Head of Digital Finance
Rūta Merkevičiūtė is a Head of Digital Finance unit at the European Banking Authority (EBA) that is responsible for the EBA’s work on monitoring financial innovation and identifying areas where a regulatory and supervisory response might be needed. She is also leading work on digital operational resilience and crypto-assets with a focus on EC proposals for a regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets (MICA) and on Digital operational resilience for the financial sector (DORA).
Previously she was Director of Financial Services and Markets Supervision Department at Bank of Lithuania, that was responsible for capital markets, prudential supervision of less significant financial institutions and financial services supervision.
Ruta has professional legal qualification as an attorney-at law and for the past 12 years has been working both in private sector and financial sector’s supervision in the areas that include AML, payments, lending, investment and FinTech industry.