Dr. Lea Maria Siering
CEO, 2° Investing Initiative / Theia Finance Labs
Dr. Lea Maria Siering is the Executive Director of the 2° Investing Initiative (2DII) - an independent, non-profit think tank whose goal is to align financial markets and regulations with the goals of the Paris Agreement. 2DII coordinates some of the world's largest research projects on sustainable finance. She is also a supervisory board member, a member of the Digital Finance Forum (DFF) at the BMF and on the board of the European Fintech Association as well as Bitkom in the area of digital banking and fintech. Previously, she was CRO at finleap connect, a licensed payment service provider, where she was responsible for compliance, information security, legal, esp. supervisory law, data protection, money laundering and public affairs. With 15 years of experience in the financial sector, she also worked as a partner at the international law firm Taylor Wessing in the area of Regulatory/Capital Markets and as General Counsel at the Berlin based fintech CrossLend. She is the author of numerous publications, in particular on regulatory topics or related to digitalization, and co-edits the journal "Recht Digital", published by Beck Verlag. She is a particular advocate for diverse corporate governance and is committed to sustainability and a higher proportion of women in finance. She is still admitted to the bar as lawyer.
Chances & Challenges for the European Financial Industry