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Jul 27 2012

Satyajit Das

Expert on Risk Management, Financial Derivatives, Capital Markets

Satyajit Das speakerSatyajit Das is an international specialist in the area of financial derivatives, risk management and capital markets with a global reputation. He was featured in Charles Ferguson’s 2010 Oscar winning documentary Inside Job and a 2009 BBC TV documentary – Tricks with Risk. He is a frequent interviewee and widely quoted in the financial press worldwide and one of the most requested keynote speakers.

“An International Financial Expert”


In detail

Satyajit Das has worked in financial markets for over 30 years. He anticipated many aspects of the global financial crisis in his 2006 book Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives. Since 1994, he has acted as a consultant to financial institutions and corporations. Between 1977 and 1994, Satyajit worked on the ‘sell side’ (Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CitiGroup and Merrill Lynch) and the ‘buy side’ (TNT Group, an Australian based international transport and logistics company).


What he offers you

Satyajit Das is an experienced public speaker and recognised for his capacity to communicate complex financial subjects and trends in simple and non-technical language.


How he presents

Satyajit’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. He is also part of our Most Popular keynote speakers list
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Feb 27 2012

Mohamed ElBaradei

Former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Mohamed ElBaradei speakerMohamed ElBaradei is the former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an intergovernmental organisation within the United Nations system, Nobel Peace Prize Joint Winner (with the IAEA) in 2005 and a keynote speaker. He has also served in various roles within the United Nations in New York, including Director of its Legal Division, head of the Division of External Relations, and Assistant Director General for External Relations.

What our clients say after booking Mohamed ElBaradei:

“I extend to you my heartfelt gratitude for dedicating your time to the Symposium, in which you helped the our nuclear industry move a step forward toward a more successful future.”


In detail

Dr. ElBaradei gained his initial law degree at the University of Cairo and subsequently a Master’s degree and Doctorate in international law at the New York University School of Law. He began his diplomatic career in the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and belongs to a number of professional associations, including the International Law Association, the American Society of International Law, and the Nuclear Law Society.


What he offers you

As a diplomat and distinguished senior member of the IAEA secretariat Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei offers audiences the knowledge gained from his vast experience into global leadership, world affairs and atomic energy.


How he presents

Mohamed ElBaradei’s concise analysis and remarks are memorable, eye opening experiences. He captivates audiences with his charisma and strength of character providing far-reaching insights that transform audiences. He is also part of our Most Popular keynote speakers list and Top Leadership speakers.
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Dec 07 2009

Romano Prodi

Published by under Politics,Top Keynote Speakers

Former Prime Minister of Italy, President of the European Commission (1999 – 2004)

Romano Prodi SpeakerRomano Prodi served as President of the Council of Ministers (prime minister) of Italy twice, from 1996 – 1998 and 2006 – 2008. He became President of the European Commission at a time of crisis, from 1999 – 2004. In 2008, he was was named by the UN as president of the African Union – UN peacekeeping panel. In 2009, he was appointed Professor-at-Large at the Watson Institute for International Studies of Brown University.

“One of Italy’s most successful post-war Prime Ministers”

What our clients say after booking Romano Prodi:

“We wish to express our deepest appreciation to you for taking the time to be part of this important gathering. We look forward to inviting you again next year.”


In detail

Romano Prodi graduated in economics at Milan’s Catholic University and did postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics. He also spent a year as visiting professor at Harvard in 1974. He has received almost 20 honorary degrees from institutions in Italy, and from the rest of Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. From 1982-1989 and 1993-1994 Prodi was CEO of the powerful state-owned industrial holding company IRI. He surprised everyone by successfully getting Italy accepted as a member of the single European currency against all odds.


What he offers you as a keynote speaker

Romano Prodi, an expert economist and negotiator and prominent pro-European, provides his worldwide audiences with insights into his commitment to deliver on all issues affecting Italy and beyond. His low-key style of government by consensus and compromise won over millions of Italians, achieving continued success through a carefully managed policy of government financial and fiscal discipline.


How he presents

A seasoned, thoughtful and articulate world leader, Romano Prodi is a man of concrete deeds who has an understated style, backed up by delivery and action. He is one of the Top speakers of all times. He is also part of our Most Popular speakers list and Top Leadership speakers.
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Aug 24 2009

Pankaj Ghemawat

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Professor of Global Strategy & Bestselling Author

Pankaj Ghemawat speakerPankaj Ghemawat is one of the new generation management gurus who throws new light on corporate behaviour and particularly its global aspect. He is also one of the best keynote speakers of all times. He is currently Professor of Global Strategy at the IESE Business School which is ranked as one of the top 3 business schools in Europe and also writes a blog on global strategy, ‘What in the World’ for Harvard Business Online. He has written several award winning publications on Business Strategy including the bestseller ‘Redefining Global Strategy’.

What our clients say after booking Pankaj Ghemawat:

“Pankaj did really good job. During the event, everyone was dazzled by his performance.”


In detail

Professor Ghemawat earned his PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. He then worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London before joining the Harvard Business School in 1983. In 1991, he was appointed the youngest professor in HBS’s history and in 2006 he joined IESE. In October 2008 he was appointed Fellow of the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He has received numerous awards including the 2008 Irwin Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management, the first European Business School Professor to receive this award.


What he offers you as a keynote speaker

Pankaj Ghemawat challenges current thinking on globalisation and explains to audiences his controversial theory as to why he believes ‘the world is not flat’ and why we are living in an era of ‘semi-globalisation’. By basing his research on real-world case studies and with a mastery of economic data, Pankaj Ghemawat offers CEOs and business leaders refreshing and effective strategies for sustained business development in today’s volatile economic climate.


How he presents as a keynote speaker

An astute commentator on global trends and current core competences, Pankaj Ghemawat delivers informative and well balanced presentations which offer essential insights and thought-provoking impulses for today’s decision makers. He is also part of our Most Popular keynote speakers list and Top Indian keynote speakers.
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Apr 03 2009

Jose Maria Figueres Olsen

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Chairman of The Carbon War Room, Former President of Costa Rica, Former CEO of the World Economic Forum

 Jose Maria Figueres speaker José María Figueres served as President of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998. Elected to office aged 39, he was the youngest President of a Latin American country in modern times. Today his work revolves around the issues of climate change and sustainable development, serving as CEO of Concordia 21 and Chairman of the Carbon War Room, an initiative with Sir Richard Branson that develops market-driven solutions to mitigate climate change. He is also a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change. He is also one of the Top keynote speakers of all times.

“We have to get it right the first time – we can only have a plan A because there is no planet B”

What our clients say after booking Jose Maria Figueres Olsen:

“President Figueres was an excellent keynote speaker and very enjoyable person to get to know. Thank you for all your help in arranging this our very last-minute invitation!”


In detail

Prior to serving as President, José Maria was Minister of Foreign Trade and Minister of Agriculture. He has pioneered the linkage between sustainable development and technology, in the realms of business, public service, and non-profit organisations. He helped create and lead the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force and is the founder of the Fundación Costa Rica para el Desarrollo Sostenible in Costa Rica. In 2000, he joined the WEF and became its first CEO in 2003.


What he offers you as a keynote speaker

As a former head of state deeply involved in the search for solutions to global challenges he offers a truly unique perspective into the world of business and international affairs and development. He speaks knowledgeably and passionately about how changes in the world can be brought about through innovation and principled leadership. He is able to advise and inspire organisations to set a course and do their best in navigating through a world of uncertainties and challenges.


How he presents as a keynote speaker

José María Figueres is recognised as a world-class keynote speaker and moderator. He has been a keynote speaker at many of the world’s most prestigious conferences and forums. He provides perspectives on future trends in an informative and thought provoking manner. Passion is undisputedly one of his strengths, but so is validity of his message. His inspirational presentations are both well researched and compelling. He is also part of our Most Popular keynote speakers list
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Jan 22 2009

Martin Lindstrom

World leading expert on Branding

Martin Lindstrom speakerMartin Lindstrom is a world leading expert on branding. He is also one of the most requested Marketing keynote speakers. Since defining ten revolutionary branding rules he has provided brand building advice to a host of international organisations. His latest book ‘Buy.ology’ looks at how the brain interprets branding. TIME magazine announced that Martin Lindstrom one of the world’s 100 most influential people of 2009.

A master on the power of Brands


In detail

Until 2001 he was world-wide Chief Operating Officer for BTLookSmart. He is founder and CEO of ZIVO, Australia/Asia’s largest Internet solution company, and co-founder of BBDO Interactive Europe -later renamed Framfab- Europe’s largest Internet solution company. He is also a member of several international boards including Wotch, Hitwise and eKit.com. Martin has published a number of books that have focused on Branding notably ‘Clicks, Bricks and Brands’ and more recently ‘Brand Sense’, which looks at the correlation of how our 5 senses influence our buying decisions.


What he offers you as a keynote speaker

Martin Lindstrom has been on the speaking circuit for a number of years. A visionary and an educator in the rapidly growing field of on- and off-line branding, he unveils how to use emerging techniques for building strong, international brands. From his latest work, the concept of sensory branding, the untapped branding potential, you will learn how to identify the next generation of brand building as well as the required step by step actions on how to establish a solid sensory branding strategy.


How he presents as a keynote speaker

His high energy and brain power are truly infectious. You will be roused into action by his stimulating presentations. He also delivers consultancy packages, in-house training and 1 to 1 consultancy. He is also part of our Most Popular keynote speakers list
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Nov 05 2008

Anatole Kaletsky

Editor-at-Large & Principal Economic Commentator of Reuters and The International Herald Tribune

Anatole KaletskyAnatole Kaletsky writes a weekly column on politics, economics and international relations for Reuters and The International Herald Tribune. He is one of the most requested keynote speakers of all times. He is also a founding partner of GaveKal Capital, a Hong Kong-based economic advisory and asset management company, which provides economic analysis and asset allocation advice to 500 financial institutions around the world and also manages US $ 500m of client funds.

What our clients say after booking Anatole Kaletsky:

“Anatole Kaletsky was an excellent speaker. He included the contents that the host organization had asked him to, and his speech reflected his thoughtful consideration on the topic. We look forward to working with him again!”


In detail

Born in Moscow and educated at Cambridge, Anatole Kaletsky went on to Harvard as a Kennedy Scholar and was awarded a Masters in Economics. He was a full-time journalist for The Times, Financial Times and The Economist from 1976 until 1998, when he expanded his activities to include economic forecasting and financial consulting. During his 30 years as a journalist, he has received many awards and distinctions, including Commentator of the Year, Economic Journalist of the Year and European Journalist of the Year. He is also a Director of several investment companies. In 1998 he was elected by Britain’s economics profession to a five-year term on the governing council of the Royal Economic Society.


What he offers you as a keynote speaker

With his finger firmly on the pulse of UK, European and World economics few are better qualified than Anatole Kaletsky to offer expert analysis of current market trends and precise economic forecasts.


How he presents as a keynote speaker

One of the UK’s leading and unique commentators on economics, his provocative yet articulate and charming style makes him ideal for keynote speeches and he is excellent when participating in panel debates or moderating conferences. He is also part of our Most Popular keynote speakers list
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Mar 25 2008

Boris Becker

Former World No 1 Tennis champion and speaker

Boris Becker keynote speakerBoris Becker is one of the best recognized tennis personalities and most sought sports keynote speakers. He entranced tennis fans when in 1985, aged just seventeen, he became the youngest ever player to lift the famous shield at the All England Club. The German became a tennis legend, taking the Wimbledon title twice more. His career haul of 49 titles included two Australian Open crowns and one US Open success. 

Boris Becker now plays on the Senior ATP Tour and Billie Jean King’s World Team Tennis tour. He remains a hugely popular figure at Wimbledon and commentates there for the BBC each year.

“A sporting legend”


In detail

Boris exploded onto the tennis scene in 1985, when he became the youngest male ever to win the Wimbledon singles championship. His victory was considered a fluke by some because none of the top seeds reached the final that year; he won a four-set over unheralded Kevin Curren to take the title. However, Boris proved it was no fluke by winning the championship again in 1986, this time beating Ivan Lendl. He reached the finals four years in a row, from 1988 through 1991, winning the final for a third time in 1989. He also won the U. S. Open in 1989 and the Australian Open in 1991 and 1996. He finished his career with 49 singles titles and 15 doubles titles.


What he offers you

With a career in tennis spanning two decades, Boris entertains and inspires audiences as he draws up on his experiences as a top international tennis player and the lessons learned in dealing with an insatiable media.


How he presents

An affable and likable personality, Boris Becker is in great demand as a keynote speaker around the globe by audiences eager to hear his inspirational message. He is also booked for demonstration matches, managing to prove his class every time he goes on the tennis court. He is also part of our Most Popular keynote speakers list
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