Attendees for the Finance Summit 2021.
The Summit welcomes public sector leaders from the world’s government Finance Ministries and Treasuries.
General Treasurer of the Kingdom, Morocco
Mr. Noureddine Bensouda is currently the General Treasurer of the kingdom of Morocco since April 2010. Prior to joining the General Treasury of kingdom, Mr. Noureddine Bensouda worked for twelve years as Director General at the General Tax Administration. Since 1993 he has been working as Deputy Director in charge of Central Control and Data Matching at the General Tax Administration and similarly he worked as professor at the National Administration School in Morocco ENA, from 1993 to 1998.
He started his career as The Chief Research Officer at the Cabinet of the Minister of Finance (1986); then he was named the head of the Cabinet of the Moroccan Minister of Economy and Finance (1991)
Noureddine Bensouda was appointed as The Chairman of United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (2005 to 2009), and as such, a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).
Mr. Noureddine Bensouda holds his PhD in public law from Mohammed V University, Rabat in 2005 as well as a PhD in Public Law from the University of Paris I, Pantheon Sorbonne in 2001. He got his Master in Public Law and a Diploma in Comparative Law in 1993.
Gil S. Beltran
Undersecretary, Department of Finance, Philippines
Undersecretary GIL S. BELTRAN is the Department of Finance’s Chief Economist. He works on a variety of areas including fiscal policy, human resource and operations management, economic policy and research, and financial inclusion policies and strategies.
He also served as an Alternate Executive Director and advisor to the Executive Director at the World Bank and Chairman of the ASEAN Single Window Steering Committee (ASWSC).
Pablo de Ramón-Laca
Director General – Treasury and Financial Policy, General Secretariat of the Treasury and International Finance (Spanish Treasury), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Spain
Pablo was appointed Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy in February 2020. His work involves, among other tasks, Spain’s financial sector regulation; devising and executing the Kingdom of Spain’s funding programme; the promotion of the Spanish debt in Spain and in roadshows abroad; the coordination of the capital markets presence of the different public-sector issuers; the supervision of the Treasury’s cash position; and the inspection and control of capital movements for the purposes of the fight against money laundering and terrorism finance. He is also Chairman of the EFC’s Subcommittee on European Sovereign Debt Management (ESDM) since August 2019, as well as a member of several committees related with his different policy areas.
Before his promotion to Director General, Pablo was Head of Funding and Debt Management at the Spanish Treasury since November 2013, a team he joined in September 2008. Before joining the Spanish Treasury, he worked as an economist in the Bank of England’s Financial Crisis Management Department. Pablo is a member of the High Corps of State Economists and Trade Experts, and he holds a BA (Hons) degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Director – Fiscal Policy, Ministry of Finance, Singapore
Mr Peter Lim is currently the Director of Fiscal Policy at the Ministry of Finance. Prior to that, he served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies. He was also a Deputy Director at the National Population and Talent Division and a Manager in the Singapore YOG Organising Committee.
Mr Peter Lim has a Double degree in Economics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, followed by a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from John Hopkins University and a Masters of Laws from the University of London. He is a Sloan Fellow from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.
Permanent Under-Secretary, International and Financial Markets Affairs, Finland
Leena is the Permanent Under-Secretary, International and Financial Markets Affairs of the Finnish Government, former Director General (Financial Markets Department) at the Ministry of Finance. She is also the Vice Chairman of the Board at the FIN-FSA.
Doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki.
Previously worked at,
the European Central Bank (Senior Economist),
the Bank of Finland (Advisor),
the Nordea Bank (Chief Economist (Finland) and Director for European Affairs),
the Confederation of Finnish Industries (Director, Competitiveness and growth) and
the Finnish Family Firms Association (Executive Director).
Deputy Minister of Finance, Ontario Ministry of Finance, Canada
Greg Orencsak became the Deputy Minister of Finance in June 2018.
Greg first joined the Ontario Public Service in 1999 on an internship as an economist for the Ministry of Finance. Since then, he has held progressively senior positions in the public service. In November 2010, he became Associate Deputy Minister of the Office of the Budget and Treasury Board in the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for the coordination of the delivery of the annual Ontario budget.
He was appointed Deputy Minister of Government Services in April 2014 and later that year became the Deputy Minister of Treasury Board Secretariat. Concurrently, he also served as Chair of the Public Service Commission, which ensures the effective management of human resources in the OPS. In 2017, he became Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Greg also previously worked in the private sector as a partner in Ernst & Young’s Canadian advisory practice, where he served as the firm’s National Leader for Public Policy and Fiscal Innovation.
Director General, Statistics Finland, Finland
Dr. Markus Sovala has been appointed Director General of Statistics Finland for a five-year term starting from 1 March 2021. Before joining Statistics Finland Dr Sovala acted as Economic Policy Coordinator at the Ministry of Finance, a role which he took up in September 2019 and is involved in coordinating economic policy along with matters related to the budgetary stability control instruments. He was actively involved in monitoring the sustainability of public finances, fight against COVID19 epidemic and Government ownership policy planning.
Previously Dr Sovala was Leader of Change at Uusimaa Regional Council and before that held a number of senior roles in the Ministry of Finance including as Head of Economics Department and Deputy Budget Director, and a 2-year role as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director at the World Bank.
João Boa Francisco Quipipa
Economist and Government Advisor, Angola
João Boa F. Quipipa, born on March 21, 1975, has been the Executive Director (CFO) of the Angolan telecommunications operator UNITEL, S.A.
Since August 2020, he has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors (PCA) of USPM – Unitel Serviços de Pagamentos Móveis (SU), SA, a non-bank financial institution (100% owned by UNITEL, SA) which since 23 August 2021 made mobile money available to the Angolan market.
He is also, under a suspended contract (for the exercise of functions in the private sector), a Public Servant for 25 years, Career Adviser to the Staff of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Angola.
Until December 2017, he was the President of the Support Fund for Agrarian Development (FADA), a Non-Banking Financial Institution, established in December 2016, after a restructuring process.
He was the Coordinator of the FADA Restructuring and Management Committee, November 2013-December 2016.
He performed the role of Secretary of State for the Treasury, April-September 2016.
He held the position of Director of the Office of Studies and International Relations (GERI) of the Ministry of Finance, May 2013-March 2016.
He was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Sovereign Fund of Angola (FSDEA), September 2014-February 2018.
He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sonangol-E.P., December 2013-September 2014.
Previously, he was a member of the SADC Review Team for Malawi and Lesotho under the SADC Macroeconomic Convergence Peer Review Mechanism (MEC), November 2014-March 2015.
He was also the Coordinator of the Implementation of a Loan Agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) related to the State Financial Management Support Project (PAGEF), 2014-2018.
Previous roles included:
• Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Sector Companies (ISEP);
• Provincial Delegate of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Province of Bengo;
• President of the Institute of Public Sector Companies (ISEP);
• Acting Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy;
• Director of National Studies and Market Analysis, State Secretariat for Public Sector Companies; and
• Director of Planning and Studies at the Angola Development Bank (BDA);
• Technician at the Support Center for the Implementation of the Capital Market and Stock Exchange in Angola;
• Senior Technician at the National Budget Directorate.
Until 2007 he taught Microeconomics at the Faculdade de Economia of the Universidade Lusíada de Angola and at the Núcleo de Economia do Huambo of the Faculdade de Economia of the Universidade Agostinho Neto. He also taught the Investment Analysis Course at the Lusíada de Angola and Agostinho Neto Universities.
Haji Ibsa Gendo
Director General, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia
Biography to be updated shortly