Professor Kenneth Stuart Courtis
Prof Kenneth Courtis, an Independent Non-Executive Director, joined the CapitaLand Board on 14 February 2007 and was last re-elected as Director at CapitaLand’s Annual General Meeting on 30 April 2012. He is a Member of CapitaLand’s Finance and Budget Committee and Investment Committee.
Prof Courtis is Founding Chairman of Next Capital Partners. He is presently a Director of Noble Group Limited (listed on the SGX-ST). He was formerly Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia; Managing Director, Chief Economist and Strategist of Deutsche Bank Group Asia and Director of CNOOC Ltd, Hong Kong.
Prof Courtis is one of the world’s leading investment bankers and analysts of Asian economies. He has led a number of large, international corporate transactions centered on Asia, and pioneered a number of investment banking specialities across the region. Widely sought after for his knowledge of how global market forces, financial and political developments and corporate strategy interact, Prof Courtis advises major clients throughout the Asia Pacific region as well as in Europe and North America.
Prof Courtis also works closely with central banks, ministries of finance, and heads of government throughout Asia, and has been called on several occasions to advise the President of the USA, and the heads of government of several countries in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East. He has lectured at Keio and Tokyo Universities, Japan’s two most prestigious educational institutions; l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris; and in universities in North America. He is a member of the boards, advisory councils, and trustee of a number of international firms, universities, and research institutes in Asia, Europe and North America.
Prof Courtis received his Bachelor degree from Glendon College in Toronto and a Master in International Relations from Sussex University in the UK. He received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (the European Institute of Business Administration), and a Doctorate with honours and high distinction, from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris.