Peter Watkins 2021 Speaker

Director, University Relations, EMEA

CFA Institute


Peter is Director for University Relations in the Europe Middle East and Africa region. He develops relationships with the network of over 170 CFA Institute Affiliated Universities in EMEA that offer finance and investment programmes closely aligned to the content of the CFA® Program. CFA Institute has members and member societies in Southern, East and West Africa where it is actively engaged with universities, professional learning and with financial regulators. Before moving into his current role, Peter worked in examination development including the launch of the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program.

Before joining CFA Institute, Peter worked for CFA Society of the UK as Director of Education, leading the relationship with UK educational partners and regulators and had responsibility for the CFA Society UK Investment Management Certificate. His career in testing and assessment began at the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate as an examiner and developer of English language tests. This followed an international career with the British Council as a teacher and centre manager with postings across Europe and the Middle East.

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