With the launch of Building Banking on Values, a new VoiceAmerica radio series I’m hosting that goes behind the scenes to tell the stories of the people, passion and positivity within the values-based banking and financing sector; I thought to introduce you to some of our guests. Listen to the show now!

Meet Cyrille Langendorff: Managing Director of International Affairs, Crédit Coopératif (France)

Cyrille is Managing Director of the International Affairs department of the French cooperative bank, Credit Coopératif (a member of BPCE banking group) and he has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector.

After achieving a masters in Finance from Paris Dauphine University, Cyrille spent the first 15 years of his investment banking career working for Banque Paribas and ABN AMRO Bank in Abidjan, London and Paris.

Prior to his current role as Managing Director at Credit Coopératif, Cyrille spent four years analysing and monitoring the solidarity investments portfolio managed by Ecofi Investissements (an asset management company of Credit Coopératif Group) in France, and the European funds invested in Credit Coopératif’s partners such as, the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks (FEBEA), and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV).

Cyrille represents Credit Coopératif on the boards of investment companies like, Coopest and Coopmed, InPulse (a Credit Coopératif subsidiary active in impact investing), Microfinance Solidaire (a micro finance subsidiary of a French NGO), Entrepreneurs du Monde, and FEBEA. He is also currently a board member of Babyloan Networks, an association that promotes social entrepreneurship and microfinance in French schools, and a board member of the French international solidarity NGO, ACTED.

Cyrille has been a rapporteur of the French national advisory board’s report on social impact investment (2014) and is contributing to the work of the Global Steering Group for Social Impact Investment under chairmanship of Sir Ronald Cohen.  Learn more.

Meet Vince Siciliano: Chief Executive Officer,  New Resource Bank (USA) 

Vince Siciliano is president and CEO of New Resource Bank, a mission-oriented bank in San Francisco that works with businesses, non-profits, and individuals seeking environmental and social, as well as financial returns. The bank is dedicated to advancing sustainability with everything it does – lending, operations, and putting deposits to work for good.

Vince currently leads New Resource Bank in serving values-driven organisations working to achieve well being for community and the planet. A longtime environmentalist and finance leader, Vince has served as CEO at International Savings Bank of San Diego; president and CEO of the Danielson Trust, a $1.5 billion company providing investment management services; and COO at First National Bank. Under his management as CEO, 1st Pacific Bank of California was named the best-performing de novo bank in California by The Findley Reports, a banking consulting firm.

Vince has been a member of the board of governors of the Savings and Community Bankers of America and the National Trade Association for the savings and loan industry, as well as a board member of the California League of Savings Institutions. He serves on the advisory board of the American Sustainable Business Council and is chairman of the board for the Ken Blanchard Center for Faith Walk Leadership. Siciliano is a graduate of Stanford University and earned a master’s degree in environmental planning from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in Millbrae with his wife and is a proud father of two sons.Learn more.

Meet Whitni Thomas: Investor Relations Manager, Triodos Bank,  Corporate Finance (UK)

Whitni Thomas focuses on the distribution and marketing of Triodos Corporate Finance’s social and environmental investment offerings. Previously Whitni was Head of Access to Finance at the New Economics Foundation where she led the think tank’s research and consultancy work on improving access to finance for financially excluded individuals as well as social businesses.

Whitni also worked in Mexico for a year helping to run a microcredit programme. Whitni started her career at JP Morgan where she worked for six years in New York and London structuring leveraged finance for management buy-outs. Learn more. 


Don’t forget to tune into Building Banking on Values. My VoiceAmerica radio show airs on Thursdays 15:00 PDT on the Business channel. Learn more.

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