Chairman, Emerging Markets
Credit Suisse AG
Eraj Shirvani has been Chairman of Emerging Markets since April 1, 2021. He previously worked as Vice Chairman - Emerging Markets. In this role, he worked across all divisions to build, maintain and grow relationships and strategic dialogue with key clients, regulators and sovereign entities. Before that, he was Head of Global Markets in EMEA and Global Head of Solutions. During this period, he was a member of the Global Markets Management Committee, the bank's UK IB Executive Committee, the UK Culture Steering Committee, as well as Senior Sponsor of the bank's UK Family Network. He has served on the Board of Credit Suisse International (CSi) and Credit Suisse Securities Europe Ltd (CSSEL). Mr. Shirvani has at various times served as Head of Global Credit Products, Head of Emerging Markets, Head of Rates and FX, and Head of Equity Derivatives among other roles. Mr. Shirvani served on the Board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) for 12 years during the period 2004 to 2016. He has also served on the Board of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). On the philanthropic front, he served as a member of The Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation Board of Trustees for many years. He is currently the Senior Sponsor of Credit Suisse’s Steps to Success Mobility Scholarship Program which funds outstanding students from underrepresented and/or underprivileged backgrounds through university whilst providing internships. Mr. Shirvani recently joined the Accion Board of Directors, a global non-profit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. Mr. Shirvani joined The First Boston Corporation in 1988 as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Training Program. In 2015, he was awarded a CEO Leadership Award for Overall Outstanding Leadership. The Aeppli Prize is awarded to a senior manager for exceptional leadership over a sustained period of time who has created long-term value by working across teams and divisions and has strengthened the bank's people and processes as well as the bank's position in the market place as an integrated bank. Mr. Shirvani received his B.A. in International Relations and French from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from Columbia University.