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Presenter Biographies

Presenters are listed in alphabetical order.

Dirk BullmanDirk Bullman
Adviser, Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank

Dirk Bullmann coordinates FinTech work inside the European Central Bank (ECB) with a focus on market infrastructures. Since 2014, he has served as Adviser to the ECB Director of General Market Infrastructure and Payments. Mr. Bullmann joined the ECB in 2000, and has worked in the areas of payment system operations, collateral policy issues and TARGET2-Securities. He was also the Secretary of the Eurosystem/ESCB Payment and Settlement Systems Committee (PSSC).



Nell Campbell-DrakeNell Campbell-Drake
Vice President in the Retail Payments Office, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Nell Campbell-Drake is a Vice President in the Retail Payments Office (RPO) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She has responsibility for the RPO’s strategic business relations, both domestic and international, vendor relations, payments innovation, product marketing and external/customer communications. She serves as the RPO’s primary liaison for external business relations and outreach, working collaboratively with other Federal Reserve product offices and industry partners. She represents the RPO and Federal Reserve Banks on a number of payments industry groups.

Ms. Campbell-Drake joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in 1991. She has represented the Bank on both district and System-level assignments throughout her career. Before joining the Bank, she worked at the Merrill Lynch Brokerage Firm in a number of capacities.

Ms. Campbell-Drake is active in her community and serves as a board member of Community in Schools (CIS) of Atlanta and is the acting Chair of the board. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Jackson State University. She completed the executive development program at the Fuqua School of Business Executive Education at Duke University and is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP).


Mark GouldMark Gould
First Vice President, Federal Reserve of San Francisco & Chairman of the Systems Enterprise Payments Committee

Mark A. Gould was appointed as First Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on February 1, 2014, and is responsible for all administration, operations, and financial services activities in the Twelfth District’s six offices. He serves on the Bank’s Executive Committee, its top policymaking body, and chairs the Management Committee, implementing policies and strategies on organizational improvements. On a national level, he serves on several Federal Reserve System governance bodies, including the Information Technology Oversight Committee, and the Conference of First Vice Presidents.


Maimouna GueyeMaimouna Gueye
Principal Payment System and Digital Finance Expert, African Development Bank (AFDB)

Maimouna Gueye is a financial sector professional with over 17 years of experience in development finance and payment systems. She has engaged in significant work in developing markets on financial inclusion and related topics. Maimouna graduated with an MBA in Finance and Economics from Saint Peters University in the United States and is an alumna of the Harvard Executive Education Program for Financial Inclusion.

After working on Wall Street as a Financial Analyst, Maimouna spent a decade at the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) where she served as Assistant Director (“Sous Directeur”) in charge of regulation and policy of payment systems. Since 2015, as the Principal Payment System and Digital Finance Expert at the African Development Bank (AFDB), Maimouna has led work on aspects of digital financial inclusion in several African countries and economic regions.


Gertrude KadumboGertrude Kadumbo
Project Manager, National Switch Limited Gertrude Kadumbo is the Project Manager at National Switch Limited in Malawi. National Switch Limited is an organization that manages the operations of a national switch in the country. The national switch is an ecosystem of digital payment systems in Malawi. As Project Manager, Ms. Kadumbo, a cohort of the Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI), was responsible for the implementation of the national switch. In the project’s scope is interoperability of card-based and wallet-based digital payments. This has been achieved through integration of commercial banks in the ecosystem. Efforts are currently underway to integrate Mobile Money Operators (MMOs), Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) and Savings & Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) within the national switch.

The national switch is designed to address financial inclusion through interoperability of digital financial systems by making digital financial services accessible, convenient, reliable and affordable. Ms. Kadumbo works closely with the Reserve Bank of Malawi, the Ministry of Finance, commercial banks, MMOs, MFIs and other key stakeholders including development partners such as the African Development Bank Group, the World Bank, UNCDF, etc. in putting in place the digital payments infrastructure and other governance frameworks to address access of financial services by the poor in Malawi.

Ms. Kadumbo has held the project management position at National Switch since January 2014. In that time all digital channels such as ATMs and POS terminals have been integrated to the national switch ecosystem. A project to integrate MMOs is currently underway, and requirements gathering is in progress for the integration of MFIs and the SACCOs to the national switch ecosystem. Scoping for cross border and international remittances has just commenced with the objective of widening the ecosystem by introducing new use cases that have the potential to positively impact the poor in as far as access to digital financial services is concerned.

Previously, Ms. Kadumbo was Regional IT Head responsible for the SADC region at Ecobank, covering such countries as Angola, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She also served as Regional IT Head for the Eastern and Southern Region at Ecobank, covering Angola, Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Ms. Kadumbo has managed other digital finance projects within and outside Malawi. She has extensive experience in digital finance services, bank operations and implementation and management of digital financial solutions. She is passionate about financial inclusion for the economic and social development of the poor.


Jacqueline LohJacqueline Loh
Deputy Managing Director at the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chair of the Markets Committee

Ms. Jacqueline Loh Wai Yin is the Deputy Managing Director overseeing the central banking functions of Monetary Policy, and Markets and Investments at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). She is also in charge of the Development and International, and FinTech and Innovation Groups.

Jacqueline joined the MAS in 1987. She has experience in several functions across MAS, including overseeing the Finance, Information Technology and Risk Group from 1 April 2010 to 31 January 2012. Prior to her current appointment, Jacqueline was Assistant Managing Director in charge of the Prudential Policy, Macroprudential Surveillance and Specialist Risk Supervision Group. Between 1990 and 1994, Jacqueline worked in MAS’ New York Office.

Jacqueline graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1986. She is a Director at the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office Ltd., a Member of the Institute of Banking & Finance Council, and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Wealth Management Institute at Nanyang Technology University. She is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of pension savings schemes in a couple of Ministries.

Jacqueline was awarded the Public Administration (Silver) Medal in August 2010.


Mehdi ManaaMehdi Manaa
Deputy Director General of the Market Infrastructure and Payments Directorate, European Central Bank

Mehdi Manaa is Deputy Director General of the Market Infrastructure and Payments Directorate at the European Central Bank. Previously he headed the Market Infrastructure Development Division. Working at the European Central Bank since 2007 Mehdi has been involved in the T2S Programme from its inception and held the role as T2S Programme Manager. Formerly, he occupied managerial and advisory positions in the private sector in the field of market infrastructure services.


Hiroshi NakatakeHiroshi Nakatake
General Manager, Transaction Banking Division, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

shi Nakatake has more than 25 years of banking experience, predominantly with banking technology and transaction banking. Mr. Nakatake is General Manager, Transaction Banking Division, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan and is currently responsible for global transaction banking products, including cash management and supply chain finance products. He has served as a SWIFT Director since 2017 and is a Member of the SWIFT Corporate Advisory Group (CAG).


Tan Nyat Chuan Tan Nyat Chuan
Director of Payment Systems Policy Department, Bank Negara Malaysia 

Mr. Tan Nyat Chuan joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1987. During his 30 years with the Central Bank, he has spent 10 years in the Banking Supervision Department, five years in the Investment Operations and Financial Markets Department specialising in treasury risk management, five years in the Payment Systems Policy Department, four years as the Director of the Internal Audit Department and has been in his current position as the Director of the Payment Systems Policy Department for the past four years. He holds an MBA from the Manchester Business School, UK. 


Johan Pissens Johan Pissens
Deputy Director, National Bank of Belgium

Johan Pissens is Deputy Director at the National Bank of Belgium and heads the Department for Prudential Supervision of Market Infrastructures and Oversight. The department is responsible for coordinating the international cooperative oversight of SWIFT, is the overseer and prudential supervisor of Euroclear and other payment and e-money institutions in Belgium, takes part in international working groups on supervision and oversight of FMIs, and oversees the Belgian automated clearing house, MasterCard Europe and various other infrastructures.


David SapenaroDavid Sapenaro
First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Payments Strategies Director, Federal Reserve System

David A. Sapenaro is the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as well as the Federal Reserve System’s Payments Strategies Director. In his Bank role, he is responsible for directing operations and administrative support functions, leading strategic, tactical, and financial planning and coordinating risk management activities. In his System role, he leads the Federal Reserve’s payments system improvement efforts related to faster payments, payments security, and stakeholder engagement.

Prior to being named to his current position in January 2006, Mr. Sapenaro led the Bank’s operations and initiatives in support of the U.S. Treasury’s financial operations. He also spent 10 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, holding a variety of positions in the Financial Services Division of the Bank, including lengthy stints as the officer-in-charge of the Bank’s Automated Clearing House and Funds Transfer operations.

Mr. Sapenaro received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 1985. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater St. Louis chapter of Junior Achievement.


Cédric SarazinCédric Sarazin
Executive Vice-President Europe & International Standardisation, Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB

Cédric Sarazin has served as Executive Vice-President Europe & International Standardisation for Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB since 2000. With more than 60 million cards, 1.5 million acceptance points and 12 billion transactions annually, CB is the leading European Card Scheme.

Cédric Sarazin is also Vice-Chair of ECPA (European Card Payment Association), an association for the European domestic card schemes and organisations. After a doctorate in management and training as an engineer in statistics, Cédric Sarazin began his career in 1990 in Tokyo at a company specializing in chip cards. Between 1995 and 2000, he worked in Belgium as New Technologies Manager for Europay International (now MasterCard).


Paul StoddartPaul Stoddart
CEO, Vocalink

In his 20-year career in financial services, Paul Stoddart’s most recent role prior to VocaLink was at Barclays Bank where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, and Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent 12 years at RBS in Group Corporate Development and in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay and led M&A and Corporate Development activities, including developing commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon and PayPal.

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolio, including BACS, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services. In January 2017 he became Deputy CEO and in April 2017 CEO of the new VocaLink, a Mastercard company.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul has held several Non-Executive Director roles in UK Fintech, previously for Vouchercloud and currently for LoyalZoo, a leading digital loyalty solution for merchants.

With a passion for innovation and an instinct for efficiency, Paul strives to push the boundaries of what is possible in banking and payments, leading an expert team as they shape the global payments landscape.


Bernard WeeBernard Wee
Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Bernard heads the Financial Markets Development Department, as well as the Payments and Technology Solutions Office within the FinTech & Innovation Group, in the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The Financial Markets Development Department aims to promote a vibrant financial market in Singapore, bringing together sell-side capital market solutions and non market- based financing such as infrastructure and trade finance with buy-side asset management and insurance companies. Within the FinTech & Innovation Group, the Payments and Technology Solutions Office aims to foster a sound and innovative payments and technology ecosystem through a progressive and risk-based regulatory framework and supportive public-private partnerships. From 2013 to 2015, Bernard headed the International Department, which oversees MAS' international and regional co-operation. From 2007 to 2013, Bernard headed the Monetary Management Division. In his six years there, Bernard was responsible for implementing Singapore's monetary policy operations in the foreign exchange market, managing the Singapore dollar money market, as well as developing the government securities market.