Peter Kerstens - Fintech Conference Brussels

Peter Kerstens

Adviser, DG FISMA, European Commission and Co-Chair of the FinTech Task Force, European Commission

Peter co-chairs the Taskforce on financial technology and is the Advisor for financial sector cybersecurity at the European Commission’s DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.

He joined the European Commission in 1996. He has extensive experience in EU policy and legislation in a range of areas through his work on the ESPRIT research programme, in health and consumer protection, e-commerce, single market and financial services policy and regulation. Peter has also been a Member of the Private Offices of Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy and Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner David Byrne. From 2008 until 2013 he was the Finance Counsellor at the EU Delegation to the USA in Washington DC.

Prior to joining the European Commission, Peter worked as a public affairs consultant in Brussels advising major financial services companies on EU affairs.

He holds a masters degree in European affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges and a masters degree in political science from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

He is a Dutch national.