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Ready To Hear How Payments and RegTech Leaders Are Leveraging the Disruption? 


NPF Payments & RegTech: PART II
20 APRIL 2021 | 10:00 - 12:00 (CET)
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Hedwige Nuyens

Managing Director at International Banking Federation 


Hedwige Nuyens has more than 30 years of experience in the Banking Industry and in Finance.

She currently heads the International Banking Federation representing the banking industry at international level. The International Banking Federation (IBFed) includes all the major national banking associations (United States, European Union, Japan, Australia, Canada, South Africa, China, Brazil, India and Korea) covering more than 95% of the banking industry. Hedwige leads the IBFed's policy advocacy, contributing to increase the effectiveness of the financial services industry's response to the multilateral and national government issues affecting their common interests. Previously she was Head of Group Prudential Affairs within BNP Paribas, CFO of the Catholic University Louvain and CRO of ABN Amro Bank in Belgium.

Hedwige holds a Faculty of Law and a Master Financial Sciences from the Catholic University Louvain and a Master in Business Administration and Finance from the EHSAL Brussels.

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Ritesh Jain

Cofounder Infynit | Sr. Lecturer at CFTE | Former COO HSBC | Advisor G20 GPFI, MIT, HBR 


Ritesh is an Entrepreneurial Technology Leader, Board Advisor with global experience across Payments & Banking, he cofounded Infynit after leaving HSBC as a COO Digital, in past He led the future of payments for VISA and introduced Apple Pay, built a wealth management company as a founder CTO. Presently, he is a member of a G20 Initiative for financial inclusion; Advisor to Open Banking in EU & Africa, Harvard Business Review (HBR), payment regulators and government bodies for the initiative in social and financial inclusion and a member of MIT Global Tech Panel. He is a visiting lecturer to leading business schools,regular speaker & author, Diversity & Inclusion advocate. Past roles include mentor to the UK Parliament Digital.

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Anders Olofsson

Head of Payments at Finastra 


Anders is the Payments Leader at Finastra. His professional career includes similar leadership roles at D+H and Fundtech as well as sales and solution roles with IBM and LogicaCMG. He has over 20 years’ international business experience with deep technology, transformation & outsourcing experience, delivering successes for customers across their retail, wholesale, cash management & payment businesses. With meeting customers and speaking engagements across EMEA He is a passionate people leader who encourages his team to think differently.

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Virginie Dhouibi

Head of CEEMEA Product Management, JPMorgan 


Virginie Dhouibi is an Executive Director within the Corporate and Investment Bank and the Treasury Services Product head of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. branches in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Virginie has oversight of the region’s product proposition including the development and enhancement of treasury services capabilities as well as industry and regulatory monitoring and interfacing with local regulators and central banks.  She sits within the EMEA Core Cash Product team and is responsible for supporting clients globally booking into the region.

Prior to joining the EMEA Core Cash Product team in 2017, Virginie worked as a Network Manager for 5 years in charge of the relationship with Financial institutions providing services to J.P. Morgan throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

During Virginie’s career, she held various roles for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Marsh and Mc Lennan and holds a Master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

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Jon Asprey

Director - Privacy & Data Protection · ‎Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company 


Jon is a subject matter expert and advisor specialising in the topics of Analytics, Data Governance and Information Management within the Financial Services sector. He is particularly focused on how data impacts risk management, financial crime compliance and controls automation, privacy regulation as well as regulatory reporting and submissions. Jon has a strong background in customer/client data management in areas such as single customer view, counterparty mastering, segmentation, predictive modelling and next best action.

During the course of his work, Jon has advised senior business officers at many global financial services firms on engagements related to KYC/AML, GDPR, FATCA, BCBS239, Dodd-Frank, CCAR, Basel II, Solvency II, customer deposit guarantee (FSCS) and credit risk data assurance. Prior to joining IBM, Jon was the Vice President of Product Management for Financial Solutions at Trillium Software and was previously a Senior Manager at Deloitte LLP, where he was the data quality lead within the Enterprise Risk Services practice.

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Sérgio Magalhães

Director Digital Transformation at Millennium BCP 


Sergio Magalhães has more than 20 years of experience leading development teams and IT Departments in MillenniumBCP, a multinational bank, based in Portugal which is leader in innovation and customer experience. Since 2015 he is the Head of the Branch of The Future Department that is responsible for Branch Transformation projects, connecting the physical and the digital worlds, delivering the best customer experience. He oversaw the development of a new customer-oriented branch concept, now present in more than 40 locations in Portugal and with innovation features available in all 600+ branches of Millennium bcp in Portugal.  In 2018 he assumes the role of Director in the Digital transformation Office of Millennium BCP. Today is responsible for the Application development of all the channels in Millennium BCP.

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Koen Vanderhoydonk

Passionate Business Accelerator & CEO BeLux at Blanco | Public Speaker | RegTech Influencer | Author of RegTechBlackBook 


Koen Vanderhoydonk, CEO Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany Blanco, has over 20 years of experience of successfully growing and managing B2B businesses in the global financial landscape. Before his current role he was director of Customer Experience and Global Marketing at Euroclear. Before he was General Manager at BinckBank Professional Services Belgium, delivering innovative

banking solutions to financial institutions in the Benelux. And for many years he headed the account management and client relationship team covering all Euroclear Bank clients in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Central Europe. He has a passion for innovation in the banking industry and he is a #FinTech and #RegTech influencer with a large international follower’s base. As top 20

worldwide #RegTech influencer he’s also the author of the “The RegTech: Blackbook” It’s co-written with over 20 specialists worldwide.

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Ruta Merkeviciute

Director Financial Services and Markets Supervision at Bank of Lithuania 


Rūta Merkevičiūtė is a Head of Division for E-money and Payment institution supervision at Bank of Lithuania, responsible for supervising over 100 E-money and Payment institutions.

She has professional legal qualification as an attorney-at law and for the past 10 years has been working both in private sector and financial sector’s supervision in the areas of responsibility that include AML, payments, lending, crowdfunding, investment services and transposition of EU Directives such as PAD, PSD2 and AMLD4

Previously, she took part in developing regulatory framework for FinTech industry in Lithuania as a member of interinstitutional working group for the Action Plan on FinTech industry. She also managed “Newcomer programme" for consultations with potential and already licensed entities and led Regulatory Sandbox in Bank of Lithuania allowing entities to test financial innovations in a live environment under the guidance and supervision of the Bank of Lithuania.

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Sophia Furber

Reporter, European Banking and Fintech at S&P Global Market Intelligence 


Sophia Furber is a journalist with S&P Global Market Intelligence, where she leads EMEA fintech reporting. Sophia has over 10 years' experience as a financial journalist, having worked with Oxford Business Group and a range of leading business titles prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence. Before starting her journalism career in London, Sophia worked as an international observer with The Carter Center in Nepal, and as a freelance political analyst. She has a particular interest in payments, remittances and the intersection of Big Tech and finance.  

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Christos Ttiniozou

Managing Director at iSPIRAL

With over 20 years of experience on custom software development we deliver the most reliable custom software solutions that match the unique requirements of our customers.


We are a recognized leader providing high-impact RegTech Solutions for Banks, Financial Institutions, FOREX, Card Issuers, Payment Providers, Hospitals/Clinics, Law, Fiduciary and Accounting firms.


Specialties: Enterprise Risk & Compliance Management, Anti Money Laundering - Know Your Client (risk based approach), Transaction Monitoring/Screening for AML, Fund Administration, Fund Management, Corporate Secretarial, Time & Billing for Accounting/Auditing offices, Hospital Solution, Property Management Software.

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Panagiotis Kriaris

Head Of Business Development at Unzer

I have spent my career in the borderline between business and technology and bring expertise from senior leadership roles that combine Financial Services & Banking with FinTech, Payments, E-commerce & Digital Projects.


Having worked across the board in Financial Services & Banking (key roles in Commercial / Corporate & SME Banking, Retail Banking, Payments and FinTech) I have an end-to-end understanding of the entire business and of both the challenges and opportunities in the industry today.


On the technology side, I bring hands-on experience from the start-up and e-business space where I have had the chance to explore how technology and new e-business models can drive innovation and help businesses grow.


It has been fascinating throughout my career not only to watch the convergence of these multiple / parallel worlds but also to take an active role in its shaping.


Innovation, strategy, building businesses and products from scratch and setting up partnerships have been at the center of my work and attention over the last years.

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Polys Hadjikyriakos

Chief Business Development Officer at NETinfo

With over 25 years of working experience in Financial and IT Services, working for multinational IT and Software Companies, Polys is an accomplished professional with many years of experience in the deployment of Digital Banking Strategies for financial institutions globally. He serves as the senior leader in developing new business and strategic partnerships, identifying acquisition opportunities, overseeing development of products and services, leading strategic planning and guiding in project management.

Polys holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications and Information Systems from the University of Essex.

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Michael Clark

Vice President, Global Product and Technology Lead for Platforms, Ventures and Partnerships at Mastercard

Michael has been operating at the intersection of technology, business and customer throughout his career, delivering complex human centric innovative solutions and strategies, which push the boundaries, helping to create new innovative experiences and propositions for customers and employees.  Across the globe he has played a key role in Open Banking and digital strategies for a number of tier one banks, as well as delivering next generation powered propositions and business strategies for various fintechs and corporates. In his role at Mastercard, Michael has designed and delivered one of Mastercard’s first Open banking products.  He has since moved into the Ventures area of Labs as a service, where he is now focused on designing and delivering digital products and platforms of the future for today’s needs, taking advantage of the digital revolution to deliver total experiences for Mastercard and its customers. In addition Michael also sits on various Open Banking regulatory standards bodies across Europe, helping to design the future of finance, and its role in a digital world.

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Sulabh Agarwal

Managing Director – Global Payments at Accenture

Sulabh leads the Global Payments Practice at Accenture.  

Sulabh has led several engagements across strategy definition, management consulting and large-scale transformations with a prime focus on payments across several clients.  He helps financial institutions and other organizations across the world navigate the shifting payments landscape, combat lost payments revenue, and control and mitigate operational risk throughout the payments value chain. 

In his role as Global Payments lead, his remit includes Europe, North America and Growth markets and 5,000 practitioners globally.  He is responsible for Global Capability Development for Accenture’s Payments practice including thought leadership, campaign management, training and marketing.  Sulabh regularly presents at round tables, seminars and conferences like SIBOS and Money2020 on issues relating to the industry. 

Prior to Accenture, Sulabh worked for Capital One in the credit card business in the US. 


He has an engineering background and an MBA from INSEAD. 

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Matteo Mannino

Policy Adviser, Digital Finance and FinTech at WSBI-ESBG 


I am Adviser Digital Finance and FinTech at WSBI-ESBG in Brussels, two banking associations which represent the interest of saving banks in Europe and worldwide. Furthermore, on an ad interim basis, I am Special Adviser to the Managing Director. In that role, I take care of the organisation of the WSBI-ESBG Board of Directors, General Assembly, President’s Committee and Coordination Committee, as well as of bilateral meetings with international high-level policymakers and regulators.


Earlier in 2019, I have worked in the Paris-based European Banking Authority (EBA), in the Department of Banking Markets, Innovation and Consumers, focusing on FinTech regulation. I have assisted policy officers in coordinating the work of competent authorities, for example through the analysis of the survey of SupTech/RegTech or the European Forum of Innovation Facilitators. This allowed me to gain valuable insights in the functioning of EU institutions and ESAs, and first-hand experience of the objectives and goals of financial regulation.


Previously, I have completed the Graduate programme of Crédit Agricole Italia. In the Area Capital Market, I served as a project manager in the first Italian edition of the startup accelerator LeVillagebyCA - Milan. I coordinated the relations with enablers, corporate branding and content programming, with an offer directed to startups. Furthermore, on a part-time basis at the Bond and Equity Desk, I assisted financial advisors (Private, Retail) executing orders in an over-the-counter market, trading corporate and government bonds.

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