Asia Keynote Speakers

The unprecedented growth of Asia over the past couple of decades has undeniably altered the global economy significantly. Asian countries are now at the forefront of innovation and competing with formerly dominant Western economies. These speakers are experts in recounting Asia’s astounding growth and uncovering the future of Asia and the repercussions for the rest of the World.


Expert on global geo-political risk and geo-economics, particularly the Middle East and Asia
Group Chief Economist - Aditya Birla Group
Renowned Economist who accurately predicted the South East Asian Financial Crisis and the US Subprime Financial Crisis
Former Union Minister to the Government of India, Author, Economist, Journalist, National Security
15th President of the Republic of the Philippines
Former Governor of India's Reserve Bank
Co-author Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance
Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University
Recent Governor of Reserve Bank of India
Former Japanese Vice Minister of Finance
Director, National Economics Research Institute, China Reform Foundation
French politician, founder of Korelya Capital and former magistrate at the French Court of Auditors
Prime Minister of Korea 2008-09
Japan's former Minister for Fiscal Policy and Financial Affairs
CEO PEMANDU and rated one of Top 10 Most Influential Policy Makers In the World by Bloomberg
Leading Member of The B20 for The G20, Business & Education Thought Leader, Board Advisor, Next-Generation Leadership Expert, CEO & Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, Acclaimed Author
Founder of China’s debt capital market
Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and creator of BRIC acronym
Global Investment Guru
First Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, an Organisation he Created and Headed for Over Sixteen Years
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Development Economics at the World Bank (2008-12)
World-leading Expert on International Economics and the Japanese Economy
Fellow in Economics, Oxford University, and Adjunct Professor, London Business School
Art of Fund Management
Former Chairman of the Securities Exchange Board of India
Founder of Grameen Bank, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Indian Finance Minister (2004-2014)
Leading geo-strategic expert and best-selling author
Malaysia's longest serving Minister of International Trade and Industry
Author of 'Fault Lines: How Hidden Cracks Still Threaten The World Economy', Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
Professor Richard A. Werner is Chair in International Banking at the University of Southampton, UK and Director of its Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development.
An author, politician, and former international civil servant
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
former Secretary-General of UNCTAD (2005-2013), former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (2002-2005) and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
President of Indonesia 2004-14
Founding Dean of the largest and leading business school in China, Xiang has played an important role in developing China’s management education sector.
Yashwant Sinha is a former finance and foreign minister of India
Prime Minister of Japan 2009-2010