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Expert resume of Robert G. Pickel

Chair of P.R.I.M.E. Finance Management Board; Affiliate, Rutter Associates LLC (New York); former Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel, ISDA; Director, Droit Financial Technologies; Director, Tradition SEF; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert

Robert. G. Pickel is Chair of the Management Board of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation and has served on the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation Management Board since 2017. In Spring 2016 he was the Lord Woolf P.R.I.M.E. Finance Fellow at The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Social Sciences in Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

Robert G. Pickel is an Affiliate at Rutter Associates LLC in New York. Mr. Pickel served as the Chief Executive Officer of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) until 2014. During his nearly 17 years with ISDA, he served over ten years as CEO in addition to the positions of executive vice chairman and general counsel. 

Currently, Mr. Pickel consults on derivatives related matters, serves as a Non-Executive Director of Tradition SEF, a swap execution facility in the United States, and is a member of the board of Droit Financial Technologies LLC, a provider of pre-trade front office and post-trade compliance solutions for derivatives.

Prior to joining ISDA, Mr. Pickel was assistant general counsel in the Legal Department of Amerada Hess Corporation (now Hess Corporation), an international oil and gas company, from 1991 to 1997. He also worked at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and London, where he represented ISDA in a variety of matters.

Mr. Pickel graduated from Williams College and received his law degree from New York University.