Course speakers

Petra De Deyne



Petra De Deyne began her career in the Generale Bank in 1988, as a salesperson in Money Markets and Forex. She then moved to the trading side, where she spent almost 20 years trading in money markets, foreign exchange and fixed income instruments, both in European and emerging markets. In 2009 and 2010, Petra served as Group Treasurer of Fortis Lease. She became Senior Manager in Regulatory Affairs for BNP Paribas CIB in 2010. She joined the European Money Markets Institute (EMMI) in 2016, where she took the position of Manager of the Benchmarks Unit. In July 2019, she was appointed EMMI’s Advisor for Strategic Developments.

Michael Hammer


BDO Austria

Michael has been working for over 20 years in internationally active banks. He holds a Master’s degree from Vienna’s University of Economics & Business. He started his career at Raiffeisen Bank International where he soon was promoted to be the Head of Financial Accounting.
In 2014 he moved to Erste Group Bank where he held several senior positions and was the Chief Accountant before moving on to BDO Austria in 2018. He is an expert on IFRS Accounting for Financial Instruments, Hedging and Treasury Products.
He holds seminars and is speaking at conferences on current accounting topics. He is a member of AFRAC (Austrian Financial Reporting and Auditing Committee) financial instrument working groups and is well connected within the international Accounting & Banking community. On behalf of BDO Austria he commented on the second public consultation of the ESTER-based term structure methodology.

Thomas Ribarits

Head of financial risk department

European Investment Bank

Thomas Ribarits joined the European Investment Bank 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 (credit risk pricing, loan loss reserves, watch listing), setting up a new Economic Capital framework. Between 2013 and 2018 he was heading the Financial Engineering and Advisory Services Division in the Treasury Department before he was appointed Director for Financial Risk Management in September 2018. 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.

At EIB he has led research co-operations with Universities and he regularly acts as expert speaker at professional risk and finance conferences.

Marc-Etienne Sébire

Partner, Head of Capital Markets

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats

Pauline Larroque


CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats

Olivier Balpe

Head of group IBOR transition program

Societe Generale

TitleOlivier is the Societe Generale representative at the ECB working group on euro risk-free rates