This episode of “A look into the Crystal Ball on the Future of Finance,” features William "Bill" Rhodes, Former Chairman & CEO of CITIBANK, and current President & CEO of WILLIAM R. RHODES GLOBAL ADVISORS, and Dr. Stuart P.M. Mackintosh, Executive Director of the GROUP OF THIRTY. In this high-level conversation, you will hear about the everchanging banking culture & conduct landscape on both sides of the Atlantic, and how financial institutions must adapt to incorporate new challenges, such as climate change, crypto, and digital currencies, in their culture & conduct operations.
William R. Rhodes, Former Chairman & CEO, Citibank, and President & CEO, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors
Bill Rhodes is president and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC and professor-atlarge at Brown University. He is also a retired senior vice chairman and senior international officer of Citigroup and Citibank.
Mr. Rhodes gained a reputation for international financial diplomacy in the 1980s as a result of his leadership in helping manage the external-debt crises that involved developing nations and their creditors worldwide. During that period and in the 1990s, he headed the advisory committees of international banks that negotiated debt-restructuring agreements for Argentina, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, the Republic of Korea, and Uruguay. He has since served as a trusted advisor to governments, financial officials and corporations worldwide.
He has received decorations and honors from various governments and institutions in recognition of his contributions to international banking and finance.
Dr. Stuart P. M. Mackintosh, Executive Director, GROUP OF 30
Stuart P.M. Mackintosh is the Executive Director of the Group of Thirty an international financial think tank comprised senior figures from central banking, the financial sector, and academia. His research focus centers on climate change, macroeconomic and systemic risks, global governance issues, and the international political economy.
Dr. Mackintosh has served as President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the largest professional organization of economists in the United States. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists, comprised of the leading economists in North America. He is a certified Business Economist.
Dr. Mackintosh has a B.A. and Ph.D. from Newcastle University and a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh. In 2018 Dr. Mackintosh was appointed a non-resident Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University.
In 2015 Routledge published The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture: The Return of State Authority, in hardback and paperback. A second edition of The Redesign came out in 2020. In September his next book Climate Crisis Economics will be released. Dr. Mackintosh writes widely, and he speaks often to diverse audiences explaining complex topics in a clear and concise manner.
When out of the office, Dr. Mackintosh can most often be found on his road or mountain bike.