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Management Profiles

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is led by seasoned professionals with years of experience in the financial services industry. Learn more about them here.

Douglas L. Peterson
President, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Doug Peterson was named President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, the leading global credit rating agency and division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, in 2011.

Previously, Doug was the Chief Operating Officer of Citibank, N.A., Citigroup’s principal banking entity that operates in over 100 countries. Doug was with Citigroup for 26 years.

Until the beginning of 2010, Doug was the CEO of Citigroup, Japan where he oversaw the entire franchise, managing over 15,000 employees. Doug had previously been the Chief Auditor of Citigroup from 2001 to 2004 after he had led the enterprise-wide project to integrate the Internal Audit teams after the merger of Citicorp and Travelers. In prior roles, he served as Country Manager in Costa Rica and Uruguay and as a corporate banker in Argentina and New York.

Doug received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and History at Claremont McKenna College and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Doug has previously served on the boards of the American Chambers of Commerce (in Costa Rica, Uruguay, and Japan) and the International Bankers Association of Japan. He is currently on the Boards of Advisors for the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Board of Trustees of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Claremont McKenna College.

Lou Eccleston
President, S&P Capital IQ
Chairman of the Board, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Lou Eccleston is president of S&P Capital IQ and Chairman of the board of S&P Dow Jones Indices, businesses of The McGraw-Hill Companies. S&P Capital IQ is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. S&P Dow Jones Indices is a global leader in providing investable and benchmark indices to the financial markets. To date, we calculate over 830,000 indices in real-time or at the end of day, and is home to some of the world’s most followed and recognized stock market indices.

Lou joined Standard & Poor’s in 2008 as executive managing director of Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS). Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Lou was chairman and chief executive officer of Pivot Inc., a leading provider of communications networks for institutional investors. Previously, he served as president of Global Sales, Marketing and Services for Thomson Financial, leading the integration of separate sales, service and marketing operations around the world into one globally coordinated entity. Lou was also president of the Banking and Brokerage division for Thomson Financial, its largest business operating group at the time, where he led the develop-ment and launch of Thomson ONE. Lou also spent 14 years as a managing director with Bloomberg L.P., where he helped build sales and customer service initiatives for the desktop, trading systems, the electronic brokerage business and media operations.

Yu-Tsung Chang
Executive Managing Director, Region Head Asia-Pacific, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Yu-Tsung Chang is Executive Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in the Asia-Pacific region. He is responsible for enhancing Ratings Services’ growth and market leadership in this dynamic, fast-growing area by ensuring the highest quality analytics and customer service, expanding the coverage of traditional products, and introducing new local market services.

Yu-Tsung joined Standard & Poor’s in 1993 and was the Head of Structured Finance Ratings in Tokyo. He acted as a pioneer in this market and played an important role in fostering the growth of securitization in Japan. In 2000, he became Managing Director for all of Standard & Poor’s Japan operations, and added responsibility for Korea in 2004 and Taiwan in 2006. He assumed his current position in August 2007.

Yu-Tsung holds B.B.A degrees in both business and East Asian studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is a member of the Japan Association of Corporate Directors and a Director of the Securitization Forum of Japan.

John Bailey
Managing Director, Pacific Region, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

John Bailey is a Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s, the world’s foremost provider of independent credit ratings. Based in Melbourne, he is responsible for the overall management of Standard & Poor’s operations in Australia and New Zealand, including strategic planning and execution, compliance with established policies, administration, marketing and developing external relationships necessary for the success of the business. He is a member of the Standard & Poor’s Asia Pacific Executive Committee.

John joined Standard & Poor’s in Australia in 1989 where he gained significant experience as a credit analyst. In 1997 he was seconded to Taipei to help establish Taiwan Ratings Corporation, a Standard & Poor’s subsidiary. He was promoted to team leader for Standard & Poor’s Corporate & Infrastructure credit ratings in Asia in 2000 and in 2006 was appointed head of Standard & Poor’s operations in Greater China, based in Hong Kong. He assumed his current role in Australia in 2008.

Before joining Standard & Poor’s, John held a variety of analytical positions in the banking and finance sector and spent a number of years working in London.

Michael Petit
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Corporate and Government Ratings

Michael Petit is responsible for Standard & Poor’s corporate, financial services, public sector and sovereign ratings units for Asia-Pacific. He has been based in Hong Kong since January 2007 and was previously located in Tokyo, where he initially served as Standard & Poor’s Chief Credit Officer for Asia-Pacific from late 1999.

Michael joined Standard & Poor’s in 1987, and in 1991, he undertook primary analytical responsibility for non-U.S. credits, first focusing on Asia-Pacific and subsequently on Central and Latin America. He also worked as Director of Affiliate Services, working on short-term assignments in countries including India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan on credit rating and criteria benchmarking exercises.

Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Michael worked for four years as a credit analyst and a corporate lending officer at a commercial bank in the U.S. He has an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern Business School and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Universite de Paris.

Vera Chaplin
Managing Director, Lead Analytical Manager, Structured Finance Asia-Pacific, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Vera Chaplin is Managing Director and Lead Analytical Manager for Structured Finance at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. Based in Melbourne, Vera leads the Standard & Poor’s Structured Finance team in Asia-Pacific.

Vera joined Standard & Poor’s in 1997 as a rating analyst. She has previously served as Analytical Team Leader for Standard & Poor’s Structured Finance team in the Pacific region, before taking on a combined surveillance, research and criteria champion role across Asia-Pacific. In all her previous responsibilities at Standard & Poor’s, Vera has played leading roles in criteria development, research and investor outreach across all structured finance asset classes and various markets. Vera is also a regular speaker at industry forums and training courses in the securitisation industry, both locally and outside of Australia.

She holds a Masters of Commerce degree from The University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Ian Greer
Managing Director, Pacific Region, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Ian Greer is Managing Director and the Analytical Manager for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Ratings team. Based in Melbourne, Ian is responsible for delivering high-quality analytics and customer service, and oversees a sustained thought-leadership program and associated outreach activities.

Ian, who joined Standard & Poor's in 1997, has been a key contributor to Standard & Poor's leadership position in the infrastructure and project finance space in the region and globally. He has led criteria development, delivered numerous internal and external training programs, and participated in high-profile external events.

Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Ian spent eight years as a project finance banker. He has been involved in many infrastructure financings covering debt capital markets and bank syndications - mainly in Australia and New Zealand but also in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has a bachelor’s degree (honors) in science from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Cranfield (U.K.). He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Management. Ian is also a Chair of the Australian Branch Council of the International Project Finance Association and is on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Guy Maguire
Director, Head of S&P Indices Australia

Guy Maguire joined Standard & Poor’s in 2002 as Business Development Director working across multiple lines of S&P business and in 2008 took on his current position as Head of Index Services. Prior to joining S&P, he worked for the Primark Corporation based in Europe for 14 years undertaking senior Product Management, Marketing and Sales roles servicing Investment Banking, Investment Management, Equity Research, Private Banking and Retail markets.

Most recently, Guy has coordinated the expansion of the S&P/ASX suite of indices to support key market stakeholders wishing to leverage passive index-based investment structures to service both institutional and retail investors within the Australian market.

He brings 22 years experience within the financial services publishing industry to S&P and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from La Trobe University.

Leanne Milton
Director, Fund Services

Leanne Milton is a director of Standard & Poor's Fund Services and head of the fund research team in Australia, utilizing her extensive experience in qualitative funds research and managing research teams. She is based in Sydney and has over 26 years' experience in financial services.

Leanne joined Standard & Poor's in 2008. Before this, she was head of distribution and head of retail for Allianz Global Investors (Australia) Ltd. Her considerable investment experience includes positions as head of research at Pitcher Partners Investment Services, research manager at AXA Australia and as a portfolio manager for a fund-of-funds platform.

Leanne has a Diploma in Financial Planning and is an Associate of FINSIA.

Jose Ordonez
Vice President, Sales

Jose Ordonez leads the Pacific Client Relationship Group in the Pacific region. An experienced leader with over 14 years of global sales experience, he brings a unique perspective of global capital markets, investments and wealth management to the team. Since 2007, Jose has led the Fund Services and the Risk and Valuations Strategies sales teams, focusing on investment ratings and advisory services, data, valuations, research and risk analytics based solutions. He is responsible for building a high performance and client focused sales team, and his style of leadership continues to attract and retain high caliber sales professionals to serve our clients in the region.

Jose has a Bachelor of Business Studies with 1st degree honours from University of Lincolnshire and Humberside in the UK, and has a Master in International Commerce from ESIC School of Marketing in Spain.