The Central & Eastern European Forum 2016

Keynote

H.E. Anca Dragu

Minister of Public Finance

Government of Romania


Ana Dragu worked as an economist at the National Bank of Romania from 1996 to 2001 and the Regional Office for Romania and Bulgaria of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2013.

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Keynote

Ewald Nowotny

Governor

Oesterreichische Nationalbank


Ewald Nowotny is the governor of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) and a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB). Before taking on his current position in September 2008, Ewald Nowotny held a number of high-level positions in financial institutions.

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Keynote

H.E. Hans Jorg Schelling

Minister of Finance

Government of the Republic of Austria


Hans Jorg Schelling has been Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria since 1 September 2014. Before heading the Ministry of Finance, Mr Schelling served as chairman of the managing board of the Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions from 2009 to 2014.

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Keynote

H.E. Mihaly Varga

Minister for National Economy

Government of Hungary


Mihaly Varga is the Minister for National Economy of the Government of Hungary. He has held this position since 2013. Before that, from 2012 to 2013 he was Minister without portfolio responsible for liaising with certain international financial organisations.

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Keynote

H.E. Dr Dušan Vujović

Minister of Finance

Government of Serbia


H.E. Dr Dušan Vujović has been the minister of finance for the Republic of Serbia since August 2014. He was minister of economy from April 2014 until July 2014.

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Lucian Anghel

Chief Executive Officer, BCR Pensii and Chairman

Bucharest Stock Exchange


Lucian Anghel majored in economics (Faculty of Economic Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic IT) at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. Following the completion of a masters degree in 1997, he received a PhD from the same academic institution in 2002.

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Bas Bakker

Senior Regional Resident Representative for Central and Eastern Europe

IMF


Bas Bakker is the International Monetary Fund’s senior regional resident representative for Central and Eastern Europe in Warsaw.

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Roger Barb

Managing Director, IB

Citi


Roger Barb is a managing director in the investment banking division of Citigroup. He is responsible for equity execution in the EMEA region with a particular focus on CEEMEA. Roger has been at Citigroup since 1990 and in that time has worked in M&A advisory, ECM and capital markets execution.

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Patrick Barbe

Chief Investment Officer, Euro Sovereign and Aggregate

BNP Paribas Asset Management


Patrick Barbe is chief investment officer of the sovereign and aggregate management team. As such, he is responsible for defining and steering the management process and the investment strategy implemented by the management team.

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Stephan Barisitz

Senior Economist, Foreign Research Division

Oesterreichische Nationalbank


Stephan Barisitz joined the OeNB in December 1998 and focuses on country research and monitoring of Russia, Ukraine, and other former Soviet republics, as well as on banking and financial sector analysis. He has published about 90 articles so far, many of them in OeNB journals.

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Luca Bertalot

Secretary General

European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC)


Luca Bertalot is secretary general of the European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC), representing the interests of EU mortgage lenders and the covered bond community in discussions with the European institutions and stakeholders in general on all issues relating to the retail and funding sides of the

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Ingo Bleier

Head of Group Corporates

Erste Group


Ingo Bleier has approximately 20 years of banking experience in Austria and CEE. He joined Erste Group in 2007, to build a new corporate solutions department in the bank’s capital markets area, focusing on leveraged corporate debt and subsequently moved to investment banking to take over corporate and acquisition finance.

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Dimitar Bogov

Governor

National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia


Dimitar Bogov is the governor of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia; he has held this position since 2011. He has 23 years of working experience including nine years on management positions in the government sector, one year in business consultancy and four years on a senior position

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Eric Brard

Global Head of Fixed Income

Amundi


Eric Brard graduated in economics and holds a postgraduate degree in finance from Sorbonne University. He began his career in 1985 as a primary market bond dealer for L’Européenne de Banque. In 1990, he joined Indosuez Asset Management.

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Peter Brezinschek

Global Head of Research

Raiffeisen Bank International


Peter Brezinschek is global head of research at Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) AG in Vienna, Austria. He has more than 30 years’ experience in financial market analysis and has a deep understanding of the economic development in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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Regis Chatellier

Director, Global EM Senior Credit Strategist

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking


Regis Chatellier joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2013 as a global EM sovereign credit strategist. He previously worked for four years at Morgan Stanley, covering EMEA, Latin America and Asia.

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Michael Cirami

Vice President, Co-Director of Global Income, Portfolio Manager,

Eaton Vance


Michael Cirami is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of global income and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s global income team. He is responsible for leading the 45 person global income team, buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s global income strategies. Michael

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Hubert Cottogni

Deputy Director, Head of Mandate Management

European Investment Fund


Hubert Cottogni is the head of the Mandate Management Department, as well as a deputy director for the European Investment Fund (EIF). He is responsible for originating and managing both regional and centralised mandates as well as fund of funds throughout Europe and beyond.

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Ivan Crnjak

Executive Vice President, Finance, Strategy and Capital Markets

Agrokor Group


Ivan Crnjac was born in 1977. He has been a member of the Agrokor management board since 2008. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb and acquired his MBA from the IEDC Bled School of Management.

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Gunter Deuber

Head of CEE Research

Raiffeisen Bank International


Gunter Deuber heads the CEE Research team in Vienna at Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) AG. Before his current engagement he worked as a senior economist for CEE at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and started his professional career at Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) in Vienna.

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Marjan Divjak

Director General, Treasury Directorate

Ministry of Finance, Government of Slovenia


Marjan Divjak is director general of the treasury directorate in the Ministry of Finance. He previously worked in the middle office of the treasury directorate.

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Branko Drcelic

Acting Director, Public Debt Administration

Ministry of Finance, Government of Serbia


Branko Drcelic graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Belgrade University. He has been director of the Public Debt Administration at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia since January 2012.

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Nick Eisinger

Principal, Fixed Income, Emerging Markets and European Rates

Vanguard Asset Management


Nick Eisinger is a principal and co-head of the Vanguard emerging markets active funds. The funds invest in hard currency sovereign/quasi sovereign bonds, as well as local currency rates and FX. Nick previously worked at Fidelity on global bond markets (EM and developed) and macro strategy.

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Muge Eksi

Managing Director, Head of CEEMEA Debt Origination

UniCredit


Muge Eksi has over 20 years of investment banking experience. She joined UniCredit in 2009 as head of capital markets Turkey where she has been instrumental in building up UniCredit’s international and domestic capital markets business.

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Reto Faber

Head of Direct Custody and Clearing, EMEA

Citi


Reto Faber is head of Direct Custody and Clearing (DCC) in EMEA and a member of the DCC global executive team.  Based in London and with over 30 years of banking experience, Reto returned to Europe in 1998 from New York to help manage the transition of Citi’s Transaction Services

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Nikola Fabris

Vice Governor for Financial Stability and Payment Systems

Central Bank of Montenegro


Nikola Fabris graduated from the faculty of economics at the University of Belgrade in 1994 and obtained an MA in economics in 1998 and PhD in economics in 2002. He is a member of the economic science board of the Montenegrin Academy of Science and Arts.

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Bill Fawkner-Corbett

Investment Director

CEE Equity Partners


Bill Fawkner-Corbett has over 20 years’ experience of deal making in the CEE region, both as an investor and as an adviser. Although based in CEE Equity’s office in Warsaw, he spends much of his time travelling in Central and Southern Eastern Europe.

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Marzena Fick

Head of CEE Debt Capital Markets

Citi


Marzena Fick heads Central and Eastern European debt capital markets at Citi and is responsible for all DCM business covering public sector, financial institutions and corporate clients across the region.

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Steven Fisher

Country Head

Citi Ukraine


Steven Fisher joined Citi Ukraine in 1984 and has completed a series of leadership roles in banking in both the OECD and the emerging markets of Asia and Eastern Europe.  He was appointed to the role of CEO and country corporate officer for Ukraine

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Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Emerging Europe Editor

Euromoney Magazine


Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker is editor for emerging Europe at Euromoney magazine. She started her career in banking, working on fixed income and derivatives desks in the City of London, before switching to journalism in 2003.

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Scott Fleming

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Kames Capital


Scott Fleming is an investment manager in the fixed income team at Kames Capital with responsibility for emerging market sovereign and corporate debt. He is the manager of the Kames Emerging Market Bond Fund.

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Christopher Garnett

Senior External Adviser

Euromoney Conferences


Christopher Garnett is senior external adviser to Euromoney Conferences. He worked in various roles at Euromoney Institutional Investor from 1988.

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Dennis Gepp

Senior Vice President, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Cash

Federated Investors (UK) LLP


Dennis Gepp was founding partner and chief investment officer at Prime Rate Capital Management LLP, from 2007 until the company was acquired in early 2012 by Federated Investors, Inc. Since then Mr Gepp has been managing director of Federated Investors (UK) LLP.

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Damir Grbavac

Management Board President

Raiffeisen Mandatory and Voluntary Pension Funds Management Company, Croatia


Damir Grbavac is management board president of Raiffeisen Mandatory and Voluntary Pension Fund Management Company, Zagreb. Damir holds a bachelors degree in economics and a masters degree in business finance from Zagreb University.

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Franz Hoerhager

Founding Partner

Mezzanine Management


Franz Hoerhager has been the founding partner and chief executive officer of Mezzanine Management since 2000, which has successfully established itself as the market leader in central and eastern European mezzanine finance advisory.

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Ivo Hrdalo

Head of Treasury and Asset Management

Generali Osiguranje d.d.


Ivo Hrdalo is head of treasury and asset management at Generali insurance company in Croatia. He has responsibility for the management of financial assets within life and non-life investment portfolios with special attention to ALM.

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William Jackson

Senior Emerging Markets Economist

Capital Economics


William Jackson is senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics. He has responsibility for Capital Economics’ coverage of emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is frequently quoted in the media, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg and CNBC.

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Drago Kavsek

Senior Vice President in Charge of Finance and IT

Mercator


Drago Kavsek completed his studies at the Faculty of Economics and started his working career as an assistant auditor at Deloitte. From 1999 to 2001 he worked as an internal controller for Peugeot Slovenia Ltd.

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Richard Kemmish

Consultant

Euromoney Conferences


Richard Kemmish is an independent consultant specialising in the covered bond market. He has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage finance market working initially on mortgage securitisations (until it became fashionable) and subsequently on covered bonds.

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Turalay Kenc

Deputy Governor

Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey


Turalay Kenc earned his PhD in economics at the University of York in the United Kingdom and has held academic positions at a number of UK universities including the University of Cambridge, Birkbeck College at the University of London, the University of Durham, the University of Manchester and Imperial College

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Robert Knorr

Partner

Mid Europa Partners


 Robert Knorr is a senior partner of Mid Europa Partners, a leading buyout investor focused on the growth markets of Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey. Mid Europa has raised and managed €4.3bn of funds since inception in 1999, and made 33 investments in 18 countries in the region.

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Michael Landesmann

Scientific Director and Professor of Economics

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)


Michael Landesmann is scientific director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw; www.wiiw.ac.at) and professor of economics at the Johannes Kepler University (www.econ.jku.at) where he is also a department head of economic theory and quantitative economic research.

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Alexander Lehmann

Lead Economist

EBRD


Alexander Lehmann is a lead economist with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and heads the department’s work on the Central Europe and Baltic region from the bank’s regional office in Warsaw.

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David Lezhava

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance

Government of Georgia


David Lezhava holds a PhD in physics from the Georgian Academy of Science and an MA in economics from the Center for Development Economics, Williams College, USA.

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Thomas Lubeck

Manager for Western Balkans Countries

International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group


Thomas Lubeck, a US citizen, joined the IFC in 1997 as part of the Europe II Capital Markets Department where he worked on financial markets investments in the former Soviet Union. In 2000 he moved to the South Asia Department where he led several successful financial markets equity investments in

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Marc Luet

President, AO Citibank Russia, Division Head, CEE,

Citi


Marc Luet is the cluster head for Central and Eastern Europe and country officer for Russia, based in Moscow. Citi’s business in the region covers eight countries of the CEE.

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Jan Mares

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Czech Post


Jan Mares has been chairman of the supervisory board of Czech Post s.p. since May 2014. He has an investment banking background having worked in both London and Prague.

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Julian Mayo

Co–Chief Investment Officer

Charlemagne Capital


Julian Mayo is the co-chief investment officer at Charlemagne Capital. Julian joined Charlemagne Capital in 2003 as a director of Charlemagne Capital (UK) Limited and a member of the portfolio management team.

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Enrico Minniti

Head of CEE CIB

UniCredit


Enrico Minniti has matured a solid international professional experience in several banks within UniCredit. He started his career in 1997 at Credito Italiano first as relationship manager and then, in 2000, taking over managerial responsibilities in the structured finance department.

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Lubomir Mitov

CEE Chief Economist

UniCredit SpA


Lubomir Mitov is chief economist for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Based in London, within UniCredit Bank AG, he is responsible for macroeconomic research covering Central and Eastern Europe.

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Teofil Muresan

Chairman of the Board

Electrogrup SA


Teofil Muresan is the chairman of the board of Electrogrup. Before taking this role he was chief executive officer and founder of Electrogrup from 2003 until 2015 and technical director from 2000 to 2003. He is also currently chairman of the board of Direct One – a position he has

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Stefan Nanu

General Director, Treasury and Public Debt Department

Ministry of Public Finance, Government of Romania


Stefan Nanu is currently the general director of the treasury and public debt department at the Ministry of Public Finance of Romania, coordinating the debt and cash management in the Ministry across the three departments involved: front office, back office and middle office.

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Gediminas Norkunas

Deputy Head, State Treasury

Ministry of Finance, Government of Lithuania


Gediminas Norkunas is deputy head of the State Treasury in the Ministry of Finance. Mr Norkunas is in charge of the following activities: state budget liquidity management; government borrowing requirement forecasting; borrowing on behalf of the state; issuing state guarantees; and state debt risk management.

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Krisztian Orban

Managing Partner

Oriens


Krisztian Orban is founder and managing partner of Oriens, an investment boutique in Central Europe. Oriens conducts its principal investment activity through the Danube Fund, a private equity fund, while it runs its market leading M&A operations under the Concorde MB Partners name.

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Daniel Palotai

Executive Director and Chief Economist

Magyar Nemzeti Bank


Daniel Palotai is an economist. He earned his masters degree in 2004 at the faculty of economics of the Corvinus University of Budapest, in finance major and actuary minor. His professional career started in the monetary strategy division of Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the Central Bank of Hungary in 2004.

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Mehmet Seyhan Pencabligil

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT)


Mehmet Seyhan Pencablıgil has been the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT), since 2000.

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Artem Pozdnyakov

Head of Corporate Finance

MMC Norilsk Nickel


Artem Pozdnyakov joined MMC Norilsk Nickel in 2006 and is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s funding strategy, working capital management, monitoring and optimising of the Group debt portfolio, and arranging all types of financing instruments to cover Norilsk Nickel’s short and long term funding requirements.

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Andrzej Raczko

Member of the Management Board

Narodowy Bank Polski


Andrzej Raczko graduated from the University of Łódź specialising in econometrics in 1977. In 1985, he obtained his PhD in economics and then worked as an assistant professor at the University of Łódź.

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Vladyslav Rashkovan

Deputy Governor

National Bank of Ukraine


Vladyslav Rashkovan is Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, having worked at NBU since April 2014. From 2006 to 2014 he worked at the UniCredit subsidiary in Ukraine, holding the managerial position in macroeconomic research, strategy and business development.

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Walter Reihsner

Head of Government Bonds

UNIQA Capital Markets GmbH


Walter Reihsner is head of the Global Sovereign Bond Team at UNIQA Capital Markets GmbH. He has held various positions at the company over the past 16 years such as fixed income manager, and has built up the Emerging Markets Team since 2004.

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Debora Revoltella

Director, Economics Department

EIB


Debora Revoltella is the director of the economics department of the European Investment Bank, and has held this position since April 2011.

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Andras Rez

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Government Debt Management Agency (AKK), Government of Hungary


Andras Rez graduated in economics and sociology in 1989 and earned a PhD in economics in 1993 from the Budapest University of Economics (BUE). Dr Rez is deputy chief executive officer of the Hungarian Government Debt Management Agency Pte Ltd (ÁKK).

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Elena Romanova

Director, Senior Expert CEE Banking Research

Raiffeisen Bank International


Elena Romanova, MSc, joined RBI Research in January 2013, as a director and senior expert of CEE Banking Research. She has more than 15 years of analytical experience in the field of Russian and CEE economic and banking analysis.

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Tomislav Rosandic

Member of The Board (Group CFO)

HRVATSKA ELEKTROPRIVREDA d.d. (HEP d.d.)


Tomislav Rosandic has been a member of the board and group chief financial officer of HEP, the Croatian national electricity company, since the beginning of 2015. In his former position he was a member of the board and group chief financial officer in the cable producing industry at Eurocable Group

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Nishit Ruparelia

Director, Equity Capital Markets

Citi


Nishit Ruparelia is a director in the Equity Capital Markets division of Citigroup. He is responsible for origination, management and execution of equity transactions and client relationships across the CEEMEA region.

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Ronald Schneider

Head of Bonds CEE and Global Emerging Markets

Raiffeisen Capital Management


Ronald Schneider joined Raiffeisen Capital Management in 2002 for the management of Eastern European bond funds. Since 2012 he has been head of the Global EM and Eastern Europe team.

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Gent Sejko

Governor

Bank of Albania


Gent Sejko is the governor of the Bank of Albania and chairman of its supervisory council, as of February 2015. He was voted in as governor by the parliament of the Republic of Albania on 5 February 2015, upon the decree of the President of the Republic of Albania.

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Karl Sevelda

Chief Executive Officer

Raiffeisen Bank International


Karl Sevelda is the chief executive officer of Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI). Before his appointment as chief executive in June 2013 he served for about three years as deputy chief executive officer.

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Jozef Sikela

Member of the Management Board for Corporate Banking

Erste Group


Jozef Sikela is a member of the management board for corporate banking at Erste Group. He is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague, and started his career in 1992 working in the credit risk management department at Creditanstalt AG, Vienna.

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Miroslav Singer

Governor

Czech National Bank


Miroslav Singer is the Governor of the Czech National Bank (CNB) since 1 July 2010. Mr Singer was appointed a member of the CNB Bank Board and CNB Vice-Governor in 2005.

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David Smart

Managing Director, Head of Investment Solutions EMEA

Franklin Templeton Solutions


David Smart is managing director and head of Franklin Templeton Solutions for the EMEA region. Mr Smart is also a member of a number of the firm's subsidiary boards. In addition to his responsibilities in creating outcome oriented portfolios for clients in the region, he also retains a strategic advisory

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Lucyna Stanczak-Wuczynska

Director EU Banks, Financial Institutions

EBRD


Lucyna Stanczak-Wuczynska is a director - EU banks, in the Financial Institutions Group at the EBRD. As a director of the EU banks team, Lucyna has responsibility for the EBRD's activities in the banking sector in the EU countries of the EBRD (in the CEE and SEE).

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Marcus Svedberg

Chief Economist

East Capital


Marcus Svedberg is chief economist at East Capital, an independent asset manager specialising in emerging and frontier markets. Marcus is responsible for macroeconomic and political analysis as well as risk assessments with a special focus on Eastern Europe.

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Laszlo Szabo

Finance Director

MVM Hungarian Electricity PLC


Laszlo Szabo joined MVM as finance director in 2013. He is responsible for treausry, controlling, tax and accounting. Before this he was group treasurer and head of funding at MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas PLC where he lead the raising of debt facilities worth of more than €15bn between 2003

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Alexis Taffin de Tilques

Head of CEEMEA Debt Capital Markets

BNP Paribas


Alexis Taffin de Tilques is head of CEEMEA debt capital markets. Before joining BNP Paribas in 2010, Alexis spent five years at HSBC joining as an associate and progressing to associate director in the emerging markets investment banking and debt capital markets divisions.

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Gergely Tardos

Chief Economist

OTP Bank


Gergely Tardos graduated from the University of Economic Sciences in Budapest in finance and economic policies. After university he started his career at the National Bank of Hungary in the economics department and later moved to the monetary policy department.

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Gyula Toth

Portfolio Manager

MEAG Munich Ergo Asset Management


Gyula Toth started his career at the National Bank of Hungary in 2002 in the Financial Stability Division. He joined UniCredit in 2005 where he started as EM country economist and in 2009 became head of EEMEA FI/FX strategy for the entire group. 

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Jan Toth

Deputy Governor

National Bank of Slovakia


Jan Toth is Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), the central bank of Slovakia. Before taking up his current position in 2012, Mr Toth served as chief economist at Slovakia's Finance Ministry from 2010.

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Jim Turnbull

Associate Director, Local Currency and Capital Markets Development (LC2)

EBRD


Jim Turnbull joined EBRD in 2011 as the senior capital markets adviser for the local currency and capital markets (LC2) initiative. Commencing as a money market and government bond dealer in Sydney Australia, Jim has amassed over 30 years’ experience in investment banking and fund management.

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Vitas Vasiliauskas

Chairman of the Board

Bank of Lithuania


Vitas Vasiliauskas, appointed on 16 April 2011, is the fourteenth governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Lithuania. Before his appointment, Mr Vasiliauskas was a lawyer, specialising in financial law and an associate partner at the law firm LAWIN Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas ir partneriai, between 2004 and 2011.

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Giada Vercelli

Content Director

Euromoney Conferences


Giada Vercelli is a financial journalist and the director of content at Euromoney Conferences. Over the years, she has moderated financial conferences in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The

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Barnabas Virag

Executive Director

Magyar Nemzeti Bank


Barnabás Virág is an executive director at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary), responsible for monetary policy, financial stability and lending incentives. He is an economist spe-cialised in finance.

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Carlo Vivaldi

Head of CEE Division

UniCredit


Carlo is the head of CEE division at UniCredit. He started his career in 1991 as teller in Cassamarca, one of the four banks which merged into UniCredit in 1998. At that time he moved into planning and control and then, after a brief experience contributing to the development of

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Liviu Voinea

Deputy Governor

National Bank of Romania


Liviu Voinea has been Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Romania since October 2014. He coordinates, among others, the financial stability and the international relations departments; he is also vice-president of the Monetary Policy Committee.

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Elena Voloshina

Country Head

IFC


Elena Voloshina is the head of IFC’s operations in Ukraine. Ms Voloshina coordinates the work performed by IFC in Ukraine.  She carries out investment promotion as well as work on certain investment projects.  She is also actively involved in the work of advisory donor-funded programmes that IFC is implementing across

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Boris Vujčić

Governor

Croatian National Bank


Boris Vujčić is the governor of the Croatian National Bank. He joined the Croatian National Bank in 1997, and was director of the research department for three years before becoming deputy governor in 2000, a position to which he was re-appointed in 2006.

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Krzysztof Walenczak

Chief Country Officer - Poland

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking


Krzysztof Walenczak was appointed to the position of chief country officer of the Polish branch of Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking in May 2012. Krzysztof Walenczak has extensive experience in international banking. He also has long-standing ties with the world of capital markets.

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Laszlo Wolf

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

OTP Bank


Laszlo Wolf supervises the corporate business of OTP Bank Plc including: treasury; SME and large corporations; project and agricultural financing; loans and syndications; and financial institutions and acquisitions.

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Francesca Young

Editor, Emerging Markets

GlobalCapital


Francesca Young is the emerging markets editor at GlobalCapital, Euromoney Institutional Investor’s capital markets publication.

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David Zahn

Head of European Fixed Income

Franklin Templeton


David Zahn is head of European fixed income and senior vice president within Franklin Templeton's Fixed Income Group. Mr Zahn leads the management of European fixed income strategies and is a member of the Fixed Income Policy Committee.

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Tue 19 - Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Hilton Vienna, Vienna