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Ready To Hear How Payments and RegTech Leaders Are Stepping Into the Future? 


NPF Payments & RegTech: PART I
4 MARCH 2021 | 10:30 - 12:30 (CET)
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Robert Courtneidge

Robert Courtneidge is valued and respected industry expert in the emerging payments industry.  He is working with a number of businesses assisting them on their strategy and products using his 30+ years legal experience to give them practical and innovative solutions. He is co-author and Editor of The PAYTECH Book 2020.

He was co-founder of the Prepaid International Forum and has worked with the Emerging Payments Association since it was founded.

He has been regularly featured in the prestigious Payments Power 10 (including being ranked #1 in 2015), a highly competitive ranking of the most influential contributors in payments.  As a lawyer in payments he was voted in the top 10 in the world by US publication Paybefore in 2015 being the only European in the list.

As a lawyer he has worked closely with The Payments Services Regulator, HM Treasury, UK Finance and Financial Conduct Association, in the UK as well as other compliance and industry bodies globally.

Robert has deep expertise in electronic money and payment services and is highly skilled in all aspects of payment services including consumer protection, banking regulation and compliance, and AML/CTF.

Robert is highly active on the conference front regularly chairing and moderating events as well as speaking on issues facing the European Payments’ Industry including laws relating to blockchain, digital assets and Central Bank Digital Currencies.

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Elie Beyrouthy

Chair of the Executive Board at European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF); Vice President, European Government Affairs at American Express; Member of the Banking Stakeholder Group at European Banking Authority 


Elie Beyrouthy is Vice President of European Government Affairs at American Express since June 2017 where he leads the company’s engagement with European Union Institutions and advises senior leaders on EU regulatory and public policy matters. Elie also represents American Express’ interests in several EU trade bodies and professional associations. Since March 2018, Elie is Chair of the European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF).


Prior to joining American Express, Elie was Director of International Regulatory Affairs at Western Union for 5 years. From 2007 to 2012, Elie held leadership positions at the World Savings Banks Institute and the European Banking Federation.


Elie began his career as an intern at the European Commission and the United States Federal District Court of Minnesota. He holds two Masters Degrees in Law from the University of Minnesota and from the Jean Moulin University in Lyon - France. Elie is also a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Lyon, France.

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Paul Thomalla

Global Head of Payments at Finastra; Board Member at Payment Systems Regulator Advisory Board 


Paul is a exceptionally successful and proven senior executive, digital savvy, with a proven track record of driving sustainable revenue and margin growth while changing up the culture to succeed. He is a clear-sighted and strategically aware business leader who has delivered across many technology sectors and Geographies. His strengths lie is his ability to deliver strategically while delivering on operational needs of the business. Further he has passion for leading, mentoring and building winning and successful teams to maintain that delivery.

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Gijs Boudewijn

Deputy General Manager at Dutch Payments Association; Vice Chair Payment Systems Committee at The European Banking Federation (EBF) 


As of 1 February 2014 Gijs Boudewijn (1958) holds the position of Deputy General Manager at the Dutch Payments Association. Before that he was responsible for payments at the Dutch Banking Association. He has extensive experience in domestic as well as international payments issues, governance, competition law and fraud prevention. He started as an in-house lawyer at a large Dutch savings bank, and later became Head of Legal Affairs at the central Dutch clearing house, Bankgirocentrale, the predecessor of equensWorldline.

In 1998 Mr Boudewijn joined the Dutch Banking Association as Head of Payments and Security Affairs, and in 2014 was appointed Deputy General Manager of the Dutch Payments Association. Currently Mr Boudewijn is Chair of the Legal Support Group of the European Payments Council (where he is also a member of the Board) and Chair of the Payment Systems Committee of the European Banking Federation. Over the past years he was in that capacity closely involved with matters relating to PSD2 and the various Regulatory Technical Standards of the European Banking Authority.

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Nick Kerigan

Head of Innovation Execution at SWIFT 


In this role, he is responsible for driving innovation globally across the Cards and Payments businesses, creating customer and commercial opportunities from the rapid changes in payments. His team is responsible for designing and developing exciting new innovations such as the award winning grab+go and dine and dash.


Nick is a seasoned conference speaker at industry events: select engagements include keynote at The Fintech World Forum, The Cards and Payments Summit, Lafferty International Cards and Payments Conference and the Future of Payments Conference. Nick has an established presence as a thought leader in payments as the author of many articles and active on social media.

Nick has been with Barclaycard since 2011 and with Barclays since 2006, in various digital, market intelligence and strategy roles including Head of Strategy for Retail and Business Banking. Prior to that, Nick was Principal Banker in private equity at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), where his role included restructuring financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. Earlier in his career, Nick worked for the Financial Services Authority supervising banks. Nick has a First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford University.

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Keith Jordan

Vice President Labs as a Service at Mastercard 


Keith Jordan has spent over 25 years working in digital marketing, strategic management, product design, and technology futurology, consistently producing effective and award-winning work for some of the world’s biggest brands. He has an extensive background in technical innovation, mixed reality, and digital transformation, and has worked across the globe using his expertise to advise and create new routes to market and re-engineering supply chains for companies.

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Barry Parker

Head of Payments & Receivables Technology - EMEA at Citi 


As Head of Payments Technology for Europe, Middle East & Africa at Citi, Barry is accountable for all aspects of Payments Technology across over 50 countries including delivering an ambitious payments transformation centred around real-time payments and offering a truly digital client experience.


Prior to his current role, Barry held a number of senior Technology roles at Barclays including interim Payments CIO, Head of Payments Engineering & Programme Director for Corporate Technology Resiliency.


Barry is a keen follower of new technologies and advocates the adoption of Agile delivery methods to enable a focus on continuous improvement. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Warwick.

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Sara Savidge

Managing Director - Wholesale Payments at JPMorgan Chase & Co. 


Driving the JPMorgan Wholesale Payments / Merchant Services sales growth and development strategy across EMEA, LATAM and APAC.


Deep understanding of domestic, regional and global payment systems, B2B solutions, infrastructure and regulatory frameworks – an agile, analytical mind focused on EBITDA with a proven ability to balance client, commercial and regulatory requirements.


Broad experience of leading various multi-geographical sales / retention / partnership strategies across EMEA, APAC, LATAM and North America.


A passionate supporter of others, diversity champion and master of orchestrating change.

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Christos Ttiniozou

Managing Director at iSPIRAL


A leader, mentor, and visionary, Christos is responsible for formulating iSPIRAL’s strategic vision, executing business objectives, and building and guiding the iSPIRAL team. Christos has an academic and work background in the USA and Cyprus, where he gained valuable experience and knowledge in the sector of regulatory technology on a global scale. As of late, his primary focus is on experimenting with new technologies such as BI analytics, machine learning and blockchain, embedding them into iSPIRAL’s solutions, and aiming for breakthrough automated solutions that will revolutionise the way firms operate with regards to compliance and risk.

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