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Mercedes Olano Libran
Director General Banking Supervision, Banco de España

Place and date of birth
Madrid, 1962

Academic qualifications, distinctions and awards
1985: Degree in Law. Madrid Complutense University.

Career details
Director General Banking Supervision.
Member of the Management Committee of the Deposit Guarantee Scheme for Credit Institutions.
Member of the Governing Committee of the FROB.

Director of Supervision Department IV. Banco de España.

Executive Coordinator in Supervision Department I. Banco de España.
Joint Supervisory Team National Sub-Coordinator.

Head of Division 3 of Supervision Department II. Banco de España.

Head of Division 6 of Supervision Department III. Banco de España.

Head of Division 3 of Supervision Department III (Foreign Banks). Banco de España.

Bank examiner, Division 6 of Supervision Department III, acting as team leader. Banco de España.

Bank examiner, Division 7 of Supervision Department III acting as team leader. Banco de España.

Bank examiner, Latin America Division, in charge of Mexico. Banco de España.

Bank examiner, Banks Department. Banco de España.

Bank examiner, Savings Banks and Credit Cooperatives Department. Banco de España.

Head of area, Directorate General Operations. Banco de España.

Head of area, Organisation Division. Banco de España.

Junior bank examiner, Directorate General Banking Supervision. Savings Banks Supervision Department. Banco de España.

Junior bank examiner, Banco de España branch in Valladolid.

Junior bank examiner, Directorate General Banking Supervision. Banking Supervision Department. Banco de España.

Cecilia Alvarez Rigaudias
Director of Privacy Policy Engagement, EMEA at Meta

Cecilia Aalvarez Rigaudias is the EMEA Privacy Policy Director at Facebook since March 2019.  From 2015 to 2019, she served as European Privacy Officer Lead of Pzifer, Vice-Chair of the EFPIA Data Protection Group and Chairwoman of IPPC-Europe. For an interim period, she was also the Legal Lead of the Spanish Pfizer subsidiaries. She formerly worked 18 years in a reputed Spanish law firm, leading the data protection, IT and ecommerce areas of practice as well as the LATAM Data Protection Working Group.

Cecilia was the Chairwoman of APEP (Spanish Privacy Professional Association) until June and is currently in charge of its international affairs. She is also the Spanish member of CEDPO (Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations) and member of the Leadership Council of The Sedona Conference (W-6).

She is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation in the section of the Law on Technologies of the Information and the Knowledge as well as Arbitrator of the European Association of Arbitration (ITC Section).

She formed part of the Volunteer Group of Privacy Experts of the OECD (Working Party on information Security and Privacy; WPISP) in charge of the 2013 review of the OECD guidelines governing the protection of privacy and transborder data flows of personal data. She formerly participated in the Group of Experts selected by the Spanish DPA to prepare the Madrid Resolution on International Privacy Standards in 2009.

Cecilia has written numerous publications on data protection and regularly lectures on data protection, IT and ecommerce at different Masters Programs and seminars. 

Stefano Fratta
Privacy Policy Director at Meta

Stefano joined Facebook in 2019 and leads the EMEA Privacy policy team. In this role Stefano guides the EMEA product policy function, which focuses on all privacy-related policy aspects of Facebook products and services including Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Oculus. He also directs the EMEA privacy policy function and routinely engages with legislators, regulators, privacy experts and academics in the EMEA region.

Before joining Facebook Stefano worked for 10 years with the Telefonica Group, where he was responsible for all legal matters arising from the Global Digital Services and Big Data divisions of the Telefonica Group as well as Telefonica Insurance and Financial Service Divisions.

He routinely appears before European Authorities (EU Commission, EU Parliament, national regulators), as well as Latam and US authorities. He is a regular speaker at international conferences on data protection, privacy and technology.

Axel Voss MEP
Committee on Legal Affairs, European Parliament

Axel Voss (CDU) - born in 1963 - studied law at the Universities of Trier, Freiburg and Munich. Since 1994, he is working as a lawyer. From 1994 to 2000, he was a civil advisor at the EU Commission's representation in Germany. Afterwards, he worked for nine years as lecturer for European Affairs at the RheinAhrCampus of the College of Koblenz.

He became a Member of the European Parliament in 2009, where he represents the Mittelrhein area, which includes the cities of Cologne, Bonn and Leverkusen and the districts Rhein-Sieg and Rhein-Erft. Axel Voss is EPP-coordinator for the Committee on Legal Affairs as well as deputy member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and from 2020 to 2022 member and rapporteur in the special Committee on Artificial Intelligence. Besides questions of European Law, his main area of expertise is the digitization of our daily life. For the European People’s Party group, he was among others (shadow-)rapporteur for the new Copyright Directive, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Passenger Name Record Directive (PNR) as well as for the updated Eurojust Regulation. At the moment, he is (shadow-)rapporteur for the AI Act and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.

Axel Voss is also CDU chair of the regional section Mittelrhein, regional chair of the Europe Union Bonn/Rhein-Sieg and Vice President of the Mérite Européen Friendship and Assistance Association, Germany. 

Arvind Gupta
Co- Founder, Digital India Foundation

Arvind Gupta is the Head and Co-Founder of Digital India Foundation, a policy think tank working in areas of Digital Inclusion, Smart Cities, Internet Governance, Data Privacy & Cyber Security, Electronics Manufacturing. He is an Adjunct Professor at IIT-BHU, teaching “Data and Digital Economy”.

He has over 27 years of industry experience, having worked in diverse sectors in variety of leadership, policy and entrepreneurial profiles in India and Silicon Valley, USA. He has considerable experience in Consumer Internet, Digital Media, Payment Systems, Analytics and Data Economy. He has been on the Global FinTech Top100 list of Influencers and also the Member of World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society, OECD Expert Member of Global Value Chains. He has been awarded the Eisenhower Global Fellowship for Innovation for year 2014.

He has been awarded the DataQuest Pathbreaker of the year award and Distinguished Centenary Alumni award from IIT-BHU.

In his last role, he was the CEO of MyGov, an initiative of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to Empower Citizens of India with Participative Governance and Digitally communicate Schemes and Policies to all Indians.

He led the Digital, Social Media and Communication Campaign for PM Narendra Modi, which resulted in PM Modi creating electoral history and achieving its Mission 272+ in 2014 Elections.

He is Member of Founder’s Circle of iSPiRT, which has worked extensively on the "IndiaStack". He is one of the thought leaders in implementing DBT throughout India. He is an active member of TiE, NASSCOM and Founder Member of iSPiRT. He also co-founded startups such as amplify.ai, ApnaPay, Ideaswall amongst others. Mr. Gupta is also a frequent speaker at various industry and Global forums. He is visiting faculty at IIT, Management Schools, Innovation Forums and has published many articles on #DigitalEconomy, Value of Data, #GovTech in leading papers of India, Harvard Business Review and World Economic Forum.

Mr. Gupta graduated with a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi. He has a Masters in Computer Science and MBA (Finance & Marketing) from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Joanna Conway
Partner & Internet Regulation (Legal), Deloitte

Joey is a partner in Deloitte’s UK legal team. She has over 15 years experience advising clients in the tech sector. She is an expert in digital risks and internet law and regulation. She advises on cutting-edge issues (harmful and illegal content, rights to free speech, mis/dis-information, AI, deepfakes) and on digital content strategies and risks in light of new regulatory and legal developments. She assists clients to identify and mitigate digital risks, designing and advising on legally compliant content controls and process.

She advises on the legal position with respect to content issues, on platform community standards and related content terms, notice and take-down process, moderation and on how to manage the related legal risks. She works with digital content companies, media, platforms, ISPs blending legal expertise in IP (brand, digital copyright and digital rights management and enforcement) with reputation risk (defamation), privacy, media & advertising, social media law and platform liability and regulation, all in the digital context.

Nick Seeber
Partner & Global Internet Regulation Lead, Deloitte

Nick Seeber is a Partner in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice focusing on the Media & Entertainment sector. He has 14 years’ experience working with global clients on projects around data, analytics, strategy and regulation. Specific areas of expertise include enterprise data strategy and data governance, master data management, data privacy, internet content regulation and digital services taxes (DSTs).

Nick’s Media & Entertainment focus has been on information services, news publishing, TV / broadcasters, events businesses and global digital platforms. He has also worked extensively across fixed and mobile telecoms. Nick is a member of the Deloitte UK Telecoms, Media & Entertainment sector leadership team.

Karine Caunes
Global Program Director, Center for AI and Digital Policy

Karine Caunes is Global Program Director of the Center for AI and Digital Policy (caidp.org) which aims to promote a better society, more fair, more just — a world where technology promotes broad social inclusion based on fundamental rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law. 

She is the head of CAIDP Global Academic Network whose main goals are to promote well-informed AI policy and cutting-edge research; provide high-quality resources and enable networking opportunities for those working in the field of AI policy; identify emerging AI policy issues and establish ethical standards in the field. 

She co-authored, together with Marc Rotenberg and Merve Hickok, the CAIDP AI and Democratic Values Index (2022), the first and only global index assessing the AI policies of 50 countries worldwide, and teaches with them an AI Policy Clinic and Advanced AI Policy Clinic in the framework of CAIDP comprehensive certification program for AI Policy

She is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Law Journal (ELJ). She holds a PhD in law from the European University Institute, was Jean Monnet Research Fellow within the Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at NYU and visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School. She has taught at Sciences Po Paris, Université Paris X, Université Lyon III, France; European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Ljubljana University, Slovenia; IE Law School, Madrid, Spain; Catolica Global School of Law, Lisbon, Portugal. She has participated in EU and nationally-funded research projects and has been a consultant for European and national institutions

Denis Beau
First Deputy Governor of the Banque de France

Denis Beau has been Deputy Governor of the Banque de France since 1 August 2017. He has also been appointed by the Governor to represent him as Chairman of the Autorité de contrôle prudential et de résolution (French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority – ACPR). He is a member of the college of the Autorité des marchés financiers (French Financial Markets Authority – AMF) and of the Supervisory Board for the European Central Bank’s Single Supervisory Mechanism.

Denis Beau has also been appointed Chair of the Committee on Controlling (COMCO) of the ECB since 9 January 2018 and Chair of the Analytical Group on Vulnerabilities (AGV) of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) since March 2019.

Born in 1962, he joined Banque de France in 1986 after graduating from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He subsequently received a Master degree in Business Administration from INSEAD. His career path at the Banque de France led him to hold management positions in the Financial Markets, Payments and Market Infrastructures and Economics and International Relations departments. He was seconded to the New York Fed (1997-1998) and served at the Bank for International Settlements as secretary of the G10 Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (2007-2008). He was then appointed Director General of Financial Stability and Operations and a member of the Executive Committee of Banque de France. In this capacity he was a member of European and international committees dealing with monetary policy and financial stability issues and prudential regulation of banks (Euro Retail Payments Board, Committee on the Global Financial System, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision – co-chair of the Macroprudential Supervision Committee).

Phoebus Athanassiou
Senior Lead Legal Counsel, European Central Bank (ECB) and expert, European Law Institute

Phoebus Athanassiou is Senior Lead Legal Counsel with the Financial Law Division of the European Central Bank, a member of the Faculty of the Institute of Law & Finance at Frankfurt University, and a European Law Institute Expert on digital assets. He holds a PhD in Law, from King’s College, London, and he is a qualified lawyer. He has published extensively on financial services, capital markets regulation, and EMU-related issues. He is the author of several monographs, including Digital Innovation in Financial Services – Legal Challenges and Regulatory Policy Issues (Kluwer, 2018). 


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