World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010

  • The Global Agenda 2010: The View from Davos

    Sunday 31st January 2010 - 9:00am - 10:30am

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  • The Global Agenda 2010: The View from Davos

    In this brainstorming session, experts from over 70 Global Agenda Councils map the critical global issues that emerged from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010

    Key Points


    • After this year’s Annual Meeting, the challenge is to turn ideas and proposals into actionable solutions that work
    • It is critical to rethink the world’s 20th century institutions and redesign them to meet 21st century demands
    • In redesigning and rebuilding institutions and mechanisms of global governance, the international community should move to adapt new models of cooperation, moving away from adherence to global solutions that require unanimity among all countries
    • New metrics are needed that integrate social goals and values
    • The world’s coordinated responses to global systemic risks should be grounded in values; there is a need to protect the rights of people

    Synopsis


    Members of the Global Agenda Councils and other World Economic Forum constituents gathered to consider the past four days of the Annual Meeting and the key messages that came out of the sessions. The aim: to drive the Global Redesign Initiative (GRI) forward by narrowing the scope of the wide-ranging efforts to shape feasible proposals into actionable solutions. The challenge for participants is to move to the next stage and transform ideas into on-the-ground reality, drawing on the multistakeholder resources of the Forum.

    The midway point in the two-year GRI comes at a crucial moment in the aftermath of the global economic crisis, which put in stark relief the deficiencies of the global system of governance. Now that short-term relief measures have staved off another Great Depression, the international community, particularly the G20, is beginning to concentrate on reforms that will have a long-term impact. Interdependence and mutual vulnerability are only going to intensify. The risks and dangers of this interconnected world are particularly daunting because of the high level of uncertainty that people feel and the sense that global and national political leadership is weak or missing. The UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen served to underscore this worrying drift despite the high tension.

    These are among the high-level ideas and priorities that emerged from the Annual Meeting:
    • Rethink the world’s 20th century institutions and redesign them to meet 21st century demands
    • Draft new rules for the governance of globalization – the international community must rebuild global systems based on new networks and forms of collaboration; what is needed is a kind of “institutional reboot” to move the world from talking to doing
    • Consider “variable geometry” or pluralist solutions, public-private partnerships and smaller-scale region- or city-driven initiatives, moving away from single undertaking, one-size-must-fit-all arrangements that require unanimity among all countries in redesigning and rebuilding institutions and mechanisms of global governance
    • Develop new metrics that integrate social goals and values
    • Drive the world’s responses to the most pressing global risks through values and the protection of people’s rights to address systemic problems
    • The international community should outline global goals and guidelines for moving forward in addressing global risks, while respecting a person’s individual pathway

    Disclosures
    This summary was prepared by Alejandro Reyes. The views expressed are those of certain participants in the discussion and do not necessarily reflect the views of all participants or of the World Economic Forum.

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    Sunday 31 January

    Keywords: global agenda, values, globalization, global governance, Global Redesign Initiative

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Speakers

  • Khalid Abdulla-Janahi Khalid Abdulla-Janahi
    Honorary Chairman, Vision 3, United Arab Emirates

    BS, Comp. Sci & Accountancy, Univ. of Manchester. Former: Partner, PwC; Dir., Faysal Bank (Pakistan)...

  • Verónica Abud Cabrera Verónica Abud Cabrera
    Executive Director, Fundación Educacional y Cultural La Fuente, Chile

    1973, degree in Teaching, Universidad Católica de Chile; 1987, MA in Education, Virginia Polytechni...

  • Wilmot Allen Wilmot Allen
    Founder and Managing Partner, 1 World Enterprises, USA

    Degrees, Yale University, Wharton School of Business, Harvard Kennedy School. Formerly: PBS Creative...

  • Graham Allison Graham Allison
    Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, USA

    BA (Hons) in History, Harvard; BA and MA, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford; PhD, Political...

  • Peter Bisanz Peter Bisanz

  • Matthew Bishop Matthew Bishop
    Globalization Editor, Economist, USA

    Graduate, Jesus College, University of Oxford. Over 19 years with The Economist. Co-Author: Philanth...

  • David E. Bloom David E. Bloom
    Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA

    1976, BSc in Industrial and Labour Relations, Cornell University; 1978, MA in Economics, Princeton U...

  • Larry Brilliant Larry Brilliant
    President, Skoll Global Threats Fund, USA

    MD; MPH; board-certified in preventive medicine. Formerly: worked in India for ten years and was one...

  • J. Frank Brown J. Frank Brown
    Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, General Atlantic, USA

    BSBA, Bucknell University; Advanced Management Programme, Wharton Business School. Formerly, Global ...

  • Tim Brown Tim Brown
    Chief Executive Officer, IDEO, USA

    BA in Industrial Design, University of Northumbria; Master's in Design, Royal College of Art. Former...

  • John Hope Bryant John Hope Bryant
    Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Operation Hope, USA

    Philanthropic entrepreneur and businessman. Since 2008, Vice-Chairman, US President's Council on Fin...

  • Jean-Claude Burgelman Jean-Claude Burgelman
    Head of Unit C2, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

    1986, PhD in Social Science; 1991, MA in Science and Technology Policy, Free University of Brussels....

  • Sharan Burrow Sharan Burrow
    General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Brussels

    BA; diplomas in education and special education. Former President, Australian Council of Trade Union...

  • Alicia Bárcena Ibarra Alicia Bárcena Ibarra
    Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago

    BSc in Biology; Master's in Public Admin., Harvard Univ.; courses for a Master's in Ecology; PhD in ...

  • Sandro Calvani Sandro Calvani

  • Caroline Casey Caroline Casey
    Founder, Kanchi, Ireland

    Social Entrepreneur and Adventurer. Visually impaired and works to promote ability of people with di...

  • Margaret Catley-Carlson Margaret Catley-Carlson
    Patron, Global Water Partnership (GWP), Canada

    Formerly: Diplomat; Deputy Minister of Health, Canada; Assistant Secretary-General, UN, Deputy Direc...

  • Ganhuyag Chuluun Hutagt Ganhuyag Chuluun Hutagt
    Chairman, Ard Holdings, Mongolia

    1997, graduate, Corvinus University. 1991, Mongolian Stock Exchange; 1997, Bank of Mongolia; 1998, U...

  • Peter L. Corsell Peter L. Corsell
    Chairman of the Board, GridPoint, USA

    BSFS, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Entrepreneur. Formerly: with U.S. Department...

  • Aron Cramer Aron Cramer
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), USA

    1984, BA, Tufts University; 1989, JD, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. ...

  • Mauricio Cardenas Mauricio Cardenas
    Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia

    1993, General Manager, Empresa de Energía de Bogotá, Colombia; 1994, Minister of Economic Developm...

  • Elizabeth Daley Elizabeth Daley
    Dean, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (USC), USA

    BA and MA, Tulane University and Newcomb College, US; PhD, University of Wisconsin. Since 1991, curr...

  • Howard Davies Howard Davies
    Professor of Practice, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po), France

    Former: Chairman, Financial Services Authority; Deputy Governor, Bank of England. Currently, Profess...

  • Hussain Dawood Hussain Dawood
    Chairman, Dawood Hercules Corporation, Pakistan

    Graduate in Metallurgy, Sheffield University, UK; MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Un...

  • Cobus de Swardt Cobus de Swardt
    Managing Director, Transparency International, Germany

    Sociologist. Experience in globalization, development policy, international relations, and multinati...

  • James Gregory Dees James Gregory Dees

  • Raghida Dergham Raghida Dergham
    Senior Diplomatic Correspondent and Columnist, Al Hayat, USA

    Since 1989, with Al Hayat: author of weekly column on international political affairs; Senior Diplom...

  • Jamie C. Drummond Jamie C. Drummond
    Executive Director and Co-Founder, ONE, United Kingdom

    Master's in Development Studies, London School of Oriental and African Studies, UK. Formerly: with C...

  • Soumitra Dutta Soumitra Dutta
    Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, USA

    BTech in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi; MSc...

  • Richard W. Edelman Richard W. Edelman
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Edelman, USA

    BA and MBA, Harvard. Member of the Board: Ad Council; Atlantic Council; Children's Aid Society; Nati...

  • Christopher J. Elias Christopher J. Elias
    President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

    MD; MPH. President and CEO, PATH, a Seattle-based international non-profit organization dedicated to...

  • Bob G. Elton Bob G. Elton
    Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada; Chair of the Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture

    MA, Cambridge University; 1976, qualified Chartered Accountant. Formerly: more than 20 years with Pw...

  • Gareth Evans Gareth Evans
    Chancellor, Australian National University, Australia

    Degree (Hons) in Law, Melbourne University; degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University...

  • Scott J. Freidheim Scott J. Freidheim
    Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Investcorp International, United Kingdom

    Scott J. Freidheim is Chief Executive Officer for Europe at Investcorp International, a leading prov...

  • Kumi Fujisawa Tsunoda Kumi Fujisawa Tsunoda
    President and Co-Founder, Think Tank SophiaBank, Japan

    1996, Founder and President, IFIS, Japan's first investment trust rating company; 1999, sold IFIS to...

  • Anil Gaba Anil Gaba
    The ORPAR Chaired Professor of Risk Management, INSEAD, Singapore

    PhD in Decision Sciences, Duke University, US. Since 1989, Professor, INSEAD; currently, also Dean o...

  • Katherine Garrett-Cox Katherine Garrett-Cox
    Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Trust, United Kingdom

    BA (Hons) in History, Durham University. Former: Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director, Mo...

  • Timothy Garton Ash Timothy Garton Ash
    Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    BA (Hons) and MA in Modern History, University of Oxford; Free University, West Berlin and Humboldt ...

  • Helene D. Gayle Helene D. Gayle
    President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA, USA

    BA in Psychology, Barnard College; MD, University of Pennsylvania; MPH, Johns Hopkins University. Ex...

  • Ashraf Ghani Ashraf Ghani
    President of Afghanistan

    Former Minister of Finance of Afghanistan. Member of several global networks including advisory boar...

  • Enrico Giovannini Enrico Giovannini
    President, National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), Italy

    1981, graduate in Economics, La Sapienza, University of Rome; studies in Econometric Analysis, Insti...

  • Ian Goldin Ian Goldin
    Professor of Globalization and Development, and Director, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    BSc in Mathematics and BA in Economics, Univ. of Cape Town; 1979, MSc, LSE; MA and DPhil, Oxford. 19...

  • Ron Gonen Ron Gonen
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Closed Loop Fund, USA

    1997, BA in History, University of Massachusetts; 2004, MBA, Columbia Business School. Formerly, Sen...

  • Charles Grant Charles Grant
    Director, Centre for European Reform, United Kingdom

    Studies in Modern History, Cambridge University. Formerly, with Euromoney, London. 1986-98, with The...

  • Daniel Gros Daniel Gros
    Director, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Belgium

    Adviser, European Parliament. Former: Member, advisory bodies, French Ministry of Finance and French...

  • H.R.H. Crown Prince  Haakon of Norway H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
    Crown Prince of Norway

    Bachelor's in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; Master's in Development Studies...

  • Ricardo Hausmann Ricardo Hausmann
    Director, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA

    PhD in Economics, Cornell University, US. 1985-91, Professor of Economics, Instituto de Estudios Sup...

  • Tony Haymet Tony Haymet
    Distinguished Professor and Director Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA

    1977, degree in Chemistry, University of Sydney, 1981, PhD in Chemistry, University of Chicago; 1997...

  • Pekka Himanen Pekka Himanen
    Professor, Helsinki Institute of Information Technology (HIIT), Finland

    PhD in Philosophy, University of Helsinki. Professor, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, and Vi...

  • R. Anthony Hodge R. Anthony Hodge
    President, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), United Kingdom

    1972, BASc and 1976, MASc, Univ. of British Columbia; 1995, PhD, McGill Univ. More than 35 years' ex...

  • Dominic Houlder Dominic Houlder
    Adjunct Professor of Strategic and International Management, London Business School, United Kingdom

    MA, Cambridge University; MBA, Stanford Business School. Formerly: Manager, London and Madrid, Bosto...

  • Herminia Ibarra Herminia Ibarra
    The Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD, France

    MA and PhD, Yale University. Thirteen years' experience with Harvard Business School. Currently The ...

  • Yoko Ishikura Yoko Ishikura
    Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

    MBA, Darden School; DBA, Harvard Business School. Formerly: Senior Manager, McKinsey & Co., Japan; 2...

  • Shirley Ann Jackson Shirley Ann Jackson
    President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA

    SB in Physics, PhD in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics, MIT. Senior leadership positions in a...

  • Jeff Jarvis Jeff Jarvis
    Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York, USA

    Graduate, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, US. Formerly: Creator and Founding E...

  • Kola Karim Kola Karim
    Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Shoreline Energy International, Nigeria

    Bachelor's, Business Law, City U. London; mgmt courses, Harvard; MBA, U. of Leicester. Formerly with...

  • Yoriko Kawaguchi Yoriko Kawaguchi
    Professor, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, Japan

    MPhil in Economics, Yale University. Former: Economist, World Bank; Minister, Embassy of Japan, US. ...

  • Georg Kell Georg Kell
    Executive Director, Global Compact Office, United Nations, New York

    Advanced degrees in Economics and Engineering, Technical University, Berlin. Postgraduate studies, F...

  • David Kennedy David Kennedy
    Director, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School, USA

    Formerly: Vice-President and University Professor, Brown University. Currently, Manley O. Hudson Pro...

  • David W. Kenny David W. Kenny
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Weather Company, USA

    Formerly: Managing Partner, VivaKi; Member of the Management Board, Publicis Groupe, the parent comp...

  • Julia King Julia King
    Vice-Chancellor, Aston University, United Kingdom

    Formerly: over 16 years as academic researcher and university lecturer, Cambridge and Nottingham uni...

  • Susan King Susan King
    Dean and John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina, USA

    BA, English, Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York; MA, Communications, Fairfield University. Forme...

  • David Kirkpatrick David Kirkpatrick
    Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Techonomist, Techonomy Media, USA

    BA in English, Amherst College. Tech author and media entrepreneur. 1978, exhibited video art at MoM...

  • Silvana Koch-Mehrin Silvana Koch-Mehrin
    Chief Executive Officer, Women in Parliaments Global Forum, Belgium

    MA in Economics and History. Formerly: Federal Executive, Free Democrats Party. Since 2004: Member, ...

  • James M. Kondo James M. Kondo
    Visiting Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

    Graduate, Harvard Business School, US and Keio University, Japan; World Fellow, Yale University, US....

  • David Kuria David Kuria
    Founder and Chief Executive, Ecotact, Kenya

    Architect. Over 10 years' experience in urban environment, research, community assessments and techn...

  • Kiyoshi Kurokawa Kiyoshi Kurokawa
    Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan

    1962, MD, Univ. of Tokyo. 1979-84, Prof., UCLA School of Medicine; 1989-96, Prof., Univ. of Tokyo; 1...

  • Huguette Labelle Huguette Labelle

  • Bruno Lanvin Bruno Lanvin
    Executive Director, IECI, INSEAD, France

    BA in Mathematics and Physics, University of Valenciennes, France; MBA, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Comm...

  • Robert Lawrence Robert Lawrence
    Albert L. Williams Professor of Trade and Investment, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA

    1970, BA, University of Witwatersrand; 1978, PhD, Yale University. 1976-82, Research Associate and 1...

  • Herman Leonard Herman Leonard
    Professor of Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA

    1979, PhD, Economics, Harvard University. Baker Professor of Public Management, Harvard Kennedy Scho...

  • Mark Leonard Mark Leonard
    Director, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), United Kingdom

    Trans-Atlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund; Visiting Scholar, Chinese Academy for Social Sciences. ...

  • Michael Liebreich Michael Liebreich
    Chief Executive, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, United Kingdom

    MA, Cambridge; MBA, Harvard; Harkness Fellow; Baker Scholar. 1986-93, British Ski Team. 1990-95, McK...

  • John Lipsky John Lipsky
    Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), USA

    PhD in Economics, Stanford University. 1974-84, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), includin...

  • Laura Liswood Laura Liswood
    Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders, USA

    AB, California State University, San Diego; JD, Davis School of Law, University of California; MBA, ...

  • Julian Lob-Levyt Julian Lob-Levyt

  • William T. Loris William T. Loris
    Senior Lecturer and Program Director, LL.M. Program on Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, Rome Campus, Italy

    Degree in Law, Santa Clara University; Master's in International and Comparative Law, Vrije Universi...

  • Chris Luebkeman Chris Luebkeman
    Global Director, Foresight, Research and Innovation, Arup Group, USA

    Educated as geologist, engineer and architect. Former Professor at: Swiss Federal Institute of Techn...

  • Robert Madelin Robert Madelin
    Director General, Communication Networks, Content & Technology (DG CNECT), Belgium

    Studies in French and History, Magdalen College, Oxford; studies at Ecole Nationale d'Administration...

  • Vijay Mahajan Vijay Mahajan
    Founder and Chairman, BASIX Social Enterprise Group, India

    Graduate, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. 1983,...

  • Tumi Makgabo Tumi Makgabo
    Founder and Executive Director, AfricaWorldwide Media, South Africa

    Founder and Executive Director, Africa Worldwide Media; Founder, Tumi Makgabo Enterprises. Accomplis...

  • Diarmuid Martin Diarmuid Martin
    Archbishop of Dublin, Ireland

    1969, ordained as priest. Since 1977, in service of the Holy See: 1987, Undersecretary, Pontifical C...

  • Simon Maxwell Simon Maxwell
    Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom

    Economist. Formerly with: UKODA; Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. 1997-2009, ...

  • Andrew D. Maynard Andrew D. Maynard
    NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences and Director, Risk Science Center, University of Michigan, USA

    BSc, Birmingham University, UK; PhD, Cambridge University. Formerly, Co-Chairman, Nanotechnology Hea...

  • William McDonough William McDonough
    Consulting Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, USA

    BA, Dartmouth College; Master of Architecture, Yale University. 1993-99, Dean, School of Architectur...

  • Kunio Mikuriya Kunio Mikuriya
    Secretary-General, World Customs Organization (WCO), Brussels

    BA in Law, Tokyo University; PhD in International Relations, Kent University. 1976, with Ministry of...

  • Svetlana Mironyuk Svetlana Mironyuk
    Head of the Supervisory Council, WWF Russia, Russian Federation

    Graduate, Moscow State University. 1992-2000, Deputy Head, Directorate for Information-Analytical Pr...

  • Christopher Murray Christopher Murray
    Institute Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation - IHME, USA

    BA, Harvard College, US; PhD in Philosophy, University of Oxford; MD, Harvard Medical School. Former...

  • Moisés Naím Moisés Naím
    Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA

    MSc and PhD, MIT. Former: Minister of Trade and Industry of Venezuela; Director, Venezuela Central B...

  • Robin Niblett Robin Niblett
    Director, Chatham House, United Kingdom

    BA in Modern Languages, MPhil and DPhil, New College, Oxford. 2001-06, Executive Vice-President and ...

  • Fernando Nilo Fernando Nilo

  • Richard Nisbett Richard Nisbett
    Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan, USA

    1966, PhD, Columbia University. With University of Michigan: research interests focus on reasoning a...

  • Sadako Ogata Sadako Ogata
    Chairperson, World Economic Forum Japan

    1951, BA, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo; 1953, MA in International Relations, Georgetown Uni...

  • Ory Okolloh Ory Okolloh
    Director, Investments, Omidyar Network, Africa, South Africa

    BA in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh; JD, Harvard Law School. Co-Founder: Ushahidi; Mza...

  • Demetrios G. Papademetriou Demetrios G. Papademetriou
    President and Board Member, Migration Policy Institute (MPI), USA

    Formerly: Executive Editor, International Migration Review. Formerly: Chairman: Migration Committee,...

  • Justin Picard Justin Picard
    CEO, ScanTrust, Switzerland

    Bachelor's in Physics and Engineering and MSc, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal; PhD in Computer Sci...

  • Mark Pieth Mark Pieth
    Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Basel, Switzerland

    Formerly: Member, Financial Action Task Force and Head, Section of Economic and Organized Crime, Swi...

  • Peter Piot Peter Piot
    Director and Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

    1974, degree in Medicine, University of Ghent; 1980, PhD in Microbiology, University of Antwerp. 197...

  • Rafael Ramirez Rafael Ramirez
    Fellow in Strategy and Director, Oxford Scenarios Programme, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    IB, Atlantic College; BSc; MA, University of Oxford; Masters in Environmental Studies, York Universi...

  • Alejandro Ramírez Alejandro Ramírez
    Chief Executive Officer, Cinepolis, Mexico

    BA in Economics, Harvard University; MSc in Development Economics, University of Oxford; MBA, Harvar...

  • Alice Rawsthorn Alice Rawsthorn
    Design Critic, International New York Times, United Kingdom

    Graduate in Art and Architectural History, Cambridge University, UK. 1986-2001, Journalist and Forei...

  • K. Srinath Reddy K. Srinath Reddy
    President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India

    Degree, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad; MD in Medicine and DM in Cardiology, All India Institute...

  • Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner, IGNIA Partners, Mexico

    BSc, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico; MBA, Harvard. Formerly: Chief Financial Officer, Grup...

  • Paul M. Romer Paul M. Romer
    Director, NYU Marron Institute, USA

    1983, PhD in Economics, University of Chicago. 1982-88, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester...

  • Nouriel Roubini Nouriel Roubini
    Professor of Economics and International Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, USA

    Undergraduate degree, Bocconi Univ.; PhD in Economics, Harvard. 1998-2000, Senior Economist for Inte...

  • Michael Roux Michael Roux
    Chairman, Roux International, Australia

    Formerly: Vice-Chairman, Citigroup; Chair, Global Agenda Council on Future of Australia; VicSuper an...

  • Rui Chenggang Rui Chenggang

  • Kim Samuel-Johnson Kim Samuel-Johnson
    Director, Samuel Group of Companies, Canada

    President, Samuel Family Foundation, which supports arts, healthcare and education in Canada. Direct...

  • Philippe Sands Philippe Sands
    Professor of Law, University College London, United Kingdom

    Professor of Law and Director, Centre for International Courts and Tribunals, University College Lon...

  • Mallika Sarabhai Mallika Sarabhai
    Director, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, India

    Studies in Economics and Business Management, Indian Institute of Management. Bharata Natyam and Kuc...

  • Armen Sarkissian Armen Sarkissian
    President and Founder, Eurasia House International, United Kingdom

    PhD in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics. 1991-99, Ambassador of Armenia to UK, Belgium, Netherlan...

  • Lilia Shevtsova Lilia Shevtsova
    Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Moscow Center, Russian Federation

    Doctorate, Institute of International Relations and Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Visiting Professor:...

  • Feike Sijbesma Feike Sijbesma
    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board, Royal DSM, Netherlands

    Studies in Medical Biology, Univ. of Utrecht; studies in Business Admin., Erasmus Univ. 1987-98, wit...

  • Anant Singh Anant Singh
    Producer, Videovision Entertainment, South Africa

    Producer of more than 75 films, including: Oscar Nominee, Yesterday; The First Grader; Red Dust; Cry...

  • Jens Martin Skibsted Jens Martin Skibsted
    Founding Partner, Skibsted Ideation, Denmark

    1994, graduate, ESEC Film School, Paris; 1998, degree in Philosophy, Copenhagen University; 2000, de...

  • Dennis J. Snower Dennis J. Snower
    President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany

    International economist and originator of insider-outsider theory of employment. Former Visiting Pro...

  • Josh Spear Josh Spear
    Founding Partner and Chairman, Undercurrent, USA

    Digital strategist, trend spotter and investor. Founder of award winning consultancy that applies a ...

  • Björn Stigson Björn Stigson

  • Peter Sullivan Peter Sullivan
    President, Amrop South Africa, South Africa

    Formerly, Editor, The Star; 2001-10, Group Editor-in-Chief, Independent Newspapers; since 2010, Chai...

  • Don Tapscott Don Tapscott
    Adjunct Professor of Management, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada

    1970, BA and BSc in Psychology; 1978, MEd in Research Methodology. Adjunct Professor, Rotman School ...

  • Richard H. Thaler Richard H. Thaler
    Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA

    1967, BA, Case Western Reserve University; 1970, MA and 1974, PhD, University of Rochester. 1988-95,...

  • Sandy Thomas Sandy Thomas
    Head, Foresight, Government Office for Science, United Kingdom

    BSc in Botany and Zoology and PhD in Plant Genetics, University of London. Formerly: Lecturer in Gen...

  • Michael Useem Michael Useem
    Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

    PhD, Harvard University. Research Assistant, Eidgenossisches Institut f++r Schnee und Lawinenforschu...

  • Vijay Vaitheeswaran Vijay Vaitheeswaran
    China Business Editor and Shanghai Bureau Chief, The Economist, People's Republic of China

    Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US. With The Economist: 199...

  • Joachim von Braun Joachim von Braun
    Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF Bonn), Germany

    2002-09, Director-General, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC. Currently al...

  • Stewart Wallis Stewart Wallis
    Executive Director, New Economics Foundation, United Kingdom

    Graduate in Natural Sciences, Cambridge University; Master's in Business and Economics, London Busin...

  • Simon Zadek Simon Zadek
    Co-Director, Inquiry on Options for a Sustainable Finance System, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Switzerland

    Formerly: Task Force on Environment, Trade and Investment, China Council on International Cooperatio...

  • Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon
    Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University, USA

    BA in Economics, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico; MA and PhD in Economics, Yale University. 1...

  • John Zhao John Zhao
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hony Capital, People's Republic of China

    BSc in Physics, Nanjing University; MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; dual...

  • Zhou Qiren Zhou Qiren
    Professor, China Centre for Economic Research, National School of Development, Peking University, People's Republic of China

    PhD, UCLA. Currently, Professor, China Centre for Economic Research, Peking University, People's Rep...

  • Min Zhu Min Zhu
    Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC

    BA in Economics, Fudan University; MPA, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, P...

  • Pavan Sukhdev Pavan Sukhdev
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GIST Advisory, United Kingdom

    Banker. 2011, McCluskey Fellow, Yale University (writing a book on the history and future of the Cor...

  • Kigge Mai Hvid Kigge Mai Hvid
    Chief Executive Officer, Index: Design to Improve Life, Denmark

    Since 2002, current position; develops, tests and implements new concepts; leads Danish government's...

  • Yvan Allaire Yvan Allaire
    Executive Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Governance of Public and Private Organizations (IGOPP), Canada

    PhD, MIT. Fellow, Royal Society of Canada. Professor, author, consultant and multinational corporate...

  • Peter Anderson Peter Anderson
    Professor, Substance Use, Policy and Practice, Institute of Health and Society, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom

    MD, PhD, MPH, FRCP, University of Oxford and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Formerl...

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  • Nik Gowing Nik Gowing
    International Broadcaster, United Kingdom

    Thirty years as a leading international TV journalist. 1978-96, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ITN, ...