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A director of London-based investment manager RAB Capital plc and sits on the boards of a number of regulated and unregulated investment funds. He has spent over 20 years in the financial services industry, working as a financial analyst and investment banker in Europe and Latin America. Christopher joined the founding team at RAB in 1999 and, as Finance Director, was instrumental in taking the company to flotation on London’s AIM market in 2004. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and gained SERC and Kitchener scholarships to study for his MBA at INSEAD Having reduced his involvement in the day-to-day management of RAB, he has taken a particular interest in the role of the board in promoting corporate governance in financial services businesses.
Prof Paul H. Dembinski The initiator and Director of the Foundation of the Observatoire de la Finance. The mission of the Observatoire de la Finance is to promote awareness of ethical concerns in financial activities and the financial The Global Prize Jury 387 sector. Paul H. Dembinski is the founder and editor of the quarterly bilingual journal entitled Finance & the Common Good/Bien Commun. In parallel, he is partner and co-founder (with Alain Schoenenberger) of Eco’Diagnostic, an independent economic research institute working for both government and private clients in Switzerland and elsewhere.
Dr Robert Alan Feldman
Chief Economist and Co-Director of Japan Research at Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd. As part of Morgan Stanley’s global economics team, he is responsible for forecasting the Japanese economy and interest rates. He is a regular commentator on World Business Satellite, the nightly business programme of TV Tokyo. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1998, Robert was from 1990-97 the chief economist for Japan for Salomon Brothers. He worked for the International Monetary Fund from 1983-89, in the Asian, European, and Research Departments.
Robert has a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he concentrated on international finance and development. He did his undergraduate work at Yale University, where he took BAs in both Economics and Japanese Studies, graduating phi beta kappa, summa cum laude. Before he entered graduate school, he worked at both the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the Chase Manhattan Bank.
Dr Philippa Foster Back
Has over 25 years of business experience. She began her career at Citibank NA before joining Bowater in their Corporate Treasury Department in 1979, leaving in 1988 as Group Treasurer. She was Group Finance Director at DG Gardner Group, a training organisation, prior to joining Thorn EMI in 1993 as Group Treasurer. She was appointed Institute of Business Ethics’ Director in August 2001. Philippa Foster Back has a number of external appointments, including at the Ministry of Defence, The Institute of Directors and the Association of Corporate Treasurers, where she was President from 1999 to 2000. In 2006 she was appointed Chairman of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.
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Dr Andrew Hilton
Director of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, a non-profit think-tank, supported by 65 City institutions, that looks at the future of the global financial system. The CSFI was set up 13 years ago, and has since published three books and around 80 reports. More significantly, it has organised well over 750 round-tables on issues of pressing interest in the financial services sector including EMU, the single market, the Internet, small business finance, high-tech start-ups, microfinance and regulation. Andrew Hilton also runs a small economic and financial consultancy. He has worked for the World Bank in Washington and has run a financial advisory service for the Financial Times in New York. He is a board member of the Observatoire de la finance in Geneva. Andrew Hilton has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Wharton and an MA from New College, Oxford. He was appointed OBE in 2005.
Until 2010, an Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in charge of Africa Group One constituency. Before joining the Fund, he served as Special Advisor to the Kenya Cabinet in charge of economic reforms from February 2003 to October 2004. In September 2000, he joined the “Dream Team”, a team of high level personalities put together by the World Bank and UNDP to advise the Kenya Government on reforms. He worked as Economic Secretary and Director of Planning in the Ministry of Finance and Planning until December
2002. He coordinated the first Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Kenya. In 2003 he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment. Prior to returning to Kenya, he worked with the African Carribean and Pacific Group in Brussels from 1986 to 2000 as Director of Trade, and from 1977 to 1986 as Trade Expert in the ACP Secretariat.
Dominique Jacquet is Visiting Scholar at Insead Social Innovation Center and Professor of Corporate Finance at Cedep, University of Paris Ouest and Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. He is a civil engineer (Ecole des Ponts), holds an MBA from Insead and a PhD from the University of Bordeaux. Before starting an academic career, he has been a finance executive in American and French corporations, holding controller, treasurer and CFO positions. His main areas of interests are the relationship with business and finance, the role of incentives in sustainable value creation and the link between uncertainty and financial strategy.
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An experienced global and regional asset allocation and manager selection adviser for financial institutions, family offices and charities. He is Chairman/Lead Director of a number of publicly quoted investment/production companies with particular personal experience in Asia for the past 30 years. After boarding school in Ireland, Peter O’Connor read Economics and Law at Trinity College Dublin and King’s Inns Dublin respectively. He has lived and worked in London and Hong Kong, and he travelled frequently to most Asian countries, Canada and emerging economies in Europe.
Is a graduate from IEP and EDHEC and has completed the Columbia Business School Senior Executive Programme. As a lead bank auditor recognised by the Federal Banking Commission, he is a financial services industry specialist and benefits from more than fifteen years of working experience, three of which in Paris and two in New York. He is currently a member of the board at EFG Private Bank UK and Chief Financial Officer at EFG International.
After taking his degree at Oxford University, joined Deloitte, Plender, Griffiths & Co in the City of London in 1967, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1970. He then moved into journalism and became financial editor of The Economist in 1974, where he remained until joining the UK Foreign Office policy planning staff in 1980. On leaving the Foreign Office, he became a senior editorial writer and columnist at the Financial Times, an assignment he combined until recently with current affairs broadcasting for the BBC and Channel 4. A past chairman of Pensions and Investment Research Consultants (PIRC), John Plender has served on the London Stock Exchange’s quality of markets advisory committee and the UK government’s Company Law Review steering group. He is a non-executive director of Quintain PLC, a FTSE 250 company. His book, All You Need To Know About Ethics And Finance, is published by Longtail Publishing.
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Graduated from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, in 1969. He was General Secretary of the International Christian Union of Business Executives (UNIAPAC), between 1973 and 1981. He joined MAPFRE, Spain’s leading insurance group in 1981. He was active in the international development of the group in Latin America and in Reinsurance worldwide. From 1989 to 2007 he was in charge of the group’s listed holding company and member of the group’s executive. As complementary activities, Domingo Sugranyes was President of UNIAPAC from 1997/2000 and is currently Chairman of the Board of Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, a Vatican Center for Christian Social Teaching.
The Right Reverend Justin Welby
A senior executive in a UK oil company before ordination in the Church of England, Justin Welby has written extensively on ethics and finance.
Previously the Dean of Liverpool Cathedral, he became the Bishop of Durham in September 2011. He is a member of the House of Lords.
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Juan José Almagro
Has a doctorate cum laude in Labour Sciences, as well as a degree in law. He specialised in public law, and is a qualified lawyer. He also studied economy. He is honorary professor of the University of Madrid, and lecturer in the Masters of Social Responsibility if the University of Alcala de Henares. Juan José Almagro was visiting lecturer at the Institute for Executive Development (IEDE) of the University of San Pablo CEU, at the Instituto de Empresa and various other business schools.
Juan José Almagro works for MAPFRE, where he has held various management positions. He is a past president of the Human Resources Department, and General Director of Communication and Social Responsibility of the Group as well as General Director of the MAPFRE Institute of Social Affairs. He has given over one hundred lectures at universities, fora and institutions in both Spain and other countries, particularly in Latin America, on themes linked to the insurance sector and business, communication, leadership, the management of human resources and Social Responsibility. He is currently Member of different boards of directors of MAPFRE group.
Roberto Delgado Gallart
For the last 26 years has carried out dedicated social work with some of the most vulnerable social groups in Mexico and has trained many generations of new social workers on Mexico. This work won him the National Altruism Prize in 2004, bestowed by the Mexican Association of Private Welfare Institutions (l’Asociación Mexicana de Instituciones de Asistencia Privada). He also developed the first postgraduate programme in Social Responsibility in Latin America. He is the founder of Latin American Centre for Social Responsibility of the University of Anáhuac where he created the Diploma in Administration of Institutions and Social Welfare (Diplomado de Administración de Instituciones de Asistencia Social). This diploma course is also available in the groups in Cancún, Cozumel, León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Xalapa, Quintana Roo, and Torreón. This course has now been run for Twenty-three successive 392 Trust and Ethics in Finance years. Roberto Delgado Gallart has also received recognition such as the Latin American Prize for Educational Excellence (Premio Iberoamericano a la Excelencia Educativa) in Peru in 2004 as well as many other awards and over 200 different diplomas and degrees. Prof Paul H Dembinski See Appendix 1.
Eduard Dommen A specialist in economic ethics. He is past President of the Scientific Committee of the Swiss Network of International Studies (www.ruiggian.org) and is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the Swiss Network of International Studies (www.snis.ch). He is a member of the Actares association Shareholders for a sustainable economy (www.actares.ch), and member of the editorial board of the review Finance and the Common Good/Bien Commun. He was a founder member of the Ethics Committee of the Swiss Alternative Bank (Banque Alternative Suisse) and a member of the Council of the Caisse Publique des Prêts Contre Garantie as well as a member of the Council of the RAFAD Foundation, an institution that guarantees micro-credit. Eduard Dommen has been a university lecturer, but has spent most of his career before he retired as UNCTAD investigator. He written and compiled several books on the subject of economic ethics.
Fernando Flores Maio
Sociologist and journalist, contributor and columnist for several Argentine newspapers, was since 1990 director of the “Business Challenge” symposia, in Argentina, in France at the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique latine and in Coface. Since 2001, he is the founder and director of the Ecumenical Social Forum, which disseminates the concept of social responsibility, realises ethical campaigns, and rescues core values with symposia in Latin America. Fernando Flores Maio is the director of the Open Chair of Social Responsibility and Citizenship, which began in 2002 in Argentina with the help of Georgetown University, and later from other universities including the University of Salamanca and the Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. He organised presentations at the Instituto Italo Latinoamericano in Rome and at the Gregorian University and he is the author of several essays, including “Los hippies-Introducción”, “Rebelión Juvenil y Cambio Social” y “Comunismo o Reino de Dios”.
The Robin Cosgrove Prizes 393 Following a short career in as a civil engineer, Filomeno Mira Candel joined the MAFRE group at the end of the 1970s as an industrial riskprevention engineer. Since then he has held various management positions within the Group. He is now Vice-President of the Board of the MAPFRE Foundation, a priority shareholder of MAPFRE SA and President of the Executive Committee. After retiring from management positions, he remained a member of the Board of MAPFRE SA and other companies in the MAPFRE groups. He is also a member of the assembly of the Geneva Association and member of the Board of the Foundation of the Pontifical University of Salamanca. Filomeno Mira Candal was President of the Insurance Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris from 1994-1997, as well as president of AISAM, the International Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (Asociación Internacional de Compañías de Seguros Mutual) from 2002-2004.
After working as Assistant in the Department of Political Economy of the University of Geneva, he was an economist in the Federal Department of foreign economic affairs. From 1978-1979 he was a research fellow at Stanford University and MIT. In 1979 he was nominated as head of Public Finance of the Canton of Jura, and since 1982 he has been a lecturer in public finance in Geneva University. From 1984-1989 he was a member of the executive committee of the World Economic Forum. Since 1989, Paul-André Sanglard has been an independent economist. He is currently President of the Board of the Banque Cantonale du Jura in Porrentruy as well as member of several other Boards.
Paul-André Sanglard is also a member of the Board of the Foundation of the Observatoire de la Finance.
Leire San Jose
Professor of Finance at the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao (www.ehu.es) and visiting scholar at the University of Huddersfield (www.hud.ac.uk) where she is a member of the Financial Ethics and Governance Research Group (FEGReG). Her doctoral thesis examining the development of new technologies in the cash management gained the distinction of Summa Cum Laude unanimously and received a special prize. Leire San Jose is also specialised in social economy. She was president of the Scientific Committee of the XVII Congress of the European Business Ethics Network Spain in 2010. Currently, she combines 394 Trust and Ethics in Finance her academic interests and research in the field of corporate finance, cash flow management in the short term, with themes of ethics and corporate social responsibility. Leire San Jose has also received the first Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics in Finance in the first Ibero-American competition sponsored by MAPFRE.
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