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Selected Speakers


Business Leaders Policy- and Decision-Makers Academics  | Media Leaders


Business Leaders
Modh Irwan Serigar Abdullah
Member, Board of Directors, PETRONAS; Secretary General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Malaysia
David Arkless CEO and Founder, ArkLight Consulting, UK
Kamarul Ariffin
CEO, Affin Islamic Bank Berhad, Malaysia
George Atalla Global Sector Leader, Government and Public Sector, Ernst & Young, USA
Russell Bateman Senior Consultant, Allianz Singapore
Hans-Paul Bürkner Chairman, The Boston Consulting Group, Germany
Prakash Chandran President and CEO, Siemens Malaysia
Ravi Chaudhry Chairman, CeNext Consulting & Investment, India
Hilo Chen Founder, OneVision, Taiwan
Terence Chia CEO, Blue Impact Capital, USA
Ravi Chidambaram President, TC Capital, Singapore
Victor Chu
Chairman and CEO, First Eastern Investment Group, Hong Kong
Séan Cleary
Chairman, Strategic Concepts, South Africa
Jayanthi Naidu Desan Managing Director, Synergio, Malaysia
Hermann Erdmann CEO, REDISA, South Africa
Atiqah Faizal Manager, Brand Management, Group Brand & Sponsorship Management, Menara MAYBANK, Malaysia
Antoine Firmenich Founding Partner, Alatus Capital, Singapore
John Lee
Group Chief Risk Officer, MAYBANK Group, Malaysia
Muzaffar Hisham CEO and Group Head, Islamic Banking, MAYBANK Islamic, Malaysia
Axel Hörger CEO of UBS Germany and CEO Wealth Management Germany
Pial Islam Managing Partner, pi Strategy Consulting, Bangladesh
Jost de Jager Senior Advisor, Rochus Mummert, Germany
Kal Joffre Director, Tandemic, Malaysia
Sim Lim Group Executive, DBS, Singapore
Sven Littorin Independent Advisor, Gibran Associates; Former Minister of Employment, Sweden
Arif Bin Mahmood Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Risk, PETRONAS, Malaysia
Mohamad Emir Mavani Abdullah President and CEO, Felda Global Venture, Malaysia
Thomas Mirow Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, HSH Nordbank, Germany
Azman Mohd CEO, TENAGA Nasional Berhad, Malaysia
Azman Mokthar Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia
Charon Mokhzani Managing Director, Khazanah Research Institute, Malaysia
Tri Mumpuni Executive Director, IBEKA, Indonesia
Mike Orszag Head of Research, Towers Watson & Co., UK
Minh Tuan Pham Founder and CEO, TOPICA Edtech Group, Vietnam
Martin Porter Chair, Edelman European Public Affairs Practice, Brussels, Belgium
Saqib Rashid Director, Abraaj Capital Group, Singapore
Eivind Reiten Chairman and Partner, SICP, UK, Former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
Geoff Riddell Member of the Group Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Group, Hong Kong
Zaha Rina Zahari Chairman, Manulife Holdings, Malaysia
Grace Sai Co-Founder, The HUB Singapore
Shahril Shamsuddin* President and CEO, Sapura Kencana, Malaysia
Sajith Sivanandan
Managing Director, Malaysia and Philippines, Google, Malaysia
Ted Souder
Head of Industry and Retail, Google, USA
Noel Tagoe Executive Director, CIMA Education, Malaysia
Irene Teng
Regional Director, CIMA SE Asia & Australasia, Malaysia
Albert Ting Chairman, CX Technology Corporation of Taiwan
Astrid Tuminez Regional Director, Microsoft, Philippines
Arnold Volkenborn Managing Director for Asia and Senior Vice President, Schlumberger Business Consulting, Singapore
Eric Weinstein Managing Director, Thiel Capital, USA
Jonathan Woetzel Director, McKinsey & Co., China
Yusof Yaacob Chief Country Officer and Head of Corporate Banking and Securities Malaysia, Deutsche Bank Berhad, Malaysia
Nor Mohamed Yakcop Deputy Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia
Roslina Zainal Vice President, Regulatory Economics and Planning Division, TENAGA Nasional Berhad, Malaysia
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Policy- and Decision-Makers ~ Leaders of IOs/NGOs
Mohamed Abu Kassim
Commissioner, Anti-Corruption Commission, Malaysia
Montek Ahluwalia Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India
Khaled Al-Aboodi CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, Saudi Arabia
HRH Prince Turki AlFaisal Alsaud Founder and Trustee, King Faisal Foundation; Chairman, King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia
László Andor
Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Belgium
Mohd Daud Bakar Chairman, Shariah Advisory Council, Central Bank of Malaysia
Shamsuddin Bardan Executive Director, Malaysian Employers' Federation (MEF), Malaysia
John Hope Bryant Founder Chairman and CEO, Operation Hope, USA
João Campari Senior Manager and Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, Brazil
Duncan Campbell Director for Policy Planning in Employment, International Labour Office, Switzerland
Ajay Chhibber Former Director General, Independent Evaluation Organisation, India and Former Assistant Secretary General at the UN
Roger Dennis Trustee, Sensing City, New Zealand
Ravindran Devagunam Director, Performance Management Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), Malaysia
Dino Djalal Former Indonesian Ambassador for the United States
Jörg Dräger Member of the Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany
Andreas Esche Director of the Shaping Sustainable Economies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany
Max Everest-Phillips Director, UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, Singapore
Meagan Fallone CEO, Global Strategy and Development, Barefoot College, India
José Maria Figueres
President, Carbon War Room, Spain
Uwe Gehlen Head of Section for Social Protection, GIZ, Germany
Nicolas Gibert-Morin Head of Cabinet of Laszlo Andor, European Commission, Belgium
Parag Gupta Founder and CEO, Waste Capital Partners, India
Michelle Gyles-McDonnough UN Resident Coordinator, Malaysia
Yuko Hamada Senior Regional Labor Migration/Migration and Development Specialist, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand
Mohamed Jawhar Hassan Chairman, The Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia
Salmah Hayati Ghazali Deputy Director General Entrepreneurship, MARA, Malaysia
Benedikt Herrmann Scientist, European Commission, Joint Research Centre Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Belgium
Nguyen Thi Lan Huong Director General, Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA), Vietnam
Asma Ismail Director General, Department of Higher Education, Malaysia
Jaafar Jantan Director, Academic Development, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Malaysia
Christian Kastrop Director of the Policy Studies Branch, Economics Department, OECD, France
Turalay Kenç Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Turkey
Eddin Khoo Project Director and Founder, Pusaka, Malaysia
Chung-Ming Kuan Minister, National Development Council, Taiwan
Pascal Lamy
Honorary President, Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, France;
Former Director-General, World Trade Organization, Switzerland
Mark Lovatt Business Integrity Programm Manager, Transparency International Malaysia
Mohammad Shukor Mahfar CEO, Inland Revenue Board, Malaysia
Arun Maira Former Member of the Planning Commission, Government of India
Hassan Malek Minister of Domestic Trade Cooperative and Consumerism, Malaysia
Johannes Meier CEO, European Climate Foundation, Netherlands
Mahathir Mohamad* Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
Chandran Nair
Founder and CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong Kong
Irene Natividad President, Global Summit of Women, USA
Mahadi Ngah Deputy Director General (Planning), Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Malaysia
Abdul Wahid Omar Minister, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia
Joachim Prey Director-General of the Sectoral Department, GIZ, Germany
Baudouin Regout Adviser and Head of Analysis at the Bureau of European Policy, Belgium
Suman Sahai Founder, Gene Campaign, India
Norbert Schmitz Managing Director, ISCC System, Germany
Andreas Schneider Deputy Country Director, GIZ, Vietnam
Ruby Shang Head of Asia, Clinton Foundation, USA
Vivan Sharan
Chief Executive, Global Governance Initiative, Observer Research Foundation, India
Sukhdave Singh Deputy Governor, National Bank, Malaysia
Daniel Stelter Founder, Think Beyond the Obvious, Germany
Paula Suarez
Program Officer, President's Delivery Unit, The World Bank, USA
Sir Peter Torry Former Ambassador to Germany of the United Kingdom
Elisa Tsakiri Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration, Malaysia
Gita Wirjawan Founder, Ancora Foundation, Indonesia
Muhyiddin bin Mohd Yassin Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Malaysia
Vivi Yulasawati Director of Social Protection and Welfare, BAPPENAS, Indonesia
Juzhong Zhuang Deputy Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
Tenke Zoltani Founder, Better Finance, Switzerland
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Klaus Abbink
Professor of Economics, Monash University, Australia
Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar President and Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Dovelyn Aguinas Senior Policy Analyst, Migrant Policy Institute, USA
Reiko Aoki  Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Marshall Auerback Director of Institutional Partnerships, Institute for New Economic Thinking, USA
Richard Baldwin Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute Geneva,Switzerland
Amar Bhidé Thomas Schmidheiny Professor, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA
Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Nordin Chairman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Fernando Blumenschein Senior Researcher, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil
Joseph Chan Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration,The University of Hong Kong
Ying Chan
Founding Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, Hong Kong University
Patrick Cronin
Director, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Jan Delhey Professor of Sociology, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Prasenjit Duara Head, Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Daniel Evans Senior Research Fellow, Network Science Center, United States Military Academy West Point
Shad Saleem Faruqi
Emeritus Professor of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Gabriel Felbermayr Director, Ifo Center for International Economics, Germany
Renato Flôres Professor, School of Economics of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil
Nancy Gallagher
Associate Director for Research, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland; Senior Research Scholar, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, USA
Dennis Görlich Research Economist, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
Pablo Guidotti Professor at the School of Government, Universidad Torcuato di Tella; Member of the Board of Directors, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Anton Harber Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jody Heymann Dean, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, USA
Jan Hofmeyr Programme Head, Policy and Analysis, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa
David Howell Professor of Economics and Public Policy, The New School of Public Engagement, New York, USA
Yinglian Hu Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Studies at Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG), China
Robert Johnson President, The Institute for New Economic Thinking, USA
Sidney Jones Director, IPAC, Indonesia
Andre Kahlmeyer Director of the Peace and Security Section, Global Governance Institute, Belgium
DoHoon Kim President, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade, South Korea
Gernot Klepper Head of the Research Area The Environment and Natural Resources, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
Annie Koh Associate Professor of Finance, Vice President Business Development and External Relations, Singapore Management University
James Konow Chair of Economics and Ethics, Kiel University, Germany
Stefan Kooths Head, Forecasting Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
Sergey Kulik
Director, Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR), Russia
Edward Lazear Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, USA
Jean-Pierre Lehmann
Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy, IMD, Switzerland
Luc Maene Visiting Professor, Department of Land Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University Putra, Malaysia
Pia Malaney Senior Economic Analyst, The Institute for New Economic Thinking, USA
Santosh Mehrotra Professor of Economics, Centre for Labour and Informal Sector Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Abbas Mirakhor First Holder of the Chair of Islamic Finance, International Centre For Education in Islamic Finance, Malaysia
Pierre Monnin Fellow, Monetary Policy, Council on Economic Policies, Switzerland
Rong-Ping Mu General Director, Institute of Policy & Management(IPM), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
Henrik Müller Chair in Economic Policy Journalism, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Paul Ormerod Visiting Professor, Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, University College London, UK
Debajit Palit
Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Social Transformation Division, The Energy and Resources Institute, India
John Pang
Visiting Scholar at the Urbanization Project, NYU Stern School of Business, USA
Michele Petochi Managing Director, EPFL Venice Project, Switzerland
Tianbao Qin Professor of Law, Wuhan University, China
Fabio Sabatini Researcher and Aggregate Professor of Public Economics, Department of Economics and Law, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Anya Schiffrin
Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, USA
George Selgin
Professor of Economics, University of Georgia, The Terry College of Business, USA
Andrew Sheng
Board Member, Khazanah National Berhad, Malaysia
Kwanho Shin Professor of Economics, Korea University, South Korea
Judy Smith-Hoehn Programme Manager: Global Powers and Africa, South African Institute of International Affairs
Dennis Snower
President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy; President, Global Economic Symposium, Germany
Joseph Stiglitz
Nobel Laureate; Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, USA
Hasbullah Thabrany Professor, University of Jakarta, Indonesia
Klaus Tochtermann Director, ZBW - Leibnitz Information Centre for Economics, Germany
Tze-Chen Tu General Director, Center of Knowledge-based Economy and Competitiveness, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
David Tuckett Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, University College London, UK
Adair Turner Senior Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking, USA
Gonzalo Villalta Puig Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
Jyh-Shing Yang
Senior Director, KEC, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
Khalid Yussof Vice-chancellor and President, UCSI University, Malaysia
Wan Zahid Chairman of the Board of Directors, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Zha Daojiong Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University, China and Senior Fellow of the Asia Society, China
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Media Leaders
Declan Curry Business Journalist and Conference Speaker, UK
Conny Czymoch International Moderator and Journalist, Germany
Jane Dudman Editor, The Guardian, UK
Ted Fishman Journalist, USA
Nik Gowing International Broadcaster, UK
Morten Jastrup Project Director, Sustainia, Denmark
Philippe Legrain Writer, Commentator and Political Entrepreneur, UK
Debra Mao Taipei Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News, Taiwan
Petra Pinzler
Berlin Correspondent, DIE ZEIT, Germany

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