Shaheen Adam, Acting Managing Director
Postbank Shaheen Adam was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Postbank in July 2011 and is currently acting as the Managing Director of the Postbank. Shaheen is responsible for ensuring the bank’s strategies are implemented successfully and that the necessary business relationships, organisational structures and motivational schemes are in place. This includes implementation of operational policies to support business objectives. He is a former director at one of the large banks, where he was responsible for defining the bank’s strategy relating to personal markets and for developing and communicating deep customer insights to optimise shareholder value. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Adam has extensive experience in strategy consulting and banking. He held various senior roles in the banking environment, from managing business transaction products and home loan products, to personal customer segmentation and strategy.
Rudy Araujo Medinacelli, Secretary General
Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA) Rudy V. Araujo is the Secretary General of ASBA since July, 2000; with financial and public regulatory and policy design and implementation experience stemming from his professional development as: ASBA’s representative before Core Principles Liaison Group and the Basel Consultative Group of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision; International Consultant on Structural Reforms and Financial Sector Development; Viceminister of the Presidency of Bolivia; Executive Director of the National Statistics Institute of Bolivia; Undersecretary of the Pension’s System in Bolivia; Bank Supervisor at the Superintendence of Banks and Financial Entities of Bolivia; Business Statistics Instructor at Western Illinois University.
Jean Arondel, President
National Federation of Savings Banks (Fédération Nationale des Caisses d'Épargne, FNCE)
In 1993, Jean Arondel, along with Jean-Paul Guerlain, created the Cosmetic Valley, a business cluster for the perfume and cosmetics industries, which became a competiveness cluster comprising 300 companies in 2005. Since 1999, he has been the Director and Chairman of the local savings bank in Chartres. In 2008 he was elected Chairman of the Steering and Supervisory Board of the Savings Banks ‘Caisse d'Épargne Loire-Centre’, he was re-elected in 2009 and again in April 2015 by unanimity. He has been a board member of the National Federation of Savings Banks (Fédération Nationale des Caisses d’Épargne) since September 2014. He is currently Vice President of The World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI).
Harsh K. Bhanwala, Chairman
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard)
Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala is Chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) since 2013. He was earlier the Executive Director in India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL) and also functioned as its officiating Chairman. Prior to joining IIFCL, he worked as Senior Vice President in Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) Water Limited. Dr Bhanwala was the Managing Director of the state level cooperative bank in the national capital (DSCB) during its turnaround (2000 to 2005).
Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairwoman
State Bank of India
She is the first woman to be the Chairperson of State Bank of India. In 2014, she was listed as the 36th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Arundhati Bhattacharya joined State Bank of India in 1977 as a probationary officer (PO). She has held several positions during her 36-year career with the bank including working in foreign exchange, treasury, retail operations, human resources and investment banking. This included positions like chief executive of the bank's merchant banking arm- State Bank of India Capital Markets; chief general manager in charge of new projects. She has also served at the bank's New York office. She has been involved in the launch of several new businesses such as SBI General Insurance, SBI Custodial Services and the SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Fund.
Paul Breloff, Managing Director
Accion Venture Labs
Paul Breloff is currently employed at ACCION's Financial Markets and Services Department. He has always assisted with important introductions which have transformed into great partnerships for Milaap. He has considerable experience in Microfinance with nearly three years at SKS Microfinance (India’s largest microfinance institution), where he managed the role of Vice President of Business Development & Strategy besides contributing significantly to business planning, international expansion (mainly in China), and equity funding. Prior to SKS, he has also practiced corporate and real estate law with Mayer Brown, worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company and worked as an advertising account executive for Leo Burnett. He is managing consulting assignments for CGAP, and being an independent consultant to social enterprises with a focus on capacity development and capital mobilization. He serves a Director of DemystData Ltd. He serves as Member of Advisory Board at Milaap Social Ventures.
Santiago Carbó-Valverde, External Independent Member
Professor of Economics and Finance at the Bangor Business School, UK. He is the Head of Financial Studies of the Spanish Savings Bank Foundation (FUNCAS). He is a member of the Group of Economic Advisers (GEA) of ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) and of the European Shadow Regulatory Committee. He has been (and in some cases still is) lead researcher and consultant for public institutions such as the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Spanish Ministry of Labour and the Institute of European Finance, and for private institutions such as banks. Former Consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His field of expertise covers the analysis of financial intermediaries and markets, including lending and securitization technologies and the finance-growth nexus, with particular attention to SME finance.
David Cramer, Head of U.S. Financial Institutional Sales
Visa, Inc. David Cramer is Head of US Financial Institution Sales for Visa, Inc. He oversees all activities related to US Super-Regional financial institutions. Prior to his current role David was both senior vice president of sales and integrated solutions and senior vice president of commercial products for Visa USA where he oversaw product development strategies, business development strategies and deployment of Visa’s commercial payment products among financial institutions and organizations in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Visa USA in 2003, he held various roles in sales, marketing and business development for JPMorgan Chase, GE Capital’s Corporate Expense Management Services and Citicorp Diner’s Club.
Luis de Guindos Jurado, Minister of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain Prior to assuming this role, he worked for the board of Mare Nostrum Bank and as the Director of the Center for Finance of IE Business School between 2010 and 2012. He was also a board member of Endesa, a Spanish power company and the Director of Unidad Editorial. Before 2010, he served as the CEO of Nomura Securities and the Senior Partner and Financial Services Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Between 2006-2008, he was an Appointed Advisor at Lehman Brothers Europe and its Executive Chairman for Spain and Portugal. From 1996 to 2004, Jurado held several positions in the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Spain, including Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. He is a Member of Board of Governors at European Investment Bank and European Stability Mechanism.
Chris De Noose, Managing Director
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, 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.
Alejandra Del Moral Vela, Managing Director
Banco Nacional del Ahorro y Servicios Financieros (Bansefi)
Alejandra del Moral is the Managing Director of the ‘The National Bank for Savings and Financial Services’ (Bansefi) since February 2015. Between August 2009 and February 2012, she became the youngest Municipal President of the country and first woman to hold the mayor office in the town of Cuautitlán Izcalli. From 2011 – 2012 she served as the Vice President of the National Federation of Municipalities of Mexico, FENAMM (‘Equidad de Género de la Federación Nacional de Municipios de México A.C.’). From 2012 to 2015, she was the Deputy Federal District VII in Cuautitlán Izcalli.
Georg Fahrenschon, President
Deutscher Sparkassen-und Giroverband
From 2008 to 2011 Georg was the Bavarian State Minister of Finance. In May 2012, he was elected President of the German Savings Banks Association. Later, in July 2012, he was appointed to the Boards of the KfW Bankengruppe and Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank. Since 2013, he has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Sparkassen Leasing Verwaltungs AG and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Leasing AG, as well as member of the Board of the Federal Institute for Financial Services and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Berlin Hyp AG. He is currently Vice President of The European Savings Banks Group (ESBG).
Isidro Fainé Casas
Chairman of CaixaBank and President of CECA
Isidro Fainé, born in Manresa in 1942, has been Chairman of CaixaBank since 2009 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2000. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation and of Criteria CaixaHolding. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Economics and Finance and of the Royal Academy of Doctorate Holders. Isidro Fainé is the Vice-Chairman of Telefónica, First Vice-Chairman of Repsol, and a member of the Boards of Directors of Banco BPI, Bank of East Asia and the Suez Environnement Company. He is currently the Chairman of the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks (CECA), the Chairman of The European Savings Banks Group (ESBG) and the Deputy Chairman of the World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI). He is also the Chairman of the Spanish Confederation of Directors and Executives (CEDE), the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome and the Círculo Financiero. Isidro Fainé is also a member of the Business Council for Competition (CEC).
Camden Fine, President and CEO
Independent Community Bankers of America
Camden R. Fine came to ICBA in May 2003 as President-elect and became President and CEO in March 2004. Prior to coming to ICBA, he chartered and organized Midwest Independent Bank of Jefferson City, Mo., and served as its President and CEO for nearly 20 years. In addition, he owned Mainstreet Bank of Ashland, Mo. In 1978, he joined the Missouri state government as a budget analyst under then Governor Joe Teasdale, and in 1981 former governor Christopher “Kit” Bond appointed Fine as the Director of the State Division of Taxation. He currently serves on several industry boards and committees as well as on the President’s Committee of the WSBI. He has been recognized by The Hill newspaper and CEO Update as one of Washington, D.C.'s most effective and influential trade association CEO's and lobbyists for six consecutive years and was recently named one of 100 lobbyists to watch in Washington, D.C.
Amias Gerety, Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Amias Gerety, serves as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He is responsible for developing and coordinating Treasury’s policies on issues affecting financial institutions, and for overseeing Treasury programs including the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, the State Small Business Credit Initiative, and the Small Business Lending Fund. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary to Financial Institutions. He joined the Obama transition team shortly after the 2008 election and formally joined Treasury on the administration’s first day.
Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Managing Director
Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA)
Ruth Goodwin-Groen is the Managing Director of Better Than Cash Alliance. Prior to joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, she was the Australian Co-Chair of the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion and the Financial Services for the Poor Adviser at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). As a Senior Consultant for Inclusive Financial Markets at Goodwin-Groen Consulting for over 15 years she worked with many of the leaders in financial inclusion.
Jordi Gual Solé, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Economist
Jordi Gual is Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Economist at CaixaBank and Professor of Economics at IESE Business School. He is also Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London). He is currently a member of the International Advisory Council of CaixaBank, the Oxera Economics Council and the board of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Between 2002 and 2005, Jordi Gual was part of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy of the European Commission. He was also Economic Adviser to the Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels between 1994 and 1996.
Heinrich Haasis, President
WSBI - World Savings and Retail Banking Institute
From 1971 to 1981 Heinrich Haasis was the Mayor of Bisingen (Germany). He also served as a member of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg (1976-2001). From September 1991 to January 2001, he was Chairman of the former Württemberg Savings Banks Association (WSGV). Later, in January 2001, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) and the Landesbausparkassen and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sparkassen-Versicherung Holding AG Baden-Württemberg. From 2006 to 2012 he served as the President of the German Savings Bank Association (DSGV). He was elected as the President of ESBG from 2006–2009. In May 2012, he was appointed as President of WSBI. He was re-elected in 2015 for a second term of three years.
French Hill, U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
James French Hill is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district. He sits on the House Financial Services Committee where he takes an active role in the committee’s legislative and oversight responsibilities. Prior to his congressional service, He served in George H. W. Bush’s administration as Executive Secretary to the President’s Economic Policy Council and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Corporate Finance. He was founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Delta Trust & Banking Corp., which recently merged with Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp. In 2013, he was named the Top Manager of the Year by the Sales and Marketing Executive International, and in 2010, he was selected by AY Magazine as its “Most Powerful Man” in business in Arkansas. He has been a contributor to CNBC, CNN, FOX, and NPR on political and economic policy matters.
Joseph Kimbowa Lutaaya, General Manager
Centenary Rural Development Bank Limited
Joseph Kimbowa has over 25 years of Senior Level banking experience working in Uganda. He has considerable senior level banking experience in various positions in different function. Joseph has been through both Local and Internationally Certified Learning and Development interventions over his banking career at Standard Chartered Bank, Allied Bank and now Centenary Bank. He currently holds the position of General Manager Operations at Centenary Rural Development Bank Limited, the second largest Bank in Uganda.Joseph has a wealth of knowledge on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. He has demonstrated field tested leadership skills and phenomenal powers of planning and organization in the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous market and business environment in the region.
David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director
David Lipton assumed the position of Special Advisor to the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund starting July 26, 2011 before assuming his duties as First Deputy Managing Director (on September 1, 2011). Before coming to the Fund, he was Special Assistant to the President, and served as Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Economic Council and National Security Council at the White House. Previously, Lipton was a Managing Director at Citi, where he was Head of Global Country Risk Management. Prior to joining Citi in May 2005, he spent five years at Moore Capital Management, a global hedge fund and, before that, a year at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. David Lipton served in the Clinton administration at the Treasury Department from 1993 to 1998. As Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs (and before that as Assistant Secretary).
Agustín Márquez Dorsch, General Manager
Agustín Márquez is Deputy General Manager in Cecabank since 1995. He is responsible for technology, payment systems, electronic banking and several other outsourcing and business activities in the organization. Previous to this he was the Chief Executive of the Spanish Central Depository of Securities (Iberclear), where he led the conversion of all Spanish listed securities to book entry. He also held the position of Chairman of the ECBS Executive Committee, in which he was member on behalf of the European Savings Banks Association. He is currently CEO of Euro 6000 and MasterCajas, a principal member of MasterCard in Spain. He is also Director in Eufiserv and Trionis.
Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN)Director of PT Bank Tabungan Negara (Persero) Tbk since December 2012. Maryono graduated with a degree in Economics from Universitas Diponegoro in 1981, and he received a Master of Business Administration in 1997. He was President Director of Bank Mutiara from November 2008 to December 2012. Prior to that he was President Commissioner of PT Mandiri Manajemen Investasi and Executive Vice President of PT Bank Mandiri (Persero). He worked for Bank Pembangunan Indonesia from 1982 until 1999. He is currently Vice President of The World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI).
Antonio Massanell, Deputy Chairman
Antonio Massanell holds the position of Deputy Chairman and member of the Board of CaixaBank. Besides, he is currently a Member of the following Boards of Directors: 1995 Telefónica, S.A.; 2008 Boursorama, S.A., representing “la Caixa”; 2009 Mediterranea Beach & Golf Community, S.A.; 2012 SAREB, Sociedad de Gestión de Activos procedentes de la Reestructuración Bancaria (Management Company for Assets Arising from the Banking Sector Reorganisation); 2014 Banco BPI (Banco Português de Investimento, S.A.). Additionally, he is: Member of the ERPB as a representative of the ESBG since April 2014; Chairman of Fundació Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic, since 2005; Vice-President of Barcelona Centre Financer Europeu (BCFE – European Finance Centre, Barcelona); Member of APD Zona Mediterrània (Management Progress Association), since 2005 and Member of the Plenary Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, since 2010.
Tomas Miller, Head of the MIF's Access to Finance Unit
Multilateral Investment Fund
Tomas Miller heads the MIF’s Access to Finance Unit, covering microfinance, early-stage equity, small business financing and financial services for low-income people. He serves on the boards of directors of several financial institutions and investment funds specialized in microfinance. He has worked on microenterprise and small and medium-size business issues since joining the IDB in 2000, authoring numerous publications. Earlier in his career he worked for Corporación Andina de Fomento in Caracas.
Sabasaba Moshingi, CEO
Tanzania Postal Bank
Sabasaba Moshingi has been Chief Executive Officer at Tanzania Postal Bank Limited since July 2011 and serves as its Managing Director. He has vast local and international experience in Corporate banking, Trade Finance, Credit Risk, Operations, assessment of Operational Risk for new products and process, Consumer Banking and Finance. He has worked with reputable local and international banks holding various positions. He has worked for Kenya Commercial Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
Annet N. Mulindwa, Managing Director
Finance Trust Bank
Annet Nakawunde Mulindwa is the Managing Director of Finance Trust Bank. She is a banker by profession with over 10 year’s practical experience in Microfinance having worked in various capacities at Finance Trust as Head of Operations and Operations & Compliance Manager. Prior to Finance Trust, Annet held various positions at Pride Microfinance and Nile Bank Ltd. She is passionate about best practices in microfinance and creating value for customers. She is a team player and leader with demonstrated participatory strong leadership skills but result oriented.
Redouane Najm-Eddine, CEO
Al Barid Bank Redouane Najm-Eddine is the CEO of Al Barid Bank since 2010. He is also the Chairman of the subsidiary Barid Cash. Since 2011 he serves as Deputy Managing Director of Groupe Poste Maroc. He has spent 24 years as a leader and manager in the banking sector. Since 2008 he has been administrator of Sofac (Société Financement à crèdit (CGD/Poste Maroc) and of Chronopost International (JV Poste Française/Poste Maroc) and President in the respective Audit Committees. He serves as Independent Director of Med Z, Jaida (CMKD, KFW, BEI, CDG et Poste Maroc) and of WSBI. Since 2012 he is member of the Administrators Association at France Science Po. He is member of the Honorary Committee (since 2013) and President of the Audit Committee of PlaNet Finance (chaired by Jacques ATTALI). He is a member of ECODA since 2013. He also serves as member of the jury of the INJAZ Foundation.
Jean Naslin, Head of European and International public affairs
Jean Naslin is Head of European and International Public Affairs at Groupe BPCE. Jean Naslin - Avocat au Barreau de Paris - has pursued an international career. After 15 years in the oil industry with Schlumberger in France, the Netherlands the UK and the U.S., he was subsequently General Counsel of Eurotunnel in London, general Counsel of Groupe Promodes in Paris, partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel and DLA in Brussels and General Counsel of Groupe Caisses d'Epargne in Paris. Jean Naslin is Chairman the European Banking Industry Committee (EBIC).
Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
Günther Oettinger is the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. He served as European Commissioner for Energy during the second mandate of Barroso's Commission. He was always involved in the regional politics of his home state of Baden-Württemberg, being chairman of the Christian Democratic Union’s (CDU) parliamentary group in the regional parliament between 1991 and 2005 when he became Minister President of the state. Four years later, in 2009, he was chosen for the post that he currently holds in the European Commission.
Dick Okhuijsen, CEO
Dick Okhuijsen has been a member of the Executive Board since 3 December 2009 and focuses on all of SNS Bank NV’s banking activities. Before joining SNS REAAL, he held various positions at Nationale-Nederlanden and ING Group, including CEO of ING Life Insurance in Japan.
Additional positions: committee member of the Dutch Bankers' Association and committee member of the Dutch Management Studies Foundation.
Kathleen Oldenborg, Director for Payments Risk Policy
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington DC
Since January 2013, Ms. Kathleen Oldenborg has been Director for Payments Risk Policy with the OCC’s Chief National Bank Examiner Office in Washington HQ. She combines regulatory and industry experience, having come to the OCC in 1989 as an industry hire, and rejoining in 2007. From 2007 to 2012, she was an OCC examiner in large banks, supervising global transaction and payments businesses. From 1989 to 1997, she served as an OCC examiner in the Northeast District performing both safety & soundness and fiduciary examinations. She was commissioned as a National Bank Examiner in 1990. Her industry experiences include First Union (now Wells Fargo) as a fiduciary compliance manager, Chief Compliance Officer of a NY trust bank, and at other organizations in fiduciary and compliance roles.
Joan Rosás, Head of International Financial Institutions
CaixaBank Joan Rosás is the Head of International Financial Institutions of CaixaBank. He is also responsible for Representative Offices of CaixaBank abroad. He joined “la Caixa” in 1993 and has participated in its internationalization process since the very beginning. From 1989 to 1993 he was the Director of Planning and Control and subsequently of Emerging Markets in BBV New York. In 2003 and 2004 he was a member of an Expert Panel, appointed by the European Commission to assess the results of the Action Plan for the Integration of Financial Services. Mr. Rosás is a member of the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome and is also Secretary General of the Barcelona International Office of Club of Rome. He is Vice Chairman of the Spain-India Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Spain-US Council, Spain-China Foundation and Latin American Entrepreneurial Forum.
Martin Schulz, President
European Parliament Martin Schulz joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany at the age of 19, he started out his political career. Aged 31, he was elected as the youngest mayor of North Rhine-Westphalia, a post he held for 11 years. Martin Schulz was elected President of the European Parliament on 17 January 2012 for a mandate of two and half years with 387 votes. On 1 July 2014 he was re-elected President with 409 votes, becoming the first President in the history of the European Parliament to be re-elected for a second term. On 14 May 2015 he was awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, honouring an “outstanding mentor of a united Europe who has earned important and lasting merits for his efforts towards a strengthening of parliament, parliamentarianism, and democratic legitimation in the EU."
Nuria Simo Vila, General Manager and CIO
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Nuria Simo Vila, a national of Spain, is the General Manager and CIO of the Information Technology Department (ITE) of the Inter-American Development Bank. She possesses more than 30 years of experience in multiple industries and geographies, particularly with complex organizations undergoing transformational IT processes. She is the former CIO at Campofrío Food Group in Madrid, Spain, where since 2011 she was responsible for the IT Strategy, architecture, governance, services management and security. Previous to this, she held CIO positions at several global operations such as FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands, EADS in Germany, and Cargill in Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Chris Skinner, TheFinanser
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as well as being the author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and Chair of the European networking forum, the Financial Services Club. His blog has been voted the best banking blog by The Financial Brand, and he is viewed as a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of eight Fintech Leaders you need to follow (Deluxe), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. He is also Chief Executive of Balatro Ltd, a research company, and a co-founder of the website Shaping Tomorrow, as well as a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News and Bloomberg about banking issues.
Peer Stein, Finance & Markets Director
World Bank Group
Peer Stein is Director in the Finance and Markets Global Practice of the World Bank Group, a position he assumed in July 2014. Before that, Peer was responsible for IFC’s Access to Finance Advisory Business Line, a position he has held since 2009. Peer has also been leading the World Bank Group’s engagement with the G-20 on financial inclusion and is the current chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Finance. He joined IFC in 1996, and has worked in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe on both the investment and advisory sides of IFC. Prior to joining IFC, Peer worked in Germany as a management consultant in enterprise restructuring and as a partner in a strategic market research firm covering Eastern Europe.
Rens van den Broek, Financial Inclusion Manager
Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI)
As the Inclusion Manager for Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), Rens oversees the CYFI SchoolBank program worldwide as well as several other initiatives related to financial inclusion of children & youth. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he holds Master’s degrees in economics and laws from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and now lives in Amsterdam. Before joining CYFI, Rens travelled the world as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is convinced that the economic empowerment of children and youth is a prerequisite to creating thriving and balanced societies and breaking the cycle of poverty.
Chantal Vander Vorst, Consultant, trainer and coach
Chantal Vander Vorst is the founder and Owner of Humanix sprl. She also serves as consultant, trainer and coach. She has more than 20 years of professional experience. Chantal is an expert in human behaviours. She carried out the management and co-creation of a training, coaching and consultancy Institute that it is present in 5 countries: Institute of Neuro-Cognitivism. She has 14 years of experience in project and process management. Chantal Vander Vorst is the co-author of the book “Le Management toxique” (Eyrolles, 2013).
Eduardo Villar Borrero, President of the Board of Directors
Banco Caja Social
Eduardo Villar is the President of Fundación Social, a colombian organization founded in 1911. At his current position, he is responsible for the overall direction of the business conglomerate whose main subsidiaries are Banco Caja Social, Colmena Insurance Company, Colmena Fiduciary, Colmena Capitalizadora, Colmena Investment Company, and DECO Constructions. The Organization is Colombia´s eldest banker. He has been member of the boards of numerous commercial companies and nonprofit organizations, as well as professor at the Javeriana University and other universities. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banco Caja Social and Colmena Insurance, and member of the Founders Board of Uniminuto and Bogota Connect.
Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator (D- Massachusetts)
Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic, politician, and the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor specialized in bankruptcy law, Warren is among the most cited in the field of commercial law, and an active consumer protection advocate whose scholarship led to the establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Following the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel created to oversee the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). She later served as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama. During the late 2000s, she was recognized by publications such as the National Law Journal and the Time 100 as an increasingly influential public policy figure.
Cary Whaley, Vice President, Payments and Technology Policy
Cary Whaley is vice president of payments and technology policy for the Independent Community Bankers of America®. He advocates the association’s policy positions regarding issues related to the online and mobile delivery of financial services and payments. Before joining ICBA in 2004, Whaley worked for NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association, where he directed the Council for Electronic Billing and Payment. He also managed payment operations on the community bank level with the Fauquier Bank in Warrenton, Va.