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GLOBAL TOP 100 BANKING INDUSTRY LEADERS - WBM BANKING AWARDS RANKING 2022 - PAGE 2


 

Carsten Egeriis - Chief Executive Officer of Danske Bank is at 57th place on the 2022 list of influential banking leaders.

 

#57

Carsten Egeriis

Chief Executive Officer

Danske Bank

(Denmark)


Carsten Egeriis is the CEO of Danske Bank. Carsten was named CEO in April of 2021, after serving as Chief Risk Officer of the bank since 2017. Prior to joining Danske, Carsten spent over a decade at Barclays in several risk roles, most recently as Chief Risk Officer of Barclays UK. Earlier in his career, he served in risk roles for GE in Portugal and Germany.


Carsten earned his BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School in 2000 and his EMBA from London Business School in 2009.


danskebank.com


 

#58

Stefan Wintels

Chief Executive Officer

KfW Group

(Germany)


Stefan Wintels is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KfW. Until 1 November 2021, he lead the KfW Executive Board together with Dr Günther Bräunig (65) as Co-CEO.


After holding various management positions at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in Frankfurt and London, Stefan Wintels was head of German operations at Citigroup Global Markets Europa AG from 2014 to 2020. In this position, he played a key role in deciding that the Citigroup EU broker/dealer is now based in Frankfurt. As Chief Executive Officer, he was responsible for corporate and investment banking, the European branch network and the internal departments of HR, Internal Auditing and Communications.


Since 2020, Stefan Wintels has been Global Co-Head of Financial Institutions Banking, which includes fintechs in addition to banks and insurance companies. In this role, he is also a member of the Global Executive Committee in the department of Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory. Due to his many years of experience, he is very familiar with the international banking business and international financial markets. Stefan Wintels also possesses considerable committee and management experience.


Wintels holds a degree in Business Administration from the Technical University of Berlin and completed the second year of an MBA programme at the University of Illinois in the USA.


kfw.de


 

#59

Manfred Knof

Chairman

Commerzbank

(Germany)


Dr. Manfred Knof was named Chief Executive Officer of Commerzbank AG in September of 2020. Before joining, Dr. Knof was the head of Deutsche Bank AG. Prior to that he served for more than two decades at Germany's largest insurance group Allianz.


Commerzbank is the leading bank for the German Mittelstand and a strong partner for around 28,000 corporate client groups and around 11 million private and small-business customers in Germany. The Bank’s two Business Segments – Private and Small-Business Customers and Corporate Clients – offer a comprehensive portfolio of financial services. Commerzbank transacts approximately 30 percent of Germany’s foreign trade and is present internationally in almost 40 countries in the corporate clients’ business. The Bank focuses on the German Mittelstand, large corporates, and institutional clients.


As part of its international business, Commerzbank supports clients with German connectivity and companies operating in selected future-oriented industries. Following the integration of comdirect, private and small-business customers benefit from the services offered by one of Germany’s most advanced online banks combined with personal advisory support on site. Its Polish subsidiary mBank S.A. is an innovative digital bank that serves approximately 5.6 million private and corporate customers, predominantly in Poland, but also in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2021, Commerzbank generated gross revenues of some €8.5 billion with around 46,500 employees.


commerzbank.com


 

#60

Dinesh Kumar Khara

Chairman

State Bank of India

(India)


Dinesh Kumar Khara (born 28 August 1961) is a career banker and Chairman of the State Bank of India a position he assumed on 7 October 2020.


He is a postgraduate in Commerce from Delhi School of Economics and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi. He is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). Khara joined SBI in 1984 as a Probationary Officer. He has held several key positions such as MD (Global Banking & Subsidiaries), MD (Associates & Subsidiaries), MD & CEO (SBI Mutual Funds) and Chief General Manager – Bhopal Circle. He was also posted in SBI, Chicago for an overseas assignment.


As Managing Director, he led the International Banking Group, Corporate Banking and Global Treasury Operations, as well as the non-banking subsidiaries of the Bank, SBI Cards, SBIMF, SBI Life Insurance and SBI General Insurance, etc. He executed the merger of five Subsidiary Banks of SBI and Bhartiya Mahila Bank with SBI. Additionally, he headed the Risk, IT and Compliance functions of the bank at various points.


sbi.co.in


 

#61

Dario Scannapieco

Chief Executive Officer

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)

(Italy)


Born in Rome on August 18th 1967, Dario Scannapieco graduated with honours in Economics and got an MBA at Harvard Business School (1997).


He started in 1992 at Telecom Italia, within the Planning and strategic control department. From 1997 to 2002 Dario Scannapieco worked as Advisor to the Director General of the Treasury at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. In 2002 he was appointed Director General for Finance and Privatisation at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and worked there till 2007. From 2007 to May 2021 Dario Scannapieco was Vice-president at the European Investment Bank (EIB). He was also Chairman of the European Investment Fund from 2012 to May 2021.


From May 2021 he became CEO and General Manager at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and from July 2021 he became CEO at CDP Reti. He was also a member of several BoDs and International Committees.


cdp.it


 

#62

Wu Fulin

Chairman and President

The Export-Import Bank of China (Eximbank)

(China)


After graduation from Fudan University, Dr. Wu first worked at China Foreign Exchange Trade System, then joined China Everbright Bank where he successively served as General Manager of the Planning and Treasury Department, General Manager of the Treasury Department, President of Kunming Branch, President of Shenzhen Branch, and General Manager of the Strategies Management Department. He later became General Manager of the Strategic Planning Department of China Everbright Group Limited.


He went on to serve as Member of the Party Committee and Deputy General Manager of China Everbright Group Limited (also served as Chief Economist of China Everbright Group Limited from April 2013 to October 2018, and Chairman of Sun Life Everbright Life Insurance Company Limited from July 2015 to October 2018). He was member of the Party Committee of Bank of China and Executive Vice President of Bank of China.


Between 01/2020-04/2022 he served as Deputy Party Secretary, Vice Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of China. He was appointed Party Secretary and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of China.


eximbank.gov.cn


 

#63

Victor G. Dodig

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

(Canada)


Victor Dodig was named President and CEO of the CIBC group of companies, one of North America's leading financial services institutions, in September 2014. During his tenure, Victor has helped usher in a new era for the bank, positioning CIBC as a relationship-oriented bank for a modern world. In 2016, he led the acquisition of The PrivateBank, establishing a strong North American platform for CIBC to serve clients and deliver future growth. Victor brings more than 25 years of extensive business and banking experience, having led CIBC's Wealth Management, Asset Management, and Retail Banking businesses.


Over the course of his career, Victor has also led several businesses with UBS and Merrill Lynch in Canada and internationally, and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. A member of CIBC's Board of Directors, Victor also serves on the board of the C.D. Howe Institute and is Vice-Chair of the Business Council of Canada. A recipient of the 2017 Catalyst Canada Honours (Company Leader) Champion award, Victor is a vocal advocate for inclusion in the workplace, serving as a member of the global Catalyst Board of Directors, Past Chair of the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board, and Past Chair of the 30% Club Canada.


He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA and was recognized as a Baker Scholar. Victor holds a diploma from the Institut d'études politiques in Paris and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto (St. Michael's College) in Commerce. He has received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Ryerson University. Victor resides in Toronto with his wife, Maureen. They are the proud parents of four children.


cibc.com


 

#64

Xie Yonglin

Chairman

Ping An Bank

(China)


Mr. Xie Joined the Ping An Group Company in 1994. He has been an Executive Director of the Company since April 2020. He is the Company's President and Co-CEO. Mr. Xie is the Chairman of Ping An Bank and a Director of Ping An Financial Leasing.


Mr. Xie was the Deputy Director of the Company's Strategic Development & Reform Center from June 2005 to March 2006. He held positions of the Operations Director, the Human Resources Director, and a Vice President of Ping An Bank from March 2006 to November 2013, and served as the Special Assistant to the Chairman, the President and the CEO, and the Chairman of Ping An Securities from November 2013 to November 2016 consecutively.

He was a Senior Vice President of the Company from September 2016 to December 2019. Previously, Mr. Xie served as the Deputy General Manager of Ping An Property & Casualty's sub-branches, the Deputy General Manager and then the General Manager of Ping An Life's branches, and the General Manager of Ping An Life's Marketing Department.


Mr. Xie holds a Master's degree in Science and a Ph.D. in Corporate Management from Nanjing University.


bank.pingan.com


 

#65

Robert Swaak

Chief Executive Officer

ABN AMRO

(Netherlands)


Robert Swaak was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Executive Board of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. effective 22 April 2020 for the period of 4 years. As CEO he is also responsible for Audit, Legal & Corporate Office, Strategy & Sustainability, Brand, Marketing & Communications and jointly responsible (temporary) with the CFO for the CI&TO portfolio.


Previously, Robert Swaak held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) where he started in 1988 and became partner in 1998. From 2006 until 2013 he was member of the Management Board of PwC the Netherlands (CFO, COO, CHRO), and served as Chairman of the Management Board from 2008 onwards. Subsequently, from 2013 until 2017 he was Global Vice Chairman/Global Clients and Industries leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers International. In this role he was responsible for PwC’s Global Clients, Industries and Markets, including the Financial Services Industry Group, and for setting PwC’s client delivery vision and strategy. In 2017 Robert Swaak became Global Relationship Partner and continued his responsibilities as Lead Audit Partner in the Financial Service practice of PwC the Netherlands. Until 30 June 2020 he was member of the Board of Trustees of Stichting Bernard van Leer Foundation and Stichting Van Leer Group Foundation.


Robert Swaak holds the following educational qualifications: Chartered Accountant (RA), Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1994), Master’s degree in Business Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1988).


abnamro.com


 

#66

Andrew Cecere

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

U.S. Bancorp

(USA)


Andy Cecere is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp, a well-respected financial services holding company with businesses across the United States, Canada and Europe.


U.S. Bancorp is headquartered in Minneapolis and is the parent company of U.S. Bank, which is the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. U.S. Bancorp is also the parent company of Elavon, a leader in the payment processing industry.


Andy became chairman of U.S. Bancorp in 2018, and he chairs the company’s Managing Committee, the highest-ranking executives within the organization. Andy’s financial career spans nearly 40 years. He started as a financial analyst at Control Data Corporation before joining U.S. Bancorp in its finance group in 1985. He was named vice president of acquisition analysis in 1990 and was promoted to senior vice president of finance and planning in 1992. He served as chief administrative officer for business banking, private financial services and relationship banking from 1996 to 1999. In 1999, Andy became a U.S. Bank vice chairman, with responsibility for the company’s corporate trust, leasing, treasury management, international banking and government banking functions, before serving as the company’s chief financial officer from 2000 to 2001. Subsequently, he spent six years as the vice chairman of the company’s wealth management division. Andy then served as vice chairman and CFO of U.S. Bancorp from 2007 to 2015. He was named chief operating officer in early 2015, ascended to president in 2016 and became chief executive officer in 2017.


Andy serves on the board of overseers for the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and the board of trustees for the University of St. Thomas. He is active with Bank Policy Institute (BPI), Business Council, Business Roundtable, MN Business Partnership, and The Clearing House (TCH).


Andy earned his master’s of business administration degree in finance from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of St. Thomas.


usbank.com


 

Stefan Wintels - Chief Executive Officer of KfW Group is at 58th place on the 2022 list of influential banking leaders.

 

#67

Gonzalo Gortázar

Chief Executive Officer

CaixaBank

(Spain)


Gonzalo Gortázar, born in Madrid in 1965, has been CEO of CaixaBank since June 2014. Mr Gortázar holds a dual degree in Law and Business from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) and an MBA with distinction from the INSEAD Business School.


He is also currently board member of Banco BPI. Mr Gortázar served as CaixaBank's Chief Financial Officer prior to being appointed CEO in June 2014. Before that, he was CEO of Criteria CaixaCorp between 2009 and June 2011. From 1993 to 2009, he worked at Morgan Stanley in London and Madrid, holding several posts in the investment banking division and leading the European Financial Institutions Group until he joined Criteria in mid-2009.


Previously, he held various corporate and investment banking positions at Bank of America. He has been Chairman of VidaCaixa, First Vice-Chairman at Repsol and a board member of Grupo Financiero Inbursa, Erste Bank, SegurCaixa Adeslas, Abertis, Port Aventura and Saba.


caixabank.com


 

#68

Milton Maluhy Filho

Chief Executive Officer

Itau Unibanco Group

(Brazil)


Milton Maluhy Filho became a director on January 1, 2019. Mr. Maluhy has been the Chief Executive Officer at the Itaú Unibanco Group since 2021, having served as CFO and CRO as well.


Previously, Mr. Maluhy was the Chief Executive Officer of Itaú Corpbanca between April 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018, responsible for the merger of Corpbanca and Banco Itaú Chile.


He joined the Itaú Unibanco Group in 2002, was elected Officer in 2007 and became a partner in 2010. Previously, he was CEO of Rede S.A. (former Redecar S.A.), a card-processing subsidiary, and Executive Director at Itaú Unibanco, responsible for the management of the credit card segment and retail store alliances. Previously, he worked at Itaú BBA, holding leadership positions in areas such as international, products, operations, treasury, and trading desk. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked at J.P. Morgan, Crédit Commercial de France (CCF Brazil) and Lloyds TSB.


Mr. Maluhy holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado — FAAP.


itau.com.br


 

#69

Masahiro Minami

President and Representative Executive Officer

Resona Holdings

(Japan)


Masahiro Minami is the President & Representative Director at Resona Holdings, Inc. He is also on the board of Resona Bank Ltd.


Resona Holdings, Inc. is the holding company of Resona Group, the fourth-largest banking group in Japan. It is headquartered in the Kiba area of Koto, Tokyo. The Resona Group has a strong customer base in the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Kansai area, where economic activity and population are concentrated. Resona leverages its branch network, which is the largest in Japan, and full-line trust and real estate capabilities to provide optimized solutions to more customers.


resona-gr.co.jp


 

#70

Fausto de Andrade Ribeiro

President and Chief Executive Officer

Banco do Brasil SA

(Brazil)


Fausto de Andrade Ribeiro, 53 years old, holds a degree in Business Administration from Faculdade Católica de Brasília and in Law from Universidade CEUB – DF. He holds a specialization in International Finance and an Executive MBA in Finance, both from IBMEC, as well as a specialization in Economics from the Minerva Program at George Washington University.


He has been an employee of Banco do Brasil since 1988. He held the position of Chief Executive Officer at BB Consórcios since September / 2020. Previously, he was Executive Manager of the Accounting Department in 2019 and of the Channels Unit, from 2016 to 2019. He also held the position of General Director of the Banco do Brasil unit in Spain between 2013 and 2016 and represented BB in the Transition Committee with the Board of Directors of Banco Patagonia, in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2010. Between 2000 and 2010 he was Executive Manager in the Internal Controls Department.


ri.bb.com.br


 

#71

Jong Kyoo Yoon

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

KB Financial Group Inc.

(South Korea)


Jong-Kyoo Yoon holds the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for KB Financial Group, Inc. In his past career he was Chief Financial Officer & Vice President for KB Financial Group, Inc. and President & Chief Executive Officer at KB Kookmin Bank (a subsidiary of KB Financial Group, Inc.) and Executive Vice President & Senior Partner at Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers.


He received a doctorate and an undergraduate degree from Sungkyunkwan University, a graduate degree from Seoul National University and a graduate degree from Korea National Open University.


kbfg.com


 

#72

Cho Yong-byoung

Chief Executive Officer

Shinhan Financial Group

(South Korea)


Cho Yong-Byoung Cho holds the position of Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. In his past career he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management Co., Ltd. and President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Shinhan Bank Co., Ltd. He received a graduate degree from Korea University.


shinhangroup.com


 

#73

Kentaro Okuda

President and Group Chief Executive Officer

Nomura Group

(Japan)


Kentaro Okuda is currently President and Group CEO of Nomura Holdings and Representative Director, President of Nomura Securities. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Nomura Holdings. Prior to becoming Group CEO in April 2020, Mr. Okuda served as Group Co-COO of Nomura Holdings and Deputy President of Nomura Securities from April 2018. He concurrently served as President and Chief Executive Ofcer of Nomura Holding America, a position he held from 2017 to 2019, together with his role as Head of Americas.


Mr. Okuda joined Nomura in 1987. During his career at Nomura, he has held a number of senior positions with the rm, mainly within the Wholesale/Investment Banking business, including Global Head of Investment Banking and Joint Head of Wholesale, Global Head of M&A, and Head of TMT. Mr. Okuda also has management experience within corporate functions, having served as Head of Group Strategy and Executive Ofce, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the group’s corporate strategy.


Mr. Okuda graduated from Keio University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and received his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


nomuraholdings.com


 

#74

Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer

DBS Group

(Singapore)


Mr. Piyush Gupta has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group since 2009. DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, headquartered in Singapore.


Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named "World’s Best Bank" by several global publications like Euromoney and Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, and was also named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, in 2019, DBS was listed among the top ten most transformative organisations of the decade by Harvard Business Review.


Prior to joining DBS, Piyush had a 27 year career at Citigroup, where his last position was Chief Executive Officer for South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Piyush is Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Executive Committee.


In addition, he is a member of Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, Singapore Management University (SMU) Board of Trustees and Bretton Woods Committee - Advisory Council. He sits on the boards of Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and the Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity. Piyush is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA). Previously, he has been a member of the Singapore Emerging Stronger Taskforce, aimed at defining Singapore’s future in a post-Covid world, the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the McKinsey Advisory Council.


Piyush has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. Piyush was named one of the world’s top 100 best-performing chief executives in Harvard Business Review - 2019 edition of "The CEO 100". In 2020, he was awarded the Public Service Star by the President of Singapore for his meritorious services to the nation. He was named Global Indian of the Year by the Economic Times in 2021, Singapore Business Awards' Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year in 2016, and Singapore Business Leader of the Year by CNBC in 2014. In his personal capacity, he takes a keen interest in nature, and is a Co-Chairman of the BirdLife International Advisory Group.


dbs.com


 

#75

Daniella Marques

Chief Executive Officer

Caixa Economica Federal

(Brazil)


Mrs. Marques is the CEO of Caixa Economica Federal. She was previously the Secretary of Productivity and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economy from February to June of 2022. Ahead of the Secretary, she launched the Brasil pra Elas program of incentive for female entrepreneurship, in partnership with SEBRAE and CAIXA. In four months, the program has assisted over 10 thousand women.


Mrs. Marques has also led the resumption of the Brasil Mais program, the Crédito Brasil Empreendedor, the regulation of the carbon market in Brazil and the Investments Monitor tool, which brings together information on public and private investments in Brazil throughout all sectors of the economy.


Between January 2019 and January 2022, Mrs. Marques held a position of special nature in the Ministry of Economy as chief of the Special Advisory for Strategic Affairs of Minister Paulo Guedes. She participated actively in the design and negotiation of the Pension Reform, the Emergency Aid, which assisted 68 million Brazilians during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the project that guaranteed the autonomy of the Central Bank. Besides acting together with the Congress to revision regulation marks, such as the Gas Law and the new Sanitation Framework, Mrs. Marques was part of the transition team of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government.


At 42 years old, Daniella has worked for several years in the financial market, in the investment funds independent management segment. She was a partner of Bozano Investimentos, where she acted as Director of Compliance and Operations and Financial (COO and CFO). She was also executive director of Oren Investimentos and acted in Mercatto Investimentos as Risk and Compliance director, Partner and Variable Income Manager.


Mrs. Marques has a bachelor’s degree in business administration at PUC/RJ and an MBA in Finance at Ibmec. She was born in Barra Mansa, Rio de Janeiro. She is the mother of Pedro Henrique and a defender and enthusiast supporter of women’s causes.


caixa.gov.br


 

#76

William S. Demchak

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

The PNC Financial Services Group

(USA)


William S. Demchak is chairman, president and chief executive officer of The PNC Financial Services Group, one of the largest diversified financial services companies in the United States.


Demchak joined PNC in 2002 as chief financial officer. In July 2005, he was named head of PNC's Corporate & Institutional Banking responsible for PNC's middle market and large corporate businesses, as well as capital markets, real estate finance, equity management and leasing. Demchak was promoted to senior vice chairman in 2009 and named head of PNC businesses in August 2010. He was elected president in April 2012, chief executive officer in April 2013 and chairman in April 2014.


Before joining PNC in 2002, Demchak served as the global head of Structured Finance and Credit Portfolio for JP Morgan Chase. He also held key leadership roles at JP Morgan prior to its merger with the Chase Manhattan Corporation in 2000. He was actively involved in developing JP Morgan's strategic agenda and was a member of the company's capital and credit risk committees.


Demchak is a member and chairman of the board of directors of the Bank Policy Institute and is a member of The Business Council. He is a member and past chairman of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development (ACCD) and serves as the chair of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, an ACCD affiliate. In addition, he is on the boards of directors of the Extra Mile Education Foundation and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.


Demchak received a bachelor of science degree from Allegheny College and earned an MBA with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Michigan.


pnc.com


 

#77

Min Ji Li

Chairman

Hua Xia Bank

(China)


Min Ji Li occupies the position of Chairman of Hua Xia Bank Co., Ltd. In his past career Dr. Li occupied the position of Chairman for Beijing Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Vice General Manager at Wuhan International Trust & Investment Co. Ltd., Chairman at Capinfo Co., Ltd., Vice General Manager at Capital Securities Co., Ltd. and Executive Vice President of Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd.


Dr. Li received a graduate degree from the University of China and a doctorate from Huazhong University of Science & Technology.


Hua Xia Bank Co., Ltd. provides commercial banking services. It operates through the following business segments: Electronic banking, Personal banking, Corporate banking, Small and medium enterprise credit banking, and Financing. Its services include public deposits, loans, domestic and international settlement, bill acceptance and discount, issuance of financial bonds, agency issuance and underwriting of government bonds, trade of government and financial bonds, inter-bank lending and borrowing, foreign exchange trade, bank card service, provision of letters of credit and letters of guarantee, collection and payment service, safe deposit box, foreign exchange settlement and sale, and sideline insurance agency.


hxb.com.cn


 

Kjerstin Braathen - Group Chief Executive Officer of DNB Group is at 89th place on the 2022 list of influential banking leaders.

 

#78

Thomas P. (Todd) Gibbons

Chief Executive Officer

BNY Mellon

(USA)


Todd Gibbons currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon. Prior to that, Todd had been a Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon and CEO of Clearing, Markets and Client Management. In that role he oversaw the Pershing clearing business; the trading, financing, collateral and liquidity management solutions delivered through the Markets business; treasury services and commercial payment activities; the U.S. government securities clearance and U.S. tri-party repo businesses delivered through BNY Mellon Government Securities Services Corp; credit services; global client management; and regional area management. From 2008 through 2017, he served as CFO.


Previously, for six years he was Chief Risk Policy Officer, overseeing credit, operational and market risk management of the company and The Bank of New York. Todd also served as CFO of The Bank of New York for almost a year prior to the merger. He first joined The Bank of New York in 1986 and held top management positions in the capital markets business, including head of global treasury, with responsibility for asset and liability management, funding, money market trading, swaps and derivative products.


Prior to joining The Bank of New York, he was assistant treasurer at Handy and Harman, a leading refiner, processor and fabricator of precious metals. Todd is a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee.


He serves on the Board of Trustees for Pace University and is a member of the Investment Pension Committee. He also serves on the advisory board of Wake Forest University's Business School. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Pace University.


bnymellon.com


 

#79

Hiroyuki Shibata

President and Chief Executive Officer

Shinkin Central Bank

(Japan)


Mr. Hiroyuki Shibata has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of the bank since June 2018. Previously, he held various positions in the bank including Deputy President, Senior Managing Director, General Manager of Strategic Planning Division, Director, and General Manager of Strategic Planning Division.


The SCB is the central financial institution in Japan for the nationwide network of shinkin banks, comprising 254 banks and approximately 7,100 branches. Japan's shinkin banks have an extremely important role in the financial industry, holding around ¥155 trillion ($1,405 billion) in deposits. The SCB provides various financial products and services, and uses the abundant funds deposited from shinkin banks throughout Japan to invest in marketable securities in the financial markets in Japan and overseas, as well as to provide loans to operating companies and so forth.


shinkin-central-bank.jp


 

#80

Richard D. Fairbank

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Capital One Financial Corporation

(USA)


Mr. Fairbank is founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Capital One Financial Corporation. As an innovator and entrepreneurial leader, Mr. Fairbank has grown Capital One from a start-up to one of the ten largest banks in America and 100 largest companies in the country as ranked by Fortune Magazine. Mr. Fairbank has been the CEO since the Company’s Initial Public Offering in November 1994 and has served as the Chairman and CEO since February 1995.


Since the founding of the Company, Mr. Fairbank has been responsible for overseeing both the Company’s strategic direction as well as management of Capital One’s day-to-day operations, and has driven strong organic business growth and executed a series of strategic acquisitions across retail and direct banking, credit cards, auto lending, and technology.


Mr. Fairbank has extensive experience in financial services and has led the development, growth, and transformation of the Company’s business capabilities since its founding, including technology, risk management, brand, customer experience, and talent development and diversity.


Prior to Capital One, Mr. Fairbank was Vice President and head of the banking practice at a national strategy consulting firm. Mr. Fairbank served on MasterCard International’s Global Board of Directors from February 2004 until May 2006.


capitalone.com


 

#81

Octavio De Lazari

Chief Executive Officer

Banco Bradesco SA

(Brazil)


Octavio de Lazari Jr. is Chief Executive Officer of the company. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Board of Banco Bradesco S/A. He also previously was the Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board.


Bradesco is one of the largest financial groups in Brazil, with solid operations focused on the interests of its clients since 1943. In addition to excellence in services, it stands out for being one of the best asset managers in the market, with results built on sustainable bases.


banco.bradesco


 

#82

Johan Thijs

Chief Executive Officer, President of the Executive Committee

KBC Group

(Belgium)


Johan Thijs was born in 1965, in Genk, Belgium. He holds a Master’s Degree in Sciences (Applied Mathematics) and in Actuarial Sciences (K.U.Leuven). He joined the company in 1988.


His career history includes the following: Product Development & Actuary, Life & Non life, ABB Insurance; Head of non-life department, Limburg regional office, ABB Insurance; Regional manager Limburg and Eastern Belgium, KBC Insurance; Senior General Manager non-life insurance, KBC Insurance; Member of the Management Committee of the Belgium Business Unit; Member of the Executive Committee of KBC Group; CEO of the Belgium Business Unit; Group Chief Executive Officer. KBC is a group of 40 000 talented employees in different countries who work together and share a common culture.


kbc.com


 

#83

Yang Shujian

President

Bank of Beijing

(China)


Shu Jian Yang occupies the position of Board Secretary, Director & Vice President at Bank of Beijing Co., Ltd. Dr. Yang received an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree from Jilin University and a doctorate from Central University of Finance & Economics.


Yang Shujian joined Bank of Beijing in 1997 and the board of directors in May 2014; in December 2017, he served as deputy secretary and president of the party committee.


Established in 1996, Bank of Beijing grasps the opportunities of this era and has achieved several development milestones, including introducing overseas strategic investors, public listing, and geographic expansion. The Bank has over 670 branches in not only over 10 major domestic cities, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Xi’an, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Changsha, Nanjing, Jinan, Nanchang, Shijiazhuang and Urumqi, but also in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Netherlands.


The success of the Bank of Beijing has established a classic pattern for innovation development of small- and medium-sized banks. In this new era, Bank of Beijing focuses closely on the three tasks of “serving real economy, preventing financial risks and deepening financial reform”, strengthens the guidance of the Party building, sticks to compliant operation in accordance with the law, speeds up digital transformation, enhances comprehensive risk management and control, and steadily promotes high-quality development of all the businesses.


bankofbeijing.com.cn


 

#84

Helen Wong

Group Chief Executive Officer

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC)

(Singapore)


Ms Helen Wong was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank on 15 April 2021. She is also Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Limited, a Board Commissioner of PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk and a Director of Bank of Singapore, Great Eastern Holdings Limited, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited and the Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund.


Ms Wong is currently a council member of the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) Singapore. She also serves as a Board member at Enterprise Singapore (ESG), and as a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Financial Centre Advisory Panel, MAS Payments Council and MAS Financial Sector Tripartite Committee. Ms Wong joined OCBC Bank in February 2020 as Deputy President and Head of Global Wholesale Banking.


She has more than 37 years of banking experience, having started out as a Management Trainee in OCBC Bank and was its first China Desk Manager, based at the Hong Kong Branch. She has vast experience in Greater China, covering a wide range of roles in capital markets, syndicated finance and corporate banking. Before returning to OCBC Bank, Ms Wong spent 27 years at HSBC, where her last role was as its Chief Executive for Greater China, which she was appointed to in 2015. She became the President and CEO of HSBC China based in Shanghai in 2010, and was promoted to be Group General Manager in 2011 to recognise her responsibility for the business operations and strategic expansion in China. She also held non-executive directorships at Baoshan Iron & Steel from 2012 to 2015, and at Bank of Communications from 2016 to 2019.


Ms Wong holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong.


ocbc.com


 

#85

Ham Young-Joo

Chief Executive Officer

Hana Financial Group

(South Korea)


Ham Young-Joo is the CEO of Hana Financial Group. He previously occupied the position of Vice Chairman & Executive Vice President at the group. In the past he held the position of Director at KEB Hana Bank.


He received an undergraduate degree from Dankook University. With the Korean financial industry's most extensive overseas network, Hana Financial Group is poised to become one of the world's leading financial groups. This position is the result of the consistent business growth the group has shown since its inception in 1971 as Korea Investment & Finance, followed by its conversion to a commercial bank in 1991 and financial holding company in 2005.


hanafn.com


 

#86

Carina Åkerström

President and Group Chief Executive Officer

Svenska Handelsbanken

(Sweden)


Ms. Carina Åkerström is a President & Group Chief Executive Officer at Svenska Handelsbanken AB. She joined the bank in 1986 as an employee of the Kalmar branch and has since had a number of positions at the bank.


In 2008, she was appointed Executive Vice President and in 2016 has had the role of Deputy Group Chief Executive of the Bank where her responsibilities included the bank’s large corporate customers and the bank’s overall business operations in the Stockholm region. She was appointed to the current position in 2019.


handelsbanken.com


 

#87

Byung-Hwan Son

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

NongHyup Financial Group

(South Korea)


Byung-Hwan Son is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NongHyup Group. He was previously the CEO of NongHyup Financial Group’s banking unit. He led the bank’s digital transformation by implementing an open application program interface in 2015, the first of its kind in the banking sector. Recognized for his expertise in digital finance, he led the bank’s division developing smart financing in 2019.


Son joined the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation in 1990 after graduating from Seoul National University.


nhfngroup.com


 

#88

Won Duk Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Woori Bank

(South Korea)


Born in 1962, Lee graduated from Seoul National University, beginning his financial career at Hanil Bank in 1990. He held several key positions at Woori Financial, ranging from the chief of strategic planning, global strategy and future strategy divisions. As the Korean Bank Leader, WOORI takes the lead in developing Korea's wealth and economy.


wooribank.com


 

#89

Kjerstin Braathen

Group Chief Executive Officer

DNB Group

(Norway)


Kjerstin Braathen has held the position of Group Chief Executive Officer since 2019. Prior positions in DNB include: Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive Vice President of the former Corporate Banking Norway. Kjerstin has many years of experience from the Shipping, Offshore and Logistics division (SOL) in Oslo. She joined DNB in 1999.


She holds a Masters in Management from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Nice-Sophia Antipolis.


DNB is Norway's largest financial services group and one of the largest in the Nordic region in terms of market capitalisation. The Group offers a full range of financial services, including loans, savings, advisory services, insurance and pension products for retail and corporate customers. DNB’s bank branches in Norway, in-store postal and banking outlets, Post office counters, Internet banking, mobile services and international offices ensure that we are present where our customers are. We are a major operator in a number of industries, for which we also have a Nordic or international strategy. DNB is one of the world’s leading shipping banks and has a strong position in the energy sector, and the fisheries and seafood industry.


dnb.no


 

Kattiya Indaravijaya - Chief Executive Officer of Kasikornbank is at 100th place on the 2022 list of influential banking leaders.

 

#90

Wang Kai

President

China Guangfa Bank (CGB)

(China)


Mr. Wang holds a PhD in Economics and is a Senior Economist. Mr. Wang currently serves as the Secretary of the CPC Committee, Director, Vice Chairman and President of the Bank, Member of the CPC Committee and Vice President of China Life Insurance (Group) Company.


Mr. Wang served as General Manager of the Capital Operations Department, Director of Financial Market Center, Secretary of the CPC Committee and President of Shanghai Branch of The Export-Import Bank of China.


Since May 2020, he has assumed Member of CPC Committee and Vice President of China Life Insurance (Group) Company, Chairman of China Life Insurance (Overseas) Company Limited from September 2020 to April 2021, Secretary of CPC Committee of China Guangfa Bank Co., Ltd. since January 2021, and Vice Chairman and President of China Guangfa Bank Co., Ltd since May 2021.


cgbchina.com.cn


 

#91

Abdulla Mubarak Al-Khalifa

Group Chief Executive Officer

QNB

(Qatar)


Abdulla Mubarak Al Khalifa joined QNB Group in 1996, and is currently the Chief Executive Officer at QNB Group. Abdulla’s most recent role was Executive General Manager – Chief Business Officer, with responsibility for Corporate, Retail, Assets & Wealth Management, Treasury and International Banking.


Abdulla has also held several other senior strategic positions across the Group. The roles have given him an extensive experience in Corporate & Project Financing, Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Risk Management, Mergers & Acquisitions and Customer Relationship Management.


Abdulla, born in 1973, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University, U.S.A.


QNB Group was established in 1964 as the country’s first Qatari-owned commercial bank, with an ownership structure split between the Qatar Investment Authority (50%) and the remaining (50%) held by members of the public. QNB Group has steadily grown to be one of the leading banks in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia (MEASEA) region.


qnb.com


 

#92

Jens Henriksson

President and CEO

Swedbank

(Sweden)


Jens Henriksson is the President & CEO at Swedbank. Previously, Jens was President and CEO at Folksam. Jans holds a Master of Science Electrical Engineering at Lunds University, and Fil. Lic. Economics, Stockholm School of Economics and University of California San Diego.


Swedbank offers loans, payments and savings to simplify everyday life for individuals and companies. Swedbank has its roots in the Swedish savings bank movement, which dates back to 1820.


swedbank.com


 

#93

César González-Bueno Mayer

Chief Executive Officer

Banco de Sabadell

(Spain)


César González-Bueno Mayer is the Chief Executive Officer of Banco de Sabadell. He has a dual Degree in Law and Business Administration from ICADE, Madrid, and an MBA from Yale School of Management, Yale University, USA. He is also a non-executive Director of TSB Bank Plc and TSB Banking Group Plc, and a Trustee of the Fundación Ciudad Escuela de los Muchachos.


Sabadell is one of the largest banking groups in Spain’s financial system, founded in 1881 and listed in the IBEX 35. Banco Sabadell operates in 14 countries and has commercial banks in Spain, the UK and Mexico. Since its inception, Banco Sabadell has tried to help people and companies make their projects become a reality, anticipating their needs and caring for them to enable them to make the best economic decision.


We have done this through responsible management and an unwavering commitment to the environment and to society. Banco Sabadell’s business model focuses on customer service, digitisation, the strength and geographical diversification of our balance sheet, our solvency and on generating long-term value for our shareholders, our employees and society in general.


grupbancsabadell.com


 

#94

Willibald Cernko

Chief Executive Officer

Erste Group Bank

(Austria)


Willibald Cernko is the CEO of Erste Group Bank. He worked until February 2016 as CEO of UniCredit Bank Austria AG and before that he had worked in many different management functions at Bank Austria, HypoVereinsbank and the UniCredit Group over the course of more than 20 years.


Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with a strategy to expand its retail business into Central and Eastern Europe. Since then Erste Group has grown to become one of the largest financial services providers in the Eastern part of the EU in terms of clients and total assets.


erstegroup.com


 

#95

Shayne Nelson

Group Chief Executive Officer

Emirates NBD

(UAE)


Shayne Nelson is a veteran banker with an extensive career across many sectors of the industry. During Shayne’s eight-year tenure as Group CEO of Emirates NBD, the bank’s market capitalization has increased from AED 15.8 billion to around AED 90 billion. Emirates NBD’s assets have grown from AED 308 billion to 700 billion over this period with a significant acquisition of DenizBank in Turkey for USD 2.7 billion successfully executed.


Additionally, organic growth has continued with the bank having the largest market share in both Corporate and Retail banking in the UAE whilst leading the industry in the region with technology innovation. Emirates NBD has also continued its organic expansion and growth in Egypt, India and Saudi Arabia with the latter franchise receiving the most additional branch licenses of any foreign bank.


Shayne is a member of the Board of Directors for Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD Capital Ltd., Emirates NBD Capital PSC, Tanfeeth, DenizBank A.Ş. (Turkey), International Monetary Conference, Marsh Emirates Insurance Brokers, a Founding Member of the Higher Colleges of Technology Industry Advisory Council, a member of the Advisory Board to the University of Wollongong in Dubai and a member of the International Cooperation Council France UAE (CCI France UAE).


Prior to joining Emirates NBD, he served in Singapore as the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Private Bank for three years. He was also the Chairman of Standard Chartered Saadiq Islamic Advisory Board and a Board member of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. Shayne’s other previous high profile positions in the banking arena include Regional CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Middle East and North Africa for five years based in Dubai (2006 – 2010), Chairman of Standard Chartered (Pakistan) Limited, and Chairman of the Banking Advisory Council to the Board of the Dubai International Financial Centre. He also held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank, Malaysia Berhad based in Kuala Lumpur.


Shayne’s solid experience, across various functions and geographies, is a testament to his diverse background within banking. Earlier in his career, his positions included Standard Chartered Chief Risk Officer for Wholesale Banking based in Singapore, Regional Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking Audit for the Asia Pacific Region and India, as well as Regional Head of Credit in Hong Kong, China and North East Asia, with the latter two positions based in Hong Kong. He was also the Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking for Westpac Banking Corporation for Western Australia based in Perth.


A Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Shayne is also an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers. Shayne is married to Siti Mariana Abdullah, a Malaysian citizen and has two children. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family. He is also a passionate fisherman, for which he holds a world record.


emiratesnbd.com


 

#96

Sim Tshabalala

Group Chief Executive Officer

Standard Bank Group

(South Africa)


Sim Tshabalala joined the group in 2000 in the project finance division of SCMB and in 2001 he was appointed to the group executive committee. Between 2001 and 2006, he was managing director of Stanbic Africa, and in 2006 was appointed as the chief executive of PBB. In June 2008, he was appointed chief executive of SBSA, a role he held until January 2018. In March 2013, he was appointed as the joint group chief executive of SBG, alongside Ben Kruger until September 2017, when he took over as the sole group chief executive officer.


His educational attainments include: BA, LLB (Rhodes University), LLM (University of Notre Dame, USA), HDip Tax (University of the Witwatersrand), AMP (Harvard). Standard Bank Group is a financial institution that offers banking and financial services to individuals, businesses, institutions and corporations in Africa and abroad.


standardbank.com


 

#97

Hanan Friedman

President and Chief Executive Officer

Bank Leumi Group

(Israel)


Hanan Friedman (born September 4, 1971), is CEO of Bank Leumi Israel. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served in a variety of senior positions at Leumi, including Head of the Strategy, Innovation and Transformation Division, Head of the Strategy and Regulation Division and Head of the Legal Division.


Before joining Leumi, Friedman served as the General Counsel for the Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Group.


Leumi is Israel's oldest banking corporation and one of the leading and largest corporations in the Middle East. Leumi operates some 250 branches across Israel, along with branches and representatives in major financial hubs around the world. The Leumi Group provides banking services to all types of customers, from households, through small and medium enterprises, to giant corporations. Leumi currently leads the digital banking sector in Israel with a host of innovative digital products and services.


leumi.co.il


 

#98

Eduardo Ebensperger Orrego

Chief Executive Officer

Banco de Chile

(Chile)


Chief Executive Officer since May 2016. Prior to this position, he was our Commercial Division manager from 2014 to 2016 following the merger of the Commercial Division and the Wholesale, Large Companies and Real Estate Division. Before that, he was the Wholesale, Large Companies and Real Estate Division manager. From 2005 to 2007 he was manager of Large Companies and between 2002 and 2005 he was CEO of the subsidiary Banchile Factoring S.A.


Mr. Ebensperger joined Banco Edwards in 1989. He was appointed Regional Branch manager in 1997 and later was appointed Medium-Sized Companies Division manager. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of Banchile Asesoría Financiera S.A., Banchile Securitizadora S.A., Banchile Administradora General de Fondos S.A. and Socofin and is a member of the executive committee of Banchile Corredores de Seguros Limitada.


Mr. Ebensperger holds a degree in business and economics from Universidad de Chile.


portales.bancochile.cl


 

#99

Aurelio Alemán

President and Chief Executive Officer

FirstBank

(Puerto Rico)


Aurelio Alemán graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.


His career has spanned 40 years in the finance sector, including diverse positions in management, business, credit, operations, and technology areas in institutions such as FirstBank where he started his career, and also at Citibank and Chase Manhattan Bank. He rejoined FirstBank in 1998 as Executive Vice President in charge of the consumer lending business. In October 2005 he was named COO and in 2009, he was appointed CEO.


FirstBank has approximately 700,000 customers and 3,100 employees, offering full retail and commercial banking services in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Virgin Islands.


1firstbank.com


 

#100

Kattiya Indaravijaya

Chief Executive Officer

Kasikornbank

Thailand


Ms. Kattiya Indaravijaya is the CEO of Kasikorn Bank, one of the largest banks in Thailand. She is also the Chairwoman at Kasikorn Research Center Co. Ltd.


She is on the Board of Directors at Beacon Venture Capital Co. Ltd., Kasikornbank Public Co. Ltd., Amata B Grimm Power Plant Infrastructure Fund, Kasikorn Leasing Co. Ltd. and Muang Thai Group Holding Co. Ltd. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chulalongkorn and an MBA from The University of Texas.


kasikornbank.com


 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

 

Johann Strobl, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International appears in the special mentions of the 2022 list of influential banking leaders.

 

Johann Strobl

Chief Executive Officer

Raiffeisen Bank International

(Austria)


Johann Strobl has served as CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International since March 2017. He was previously CRO of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG from 2007 and CRO of RBI from 2010.


Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 13 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management, as well as M&A.


To support its business activities, RBI operates representative offices and service branches at selected Asian and Western European locations. Around 47,000 employees service 18 million customers through 1,775 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI's shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005. RBI is Austria's second-largest bank with a balance sheet total of € 193 billion (as per 31 March 2022).


rbinternational.com



 

Hana Al Rostamani

Group Chief Executive Officer

First Abu Dhabi Bank

(UAE)


A seasoned C-suite executive with more than 20 years of experience in banking and financial services, Al Rostamani previously served as Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and Head of Personal Banking at FAB, responsible for leading the transformation of FAB’s consumer bank, instilling a customer and digital-first mindset.


A graduate of George Washington University in the US, Al Rostamani has served as an independent director in Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (Du) and was vice-chairperson of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Services. She is currently a member of Mastercard Advisory.


As the only female Group CEO of a major UAE-headquartered bank and publicly listed corporation within the UAE, Al Rostamani is recognised for her leadership skills and forward-thinking vision. Her most recent accolade includes her nomination in Forbes Middle East, being ranked third as featured in ‘Middle East’s Power Business Women 2021’ list.

Al Rostamani is married and has three children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.


bankfab.com


 

Valentin Stalf

Chief Executive Officer

N26 Bank

(Germany)


Valentin founded N26 in 2013 with his longtime friend Maximilian Tayenthal. Back then, both shared a vision of building a bank that the world loves to use. Today, he is the CEO leading the company that is redesigning banking for the 21st century.


A true entrepreneur at heart, Valentin has always been close to the startup community. Before N26, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence for Rocket Internet, an incubator and investor in online startups. There, he helped to develop several companies in the mobile payments industry, including payleven and Paymill GmbH. His experience working in strategy consulting and investment banking, along with a passion for solving problems with technology, led him to found N26 and challenge an industry ripe for change.


Valentin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management and a master’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of St. Gallen. He is also a member of the advisory board at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.


n26.com


 

Roberto Sallouti

Chief Executive Officer

BTG Pactual

(Brazil)


Roberto Sallouti is CEO and member of the Board of Directors of BTG Pactual. He joined the Bank in 1994 and became a partner in 1998. Throughout his career, he was responsible for the local and international fixed income areas, before becoming COO (Chief Operating Officer) in 2008. In 2015, he became to be CEO of the Bank.


He is a member of the Boards of Febraban, Mercado Livre, Banco Pan and has a bachelor's degree in Economics, with a specialization in Finance and Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.


btgpactual.com


 

David Vélez Osorno

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Nubank

(Brazil)


David Vélez Osorno is a founding shareholder of Nubank, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. He has also been a member of the Stakeholders’ Committee since July 2021.


Before founding Nu in 2013, David was a partner at Sequoia Capital between January 2011 and March 2013, in charge of the firm’s Latin American investments group. Before Sequoia, David worked in investment banking and growth equity at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and General Atlantic.


He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Science and Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from Stanford University.


nubank.com.br


 

Saeed M. Al Ghamdi

Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer

The Saudi National Bank

(Saudi Arabia)


Saeed Al Ghamdi is the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi National Bank (SNB), the largest bank in Saudi Arabia, and a leading financial services group in the region. He was appointed to this position in April 2021.


He joined NCB earlier in March 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, and later appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors from May 2018 up to March 2021. Mr. Al Ghamdi began his career in 1987 with the Ministry of Defense and Aviation and then he moved to Al Rajhi Bank in 1991, where he progressed in a number of jobs to assume later several leading positions. During 2012, he worked as an advisor to HE the Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency “SAMA“, and an advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the "National Commercial Bank."


Mr. Al Ghamdi holds a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dammam, KSA (1987).


alahli.com


 

Mohamed El Kettani

Group Chief Executive Officer

Attijariwafa Bank Group

(Morocco)


With a degree in Engineering from ENSTA-Paris, Mohamed El Kettani began his banking career in 1984 when he joined the Banque Commerciale du Maroc (BCM). In 2007, he became CEO of the Attijariwafa Bank Group and has since led its national and regional development to make it the leading bank in the Maghreb and the seventh best bank in Africa. He is an Officer of the Order of the Throne of HM King Mohammed and an Officer of the Order of Legion of Honor of the French Republic.


With its universal banking model, pan-African scope, the complementarity of its businesses and solid expertise, Attijariwafa is a leading player in the Moroccan and African financial sector. For over a century, it has been able to adapt by diversifying its business lines, renewing offers and revising structures to fulfill its aim of becoming the leading customer service bank. Attijariwafa bank currently supports 10 million retail, professional, corporate and institutional clients, with 20,125 employees in 25 countries throughout Africa, Europe and the Middle East.


attijariwafabank.com


 

Nik Storonsky

Chief Executive Officer

Revolut

(U.K)


Nikolay Storonsky launched Revolut in 2015 to transform the way we spend and transfer money abroad. Since then, he has put Revolut on the path to becoming the world’s first truly global bank, changing the way we do all things money.


Previously an Emerging Markets Equity Derivatives Trader at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers, he traded over $2bn across various options, swaps, and FX instruments. Nikolay holds an M.S. in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and an MA in Economics from the New Economic School, Moscow. He is a keen kite surfer, mountaineer, and championship swimmer.


revolut.com


 

Alpaslan Çakar

Chief Executive Officer

Ziraat Bankası

(Turkey)


Alpaslan Çakar graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, and Department of Public Administration. In 1996, Çakar started out working as an Assistant Auditor in Ziraat Bank, served as Auditor and Department Manager and was appointed Regional Director-in-chief in 2005.


Çakar, became the Head of the Department in September 2007, served as Executive Vice President for Retail Banking, Executive Vice President for Operations, Executive Vice President for Consumer Banking and Executive Vice President for Retail Banking, he served as Executive Vice President for Distribution Channels Management between January 2016-July 2017, Executive Vice President for Payment Systems between July 2017-June 2018, Executive Vice President for Retail Banking-2 between June 2018-March 2021.


He served as member of the Board of Directors/member of the Audit Board of Ziraat Finansal Kiralama (Ziraat Leasing), Bileşim Alternatif Dağıtım Kanalları Ödeme Sistemi A.Ş., Ziraat Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş. (Ziraat Life & Pension), Ziraat Sigorta A.Ş. (Ziraat Insurance), Kredi Kayıt Bürosu A.Ş. (Credit Registry Bureau), Ziraat Bank (Moscow) JSC, Turkmen Turkish Joint Stock Commercial Bank, Ziraat Teknoloji A.Ş. (Ziraat Technology), Bankalararası Kart Merkezi A.Ş. (Interbank Card Center), Ziraat Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. (Ziraat REIT), Ziraat Bank (Moscow) JSC, respectively, between the years of 2003-2019.


Çakar has been serving as the CEO and member of Board of Ziraat Bank since March 2021. He is the Chairman of the Credit Committee since 26.03.2021. He has been the Chairman of The Banks Association of Türkiye since 22.04.2021. He is member to the Board of Türkiye Wealth Fund since May, 2021. He has been carrying out the duty as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ziraat Participation Bank since 01.02.2022.


ziraatbank.com.tr


 

Vassilios E. Psaltis

Group Chief Executive Officer

Alpha Bank Group

(Greece)


Vassilios E. Psaltis was born in Athens in 1968 and holds a PhD in Banking and a MA in Business and Banking from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.


He held various senior management positions at ABN AMRO Bank’s Financial Institutions Group in London and at Emporiki Bank wherein he has worked as Deputy (acting) Chief Financial Officer.


He joined Alpha Bank in 2007. In 2010 he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and in 2012 he was appointed General Manager. Through these posts, he spearheaded capital raisings of several billions from foreign institutional shareholders, diversifying the Bank’s shareholder base, as well as significant mergers and acquisitions that contributed to the consolidation of the Greek banking market, reinforcing the position of the Bank.


He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since November 2018 and Chief Executive Officer since January 2019. In 2019 he was elected member of the Institut International d' Études Bancaires (IIEB). He is a Member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) since July 2021.


alpha.gr


 

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