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Mr. Timothy Bishop is Senior Advisor within the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the OECD Secretariat. He has been with the OECD since 2006 and is currently responsible for leading selected Directorate-wide projects, including the development of the new OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment, which was launched in October 2016. Mr. Bishop was previously Head of the Financial Affairs Division, which supports the OECD’s Committee on Financial Markets, Insurance and Private Pensions Committee and their sub-bodies, including the Working Party on Private Pensions and the Task Force on Institutional Investors and Long-term Financing. Prior to the OECD, Mr. Bishop worked in the Financial Sector Policy Branch at the Department of Finance in Ottawa, Canada.
Senior Advisor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Chris De Noose
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Chris De Noose
Chris De Noose is the Managing Director of the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute and the European Savings and Retail Banking Group. In addition, he is a Member of the European Banking Industry Committee (EBIC), Member of the Board of the Hochschule der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, Member of the European Payments Council, Member of the Board of Child and Youth Finance International, former Member of the Banking Stakeholder Group of European Banking Authority and Secretary General of the Mediterranean Confederation. Furthermore, he is also a Member of the Kuratorium of the Foundation for International Co-operation of the German Savings Banks and he is Chairman of the Executive Committee of WSBI Advisory Services.
Mady Delvaux-Stehres studied classical literature in Paris and worked as a teacher until 1989, when she joined the Luxembourgish government for the first time. A member of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) since 1974, she served as Minister for Communications, Transport and Social Security and Minister of National Education and Vocational Training. Since May 2014, Mady Delvaux-Stehres is Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs and substitute member in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. She was also appointed as one of the 6 members of the Advisory Committee of the European Parliament. She is the Chair of the Parliament’s Working Group on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and the rapporteur of the initiative legislative report on Civil Law Rules on Robotics, which was voted in plenary in February 2017. In ECON, she followed the Banking Union Annual report on behalf of the S&D political group and is especially concerned with innovative banking solutions which combine her interest in technology with the financial aspect
Robin Edme is currently Senior Policy Officer Green and Sustainable Finance at DG FISMA of the European Commission, where he focuses on designing new investment and capital allocation frameworks through the development of responsible, green and long term finance, beneficial to low-carbon, resource efficient and fair economies. He is part of the Secretariat of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance set up by the Commission in December 2016. Before joining the Commission, Robin Edme has been Senior Advisor Long Term & Responsible Finance to the Commissioner General for Sustainable Development of the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea for 5 years. He lead the development of the French public SRI label, as well as the of the Energy & Ecological Transition for Climate Label; he also lead, from the government side the organisation of the first edition of the International Award on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures, which was held in Paris in October 2016. He was the Chair (4 years) of the Group of Friends of Paragraph 47, a government led initiative promoting corporate sustainability reporting at international and regional levels, a member (6 years) of the Global Sustainability Standards Board of the GRI for 6 years and a Council member of the IIRC. He is one of the founders and former President of the Forum pour l’investissement responsable (French Social Investment Forum) and of Eurosif. Robin Edme is a well-know and internationally recognized influencer in the field of sustainable and green finance, as well in the field of extra-financial reporting. Born in 1956, Robin EDME graduated from ENA, HEC Business School and IEP Paris; he also holds a Masters Degree in Public Law and a Doctorate Degree in Industrial Policy.
DG FISMA, European Commission
Senior Policy Officer Green and Sustainable Finance
Camden R. Fine is president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). A native Missourian and career community banker, Fine came to ICBA in May 2003. Before joining ICBA, Fine chartered and organized Midwest Independent Bank of Jefferson City, MO and served as its president and CEO for nearly 20 years. In addition, Fine owned MainStreet Bank of Ashland, Mo. Prior to his banking career, Fine served as the Missouri State Tax Director under former Governor Christopher “Kit” Bond. Fine was educated at the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He served as an officer in the United States Army and Missouri Army National Guard. He is a distinguished graduate and past chairman of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He is a member of the Exchequer Club in Washington D.C., as well as several other professional societies and clubs.
Independent Community Bankers of America
President & CEO
Previously, he was Head of Strategic Planning and Studies for CaixaBank and Director General of Planning and Strategic Development for CriteriaCaixa. He joined the “la Caixa” group in 2005. He has served as an economics advisor for European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs in Brussels and as a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently a member of the Market Monitoring Group of the Institute of International Finance (IIF). He is also a member of the Board of the European Corporate Governance Institute, Chairman of FEDEA, Vice President of the Círculo de Economía and serves on the boards of the CEDE Foundation, Institució Cultural del CIC, Real Instituto Elcano, and of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. In 1999 he received the Research Award of the European Investment Bank, and in 1979 he graduated with honours in Economics and Business.
Jyrki Katainen is currently Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. He joined the Commission in July 2014 as Vice-President for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the euro. Before that he served as Prime Minister of Finland from 2011 to 2014 and Minister of Finance from 2007 to 2011. From 1999 to 2014, he was a Member of Finnish Parliament for the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus). Katainen was a Member of the Finnish Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly from 2003 to 2007, a Member of the Administrative Council of the Finnish Broadcasting Company from 2003 to 2005, a Member of the Finnish Delegation to the Western European Union Parliamentary Assembly from 2004 to 2005 and a Deputy Member of the Finnish Delegation to the Nordic Council from 2001 to 2003. Jyrki Katainen has an M.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Tampere, Finland and he did an Erasmus exchange year at the University of Leicester, UK.
Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
Beatriz Kissler has been working in banking since 1997 and is today General Manager in GDS Cusa (CaixaBank Group) since March 2014. She began her carrier working for IBM and after some steps in IT she entered the Operations department. She used her skills to improve efficiency of processes in the Banking services Operations world. Currently she is responsible for SEPA Payments and Direct Debits operations, Trade Finance operations and credits administration. She represents CaixaBank in several organizations as: Member of the Board of Iberpay (Spanish Clearing House); Chair of the Technical Committee of Iberpay; Member of the Scheme Management Board of the European Payments Council representing the Spanish banking community; Member of the Scheme evolution and Maintenance Working Group of the European Payments Council; Member of the Payments Committee of ESBG (European Savings Bank Group); Swifts Chairperson representing the Spanish Banking community.
General Manager GDS Cusa
François-Louis Michaud was appointed Deputy Director General of Microprudential Supervision IV at the ECB on 1 March 2014. In this role, he covers a wide range of topics related to horizontal and specialised supervision, and is a member of various EBA and BCBS groups. Previously, he was Deputy Director Banking Supervision at Autorite de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution in France. From 2005 to 2009, François-Louis was a Senior Economist and Secretary to the Markets Committee at the Bank for International Settlements. Prior to that, he worked at the Banque de France in a number of roles in banking supervision (1996-2000) and financial stability (2000-2004), and was seconded to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (2004-2005). François-Louis graduated in Economics, Finance and Philosophy.
European Central Bank
Deputy Director General
Johanna Orth is Head of Group Regulatory Affairs at Swedbank. She is responsible for Swedbank’s proactive dialogue with EU institutions, national legislators and regulators and global standard setting committees, on key regulatory topics with a high impact on the bank. She contributes to regulatory policy by putting forward concrete alternative proposals or counterproposals, both directly to policy makers, and through industry associations. Her focus is on prudential regulation, crisis management and financial stability, but she also works on retail topics such as payments. From 1999-2011 she worked for the Swedish Ministry of Finance in different roles, starting as a macroeconomic policy advisor, later on with financial market regulation, and from 2008-2011 as Deputy Head of the Banking Division. She has worked hands on with managing failing institutions, as well as with regulatory preventive measures in cooperation with the Central Bank, the Financial Supervisor and the Resolution Authority. She also has 10 years experience from multilateral negotiations, both in the EU Council, in the Financial Action Task Force, and from a 3 year posting in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, where she was Economic Counsellor in Croatia. From September 2011-April 2016 she worked for the Swedish Banker’s Association managing the strategic advocacy work of the organisation towards regulatory bodies at national and EU level.
Head of Group Regulatory Affairs