Venue: Moody’s France, 96 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France


“As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature.”

Article 1 UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

Financial markets are more multicultural, multilingual and intergenerational than ever before. In the context of globalisation, migration and international exchanges, new challenges surround our interactions in the workplace. Working in a multicultural environment can be a satisfying and rewarding experience, but cultural differences can lead to misinterpretation, misunderstanding or even unintentional insult.

This IWN event in Paris featured financial market professionals sharing their experiences navigating cultural differences in the workplace. 

Hosted by

17:30   Registration

Nathalie Masset, Deputy Director, Head of Fixed Income, Euronext and Chairwoman of ICMA French Women’s Network
18:10   Welcome remark and sharing of experience (in English)
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
18:20   Keynote presentation
Alejandro Olivo Villa, Managing Director - Sovereign/Sub Sovereign, Moody's Investors Service

  Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sanaa Clausse-BenAbdelhadi, Senior Director, Head of Business Development, ICMA

  • Anne Flori, Funding Officer, Directorate for Finance, Council of Europe Development Bank
  • Mélanie Job, Senior Product Specialist Trading Solutions, EMEA & APAC, MarketAxess
  • Ibrahima Kobar, CFA, Global CIO, OSTRUM Asset Management
  • Zoe Russo, Investor Relations & Sustainable Finance, The World Bank Treasury
19:20   Networking reception
20:30   Event close


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