The Euromoney/ECBC/EBRD CEE Covered Bond Forum


Philip Bennett

First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Philip Bennett oversees all banking operations of the EBRD. He chairs the operations committee, which reviews all investment and loan proposals before consideration by the board of directors. Mr Bennett is also a member of the Bank’s executive committee.

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Alexie Alupoaiei

Senior Economist, Financial Markets and Infrastructure Division, Financial Stability Department

National Bank of Romania

Alexie Alupoaiei is a senior economist in the financial markets and infrastructure division, financial stability department at the National Bank of Romania. Alexie is responsible for the analysis of the financial system and its links with the real economic sector.

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John Baskott

Director, Capital Markets Conferences

Euromoney Conferences

John Baskott manages the sales team at Euromoney Conferences and HedgeFund Intelligence Events globally. He joined Euromoney in 2003. John started his career at IIR, the world's largest conference producer.

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Piotr Borowski

Deputy Director, Market Development Department

Warsaw Stock Exchange

Piotr Borowski is deputy director of the market development department at Warsaw Stock Exchange. He joined Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2007.

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Ana Cortes Gonzalez

Vice President and Portfolio Manager


Ana Cortes Gonzalez is a vice president in the London office and a portfolio manager focusing on covered bonds. Before joining PIMCO in 2008, she was a portfolio manager and head of European ABS investment at Commerzbank in London.

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Piotr Cyburt

Chief Executive Officer

mBank Hipoteczny SA

Piotr Cyburt has held the position of president of the management board of mBank Hipoteczny SA since 1999 when the first post-war specialist mortgage bank in Poland, Rheinhyp-Bre Bank Hipoteczny, now mBank Hipoteczny, was established.

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Mirela Dima

Head of Prudential Regulation Division, Regulation and Licensing Department

National Bank of Romania

Mirela Dima is the head of prudential regulation division, regulation and licensing department at the National Bank of Romania. Mirela is responsible for the development of regulations for own funds, supervision on consolidated basis and capital requirements for banks using internal models.

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Bojan Fras

Vice Governor

Croatian National Bank

Bojan Fras was appointed vice governor of the Croatian National Bank by the Croatian Parliament on 5 July 2013. Mr Fras coordinates and oversees legal function at the Croatian National Bank and the monitoring of consumer protection.

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Rebecca Holter

Senior Director

Fitch Ratings

Rebecca Holter is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ covered bonds group and heads the Frankfurt-based analytical covered bonds team which is responsible for covered bonds issued out of German speaking as well as central and eastern European countries.

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Richard Kemmish


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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Piotr Kowalski

President of the Management Board

Fitch Polska S.A

Piotr Kowalski is the head of Fitch Ratings Warsaw office, responsible for the agency's activity in Poland and central and eastern Europe.

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Jacek Kubas

Principal, LC2 (Local Currency and Capital Markets Development)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Jacek Kubas is a principal at the London office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, in the EBRD’s Local Currency and Capital Markets Team (LC2). Jacek specialises in covered bonds, securitisation, derivatives and market infrastructure.

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Andrew Lennon

Director, Capital Markets

Euromoney Conferences

Andrew Lennon manages the sales team at Euromoney Conferences globally. In his nine years at Euromoney, Andrew has launched a multitude of finance and investment conferences across a variety of markets, managing the projects from idea origination to delivery on the day.

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Matthias Melms

Senior Covered Bond Analyst


Matthias Melms is a senior covered bond analyst and deputy head of fixed income research at NORD/LB. The focus of NORD/LB covered bonds research is on the covered bond market in general and for the European core markets in particular.

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Andreea Moraru

Senior Banker

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Andreea Moraru is an associate director - senior banker in the financial institutions group of EBRD. She has over 15 years of experience in leading, structuring, negotiating, and implementing of a wide range of debt and equity projects within the banking, insurance and leasing sectors in CEE, Russia, Turkey and

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Raluca Nicoleascu

Director, Balance Sheet and Portfolio Management

Raiffeisen Bank Romania

Raluca Nicoleascu is the executive director of balance sheet and portfolio management and has responsibility for managing the assets and liabilities of the bank, including funding and liquidity portfolio management. She successfully guided the bank through the very challenging years subsequent to the global financial crisis.

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Jakub Niesłuchowski

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A.

Jakub Niesłuchowski, as a member of the management board, is responsible for treasury including covered bonds, product (mortgage loans), IT and finance. From 2004 until 2015, he worked at PwC, where he led various projects in the field of the financial risk management, banks’ set-up and risk based performance measurement.

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Zeki Önder

Executive Vice President


Zeki Önder has been with Şekerbank since 2002 as executive vice president in charge of the international banking division. He is a member of the executive committee and holds board membership positions in subsidiaries of Şekerbank.

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Sergiu Oprescu


Romanian Banking Association

Sergiu Oprescu has an extensive career in banking and capital markets covering a period of more than 20 years. Currently he holds the position of executive president in Alpha Bank Romania, one of the top commercial banks operating in Romania, and President of the Romanian Banking Association.

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Karol Prazmo

Head of Treasury


Karol Prazmo is the group treasurer of mBank. Before taking on his current role, he was head of strategic balance sheet management and head of treasury for mBank Hipoteczny, the group’s mortgage bank subsidiary. He joined mBank in 2012 as an adviser to the management board.

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Jozef Prokes

Portfolio Manager


Jozef Prokes, director, is a member of the global/non-US portfolio team within BlackRock's fixed income portfolio management group, focusing on covered bonds. Before joining BlackRock in 2010, he held a trading position at Credit Agricole CIB and a portfolio management role at National Bank of Slovakia.

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Marcin Pyszak

Vice President, Bank Treasury Investment Portfolio Management


Marcin Pyszak manages a covered bond and an ABS portfolio at ING DiBa AG in Frankfurt. In addition, Marcin fulfills the function of the lead covered bonds analyst within ING Bank Treasury and thereby supports other bank treasuries in their liquidity portfolio management functions.

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Fatih Saglik

Deputy Head of Institutional Investors Department

Capital Markets Board of Turkey

Fatih Saglik is deputy head of the institutional investors department at the Capital Markets Board of Turkey and is responsible for the regulation and supervision of activities of institutional investors operating in Turkey.

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Lucyna Stanczak-Wuczynska

Director EU Banks, Financial Institutions


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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James Stewart

Board Member, Treasury and Capital Markets Division

Raiffeisen Bank Romania

James Stewart is currently coordinating all the treasury and capital markets activities within Raiffeisen Bank S.A, having the position of vice-president of Raiffeisen Bank S.A from June 2000.

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Otmar Stöcker

Managing Director

Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp)

Otmar Stöcker is managing director and head of the cover assets department in the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) in Berlin. He is responsible for German Pfandbrief law, public finance, comparison of covered bond legislation and mortgage finance in Europe, US, Canada and Japan.

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Janos Szuda

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

FHB Bank

Janos Szuda is the deputy chief executive officer of FHB Bank. He has responsibility for the treasury of FHB Group, including trading and sales, asset-liability and liquidity management, funding and issuance activity and refinancing of partner banks.

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Bill Thornhill

Covered Bond Editor

GlobalCapital - now incorporating The Cover

Bill has been editor of The Cover, now part of GlobalCapital, since December 2010. He previously worked at International Financing Review (IFR) where he was assistant editor on structured finance.

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Agnieszka Tułodziecka


Polish Mortgage Credit Foundation

Agnieszka Tułodziecka has specialised in law, finance, banking and real estate collateral throughout her career. She graduated from the faculty of law at the University of Warsaw, was a scholar at the University of Tübingen, and holds a doctorate from the Jagiellonian University (covered bond, financial law).

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Mustafa Turan

Senior Vice President, Head of International Banking and Investor Relations


Mustafa Turan has a degree in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University. He joined VakıfBank as assistant internal auditor in 2003. After working in the internal audit department from 2003 to 2008, he then served as assistant manager and then manager in the investor relations department.

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Jim Turnbull

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


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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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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Petr Vybiral

Senior Associate

Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP

Petr Vybiral specialises in capital markets and banking and finance. He has extensive experience in representing various parties (including underwriters, dealers and issuers) on a wide range of capital markets and financing transactions, involving debt, equity and derivatives and structured finance instruments.

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Tue 10 May 2016

Marriott Grosvenor Square, London