Mohammed Bin Mahfoodh Alardhi is the Executive Chairman of Investcorp, leading the Firm’s activities across its global office network in New York, London, Riyadh, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Mumbai and Singapore. Prior to his appointment as Executive Chairman in 2015, Mr. Alardhi was a Board Director on Investcorp’s Board since 2008.
Mr. Alardhi chairs Investcorp’s Executive Committee, Operating Committee and Investment Council.
Since becoming Executive Chairman of Investcorp, Mr. Alardhi announced a new growth strategy aiming to more than double the Firm’s Assets Under Management (AUM) over the medium term. Under Mr. Alardhi’s mandate and new vision, to date, the Firm has increased its AUM to US $31.1 billion.
During the first year of his chairmanship, Investcorp strengthened its institutional shareholder base by selling 20% of the company to Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development firm.
Mr. Alardhi is a retired Air Vice Marshal having joined the Royal Air Force (RAFO) of Oman in 1978 and was subsequently appointed as Chief of the Omani Air Force. In 2000, he was awarded the "Order of Oman" by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said.
Mr. Alardhi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Military Science from the Royal Air Force UK Staff College in Bracknell, UK and a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a graduate of the Royal Air Force Military Academy in Cranwell, UK, and the National Defence University in Washington D.C..
Mr. Alardhi is a leading figure who speaks regularly on international trade, the relationship between the Middle East and the West and the security of the Gulf. He is an author of three books: "Arabs Down Under”, "Pearls from Arabia" and “Arabs Unseen”.
In addition to his role at Investcorp, Mr. Alardhi is the Chairman of Sohar International Bank. He sits on several boards, including the International Advisory Board of The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Trustee for the Eisenhower Fellowship in Philadelphia, Community of Chairpersons, World Economic Forum, Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council and a member of The Arab Gulf Sates Institute in Washington.
Dean A. Connor was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life on December 1, 2011, and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
Dean joined Sun Life in 2006 and held a series of roles prior to his current appointment, including head of Sun Life’s Canadian Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. Dean joined Sun Life following 28 years at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, where he rose to be President for the Americas.
Dean serves on the Board of the Business Council of Canada, as a Trustee for the University Health Network in Toronto, and as a member of the Ivey Advisory Board and the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council. He also Chaired the 2017 United Way campaign for Toronto and York Region, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s ‘Making Incredible Happen’ campaign.
Dean is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey School of Business at Western University. Dean was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2017® and Ivey’s Business Leader of the Year for 2018.
Guy Cormier has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group since April 2016. Desjardins is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and sixth in the world, with assets of over $248 billion. It is one of the 20 largest employers in the country, supported by the skills of its 47,000 employees and the commitment of more than 5,000 elected officers. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Quebec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, Desjardins Group offers a full range of financial products and services to its millions of members and clients. Desjardins specializes in wealth management, life and health insurance, property and casualty insurance, personal services, and business and institutional services.
Mr. Cormier has been with Desjardins since 1992, and was General Manager of several caisses in the network. He was Vice-President of Cooperative Network Finance from 2009 to 2012, before being appointed Vice-President of Cooperative Network, in 2012, and then Senior Vice-President of Cooperative Network and Personal Services in 2013.
Mr. Cormier has always encouraged audacity, agility and innovation to improve the experience of members and clients. Under his leadership, the organization's AccèsD Services earned their 11th Customer Operations Performance Center (COPC) certification, making Desjardins the only financial institution in the world to hold the certification that long. It was also under Mr. Cormier that new innovative technology-focused service centres were launched, earning several awards internationally.
In 2014, he was invited to give lectures and take part in round tables for events organized by the World Health Organization and the International Summit of Cooperative.
In 2013, the Quebec MBA Association recognized Mr. Cormier as one of 40 Quebecers with a major influence on business in the province.
Dr. Diokno is the current Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines (1968), and earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration (1970) and Economics (1974) from the same university. He also holds a Master of Arts in Political Economy (1976) from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and a Ph.D. in Economics (1981) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, USA.
Prior to his appointment as BSP Governor, he served as Budget Secretary from 2016 to 2019. On his third tour of duty at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), he pursued an expansionary fiscal policy to finance investments in human capital development and public infrastructure.
His policy expertise and research contribution extend to various areas of public economics, such as the structure and scope of government, tax policies and reforms, public expenditure management analysis, fiscal decentralization, national budget and public debt among other topics. He has extensive experience in implementing reforms at the public sector, having also served as Budget Undersecretary from 1986 to 1991 and Budget Secretary from 1998 to 2001.
He is Professor Emeritus of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Over more than 40 years, he taught the following courses: Public Sector Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Development Economics and Special Topics (e.g., Public Enterprises Investment and Pricing Policies; Public Sector Reforms; Local Government Finance, etc.). He was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (City University of Manila).
He served as Fiscal Adviser to the Philippine Senate. He also served as Chairman and CEO of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) and Chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration.
Some of the major policy reform contributions of Dr. Diokno include: providing technical assistance to the 1986 Tax Reform Program to simplify the income tax system and introduce the value-added tax, helping design the 1991 Local Government Code of the Philippines, initiating a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get policy to streamline the release of funds, sponsoring the internationally-lauded Government Procurement Reform Act to modernize, regulate, and standardize government procurement activities in the Philippines.
He served as an adviser and consultant to various multilateral agencies like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Commission, and USAID for work in the Philippines, China and transitioning economies like Vietnam, Cambodia, and Mongolia.
He has also participated in numerous international conferences hosted by the IMF, ADB, World Bank, APEC, UN among other international organizations. Beyond this, he has authored numerous publications and discussion papers regarding his research interests that have been published in academic journals and policy reports.
- 40+ year career in the financial industry
- Tremendous breadth of experience –built, supervised or managed virtually every business in the financial industry
- Unparalleled geographic experience –worked more than a decade in each of the North American, European and Asian regions
- Consistent record of success in every business he built or managed
- Culminated in 9 years as CEO of Credit Suisse
- Managed through the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 and was recognized as one of the top performers through the crisis –one of the few firms not to take any government money during the crisis
- Post crisis in 2009, Credit Suisse won virtually every “Bank of the Year” award
- Never had a losing quarter in businesses he managed, with the exception of 4Q2008 when Credit Suisse did dramatically better than any other firm
- Brady has an exceptional record as a new business builder
- In 1990, Brady was one of 15 people who moved from Bankers Trust to Credit Suisse to build from scratch the Credit Suisse Financial Products which went from nothing to a $1Bn bottom line and one of the leading derivatives businesses in the world within 3 years
- In 1996, Brady built Credit Suisse’s Equity business from a money loser to $1Bn in profitability within 2 years. Built the best equity business in the industry with modern systematic trading, prime brokerage, automated execution and derivatives capabilities –the template for what other competitors would become
- Post financial crisis, led Credit Suisse as the leader in innovating in response to the regulatory and market environment with compensation structures (“toxic assets” for employees – perceived as the most responsible compensation structure of the crisis), regulatory capital structures (first issuer of contingent convertible bond – they said it couldn’t be done), and successful restructuring of businesses in response to regulatory changes
- BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and MBA with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Michael E. Hansen became CEO of Cengage, a global education and technology company, in September of 2012.
Under Mr. Hansen’s leadership, Cengage has transformed from a print publisher to a company which today is creating some of the most highly rated digital learning products and platforms. Cengage serves learners of all ages, building confidence and momentum, driving measurable success and workplace readiness. In FY 2016, digital unit sales outpaced print textbook sales, a significant milestone for Cengage.
Cengage and McGraw-Hill recently announced plans to merge, and Mr. Hansen is the CEO-designate of the new organization which will be formed when the deal closes.
Mr. Hansen has built a strong reputation for transforming businesses across many media and information sectors. Prior to joining Cengage, he served as CEO of Elsevier Health Sciences. During his tenure, he developed and implemented a successful print-to-digital transition and accelerated the development of new user-focused products. As President and CEO of Harcourt Assessment, Mr. Hansen turned an unprofitable testing business into a growing and highly profitable enterprise. Mr. Hansen has built a strong reputation for achieving results through a rapid strategic assessment, relentless focus on measurable execution, and a keen emphasis on cultural change which drives sustainability.
Earlier in his career Mr. Hansen served as Executive Vice President of Operational Excellence at Bertelsmann leading the portfolio transformation of this $20B global media company. Mr. Hansen spent the first 11 years of his career with the Boston Consulting Group in New York, ultimately becoming Partner and Co-Chairman of the e-Business and Media Practice.
Mr. Hansen is currently a Board Member of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), and on the Advisory Board of ProPublica. Mr. Hansen holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Bonn in Germany and an MBA from Columbia University in New York. He lives with his wife and three sons in New York City.
Martine Ferland is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer. Mercer is a global consulting leader in advancing the health, wealth and careers of over 115 million people around the world and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people.
Martine previously served as Mercer’s Group President and was responsible for leading Regions and Global Business Solutions, executing profitable growth strategies and driving collaboration across the firm. Prior to this, she served as President of Mercer’s Europe and Pacific (EuroPac) Region. During her seven years at Mercer she has leveraged her expertise in health, wealth and career to bring value to clients across the globe.
As one of Mercer’s most engaged leaders around diversity and charitable outreach, Martine is the Executive Sponsor of Mercer’s global volunteering program, Mercer Cares. She has participated in charity runs with Mercer colleagues around the world, and has a passion for spending time in the mountains.
Prior to joining Mercer, Martine spent 25 years with a leading HR consulting firm in the US and Canada. Martine has a bachelor's degree in actuarial science from Laval University.
Hassan Jarrar is one of the most prominent banking leaders in the GCC region with more than 30 years of international, regional and local banking experience. Prior to joining Bahrain Islamic Bank in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jarrar held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Bahrain. Mr. Jarrar’s diverse career in Banking includes extensive experience in retail, SME, and corporate banking in the Middle East and the US. Regionally, he served as Head of Corporate and SME Banking at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, and Head of Corporate Banking at Mashreq Bank, Abu Dhabi. Internationally, he has over a decade of experience in key management positions in leading banking institutions in the USA, namely Security Pacific Bank, and Bank of America. He serves on several boards including:
- Chairman of Liquidity Management Center.
- Member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee of the Bahrain Stock Exchange
- Member of the Board of the Bahrain Association of Banks.
- Member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Bahrain Labor Fund
He has been voted as Best Banking CEO in Bahrain-2019 and Among the top 50 CEOs in the GCC. Mr Jarrar holds a BSc in Finance from California State University, San Jose.
Ranndy Kellogg is the president and CEO of OMRON Healthcare, Inc., a world leader in personal heart health and wellness technology with a North American headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois. Prior to being named to his current position in April 2016, Ranndy held positions in marketing and sales at the company and, as COO, led the initiative to transform OMRON into a more digitally-focused company. Responsible for operations across the U.S., Canada and Latin America, Ranndy spearheads OMRON’s bold mission of Going for Zero – the effort to eliminate heart attack and stroke. The commitment to Going for Zero is reflected in OMRON’s focus on groundbreaking technologies that encourage and enable heart healthy behaviors and sharing of data to improve health outcomes.
Under Ranndy’s leadership, OMRON launched the first wearable blood pressure monitor, HeartGuide, and the first blood pressure monitor with EKG capability for home use, Complete.
OMRON collaborates with like-minded partners like AliveCor, Inc., a leader in cardiac care technology and intelligence, for which Ranndy serves as a member of the board of directors. Ranndy is also on the board of HealthCorps, a non-profit founded by Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz, which promotes health and wellness in our nation’s youth.
Tom Linebarger became Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc., the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world, on January 1, 2012. Prior to becoming Chairman and CEO, he served as President and COO from 2008 to 2011, Executive Vice President and President, Power Generation Business from 2003 to 2008, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2003, and Vice President, Supply Chain Management from 1998 to 2000.
Tom grew up in California and in 1986 received joint undergraduate degrees in management engineering from Claremont McKenna College and mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He later returned to Stanford University to earn an MS in manufacturing systems from the School of Engineering and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business in 1993.
Prior to joining Cummins, Tom was an investment analyst and investment manager at Prudential Investment Corporation where he lived in both Singapore and Hong Kong. While at Stanford, he worked at Cummins as an intern and spent his summer working on the manufacturing line at the Cummins Midrange Engine plant in Walesboro, Indiana. He liked the values, the people, and the business challenges he found at Cummins and decided to join full time in February 1993.
Tom has been on the board of directors of Harley Davidson since 2008. He is also a board member of the Business Roundtable where he serves as Chair of the International Engagement Committee, as well as, a member of the Executive Committee, US-China Business Council, Energy Systems Network and Canvas.
Tom and his wife Michele live in Indianapolis and enjoy traveling to spend time with their adult daughters, Alex and Emily.
Virginie Morgon is the CEO of Eurazeo, a position she has held since March 2018. Since joining Eurazeo’s Executive Board in 2008, Ms. Morgon has accelerated the firm’s diversification and growth, transforming Eurazeo into a leading, multi-strategy and international investment firm. Ms. Morgon also sits on the firm’s various investment committees.
Under Ms. Morgon’s guidance, Eurazeo currently manages over €18 billion in diversified assets, including €11 billion for third parties, and has 10 offices worldwide, including Paris, New York, Sao Paolo, Seoul, Shanghai and London. Eurazeo’s mission is to provide transformative investment solutions for companies across all market segments and sizes, from early-stage start-ups to multinational large-cap enterprises. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base and robust financial structure enable Eurazeo to form value-additive and long-term partnerships with the companies it supports.
Prior to joining Eurazeo in 2008, Ms. Morgon spent over 16 years as an investment banker at Lazard, where she advised international groups such as Air Liquide, Danone, Kingfisher, Publicis and Renault in New York, London and Paris. She was appointed the firm’s youngest managing senior partner in 2001, based out of Paris.
Ms. Morgon is a prominent and vocal advocate for diversity and global equality and has been regularly ranked on Fortune's list of “Most Powerful Women International”. She is a founding member of the Women’s Forum for Economy & Society, and serves as Co-Chair of the Paris Committee for Human Rights Watch. In recognition of her successful career and contribution to the economy, Ms. Morgon was made Knight of the Legion of Honor and Knight of the National Order of Merit, the two highest French civilian distinctions.
Ms. Morgon holds a degree from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a Masters’ degree in Economics and Management from the University of Bocconi in Milan, Italy. She is fluent in French, English and Italian and has worked in New York, Paris and London. Virginie Morgon is the proud mother of four children.
Ms. Morgon currently serves as an Independent Board Member for L’Oréal and Moncler. Her previous board appointments have included Accor Hotels and Vivendi.
Mr. Mussalli is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research, Equity. He is responsible for oversight of the firm’s Dynamic, Stock Selector, and Diversified Arbitrage strategies, as well as the Equity team’s Data Infrastructure, Portfolio Construction, and Trading teams. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment, Operating, and Directors Committees.
As Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research, Equity, Mr. Mussalli directs innovative equity research used in the development of models used within PanAgora’s equity strategies. Prior to becoming Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research, Equity, Mr. Mussalli served as Head of PanAgora’s Stock Selector strategies. His work focuses on combining fundamental insights with sophisticated quantitative techniques to develop proprietary models designed to analyze companies across many dimensions. In addition to overseeing the management of the firm’s Stock Selector strategies, he has significantly contributed to the proprietary pool of equity research leveraged across the entire firm during his tenure. The research he has conducted also led to the founding of the firm’s Diversified Arbitrage hedge fund strategy in 2010.
Before joining PanAgora, he was a Portfolio Manager on the Putnam Investments Structured Equity team, where he was responsible for Structured Equity portfolios. He contributed to quantitative research and analysis that supported all equity strategies, including International and Global strategies.
Prior to joining Putnam, Mr. Mussalli worked as a Senior Investment Analyst at John Hancock Funds.
Mr. Mussalli is a CFA charterholder.
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.B.A.
Tufts University, B.S.
Simon takes responsibility for Finastra’s strategic direction and growth. His leadership steers the company as it realizes its open platform vision, encouraging industry-wide collaboration to spark innovation and transform the next generation of financial services.
A firm believer in the principles of doing well by doing good, Simon chairs the World Trade Board and is passionate about how technology and open trade can drive financial inclusion and improve people’s lives.
An inspiring and trusted Fintech thought leader, Simon speaks regularly at large-scale events including the annual World Trade Symposium, Paris FinTech Forum and The Milken Asia Summit. He is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, with refreshing and candid views on equality in the workplace. He was also named in Bank Innovation’s ‘Innovators to Watch’ list for 2018.
Simon joined Finastra (formerly Misys) as President in 2015, was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2017 and became Chief Executive Officer in June 2018. He brings more than 20 years of sales, management and global leadership expertise to the company, having previously held the role of President, Industry Cloud, at SAP. Prior to that he was a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company.
He holds a degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the INSEAD Business School in France and a Bachelor’s degree in Business & European languages from the European Business School.
Carey is the President and Chief Operating Officer for Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) where she is responsible for strategy, growth and execution. In this role she leads the profit and loss for the corporation and the company’s global operations in 50 states and 26 countries. Parsons is organized into two segments: Critical Infrastructure and Federal Solutions, and serves the following markets: space and geospatial solutions; cyber and intelligence; engineered systems; missile defense and C5ISR; mobility solutions; and connected communities.
Carey joined Parsons in 2016 as president of the firm’s Federal Solutions business. She was promoted to chief operating officer in 2018 when the company merged its federal and critical infrastructure business segments. During this time, Carey shaped the portfolio, grew the business organically, acquired four companies, expanded margins and played a key role in taking the company public. In 2019 Carey became the president and chief operating officer, assuming additional responsibilities including functional support. Prior to joining Parsons in 2016, Carey held a series of progressive leadership roles within the defense and aerospace industry. Most recently, she was President of the Defense and Space business unit at Honeywell, where she led an expansion of the firm’s business with a broad base of customers, including U.S. government agencies and international defense ministries. At Honeywell, she also served as President of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. and Vice President of Honeywell Aerospace Customer and Product Support. Prior to Honeywell, Carey held a number of positions at Lockheed Martin, including Vice President of Technical Services, Vice President, Business Development, Maritime Systems & Sensors business unit; and President and CEO of Canada. She began her career as a systems engineer.
Carey holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern Universitiy. In 2018, she received an honorary doctorate from Ohio Northern University for her outstanding contributions to the university and the field of engineering.
Carey is a certified Program Management Professional, a certified Green Belt, a certified NACD cyber governance professional and a NACD fellow. She is a member of the Edison International Board of Directors, the Professional Services Council’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors where she serves as Vice Chair, and is a member of the Intelligence National Security Alliance and WashingtonExec.
For 2018 and 2019, Carey was named one of the “Top 25 Execs to Watch” by WashingtonExec and in 2019 a finalist for Executive of the Year by Washington Government Contract Awards (GovCon). In 2017 and 2018, she was named to the Wash100 by Executive Mosaic, in 2014 she was named one of the Top 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM, and in 2017 and 2012 Carey was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in STEM. Carey was the Marlington High School alumni of the year in 2016 and Ohio Northern University alumni of the year in 2015.
Since 2014, Jacques van den Broek is CEO and Chair of the Executive Board of Randstad, the global leader in the HR services industry helping more than 2.5 million candidates find a meaningful job with almost 250,000 clients. With on average 38,820 corporate employees active in 38 markets, Randstad generated revenue of € 23.8 billion in 2018.
After graduating in law, he held a management position with an international trading company and joined Randstad in 1988. Appointments followed as Regional Director in the Netherlands and, subsequently, as Marketing Director Randstad Europe. In 2002, he moved to Capac Inhouse Services as Managing Director, also taking on responsibility for Randstad in Denmark and Switzerland. He joined Randstad’s Executive Board in 2004 and is currently responsible for operations in Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition, he is responsible for Global IT, Business Concept Development, HR, Marketing & Communications and Public Affairs.
Jacques van den Broek is married and has two sons. He enjoys playing sports - soccer, running, golf - as well as art, and he collects original comic books.
David J. Wilson is chief innovation officer with Bechtel Corporation, headquartered in Reston, VA. He was elected principal vice president in 2016.
David manages Bechtel Innovate, a multi-million-dollar program designed to encourage colleagues across the company to create, share, explore, develop, and adopt new ideas to enhance performance and competitiveness on complex engineering and construction mega projects.
Leading into his position as chief innovation officer, David played a crucial role in the development and execution of The Future Fund. Launched in 2016, it became an incubator for ideas within Bechtel, specifically tasked with seeking out new, disruptive ideas from colleagues, suppliers, and customers – partners inside and outside the EPC industry. It was a significant first step in making Bechtel Innovate what it is today.
David joined Bechtel in 2001 as a mechanical and control systems engineer in Richland, WA. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility with leadership roles as a Lean Six Sigma master black belt, as well as the manager of a nationwide U.S. telecommunications project. His most recent role was as manager of innovation and building information managing (BIM) for the infrastructure global business unit.
David is a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Utah, with a master’s degree in Engineering and Technology Management from Washington State University. He is a certified professional engineer and Six Sigma Master Black Belt.