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New Member Joins Board of Overseers

Noor Menai Joins Brandeis International Business School Board of Overseers

Noor Menai

April 26, 2016

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) announced today that Noor Menai, president and CEO of CTBC Bank USA, has joined its board of overseers. He will serve alongside other esteemed board members who play a critical role in developing new concepts for the University’s innovative undergraduate business major and the business school’s globally focused graduate degree programs in business, economics and finance.

“We are delighted to welcome Noor, an internationally recognized leader with a passion for business education, to our board,” said Bruce Magid, dean of Brandeis IBS. “His global banking, international trade and technology expertise and multifaceted background will support our efforts to best prepare our students for an innovation-driven global economy.”
 
Menai brings with him decades of experience in banking, finance and international trade. Previously, he served as executive vice president and North America regional head of CTBC. In this role, he was responsible for U.S. and Canada corporate and commercial real estate, trade, cash, foreign exchange, asset-based lending, syndications and participations, and advisory, business lines and trade finance for the China/North America trade corridor.
 
“I am honored to join the board, and I look forward to working with Brandeis IBS leadership to further their mission of preparing World Ready students to thrive and make an impact in the global arena,” said Menai.
 
Menai joined CTBC in 2011 as the head of governance and retail banking for the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
 
Prior to coming to CTBC, Menai spent three years in private equity and asset management, founding and serving as managing director of Fajr Capital, a sovereign wealth fund-backed investment fund. Previously, he was president and CEO of Charles Schwab Bank.
 
He also spent nine years in senior roles at Citigroup North America, most recently as managing director of its Corporate and Investment Bank with responsibility for sales for emerging markets and oversight of 1,100 relationship bankers across 18 countries. Prior to Citigroup, he served as a director for Bank of America. He began his career at JPMorgan Chase.
 
Mr. Menai holds an MBA in finance, computers and information systems and a bachelor’s degree in economics, computers and information systems from the University of Rochester.