ICMA members elect new board at Paris annual meeting and new ICMA chair appointed
25 May 2023 Members of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), the global trade association for the cross-border bond markets, have elected new board members at the ICMA annual general meeting in Paris.
The board subsequently appointed Janet Wilkinson, Managing Director, Head of Global Markets Institutional Sales, EMEA, RBC Capital Markets as the ICMA chair. She replaces Mandy DeFilippo who stepped down at the end of her term as an ICMA board member.
Jean-Luc Lamarque, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Primary, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank was appointed as Deputy Chair.
The following were elected to the Board:
- Gareth Allen, Global Head of Investment and Execution, Managing Director UBS AG, London
- Reiko Hayashi, Director and Deputy President, BofA Securities Japan Co., Ltd., Tokyo (formerly Merrill Lynch Japan Securities, Co. Ltd.)
- Eila Kreivi, Director, Chief Sustainable Finance Advisor, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
- Heleen van Rooijen, Head of Finance & Control, Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V., The Hague
- Malie Conway, Head of Global Clients & Growth Markets, Allianz Global Investors, London
- Cristiano Maffi, Head of Global Primary Markets and Solutions, Intesa Sanpaolo, Milan
- William Weaver, Head of EMEA DCM & Syndicate, Citigroup Global Markets Ltd, London
Janet Wilkinson is Managing Director, Head of Global Markets Institutional Sales – EMEA, at RBC Capital Markets, based in London. Janet joined RBC in 2013 and has played a pivotal role in building the Pan European Institutional business, across Fixed Income, Currencies, Equities and Macro Strategy. Janet is a member of several RBC operating committees including the Global Markets Europe Exco, the Global Sales and Relationship Operating Committee, the Global Macro Operating Committee, and the Global Equities Operating Committee. She is passionate about leading successful business through strategic change, with best-in-class client service. She is also a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion, supported by development of emerging talent.
Janet is South African born, and started her early career as an accountant, moving into management consultancy, before embarking on a career in capital markets. She has enjoyed successful roles previously at Lloyds Banking Group, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Citigroup, PriceWaterHouse Coopers, and Lehman Brothers, focused on financial services strategy. Janet holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Computer Science Business Systems) from Rhodes University, South Africa.