Director, Sustainable Finance
Simone Utermarck is a Director, Sustainable Finance at the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) based in London. She is part of the Secretariat that manages the Principles which underpin the global sustainable bond market, Secretary to the Advisory Council, the ICMA Sustainable Finance Committee (SFC) and the Global Sustainable Finance Council (GSFC), and otherwise involved in all of ICMA’s sustainable finance activities. Simone is also a member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance (involved in drafting the reports on a Social Taxonomy and the Minimum Safeguards); the UK Stakeholder Discussion Forum and the ASEAN Joint Sustainable Finance Working Group Industry Advisory Panel. She is a trained banker with extensive international experience having lived and worked in Europe, the United States, Asia and the GCC. Her previous roles were with Thomson Reuters, S&P Global Ratings, Bloomberg, PwC, Ernst & Young, DaimlerChrysler Global Capital Services. Simone holds a double degree in International Business from Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland and the ESB Business School, Reutlingen Germany. She also completed the International Certificate in Investor Relations and the CFA Level 1.