Washington, D.C., February 7, 2019 – The Institute of International Finance today announced the IIF Future Leaders Class of 2019.
“The future leaders of the financial industry will play a critical role in driving the innovation needed to support sustainable and inclusive growth in our 21st century economy.” said Tim Adams, President and CEO of the IIF. “Our Future Leaders program brings together emerging talent from across the globe to help prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.”
The Future Leaders program was formed in 2014 by the IIF’s Board of Directors to recognize young leaders within the financial industry and to foster ties between rising stars from different regions and backgrounds. The Class of 2019 consists of 39 individuals from 38 institutions. It is a diverse group from 20 countries, representing a wide variety of roles in the industry, including risk management, corporate strategy, wealth management, regulatory affairs, financial planning and wholesale banking.
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 2019 will gather in Shanghai this June, and again in Washington, D.C. during the IIF’s Annual Membership Meeting. The IIF Future Leaders Class of 2019 includes:
Erin Smith, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Ido Gonen, ABN AMRO
Zeynep Orman Özdemirel, Akbank
Raid Aldrees, Al Rajhi Bank
Nicole Sandler, Barclays
Maria Llorente, BBVA
Aude Gaudin, BNP Paribas
Thomas Pfuhler, The Boston Consulting Group
Ahmed Mostafa, Commercial International Bank
Fabian Vichtl, Commerzbank AG
Joseph Steffa, Credit Suisse AG
Boris Chan, DBS Bank
Mohammad Alblooshi, Dubai International Financial Centre
Jelena Tomic, Erste Group Bank AG
Pablo Del Campo, Grupo Santander
Adel Hamadah, Gulf International Bank
Rupert Kennedy-Alexander, HSBC
Matthew Ekberg, Institute of International Finance
Khadija Mahmood, Institute of International Finance
Daniele Fulvio Pastore, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A
Arnaud Senechal, J.P. Morgan
Mohammad AlKhuzam, Kuwait Finance House
Shiho Miyoshi, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Akiko Matsumoto, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Sally Yim, Moody's Investors Service
Abdulbadie Alyafi, The National Commercial Bank
Mohamed Alromaihi, QNB Group
Anilisa Sainani, Royal Bank of Canada
Peggy Poon, S&P Global Ratings
Kristal Au-Yong, Scotiabank
Carolina Crevatin Martin, SEB
Sanah Gumede, Standard Bank Group
Aziz Mahdi, Standard Chartered Bank
Junichi Kato, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Patrick Saner, Swiss Re
Hürdoğan Irmak, Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S.
Susanne Bullock, UBS AG
Michael Lebens, Wells Fargo Bank
Katie Williams, Zurich Insurance Company
The Institute of International Finance is the global association of the financial industry, with close to 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.