Until the end of January, 2012, Doug Rediker represented the United States on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. He was formally nominated by President Barack Obama in December 2009 and was confirmed by the United States Senate in March 2010. The Executive Board is responsible for conducting the day to day business of the IMF, including taking or approving all decisions, policies, surveillance and financial disbursements made by the IMF.
Prior to joining the IMF Board, he was the co-founder and director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative at the New America Foundation, which focused on the relationship between global finance, capital flows and foreign policy.
In 2007, he returned to the US after living and working for over 16 years in Europe, where he served as a senior investment banker and private equity investor for some of the world’s leading financial institutions, including Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and TD Capital. As Head of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Investment Banking, Doug was responsible establishing and managing operations in several countries and for originating and executing pioneering transactions in Russia, Central Asia, Turkey and Central/Eastern Europe. His experience includes working closely with governments, central banks and the private sector as a group head, relationship manager and team leader on privatizations, mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity capital markets transactions.
He has significant experience in global telecommunications and media, a sector he covered as a Senior Investment Banker and Private Equity investor for many years. From 2000 through 2003, he was a partner in TD Capital Communications Partners, where he was jointly responsible for establishing and managing the European operations of this Private Equity Group with over $2 billion of assets under management. He served on the board of directors and audit committee of international companies with combined annual revenues approaching $4 Billion.
He has testified before US Congressional Committees on subjects ranging from the foreign policy implications of the economic crisis to the threats and opportunities posed by Sovereign Wealth Funds and state capitalism. He has published opinion pieces in Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Globalist, European Affairs and The National Interest. Doug was also a regular contributor to TheWashingtonNote.com.
Doug was named an "Emerging Markets Superstar" by Global Finance Magazine and has received both the "EEMEA Equity" and "M&A Deals of the Year" by The International Financing Review. He has appeared often in both television and print media, including the BBC, CNN, CNBC, The Financial News, The Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, The National Journal, The New York Times, Euromoney, Le Monde and The International Herald Tribune.
He currently chairs the World Economic Forum Geopolitical Risk Global Agenda Council and has previously moderated and participated in panels at WEF events on capital markets and emerging market investments. He was an advisor to the Congressional Task Force on Sovereign Wealth Funds and a member of the Steering Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative Task Force on Political Risk Insurance for Emerging Markets. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and serves on the advisory board of the Lisbon Council in Brussels.
Doug was a member of the National Finance Committee for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign. He also served as an advisor to the campaign on foreign policy and economic issues. He holds degrees from Vassar College and the Fordham University School of Law and also attended the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. He began his career as an attorney at Skadden Arps in Washington, DC and New York.