Douglas Rediker

Founder and Chairman of International Capital Strategies

Douglas Rediker is the Executive Chairman of International Capital Strategies, LLC, a policy and markets advisory boutique based in Washington, DC. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Until 2012, he was a member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund representing the United States. He was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 2, 2009. His confirmation hearing before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations was held on January 28, 2010 and he was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 2010.

Previously, he spent several years as the co-founder and director of The New America Foundation’s Global Strategic Finance Initiative. He has written extensively and testified before Congress on the subject of state capitalism, global finance, Sovereign Wealth Funds and other issues surrounding the relationship between global capital flows and their impact on foreign policy. He and his wife, Heidi Crebo-Rediker co-founded the GSFI in 2007 after they both returned to the United States following 16 years in Europe. Mrs. Crebo-Rediker left GSFI to join the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in February 2009.

Mr. Rediker previously served as a senior investment banker and private equity investor for a number of investment banks, including Salomon BrothersMerrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. He was instrumental in leading a number of the earliest privatisations in Central and Eastern Europe.

In particular, Mr. Rediker led many transactions involving the Hungarian telecommunications company, Magyar Telekom (previously known as Matav), including its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. He was also a London-based partner in TD Capital, a private equity firm focused on media and telecommunications investments. Mr. Rediker began his career as an attorney with Skadden Arps in New York and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Rediker has received numerous industry awards, including having been named an Emerging Markets Superstar by Global Finance Magazine and has received both the EEMEA Equity and M&A Deals of the Year by The International Financing Review. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Mr. Rediker appears often in both broadcast and print media, and has been published in The New RepublicThe National Interest and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Rediker was a member of the National Finance Committee for the Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama.

To book Douglas Rediker as the futurism speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Douglas is known to cover the following topics:

  • Finance & Futurism
  • Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Turnaround
  • Drive & Determination
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Strategic Finance