Speaker – Ms. Karen Birkel

 

Ms. Karen Birkel
Deputy Head of the Market Infrastructure Management division
Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments
European Central Bank (ECB)

 

Karen Birkel is the Deputy Head of the Market Infrastructure Management division of the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments of the European Central Bank (ECB). Her department is responsible for operating the TARGET2 system, TIPS as well as TARGET2-Securities.

Before joining the ECB in 2009, Karen worked on projects in the area of capital markets at European banks and institutions since 1998.