Rafael is the Secretary General of the European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH), the trade organisation that represents the interests of European CCPs. A government affairs professional with over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, Rafael has also worked for FESE, the European Parliament and in investment consulting. He is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody, a Board Member and Chair of Leadership Circle at the European Society for Association Executives and has been an Invited lecturer on CCP Clearing at the Solvay School of Economics and Management.