9th Asian Leadership Conference 2018

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Barack Obama The 44th President of the United States of America
손지애사장은 2011년 8월 아리랑국제방송 사장에 취임해 아리랑TV와 라디오를 이끌고 있다. 서울에서 G20 정상회의가 열린 지난 2010년 G20 준비위원회 공동대변인을 역임한 후, 청와대 해외홍보비서관을 지냈다.

손사장은 1995년부터 15년간 CNN 방송의 서울지국장 겸 특파원을 지내며 명성을 얻었다. 1985년 이화여대 정치외교학과를 졸업하고 영문잡지 ‘비즈니스코리아’에 입사해 성장하는 한국경제에 대한 기사를 주로 다뤘던 손사장은 1992년부터 뉴욕타임스 서울특파원으로 3년간 근무했다.

1995년 CNN으로 자리를 옮긴 후 삼풍백화점 붕괴 등 한국에서 발생한 사건, 사고와 한국대선 등 다양한 이슈를 보도했다.
George W. BushThe 43th President of the United States
George W. Bush served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009.

President Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Barbara and George H.W. Bush – later the 41st President of the United States. In 1948, the family moved to Texas, where George W. Bush grew up in Midland and Houston. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University in 1968 and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1975. He served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He settled in Midland, where he started an energy business and married Laura Welch on November 5, 1977. After working on his father’s successful 1988 Presidential campaign, George W. Bush joined a group of partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989.

On November 8, 1994, George W. Bush was elected the 46th Governor of Texas. In 1998, he became the first governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms.

After the Presidency, George and Laura Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The Center is home to the Bush Presidential Museum and Library, which houses George W. Bush’s presidential papers. The Center is also home to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy organization that focuses on economic growth, education reform, global health, and human freedom. The Institute supports the rights of women with its Women’s Initiative and honors those who have served in the United States armed forces through its Military Service Initiative.

President Bush is the author of a bestselling memoir, Decision Points. He and Laura have twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, a son-in-law, Henry Hager, and a granddaughter, Mila Hager. The Bush family also includes a dog, Miss Beazley, and a cat, Bob.
David Cameron Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
하토야마 유키오는 일본 헌정 상 최초의 정권교체를 이끈 정치인이다. 2009년 총선거에서 야당인 민주당의 승리를 이끌어 54년간 집권한 자민당 독주 체제를 무너뜨렸다. 사실상의 일당(一黨) 집권이었던 일본 민주주의를 기능적인 민주주의로 바꾸었다는 평을 받으며 2010년 타임지의 ‘영향력 있는 100인’으로 선정됐다. 그의 정치철학은 자신의 좌우명이기도 한 우애(友愛)다.

1986년에 민주당에 입당해 2009년 5월 당 대표로 선출됐다. 2009년 9월부터 이듬해 6월까지 최초의 민주당 출신 총리를 역임했고 현재 홋카이도 9지역구 소속 중의원이다. 2010년 2월 델리 지속가능 개발 정상회의에서 기후변화 등 주요 문제를 해결하기 위한 노력을 인정받아 지속가능개발 리더십 상을 수여하였다.

도쿄대학 공학부를 졸업한 뒤 1976년 미국 스탠퍼드 대학에서 공학 박사학위를 취득하였다.
Narendra ModiePrime Minister of India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a vision to transform India, the second largest domestic market in the world with 1.2 billion populations. After his election as Prime Minister in May, 2014, he announced a policy called ‘Modinomics’ which aims to develop necessary infrastructures to support industries, and cooperate with foreign and domestic investors to boost the Indian economy.
Joko WidodoPresident of Indonesia

Joko Widodo, or familiar greeted Jokowi, is the President of Indonesia, in office since 2014. He is the first Indonesian president not to have emerged from the country’s political elite or as an army general.

In 2005, he entered the world of politics, running for mayor in his hometown Surakarta. He was Mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012 and Governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, Jokowi was named as the President-elect of Indonesia after being declared the winner of the presidential election winning more than 53% of the vote over his opponent.

Gerhard SchröderFormer Chancellor of Germany

Mr. Gerhard Schröder was born April 7th, 1944 in Mossenberg, Germany. After completing an apprenticeship and graduating from secondary school, Mr. Gerhard Schröder began to study law and passed the first state examination in 1971. Second state examination in 1976 and admission to practice law. 1980-1986 and 1998-2005 member of the German Bundestag. 1990 election to Minister-President of the State of Lower Saxony. On 27 October 1998, Mr. Gerhard Schröder was sworn in as the seventh Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. He remained in office until 2005. Mr. Gerhard Schröder is currently Chairman of the shareholders’ committee of the European-Russian pipeline company Nord Stream AG and freelance lawyer in Hannover.

Murayama TomiichiFormer Prime Minister of Japan
Murayama Tomiichi is former Prime Minister of Japan who held office from June 1994 to January 1996. Son of a deceased fisherman, he was raised by his widowed mother in Oita Prefecture. Murayama began his political career as a member of Oita City Council in 1955. He was later elected to the House of Representatives of Japan in 1972, and was reelected eight consecutive times.

A former member of the Social Democratic Party of Japan, former Prime Minister Murayama became the first socialist prime minister in 1995. His cabinet was based on a coalition consisting of the Japan Socialist Party, the Liberal Democratic Party, and the New Party Sakigake. On August 8, 1995, despite the lack of support from his party, he took the initiative to apologize on behalf of Japan for the colonial and wartime atrocities in a national apology called ‘The Murayama Statement’. It was the first time the Japanese government officially apologized for its wartime aggression and colonial rule.

After retiring from politics in 1996, Murayama became President of the Asian Women’s Fund, a civic group formed to provide possible solutions and compensation to the surviving comfort women. Former Prime Minister Murayama Tomiichi is praised as ‘Japan’s living conscience’ for criticizing prime ministers who paid visits to the Yasukuni Shrine.
Fukuda Yasuo Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Yasuo Fukuda is the former Prime Minister of Japan, serving from 2007 to 2008. He is known for promoting peace and cooperation between Asian countries. His father, Takeo Fukuda, also was a Prime Minister of Japan from 1976 to 1978, making them the first father and son prime ministers of Japan.

The younger Fukuda was the longest serving Chief Cabinet Secretary in Japanese history, serving three and a half years, under Prime Ministers Yoshiro Mori and Junichiro Koizumi. In 2007, he was elected the President of the Liberal Democratic Party and became Prime Minister. At the Tokyo International Conference of African Development in Yokohama in May 2008 and the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit, he promoted Japan’s peace-oriented foreign policy. In the 21st Century, he opened the door of Sino-Japanese relations by signing ‘The Fourth Political Document.’ He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board at the Boao Forum for Asia, a Representative of Japan at Japan-China-Korea Wisemen Group, an Advisor at Japan-Korea Friendship Association, and a Member of InterAction Council (OB Summit).
Hatoyama YukioFormer Prime Minister of Japan
Yukio Hatoyama served as the 93rd Prime Minister of Japan from September 2009 to June 2010, and was the first ever Prime Minister from the modern Democratic Party of Japan. He is now President of East Asian Community Institute.

First elected to the House of Representatives in 1986, Hatoyama served as President of the Democratic Party of Japan from May 2009 to June 2010, having held the same role earlier, from September 1999 to December 2002. He led the party to victory in the 2009 general election, defeating the long-governing Liberal Democratic Party.

Hatoyama ran for a seat in Hokkaido's 9th district and was elected to the House of Representatives in 1986, representing the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. In 1993 he left the Liberal Democratic Party to co-form the New Party Sakigake. He then started the newly-formed Democratic Party of Japan in 1996. His membership of the House of Representatives ended in November 2012. In 2013 he established the East Asian Community Institute.

Hatoyama holds a Bachelors of Engineering in the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. of Engineering in Stanford University. Early in his career, he was an Associate Professor at Senshu University.
Ban Ki-moonFormer Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself.

"I grew up in war", the Secretary-General has said, "and saw the United Nations help my country to recover and rebuild. That experience was a big part of what led me to pursue a career in public service. As Secretary-General, I am determined to see this Organization deliver tangible, meaningful results that advance peace, development and human rights."

Mr. Ban took office on 1 January 2007. On 21 June 2011, he was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly and will continue to serve until 31 December 2016.
Esko Aho Former Prime Minister of Finland / Executive in Residence at Aalto University
전광우 박사는 자산 350조원의 세계 4대 연기금인 국민연금공단 이사장으로 재임 중이다.


2008년 초대 금융위원회 위원장으로 임명되어 국내 최초의 민간 출신 금융부처 수장을 역임, 글로벌 금융위기 조기 극복과 금융개혁 정책 추진의 핵심 역할을 담당하였다. 1980년대 초 미국 미시간 주립대학교수를 거쳐 12년간 세계은행(World Bank)에서 수석이코노미스트 등을 역임한 금융전문가로서 1998년 한국정부 초청으로 귀국, 경제부총리 특보와 국제금융센터 소장으로 외환위기 극복에 동참했다. 2001년 우리금융그룹 부회장을 거쳐, 2004년 이후 딜로이트 코리아 회장, 대한민국 국제금융대사, 포스코(POSCO) 이사회 의장 등을 역임하였다.


전 이사장은 서울대 경제학과, 미국 인디애나대학 경제학 및 경영학 석사, 경영학 박사 취득 후 하버드 비즈니스스쿨 및 와튼스쿨 최고경영자과정을 수료했다.
Enrico Letta Former Prime Minister of Italy
미국 국가정보위원회(NIC)가 앞으로 2030년쯤 미국 경제가 중국에 추월 당하고, 아시아가 미국과 유럽을 합친 것보다 더 강한 영향력을 발휘하게 될 것이라는 내용을 담은 보고서를 내놨다. 미국의 국가 기관이 공식적으로 미국의 초강대국 지위가 중국과 아시아에 의해 위협받을 것이란 전망을 내놓은 것은 이례적이다.

최근 NIC가 발간한 ‘글로벌 트렌드 2030’ 리포트에 따르면 중국은 경제력 면에서 앞으로 20년안에 미국을 따라잡아 세계 최대 경제가 될 것으로 전망됐다. 또 인구 규모나 GDP성장률, 국방비 투자규모, 신기술 투자규모 등을 고려했을 때 아시아 전체의 역량 역시 2030년 무렵이면 미국과 유럽을 합한 것보다도 더 커질 것으로 예측됐다.

NIC 관계자는 "중국이 세계에서 가장 큰 경제로 부상하게 될 향후 20년 동안 유럽•일본•러시아의 경제 규모는 점차 줄어들게 될 것”이라고 말했다. 하지만 또 다른 NIC 관계자는 “세계 최고의 경제대국이 된다는 것은 매우 중요한 의미지만, 경제 대국이 반드시 초강대국이 되는 것은 아니다" 면서 보고서의 의미가 확대 해석되는 것을 경계했다.

이번 보고서는 전 세계 시민들의 인권신장과 미국과 유럽 등 서구에서 중국과 인도 등 아시아로 넘어오는 부의 흐름을 반영했다고 NIC는 밝혔다. 보고서는 또 향후 선진국이 고령화 사회로 접어들며 발생하는 느린 경제 성장과 퇴보하는 소득 수준에 대해서 경고하고, 보다 전략적인 사고가 필요하다고 지적했다. '고령화 사회'와 '중산층의 성장' 등이 향후 전 세계를 아우르는 핵심 화두가 될 것이란 의미다.

이 보고서에선 20년 안에 미국이 에너지 자원을 더 이상 수입하지 않게 될 것이며, 전 세계의 도시화가 빠르게 진행될 것이라는 전망도 나왔다. 그러나 경제 1위 국가 지위를 내려놓은 미국이 어떤 역할을 맡게 될지, 세계 경제와 정치가 어떻게 변하게 될 지, 과학기술의 미래와 고용 및 노동시장, 복지에 대한 문제가 어떻게 변화하게 될지는 예측이 어렵다고 밝혔다.

4년에 한번씩 나오는 이 보고서는 미국 국립 지식 위원회에서 전 세계의 트렌드 변화 동향을 모두 취합해서 만드는 자료로, 이번이 5번째다. 지난번 보고서는 2008년에 발행됐다.
George PapandreouFormer Prime Minister of Greece

George Papandreou, the former Prime Minister of Greece, was born in Saint-Paul, Minnesota. He is a third-generation scion of Greece as his father and grandfather both served as Prime Minister of Greece. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, he obtained a master’s degree from London School of Economics (LSE). He attended post-graduate studies at Harvard and came back to Greece at the end of military government regime in 1974. He was elected as a Member of Parliament in 1981 and held positions as a Minister of Education and Foreign Minister. From 2009 to 2011, he led the Socialist party to become the ruling party and served as the Prime Minister.

 

Kono YoheiFormer Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan

Mr. Kono Yohei is the former speaker of the House of Representatives in the National Diet of Japan. He graduated from Faculty of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University. From 1961 to 1967, he was the director of Nichiryo Co. Ltd. Prior to becoming the director, he worked for Marubeni-Iida Co. Ltd. He was also the author of Ketsudan: Kono oyako no seitaikan ishoku (“A Decision: Living Donor Liver Transplantation between the Father and Child of Kono”) and Hakushu wa iranai  (“No Need for Hand Clapping”).

 

Mr. Kono has started his political career in 1967 when he was elected for the first time to the House of Representatives as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He has returned 14 times successively to the House of Representatives since then. He seceded from the LDP and founded the New Liberal Club (NLC) in June 1975. Then approximately 11 years later in August 1986, he disbanded the NLC and returned to the LDP. In July 2009, he retired from politics.

 

Currently, Mr. Kono is the Honorary President of Japan Association of Athletics Federations and the President of Japan Association of International (Japan-China) Trade. Also, he is the specially-appointed professor and councilor at Waseda University. He has received decorations from various countries, such as Hungary, Argentina, Jordan, Brazil, and etc. His most recent decorations he received include L 'ordre national de la légion d'honneur from France and the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers from the Emperor of Japan.

Goh Chok TongFormer Prime Minister of Singapore
Mr. Goh Chok Tong was Singapore’s Prime Minister from November 1990 to August 2004. Mr. Goh graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from the University of Singapore in 1964 and joined the Administrative Service of the Singapore Government the same year. In 1967, he graduated with a Master of Arts in Development Economics from Williams College, USA. He joined national shipping company Neptune Orient Lines in 1969, and was its Managing Director from 1973 to 1977.

Mr. Goh was first elected into Parliament in 1976, and was re-elected in the eight subsequent general elections. He remains a Member of Parliament. Between 1979 and 1990, he served as Minister in the Ministries of Trade and Industry, Health and Defence. He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in 1985, and succeeded Mr. Lee Kuan Yew on 28 November 1990 as Singapore’s second Prime Minister. He relinquished the premiership in August 2004 to pave the way for leadership renewal. Mr. Goh remained in the Cabinet as Senior Minister and was Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) from August 2004 to May 2011. Upon leaving Cabinet, Mr. Goh was given the honorary title of Emeritus Senior Minister, and was appointed Senior Advisor to MAS, by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

He is married to Tan Choo Leng who is a Senior Consultant in a leading law firm. He has two children.
Mahathir MohamadFormer Prime Minister of Malaysia
Having dedicated himself to modernizing Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad is one of the most recognized leaders in Asia. He started his political career when he was elected to Parliament in 1964. In 1975, he became Vice President of the United Malay National Organization, in 1978 Deputy President of UMNO, and then in 1981 was elected as Prime Minister after becoming President of UMNO. He was Prime Minister until 2003. As Prime Minister, he led a national plan named ‘Vision 2020,’ whose objective was to develop Malaysia as an advanced country by the year 2020. In 1998, even though he refused IMF support, he managed to overcome the financial crisis uniquely through original market supporting measures including fixed exchange policy. He also contributed to the building of infrastructures such as Petronas Twin Towers, which are among the highest buildings in the world, Putrajaya the new administration city, and the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Helping Malaysia overcome poverty, he is also well-known for supporting and maintaining peace among ethnic groups in Malaysia. He was born in 1925 and graduated from Malaya Medical University in Singapore.

(As of March. 2005)
Megawati SukarnoputriFormer President of Indonesia
Megawati Soekarnoputri is an Indonesian politician and leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party. She served as the President of Indonesia from 2001 to 2004. She was the country’s first female President and the fourth woman to lead a predominantly Muslim nation. Megawati is the daughter of Indonesia’s first President, Sukarno. She is also the first Indonesian leader born after Indonesia proclaimed its independence.

Megawati first entered Indonesian politics in 1983 and was elected to the People’s Representative Council as a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party. She ran for presidency in 1999 after the resignation of Suharto. She served as Vice President under Abdurrahman Wahid but became President when Wahid was removed from office in 2001 on charges of corruption.

She has raised her voice on international affairs as a leader of the ASEAN countries. She also campaigned for Aung San Suu Kyi’s freedom when Suu Kyi was under the house arrest. She has been showing deep interest towards regional peace in the Korean Peninsula.
Lothar De MaizièreFormer Prime Minister of East Germany
Lothar de Maizière was born on 2 March 1940. His father was a lawyer. His cousin Thomas de Maizière is Federal Minister for the interior.

He studied viola at the Berlin Academy of Music. Afterwards he studied law at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Since 1975 he has been working as a lawyer in Berlin. Since 1985 he has been a high ranking member of the Protestant Church.

After the fall of the Wall in 1989 he became head of the East German Christian Democratic Party. In March 1990, after the first free election, he became Prime Minister. He belonged to the top politicians who negotiated German Unity and the Peace Treaty (2+4) with the Victorious Powers of WWⅡ. He highly influenced the East German transformation process towards a democratic society and to a social marked oriented economy.

Lothar de Maizière is an honorary doctor of the Hanyang University Seoul.

He is a member of the “German-Korean expert commission for unification problems”. In this function he visited Korea several times. Lothar de Maizière was co-founder of the “Kim Dae Jung Peace-Foundation”. Now Lother de Maizière works as a special advisor to the German Government and as a businessman and lawyer.
Horst KohlerFormer President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Horst Köhler served as the ninth President of the Federal Republic of Germany between 2004 and 2010. During his term of office he advocated a human dimension to globalization with clearly defined rules and was a staunch campaigner for poverty eradication and the African continents.

During his career, Mr. Köhler was appointed as State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance in 1990 in which position he negotiated both the German-German monetary union with the German Democratic Republic (GDR) leadership and the Maastricht Treaty on European Monetary Union.

In 1993 he became President of the German Savings Bank. In 1998 he took the position of the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London until 2000, when he was proposed as the new Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. He acted in this position until his election as Federal President in 2004.

President Köhler was a member of UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda from 2012-2013 and continues to serve in a number of national and international organizations in honorary positions.
Paul KeatingFormer Prime Minister of Australia
Paul Keating was Prime Minister of Australia from 1991 to 1996. As Treasurer from 1983 to 1991, he implemented economic reforms including opening of the financial sector, dismantling of protectionist barriers and renewing of tax policies. As Prime Minister, he continued the progressive reforms program including a retirement savings scheme, and labor market reforms. He legislated for the Native Title Legislation which enabled Aboriginal Australians to recover the ownership of their land. He also took an active role in the establishment of APEC, and initiated its annual leaders’ meeting.


He was educated at De La Salle College. He received honorary doctorates from Keio University, the National University of Singapore and University of New South Wales.


(As of Feb.2008)
Tarja HalonenFormer President of Finland
Tarja Halonen was the 11th President of Finland, serving two consecutive terms from 2000 to 2012. She was the first female in Finland to hold the Presidential position. In addition to her political career, she held a long and extensive career as a lawyer in trade unions and non-governmental organizations.

Halonen is a strong advocate of human rights, especially women’s and LGBT rights. From 1980 to 1981, she served as the Chairman of Seta, the main LGBT rights organization in Finland. Halonen is also a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, which aims to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women. In 2009, Forbes named her among the 100 most powerful women in the world.

Halonen studied law in University of Helsinki from 1963 to 1968. She began her professional career as a lawyer in the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions and joined the Social Democratic Party in 1971, until she was elected to parliament in 1979. During her political career, she served as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice and Minister of Social Affairs.
Kevin RuddFormer Prime Minister of Australia
Kevin Michael Rudd is an Australian politician who was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia from 2007 to 2010 and the Leader of the Labor Party from 2006 to 2010. He worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs from 1981 to 1988, when he became Chief of Staff to Queensland Premier Wayne Goss. First elected to the House of Representatives for Griffith in 1998, he became the Leader of the Labor Party in December 2006. In the following year, the Labor Party won the federal election and Rudd was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Australia. In response to the 2008 financial crisis, the Rudd administration provided economic stimulus packages. Australia was one of the few western countries to avoid economic downturn. After his resignation, he was subsequently promoted back to the Cabinet by Julia Gillard as Minister for Foreign Affairs, a post he remained in until his resignation on 22 February 2012.

Rudd was born in 1957 in Queensland. He joined the Australian Labor Party at the age of 15. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Asian Studies at the Australian National University, majoring in Chinese language and Chinese history.
Wim KokFormer Prime Minister of The Netherlands
Wim Kok is a former Dutch politician of the Labor Party and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands from August 1994 to July 2002.



He is the current president of ‘Club de Madrid’ a group of former world leaders which promotes democracy and change in the global community. In 2003, Dutch government granted him the honorary title of ‘Minister van Staat’ (Minister of State)’. He is also a member of supervisory boards for many international companies (i.e. TNT Royal Dutch Shell KLM etc.).



He previously served as a Member of the House of Representatives from June 1986 to November 1989. After serving as Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, Kok became the Prime Minister of the Netherlands by winning the Dutch general election in 1994. Kok led the Cabinets Kok I and II comprised of his own Labor Party the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and the Democrats 66 also known as the Purple Coalitions.
Göran PerssonFormer Prime Minister of Sweden
Goran Persson was Prime Minister of Sweden from 1996 to 2006 and the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1996 to 2007. During Sweden's presidency in European Union in 2001, Persson was President of the European Council. From 1994 to 1996 as Minister of Finance Persson implemented an austerity measure that saved the country from a serious fiscal deficit. Credited for this achievement he was re-elected twice as Prime Minister in 1998 and 2002 and successfully re-established so-called “Swedish welfare model” which had long been plagued by poor budget.


After leaving the premiership, Persson is still actively working to share his knowledge and experiences with other countries. In 2008, he was appointed Chairman of Sveaskog a state-owned forestry company and a member of the Board of Directors at the World Resources Institute a global environmental think tank.



He studied social science at Orebro University in Sweden and received an honorary doctorate in medicine from Orebro University and one in political science from Dankook University in Korea.
Thaksin ShinawatraFormer Prime Minister of Thailand
Thaksin Shinawatra is a Thai businessman and politician who has served as Prime Minister of Thailand from May 2001 to September 2006. Thaksin founded Advanced Info Service Thailand's most successful mobile phone operator and became a billionaire. Thaksin entered politics in 1994 and founded the Thai Rak Thai party in 1998. Thaksin was a member of the 10th class of the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School and was then admitted to the Thai Police Cadet Academy. Upon graduation in 1973, he joined the Royal Thai Police.



Thaksin became Prime Minister after a historic election victory in 2001. He introduced a range of policies to alleviate rural poverty. He launched the country's first universal healthcare program and initiated crackdown on drug abuse. He also embarked on a massive program of infrastructure investment. Under his leadership, public sector debt fell from 57 of GDP in 2001 to 41 in 2006. Levels of corruption were perceived to have fallen with Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index improving from 3.2 to 3.8 between 2001 and 2005.



His younger sister Yingluck who is Thailand's first female Prime Minister also happens to be the youngest Prime Minister of Thailand in over 60 years.
Jenny ShipleyFormer Prime Minister of New Zealand

Dame Jenny Shipley is a Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and now an independent Director and key note speaker tracking mega trends globally with particular expertise on the Asia Pacific region. She has served as an independent Director on the Shanghai and Hong Kong listed China Construction Bank for 6 years and now chairs the NZ subsidiary China Construction Bank NZ Ltd. She also chairs the former SOE and now NZX and ASX listed company Genesis Energy and a number of other companies and organizations.

 

Dame Jenny Shipley was the 36th Prime Minister of New Zealand holding office from 1997 to 1999 and the first woman to do so. In the preceding seven years she held a number of Senior Ministerial positions in the New Zealand Government where she took a leading role in New Zealand’s very significant economic and social reforms of that time. As Prime Minister she chaired APEC in NZ in 1999, again the first women to do so. In 2002 she retired from NZ politics having served 15years in the New Zealand Parliament and returned to the business sector.

 

Dame Jenny is a regular visitor to China. She is a Board member of the Boao Forum for Asia and the Beijing based International Finance Forum.

 

Her passion is working with leaders who have the courage and competence to help “shape the future” of their companies and their country

Kan NaotoFormer Prime Minister of Japan
Mr. Kan Naoto served as the 94th Prime Minister of Japan from 2010 to 2011. His Cabinet approved the new feed-in-tariff (FIT) law for renewable energy sources on 11th March 2011. On the same day, major earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast Japan and the severest nuclear power plants disaster occurred in Fukushima. Mr. Kan spearheaded the Fukushima nuclear accident response as a prime minister. Consequently, in 2015 not even one nuclear power plant running and amount of power generation by renewable energy is rapidly increasing in Japan.

Mr. Kan is currently working as a member of the House of Representatives and its special committee on nuclear related issues. He is a founder of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). Other positions he had include: President of the Democratic Party of Japan, Minister of Finance, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Minister of State in charge of National Strategy, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, and Minister of Health and Welfare. He also worked as a member of the UN high-level panel on the post-2015 development agenda.

Mr. Kan is a graduate of the School of Science (Applied Physics) of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Tang JiaxuanFormer State Councilor of the People's Republic of China
Tang Jiaxuan is former Chinese State Councilor of Foreign Affairs who is ranked immediately below the deputy prime minister of China. Born in 1938 at Jiangsu Province, former State Councilor Tang studied English at Fudan University and Japanese at Peking University.

Former State Councilor Tang joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1964 as a Japanese translator. Subsequently, he worked as Deputy Division Chief of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Council Member of Sino-Japanese Friendship Association, and First Secretary of Chinese Embassy in Japan. He was also involved with working-level talks in 1992 to establish a diplomatic tie between Korea and China as Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the ten years as Vice-Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, he represented China as a mediator for problems in Northeast Asia. He then served for 5 years since 2003 as the highest official for Chinese diplomacy, the Chinese State Councilor of Foreign Affairs. He is a member of the 15th and 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Since his retirement in 2008, former State Councilor Tang continues to actively engage in Chinese foreign affairs. He has also authored an autography of his experiences called Heavy Storm and Gentle Breeze: A Memoir of China’s Diplomacy.
Henry KissingerFormer Secretary of State, US
Henry Kissinger was Secretary of State of the U.S. under President Nixon and President Ford from 1973 to 1977, continuing to hold the position of Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, which he first assumed in 1969. He conducted negotiations with China that eventually developed into open relationship between the U.S. and China in 1972. He received the Noble Prize for Peace in 1973 for negotiating the withdrawal of American soldiers from Vietnam. From 1954 to 1971, he was a member of the faculty at Harvard University. Currently, he is a member of the defense Policy Board and Chairman of Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm. He received a B.B. with Summa Cum Laude at Harvard College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

(As of Feb.2008)
Colin PowellFormer Secretary of State of the United States
Colin Powell was the 65th Secretary of State of the United States, serving under former U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. Powell was the first African-American to serve in that position.

Powell began his military career by joining the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). During his thirty-five year military career, Powell served in many places around the world including Vietnam and Korea. After being promoted to the rank of full general under former President George H. W. Bush, Powell was selected the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1989. Serving as Chairman, Powell oversaw 28 crises, including the Invasion of Panama and the First Gulf War. Powell rarely advocated military intervention as first choice. He usually recommended diplomacy and containment. When military force was required, however, Powell stated that sufficient force should be used to quickly overwhelm the enemy and to achieve decisive results. This approach came to be known as the ‘Powell Doctrine’.

Powell is currently heavily involved in charity work, focusing on charities that aim to help children. He is the Chairman of America’s Promise, an organization intended to help children and youth from all socioeconomic sectors in the U.S.
Chuck HagelFormer US Secretary of Defense
Secretary Chuck Hagel served as the 24th Secretary of Defense from February 2013 to February 2015 under President Barack Obama. He is the only Vietnam veteran and the first enlisted combat veteran to serve as Secretary of Defense. Over his tenure, he directed significant steps to modernize America’s partnerships and alliances, advance the rebalance in Asia-Pacific, bolster support for European allies, and enhance defense cooperation in the Middle East while overseeing the end of America’s combat mission in Afghanistan. Further, Secretary Hagel improved partnerships with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to include health record interoperability, service treatment record transferability and continuity of mental health services and support. Secretary Hagel launched the Defense Innovation Initiative to better prepare the Pentagon for future threats, and enacted comprehensive reforms to the Nuclear Enterprise and Military Health systems.

A highly consequential member of the U.S. Senate representing the state of Nebraska from 1997 to 2009, Secretary Hagel was respected by members of both parties for his ability to create strong alliances to get things done. He built an impressive legislative resume forging lasting change on every major issue facing the country today, including foreign policy, national security, immigration, health care, the economy, energy, Social Security, climate change and issues of global significance. He is the author of America: Our Next Chapter, a straightforward examination of the current state of our nation that provides substantial proposals for the challenges of the 21st century.
Leon PanettaFormer Secretary of Defense of the United States
Leon Panetta served as the 23rd Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013. He oversaw the final removal of
American troops from Iraq as well as the beginning of troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. He led the effort to develop a new defense strategy to advance greater agility, protect national security and meet fiscal discipline, opened up new opportunities for everyone to serve in the military and protected benefits for wounded warriors and their families.

Before joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Panetta served as the Director of the Central Intelligence
Agency from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Panetta led the agency and managed human intelligence and open source
collection programs on behalf of the intelligence community, placed an emphasis on more racial diversity and increased language training for officers in the agency. Most notably, he was responsible for overseeing the
operation that resulted in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice.

Mr. Panetta has dedicated much of his life to public service. Before joining CIA, he spent 10 years co-directing with his wife, Sylvia, the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, based at California State University, Monterey Bay. The Institute is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit center that seeks to instill in young men and women the virtues and values of public service. In March 2006, he was chosen as a member of the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan committee established at the urging of Congress to conduct an independent assessment of the war in Iraq.

From July 1994 to January 1997, Mr. Panetta served as Chief of Staff to President William Clinton. Prior to
that, he was Director of the Office of Management and Budget, a position that built on his years of work on the House Budget Committee. Mr. Panetta represented California’s 16th (now 17th) Congressional District from 1977 to 1993, rising to House Budget Committee chairman during his final four years in Congress.

Early in his career, Mr. Panetta served as a legislative assistant to Senator Thomas H. Kuchel of California;
special assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; director of the U.S. Office for Civil Rights; and executive assistant to Mayor John Lindsay of New York. He also spent five years in private law practice. He served as an Army intelligence officer from 1964 to 1966 and received the Army Commendation Medal.

Mr. Panetta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a law degree, both from Santa Clara
University. He was born on June 28, 1938 in Monterey, where his Italian immigrant parents operated a
restaurant. Later, they purchased a farm in Carmel Valley, a place Secretary and Mrs. Panetta continue to call home. The Panettas have three grown sons and six grandchildren.
Jean-Vincent PlacéMinister of State for State Reform and Simplification of France

Mr. Jean-Vincent PLACÉ is the Deputy Minister for Government Reform and Simplification of France.

Attached to the Prime Minister, Minister PLACÉ is promoting better regulation, improving the quality of public service and leading digital transformation efforts across the French government, helping innovation, collaboration, and open data make public service better. France was the first country in the region to appoint a State Chief Data Officer and will head the Open Government Partnership starting in the fall of 2016.

 

Prior to this, Minister PLACÉ was a member of the French Senate from 2011 to 2016, when he was appointed Deputy Minister by President Hollande. The head of Ecologist Group in the chamber, he was sitting in the Foreign affairs committee. Minister PLACÉ is also active at the subnational level: he was the Vice-President of the greater Paris area (région Ile-de-France), where he was in charge of public transportation, from 2010 to 2012. He is also the founder of the largest biodiversity protection agency in Europe, Natureparif.

 

Minister PLACÉ was born in Seoul, South Korea on March 12th 1968 and adopted by a French family in 1975. He is the father of a two-year old girl.

H.H. Sheikha Moza bint NasserChairperson of Education Above All
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser plays a key role in supporting her country’s National Vision – a far-reaching agenda to transform Qatar into a thriving, knowledge-based society by 2030. H.H. Sheikha Moza is also active on the international stage, spearheading projects to promote peace and human development throughout the world.

H.H. Sheikha Moza plays an active role with the United Nations (UN) to support global education. In 2003, she was appointed as UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education; in 2008 she was appointed by the Secretary General of the UN as Alliance of Civilizations (AOC) Ambassador; and in 2010 she became a member of the UN Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group. In 2012 she was appointed as a Steering Committee Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative.

On a regional and international level, H.H. Sheikha Moza has launched multiple projects including Education Above All (EAA), a global initiative that provides educational opportunities with a special commitment to communities facing poverty and crisis, the Educate A Child (EAC) programme, which aims to significantly reduce the numbers of out of school children worldwide and the Silatech initiative to address the growing challenge of youth employment in the Middle East and North Africa.

Domestically, she serves as Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), a private non-profit organisation founded in 1995. Its flagship project is Education City, which houses several renowned international universities and institutions. Qatar Foundation is also engaged in numerous scientific research and economic and social development projects.
Masoumeh EbtekarVice President of Iran

Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar is born in 1960; she has received a Ph.D in Immunology and served as Faculty Member of Tarbiat Modares University since 1996. She has been active in environmental and women’s issues, and she headed the Women’s NGOs Network in Iran up to 1997.

She served as the country’s first woman Vice President and Head of the Department of Environment from 1997 to 2005. During her tenure, environmental awareness and practice improved significantly and Iran played an influential role in international environmental decisions. She was awarded the 2006 “Champion of the Earth” award by UNEP. In 2006, she was elected by the people of Tehran as a member of the Tehran City Council where she has established the Environment Committee and its subcommittees and served there for six years. In addition to her academic publications on immunology, she has numerous researches, publications and speeches on civil society, women’s issues and sustainable development.

In 2006, she founded the Center for Peace and Environment which pursues the environmental agenda through civil society initiatives. Ebtekar has been appointed again as Vice President and Head of the Department of Environment since September 2013.

 

Justin Yifu LinFormer Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at The World Bank
영국 더타임스지 경제 부문 대기자 아나톨 칼레츠키는 ‘자본주의 4.0’의 저자다.


1976년부터 1998년까지 더타임스, 파이낸셜타임스, 이코노미스트 등에서 기자로 재직하면서 경제 예측 및 금융 자문으로 활동 폭을 넓혔다. 저널리스트로 활동한 30년동안 ‘올해의 평론가’, ‘올해의 경제기자’ 및 ‘올해의 유럽 저널리스트’ 등 많은 상을 받았다. 1998년에는 영국 경제계에 의해 5년 임기의 왕실경제학회 집행 이사로 선출된 바 있다. 현재 더타임스에 정치, 경제 및 국제 관계에 관한 주간 칼럼을 쓰고 있다. 전세계 500개의 금융 기관에 경제 분석 및 자산 배당 자문 서비스를 제공하며 12억 달러의 고객 펀드를 운용하는 게이브칼 캐피털의 공동설립자이기도 하다.


케임브리지대학 수학과를 졸업했으며 케네디 장학생으로 하버드대학 케네디 스쿨에서 경제학 석사학위를 받았다. 버킹엄대학에서 경제학 명예 박사학위를 받았다.
Jack MaFounder & Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group
Mr. Jack Ma is a lead founder of Alibaba Group and has served as Executive Chairman since May 2013. From 1999 until May 2013, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ma currently serves on the board of SoftBank Corp., one of the major shareholders and a Japanese corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He is also a director of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, an entertainment group in China listed on The Shenzhen Stock Exchange, as well as chair of The Nature Conservancy's China board of directors and a director of its global board of directors.

In September 2013, he joined the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation as a director. Mr. Ma graduated from Hangzhou Teacher's Institute with a major in English language education.
Steve ChenCo-founder of YouTube
Steve Chen is an American entrepreneur who co-launched the video-sharing website YouTube in 2005. He was listed as one of the ‘15 Asian Scientists to Watch’ by Asian Scientist Magazine in 2011 and was named on ‘The 50 People Who Matter Now’ list by Business 2.0 magazine in 2006.

YouTube was founded in February 2005, as a website to watch and share original videos worldwide. It is said that Chen came up with the idea of YouTube after he had trouble sharing videos online that had been shot at a dinner party. YouTube grew at a phenomenal speed and was ranked as the 10th most popular website just one year after its launch. In 2006, Google bought YouTube for US $1.64 billion in stock.

Chen emphasized his ceaseless attempts to start business when he visited Korea in 2008. He said that young people need to have an enthusiastic attitude for owning their business, topping it off with a quote “Done is better than perfect.” Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1978. He studied computer science at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Laurence D. FinkChairman & CEO of BlackRock
Laurence D. Fink is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock.



Fink has led the firm through its entire two decades history keeping client-centric solutions and innovation at the forefront of his leadership. He was named ‘CEO of the Decade’ by 'Financial News' in 2011 and has been named one of the ‘World’s Best CEOs’ by ‘Barron’s’ each year since 2005.



Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Fink was a member of the Management Committee and a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation. Fink joined First Boston in 1976 and quickly became one of the first mortgage-backed securities traders on Wall Street. During his tenure at First Boston, Fink was co-head of the Taxable Fixed Income Division which was responsible for trading and distributing all government mortgage and corporate securities. Fink also started the Financial Futures and Options Department and headed the Mortgage and Real Estate Products Group.



Fink serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University Chair of the Financial Affairs Committee and a member of the Executive Committee the Ad Hoc Committee on Board Governance and the Committee on Trustees. He is also Co-Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees. And he serves on the Development/Trustee Stewardship Committee and the Finance Committee. Fink also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).



Fink earned an MBA degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a BA degree in political science from UCLA in 1974.
Stephen A. SchwarzmanChairman CEO & Co-Founder of Blackstone Group
Stephen A. Schwarzman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone.



Schwarzman is the founder of Blackstone Group and has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 1985. Blackstone is one of the most influential private equity and asset management firms with approximately $160 billion of assets under management (2010).



Schwarzman began his career at Lehman Brothers where he was elected Managing Director in 1978. He was engaged in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions business from 1977 to 1984. And he served as Chairman of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee in 1983 and 1984.



Schwarzman is Chairman of the Board of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is on the boards of various organizations including The New York Public Library The Frick Collection the JPMorgan Chase National Advisory Board The Partnership for New York City Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University Beijing. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management and on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean's Advisors.



Schwarzman received his BA from Yale University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
David RubensteinCo-Founder and Co-COO of Carlyle Group
David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Chief Operating Officer of The Carlyle Group. From 1977 to 1981, during the Carter administration, Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. From 1975 to 1976, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1973 to 1975, Rubenstein practiced law in New York. Prior to forming the firm in 1987, Rubenstein practiced law in Washington, D.C.. Rubenstein is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from The University of Chicago Law School.

Rubenstein is the Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, President of the Economic Club of Washington and on the Boards of Directors or Trustees of Duke University (Vice Chair), the Brookings Institution (Vice Chair), the Council on Foreign Relations (Vice Chair) and the Institute for Advanced Study. Rubenstein is also a member of several advisory boards including the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, the Board of Trustees of the Young Global Leaders Foundation, the Advisory Board of School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.
George R. RobertsCo-Chairman & Co-CEO of KKR

Mr. George R. Roberts, based in Menlo Park, co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Roberts has served as a director or trustee of several cultural and educational institutions, including Claremont McKenna College. He is also founder and Chairman of the board of directors of REDF, a San Francisco nonprofit organization. He earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1966 and a J.D. from the University of California (Hastings) Law School in 1969. Mr. Roberts has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.

David BondermanFounding Partner of TPG Capital
David Bonderman is a founding partner of Texas Pacific Group (TPG). TPG generally makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries globally.

TPG and its affiliates have approximately $55 billion in assets under management. Portfolio companies controlled by TPG have combined revenues of over US$100 billion, operate in more than 100 countries and employ approximately 600,000 people. TPG’s investments have included Continental Airlines, Burger King, Petco, Lenovo, Shriram Capital, China Grand Auto, J. Crew, IMS Health and American Tire Distributors.

Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (RMBG), now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P. in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to joining RMBG in 1983, Mr. Bonderman was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University and from 1968 to 1969, he was Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. From 1967 to 1968, Mr. Bonderman was Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans.

Mr. Bonderman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1966. He was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. He is a 1963 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.

Mr. Bonderman serves on the Boards of the following public companies: Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation; CoStar Group, Inc.; General Motors Company; and Ryanair Holdings, plc, of which he is Chairman. He also serves on the Supervisory Board for VTB Bank. In addition, he serves on the Boards of The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, and the American Himalayan Foundation.
Douglas FlintFormer Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc
Douglas Flint is group chairman of HSBC Holdings (HSBC), one of Europe’s largest banking institutions. Previously as financial director of HSBC, he helped the company avoid the effects of the subprime mortgage crisis. He became the recipient of Accountancy Age Award for ‘Outstanding Industry Achievement Award’ in 2009.

Flint graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in accountancy before beginning his career at KPMG, where he trained as a chartered accountant. He was made partner in 1988. He joined HSBC seven years later as group financial director designate and was appointed to the board the same year.

Flint believes that restoring confidence in the banking industry is vital. In the aftermath of corporate financial management and reporting scandals, he co-chaired a high-level report on the role of accounting systems and policy in management titled ‘Enhancing Public Confidence in Financial Reporting.’
Stephen GreenGroup Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc
Stephen Green has been the Group Chairman of HSBC since 2006, serving the company for 26 years.


He began his career with the British Government’s Ministry of Overseas Development. In 1977, he then joined McKinsey & Co., where he undertook assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East. A couple of years after working at HSBC, he was put in charge of developing the bank’s global treasury operations. In 1998, he was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc as Executive Director, responsible for investment banking, private banking and asset management business of the Group.


He became Chairman of the British Bankers’ Association in 2006, and is a Trustee of the British Museum. He has degrees from Oxford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


(As of Feb.2008)
David EldonChairman of HSBC Limited
David Eldon is Chairman of HSBC Limited. He is also non-executive Chairman of Hang Seng Bank, Director of HSBC Bank Australia Limited, Swire Pacific Limited and the Mass Transit Railway Corporation, and Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. This career makes him one of Asia’s most authoritative figures in the financial world. He has also been a dedicated member of various societies and charity organizations in Hong Kong. He is a steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council, and President of the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children.

He started his banking career in 1964 and joined HSBC Bank Middle East in 1968. He took up his first position in Hong Kong in 1979 as a manager of special projects in the head office. He was appointed as Executive Director in 1994, Chief Executive Officer in 1996 and Chairman in 1999. He has been conferred Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by the City University of Hong Kong in November 2003.

(As of March. 2005)
Jim RogersChairman of Rogers Holdings
Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator, adventurer, and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Business Times, The Straits Times and many media outlets worldwide. He has also appeared as a regular commentator and columnist in various media and has been a professor at Columbia University.

After attending Yale and Oxford University, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. Rogers then decided to retire – at age 37. Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Rogers kept busy serving as a full professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and, in 1989 and 1990, as the moderator of WCBS's 'The Dreyfus Roundtable' and FNN's 'The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers'.

In 1990-1992, Rogers fulfilled his lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents, a feat that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. As a private investor, he constantly analyzed the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas. He chronicled his one-of-a-kind journey in Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogers. Jim also embarked on a Millennium Adventure in 1999. He traveled for 3 years on his round-the-world, Guinness World Record journey. It was his 3rd Guinness Record. Passing through 116 countries, he covered more than 245,000 kilometers, which he recounted in his book Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip. His book, Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably In The World's Best Market, was published in 2004. Another of his books A Bull in China describes his experiences in China as well as the changes and opportunities there. His recent book A Gift to My Children is a heartfelt, indispensable guide for his daughters (as well as for all adults and children) to find success and happiness. His latest memoir Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets was published in February 2013.
Yang LanChairperson of Sun Media Group

Ms. Yang Lan, the Chairperson of Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation, graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University and Columbia University. Since 2001, her signature show Yang Lan One on One has become China’s longest-running talk show. In 2005, Ms. Yang created Her Village, a TV talk show geared towards Chinese urban female audience, which was developed into a multimedia community to empower women.

 

She was chosen as the presenter for Beijing’s bid for the 2008 Olympic Games and 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and named as Goodwill Ambassador for 2010 Shanghai Expo. She is a Global Ambassador and International Board Member for the Special Olympics Movement and the first Chinese UNICEF Ambassador, the Co-Chair of Lincoln Center China Advisory Council, and the Vice-Chairman of China Charity Alliance. Ms. Yang is one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes.

George FriedmanFounder& CEO of Stratfor
George Friedman is an American political scientist and the founder and chairman of the private intelligence corporation STRATFOR (Strategic Forecasting Inc.).



Friedman started STRATFOR in 1996 and it has since grown into a leader in the competitive intelligence industry. STRATFOR addresses geopolitical intelligence and forecasts trends in world affairs warfare military strategy and energy. He guides STRATFOR’s strategic vision and oversees the development and training of the company’s intelligence unit.



Friedman is the author of the New York Times best-selling ‘The Next Decade: Where We’ve Been…and Where We’re Going.’ His previous book ‘The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century’ was also a New York Times best-seller and was published in more than 20 languages.



He received a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.
Edward PrescottProfessor of Arizona State University (2004 Nobel Laureate)
Edward Prescott is Professor of Economics at Arizona State University and is the W. P. Carey Chair in Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business. He has previously held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Minnesota, and The University of Chicago. He is a Senior Monetary Analyst at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank.

He received his B.A. in mathematics from Swarthmore College in 1962, his M.S in Operations Research from Case-Reserve University in 1963, and his Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1967.

He is an aggregate economist theorist who develops and applies dynamic economic theory to problems in financial economics, economic fluctuations, public finance, growth and development, and international economics areas.

He and Finn Kydland were jointly awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles.”
Thomas Sargent2011 laureate of Nobel Prize in Economics
Thomas Sargent is an American economist specializing in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary economics and time series econometrics. Previous to his current appointment as Visiting Professor of Economics at Seoul National University, he was a Professor of Economics at New York University. Sargent was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2011 together with Princeton University’s Christopher Sims for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macro economy.

Sargent is most famous for his groundbreaking research regarding the ‘rational expectations theory.’ The theory states that people respond strategically to changes in fiscal and monetary policy, and not passively. It is an insight that revolutionized post-Keynesian economics and it continues to dominate the economics today.

Even at the age of 70, Sargent shows no sign of slowing down. He has published 12 papers from 2011 to 2012 and is the 17th most cited economist in the world according to IDEAS. He is described by his students as disciplined, inspiring, and supportive.
Angus DeatonProfessor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University / Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics

Dr. Angus Deaton is one of the world’s foremost experts on the economics of well-being, health, and poverty. Distinguished for the groundbreaking use of household data analysis to establish links between individual human behaviors and societal outcomes, his work relies on real-world facts to inform big-picture economic thinking.

 

Noted for being accessible as well as optimistic, Dr. Deaton has been lauded by the Nobel organization as “immensely important to human welfare.” His work has helped transform modern microeconomics, macroeconomics and development economics. His findings have greatly influenced both practical policymaking and the scientific community, thus helping to not only analyze but to improve the world.

Dr. Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University and has taught at Cambridge University and the University of Bristol. He has widely published, including for the World Bank, and is a regular contributor to the Royal Economic Society newsletter. His book The Great Escape broke its publisher’s record for foreign rights sales.

 

In addition to his 2015 Nobel Prize for Economics, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award and the first Frisch Medal. Dr. Deaton is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society.

Jeffrey SachsProfessor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University
Mr. Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He has been named twice among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.

Professor Sachs serves as the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals(MDG), having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). Sachs is also one of the Secretary-General’s MDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His most recent books are To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013) and The Age of Sustainable Development (2015).

Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years at Harvard University. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard.
Niall FergusonProfessor of History at Harvard University
Niall Ferguson is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.



Ferguson has been a regular contributor to television and radio. His film company Chimerica Media recently released its first feature-length documentary about Henry Kissinger whose biography he is currently writing. The film won the prize for Best Documentary at the New York Film Festival.



His most recent book ‘Civilization’ was hailed “a masterpiece” by the Sunday Times of London. Another book ‘The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World’ was made into a six-part BBC documentary and won the International Emmy award for Best Documentary in 2009.



A weekly columnist for Newsweek and a contributing editor to Bloomberg TV Ferguson is also an adviser to the architectural firm Foster & Partners the hedge fund GLG Partners and the merchant bank Kleinwort Benson. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American Academy in Berlin the Museum of American Finance and New York Historical Society.
Michael GreenSenior Vice President of Center for Strategic and International Studies
Barry Eichengreen is a Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Eichengreen is one of the world’s foremost experts on global finance. He has widely researched and published on the history and current operation of the international monetary system. His best known work is the book ‘Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression 1919-1939,’ which explores the link between the global economic crisis and the gold standard. From 1997 to 1998, Eichengreen was a senior policy advisor at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he worked on issues related to the international financial architecture.

As a specialist in currencies, Eichengreen is a proponent of the multi-polar global currency system. He emphasized on its beneficial effect of adding more discipline and extra liquidity to the global financial system. Eichengreen received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1979 and began his teaching career at University of California, Berkeley in 1987. He is the recipient of a doctor honoris causa from the American University in Paris and was named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2011.
Yu Yongding Former Director-General of IWEP
Yongding Yu, currently President of China Society of World Economics, is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China and former Director-General of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

His paper in 1997 on strategic considerations for China’s foreign reserves accurately predicted that Chinese over-accumulation of U.S. dollars would place China in a difficult position and would disturb China’s economic development. In 2006, Yu shifted his research to difficulties China and the U.S. were facing as a result of global imbalances. He came to an important conclusion that the U.S. would be unable to sustain its debt burden, a point that became increasingly obvious in light of the global financial crisis.

More recently, he has been an outspoken commentator about China’s economic development model. He claimed that China’s economy is being held back by the lack of creativity and reform.
Dominic BartonGlobal Managing Director of McKinsey & Company
Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company. In 26 years with the firm, Barton has advised clients in a range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrial. Prior to his current role, Barton was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia Chairman from 2004 to 2009 and led the Korea office from 2000 to 2004.

Barton leads McKinsey’s work on the future of capitalism, long-term value-creation and the role of business leadership in society. This is a set of research initiatives and projects to convene organizations and leaders for constructive action. One such project was a task force on Inclusive Capitalism, which Barton co-led with Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild (sponsored by the Henry Jackson Society, a London-based think tank). The task force – comprised of business and public leaders in the US and the UK – developed approaches for engaging and scaling business actions to address issues that create both social and economic value.

He is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, an advisor to the Asia Development Bank and a Board Member of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Barton has received multiple awards for his business leadership and contributions to the communities in which he has lived. He is a Rhodes Trustee and an Honorary Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. Barton is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Diego ViscontiInternational Chairman of Accenture
Diego Visconti has been International Chairman at Accenture, a global consulting firm, since 2006 and Chairman of the board for Imagine Broadband Ltd., one of Accenture’s affiliate companies operating in the market for telecommunications. He previously served as Group Chief Executive of Accenture’s Communications & High Tech Operating Group in Europe and Latin America. Since joining Accenture in 1976, he held leadership positions with Accenture in Italy including Deputy Managing Partner, Managing Partner of the Rome office and Managing Partner of the Treviso/Verona office. He holds a B.S. in economics from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from Colombia University.

(As of Feb.2008)
Andrey KortunovPresident of New Eurasia Foundation
Andrey Kortunov is the Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), the President of the New Eurasia Foundation and Information Scholarship Education Center (ISE).

Mr. Kortunov graduated from the Moscow State University of International Relations and pursued postgraduate studies at the Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies (PhD in History) where he served as Deputy Director and Head of the Foreign Policy Department.
Key academic interests: international affairs, foreign and domestic policy of Russia, Russian-American relations.

He was a Visiting Professor at American universities including the University of California (Berkeley) and the University of Miami.

Andrey Kortunov is an author of more than 120 publications, focused on US-Soviet/Russian relations, international security issues, and Soviet/Russian domestic and foreign policy.
Wendy CutlerFormer Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
미국의 진보성향 경제학자 로버트라이시는 1993년부터 1997년까지 클린턴 행정부에서 노동부 장관을 역임했다. 장관 시절 정부 주도형 복지정책, 최저임금 인상, 부자증세 등 친서민 정책을 펼쳤다.

관직에서 물러난 후 브랜다이스 대학을 거쳐 현재 UC버클리 정책대학원 교수로 재직하며 후학 양성에 매진하고 있다. 2003년 경제, 사회 분야의 주요 업적을 인정 받아 ‘바츨라프하벨 상’을 받았다.

라이시 전 장관은 베스트셀러 ‘부유한 노예’, ‘수퍼자본주의’, ‘위기는 왜 반복되는가’ 등 10여 권의 책을 집필했으며 뉴욕타임스, 워싱턴포스트, 월스트리트저널 등 다수의 언론매체에 통찰력이 돋보이는 칼럼을 기고하고 있다.

다트머스 대학교를 졸업하고, 영국 옥스퍼드 대학교에서 정치학과 경제학 석사학위를 받았으며, 예일대 로스쿨을 졸업했다.
Xavier DuportetPresident at Hello Tomorrow / CEO at Eligo Bioscience
Jan Peter Balkenende was the Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 2002 to 2010. He is credited with helping the Netherlands overcome its most drawn-out and damaging economic downturn since World War II by imposing reforms in 2002, notably through welfare and employment reform. His policies were effective as the unemployment rate in the Netherlands was lowest in the EU (4.2%) by the end of his term.

Balkenende is a strong advocate for the ‘Polder Model’ and believes its implementation is necessary to revive economies. The Polder Model is characterized by the tri-partite cooperation between employers organizations, labor unions and the government. He further believes that industrial competitiveness should be strengthened through sustainable innovation, public-private cooperation, entrepreneurship, education and R&D.

He now is a partner at Ernst & Young and the Professor of Governance, Institutions and Internationalization at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In this capacity he also leads the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, consisting of eight Dutch multinationals that are front runners in the area of sustainable and responsible business.