Josef Ackermann

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Josef Ackermann is Member of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell, Investor AB and EQT Holdings AB, Vice-Chairman of Belenos Clean Power Holding. He also serves as the Chairman of Zurich Financial Services AG and Central Bank of Cyprus. Previously Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group, Second Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens, Member of the Advisory Board of China Banking Regulatory Commission and National Bank of Kuwait. Mr. Ackermann is Member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank, plays an active role in the World Economic Forum (Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board from 1996 till 2014). He is Honorary Chairman of the St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies, Honorary Senate Member of the Foundation Lindau Nobel prizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance, and Advisory Director at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Also, and amongst others, Mr. Ackermann accepted an appointment as Visiting Professor in finance at the London School of Economics, and was appointed Honorary Professor at Frankfurt’s Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. Furthermore, he is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece. Mr. Ackermann gained his doctorate in Economics and Social Sciences from the University Of St. Gallen Switzerland.

Since February, 2014 Mr. Ackermann is a Member of the Board of Director at Renova Management AG.