Cyrus Ardalan, CAF Trustee and Chair, Investment Advisory Committee

Cyrus Ardalan is currently Chairman of OakNorth Bank a UK challenger bank, Chairman of LXI REIT PLC, a FTSE 250 closed-end real estate investment company, Board member of CEPI, a Trustee of the Charities Aid Foundation Chairing its financial services subsidiary, Chairman of Blend Network a lending platform and a Senior Adviser to Alvarez and Marsal.  He is also the co-founder of the Humanitarian Finance Forum (HFF).

Prior to his retirement, Mr Ardalan spent 15 years at Barclays Bank as a Vice Chairman, at Paribas where he held a number of senior management roles and at the World Bank where he was a Division Chief in the treasury.  

He has also been Chairman of Citigroup’s international investment banking subsidiary, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Chairman of the International Financing Facility for Immunization a multilateral development agency, Chairman of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), a board member for the Dubai International Financial Centre and a Senior Adviser to the Rock Creek Group. 

Mr Ardalan has a bachelor’s degree from University College London and a postgraduate degree from Oxford University in economics.