Speakers FSG Conference 2023

Chairman of the Day

Roland Koopman
Financial and Economic Journalist & Anchorman of RTL Z News

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Speaker subtheme 1

Jan Willem Velthuijsen
Chief Economist at PwC

Jan Willem Velthuijsen has been Chief Economist of PwC since 2014. He initiates and leads PwC research on topics that affect both society and our clients. Jan Willem spent much of his career working at the intersection of science and business, as a professor in Amsterdam and Groningen and as a partner in Advisory. 'Science enables you to do independent research, to keep up with the latest developments in your field. Advisory provided the opportunity to apply the knowledge and science you have gained in practice', says Jan Willem. He now combines the best of these two worlds in his position of Chief Economist.

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Speaker subtheme 2

Basak Karaaslan
Senior manager at EY

Basak Karaaslan is a Senior Manager at EY. She started her career as Fixed Income Trader at International Capital Markets, experiencing the 2008 Financial Crisis in her junior years. She has more than 16 years of work experience within the financial services industry. Before joining the EY Business Transformation team, she worked at various Treasury Front Office roles in the banking sector in Istanbul, Moscow and Amsterdam. Basak holds an MBA Big Data & Business Analytics degree from University of Amsterdam Business School (2019) and MSc Finance and Economics degree from The London School of Economics (LSE, 2006)

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Speaker subtheme 3

Eric Smit
Investigative Journalist at Follow the Money

Eric Smit is an investigative journalist, co-editor-in-chief and co-founder of Follow the Money. Follow the Money is the first independent for profit platform for investigative journalism in the Netherlands. They strive for transparency and justice in a world that is ever more controlled by economic motives. He has written several bestselling books and was named journalist of the year in 2018. Eric studied at the free university of Amsterdam, where he combined study with playing squash. He joined PSA and played many international tournaments on four continents. He also represented the Dutch national team on European and world championships.

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Speaker subtheme 4

Anneka Treon
Chief Economist International at Van Lanschot Kempen

Anneka Treon is the Chief Economist International at Van Lanschot Kempen where she has been working for the last 15 years. She was born and raised in London where she was an avid chess player – titled UK champion for three years running. Before relocating to the Netherlands, Anneka worked at Rothschild and Goldman Sachs. Anneka is featured at multiple media outlooks including CNBC, Bloomberg and the Financial Times where she explains and reviews trends across financial markets.

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