OMFIF Team

Corporate

Corporate team

John Orchard

Chief Executive Officer

    Corporate team

    Clive Horwood

    Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

      Corporate team

      Sarah Holmes

      Chief Operating Officer

        Corporate team

        Sofia Melis

        Chief Revenue Officer

          Corporate team

          Afroditi Argyropoulou

          Human Resources Manager

            Corporate team

            Rina Patel

            Finance Director

              Corporate team

              Indira Ondhia

              Financial Controller

                Corporate team

                Ruby Brogan

                Assistant Financial Accountant

                  Corporate team

                  Simon Hadley

                  Director, Production

                    Corporate team

                    William Coningsby-Brown

                    Production Manager

                      Corporate team

                      Fergus McKeown

                      Subeditor

                        Corporate team

                        Sarah Moloney

                        Subeditor

                          Corporate team

                          Ben Rands

                          Director of Events and Marketing

                            Corporate team

                            James Fitzgerald

                            Deputy Head of Events and Marketing

                              Corporate team

                              Sasha Stileman

                              Events and Marketing Manager

                                Corporate team

                                Henna Rattu

                                Marketing and Events Coordinator

                                  Corporate team

                                  Maya Turnbull

                                  Events and Marketing Coordinator

                                    Corporate team

                                    Amy Holder

                                    Events and Marketing Coordinator

                                      Corporate team

                                      Kat Usita

                                      Managing Director, Research

                                        Corporate team

                                        Edward Maling

                                        Research Assistant

                                          Corporate team

                                          Julian Jacobs

                                          Economist

                                            Corporate team

                                            Mausi Owolabani

                                            Policy Analyst

                                              John Orchard

                                              Chief Executive Officer

                                              John Orchard is Chief Executive Officer of OMFIF, taking over on 1 January 2020.  He chairs OMFIF’s executive committee and is a member of the OMFIF board.

                                              Up to November 2019 John was a member of Euromoney’s management board, having started with the London stock market-quoted global information business in 1994. John oversaw all aspects of Euromoney’s £65m turnover finance and banking division, comprising Euromoney, the publishing and events business, GlobalCapital, the primary capital markets news, data and events service, and IMN, the New York-based securitisation and real estate events business. He presided over events and publications to mark Euromoney’s 50th anniversary, including the organisation’s celebratory dinner on 10 July 2019 at the London Hilton with 500 senior bankers and their teams.

                                              Orchard has a double honours degree in German language and European history from the University of East Anglia, where he studied under the tutorship of the writer W.G. Sebald.

                                                Clive Horwood

                                                Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

                                                Clive Horwood is Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive of OMFIF, where he is responsible for all content and helps set the strategic direction of the company. He joined in November 2020.

                                                Prior to this, he spent 15 years as Editor of Euromoney, the leading publication for the global banking industry and capital markets, where he became the title’s longest-serving editor. During this time he interviewed and formed close relationships with many of the leading bankers and policy-makers globally, pioneering coverage on ESG issues from early in his tenure and making Euromoney the benchmark accreditor for financial institutions globally.

                                                Clive started his career as a financial journalist as a reporter on Euromoney in 1993. He was Deputy Editor of Euroweek, the capital markets newspaper. He successfully launched Credit magazine in 2000, and was editor of Risk, the leading title for the global derivatives industry, from 2003 to 2005.

                                                  Sarah Holmes

                                                  Chief Operating Officer

                                                  Sarah Holmes is Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for ensuring implementation of the company’s strategy across a wide range of fields, including meetings, report production, and marketing and communications. Holmes develops relationships with public and private sector institutions across the world, including central banks, sovereign funds, public pension funds, hedge funds and asset managers.

                                                  Holmes was previously Operations Director for a business media company, based in New York. She was responsible for creating strategy and implementing processes to improve business efficiency and profitability. Designing, executing and managing the operational and financial planning for large-scale meetings, Holmes has worked extensively across North, South and Central America, and throughout Europe.

                                                    Sofia Melis

                                                    Chief Revenue Officer

                                                    Sofia Melis is Chief Revenue Officer. Melis looks after OMFIF’s relationships with global public and private financial institutions such as central banks, sovereign funds, pensions funds, hedge funds and asset managers.

                                                    Prior to working at OMFIF Melis was Member Journey Manager for The Chartered Quality Institute, where she was responsible for the engagement and retention of around 20,000 members.

                                                    Melis holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cagliari in Italy and a postgraduate diploma in International Management from the University of London.

                                                      Afroditi Argyropoulou

                                                      Human Resources Manager

                                                      Afroditi Argyropoulou is Human Resources Manager at OMFIF.

                                                      Previously, she worked in education and as a research assistant. Before that, she interned at Reload Greece, where she supported the directors in communicating the aims of the charity, edited content and worked on the website. She was also responsible for reaching out to potential stakeholders for donations and events.

                                                      Afroditi holds a BSc degree in Psychology from the University of Kent and an MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics. She is fluent in Greek.

                                                        Rina Patel

                                                        Finance Director

                                                          Indira Ondhia

                                                          Financial Controller

                                                          Indira is Financial Controller at OMFIF.  She is responsible for all aspects of financial and management accounting, including board reporting and ensuring OMFIF complies with all statutory and external requirements and regulations. 


                                                           


                                                          Before joining OMFIF, Indira held various roles as financial controller and head of finance in the profit/non-profit sectors, most recently as head of finance at The Girls Friendly Society. Indira is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of the Certified Accountants.  

                                                            Ruby Brogan

                                                            Assistant Financial Accountant

                                                            Ruby Brogan is Assistant Financial Accountant at OMFIF and plays a key role in the day to day running of the finance department, supporting business needs. Her responsibilities include cash management, financial planning, reporting and controls and assisting the Head of Finance with month end and year end processes.

                                                            Prior to joining OMFIF, Ruby worked in the Financial Planning and Analysis team for the underwriting division of one the world’s leading insurance intermediary groups.

                                                            Ruby is currently a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is actively studying.

                                                              Simon Hadley

                                                              Director, Production

                                                              Simon Hadley is Director, Production at OMFIF. He is responsible for the design and production of OMFIF’s publications, including liaising with suppliers such as printers, paper merchants and illustrators on a daily basis to ensure timely production of our titles.

                                                              His previous roles have resulted in more than 30 years’ experience in the publishing industry including stints on daily newspapers and financial b2b magazines such as Money Marketing and Fund Strategy for Centaur Media.

                                                              An experienced, prize-winning photographer, he also contributes pictures to OMFIF publications.

                                                                William Coningsby-Brown

                                                                Production Manager

                                                                Will Coningsby-Brown is Production Manager at OMFIF. His responsibilities include assisting with the production of a portfolio of print and digital products. He has a specialist knowledge in trade book publishing, having played a key role in publishing recent titles for OMFIF Press.

                                                                Prior to joining OMFIF, he was an Editorial Assistant at a sports newspaper, where he was responsible for the transition to, and effective running of, its new website. He has also undertaken various internships in the book publishing industry.

                                                                He holds a BA in Politics from Keele University.

                                                                  Fergus McKeown

                                                                  Subeditor

                                                                  Fergus McKeown is Subeditor at OMFIF. He is responsible for editing and proofing copy for OMFIF’s print and online publications.

                                                                  He was editor at Mogul News prior to joining OMFIF, where he oversaw the news content for the start-up’s website and app. He has previously worked for Palgrave MacMillan, as both production editor and production assistant.

                                                                  He holds a BA from Trinity College, Dublin in Ancient and Medieval History and Culture.

                                                                   

                                                                    Sarah Moloney

                                                                    Subeditor

                                                                    Sarah is Subeditor at OMFIF. She is responsible for editing and proofing a range of OMFIF publications, both online and in print.

                                                                    She joined OMFIF from Argus Media, an energy price reporting company, where she was a production editor. Prior to this she spent three years as editor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors where she was responsible for editing, typesetting and proofing a wide range of technical and legal material.

                                                                    Sarah has a BA in English Literature and American Studies and an MA in Modern Literature, both from the University of Leicester.

                                                                      Ben Rands

                                                                      Director of Events and Marketing

                                                                      Ben Rands is Director of Events and Marketing at OMFIF, responsible for organising a range of meetings across Europe and wider areas.

                                                                      He undertook a year’s industry placement at OMFIF and, in recognition of his successes, was invited back to join the team permanently. Prior to joining OMFIF, his experience included organising and managing charity events across Lincolnshire, as well as working at a historic venue in Eastbourne in an event management role.

                                                                      He holds a BA in International Event Management from the University of Brighton.

                                                                        James Fitzgerald

                                                                        Deputy Head of Events and Marketing

                                                                        James Fitzgerald is Deputy Head of Events and Marketing at OMFIF. He is responsible for developing, implementing and optimising company’s marketing and communications activities.

                                                                        James worked in marketing for Bauer Media prior to joining OMFIF. His major focus was on marketing to both mass consumer markets and helping to preserve newsagencies by helping them to market Bauer's magazine range across both traditional print and digital platforms.

                                                                        James holds a BA in Political Economy and Management from the University of Sydney.

                                                                          Sasha Stileman

                                                                          Events and Marketing Manager

                                                                          Sasha Stileman is Events and Marketing Manager at OMFIF. Prior to joining OMFIF, she worked at an events venue, organising a wide range of private and corporate events. Before that, she was an events assistant at a law firm.


                                                                          Sasha holds a BA in International Hospitality Management from NHL Stenden Hogeschool in the Netherlands. As part of her degree, she studied Events Management in Bali and Bangkok. Sasha also undertook a corporate internship at Hilton Worldwide prior to graduating. 

                                                                            Henna Rattu

                                                                            Marketing and Events Coordinator

                                                                            Henna Rattu is the Marketing and Events Coordinator at OMFIF.

                                                                            Previously, she worked at Times Higher Education as an Events Marketing Executive where one of the projects she worked on included the Times Higher Education Awards. She was also responsible for the end-to-end marketing of global virtual events at ‘THE’ and developing and maintaining relationships with key sponsors including Adobe and Salesforce.

                                                                            Henna holds a BA degree in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway University of London and an MA in Global Political Communications from Loughborough University.

                                                                              Maya Turnbull

                                                                              Events and Marketing Coordinator

                                                                              Maya Turnbull is an Events and Marketing Coordinator at OMFIF.

                                                                              She is responsible for organising and marketing a range of meetings for the Digital Monetary and Sovereign Debt institutes. Her previous roles included assisting in organising corporate and private events while building client relationships and sourcing new opportunities.

                                                                              Maya has a BSc (Hons) in International Event Management from the University of Brighton.

                                                                                Amy Holder

                                                                                Events and Marketing Coordinator

                                                                                Amy Holder is an Events and Marketing Coordinator at OMFIF. She is responsible for organising meetings and events for OMFIF’s Economic and Monetary Policy Institute.

                                                                                In previous roles she has developed health and wellbeing initiatives, coordinated internal and external events across the UK and implemented marketing strategies to increase and build client relationships. She is also a member of the Great Britain athletics team.

                                                                                Amy holds a BSc in sports, health and exercise science from Brunel University and a MSc in sports management from the University of East London.

                                                                                  Kat Usita

                                                                                  Managing Director, Research

                                                                                  Kat Usita is Managing Director, Research at OMFIF. She leads the organisation’s research operations, including global surveys of central banks and financial regulators. She provides technical and editorial guidance to reports and publications released under OMFIF’s five institutes, covering a wide range of topics that include public investment, fiscal and monetary policy, capital market development, sustainable finance, digital money, fintech and gender diversity in the financial community.

                                                                                  Previously, she was part of the Philippine civil service, monitoring the development of airports, railways and other infrastructure projects under the Department of Transportation. She also worked in Philippine politics, handling policy research for a national electoral campaign.

                                                                                  She completed the Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government of the University of Oxford. She also holds a BSc in Economics from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

                                                                                    Edward Maling

                                                                                    Research Assistant

                                                                                    Edward Maling is Research Assistant at OMFIF. He conducts qualitative and quantitative research for the organisation’s reports and publications, covering a wide range of topics relevant to OMFIF’s five institutes. His specialist research interests include development economics and econometrics.

                                                                                    He holds an MSc in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London and a BSc in Economics from the University of Kent.

                                                                                      Julian Jacobs

                                                                                      Economist

                                                                                      Julian Jacobs is Economist at OMFIF. He writes and undertakes research for the organisation’s reports and publications, covering a wide range of topics relevant to OMFIF’s five institutes. His research at University College London and The Brookings Institution has focused on inequality, voter behaviour, economic power, debt and technological change. In the past, he has worked in President Barack Obama’s personal office, the World Policy Institute and the Center for International Policy. He is also the co-founder of a non-profit organisation dedicated to eliminating inequality in the higher education application process. His work on digitalisation has been featured in TED, Jacobin and the Wall Street Journal.

                                                                                      He holds an MSc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Brown University. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied the relationship between technological automation, artificial intelligence and political radicalism.

                                                                                        Mausi Owolabani

                                                                                        Policy Analyst

                                                                                        Mausi Owolabani is Policy Analyst at OMFIF. In this capacity, she works on the organisation’s research and analysis on a wide range of subjects relevant to OMFIF’s five institutes. Her specialist research interests include capital markets, financial regulation and sustainable finance.

                                                                                        Prior to joining OMFIF, she worked in the regulation division of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (formerly the Nigerian Stock Exchange), covering governance, compliance and enforcement, as well as rulemaking activities for one of Africa’s leading securities exchange and integrated market infrastructure.

                                                                                        She completed the Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government of the University of Oxford. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Lagos State University and is called to the Nigerian Bar. She has attended the International Organization for Securities Commissions and Harvard Law School Global Certificate Program for Regulators of Securities Markets.

                                                                                           


                                                                                          The OMFIF Institute-Economic and Monetary Policy

                                                                                          The OMFIF Institute – Economic and Monetary Policy

                                                                                          Ellie Groves

                                                                                          Managing Director, EMP

                                                                                            The OMFIF Institute – Economic and Monetary Policy

                                                                                            Jamie Bulgin

                                                                                            Relationship Director, EMP

                                                                                              The OMFIF Institute – Economic and Monetary Policy

                                                                                              Neil Williams

                                                                                              Chief Economist

                                                                                                The OMFIF Institute – Economic and Monetary Policy

                                                                                                Saul Chambers

                                                                                                Programmes Manager, EMP

                                                                                                  The OMFIF Institute – Economic and Monetary Policy

                                                                                                  Mitchell Hoverd

                                                                                                  Commercial Executive, EMP

                                                                                                    The OMFIF Institute – Economic and Monetary Policy

                                                                                                    Taylor Pearce

                                                                                                    Economist, EMP

                                                                                                      Ellie Groves

                                                                                                      Managing Director, EMP

                                                                                                      Ellie is Managing Director of the Economic and Monetary Policy Institute at OMFIF. She is responsible for researching trends, developing relationships and hosting meetings with finance ministries and central banks on monetary policy, economic and fiscal developments and regulatory standards across the globe, including discussions on political economy. She has overall responsibility for the institute and working closely with the advisory board and chairman sets the strategic agenda for the team.

                                                                                                      Prior to joining OMFIF she worked at Chatham House, designing and managing a busy events calendar covering all aspects of foreign affairs. Before this she worked in the UK Parliament as a researcher for a shadow minister covering justice policy and has worked for a non-governmental organisation in Botswana.

                                                                                                      She has a BSc in Politics from the University of Bristol.

                                                                                                        Jamie Bulgin

                                                                                                        Relationship Director, EMP

                                                                                                        Jamie Bulgin is Relationship Director, Economic and Monetary Policy Institute, with overall responsibility for relations with all financial institutions worldwide, ranging from central banks and sovereign wealth funds to debt management offices and treasuries.

                                                                                                        Bulgin re-joined OMFIF in February 2014, having been involved in its inception in 2009/10. In the intervening period he spent four years at OMFIF’s sister company Lafferty Group, including a spell managing operations at the International Academy of Retail Banking – a new academy launched to improve standards in retail banking.

                                                                                                        Bulgin is fluent in German, and holds a BA in German from the University of Sheffield and specialises in German-British cultural relations. He has built strong relations with London-based German bodies, including the Embassy of Germany and the German-British Chamber of Commerce.

                                                                                                          Neil Williams

                                                                                                          Chief Economist

                                                                                                          Neil Williams is Chief Economist at OMFIF. He joined in February 2022 to lead economic and financial coverage of sovereign institutions worldwide. He is a veteran central bank watcher who in a 30-year career was most recently chief economist for Hermes Investment Management and senior economic adviser after its merger with Federated.

                                                                                                          With his track record in asset management, investment banking and economic policy, Neil pays particular attention to central banks’ balance sheets, investments and divestments  including the cross-over between quantitative easing and quantitative tightening as policy-makers navigate a global rise in inflation. He offers insight into the mechanics and psychology of monetary and investment decision-making, providing guidance across the gamut of sovereign institutions at the heart of OMFIF’s activities.

                                                                                                          Neil has an honours degree in Economics from University College of Swansea, and a Masters’ degree, also in Economics, from the University of Manchester.

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                            Saul Chambers

                                                                                                            Programmes Manager, EMP

                                                                                                            Saul Chambers is Programmes Manager, Economic and Monetary Policy Institute at OMFIF. He is responsible for researching trends, building relationships and creating programmes throughout the Americas.

                                                                                                            Prior to joining OMFIF, he worked at a financial media house for three years, leading on content and member engagement, alongside running the conference team. Before this, he worked as a conference director for an independent conference organiser, overseeing their fintech portfolio.

                                                                                                            Saul has a BSc in Economics from the University of Plymouth.

                                                                                                              Mitchell Hoverd

                                                                                                              Commercial Executive, EMP

                                                                                                              Mitchell Hoverd is Commercial Executive at OMFIF, responsible for managing and developing relationships with central banks and public institutions.

                                                                                                              Prior to joining OMFIF, Mitchell worked for Buckinghamshire council in a business support role. He has also worked for extended periods of time in the US, as a sports coach and tutor.

                                                                                                              He holds a BA in Intercultural Communication and Business Management from the University of East Anglia.

                                                                                                                Taylor Pearce

                                                                                                                Economist, EMP

                                                                                                                Taylor Pearce is an Economist at the OMFIF Economic and Monetary Policy Institute. She contributes to a range of research, reports and commentaries on monetary and macroeconomic themes.

                                                                                                                Taylor joined OMFIF with a background primarily in the public sector. She participated in the International Parliamentary Scholarship programme at the German parliament, during which she interned for the chairman of the EU Affairs Committee. She also interned at the US Mission to the UN in New York City working on social issues and economic affairs.

                                                                                                                Taylor holds a BA in international relations from Brown University and an MSc in international political economy from the London School of Economics, where she specialised in Eastern European economic development. She is fluent in German.

                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                  Digital Monetary Institute

                                                                                                                  Digital Monetary Institute

                                                                                                                  Katie-Ann Wilson

                                                                                                                  Managing Director, DMI

                                                                                                                    Digital Monetary Institute

                                                                                                                    Folusho Olutosin

                                                                                                                    Commercial Director, DMI

                                                                                                                      Digital Monetary Institute

                                                                                                                      Lewis McLellan

                                                                                                                      Editor, DMI

                                                                                                                        Digital Monetary Institute

                                                                                                                        Sinan Yilmaz

                                                                                                                        Programmes and Account Executive

                                                                                                                          Katie-Ann Wilson

                                                                                                                          Managing Director, DMI

                                                                                                                          Katie-Ann Wilson is Managing Director, Digital Monetary Institute at OMFIF. She is responsible for leading and managing the team to deliver the institute’s overall business objectives through a pipeline of publications and events. Katie-Ann develops the editorial scope across these projects and supports senior engagement with central banks, regulators, financial services, and technology providers. She also contributes to the corporate leadership of the entire business.

                                                                                                                          Prior to joining OMFIF, she worked at King’s College London, supporting the social science and public policy faculty on research submissions to higher education funding bodies. Before this, she worked as a grant writer for a non-governmental organisation in Israel.

                                                                                                                          Katie-Ann holds an MA in International Political Economy (distinction) from King’s College London and a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Leeds.

                                                                                                                            Folusho Olutosin

                                                                                                                            Commercial Director, DMI

                                                                                                                            Folusho Olutosin is Commercial Director, Digital Monetary Institute at OMFIF. Her responsibilities include recognising new partnership opportunities and developing and maintaining relationships with global public and private financial institutions.

                                                                                                                            Prior to joining OMFIF, Folusho spent two years in the US, developing and overseeing the sales execution for the North American conference division at Marcus Evans.

                                                                                                                            Folusho holds an LLB (Hons) in Law from Nottingham Law School and an LLM in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law.

                                                                                                                              Lewis McLellan

                                                                                                                              Editor, DMI

                                                                                                                              Lewis is Editor of the Digital Monetary Institute and consultant Editor of the Sovereign Debt Institute. He is responsible for content in both institutes.

                                                                                                                              Before joining OMFIF, he spent six years at GlobalCapital, a capital markets newspaper and part of Euromoney Institutional Investor. There, he covered debt capital markets, breaking news and developing themes in public sector bond markets, emerging markets, ESG and digitalisation. He formed relationships with senior bankers and key borrowers.

                                                                                                                              He holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh.

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                Sinan Yilmaz

                                                                                                                                Programmes and Account Executive

                                                                                                                                Sinan is Programmes and Account Executive at OMFIF. He is responsible for supporting coordination between OMFIF, central banks and private sector entities for the Digital Monetary Institute’s forthcoming research papers, panel events and podcasts.

                                                                                                                                Previously, he worked as a commercial executive for a payment solutions company, later becoming their relationship manager for over 100 businesses.

                                                                                                                                Sinan holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Essex.

                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                  Sustainable Policy Institute

                                                                                                                                  Sustainable Policy Institute

                                                                                                                                  Emma McGarthy

                                                                                                                                  Head of the Sustainable Policy Institute

                                                                                                                                    Sustainable Policy Institute

                                                                                                                                    Mingiyan Shalkhakov

                                                                                                                                    Commercial Director, SPI

                                                                                                                                      Emma McGarthy

                                                                                                                                      Head of the Sustainable Policy Institute

                                                                                                                                      Emma is Head of the Sustainable Policy Institute. She is responsible for researching trends, developing relationships and programming meetings for the Sustainable Policy Institute.

                                                                                                                                      Prior to joining OMFIF, Emma worked for several years as a conference producer, developing and running international conferences in the tech, legal and finance sectors, leading on content, research and building key industry relationships. Before this, she was a team leader for a local community development project based in Kenya.

                                                                                                                                      Emma has a MSc in International Development from the University of Amsterdam, and a BSc in History and American Studies from Sussex University.

                                                                                                                                        Mingiyan Shalkhakov

                                                                                                                                        Commercial Director, SPI

                                                                                                                                        Mingiyan Shalkhakov is Commercial Director, Sustainable Policy Institute at OMFIF. He is responsible for managing and developing relationships with global financial institutions, including central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds, asset managers and other organisations within both the public and private sectors.

                                                                                                                                        Shalkhakov was previously involved in new business development at Capital Economics and Invest Global Consulting in London. He speaks fluent Russian and English, and holds a BA in Economics and Politics and MSc in International Business Economics from the University of the West of England.

                                                                                                                                           


                                                                                                                                          Sovereign Debt Institute

                                                                                                                                          Sovereign Debt Institute

                                                                                                                                          Marcin Stepan

                                                                                                                                          Managing Director, SDI

                                                                                                                                            Sovereign Debt Institute

                                                                                                                                            Melissa Roache

                                                                                                                                            Commercial Director, SDI

                                                                                                                                              Marcin Stepan

                                                                                                                                              Managing Director, SDI

                                                                                                                                              Marcin Stepan is Managing Director, Sovereign Debt Institute at OMFIF. He is responsible for managing the relationships with central banks, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds in Europe, as well as programming a busy annual schedule of OMFIF Meetings throughout the region.

                                                                                                                                              Prior to joining OMFIF, Marcin’s experience has been in conference and training production specialising in the finance and energy sectors. He has also worked as a teacher and translator in Poland, Russia and France.

                                                                                                                                              Marcin holds a BA in History from the University of Warwick. He speaks English, Polish, French and Russian.

                                                                                                                                                Melissa Roache

                                                                                                                                                Commercial Director, SDI

                                                                                                                                                Melissa Roache is Commercial Director, Sovereign Debt Institute at OMFIF. She is responsible for managing and developing relationships with the most influential stakeholders of the international capital markets, including debt management offices, central banks, investors, ratings agencies and investment banks from around the world.

                                                                                                                                                Prior to joining OMFIF, she spent nine years with Euromoney, the leading publication for the global banking industry and capital markets. She started her career at the magazine as an Associate Publisher, responsible for advertising and special reports from Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. She developed business relationships from an excellent network of financial institutions and government authorities. Her projects covered foreign direct investment, capital markets, private banking, cash management and environmental, social and governance themes. She later became publisher of the Global Markets Newspaper (Global Capital) and head of sponsorship for Euromoney’s flagship Central & Eastern European Forum.

                                                                                                                                                Melissa holds a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Nottingham.

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                                  Wealth Strategy Institute

                                                                                                                                                  Wealth Strategy Institute

                                                                                                                                                  Lily Zhu

                                                                                                                                                  Managing Director, Global Wealth Management & Head of Asia

                                                                                                                                                    Lily Zhu

                                                                                                                                                    Managing Director, Global Wealth Management & Head of Asia


                                                                                                                                                      US Executive

                                                                                                                                                      US Executives

                                                                                                                                                      Mark Sobel

                                                                                                                                                      US Chairman

                                                                                                                                                        US Executives

                                                                                                                                                        Patricia Haas Cleveland

                                                                                                                                                        US President

                                                                                                                                                          Mark Sobel

                                                                                                                                                          US Chairman

                                                                                                                                                          Mark Sobel is US Chairman at OMFIF. Mark is a veteran US Treasury official, who was at the forefront of international financial diplomacy for two decades.

                                                                                                                                                          Mark, who represented the US on the International Monetary Fund executive board up to April 2018, has had a 40-year Treasury career with extensive around-the-world engagement.

                                                                                                                                                          He works with OMFIF in dealings with private and public sector organisations, speak regularly on international and US policy, and provide OMFIF members with insight and analysis.

                                                                                                                                                          Mark was Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary for international monetary and financial policy between 2000 and early 2015. He helped lead Treasury preparations for G7 and G20 finance minister and central bank governor meetings, formulated US positions at the IMF, and coordinated Treasury and regulatory agencies’ work in the Financial Stability Board.

                                                                                                                                                          Mark founded the US/EU Financial Market Regulatory Dialogue and chaired an international group of private and official sovereign debt experts that developed enhanced collective action clauses for sovereign debt restructuring. He managed the $100bn-plus Treasury Exchange Stabilization Fund and played a key role in US foreign exchange policy including coordinating the Treasury’s semi-annual foreign exchange report on China and other countries.

                                                                                                                                                            Patricia Haas Cleveland

                                                                                                                                                            US President

                                                                                                                                                            Patricia Haas Cleveland is US President of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). She joined OMFIF in 2018 to develop its US business following the company’s expansion in Europe and Asia as the leading independent think tank and forum for dialogue between the central banking and global public investor community and the financial industry.

                                                                                                                                                            After starting her career as an economist at the US Treasury in Washington DC, where she helped established the US-China Joint Economic Committee, she joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, heading Budget, Financial Policy and Strategic Planning, and serving on the President’s Task Force under Jacques de Larosiere.

                                                                                                                                                            Patricia later joined Lehman Brothers in London as head of European Corporate Advisory, and in New York established Lehman’s Strategic Advisory Group for hedge fund clients which won industry awards. Patricia later consulted on cross-border Chinese investment, before joining Citigroup as a managing director in the Institutional Clients Group. She subsequently served as Financial Adviser to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing, and as a guest faculty lecturer at the IE business school in Madrid. She received her MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

                                                                                                                                                               

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