Olympian & Banker
With 20 years of investment banking, wealth management, and entrepreneur portfolio management experience, Desmond is Managing Director at BNP Paribas Wealth Management. Aligned with BNP Paribas' leadership in Sustainable Finance, Desmond heads a sustainability taskforce at the bank and is also building a "Conscious Circle" community of private investors and partners. Through his diverse experience, Desmond is a passionate advocate of 'Compassion Capital' – where every individual has the opportunity to positively impact people and planet, simply by making mindful compassionate decisions with ‘Capital', where capital refers not only to ‘financial' capital (i.e. investments, businesses, and consumption/spending) but also to "physical, mental and emotional" capital (i.e. time and energy, thoughts and emotions). Desmond is a 3x Olympian swimmer with some of the records that lasted for more than 20 years. He is also a Mindfulness practitioner who actively explores consciousness and the human potential. Desmond strives for peak performance states and has experienced his best life performances when the internal "mind-body-spirit" trio is delicately balanced and operating in harmony.