The International Capital Market Association announces new Chief Executive
1 July 2021 The Board of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has announced today that Bryan Pascoe has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Association, succeeding Martin Scheck, who has been Chief Executive since 2009. Bryan will formally take up the role on September 6. Subsequently, during a transition period, Martin will remain with ICMA in a non-executive capacity as President, reporting to the Chief Executive.
Bryan Pascoe has 28 years of international experience spanning investment and corporate banking in London, Hong Kong and Dubai. He was most recently Global Head of Client Coverage in HSBC’s Commercial Banking Division, having previously held the role of Group Treasurer and Head of Asset, Liability and Capital Management through 2015 and 2016. Prior to that, Bryan’s career focused on capital markets as HSBC’s Global Head of Debt Capital Markets from 2011 to 2015 and Global Head of Debt Syndicate prior to that.
Mandy DeFilippo, Chair of the ICMA Board, commented: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint an individual of Bryan’s reputation and experience to lead the Association. On behalf of the Board and the Association, we feel that he is the right person to succeed Martin and lead ICMA as our new Chief Executive. We are all looking forward to working with him.”
She added: “I would like to thank Martin for his excellent work over the last 12 years. He has led ICMA through an incredibly dynamic and, at times, turbulent period, which has included the global financial crisis, Brexit, and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout his tenure, he has worked tirelessly to increase ICMA’s relevance to its members and its engagement with the authorities, both regionally throughout Europe, and globally. He has extended the Association’s membership to include members from the issuer and buy-side investor communities, he has overseen the establishment of ICMA’s presence in Asia, and he has also driven the Association’s pioneering work in sustainable finance. He ends his tenure with ICMA’s membership at a 20 year high, which is a tremendous achievement.”
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, commented: “It has been a privilege to serve ICMA and its members through a period of immense change and growth, both for the Association itself and the markets in which it is involved. I look forward to welcoming Bryan and to supporting him as he guides ICMA into the next phase of its development.
Bryan Pascoe commented: “I am very excited to be joining the ICMA team. The Association has a long track-record and history as an agent for positive change and development in the debt capital markets and I look forward to working with colleagues, members and all our stakeholders to further broaden its influence, impact and relevance over the coming period of such great opportunity and critical transformation for the industry.”