MilleniumAssociates’ Global Advisory Board consists of independent and prominent individuals in the industry. Their role includes:
Higinio Bartolomé Pardo (Spain / Madrid)
President of Spanish M&A boutique Strategic Services, S.L. Formerly held senior positions with Schroders Ventures, Nomura, BSCH Investment Bank, Prudential Insurance Company and Citicorp Investment Bank.
Hervé de Carmoy (France / Paris)
Held executive positions both in banking and in industry. He was head of Chase Manhattan Bank Western Europe until 1978, then joined Midland Bank as an Executive board member in charge of International and Thomas Cook, became CEO of Société Générale de Belgique, a 35 000 employee conglomerate, in 1988, and subsequently Executive Chairman of Banque Industrielle et Mobilière Privée, partially owned by the Michelin group. In 1998 he became a Managing Director of Rhône Group LLC, a US Private Equity group, which invested, early 2004, among others, in Almatis, a former subsidiary of Alcoa and a world leader in chemical products derived from aluminium. Hervé became Almatis' executive Chairman and is now its non-executive Chairman.
Robert Douglass (USA / New York)
Chairman of Clearstream International, Luxembourg and Of Counsel to Millbank Tweed, Hadley McCloy LLP, New York; formerly Vice Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, NY.
Robert E. Garrison II (USA / Houston)
President and Director of Houston-based Sanders Morris Harris Group. Co-founded former Harris Webb & Garrison, which was merged into SMHG in 1999. Former Director of Research of Underwood Neuhaus & Co and Managing Partner of Lovett Mitchell Webb & Garrison (sold to Kemper Securities). Mr. Garrison is a CFA and has over 35 years’ experience in the securities industry.
David Gelber (UK / London)
Held various senior assignments in trading at Citicorp, Chemical Bank and HSBC before joining ICAP in 1994, the company he helped to grow into the world’s largest inter-dealer broker and from which he retired as COO in July 2005. Today he serves on several boards, including as Chairman of Walker Crips PLC, a London based Stock Broker, Altus Resource Capital PLC a specialised investment fund in junior mining situations, DDCAP Ltd a leading arranger of Islamic Banking transactions, Exotix Ltd a frontier market investment banking boutique and IPGL Ltd, a holding company with various investments including a 20% interest in ICAP PLC and majority ownership of City Index Ltd.
Michael J Lagopoulos (Canada / Toronto)
Formerly Deputy Chairman of RBC Wealth Management, where he was responsible for the coordination and servicing of leading Ultra High Net Wealth families and institutional clients as well as the global acquisition and alliance activities of RBC Wealth Management. A chartered accountant by profession, Mr Lagopoulos started his banking career at Royal Trust in 1986 and joining RBC in 1993 when it acquired Royal Trust, where he went on to hold a number of senior roles. He was President & CEO of Royal Bank of Canada International Wealth Management for 15 years and during the final two years of his career with RBC was Deputy Chairman of RBC Wealth Management. He retired from RBC in December 2012.
Lady Judge (formerly Barbara Thomas) (UK / London)
Lady Judge is Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. She is a trained commercial lawyer and banker, with both British and American citizenship, and has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. She has been a regulator in the financial services industry in both the UK and the US and has held senior private sector positions in the UK, North America and Asia. She is a recognised expert in the fields of corporate governance and energy, as well as financial services.
René Karsenti (France / Paris)
Currently President of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), after having previously been Executive President of the same organisation. From 2009 to May 2011 Mr. Karsenti also was Chairman of the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA). Prior to joining the ICMA in 2006, Mr. Karsenti was Director General of Finance at the European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg, Treasurer of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) based in London, as well as holding a variety of senior positions in the treasury organisations of the World Bank Group (IBRD & IFC), including IFC Treasurer. Mr Karsenti also holds a number of non-executive positions, including; Chairman of the board of the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) and Chairman at the European Capital Market Institute (ECMI) and member of the Strategic Committee of the French Debt Management Office, member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organisation and a member of the OECD Financial Markets Roundtable.
George Loudon (The Netherlands & UK)
Chairman Altius Associates and non-executive director of several companies. Former Chairman of Helix Associates Ltd. Former Executive Director of AMRO and Midland Bank after holding a senior position at McKinsey & Co.
Ian Mullen (UK / London)
Chief Executive of the British Bankers’ Association from 2001 until 1st April 2006. Formerly held top management positions at Midland Bank (now HSBC Bank), Jardine, P&O, and at UBS where he was Chief Credit Officer at UBS Private Banking and sat on the Group Risk Committee and the UBS Private Banking Management Board.
Maarten L. Pronk (Russia & Angola)
Independent Director at United Credit Systems Moscow. Partner at P&Z GMBH, an investment advisory boutique. Member of the advisory board of NRH, Natural Resources Holding AG Switzerland. Senior advisor to Bunge SA Switzerland. Maarten held several non-executive positions related with emerging economies. He was in executive positions for ING Bank in South America and Eastern Europe, and functioned as acting chairman of a top 10 bank in Russia, the Nikoil Bank Moscow. He was chief executive of Rabobank Russia and Fortis Russia. Furthermore Maarten held non-executive positions in banks, insurance and asset management companies in Brazil, Russia and Ukraine.
David Robins (Europe / Asia)
Former chairman and CEO of ING Barings with extensive UK and international experience having held senior management, research, sales and trading roles in the UK, Japan, the United States, Switzerland and Australia, including 18 years with Phillips & Drew and UBS, where he became Head of Europe. Mr Robins holds a number of non-executive directorships including Chairman of the board of Fidelity Japanese Values Investment Trust and Senior Independent Director at SVG Capital plc, as well as being a former non-executive Chairman of LCH Clearnet Ltd, and a Director of Meggitt plc. In addition, Mr Robins is the former founding Chairman of New Philanthropy Capital and chaired two other charities.
R Todd Rupert (USA / UK)
Founder and CEO of RTR International, Inc. a firm with diversified interests globally in the arts, film, distribution, merchandizing, and private equity. Todd is also a venture partner with Greenspring Associates, and holds a number of advisory and board positions globally. In 2012 Todd retired from the global investment management firm T. Rowe Price where he had been for 27 years, culminating as board member, CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, board member and president, investment services, of T. Rowe Price International, and a member of the operating steering committee of the T. Rowe Price group.
Anthony J Smouha (Switzerland / Geneva)
Executive Director of ATLANTICOMNIUM SA and adviser to the GAM Star Credit Opportunities (USD, EUR, and GBP) funds. Prior to joining ATLANTICOMNIUM SA in 1992, Anthony Smouha was Senior Vice President, Head of Bond Trading and Sales at Soditic SA/SG Warburg Soditic SA, Geneva and with Credit Suisse First Boston in London.
John Snow (USA / Boston)
Until 2003, Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the world's largest institutional asset manager, and Chairman of State Street Global Alliance, jointly owned by State Street Corporation and ABP, one of the world's largest pension plans. Former President of NatWest Investment Management, Director of NatWest Markets, founding CEO of PanAgora Asset Management, and Senior Vice President at The Boston Company.
Michael Tomalin OBE (UK & Abu Dhabi)
Board member and former CEO of The National Bank of Abu Dhabi. Formerly Global CEO of Barclays Private Banking, CEO of Barclays Group in Japan, New Zealand and Executive Director of Barclays Merchant Bank in Hong Kong.
Carel N. van der Spek (The Netherlands / Amsterdam)
Held senior executive positions in the financial services industry in the Netherlands and internationally. He started his career at Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank in capital markets and continued his work at ABN AMRO Bank, as it became in 1990 after the merger with ABN. He was stationed at various times in New York, Tokyo and London. His last position at ABN AMRO was Executive Vice-President Global Clients. From 1996 until 2005 Carel N. van der Spek was a member of the Board of Management of F. van Lanschot Bankiers N.V., Netherlands.
Dr. David B. Zenoff (USA / San Francisco)
Independent advisor on strategy, management and governance to CEO's, Heads of major business units, and Boards of Directors of large multinational companies, major financial services companies, and other institutions across the world. Graduated BA from Stanford and has MBA and doctor of Business Administration degrees from Harvard University. Has held teaching positions at the Columbia Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and IMEDE (now IMD). Author (or co-author) of eight books on management and marketing. Member of the Board of Directors of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Chair of the Board of larkin Street Youth Services.