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Dr. Josef Ack­er­mann is the for­mer chair­man of the man­age­ment board and the group ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee at Deutsche Bank. Dr. Ack­er­mann joined Deutsche Bank’s board of man­ag­ing direc­tors in 1996, where he was re­spon­si­ble for the in­vest­ment bank­ing di­vi­sion. Un­der his lead­er­ship, this business unit de­vel­oped into one of Deutsche Bank’s prin­ci­pal rev­enue sources and en­tered the top group of global in­vest­ment banks.

Prior to Deutsche Bank, Dr. Ack­er­mann was pres­i­dent of Sch­weiz­erische Kred­i­tanstalt (SKA), to­day’s Credit Suisse. He has held nu­mer­ous board po­si­tions in­clud­ing sit­ting on the Board of Direc­tors at Zurich In­surance Group, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Siemens AG, among oth­ers. To­day, he still holds nu­mer­ous man­dates, amongst them as board mem­ber at In­vestor AB, EQT Hold­ings AB, Ren­ova Man­age­ment AG and Be­lenos Clean Power Hold­ing Ltd. Ack­er­man also serves as vice-chair­man of the foun­da­tion board of the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum, honorary chair­man of the St. Gallen Foun­da­tion for In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies, honorary se­nate mem­ber of the Foun­da­tion Lin­dau Nobel Prizewin­ners Meet­ings at Lake Con­stance, vice chair and a mem­ber of the board of trus­tees of The Con­fer­ence Board, and ad­vi­sory di­rec­tor at New York’s Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera, among other posts.

Dr. Ack­er­mann stud­ied eco­nomics and so­cial sciences at the Univer­sity of St. Gallen, where he earned his doc­tor­ate, and holds an honorary doc­tor­ate from the Dem­ocri­tus Univer­sity of Thrace in Greece. Dr. Ack­er­mann is also an honorary fel­low of the London Business School, was vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor in fi­nance at the London School of Eco­nomics, and was ap­pointed honorary pro­fes­sor at the Jo­hann Wolf­gang Goethe Univer­sity in Frankfurt.

Wil­bur L. Ross, Jr. is Chair­man of WL Ross & Co. LLC, one of the world’s best known cor­po­rate re­struc­tur­ing firms. Over the past 40 years, Ross has helped turn around banks and other busi­nesses, in­clud­ing the Bank of Ire­land, Vir­gin Money (which last week an­nounced its IPO), Kan­sai Sawayaka Bank in Ja­pan, Bank United in Florida (which ranks as the largest ever US bank IPO), as well as

Vladimir Strzhalkovskiy cur­rently serves as Vice Chair­man of the board of Bank of Cyprus. He has held the po­si­tion of Deputy Min­is­ter of the Min­istry of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion for four years (July 2000 – Novem­ber 2004), Chair­man of the Ex­ec­u­tive Board of the World Tourism Or­gan­i­sa­tion (2003 - 2004), Head of the Fed­eral Agency Tourism Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Novem­ber 2004 – Au­gust 2008), mem­ber of the Board of Di­rec­tor of IN­TER RAO Ues (June 2011 – June 2013), as well as Chair­man of the Board (Au­gust 2008 – De­cem­ber 2012) and Vice Pres­i­dent (De­cem­ber 2012 – June 2013) of the JSC Min­ing and Me­tal­lur­gi­cal Company No­rilsk Nickel.

Strzhalkovskiy holds a PhD de­gree in Eco­nomics, spe­cialty “Ap­plied Math­e­mat­ics”, from Len­ingrad In­sti­tute of Elec­tronic En­gi­neer­ing of V.I. Lenin.

Arne Berggren has sig­nif­i­cant ex­pe­ri­ence in the fi­nan­cial sec­tor re­struc­tur­ing and re­cov­ery work pre­vi­ously work­ing in se­nior roles at Swed­bank AB, Carnegie In­vest­ment Bank AB, Swed­car­rier AB and Nordic Amer­i­can Bank­ing Corp. Berggren has also served as a se­nior ad­vi­sor for the In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund (IMF), as a mem­ber of the IMF Troika team in Spain, the Swedish Min­istry of In­dus­try and the Swedish Min­istry of Fi­nance and the Bank Support Au­thor­ity. He has held nu­mer­ous board po­si­tions and cur­rently serves on the Board of Direc­tors at LBT Var­lik Yöne­tim AS and DUTB Ldt.

Berggren holds an M.B.A. from New York Univer­sity, Grad­u­ate School of Business. banks in New Jersey, the US Mid­west and the US Pa­cific North­west. Most re­cently, his firm in­vested in Eurobank in Greece and or­gan­ised an EUR 500+ mln in­vest­ment in the Bank of Cyprus. Pre­vi­ously, Ross sold his steel company to ArcelorMit­tal, of which he re­mains a di­rec­tor.

Wil­bur Ross holds de­grees from both Yale and Har­vard Business School (with Dis­tinc­tion) and serves on the ad­vi­sory boards of both in­sti­tu­tions. He is the only per­son ever elected to both the Turn­around Man­age­ment Hall of Fame and the Pri­vate Eq­uity Hall of Fame.

Maksim Gold­man cur­rently serves as Di­rec­tor of Strate­gic Projects at Ren­ova where he is re­spon­si­ble for co­or­di­nat­ing the business de­vel­op­ment of the most sig­nif­i­cant as­sets un­der man­age­ment of the Group. Pre­vi­ously, he served as Deputy Di­rec­tor for In­vest­ments of Ren­ova Group, re­spon­si­ble for im­ple­ment­ing the in­vest­ment pol­icy and support of key M&A trans­ac­tions.

Dur­ing 2005-2007, he worked as Vice Pres­i­dent of in­ter­na­tional le­gal projects of Sual-Hold­ing, which pro­vided le­gal support for the in­ter­na­tional ac­tiv­i­ties of the company, and also took a sig­nif­i­cant part in the cre­ation of UC Rusal through a com­bi­na­tion of as­sets of Sual-Hold­ing, Rusal and Glen­core. From 1999 to 2005 Gold­man worked as an as­so­ciate at Chad­bourne& Parke LLP in New York and Moscow.

He holds a J.D. from the School of Law, Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia (Los An­ge­les) and a Master of His­tory at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia (Los An­ge­les).

John Houri­can cur­rently serves as CEO of Bank of Cyprus and ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber of the board.

Pre­vi­ously, he served as CEO of The Royal Bank of Scot­land Group’s In­vest­ment Bank (Mar­kets & In­ter­na­tional Bank­ing) from Oc­to­ber 2008 un­til Fe­bru­ary 2013. Be­tween 2007 and 2008, he served on be­half of a con­sor­tium of banks (RBS, For­tis and San­tander) as Chief Fi­nan­cial Of­fi­cer of ABN AMRO Group and as a mem­ber of its Man­ag­ing Board. Houri­can joined RBS in 1997 as a Lever­aged Fi­nance banker. He held a va­ri­ety of se­nior po­si­tions within RBS’s whole­sale bank­ing di­vi­sion, no­tably on the di­vi­sion’s board as Fi­nance Di­rec­tor and Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer. He also ran the bank’s Lever­age Fi­nance business in Europe and Asia.

Houri­can started his ca­reer at Price Water­house and he is a Fel­low of the In­sti­tute of Char­tered Ac­coun­tants in Ire­land. He is a grad­u­ate of the Na­tional Univer­sity of Ire­land and Dublin City Univer­sity.

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