BIOGRAPHY - Professor Avinash Persaud - EN

Chairman, Intelligence Capital

  • Chairman, Elara Capital PLC; Chairman, Intelligence Capital Limited and Chairman, Paradise Beach Limited. Chairman, Warwick Commission and Chairman, regulatory sub-committee of the UN High Level Task Force on Financial Reform. Emeritus Professor, Gresham College; Senior Fellow, London Business School and Visiting Fellow, CFAP, Cambridge University.

  • Avinash Persaud's career spans finance, academic and public policy. He is Chairman, Elara Capital PLC, an emerging market specialist; Executive Chairman, Paradise Beach Limited, a real estate development firm and Executive Chairman, Intelligence Capital Limited, a financial advisory boutique. He was formerly managing director, State Street Bank & Trust and global head, currency and commodity research, J. P. Morgan.

  • He is emeritus Professor, Gresham College; Senior Fellow, London Business School; Visiting Fellow, CFAP, Cambridge University; Governor, London School of Economics; Member of Council, Royal Economics Society; and President of the Economics Section, British Association for the Advancement of Science. He was the winner of the Jacques de Larosiere Award in Global Finance, IIF, Washington.

  • On financial policy, he was Chairman, Warwick Commission; Member, Pew Congressional Task Force, US; Member, UN Commission of Experts and Member, International Task Force on Financial Transaction Taxes. He is a former Visiting Scholar of the IMF and ECB and Member of the UK Treasury's Audit & Risk Committee.

  • In December 2009 he was ranked the #2 Public Intellectual of the Financial Crisis by a panel of experts for Prospect Magazine.