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SRB Annual Conference 2024: The road ahead: risk, readiness and resilience

SRB conference | | The EGG Brussels | Rue Bara 175, 1070 BRUSSELS

SRB Annual Conference 2024: The road ahead: risk, readiness and resilience is taking place on 13 February 2024. 

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On 13 February 2024, the Single Resolution Board (SRB) held its annual conference: “The Road Ahead: Risk, Readiness, and Resilience.” The event brought together participants to discuss the SRB’s collaborative role in banking resolution within Europe and internationally. As part of the forward-looking agenda, the SRB unveiled the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) Vision 2028, mapping out three key areas: Core Business, Governance, Organisation and Tools, and Human Resources.


9:30 - 10.00Registration and welcome coffee

Opening session

10.00 - 10.05


  • Master of Ceremonies: Susan CARROLL, Communications team leader and Spokesperson, Single Resolution Board
10.05 - 10.15


  • Dominique LABOUREIX, Chair, Single Resolution Board 
10:15 - 10:20 SRM Vision 2028 video
10.20 - 10.55

Opening Address 

  • Mairead MCGUINNESS, European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

In-conversation: SRB and SSM Chairs 

10.55 - 11:40

In-conversation session with SRB Chair Dominique LABOUREIX and Claudia BUCH, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank

Moderator: Maria TADEO, European correspondent

11.40 - 13.00

Roundtable high-level discussion

Moderator: Joe LYNAM, Business Editor, Newstalk (Ireland)

  • John BERRIGAN, Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
  • Jérôme GRIVET, Deputy CEO of Crédit Agricole S.A
  • Manuel PRETO, Deputy CEO, Santander Totta 
  • Birgit RODOLPHE, Chief Executive Director of Resolution and Prevention of Money Laundering, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, Germany (BaFin)
  • Irene TINAGLI, MEP and Chair, European Parliament’s ECON committee
  • Anneli TUOMINEN, Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank 
13.00 - 14.30Networking lunch

Parallel sessions x 3 

14.30 - 15.45

The MREL journey – where we stand and the next steps

This session will look at the progress made, explain the challenges we see going forward, such as challenges from the recent crises and combinations of tools, and send a signal for discussing the long-term future.

Moderator: Sebastiano LAVIOLA, Board Member, Single Resolution Board (SRB)

  • Gonzalo GASÓS, Senior Director Prudential Policy and Supervision, European Banking Federation (EBF)
  • Stefano PORRO, Chief Financial Officer, Unicredit
  • Sofia TOSCANO RICO, Deputy Director-General of Horizontal Line Supervision, European Central Bank (ECB)
  • Ruth WALTERS, Senior Advisor, Bank for International Settlement (BIS)

Cooperation on new risks and digitalisation

This session will look at global responses to new risks to banking and resolvability, as well as explore the challenges and opportunities posed by digitalisation for the banking sector and resolvability.  

Moderator: Jan Reinder DE CARPENTIER, Vice-Chair, Single Resolution Board (SRB)

  • Christopher JACKSON, Head of International Resolvability Division, Bank of England 
  • Alexandra MANIATI, Senior Director, InnovationCybersecurity, European Banking Federation (EBF)
  • Dirk HAUBRICH, Head of Conduct, Payments and Consumers, European Banking Authority (EBA)
  • Dalvinder SINGH, Professor of Law at the University of Warwick, School of Law

The next phase: testing and operationalisation 

Resolution authorities and banks are turning their attention to testing resolution strategies and plans. This session will consider the experience so far, and discuss the way ahead for banks and authorities.

Moderator: Pedro MACHADO, Board Member, Single Resolution Board (SRB)

  • Matthias BULACH, Member of the Management Committee, CaixaBank
  • Anna COX, Head of Group Recovery and Resolution Planning, Barclays Europe 
  • Francesco MAURO, Head of Supervisory Review, Recovery and Resolution Unit (SuRRR), European Banking Authority (EBA)
  • Claire MCGRADE, Head of Resolution and Crisis Management Division, Central Bank of Ireland
15:45 - 16:00Coffee break

Closing session

16.00 - 16.30Takeaways from parallel sessions: SRB Board Members with master of ceremonies
16.30 - 17.30Networking cocktail reception 




Matthias Bulach is a member of the Management Committee of CaixaBank since November 2016, as Head of Accounting, Management Control and Capital. His...

Anna Cox

Anna Cox has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. She is Managing Director and the Group Head of Recovery and Resolution Planning at...

Vice-Chair at Single Resolution Board

Jan Reinder De Carpentier joined the SRB in 2015 as General Counsel in charge of the Legal Service, SRB Secretariat and Compliance function, providing...

Gonzalo Gasós
European Banking Federation

Gonzalo Gasós is Senior Director of Prudential Policy and Supervision at the European Banking Federation (EBF). He is Secretary of the EBF Banking...

Crédit Agricole S.A.

Jérôme Grivet is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the Steering and Control functions.

Between May 2015 and until August 2022...

European Banking Authority (EBA)

Dr Dirk Haubrich is Head of Conduct, Payments and Consumers at the European Banking Authority (EBA). He leads the EBA’s work on payment services and...

Chair at Single Resolution Board

Dominique is Chair of the Single Resolution Board, the central resolution authority in the Banking Union, which is responsible for preparing for and...

Board Member at Single Resolution Board

Mr Sebastiano Laviola joined the SRB in 2019, taking charge of resolution strategy and cooperation. This brief covers a range of cross-cutting issues...

Board Member at Single Resolution Board

Pedro Machado has worked in financial regulation and supervision for more than 20 years. He was the Director of Legal Services and Chief Legal Counsel...

European Banking Federation

Alexandra is leading the European Banking Federation’s work on digital finance. Main priorities under her remit include: the digital euro,open finance...

European Banking Authority (EBA)

Since July 2019 Francesco Mauro is  Head of Supervisory Review, Recovery and Resolution Unit (SuRRR) at the European Banking Authority. Ensuring the...

Claire McGrade
Central Bank of Ireland

Claire McGrade is the Head of the Resolution and Crisis Management Division in the Central Bank of Ireland, where she is responsible for resolution...

European Commissioner for Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union at European Commission

Mairead McGuinness is the European Commissioner for financial services, financial stability...

Stefano Porro

Stefano began his career in 1999 in KPMG as an Audit Analyst in Banking, Insurance & Financial Institutions. 

He then moved to Allianz Group where...

Santander Totta

Manuel Preto is member of the board of Directors, Deputy CEO, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer at Santander Portugal where he leads Financial and...

Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin)

Birgit Rodolphe has been Chief Executive Director Resolution and Money Laundering Prevention at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)...

University of Warwick, School of Law

Dr Dalvinder Singh is a Professor of Law at the University of Warwick, School of Law. He is an author and editor of several monographs and a number of...

Irene Tinagli
European Parliament

Elected in May 2019 to the European Parliament, Irene Tinagli has been elected in September 2019 Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs of the...

European Central Bank

Sofia Toscano Rico is Deputy Director General in DG Horizontal Line Supervision at the European Central Bank | Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). In...

Financial Stability Institute

Ruth Walters, Senior Advisor, Financial Stability Institute (FSI) at the Bank for International Settlements

In her current role, as a senior advisor at...



Susan Carroll
Single Resolution Board

Susan Carroll is Spokesperson and Head of Communications at the Single Resolution Board, in Brussels. She is an experienced policy and corporate...


Joe Lynam is a respected broadcaster, podcaster and moderator who is the business editor at the Irish national station Newstalk. 

Before that he was...

Bloomberg Television

Maria Tadeo is a Brussels-based correspondent for Bloomberg Television where she regularly reports on European politics, economics, and NATO. She has...

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