British financial sector number one, Lord Mayor, is visiting Estonia

On April 22nd–23rd one of British most prestigious financial sector delegates, The City of London Lord Mayor, Roger Gifford, pays visit to Estonia.

The purpose of Lord Mayor’s visit is to introduced to local industry players the financial services offered by London City, which is one of Europe’s leading finanicial centers. It is also important for Lord Mayor to get insights to Estonian financial sector and to identify collaboration opportunties for the sector’s further development.

In course of the visit, Lord Mayor meets with Estonian Prime Minster Andrus Ansip, President of Bank of Estonia Ardo Hanson and Estonian Ministry of Finance Jürgen Ligi. On April 22nd at 15:30, Roger Gifford takes part of panel discussion with Vice President of Bank of Estonia Madis Müller, CEO of Swedbank Estonia Priit Perens. Panel is moderated by Priit Põldoja, Head of the Board of FinanceEstonia. Seminar is followed by reception at 17:00, where members of FinanceEstonia and British Estoniain Chamber of Commerce have an opportunity to ask questions from and share personal experiences with Lord Mayor.

“The Lord Mayor’s visit to Estonia is a recognition of the constructive and innovative role that Estonia plays within the Eurozone and also active development of the financial services in  Estonia. Estonia and the UK are close partners within the EU and NATO and the visit of the Lord Mayor of London as one of the most senior civic officials in Britain is a recognition of that partnership, “ Chris Holtby, British Ambassador to Estonia said.

“The City of London Lord Mayor’s visit and consent to particiapte in a panel discussion mark an important event for Estonian financial sector. It indicates small market’s potential to partner with global financial center. Estonia can benefit notably from such collaboration,” added Mae Hansen, CEO of FinanceEstonia.

More information on Roger Gifford can be found here.