This Jury has been delegated by the organisers with the task of selecting the most meritorious contributions frome the eligible candidates and of designating the prizewinners for the Prize. The Jury is composed of eminent persons who sit in their private capacity and on a pro bono basis.
Marie Casimiro-Crepin is Compliance Officer Professional Ethics and Privacy BGL BNP Paribas (Luxembourg). She is a former winner of the Robin Cosgrove, 2008-2009 edition, and the Robin Cosgrove Prize has allowed him to grow professionally to the field that interested him. Lawyer by training (Master II at the Assas-Paris II University), Marie Casimiro-Crepin focused her final thesis on Law History, particularly of the Right of Public Finances at the time of the “Ancien Régime”. This subject, which directly implied the notion of the common good through the new born notion of taxation, helped her to reflect on the direct application of this theme on contemporary societies. In 2007 she started to work for Ethiea Gestion, a portfolio management enterprise which centers its work on an ethical and behavioural analysis of different societies.
PROF. MARC CHESNEY
Prof. Marc Chesney is Professor of Finance at the University of Zurich. Previously in Paris, he was Professor and Associate Dean at HEC, President of the CEBC (Centre d’Etudes sur le Blanchiment et la Corruption) and an external expert with the World Bank. He has published articles and books in the areas of quantitative Finance and also of financial crime mechanisms. In addition, he focuses on the subject of Ethics and Finance. At the University of Zurich, he is member of the Board of the Graduate Programme for interdisciplinary Research in Ethics and co-organizer of the Ethical Finance Research Series. He is also member of the advisory Board of Finance & Common Good/Bien Commun. Marc Chesney holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Geneva and obtained his Habilitation from the Sorbonne University.
Steve Culp is a senior managing director, Accenture Finance & Risk Services. Based in Chicago, Steve has more than 20 years of global experience working with clients to define strategy, and execute change programmes across a broad spectrum of risk management and finance disciplines. He is responsible for leading the global group across all dimensions, from setting the strategic direction through to the enablement of local teams operating across diverse markets. In addition, he oversees Accenture’s efforts on large-scale transformation programmes across Finance and Risk for some of its most important financial services clients. Prior to his current role he was responsible for Global Risk Management Practice, and prior to that he led Accenture’s Finance & Enterprise Performance consulting services for global banking, insurance and capital markets institutions.
Edward Dommen is a specialist in economic ethics. He is past President of the Scientific Committee of the Swiss Network of International Studies (www.ruig-gian.org); he was 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). He was a founder member of the Ethics Committee of the Swiss Alternative Bank (Banque Alternative Suisse) and a member of the Board of Geneva’s Caisse Publique de Prêts sur Gages as well as a member of the Council of the RAFAD Foundation, an institution that guaranteed micro-credit. Edward Dommen has been a university professor, but he spent most of his career before he retired as a researcher with the United Nations conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He written and compiled several books on economic ethics.
CHRISTOPHER DE MATTOS
Christopher de Mattos is a director of London-based investment manager RAB Capital Ltd. 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
Prof. Paul H. Dembinski is 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 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. Paul H. Dembinski is also Professor at University of Fribourg where he teaches “International Competition and Strategy”.
DR ROBERT ALAN FELDMAN
Dr Robert Alan Feldman is the 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 program of TV Tokyo. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1998, Robert was the chief economist for Japan for Salomon Brothers from 1990-97. He worked for the International Monetary Fund from 1983-89, in the Asian, European, and Research Departments. Robert has a Ph.D. 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 in 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
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.
DR ANDREW HILTON
Dr Andrew Hilton is Director of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, a London-based non-profit think-tank, supported by 70 City institutions, that looks at threats to and opportunities in the global financial system. The CSFI was set up 20 years ago, and has since published several books and around 100 reports. More significantly, it has organized well over 1,300 round-tables on issues of pressing interest in the financial services sector – including EMU, the single European market, the Internet, small business finance, high-tech start-ups, microfinance and regulation. Dr. 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. He has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Wharton and an MA from New College, Oxford. He was appointed OBE in 2006.
MR PETER GAKUNU
Mr Peter Gakunu was 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. Peter Gakunu has known Robin for a long time. He recalls: “I first visited Carol and her family in Reading in 1978. Early on my first morning, Robin and his brother Andrew came to wake me up for my breakfast. I clearly remember those vivid eyes peering through my window and the little giggles that the two boys exchanged. Robin was a gentle person, gifted in many ways and very energetic and considerate. I was lucky to have met him and privileged to be chosen to serve in immortalizing his memory”.
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.
Robin Jarvis is Special Adviser to the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors (EFAA) and Professor of Accounting at Brunel University. He chairs the Advisory Panel of the Chartered Banker’s Professional Banking Standards Board and the European Banking Authorities (EBA) Consumer Protection Group. For the last ten years he has been a member of European Commission’s Expert Group the Financial Services User Group. Robin has researched and published on SMEs, accounting and banking for a number of years resulting in numerous publications and 10 books. His interest in SMEs and accounting has been recognised through his membership of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) SME specialists groups and his membership of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).
Mrs. Josina Kamerling is Head of Regulatory Outreach at CFA Institute, responsible for supporting CFA Institute’s policy development, in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, advancing the impact of advocacy efforts, and promoting capital market integrity and investor protection issues. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Josina was a Specialist Adviser on financial services in the European Parliament for six years, advising most significantly the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis on all aspects of financial services policy issues and technical information. Prior to this, Josina was a banker for 15 years in a variety of functions and locations, most notably as a senior banker in the global clients division of ING (managing a group of multinational clients on a worldwide basis and on all business lines) and prior to that as head of sales in the financial markets division of ING group (overseeing different sales teams in the dealing room). Josina holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours degree from Cambridge University in Law and modern languages. She is a Dutch national having lived and worked in five European countries, and she speaks five languages fluently (Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and some Greek).
DR RÓŻA MILIC-CZERNIAK
Dr Róża Milic- is vice President of the Banking Ethics Commission at the Polish Banking Association and is an associate professor at the private economic university in Warsaw. Previously, she has held a number of managing positions in one of the largest banks in Poland, where she was responsible for developing capital management, product management and client profitability concerning costs of risk, capital and costs allocation. She also participated in several projects, for example on the introduction of ICAAP, etc. Prior to joining the bank, she worked at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, where she researched economic behavior of households, including in periods of transition (participating in international surveys and projects). She is the author of several books and research papers and spent one and a half years in Germany (at the Hohenheim University in Stuttgart and University of Kiel) under the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung scholarship.
Mr Peter O’Connor is 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.
Clare Payne is the founder and Board Member of The Banking and Finance Oath and is a St James Ethics Centre Consulting Fellow for Ethics in Banking and Finance. Clare also holds the professional position of Director of Business Partnerships for Good to Great Schools Australia, an organisation focused on education reform, lead by Australian Indigenous Leader Noel Pearson. Clare previously managed the Integrity Office of Macquarie Bank and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Clare was awarded the Inaugural Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics in Finance, Geneva and in 2011 she was nominated in the FINSIA Pinnacle Awards category for ‘Most Outstanding Thought Leader’ in Financial Services. Clare commenced her career as a lawyer having completed a Bachelor of Laws and Mass Communications.
Mr Jean-Christophe Pernollet is Chief Audit Executive of the Edmond de Rothschild Group, after having been its Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career he was the partner in charge of the Geneva office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a graduate from IEP and EDHEC and has completed the Columbia Business School Senior Executive Program. As a former Lead bank auditor recognized by the Swiss Regulator FINMA, he is a financial services industry specialist and benefits from more than twenty years of working experience, of which three in Paris and two in New York. He was Chief Financial Officer of EFG International between 2010 and 2012.
Charles Pictet, a Swiss citizen, acted as a financial regulator in Switzerland from 2005 until 2012 in his capacity as a member of the board of FINMA. Prior to this, he worked at Pictet & Cie, a Geneva-based Swiss private bank, where he spent 25 years as a partner and senior partner. He was President of the Geneva Private Bankers Association, Vice President of the Swiss Private Bankers Association, and a member of the Board of the Swiss Bankers Association. He also served as Vice President of Economie Suisse. He is currently Vice President of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (Conseil de Fondation), and a member of the Board of Europa Nostra. He holds an MBA from the University of St Gallen.
After taking his degree at Oxford University, Mr John Plender 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.
DOMINGO SUGRANYES BICKEL
Domingo Sugranyes Bickel graduated from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1969. He was Secretary General of the International Christian Union of Business Executives (UNIAPAC) based in Brussels from 1973 to 1981. He moved to Madrid in 1981 and joined the MAPFRE insurance group, a Spanish agricultural mutual which was at the time starting to grow internationally and has developed into a multinational insurance and reinsurance group now present in 44 countries. As one of the vice-chairmen of the group and Executive Committee member, he participated in the internationalisation and the demutualisation process and was in charge of Finance and Economic affairs. After retiring from executive office in 2008, he remained on the Board of the MAPFRE Foundation until reaching the statutory age limit of 70 in 2015. Since 2009 he is Chairman of the Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice Foundation, a Vatican body dedicated to spreading and debating Catholic social teachings in economic and business circles.
DR CAROL COSGROVE-SACKS
Dr Carol Cosgrove-Sacks, Robin’s mother, lives and works in Geneva. She was formerly Director of Trade in the United Nations in Geneva (1994-2005); since 2006 she is a Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges; a Professor at the Europa Institute, University of Basel; and the Senior Advisor on International Standards Policy to OASIS, the global eBusiness standards organisation. She also maintains interest in some British academic centres, including the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, and the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies (CEAS),University of Reading.
THE MOST REVEREND JUSTIN WELBY
The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Arch-Bishop of Canterbury and a member of the House of Lords, is an Emeritus Member of the Jury. He served as a member from 2006-2013. He was previously a senior executive in a UK oil company, before ordination in the Church of England. For many years, he was responsible for the reconciliation work of Coventry Cathedral, travelling widely in Africa and the Middle East. Justin Welby has written extensively on ethics and finance. In July 2012 he was appointed to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.