Prior to joining ING, Carsten worked at ABN Amro’s Economics Department in Amsterdam and spent almost 4 years at the European Commission in the unit dealing with monetary and exchange rate matters in Europe. From 2000 to early 2004, he was Senior Policy Advisor on European and international economic issues at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Carsten is a graduate in Economics at Free University of Berlin. He also studied at Northeastern University in Boston and Harvard University in Cambridge, USA.
He frequently gives presentations for participants in financial markets as well as in industry and appears regularly in the financial media, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg and Reuters. Nick was previously Chief European Economist in the Merchant Banking business of Fortis, providing research for institutional investors and large corporates on the European economy and monetary policy.
Before becoming a bank economist, he worked at HM Treasury in London (the UK ministry of finance), advising ministers on the international economy, including sovereign debt problems and IMF programmes. He also advised on macroeconomic policy and the fiscal framework. Nick holds degrees in economics and finance, most recently from Durham University in the UK.
José Maria Ricciardi has dedicated a great part of his professional career to the banking sector. In the late 70s, he joined Banco Inter-Atlântico, SA in Rio de Janeiro. Between 1981 and 1983 he was financial controller at the European headquarters of the Espírito Santo Group (GES), ensuring the role of Assistant to the General Financial Controller of GES worldwide. In 1983, he assumed the position of Deputy Director of Banco Espírito Santo International Limited and later in 1987 was appointed Director of the Merchant Banking Division at Banco Internacional de Crédito, S.A (BIC).
At the start of the 90s, José Maria Ricciardi acted as Deputy General Director of the Direcção Geral de Empresas and Director of Capital Markets Division of Banco Internacional de Crédito (BIC). The entry into investment banking happened in 1992, year in which he was appointed Director of Espirito Santo Sociedade de Investimentos, SA (ESSI), today known as Haitong Bank,S.A. Three years later, he assumed the vice-presidency of the Board of Directors of the Bank and in 2003 assumes the position that he currently holds as Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Haitong Bank,S.A.
In 2013, was honoured by the financial publication, World Finance, as “Banker of the Year in Europe”.
At the invitation of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, José Maria Ricciardi, participated in the “Global Investment Conference 2013” in London, and was honoured with the award “Business Expansion Award”, presented by HE the Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Green in recognition of the contribution of Haitong Bank S.A., as an investor in the UK market and present in the “City”. During the Year of Portugal in Brazil in 2012, in the celebration of the 101st anniversary of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Rio de Janeiro, José Maria Ricciardi received the title of “Entrepreneur of the Year in Portugal”..
James D. Rosener is a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP a founding member of the EACC in New York. He heads the firm’s International Practice Group, is managing partner of the New York office and has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice is devoted primarily to international transactions, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing.
Mr. Rosener holds a B.S. from Lehigh University, an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University at Madison and a J.D. degree Delaware Law School (since been renamed Widener University School of Law). He is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has published numerous articles and lectures around the world frequently on legal issues relating to transatlantic business.