Cyrus Ardalan is a Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Financial Industry Advisory Services Advisory Board with Alvarez and Marsal in London.
He brings over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry across development finance, investment banking and public policy and government relations. He has worked with a broad range of corporate clients, financial institutions and the public sector during his career.
Prior to joining A&M Mr. Ardalan spent 15 years at Barclays Bank as a Vice Chairman. During this period he was variously responsible for building Barclays investment banking presence in Continental and Emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also led the banks’ capital market and investment banking activities with public sector institutions throughout EMEA. Most recently he was responsible for Barclay’s government relations and public policy activities. Prior to joining Barclays Mr. Ardalan held senior positions in Paribas and at the World Bank.
Mr. Ardalan has a bachelor’s degree from University College London and a post graduate degree from Oxford University in economics. He is currently Chairman of OakNorth Bank and is a board member of the International Financing Facility for Immunisation. He has also been Chairman of the International Capital Markets Association and a board member for the Dubai International Financial Centre. Mr. Ardalan is a UK national, he is fluent in Farsi and has a working knowledge of French.
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