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Confirmed Speakers

The following is a selection of panelists, who have confirmed their attendance. September 8th, 2009


Akerlof, George A. Nobel Laureate;
Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Alogoskoufis, George Member of Parliament, Hellenic Parliament, Greece; Former Minister of Economics and Finance
Andersen, Birgitte Reader in the Economics and Management Innovation, University of London
Appiah, Francis Executive Secretary, National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council, Ghana
Arkless, David President of Global Corporate and Government Affairs, Manpower
Arzeni, Sergio Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, OECD
Ash, Ken Deputy Director, Directorate for Trade and Agriculture, OECD
Baldwin, Richard E. Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Banerji, Shumeet CEO, Booz & Company
Başçi, Erdem Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Turkey
Berns, Gregory Professor of Neuroeconomics, Emory University; Director, Centre for Neuropolicy
Breidenbach, Stephan Professor of Law, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder); Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin
Browne, Lord John Managing Director and Managing Partner (Europe), Riverstone Holdings
Buiter, Willem Professor of European Political Economy, LSE
Bürkner, Hans-Paul President and CEO, The Boston Consulting Group
Bulcke, Paul CEO, Nestlé SA
Cabrini, Andrea Director, ClassCNBC
Carr, Edward Business Affairs Editor, The Economist
Cavallo, Domingo Chairman and CEO, DFC Associates; Former Minister of Economic Affairs, Argentina
Chartres, Colin Director General, International Water Management Institute
Cheng, Siwei President, The Association for Soft Science Studies of China, Research Centre on Fictitious Economy and Data Science
Cleary, Sean Chairman, Strategic Concepts, South Africa
Cloete, Kim Parliamentary Editor, South African Broadcasting Corporation
Collier, Paul Professor of Economics, University of Oxford
Cotis, Jean-Philippe Lead Director General, National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies
Coyle, Diane Director of Enlightenment Economics, University of Manchester
Datta, Saugato Economics Correspondent, The Economist
Davidson, Ogunlade Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sierra Leone
Davis, Evan Presenter, BBC´s Radio 4´s Today Programme
De Bono, Edward Author and Consultant
De Geus, Aart Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Dill, Peter CEO, Deutsche See
El Banna, Hany Founder and President, Humanitarian Forum; Co-Founder and President, Islamic Relief Worldwide
Ernst, Richard Nobel Laureate; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Evans, Richard CEO (retd.), Rio Tinto Alcan
Feldmann, John Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF
Ferroni, Marco Executive Director and Board Member, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
Fisman, Raymond Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia University
Frieden, Jeffry Professor for Politics of International Monetary and Financial Regulation, Harvard University
Froese, Rainer Senior Scientist, IFM-Geomar
Ghani, Ashraf Chairman, The Institute for State Effectiveness
Glennerster, Rachel Executive Director, MIT, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Glenny, Misha Journalist and Author
Gopalakrishnan, Kris CEO and Managing Director, InfoSys Technologies
Guidotti, Pablo Dean of the School of Government and Professor of Economics, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina
Haley, John J. President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Harvey, Fiona Environment Correspondent, Financial Times
Heller, Peter S. Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University
Joffe, Josef Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit
Josefsson, Lars G. President and CEO, Vattenfall
Kaplan, Seth D. Chairman, Alpha International Consulting
Keese, Christoph President Public Affairs, Axel Springer
Khan, Amir Ullah Director, India Development Foundation
Klau, Thomas Columnist, Financial Times Germany; Editorial Director and Head, European Council on Foreign Relations, Paris
König, Gerhard As of October 2009: Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Wintershall; Chairman, WINGAS
Kumar, Rajiv

Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Krueger, Anne Professor of International Economics, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Kuroda, Haruhiko President, Asian Development Bank
Lauk, Kurt President, Economic Council of the German Political Party CDU
Lazear, Edward Professor of Human Resources, Management and Economics, Stanford University
Leape, James P. Director General, WWF
Lindbeck, Assar Professor of International Economics, Stockholm University
Liswood, Laura Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders; Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs
Lundgren, Bo Director General, National Debt Office Sweden
Mack, Michael CEO, Syngenta International
Maira, Arun Member of the Planning Commission, Goverment of India
Manuel, Trevor Minister in the Presidency, National Planning Commission, South Africa
Maurer, Stephen Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkely
Mirow, Thomas President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Mockus, Antanas President, Corpovisionarios
Morshed, Samanta CEO, Hathay Bunano
Mukerji, Ayan Chief Sales and Operations Officer Europe, Wipro Technologies
Muller, Richard A. Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Munchau, Wolfgang Co-founder and President, Eurointelligence; Associate Editor, Financial Times
Nalic, Nejira Executive Director, Micro Credit Foundation MI-BOSPO Tuzla
Natividad, Irene President, Globewomen
Ngilu, Charity Kaluki Minister of Water and Irrigation, Kenya
Nicholls, Alex University Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford
Nomura, Ichiro Assistant Director General, Food and Agriculture Organisation
Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell
Pan, Jiahua Executive Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Papademetriou, Demetrios President and Board Member, Migration Policy Institute
Parisotto, Lirio A. Chairman, Geração Futuro
Patwardhan, Anand Professor at the Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology
Peacey, Jonathan National Manager Fisheries Operations, Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand
Persaud, Avinash Chairman, Intelligence Capital
Putzel, James Professor of Development Studies, LSE; Director, Crisis States Research Centre
Redrado, Martín Governor, Central Bank of Argentina
Ritterband, Charles Correspondent, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Rodrigues, Roberto President, Superior Council of Agribusiness of São Paulo’s Federation of Industries; Former Minister of Agriculture, Brazil
Roy, Sanjit Bunker Founder, Barefoot College
Sak, Guven Managing Director, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey
Schieritz, Mark Finance Correspondent, Die Zeit
Schön, Max President, Club of Rome Germany
Schütte, Christian Chief Columnist, Financial Times Germany
Schwartz, Rod CEO, ClearlySo
Schwenker, Burkhard CEO, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Scotchmer, Suzanne Professor of Economics, Law and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Shiller, Robert Professor of Economics, Yale University
Simonsen Leal, Carlos President, Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Simsek, Mehmet Minister of Finance, Turkey
Slyngstad, Yngve Executive Director, Norges Bank Investment Management
Stear, Rory Founder, Freeplay Energy; Executive Chairman, Flambard Holdings
Steiner, Jerry Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Monsanto
Stopford, John Emeritus Professor of International Business, London Business School
Stuchtey, Martin Principal, McKinsey & Co.
Sumaila, Ussif Rashid Associate Professor and Director, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia
Torry, Peter Former Ambassador to Germany, Embassy of the United Kingdom
Tuckett, David Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College London
Turhan, Ibrahim Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Turkey
van Eck, Ruud CEO, Diligent Energy Sytems
Vestergaard, Mikkel CEO, Vestergaard Frandsen
Visco, Ignazio Deputy Director General and Member of the Governing Boards, Central Bank of Italy
Vollmar, Marco Editor in Chief, German/English Programs, Deutsche Welle TV
von Braun, Joachim General Director, International Food Policy Research Institute
Weber, Axel President, Deutsche Bundesbank
Wilkinson, Angela Director, Futures Research, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford
Yamaguchi, Yutaka Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Young, Bill President, Social Capital Partners
Young, Mike Executive Director, Environment Institute, University of Adelaide
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