IIF Announces Future Leaders Class of 2020

January 20, 2020

The 2020 cohort brings together 55 high-achieving individuals with demonstrated leadership potential from 54 financial institutions around the world.


WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2020 – The Institute of International Finance (IIF) announced today the new IIF Future Leaders Class of 2020. 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 leader in global finance.

“The future of finance depends on cultivating the talent of young leaders who will foster sustained and inclusive growth in a rapidly evolving industry, one that places increasing importance on new priorities like sustainable finance and emerging technologies,” said IIF President and CEO Tim Adams. “With this 2020 cohort, our Future Leaders program brings together the industry’s best and brightest from around the world to prepare the financial services industry for future opportunities and challenges.”

The Future Leaders program was established in 2014 by the IIF’s Board of Directors to recognize early- and mid-career financial services professionals with high leadership potential, and to build connections between rising stars from different regions and backgrounds. The Class of 2020 consists of 55 individuals from 54 IIF member institutions. It is a diverse group from 27 countries, representing a wide variety of functional areas, including risk management, corporate strategy, wealth management, public affairs, and digital banking.

The IIF Future Leaders Class of 2020 will gather in Europe this May and again in Washington, D.C. during the IIF’s Annual Membership Meeting in October.

Along with today’s cohort announcement, the Future Leaders program is also launching a new, multi-platform alumni network to facilitate continued dialogue between current and former program participants, both online and in person.  

The Class of 2020 includes:

  • Pruksa Iamthongthong, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Aartie Hoeblal, ABN AMRO
  • Oluseun Onasoga, Access Bank
  • Özge Birer, Akbank
  • Majed Al Rajhi, Al Rajhi Bank
  • Christoph Rosenfeld, Allianz Technology
  • Daniel Engelmann, Association of German Banks
  • Andrea Metzler, Bank Julius Baer
  • Lindsay Hans, Bank of America
  • Yazan Almasri, Bank of Palestine
  • Ahmed Adel, Banque Misr
  • Lauren Miller, Barclays
  • Laura Fernández Castro, BBVA
  • Arnaud de Tregomain, BNP Paribas
  • Ben Pott, BNY Mellon
  • Estel Martin, CaixaBank
  • Ruth Coles, Citi
  • Mira Elzahaby, Commercial International Bank
  • Tim Tu, Credit Suisse
  • Daisuke Tanaka, Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited
  • Jeremy Kok, DBS Bank
  • Mariam Al Hebshi, Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Vincenzo Vedda, DWS Group
  • Sebastian Rehse, Erste Group Bank AG
  • Vanessa Gruia, FEBRABAN
  • C. Kyle Russ, Goldman Sachs
  • Lorraine Barnes, Grupo Santander
  • Abdulaziz AlSeif, Gulf International Bank
  • Philip Fellowes, HSBC
  • Pim Hanssen, ING Bank
  • Boban Markovic, Institute of International Finance
  • Dylan Riddle, Institute of International Finance
  • Roberta Ranaldi, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Milan Shah, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Khalid Al Rukhayes, Kuwait Finance House
  • Sukhdeep Saluja, Macquarie Group Limited
  • Abdul Azzahir Azhar, Malayan Banking Berhad
  • Michal Plechawski, mBank
  • Guillermo Di Candia Myles, Mercantil Banco
  • Yosuke Nagamori, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
  • Hisashi Saito, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  • Nasser Al-Fraih, National Commercial Bank
  • Mohammed Al Issa, Qatar National Bank
  • Anilisa Sainani, Royal Bank of Canada
  • To Be Named, Scotiabank
  • Jonathan Roos, SEB Group
  • Basetsana Seroto, Standard Bank Group
  • Carla Slim, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Ken Hiratani, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Nanae Noda, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.
  • Sebastian Strasser, Swiss Re
  • Meltem Vural, Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S.
  • Kaja Bertoli, UBS AG
  • Jean-Marc Montagne, Zurich Insurance Group


The Institute of International Finance is the global association of the financial industry, with more than 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.