Leonard Franken

Technology and Innovation, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

Mr. Franken is a Policy Advisory for The Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) and a member of the Distributed Systems Group at Delft Technical University.  He serves as a technical advisor for the Innovation Hub, a cooperation between the AFM and The Central Bank of The Netherlands that provides information to the fintech sector about the regulatory landscape for innovative financial products and services.

Mr. Franken studied at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance and earned engineering degrees from both Delft Technical University and the Technical University of Twente.  Before joining the AFM, he worked for both KPN and ABN Amro as a program manager, architect and researcher and for the Royal Bank of Scotland as their Head of Technology.