Class consists of 60+ rising stars from 60+ financial institutions around the world.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Institute of International Finance (IIF) announced today the IIF Future Leaders Class of 2023. Participants were nominated by their firms based on a track record of achievement and their potential to become a leader in global finance. The Class of 2023 represents the 10-year anniversary of the Future Leaders Group, which convenes some of best and brightest industry professionals from around the globe.
“The financial industry is facing a confluence of challenges -- from high inflation, rising interest rates, slowing growth and geopolitical tensions to ensuring a measured and just transition to a net-zero economy,” said IIF President and CEO Tim Adams. “Cultivating strong, innovative leaders is crucial to ensuring that global financial services will continue to adapt and grow in an ever-changing world. We look forward to supporting this talented group of Future Leaders as they prepare to shape the future of our industry.”
The Future Leaders program was established in 2014 by the IIF’s Board of Directors to recognize the next generation of outstanding individuals with high leadership potential, and to build connections between rising stars from different regions and backgrounds.
Participants will attend IIF-hosted events designed to introduce them to the big ideas and topics that will drive the future of the industry. The goal is to spur innovation and fresh thinking beyond their day-to-day responsibilities and affords them the rare opportunity to develop a close global network of peers.
The Class of 2023 consists of 63 individuals from 62 IIF member institutions. It is a diverse group from 28 countries, representing a wide variety of functional areas, including: public policy, corporate strategy, macroeconomic research, sustainable finance, and digital banking and innovation.
The Class of 2023 roster is as follows:
Sanne Jack-Blom, ABN AMRO
Keenan Fishwick, abrdn
Yinka Yomi-Tokosi, Access Bank
Elie Aloko, Africa Finance Corporation
Melanie Lawrence, African Export-Import Bank
Türker Biliroglu, Akbank
Maximilian Staritz, Allianz SE
Leila Miri, AXA Spain
Gabriela Rodrigues, Banco de Investimentos Credit Suisse (Brasil) S.A.
Sarah Gloor, Bank Julius Baer
Dalia Dawani, Bank of Palestine
Simon Caminade, Banque Pictet & Cie SA
Shuhel Boshor, Barclays
Javier López Chicote, BBVA
Paul Lehmann, BMO Financial Group
Patrick Simion, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Steven Marino, BNY Mellon
Leonor Echevarría Pérez, CaixaBank
Omar AlSakka, Commercial International Bank
Matthias Obst, Commerzbank AG
Puja Ghelani, Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A.
Tomohiro Kobayashi, Daiwa Securities Group
Jay Jia Wei LIM, DBS Bank Limited
David Minch-Dixon, Deutsche Bank
Yahia Abdel Mageed, DIFC Authority
Johanne Wik-Rømteland, DNB Bank ASA
Antonia Danvers, Erste Group
Richard Fenner, Euroclear
Luiz Castelli, FEBRABAN
James Trafford, Fidelity International
Nourah AlZahmi, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Abdullah AlSalman, Gulf International Bank - Saudi Arabia
Bonnie Lau, HSBC
Melanie Idler, Institute of International Finance
Jeremy McDaniels, Institute of International Finance
Biljana Radovic, Intesa Sanpaolo
Chloe Cabot, JPMorgan Chase
Julien Jardelot, LSEG
Cynthia Alberts, Macquarie
Khairoel Faiezy Hasnan, Malayan Banking Berhad
Kamila Kaluza, mBank S.A.
Yusuke Muto, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Lauren Garcia Belmonte, Morgan Stanley
Satomi Komachi, MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Bexi Jimenez, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Steve Smith, National Australia Bank
Abdulla Al Shamsi, National Bank of Fujairah
Mohamed Al-Thani, Qatar National Bank
Cláudia Sampaio, Santander S.A.
Siba Khafaji, Saudi National Bank
Américo Fernández, SEB
Eric Kim, Société Générale
Mpumelelo Phumzile Makhubu, Standard Bank of South Africa
Vivian Hung, Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited
Catherine Moore, State Street Corporation
Shingo Tamesaki, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Asami Awata, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
Valeria Seri, Swiss Re
Ilker Mehmet Saglam, Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S.
Cecile Retaureau, UBS
Kyra Guerrida, UniCredit Bank AG
Jake Bromwich, Westpac
Francesco Bonsante, Zurich Insurance Group
The Institute of International Finance (IIF) is the global association of the financial industry, with about 400 members from more than 60 countries. The IIF provides its members with innovative research, unparalleled global advocacy, and access to leading industry events that leverage its influential network. 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, professional services firms, exchanges, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, central banks and development banks. To learn more about IIF, please visit www.iif.com, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube, or check out IIF’s podcasts.