THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Juan Alfredo Ortega

XIAOJIANG PAN

CHAIRMAN

China

XIAOJIANG PAN born in June 1952, CICPA, Doctor Degree in Accounting, now is the Secretary General of CACFO.



Agricultural Bank of China
July 2003-Jan. 2013 State-appointed Supervisor, Board of Supervisors

Bank of China
July 2000-July 2003 State-appointed Supervisor, Board of Supervisors

Ministry of Finance P.R of China
May 1990-July 2000 Deputy Director,Department of World Bank
May 1990-Sep. 1994 Head, Division of Technical Assistance Training
Sep. 1994-Dec.1995 Head, Division of Social Development Projects
Dec.1995-July 1998 Chinese Representatives in Negotiation of World Bank Loan Project Agreement

The Chinese Institute of CPAs
Aug.1988-May 1990 Deputy Director, Department of Professional Standards

Ministry of Finance P.R of China
Aug.1982-Aug.1988 Deputy Head, Department of Accounting Affairs Management
Advisor to the Chinese Representatives in Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Accounting and Reporting, UN

He also served as Independent Director in Air China, Ltd. and Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd.

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MICHAEL GRIMM

MICHAEL GRIMM

TREASURER

Germany

 

MICHAEL GRIMM


Jägerweg 4b D-63303 Dreieich-Buchschlag
Private phone: +49 (0)6103-50 46 86
+49 (0)175-588 1400
Private email: grimm-mi@web.de

Born April 3, 1960 In Frankfurt am Main, Germany Married to Julia Grimm Two sons aged 24 and 21

Professional Experience
05/2009-To-date austriamicrosystems (ams AG), Graz, Austria Member of the Supervisory Board, since 2013, Chairman of the Audit Committee and since 2018, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Worldwide, the company employs 9,000 people in over 20 countries and generates a turnover of approximately 2.0 billion Euros. Currently the company is in the aquisition process of OSRAM Licht AG

02/2008-03/2020 HEIDENHAIN Group, Traunreut

02/2008-12/2018 Director of Finance (CFO), Member of the Management Board, and also responsible for IT, HR (labor Director) and Supply Chain, DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH

2017-2018 Organisational and legal restructuring of the HEIDENHAIN Group. The Division for Measurement, Control and Drive Technology for Production Machines (core business) and the Automotive Cable Operations (MD Elektronik GmbH)) for High-speed Data Transmission were transferred to a holding company with SE as the legal form (DIADUR SE), which exercises supervision over the entire corporate group

05/2017-03/2020 Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the Automotive Cable Division (MD Elektronik GmbH). Annual sales of 450 million Euros are generated with around 5,000 employees

From 01/2019-03/2020 Member of the Management Board DIADUR SE

From 01/2019-03/2020 Member of the Supervisory board for the Measurement, Control and Drive Technology for Production Machines Division (DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH). This division employs some 7,000 people and achieves annual sales of 1.35 billion Euros.

Ab 09/2019-03/2020 Member of the Advisory Board of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN-STIFTUNG GmbH

09/2005-02/2008 Triton Beteiligungsberatung GmbH, Frankfurt am Main Managing Director of the German limited company (GmbH), partner and senior financial executive; Responsible for PMD (Portfolio Monitoring and Development)

05/2002-06/2005 Grohe Watertechnology AG & Co. KG, Hemer Director of Finance, Controlling and Investments (CFO), Member of the Management Board

07/1997-04/2002 Hoechst AG (later Aventis Pharma AG), Frankfurt on Main Deputy Head of Group Accounting with direct report to the Group-CFO From 01/2000 Vice President Finance and Authorised Officer of Aventis Pharma AG; Responsible for the worldwide consolidated financial statements

08/1985-06/1997 Arthur Andersen Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt/Leipzig Certified Public Accountant and Tax Adviser in Frankfurt and Leipzig, Authorised Representative

Education
1980-1985 Business administration studies at Frankfurt Goethe University (Diplom Kaufmann)
1982 Internship in the USA (5 month)
1979-1980 Alternative military service in Frankfurt on Main
1972-1979 Helmholtz Grammar school in Frankfurt on Main Secondary school leaving certificate ("Abitur")

Other Commitments
Since 2004 Member of the Association of Chief Financial Officers Germany (GEFIU)
2008 bis 2020 Member of the Board of the Employers‘ Associations of the Metalworking and Electrical Industries in Bavaria
2003-2007 Member of the Alwin Reemtsma Foundation, which supports the “Institut für Unternehmensführung” of the Ruhr-University, Bochum
1998-2005 Member of the "External Accounting Committee”at the Schmalenbach Gesellschaft and the "US GAAP users in Germany"

Language Skills
English: Fluent
French: Good basic knowledge

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Gabriel España

GABRIEL ESPAÑA

AREA PRESIDENT

FOR THE AMERICAS

Mexico

 

GABRIEL ESPAÑA is a Seasoned Development Banker with extensive experience in emerging markets and a solid network across private and public sector companies, world-class investors and multilateral organizations. Focal expertise in transaction origination and structuring of international investment transactions, mezzanine lending and equity deals with private sector deal sponsors. Demonstrated skills developing strategic business plans, conducting high-level contract negotiations, and building key alliances and partnerships. Recognized for impeccable integrity, strong business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit, working from design to implementation. Strong credit analysis skills, project screening evaluation, project economics, and investment operations Proven track record identifying, cultivating and maintaining strategic partnerships and relationship building with stakeholders.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ISKALI CAPITAL GROUP (ICG), Washington, DC 2020 - Present
Managing Director
ICG is an Investment Banking Platform that seeks opportunities in Emerging Markets to provide development banking services, investment and advisory services, to companies and projects that deliver both strong risk-adjusted returns and positive social impact in support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Iskali Capital Group focuses on infrastructure, agribusiness, healthcare, real estate, education and access to finance.

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC), Washington, DC 2000 – 2020
Principal Investment Officer
IFC is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group and the largest international development organization.
Provide multi-sector coverage (Client Service) and business operations for Latin America and the Caribbean, including Know Your Customer (KYC) in compliance with regulatory requirements, closing investments as lead negotiator in the Infrastructure, Financial Services, interacting/reporting with financial institutions, various governmental entities and regulatory bodies, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Real Estate. Responsible for resource allocation and ensuring projects are on schedule and within budget. Relevant field office experience includes six years of field office assignment in Mexico, with extensive travel across Latin America. Sourced, as a project manager, more than US$1+ billion (including syndicated loans) in new highly-developmental commitments for debt/loans and equity.
• Pioneered green building finance products (CO2 control emissions), benefiting thousands of low-income green homes in emerging markets, utilizing blended finance products applied to cover risk/financing gaps to maximize developmental impact.
• Partnered in the structuring of the first sustainable/green bond issued by a real estate developer in Latin America and the Caribbean.
• Managed investment project cycle from origination to asset management of committed investments.
• Acted as global anchor for the homebuilding industry, Affordable Housing, articulating, from planning to execution, the institution’s strategy for affordable housing, resulting in the creating of a new investment area for IFC, while leading a team in three different continents.
• Represented IFC in print and online media in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and in various institutions. Regularly invited to participate on panels of international think-tanks and well-known business schools and universities world-wide.
• Led a team of Investment officers, Consultants and Senior Analysts in different transactions, including: recruiting and retaining world class talent; training, developing, directing, motivating, and coaching staff to maximize their individual contribution and professional growth while fostering a highly collaborative team environment.
• Originated, structured, and placed a large number of highly developmental complex investment transactions globally, with special emphasis in sectors with the most need.

ROTHSCHILD, Mexico City, Mexico 1997 -2000
Investment Banking Manager
Managed mergers and acquisitions transactions in different sectors across, particularly infrastructure and energy related, Mexico, Colombia, Central America and Chile. Supervised senior analysts.
• Handled business development to include, developing a strong pipeline of investment banking advisory clients.
• Opened Rothschild office in Bogota, Colombia.
• Marketed to clients in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

BANAMEX – CITIBANK, Mexico City, Mexico 1994-1997
Project Finance Manager
• Managed credit risk models and developed sophisticated financial models for different industries.
• Analyzed publicly traded Mexican companies in the conglomerates sector (infrastructure, energy, auto parts, chemicals, consumer goods, mining, real estate, retail, steel, telecommunications etc.)
• Developed project finance transactions during the opening of infrastructure concessions in Mexico.

EDUCATION
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and General Management Concentration, 1994
INSTITUTO PANAMERICANO DE ALTA DIRECCION DE EMPRESA (IPADE). Mexico City, Mexico.

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (First in Class and General Honors), 1991
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO, Mexico City, Mexico


Board Memberships
Insituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas, Mexico City, Mexico/Washinton, DC 2019-Present
Head of Foreign Affairs and ESG Committee
The Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas (IMEF) (English: Mexican Institute of Financial Executives) was founded in 1961 as a private nonprofit organization for finance executives in Mexico. This institute has representation groups in its major cities, a total of 20 groups work with a national structure whom are responsible for representing the Financial Management sector in the public and private sector of Mexico who in turn, are part of the 17 national technical committees of the institute.

The Mexican Institute of Financial Executives (IMEF) is a founding member of the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes(IAFEI) and takes credit for some serious and renowned variety of print media with both Mexican and international authors.

• Designed and implementation of the IMEF’s International Relations.
• Implementation of the first Environmental, Social and Governance Committee, coordination with IMEF’s stakeholders.

Fundacion Construyendo y Creciendo, Mexico City, Mexico 2020-Present
Board of Trustees Member
Construyendo y Creciendo (CyC) is an NGO that breaks the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and displacement that affects construction workers in Mexico by bringing education, vocational training, and personal development opportunities to construction sites.
Key to Construyendo’s success is the network of companies, students, deeply involved teachers, and partners that the foundation has built and empowered. To create real impact, CyC involved the construction companies—the employers—in his strategy. Although the construction workers are considered the primary beneficiaries, all parties benefit from the programs: companies employ more productive workers and have a lower turnover rate and teachers enjoy steady, rewarding employment. CyC’s innovation reframes the value of education, revealing extensive, far-reaching benefits that compel workers and employers to prioritize learning in an unprecedented way.
Along with education, CyC connects workers to a wide spectrum of essential services. People previously unable to navigate or afford medical care have access to eyeglasses, vaccinations, and improved personal hygiene. By changing the level of education for many parents, Construyendo ends systemic illiteracy as construction workers pass on to their children both their thirst for knowledge and education. The success of individual classrooms leads to the growth of the program; more companies join based on the results of increased productivity and more workers join based on the elevated quality of life demonstrated by their peers who have participated. CyC trustees hope for rapid spread across Mexico, and later, the rest of Latin America. Workers will be able to continue their education seamlessly across different worksites and companies.

• Acted as new business evaluation expert.

AWARDS
Recipient of numerous World Bank Group Performance Awards for Outstanding Achievements

LANGUAGES
Bilingual: Spanish, English. Conversant in Portuguese.

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Tsutomo Mannari

TSUTOMO MANNARI

AREA PRESIDENT

FOR ASIA

Japan

Tsutomu Mannari is a senior research fellow at Japan Association for CFOs (JACFO). He has been involved with the association since its establishment. He has been participating many financial leadership & strategy seminars as a speaker and a facilitator or a panelist of the discussion both from practitioner and executive viewpoints not only for Japanese financial professionals and practitioners but also for foreign practitioners and students.

Tsutomu Mannari is currently stationed in Ohio as North American Regional CFO and an executive committee member of Nifco Inc. a listed company in Japan and a major plastic parts manufacturer for automobiles. He had been working with Sanyo, a Japanese electronics company for 30 plus years since his graduation of Yokohama National University, Major in Economics. After Sanyo was acquired by Panasonic, he was transferred to Haier in 2011, a Chinese Electronics Giant together with the Asian Household appliance Business of Sanyo and had served as a Regional CFO in charge of Japan and Asia region before he joined Nifco in 2015.

While Mr. Mannari had been staying in Los Angeles as an assistant treasurer of Sanyo US operation, he passed USCPA exam and CCM exam. He also earned a status of Permanent CCM (certified by AFP).

He is a bicycle rider as well as an English Rakugo performer. He studied English Rakugo under Master Kanariya Eiraku who studied under a legend Rakugo performer, Master Tatekawa Danshi. (Rakugo is Japanese traditional comical storytelling performance). He is now authorized by Master Eiraku to play 6 English Rakugo stories including “Summer Burglar”,” Moving Out” and “Tengu’s Judgement”.

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