SPEAKERS
Andrew Barman
Andrew Barman
The Network Forum Ltd
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).

Walter Barys
Walter Barys
U.S. Bank
Head of Global Network Management
Walter (Wally) Barys, Senior Vice President, is the Head of Global Network Management at U.S. Bank, based in Hackensack, New Jersey. Wally’s team is responsible for the selection and oversight of U.S. Bank’s foreign sub-custodians and cash correspondent banks that support U.S. Bank’s Wealth Management & Investment Services business, as well as its Global Custody Services Product. Wally has been in the custody business for over 15 years with tenures at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) and Northern Trust prior to joining U.S. Bank in March 2017.

Wally as a BA in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and an MBA in International Business from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tim Beckwith
Tim Beckwith
EuroCCP
Head of Commercial & Business Development
Tim joined EuroCCP in July 2019 and has extensive financial markets experience having worked for the past 10 years in senior client relationship and business development roles in major financial institutions including LSEG and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Tim joined EuroCCP from LCH Limited where he was a Director and Head of Sales and Relationship Management for equities. As Head of Commercial Development at EuroCCP, Tim leads a team of eight people with responsibility for sales, relationship management, client services, marketing, and product development. His focus is on advancing and growing client relationships, generating new business and looking for opportunities to create new products and services that address clients’ needs.

Charlotte Blackie
Charlotte Blackie
RBC Investor & Treasury Services
Head of Network Risk Management & Control
Charlotte has worked at RBC I&TS for 20 years and currently heads up the Network Risk Management & Control team. Network Risk Management & Control primarily sets a governance framework for the wider Network Management team, ensuring that regulatory themes are suitably integrated for compliance.
Charlotte has worked in the financial industry since 1997 having previously worked at Lloyds Securities Services and Societe Generale in various Settlement related roles

Katalin Bóta
Katalin Bóta
UniCredit
Head of Product and Project Management, GSS
Katalin joined Unicredit in 2020 to leverage her experience in securities services’ regulatory compliance projects, system changes, operations and business management.

Katalin has 28 years of custody background. She spent many of these years at the Hungarian CSD, where she was responsible for Client Relationship and Product Management, at Cognizant as CEE advisor, at Deutsche Bank, where she spent almost 20 years, latterly as Head of Central and Eastern Europe Securities Services and Global Transaction Head in Hungary, at HypoVereinsbank and at Creditanstalt, where the whole custody experience started.

Philip Brown
Philip Brown
Clearstream
CEO
Philip Brown is Chief Executive Officer of Clearstream Holding AG and Head of Global Relationship Management, Sales and Client Services. Before that he was Co-Chief Executive Officer of Clearstream Banking S.A. He moved from the London office in 2008, where he was General Manager and Headed Client Relations for United Kingdom, Ireland, Nordic and the Americas. He joined the company in July 2005 after twelve years in the custody and clearing business, in a variety of front office sales and relationship management positions. Prior to joining Clearstream, he spent 7 years at The Bank of New York, latterly as Managing Director and Head of European Sales, 2 years at Morgan Stanley International and 7 years at Barclays PLC. He holds a degree in Banking, Insurance and Finance from University College North Wales, Bangor.

Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown
Northern Trust
Senior Vice President, Regional Head Network Management

James Byrne
James Byrne
Digivault
CTO
James Byrne, CTO of Digivault, moved from re-architecting global technical infrastructure at some of the world’s largest banks into the crypto space in 2018. Since then, James has brought an institutional focus to the design of digital asset custody at Digivault.

Daniel Carpenter
Daniel Carpenter
Meritsoft (a Cognizant company)
CEO
Daniel was appointed CEO of Meritsoft in May 2022 to drive the continuing development of Meritsoft’s post-trade automation and digital transformation solutions across global capital markets.

He joined Meritsoft in 2014 bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the provision of front, middle and back-office software and solutions.

Since the Meritsoft’s acquisition by Cognizant in March 2019, Daniel has continued to lead global commercial activities, overseeing the growing adoption of Meritsoft’s solutions for brokerage fees and billing, fails management and CSDR, transaction taxes and claims management, and research and CSA billing. In his current role as CEO, Daniel continues to provide regulatory and technology expertise across the firm.

Paul Chapman
Paul Chapman
HornbyChapman Ltd.
Managing Director
Prior to founding the executive search and recruitment firm HornbyChapman Ltd. with Victoria Hornby in 2006, Paul Chapman spent almost eighteen years in the asset servicing industry, with senior roles at BBH, CSFB, State Street and Northern Trust.
Along with Peter Shepherd, Paul runs the semi-annual Williams network management event and is a familiar face at asset servicing conferences around the world. He is a Director of Women in Asset Servicing (WiAS.co.uk) and a co-founder and Managing Board Member of The Securities Services Advisory Group (TSSAG.info).

Brian Collings
Brian Collings
Torstone Technology
CEO
Brian has over 25 years of executive and board level management experience in a variety of high profile positions in the financial sector. As one of the founders of Torstone Technology, he led the management-buy-out of the securities and derivatives post-trade processing technology from KBC Financial Products, where he served as CIO for an expansive decade and later as COO after helping with a number of business divestments. As CEO, he continued to expand Torstone’s global coverage by opening a Singapore office in 2013 and a Tokyo office in 2016. Brian also serves as Chairman at Percentile, a provider of risk management technology.

Christopher Daniels
Christopher Daniels
Deutsche Bank
Chief Data Officer
Chris Daniels - is the Chief Data Officer for the Corporate Bank and leads the Data Services Tribe which provide data capabilities including data and records management, big data platforms, data modelling and data science as part of an agile at scale operating model across the division.

Before taking over as Chief Data Officer, Chris led the Data Factory team running the big data platform for the Corporate Bank and prior to that was the Head of Data Products and Governance for the Securities Services business.

Chris joined Deutsche Bank in 2008 and has held roles in Operations and Technology before moving to the Corporate Bank.

Chris graduated with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Nottingham.

Kashif Darr
Kashif Darr
First Abu Dhabi Bank
Managing Director, Head of Securities Services
Kashif is responsible for the Securities Services businesses of FAB.  This comprises a comprehensive range of services for issuers and investors, including IPO management, corporate trust, global custody, direct custody & clearing and fund administration.

Kashif brings with him over 20 years of experience within the Securities Services industry in Europe and the Middle East with previous positions as Head of Sales with NBAD, and a range of relationship management roles within BNY Mellon, State Street and Barclays Capital in London.  He has a wealth of experience in creating and delivering solutions to some of the world’s largest investors, including Sovereign Wealth Funds, Asset Managers, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds.
Kashif holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester, UK.

Geoff Dawes
Geoff Dawes
Societe Generale
Research Manager
Geoff Dawes is Head of Bank Equity Research. He writes European Bank sector strategy and covers the French Banks. He joined SG in 2012 having covered a range of European financials on both the buy side (Citadel/PioneerPath) and the sell side (Citigroup, Fox-Pitt, Kelton). Geoff started his career in the industry working as a senior financial services consultant with Oliver, Wyman and Company. He is a graduate in Economic from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA charterholder

Sanjeev Dheer
Sanjeev Dheer
CENTRL Inc.
Founder & CEO
Sanjeev Dheer is the Founder & CEO of CENTRL (globalnetwork.oncentrl.com), a silicon valley based technology company focused on third party diligence and risk management. Before CENTRL, Sanjeev was Co-founder & CEO of CashEdge, a financial technology and payments company serving hundreds of banks, which was acquired by Fiserv in 2011. Prior to that, Sanjeev was a Partner at McKinsey & Company in New York where he served major financial and technology companies. In addition, Sanjeev has served as a consultant to Apple Inc. in the payments area. Sanjeev has an MBA from Stanford Business School where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Primerica, Inc.

Seamus Donoghue
Seamus Donoghue
Metaco
Chief Growth Officer
Seamus is the Chief Growth Officer at METACO, where he oversees corporate strategy, marketing and strategic alliances. He joined METACO in 2018 to drive the commercialization of the company’s flagship digital asset custody and orchestration platform and lead on corporate development activities.

His role leverages extensive prior experience in investment banking, wealth management, commodities, and crypto markets that spans market structure, regulations and technology.

Seamus has spent +20 years building and managing trading operations across all the global financial centres with JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was a key driver in the creation of new OIS rate benchmark across Asian local markets and the transformation of bespoke OTC rate derivative markets to electronic distribution. Since 2011, Seamus has been active as a founder, leader, keynote speaker and investor in fintech and crypto projects including founding ABS in Singapore, a technology platform for wholesale physical commodity risk management and distribution automation, and as the Asia managing director of the Swiss digital asset exchange Lykke.

Andrew Douglas
Andrew Douglas
DTCC
MD - Government Relations EMEA & Asia
Andrew plays a key role in representing DTCC's public policy positions to officials of the European Union and its Member States, the United Kingdom and multiple jurisdictions in Asia. He represents DTCC in dealings with other European and UK organizations, such as regulators, central banks and industry trade associations. Andrew is also responsible for communicating DTCC's European and UK policy agenda and for building upon existing relationships with individuals and groups in the public policy-making process. In addition, he represents DTCC at relevant forums, advises senior management on pending legislation and policy issues and provides input to DTCC business line managers about European and UK issues relevant to their products.

During his career at DTCC, Andrew was Chief Executive Officer of DTCC’s European Trade Repository (DDRL) from 2015-2019 and was a founding board member of GlobalCollateral – a collateral joint venture between DTCC and Euroclear.

Mike Drake
Mike Drake
Brown Brothers Harriman
Global Head of Subcustodian Relationship Management
Michael A. Drake has been with BBH for over 22 years and is currently Head of Global Subcustodian Relationship Management within NCRM. Focused on subcustodian strategy, appointment, service delivery and due diligence, Mr. Drake leads a global team of Network Relationship Managers with an emphasis on risk assessment, robust monitoring practices and oversight of more than 175 subcustodian and counterparty bank relationships.
Michael’s experience at BBH includes heading the Network Registration team, Systemic product design, development and implementation, managing various Network Regional Market teams, Client Sales and Relationship Management for Fund clients, and various supervisory roles within Operations.

Benjamin Duve
Benjamin Duve
BNY Mellon
Benjamin Duve is part of the Digital Asset Unit at BNY Mellon. In his enterprise wide role he is looking at opportunities around digital asset, tokenization and beyond. As a realistic, early-days blockchain and DLT enthusiast he works on finding tomorrows solutions for today’s capital markets' challenges. Being involved in many securities related proof-of-concepts and live trades dating back to 2017 he is a thought leader and sought after panellist in the field. He represents the bank in various industry working groups.
In his previous role as a Head of Digital Assets he explored the new value proposition from issuance to custody for institutional and corporate clients and oversaw a digital assets strategy around crypto and digital assets. Among several client coverage roles, he ran a successful integrated execution to custody business as Head of Custody and DMA part of a corporate investment bank.

Goran Fors
Goran Fors
SEB
Deputy Head of Investor Services
Goran has been also a SWIFT Director since 2009. Chairman of the SWIFT Securities Committee of the Board. Joined SEB in 1997. Previous functions include Head of Custody Services and Securities Operations at Swedbank and Gotabank. Serves as a Chairman of Euroclear Sweden Market Advisory Committee,T2S National User Group Sweden, and the Swedish SWIFT National Member Group. Member of VPS Advisory Board.