The Leading Speakers Bureau Economy / Finance (3)

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Dec 05 2012

Sandra Navidi

Published by under Economy / Finance

Finance & Economics Expert, Founder and CEO of Beyond Global

Sandra Navidi Speaker Sandra Navidi is a leading international strategic consultant. She is the founder and CEO of BeyondGlobal, a company, which provides strategic advice to financial institutions and corporations seeking to optimally position themselves in international capital markets. Formerly, she was Director of research strategies and senior relationship manager at Roubini Global Economics.

“We have moved beyond the global paradigm to a model that rewards insight, capability and speed.” Sandra Navidi


In detail

Sandra holds a law degree and a Master-of-Law Degree in Banking Corporate and Finance law. She is admitted to the practice of law in Germany as well as in the U.S. Sandra continues to work closely with Professor Nouriel Roubini and her former team at Roubini Global Economics. Until 2001, she was a manager in the international capital markets department at Deloitte & Touche in Germany, where she specialised in alternative investment structures. Thereafter, Sandra moved to New York to accept a position as General Counsel at Muzinich & Company, a $6 billion alternative asset management company. Her numerous responsibilities included the creation of innovative fund structures for institutional clients and resolving international regulatory issues.


What she offers you

Building on Sandra’s financial expertise and global top-level relationships, she helps clients navigate successfully through today’s evolving economies, markets and regulatory policies.


How she presents

Undoubtedly of highest economic pedigree, Sandra is in frequent demand to keynote summits and conferences around the globe.

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Nov 23 2012

His Excellency Shaukat Aziz

The 15th Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (2004 – 2007)

Shaukat Aziz speakerHis Excellency Shaukat Aziz became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to complete a full term in office. He understands the role of banking, finance, investment and consumer credit in economic growth of a nation, focusing on building strong banking, investment and finance sectors in Pakistan to underpin its economy.

“Much of Pakistan’s economic success was attributed to Aziz’s ability to bring a more goal-oriented corporate culture”


In detail

Shaukat Aziz graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Gordon College, Rawalpindi, in 1967. He obtained an MBA Degree in 1969 from Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi. It was during his studies at the IBA that he secured an internship at Citibank and began his banking career, serving in various countries including Pakistan, Greece, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Philippines, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. Before taking leave from Citigroup, he headed its global Private Banking Division and, at the height of his 30-year career in global finance, progressed to a senior post with the bank in New York. He became Finance Minister in 1999. In 2001, Mr. Aziz was named “Finance Minister of the Year” by the prestigious Euromoney and Bankers magazines.


What he offers you

Shaukat Aziz is a renowned leader who shares his highly respected views on the most important international relations issues confronting the world today with worldwide audiences. Known for securing significant loans from the United States in return for support of the war against terror, Aziz restored Pakistan’s credibility within the global market, he is also known for his strategic approach, transparency and ability to focus on doing what is best, not politically expedient.


How he presents

Having presided over impressive economic growth in Pakistan, Shaukat Aziz expertly and powerfully addresses the challenges of the global economy, reform and the role of emerging markets.

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Nov 21 2012

Professor Thandika Mkandawire

Published by under Economy / Finance

Professor of African Development at the LSE

Thandika Mkandawire speakerProfessor Thandika Mkandawire is an economist with a keen interest in the promotion of comparative research on development issues. He is former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and the first person to take on the new position of Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE). He currently holds the Olof Palme Professor for Peace with the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm.

“An economist with many years’ experience in the promotion of comparative research on development issues.”


In detail

Prof. Mkandawire was formerly Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Research in Copenhagen and has taught at the Universities of Stockholm and Zimbabwe. His research interests are mostly in development theory, economic policy and development and social policy in developing countries and political economy of development in Africa.


What he offers you

Professor Mkandawire offers audiences an extensive insight into the role of African intellectuals; social policy in a development context; African perspectives on structural adjustment; Africa’s re-industrialisation; aid, accountability and democracy; and transformative social policy in developing countries.


How he presents

Professor Mkandawire’s presentations are customised to fit the needs of the clients to whom he is speaking. His messages are powerful and effective, delivered in his personal, yet highly professional style.

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Nov 12 2012

Dennis Snower

Published by under Economy / Finance

President of the Institute for the World Economy Dennis Snower

Dennis Snower Speaker Dennis Snower is an American economist and renowned expert on world economy and economic policy. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Kiel, Germany and President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy since 2004. He has published extensively on employment policy, the design of welfare systems, monetary and fiscal policy.

“A global authority on world economy”


In detail

Dennis Snower earned his BA and MA from New College, Oxford University and an MA and a PhD at Princeton University. Prior to becoming President of the Kiel Institute, he was Professor of Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has been a visiting professor at many universities around the world, including Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, Harvard, the European University Institute, Stockholm University and the Vienna Institute of Advanced Studies. He has advised the European Commission and various OECD countries on employment policy and welfare state policy and has consulted for the IMF, the UN, the OECD and the World Bank.


What he offers you

In his presentations Dennis Snower gives a realistic outlook of the current global economic situation and the role of markets and Governments. His remarks are highly valued by business leaders and organisations all over the globe.


How he presents

His inspiring and thought-provoking presentations make him a highly sought after speaker at prestigious conferences.

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Oct 08 2012

Julian Le Grand

Published by under Economy / Finance

Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the LSE

Julian Le Grand speakerJulian Le Grand has been the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics since 1993. From 2003 to 2005 he was seconded to No 10 Downing Street as Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister. He is currently Chairman of Health England: the National Reference Group for Health and Well Being for the UK Department of Health. He is also a member of the Group of Societal Policy Analysts advising the President of the European Commission.

“One of the UK’s Top Public Intellectuals of Our Time”


In detail

Julian has acted as an adviser to the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, the OECD, HM Treasury, the UK Department of Work and Pensions and the BBC. He has been vice-chairman of a major teaching hospital, a commissioner on the Commission for Health Improvement, and a non-executive director of several health authorities. He writes regularly for the national and international press. He also appears frequently on television and radio, including the Today Programme, The World at One, The World Tonight and The Politics Show. He is the author, co-author or editor of eighteen books, and has written more than one hundred refereed journal articles and book chapters on economics, philosophy and public policy.


What he offers you

With a wealth of experience in the Health Care sector, Julian le Grand provides audiences with innovative solutions to the social and economic problems, issues, trends and instabilities affecting the industry today and in the future.


How he presents

Julian Le Grand’s presentations are customised to fit the needs of the clients to whom he is speaking. His messages are powerful and effective, delivered in his personal, yet highly professional style.

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Oct 05 2012

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff

Published by under Economy / Finance

World Renowned Economist, Professor of Public Policy, Economics at Harvard

Kenneth S Rogoff speakerKenneth Rogoff has been Professor of Public Policy since 2004 and Professor of Economics since 1999 at Harvard. His main field of research is international finance. He has published extensively on policy issues in international finance, including exchange rates, international debt issues, and international monetary policy. His profound understanding of the current global economic situation is well documented in his 2009 book, ‘This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly’, co-authored with Carmen Reinhart.

One of the leading Macroeconomics experts


In detail

Previously Prof. Rogoff served as Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003 and before that, he was the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University. Early in his career, Kenneth Rogoff served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund and also at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


What he offers you

With so many different regions and cultures in the mix, few people anywhere have the knowledge and breadth of experience to analyze the world economy and give audiences insight into where it is going. Kenneth Rogoff is one of those few, offering solutions as to the way forward.


How he presents

In a light and relaxed way, he conveys complex issues within the global economic context with ease and great clarity.

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Oct 03 2012

Prof. Dr. Beatrice Weder di Mauro

Chair of International Macroeconomics, University of Mainz

Beatrice Weder di Mauro speakerBeatrice Weder di Mauro is Chair of International Macroeconomics at the University of Mainz, a member of the German Council of Economic Experts and a research affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research, (CEPR) London. Beatrice has been a columnist for Basler Zeitung, Switzerland since November 1998.

A proven visionary of the global economy


In detail

Previously Prof. Weder di Mauro worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund and at the World Bank, Washington. She has served on the Council of Economic Advisors of Switzerland and been a consultant for various international organizations including the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, the IMF, the United Nations University and the OECD Development Centre. She had visiting positions at Harvard University and the United Nations University and holds a PhD from the University of Basel.


What she offers you

Drawing on her considerable expertise Beatrice offers decision makers crucial information and insights into European financial policy, current trends in the world’s economy and the ramifications of an expending Europe on financial markets around the globe.


How she presents

A knowledgeable and respected economist, Prof. Weder di Mauro informs and educates audiences with her immaculately prepared presentations.

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Oct 01 2012

Long Yongtu

Leading Expert on Chinese Economics, Legal Affairs

Long Yongtu speakerMr. Long Yongtu is responsible for trade negotiations and multilateral economic and legal affairs. He is the Chief Negotiator for China’s resumption of GATT contracting party status and its accession to the World Trade Organization.

Mr. Long is also in charge of the multilateral economic and trade affairs between China and the United Nations development agencies. He led the first Chinese delegation to OECD in Paris in January 1995 and established the relationship of dialogue partner with the organization. He is fully involved in APEC affairs and attended the APEC trade ministers meetings and informal meetings of economic leaders held in Seattle, Jakarta, Osaka, Manila, Vancouver Auckland, Brunei and Shanghai.


In detail

Mr. Long is active in promoting regional economic cooperation. He led the Chinese delegation to join five northeast countries in creating the Regional Economic Development Cooperation Committee of the Tumen River Area and chaired the Committee’s first ministerial meeting in Beijing in April 1996.

Mr. Long is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of International Business and Economics, visiting professor of the Peking University, Tsinghua University and the Nankai University as well adjunct professor of Zhejiang University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Huadong University of Science and Technology. He frequently attends and addresses at high level seminars on economic and trade policies, such as the Global Panel in the Netherlands, the Awashima Forum in Japan and the Pacific Economic Forum as well as seminars held by the British Royal Institute, the US Asia Society, the US Asian Fund, OECD, the Asian Development Bank, the Harvard University, the Singapore National University and the Australian National University.

He received his BA Degree of British and American Literature in the Guizhou University in 1965 and had his post graduate study in economics at the London School of Economics from 1973 to 1974. He joined the Ministry in 1965 and served as a diplomat in the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in New York from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 1986, he worked in the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), first in New York headquarters and then in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as the Deputy Resident Representative of the UNDP Office.


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Sep 28 2012

Martin Feldstein

Published by under Economy / Finance

President Emeritus of the NBER and Professor of Economics at Harvard

Martin Feldstein speaker  As the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Martin Feldstein is one of the most accomplished experts on international economy. He was also President of the American Economic Association for 2004. Dr. Feldstein is a director of three corporations (American International Group; HCA; and Eli Lilly) and an economic adviser to several businesses in the United States and abroad. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal.

One of the most accomplished experts on international economy


In detail

From 1982 to 1984, Martin Feldstein was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and President Reagan’s chief economic adviser. Dr. Feldstein is a member of the American Philosophical Society, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a Fellow of the National Association of Business Economists. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Group of 30, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received honorary doctorates from several universities.


What he offers you

Martin delivers unique insights and competent advice on any economy related issue due to his extensive experience in the financial sector and his first-hand knowledge gained for instance as president of the NBER.


How he presents

Thanks to his deep understanding of market coherences and outstanding achievements in his field he inspires any audience. As a Professor of Economics at Harvard he has excellent rhetoric skills at his command which also make him a demanded speaker worldwide.

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Sep 14 2012

Dr. Wulf H Bernotat

Published by under Economy / Finance,Management

Former CEO & Chairman of the E.ON AG Board of Management

Wulf H Bernotat speakerDr. Wulf Bernotat was at the head of E.ON AG, Europe’s second-largest utility, from 2003 to 2010. A Consultant and Senior Advisor at Permira Advisers Ltd., he has been a member of the boards of Bertelsmann, Deutsche Telekom and METRO and of the Supervisory Board of Allianz. His career path took him to the heights of the European energy industry. He exhibited an appreciation for the importance of networking continental resources in order to assure absolute efficiency.

“A leading figure in the energy industry”


In detail

Wulf Bernotat obtained a Doctorate in law. He started his career in the legal department at Shell in Hamburg, Germany. Although he later transferred to the business side of the energy industry, he never lost his interest in law; even in 1997 newspaper and magazine interviews confirmed his knowledge of and comfort with the legal complexities of European business. He was with Shell from 1981 to 1996, working in various European offices, joining VEBA in 1996. In 1998 Bernotat joined Stinnes AG, becoming their CEO.


What he offers you

Having spent his entire career working in the energy industry, Dr. Bernotat provides an open and honest dialogue, discussing the future of German energy policy, taking into account the global warming and nuclear power considerations. With a wealth of experience and an unparalleled depth of research into the world’s energy markets, he is highly sought-after by organisations eager to benefit from his considerable expertise and guidance for the future.


How he presents

A practical, methodical administrator, Wulf Bernotat is a clear and forthright speaker, with the ability to communicate his in depth knowledge with clarity and eloquence.

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