BANKING LOBBY

The power of Bilderberg as a lobbying group for the banking, venture capital and global finance industry is shown by a breakdown of recent attendees and their roles in various major lobby groups.

The interests, directorships and advisory roles of Bilderberg participants show clearly that the biggest sector represented within Bilderberg is international banking & finance. And close behind it, the industry and energy sector.

The sheer weight of giant financial institutions – represented by top level board members, executives & senior advisors – is remarkable. Especially given the presence of so many elected public servants and policy makers, and with zero press oversight.

Note: with companies of this size there is considerable overlap of sectors, some of these corporations are giant holding companies with interests in industry, technology, banking, retail etc. Others are more easily categorized. The asset management and venture capital firms will have interests in a variety of sectors, but are still fairly easily recognized as primarily investment and venture capital operations.

The following list is taken from the 2013 attendees and Steering Committee members. Obviously individuals change job titles and directorships, but the information is as accurate as possible at the time of publication. Members of the Bilderberg Steering Committee are marked with an asterisk [*].

BANKING / INVESTMENT

HSBC
Douglas J. Flint – Group Chairman
*Thomas Enders – Governing Board, HSBC Trinkhaus

GOLDMAN SACHS
*James A. Johnson – Board of Directors
J. Michael Evans – Vice Chairman, Global Head of Growth Markets
*Victor Halberstadt – Board of International Advisors

CITIGROUP
James D. Wolfensohn – Chairman, International Advisory Board

LAZARD
*Kenneth M. Jacobs – Chairman and CEO
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr – Senior Managing Director
Peter Mandelson – Chairman, Lazard International

JP MORGAN
Franco Bernabè – JP Morgan International Council
Henry Kissinger – JP Morgan International Council

AMERICAN EXPRESS
Daniel L. Vasella – Board of Directors
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr – Advisor to the Board of Directors
Henry Kissinger – Advisor to the Board of Directors

DEUTSCHE BANK
Peter Löscher – Supervisory Board
Paul Achleitner – Chairman of the Supervisory Board

TD BANK GROUP
Edmund W. Clark – President and CEO
Frank McKenna – Deputy Chair

AKBANK
Josef Ackermann – International Advisory Board

NATIONAL BANK OF KUWAIT
Josef Ackermann – International Advisory Board

SANTANDER
Francisco Pinto Balsemão – International Advisory Board

BANK OF MONTREAL
J. Robert S. Prichard – Chairman

INSURANCE

AXA
*Henrie de Castries – Chairman and CEO

ALLIANZ
*Thomas Enders – Joint Advisory Council
Peter D. Sutherland – Supervisory Board

MUNICH RE
Peter Löscher – Supervisory Board

FINANCE / VENTURE CAPITAL

EVERCORE
*Roger C. Altman – Chairman

KKR
Henry R. Kravis – Co-Chairman and Co-CEO

INVESTOR AB
*Jacob Wallenberg – Chairman
Josef Ackermann – Board of DIrectors

ONEX
J. Robert S. Prichard – Board of Directors
*Heather M. Reisman – Board of Directors

CLARIUM CAPITAL / FOUNDERS FUND / MITHRIL ASSET MANGEMENT
*Peter Thiel

KOÇ HOLDING
*Peter D. Sutherland – Board of Directors

CENTREVIEW PARTNERS
Robert E. Rubin – Counselor

OEKB
*Rudolf Scholten – Board of Executive Directors

 

 

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