The Wharton School Announces Eight New International Executive Board Members

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Philadelphia, PA—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the appointment of eight new members to the School’s International Executive Boards: Junichi Endo, WG’93, Simon Mordant, WAM’95, and James T. Riady join Wharton’s Executive Board for Asia; Rosanna Ramos-Velita, G’92, WG’92, and Alexander G. van Tienhoven, W’87, join Wharton’s Executive Board for Latin America; and Fadi Arbid, WG’03, Bonnie Miao Bandeen, C’80, WG’85, and Pelayo Primo de Rivera, WG’94, join Wharton’s Executive Board for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Junichi Endo recently retired as Senior Vice President in charge of Global Sales & Global After Sales at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Yokohama, Japan. He is to be appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the new Nissan-Mitsubishi mini-car joint venture company, a partnership which will manage the product planning and engineering of mini-cars. His 26-year career at Nissan began in 1984 after graduating from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Yokohama City University. In 2003, he was promoted to President of Autech Japan, Inc. Endo was named the Senior Vice President in charge of the Global After Sales in 2005, as the youngest Japanese SVP in Nissan history after the alliance with Renault in 1999. He added Global Marketing and Sales to his responsibilities in 2007 and served on the Nissan executive committee until March 2011.

Simon Mordant is Co-Chief Executive of Greenhill in Australia and a member of Greenhill’s Global Management Committee. Greenhill is a leading independent investment bank listed on the NYSE. Mordant serves as Chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and is a director of the Sydney Theatre Company and Garvan Research Foundation. He is a member of the Tate International Council and New Museum Leadership Council, and will be Australian Commissioner at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Mordant is married to Catriona Mordant and his son, Angus, studies photojournalism. He lives in Sydney.

James T. Riady is Chief Executive Officer of the Lippo Group of Companies based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also founding chairman of the Pelita Harapan Educational Foundation, and deputy chairman of the Indonesian General Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Founder and board member of Indonesia’s National Brain Foundation, Riady also serves on the boards of the Mitra Mandiri Foundation (United Way International) and the National Economic Committee. He is a member of the Advisory Council of The Asia Society AustralAsia Centre and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.

Rosanna Ramos-Velita is Chairman of the Board of Caja Rural Los Andes, a microfinance institution in Peru. She previously served as CFO of Global Marketing and Director of Strategic Initiatives for Citigroup’s Global Consumer Group, the firm’s largest business worldwide. Prior to joining Citigroup, she co-founded eLuminas Capital Group, a financial services firm focusing on providing banking products to the U.S. Hispanic market, was an investment banker at Bankers Trust and UBS, and began her career as a microchip designer at AT&T Microelectronics. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Latin American and Caribbean Advisory Council of Grameen Foundation.

Alexander G. van Tienhoven is CEO of Citi Wealth Management and Citi Private Bank in Latin America. In this role, he is responsible for the Citi Private Bank, International Personal Banking, Banamex Banca Privada & Patrimonial, Citigold International and the Citigold Private Client businesses in the region, as well as the Asset Management, Retirement (Afore Banamex), Insurance (Seguros Banamex), and Trust businesses. He previously served Citi as Vice President and General Manager (CCO) of Citibank Portugal, S.A., and as Vice President and Global Relationship Bank Head based in Mexico.

Fadi Arbid is the Chief Executive Officer of Amwal AlKhaleej, a leading Middle East private equity firm based at the firm’s headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He previously served as the firm’s EVP and Country Head for Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining Amwal AlKhaleej, he worked as an engagement manager in the financial services practice of Booz Allen Hamilton, as an associate at Citigroup’s Investment Banking division, and as an international brand manager for Henkel, the German multinational. He serves on the boards of Rowad Schools, Body Masters and Maritime Industrial Services, is a member of Al Tayyar’s IPO Committee, and is co-founder and board member of many health care ventures in the MENA region, including Sanad Healthcare, a leading health care company based in Riyadh and representing U.S. Fortune 500 companies in the Middle East.

Bonnie Miao Bandeen recently retired as Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where her responsibilities included running Asian and Latin American trading globally. During her years at the firm, she served as Chief Talent Officer for the region of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and served on the region’s Management Committee. Her other positions included managing director at NatWest, running the Asian equities business globally. Bandeen, who has four children, is an active volunteer leader at the University of Pennsylvania and the American School in London.

Pelayo Primo de Rivera is Chairman and CEO of Norfin’s Spanish operations, and member of the board and executive committee of Norfin Group, a leading independent real estate fund management company in Iberia. He is also non-executive Chairman of Gocco, Spain’s leading independent children’s clothing company. He previously served as an investment banker at Schroders and Citigroup. Pelayo is Chairman of the Wharton Club of Spain and a former member of the Board of Trustees and executive committee of Fundación Seres, an association of Spanish companies for the promotion of CSR.

The Wharton School’s three International Executive Boards—for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia; and Latin America—comprise a remarkable global network of distinguished professionals and help to inform the ongoing priorities and future direction of the Wharton School, with an emphasis on global initiatives pertaining to each region. Executive Boards are an important component of Wharton’s volunteer leadership structure, and provide alumni leaders and friends with the opportunity to share their expertise with the School. For a complete listing of Wharton’s Executive Boards, please visit: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/about/advisory-boards.cfm.

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