Washington, D.C. June 6, 2019 – The Institute of International Finance convened the Future Leaders Class of 2019 in Shanghai, China for the first of two education and networking sessions throughout the year.
While in Shanghai, the IIF Future Leaders Class of 2019 heard from financial industry leaders, built relationships with their peers, and explored the world-renowned city. Upon the conclusion of activities in Shanghai, Future Leaders will travel to Tokyo for the IIF Spring Membership Meeting: The G20 Agenda under the Japanese Presidency.
“As the global association of the financial industry, the IIF is uniquely able to help our Future Leaders build the international peer networks that will advance both their individual careers and the work of the industry as a whole,” said IIF Chief of Staff and a leader of the Future Leaders program, Greer Meisels. “Bringing the group to Shanghai, a premier financial center, underscores the importance of a global perspective on the future of finance.”
With 38 total participants, the Class of 2019 comes from 37 institutions around the world from nearly two dozen different countries. Members represent a wide variety of roles in the industry, including risk management, corporate strategy, wealth management, regulatory affairs, financial planning and wholesale banking.
“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, upon the announcement of the Class of 2019 earlier in the year. “Our Future Leaders program brings together emerging talent from across the globe to help prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.”
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 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, 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
Akiko Matsumoto, Mizuho Financial Group
Sally Yim, Moody’s Investors Service
Abdulbadie Alyafi, National Commercial Bank
Mohamed Alromaihi, QNB Group
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.
Vlad Khandros, UBS AG
Michael Lebens, Wells Fargo Bank
Katie Williams, Zurich Insurance
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.
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