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Karen Cook
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Karen S. Cook is the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology; Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS); and Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford. She conducts research on social interaction, social networks, social exchange, and trust. She has edited or co-authored numerous books and articles on the subject of trust in the organization.


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Marcus Lim
Assistant Managing Director (Banking and Insurance), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Marcus Lim is the Assistant Managing Director of Banking and Insurance for the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). In this role he oversees the licensing and supervision of all banks, merchant banks, insurers and finance companies in Singapore.


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Siew Kai Choy
Former Managing Director, GIC

Siew Kai Choy is a former MD at GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, where he was Director of the Data & Analytics Department, Head of Governance and IT in the Public Markets Group, and founded GIC Innovation Labs.


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Starling Insights
Starling Insights Editorial Board

Starling's team of editors provide review and analysis of current trends and developments in the industry.


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Stephen Scott
Founder & CEO of Starling Trust Sciences

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Susan Axelrod
Chief Supervisory Officer, Merrill Lynch

Susan Axelrod is the Chief Supervisory Officer for Merrill Lynch where she oversees supervisory risk culture and drives shared accountability for end-to-end supervision at all levels of leadership. She also is a key leader in activities that focus on regulatory, financial and reputational risk. 


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Todd Haugh
Associate Professor, Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Todd Haugh is an Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. His scholarship focuses on white collar and corporate crime, business and behavioral ethics, and federal sentencing policy, exploring the decision-making processes of the players most central to the commission and adjudication of economic crime and unethical business conduct.


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Tom Reader
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics

Dr Tom Reader is an Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology at the London School of Economics. He directs the Masters of Science in Organisational and Social Psychology and he leads a Masters in Science and Executive course on Organisational Culture. Tom is also a chartered psychologist (MA and PhD, University of Aberdeen; Leverhulme Fellowship).


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