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Confirmed Speakers

The following is a selection of speakers, who have attended the GES 2011 in Kiel, Germany.


October 1st, 2011


Ahlers, Dirk Chairman of the Advisory Board, FRoSTA AG
Banerji, Shumeet CEO, Booz & Company
Behrendt, Michael CEO, Hapag-Lloyd
Bürkner, Hans-Paul President and CEO, The Boston Consulting Group
Chu, Victor L. L. Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group
Cleary, Sean Chairman, Strategic Concepts, South Africa; Executive Vice Chair, Future World Foundation, Switzerland
Deyerling, Lutz Vice President European Operations & Corporate Strategy, The Scuderi Group
Evans, Richard CEO (retd.), Alcan Inc and Rio Tinto Alcan
Feldmann, John Member of the Board, Hertie Foundation
Gabrielli, Sergio President and CEO, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras
Garnadt, Karl Ulrich Chairman and CEO, Lufthansa Cargo
Grenz, Thorsten CEO, Veolia Umweltservice
Gutberlet, Kurt-Ludwig Chairman, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Bosch & Siemens Hausgeräte
Höppe, Peter Head of Geo Risks Research Department and Corporate Climate Center, Munich RE
Hogrefe, Lüder Managing Director, Raytheon Anschütz
Kaplan, Seth D. Managing Partner, Alpha International Consulting
Keller, Stefan Head of Strategic Business Development e-mobility, AUDI AG
Kipp, Thomas CEO, DHL Global Mail
König, Gerhard Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Wintershall Holding GmbH; Spokesperson, WINGAS Board
Krumsiek, Barbara President, CEO and Chair, Calvert Investment, Inc.; Director and Chair, Acacia Life Insurance Company
Lašas, Vladaz CEO and Founder, Skubios siuntos UAB Kaunas & UPS, Lithuania; Board Member, The American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania
Leonberger, Horst Senior Vice President Strategic Business Area Connected Car, Deutsche Telekom
Lesueur, Eric Director of Sustainable Urban Planning, Veolia Propreté
Liehr, Gunnar Head Region Central & New Markets, Siemens AG
Liu, Aolin Executive Director of Research Department, China International Capital Corporation Limited
Lüken, Reinhard Secretary General, Community of European Shipyards Associations
Magariños, Carlos CEO, Global Business Development Network
Mahlati, Vuyokazi Felicity

Chairperson, South African Post Office Board of Directors Limited

Malhotra, Asheesh Partner, Wipro Consulting Services
Mwendwa, Mwende K. Independant Research Consultant
Obermann, René CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG
O’Donohoe, Nicholas CEO, Big Society Capital
Orszag, Mike Head of Research, Towers Wattson; Editor, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance
Patel, Sandip President, Aetna International
Phillips, Robert President and CEO, Edelman Europe, Middle East and Africa
Prescott, Julia Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam Infrastructure
Pupillo, Lorenzo M. Executive Director in the Public Affairs Unit, Telecom Italia

Randazzo, Roberto

Partner, R&P Legal
Rave, Klaus Chairman, Global Wind Energy Council
Riedmann de Trinidad, Gabriele Head of the Group business area for Energy, Deutsche Telekom
Riemann, Ulrich CEO, Bionic Palm
Salo, Rolf CEO and Founder, SALO Holding AG: Labour Market Services and Vocational Rehabilitation
Samsunlu, Kadri Chief Financial Officer, Akfen
Schildt, Moritz Managing Partner, nordIX AG
Schwartz, Rodney CEO, ClearlySo
Schwarz, Michael Director Automotive EMEA, Global Automotive Practice, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems
Seelmann–Eggebert, Rolf Editor, seelmannfilm GmbH
Shaw, Jane E. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Intel Corporation
Stokes, Jerry President, Suntech Europe
Thiedig, Caroline Principal, Booz & Company Inc.
Venkatesh, Barath Analytics Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard (HP), India
Weale, Graham Chief Economist, RWE


Albig, Torsten Lord Mayor, Kiel City Council
AlFaisal Alsaud, HRH Prince Turki Founder and Trustee, King Faisal Foundation; Chairman, King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies
Ali, Syed Saadat Senior Program Officer for Education and Governance, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Pakistan
Arthur, Sir Michael Former Ambassador to Germany, Embassy of Great Britain; UK Chairman, Königswinter Foundation
Azmat Isa, Qazi CEO and Managing Director, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund
Babacan, Ali Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, Turkey
Broderick, Elizabeth Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Calabi, Sandro State Secretary of Finance, São Paulo
Carstensen, Peter Harry Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, State of Schleswig-Holstein
Cozendey, Carlos Ambassador, Ministry of Finance
de Jager, Jost Minister of Science, Economic Affairs and Transport, State of Schleswig- Holstein, Germany
Mendes, Gilmar Minister of the Federal Supreme Court, Brazil; Professor of Constitutional Law, Brasilia University Law School (IDP)
Gruitrooy, Clara Managing Director, Euro-Mediterranean Association for Cooperation and Development e.V.
Kenç, Turalay Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Turkey (CBRT); Member, Monetary Policy Committee
Liikanen, Erkki Governor, Bank of Finland
Maira, Arun Member of the Planning Commission, Government of India
Nandi-Ndaitwah, Netumbo Minister of Environment and Tourism, Namibia
Narain, Sunita Director, Centre for Science and Environment; Director, Society for Environmental Communications
Ngilu, Charity Kaluki Minister of Water and Irrigation, Kenya
Rwangombwa, John Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
Schüssel, Wolfgang Former Federal Chancellor, Austria
Siemers, Haitze Head of Unit, Maritime Policy for the North Sea, Baltic Sea and landlocked countries DG MARE, European Commission
Şimşek, Mehmet Minister of Finance, Turkey
Tanoh, Thierry Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Europe, International Finance Corporation
Thumm, Nikolaus Chief Economist, European Patent Office
Torry, Sir Peter Former Ambassador to Germany, Embassy of the United Kingdom
Turhan, Ibrahim Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Turkey
Witthauer, Hans-Jochen Deputy Commander, Allied Maritime Command Northwood
Yamaguchi, Yutaka Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Japan

International Organizations/Non-Governmental Organizations

Coffey, Steve Vice President, Strategic Relations & Agriculture, MicroEnsure
Decressin, Jörg Senior Advisor in the IMF’s Research Department, IMF
de Geus, Aart Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung; Former Deputy Secretary General, OECD
Dengate Thrush, Peter Executive Chairman, Top Level Domain Holdings; Former Chairman, ICANN
Ekman, Bo Founder and Chairman, Tällberg Foundation
Esche, Andreas Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Florin, Marie Valentine Managing Director, International Risk Governance Council
Gitonga, Anne Kinya Assistant Analyst, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
Gooch, Anthony Director of Public Affairs and Communications, OECD
Headey, Derek Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Höckel, Kathrin Policy Analyst, Directorate for Education, OECD
McDonald, John W. Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy
Mikuriya, Kunio Secretary General, World Customs Organization
Mirow, Thomas President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Mohieldin, Mahmoud Managing Director, World Bank Group
Natividad, Irene President, Global Summit of Women
Schurman, Bradley Senior Advisor, AARP
Serrar, Mouhsine Co-Chair of the Technology and Fuels Working Group, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, USA; Founder and Technical Director, Prakti Design Lab,India
Unmüßig, Barbara President, Heinrich Böll Foundation
Vivek, Harsh Associate Operations Officer, South Asia Advisory Services; International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group
Wurzel, Eckhard Head of Fiscal Policy Team, OECD Economics Department


Allan, John Anthony (Tony) Head of the London Water Research Group, King’s College London and School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London
Bauer, Johannes M. Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University
Bhattacharjya, Souvik Associate Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute
Borchardt, Doris Manager, Global Economic Fellows Program, Global Economic Symposium, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Brown, Alessio J.G. Executive Director, Global Economic Symposium (GES), Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Cavallo, Domingo Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Global Affairs, Jackson Institute for International Relations, Yale University
Chartres, Colin Director General, International Water  Management Institute
Crane, Randall Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
Cunha Campos, Cesar Director of FGV Projects, Getulio Vargas Foundation
De Jesús, Edilberto C. President, Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
Dercon, Stefan Professor of Development Economics, Oxford University
Deutch, John Institute Professor of Chemistry, MIT; Former Director of Central Intelligence
Dupas, Pascaline Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Dustmann, Christian Professor of Economics, University College London
Fan, Shenggen Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
Flôres, Renato G. Professor of Economics, School of Economics of the FGV Foundation
Guidotti, Pablo E. Professor at the School of Government and Member of the Board of Directors, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina
Harada, Takeo CEO, Institute for International Strategy and Information Analysis
Harrison, Glenn W. Director, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR); C.V. Starr Chair in Risk Management and Insurance, Robinson College of Business, Georgia
State University
Johnson, Robert A. Executive Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking
Karlan, Dean S. Professor of Economics, Yale University
Kinyanjui, Peter E. Consultant, International Education
Kleinwächter, Wolfgang Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation, Media and Information Sciences, University of Aarhus
Klepper, Gernot Professor, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Krueger, Anne O. Professor of International Economics, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Fellow, Stanford Center for International Development
Langoni, Carlos Director of The World Economic Center, FGV Foundation
Lazear, Edward Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Mair, Johanna Professor of Strategic Management, Stanford University and IESE Business School
Markose, Sheri Professor of Economics, University of Essex
Maskin, Eric S. Nobel Laureate; Professor of Economics, Institute for Advanced Study
Müthel, Miriam Assistant Professor and Chair for Leadership and Human Resource Management, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Obstfeld, Maurice Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Oschlies, Andreas Professor of Marine Biogeochemical Modelling, Leibniz Institute of Marine Science (IFM-GEOMAR)
Piggott, John Scientia Professor of Economics, Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
Proelß, Alexander Professor of Public Law, University of Trier
Rodrigues, Roberto Coordinator, Getulio Vargas Foundation Agrobusiness Center
Rürup, Bert Professor for Economics, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Salter, Ammon Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College London
Scheide, Joachim Head Forecasting Center and Research Economist, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Simonsen Leal, Carlos Ivan President, Getulio Vargas Foundation
Singer, Tania Director, Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Snower, Dennis J. Director, Global Economic Symposium (GES); President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Tochtermann, Klaus Director, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics; Professor for Computer Science, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
Tsur, Yacov Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tuckett, David Professor of Psychoanalysis and Director Emotional Finance Project, University College London
Vanhaverbeke, Wim Professor Strategy & Organisation, Hasselt University
Von Braun, Joachim Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF Bonn); Professor for Economics and Technological Change, University of Bonn
Von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich Co-Chair, UNEP Resource Panel
Wakhungu, Judi W. Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Wallmann, Klaus Head of the Research Unit “Marine Geosystems”, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Kiel University (IFM-GEOMAR)
Weinhardt, Christof Professor for Information Management and Systems, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); Founder and Director, Karlsruhe Service Research Institute at KIT
Wilsdon, James Director of the Science Policy Centre, Royal Society, UK; Honorary Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies at Lancaster University


Bernstorf Hohmann, Julia Editor, Deutsche Welle
Cloete, Kim Journalist, Moneyweb
Curry, Declan Business Correspondent, BBC News
Czymoch, Conny Anchor and Journalist, Phoenix TV
Glick, Bryan Editor in Chief,
Gowing, Nik Main Presenter, BBC World
Harvey, Fiona Environment Editor, Guardian
Hille, Peter Editor, Deutsche Welle
Jaburg, Christian Editor, Deutsche Welle TV
Kintisch, Eli Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Lietsch, Fritz CEO, ALTOP GmbH
Müller, Henrik Deputy Editor in Chief, Manager Magazin
Munchau, Wolfgang Co-Founder and President, Eurointelligence; Associate Editor, Financial Times
Peel, Quentin Associate Editor and Chief Correspondent in Germany, Financial Times
Richter, Stephan President, The Globalist Research Center
Rickens, Christian Editor, Manager Magazin
Ritterband, Charles Correspondent, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Schildt, Jochen Chief Editor, Greenpeace Magazin
Traufetter, Gerald Science and Technology Correspondent, Der Spiegel
Vollmar, Marco Executive Officer, Public Relations & Policy, WWF Germany
Wallace, Paul European Economics Editor, The Economist
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