IIF Future Leaders Class of 2019 Meets in Shanghai 

June 06, 2019

Washington, D.C. June 6, 2019 – The Institute of International Finance convened the Future Leaders Class of 2019 in Shanghai, China for the first of two education and networking sessions throughout the year. 

While in Shanghai, the IIF Future Leaders Class of 2019 heard from financial industry leaders, built relationships with their peers, and explored the world-renowned city.  Upon the conclusion of activities in Shanghai, Future Leaders will travel to Tokyo for the IIF Spring Membership Meeting: The G20 Agenda under the Japanese Presidency. 

“As the global association of the financial industry, the IIF is uniquely able to help our Future Leaders build the international peer networks that will advance both their individual careers and the work of the industry as a whole,” said IIF Chief of Staff and a leader of the Future Leaders program, Greer Meisels. “Bringing the group to Shanghai, a premier financial center, underscores the importance of a global perspective on the future of finance.” 

With 38 total participants, the Class of 2019 comes from 37 institutions around the world from nearly two dozen different countries. Members represent a wide variety of roles in the industry, including risk management, corporate strategy, wealth management, regulatory affairs, financial planning and wholesale banking. 

“The future leaders of the financial industry will play a critical role in driving the innovation needed to support sustainable and inclusive growth in our 21st century economy.” said Tim Adams, President and CEO of the IIF, upon the announcement of the Class of 2019 earlier in the year. “Our Future Leaders program brings together emerging talent from across the globe to help prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.” 

Participants were nominated by their firms based on a track record of achievement within their institution and their potential, in the nominating institutions’ view, to become a future leader in global finance. 

The IIF Future Leaders Class of 2019 includes: 

Erin Smith, Aberdeen Standard Investments 

Ido Gonen, ABN AMRO 

Zeynep Orman Özdemirel, Akbank 

Raid Aldrees, Al Rajhi Bank 

Nicole Sandler, Barclays 

Maria Llorente, BBVA 

Aude Gaudin, BNP Paribas 

Thomas Pfuhler, Boston Consulting Group 

Ahmed Mostafa, Commercial International Bank 

Fabian Vichtl, Commerzbank AG 

Joseph Steffa, Credit Suisse AG 

Boris Chan, DBS Bank 

Mohammad Alblooshi, Dubai International Financial Centre 

Jelena Tomic, Erste Group Bank AG 

Pablo Del Campo, Grupo Santander 

Adel Hamadah, Gulf International Bank 

Rupert Kennedy-Alexander, HSBC 

Matthew Ekberg, Institute of International Finance 

Khadija Mahmood, Institute of International Finance 

Daniele Fulvio Pastore, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A 

Arnaud Senechal, J.P. Morgan 

Mohammad AlKhuzam, Kuwait Finance House 

Shiho Miyoshi, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 

Akiko Matsumoto, Mizuho Financial Group 

Sally Yim, Moody’s Investors Service 

Abdulbadie Alyafi, National Commercial Bank 

Mohamed Alromaihi, QNB Group  

Peggy Poon, S&P Global Ratings 

Kristal Au-Yong, Scotiabank 

Carolina Crevatin, Martin SEB 

Sanah Gumede, Standard Bank Group 

Aziz Mahdi, Standard Chartered Bank 

Junichi Kato, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 

Patrick Saner, Swiss Re 

Hürdogan Irmak, Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S.  

Vlad Khandros, UBS AG 

Michael Lebens, Wells Fargo Bank  

Katie Williams, Zurich Insurance 



The Institute of International Finance is the global association of the financial industry, with close to 450 members from more than 70 countries. Its mission is to support the financial industry in the prudent management of risks; to develop sound industry practices; and to advocate for regulatory, financial and economic policies that are in the broad interests of its members and foster global financial stability and sustainable economic growth. IIF members include commercial and investment banks, asset managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, central banks and development banks.


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