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  • Exclusive Directory
  • IntroductionThe London Speaker Bureau has the most extensive speaker and advisory network in the world. In an evermore connected and changing environment, organisations increasingly require external experience to gainknowledge, advantage and insight. Our uniquely international structure enables us to offer our clients adistinctive resource of senior figures from business, politics, academia, education and society.We do hope you enjoy our exclusive directory and do contact us if you would like any further assistance.Head OfficeThe London Speaker BureauElsinore House77 Fulham Palace RoadLondon W6 8JAUnited Kingdom+44 (0)20 8748 9595enquiries@londonspeakerbureau.comwww.londonspeakerbureau.co.uk RIO DE JANEIRO • DUBLIN • LONDON • PARIS • THE HAGUE • FRANKFURT • VERONA • STOCKHOLM • CAPE TOWN • ISTANBUL • MUSCAT • DELHI • KUALA LUMPUR • HONG KONG • TOKYO 1
  • Our ServicesPersonalities for Advertising and PR Campaigns • Chief Executive and Board-level Advice and Mentoring• Conference Facilitation • Senior Executive Search • Government and Civil Service Briefings • Individualand Group Training • Keynote Speakers • Masterclasses • WebinarsOur International Network of Offices LONDON DUBLIN PARIS THE HAGUE FRANKFURT VERONA RIO DE JANEIRO STOCKHOLM KUALA LUMPUR CAPE TOWN HONG KONG ISTANBUL TOKYO DELHI MUSCAT2
  • Exclusive SpeakersMartti Ahtisaari Adam Fergusson Bernard KouchnerMike Andrew Soiya Gecaga Charles LeadbeaterTom Avery Mikhail Gorbachev David MilibandZainal Aznam Anil Gupta Sugata MitraAdjiedj Bakas Lorraine Heggessey Narayana MurthyTimothy Beardson Richard Huntingford Armen PapazianJohn Bruton Bianca Jagger Azran Osman RaniHa-Joon Chang Jason Jennings David ReidPeter Cochrane Mishal Kanoo Pramath SinhaEmma Crosby John Kufuor Sonu ShivdasaniJoe Divanna Parag Khanna Haiyan WangJason Drew Andrew Keen Linda Yueh 3
  • Exclusive Speakers Martti Ahtisaari Martti Ahtisaari was President of Finland from 1994 to 2000. During this period, he steered Finland through its accession to the European Union. On leaving office, he undertook several major international assignments, continuing his previous work in international peace-mediation and conflict resolution. These post-presidential activities included acting as the UN Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, facilitating the peace process between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement and for three years Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Kosovo. In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The award was “for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts”. Topics Conflict Resolution and Management Negotiation and Mediation Poverty Reduction and Youth Employment Mike Andrew Mike Andrew is Senior Group Director for Executive & Leadership Development for Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, one of the world’s leading global telecom companies. Mike was formerly Head of the Global Leadership Institute at Rockwell Automation, and prior to that was Head of Global Leadership Development & Mentoring with Sun Microsystems. He is the author of “How To Think Like A CEO” and “Act Like a Leader” which generated tremendous reviews and was widely featured in the international media. Mike has worked with global firms implementing high profile, strategic leadership initiatives. He has also coached senior executives and McKinsey consultants around the world offering practical business insights and actionable management solutions. Topics How to think like a CEO and act like a leader If every company has a winning strategy, why doesn’t every company win? Being a business person 1st, and an HR professional 2nd4 Exclusive Directory
  • Exclusive Speakers Tom Avery In 2002 Tom Avery walked into the record books by becoming the youngest Briton to complete the perilous journey to the South Pole. Over 20% of Britons who have attempted to reach the Pole on foot from the edge of the Antarctic continent, have perished. Tom’s youthful enthusiasm and passion has captured the imagination of a broad spectrum of organisations. He brings the raw beauty of Antarctica into the conference room and describes how his team battled with the elements during their record-breaking journey. Topics How to motivate ourselves and those around us in extreme conditions Using passion and self belief to achieve goals Leading a team of talented and varied individuals to achieve a common goal Zainal Aznam Zainal Aznam is one of South East Asia’s outstanding economists and was formerly Economic Adviser at Bank Negara Malaysia. He was a Commissioner at the Malaysian Securities Commission from 1999 to 2004 and the Deputy Director General of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies. He is currently a Director at several organisations including HSBC, Rating Agency Malaysia, Permodalan BSN, Encorp and Opus International Group plc. Topics The Economic Future for China and South East Asia Islamic Finance and Banking The Future of AsiaExclusive Directory 5
  • Exclusive Speakers Adjiedj Bakas Adjiedj Bakas was elected ‘Trendwatcher of the Year’ in 2009 and ‘Most Influential Trendwatcher 2010’ by the Dutch Marketers’ Association. Adjiedj has sold more than 500,000 books worldwide and was one of the first commentators to predict the recent economic crisis - and the path to recovery. Adjiedj has written a number of authoritative books, including “Beyond the Crisis” (about the future of capitalism), “World Megatrends” (about the future of humanity) and “Living Without Oil” (co-authored with fellow trendwatcher Rob Creemers). According to the international press Adjiedj is ‘engaging’ (BBC), ‘inspiring’ (The Guardian), ‘very knowledgeable and with star appeal’ (China Daily) ‘provocative’ (TV2 Magazine, Denmark), ‘a true citizen of the world’ (Times of India). Topics How to capitalise on the opportunities in the current world economic crisis The transfer to the new energy economy Demographics and its consequences for business Tim Beardson Tim Beardson founded, majority-owned and ran Crosby, which became the largest independent investment bank in Asia. At its height Crosby employed 650 staff in 24 offices in 17 cities in 13 countries from New York to Beijing. It was the first international investment bank to open in China, Thailand and Malaysia. It was the only foreign bank invited to participate in the working party to set up the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Based on the scale of the bank’s operations and the valuation on sale, Tim was described in the media as ‘the leading UK entrepreneur in Hong Kong during the latter part of the twentieth century’. Topics China in the 21st Century Investment Banking in Asia Leadership in Global Finance6 Exclusive Directory
  • Exclusive Speakers John Bruton John Bruton was the EU Ambassador to the United States from 2004-9, and previously the Irish Prime Minister. As a former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), John helped transform the Irish economy into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. During his time in office from 1994-7, the Irish economy grew at an annual average rate of 8.7%. He was also deeply involved in the Northern Irish Peace Process leading to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. In 2010 John became Chairman of the newly-formed financial services body, IFSC Ireland. His main role is to promote Ireland as a location of choice for international financial services. Topics EU-US Relations Future of the Euro Leadership in Government Ha-Joon Chang Ha-Joon Chang lectures on Economics at Cambridge University and is the author of “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism”. The book challenges some widely-held assumptions about market economics, ‘There’s no such thing as a free market’; ‘Globalisation isn’t making the world richer’ and ‘We don’t live in a digital world’. Topics How to Reform Free-Market (or Neo-Liberal) Capitalism How developing countries are shaping their strategies after the failure of the neo-liberal experiment How developed countries can re-structure their economies so that they can maintain their living standardsExclusive Directory 7
  • Exclusive Speakers Peter Cochrane Peter Cochrane is one of the world’s most respected speakers on technology and change. He is the former Head of Research at British Telecommunications plc, the UK’s largest telecommunications company. His career in BT saw him manage a 1,000 strong team engaged in studies spanning optical fibre, fixed and mobile networks, terminals and interfaces, artificial life and healthcare, through to war gaming, eCommerce, eRetail, eLogistics and business modelling. Renowned for his out-of-the-box thinking, Peter is the author of over 1,000 blogs, articles and scientific papers, numerous books on the future, technology, business, management and living with rapid change. Topics The Industrial Revolution 2.0: IR2.0 has started, and is taking shape at the intercept of bio, nano-tech, and ITC Ignoring cloud-based technology is to deny a company and its people the freedoms and new modes of working that the 21st Century demands Right Sourcing: We are challenged by continual and accelerating change, the need to do more with less, and to do it better, without destroying the planet! Emma Crosby Emma Crosby is the main presenter of Channel Five News and fronts the channel’s news and current affairs programmes. Previously Emma presented GMTV’s Morning Programme, and prior to that she was part of Sky News’ presenting team and regularly anchored Sunrise, Sky News Today and Sky News’ weekend programming. Emma has risen rapidly through the broadcasting ranks cutting her teeth on high profile stories making the headlines at home and abroad. She joined Sky from CNBC Europe, where she presented European Market Wrap. She also had a stint as a reporter for CNBC’s flagship breakfast show Squawk Box and presented the early breakfast show Wake Up Call live from Times Square in New York. Conference Facilitation Hosting Award Ceremonies Chairing Debates8 Exclusive Directory
  • Exclusive Speakers Joe Divanna Joe is an acknowledged global authority on the Islamic-banking industry. He is the author of “A New Financial Dawn: The Rise of Islamic Banking”, “Understanding Islamic Banking: The Value Proposition That Transcends Cultures and How to Run a Bank”. He is the co-author of Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions, an annual supplement published by The Banker magazine and the Financial Times. Topics Reinventing Competition, Reinventing the Customer: Banking on the Edge of Tomorrow Society Shapes Technology or Technology Shapes Society?: Leading Your Customers or Following the Markets Establishing a Global Growth Agenda in the 21st Century Jason Drew Jason Drew is a corporate leader, entrepreneur, environmentalist and futurist. Jason held leadership roles in several international businesses ranging from General Electric to BUPA and Egg before leading the start-up of Africa’s leading outsourced services provider with over 3,000 staff. His latest venture AgriProtein in collaboration with South Africa’s University of Stellenbosch and a team of international scientists has developed a renewable and natural source of protein. Using fly larvae to recycle existing waste nutrients, the company has developed and tested a natural animal feed. Instead of polluting the environment with abattoir waste, it is turned into high quality protein that can replace fishmeal in industrial farming and save the seas. His latest book, “The Protein Crunch - Civilisation on the Brink”, is the culmination of two years researching and travelling the world’s eco-systems and slums understanding the environment and the world we live in. Topics Leadership and creativity - from healthcare to call centres The business of the environment and repairing the future - capital and innovation meets nature The Protein Crunch - our world and the environmentExclusive Directory 9
  • Exclusive Speakers Adam Fergusson Adam Fergusson is author of the bestselling book “When Money Dies”, about the nightmare of the Weimar (German) hyper-inflation in the 1920s. The book tells the story of Germany’s economic collapse after the First World War, which culminated in the mind-boggling inflation of late 1923 - a dreadful time when the number of marks to the pound was at one point equivalent to the number of metres from the earth to the sun. In the last few years, with the banking crisis and quantative easing, “When Money Dies” has returned to fashion among financiers and governments all over the world. The book is a classic social historical study of what can happen when public spending gets out of control. Topics Hyperinflation Inflation - what causes it and what it causes The corruption of a currency. Who benefits? Soiya Gecaga Soiya Gecaga is the Founder and Executive Director of ‘We the Change Foundation’, an organisation that inspires people to ‘be the change’ they want to see in the world. The foundation’s key area of focus is the development and creation of a centre for excellence in the field of early childhood education and care in Kenya. Soiya is inspired by her family. Her grandfather was Jomo Kenyatta, the first President of Kenya after independence and considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation. Her favourite quote is: ‘Risk more than others think is safe, Care more than others think is wise, Dream more than others think is practical, Expect more than others think is possible’. Topics Motivation and Leadership Teamwork and Goal-setting “The Kindness of Strangers”10 Exclusive Directory
  • Exclusive Speakers Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev was President of the Soviet Union from 1988 to 1991. In 1990 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in acknowledgment of his influence in defusing East-West tensions. As General Secretary he embarked on a radical programme of economic and social reform, summarised as glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring). Political changes introduced under this programme included the toleration of dissident views, with the establishment in 1989 of a Congress of People’s Deputies to enable such views to be heard, and culminated in 1990 in the Communist Party losing its monopoly of power. Topics East-West Relations Global Politics and Society Leadership in Government Anil Gupta Anil is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and globalisation. He is the author of “Getting China and India Right” and “The Quest for Global Dominance”. The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, Anil has been recognised by BusinessWeek as an outstanding faculty in its ‘Guide to the Best Business Schools’. He is ranked by Management International Review as one of the ‘Top 20 North American Superstars’ for research in strategy and organisation. A regular speaker at major conferences, Anil also serves as an adviser and director for corporations in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organisation at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. Topics Assessment and Redesign of Global Strategies Development of Strategies for China and India Global Strategy and Competitive AdvantageExclusive Directory 11
  • Exclusive Speakers Lorraine Heggessey Lorraine Heggessey is a renowned media figure with huge experience of broadcasting and production in both the private and public sectors. She was appointed as the first female Controller of BBC1 in 2000 and became the first female CEO of a major independent production company when she joined talkbackThames in 2005. Lorraine has an instinct for popular programming and has been directly associated with many of the biggest television hits of the past decade. She has a reputation as a dynamic leader with a strong track record of spearheading radical change. At BBC 1 she led a comprehensive shake up of the channel’s schedule and branding that turned it into the most watched channel in the UK. Topics Radical Business Transformation Creativity and Talent Management Future of Broadcasting and Media Richard Huntingford Richard was CEO of Chrysalis plc, the global music and media group, and Executive Chairman of Virgin Radio. He is best known as the Founder of HEART FM, the UK’s leading commercial radio brand. At Chrysalis, Richard was instrumental in the development of the company from its origins as a cutting-edge indie record label to a global media and entertainment group. In 2007, Richard was appointed Executive Chairman of Virgin Radio with a brief to develop a new business plan to enable the speedy sale of the business for its owner. Richard’s business savvy and people skills led to the successful sale of the business in 2008 to Times of India. Topics Providing inspired leadership in challenging and changing times Creating and maintaining a winning culture in times of change Encouraging and managing entrepreneurialism within a corporate environment12 Exclusive Directory
  • Exclusive Speakers Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger is a Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Chair of the World Future Council and Founder of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation. For approximately 25 years, Bianca has campaigned for human rights, social and economic justice and environmental protection throughout the world. In 2004, Bianca received the Right Livelihood Award, known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, for ‘long-standing commitment and dedicated campaigning on human rights, social justice and environmental protection, including the abolition of the death penalty, the prevention of child abuse, the rights of indigenous peoples to the environment that supports them and the prevention and healing of Armed Conflicts’. Topics International Human Rights Environmental Protection and Conflicts Prevention and Healing of Armed Conflicts Jason Jennings Jason Jennings is one of the most prolific business and leadership authors in the world. He and his research teams identified the world’s ten most productive companies for his bestseller “Less Is More”. His next book, “Think BIG - Act Small”, which profiled the only ten companies in the world to have organically grown both revenues and profits by double digits every year for ten consecutive years. Like all his previous books it debuted on all the bestseller charts. His latest book, “Hit the Ground Running - A Manual for Leaders” reveals the tactics and strategies of the ten CEO’s who created the greatest amount of economic value between 2000-9. USA TODAY named Jason as one of the three most in-demand business speakers on the planet along with the authors of “Good to Great” and “In Search of Excellence”. Topics The Five Secrets of the best performing companies The Reinventors - How great companies pursue constant radical change The world’s most productive businessesExclusive Directory 13
  • Exclusive Speakers Mishal Kanoo Mishal Kanoo is Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family owned group of companies in the Middle East. The Kanoo Group has diversified interests including shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, oil & gas, power, and chemicals. Mishal is the 4th generation to run the vast organisation. Today, Mishal sits on the boards of over 15 companies ranging in sizes from US$10m to over US$1billion, chairing and vice chairing some while being a member in others. Most notably, he is currently the Chairman of Freightworks (UAE), Johnson Arabia (UAE), BRC (UAE) and Vice Chair of UACC (GCC) as well as his own Family Business. His recent speaking engagements include Forbes’s Middle East Forum in Qatar, the World Summit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Dubai, and The International Herald Tribune’s CEO Roundtable in Malaysia. Topics Leadership, Strategy and Management in the Middle East Global Strategy Running a large Global Family Business John Kufuor John Kufuor was President of Ghana from 2001-9. President Kufuor was a prime mover in bringing democracy back to Ghana after the country had been subjected to a long line of coups and military dictators. In 2001 he was democratically elected as President, defeating Jerry Rawlings, who had been in office for 20 years. President Kufuor implemented major changes in education, health-care, and infrastructure development. President Kufuor was Chairman of the regional grouping ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States from 2003-5, and Chairperson of the 53 nation African Union from 2007-8. He has carved out a reputation for peacemaking: In Sierra Leone, he led negotiations that halted the civil war; In the Ivory Coast, he led the negotiations and peace missions that abetted violence and political conflicts; In Liberia, he ensured the exile of President Charles Taylor to Nigeria thus preventing the country from plunging into a deeper civil war again; In Kenya, he led a commission which finally resolved Kenya’s post election crisis. This resulted in the declaration of a new constitution in 2010. Topics Leadership unleashes the entrepreneurial creative and innovative potential in people Governance and politics is the bedrock on which economic development nurtures itself and reduces poverty Future of Africa14 Exclusive Directory
  • Exclusive Speakers Parag Khanna Parag Khanna is Director of the Global Governance Initiative and Senior Research Fellow in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. Parag is author of “The Second World: Empires” and “Influence in the New Global Order”. During 2007 he was a senior geopolitical adviser to United States Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. From 2002-5, he was the Global Governance Fellow at the Brookings Institution, managing the World Economic Forum’s Global Governance Initiative, an independent, international project to assess the level of effort and cooperation among governments, private sector, civil society and international organisations in implementing the UN’s Millennium Declaration. ‘Emerging markets are not just economic but also geopolitical drivers. The diplomacy going on today between China, Russia, Brazil, India and Arab countries shows how competitive the world has become as they increase their trade and strategic ties. Add to this the growing role of multi-nationals and non-governmental groups from all corners of the world and you can start to understand this new hyper-complex eco-system’. Topics How to Run the World: Connective Leadership for a Turbulent Age The Rise of the Second World: Emerging Markets and Emerging Powers Invisible Maps: Building a Borderless World Andrew Keen Andrew Keen is author of “Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing our Culture”, and is widely regarded as the leading contemporary critic of the Internet. The San Francisco Chronicle recently wrote that ‘every good movement needs a contrarian. Web 2.0 has Andrew Keen’. In the mid Nineties, Andrew was a member of the pioneering generation of Silicon Valley visionaries who first ‘got’ the Internet. He founded Audiocafe.com and established it as one of the most highly trafficked websites of the late 90s. As CEO of Audiocafe.com, Andrew became a Silicon Valley celebrity. He is currently the Founder of after TV LLC, a firm that helps marketers optimise their brand desirability in the post-TV consumer landscape. Andrew offers an unvarnished interpretation of today’s seismic media upheaval. Topics The impact of social networking technology on business, society and government The crisis of personal privacy in our transparent social media age of Facebook, WikiLeaks and Twitter How to innovate in university education in the 21st centuryExclusive Directory 15
  • Exclusive Speakers Bernard Kouchner Bernard Kouchner was Minister of Foreign Affairs in France from 2007 to 2010. In 1971 he co-founded Medicins Sans Frontieres, a Paris-based non- profit humanitarian organisation made up of voluntary medical personnel who contribute their time and expertise to assist in situations of emergency in the developing world. Bernard has played an important role in the French political scene for the past 20 years, holding a number of ministerial positions in different French governments, including Minister of Health and before that Minister of State for Humanitarian Action. Topics Conflict Resolution International Relations Human Rights Charles Leadbeater Charlie Leadbeater is an author, a leading authority on innovation and strategy, and one of the most influential creative people in the world. He has advised companies, cities and governments, and is former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s favourite corporate thinker. He is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading innovative thinkers on the future of education, in the developed and the developing world. His renowned work, “Learning from the Extremes”, looks at the demand for innovative approaches to low cost, mass forms of education in the developing world. We-think, his most recent management book, charts the rise of mass, participative approaches to innovation. It is one of several acclaimed books including “Living on Thin Air”, a guide to living and working in the new economy, and “Up the Down Escalator”, an attack on the culture of public pessimism accompanying globalisation. The New York Times anointed Charlie’s idea, ‘The Pro-Am Revolution’, as one of the biggest global ideas of 2004. In 2005 Charlie was ranked by Accenture, the global management consultancy, as one of the top 30 global management thinkers. In 2007 the Financial Times ranked him ‘the outstanding innovation expert’, and in 2008, the Spectator Magazine described him as ‘the wizard of the web’. Topics Future of education, in the developed and the developing world Mass, participative approaches to innovation The forces driving modern competitiveness16 Exclusive Directory
  • Exclusive Speakers David Miliband David was the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary from 2007-10. Aged 41, he became the youngest person in 30 years to hold the position. He was responsible for a global network of 16,000 diplomats in over 160 countries. He established a distinctive and respected voice for an internationalist Britain, from the war in Afghanistan to the Iranian nuclear programme to engagement with the world’s emerging powers. David’s advocacy of a global role for a strong European foreign policy led to him being widely supported for the new job of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs - a position he declined to continue his work in the UK. As Minister for Schools from 2002-4 he was regarded as a leader of reform. As Secretary of State for the Environment, he pioneered the world’s first legally binding emissions reductions Bill. Topics Reform of The Global Institutions The Future of Society International Relations Sugata Mitra Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University in the UK. He works in the areas of Cognitive Science, Information Science and Educational Technology. His contributions include a number of inventions and first-time applications. Among other applications, he is credited with having started the database publishing industry (particularly the Yellow Page industry) in India and Bangladesh. In 1999, Sugata dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed an internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera filming the area). What they saw were children from the slum playing around with the computer and in the process learning how to use it and how to go online, and then teaching each other. In the following years they replicated the experiment in other parts of India, urban and rural, with similar results, challenging some of the key assumptions of formal education. The ‘Hole in the Wall’ project demonstrates that, even in the absence of any direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge. Topics Self organised learning, mediation and assessment environments Educational technology and the future of education ‘Hole in the Wall’ projectExclusive Directory 17
  • Exclusive Speakers Narayana Murthy Narayana Murthy co-founded Infosys in 1981 and served as CEO for over 20 years until 2002. Under his leadership Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and now employs over 100,000 people worldwide. He served as the Executive Chairperson and Chief Mentor from 2002-6 before becoming non-executive Chairman. Narayana was voted the ‘World Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Ernst & Young in 2003 and ranked as India’s most powerful CEO for three consecutive years between 2004-6 by the Economic Times. In 2004 TIME magazine identified him as one of ten global leaders who are helping shape the future of technology. Topics Global and Sustainable Leadership Innovation in Business Future of Technology Armen Papazian Armen Papazian is a world authority on Islamic Finance and one of the most influential commentators on Middle Eastern finance. His Keipr-Papazian Report on the state of the UAE Finances is essential reading for all senior bankers, policy makers and ministers in the region. Armen is the inventor of two unique and novel concepts, Space Value of Money and Islamic Money Creation, which stretch the boundaries of conventional and Islamic finance theory and position him as a financial futurist of global relevance. Armen’s fields of specialisation are Capital Markets, Islamic Finance, and Monetary and Fiscal Policy. Prior to setting up Keipr, a boutique advisory firm, Armen was Head of Islamic Finance at UBS, where he led the Islamic operations of the bank globally, serving wealth management, asset management and the investment bank. Previously, Armen was Senior Vice President Innovation and Development at the Dubai International Financial Exchange (Nasdaq Dubai). Topics Reinventing Money: Why debt based money creation is not a viable model anymore Space Value of Money: Introducing the missing metric in financial valuation Islamic Finance: The mainstream unorthodox revolution, the expected compromise, and the challenges and dividends of an alternative approach to finance18 Exclusive Directory
  • Exclusive Speakers Azran Osman Rani In 2007, Azran was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X, the world’s first truly low-cost long-haul airline. He led the start-up team that developed the business plan, raised capital, secured relevant licenses and approvals, acquired aircraft and launched AirAsia X’s first inaugural flight to the Gold Coast, Australia in November 2007. Despite a tumultuous 2008 and 2009 in global aviation, AirAsia X has expanded from one aircraft to nine, tripling revenue and passenger volume to RM750 million and over 1 million passengers in 2009. AirAsia X now flies to eleven destinations in Australia, Greater China, India, Korea and Europe - breaking many long-haul airline conventions and pioneering various innovative services. Even with its nascent aircraft fleet, AirAsia X operates with the world’s lowest long-haul unit cost and the world’s highest aircraft utilisation. Its London route is the longest low-cost flight in service today. Topics Defying Conventions with Breakthrough Business Models Building a Bold, Innovative, Can-Do Organisation/Team Online Consumer Marketing in Action, in Asia Pacific David Reid In 2004, David Reid was appointed Chairman of Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain. He was earlier their Finance Director and subsequently also took responsibility for IT and Distribution before being appointed Deputy Chairman with responsibility for Business Development, Strategic Planning and the International Operations in Central Europe, Asia and the Republic of Ireland. David is currently a non-executive director of Reed Elsevier Group plc and Chairman of Kwik-Fit Group. He is also President of the food industry trade association, IGD, Deputy Chairman of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC) and a member of the China Development Forum. Topics Global retailing - capabilities and how to add value International retailing - local appeal to customers but with global synergies Establishing market leadership through greater access to customersExclusive Directory 19
  • Exclusive Speakers Pramath Sinha Pramath Sinha was a Partner at McKinsey and Founding Dean of ISB, a leading Indian business school (top 20 global business schools listed by Financial Times). He is also Founder and Managing Director of 9.9 Media. He draws on all three experiences to advise corporations and governments on leadership and building a world-class organisation. Pramath also conducts intensive visioning workshops for companies based on frameworks he developed as a consultant, working with senior management to revisit company vision, mission, strategy and implementation and corporate values for the future. Topics Leadership in Business Higher Education in India Future for India Sonu Shivdasani Sonu Shivdasani is Founder and Chief Executive of Six Senses Resorts & Spas, a super-luxury resort and spa group with properties in 6 countries. In 1995, together with his wife Eva, they opened their first property - Soneva Fushi, in the Maldives, creating a high end market in what was formerly a mass market destination. In 2000, Soneva Fushi was awarded the Best of the Best by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller UK. Sonu’s concept was Intelligent Luxury and was the forerunner and inspiration for a host of imitators who saw the potential in going green. By 2009, Six Senses had 26 resorts that were either open or under development, and 41 Six Senses Spas that are in the group’s own properties or hosted by third-party managed properties. Whereas spas were once the differentiator, he contributed greatly to making them a qualifier. Sonu’s other goals for the next decade include the recognition of Six Senses properties in the top 10 best places to work, worldwide - already well on the way, with resort-like facilities for hosts living on-site at many of his properties; and creating the Six Senses Foundation to manage the group’s philanthropic endeavours. Topics Intelligent Luxury Leadership in Sustainable Development Innovation and Creativity20 Exclusive Directory
  • Exclusive Speakers Haiyan Wang Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a research and consulting organisation with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. She is responsible for overseeing the organisation’s strategic direction, research and consulting focus, and all programme activities. She is the co-author of two highly acclaimed books “Getting China and India Right” and “The Quest for Global Dominance”. A native of China, Haiyan has spent the last 20 years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States in several industry sectors. Topics Leveraging China and India for Global Advantage Cultivating a Global Mindset The Global Enterprise in 2020 Linda Yueh Linda Yueh is economics correspondent for Bloomberg Television, the global 24- hour news network where she provides analysis of the top business, economic and financial news stories. She is a particular expert on the global economy, macroeconomics, Asian economies, rise of emerging markets, advanced economies, international law and economic growth. She is Director of the China Growth Centre at Oxford University which focuses on researching economic issues of relevance to China and the global economy. Linda was previously a regular contributor to the BBC ‘World Business Report’ and BBC World News covering global economic, financial and business issues. Topics How sound is the Chinese engine powering the global recovery? Will the world economy pull through as the West tackles high levels of debt? Will the euro survive another decade?Exclusive Directory 21
  • Exclusive SpeakersWe are delighted to have published a book entitled “The Future of Money”. James Wolfensohn, the formerPresident of The World Bank, said of “The Future of Money”. ‘This series of contributions by distinguishedcommentators clarifies the causes of the recent economic crisis, analyses the current situation and setsguidelines for future action to overcome the challenges facing the global economy’.If you would like to purchase copies of the book please email: futureofmoney@londonspeakerbureau.co.uk22 Exclusive Directory
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  • IndexMartti Ahtisaari 4 Bianca Jagger 13Mike Andrew 4 Jason Jennings 13Tom Avery 5 Mishal Kanoo 14Zainal Aznam 5 John Kufuor 14Adjiedj Bakas 6 Parag Khanna 15Timothy Beardson 6 Andrew Keen 15John Bruton 7 Bernard Kouchner 16Ha-Joon Chang 7 Charles Leadbeater 16Peter Cochrane 8 David Miliband 17Emma Crosby 8 Sugata Mitra 17Joe Divanna 9 Narayana Murthy 18Jason Drew 9 Armen Papazian 18Adam Fergusson 10 Azran Osman Rani 19Soiya Gecaga 10 David Reid 19Mikhail Gorbachev 11 Pramath Sinha 20Anil Gupta 11 Sonu Shivdasani 20Lorraine Heggessey 12 Haiyan Wang 21Richard Huntingford 12 Linda Yueh 2124
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