Please note that this is a task force briefing. You will have 20 minutes at the end of the briefing to suggest ideas of speakers and topics and be able to shape the EU Committee agenda.
Mr Peter Kerstens, Adviser at DG FISMA will guide us through the impacts of digitalisation on the EU financial services policy, following the Commission's action plan from March 2017 to strenghten the EU single market for retail financial services.
Adviser | European Commission
Peter is Advisor to the Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union and co-chairs the European Commission's Taskforce on Fintech. He has extensive experience in EU policy and legislation through his work on the ESPRIT research programme, in health and consumer protection, e-commerce, single market and financial services policy and regulation. Peter was a Member of the Private Offices of Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy and Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner David Byrne. He also spent 5 years in Washington DC as Finance Counsellor at the EU Embassy to the USA. Prior to joining the European Commission in 1996, Peter worked as a public affairs consultant in Brussels advising major financial services companies on EU affairs. He is a Dutch national and holds a master degree in European affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges and a master degree in political science from the University of Leuven, Belgium.