International Advisory Panel

Formed in November 1998, the International Advisory Panel (IAP) comprises some of the world's leading financial experts. The panel advises the MAS on Singapore's financial sector reforms and strategies. Tapping the knowledge and expertise of a distinguished advisory panel gives MAS a global perspective on financial sector issues and helps MAS keep abreast of market developments and policy initiatives in major international financial centres. The MAS IAP presently comprises the following members.

Mr Lim Hng Kiang

Minister for Trade & Industry and Deputy Chairman, MAS (Chairman of IAP) lim

Mr Lim was appointed as the Minister of Trade and Industry since 2004. He is the Deputy Chairman of MAS and the Board Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC).

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Born on 9 April 1954, Mr Lim Hng Kiang received his secondary and pre-university education at Raffles Institution. In 1973, he was awarded the President's Scholarship, as well as the Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship to read Engineering at Cambridge University. He graduated with First Class Honours (Distinction) in 1976. Mr Lim spent the next nine years in the Singapore Armed Forces, where he held both Command and Staff appointments. In 1985, Mr Lim was awarded a scholarship for Masters in Public Administration at the Kennedy School in Harvard University. On his return in 1986, Mr Lim served in the Ministry of Defence and then in the Ministry of National Development as Deputy Secretary. In January 1991, Mr Lim was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board.

His political career saw him win 5 general elections in since 1991 where he was elected MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC (1991); for West Coast GRC (1997, 2001, 2006 and 2011). His political appointments include Minister of State (National Development) in 1991, Acting Minister (National Development) and Senior Minister of State (Foreign Affairs) in 1994, Minister (National Development) and Second Minister (Foreign Affairs) in 1995, Minister (National Development) and Second Minister (Finance) in 1998, Minister (Health) and Second Minister (Finance) in 1999, Minister (Prime Minister’s Office) and Second Minister (Finance) in 2003 and Minister (Trade and Industry) in 2004.

Mr Lim is Deputy Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and a Board Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). He is married to Lee Ai Boon. They have two sons.

 

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Mr Francisco González

Group Executive Chairman, BBVA

Francisco González has been Executive Chairman of BBVA since 2000.

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Francisco González is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance (IIF). He is a Member of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR), the Institut International D'Études Bancaires (IIEB), the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the International Business Council (IBC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF), among other international fora. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Global Advisory Council of The Conference Board (TCB). He represents BBVA in the International Monetary Conference (IMC).

 

He is Chairman of the BBVA Foundation and he is a Member of the Princess of Asturias Foundation Board of Trustees and a Trustee of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation and of the Teatro Real of Madrid Foundation, where he is also Vice Chairman of its Board of Benefactors.

 

He represents BBVA in the Business Council for Competitiveness, where he is also a member of its Executive Commission, and in the Ibero-American Council for Competitiveness and Productivity (CICP). Also he represents BBVA in the Board of Trustees of the Pro CNIC Foundation, the Princess of Girona Foundation, the Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies Foundation, and the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD). Besides this, he represents the BBVA Foundation in the Board of Trustees of the Spanish National Cancer Research Foundation (CNIO) and the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO).

 

He is also member of the Honorary Board of Trustees of the Financial Study Foundation (FEF), the Board of Trustees of the Pro Royal Spanish Academy Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Carolina Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Spanish Seniors for Technical Cooperation Association (SECOT), the Royal Board of Trustees of the Prado National Museum and the Board of Trustees of the Student Residence Foundation and the Board of Distinguished Patrons of Casa América.

 

Prior to the merger between Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria, Francisco González was Chairman of Argentaria from 1996 to 1999, where he led the integration, transformation and privatisation of a very diverse group of State-owned banks.

 

Before joining Argentaria, Francisco González founded the Securities Firm, FG Inversiones Bursátiles, which became the first independent brokerage firm in Spain.

 

Francisco González is also a registered Spanish Stock Broker (ranking first amongst the candidates examined in 1980) and a Trader for the Madrid Stock Exchange. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Madrid Stock Exchange and the Executive Committee of Bancoval.

 

He began his professional career in 1964 as a programmer in an IT company. His ambition to transform 21st-century banking with the support of new technologies dates back to this time.

 

Born in 1944 in Chantada (Lugo), Spain. Graduated in Economic and Business Administration from the Complutense University in Madrid.

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Mr Gerald Hassell

Chairman, Bank of New York Mellon

Gerald L. Hassell is Chairman of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, a global investments company dedicated to helping institutions, corporations and individual investors manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle.

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Gerald L. Hassell is Chairman of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, a global investments company dedicated to helping institutions, corporations and individual investors manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 36 countries and more than 100 markets. The company can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.

As of December 31, 2012, the company had $26.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.4 trillion in assets under management. It ended 2012 with total assets of $359 billion and a market capitalization of $29.9 billion. The company has more than 48,000 employees worldwide. BNY Mellon has consistently been ranked among America's Most Admired Companies, as compiled by Fortune magazine. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK).

Since joining The Bank of New York's management development program more than three decades ago, Mr. Hassell has had direct management responsibility for the company's broad range of investment services businesses, including asset servicing and issuer, broker-dealer, treasury and clearing services, as well as operations and technology. He was named to The Bank of New York's executive committee in 1994, and named president and elected to its Board of Directors in 1998. In 2011, Mr. Hassell was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon.

Mr. Hassell holds an MBA in finance from the New York University Stern School of Business and a BA in economics from Duke University.

Mr. Hassell is also on the Board of Directors of Comcast Corporation. Until recently he chaired the Board of Visitors of The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and now serves on the Board of Trustees of Duke University. In addition he is on the Board of Visitors of Columbia University Medical Center and the boards of the New York Philharmonic, the Economic Club of New York and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He is also a member of The Financial Services Roundtable and Financial Services Forum and is Vice Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York.

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Mr Nobuyuki Hirano

Chairman, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd Hirano

Mr Hirano was appointed as Chairman of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. on 1st April, 2016. He was also appointed as President & Group CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. on 1st April, 2013.

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Mr. Hirano began his career at The Mitsubishi Bank, Limited in 1974 and actively engaged in global corporate banking as well as corporate development.

 

From 1994 to 1998 Mr. Hirano served as Deputy General Manager of New York Branch.
After serving as General Manager of Planning Office for the Americas from 1998 to 2001, Mr. Hirano was assigned to Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Banking Division No.2 where he conducted a series of large scale transactions with the bank’s core clients. Mr. Hirano returned to Planning Office in the head office in 2004 where he worked on development of corporate strategies. Mr. Hirano had an instrumental role in the implementation of the merger with UFJ Bank and UFJ Holdings as Managing Director of the bank. Upon the merger, Mr. Hirano was appointed a member of the board of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. in 2005 and Managing Officer of the Financial Group in 2009, respectively. Also Mr. Hirano was appointed Senior Managing Director of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.in 2008, and Deputy President of the Bank in 2009. In 2010, Mr. Hirano was also appointed Deputy President of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and played a key role in the strategic alliance project with Morgan Stanley and has successfully built a strong foundation of the alliance. In 2012, Mr. Hirano was appointed as President of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.  Since April 2013, he has concurrently served as President and CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. In April 2016, he was appointed as Chairman of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

 

Mr. Hirano served as Chairman of the Planning Committee of Japanese Bankers Association (Zenginkyo) from April 2009 to April 2010. Mr. Hirano received B.A. in law from the Kyoto University in 1974. Mr. Hirano lives in Tokyo with his wife and has two sons. He enjoys his hobby to visit art galleries across the world.

 

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Mr Jes Staley

Group Chief Executive Officer, Barclays PLC

Jes Staley joined Barclays as Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 December 2015.

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Jes has nearly four decades of extensive experience in banking and financial services. He worked for more than 30 years at J.P. Morgan, initially training as a commercial banker, and later advancing to the leadership of major businesses involving Equities, Private Banking and Asset Management, and ultimately heading the company’s Global Investment Bank. Most recently, Jes served as Managing Partner at BlueMountain Capital.

Jes holds a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College.

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Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal

Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises

Sunil Bharti Mittal is the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises which has interests in telecom, retail, realty, financial services and agri-products.

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Bharti Airtel, the group’s flagship company, is a global telecommunications company with over 295 million customers across South Asia and Africa. Bharti has joint ventures with several global leaders: Singtel, Softbank, AXA and Del Monte.

 

Sunil is currently the Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He also serves on the Prime Minister of India’s Council on Trade & Industry, World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, Telecom Board of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Commissioner of the Broadband Commission, and the Singapore Prime Minister’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council. He has been appointed by the Prime Minister of India as Co-Chair of the India-Africa Business Council and India-Sri Lanka CEO Forum as well as member of the India-US, India-UK and India-Japan CEO Forums. Earlier, he served as the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII, 2007-08), the premier industry body in India.

 

Sunil is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian awards. He has also been awarded the INSEAD Business Leader for the World Award 2011 and the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Award 2011 for “Corporate Conscience”. Earlier, he received the Global Economy Prize 2009 by The Kiel Institute, Germany and the US-India Business Council also honored him with the ‘Global Vision’ Award 2008. Sunil has received the GSM Association Chairman's Award for 2008. He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Sunil is on Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council, Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School and Executive Board of the Indian School of Business. He is also a Trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

 

Sunil believes that a responsible corporate has a duty to give back to the community in which it operates. This belief has resulted in the Bharti Foundation, which operates 254 schools as well as remedial centers and renders quality support to government schools, providing holistic education to over 50,000 under-privileged children in rural India. Sunil was ranked among the Top 25 Philanthropists in the World in 2009 by the Barron’s Magazine. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Qatar’s Education Above All Foundation, an initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
 

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Mr. Laurence D. Fink

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, Inc. Fink

Laurence D. Fink is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, Inc. and also leads the Global Executive Committee.  Having founded BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Fink has led the firm through its entire two decade history, keeping client centric solutions and innovation at the forefront of his leadership.

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Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Fink was a member of the Management Committee and a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation. Mr. Fink joined First Boston in 1976 and quickly became one of the first mortgage-backed securities traders on Wall Street. During his tenure at First Boston, Mr. Fink was co-head of the Taxable Fixed Income Division, which was responsible for trading and distribution of all government, mortgage and corporate securities. Mr. Fink also started the Financial Futures and Options Department and headed the Mortgage and Real Estate Products Group.

 

Mr. Fink serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, Chair of the Financial Affairs Committee and a member of the Executive Committee, the Ad Hoc Committee on Board Governance, and the Committee on Trustees. He is also Co-Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Centre Board of Trustees, serves on the Development/Trustee Stewardship Committee and the Finance Committee. Mr. Fink also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

 

Mr. Fink earned an MBA degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a BA degree in political science from UCLA in 1974.

 

He was named "CEO of the Decade" by Financial News in 2011 and has been named one of the "World's Best CEO's" by Barron's each year since 2005.

 

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Mr Jean Lemierre

Chairman, BNP Paribas

Mr. Lemierre was appointed as the Chairman of BNP Paribas on 1 Dec 2014. He is also Chairman of the main French institute for research into international economics (CEPII), a member of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and in May 2016, he was elected Member of the Board of Directors of TOTAL.

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Mr. Lemierre has a long and recognised career in international finance. In the 1980s he held various posts within the French Tax Administration, including Head of Tax Legislation and Director General of Taxes. In May 1995, he was appointed Chief of Cabinet of the French Ministry of Economy and Finances and become Head of Treasury in October later that year. Before being appointed at the helm of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2000, he was a member of the European Monetary Committee (1995-1998), President of the European Economic and Financial Committee (1999-2000) and Chairman of the Paris Club (1999-2000). He served as President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development until 2008. In 2009, Mr. Lemierre became a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Investment Corporation (CIC) and the International Advisory Council of the China Development Bank (CDB). He was Senior Advisor to the Chairman of BNP Paribas between 1 September 2008 and 30 November 2014.

 

Mr. Lemierre graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He also holds a degree in Law.

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Mr Michael Corbat

Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup

Michael L. Corbat is Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup, the world's global bank, with approximately 200 million customer accounts and activities in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions.

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Michael L. Corbat is Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup. Mr. Corbat has been at Citi and its predecessor companies since his graduation from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1983.

In his previous role as Citi's CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa since the start of 2012, he oversaw all of Citi's business operations in the region, including consumer banking, corporate and investment banking, securities and trading and private banking services.

Previously, Mr. Corbat served as the CEO of Citi Holdings, Citi's portfolio of non-core businesses and assets. In this role, he oversaw the divestiture of more than 40 businesses, including the IPO and sale of Citi's remaining stake in Primerica. Mr. Corbat also successfully restructured Citi's consumer finance and retail partner cards businesses and divested more than $500 billion assets, reducing risk on the Company's balance sheet and freeing up capital to invest in Citi's core banking business.

Mr. Corbat also served as the CEO of Citi's Global Wealth Management unit. Prior to this, he was Head of the Global Corporate Bank and Global Commercial Bank at Citi, a role in which he led the firm's efforts to provide best-in-class financial services to top-tier multi-national corporations and financial institutions around the world. In his various advisory and structuring roles, Mr. Corbat has successfully guided retail and institutional clients across the spectrum of financial services and significant challenges, from the bankruptcy of Orange County, California, to sovereign debt restructurings in Latin America and business restructurings in North America and Europe.

In addition, Mr. Corbat was the Head of Global Emerging Markets Debt, responsible for the origination, trading and sales of emerging markets fixed income debt. He also held a number of positions at Salomon Brothers, one of Citi's predecessor companies, including Managing Director roles in Emerging Markets, High Yield and Derivatives.

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Mr Tidjane Thiam

Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse Group AG

Tidjane Thiam is Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Group AG since July 2015. Prior to his current role, he was Group Chief Executive of Prudential plc from 2009 to 2015, having also served that company as a Director from 2008 to 2015 and as Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2009.

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Previously, Mr. Thiam served in a variety of leadership roles at Aviva from 2002 to 2008, holding successively the positions of Group Strategy and Development Director, Managing Director of Aviva International, Group Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Europe, and serving as a Director in 2007.

 

Mr. Thiam joined Aviva in 2002 from McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm, where he was a partner. From 1994 to 1999, he was successively CEO of the National Bureau for Technical Studies and Development, and Secretary of Development and Planning at Côte d’Ivoire. Mr. Thiam served as Chairman of the Board of the Association of British Insurers from 2012 to 2014. He is a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor and a member of the 21st Century Fox board of Directors since November 2014.

 

Mr. Thiam is a graduate from the École Polytechnique in Paris and the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and holds an MBA from Insead, with distinction.

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Mr John Cryan

Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank

John Cryan became a member of Deutsche Bank’s Management Board on July 1, 2015 as Co-Chief Executive Officer. Since 20 May 2016 he is sole CEO.

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Mr. Cryan became a member of Deutsche Bank’s Supervisory Board in 2013, and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee. Upon becoming Co-CEO, he stepped down from the Supervisory Board.

Mr. Cryan was President for Europe at Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., the Singaporean investment company, from 2012 to 2014. Previously, he was Group Chief Financial Officer of UBS AG from 2008 to 2011, having worked in corporate finance and client advisory roles at UBS and SG Warburg in London, Munich and Zurich from 1987.

He began his career as a trainee chartered accountant at Arthur Andersen in London. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

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Mr Harvey Schwartz

President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group

Harvey Schwartz is President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mr. Schwartz is a member of the Goldman Sachs Management Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the Firmwide Enterprise Risk Committee.

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Mr. Schwartz served as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2017. Prior to that, he was Global Co-Head of the Securities Division from 2008 to 2013 and Global Head of Securities Division Sales between 2007 and 2008. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Schwartz was Head of North America Sales, and from 2004 to 2005, he was Co-Head of the Americas Financing Group within Investment Banking.

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Mr Stuart T. Gulliver

Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc and Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited stuart

Mr Gulliver became Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc and Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in January 2011.

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Stuart Gulliver is Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc.  He is also Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, a position he has held since January 2011, and Chairman of HSBC France (since 2009).

 

Mr Gulliver joined HSBC in 1980 and has held a number of key roles in the Group’s operations worldwide, including postings in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Before his appointment as Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc, he was Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Global Businesses of HSBC Holdings plc. He was appointed Chief Executive of Global Banking and Markets and HSBC Global Asset Management in May 2006.

 

He has also served as Deputy Chairman of Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG, Chairman of HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA and on the boards of HSBC USA Inc, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., HSBC Bank plc and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited.

 

Mr Gulliver was appointed to the Group Management Board in March 2004 and became a Group General Manager in August 2000. He has been an Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc since May 2008.

 

Mr Gulliver is a member of the International Advisory Council of Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-sen University, the Chinese business and economics education and research institute.

 

He attended Oxford University where he received a Masters degree in Jurisprudence.

 

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Mr Yi Huiman

Chairman and Executive Director, ICBC

Mr. Yi has served as Chairman and Executive Director of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited since June 2016.

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He joined ICBC in 1985 and had previously served in several positions including Deputy Head of ICBC Zhejiang Branch, Head of ICBC Jiangsu Branch and ICBC Beijing Branch.

 

Since October 2005, he served successively as a member of Senior Management, Senior Executive Vice President, President, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited.

 

He obtained a Master’s degree in Executive Business Administration from Guanghua School of Management of Peking University.

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Ms. Chanda Kochhar

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank Limited Moynihan

Ms. Chanda Kochhar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited. She is widely recognised for her role in shaping the retail banking sector in India and for her leadership of the ICICI Group, as well as her contributions to various forums in India and globally.

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Ms. Kochhar began her career, with erstwhile ICICI Limited in 1984 and was elevated to the Board of Directors of ICICI Bank in 2001. She was instrumental in establishing ICICI Bank during the 1990s, and subsequently headed the infrastructure finance and corporate banking business in ICICI Limited. In 2000, she took on the challenge of building the nascent retail business, with strong focus on technology, innovation, process reengineering and expansion of distribution and scale. The Bank achieved a leadership position in this business. During 2006-2007, she successfully led the Bank’s corporate and international banking businesses during a period of heightened activity and global expansion by Indian companies. From 2007 to 2009, she was the Joint Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer during a critical period of rapid change in the global financial landscape. She was elevated as Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank in 2009 and is responsible for the Bank’s diverse operations in India and overseas. She also chairs the boards of the Bank’s principal subsidiaries, which include India’s leading private sector life and general insurance companies.

 

In addition to her responsibilities at the ICICI Group, Ms. Kochhar is a member of the India – Japan Business Leaders Forum and the US-India CEO Forum. She is currently the President of the International Monetary Conference, an organization that annually brings together the chief executives of approximately 70 of the world’s largest financial institutions from 30 countries, along with officials from government institutions. She is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Indian Banks Association. She is on the boards of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, National Institute of Securities Markets and Institute of International Finance.

 

Ms. Kochhar has been a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry, the Board of Trade and High-Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure. She was also co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in 2011.

 

Ms. Kochhar received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Carleton University, Canada in 2014. The university conferred this award on Ms. Kochhar in recognition of her pioneering work in the financial sector, effective leadership in a time of economic crisis and support for engaged business practices.

 

She was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian honours, in 2011.

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Mr Jamie Dimon

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co. dimon

Mr. Dimon became Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2007, following his appointment as CEO on January 1, 2006.  He also assumed the title of President upon the company’s merger with Bank One Corporation on July 1, 2004

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Jamie Dimon is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

Mr. Dimon became Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2007, following his appointment as CEO on January 1, 2006. He also assumed the title of President upon the company’s merger with Bank One Corporation on July 1, 2004.

 

Mr. Dimon began his professional career at American Express Company, serving as Assistant to the President from 1982 until 1985. He then became a key member of the team that launched and defined the strategy for Commercial Credit Company in October 1986, when the consumer lending company was spun off from Control Data Corporation. He served as Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Vice President, and then President. A completely restructured Commercial Credit made numerous acquisitions and divestitures, substantially improving its profitability. Most significantly, in 1987, it acquired and changed its name to Primerica Corporation, which in 1993 acquired The Travelers Corporation and was renamed Travelers Group.

 

At Travelers, Mr. Dimon was President and Chief Operating Officer for seven years. He was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its Smith Barney Inc. subsidiary in January 1996, having previously been the firm’s Chief Operating and Chief Administrative Officer. In November 1997, with the merger of Smith Barney and Salomon Brothers, he became Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of the combined firm. In 1998, he was named President of Citigroup Inc., the global financial services company formed by the combination of Travelers Group and Citicorp in 1998. In addition, he served as Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Smith Barney Holdings Inc., the investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary.

 

In 2000 Mr. Dimon was named Chairman and CEO of Bank One. During his four years with the company, he engineered a dramatic turnaround – taking the bank from a half-billion-dollar loss in 2000 to record earnings of $3.5 billion in 2003.

 

A summa cum laude graduate of Tufts University, Mr. Dimon holds an MBA degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business, where he was a Baker Scholar. He serves on the boards of directors of a number of non-profit institutions, including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Harvard Business School and the United Negro College Fund.

 

Mr. Dimon and his wife, Judy, have three daughters.

 

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Mr. James P. Gorman

Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley gorman

James P. Gorman is Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm.

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James P. Gorman is Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm.

 

Mr. Gorman also serves as Chairman of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the joint venture between Morgan Stanley and Citi that became an industry-leading wealth management organization when formed in June, 2009.

 

Mr. Gorman became CEO in January, 2010, and Chairman in January, 2012. He previously served since December, 2007 as Co-President of Morgan Stanley, and has also served as Co-Head of Corporate Strategy. He joined Morgan Stanley in February, 2006 as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Wealth Management Group (GWMG).

 

Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Gorman held a succession of executive positions at Merrill Lynch.  From 2001 to 2005 he led the company’s US and, subsequently, global private client businesses.  He joined Merrill Lynch in 1999 as Chief Marketing Officer, and also served as head of Strategy and Research.

 

Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Gorman was a senior partner of McKinsey & Co., where he was a member of the firm’s financial services practice.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Gorman was an attorney in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Among his civic and industry activities, Mr. Gorman serves on the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School, the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel, the Business Council, the Financial Services Forum, and the boards of the Partnership for New York City and Institute of International Finance.  He formerly co-chaired the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and served on the board and as Chairman (2006) of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in Washington, D.C.

 

Born in Australia (date of birth: July 14, 1958), Mr. Gorman earned a B.A. and law degree from the University of Melbourne and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

 

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Mr. Koji Nagai

Group CEO, Nomura Holdings | President, Nomura Securities

Koji Nagai was appointed Group CEO of Nomura Holdings in August 2012 and also serves as President of Nomura Securities, a position he has held since April 2012. Prior to his current roles, he was Co-COO and Deputy President of Nomura Securities as well as Head of Investment Banking, Japan, where he was responsible for maintaining close relations with the firm’s Japanese corporate clients.

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Mr. Nagai joined the firm in 1981 and was promoted to the Board of Nomura Securities in 2003. In his more than 30 years with Nomura he has gained extensive experience in both the retail and investment banking businesses, giving him a unique insight into every aspect of the business from origination to sales.

 

Mr. Nagai brings 16 years of experience in Nomura’s retail business where he helped the firm expand its sales capabilities, one of the core strengths of Nomura’s industry-leading retail franchise.

 

During his 10 years with Investment Banking he was a Managing Director in Corporate Finance before becoming a member of senior management. He led numerous high-profile M&A and finance transactions for the firm’s key corporate clients.

 

Mr. Nagai holds a B.A. in Law from Chuo University.

 

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Dr. Peter Wuffli

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Partners Group Holding AG diekmann

Dr. Peter Wuffli is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG and holds mandates in various other organizations.

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He chairs the philanthropic elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization that he established together with his wife in 2006. He is also Chairman of the IMD Foundation and Supervisory Boards of the Lausanne business school IMD and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Zurich Opera House.

Dr. Peter Wuffli studied economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, where he gained his PhD in 1984. From 1984 to 1993 he worked for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant where he became a Partner and member of the Swiss office leadership team in 1990. In 1994 he joined the Swiss Bank Corporation (today UBS) as Chief Financial Officer.

Following the merger of the Swiss Bank Corporation and the Union Bank of Switzerland in 1998, he continued to serve as Chief Financial Officer until 1999 when he became Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management. From 2001 he was President and from 2003 onwards Group CEO of UBS until his resignation in 2007.

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Mr Denis Kessler

Chairman and Chief Executive, SCOR

Mr Denis Kessler, 64, is Chairman & Chief Executive of SCOR since 4 November 2002. He holds a PhD in economics of the University of Paris and is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris).

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He is a Fellow of the French Institute of Actuaries. He holds honorary degrees from the Moscow Academy of Finance and University of Montréal. He was elected to join the “Insurance Hall of Fame” of the International Insurance Society (IIS) in 2014.

He was just elected to join the French Institute’s Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. He is a member of the Board of the Geneva Association, of the Global Reinsurance Forum and of the European Reinsurance Advisory Board.

Prior to joining the SCOR group, he was Chairman of the Fédération Française des Sociétés d’Assurances, Vice-President of the Comité Européen des Assurances, Senior Executive Vice-President of the AXA Group, First Executive Vice Chairman of the French Business Confederation.

He started his career as a University Professor in economics.

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Mr Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered

Bill Winters was appointed to the Board of Standard Chartered PLC as Group Chief Executive on 10 June 2015, having joined the Group in May 2015. He is based in London.

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Bill has had a distinguished career in banking, having spent 26 years with JP Morgan in diverse leadership roles, becoming co-Chief Executive Officer of the investment bank in 2004 until he stepped down in 2009. Bill was the only career banker to be invited to be a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK government in 2010 to recommend ways to improve competition and financial stability in banking. Subsequently, he served as advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and was asked by the Court of the Bank of England to complete an independent review of the bank’s liquidity operations. Bill founded the hedge fund Renshaw Bay in 2011 where he was Chairman and CEO until he stepped down from the company on appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board.

 

Bill is an independent non-executive director of Novartis International AG and a non-executive director of Pension Insurance Corporation plc.

 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Colgate University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Mr Martin Gilbert

Chief Executive, Standard Life Aberdeen PLC

Martin Gilbert is Chief Executive of Standard Life Aberdeen plc.

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Standard Life Aberdeen plc is a leading global investment company formed as a result of the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Standard Life plc on 14 August 2017.

 

Martin was co-founder and Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, the holding company of the fund management group established in 1983, which joined the FTSE 100 in March 2012. Under Martin’s leadership, Aberdeen became one of the world’s leading independent asset managers through a combination of organic growth and acquisition. The core expertise of the Aberdeen Group (now part of Aberdeen Standard Investments) is in equities, fixed income, alternatives and property and it manages assets for national and corporate pension funds, central banks, financial institutions, charities, foundations and private individuals around the world.

 

Martin was appointed Chairman of the Prudential Regulation Authority's Practitioner Panel in December 2013. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance. He is also a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the International Advisory Board of British American Business. Martin is also the Deputy Chairman of SKY PLC and Non- Executive Director of Glencore plc.

 

In 2008, Martin was named European Personality of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards. In 2009, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Aberdeen for services to business and entrepreneurship. In 2011, he was named Scotland PLC CEO of the Year at the Business Insider/PwC Scotland PLC Awards. Martin is Adjunct Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School and in 2014 was awarded a Doctorate of Letters from Heriot-Watt University.

 

Martin, who was born in Malaysia, was educated in Aberdeen and has an MA in Accountancy and an LLB. After university, he joined Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. In 1982, he joined the investment department of local law firm Brander & Cruikshank, which subsequently became AAM.

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Mr Walter B. Kielholz

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Re Ltd Kielholz

Walter B. Kielholz, was elected to Swiss Re’s Board of Directors in 1998, and has been Chairman since 2009.
He is also member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group AG.

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Walter B. Kielholz, a Swiss citizen born in 1951, was elected to Swiss Re’s Board of Directors in June 1998.

 

He began his career at the General Reinsurance Corporation, Zurich in 1976. After working in the US, UK and Italy, he assumed responsibility for the company’s European marketing. In 1983 he opened an art gallery and picture framing business with his wife, Daphne Kielholz-Pestalozzi. A second gallery was opened in 1986. He joined Credit Suisse in 1986, where he was responsible for client relations with large insurance groups in the multinational services department.

 

In 1989, Walter B. Kielholz joined Swiss Re, Zurich. He became a member of the Executive Board in January 1993 and was Swiss Re’s Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2002. He was Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006 and Vice Chairman from 2007 to April 2009. He was nominated Chairman with effect from 1 May 2009.

 

Walter B. Kielholz has been a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group AG since 1999. He was Chairman of the bank’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2009.

 

He is Chairman of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR), which contributes to the European public policy debate on issues relating to financial services. He is also a member (president in 2006/2007) of the International Monetary Conference (IMC), an association of the largest banks worldwide, and a member of the Board of the Institute of International Finance (IIF). In addition, he is a member and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse, a think tank for economic and social issues. From 1998 to 2005, and again since 2009, he has served as a member of the International Business Leader Advisory Council (IBLAC), an advisory group to the Mayor of Shanghai composed mainly of the chairs of the board and CEOs of major global corporations. In 2009 he became a member of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), which advises the MAS on the country’s financial sector reforms and strategies.

 

In 2005 Walter B. Kielholz was elected by the members of the International Insurance Society to the Insurance Hall of Fame, which honours individuals who have exercised substantial influence on the industry for the benefit of society.

 

Walter B. Kielholz enjoys sailing, skiing, tennis, golf, reading, opera, concerts and art. He is Chairman of the Zurich Art Society, which runs Zurich’s Kunsthaus museum.

 

Walter B. Kielholz studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen and graduated in 1976 with a degree in business finance and accounting.

 

December 2011

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Mr Axel Weber

Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS Group AG

Mr. Weber was appointed Chairman of UBS AG on 3 May 2012.

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Axel A. Weber was elected to the Board of Directors (BoD) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and was thereafter appointed Chairman of the BoD. He chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee and has been a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee since 2012.

 

Axel A. Weber was president of the German Bundesbank between 2004 and 2011, during which time he also served in the following positions: as a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank; as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements; as German governor of the International Monetary Fund; and as a member of the G7 and G20 Ministers and Governors.

 

He was a member of the Steering Committees of the European Systemic Risk Board in 2011 and the Financial Stability Board from 2010 to 2011.

 

On leave from the University of Cologne, he was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 2011 to 2012.

 

From 2002 to 2004, Axel A. Weber served as a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. He was a professor for international economics and Director of the Center for Financial Research at the University of Cologne from 2001 to 2004, and a professor for monetary economics and Director of the Center for Financial Studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main from 1998 to 2001.

 

He is also a member of the Group of Thirty, Washington, D.C., a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London and at the Center for Financial Research in Cologne. Axel A. Weber is also a senior research fellow at the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt/Main and a member of the European Money and Finance Forum. In addition, he is a member of the Monetary Economics and International Economics Councils of the leading association of German-speaking economists, the Verein für Socialpolitik, a member of the Advisory Board of the German Market Economy Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Council (Hochschulrat) of the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. Axel A. Weber is a honorary doctor at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Konstanz.

 

Axel A. Weber holds a PhD in economics from the University of Siegen, where he also received his habilitation. He graduated with a master’s degree (Diplom) in economics at the University of Constance. He also holds honorary doctorate degrees from the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Constance. He was born on 8 March 1957 and is a German citizen.

 

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