The Leading Speakers Bureau Economy / Finance (3)

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Sep 30 2013

Willem Buiter

Published by under Economy / Finance

Professor of London School of Economics and Chief Economist at Citigroup and Global Finance Speaker

Willem Buiter SpeakerWillem Buiter is Chief Economist of Citigroup since 2010. He works as a senior adviser on global economic issues, as well as leading the investment research team in the creation of world-class economic analysis. Professor Buiter holds the Chair in European Political Economy in the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. He has held a number of other academic appointments and prestigious positions, including Chief Economist and Special Advisor to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and membership on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.

“An internationally recognised authority on global finance and economic policy”

In detail

Willem is one of Foreign Policy’s 2012 and 2009 Top 100 Global Thinkers. He has won numerous awards and received the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for his ‘services to economics’. He writes a blog (Willem Buiter’s Maverecon) sponsored by the Financial Times of London and is a regular contributor to Martin Wolf’s FT Economic Forum. He has written six books on international macro-economics and countless articles in the profes¬sional journals and in non-technical publications for a wider public.

What he offers you

Willem Buiter offers audiences extraordinary depth of experience and insight into a broad range of macroeconomic issues, such as break-up risk, sovereign debt restructuring, bank creditor bail-ins, debt mutualisation, austerity and growth in the euro zone.

How he presents

Willem has a wonderful wit and an engaging style which 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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Aug 30 2013

Kulwant Singh

Published by under Economy / Finance

Business Strategy Specialist, Economic Forecaster

Kulwant Singh SpeakerProfessor Sing is an accomplished author as well as an excellent communicator. He is internationally renowned for his vast experience in the economics of Asia and the Pacific Rim, and is highly qualified in the area of business strategy.

After receiving a BBA from the National University of Singapore in 1982, Professor Singh began a distinguished military career with the Singapore Armed Forces. He went on to receive an MBA also from the National University of Singapore in 1989, and PhD from the University of Michigan in 1993.

Apart from his distinguished military career, he has also worked for the Singapore Government in the ministry of Community Development (1995-1997). His business qualifications and experience include, amongst others, Deputy Director of the Graduate School of Business and of the Centre for Management Technology at the National University of Singapore, and member of the Governing council of the Singapore Institute of Management.
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Aug 07 2013

Juan Señor

Published by under Economy / Finance

Leading Business Presenter

Juan Señor SpeakerJuan Señor is one of Europe’s leading business presenters as well as an established independent producer and director. Until recently he was a presenter and senior London correspondent for International Herald Tribune Television. He has field-produced, directed and presented programmes from Egypt, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia.

“A leading business presenter”

In detail

Before that he was a presenter for CNBC Europe in London where he presented Europe Today, Market Watch and the Squawk Box. Mr. Senor has also worked as a presenter for Wall Street Journal TV/EBN. Media Report which he presented at EBN was voted Europe’s Best Business Programme by a poll of viewers in 1998. From 1990 to 1995 Mr. Senor was a foreign affairs and defence reporter for the prestigious American PBS programme: The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour. While at the NewsHour his exclusive interviews with Yasser Arafat and the late Yitzhak Rabin received an EMMY nomination. He has also won numerous journalism awards – including prizes by the German Marshall Fund and Georgetown’s Institute of Political Journalism.

What he offers you

Juan’s wide-ranging international experience and informed opinions, combined with his engaging style have made him a sought after speaker, moderator and interviewer. Juan works closely with his clients to ensure that their conferences and meetings will be energizing and informative.

How he presents

Juan is a consummate professional with wide-ranging international experience, informed opinion of globalisation combined with his expertise in interviewing key business and political leaders.

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Jul 19 2013

Prof. Asaf Savaş Akat

Economist, Author

Asaf Savaş Akat SpeakerProf. Dr. Asaf Savaş Akat (1943-Ankara) received his Undergraduate degree in Economics in Istanbul University. He received Masters degree in East Anglia University in England. He became a Professor of Economics in 1980 in Istanbul University. He attended numerous trainings, internships and certificate programs with AFS, AIESEC, OECD and USA scholarships in different countries. He was Rector of Istanbul Bilgi University in 1996-1998. He is currently teaching in the same university.

In detail

Asaf Savaş Akat also assumed important roles in professional life. He acted as Chief Adviser, Board Member and Chairman of many major companies in Turkey.

Akat has numerous articles published in newspapers and journals. He has attended many conferences, panels, TV and radio shows as a speaker.

He was one of the members of the popular economy program Ekodiyalog (Ecodialogs) on NTV channel. He is currently a columnist for daily Vatan newspaper.

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Jul 08 2013

Jean-Luc Joseph Marie Dehaene

Former Vice-Chairman of the Convention on the Future of Europe, Prime Minister of Belgium 1992 – 1999

Jean-Luc Joseph Marie Dehaene SpeakerJean-Luc Dehaene is seen as the architect of state reform. He led Belgium into the Euro economy and reorganised the government finances. In 2008 he became chairman of Dexia Bank, a Belgian-French bank. He was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Convention on the Future of Europe in 2000. He has been a member of the European parliament since 2004 and is Minister of State – Mayor.

“Jean-Luc Dehaeneis a highly respected public figure”

In detail

Jean-Luc Dehaene was the leading candidate to replace Jacques Delors as President of the European Commission. From 1971, he successively held the position of employee and advisor to a number of Ministerial Cabinets, and then worked as a Head of Cabinet for several different Ministers (amongst others, for the Prime Minister, Wilfried Martens). He first held a ministerial post in 1981. From 1981 to 1988, he was Minister for Social Affairs and Institutional Reform. From 1988 to 1992, he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Traffic and Transport and Institutional Reform. Finally, as Prime Minister, he led two governments from 1992 to 1995 and subsequently from 1995 to 1999. He has been a member of the board of InBev and also Interbrew SA since 2001.

What he offers you

A most respected politician, Jean-Luc Dehaene has a reputation as an excellent negotiator and strong political leader. The former head of one of Belgium’s most important governments, he addresses important questions in his invaluable presentations concerning the EU and he advises audiences on what the future holds for existing businesses within Europe.

How he presents

A pragmatic speaker, Jean-Luc Dehaene uses his insight into the complexities of the European Union to give valuable lessons to decision makers from all fields.

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Jun 10 2013

Sir Edward John Watson Gieve

Published by under Economy / Finance

Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England

Edward John Watson Gieve SpeakerSir John Gieve served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2006 to 2009. He was also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee and sat on the board of the FSA. For the past 10 years, Gieve has played a leading role in reforming major institutions and helping them respond effectively to unexpected stress. Sir John regularly appears in the media for his comments on the economic crisis including Panorama and Radio 4.

“Bringing important insights into the financial challenges governments face and the kind of systems that might prevent a recurrence of these events”

In detail

Before joining the Bank, Sir John was Permanent Secretary at the Home Office during a period when the department was responding to the increased terrorist threat in the wake of 9/11. Previously John spent twenty years at the Treasury, involved in banking and City regulation, energy, public services and the Budget. He also served as Private Secretary to three Chancellors: Nigel Lawson, John Major and Norman Lamont.

What he offers you

Sir John Gieve shares his expertise and insights and explores ideas for international financial system reforms with audiences concerned about the impact of the financial crisis on public policy issues. He also explores the differences between counter terrorism responses in the United States and the United Kingdom. His important insights into the financial challenges governments face and the kind of systems that might prevent a recurrence of these events are highly sought after at events worldwide.

How he presents

Sir John Gieve’s unique perspective sheds new light on global issues affecting us all.

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Jun 07 2013

Jean-Claude Trichet

Published by under Economy / Finance

Former President of the European Central Bank

Jean-Claude Trichet SpeakerJean-Claude Trichet is a French civil servant who has been the President of the European Central Bank until 2011, a position he held since 2003. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements. Trichet ranks 5th on Newsweek’s 2009 list of the world’s most powerful along with Ben Bernanke (4th) and Masaaki Shirakawa (6th) to form what Newsweek termed the “Economic Triumvirate”.

“A leading authority on global economics”

In detail

He was assigned to various posts at the Ministry of Finance in the General Inspectorate of Finance and later in the Treasury Department. Jean-Claude was made an adviser to the cabinet of the Minister of Economic Affairs in 1978, and then an adviser to the President of the Republic. He was the Chairman of the Monetary Policy Council of the Banque de France as of 1994, a member of the Council of the European Monetary Institute from 1994 to 1998 and thereafter a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. He is a Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur and has been awarded several foreign honours.

What he offers you

Jean-Claude is quite a controversial figure who speaks about the need for the imposition of a set of rules, regulatory authorities, informal groupings and cooperation mechanisms that he calls “global governance” in order to avoid another global financial crisis.

How he presents

Jean-Claude’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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May 31 2013

Noreena Hertz

Economist, Author and Leading Expert on Economic Globalisation

Noreena Hertz Speaker Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author, academic and thinker whose economic predictions over the past 15 years have proven to be visionary. The Observer has named her “one of the world’s leading thinkers”. Vogue calls her “one of the world’s most inspiring women”, the Guardian has identified her as “one of the top British Public Intellectuals”. Noreena is Chair of Globalisation and Finance at Duisenberg School of Finance and is Associate Director of the Centre for International Business at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.Business School.

‘Young Global Leader of Tomorrow’ – The World Economic Forum 2004

In detail

Noreena received her M.B.A. from Wharton and her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, before beginning her career as an expert on Russian economics and working for the World Bank advising the Russian Government on its economic reforms. Noreena advises major multinational corporations, CEOs, NGOs and politicians, as well as start-up companies, and sits on various corporate and charitable boards. She played an influential role in the development of (RED), an innovative commercial model to raise money for people with AIDS in Africa, having inspired Bono (co-founder of the project) with her writings.

What she offers you

Noreena Hertz successfully takes her argument against the actions of multinational corporations from behind the picket line and into high-level economic arenas, including the World Economic Forum. She offers not just an economic and political critique of globalisation, but real solutions for businesses and individuals as well as an outline as how your organisation can prepare for the main global trends.

How she presents

Noreena delivers highly respected, passionate messages to both grassroots organisations as well as worldwide corporations. She is a sought after broadcaster and commentator and regularly appears on flagship television programmes globally including on the BBC and CNN.

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May 13 2013

Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer

Economist & Deputy Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Ottmar Edenhofer SpeakerProf. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer is professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin and Co-Chair of the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC which won the Nobel Peace Price in 2007. He is deputy-director and chief economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and is currently leading Research Domain III – Sustainable Solutions at PIK, which focuses on the research on the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilisation.

“Ottmar Edenhofer regularly features in international media”

In detail

Ottmar Edenhofer has a degree in economics (Honours degree) and in philosophy (summa cum laude) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He currently writes in the German national newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He was a lead author for the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC from 2004 until 2007. His research interests are the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilization, Social Cost-Benefit Analysis, Sustainability Theory, Economic Growth Theory, Environmental Economics, Welfare Theory and General Intertemporal Equilibrium Theory. Until 2009 he was key climate change advisor to federal foreign minister and deputy-chancellor, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

What he offers you

Ottmar Edenhofer explores the impact of induced technological change on mitigation costs and mitigation strategies. The design of instruments for climate and energy policy is another focus. In addition to his teaching and research, he is actively involved in public policy and in the public debate in Germany and at EU level and his input is much sought-after at prestigious events worldwide.

How he presents

Ottmar Edenhofer is a highly experienced orator and his presentations are rich in content and expertly delivered.

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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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