Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum

Rene Karsenti

Chair

International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm)


Rene Karsenti is the president of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). He previously served as ICMA’s executive president. Mr Karsenti is involved in particular with ICMA’s interaction with governments, regulatory bodies, trade associations and international organisations. From 2009 to May 2011, Mr Karsenti also was chairman of the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA). From May 1995 until joining ICMA in 2006, Mr Karsenti was director general of finance at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, having previously served as treasurer of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London from its inception in May 1991 until 1995. Before joining EBRD, Mr Karsenti held a variety of senior positions in the treasury organisations of the World Bank Group (IBRD and IFC), including as IFC Treasurer. He is chairman of the European Capital Market Institute (ECMI), a member of the Strategic Committee of the French Debt Management Office (Agence France Trésor of the French Ministry of Finance), a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, and a member of the OECD Financial Markets Roundtable. Mr Karsenti previously was a member of the Manager Selection Committee of the French Public Pensions Reserve Fund (FRR) from its inception in 2002 to 2010, and a member of the Investment Committee of the Fonds de Compensation, Luxembourg from 2004 to 2009. Mr Karsenti holds an engineering degree from ESCIL, Lyon and a PhD in economics from the Sorbonne University in Paris. He has also carried out research in finance and economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr Karsenti has been awarded the French Legion d’ Honneur.


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Thu 17 Sep 2015

InterContinental Paris Le Grand, Paris