Washington, D.C., January 23, 2018 -The Institute of International Finance today announced the IIF Future Leaders Class of 2018.
"s the financial services industry continues to evolve, it is essential that tomorrow's leaders are prepared for an ever-changing global economy," said Tim Adams, President and CEO of the IIF. "The Future Leaders program brings together some of the brightest, and most promising, talent from across the industry to learn from each other and prepare for the challenges ahead."
The Future Leaders program was formed in 2014 by the IIF's Board of Directors to recognize future leaders within the financial industry, and to foster ties between rising stars from different regions and skillsets. The Class of 2018 consists of 51 individuals from 50 institutions. It is a diverse group from 26 countries, representing a wide variety of roles in the industry, including: wholesale banking, risk management, financial planning, communications, corporate strategy, regulatory affairs, operations, and wealth management.
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 2018 will gather in Brussels in May on the eve of IIF's Spring Membership Meeting and again in November in San Francisco.
The IIF Future Leaders Class of 2018 includes:
Victoria MacLean,Aberdeen Standard Investments
Oluwasegun Kuteyi,Access Bank Plc
Suleiman Nasr,Bank of Palestine
Piotr Wetmanski,Bank Pekao SA
Adeel Khan,Barclays International
Jose Carlos Pardo,BBVA
Pauline Allary,BNP Paribas
Khairul Rifaie,CIMB Group
Omar Sarhan,Commercial International Bank
Stefan Gringel,Commerzbank AG
Raffael Gasser,Credit Suisse AG
Evy Wee,DBS Bank
Stefan Hoops,Deutsche Bank AG
Mohammad Al Kassim,Dubai International Financial Centre
Frederik KÃ¶nig,DZ Bank AG
Armin Blassnig,Erste Group Bank AG
Lara de Mesa,Grupo Santander
Bader Baghlaf,Gulf International Bank
Serge Offers,ING Group
Jacques Moscianese,Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
Laurence Adams,Investec Bank Ltd
Alison Campbell,JPMorgan Chase
Nasser Alshaya,Kuwait Finance House KSCP
Sharifah Sarah Syed Mohamed Tahir,Malayan Banking Berhad
Jacek Rzeznik,mBank S.A.
Akiko Kubo,Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Koji Omiya,Mizuho Financial Group
Ana Arsov,Moody's Investor Service
Sebastiano Visentini,Morgan Stanley
Paul Diop,Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Rasha Musalli,National Commercial Bank
Hassan Al Asmakh,QNB Group
Pieter Hofstra,Rabobank Group
Brian Geiger,Royal Bank of Canada
Thabani Ndwandwe,Standard Bank Group Ltd.
Vera Zhan,Standard Chartered
Fumihiko Goto,Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Thomas Bohun,Swiss Re
Lina Al-Azzawi,Trade Bank of Iraq
Kiran Ganesh,UBS AG
Neeraj Khanna,Wells Fargo
Gabrielle Durisch,Zurich Insurance
The Institute of International Finance is the global association of the financial industry, with close to 500 members from 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. For more information visit www.iif.com