Breakfast Roundtable Series "The Digital Director" - "Digitalisation, Compliance and the Board"
“Where are you in the process, and what do you need to advance?”
Bert is the co-founder and CEO of Governance.com, the platform that helps regulated companies and persons to deal with complex data, documentation and controls.
Prior to Governance.com, Bert was in charge of the investment fund depositary business of Dutch bank ABN AMRO. In his 15 year career with the bank he witnessed the accelerating pace of regulation and compliance, and became increasingly frustrated with the complexity of combining a client facing business and the regulatory requirements. In 2014 Bert resigned from the bank to team up with his twin brother and build a solution to this problem. The company was awarded as Luxembourg’s FinTech Startup of the year in 2016, and has since received multiple international recognitions for its leading role in the field of RegTech: the application of smart technology to simplify regulatory compliance.
David graduated in IT applied to Management from the University of Nancy II and holds a Master « M.I.A.Ge. » ((Maîtrise d’Informatique Appliquée à la Gestion).
Prior to become an independent advisor and administrator specialised in IT for the financial sector, David worked for more than 20 years for the Luxembourg’s financial regulator, the CSSF, as head of IT Supervision and Support PFS. He also acted 6 years as CIO, managing the CSSF’s internal information systems.
Before joining the CSSF late 1999, David worked at PwC Luxembourg as Manager in IT Financial Services, BIL as head of IT for the front and middle office and at Cetrel S.C. (today: SIX Payment) as head of IT Development where he designed the national clearing system for payments and the national direct debit system. He was also co-designer of the ATM-POS softwares for card acquisition.
David is Associated Lecturer at the Luxembourg’s University on Risk & Security matters (Master in information system security), member of the Luxembourg’s National Committee on Digital Signature in charge of final approval of Certification Authorities, Honorary President of the Luxembourg Association for Security of Information Systems (CLUSIL) after ten years of presidency, member and former member of various working groups (Haut Comité à la Place Financière – FinTech WG, European Supervisory Market Authority (ESMA), Basel Committee…).
In 2017, he received the “Lifetime Career” award from the Luxembourg’s ICT community for his ongoing commitment to the ICT community.
Attorney, Partner at SCHILTZ & SCHILTZ
Areas of practice:
- Financial services and FinTech
- Regulatory & Compliance
Nadia Manzari is a Partner at SCHILTZ & SCHILTZ.
Before joining the firm in 2018, Nadia was the Head of the Innovation, Payments, Markets Infrastructures and Governance Department at the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), where she started her career in 2001.
She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences covering payment services, financial technologies, remuneration policies and corporate governance.
She graduated in law from the University Robert Schuman in Strasbourg and holds a master degree in private law (maîtrise en droit privé, mention “droit des affaires”) as well as a postgraduate DJCE diploma (Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise) degree with a focus on German-French business law. She holds the Certificate in Corporate Governance of INSEAD and is an ILA certified director.
Karen O’Sullivan is head of the Innovation, payments, market infrastructures and governance department at the CSSF.
She coordinates the activities of this department which is responsible for financial innovation, both the application process and on-going prudential supervision of payment institutions and electronic money institutions, market infrastructures and the oversight of remuneration and governance practices and policies implemented within financial institutions. Being the department in charge of financial innovation means that Karen and her team are the privileged contact and point of entry to the CSSF for the FinTech industry.
She represents the CSSF on an international level through participation in various sub-groups of European institutions dealing with the topics of her department. Additionally, she is speaker at several conferences, covering payment services, remuneration policies and corporate governance matters at both national and international level
Karen is both an Irish and Luxembourgish qualified chartered accountant. Prior to joining the CSSF in September 2012, Karen was an audit director at PwC Luxembourg specializing in the audit of investment funds.
Date and Time
To 09/05/2018 10:00