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Dec 9, 2013
Eva A. Kitova
Ms. Kitova serves as a President of the US-Belarus Chamber of Commerce. A founding member, she has supported USBELCC's successful expansion from the first day of its existence. Ms. Kitova has extensive knowledge of Belarus business environment and the opportunities that the country's private sector offers to the sophisticated American investors. To implement the long-term vision of flourishing U.S. - Belarus trade and investment relations, Ms. Kitova is actively involved with a network of private and public sector decision-makers in Belarus and USA. She exhibits a wealth of bi-national corporate and investment expertise and previously assisted numerous US companies in exploring new markets in Belarus and Russia. She also consulted numerous European IT, high-tech, and consumer goods/service companies on their expansion to the US and market.
A graduate of Minsk State Linguistic University (Belarus), Ms. Kitova has successfully retired from her career as a simultaneous interpreter at the age 28. In addition to her involvement with USBELCC, she is a partner in U.S.-based, Belarus operated translation company Bona Fide Translations, LLC.
Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Walter T. Molano
topic: In the Land of Silver
Dr. Walter Molano will present his book, "In the Land of Silver". In this timely, insightful, and concise introduction to the history and development of Argentina, Dr. Walter Molano takes a pragmatic look at the major variables that shape the country's political and economic policies. Dr. Molano particularly emphasizes the role that geography played in the formation of the country's economic institutions and political traditions.
In the Land of Silver transcends two hundred years of economic and political development of one of the most complex countries in Latin America and the developing world-a country that only a century ago was as prosperous as the United States and many European countries, but is now on the bottom rung of the emerging world.
About Dr. Molano
Dr. Walter T. Molano is a Managing Partner and the Head of Research at BCP Securities, LLC. Prior to joining BCP Securities, LLC, he was the Executive Director of Economic and Financial Research at Warburg Dillon Read. Between 1995 and 1996, he was a senior economist and for Latin America at CS First Boston. Dr. Molano completed his Ph.D. at Duke University. Dr. Molano also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters in International Relations (MA), and a Certificate in International Law. He is a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the author of The Logic of Privatization, a book published by Preager/Greenwood Press. He has consistently been ranked among the top Latin American economists in the annual rankings since 1997 by Latin Finance. He holds more than 27 awards in the annual contest. He has testified in front of the House Banking Committee and is regularly cited in various newspapers, magazine and television shows, including Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC and CNN. Dr. Molano is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. He is a member of the Trinity Board, Duke University and Beta Gamma Sigma.
Jan 13, 2014
Richard A. Marin
topic: Global Pension Crisis: Unfunded Liabilities and How We Can Fill the Gap
Richard A. Marin is a 37 year finance industry executive who is currently President and CEO of the New York Wheel, LLC. He also is involved in managing private equity investments, consulting on major commercial real estate restructuring,acting as an expert witness in securities litigations and teaching asset management at Cornell's Johnson School of Management.
He was most recently Persident and CEO of Ironwood Global, LLD., a distressed residential mortgage investment company and prior to that, Chairman and CEO of AFI (USA), a major commerciall property deeveloper where he ngotiated $2.3B in commercial mortgage restructurings. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Bear Stearns Asset Management, a long-time executive and member of the Management Committee of Bankers Trust Company, Vice Chairman of BT Alex Brown and Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Asset Management. He is founder and partner of Beehive Ventures, a highly successful venture capital company.
Mr. Marin has also been a member of the faculty of the Johnson School at Cornell University for six years, where he is a Clinical Professor and teaches courses in hedge funds, securities finance and pension funds. In connection with this he is under contract with Wiley & Sons for the publication of a book he has written on the global pension crisis, released in Sep 2013.
He is chairman ogf the Johnson School's Advisory Council and serves on the advisor boards of the Cayuga MBA Fund, the Parker Center for Investment Research, the Big Red Venture Fund and the Cornell Financial Engineering Center. A 1975 graduate of Cornell University with a BA in economics and government, Mr. Marin received an MBA in finance from the Johnson School in 1976.
Mr. Marin is the director of several private technnology companies, is on the advisory board for CRA Rogers Casey, is an advisor to Penbridge Advisors and has been a director of CARE, the global relief and development agency since 2008.
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