The Leading Speakers Bureau Economy / Finance (3)

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Apr 26 2013

John Howkins

Published by under Economy / Finance

Expert on the Creative Economy

John Howkins SpeakerJohn Howkins is the Chairman of BOP Consulting and has advised global corporations, international organisations, governments, and individuals. One of his major interests is the use of intellectual property laws to support the creative economy. He is Deputy Chairman of the British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC). He is a Member of the United Nations UNDP Advisory Committee on the Creative Economy and a Council Member of the UK Arts and Humanties research Council (AHRC).

“The fastest growing business in the world”


In detail

He is a former Chairman of the London Film School and is a former Executive Director of the International Institute of Communications (IIC). He was the Director of the Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property. John devised the London Intellectual Property Advisory Service now called Own It. He organised special forums in London and Shanghai in 2010 to mark the 300th anniversary of the world’s first copyright law. John first published his ideas on creativity and innovation in his book ‘The Creative Economy’ in 2001. His following book, ‘Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job’ was published in 2010.


What he offers you

John has a wealth of research at his finger tips and is widely regarded as a leading expert on creativity and innovation. In his superb presentations he offers audiences valuable advice on the key aspects of the creative economy and creative industries with particular focus on China.


How he presents

John’s, inspiring sessions are an invaluable sources of actionable information – full of interesting case studies. He is a thought provoking and highly creative speaker.

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Apr 19 2013

Jonathan Tepper

Published by under Economy / Finance

Fund Manager, Macroeconomic Analyst, Writer, Entrepreneur

Jonathan Tepper SpeakerJonathan Tepper is a founding partner and Chief Editor of Variant Perception, a macroeconomic research group that caters to hedge funds, family offices and high net worth individuals. He is a portfolio manager at Hinde Capital, specialising in special situations investing. In 2012 Jonathan was named a finalist for the Wolfson Economics Prize, the largest cash prize after the Nobel and received a special mention. He is co-author of ‘Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle,’ which made it to the best-seller lists of the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal.

“An internationally recognized economic expert”


In detail

He started his career as generalist equity analyst at SAC Capital, one of the most successful hedge funds in the world. After SAC, Jonathan worked in London at Bank of America as a Vice President on the proprietary trading desk where he traded a rates and currency book. He is frequently quoted by CNBC, Bloomberg, NY Times, and other publications. He graduated with highest Honours in History and in Economics from the University of North Caroline. His economics honours thesis was on the euro and optimal currency area theory.


What he offers you

His impressive track record in the world of finance and economics makes Jonathan a popular choice as a speaker and he is a frequent guest speaker at business conferences.


How he presents

Jonathan’s speaking style coupled with an incisive understanding and enlightened capacity to explain and discuss global issues has contributed to his high popularity and reputation.

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Apr 17 2013

Prof. Hans-Werner Sinn

Published by under Economy / Finance

President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Professor of Economics & Public Finance, University of Munich

Hans-Werner Sinn SpeakerProf. Hans-Werner Sinn is one of the leading European economists of his generation, at the head of the European think-tank that serves as a bridge between academic research and practical policy. The author of 13 books and over 180 professional articles he has been CEO CESifo Inc. since 1999. In 2006 he became president of the International Institute of Public Finance. From 1997 to 2000 he headed the Verein für Sozialpolitik, the association of German-speaking economists.

“Unconventional ideas, creativity, openness & the courage to address uncomfortable themes quickly & aggressively”


In detail

After studying economics at the University of Münster and receiving his doctorate from the University of Mannheim, Hans-Werner Sinn was awarded the venia legendi, also from the University of Mannheim. Since 1984 he has been full professor in the faculty of economics at the University of Munich (LMU), first holding the chair for economics and insurance, and from 1994 the chair for economics and public finance. In 2005 he was one of the first German economists to sign the “Hamburger Appell”. In the RePEc database he was the German economist most frequently quoted in academic works in 2006. In a survey conducted by the Financial Times Deutschland of more than 550 German economic experts, he was one of only two professors in Germany.


What he offers you

A highly sought-after speaker at prestigious events worldwide, Hans-Werner Sinn examines the causes of the banking crisis, points out the flaws in the economic rescue packages, and presents a master plan for the reform of financial markets. His authoritative account provides an invaluable overview for academics, students, policymakers, politicians and all those with an interest in the unprecedented 2008 banking crisis. He offers experience from a distinguished career, having published many journal articles, written numerous newspaper articles and given many newspaper interviews. In addition he has made longer contributions for radio and has made many TV and talk-show appearances.


How he presents

With a deep and subtle expertise in global financial economics which has contributed to his ranking among the most reputable economists of our times, Hans-Werner Sinn’s invaluable, engaging and factually rich presentations are expertly delivered with clearly structured analysis, clear and articulate in his views.

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Apr 12 2013

Charles Nenner

Published by under Economy / Finance

Renowned Financial Analyst

Charles Nenner SpeakerCharles Nenner is one of the world’s foremost financial cycle and technical analysts. He is founder and CEO of the Charles Nenner Research Center, an Amsterdam based investor and advisory service and has been the talk of Wall Street since accurately predicting some of the biggest moves in the Markets over the past few years.

“At times like these, Charles helps to use forecasting techniques that help you to look around corners…” Wall Street Journal


In detail

Prior to starting his own company, Charles served at Goldman Sachs for over a decade in New York and London as head of a fixed income trading group. He also worked as head of trading research at Rabobank Intl. as well as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch. He initiated a system of pattern forecasting and securities analysis and developed a computer program which takes many indicators into account, including Mr. Nenner’s use of proprietary cycle analysis. He graduated from Maimonides College Amsterdam and from the University of Amsterdam Medical College, where he earned his medical degree in 1984.


What he offers you

In his presentations Charles Nenner provides independent global market research to business leaders from a wide range including hedge funds, family offices, brokers and individual investors all over the world. He helps to forecast future trends and guides companies and individuals to manage risk and to invest.


How he presents

Charles Nenner is highly sought after at conferences worldwide for his accurate commentary on the markets.

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Mar 25 2013

Peter Le Beau

Published by under Economy / Finance

Leading Expert on Trends in the Insurance Industry

Peter Le Beau SpeakerPeter Le Beau –after a steep career holding decisive positions in the global insurance market- founded Le Beau Visage in 2001, his own and independent consultancy which specialises in helping companies to differentiate their propositions. The bulk of his work during the past 30 years is in the Life and Health insurance sector. He is Chairman-elect of Red Arc and Chairman of the UK “Vision Board” of Sapiens ,the Israeli technology company. As programme director at the Swiss Insurance Training Centre he lectures on product development.

“A veteran, Peter Le Beau is one of the prominent writers and speakers in the insurance business”.


In detail

During his career he has been educated at Harvard Business School and IMD. In addition to being a Chartered Insurer and a former fellowship examiner for CII, Peter has sat on a range of industry panels and is a non-executive director of a number of insurance concerns including two life companies.


What he offers you

Peter has worked and spoken throughout Europe, South Africa and North America. He is a valued contributor to the international insurance press and writes a regular column on Technology for Health Insurance magazine.


How he presents

An accomplished and humorous speaker and chairman at major industry events, Peter is in great demand by companies eager to benefit from his considerable expertise.

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Feb 11 2013

Nick Leeson

Published by under Economy / Finance

The Man Who Broke Barings Bank

Nick Leeson SpeakerIn 1995, Nick Leeson’s unchecked risk-taking caused the sensational collapse of Barings Bank. He was sentenced to a six-and-a-half-year jail sentence in a Singaporean jail, in conditions that defy belief. While in prison his wife left him and he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Against all the odds, he survived and recovered from the cancer that almost killed him, determined to begin a new life.

“My experiences may be unusual, but they offer real insight into how stress can get out of hand and affect all of us.”


In detail

Few stories have dominated the world’s headlines quite like the collapse of Barings. Trusted with the finances of royalty and aristocracy for over two hundred years, Barings had apparently been brought down by the covert trading activities of just one man, leaving the bank with losses of around £860 million. The fate of that man, Nick Leeson forever dubbed the “Rogue Trader” is now well known.


What she offers you

Leeson’s own story of his rise and fall is both candid and compelling. He took one of the greatest gambles of all time and found himself sucked into a spiral of terrifying loss that rocked the City to its foundations and threatened to destroy his life.


How he presents

Nick’s well delivered presentations are absolutely riveting and he speaks openly about his experiences in Singapore and how his life has changed since then.

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Feb 08 2013

Michael Heise

Published by under Economy / Finance

Finance Speaker, Chief Economist and Head of Corporate Development Allianz SE

Michael Heise Speaker Dr. Michael Heise advises the board of Allianz SE on economic and strategic issues. He is responsible for analysis and forecasts of the German and the international economy and the financial markets and risk analysis.

Dr. Heise studied and graduated at Cologne University and lectured at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main. He is honorary professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
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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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