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Peter Kerstens

Peter Kerstens, Advisor, European Commission

Peter Kerstens is an advisor on Financial Technology and Cybersecurity to the Director-General for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union at the European Commission. He co-chairs the European Commission's taskforce on FinTech. Peter has extensive experience in EU policy and legislation covering IT research, health and consumer protection, e-commerce, single market and financial services policy and regulation. From 2008 to 2013, he was finance counsellor at the EU Embassy in Washington D.C. He also was a member of the Private Offices of Commissioners, Charlie McCreevy and David Byrne. Prior to joining the European Commission, Mr. Kerstens advised major financial services companies on EU affairs. He holds a master's degree in European affairs from the College of Europe, Bruges, and a master's degree in political science from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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