David Tait appointed CEO of World Gold Council
today Nov 29, 2018
The World Gold Council (WGC) has appointed David Tait as its chief executive officer (CEO). He will succeed Aram Shishmanian, who was the WGC CEO over the past 10 years.
David will join the organisation on January 7 as interim CEO for a transitionary period before becoming CEO on February 25.
Commenting on the appointment, the chair of the World Gold Council, David Harquail, in a statement said, “I would like to thank Aram Shishmanian for the leadership role he has played over the past decade. As CEO, he has transformed the World Gold Council into a truly influential organisation that has helped to stimulate and sustain the demand for gold globally. I am looking forward to working with David Tait to continue this important work.”
David Tait added, “This is a pivotal role for the gold industry and one that I am truly excited to take on. Global markets have undergone immense change over recent years and the case for investing in gold is as relevant today as it was for investors a century ago. I look forward to working closely with the members of the World Gold Council as we develop what is next for gold in these increasingly uncertain times.”
David previously held a senior executive role at Credit Suisse and is currently an independent member of the Bank of England’s FICC Market Standards Board.
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