Sheldon W. Woldt is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company and its Head of the Middle East. In this role he is responsible for leading Northern Trust’s continued growth in the region, working with regional management and drawing on its asset servicing, asset management and wealth management expertise to achieve this. Sheldon also works with sales and relationship managers to support their focus on client satisfaction, risk management and on bringing new ideas to clients.
Sheldon brings a wide variety of experience to his role including banking operations management, financial analysis instructor, and as relationship manager in commercial lending, treasury management, investment management and global custody. He has worked with a wide variety of entities including large corporations in various industries, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and investment managers. Prior to relocating to the Middle East, Sheldon managed a team of relationship managers serving large corporations and before that he managed the Global Fund Services Practice, servicing investment managers around the world and their commingled fund products.
Woldt holds a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an M.M. degree in Finance and Marketing from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, is a Certified Cash Manager and a CFA charterholder.
Woldt is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Northern Trust Asset Management, EMEA and APAC, Wayne is responsible for the continued growth and development of Northern Trust's investment business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Wayne also serves as Chief Investment Officer of international markets, as a Director of Japan, K.K. and is a member of the corporation's European Management Committee, which oversees all Northern Trust businesses in the EMEA region.
Before joining Northern Trust in 1999 as Director of Global Fixed Income, Wayne worked for ABN AMRO Bank and Hambros Bank, where he managed multi-instrument trading books and used foreign exchange and interest rate derivative markets to extract relative value opportunities. He has more than 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager, proprietary trader and market maker within multi-instrument, multi-currency environments.