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Presenter Biographies

Presenters are listed in alphabetical order.

Nell Campbell-DrakeNell Campbell-Drake
Vice President, Strategic Business Relations and Outreach & International Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Nell Campbell-Drake is a Vice President in the Retail Payments Office (RPO) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She has responsibility for the RPO’s strategic business relations, both domestic and international, vendor relations, payments innovation, product marketing and external/customer communications. She serves as the RPO’s primary liaison for external business relations and outreach, working collaboratively with other Federal Reserve product offices and industry partners. She represents the RPO and Federal Reserve Banks on a number of payments industry groups.

Ms. Campbell-Drake joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in 1991. She has represented the Bank on both district and System-level assignments throughout her career. Before joining the Bank, she worked at the Merrill Lynch Brokerage Firm in a number of capacities.

Ms. Campbell-Drake is active in her community and serves as a board member of Community in Schools (CIS) of Atlanta and is the acting Chair of the board. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Jackson State University.  She completed the executive development program at the Fuqua School of Business Executive Education at Duke University and is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP).

Mark GouldMark Gould
First Vice President, Federal Reserve of San Francisco & Chairman of the Systems Enterprise Payments Committee

Mark A. Gould was appointed as First Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on February 1, 2014, and is responsible for all administration, operations, and financial services activities in the Twelfth District’s six offices. He serves on the Bank’s Executive Committee, its top policymaking body, and chairs the Management Committee, implementing policies and strategies on organizational improvements. On a national level, he serves on several Federal Reserve System governance bodies, including the Information Technology Oversight Committee, and the Conference of First Vice Presidents.

Hiroshi NakatakeHiroshi Nakatake
General Manager, Transaction Banking Division, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Hiroshi Nakatake has more than 25 years of banking experience, predominantly with banking technology and transaction banking. Mr. Nakatake is General Manager, Transaction Banking Division, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan and is currently responsible for global transaction banking products, including cash management and supply chain finance products. He has served as a SWIFT Director since 2017 and is a Member of the SWIFT Corporate Advisory Group (CAG).


Johan PissensJohan Pissens
Deputy Director, National Bank of Belgium

Johan Pissens is Deputy Director at the National Bank of Belgium and heads the Department for Prudential Supervision of Market Infrastructures and Oversight. The department is responsible for coordinating the international cooperative oversight of SWIFT, is the overseer and prudential supervisor of Euroclear and other payment and e-money institutions in Belgium, takes part in international working groups on supervision and oversight of FMIs, and oversees the Belgian automated clearing house, MasterCard Europe and various other infrastructures.


David SapenaroDavid Sapenaro
First Vice-President & COO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Payments Strategy Director for the Federal Reserve System

David A. Sapenaro is the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as well as the Federal Reserve System’s Payments Strategies Director. In his Bank role, he is responsible for directing operations and administrative support functions, leading strategic, tactical, and financial planning and coordinating risk management activities. In his System role, he leads the Federal Reserve’s payments system improvement efforts related to faster payments, payments security, and stakeholder engagement.

Prior to being named to his current position in January 2006, Mr. Sapenaro led the Bank’s operations and initiatives in support of the U.S. Treasury’s financial operations. He also spent 10 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, holding a variety of positions in the Financial Services Division of the Bank, including lengthy stints as the officer-in-charge of the Bank’s Automated Clearing House and Funds Transfer operations.

Mr. Sapenaro received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 1985. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater St. Louis chapter of Junior Achievement. 

Cédric SarazinCédric Sarazin
Executive Vice President, Cartes Bancaires

Cédric Sarazin has been working as Executive Vice-President Europe & International Standardisation for Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB since 2000. With more than 60 million cards, 1.5 million acceptance points and 12 billion transactions annually, CB is the leading European Card Scheme.

Cédric Sarazin is also Vice-Chair of ECPA (European Card Payment Association), association of the European domestic card schemes and organisations.

After completing a doctorate in management and training as an engineer in statistics, Cédric Sarazin began his career in 1990 in Tokyo in a company specialized in chip cards. Between 1995 and 2000, he worked in Belgium as New Technologies Manager for Europay International (now MasterCard).

Paul StoddartPaul Stoddart
CEO, Vocalink

In his 20-year career in financial services, Paul Stoddart’s most recent role prior to VocaLink was at Barclays Bank where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, and Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent 12 years at RBS in Group Corporate Development and in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay and led M&A and Corporate Development activities, including developing commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon and PayPal.

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolio, including BACS, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services. In January 2017 he became Deputy CEO and in April 2017 CEO of the new VocaLink, a Mastercard company.  

Outside of VocaLink, Paul has held several Non-Executive Director roles in UK Fintech, previously for Vouchercloud and currently for LoyalZoo, a leading digital loyalty solution for merchants.

With a passion for innovation and an instinct for efficiency, Paul strives to push the boundaries of what is possible in banking and payments, leading an expert team as they shape the global payments landscape.

Bernard WeeBernard Wee
Executive Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Bernard Wee is the Executive Director of the Financial Markets Development Department and Payments and Technology Solutions Office in the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The Financial Markets Development Department aims to build a vibrant financial market in Singapore, bringing together sell-side capital market products and solutions with buy-side asset managers and insurers. The Payments and Technology Solutions Office is part of the Financial Technology and Innovation Group, which aims to foster a sound and innovative payments and technology ecosystem through partnership and a progressive, risk-based regulatory framework.

From 2013 to 2015, Bernard headed the International Department, which oversees MAS’s international and regional co-operation. From 2007 to 2013, Bernard headed the Monetary Management Division, and was responsible for Singapore dollar foreign exchange and money market operations, and the government securities market. Bernard graduated from Columbia University in New York with a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science (2000) and a Master’s in Public Administration (2001). He has two corgis, aged 5 and 11.