Caroline Wellemans (2019 Annual)

Deputy Head of Unit, Financial Technology and Sustainable Finance, DG FISMA
European Commission

Caroline Wellemans is deputy head of the financial technology and sustainable finance unit of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA). Caroline is notably responsible for formulating and developing new policies in the field of Sustainable Finance within the European Union and for coordinating with international partners approaches to mobilise private investors towards green investments across the globe. Prior to his current role, Caroline was deputy head of the corporate reporting and accounting unit of DG FISMA. She also worked as a policy officer within the Capital Markets Union unit to promote market-based finance in Europe and in particular designing legislative and non-legislative measures to revive the IPO markets for SMEs in Europe. Since joining the Commission, Caroline worked in the central services of the Commission to contribute to improving the Commission governance structure as well as getting better results and impact from the EU budget. She also worked within the Directorate General for Competition on the enforcement of European Competition rules by controlling aid granted by Member States to banks in the context of the financial crisis as well as monitoring economic adjustment programmes in close collaboration with the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. Caroline graduated from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management as a business engineer with a major in finance.