Chairmen

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Wolf Klinz (Chairman)

Wolf chairs the Financial Future and is a Senior Adviser to cabinetDN. He served as a Member of the European Parliament for the Free Democratic Party of Germany from 2004-14. Wolf was an active member of the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECON) Committee and Chairman of the Special Committee on the Financial , Economic and Social Crisis Committee from 2009-11. He led negotiations across a range of issues including long-term finance, bank recovery and resolution and the European System of Financial Supervision Review.

Wolf was previously a Partner with McKinsey & Company in the United Kingdom, Germany and France (1970-81), and a Vice-President of Eurochambres. He holds a PhD in economics from Vienna University and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

John Purvis (Honorary Chairman)

John founded Financial Future and is a Senior Adviser to Cabinet DN. Before election to the European Parliament he worked in banking, international finance and as an adviser and director of several financial and industrial companies.

He was a Member of the European Parliament 1979-1984 and 1999-2009 representing Scotland. He served on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee all this time and as its Vice Chairman for 7 years, thereby being involved in much EU legislation affecting the financial services industries.