Our Leadership Team

The Leadership Team of the National Centre of Excellence in FinTech is comprised of 16 members, responsible for the day to day operations.

Principal Investigator

Full Professor in Digital Financial Services, PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair

SnT

Co-Principal Investigator

Full Professor for the Chair in Sustainable Finance

FDEF – Department of Finance

Co-Principal Investigator

Full Professor in Financial Law, ADA Chair in Financial Law and Inclusive Finance

FDEF – Department of Law

Research Scientist

SnT

Associate Professor in Criminal Law

FDEF – Department of Law

Research Scientist

SnT

Communication Officer

FDEF

Head of Technology Transfer Office

SnT

Associate Professor in Business Economics and Entrepreneurship

SnT

Head of Administration and Support

SnT

Head of Finnovation Hub

SnT

Research Facilitator

FDEF

Full Professor in Software Engineering and Mobile Security

SnT

Communication Officer

SnT

NCER Programme Manager

SnT

Post-Doctoral Researcher

FDEF – Department of Law

Our Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the NCER-FinTech ensures that the research activities are aligned with the needs of the financial sector.

Arash Aloosh

As an Associate Professor of Finance at EMLV Business School in Paris, Arash has had research featured in the Journal of Finance, Management Science, Nature, and Lancet. 

With affiliations to the Digital Finance Chair at Université Paris II, Telecom Paris, and the Cardiff Fintech Research Group, he contributes to the leading interdisciplinary conferences, including the CBER Conference and the Tokenomics conference.

Jean-Marc Jezequel

Jean-Marc Jézéquel is a Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Rennes and a member of the DiverSE team at IRISA/Inria, as well as a fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). 

Since 2024 he is President of Informatics Europe. From 2012 to 2020 he was Director of IRISA, one of the largest public research lab in Informatics in France.

Katja Langenbucher

Katja is a law professor at Goethe-University, affiliated professor at SciencesPo, Paris, and visiting faculty at Fordham Law School, NYC. 

She has held visiting positions at Sorbonne; WU Vienna; LSE; Columbia, Fordham and PennLaw School and will join NYU Law Global Faculty in 2025. She holds various supervisory board positions.

Ulrike Lechner

Ulrike Lechner is currently appointed as the Chair of Information Systems at Universität der Bundeswehr München. She accomplished her academic degrees in Computer Science at Universität Passau, including her PhD. 

She has held positions such as professor, lecturer, and project manager at Universität St. Gallen. Additionally, she held a professorship at Universität Bremen.

Manuel Nunez

 Manuel Núñez is a Professor at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He is a member of two IEEE Technical Committees, the Tarot Summer School’s Board of Directors and A-MOST, ICCCI and QRS Steering Committees. 

His research focuses on formal approaches to testing and the combination of Computer Science and Economics.

Lucasz Szpruch

Lukasz Szpruch is a Professor at the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh and the Programme Director for Finance and Economics at the Alan Turing Institute, the National Institute for Data Science and AI.

 At Turing, he provides academic leadership for partnerships with the National Office for Statistics, Accenture, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and HSBC.