Douglas Rediker – Keynote Speaker

Previous US Board Member IMF

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Specialist Subjects

  • Capitalism
  • Risk
  • Threats and Opportunities
  • Global Finance
  • Emerging Markets




  • English


Douglas Rediker represented the United States on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2010-12

Douglas A. Rediker is the founder and Chairman of International Capital Strategies, LLC, a Washington, DC-based political economy consultancy founded in 2012. He is also a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Until April 2016, he was a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Rediker represented the United States on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2010 to 2012, having been nominated by President Obama in 2009 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in early 2010. He served as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Global Agenda Councils and currently serves as a member of the WEF’s Economic Growth and Social Inclusion Council. He has moderated and participated in panels at WEF events in Davos on capital markets, the international monetary system, emerging markets and global governance issues.

Rediker has advised U.S. Presidential candidates and politicians and policy-makers around the world on Geo-Economics: the intersection between foreign policy, economics and financial markets. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the role of the IMF, foreign policy implications of the economic crisis, geoeconomics and state capitalism. He is a contributor and co-editor of the e-book What’s Next: Essays on the Geopolitics That Matter (Portfolio/Penguin, 2012). He has published opinion pieces in The Financial Times, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Globalist, European Affairs, The Boao Review, and The National Interest. He was named an “Emerging Markets Superstar” by Global Finance Magazine and has received both the “EEMEA Equity” and “M&A Deals of the Year” by The International Financing Review. He began his career as an attorney at Skadden Arps in Washington, D.C. and New York. He also served as Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and Director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative, which he co-founded. He is a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations.

In 2007, he returned to the United States after living and working for over 16 years in Europe, where he served as a senior investment banker and private equity investor for some of the world’s leading financial institutions. As head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Emerging Markets Investment Banking, Rediker’s experience included working closely with governments, central banks and the private sector as a group head, relationship manager and team leader on privatizations, mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity capital markets transactions.

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