Verena Ross

Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority

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BIOGRAPHY

Verena Ross is the Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). She was appointed to the role in March 2011 and joined ESMA on 1 June 2011. She is the first Executive Director of the organisation and forms part of the senior management team along with the Chair of ESMA. The Executive Director has responsibility for the day-today running of the organisation. Prior to this, Verena held a number of senior posts in the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA), with her final position being Director of the International Division from October 2009 to May 2011. Verena was also a member of the FSA's Executive Committee and the Executive Policy and Risk Committees. Verena joined the FSA in 1998 to run the Executive Chairman’s office during the regulator’s start-up phase, and was briefly a seconded advisor to the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission in 2000. She subsequently held various positions in the Markets Division and was Director of the Strategy & Risk Division before becoming Director of the International Division. She began her career at the Bank of England in 1994, where she worked as an economist and then banking supervisor, following studies in Hamburg, Taipei and London (SOAS).

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Meet Our Speakers

This year the Santander International Banking Conference is bringing together representatives from the most relevant public and private institutions who will take part in different keynotes, conversations and panels throughout the day.

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Ana Botín
Executive Chairman, Banco Santander
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José Antonio
Álvarez
Chief Executive Officer, Banco Santander
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Markus Kerber
Director General and Member of the Presidential Board, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
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Andreas Dombret
Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank
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Martin Hellwig
Director, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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John Berrigan
Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
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Mauro Grande
Board Member and Director Strategy and Policy Coordination, Single Resolution Board
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Verena Ross
Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority
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Robert Frohwein
Chief Executive Officer, Kabbage
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Luis María Linde
Governor , Bank of Spain
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Frank D`Souza
Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, Cognizant; Member of the Board of Directors, General Electric; Member, Santander International Advisory Board
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Eileen Burbidge
FinTech Envoy, HM Treasury
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Liliana
Rojas-Suárez
Senior Fellow , Center for Global Development
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Christopher
Woolard
Director of Strategy and Competition, UK Financial Conduct Authority
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Robin Niblett
Director, Chatham House
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Burkhard Balz
Member of the Committee for Economic & Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
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Giuseppe Siani
Deputy Director General of Microprudential Supervision IV, ECB Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)
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Shriti Vadera
Chairman, Banco Santander UK
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Jose María Roldán
Chairman, AEB
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Silvia Marques
Director of Regulation, Central Bank of Brazil
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Luis de Guindos
Minister of Economic Affairs, Industry and Competitiveness, Government of Spain