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10th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society

Financial Stability and Sustainability

IAE Lille University School of Management, France

September 30 - October 3, 2021


Spencer LAKE, CEO FinTech and Former VC, Global Banking and Markets, Group General Manager, UK








Laurent ROUBIN, CEO, Caisse d'Epargne Hauts-de-France, France

Laurent Roubin, 51 years old, is graduated from Centrale Paris School and Standford University (Executive Program). He also holds a MBA from Paris-Dauphine University. He starts his carreer in 1992 in the holding of Compagnie Bancaire Group and then leads the Risk department in CETELEM Spain (BNP PARIBAS Group). In 1996, he joins PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Banking and Financial Institutions department. He is appointed in Caisse d’Epargne Pas-de-Calais’ management board in 2002, responsible for Finance and Risk. In 2005, he enters Ixis Asset Management and takes the lead of operations. He joins the Caisse Nationale des Caisses d’Epargne in 2008 to lead the Business Development for the Caisses d’Epargne in BPCE. In 2011, he is appointed President of the board management of Caisse d’Epargne Picardie. In 2016, he becomes a member of the board management of BPCE group, managing director of Retail Banking and Insurance. In 2018, he is appointed Chairman of the board at Caisse d’Epargne Hauts de France. Laurent Roubin is also the Chairman of the board of SIA and SIGH (social housing), Chairman of the board of BPCE international, Chairman of the Regional Comity of Hauts-de-France banks (Banking French Federation).





Georges UGEUX, Founder and CEO, Galileo Global Advisors and Lecturer, University of Columbia, USA

On October 1, 2003, Georges Ugeux founded Galileo Global Advisors to offer CEOs, Boards of Directors and Governments independent advice on international business development, restructuring, compliance and mergers and acquisitions. For fifteen years, Galileo’s primary focus has been advisory services in Europe and Asia, with a particular focus on emerging markets such as India and China. Georges is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University, where he teaches a seminar on “International Banking and Finance: the challenges.” In 2017, Sorbonne University Paris I invited Georges as a visiting professor for the 2017-2018 academic year. He has lectured at the University of Louvain, the College of Europe in Bruges and has served as Special Advisor to the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School. He sits on the Board of Polyfinances in Montreal (the financial vertical of Polytechnique) and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Emerging Market Institute of Cornell University. Georges holds a Doctorate in Law and is Licentiate in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. 

Kathie WERQUIN-WATTEBLED, Regional CEO, Banque de France, France

 Kathie Werquin-Wattebled is graduated from Sciences-Po and ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Aministration). She starts his carreer in 1994 in the Banque de France as Head of the Banking and Individuals Department in Strasbourg and then Dijon. In 2000, she became Director of Regional Affairs in Lille. Between 2009 and 2017, she worked as departmental director in Chambéry then Brest and Quimper. In 2017, she became head of the Service Accueil EDUCFI (SAE) in the private individuals department. Since February 2019, she is Regional Director at the Banque de France Hauts-de-France.