Hannes Takacs
Hannes Takacs

Associate Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets
EBRD

Hannes Takacs is Associate Director, LC2, Head of Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and Capital Markets Infrastructure (CMI) development, at the Local Currency and Capital Markets Development (LC2) initiative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He heads the LC2 unit responsible for capital market infrastructure, equity markets development, and SMEs’ access to capital market financing covering all of EBRD’s countries of operation. He is also specialised in FinTech and innovation management.

Additionally, Hannes is non-executive board member of the Hellenic Energy Exchange. Until May 2014, he was also non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of various capital market institutions, such as:
  • Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Prague Stock Exchange (Czech Republic)
  • Budapest Stock Exchange (Hungary)
  • KELER CSD (Hungary)
  • KELER CCP - Central Counterparty [Hungary]
  • EXAA Energy Exchange [Austria]
 
Before joining the EBRD in May 2014, he was Managing Director and founding partner of CAPMEX, a company specialized in capital markets, which originated from a management-buyout of the consulting division of Wiener Borse AG, for more than ten years. The company’s focus was on capital markets development, corporate finance, crowdfunding and SMEs’ access to finance. Until 2003, he was Director Consulting & International Projects at the Vienna Stock Exchange, before that he led the consulting department and the Exchange Academy of the Austrian Futures & Options Exchange.
 
Hannes has acquired a wealth of experience from more than 100 financial sector projects across four continents, implemented on behalf of governments, central banks, exchanges, CSDs, CCPs, financial institutions, issuers, and financial market authorities. He was a strategic adviser to management boards of various non-bank financial institutions. Hannes holds a MBA in Business Administration and Educational Management from the University of Leicester, UK, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
 
EBRD’s Local Currency and Capital Markets Development Initiative

Local Currency and Capital Markets Development (LC2) is one of the key strategic initiatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The objective is to support the EBRD’s countries of operation to build deeper and more resilient local capital markets.