Monday 4 March 2019

Session times vary between
2:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Chicago Booth London Campus
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London, EC2V 5HA

Express your interest in the Executive-in-Residence program by Monday 18 February 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (London Time).

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

The hour-long small group coaching sessions commence at 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. There will be a 15-minute break between each session. The sessions will be followed by a brief networking reception from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Space is limited; completion of this survey does not guarantee participation. You will be notified of your participation status by Friday 22 February 2019. Please be prepared to send your bio or resume with your registration or send promptly upon confirmation of participation.



Henriette joined Fidelity International in 2017 as an Investment Director within Multi-Asset in London, where she works closely with the Investment Solutions Design team on bespoke client mandates to further grow Fidelity International’s Multi-Asset USD 50bn+ business. Before that she spent two years at Schroders, where she headed up UK and Europe Product (client portfolio management, product positioning and strategy), Manager Selection and Schroders’ Global Alternative Investor Access hedge fund platform (GAIA) within Multi-Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions. Henriette spent seven years at Morgan Stanley as the Head of Manager Selection Strategies, which provided advisory and discretionary investment solutions in the long only/UCITS space to private clients in EMEA, LatAm and Asia. From 2012, she also led Sales for London based investment advisors.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 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 started her career at Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat in Luxembourg. She holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master in Economics from the College of Europe, a ‘Licence en Sciences Economiques’ from the Université Catholique de Louvain and the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma. Henriette is fluent in English, French, German and Luxembourgish.


Oliver Bilal is Head of International Sales and Marketing, overseeing all related distribution and institutional activities across Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East for Natixis Global Asset Management.

He serves on the Executive Committee and Strategic Committee of Natixis Global Asset Management as well as the Executive Committee of Natixis. Mr. Bilal previously served as Head of EMEA for UBS Asset Management. Prior to that he served as Chief Executive Officer of Baroda Pioneer Investments in Mumbai, Managing Director and Head of Sales and Marketing for Pioneer Investments in Germany, and European Head of Institutional Business Development and Consultant Relations for Allianz Global Investors Europe.

Oliver Bilal graduated from the University of Applied Sciences of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel and holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Mr. Darnell has been a member of many Boards of Directors and has held C-Level roles in many start-up, high growth and emerging market companies. He has overseen the investment of $1.5 billion USD across multiple industries. Presently, he serves CEO and board member at The Human Baton, a tech-led, fan-first, super sport relay franchise (

In 2014, he founded Africa International Capital, which merged with Brenham Oil & Gas in the US to form Africa Growth Corporation (OTC: AFGC) in 2016, where he served as Chairman and CEO and later exited near the end of 2017. From 2003 to 2013, he worked for Microsoft Corporation, serving in leading finance roles on the executive teams that launched products such as Microsoft Cloud and Xbox’s entertainment platform. 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.

 Ekaterina Herzig

Ekaterina Herzig has more than 20 years of executive experience in international luxury brand and fast moving consumer goods retail. She has worked across 22 countries of core developed markets and emerging nations.

Holding position from CEO, Strategy, Business development, M&A, International Director of Operations and Business Units in retail and wholesale. She has worked for private, public companies across EMEA region such as a renown international retailers A.S. Watson Luxury Group, Marionnaud Group, The Nuance Group and now for Dufry Group as Managing Director of Switzerland. She holds Bachelor BA (High Hons) from International University of Geneva in General Management and Corporate Banking, as well as Executive MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (EXP14).


Mark Kenderdine-Davies is the General Counsel of CDC Group plc, the UK Government’s development finance institution, with oversight of the company’s legal, tax and regulatory affairs. Investing from its own USD 6.5 billion balance sheet, CDC supports the growth of businesses in Africa and South Asia seeking both a financial return and developmental impact. CDC commits capital to private equity funds and other intermediated investment vehicles (USD 2.4 billion committed since 2012) and is currently invested in 201 private equity funds managed by 109 fund managers. It also invests equity directly in African and Asia businesses (USD 2 billion invested since 2012) and provides private debt, project finance, supply chain finance and trade finance to African and Asian businesses (USD 2.4 billion lent since 2012). Mark sits on the company’s private funds investment committee.

Mark joined CDC in 2006 from Gartmore Investment Management plc where he focused on private equity and other alternative investments. Prior to that, he advised at Threadneedle Asset Management Limited. From 1994 to 2002, Mark lived in Vietnam working in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar as General Counsel/Senior Investment Executive at Indochina Asset Management Limited, the manager of two private equity funds, and as Executive Director of an investment company. Mark started his legal career in private practice in London.

Mark has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Liverpool and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mark is admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and is a Non-Executive Director of the Washington DC-based Emerging Markets Private Equity Association whose Legal and Regulatory Council he also chairs. Mark is also a Member of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the African Venture Capital Association.


Ashwin Kumar has been in financial services for 30 years with extensive experience in capital markets, investment management and market infrastructure. He has spent half his career working in the US and half in Europe. He is currently in the process of launching 7Ridge, a growth equity fund focused on financial technology investments. Prior to this, he was Group Head of Business & Product Development for Deutsche Boerse Group (2015-2018), Europe’s largest financial market infrastructure organisation. In this role, he was responsible for product and business development across all of Deutsche Boerse’s execution, clearing, post-trade, data and index businesses.

Previously, Mr. Kumar was a founding partner at Meru Capital (2009-2015) and founding partner of Old Lane (2005-2008), both multi-strategy hedge funds. At Old Lane he established the firm’s London operations and was responsible for the global rates portfolios. Before Old Lane, he held the positions of Head of Rates Trading Europe and Head of Strategic Rates Trading Europe at Bank of America in London (2003-2005) where he was responsible for the European interest rate derivative, bond and proprietary rates trading business and Head of US Rates Trading for Commerzbank Securities in New York (2001-2003). From 1997 to 2001, he was a Portfolio Manager responsible for G12 Fixed Income and FX portfolios at New World Investments (NWI) Management LLP, a New York based hedge fund. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Kumar worked for the sell side as an OTC interest rate derivatives market maker primarily at Credit Suisse First Boston where he ran the global US Treasury Options business. 

Mr. Kumar graduated with an MBA in Finance in 1988 from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and received his BS in Industrial Management / Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1986.

He is a board member of the Martial Arts Charitable Trust, an organization that provides financial support to martial artists, and was previously the board of Pratham (UK), India’s largest NGO dedicated to providing quality basic education to underprivileged children.


With over 20 years of experience, Laurence has been a Business leader and CEO in a wide range of different business sectors from banking to consumer products to energy, chemicals and industrials, living in four different countries and leading businesses in over 30 countries.

Currently, Laurence is Chairman of Voltalia Renewables, a €500m market capitalisation producer of renewable-based power, quoted on Euronext in Paris, and Chairman of Globeleq, a 1300 MW power company with operations in Africa, backed by CDC and Norfund. Laurence is also a Non Executive Director and Chair of the Audit committee at Aperam stainless steel (a $5 billion revenue spin-off from Arcelor Mittal, quoted in Luxembourg, Paris and Amsterdam). She is also a Non Executive Director at SBM offshore, a $3 billion revenue world leader in floating production and mooring systems for the oil and gas industry and a Non Executive Director at Morgan Advanced Materials, a £1 billion revenue global engineering company, applying world-class materials science to a range of products and applications.

In recent experience, from 2007 to 2010, Laurence was CEO of Castrol Industrial Lubricants and Services worldwide (a $1.5 billion revenues business with 9 plants and 2,000 employees in 37 countries). From 2010 to 2013, Laurence was the CEO of Eoxis, a start-up producing power from wind parks and solar farms, backed by a private equity firm. Eoxis has developed, built, operated and financed a total of 65 MW in Spain, Italy and India.  

Laurence has a degree in Finance from Sup de Co Rouen- France, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business–USA from 1992.


Hollis Otero is a Senior Vice President at Northern Trust, responsible for Product Management and Solutions globally for the Corporate and Institutional Services business. In this role, Hollis leads the Product Management team with a focus on enhancing the definition and alignment of the products with the businesses and clients we serve, including the development of multi-year product roadmaps based on the business strategy and vision.

Prior to that, Hollis was a member of the Global Fund Services International business and served as the Program Director for the acquisition and business integration of the UBS Fund Services business in Switzerland and Luxembourg. In this role, Hollis had oversight for all workstreams involved in the completion of the acquisition and integration, and was responsible for standing up a broader Fund Accounting Change program, including the UBS integration, as part of the Strategic Operating Model.

Hollis also served as the Chief Administrative Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) responsible for the development and maintenance of the Individual Accountability Regime framework through the Conduct Office and facilitating various regional initiatives for the EMEA Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Corporate and Institutional Services, Hollis was the Head of Strategic Risk responsible for maintenance and refinement of the global Enterprise Risk Management Framework, including governance, risk assessments, risk measurement, risk appetite, and risk reporting. She was also responsible for the development of strategic risk reporting, the coordination of global stress testing, and for providing timely updates on strategic risk themes to senior management.

Previously, Hollis was a member of the Northern Trust Asset Management program management office where she was responsible for working with NTAM leadership to analyse and create business plans, problem solve and execute on key initiatives. Before joining NTAM, Hollis spent three years as a Senior Relationship Manager responsible for new business development and portfolio management in Northern Trust’s Corporate Banking non-profit sector.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Hollis spent seven years at GE Capital and Heller Financial. After completing an extensive developmental program, Hollis joined an interdisciplinary team responsible for delivering a full range of debt and equity products to private equity sponsors, financial intermediaries and prospective and existing borrowers of GE Capital.  

Hollis received a BA in biology from the University of Colorado, and an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, with concentrations in finance and economics. Hollis is a member of the Advisory Board at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Centre and is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (Class of 2016).


Bruce is the incoming Head of the School of Business, Law and Society at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham.

Bruce has 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles in banking, financial services and general management (Canadian Utilities Limited, Oliver Wyman, S.G. Warburg and Deutsche Bank). Bruce has a particular interest in how new findings in behavioural economics can positively impact business performance; he recently earned an MSc (Honours) in Behavioural and Economic Science at the University of Warwick. He completed his MBA in Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1989. While at Chicago Booth, Bruce and a handful of classmates worked with Professor Harry Davis to develop and introduce the LEAD program which continues to be an integral part of the MBA curriculum. Bruce and classmates from Warwick are planning to launch a behavioural consulting company based in India. From September 2012 to June 2014, Bruce was Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Deutsche Bank’s (DB) Human Resources Division.

From September 2011 to August 2012, Bruce took a sabbatical from DB and was the Distinguished Executive-in-Residence at Chicago Booth in the UK. From September 2010 to August 2011, Bruce was Deputy Global COO of the Corporate and Investment Bank at DB and from 2001 to 2010 Bruce was Global COO of Corporate Finance and then Global Banking. The businesses comprising Global Banking had more than 8,000 employees in 37 countries. During the 10 years that Bruce was COO of Global Banking, DB move up the Corporate Finance League Tables from outside the top 10 to a consistent top 5 position. He was a member of the Global Banking Executive Committee, the Group Operations Committee, the Group Asset and Liability Management Committee and the UK Regional Governance Board. He Chaired the DB UK People Committee and was senior mentor to the DB Women in European Business Group. Bruce first joined DB in 1995 in Equity Capital Markets focusing on Equity-linked transactions and Emerging Markets.

 Ilya V 

Ilya Velder is the Senior Vice-President of Ak Bars Bank, with oversight of strategy, innovation and marketing. Ak Bars Bank is one of the Top-25 Financial Institutions in Russia.

Ilya founded and developed the leadership of strategic development and corporate communications in 2016 during a transformation period of the Ak Bars Bank. His guidance brought AK Bars Bank into the Top-3 mobile banks in Russia and aided in a significant rise of the team engagement by 20%.

Ilya has served as the Managing Director of Investment Department coordinating projects in DCM including alternative finance facilities where his debut project became a new benchmark in the CIS and a significant precedent for Russian banks. He also coordinated the foundation of Financial Institutes Division and Investor Relations within Investment business in Ak Bars Bank. Prior to Ak Bars Bank, Ilya held various positions from international consulting to project financing.

Ilya holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and he has a diploma from Kazan State University as a Specialist of Civil and International Law. With a PhD in Legal Mechanism of Personal Data Protection, he was awarded with a scholarship in ‘Legal protection of privacy and personal data in EU’ at the University of Amsterdam  Ilya also has studied at CCIM Institute with a focus on Investment Management.

Ilya is also a member of Supervisory Board of INNOPOLIS Special Economic Zone, and since 2017 a visiting professor at Innopolis University. Recently Ilya joined as a partner at Basinghall Partners, an international asset management company with a focus on B2B investments.


Tom Yoritaka is a London-based venture capital investor, a non-executive director/interim executive/advisor for startups and a former corporate executive at global technology companies. He is a Founder & Managing Partner at Apricot Venture Capital, a pan-European VC firm investing in deep-tech startups in the region. He sits on boards of a number of European and Asian startups in his personal capacity. He also advises several industry advocacy organisations in the UK. He is also a Member of the Board of Governors of the University of Plymouth in the UK.

Tom was the former Global Managing Director of Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) – the company's corporate venturing group for early-stage companies. As the global head of Cisco EIR, he worked with startups innovating in IoT, AI, big data, cloud, cybersecurity and blockchain. Cisco EIR provided startups with opportunities to build strategic relationships with Cisco Business Units and executives, co-working space, software, financial support and potential strategic investments from Cisco. He was previously the Senior Director & General Manager of Social Solutions & Platforms, building and managing Cisco’s Web software products designed to advance social interactions, knowledge management and collaboration for Cisco customers and partners.   

Prior to joining Cisco, Tom held various executive and leadership positions at Yahoo! and 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 and an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics, statistics and economics with honors from Northwestern University.


Liliana is the Head of Business Productivity at HSBC Commercial Bank, Global Finance.

Liliana has over 20 years of experience in finance and leadership; and currently heads the business productivity team at HSBC Commercial Bank. Before joining HSBC, she served as CFO for GE Capital EMEA Equipment Finance business, Director of Regulatory Reporting and Finance Operations Leader for GE Capital International. Prior to GE Capital, Liliana was the Regional CFO for Western Union Money Transfer operations in Eastern Europe. She also 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. Liliana has extensive experience working with cross-functional/cross-country teams leading the HQ and business finance teams.  

Liliana is a Chartered Accountant, and 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.