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Summit Advisory Council


Alain Chevalier   Dr. Alain Chevalier

Professor of Finance, ESCP Europe

Alain Chevalier is a full Professor of Finance at ESCP Europe. He is also a former Vice Dean, a former Vice Director General, a former Academic and International Dean and a former Dean of Faculty at ESCP Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics (Paris Ouest Nanterre), a Ph.D. in Management (Paris Dauphine) and the French qualification for Ph.D supervision (Habilitation à diriger des Recherches-ESA Lille 2). He created and supervised the Finance concentration at ESCP Europe. He was also Chairman of the Finance Department for several years. Alain Chevalier was also one of the founders of the French Finance Association (AFFI) and is a former President of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). Dr Chevalier is presently a member of the technical committee of the convertible bonds index of NYSE-Euronext and is a board member of several scientific associations in finance, international business and operational research.

Cesar Virata   Mr Cesar Virata

Former Prime Minister of the Philippines and current corporate
vice-chairman, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Cesar Virata is regarded to be amongst the most progressive political and financial leaders from the Phillippines, serving as Minister of Finance from 1970-1986 and Prime Minister from 1981-1986. Known for his tough economic policies and a clean international reputation, it was during Mr Virata’s time as Minister of Finance that the Philippines became economically strong through healthy trade and budgetary surpluses. Returning to private enterprise and serving as the president of the Bankers’ Association of the Philippines, he has been involved in strengthening the Philippines’ money exchanges. Mr Virata is now currently corporate vice-chairman of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation.

Paul Chow   Mr Paul Chow

Former Chief Executive, Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Paul Chow has been a leading architect in the development of Hong Kong's modern securities and derivatives markets. He was former chief executive of the Hong Kong Exchange between 2003 and 2010 and a founding member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute. Previous to this, he was the Chief Executive, Asia Pacific ex-Japan Region of HSBC Asset Management (Hong Kong) from April 1997 to April 2003. Mr Chow has also made significant contributions to the development of global financial markets. He served as Chairman of the East Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation from 1994 to 1995 and was Chairman of the Working Committee of the Federation Internationale des Bourses de Valeurs (FIBV, now known as the World Federation of Exchanges, or WFE) from 1995 to 1996 and an ex-officio member of FIBV's Executive Committee from 1994 to 1996. Mr Chow was Chairman of the WFE Working Committee from 2007 to 2008 and became WFE Vice Chairman in 2009.

William Isaac   Mr William Isaac

Chairman Fifth Third Bancorp

William Isaac is the chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp, a regional US bank with assets under care of $300 billion. He is also the senior managing director of FTI Consulting and global head of FTI’s Financial Institutions group, providing regulatory counselling and risk management services, strategy consulting, expert testimony, and corporate governance consulting for financial institutions, law firms and governments. He is author of ‘Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America’, which provides an inside account of the banking and S&L crises of the 1980s, compares that period to the financial crisis of 2008, and recommends reforms to prevent future crises.

Malcom Knight   Mr Malcolm Knight

Professor of Finance, London School of Economics & former Chief Executive, Bank for International Settlements

Dr. Knight is currently a visiting professor of finance at the London School of Economics and a boardmember of Swiss Re. Previously, he was the first non-European chief executive of the Bank for International Settlements and group vice chairman of Deutsche Bank. He joined the BIS after a distinguished career at the IMF and the Canadian central bank, where he was senior deputy governor at the Bank of Canada.


Secretariat to the Advisory Council

Emmanuel Daniel   Mr Emmanuel Daniel

Chairman, The Asian Banker

Founder of The Asian Banker, the most respected provider of consulting and intelligence in the financial services industry in the Asia Pacific region and other emerging markets. Mr Daniel has led it to become a combination of leading industry research, publication and consulting house, with a strong reputation worldwide.


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