Dr. Manuel Rybach is a managing director of Credit Suisse and serves as global head of public affairs and policy. In addition, he serves as head of corporate citizenship and international relations in the chairman's office and as managing director of the Credit Suisse Foundation. Previously, he was head of public policy APAC as well as chief of staff to the CEO APAC, based in Hong Kong, managed the Credit Suisse Research Institute and served as head of governmental affairs, based in Zurich. He has also been based in Singapore and Washington, DC, working on public policy issues. He started his career at Credit Suisse in the Economic Research department in Zurich, where he was a senior economist. Manuel is member of the United Nation's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Business Advisory Council (EBAC) Task Force on Banking and Finance, the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Future Council on the Humanitarian System and the WEF's Steering Committee on Promoting Global Financial Inclusion.