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John Abel
John Abel
DTCC
Executive Director
John Abel is currently the Executive Director of Settlement and Asset Servicing Strategy in the Product Management group at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Mr. Abel’s primary responsibilities include identifying, evaluating and developing strategic business opportunities within DTCC’s Settlement and Asset Servicing Product lines. In addition, Mr. Abel recently led DTCC’s initiative to move to a shorter settlement cycle in the U.S. (T+2). Mr. Abel began his career at DTCC in 1987, and has held a number of Operational and Project related positions.

Andrew Barman
Andrew Barman
The Network Forum
MD
With a long background (25+ years) in market research of the global securities industry, Andrew launched The Network Forum in January 2017 together with his business partner Ed Jones. Unique to the the custody and post-trade industry, The Network Forum aspires to be the undisputed global community for market participants. Andrew's strengths are in Product and Business Development, Negotiation, Sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

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Pei Chen
Digital Asset
Sales Director, Americas

Miguel Ferreira
Miguel Ferreira
Euroclear
Regional Head Americas, Relationship Management
Miguel Ferreira, Regional Manager Americas, is responsible for managing relationships with Euroclear’s clients in the region. As part of the Commercial Division, he leads Euroclear’s relationship and account managements teams in New York.

Prior to this, Mr. Ferreira managed relationships with clients across the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, CIS, Middle East and Africa, out of his base in London and Dubai.

Mr. Ferreira joined Euroclear in 1997 and has held different positions in the Commercial Division, spanning from Client Support to Relationship Management, responsible for South American (based in Sao Paulo), South Europe, Global Custodian (based in Brussels) and Investment Bank clients (based in the London).

Mr. Ferreira holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Universidade do Minho (Portugal) and a certificate from Solvay Business School on TransConstellation – financial transaction services management.

Timothy Gallagher
Timothy Gallagher
Kroll
MD
Timothy Gallagher is a Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations practice, based in the New York office. Tim is a highly regarded law enforcement executive, who served with great distinction for over two decades with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Before joining Kroll in 2018, he was the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark, N.J. office, where he managed the activities of over 800 professionals. Tim possesses a broad array of investigative experience spanning the areas of financial fraud, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as cyber-related criminal activities.
In 2016, Tim was elevated to Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark Division, the agency’s seventh largest field division. In addition to managing the entire office, he administered the multi-agency Joint Terrorism Task Force responsible for identifying and mitigating all terrorist threats throughout the State of New Jersey.
The year prior to this appointment, Tim served at the FBI’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Assistant Director of the Criminal Investigative Division, the largest division in the FBI. In this capacity, Tim focused on developing and executing effective strategies to mitigate globalized criminal threats with an economic nexus. He regularly collaborated with UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand law enforcement counterparts to combat fraud, money laundering, and cyber threats.

Roberto Gonzalez Barrera
Roberto Gonzalez Barrera
Grupo BMV
CEO Post Trade Division
Roberto Gonzalez Barrera joined Grupo Bolsa Mexicana de Valores on January 1st, 2015 acting as CEO for the Post Trade Division and CEO of Indeval, (Mexico´s Central Securities Depository CSD). He has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, having worked for Bancomer, ING-Barings and Banamex- Citi.

He was Member of the Board and of the Executive Committee of Indeval for 14 years and a Founding Member of CCV’s Board (equities CCP), and member of the Executive Committee as well as Member of Asigna’s Technical Committee (derivatives CCP) for 7 years.

He has served as President of ACSDA (Americas Central Securities Depositories Association) since 2017.

Roberto Gonzalez Barrera has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana

Javier Jara
Javier Jara
Deposito Central de Valores S.A. (DCV)
Gerente Legal y Asuntos Corporativos
Lawyer, MBA, Mastering Innovation, AMP, with more than 30 years of experience in the legal and commercial field both in the financial sector and the securities market.

Lawyer, MBA - Deusto Business School - Mastering Innovation Program, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania. He also completed the Advantage Management Program (AMP- ESE- Business School). At present, he works as the Legal and Corporate Affairs Manager of the Depósito Central de Valores (DCV). He serves as the Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of the Americas’ Central Securities Depository Association (ACSDA).

Alex Krunic
Alex Krunic
LCH Ltd
Head of Equities
Alex Krunic is Head of Equities at LCH Ltd., responsible for driving EquityClear’s strategy and managing relationships with clearing members and trading venues.
Alex has more than 18 years’ experience in international banking and the securities services industry. Before joining LCH in May 2019, he was Head of Sales and Relationship Management for Global Broker Dealer Services within Societe Generale Securities Services for almost three years. Prior to this, he held various senior roles at J.P. Morgan, including Executive Director and member of the Broker Sales team within Investor Services, and Citi.

Additionally, Alex has served on the Supervisory Board of AS Privatbank, Latvia and is a former member of the Supervisory Board of the National Settlement Depository (Russian Central Securities Depository). He holds a BA(Hons) degree in Economics from Thames Valley University and an MSc in Business Finance from Brunel University.

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Susana Montero
Santander Caceis, Colombia
Chief Executive Officer Country Head Manager

Martin Paladino
Martin Paladino
Caja de Valores
Settlement Manager
Martin Paladino has graduated as a lawyer at Buenos Aires University, and holds an MBA degree from Universidad del CEMA .
He joined Caja de Valores, the Argentinean Central Securities Depository in 1999, where he has performed as Settlements Manager since 2006. Prior to that he was the Head of the Legal Department. He has also been appointed as Alternate Director of the Company´s Executive Board.
In 2006 he was elected as Member of the Board of Directors of ANNA, the Association of National Numbering Agencies. He was re-elected in 2009 and 2012, serving as the Association’s Marketing Director for 9 consecutive years. He also performs as the Regional Manager of ALARG, the Regional Group that comprises the Latin American National Numbering Agencies.
Martin has been panelist and participated in different securities-industry-related forums, both in the domestic and international spheres, and is a Post-grade Professor at Buenos Aires University.

Paul Perez
Paul Perez
U.S. Bank
Global Network Manager
Paul M. Perez is a Vice President and Regional Head of Network Management with focus on the Americas and Asia Pacific at U.S. Bank. Paul has over 19 years of experience in Financial Services and Global Custody with a focus on sub-custodian strategy, market intelligence, risk management, due diligence and best practices. Paul is part of a global team of experienced Network Managers with an emphasis on risk assessment, market expertise and exemplary service delivery.

Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Paul worked within the Network team at Brown Brothers Harriman overseeing their Network Regional Market team, Network Liaison, Client Account Manager, and various supervisory roles within Operations. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Babson College.

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Hugo Rocha
CACEIS Bank Spain
Head of Sales & RM, Global Clients

Eloy Sanchez
Eloy Sanchez
Banco S3 Mexico
Head of Product, Relationship Management and Sales
Eloy Sanchez Marin, a professional with twenty-three years of experience in the banking system working with Domestic and international Institutions, in Mexico and the US.
He holds a Master degree in Management and a Business Administration by the Anahuac University in Mexico. On 1993 he started his professional career at Abaco Brokerage house. A year later, he joined CitiBank Mexico within the Securities Services business. On 1998, he moved to Florida, joining the Citicorp NA Regional Processing Center. On 2005, he moved back to Citi Banamex. Later, in 2007, he joined HSBC Mexico for the startup of Securities Services business in Mexico. In 2017, he joined Santander Mexico for the Banco S3 Mexico project, first and only Bank in Mexico focused on the post trade activity. Currently, Eloy is responsible for the Product, Relationship Management and Sales departments.

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Henrique Santos
Deutsche Bank
Securities Services Brazil Head