E. Martin Heldring, senior vice president and managing director of TD Bank, N.A, joined GIC’s Board of Directors in 2008. Prior to his current position, he was president and CEO of Harris – Glencoe. Martin studied at the London School of Economics and London University in 1976 and a year later graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in foreign service in international economics. Martin earned the honors of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta and Pi Sigma Theta. After graduation, he joined Harris’ Credit Training Program and from 1978 to 1983 he served in Harris’ Asia/Pacific division as a foreign exchange trader and as Manager of Marketing/Credit. After which, he served in Harris’ large corporate middle market group managing highly leveraged transactions and workout situations until 1987 when he became general manager of Harris Bank International Corporation in New York. In 1991, Martin returned to Asia to serve as General Manager of BMO’s Seoul, Korea Branch. From 1994-7, he led Bank of Montreal’s US Financial Institutions Group. Martin went on to lead a strategy group working with Bancomer, BMO’s Mexican partner until 2002. Afterwards, he managed Harris’ ATM and card related businesses as well as several strategic partnerships for two years. In addition to his undergraduate work, Martin also earned an MBA with a major in finance from University of Chicago (1980) and he went through the executive management program at Northwestern University (1995). Martin’s father, Frederick, founded the Global Interdependence Center in 1976.