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February 11, 2021

The 2021 cohort brings together 50 high-achieving individuals with demonstrated leadership potential from 48 financial institutions around the world.

WASHINGTON DC – The Institute of International Finance (IIF) announced today the new IIF Future Leaders Class of 2021. Participants were nominated by their firms based on a track record of achievement within their institution and their potential, in the nominating institution’s view, to become a leader in global finance.

“Needless to say, it’s been a challenging year, characterized by enormous uncertainty and disruption. Accordingly, cultivating leadership skills in our industry’s young professionals is now more critical than ever,” said IIF President and CEO Tim Adams. “We look forward to welcoming the 2021 cohort, which includes some of the industry’s best and brightest from around the globe, and providing them with guidance from key industry leaders and exposure to new innovations and thinking as they face the ever-evolving challenges of a post-COVID world.”

The Future Leaders program was established in 2014 by the IIF’s Board of Directors to recognize early- and mid-career financial services professionals with high leadership potential, and to build connections between rising stars from different regions and backgrounds. The Class of 2021 consists of 50 individuals from 48 IIF member institutions. It is a diverse group from 24 countries, representing a wide variety of functional areas, including risk management, corporate strategy, sustainable finance, legal affairs, and digital banking and innovation.

In conjunction with the launch of the 2021 program, the IIF today has also published a Future Leaders podcast, featuring interviews with members of the Class of 2020. The class members recount their experience in the first virtual year of the program, their career journey so far, and what led them to being recognized as a future leader. Season one of the IIF Future Leaders Podcast Series is available on Spotify or wherever you find podcasts.

The Class of 2021 includes:

Modupe Famakinwa, Africa Finance Corporation
Debra Chambara, African Export Import Bank
Emre Çift, Akbank
Stefan Scheurer, Allianz Global Investors
Alexandra Borisova, Banco Santander
Christina Ziegler, Bank Julius Baer
Nikki Katz, Bank of America
Josh Scholl, Bank of America
Sakhr Nammari, Bank of Palestine
Jack Reynolds, Barclays
Khaled Sellami, Barings
Tomás Gómez del Viejo, BBVA
Christine Chiu, BNP Paribas
Emily Turner, Citi
Grzegorz Kosiński, Citi Handlowy
Amr Rifky, Commercial International Bank
Ross Mtangi, Credit Suisse
Akhil Doegar, DBS Bank
Benjamin Alka, Deutsche Bank
Wafa Al Mahri, Dubai International Financial Center
Beatriz Stuart Secaf, FEBRABAN
Tiffany Eng, Goldman Sachs
Ahmed AlAttas, Gulf International Bank
Kate Ingram, HSBC
Valentin Carter, Institute of International Finance
Katie Rismanchi, Institute of International Finance
Silvia Botto, Intesa Sanpaolo
Emma Tan, J.P. Morgan
Jennifer Stemple, KPMG
Nancy Chan, Macquarie Group
Minako Muramatsu, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Junichi Ikeda, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Jessica Wade, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Omar Yassine, National Commercial Bank
Romy Delhij, Rabobank
Jeff Snowden, Scotiabank
Lisa-Marie Måhl Määttä, SEB
Natasha Dadlani, Société Générale
Manzi Rwegasira, Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited
Patricia Mbugua, Standard Chartered Bank
Amanda Wright, Standard Life Aberdeen
Thandi Sithebe, Stanlib Asset Management
Elizabeth Hurley, State Street Corporation
Chisa Kobuchi, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Hiroshi Takekawa, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Laurent Degoumois, Swiss Re
Ray Fuller, UBS
Man Yi Mandy Wan, Wells Fargo Securities Asia Limited
Stephan Bein, Zurich Insurance Company


The Institute of International Finance is the global association of the financial industry, with more than 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.