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Douglas Rediker      

Former IMF Board Member; Founder & Chairman of International Capital Strategies

Douglas A. Rediker is Founder and Chairman of International Capital Strategies, LLC, a Washington, DC-based consultancy advising institutional investors on the political economy of global financial markets. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings, having previously been a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute.

He represented the United States on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2010 to 2012, having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate. He served as Chairman/Vice Chairman and Member of the World Economic Forum Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Economic Growth Global Agenda/Future Councils. He has moderated and participated in panels at WEF events in Davos on capital markets, the international monetary system, emerging markets, and global governance issues.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cowen, Inc. (COWN), a New York-based, publicly listed financial services company.

In 2007, he returned to the US after living and working for over 16 years in Europe, where he served as a senior investment banker and private equity investor for some of the world's leading financial institutions. As head of EEMEA Investment Banking, Rediker's experience includes working closely with governments, central banks and the private sector as a group head, relationship manager and team leader on privatizations, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity capital markets transactions.

Rediker has testified before the US Congress on subjects such as the Euro crisis, the IMF, foreign policy implications of the economic crisis, sovereign wealth funds, and state capitalism.

He is the co-editor of the e-book "What's Next: Essays on the Geopolitics That Matter" (Portfolio/Penguin, 2012). He has published opinion pieces in the Financial Times, New York Times, Foreign Policy, New Republic, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Globalist, European Affairs, and National Interest and has appeared on a regular basis on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, and PBS.

He was named an "Emerging Markets Superstar" by Global Finance Magazine.

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