Congratulations to the 2022 Inspirational Leader Award winners.
Eelco Fiole, PhD, CFA, for Ethics
Sylvia Solomon, ASIP, for Education
Roger Urwin, FSIP, for Professional Excellence
Sameer Somal, CFA, CFP®, CAIA for Volunteer Service
The Inspirational Leader Award was established by the CFA Institute Board of Governors to celebrate and recognize individuals who embody the organization’s mission to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.
Learn more about the award categories and this year’s winners.
This category represents an individual who has championed and demonstrated ethical behavior and standards of practice in the investment profession. This inspirational leader will have influenced the investment industry by advocating for the integrity of the investment profession.
Eelco has dedicated over 25 years of his fiduciary and governance expertise to the investment industry. With extensive c-level expertise, he currently serves as managing partner of Alpha Governance Partners - a firm that propagates good investment governance and ethical leadership, and counsels a range of institutional and private wealth clients globally, including in fintech and blockchain. He also serves as Chair of the CFA Institute Alpha Summit Advisory Council and Director of Governance at the Cambridge University Social Impact & Sustainability Society. In addition to developing and lecturing various academic courses and volunteering for numerous prominent organizations, he has dedicated much of his professional life to developing thought leadership and presenting at various global conferences and institutions on applying ethics and good governance in practice.