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Albert-László Barabási
Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and University Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University

Albert-László Barabási is the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University.


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Alex Edmans
Professor of Finance at London Business School.

Alex Edmans is a Professor of Finance at London Business School. He is the author of Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit.


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Anne Walsh
Chief Investment Officer for Guggenheim Partners Investment Management and a Managing Partner of Guggenheim Partners.

Anne Walsh is Chief Investment Officer for Guggenheim Partners Investment Management and a Managing Partner of Guggenheim Partners.


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Bryan Hubbard
consultant focused on banking and financial services risk and reputation.

Bryan Hubbard is a consultant focused on banking and financial services risk and reputation. He has provided outcome-focused strategic communication counsel to federal agency heads and chief executives for more than 30 years


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Admiral Charles Richard
Past-Commander of United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

Admiral Charles “Chas” Richard served as the 11th commander of United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) between 2019 and 2022.


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Eva Hüpkes
Secretary General, International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI)

Eva H.G. Hüpkes is the Secretary General of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI)


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Hank Huang
President, Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance

Hank Huang is the President of the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance.


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Holly J. Gregory
Co-chair of Sidley Austin LLP’s Global Corporate Governance Practice

Holly J. Gregory is a co-chair of Sidley Austin LLP’s global Corporate Governance practice and co-leads its ESG and Crisis Management teams. Holly counsels publicly held, private and not-for-profit corporations on the full range of governance issues.


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Ian Johnston
Chief Executive of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)

Ian Johnston is the Chief Executive of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). He has previously worked at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.


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Jamie Fiore Higgins
Author, Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs

Jamie Fiore Higgins is a former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and is the author of Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs.


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Jason Norman Lee
Managing Director of Legal and Regulatory at Temasek

Jason Norman Lee is the Managing Director of Legal and Regulatory at Temasek.


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Jay Clayton
past-Chairman, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Jay Clayton previously served as Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission from 2017 to 2022.


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Jonas Heese
The Marvin Bower Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Accounting & Management Unit at Harvard Business School.

Jonas Heese is the Marvin Bower Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Accounting & Management Unit at Harvard Business School.


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Joshua Rosenberg
Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Joshua Rosenberg is currently an Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was previously Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, and Head of the Risk Group. Mr. Rosenberg was responsible for the New York Fed’s risk management framework including its approaches to operational, financial and enterprise risk. Mr. Rosenberg also served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Risk Subcommittee.


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Kristen Jaconi
Executive Director, Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management, USC Marshall School of Business.

Kristen Jaconi is an Associate Professor of the Practice in Accounting and the Executive Director of the Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.


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Mark Pagel
Royal Society and Professor of Evolutionary Biology at University of Reading in the UK.

Mark Pagel is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Professor of Evolutionary Biology at University of Reading in the UK. He is best known for his work on building statistical models to examine the evolutionary processes imprinted in animal and human behavior, from genomics to the emergence of complex systems—to language and culture.


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Martin Moloney
Secretary General of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Martin Moloney is the Secretary General of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Prior to joining IOSCO, Martin was Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and before that he worked as a Special Adviser on Risk and Regulation to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).


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Matthew Nunan
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Matthew Nunan is a partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Group


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Michael Brown
past-Director, Defense Innovation Unit

Michael Brown was the Director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) at the U.S. Department of Defense from 2018 to 2022.


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Admiral Michael Rogers
Past Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency

Admiral Michael Rogers served simultaneously as Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency from 2014 to 2018.


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Michael J. Hsu
Acting Comptroller of the Currency.

Michael J. Hsu is the Acting Comptroller of the Currency. As Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Mr. Hsu is the administrator of the federal banking system and chief executive officer of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).


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Michelle Kirschner
Partner and Co-Chair of the Global Financial Regulatory, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Michelle Kirschner is a partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and co-chair of the firm’s Global Financial Regulatory group.


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Sir Paul Tucker
Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

Sir Paul Tucker is a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. He previously served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Chair of the Systemic Risk Council. He is the author of Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order


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Raihan Zamil
Senior Advisor at the Financial Stability Institute

Raihan Zamil is a Senior Advisor at the Financial Stability Institute (FSI) housed within the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Raihan joined the BIS in 2011 and currently oversees the FSI’s banking supervision dissemination programme and outreach activities in the Asia-Pacific region.


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