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Markos Zachariadis appointed to Global Future Councils

Professor Markos Zachariadis, Greensill Chair in Financial Technology (FinTech) & Information Systems, has been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Responsive Financial Systems for a second year. 

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a not-for-profit international organisation with the purpose of studying and discussing the problems in the world economy and promoting international economic cooperation and exchange. The Global Future Councils is the world's leading interdisciplinary academic network dedicated to promoting future-thinking innovation. It aims to promote knowledge development and jointly seeks solutions to the primary problems faced by human society. It plays an important role in giving challenging assumptions, providing ideological leadership, promoting innovative thinking to shape the future, and helping leaders understand the world, respond to the changes and prepare for the future after COVID-19.

This year’s Council will explore how the financial system can most effectively facilitate the post-COVID rebuild and what potential risks stakeholders need to navigate to avoid threats to financial stability and, ultimately, the economic recovery. The Council this year will be chaired by Huw van Steenis, Senior Advisor to the CEO, UBS AG, Switzerland and ex-Senior Adviser to the Governor, Bank of England and Alice Law Shing-Mui, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, Hong Kong SAR, China.

As a member of the Global Future Councils, Professor Markos Zachariadis, together with other members, will put forward strategic action initiatives and provide forward-looking views and suggestions in the professional fields. Find out more about Markos' work with the World Economic Forum.