Monday, 21st October 2019

Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard

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As part of the Authority’s commitment to engage with stakeholders in the financial services sector, the MFSA is organising its third Strategy Briefing on Monday 21st October starting at 1330hrs. This upcoming MFSA Strategy Briefing will showcase a number of strategic MFSA initiatives and includes the participation of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) President, Felix Hufeld and Deputy President, Elisabeth Roegele.

Registrations are now open and places are available on a first come first served basis.


1330hrs Registration
1400hrs Welcome Speech
Prof. John Mamo, Chairman, MFSA
1415hrs Future Proofing Supervision in Malta: The MFSA’s Strategic Plan
Joseph Cuschieri, Chief Executive Officer, MFSA
1445hrs The Future of Financial Supervision
Felix Hufeld, President, BaFin
1515hrs Panel: Addressing fragmentation, the importance of supervisory cooperation
Christopher P. Buttigieg, Chief Officer – Strategy, Policy and Innovation, MFSA
Elisabeth Roegele, Deputy President, BaFin
Moderator: Michael Xuereb, Senior Advisor, Office of the CEO, MFSA
1545hrs Fireside chat
Joseph Cuschieri, Chief Executive Officer, MFSA
Felix Hufeld, President, BaFin
1615hrs Networking Drinks


Chairman, MFSA

Prof. John Mamo

Prof. John Mamo was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Malta Financial Services Authority in 2018. Prof. John Mamo obtained his BA from the Royal University of Malta and was later awarded a degree of B.Litt. in Company Law by Magdalen College, Oxford. He also graduated with an LL.D. from the University of Malta and was subsequently admitted to practise at the Malta Bar. In 1975 he was appointed as a part-time Lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law and thirteen years later took up the post of Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, with a later appointment as Head of the Department of Commercial Law. Prof. Mamo also served as Member of the Permanent Law Reform Commission and as Commissioner for Data Protection. In 2016, he was honoured  with the award of Cavaliere dell’ Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. 2018 saw his appointment as Chairman, Board of Governors, Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). Throughout his career, Professor Mamo served on the Board of several companies in Malta and abroad as Director or Chairman.

Chief Executive Officer, MFSA

Joseph Cuschieri

A Certified Public Accountant by profession and a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, Joseph is specialised in management accounting, corporate finance, economic regulation and business management. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK and an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. Throughout his professional career, he held various roles amongst which, COO at the Malta Communications Authority, CCO at Vodafone Malta, senior consultant with EY and Chairman and CEO at the Malta Gaming Authority. Joseph is also a member of the Blockchain task force where he was involved in the development of a new regulatory framework for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology.

President, BaFin

Felix Hufeld

Felix HUFELD is President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Previously he was Chief Executive Director Insurance Supervision at BaFin. Previously he was Partner at Westlake Partners. From 2001 to 2010 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Marsh Germany, Austria and Northern Europe of Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc. Prior to joining the insurance sector, Felix Hufeld worked from 1999 to 2001 at Dresdner Bank as their Global Head Group Corporate Development. Prior to that, he worked at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for almost eight years, in the end as a Principal, primarily focusing on the financial services industry as well as attorney focusing on corporate and tax law. Felix Hufeld studied law in Freiburg and received a Master in Public Administration at Harvard University. Felix Hufeld is member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and of the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), the oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).

Deputy President, BaFin

Elisabeth Roegele

Elisabeth Roegele was appointed as Chief Executive Director of Securities Supervision at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) in May 2015. Before that, she was General Counsel and Head of the Corporate Centre for legal affairs and taxes on products at DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale from December 2006 on. From 2004 to December 2006 she was head of the division for ad hoc disclosure and directors dealings at BaFin. Before joining BaFin, Roegele’s other jobs included being a member of the management board of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange, where she was responsible for market regulation, information technology, personnel matters and the development of derivatives trading. Prior to that, she worked in the legal department of Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall and at the Exchange Supervisory Authority of the Hessian Ministry of Economics. She is a fully qualified lawyer and additionally holds a Masters Degree in European and International Business Law from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. As Member of the Executive Board of BaFin, Roegele is also a member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Chief Officer Strategy, Policy & Innovation, MFSA

Christopher P. Buttigieg

Christopher P. Buttigieg was appointed Chief Officer Strategy, Policy and Innovation after 4 years heading the Securities & Markets Supervision. During his tenure as Head of Securities and Markets supervision, Dr Buttigieg was responsible for work in the field of policy, regulation and supervision of securities, markets and FinTech. He joined the Authority in 2000 as Manager in the Investment Services Unit and has gained professional experience in various areas of financial regulation, supervision, the investigation of market misconduct and the enforcement of sanctions.

Senior Advisor, CEO’s Office, MFSA

Michael Xuereb

Michael Xuereb was appointed as Senior Advisor in 2019 to assist in the implementation of policy initiatives and regulatory reforms, as well as in the CEO’s engagement with national and international institutions and other stakeholders. Michael started his career as Counsel for the Republic at the Attorney General’s office, later joining the Malta Development Corporation, Malta’s inward investment agency, where he served as General Manager for a number of years. In the course of his career he sat on various boards, among them, the Lotteries and Gaming Authority, Finance Malta and Malta Industrial Parks Ltd, the Joint Financial Stability Board and was also an alternate member for the MFSA on the ESRB General Board. He has lectured in various institutions, including the University of Malta.

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