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The 2008 Global Financial Services Centres Conference
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th June 2008, Dublin (The Royal Hospital Kilmainham)

Speaker Biography


Karel Lannoo

Chief Executive Officer
Centre for European Policy Studies

Karel Lannoo (1961) has been chief executive of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) since 2000 and senior research fellow since 1997. CEPS is one of the leading independent European think tanks, with a strong reputation in economic and foreign policy research. It has total revenues of about ‬6 million (2007) and employs about 45 persons.

Before joining CEPS, Karel Lannoo was employed in the cultural sector, worked for the Italian conglomerate Ferruzzi and for a professional federation. He was also active as a free-lance journalist for specialised publications.

He has published some books and numerous articles in specialised magazines and journals on EU, financial regulation and corporate governance matters. He spoke at several European Parliament and European Commission hearings and participated in studies for national and international bodies (EU institutions, OECD, ADB, World Bank). He is a regular speaker at international conferences.

On MiFID, he is finalising a book with Jean-Pierre Casey and Alessandra Chirico entitled 'The MiFID revolution', which will appear later this year with Cambridge University Press.

Karel Lannoo holds a baccalaureate in philosophy and an MA in history from the University of Leuven, Belgium (1985) and obtained a postgraduate in European studies (CEE) from the University of Nancy, France (1986).

Karel Lannoo is an independent director of BME (Bolsas Y Mercados Espanoles), the company which runs the Madrid stock exchange.

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