Santa Clara University

Dan Kreps

Chairman of the Board, Advance Global Capital; formerly Senior Director, American Express Banking Ltd.

Mr. Kreps assumed the role of Senior Country Executive with overall responsibility for American Express Bank’s activity in Japan in May of 2004. Subsequent to the acquisition of AEB by Standard Chartered Bank, he successfully managed the integration of the two institutions’ Japanese operations before retiring at the end of 2008. Prior to this assignment, he served three years in the New York head office of American Express Bank as Chief Administrative Officer of the Financial Institutions Group. He joined AEB in June of 1997 to open the bank’s representative office in Moscow.

Mr. Kreps began his banking career in 1978 with Chemical Bank. Over his 10 years with Chemical he filled a number of management positions in Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney. In 1988 he joined the Stanford Research Institute as a Principal Consultant to provide strategic planning and risk management consulting services to major global financial institutions. In 1992 he joined the Secura Group, a regulatory risk consulting group based in Washington, D.C. In 1994 he was seconded to Arthur Andersen’s Office of Government Services to manage the World Bank funded Financial Institutions Development Project in Russia.

Mr. Kreps is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1975 and a Masters in Business Administration in 1979. 

This is Dan’s second year as a GSBI Mentor.