IIF Announces Future Leaders Class of 2023

January 30, 2023

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 TwitterLinkedIn or YouTube, or check out IIF’s podcasts.