Speakers

Speakers

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Gursah Pektas

Senior manager, ALM and treasury risk management

Prometeia

Huseyin Gursah joined Prometeia in 2014 working as a senior manager after spending more than 7 years in the international banking sector. He has long-term experience in retail, corporate and investment banking, and expertise in financial risk management in the area of asset and liability management, market risk management, treasury risk and financial control. 

He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Bosphorus University Master of Science (MS) degree program in Financial Engineering (FE). He is a holder of FRM designation from GARP and a CFA charterholder. 

Konstantina Drakouli

Head of fixed income, market risk

Jefferies – London

Konstantina Drakouli has worked for risk management for most of her 20-yr career, in both London and New York. With an Economics Bachelor degree (M.I.T.), she is also a teaching associate at Warwick Business School and King's Business School.

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Thomas Ribarits

Head of financial risk department

European Investment Bank

Thomas Ribarits joined EIB in 2005 within Financial Risk Management, dealing with loan and funds transfer pricing, performance measurement and Asset and Liability Management. In 2011 Thomas was advising the EFSF (European Financial Stability Facility), predecessor of the ESM, and implemented a pricing model for programme loans to Ireland and Portugal. Thomas then headed the Pricing Unit in the Credit Risk Department of EIB, covering credit risk pricing, loan loss reserves, watch listing and the Economic Capital framework. Since 2013 he is heading the Financial Engineering and Advisory Services Division in the Treasury Department.

Thomas holds a PhD degree in system theory and time series analysis and has spent 5 years in Academia at University of Technology Vienna and as post-doc at several European universities. He has led EIB research project co-operations and regularly acts as expert speaker at professional risk and finance conferences.

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Frank Mulder

Head of interest rate risk steering & strategy

Rabobank

Frank Mulder MSE, aerospace engineer by training, has been active in interest rate derivatives for over a decade. In 2016 he was appointed as Head Interest Rate Risk Steering & Strategy in Rabobank's treasury department. Before assuming this role he has been Senior Portfolio Manager for the investment books and a Senior Trader Interest Rate Derivatives. Next to his day-to-day activities for the bank, Frank is a board member of Rabobank’s pension fund, a guest lecturer on derivatives and actively involved in the fintech sector in the Netherlands.

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Thomas Becker

Director, Treasury CIO

Deutsche Bank

Thomas Becker is a Director, Head of the Frankfurt Central Investment Office & Risk (CIO) Team at Deutsche Bank Treasury. He is responsible for analysing and optimising markets risks, while also assessing cross-dependencies of model, regulatory, accounting and earnings risks of Treasury functions. Thomas started his career at Deutsche Bank in Global Markets Trading and Structuring divisions in 2005. He moved to Treasury in 2013 where he had leading roles in the ALM and Modelling space. He is also the main point of contact with regulatory bodies for IRRBB. He holds a B.SC. in Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.