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Peter Kerstens

Peter Kerstens

Adviser European Commission


Peter Kerstens is Advisor to the Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services, and Capital Markets Union and co-chairs the European Commission's Taskforce on Fintech. He has extensive experience in EU policy and legislation through his work on the ESPRIT research program, in health and consumer protection, e-commerce, single market, and financial services policy and regulation.

Peter was a Member of the Private Offices of Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy and Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner David Byrne. He also spent 5 years in Washington DC as Finance Counsellor at the EU Embassy to the USA.

Prior to joining the European Commission in 1996, Peter worked as a public affairs consultant in Brussels advising major financial services companies on EU affairs.

He is a Dutch national and holds a master's degree in European affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges and a master's degree in political science from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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