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Peter Nathanial


Peter Nathanial provides strategic, risk management and restructuring advice to major financial institutions, central banks, governments and other international organisations from around the world. He is frequently called on for his expertise as a leading professional in the area of risk management, restructuring and corporate governance.

Nathanial has been a partner of the boutique merchant-banking firm Impala Partners since late 2009. Impala Partners advises distressed companies and situations around the world. He is also a member of the managing partner and investment committee for Kilimanjaro Credit Fund.

From 2007 to 2009, Nathanial was the Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Committee for The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. He was responsible for over $3 trillion in assets on the balance sheet and for working through the financial crisis. He established and managed a “bad bank” and a global loan-restructuring group within the Group.

Prior to The Royal Bank of Scotland, Nathanial spent over sixteen years at Citigroup, holding a variety of senior business management roles in New York, Zurich, London, Moscow, and Warsaw.  In his last role at Citigroup, Nathanial was based in New York as a Senior Corporate Officer/Managing Director and Head of Global Risk Oversight and Investments, where he had oversight of Citigroup’s Asset Management, Insurance, Alternative Investments Businesses, Employee Pension Plans, Country Risk, and Citigroup’s proprietary M&A activities.

Nathanial was an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD Business School and co-director of INSEAD’s certification programme for Boards of Directors in the financial sector (IDBP) from 2016 to 2021. He also taught Corporate Restructuring on the INSEAD MBA Programme in Fontainebleau and was a Fellow of the International Corporate Governance Centre.

Originally from Australia, Nathanial is based in the United States and also serves on several private Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors around the world.

He is a founding member of the International Financial Risk Institute and a former Member of the President’s Council of the International Crisis Group.

Nathanial holds a BA from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

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Managing Systemic Risks in Tech: Lessons from Finance

F. Candelon, D. Martinez, P. Nathanial, T. Evgeniou, L. Van der Heyden

The financial sector's track record in risk management offers invaluable lessons for the tech industry.


A Crisis Management Blueprint for COVID-19

L. Van der Heyden, P. Nathanial

Crisis is conquered through a positive combination of talents and competencies.
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