Class consists of 57 rising stars from 55 financial institutions around the world.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Institute of International Finance (IIF) announced today the IIF Future Leaders Group Class of 2024. Participants were nominated by their firms based on a track record of achievement and their potential to become leaders in global finance. The 2024 cohort represents the 11th class of participants to join the Future Leaders Group. Upon completing the program, they will become members of a distinguished alumni network comprising more than 500 members.
“As we embark on a new year, geopolitical tensions remain top of mind, but so does the transformative power of sustainable and transition finance, artificial intelligence and other advancing technologies,” said IIF president and CEO Tim Adams. “Now more than ever, it is important that our future leaders stay focused and informed on the pressing topics impacting the trajectory of our industry. The Future Leaders Group brings together promising talent, providing critical avenues for collaboration and connection. We look forward to supporting the phenomenal Class of 2024 and ensuring they have the tools and knowledge to grow both personally and professionally.”
The Future Leaders Group 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 its members’ rising stars from a wide range of countries 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 finance industry. The goal is to spur innovation and fresh thinking beyond their day-to-day responsibilities and offer them the rare opportunity to develop a close global network of peers. This year, the class will gather in Paris in May before the IIF’s European Summit and again in October during the IIF Annual Membership Meeting held in Washington, D.C.
The Class of 2024 consists of 57 individuals from 55 IIF member institutions. It is a diverse group from 27 countries, representing a wide variety of functional areas including risk and investments management, technology, client services, sustainable finance, public policy and regulatory affairs.
The Class of 2024 roster is as follows:
Ilse Karelse, ABN AMRO
Mandy Rawlinson, abrdn
Fhatuwani Nemakhavhani, ABSA
Mohammed AlMheiri, Abu Dhabi Global Market
Sulaiman Cisse, Africa Finance Corporation
Simba Simba, Africa Export Import Bank
Ugur Sönmez, Akbank
Abdulaziz Alomran, Alinma Bank
Maxime Laurent, Allianz SE
Filipa Seabra, Banco Santander
Sulaiman Hazineh, Bank of Palestine
Marina Andrés Machicote, BBVA
Eike Dreusicke, BCG
Tommaso Fassati, BNP Paribas
Manasee Atre, BNY Mellon
Rishi Luthria, Citi
Hany El Dieb, Commercial International Bank
Lamiaa Yousry, Commercial International Bank
Phyllis Tigges, Commerzbank
Jolynn Wong, DBS Bank
Sandra Frenz, Deutsche Bank
Joachim Bacha, DNB
Léa Dunand-Chatellet, DNCA Finance
Nasser Belhabala, Dubai International Financial Centre
Ankit Sahni, Element Capital
Emira Al Baghdadi, Erste Group Bank AG
Isabel Fernandez Sarabia, European Investment Bank
Batool Zaidi, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Ankita Thakkar, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Abdullah AlTuraiyef, Gulf International Bank
Faris Al Ghannam, HSBC
Hannah Anderson, Institute of International Finance
Ivan Burgara, Institute of International Finance
Claudia Vassena, Intesa Sanpaolo
Alizeh Hussain, JP Morgan Chase
Cherrelle Eid, Julius Baer
Emily Cains, Macquarie Group
Aiman Mahadzir, Maybank
Anna Mrugala-Stefanska, mBank S.A.
Ryuhei Sugizaki, Mizuho Financial Group
Ronald Kamdem, Morgan Stanley
Takuya Omura, MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Victoria Manresa, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Alia Albaeer, National Bank of Fujairah
Rose Chen, Prudential plc
Maryam Abdulla Mohammed, Qatar National Bank
Sara Fiehn, SEB Group
Boitumelo Sethlatswe, Standard Bank Group
Karolina Bartosik, State Street Bank
Takahiro Uekawa, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Kyoko Matsushita, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings
Hendre Garbers, Swiss Re
Nesteren Ozsoy, Turkiye Is Bankasi
Ruben Mangold, UBS
Francesco Robertella, UniCredit
Neha Saran, White & Case
Ciara Becton, 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.