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Voima Gold Talks Presenting
Isabelle Strauss‑Kahn

On Wednesday, 24 November 2021, Voima will be organising the first Voima Gold Talks—an event series featuring renowned speakers across the gold, banking and technology sectors. The first VGT keynote speaker is Isabelle Strauss-Kahn, and the event is by invitation only.

Keynote speaker

Isabelle Strauss-Kahn's portrait

Isabelle Strauss-Kahn has worked at such illustrious institutions as the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the World Bank and Banque de France. In her presentation, she will cover fundamental and topical reasons for gold allocation and the net buy positions of central banks, among other things.

Schedule

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

10:30 The doors open
11:00 Opening of Voima Gold Talks
(in Finnish)
11:15 Keynote speaker:
Isabelle Strauss-Kahn
(in English)
12:00 The audience's questions to the speaker
12:10 Lunch
13:40 The event ends

Speaker biography

2020–present
Non-Executive Director
LBMA

2019–present
Member of the Advisory Board
World Gold Council
London, UK

2018–present
Treasurer and Board Member
Paris Institute of Advanced Studies
Paris, France

2008–2018
Lead Financial Officer / Director
The World Bank
Washington DC, USA
Paris, France
Provided financial and advisory service to official sector investors in the management of their assets in developed and emerging countries (Governance, Strategic Asset Allocation, Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Settlement and Accounting, IT and Legal support).

1999–2008
(Deputy) Director of Market Operations
Banque de France
Paris, France
Responsible for the management of the equivalent of €80B. Supervised the implementation of Eurosystem monetary policy, foreign exchange reserve management and foreign exchange activities.

1995–2003
Head of Middle Office, Foreign Exchange Directorate General
Banque de France
Paris, France

1990–1995
Head of Middle Office, Banking Department
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Basel, Switzerland

1984–1990
Trader and Senior Economist
Banque de France
Paris, France

Isabelle Strauss-Kahn has been a permanent member of several international and European committees (including the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund). She has graduated in Economics (PhD Core) at the University of Chicago (USA), in Business at HEC (Haut Enseignement Commercial, Paris) and in Law (Paris-I).

Contact

If you have been invited to the event and you want to know further details, please contact Taneli Takala.