Aram Shishmanian, Trustee
Mr. Aram Shishmanian serves as the CEO of the World Gold Council and is a member of the Board as well as the Board of World Gold Trust Services. Prior to 2009, he served as a Non-Executive Director of; Resolution plc, Victoria plc, a Swiss based asset-management company and as Non-Executive Chairman of a management consulting company. He was also an independent member of the International Executive of Hogan Lovells LLP, one of the leading global law firms.
His first career was with Accenture, a multinational management consulting firm, where he specialized in the financial markets industry. During his 27 years at Accenture Mr. Shishmanian held a number of leadership roles, including Global Managing Partner of the financial markets industry practice, before becoming a senior partner.
He has served as a Trustee of Marie Curie Cancer Care, a member of the International Advisory Board of Cass Business School, the Dean’s Strategy Group and as a member of the Advisory Board of City University. He was an avid fund raiser for Aid Armenia during the aftermath of the 1988 earthquake.