GIC’s College of Central Bankers announces two new Fellows and two new Advisory Board Members

October 21, 2020

Colleen Murphy, GIC
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GIC’s College of Central Bankers announces two new Fellows and two new Advisory Board Members


Since its inception in 2018, the Global Interdependence Center’s (GIC) College of Central Bankers, has continued to sustain and enhance GIC’s relationships with former leaders of the world’s central banks and theirs with the Global Interdependence Center. The only organization of its kind, the College of Central Bankers allows its Fellows to continue to share their unique insight and knowledge following careers as leaders in global Central Banking.

The College of Central Bankers operates with an Advisory Board consisting of industry professionals. The newest members are:

  • Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Michael McKee, International Economics and Policy Correspondent for Bloomberg TV and Radio.

“I am delighted to join the GIC’s College of Central Bankers as a member of the Advisory Board and I hope to contribute to the continued development of this unique and meaningful organization,” says Jeremy Siegel regarding his participation.

The Global Interdependence Center is delighted to announce the induction of two new Fellows into its College of Central Bankers. The newly inducted Fellows are:

  • Roger Ferguson, former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System; President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA
  • Katarzyna Zajdel-Kurowska, former Board member of the Management Board of the National Bank of Poland

About the College, Katarzyna Zajdel-Kurowska thanked the Global Interdependence Center stating, “I feel deeply honored and humbled by your kind invitation and I’m delighted to join such a distinguish group of economists and former central bankers. I’m very excited about the opportunity to share my experience and add value to our discussion on global issues and monetary policy.”

They join existing Fellows of the College of Central Bankers:

  • Christian Noyer, Honorary Governor, Banque de France (2018)
  • William Poole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (2018)
  • Anthony Santomero, Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (2018)
  • Dennis Lockhart, Former President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (2019)
  • Charles Plosser, Former President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (2019)
  • David (Danny) Blanchflower, Former Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (2020)
  • Jose De Gregorio, Former President of the Central Bank of Chile (2020)
  • Patrick Honohan, Former Governor of Central Bank of Ireland (2020)
  • José Manuel González Páramo, Former Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (2020)
  • Alfonso Prat-Gay, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina (2020)

Peter A. Gold, GIC Board Vice Chair, College of Central Bankers adds that: “I am delighted that two additional Fellows have been elected to our group of global thought leaders. I also graciously thank our newest members of the Advisory Board for their commitment to our organization. The individual and assembled intellectual and practical experiences which the CCB represents is truly impressive, especially as a group. GIC is fortunate to have the opportunity to draw upon the thought power and expertise of our College Fellows on issues impacting the global economic landscape.”


The College and its membership operate within the GIC umbrella and with GIC’s administrative support. 



Contact: For more information, please contact Colleen Murphy, Manager of Marketing and Communications, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.

About the Global Interdependence Center: The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate thoughtful, global dialogue on a wide range of issues that affect the international community, including economics, health care and government. GIC convenes conferences and roundtable discussions, both domestically and internationally, to identify and address emerging global issues. For more information, visit GIC’s website at