Committees

Specialised standing committees to assist in the preparation of EBF common positions and policies.

Policy committees

accounting-committee
Accounting committee

The Committee examines the international standards proposed by the International Accounting Standards Board and monitors their implementation into EU legislation.

Chairman: Henning Goebel, Deutsche Postbank AG
EBF Contacts: Denisa Mularova Avermaete, Senior Adviser and Francisco Saravia, Adviser

Related working groups:

Classification & Measurement
Chair: Sondra Tarshis, HSBC
EBF Contacts: Francisco Saravia, Adviser; Denisa Mularova, Senior Adviser

Impairment Implementation Discussion Forum (IIDF)
Chairman : Jörg-Michael Scharpe, Deutsche Bank
EBF Contacts: Denisa Mularova Avermaete, Senior Adviser

Hedge Accounting
Chair: Suresh Chadda, Rabobank
EBF Contacts: Francisco Saravia, Adviser

Financial Reporting
EBF Contacts: Denisa Mularova Avermaete, Senior Adviser and Wilfried Wilms, Senior Adviser

Coordination Group for the IASB Regulation Review (CGRR)
Chairman: Ricardo Sánchez Fernandez, Bankinter
EBF Contacts: Denisa Mularova Avermaete, Senior Adviser

EFRAG Board Meetings Coordination Group (EBMCG)
Chair: Karin Dohm, Deutsche Bank
EBF Contacts: Francisco Saravia, Adviser

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AML & Financial Crime Committee

Takes official positions on all anti-fraud, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist legislative measures which have an impact on the banking industry.

Chair: Yvonne Willemsen, Dutch Banking Association (NVB)
EBF Contact: Roger Kaiser, Senior Adviser

Related working groups:

Cyber Security
Chairman: Keith Gross, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)
EBF Contact: Fanny Derouck-Tadros, Adviser

Financial Sanctions Expert Group
EBF Contact: Fanny Derouck-Tradros, Adviser

Physical Security 
Chairman: Patrick Borschette, Raiffeissen Bank
EBF Contact: Fanny Derouck-Tadros, Adviser

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Banking supervision committee

The Committee develops EU banks’ position and delivers advice to policy-makers promoting integration and efficiency in banking regulation and supervision.

Chairman: Stefano Del Punta, Intesa Sanpaolo
EBF Contact: Gonzalo Gasós, Head of Supervision

Related working groups:

Capital Adequacy Working Group
EBF Contact: Gonzalo Gasós, Head of Supervision

Large Exposure Working Group
Chairman: Gerhard-Christoph Ihle, Deutsche Bank
EBF Contact: Timothy Buenker, Senior Adviser

Banking Structural Reform
Chairman: Michel Vermaerke, Febelfin
EBF Contact: Timothy Buenker, Senior Adviser

Own Funds Working Group
Chairman: Joerg Ortgies, Bundesverband deutscher Banken (BdB)
EBF Contact: Wilfried Wilms, Senior Adviser

Liquidity Risk Management Working Group
EBF Contact: Timothy Buenker, Senior Adviser

Risk Assessment Working Group
Chairman: Stephane Denise, BNP Paribas
EBF Contact: Gonzalo Gasós, Head of Supervision

Stress Testing Working Group
EBF Contact: Gonzalo Gasós, Head of Supervision

Macro-Prudential Oversight Working Group
EBF Contact: Gonzalo Gasós, Head of Supervision

Pillar 2 Working Group
EBF Contact: Gonzalo Gasós, Head of Supervision

Common Reporting Working Group
EBF Contact: Wilfried Wilms, Senior Adviser

Crisis Intervention Working Group
Chairman: Mark Venus, BNP Paribas
EBF Contact: Timothy Buenker, Senior Adviser

Deposit Guarantee Schemes Working Group
Chairman: Dirk Cupei, Bundesverband deutscher Banken (BdB)
EBF Contact: Timothy Buenker, Senior Adviser

Financial Conglomerates Working Group
Chairman: Gerhard-Christoph Ihle, Deutsche Bank
EBF Contact: Wilfried Wilms, Senior Adviser

Pillar 3 Working Group
Chairman: Torsten Jaeger, Bundesverband deutscher Banken (BdB)
EBF Contact: Wilfried Wilms, Senior Adviser

Reporting Requirements Task Force
Chairman: Elina Salminen, Federation of Finnish Financial Services
EBF Contact: Wilfried Wilms, Senior Adviser

Risk Coverage Working Group
Chairman: Uwe Gaumert, Bundesverband deutscher Banken (BdB)
EBF Contact: Gonzalo Gasós, Head of Supervision

Securitisation Prudential Working Group
Chairman: Steven Gandy, Debt and Capital Market (DCM)
EBF Contact: Gonzalo Gasós, Head of Supervision

Capital Requirements Impact Assessment Task Force
EBF Contact: Gonzalo Gasós, Head of Supervision

Single Resolution Mechanism Working Group
EBF Contact: Timothy Buenker, Senior Adviser

Prudential Treatment of Expected Losses Task Force
Chairman: Joerg Ortgies, Bundesverband deutscher Banken (BdB)
EBF Contact: Denisa Mularova Avermaete, Senior Adviser

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Business finance committee

The Committee provides quality information and analysis regarding banks’ role and continuing importance in business finance and addresses central topics in business financing, such as availability of longer-term finance and capital market structures.

Chair: Maurice Crowley, Irish Banking Federation (IBF)
EBF Contact: Daniele De Gennaro, Adviser

Related working groups:

Export Credit Working Group
Chair: Ralph Lerch, Commerzbank AG
EBF contact: Daniele De Gennaro, Adviser

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Financial markets committee

Represents the interests of European banks on topics of wholesale capital markets regulation.

Chair: 
EBF Contact: Simon Pettinger Kearney, Adviser

Related working groups:

Products
Chairman: Benoit Sauvage, Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL)
EBF Contact: Daniele De Gennaro, Adviser

Secondary Markets
Chair: Kerstin Hermansson, Swedish Association of Securities Dealers (SSDA)
EBF Contact:Simon Pettinger Kearney, Adviser

Post-trading
Chair: Marcello Topa, Citibank
EBF Contact: Daniele De Gennaro, Adviser

Shadow Banking Task Force
EBF Contact: Simon Pettinger Kearney,  Adviser

Primary Markets – OTC Derivatives
Chair: Gavin Purtill, Banking and Payments Federation Ireland
EBF Contact: Simon Pettinger Kearney, Adviser

Primary Markets – Credit rating agencies
Chair: Gavin Purtill, Banking and Payments Federation Ireland
EBF Contact: Simon Pettinger Kearney, Adviser

fiscal-committee
Fiscal committee

Works on tax matters of interest for the European banking industry.

Chair: Petra Pospisilova, Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (CSOB).
Vice Chair: Sarah Wulff-Cochrane, British Bankers’ Association (BBA) + Camille SEILLES, The Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL).
EBF Contact: Roger Kaiser, Senior Adviser and Francisco Saravia, Adviser

Related working groups:

VAT
Chairman: Alex Miller, Lloyds Banking Group
EBF Contact: Francisco Saravia, Adviser

Cost-Sharing Arrangements Sub-Group
Chairman: Alex Miller, Lloyds Banking Group
EBF Contact: Francisco Saravia, Adviser

Financial Sector Tax / Transaction Tax
Chair: Rodolphe de Pierpont, Febelfin
EBF Contact: Roger Kaiser, Senior Adviser and Francisco Saravia, Adviser

US Tax Issues WG
Chairman: John Everett, HSBC
EBF Contact: Roger Kaiser, Senior Adviser

Tax Reporting Implementation WG
Chair: Lorraine White, Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
EBF Contact: Roger Kaiser, Senior Adviser

Corporate Income Tax
Chairman: Els Brusselmans, KBC Group N.V.
EBF Contact: Roger Kaiser, Senior Adviser

Automatic Exchange Of Information Working Group (AEOI WG)
Chair: John Everett, HSBC
EBF Contact: Roger Kaiser, Senior Adviser

legal-committee
Legal committee

Takes official positions on all EU legal initiatives which have an impact on the banking industry. Advises the executive bodies of the EBF on legal issues.

Chairman: Tom Boedts, Febelfin
EBF Contact: Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser

Related working groups

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Collective Redress Joint TF
EBF Contact: Noémie Papp, Senior Adviser, Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser and Damian Wyrzykowski, Seconded Adviser

Company Law – Corporate Governance WG
EBF Contact: Fanny Derouck-Tadros, Adviser

Data Protection WG
EBF Contact: Noémie Papp, Senior Adviser and Damian Wyrzykowski, Seconded Adviser

European Master Agreements WG
EBF Contact: Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser

Legal Framework for Securities WG
EBF Contact: Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser

EU Bank Arrestment WG
 EBF Contact: Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser

Netting WG
 EBF Contact: Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser

payment-systems-committee
Payment systems committee

The PSC monitors all activities related to payments in the EU area.

Chairman: Gijs Boudewijn – Deputy General Manager, Dutch Payments Association
EBF Contacts: Pascale Brien, Senior Adviser

Related working groups:

Payment Regulatory Expert Group (PREG)
Chair: Ruth Wandhöfer, Citi
EBF Contacts: Pascale Brien, Senior Adviser

 

retail-committee
Retail committee

Examines the various initiatives taken by the European Commission on consumer protection.

Chairman: Alban Aucoin, Crédit Agricole
EBF Contact: Noémie Papp, Senior Adviser

Related working groups:

Bank Accounts TF
EBF Contact: Noémie Papp, Senior Adviser

Distance Marketing
EBF Contact: Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser and Damian Wyrzykowski, Seconded Adviser

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Collective Redress Joint Task Force
EBF Contact: Noémie Papp, Senior Adviser, Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser and Damian Wyrzykowski, Seconded Adviser

Mortgage Credit
Chairman: Norbert Jeziolowicz, Polish Bank Association
EBF Contact: Noémie Papp, Senior Adviser

Consumer Credit
EBF Contact: Noémie Papp, Senior Adviser



Steering groups

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Chief economists’ group

Focuses on economic and monetary trends in the EU and the euro area and analyses any subject of relevance to the banking sector.

Chairman: Helge J. Pedersen, Nordea
EBF Contact: Francisco Saravia, Adviser

Related working groups:

Statistics Working Group
Chair: Anthony O’Brien, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland
EBF contact: sébastien de Brouwer, Executive Director and Wilfried Wilms, Senior Adviser

communication-group
Communication and CSR steering group

This Steering Group brings together the Heads of Communications of the national banking Associations, to discuss best practices, exchange experience and devise common approaches to common problems.

Chairman: Philip von Restorff, Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL)
EBF Contact: Raymond Frenken, Head of Communications

Related working groups:

CSR WG
Chairman: Felix O’Regan, Banking and Payments Federation Ireland
EBF Contacts: Raymond Frenken, Head of Communications

Financial Education Project Group
Chair: Beatriz Morilla, Spanish Banking Association (AEB)
Vice Chair: Alexandra Maniati, Hellenic Bank Association (HBA)
EBF Contacts: Sébastien De Brouwer, Executive Director and Raymond Frenken, Head of Communications

international-group
International affairs steering group

The Steering Group monitors WTO/GATS/EU bilateral trade agreements issues, foreign legislation, in particular in the US, having an impact on European banks and the international regime of financial sanctions.

Chairman: Ronald Kent, British Bankers’ Association (BBA)
EBF Contact: Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser



Others

banking-committee
Banking committee for european social affairs

The united voice of European commercial banks on social policy issues.

Chairman: Dr Jens Thau, AGV Banken
Vice Chairman: Michael Kammas, Association of Cyprus Banks (ACB)
EBF Contact: Fanny Derouck-Tadros, Adviser

Related working groups:

BCESA CSR Follow up
EBF Contact: Fanny Derouck-Tadros, Adviser

BCESA Joint Project Lifelong learning
EBF Contact: Fanny Derouck-Tadros, Adviser

BCESA Impact on Employment due to Banking Regulation
EBF Contact: Fanny Derouck-Tadros, Adviser

Digital Skills
EBF Contact: Fanny Derouck-Tadros, Adviser

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SSM strategy group

The mission of the SSM Strategy Group is to exchange information and experiences among the group as well as inform and advise the EBF Banking Supervision Committee on all aspects of the new supervisory reality drawing on the perspectives, expertise and experience of the different banks and constituencies represented in the Strategy Group.

Chairman: Fredun Mazaheri, Commerzbank AG
EBF contact: Gonzalo Gasos, Head of Supervision

 

 

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Target WG

The TWG is a European WG coordinated by the European Credit Sector Associations (EBF, ESBG, and EACB) that acts  as counterparty for the Eurosystem and the 3CB  for all Target 2 related  activities of an operational, functional, application, legal documentation  and product management nature. TWG members ensure  a link to the TARGET 2 National User Groups

Chairman: Roger Jones
EBF contact: Denisa Mularova Avermaete, Senior Adviser



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