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Lavan Thasarathakumar

Head of Regulatory Affairs, EMEA - Global Digital Finance

Lavan is the Head of Regulatory Affairs – EMEA at GDF. He is a Director at Thasa Consulting, an emerging technology advisory firm specialising in cryptoassets and Blockchain. Lavan was formerly an Advisor at the European Parliament and advised on a number of files including; fintech, virtual currencies, and distributed ledger technologies. He was also the rapporteur on the European Crowdfunding Service Providers’ regulation and the Comprehensive European Industrial Policy on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. In September 2017, Lavan helped establish the European Parliament All-Party Innovation Group to promote discussions on matters concerning emerging technology and what policy responses the Parliament should be promoting.