Managing director, Ernst & Young
Jack Rodman has developed that disconcerting habit shared by many high-profile sportsmen and other celebrities of using the third person when he talks about himself. And he likes to talk about himself.
"Jack is definitely a visionary and a thought leader," he says. "He documented and diagnosed the problems before anyone else, has unrelenting aggression on this topic and is quoted on the subject more than anyone else in the world. He knows everyone in the banks, every investor and all the people in the industry."
Ernst&Young's managing director, Asia Pacific financial solutions, could perhaps be accused of immodesty. He won't have it. "I'm not being immodest because I'm an expert on the subject," he says.
The subject under discussion is Asia's non-performing loans. Rodman admits that he is obsessed with the subject. "I can see all the problems in the world being cured by the resolution of NPLs," he says.