Head of Financial Advisory, Department of Finance
Leading expert on blockchain regulations in finance with a background working around the world in banking, insurance and government
Mai Santamaria heads up the Financial Advisory team in the Department of Finance, Ireland. She is responsible for research into topics of interest in the Financial Services sector.
She co-authored the Department’s discussion paper on Virtual Currencies and Blockchain, published in March of 2018. She leads the department’s Blockchain Working Group and is a member of Blockchain Ireland. Mai has more than 20 years’ experience in the finance private sector, having worked with Barclays, Zurich, Rothchild, GE and PwC. She is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants and a native of Barcelona, Spain.