Cyrus Ardalan

Chairman, OakNorth; former Vice Chairman and Head of UK and EU Government Relations and Public Policy, Barclays, London

Cyrus Ardalan is non-executive director and chairman of Citigroup Global Markets Limited, chairman of OakNorth Bank and chairman of the International Finance Facility for Immunisation. He also chairs the Financial Industry Services Advisory Board of Alvarez and Marsal in London. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ardalan spent fifteen years at Barclays Bank as a vice chairman. Before joining Barclays, he held senior positions in Paribas and at the World Bank. He has also been chairman of the International Capital Markets Association and a board member for the Dubai International Financial Centre. He has a bachelor's degree from University College London and a postgraduate degree in economics from Oxford University. Mr. Ardalan is a Fellow of several Salzburg Global Seminar sessions.

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