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P.R.I.M.E. Finance announces four new Board Members

From left to right: Deborah Enix-Ross, Rick Grove, Robert Pickel and Jonathan Ross

The P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation proudly announces the appointment of four new members to its Management Board: Ms. Deborah Enix-Ross, Mr. Rick Grove, Mr. Robert Pickel and Mr. Jonathan Ross.

Ms. Enix-Ross brings a wealth of knowledge of international dispute resolution and the international rule of law to the Board. She serves as the Chair of the American Bar Association House of Delegates and as the Vice-President of the World Justice Project. Ms Enix-Ross has worked at Debevoise & Plimpton since 2002 and is currently a Senior Advisor to the International Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Debevoise & Plimpton, she served as a Senior Legal Officer and Head of the External Relations and Information Section of the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Enix-Ross also served for seven years as the American representative to the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration. The U.S. Departments of Commerce and State appointed Ms. Enix-Ross as one of the original eight U.S. members of the tri lateral NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes. She is a former Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Grove is a Partner and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rutter Associates LLC, a New York-based financial markets risk management consulting firm. From 1997 to 2001, he was the CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). Mr. Grove is a member of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Panel of Experts and, on behalf of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, has led judicial trainings on derivatives in Delaware, Singapore, Romania and Chile. Mr. Grove is currently senior advisor to the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Financial Engineering for Economic Development. He has served on the CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Council and has testified about the derivatives markets before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Mr. Grove has acted as a consultant and expert on a variety of disputes being mediated, arbitrated or litigated in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei.

Mr. Pickel served as the CEO of ISDA for more than ten years and was also Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel during his 17-year career at ISDA.  Mr. Pickel currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Tradition SDF, a swap execution facility in the United States and is on the board of Droit Financial Technologies LLC.  In the spring of 2016, Mr. Pickel was the Lord Woolf P.R.I.M.E. Finance Fellow at The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Mr. Pickel is a member of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Panel of Experts and, on behalf of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, has trained judges in the New York Commercial Division Institute and was also part of the group that provided training in financial derivatives for Portuguese judges. Mr. Pickel is also currently an Affiliate of Rutter Associates LLC.

Mr. Ross is a corporate, capital markets and financial services lawyer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and a retired partner of Bell Gully, one of New Zealand’s leading corporate law firms. As a member of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Panel of Experts, he has participated in judicial trainings on behalf of P.R.I.M.E. Finance in Tokyo, South Korea, Singapore and Chile. Mr. Ross has also served as a Lord Woolf P.R.I.M.E. Finance Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies. He was previously a Co-Chair of the International Bar Associations Securities Law Committee. Mr. Ross has a particular interest in corporate governance, ethics and risk management.

We are excited to have Ms. Enix-Ross, Mr. Grove, Mr. Pickel and Mr. Ross join the Management Board at P.R.I.M.E. Finance. Each of them brings a wealth of enthusiasm, experience and expertise to our organization and will be a fundamental part in our continuous growth and in the achievement of our goals.

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