Stephen J. Adler is President and Editor-in-Chief of Reuters where he is responsible for the team that produces and markets Reuters news and commentary worldwide.
He joined Thomson Reuters in 2010 as Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of the company’s Professional Division. In this role, Adler built and directed news operations to deliver original journalism and relevant Reuters content to the millions of subscribers who rely on the company’s business units for information products and services. He was named Editor-in-Chief, Reuters News and Executive Vice President News, Thomson Reuters in 2011, where he directed the editorial operations and news strategy for the company.
Adler was named President and Editor-in-Chief, Reuters in December 2012. Under Adler’s leadership, Reuters has received scores of top journalism awards around the world, including Reuters first-ever Pulitzer Prize for text reporting in 2014.

Philippe Bouyoux Philippe Bouyoux Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the French Embassy

Philippe Bouyoux is currently Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the French Embassy in Washington DC; he was appointed on October 7, 2013.
Prior to that, he was Deputy to the General Commissioner for Investment at the department of the Prime Minister from March 2012 to October 2013 and Counselor from March 2010 to February 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was in charge of the special report on Strategic priorities for investment with the Commission chaired by Mr. Juppé and Mr. Rocard, former Prime Ministers.
From September 2005 to June 2009, he was Director in charge of Economic Policy at the Department of Treasury and Economic Policy, Ministry of Economy and Finance. Previously, he was posted in Singapore as Head of the Economic Department for ASEAN at the Embassy of France. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Counselor for macro economy and public finances on the staff of the Minister of Economy and Finance.
From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Bouyoux was Head of the Financial and Economic Department at the Embassy of France in Brazil. In 1997-1999, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary in charge of macroeconomic and financial policy; and before that, he served as Technical Counselor on the staff of the Prime Minister. He served also as Director of the National School for Economics and Statistics (ENSAE) in 1996. He worked previously at the European Commission as Counselor to the Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs (1992-1995). He started his career at the National Institute for Statistic and Economic Studies (INSEE) and was in charge of the quarterly national accounts (1982-1988), then at the Economic Forecast Department (1988-1992) of the Ministry for Economy and Finance.
Mr. Bouyoux was born in 1957. He is an Economist and Inspector General of Finance. He is graduated of the National School for Economics and Statistics (ENSAE), and has a Master’s degree. He is married and the father of two children.

Cristina Casalinho Cristina Casalinho Chairman & CEO, Portuguese Treasury and Debt Management Agency – IGCP

Cristina Casalinho, born in August 3, 1968 is an undergraduate in Economics by the Faculty of Economic Business Sciences of Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a MSc in Business by Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is Chief Executive Officer of the Portuguese DMO since October 2014, prior to that from June 2012 she was Executive Director at the same institution. Previously she was chief economist at Banco BPI a position she held for nine years, after occupying several positions in BPI.

Bart Chilton Bart Chilton Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper

With a career spanning 30 years in government service, Commissioner Bart Chilton most recently served as a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is highly experienced in issues including financial services, agriculture, energy and the environment. He’s a frequently quoted opinion leader on financial matters, and he appears regularly on business television and on editorial pages. He came to the CFTC in 2007 following his nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the US Senate. In 2009, he was re-nominated by President Barack Obama and reconfirmed by the Senate. He has served as the chairman of the CFTC’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC) and the Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC). Commissioner Chilton has the rare government trifecta of working in the House of Representatives, the Senate and in the Executive Branch (during the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations).

Mark Cliffe Mark Cliffe ING Group – Chief Economist

Mark Cliffe is Chief Economist of ING Group. He is responsible for a global financial market research team in 12 offices around the world, servicing corporate and institutional customers with research on macro-economics, fixed income, equities and FX, money market and derivative products. In addition, he leads an economics research team which advises the ING’s senior management and home market client base on a broad range of economic, political and social issues. Prior to his career at ING he worked as Chief International Economist for HSBC Markets, Nomura Research Institute and ANZ Merchant Bank. Mark resides in London and works alternately in London and Amsterdam.

Amaury Dauge Amaury Dauge CFO of Euronext

Amaury Dauge is the CFO of Euronext. Previously, he was the Head of Corporate Planning and Analysis at NYSE Euronext, where he led the planning process, and oversaw performance metrics for NYX. His role was to provide financial guidance to the management team, and ensure that strategic and annual plans were developed, communicated and implemented toward meeting the firm’s business objectives.
He has been with NYX since 2001, and prior to his position as Head of Corporate Planning and Analysis , Amaury was Chief Operating Officer of European Cash and Listing, in charge of the reorganization of the Business Unit, and of its various business development projects. Before the NYSE Euronext merger, he was Head of Euronext’s Strategy and Chief of Staff to the CEO, and in his role he worked on a number of transactions, including Euronext’s IPO, the acquisition of Liffe and the merger with NYSE, where he led the integration from Euronext’s side.
Before joining NYX, Amaury worked as a senior consultant for Atos Origin in Paris, as an auditor for PwC in Luxembourg, and as a credit analyst for BNP Paribas in Dubai.
He earned an MBA from INSEAD, a BA from INSEEC business school in Paris and is a CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst – Euro zone CFA equivalent). He has been a member of the SFAF (French Society of Financial Analyst) since 2004.

Francisco de Lacerda Francisco de Lacerda Chairman & CEO of CTT Post Portugal

Chairman & CEO of CTT since 2012, leading the now 100% free float listed postal operator during its Privatization. Non-Executive Independent Director of Endesa, the largest Spanish power utility, since April this year. With a Management Degree by the Portuguese Catholic University in 1982, he held several key positions in different listed companies: from 2010 to July 2012 he was CEO of Cimpor, then a world top 10 cement company, being also  from 2008 to 2012 a Non-Executive Board Member of EDP Renováveis (world’s #3 renewable power generator); from 2000 to 2008 he was Executive Board Member of the bank Millenniumbcp (with management responsibilities in retail banking in 2000 and 2001, as Deputy CEO of the Polish subsidiary (living in Warsaw) from 2001 to 2003, for the activities of the group in Europe (several western, central and eastern European countries) from 2003 to 2007 and also for the Investment Bank from 2005 to 2007); from 1993 to 2000 he was CEO of Banco Mello.

Jos Dijsselhof Jos Dijsselhof Interim CEO and COO, Euronext N.V.

Jos Dijsselhof was appointed as Interim Chairman and CEO of Euronext on 5 May 2015, following the departure of Dominique Cerutti.  He joined Euronext as Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Mr Dijsselhof joined from Australia and New Zealand Bank where he was General Manager Group Hubs based in Singapore. He was responsible for the offshore services for Banking Operations, Shared Services, Technology and Corporate Functions. Before that, in 2008, he joined The Royal Bank of Scotland (’RBS’) as Head Group Operations Asia Pacific and managed the integration of ABN AMRO into RBS. Mr. Dijsselhof began his career at ABN AMRO in 1993. At ABN AMRO, he has managed Derivatives, Options Operations and was appointed Regional Head of Markets Operations EMEA in 2000. Subsequently he was promoted to Global Head of Market Operations in 2003 and became the Regional Head of Operations Asia Pacific in 2005. Mr Dijsselhof studied Computer Science and Business Administration and graduated from INSEAD’s Advanced Management Program.

Muriel Goldberg-Darmon Muriel Goldberg-Darmon Partner in DLA Piper

Muriel Goldberg-Darmon, a Partner in DLA Piper’s Paris office, advises listed companies and their managers, investment funds and financial institutions on M&A transactions, tender offers, IPOs, securities issuance, private placement, corporate governance and financial communication as well as regulatory and compliance issues for financial services. She also has a strong experience in investigation, control and sanction proceedings before the AMF (French Financial Markets Authority), as well as related court proceedings.

Nicolette Kost De Sevres Nicolette Kost De Sevres Senior Policy Advisor at DLA Piper

Nicolette Kost De Sevres, a Senior Policy Advisor at DLA Piper, has significant experience in financial markets, advising on international and European regulatory matters affecting financial institutions, including the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), the Markets and Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), the Markets Abuse Directive (MAD), the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), BASEL, the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) and on-going international and European financial reforms. Nicolette advises banks, securities firms, hedge funds, trading platforms and other financial institutions on the regulatory response to the financial crisis and the impact of financial services regulation in Europe and internationally. She also advises on securities and derivatives transactions, high frequency trading, capital requirements, institutional market structure, governance and surveillance and supervision of markets.

Michala Marcussen Michala Marcussen CFA Société Générale - Global Head of Economics

Michala Marcussen joined SG CIB as Global Head of Economics, in December 2009 and heads a team of 25 economists based in Paris, London, Warsaw, Prague, New York, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo. She is today a Managing Director and has been with the SG Group since 1994. With over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, Michala is a frequent commentator in the financial press. She has done extensive work on European integration, the long-term economic outlook and pension systems, and maintains ties to academia. Michala holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and is a CFA charterholder.

Leonardo Mathias Leonardo Mathias Secretary of State of Economy, Portugal

Leonardo Mathias is Secretary of State of Economy since July 2013. He is the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and also has direct responsibility for Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Economic Regulation. Prior to joining the Government, Leonardo Mathias was CEO and partner at Dunas Capital, having previously worked at Schroders Portugal, Managing director of Schroders Spain & Portugal and also assumed roles in Schroders in Luxembourg (2000-2010). He stared his carreer at the Banco Espírito Santo de Investimentos (1991-2000). He has a degree in Business Administration with International Finance and Marketing from American University at Washington DC (1988) and has the International Securities Market Association Certification (1994).

James D. Rosener James D. Rosener EACC President

Mr. Rosener is the president of the European American Chamber of Commerce New York. He also is a director of the Chambre de Commerce Franco-Americain, the Institute of French Culture at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the board the European-American Chamber of Commerce Paris Chapter.
James D. Rosener is a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP a founding member of the EACC in New York. He heads the firm’s International Practice Group, is managing partner of the New York office and has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice is devoted primarily to international transactions, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing.
Mr. Rosener holds a B.S. from Lehigh University, an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University at Madison and a J.D. degree Delaware Law School (since been renamed Widener University School of Law). He is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has published numerous articles and lectures around the world frequently on legal issues relating to transatlantic business.

Matthew Taylor Matthew Taylor CEO, Bekaert

After serving the British Royal Navy (1981-1985), Matthew Taylor (°1960) joined Ford Motor Company where he held various international management positions in marketing and sales before he became managing director of Land Rover in 2002. After more than 20 years at Ford, he joined J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, where he was promoted CEO in 2008. He stepped down in 2010 to become CEO of Edwards Group, a global market leader of vacuum pump technologies and abatement systems, with headquarters in the UK.
Matthew Taylor joined Bekaert on 1 September 2013 as CEO designate and member of the Bekaert Group Executive. As of May 2014, he has been appointed CEO of Bekaert.
Matthew Taylor is British. He graduated from the London School of Economics.


Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist & chief strategy officer of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts and in-depth global economic research. A Dutch national, he is the first non-U.S. chief economist in the history of The Conference Board.
Van Ark is also responsible for strategy development and major new initiatives at The Conference Board. Van Ark continues to steward the longstanding research collaboration of The Conference Board with the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, where he has been a professor since 2000 and holds the university’s chair in Economic Development, Technological Change and Growth. Van Ark has been extensively published in national and international academic journals, and he is frequently featured in major international business media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

Johan Van Overtveldt Johan Van Overtveldt Minister of Finance, Belgium

Mister Van Overtveldt is professor of Economics at University of Hasselt and, since 2014, Minister of Finance in Belgium. He started his career as a journalist. In addition, he worked for Bank Brussel Lambert, he was director of the Belgium-based think tank VKW Metena and has been editor in chief at Trends and Knack. In 2014 he was Member of the European Parliament for the N-VA and Vice-chairman of ECON commission. Mister Van Overtveldt is also a writer and his latest book, “A Giant Reborn”, is expected in July 2015.

Ali Velshi Ali Velshi Host, Al Jazeera America

Ali Velshi is the host of Al Jazeera America’s “Ali Velshi on Target”, a nightly, half-hour current affairs program which airs weeknights on Al Jazeera America at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT. Ali Velshi began his career as a local television news reporter in Canada.  Moving into financial news in the 1990’s, he first hosted “Money Morning” and “Closing Bell” on Toronto’s CP24, and then became the host of Business News Network’s “The Business News”, Canada’s first prime time financial news hour.  Velshi then moved to New York to join CNN. Based initially with CNN Financial Network, Velshi hosted various interactive shows, including Your Money, Business Unusual, Insights, Street Sweep (from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange) and The Money Gang (with NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan). Ali is the author of “Gimme My Money Back” (Sterling and Ross, 2008) and co-author with CNN’s Christine Romans of “How to Speak Money” (Wiley, 2010). Born in Nairobi and raised in Toronto, Velshi graduated from Queen’s University in Canada with a degree in Religion.

Nicolas Véron Nicolas Véron Senior Fellow - Bruegel

Nicolas Véron is a scholar both at Bruegel, which he cofounded in 2002-04, and at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, which he joined in 2009. His research is primarily about the economics and political economy of financial systems and financial services policy. A graduate of France’s Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines, he held senior positions in the French government and private sector in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is also an independent board member of the global derivatives trade repository arm of DTCC, a financial infrastructure company that operates on a non-profit basis. He has been a witness at parliamentary hearings in the US Senate, European Parliament, and in several European member states; a financial policy expert for the European Commission and Court of Auditors; and a consultant to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. In September 2012, Bloomberg Markets included Véron in its yearly global “50 Most Influential” list, with reference to his early advocacy of European banking union.