Independent expert and formerly of the National Investment Corporation of National Bank of Kazakhstan
Andrew Rozanov is an independent expert with a 15-year track record of advising central banks and governments on portfolio management. From 2016-19, he served as an independent non-executive director and chairman of the board of the National Investment Corporation of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, which is one of the country’s sovereign wealth funds. Andrew is also a non-resident fellow at the Sovereign Investment Lab in Bocconi University in Milan.
In the past, Andrew was associate fellow in the International Economics programme at Chatham House. Prior to that, he worked at Permal Group, where he was responsible for advising institutional investors on asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management and alternative investments, focusing on global macro and tail risk strategies. Before that, he worked at State Street Corporation and UBS Investment Bank, in Tokyo and in London.
Andrew is known in the industry for having introduced the term 'sovereign wealth funds' (SWFs) in an article in Central Banking Journal in 2005. Subsequently, he published extensively on SWF-related matters, and edited two highly acclaimed books – Global Macro and Tail Risk Hedging. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and holds a Master's equivalent degree in Asian and African Studies, with a concentration in Japan, from Moscow State University.
Head of Reserve Management, Reserve Management Department
Central Bank of the U.A.E
Kristian Flyvholm served as inaugural CEO of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds and established the global sovereign investor organization in the City of London. Prior to this assignment, he served at the International Monetary Fund (Sovereign Asset & Liability Management Division, MCM), European Central Bank (Investment Division), Danish Central Bank (Investment Division) and Bank of Botswana (Financial Markets Department) with emphasis on sovereign investment management.
Kristian brings 20+ years of institutional investor experience, including roles as Chief Investment Officer at Jyske Invest Fund Management, Head of Investments at the Danish Central Bank and Senior Advisor at Danske Bank.
Kristian holds an MBA from Aarhus University and B.Sc. (Business Finance) from Copenhagen Business School and is a research affiliate with the Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston, USA.
Senior Financial Sector Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Mr. GIACOMO GIANETTO is Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) currently responsible for the financial sectors of the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia. Prior to joining ADB he served with the International Monetary Fund. His career experience includes banking and also roles as a manager in banking supervision at the Central Bank of Kuwait and serving as long term financial sector advisor with banks, central banks and financial supervisors in 23 countries in Europe, South America, and across Asia. He holds both an MBA and a Master’s degree in International Management.
Executive Director and Chief of General Secretariat
Mr. Birger Vikøren started his career at Norges Bank in 1987 when he joined the Bank as an economist on the economic policy department. He's since been in and part of a range of departments within the Bank and more recently Mr. Vikøren has been appointed Executive Director and Chief of General Secretariat, a role he moved into in 2016.
Mr. Vikøren is Chair of the Norges Bank's pension fund and is Norges Bank's representative on the board of Finanstilsynet (Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway).