Michael Philipp - Chairman
Mr. Philipp has held senior management positions across the financial services industry for the past 25 years. From 2004 to 2008 Michael served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Chairman of Environmental Business Group, and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse (CS). Prior to Credit Suisse, Michael was at Deutsche Bank (DB) where he held many positions including, Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Asset Management, Global Head of Equities and Head of Global Market Sales. Michael also served as a member of the Board of Managing Directors (Vorstand), responsible for Middle East and Africa.Michael has been influential in the expansion of major banking institutions into the Middle East and Africa. While at Credit Suisse, he established the CS office in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and started CS’s operation in Saudi Arabia, Credit Suisse Saudi Securities. Michael expanded CS’s business into Africa through a joint venture with Standard Bank. In addition during his tenure at Deutsche Bank, DB acquired Ivor Jones, Roy & Co., establishing Deutsche as the leading investment bank in South Africa.