Head of Master Data Management, Siemens AG
Anna Gleiss is Head of Master Data Management at Siemens in Munich.
She is responsible to drive harmonize and standardize of master data management processes and tools globally for customer and vendor master data and therefore she runs a global project. Anna Gleiss is involved in D&B Topic more than 10 years supporting risk and marketing data.
Her background as marketing expert helps her to support the change management processes that apply changing business processes as well as tools.
Richard J. Hunter
Global Head of Corporate Ratings, Fitch Ratings
Richard Hunter is the global head of Fitch’s corporate rating practice. Fitch’s corporate rating work is carried out by more than 300 dedicated corporate analysts, based in 22 cities around the world.
Fitch’s corporate group covers all aspects of the rating and surveillance of upwards of 2,000 non-financial corporations across the globe, as well as publishing timely commentary on different sector trends, scenario analyses for industries and individual companies, issuer forecasts, commodity price decks and loan and bond performance across regions.
Previously, Richard served at Fitch as the Regional Credit Officer responsible for Europe and Asia, after heading the agency’s global power practice in New York. Most recently, Richard ran Fitch’s international corporate and utility rating practice for Europe and Asia.
Richard holds an MA from Lincoln College, Oxford, and, before joining Fitch in 1996, worked in credit roles in Frankfurt and London at the central liquidity institution for the German cooperative financial system. He is currently based in London.
Credit Risk Management Expert, Process automation and Big Data, Dun & Bradstreet
Joris Peeters has been working for over 17 years in the credit risk assessment area. After having studied Business Studies with specialisation in econometrics and artificial intelligence for data analysis, he started with D&B in 1997, focusing on credit scoring and automated decisioning in the Benelux. In 2000 he became head of D&B's Global Scoring Group for Europe, a position he held for 4.5 years.
Subsequently, he spent 2 years at Ingram Micro where he was responsible for redesigning the credit function in Europe, and after that set-up from 2006 to 2008 the credit scoring department for Bisnode's Credit&Risk Division. In this latter role, he also served as the industry representative at the ISO Rating Standardization initiative.
Before returning to D&B, he served as head of Basel II & Credit Analytics at AXA Bank Europe (part of the Paris-based AXA Group). At D&B, his prime orientation is designing automated risk management solutions for D&B's customers in the Netherlands. As such, he has developed a wide range of solutions for assessing credit risk on SME's and corporates, and has been developing several 'big data' approaches towards credit risk management.
Gikas A. Hardouvelis
Professor of Finance and Economics at the Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus-Greece
Gikas A. Hardouvelis is a Professor of Finance and Economics at the Department of Banking and Financial Management at the School of Finance and Statistics of the University of Piraeus-Greece. He is the former Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic from June 2014 following the cabinet resuffle to January 2015 till the Greek Elections. He was the Chief Economist, Head of Economic Research and Member of the Executive Committee of the EUROBANK Group (2005-2014). He is Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and at the Centre for Money, Banking and Institutions of Surrey Business School. He is a member of the Cyprus International Institute of Management and the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Harvard Foundation. During the semester of November 2011 – May 2012 of the coalition government of National Unity, he served as the Director of the Economic Office of the Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics (1983, University of California, Berkeley –USA), and M.Sc. & B.A. degrees in Applied Mathematics (1978, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA). He has been Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University (1983-1989), Associate Professor and subsequently Full Professor at Rutgers University (1989-1993). He was president and then member of the Academic Council of the Hellenic Banks Association and its EBF-EMAC representative and member of the Foundation for the Economic & Industrial Research and member. He served as a Research Adviser & Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1987-1993) and as an Adviser of the Bank of Greece for the next two years (1994-1995), where he also acted as Second Alternate to the Governor at the European Monetary Institute (precursor to the ECB). Between1996-2000 he held the post of Chief Economist at the National Bank of Greece, where he restructured the Economic Analysis Division, created the Risk Management Division, the Assets-Liabilities Management Department, and the Investors Relations Department. He also played a critical role in the establishment of the Athens Derivatives Exchange, as an original member of its Board of Directors (1997-2000). During 2000-2004, he was Director of the Economic Office of the Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis. His academic work extends in Finance and Macroeconomics and is published in many internationally renowned journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics and many others. He has been included in the Hall of Fame of the top-50 individual publishers worldwide in applied econometrics over 1989 to 1995. (See p. 432, in Badi H. Baltagi, "Applied Econometrics Rankings: 1989-1995", Journal of Applied Econometrics 1999, Vol. 14, pp. 423-441). His work on margin requirements had a crucial impact on shaping the reform of the legal framework governing the markets of futures on stock indices in the US.