Peter Kerstens is Advisor on Technological Innovation and Cybersecurity at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. He has led work on the European Commission’s Fintech Action Plan. He has extensive experience in EU policy and legislation covering financial services and single market policy and regulation, electronic commerce and payments, health and consumer protection. Prior to his current position Peter covered international financial regulation questions and was Finance Counsellor at the EU Embassy in Washington DC. He has also been a Member of the Private Offices of Commissioners Charlie McCreevy and David Byrne. Before joining the European Commission in 1996, Peter advised major financial services companies on EU regulatory affairs. He is a Dutch national and holds a master degree in European affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges and a master degree in political science from the University of Leuven, Belgium.