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Manish Vekaria is a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry.He served as CEO of the CS AG Dublin Branch, the first non-EEA branch within Ireland.During his 10-year tenure at Credit Suisse, Manish held several intersecting leadership roles. They included Global Head of Structured Financing in Equities with responsibilities for Prime Financing products including Structured, Index Sector, ETF, Corporate and Specialised Financing Derivatives, Co-Head of EMEA Flow and Structured Derivative Sales/Marketing including Delta One Products, Co-Head of CS ETFs with Asset Management Division and Global Head of Delta One Strategy.He was a member of the EMEA Equities Management team, Global Prime Services Management Committee and the EMEA Global Markets Operating Committee.As an active supporter of talent development, recruitment and diversity initiatives, Manish was integral to several employee initiatives. He has sponsored and been an active member of several leadership programmes including Graduate Recruitment, Associate / Vice-President Leadership Programmes, Directorship Promotion Committees, Women’s Mentorship Programmes and the 30% Club – promoting diversity and inclusion. He also served as a member on the Managing Director Evaluation Committee, and was Co-Head of the Equities Global People Committee.Manish joined Credit Suisse in May 2007, after over 10 years at Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director within Equities.He currently serves on the European Board of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a global platform connecting emerging CEOs, and is actively involved in various Children's Educational Charities. He is involved in re-shaping the future of commerce, as an active participant of Abundance 360, a membership community for innovation entrepreneurs looking to change existing business models.Manish is married and has two children.

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