Central Banking Autumn Meetings

Central Banking Autumn Meetings 2023 will bring together central bankers from across the globe to tackle the key issues in reserve management, CBDC, greening finance and fintech.

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Latest confirmed speakers

John A. Rolle


Central Bank of the Bahamas

Mr. Rolle was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas in January 2016.  Prior to this, he served as the Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance; and before this, he served on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean Constituency.

The Governor’s substantive career from 1990 to 2012 was also in central banking, in various economic policy and research capacities.  In addition, he has contributed as an Adjunct Lecturer, in Economics, at the American University (2008) in Washington, DC and for many years as a Part-Time Lecturer in Economics and Statistics at the College of the Bahamas. 

He holds graduate degrees in Economics from the American University in Washington DC and Carleton University in Ottawa Canada; and is an undergraduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada and the College of The Bahamas.

The Governor has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

The Governor has published scholarly articles in a number of professional journals, and maintains research interests in monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies.

Tobias Adrian

Financial counsellor and director of the monetary and capital markets department

International Monetary Fund

Tobias Adrian is the Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this capacity, he leads the IMF’s work on financial sector surveillance, monetary and macroprudential policies, digital money, financial regulation, bank resolution, debt management, capital markets, and climate finance. He also oversees capacity building activities in IMF member countries with regard to the supervision and regulation of financial systems, bank resolution, central banking, monetary and exchange rate regimes, central bank digital currency, and debt management. 

Prior to joining the IMF, Mr. Adrian was a Senior Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Associate Director of the Research and Statistics Group. At the Federal Reserve, he contributed to monetary policy, financial stability policies, and to crisis management.  

Mr. Adrian has published extensively in economics and finance journals. His research spans macro-finance, monetary policy, financial stability, and climate finance, with a focus on aggregate consequences of capital markets developments. He has taught at Princeton University and New York University. He is member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Central Banking and the Annual Review of Financial Economics.  

Mr. Adrian holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Economics, an MSc from the London School of Economics in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, a Diplom from Goethe University Frankfurt and a Maîtrise from Dauphine University Paris. He received his Abitur in Literature and Mathematics from Humboldtschule Bad Homburg. 

Patricia Gulyetonda

Head, Reserves and investment management operations

Bank of Uganda

Gustavo Santinoni Vera

Head of payments division

Central Bank of Brazil

Gustavo Santinoni Vera joined Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) in 2003 and has since focused on a successful career primarily in the Foreign Reserves Department. He has gained extensive experience across various areas within the department, with a particular emphasis on settlement and payments, where he contributed to the implementation of numerous new operations involving a wide range of financial instruments for investing the Brazilian Foreign Reserves. Additionally, he spent 3 years at the fixed income desk, actively involved in implementing new asset classes like MBS/TBAs.

Throughout his career, Vera's expertise has revolved around payments, security, and innovation. Notably, he served as the head of the operation division in the Department of Competition and Financial Market Structure, playing a pivotal role in the successful launch of the Brazilian fast payment system (PIX) in 2020.

Recently, Vera has returned to the Foreign Reserves Department, resuming his role as the Head of the Payments Division. His academic achievements include a Master of Science degree in economics, specializing in monetary policy, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017). He also holds a master’s degree in Financial Regulation and Economic Law from the Universidade de Brasília (2006) and a Bachelor's degree in economics from the same institution (1991).

Maryam Haghighi

Director, Data science

Bank of Canada

Maryam Haghighi is the Director of Data Science at the Bank of Canada. In this role, she is responsible for the vision, development and execution of strategies related to data and advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, as well as frontier technologies applicable to macroeconomics and central banking. She works with departments across the Bank to ensure timely robust analysis and insight is delivered towards the Bank’s objectives.

Ms. Haghighi has extensive experience in interdisciplinary leadership and strategic innovation. Prior to joining the Bank, she advanced key files in a variety of economic sectors to deliver tangible business value. Her career has encompassed work in public and private domains in aviation, aerospace, safety, security, health care and finance over many years.

Ms. Haghighi holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Ottawa.

  • Increasing efficiency in financial systems
  • Cyber resilience and strengthening infrastructure
  • Empowering fintech talent
  • Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) implementation
  • Cross-border payments and interoperability
  • Traditional payment systems vs. CBDCs
Reserve management
  • Managing central bank balance sheets
  • Navigating de-dollarization
  • Decoding asset allocation approaches and durations
Greening the financial system
  • Greening the financial system for resilient investing
  • Green bonds and socially responsible  investment portfolios
  • Financing the green transition

Our 2023 partners

Company profile

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialised Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five house worldwide.

Company profile

Invesco is an independent investment management firm that helps clients build long-term, strategic partnerships with official institutions, offering the best of its investment expertise and capabilities.

It manages $1.4 trillion in assets on behalf of clients worldwide and offers specialised investment teams across a comprehensive range of asset classes, investment styles and geographies.

Invesco has more than 8,400 employees worldwide and an on-the-ground presence in more than 20 countries, serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Company profile

Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms. With over US$1.3 trillion in assets under management as of 31 March 2022, we serve as a trusted investment adviser to more than 2,400 institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 60 countries. Our comprehensive investment capabilities are built on the strength of rigorous, proprietary research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternatives. Our commitment to investment excellence is evidenced by our significant presence and long-term track records in nearly all global securities markets.