in the Prudential Policy and Financial Stability Department. 

During that period he was also an advisor and Chief of staff to the Minister of Economic Affairs and the Minister of Finance. In 2015 he was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank. In that capacity he is in charge of the Cyber risks of the Bank and the supervision of market infrastructures and payment institutions. As the lead overseer of critical financial market infrastructures such as Euroclear and SWIFT, he deals with cyber security-related matters on a daily basis. Since 2017 he is also chairing the Belgian Financial Sector Cyber Council.

Tim Werner

Vice President, Clearstream Products – Issuer CSD Services Germany, Clearstream Banking AG

Chairman of the ECSDA Settlement Working Group

Since October 2018 Clearstream Products – Issuer CSD Services Germany; focus: T2S settlement, CSD-R

2014 – 2018: Product Manager, Core Product Development Clearstream; focus: Settlement, Custody, European markets, Equities products, CSD-R
2004 – 2014: CBF AG, various functions in Quality Management business area
1995 – 2004: Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt/ Main, various functions in transaction banking and securities settlement business area
Bankkaufmann; Bankfachwirt IHK, Bankakademie Frankfurt/ Main 

Ilse Peeters

Head of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Euroclear SA/NV

Ilse Peeters, Director, is the Head of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Euroclear SA/NV. Government Relations was part of the Euroclear Corporate Strategy Division until 2017.
It is now part of the Compliance, Regulatory Management and Public Affairs Division.
Ms Peeters works closely with key EU public policy stakeholders on relevant industry issues, while ensuring the effective external communication of Euroclear’s strategy.
Over the last ten years, she has been involved in themain regulatory initiatives that have shaped the post-trade industry.
Her recent focus is on technological Innovations such as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and ICOs and their regulatory and legal challenges.
Ms Peeters joined Euroclear in 1988. In her early years, she held positions in cash operations, marketing and operational documentation, and business analysis.
She then became senior business analyst in the team that prepared the transition to the euro in 1999.
She moved to Risk Management where she was responsible for preparing banking risk policies and procedures upon the creation of Euroclear Bank in 2001.
Ms Peeters joined Government Relations in 2003.
Ms Peeters holds a Masters’ degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences from the Economische Hogeschool Sint-Aloysius (EHSAL) in Brussels.

Jesús Benito

CEO Iberclear

Jesús Benito is Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of IBERCLEAR since 2006. 
In September 2017, he has been appointed as Member of the BME Management Committee as Head of the Settlement and Registry Unit.
He is Chairman of the T2S CSDs Steering Group (CSG) since the creation of this Group in 2012. In T2S, he is involved in other T2S different Groups, such as AMI-SeCo, the Harmonization Steering Group, among others. 
He is also participating in the CSD Operational Group (COG), group chaired by the European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve with the 12 most important CSDs around the globe.
As from 1st July 2018, he is Vice-Chairman of REGIS-TR.
He has been involved in the European CSD Association (ECSDA) as member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Jesús Benito has participated in numerous international Groups, among others: the European Commission’s Clearing and Settlement Advisory and Monitoring Expert Group (CESAME and CESAMEII), Monitoring Operating Group (MOG).
In addition to his role as Iberclear CEO, he was also managing director of REGIS-TR, the Trade Repository of Clearstream and Iberclear as well as general secretary of the Board and Board member of Link-Up Markets.
Before joining Iberclear in 2000, he worked for Banco de España from 1988 to 2000, as Head of Section responsible for CSD links and securities settlement policy issues.
He has a Business Degree from Complutense University. 

André Küüsvek

Director for Local Currency and Capital Markets Development (LC2), EBRD

André Küüsvek is the Director for Local Currency and Capital Markets Development (LC2) at the EBRD (www.ebrd.com), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a multinational development bank owned by 67 governments and 2 international organisations. André is a member of the EBRD Asset and Liability Committee. André has three external Board memberships – he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rail Baltic Estonia (www.rbestonia.ee), a Member of the Board of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (www.feas.org) and a Member of the Board Steering Committee of the Athens Exchange Group (www.athexgroup.gr).
André’s earlier career with the EBRD includes being a Country Director in Ukraine, the second largest country of EBRD investment, in 2008-2013; and a Country Director in Kazakhstan in 2004-2008. Before this, André led project teams investing equity and debt in financial institutions across the EBRD region in 1996-2004, simultaneously being the EBRD-wide coordinator for capital markets and stock exchanges and the financial sector coordinator for several countries. André has served on the boards of over 30 banks, insurance companies, equity funds and enterprises.
André started his banking career as one of the first commercial bankers in Estonia in 1992, heading the international departments of Tartu Kommertspank and Bank of Tallinn. He then moved to Germany, working for a private bank Schröder Münchmeyer Hengst, and for Dresdner Bank until 1996.
An Estonian national, André graduated with MSc from Tallinn University of Technology, studying also in Sweden, Germany, Finland and Hungary. He is a graduate of Estonian Business School and Stockholm School of Economics. André is fluent in five languages. 

Arminta Saladziene

Vice President, Head of Securities Services, Global Fixed Income, Commodities and Clearing

As Vice President of Securities Services at Nasdaq, Arminta is leading a business unit comprised of nine regulated financial entities: stock exchanges, central securities depositories and an investment firm based in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland and Sweden, which provide a wide range of exchange and post trade services to the Nordic and Baltic clients. The Securities Services team is also responsible for driving the company’s business development and strategic initiatives in the post-trade space.    
In this capacity, Arminta chairs the Boards of Directors or Supervisory Councils of Broker Services AB, Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Riga, Nasdaq Vilnius, as well as the Latvian and Lithuanian CSDs, which together with the Estonian CSD was merged into Nasdaq CSD. In addition, Arminta acts as the General Manager for the Nasdaq’s Technology and Business Support Competence center located in Vilnius, Lithuania. 
Arminta has spent 20 years with the national stock exchange in Lithuania and later on OMX and Nasdaq in various roles spanning marketing, market data, project management, product development and general management. During 2007-2017, she acted as President of Nasdaq Vilnius and during 2012 – 2017 as VP, Head of Baltic Markets. 
Arminta holds Masters in International Business from the Vilnius University and an Executive MBA from the Baltic Management Institute (joint program of HEC School of Management, Copenhagen Business School, Louvain School of Management, Norwegian School of Economics and Vytautas Magnus University).   
Currently, a member of the Advisory Board of the Baltic Development Forum, a member of the Board of Trustees at the Vilnius University Endowment. Arminta was one of the initiators and the first Chairman of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance set up to advance business ethics, transparency and sound governance among Baltic companies. For her work in the field of corporate governance, she received the Baltic Sea Award 2009 and was named the Rising Star of Corporate Governance 2011 by The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. In 2010, Arminta was inducted to the Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement. In 2017, named the SSC Business Center Manager of the Year in Central and Easter Europe.