IIF Announces Future Leaders Class of 2022

January 24, 2022

Class consists of 55 rising stars from 53 financial institutions around the world.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Institute of International Finance (IIF) announced today the new IIF Future Leaders Class of 2022. Participants were nominated by their firms based on a track record of achievement and their potential to become a leader in global finance.

“The past two years have taught us many things including how essential global cooperation and exceptional leadership are to tackle the world’s most urgent issues,” said IIF President and CEO Tim Adams. “We look forward to welcoming the 2022 cohort, which includes some of the finance industry’s best and brightest from around the globe, as we as an industry think critically about how we can stave off the worst effects of an ongoing pandemic and surmount challenges such as the transition to a net zero economy and thrive during a time of great digital transformation.”

The Future Leaders program was established in 2014 by the IIF’s Board of Directors to recognize the next generation of outstanding individuals with high leadership potential, and to build connections between rising stars from different regions and backgrounds.

Participants will attend IIF-hosted events designed to introduce them to the big ideas and topics that will drive the future of the industry. This will spur innovation and fresh thinking beyond their day-to-day responsibilities and affords them the rare opportunity to develop a close global network of peers.

The Class of 2022 consists of 55 individuals from 53 IIF member institutions. It is a diverse group from 30 countries, representing a wide variety of functional areas, including public policy, corporate strategy, macroeconomic research, legal affairs and digital banking and innovation.

The Class of 2022 roster is as follows:

Nico van der Leur, ABN AMRO
Jonny Black, abrdn
Mert Giray, Akbank
Carlos Aldana, Bancolombia
Roman Graf, Bank Julius Baer
Husam Awwad, Bank of Palestine
Sam Mannion, Barclays
Elsa Martinez, BBVA
Heather Orrico, BNP Paribas
Natalie Biderman, CIBC
David Gonzalez, Citigroup
Sherif El-Dezwy, Commercial International Bank Egypt
Tim Steinhoff, Commerzbank
Karen Miles, Credit Suisse
Rafael Gross, Credit Suisse, Banco de Investimentos Credit Suisse (Brasil)
Xue Min Hang, DBS Bank
Tanja Fischer, Deutsche Bank
Mohammed Odeh, Dubai International Financial Centre
Tobias Killmann, Erste Group
Ana Boata, Euler Hermes (Allianz)
Isabelle Scherf, Fidelity International
Rula AlQadi, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Diwa Cody, Goldman Sachs
Meshari AlMogbel, Gulf International Bank
Jennifer Grant, Institute of International Finance
Jonah Rosenthal, Institute of International Finance
Laura Maida, Intesa Sanpaolo
Brian Fox, J.P. Morgan
Jennie Oswald, Macquarie Group
Agnieszka Szelag-Turkiewicz, mBank
Jonathan Ettinger, MIGA
Keita Jokura, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Miki Tamai, Mizuho Financial Group
Alka Anbarasu, Moody's Investors Service
Kow Atta-Mensah, Morgan Stanley
Casey Morecroft, National Australia Bank
Shahrazad Hamroun, National Bank of Fujairah
Joyce Ma, Prudential Corporation Asia
Jassim Al Emadi, Qatar National Bank
Priyanka John, S&P Global
Rosa Carroquino, Santander
Sara Alnugali, Saudi National Bank
Yannick Abba, Scotiabank
Elin Åkerman, SEB
Katie Cleland, Société Générale
Simone Cooper, Standard Bank Group
Benjamin Chan, Standard Chartered Bank
Niamh Daly, State Street
Yoshiaki Kamoi, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Ken Takahashi, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Charlotte Mueller, Swiss Re
Mariana Gregori, UBS
Marco Valli, UniCredit Bank AG
Peter Herbert, Westpac
Lori Cassidy, Zurich Insurance Group


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