R. Todd Ruppert studied Economics at Kenyon College in Ohio before pursuing a successful career in corporate financing and investment. Mr Ruppert joined T. Rowe Price in 1985 and served as President and Board Member at T. Rowe Price International Ltd, one of the company’s subsidiaries until his retirement in June 2012. Mr Ruppert is US President of the Board of the Royal Parks Foundation of London, as well as on the Board of INSEAD Business School, The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Halcyon Fine Art Group, amongst others. Mr Ruppert is a Founder and Board Member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Young Americans’ Challenge and a Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s World Fellowship. In addition, he is active as a trustee of Kenyon College, Furman University and the Garrison Forest School and supports numerous other good causes. Mr Ruppert is also the Founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diverse global interests in arts, film, distribution, merchandizing, and private equity.