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About the Keynote Speakers

José Manuel Campa is the current Chairperson of the European Banking Authority.

After studying law and economics at the University of Oviedo and earning his PhD in economics from Harvard University, Mr. Campa taught finance at New York University and the IESE Business School and consulted for a number of international organisations including the World Bank, the IMF, the Bank for International Settlements and the European Commission.

He then served as the 10th Secretary of State for Economy of the Spanish government and was most recently Director of Regulatory affairs of the Santander Bank.

About the Academic Keynote Speaker

Xavier Vives is professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School, Director of itsBanking Initiative and current President of the European Finance Association. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley.

Fellow of the Econometric Society since 1992; of the European Economic Association since 2004; and of the Academia Europaea since 2012. He has taught at INSEAD, Harvard University, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. He has published more than a hundred articles in the main international journals and several books, the most recent being Competition and Stability in Banking. He is currently co-editor of JEMS. He has served as advisor for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as well as for international corporations. In 2011-2014 he was Special Advisor to the EU Commissioner for Competition, Mr Joaquín Almunia.