Board of Directors

 

 

Shawn Fagan

Director

Shawn Fagan is Chief Legal Officer of Citadel, responsible for Citadel’s global legal, compliance, transaction management, and regulatory affairs functions. Shawn is a member of Citadel’s Portfolio Committee.

Prior to joining Citadel in 2005, Shawn was a Partner at Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott. Previously, he served as a clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Shawn is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Political Science and holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School where he was a Sears Prize recipient.

Don Kanak

Director

Don Kanak is the non-executive Chairman of Eastspring Investments, the Asia investment organization of Prudential plc which is one of Asia’s leading retail asset managers with over US$140 billion in assets under management (as at 30 June, 2016). Don is also Chairman of Prudence Foundation Ltd., the community engagement arm of Prudential in Asia, and Chairman of the EUASEAN Business Council. Don has been an active participant in Program on International Financial Systems through our symposia events and as a Senior Fellow for over ten years. Mr. Kanak’s research as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on International Financial Systems has focused on climate change policy, especially solutions for reducing deforestation and degradation of natural forests (REDD) and financial frameworks for achieving climate objectives. He is also researching infrastructure investment with particular emphasis on emerging markets.

Mr. Kanak is based in Hong Kong, and he has lived and worked in Asia for over 28 years. From 2008 to January 2016, Mr. Kanak served as Chairman of Prudential Corporation Asia. From 1992 to January 2006, he served in a number of senior positions at American International Group (AIG), ultimately as Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of AIG. In 2011-12, Mr. Kanak chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Insurance and Asset. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Don holds a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School (1980) and an M.Litt in Management Studies from University of Oxford (U.K.) (1989), and a B.A. with highest honors in economics (1975) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He chairs the UNC Global Leadership Council.

Thierry Porté

Director

Thierry Porté is a Managing Director of J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, a private equity firm focused exclusively on financial services. Mr. Porté has been involved in the Program on International Financial Systems symposia as a keynote speaker, moderator, panelist, and attendee since the inaugural symposium in Chatham, Massachusetts. In his capacity as Managing Director of J.C. Flowers, he currently serves as Executive Chairman of NPG Wealth Management, a Luxembourg-based insurance group, non-Executive Chairman of Equita, a Milan-based investment bank, Director of Compagnie Européenne de Prévoyance (CEP), a Nantes-based insurance brokerage firm, Board observer of Sicom, a Mumbai-based non-bank financial services company, Chairman of Eurovita, a Rome-based life insurance company and Chairman of KT Capital, a Korean non-bank lending institution. Mr. Porté worked previously at Shinsei Bank, Ltd., Tokyo, where he served as Vice Chairman (2003-2005) and President and CEO (2005-2008). From 1982 to 2003, he served in various capacities at Morgan Stanley in New York, London and Tokyo, including as President and Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley Japan (1995-2003).

Mr. Porté holds a B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA with high honors from Harvard Business School. He has held leadership roles in a number of Harvard related activities, including serving as President of the Harvard Club of Japan (1995-2008) and currently as a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School and a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council. He is Chairman of the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. He served on the Board of Trustees of Regis High School from 2009 to 2015 and continues to serve as the Chairman of the Regis Investment Committee. He served from 2008 to 2013 as Chairman of the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange, appointments designated by the President of the United States.

Satoru Murase

Director

Satoru Murase is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Corporate & Securities practice. He advises global corporations regarding cross-border investments and disputes in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Through his connections with the US, Asia, and the EU, Mr. Satoru has been a valuable partner to the Program on International Financial Systems for over ten years. He is well- known for his representation of major corporations based in Japan and other Asian countries in their overseas operations and disputes, as well as major US and European corporations operating in Asia. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, corporate governance, compliance, crisis management, employment and government relations.

Satoru is identified in The Best Lawyers in America (2012–2018) and, The Best Lawyers in Japan (2012–2017) and as one of the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2012, those lawyers recognized nationally for client service excellence. He regularly represents corporate and governmental entities including the Japanese government on global government relations and regulatory matters. Satoru’s media clients frequently consult him regarding intellectual property and technology issues. He has represented clients facing international trade disputes before the US Trade Representative, Department of Treasury, ITC and Department of Commerce. Satoru speaks frequently on business issues relating to international operations, risk compliance and corporate governance at major corporations. He regularly advises US and Japanese nonprofit organizations regarding governance and charitable law issues. Satoru is fluent in Japanese and studied Chinese in college.