Kenneth Courtis

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(businessman, financier)
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Alma materINSEAD, University of Sussex, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Glendon College
Businessman, financier and 3 times Bilderberg visitor.

Dr. Kenneth Courtis is Founding Chairman of Next Capital Partners, and of Next Capital Advisors.


Kenneth Courtis is a former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, and Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia, and as of 2017 he continued to advise the firm globally.[1]

He is the Chairman of the debate forum The Empire Club of Canada and chairman of Starfort Investment Holdings. He is managing partner of Courtis Global & Associates. He is also co-founder of Themes Investment Management, a private equity firm, and chairman of Asia Frontier Capital.[2][3]

Courtis has lectured at Keio University and Tokyo University, Japan’s two most prestigious educational institutions, l’Institut d’etudes politiques, in Paris, and at universities in North America.

He is and has been a member of the boards and advisory councils of a number of leading international firms, including Emerson, Daimler, Capitaland, Noble Group, BTG-Pactual, China National Off Shore Oil Corporation and GEMS private equity funds.


Since leaving Canada as a graduate student, he has spent most of his working career in Tokyo. Courtis was a panelist for the discussion about The Outlook For Japan's Economy at the 1993 Bilderberg.[4]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/199322 April 199325 April 1993Greece
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
The 41st Bilderberg, held in Greece
Bilderberg/199814 May 199817 May 1998Scotland
The 46th Bilderberg meeting, held in Scotland, chaired by Peter Carrington
Bilderberg/200124 May 200127 May 2001Sweden
The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.