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James Diao has had a career spanning over 35 years as an investment banker, specializing in risk management and global financing transactions for both equity and fixed income. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at UBS Securities where he oversaw the approval, execution and diligence of all equity new issue transactions in the Americas, and prior thereto had positions at Bear Stearns, Prudential Securities and Brown Brothers Harriman.

Mr. Diao received his undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics/Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Diao is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Y.C. James Yen, the founders of the IIRR.