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Who we are

P.R.I.M.E Finance is run by a Management Board chaired by Robert G. Pickel, with support from an Advisory Board chaired by H.E. the Honourable Sir David Baragwanath KNZM. Camilla Macpherson is Head of Secretariat.  

Advisory and Management Board members are not compensated and cover their own costs and expenses in connection with the project. 

Management Board

Joseph Bauman (Treasurer)

Chair, PRIME Finance Dispute Resolution and Education Foundation (US); Affiliate, Rutter Associates LLC; former Chief Administrative Officer, Athilon Group Holdings
Corp.; former Chairman, ISDA

Deborah Enix-Ross

Senior Advisor to the International Dispute Resolution Group and member of the Diversity Committee, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; former Chair, American Bar Association House of Delegates; former Senior Legal Officer and Head of the External Relations and Information Section, World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center

Rick Grove (Secretary)

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Rutter Associates LLC (New York); former Fixed Income and Commodity Derivatives Executive, Bank of America and Paribas Capital Markets; former Chief Executive Officer, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA); former lawyer, Cravath, Swaine & Moore (New York and London)

Ida Levine

Principal, Two Rivers Associates Ltd, London; Board of the Impact Investing Institute and Investor Forum; former Board Director/Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, Capital Group - American Funds; former European Counsel, JP Morgan Investment Management; former Partner, Jones Day; P.R.I.M.E Finance Expert  

Chudozie Okongwu

Managing Director, Investigations, Disputes and Risk practice, Alix Partners

Robert G. Pickel (Chair)

Affiliate, Rutter Associates LLC; Lord Woolf P.R.I.M.E. Finance Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, Spring 2016; Former Chief Executive Officer, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA); Director, Droit Financial Technologies; Director, Tradition SEF

Professor Dr. Pim Rank

Professor of Financial Law, Leiden University; Of Counsel, NautaDutilh N.V.

Jonathan Ross

Non-Executive Director of The Reserve Bank of New Zealand; former Partner at Bell Gully (New Zealand)

Advisory Board

H.E. the Honourable Sir David Baragwanath KNZM (Chair)

Appellate Judge of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon; former President and Presiding Judge of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon; former Judge of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand, President New Zealand Law Commission; Member for New Zealand of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague; Honorary Professor at the University of Waikato (New Zealand), Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria (United Kingdom); Overseas Bencher of the Inner Temple; Door Tenant at 3 Hare Court Chambers

Professor Sir William Blair

Former Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court] and Financial List Judge for England and Wales; First President of the Board of Appeal, European Supervisory Authorities; Professor of Financial Law and Ethics, Queen Mary University of London; Arbitrator at 3 Verulam Buildings, London

Dr. Willem Calkoen 

Retired Partner at NautaDutilh; former Chair of the Section on Business Law of the International Bar Association (The Netherlands)

Stephanie Cohn Rupp

CEO of Veris Wealth Partners. Over 20 years of impact investing experience in the US, Europe and Frontier Markets, including serving as Head of Impact Investing at Tiedemann Advisors and as the CEO of Toniic, a global network of impact investors. Recently joined the board of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Jeffrey Golden 

Founder and Chair Emeritus of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation; Honorary Fellow and Member of Court, London School of Economics; Joint Head of Chambers, 3 Hare Court; Retired founding partner of Allen & Overy LLP US law practice

Duncan Goldie-Morrison

Managing Partner at Bradden Capital Management; Director and part owner of Orbian Corporation; Director and part owner of Transact Payments Limited; Board Member at Tungsten Network Plc

Thomas Jasper

Managing Partner at Manursing Partners LLC; Founding Chairman of the International Swaps and Derivitives Association; Risk Hall of Fame member in recognition of his profound contributions to risk management; Director and Audit Chair of Ciner Resources LLC and five Blackstone managed investment companies (USA)

Thierry Porté

Managing Director, J.C. Flowers & Co, LLC; Former CEO, Shinsei Bank Ltd (Japan); Former President and Branch Manager, Morgan Stanley Japan

Hugo Hans Siblesz

Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration; former Foreign Ministry (Netherlands) diplomat, including positions as Ambassador to France, Monaco and Andorra; Director-General for Political Affairs, Director of the Consular Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Assistant Legal Adviser.

Hon. Judge Elizabeth Stong

Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York; Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Member, Council of the American Law Institute; Trustee, Practising Law Institute; Advisory Board Member, American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Innovation; Co-chair, ABA Business Law Section Pro Bono Committee; Advisory Committee Member, Columbia University Committee on Global Thought. 

Joanne Kellermann

Chair of the Board of Pension Fund for Care and Welfare PFZW; ex-Founding Member and Director of the Single Resolution Board (SRB), Brussels; former member of the Executive Board of the Central Bank of The Netherlands (DNB); former Partner, NautaDutilh, Member of the Board of Trustees, Utrecht University

Secretariat and Staff

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Kasper J. Krzemiński

Secretary-General of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, Partner at NautaDutilh

Kasper J. Krzeminski is partner in NautaDutilh's Litigation & Arbitration practice group. He specializes in the resolution of commercial and contractual disputes. Kasper represents his clients in international and domestic arbitration, court litigation and ADR.Kasper advises and represents Dutch and international clients in a wide range of industries, including finance, energy & natural resources, international trade and construction. Kasper is particularly experienced in the area of post-M&A disputes, construction and shipbuilding projects, multi-jurisdictional debt recovery, the enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign money judgments, and discovery proceedings.

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Camilla Macpherson

Head of Secretariat

As the Head of Secretariat, Camilla Macpherson leads the head office in The Hague. Camilla previously practised international arbitration and litigation at Allen & Overy LLP in London for nearly 15 years, focusing on complex, high value cross-border disputes, some of them involving complex financial contracts. Her clients included financial institutions, asset managers and hedge funds. She moved to DLA Piper in 2014 to become Head of Knowledge Management for the litigation and regulatory team, leading a large team of lawyers and support professionals. While at DLA Piper, she began advising extensively on Brexit-related issues and was subsequently appointed DLA Piper’s dedicated Brexit Counsel. After moving to the Netherlands in 2017, she returned to Allen & Overy as a consultant. Ms. Macpherson is also an experienced writer and presenter and has taught oral advocacy on the University of Leiden’s International Dispute Settlement and Advocacy advanced masters programme. She has recently been appointed Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 

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Noor Irshaidat

Intern

Noor Irshaidat, born and raised in Jordan, is a rising 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Having worked and lived in four countries, Noor is excited to learn more about International Arbitration in hopes to engage with the legal field globally, work with international clients and on international cases.

Joel Joseph

Intern

Joel Joseph is currently undertaking his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in London. He completed his LLB (Hons) at Durham University and pursued an Advanced LLM in public international law, specializing in international dispute settlement at Universiteit Leiden. His interests include international arbitration and sustainable finance. Formerly, he was a legal trainee in private international law, has experience working at international tribunals, and has advised SMEs on developing their sustainability agenda as a junior business consultant.

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Linsey Scoresby

Intern

Linsey is a rising second-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to law school, she obtained a bachelor and masters degree in social work with an emphasis on international affairs. Linsey is interested in global dispute resolution and hopes to establish a career in international commercial and economic law. At Georgetown, she is a Public Interest Fellow, Human Rights Institute Associate, and a member of the Women’s Legal Alliance, Georgetown International International Law Society, and the First Generation Student Union. She is also fluent in Spanish.

P.R.I.M.E. Finance is grateful for the support provided by its intern team. If you are interested in an internship at P.R.I.M.E. Finance, please send a cover letter, C.V. and writing sample to secretary@primefinancedisputes.org.