Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The aim of the EFIS 2019 Advisory Board is to provide guidance, expertise and insight into the current key issues and challenges impacting the financial industry. The board was put together to improve the quality of the content provided at the conference - to ensure maximum ROI for the delegates, speakers and sponsors. All board members are experts in the field of data, regulation, innovation & technology and are well placed to provide insight into the priorities of both sides of the industry. 

Cornelia Andersson

Senior Vice President of Research and Market Data


Cornelia Andersson is Vice President of Research & Market Data at Blackstone, heading Research and Market Data Services for the firm globally. Ms Andersson manages Market Data, including vendor management, reporting, data analytics, and is responsible for providing best in class information and business intelligence services firm wide. Since joining Blackstone, Ms Andersson has also been involved in several bilateral projects, such as the redesign of internal client facing websites, process automation, reporting and applications.

Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Ms Andersson worked for Thomson Financial covering European private equity data. Ms Andersson received a Master's degree in Political Science from Lund University, Sweden.


Neels Vosloo

Head of EMEA Regulatory Risk


Neels Vosloo is the Head of EMEA Regulatory Risk within Global Markets Risk Management at BAML. Before joining BAML, Neels headed up the Traded Risk Modelling team in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice in London. He has worked in risk modelling roles across market and counterparty risk, and has been a Senior Risk Specialist in the Traded Risk Department at the PRA, overseeing the transitions to both the CRD III and CRD IV / CRR regimes, and participating in drafting the first version of FRTB. Neels hold degrees in Mathematics, Philosophy, and Actuarial Science from the University of Pretoria.

Colin Ware

Regulatory Product Manager


Colin has recently joined BNY Mellon as Regulatory Product Manager. He is responsible for ensuring that all products within Asset Servicing are compliant with upcoming regulations and serve our client’s needs to meet the regulatory requirements. He is focused on helping clients understand how they will be affected by upcoming regulations, including MIFID II, GDPR, MMFR etc, and how BNYM product solutions can assist them in ensuring compliance.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Colin spent 4 years working at Barclays initially as Industry & Regulatory Engagement Lead for Data Management, and then leading on the Impact Assessment for GDPR. Previously, he was Global Product Manager for Omgeo CTM responsible for developing the product to meet all client and regulatory requirements. He has also spent time at a number of leading Investment Bank institutions, including Deutsche Bank, Nomura, and Goldman Sachs, across a broad range of Data Management, Client Service and project management roles. 

Meg Dillon

Sourcing Manager, Market Data


Following graduation from the University of Birmingham and the completion of a post graduate diploma in Information Management I worked as a television researcher and Information Manager in the BBC Data department.  Whilst at the BBC I was selected for the US International Visitors Leadership Program.

In 1996 I moved into Investment Banking and joined a Corporate Finance Boutique and then Standard Bank working as a corporate finance researcher specialising in metals and mining. I was appointed the UK Information Manager at BNP Paribas in 2008 and was subsequently promoted to Global Market Data Procurement Manager.

I formed Source Data Ltd in 2017 and now provide Market Data Procurement and Business Information Consultancy services to the financial services sector. I am currently working with a UK banking group on a market data cost optimisation project following the completion of an industry first benchmark licensing compliance project. I have also recently worked as the sourcing lead on a project to roll out of market data terminals at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.

I have extensive market data and business information management, product and vendor experience including detailed knowledge of FTSE, Thomson Reuters, Moodys, Markit, Factset, Standard and Poors, Factiva, Fitch pricing models and services.

Suman Datta

Head Portfolio Quantitative Research CB Markets

Lloyds Banking Group

Francis Gross

Senior Adviser, Directorate General Statistics


Francis Gross is Senior Adviser in the Directorate General Statistics of the European Central Bank. His interests include developing vision and strategy for overcoming the dual disruption of rapid globalization and digitization, as well as designing and driving the implementation of concrete, feasible measures with transformational power to ultimately deliver measurement tools effective at the scale and speed of today’s finance, especially in a crisis. His immediate focus is on the “real world - data world” interface, primarily object identification. He serves on the Regulatory Oversight Committee of the Global LEI System (GLEIS) and has been instrumental in the emergence and development of the GLEIS. Prior to the ECB, Francis spent fifteen years in the automotive industry, eight of which at Mercedes, working mainly on globalisation, strategic alliances and business development. He holds an engineering degree from École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Paris, and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK

Beate Born

Global MiFID II project lead


Beate Born, leads the global MiFID II Trading project across UBS Wealth Management. She has 12 years' experience in the financial services industry in Switzerland, Europe and Asia with a focus on regulatory implementation. Amongst others, Beate worked as a consultant for Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen, had her own regulatory implementation practice and is now deputy team head in Business Risk & Regulatory Management at UBS. Degrees include an MBA from Clark University, a DESS from the Sorbonne and an executive diploma from the Swiss Finance Institute.

Kari-Anne Clayton

Technology & Business Transformation Manager - Wealth Management,


Ayaz Haji

Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Reference Data


Huw Howell

Managing Director, Global Data


David Thomas



Dennis Slattery



Kulwant Bhatia

Global Head of Commodities IT


Rickie Glasgow

VP Reference Data Change and Strategy Operations Reference Data Services


Jonathan May

Head of Enterprise Data Management


Antti Savilaakso



Edosa Odaro

Head of Data