David Backshall has more than 23 years’ experience in the payments industry working for the likes of Six Payments, PayPal and SagePay to name a few. In his current role heading up European operations at TerraPay, David is spearheading their grow in cross border payments, instant payments, acquiring and card issuing services.
He has more than 20 years’ extensive experience in the banking industry on European market.
Jerzy Piatek joined Citi Group (Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. – a member of Citi Group) in April
2002 in Poland as Relationship Manager.
Later, he moved to the Treasury and Trade Solutions business to assume a role of Liquidity Desk
Team Leader. In 2007, he was appointed Head of Liquidity Management Services where he successfully developed
and executed a dynamic growth strategy concerning liquidity solutions and liabilities.
He held this position until 2013, when he moved to the United Kingdom, Citibank N.A for six months
to take responsibility for running Tax Collections project for Sub-Saharan Africa cluster.
In 2013, he returned Poland and Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. as Head of Payments and
In 2018 in addition to his current responsibilities, Jerzy Piatek was appointed Head of Digital Channels
and Data. After 2 years he moved to Citibank Europe PLC as Senior Product Manager. In his new
role he is responsible for managing EMEA Instant Payments and Wallets strategy.
Jerzy Piatek graduated from University of Warsaw, Poland as Master of Science in Accounting and
Francois is Head of Payments Go To Market for Europe. Based in Brussels (Belgium), he is mainly responsible for supporting global business product programmes including gpi, ISO20022, transaction management, SWIFT GO and Instant payments for the European market.
Prior to his current role, Francois was involved in some large payment initiatives in the European market: SWIFT transaction manager roll-out and global adoption of ISO20022 for CBPR+, renewal project of T2/ESMIG (the pan-European RTGS) and instant payment solutions.
Francois joined SWIFT in 2016. Prior to joining SWIFT, Francois held various finance & treasury roles in the telecom industry as well as being a former senior Auditor at PwC.
Marcel is Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) at SurePay and is responsible for product innovation. Before founding SurePay in 2016, Marcel was an experienced UX designer and created awesome banking apps for Rabobank.
Jacob is Customer Relations Director at P27 Nordic Payments and is responsible for customer and market engagement across the Nordics. He is an experienced leader with +20 years of experience within the payment space. He leverage his broad set of experiences in the interaction with customers and the wider payment ecosystem with a strong focus on enabling P27 to deliver on its mission to create an integrated payment area across the Nordics.
He thrives in the intersection between customer focused value propositions, technology and operational excellence. Previously he has served as a leader of multiple cross boarder teams in the areas of product development, customer consultancy and implementation management within the biggest financial institution in the Nordics.
• Head of Baltic Transaction Services at Citadele bank (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)
• More than 15 years of experience in banking sector
• Areas of expertise: ecommerce, acquiring services, digital transformation
• Passionate about sailing and cold-water swimming
Kate is passionate about transformation through digitalization and innovation. She started her banking career in NYC at Bank of New York, later moving to Germany as Senior Credit Officer and Managing Director. Kate joined Chase Bank AG/JPMC to head Treasury Services Sales and later moved to ABN AMRO as Global Transactions Services Head for Germany. Four years later she moved to Amsterdam for ABN AMRO to create and lead Global Implementation Management, later becoming Head of Global Compliance for GTS, IT, & Operations. In 2008 Kate returned to Frankfurt for Citigroup assuming the role of GTS Head for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She joined ING Germany 5 years later to head Transaction Services and in 2016 became Head of Payments Innovation for Germany and Austria. In July 2018, Kate left the banking arena to work as a Freelance Consultant and Advisor to fintechs, banks, & corporations, supporting their quest to become more efficient and effective in financial services. In 2021, Kate joined the Frankfurt-based fintech Traxpay as Head of Banking & Partner Strategy and Execution. She also facilitates the Euro Banking Association’s Open Forum and works with The Core Leadership Institute, to help professionals find their leadership purpose. Kate loves to podcast, interviewing key players in the area of technology, together with Steven Batiste for Digital Dump.
I am the Head of Service Development and Management at EBA CLEARING, the leading provider of pan-European payment infrastructure solutions, owned by 48 of the major banks operating in Europe.
I am a thought leader in European retail and high-value payments, specialised in program management, product development, relationship management and executive management with over 22 years of experience in the payments industry.
Javier Santamaría is the Chair of the European Payments Council since June 2012, and has been one of its members since its creation in 2002. During decades as a bank employee, Mr. Santamaría accumulated a broad and balanced expertise in the intertwined dimensions of payments – business-related, operational, technical – across different client segments and product lines, in the legacy and the innovative spheres, which he now further develops as an independent self-employed professional. Mr Santamaría is also Chair of the Iberpay Board. Former Head of Operations and Business Services, he was Senior Vice President at Banco Santander until December 2016. He was a member of the Board of the Euro Banking Association and a Director of the SWIFT Board until the end of 2016
Elena Gomez is the Global Instant Payments Head at Citi, responsible for the global product strategy and commercialization of Instant payments at Citi.
Elena has over 19 years experience in Financial Services. Since joining Citi in 2004 she has held a number of roles within the bank – covering Network, Operations, Project and Product Management, among other functions. Through these roles Elena has supported and led multiple Payment and Receivables products and built a wealth of expertise in transactional banking. Elena also plays an active role in industry forums and working groups.
Elena holds a Bachelor degree in English Studies by UAM Madrid, and a Masters in Financial Services by University College Dublin.
Michael is Director Business Product Expert at Deutsche bank. He is responsible for driving delivery of Payment capabilities, innovating client proposition development for Retail, corporate, FI & NBFI client base, building Relationship; networking within intra-bank, corporate & industry fora within EMEA. He has deep knowledge of the complete end to end cash management value chain and related proposition and products