Executive-in-Residence, London



MONDAY, 15 mAY, 2017






Express your interest in the Executive-in-Residence program by Monday, 24 April 2017 at 11:59pm (London Time).

As a participant you will have the opportunity to meet with one of the Executive-in-Residence in a small (4-5 participants) group coaching session. You will be able to the executives you'd like to meet with for the small group coaching session and the times when you can be available to meet with the executives.

Space is limited; completion of this survey does not guarantee participation. You will be notified of your participation status by the end of the week of 1 May, 2017

Please be prepared to send your bio or resume with your registration or promptly upon confirmation of participation.


Multilingual executive with extensive expertise in business management, team leadership, strategy, sales, client portfolio management, product management, process streamlining and manager research within asset and wealth management.

Most recently Henriette was the Head of UK and Europe Product & Manager Solutions within Schroders’ USD 100bn+ Multi-Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions business. In this role she was responsible for multi-asset client portfolio management, product management, positioning of MAPS’ outcome-oriented product line-up and strategy. She also led manager selection and GAIA, Schroders’ Global Alternative Investor Access platform of external hedge fund strategies. Before joining Schroders in 2014, she spent seven years at Morgan Stanley as the Head of Manager Selection Strategies, Private Wealth Management, which provided advisory and discretionary investment solutions in the long only and UCITS space to private clients in EMEA, LatAm and Asia. From April 2012, she also was the Head of Sales for London based investment advisors. 

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in June 2007, Henriette spent nine years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), where she was the Co-Head of GSAM's Global Manager Strategies team for European and Asian institutional (Fiduciary Management) and private clients. She also built GSAM's institutional business in Switzerland and worked with institutional clients across Europe. 

Henriette originally started her career at BCEE in Luxembourg. She has a MBA from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, a Masters in Economics from the College of Europe and a ‘Licence en Sciences Economiques’ from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Henriette is fluent in English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

Mr. Darnell has been a member of several Boards of Directors and has held C-Level roles in many start-up, high growth and emerging market companies. He has been involved in the investment of $1.5 billion USD across multiple industries. In 2014, he founded Africa International Capital, which acquires, develops and operates businesses that the company believes will benefit from sustained growth and economic development in the Sub Saharan region. In 2017, AIC merged with Brenham Oil & Gas in the US to form Africa Growth Corporation (OTC: AFGC).

From 2003 to 2013, he worked for Microsoft Corporation, having launched products such as Microsoft Cloud and Xbox Music + Video. From 1992 to 2002, he worked for the Southern Company, a Fortune 500 utility company, having developed and financed energy projects principally in South America. Mr. Darnell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Chicago. Additionally, he obtained an International MBA from the University of Southern California. He lives in London, United Kingdom.
Nick has over 20 years of experience in global financial markets having worked in Asia, New York and currently London. His work experience has included proprietary trading, sales & trading of equities and derivatives, mutual fund marketing/distribution and private equity fundraising.

He has experience with bulge bracket firms such as Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. Currently, as Head of Institutional Sales at BB, Nick is responsible for all sales covering EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Banco do Brasil has been based in London since 1971 and BB Securities since 1994. BB Securities is the fully owned investment banking arm of Banco do Brasil. Banco do Brasil is over 209 years old, present in 24 countries and is the largest bank in Latin America by various measures. Assets under management are US$210 billion.

Nick joined BB as Head of Institutional Sales in London in 2011 responsible for equity and fixed income divisions. Since then he has helped establish and oversees mutual fund and structured product distribution as well. The equity and fixed income divisions in 2016 were ranked #1 in new issue distribution for the first time for BB Securities.Nick holds Accounting and Finance degrees from DePaul University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. Kalaris is the founder of Saranac Partners, a private client advisory firm headquartered in St. James, London. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive of Barclays Wealth from its establishment in 2006 until his retirement in June 2013. Prior to that, he was one of the founders of Barclays Capital, the investment banking business of Barclays. In addition, Mr. Kalaris was a member of the Barclays Group executive committee from 2009 and Executive Chairman of Barclays in the Americas from April 2012.

Before joining Barclays, Mr. Kalaris spent 18 years at JP Morgan where he held a number of roles, including head of fixed income sales, trading and research and where he was responsible for all activities with investors in the United States. He has served on the US Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and was chair of the US Bond Market Association, a predecessor organization to SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association).

Mr. Kalaris served as a distinguished executive in residence at Chicago Booth’s London campus; is a trustee of Dickinson College (vice chair) and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Kalaris earned his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Isabel Liu has 20 years’ experience investing private equity in infrastructure in emerging and developed markets. She has been a key executive in the start-up of four investment businesses for both private equity funds and corporates, backed by blue-chip sponsors. These include the USD1 billion AIG Asian Infrastructure Fund I investing in China and Southeast Asia and the EUR1 billion Western European fund for ABN AMRO. She led the Asia Pacific investment business for UK company John Laing plc.

Isabel moved to London 15 years ago to become CFO of the global airports joint venture of US construction company Bechtel and Singapore Changi Airport, with airports in Latin America and the UK. She has been involved in the full investment cycle of origination, negotiation, financing, acquisition, governance and management of airports, roads, metro stations, and power plants.

Currently Isabel is a non-executive board director of Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP). PiP is created by UK pension schemes to make debt and equity investments in UK infrastructure, providing the benefits of this asset class with economies of scale. PiP is raising and investing a fund. Isabel is also a board member of Transport Focus, the public body which is the consumer champion for users of UK rail, bus, tram, & highways.
Rigal is an independent consultant on Motivation, Compensation and Performance Measurement and Management. Until mid-2014 he was Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Human Resources for Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank has more than 100,000 employees worldwide. Prior to his current role, he served as the first Distinguished Executive in Residence at The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, where he coached and helped teach students.

Previously, Rigal was the deputy COO of Deutsche Bank's Corporate and Investment Bank, and prior to that he was COO of Global Banking. Global Banking had more than 8,000 employees in 37 countries and covered Deutsche Bank's corporate finance and large commercial banking businesses. Rigal joined Deutsche Bank in 1995 in Equity Capital Markets, focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. He advised on many notable deals including the IPOs of Infonet in 1999 and Mobile Telesystems, Russia's leading mobile company, in 2000.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he worked in equity capital markets at S.G. Warburg and was a management consultant with Oliver, Wyman, and Company in New York. While at Booth, Rigal was one of 10 students who worked with Harry Davis to develop the first LEAD program. Rigal is currently completing a full-time MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science at Warwick University.
Zeina Sawaya-Melville runs her own consultancy firm, Melville Business Consulting, with focus on commercial performance. Her recent clients include:
  • The Port of Cromarty Firth where she is acting as advisor to the CEO and board on establishing business strategy and developing an actionable plan for growth through diversification into renewable energy and decommissioning.
  • Private equity firms and investment banks requiring commercial diligence pre- M&A transactions.
She has cross -functional expertise and extensive international experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry in addition to broad knowledge of Ports& Yards. She is committed to Industry wide collaboration and has led the Oil & Gas UK Supply Chain Forum twice as well as has sat on the Board of Oil & Gas UK.

Zeina started her career as a journalist in Beirut, worked in Paris in Finance Audit for Arthur Andersen, moved to London with Schlumberger. From divisional and regional Financial Controller at Schlumberger, she rose to lead the commercial team for Europe, Africa & Caspian regions and was instrumental in developing a new worldwide commercial risks management system. Moving on to Sparrows Group, she set up the commercial and legal functions and helped, as VP Commercial, deliver with the rest of the executive team an ambitious growth strategy.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Law, a BBA from ESCP Europe and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She lives currently in Scotland with her husband where they are devoted parents to their young daughter Isabella.
Tom Yoritaka is a venture capital investor, a startup executive – and the former Global Managing Director of Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) – the company's corporate venturing program aimed at early-stage companies.  As the global head of Cisco EIR, he worked with startups & scaleups innovating in the Internet of Everything/Things, AI/Deep Learning/Big Data, Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Security & Blockchain.  Cisco EIR provided startups/scaleups with opportunities to build strategic relationships with Cisco Business Units & executives, co-working space, software, financial support & potential strategic investments from Cisco.  He was previously the Senior Director & General Manager of Social Solutions & Platforms, building & managing Cisco’s Web software products designed to advance social interactions, knowledge management & collaboration for Cisco customers & partners.  

Prior to joining Cisco, Tom held various executive & leadership positions at Yahoo! & Microsoft.  He also worked as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group & McKenna Group.  He holds a master's degree from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business & an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics, statistics & economics with honors from Northwestern University.

Liliana Yunusova has 20 years’ experience in finance and leadership and currently heads regulatory reporting, SEC & FED, for GE Capital International. Before joining GE Capital Liliana was the Regional CFO for Western Union Money Transfer operations in Eastern Europe. Prior to this she was the Financial Controller Russia & CIS at Fujitsu and acted as a Member of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee in 2 JVs in Russia.

She has extensive experince working with cross-functional/cross-country teams leading the HQ Finance/Reporting functions.Liliana is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an MSc Economics from the Russian State University of Oil and Gas.