Sasja Beslik has been Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance Development at Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd since October 2019. Before joining the Bank, he held leadership roles within Nordea Group for over 10 years in Stockholm, most recently as Head of Group Sustainable Finance since 2017. He became Chief Executive Officer at Nordea Investment Funds in 2011, after being Head of Responsible Investments and Identity since 2009, when he joined Nordea. Prior to that, Sasja Beslik was Deputy CEO and Head Stewardship & Engagement at Banco Funds & ABN AMRO Asset Management in Sweden since 2004 and worked for the World Bank as a Consultant in 2003.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Stockholm University. Sasja Beslik speaks English, Swedish, Russian and Bosnian.
Since 2017, Sasja Beslik is a Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum on Sustainable Finance. In 2017, he was also named “Sustainability Leader of the Year” by The New Economy magazine and won the “Swedish Banking Profile of the Year” award from Privata Affärer magazine. In 2013, he received the Order of the Seraphim from the King of Sweden for outstanding contributions to Swedish environmental and sustainability theory. In 2011, he was named “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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David Rusher is responsible for Aravo’s customer success programs – from pre-sales, through to on-going strategic support. He is also responsible for partner alliances, which has included pioneering work in building community/utilities TPRM applications for the defense, financial services, retail and pharmaceutical industries.
Dave particularly enjoys the relationship-building, problem-solving, teamwork and accountability that comes with his experience of working with compliance, risk and procurement professionals.
He has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, which spans across most functional areas of business including engineering, product management, product marketing, solutions consulting and sales leadership. Prior to Aravo, David served as SVP of Enterprise Feedback at Market Tools where he was responsible for global sales of MarketTools CustomerSat™ Enterprise Feedback Management solution. Prior to MarketTools, David held senior consulting and sales positions with RightNow Technologies – a leading provider of SaaS Customer Experience Management solutions. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma City University.
Maria Sanchez Marin Melero is currently focused on driving Refinitv's EMEA sales team excellence for Enhanced Due Diligence. She is a seasoned manager with 20 years of experience working across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Her past experience includes managing high performing teams to launch global projects like the Third Party/Supply Chain Risk proposition at Thomson Reuters and the Award winning probono service TrustLaw.
Charlie Minutella leads Refinitiv’s Enhanced Due Diligence business and is responsible for the design and adoption of solutions supporting customer and third party risk assessment.
Charlie has a deep knowledge of legal and compliance processes aimed at understanding the underlying risk of customer and business relationships. Prior to his current role, he led client and industry adoptions efforts for Refinitiv’s KYC as a Service, at the time the industry’s largest KYC utility. Before that, he founded the Financial Markets Documentation practice for Pangea3 (now part of EY), one of the first and largest alternative legal services firms. He was responsible for all aspects of solution design and global client adoption related to the outsourcing of OTC derivatives contract negotiation and intelligence.
Charlie frequently speaks on topics related to RegTech, Innovation and legal/compliance process optimization.
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