Central Banking Spring Meetings

The Central Banking Spring Meetings 2024, will bring together central banking experts from across the world.

Stay current

Keep ahead of the latest developments and innovation 

Have your say

Engage in panel discussions and working groups 

Hear from leaders

Find out how central bankers can, and are, tackling current challenges 

Meet counterparts

Establish relationships with leading policymakers from across the globe

Tania Patrícia de Oliveira Mendes

Director of the market department

National Bank of Angola

Julian Masson

Senior portfolio manager

South African Reserve Bank

Carl Julian Masson (Julian) is a Senior Portfolio Manager at the South African Reserve Bank.

He assumed his position in the Reserves Management Unit, Financial Markets Department in April 2022.  His main responsibilities include the management of Global Fixed Income portfolios.

Suyog Peshkar

Section chief for third party risk management

International Monetary Fund

All financial organizations currently face an exceptionally challenging external environment: increasing regulatory pressures, heavy reliance on external third-parties, dominance of cloud based services and Artificial Intelligence (AI), all amid makes issues related to Third Party Risk Management prominent for both regulators and organizations alike.

With a track record of successfully establishing a robust third party risk management (TPRM) function at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Section Chief, Suyog Peshkar brings a unique perspective on the intersection of operational risks and outsourcing.

In his twenty plus years’ experience, Suyog has advised global firms as well as provided hands-on expertise in delivering outsourcing solutions to generate higher cost savings, mitigate risks and derive efficiencies. Suyog completed a LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London and a Masters in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics (LSE), which enables him to provide ‘techno-legal’ advisory on complex issues related to sourcing governance, risk management and third party compliance.

Recognized as an operational and third party risk expert, Suyog is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences, risk panels and UN seminars. 

Andrew Kawere

Director, National payment systems department

Bank of Uganda

CPA Andrew Kawere is a banking professional with extensive experience in finance, audit and financial sector regulation, obtained in diverse sectors, both public and private. Andrew  started his now 20-year career with a stint in public practice, while working with KPMG. He later on moved to East African Development Bank and Bank of Uganda where he has served in different roles over the years, growing through the ranks to Head of Division at the Central Bank.

Until December 2020, Andrew oversaw the regulation and supervision of Non-Bank Financial Institutions in the Bank of Uganda Supervision Directorate. Effective January 2021, Andrew serves in the National Payment Systems Department of Bank of Uganda, where he is tasked with implementation of the National Payment Systems Act, 2020 and the regulations thereunder. He is directly responsible for the regulation, licensing, supervision and oversight of payment service providers such as electronic money issuers. Andrew led the development of the first e-payments strategy for the Central Bank, the establishment of the payment systems oversight function and the design of the attendant business processes to support the oversight activities.  He has spoken at different fora about risk management, payment systems oversight and digital financial services.

Among other professional responsibilities, Andrew is a retired three term founder board member at the Information Systems Audit and Control Association - ISACA Kampala Chapter, represented the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda on the National Information Security Advisory Group and currently sits on the Industry and Business Panel of the Professional Standards Committee of Council at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.

Reserve Management