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Francesco Papadia

Former Director General for Market Operations at the European Central Bank

Before that he was Deputy Head of the Foreign Department and Head of the International Section of the Research Department of Banca d’Italia. He also worked as Economic Advisor at the European Commission. Francesco has a degree in law from the University of Rome and attended postgraduate courses in Economics and Business at the Istituto Adriano Olivetti in Ancona and at the London Business School. Francesco has written extensively in the field of Monetary Policy and International Economics.

Richard Bartlett

CEO Auden

Prior to that Richard was with RBS from 1999 until 2016. When he left he was responsible for financing and client relationships for the Investment Banking Division of RBS and served on the Executive of that Division.  Amongst previous other roles at RBS, Richard was responsible for the lending, securitisation and bond businesses.

He was also chair of the Bank’s Global Capital & Underwriting Committees, chair of the EMEA Credit Markets Management Committee, chair of the Emerging Markets Management Committee for the CEEMEA region and Chair the Board of Directors of RBS ZAO, the Bank’s subsidiary in Russia.

Richard received an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University.

Ian Bell

Chief Executive, PCS UK and PCS EU

Before that Ian was Head of Structured Finance for Europe Africa and the Middle East Standard & Poor’s having previously been the rating agency’s European General Counsel. He was also a partner at Clifford Chance in the securitisation group.  Ian has degrees in law from the London School of Economics and Yale Law School.

Steve Gandy

Former head of DCM Solutions for Santander Global Banking and Markets

Prior to that Steve was at Bank of America in London. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the European DataWarehouse. 

He also served a rotation as Member Chairman of the Securitisation forum of AFME where he participated in the development of the PCS initiative. Prior to joining Santander in 2006, he was a Managing Director at Bank of America for 10 years, 2 years as Head of International Securitisation based in Chicago, and 8 years as European Group Head for Securitisation at Bank of America in London.

Gregor Gruber

Gregor Gruber is CEO of the IKAV
/ecoprime Group

Gregor Gruber is CEO of the IKAV/ecoprime Group, which invests in renewable energy and infrastructure projects. Previously, he was Partner with Oaktree Capital Management, where he was responsible for European Strategic Credit, building a CLO and a private debt business.

Prior to 2013, Gregor was a member of the Allianz Group’s Investment Management Board, where he was in charge of the interface with asset managers and building up a $10 billion portfolio of alternative investments. Until 2007, he served as a member of the Management Committee of BNP Paribas Germany and served as Head of its Financial Institutions Group. Previous capital markets experience included over ten years with Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs working on securitisations and leading the hybrid capital effort. He started his professional career in 1986 at the Boston Consulting Group. Gregor is fluent in German and French, earned an A.B. degree from Harvard University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Operations from Stanford Business School.

Mark Lewis

COO and Head of Analytics, PCS UK and PCS EU

Prior to this, Mark was Global Head of Structured capital markets at Unicredit and Head of European Securitisation at UBS.  Mark holds a degree in economics from Downing College, University of Cambridge.

Lars Nyberg

Former Deputy Governor of the Swedish Central Bank

Prior to that, Lars was a member of the board of the Swedish FSA.  He also held positions as Executive Vice President in two commercial Swedish banks, Handelsbanken and Swedbank and during the Swedish banking crisis of 1991-1993, was as the deputy CEO of Föreningsbanken.

He chaired for a number of years the ECB Task Force on Crisis Management. He was a member of the de LaRoisière group, which was set up by the EU Commission to develop guidelines for the monitoring of European financial sector after the crisis following 2008. He also chaired the EFC High Level Working Group that drew the policy conclusions from the crisis. Between 2013 and 2015, Mr Nyberg was chairman of the Slovenian asset management company, BAMC. At present, he is among other things a board member of the Nasdaq Clearing AB and the Selection Panel of the HFSF in Greece.

Mr Nyberg has a PhD in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Anneli Peshkoff

Former Director of Treasury at the European Investment Bank

Prior to this Anneli held a number of positions at Citibank where she became  responsible for the market risk management of Citibank in Europe. She also held the position of Head of Market Practice task force for the euro for ISDA for three years.

She began her career with Citibank in the US but soon moved back to Europe, working in various positions in Citibank treasury, including derivative and capital market functions in London, Milan, Amsterdam and Helsinki including client and trading responsibilities, as well as managerial roles in investment and origination. In 1996 she became responsible for the market risk management of Citibank in Europe based in London. Also that year she was appointed as the Head of Market Practice task force for the euro for ISDA, a position she held for three years.

Gaëlle Philippe-Viriot


Previously Gaelle worked at AXA Investment Managers as a senior ABS manager where she was head of ABS. Before that she worked at Natixis-Banque Populaires and Moody’s Investors Services.  Gaelle has a degree from ESSEC, the French business school.

Michaela Ulrici

Partner, NautaDutilh

Michaela Ulrici a partner at the Dutch law firm of NautaDutilh where she heads the securitisation practice. She was also Chair the Board of NautaDutilh.

Besides this Michaela is co-head of NautaDutilh’s Dutch Securitisation and Covered Bonds team. Michaela Ulrici was involved in the first public securitisation transaction and acting as a drafting counsel in many transactions since that time.

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