Europe’s leading Non-Performing Loans Conference
9th edition
NPL Europe
LONDON, 7-8 of March 2019

After a record year of over €205 bn in sales and with ECB targets continuing to force transactions across much of Europe, the NPL Europe conference in London comes at a time of intense and renewed market activity.

Join more than 300 delegates from 200+ of the most active companies operating in Europe’s booming €688 bn NPL market to discuss the latest developments, new information and ongoing trends. Sessions this year focus on;

Ireland - Turkey - Ukraine - Greece - Spain - Portugal - Italy - CSEE - Germany - Netherlands

The substance and quality of the speakers and panellists, the excellent organisation and the level of attendance makes this a must-go event for investors, advisors and professionals involved in NPL investing, disposals, management, servicing and advisory.

Juan Hormaechea, Partner, Allen & Overy

Participants Include

This is the 9th edition of the highly successful NPL EUROPE pan-European conference attracting the most active market players including major international Hedge Funds, Debt Purchasers, Originators, Servicers, Advisors and Technology companies. See this event in 2018 and 2017.


Mikael Ericsson, CEO & President, Intrum

Ericson assumed the role as CEO and President on March 1 2016. Previously he has held various leading positions within the banking and finance sector. His last position as Head of International Banking at Danske Bank. He was previously the CEO of Carnegie AB. Ericson holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics at Stockholm University.

Mikael Ericsson
NPL Europe will feature a keynote presentation from Mikael Ericson, CEO & President of Intrum. Representing the Investor position, Mikael will give his view on what‘s next for the market in 2019 and discuss Intrum‘s recent aquisitions.
Andrés Rubio
IMAN Capital Partners
Andrés Rubio, Founder of IMAN Capital Partners, will join a panel discussion commenting on some of the mega-deals in which he was involved with in Spain and giving his view on what's next for the market in 2019.
Brad Palmer
Bain Capital

Brad Palmer, Managing Director, Bain Capital

Mr. Palmer joined Bain Capital Credit in 2013. He is a Managing Director and Head of the European based Portfolio Group responsible for driving operating improvement initiatives across Bain Capital Credit’s investments. Previously, Mr. Palmer held a number of roles as a Senior Executive in private equity backed businesses. Specific experience includes FMCG manufacturing management, as well as Finance Director roles.

Mr. Palmer received a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Natal.

Andrea Clamer
Illimity Bank

Andrea Clamer, Head of NPL Investment & Servicing Division, Illimity Bank

Andrea graduated from the Faculty of Economy and Commerce at Pavia University and completed an MBA at the SDA Bocconi School of Management.

After carrying out consulting activities in Deloitte Consulting, he has been appointed the Head of New Markets at Toscana Finanza and, then, the Head of NPL Division at Banca Ifis.

From January 2018, he has started a new professional project aimed at the set-up of a new bank active in the Italian SME market, Illimity Bank, in which he has been appointed the Head of NPL Investment and Servicing Division.

Pablo Crespo
Apollo Global Management
Emer Finnan
Kildare Partners
Luigi Caruso
Pablo Fraga
King Street Capital Management
James Sackett
CarVal Investors

James Sackett, Principal, CarVal Investors

Mr. Sackett is a principal for CarVal Investors, responsible for managing investments in European loan portfolios. Prior to joining CarVal in 2009, Mr. Sackett was a managing director at Saxon Consultancy in the U.K. Prior to that, Mr. Sackett spent 12 years at Barclays Capital, most recently as a director within the structured finance and asset-backed securitization team.

Mr. Sackett received his B.A. in economics from Heriot-Watt University.

Miguel Alonso Capelo
Davidson Kempner Capital Management
Giacinto Renta
Deutsche Bank
Arjen Harmens
Lone Star
Konstantin Karchinov
Reuben Gates
Cabot Financial
George Christopoulos
Piraeus Bank

George Christopoulos, Senior Advisor-CEO's office, Piraeus Bank

Mr Christopoulos is an experienced banker and structured finance expert with extensive international exposure and senior management expertise acquired through a broad range of demanding roles in investment banking.

Mr Christopoulos has served as Managing Director in Fixed Income at Nomura International, Global Head of Emerging Markets Structuring at Dresdner Kleinwort, Global Head of Emerging Markets at Rabobank International and CEO of Emporiki Investment bank. Mr Christopoulos holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University (PA, USA).

George Christopoulos serves as senior advisor to the CEO, working closely with the Recovery Banking Unit and other divisions of the Bank developing the framework and coordinating balance sheet optimization transactions.

Cristiano Matonti
Intesa Sanpaolo
Simón Castellá Högbom
Banco Sabadel
Stephen Bint
Permanent TSB

Stephen Bint, Head of Collections, Recoveries and Account Management Strategy, Permanent TSB

Stephen Bint is the Head of Collection Strategy with Permanent TSB. Stephen heads the division responsible for setting the policy for collection and forbearance strategy across the group and is based in Dublin. He and his teams have responsibility for setting the strategic collection initiative then implemented by the operational areas. Prior to Permanent TSB Stephen worked across Europe with both Raiffeisen Bank and Provident.

Stephen’s current priority is to incorporate new strategies to ensure the Banks NPL levels fall to the desired European average and remain there. His main motivation for attending this event is to gather hints and tips from other jurisdications which may translate into the Irish market.

Ioannis Ganos
Alpha Real Estate
Igor Stražišnik

Igor Stražišnik, Managing Director, Prohit

Igor has ample experience in the field of enforcement law. As the company’s General Manager, he is in charge of new product development and manages pre-legal and legal debt collections. However, over the past two years, his focus has been mainly on international challenges, as the company has been steadily expanding to foreign markets.

Christoph Roessle
Daniele Carella
Bain Capital Credit

Daniele Carella, Vice President, Credit, Bain Capital Credit

Mr. Carella joined Bain Capital Credit in 2016. He is a Vice President in the Non-Performing Loan and Real Estate team that is part of Distressed and Special Situations and is based in Bain Capital Credit’s London office. Previously, Mr. Carella worked in the Global Credit and Special Situations team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in the Rome office, where he invested in non-performing and sub-performing loans, real estate backed loans, ABS, debt restructuring and other special situations. Prior to that, he was an Investment Analyst at Martin Currie Investment Management in Edinburgh.

Mr.Carella holds a double M.Sc. degree from Bocconi University and Oxford University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.

Pierre Lussato
Bayview International
Stelios Fragkos

Stelios Fragkos, Director, AlixPartners

Stelios has more than 15 years of experience in turnaround and restructuring, private equity, and investment banking, with extensive experience in shipping, offshore, and transportation. He has worked on a variety of corporate finance advisory and equity capital market transactions across sectors, advising organizations in both the private and government sectors (15 M&A deals, €6 billion; 20+ equity capital market transactions, €20 billion). Stelios has also successfully closed three private-equity (PE) transactions in SEE and held board of director positions in several portfolio companies.

He has an MBA with distinction from London Business School and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a native speaker of Greek and also speaks English, French, and German.

Carlos Colomer
Gifford West

Gifford West, Managing Director, DebtX

Mr. West is responsible for DebtX’s international business activities. Prior to joining DebtX, Mr. West worked for Bankers Trust as a senior executive in their financial service venture capital group. Prior experiences include significant roles within the strategy, risk and capital market consulting groups of Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Oliver, Wyman & Co. in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York. Mr. West began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston where he was an Assistant Vice President in the mortgage-backed securities group in London and Tokyo.

Mr. West received his Master of Business Administration from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Eastern history from Harvard University.

Hilmi Guvenal
Hayat Varlik
Mariusz Kloska
Fabian Chrobog
North Wall Capital
Jonathan Hunt
Stephan Ohlmeyer
Hoist Finance

Stephan Ohlmeyer, Chief Investment Officer, Hoist Finance

Hoist Finance employee since 2018.

Education: Master of Business administration from Norwegian school of economics and business administration (NHH).

Other assignments: Chairman for Webstep ASA, Board member in Asset Buyout Partner AS.

Previous experience: Board member of AFF, Senior Advisor at Nordic Capital, Lindorff Group, CEO, Entra Eiendom AS CEO, Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA, CFO, and Storebrand Bank ASA, CEO. Board member of AIM Norway, Hinna Park, Oslo S Utvikling and Powerhouse.

Ilias Xirouhakis
Hellenic Financial Stability Fund
Thomas Dohrmann
Carmine Evangelista
AZ Info & Collection
Carlo Losco
Si Collection
Andrea Mignanelli
Cerved Credit Management

Andrea Mignanelli, CEO, Cerved Credit Management

Andrea Mignanelli is the CEO of Cerved Credit Management, a leading Italian player in the non performing loans and assets management sectors (with over € 53 Bn under his management).

A former partner of McKinsey & Company, Andrea has international experience in the Credit and NPL sectors, advising banks and specialised operators in Italy and other European countries.

Prior to McKinsey & Co, Andrea worked for General Electric as a financial analyst, predominantly in the US and UK markets.

Andrea holds a degree in Corporate Finance from Bocconi University, Milan and a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD, Paris.

Jonathan Wheatley
Nurettin Kolaç
Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank
Volkert Reig Schmidt
Novo Banco

Volkert Reig Schmidt, Managing Director, Novo Banco

Volkert Reig Schmidt, a Spanish citizen, has joined Novo Banco in Lisbon as a Managing Director in 2017, after the bank’s acquisition by several of the Lone Star Funds. He is the head of the bank’s real estate department in charge of managing a EUR 2.7 billion REO book.

Volkert has over twenty years of international experience in M&A, private equity and real estate. Prior to joining Novo Banco, Mr. Reig Schmidt served as a Managing Director for Hudson Advisors, where he was responsible for executing and structuring the acquisition, management and disposal of residential and commercial RE backed NPL portfolios.

In that capacity, since 2012 he has managed the sale of over EUR 3 billion worth of real estate assets and has acted as the lead negotiator in the friendly repossession of over EUR 1.5 billion of NPLs. Prior to his exposure to the NPL world, Volkert practiced law in Madrid, Hamburg, Brussels and in New York advising in cross border M&A transactions in firms such as White & Case, Winston & Strawn and Gomez-Acebo & Pombo.

Tim Schuy
Link Asset Servicers
Emma Kuzmina
Curzon Advisors
Teoman Alponat
Garnti Bank
Mario Tarín
BNP Paribas

Mario Tarín, Senior Transactor, BNP Paribas

Mario joined BNP Paribas in September 2019, mainly focusing on NPL/REO financing. Throughout 2018 he successfully closed several senior financings in Spain.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Mario worked for over 2 years in the mortgage financing team at Deutsche Bank and before that spent 8 years in the European Securitised Products Group at J.P. Morgan and 2 years in the RMBS team at Moody’s.

Overall Mario has 14 years extensive experience in the securitisation industry, covering both FIG and Financial Sponsor clients, across a wide range of asset classes and jurisdictions within Europe.

Antonio Polverino
A Partners Capital
Ferran Foix
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Paulo Merino
CPP Investment Board
Sera Somay
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