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Confirmed Speakers

The following is a selection of panelists, who have confirmed their attendance. September 2nd, 2008


Akerlof, George A. Nobel Laureate; Professor of Economics,
University of California, Berkeley
Almunia, Joaquín Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs,
European Commission
Al Qasimi, Sheikha Lubna Minister of Foreign Trade,
United Arab Emirates
Appiah, Francis Executive Secretary,
Ghana National APRM Governing Council
Ariely, Daniel Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University;
Visiting Professor, MIT
Arthur, Michael British Ambassador to Germany
Baldwin, Richard E. Professor of Economics,
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Bale, Harvey E., Jr. Former Director General,
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations
Bangun, Derom Vice President II, RSPO Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil;
Executive Chairman, Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association
Bitterlich, Joachim Ambassador (ret.); Executive Vice President International Affairs, Veolia Environment
Blinder, Alan S. Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Borg, Anders Minister of Finance, Sweden
Börsch-Supan, Axel Director, The Mannheim Research Insitute
for the Economics of Ageing
Brown, Lester Founder and President, Earth Policy Institute
Buerkner, Hans-Paul President and CEO, The Boston Consulting Group
Burrows, Matthew Counsellor, National Intelligence Council
Butler, Nick J. Chairman, Cambridge Center for Energy Studies (CCES)
Carr, Edward Business Affairs Editor, The Economist
Carraro, Carlo Chairman of the Department of Economics,
Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Venice;
Director of Research,FEEM
Cavallo, Domingo Chairman and CEO, DFC Associates
Cleary, Sean Chairman, Strategic Concepts
Cloete, Kim Parliamentary Editor, South African Broadcasting Corporation
Collier, Paul Professor of Economics, Oxford University
Conteh, Alieu Chairman of the Board, African Wireless
Curry, Declan Business Anchor, BBC News
Davis, Evan Presenter, BBC’s radio 4’s Today Programme
de Azevedo, Belmiro Chairman, Sonae Group;
Chairman, Sonae Indústrias;
Chairman and CEO, Sonae Capital
de Geus, Aart Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
de Seixas Correa, Luis Felipe Brazilian Ambassador to Germany
Dräger, Stefan Executive Board Chairman, Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
Dutta, Soumitra Dean of External Relations, INSEAD
Eichengreen, Barry Professor of Economics and Political Sciences,
University of California, Berkeley
Eigen, Peter Founder and Chair of the Advisory Council,
Transparency International
El Banna, Hany Founder and President, Humanitarian Forum;
Co-Founder and President, Islamic Relief
Elmeskov, Jorgen Director Policy Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department
Ernst, Richard Nobel Laureate; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Evans, Richard CEO, Rio Tinto Alcan (rtd)
Faber, Joachim CEO Allianz Global Investors AG;
Board of Allianz AG
Feldmann, John Member of the Executive Board, BASF
Fels, Joachim Managing Director and
Chief Global Fixed Income Economist and Strategist,
Morgan Stanley
Field, Chris Director Department of Global Ecology,
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Fisman, Ray Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Frey, Bruno Professor of Economics, Institut for
Empirical Research in Economics, Zurich
Fricke, Thomas Chief Economist, Financial Times Deutschland
Frost, David Director General, British Chamber of Commerce
Githongo, John Vice President, Policy & Advocacy,
World Vision International
Gordon, Charles President and CEO, Siemens Water Technologies
Guidotti, Pablo E. Dean of the School of Government and Professor of Economics at Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Republic of Argentina
Haley, John J. President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Heller, Peter S. Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University
Holmes, Richard CEO Europe and Co-Chairman Private Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
Hübner, Danuta Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission
Huntington, Hillard Executive Director, Energy Modeling Forum at Stanford University
Joffe, Josef Publisher-Editor, DIE ZEIT
Kaletsky, Anatole Associate Editor, The Times
Keese, Christoph President Public Affairs, Axel Springer AG
Khan, Abdul Waheed Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO
Knies, Gerhard DESERTEC Project Director for the Club of Rome
Krueger, Anne O. Professor of International Economics,
School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University
Lauk, Kurt Member, European Parliament
Lazear, Edward Chairman, US Council of Economic Advisers;
Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Leamer, Edward Professor of Economics, Management and Statistics and director of UCLA/Anderson Business Forecast Project, University of California, Los Angeles
Leipziger, Danny Vice President, Poverty Reduction and Economic
Management Network, The World Bank
Levi, Michael A. Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council of Foreign Relations
Lindbeck, Assar Professor of Economics, University of Stockholm
Loy, Frank E. Member of the Boards of Directors, The Nature Conservancy, Pew Center For Global Climate Change, Environmental Defense Fund, and Resources for the Future
Ma, Canrong Chinese Ambassador to Germany
Maira, Arun Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group India
Maskus, Keith Associate Dean for Social Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
McFadden, Daniel L. Nobel Laureate, Professor of Economics, Berkeley
Messerlin, Patrick Professor of Economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Müller, Alexander Assistant Director-General, Natural Resources Management and Environment Department, FAO
Münchau, Wolfgang Associate Editor, Financial Times
Mundell, Robert Nobel Laureate, Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Nakicenovic, Nebojsa Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology; Acting Deputy Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Obermann, René CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG
Panitchpakdi, Supachai Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Papademetriou, Demetrios President, Migration Policy Institute
Paulsen, Frederik Chairman, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Persaud, Avinash Founder and Chairman, Intelligence Capital Limited
Pommerening, Dieter Special Counsellor to the Executive Committee, GES
Portes, Richard Professor of Economics, London Business School
Posen, Adam S. Deputy Director, Peterson Institute
Rapoport, Hillel Senior Lecturer of Economics, Bar-Ilan University
and EQUIPPE, University of Lille
Reynal-Querol, Marta Associate Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Richardson, Louise Executive Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University
Ritterband, Charles Correspondent, NZZ
Roy, Prannoy President, New Delhi Television
Sak, Guven Executive Director, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey;
Vice Rector, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara
Schwammenthal, Daniel Editorial Page Writer, The Wall Street Journal Europe
Shankar, Meera Indian Ambassador to Germany
Şimşek, Mehmet Minister of State for Economy, Turkey
Spence, Michael Nobel Laureate; Professor Emeritus of Management, Stanford University
Sterner, Thomas Professor of Environmental Economics, Gothenburg University; President, EAERE
Stopford, John Dean, The Murmann School of Global Management and Economics
Tangermann, Stefan Director for Trade and Agriculture, OECD
Teyssen, Johannes Vice Chairman of the Board of Management, E.ON AG
Tichy, Roland Editor-in-Chief, WirtschaftsWoche
Timken, William R. United States Anbassador to Germany
Thode, Eric Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Foundation
Vibert, Frank Director, European Policy Forum
Vierhout, Robert Secretary General, European Bioethanol Fuel Association
Visco, Ignazio Deputy Director-General, Member of the Governing Board, Banca d’Italia
Vollmar, Marco Editor-in-chief of German/English Programs, Deutsche Welle Radio
Von Braun, Joachim General Director, International Food Policy Research Institute
Von Weizsäcker, Jakob Research Fellow, Bruegel
Wise, David A. Professor of Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Yamaguchi, Yutaka Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Zeigler, Robert Stewart Director General, International Rice Research Institute, Phillipines
Zou, Changzheng President, Baosteel Europe; Chief Representative of Europe, Africa, Middle-East Region, Baosteel Group
Zwitserloot, Reinier CEO, Wintershall Holding AG


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