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John Hourican

CEO, NewDay

John has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial sector. He is currently the CEO of NewDay Limited, and a Board member of Atradius Crédito y Caución S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros. He was Group Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Cyprus from 2013 to 2019 and Chief Executive of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s (RBS) Investment Bank (Markets & International Banking) from 2008 to 2013. Between 2007 and 2008, he served on behalf of a consortium of banks (RBS, Fortis and Santander) as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board of ABN AMRO Group. He joined RBS in 1997 as a leveraged finance banker. John held various senior positions in RBS’s wholesale banking division, including on the division’s Board as Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer. He also ran the bank’s leveraged finance business in Europe and Asia. He started his career at Price Waterhouse where he held various Corporate Finance and Audit roles in Dublin, London and Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. John graduated in Economics and Sociology from the National University of Ireland and in Accounting from Dublin City University.