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January 30, 2017

Washington, D.C., January 30, 2017 - The Institute of International Finance today announced the IIF Future Leaders Class of 2017.

"Our industry is continuing to change and evolve in response to regulation, technology and a rapidly changing global economy," said Tim Adams, president and CEO of the IIF. "As the leaders of today' begin to tackle these' questions, our Future Leaders program brings' together some of the brightest emerging talent to address pressing issues and to learn from one another."'

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 2017' consists of 42 individuals from 41 institutions. It is a diverse group from 23' countries, representing a wide variety of roles in' the industry, including: legal & compliance, human resources, regulatory affairs, corporate strategy, corporate treasury, wholesale banking, private banking, branch banking, risk management, liquidity management, technology and' marketing.

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 2017' will gather in Tokyo in early May on the eve of IIF's Spring Membership Meeting' and again in October before the Institute's Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.


The IIF Future Leaders Class of 2017' includes:

Chris Demetriou,Aberdeen Asset Management

Holger Braun,Allianz Real Estate GmbH

Amal Massis,Bank of Palestine

Alejandro Padilla,Banorte

María Abascal,BBVA

David Vaillant,BNP Paribas Group

Luanne Sieh,CIMB Group

Dominika Duziak,Citi Handlowy

Emma Bredin,Citigroup

Islam Seif El-Nasr Omar,Commercial International Bank S.A.E.

Florian Wandruszka,Commerzbank AG

Steve Ellis,Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Alex Wade,Credit Suisse AG

Calvin Ong,DBS Bank

Olaf Clemens,Deutsche Bank AG

Friedrich Luithlen,DZ Bank AG

Charlie Ford,Erste Group Bank AG

Leonor Lopes Gil,Groupe BPCE

Majed Alsadhan,Gulf International Bank BSC

Jessica Stallings,IIF

Bart van Liebergen,IIF

Nicola Grant,ING

Toks Oyebode,JP Morgan Chase & Co

Jakub Fast,mBank S.A.

Yuko Mitani,Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Hiroshi Nakaya,Mizuho Financial Group

Andrew Nash,Morgan Stanley

Carole Marchand,Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Saud Bajbair,National Commercial Bank

Anders Nicander,Nordea Bank AB

Mary Ann Betsch,PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Nedhal Al Nuaimi,Qatar National Bank S.A.Q.

Amit Sadhu,Royal Bank of Canada

María Ruiz Andújar,Santander S.A.

Christopher Manning,Scotiabank

Kabelo Makeke,Standard Bank

Christopher Mattern,Standard Chartered Bank

Osamu Yagi,Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Husnu Mete Gunes,Türkiye Is Bankasi A.S.

Louise Gelling,UBS AG

Dirk Schmidt,Wells Fargo & Company

Aseem Gandhi,YES Bank LTD.


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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.

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