CEO and Co-Founder of Suad
Diana Paredes is the CEO and Co-Founder of Suade, a software platform that enables financial institutions to understand and deliver their regulatory requirements. Prior to founding Suade, Diana had a successful career in investment banking, covering all asset classes at Barclays and Merrill Lynch, across sales, trading & structuring. Whilst working in the industry, she saw an opportunity to innovate and launch her current Fintech/Regtech startup. She believes that a data-driven approach to regulation is the key to preventing the next financial crisis.
Nasir has worked in Financial Services for nearly 20 years. He spent 13 years working within Capital Markets at RBS, ICAP, HSBC and EBS. He has been immersed in the Fintech and startup sector for the past six years. As an entrepreneur, Nasir has built multiple Fintech businesses across verticals. He has advised the boards of leading financial institutions, central banks and governments. Nasir is included in the “Top 40 innovators shaping the future of financial services -2014” by The Wall Street Journal/Financial News. Nasir has a BSc from the London School of Economics and is a Sloan Fellow from London Business School.
Alex Panican is a serial entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in Business Strategy, Digital Transformation and Innovation. He’s the Head of Partnerships and Ecosystem at the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT), where he’s supporting international fintechs to establish and grow their operations in Europe.
Alex is also a professor in Business Strategy and Digital Marketing. He holds an MBA in Strategy from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.
The LHoFT aims to drive digitalization and innovation in the Luxembourg financial industry and build a collaborative ecosystem of innovators across all sectors of the domestic and international community, including traditional financial services firms, government, regulators, universities, investors and, of course, startups.
She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences covering payment services, financial technologies, remuneration policies and corporate governance.
Before joining Schiltz & Schiltz in 2018, Nadia was the Head of the Innovation, Payments, Markets Infrastructures and Governance Department at the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), where she started her career in 2001.
She graduated in law from the University Robert Schuman in Strasbourg and holds a master degree in private law (maîtrise en droit privé, mention “droit des affaires”) as well as a postgraduate DJCE diploma (Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise) degree with a focus on German-French business law. She holds the Certificate in Corporate Governance of INSEAD and is an ILA certified director.
Jonathan Prince is an entrepreneur in the ICT and FinTech sectors with over 15 years’ experience in sales & marketing management. Jonathan is co-founder of Finologee a #Regtech company building digital finance platforms: Digital onboarding, XS2A, Messaging. He is also partner in charge of sales & partnerships at Mpulse handling over 95% of micropayments made via mobile operators in Luxembourg. In 2012, he co-founded Digicash a #Fintech startup, first SEPA based, multi-bank, mobile payment initiative in Europe. In 2007, he founded TCG a consulting and advisory service provider in the telecom and payments industries. Jonathan is also public speaker and host in various Finance and Technology conferences.
Laurent Marochini is Head of Innovation at Societe Generale Securities Services in Luxembourg.
Prior to joining SGSS, Laurent worked at BNP Securities Services in Luxembourg as a Middle Office Derivative Products. He joined in 2000 the Credit Suisse Private Banking as Head of Settlement Operations & Client Service and entered the Societe Generale in 2006 as a Risk Manager, and then became Head of Innovation & Quality.
Laurent was twice 2nd Worldwide Best Innovation Maker of Societe Generale, he is also Co Chairman of the Working Group Blockchain & Crypto Currencies at ALFI and Member of the Fintech & Digital Executive Committee.
Laurent is blockchain leader for SGSS and Head of the new Innovation Lab #LePlateauLUX.
Cristina has recently been appointed Head Regulatory Solutions and Innovation. In her role, Cristina works closely with the fund industry innovators and promotes the adoption of digital client service delivery models. Prior to this, Cristina was the Chief Administrative Officer since 2014 responsible for internal governance, business control enhancement programs and coordination of strategic initiatives. The same year, she was also appointed to the State Street Bank Luxembourg management board.
Cristina has been working for State Street in Luxembourg since 1997 and has held a variety of management positions. In the transfer agency department, she has worked on key process and technology implementations, including the restructuring of the transfer agency operations. In 2007 she was a client relationship manager servicing strategic custody and fund administration clients.
Throughout her time at State Street, Cristina has been very active in State Street Corporate Citizenship initiatives. She holds a degree in political science and administration from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium and speaks Luxembourgish, German, French, Portuguese and English.
Between 1998 and 2004 Jacques was founder/owner of the first Social media platform in Luxembourg. His website was the most visited site in Luxembourg for several years by convincing their users with regular innovative ideas. Between 2007 and 2017 Jacques was Deputy Head of the Electronic Banking Development Team of BCEE ( Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat). In 2012 Jacques received the Young ICT Talent of the Year Award and in 2017 his team won the ICT “Team of the Year” Award. In 2018 Jacques joins LUXHUB as CEO, an European Open Banking Platform founded by 4 major Luxembourgish Retail Banks.
Jacques has a strong experience in Electronic Banking, Innovation, Social Media and love to transpose non-standard outstanding ideas.
Fabien Henriet is Global CTO of eProseed RTC, a RegTech company headquartered in Luxembourg providing regulatory and supervision technologies dedicated to supervisory authorities and regulatory bodies, globally. With over 15 years of experience in IT and RegTech across Europe, US, and Middle-East, Fabien is an advocate of disruptive technologies in regulatory and finance landscapes.
Christophe is Commissioner at the Luxembourg DPA (Data Protection Authority) – the CNPD (Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données). Christophe is an IT engineer with a specialization in Financial IT Systems and Management Systems. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) – certification delivered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Before joining CNPD Christophe was working for 10 years within a BIG 4 firm in the “Information Risk Management” department. During numerous audit and consulting engagements to a large extend in the financial an insurance sectors he has been confronted with very concrete challenges that organizations face in their quest for compliance. His vision consists in bringing organizations and regulators closer together to find solutions that are effective and make a real difference. Currently Christophe is in charge of the “Compliance” Pillar at the Luxembourg DPA – this pillar includes the On-site inspection, Audit, Certification and Data Breach notification services.
Henri heads the Luxembourg Banking and Capital Markets practice. He served from 2008 to 2018 as Managing Partner of Allen & Overy in Luxembourg. He has more than 30 years of experience working in these areas. He specialises in capital markets, international banking and financial services regulatory matters including the establishment of banks, financial services professionals and electronic money institutions as well as EMIR, MiFID, CRD and related regulatory issues.
Henri is a member of the board of directors of the ALJB and a member of the banking and capital markets committees of the Luxembourg supervisory authority of the financial sector (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier – CSSF), as well as a member of the MiFID Steering Committee, the Legal Affairs Committee, the Banking Supervision Committee and the Hierarchy of Creditors working group of the Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL). He was a member (2009-2015) of the Consultative Working Group of the Corporate Finance Standing Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
He is an active member of our FinTech task force, supporting clients from established financial institutions, incumbents and start-ups in developing innovative products.
He regularly publishes articles on banking and finance issues and represents Luxembourg on the advisory board of the Capital Markets Law Journal (published by Oxford University Press).
Robert Somogyi is Director Regulatory Governance and leads several projects for topics such as T2S, FinTech including Blockchain and innovation management for Clearstream and its parent company Deutsche Börse.
Rob joined Clearstream in 2006 and has since provided strategic, financial and economic analysis as well as project management for multiple topics including financial regulation, securities settlement infrastructure such as TARGET2-Securities (T2S), market development and cost management.
In 2009 Rob represented Clearstream as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank for the Group of Experts (GOE) investigation of a Regional Settlement Intermediary for ASEAN+3, part of the Asian Bond Market Initiative.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston, and an MBA with a specialization in Finance from Central European University Business School.
Emilie Allaert is Head of Operations and Projects at The LHoFT Foundation (Luxembourg House of Financial Technology), a public and private sector initiative that drives Fintech innovation in Luxembourg. She has more than seven years of experience in the financial industry, focusing on the implementation of financial regulations and review of processes, but also managing various IT projects with a special interest in the Fintech industry, the technologies development and its use within the financial sector. After working on regulatory issues as a Tax Adviser for KPMG Luxembourg, she joined the IT reorganization team where she worked on the centralization of processes. She then worked for J.P. Morgan Asset Management in the Business Change Group, implementing cross-border Master/Feeder under UCITS IV and implementing CISA guidelines. Before joining the LHoFT in March 2017, she worked for Alpha FMC as a manager working on regulatory implementations, a joint exercise between IT and process. Ms Allaert holds a BSc in Economics and Management from the University of Luxembourg, and an MA in Financial Management from Durham University Business School.
Pauline Cossic is FSIP Product Owner at eProseed RTC, a RegTech company headquartered in Luxembourg. With over 9 years of experience in the Financial Sector, Pauline’s main reasonability is to define the product roadmap of FSIP, a complete regulatory and supervision management platform dedicated to supervisory authorities and regulatory bodies across the globe, and to ensure that the product strategy is in line with their main business objectives and requirements.
Bert Boerman is the CEO and Co-founder of Governance.com, the platform that helps regulated businesses achieve good data governance. Governance.com includes the technology (Governance.io) and the expert services (Governance.support) required to ensure a solid and efficient internal process. As a former banker with 15 years of experience he has dealt with regulatory oversight for many years. Frustrated with the lack of innoovation in regulatory compliance, Bert teamed up with his twin brother Rob in 2011 and built Governance with a team of business and IT experts. In 2016 Governance.io was awarded as the FinTech Startup of the year in Luxembourg. Since then, the company was included in the FinTech50 Hot ten list, the Global RegTech100, the European Fintech100 and many other publications.
Yoann is an Entrepreneur with 20 years experience in the Asset Management industry who specializes in bringing innovative solutions to its clients and partners.
Yoann is the CEO & Founder of Alto a Luxmebourg company developing advanced solutions using natural language processing and machine learning that can help depositary banks with their controls and all other fund industry actors to automatically understanding of information from fund documentation .
Yoann holds Engineering degrees from Ecole Centrale de Lyon and in Computer Science from the Technical University of Darmstadt as the CAIA certification.
Laurent was the EY Global Fund Distribution Leader and coordinate the efforts of EY globally on fund distribution services.
In May 2017, Laurent set-up ume (2017 best fintech start-up in Luxembourg) focusing on digital due diligence of fund distributors (KYD). On 1st July 2018, ume was ranked #7 most influencial regtech in the world (Planet Compliance ranking). ume has been recently selected in the AppExchange accelerator programme of Salesforce.
Laurent is the co-Chairman of the ALFI Digital Distribution working group and a member of the Alfi Steering Group on Fintech
Stéphanie Noël is the Chief Operational Officer of eProseed RTC, a RegTech company headquartered in Luxembourg providing regulatory and supervision technologies dedicated to supervisory authorities and regulatory bodies, globally. With over 15 years of experience in Financial Services globally, Stephanie has hands-on experience with leveraging disruptive technologies as key driver for the transformation, digitalization and optimization of business and operations in regulatory and data management landscapes.
Graduated from Paris IX Dauphine University, Franck has spent 18 years in the banking Industry.
He started his career in 1994 at JP Morgan before joining Paribas in 1996 in Securities Services to develop the liquidity offer and client financing. Within BNP Paribas, he participated in the creation of BP2S Bank, and manages ALM/treasury and Forex of this new European entity. In 2006, after he led ALM/treasury of the Investment Solution Pôle, he became the CEO of the new sub of Asset Management : BNP Paribas Fin’AMS (Buy Side outsourcing dealing solution) and contributed to its international development (70mio€ revenues in 2010).
After those experiences where innovation and complex project management required, and being the pioneer of the outsourcing dealing solution in Europe, Franck decided to join Greenwich Group to develop the EU and international dealing platform.
After working for companies like eBay, PayPal, WorldPay and Experian, Pieter recently joined Emailage responsible for business development for Europe and Middle East. Online payments, eCommerce and online Fraud & ID within Financial Services are his field of expertise.