Chief Economist/Dubai International Financial Center
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi is the Chief Economist since 2006 and is Head of External Relations at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority. He leads the external links with governments, central banks, financial centre counterparts as well as international organisations. Dr. Nasser is also the Executive Director of the Hawkamah-Institute for Corporate Governance and The Mudara Institute of Directors at the DIFC.
Dr. Nasser is a member of the IMF’s Regional Advisory Group for MENA and Co-Chair of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) MENA Corporate Governance Working Group. He is also Chair of the recently established regional Clean Energy Business Council and was appointed as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Public & Institutional Investors Industry Agenda Council. In 2010, he was named among the 50 most influential Arabs in the World by The Middle East magazine, for the second year.
Dr. Nasser was the Minister of Economy and Trade and Minister of Industry of Lebanon between 1998 and 2000. He was the first Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon for two successive mandates, 1993-1998 and 1998-2003. He was a Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy (UNCDP) for two mandates over the period 2000-2006, a position to which he was appointed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, in his personal capacity.
He has written a number of books and numerous publications addressing macroeconomic, capital market development and international economic issues in Lebanon and the region and is the author of, “Corporate Governance in the MENA countries: Improving Transparency & Disclosure”. His research interests include macroeconomics, financial market development, payment systems and international economic policy, and information and communication technology (ICT).
Dr. Nasser was a private banker and served as an economic adviser and director to a number of central banks and financial institutions in Arab countries, Europe and Central and Latin America. Prior to his public career, Dr. Nasser pursued a career as an academic, serving as a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics in the University of Chicago, the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (Geneva, CH), and the Université de Genève. He also served as a lecturer at the American University of Beirut and the Université St. Joseph in Beirut. Dr. Nasser holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester in the U.S.A, a M.Sc. from University College, London University and a B.A. from the American University of Beirut.
|Albert L. H. Cheng|
Managing Director/Far East of World Gold Council
Albert Cheng joined the World Gold Council, Singapore regional office in March 1993 as a Regional Manager, Planning and Business Development, Far East, becoming Managing Director, Far East in 2003 with responsibility for operations in the entire region.
Prior to his many years in gold marketing, he was with Dentsu, Young and Rubicam, Hong Kong in the early 80's, where he was responsible for a number of popular and durable consumer products. He was Account Director when he left.
His career in gold marketing began in July, 1985 when he joined the Royal Canadian Mint as a Manager for South East Asia.
A graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mr. Cheng holds a degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing; he is also member of the CAM in U.K. He is married with two children.
Senior Regional Officer for Asia/Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Patrice has over 34 years experience in the banking industry. He has been appointed as Head of Asia (excluding Japan and Australia), member of Crédit Agricole Management Committee and member of International Committee since July 2008 . He is responsible for Crédit Agricole CIB overall corporate development and strategy in Asia.
After starting his career at the French Ministry of Equipment and Transportation, Patrice joined the Corporate Banking Department of Banque Française du Commerce Extérieur in 1975. In 1984, he joined Banque Indosuez as a Senior Banker and was promoted to Deputy Head of Large French Corporate Department in 1989. Patrice was then appointed as Regional Head Corporate Banking of Crédit Agricole Indosuez for Asia Pacific in 1996. He became Country Head of Crédit Agricole Indosuez in South Korea in 2000 and Country Head of Calyon (renamed Crédit Agricole CIB) in Japan in 2005.
He is Chairman of the Board of Credit Agricole CIB China Limited – Shanghai, Board Member of CLSA Hong Kong (Asian equity broker of CA-CIB) and Board Member of Credit Agricole CIB Asia ShipFinance Limited - Hong Kong.
Patrice was awarded by the French Government the Knight of l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur in 2002 and l’Ordre National du Merite in 1993. He was also awarded by South Korean Government the Knight of Industrial Service Medals (South Korea) in year 2005.
Patrice holds a PHD in Economic Science from Paris I University
Professor/KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. in Public Policy (focusing on international finance), GSAS, June 1999
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Master of Public Policy (MPP), John F. Kennedy School of Government, June 1996
Seoul National University, Seoul, KOREA
B.A. International Economics, February 1991
KDI School of Public Policy and Management, KOREA
Professor of Finance (with tenure), July 2010 ~
Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure), April 2010 ~June 2010
Economic Reform Research Institute (ERRI), KOREA
Director, July 2009 ~ Present
A research institute focused on economic reform issues in Korea
Center for Good Corporate Governance (CGCG), KOREA
Executive Committee Chairman, January 2004 ~ Present
Vice Executive Director, November 2001 ~ December 2003
National Pension Fund Management Committee, KOREA
Proxy Voting Advisory Committee Member, December 2010 ~ Present
Korea Development Institute, KOREA
Editorial Member of KDI Journal of Economic Policy (in Korean), September 2010 ~
Ministry of Finance and Economy, International Finance Bureau, KOREA
Deputy Director, Foreign Exchange Policy Division, July 1999 ~ February 2000
Ministry of Finance, International Finance Bureau, KOREA
Deputy Director, International Financial Institutions Division, April 1992 ~ July 1994
Senior Vice President/Portfolio Manager/Franklin Equity Group
Kent Shepherd is a senior vice president and portfolio manager with Franklin Equity Group in San Mateo, California. He is lead portfolio manager of various domestic equity portfolios, Franklin's U.S. large-cap core-growth institutional strategies and the off-shore (SICAV, etc.) Franklin U.S. Equity Funds.
Mr. Shepherd joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1991. Prior to his current position, he was a vice president in Templeton's Nassau, Bahamas office for five years where he managed equity portfolios for institutional clients and had global research responsibility for a variety of industries. Prior to Templeton, Mr. Shepherd was an assistant portfolio manager of Franklin's high-yield bond strategies for two years and an analyst covering high-yield bonds, equities and distressed securities. Before joining Franklin Templeton, Mr. Shepherd spent three years with investment banking firm Drexel Burnham Lambert in their New York and San Francisco offices.
Mr. Shepherd holds an M.B.A. in international finance from UCLA's Anderson School of Business and a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Northwestern University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC), and a member of the International Society of Financial Analysts. While in Nassau, Bahamas (1993-1998), Mr. Shepherd served as president of the Bahamas Chapter of the International Society of Financial Analysts, and Executive Director of various local charitable & educational programs on behalf of The John Templeton Foundation.
Distinguished Professor/Korea University
Yung Chul Park is distinguished professor in the division of international studies, Korea University. He previously served as the chief economic adviser to the President of Korea, as president of the Korea Development Institute, and as president of the Korea Institute of Finance. He also worked for the International Monetary Fund. He has written and edited several books including Monetary and Financial Cooperation in East Asia: The Relavance of European Experience (Oxford University Press, 2010).
President/Japan Center for Economic Research
1970 graduated from Department of Regional Studies, College of Arts and
Sciences, University of Tokyo and entered the Economic Planning Agency
of the Japanese Government
1972-73 studied at Department of Economics and Kiel Institute for the World
Economy, Kiel University (DAAD Scholarship)
1976-79 served as Administrator at the Monetary and Fiscal Policy Division,
Department of Economics and Statistics, OECD (Paris)
1985 Visiting Fellow at the Australia-Japan Research Center, Australia National
1986 Associate Professor, Department of Social and International Relations,
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
1988 Visiting Professor at Alberta University and Visiting Fellow at Yale
1991 Professor, Department of Social and International Relations, College of
Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
1996 Professor, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies,
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
2001-03 Director General in charge of economic assessment and policy analysis,
2003-08 Deputy Governor、Bank of Japan
2007 Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo
2008-2010 President, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office
2008-2009 Member of the Council of Economic and Fiscal Policy
2010.10 President, Japan Center for Economic Research
Professor and Director/Institute of Finance and Trade Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Research Fellow and the Supervisor for Ph.D students
The director, the Institute of Finance and Trade Economics of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
1973.9 - 1976.7 Undergraduate of the Department of Economics in Xiamen University.
1978.10 - 1981.7 Graduate of the Department of Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Master degree of Economics.
1994.10 - 1997.12 Graduate of the Institute of International Economy and Trade in the University of International Business and Economics
The research priority was focus on international trade and investment, finance and service economics for long time. More than 50 papers has been published in the domestic Journals and newspapers, for example of 《Chinese Social Sciences》、《Qiu Shi》、《People’s Daily》、《The Economic Research》、《China’s Industrial Economy》、《The Finance and Trade Economy》、《International Trade》since 2003. In the same time, some English papers have also been published in domestic English Journals, such as 《The Social Sciences of China》、《China and the World Economy》、《China’s Economist》. His major books are:《Foreign Capital Utilization and industrial competitive capacity 》、《The economic globalization and international trade in the recent times》、《China’s service industry and service trade》、《The tax rebate and china’s foreign trade》、《China’s FDI inflow: The situation and Challenges in the early times of 21 century》、《China’s Openness Outside and Reform of Circulation System for 30Years》、《The Foreign Trade of The Republic for 60 Years》、etc..
|Harold Y. Kim|
Managing Director and Head of Retail Structured Products/Citigroup Global Markets Asia
Dr. Kim is currently Managing Director and Head of the Cross Asset Group for Citigroup Global Markets in Hong Kong, covering financial intermediary sales and investor structuring for equity, fixed income and hybrid products.
He is also a founder of and Responsible Officer for Citi First Investment Management Limited, a Hong Kong SFC-registered investment advisor with assets under management in excess of US$2.5 billion (as of Feb 28, 2011).
He originally started at Salomon Brothers (a predecessor of Citigroup) in 1993, and has since served in a variety of capacities at Salomon/Citigroup, including head of regional sales and structuring, and senior equity derivatives trader, both in Hong Kong, and quantitative research analyst in New York.
Prior to joining Salomon, he was a lecturer at Princeton University. Dr. Kim started his career on Wall Street in corporate finance at Kidder, Peabody & Co. in 1986. He earned his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.
Dr. Kim also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he teaches courses in advanced derivative applications.
Chief Regional Economist for Non-Japan Asia/Credit Suisse AG
Mr Dong Tao is a managing director and the chief economist for non-Japan Asia at Credit Suisse. He covers the Asia region as a whole, with a focus on China. Prior to joining CSFB in February 1998, he was with Schroders Securities Asia for four years as Senior Regional Economist and Head of China research.
Mr Tao has numerous books and academic working papers. Mr. Tao, and his team, was early in identifying the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 and the overheating in China in 2004. He was the first economist revising up China’s GDP for 2009 to above 8%, in December 2008, believing that stimulus would be able to make China to recover ahead of other countries in the financial crisis. Mr Tao has a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. from the University of Utah and B.A. from Beijing Foreign Language University. He worked in China, the US and Japan. He has been based in Hong Kong since 1994.
Head of Secretariat Group/Bank for International Settlements
Philip Turner has been at the BIS in Basel since 1989, where he is Deputy Head of the Monetary and Economic Department. He is responsible for economics papers produced for central bank meetings at the BIS. Between 1976 and 1989, he held various positions, including head of division in the Economics Department at the OECD in Paris. In 1985–86, he was a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies in Tokyo. He read Economics at Churchill College, Cambridge, and has a PhD from Harvard University.
Chief Economist/Oman Investment Fund
Dr. Fabio Scacciavillani is the Chief Economist of the Oman Investment Fund, a Sovereign Fund focusing on external investments. In this role, he develops forecasts, conducts analyses on global economic trends and asset classes, and is a member of the Investment Committee. Previously he was Director of Macroeconomics and Statistics at the Dubai International Financial Centre and among other positions he served as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs; Senior Economist and Adviser at the European Central Bank and economist in various departments of the International Monetary Fund. He has a distinguished scholarly publication record, writes a regular column on Executive and is frequently quoted on international and regional media. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Secretary General/International Association of Insurance Supervisors
1996 - 2000 ITY UNIVERSITY London Ph.D. degree
PhD thesis: The reform of insurance supervisory systems for economies in transition
1990 - 1991 INSEAD, Fontainebleau, M.B.A. degree
Specialisation in Economics and Finance
1979 - 1983 UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, Tokyo, BA degree in Education and Sociology
2003 - present Secretary General, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE SUPERVISORS (IAIS), Basel
1998 - 2003 Deputy Secretary General, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE SUPERVISORS (IAIS), Basel,
1995 - 1998 Advisor to the Minister of Finance and the President of the Insurance Supervisory
Authority, Polish Government, Warsaw
1991 - 1995 Secretariat for the Insurance Committee. OECD, Paris
1989 - 1990 Deputy Director, TOKIO MARINE AND FIRE INSURANCE CO., Tokyo
1987 - 1989 Manager, MINISTRY OF LABOUR, Tokyo
1983 - 1987 Area Manger, TOKIO MARINE AND FIRE INSURANCE CO., Tokyo
Financial Stability Board
Managing Director, Global Institute for Partnership & Governance, World Economic Forum/Executive Director of Global Green Growth Institute
Rick Samans is Executive Director of the Global Green Growth Institute, which is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. He was Managing Director of the World Economic Forum until March 2011, overseeing the Forum’s policy and public-private partnership initiatives as well as its relations with international organizations, governments, NGOs, unions and other non-business constituencies during this period. In addition to helping to shape the global-issues content of Forum summits, he played an important role in developing the organization’s portfolio of multistakeholder projects, which now engage over 300 Forum member companies in action- or policy-oriented work with experts from official, civil society, academic and other institutions.
Before joining the Forum in 2001, Rick served as Special Assistant to the President for International Economic Policy in the U.S. White House. As Senior Director of the National Security Council’s International Economic Affairs directorate and a senior staff member of the National Economic Council, he assisted President Clinton on a broad range of international trade and financial policy matters. From 1996 - 1998, as Economic Policy Advisor to U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), he assisted Senator Daschle and the Senate Democratic Caucus on international trade and monetary, tax, and broad economic policy issues. He previously served in a variety of roles in government, the private sector, and research institutions and remains Senior Policy Adviser to the World Economic Forum, Non-resident Senior Fellow for International Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress and Chairman of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board.
Chairman and CEO/KB Financial Group
1978 Ph.D. in International Finance from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
1969 M.B.A. from Korea University
1967 B.A. in Business Administration from Korea University
Renmin University (2007), Griffith University (2006)
Yonsei University (2006), Waseda University (2005)
2010~ Chairman & CEO, KB Financial Group Inc
2008 ~ 2010 Chairman, Presidential Council on Nation Branding
2008 ~ 2010 Chairman, Steering Committee of Korea Investment Corporation
2007 ~ 2008 Co-Chairman, Committee on Domestic Measures for FTA
2006 ~ 2008 Co-Chairman, Committee for Future & Vision at the Ministry of
Information & Communication
2006 ~ 2008 Vice-Chair, National Economic Advisory Council
2003 ~ 2006 President, Korea University
2003 ~ 2005 Chair, Advisory Board of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources
2001 ~ 2003 Member (Minister), Public Fund Oversight Commission
1999 ~ 2000 Founding President, Korea Center for International Finance
1992 ~ 1995 Monetary Board Member, The Bank of Korea
COO, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Standard Chartered Korea/COO, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Standard Chartered Korea
Since August 2010, Michael Hellbeck holds the double-role as COO and Head of Regulatory Affairs for Standard Chartered Korea and Standard Chartered First Bank. From 2005 till August 2010 Michael Hellbeck served as Branch Manager and Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank Seoul Branch.
Prior to this position, Mr. Hellbeck worked for Deutsche Bank as Chief Country Officer and Head of Global Banking in Taiwan (2003-2005) and the Philippines (2001-2003) respectively.
From 1993 – 2001, Mr. Hellbeck was assigned to Deutsche Bank Seoul Branch as Head of Risk Management (1993-1997) and Head of Corporate Banking (1997-2001).
Mr. Hellbeck has 27 years of banking experience in the areas of risk management, corporate & institutional banking, internal controls, compliance and general management. He has worked in Asia since 1990 without interruption.
Visiting Professor, GSIS/Seoul National University
Srinivasa Madhur is currently the Senior Director of Asian Development Bank's Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI). Before taking up this position in November 2006, Mr. Madhur worked as ADB's Country Economist for China, Korea, and the Philippines. Mr. Madhur has over 25 years of professional experience as an economist. Prior to joining ADB in 1994, for about 7 years, he served as Economic Advisor to several Ministries in the Government of India. During 1991-1993, he also served as a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Indian Prime Minister. Mr. Madhur's other assignments included working as research economist at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi and serving as a consultant to the World Bank, United Nations, and the OECD. His professional expertise and publications are mainly in the areas of macroeconomics, econometric modeling, fiscal and monetary policies, and more recently regional economic integration. Mr. Madhur, a national of India, obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, India. He was also a Fulbright Fellow at the Department of Economics, Yale University, New Haven, USA.
CEO/NH-CA Asset Management
In April 2007, Nicolas Sauvage was appointed CEO of NH-CA, the joint venture between the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (Nonghyup) and Amundi (previously known as Credit Agricole Asset Management). Prior to this he was director and head of business development, marketing and client servicing for Asia ex-Japan at Credit Agricole Asset Management Hong Kong. He has been with AMUNDI since 1990, first in Paris, where he joined the institutional sales team, then in Tokyo and from 1997, in Hong Kong. He started his career within Credit Agricole Group in 1986. He is a member of CDP Korea Committee and a member of the board at KOSIF