External speakers

Nathalie Berger

Head of Unit, Banking Regulation and Supervision, European Commission, DG FISMA

Nathalie leads the European Commission Unit that promotes a stable, sustainable and integrated banking sector through robust but proportionate prudential rules and integrated supervision. Under her leadership, the unit contributes to the work of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and ensures responsibility for the policy implementation of the Basel framework in the European Union. It cooperates with the European Banking Authority and the Single Supervisory Mechanism. Prior to taking up this position in April 2019, Nathalie was in charge of Insurance and Pensions, with responsibilities covering the Solvency II review, consumer insurance, motor insurance and pension funds. Major achievements include the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (« PEPP »), a flagship measure under the Capital Markets Union, and the EU/US Covered Agreement on insurance and reinsurance, removing collateral requirements imposed on EU reinsurers in the US. Beforehand, Nathalie had been leading the Unit responsible for Audit and Credit Rating Agencies, since 2012.

She previously worked as an expert in company law and corporate governance, and from 2007 onwards as a Deputy Head of Unit in charge of Relations with the European Parliament and Council as well as Policy Coordination. Nathalie started her career as a lecturer and free-lance consultant for a banking group.

She joined the European Commission in 2000, mainly responsible for the development of Commission implementing powers in the field of financial services.

She was a member of the Commission Task Force on the Future of the European Union and an advisor to the Commission representatives at the European Convention. A French national, Nathalie holds a Ph.D. Doctorate in Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics. She is the author of several articles and a book on European law and policies.