Speakers of 2012

2012

  • Daron Acemoglu

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics

  • Shawn Achor

    `The Happiness Advantage`
    Author

  • Ahn Nam-sung

    KETEP
    President

  • Esko Aho

    Prime Minister of Finland (1991~1995)

  • Akimoto Hisao

    HEISEI Corporation
    President

  • Naji Al-Mutairi

    Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
    Director General

  • Sulaiman Al-Yahya

    Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
    Dean of the college of engineering

  • Gamal Aziz

    MGM Hospitality
    President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Jose Maria Aznar

    Spain
    Former President

  • Claude Barfield

    American Enterprise Institute
    Resident Scholar

  • Bark Taeho

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Repulic of Korea
    Minister for Trade

  • Yakov Bart

    INSEAD
    Professor of Marketing

  • Jean-Louis Beffa

    Lazard Asia Financial Advisory
    Chairman

  • Chua Beng Huat

    National University of Singapore
    Professor of Sociology

  • Erik Berglof

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Chief Economist

  • Martin Boehm

    IE Business School
    Associate Dean of the Master in Management Programs

  • Ian Bogost

    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Professor of Interactive Computing

  • Richard Brandweiner

    Perpetual Investments
    Group executive for income and multi sector

  • Michael E. Brown

    Elliott School of International Affairs of GW
    Dean

  • John Bruton

    Ireland
    Former Prime Minister

  • Todd Buchholz

    `Rush`
    Author

  • Valeria Budinich

    Ashoka
    Founder and CEO of the Full Economic Citizenship.

  • Gemma Calvert

    Neurosense Ltd.
    Founder and Managing Director

  • Victor Cha

    Georgetown University
    Professor and Director of Government and Asian Studies Department

  • John Chambers

    Standard & Poor’s S&P Sovereign Rating Committee
    Chairman

  • Chang Jonghyun

    B&MC Korea Inc. (Booz & Co. Seoul Office)
    President

  • Chang Dae Whan

    Founder of World Knowledge Forum
    Chairman of Maekyung Media Group

  • Amitava Chattopadhyay

    INSEAD
    L’Oreal Chaired Professor of Marketing-Innovation and Creativity; Professor of Marketing

  • Young Chin

    Pyramis Global Advisors
    Chief Investment Officer

  • Cho Kyung Rae

    HSBC Securities Korea
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Emily Cho

    Korean Air
    Vice President of Corporate Communications

  • H. S.(Hyun Sang) Cho

    Hyosung Group
    President of Industrial Materials PG

  • Choi Byung-il

    Korea Economic Research Institute
    President/CEO

  • Simon Cooper

    HSBC, Middle East & North Africa, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
    Deputy Chairman & CEO

  • Tyler Cowen

    George Mason University
    Professor of Economics

  • Serhan Dagtas

    TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center
    Director of Energy Institute

  • Paris de l’Etraz

    IE Business School
    Professor

  • Thierry De Montbrial

    IFRI, French Institute of International Relations
    President

  • Richard Dobbs

    McKinsey Global Institute
    Director

  • David Drummond

    Google Inc
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer

  • Richard Duncan

    `Dollar Crisis`
    Author

  • Steven D’Souza

    IE Business School
    Professor

  • Christian Edelmann

    Oliver Wyman
    Region Head, Asia Pacific

  • Barry J. Eichengreen

    UC Berkeley
    Professor of Economics

  • Michael Evans

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
    Vice Chairman and Global Head of Growth Markets

  • Antonio Fatas

    INSEAD
    The Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies, Professor of Economics

  • Joschka Fischer

    Germany
    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chancellor

  • Fukao Mitsuhiro

    Keio University
    Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce

  • Ignacio Garcia Alves

    Arthur D. Little
    Global Chairman and CEO

  • Michelle Gielan

    Institute for Applied Positive Research
    Co-founder

  • Malcolm Gladwell

    The New Yorker
    Journalist

  • David Gordon

    Eurasia Group
    Head of Research and Director, Global Macro

  • Nik Gowing


    International Journalist and Broadcaster

  • James Gwertzman

    Asia Pacific, PopCap Games Inc.,
    General Manager

  • Hahm Chaibong

    The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
    President

  • Zakri Abdul Hamid

    Office of Prime Minister, Malaysia
    Science Advisor

  • Herbjorn Hansson

    Nordic American Tankers Limited
    Chairman & CEO

  • Christopher Hill

    University of Denver
    Dean of Josef Korbel School of International Relations

  • Hori Yoshito

    GLOBIS University
    President

  • Fraser Howie

    `Red Capitalism`
    Co-author

  • Hur Nam-suk

    POSCO ICT
    CEO

  • Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño

    IE Business School
    Dean

  • Yuka Ichiki

    NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
    Game Method Consulting Executive Director

  • Iguchi Tetsuya

    NIKKEI Industrial Daily
    Editor-in-Chief

  • Jang Yongsuk

    Science and Technology Policy Institute
    Research Fellow

  • Donald Johnston

    Former Secretary General of the OECD
    Counsel and Founding Partner Heenan Blaikie LLP

  • Jun Kwang-woo

    NPS(National Pension Service)
    Chairman and CEO

  • Edward Jung

    Intellectual Ventures
    Co-Founder/CTO

  • Jesper Juul

    New York University Game Center
    Arts Professor of Tisch

  • Alexis Karklins-Marchay

    Ernst & Young
    Emerging Markets Center Leader

  • Dean Karlan

    Yale University
    Professor of Economics

  • Eric Kim

    Maverick Capital
    Managing Director

  • Jimmy Kim

    USTREAM Korea
    CEO

  • Kim Hyoung-Tae

    Korea Capital Market Institute
    President

  • Oaksook Chun Kim


    Doctor

  • Kim Yeonhee

    Boston Consulting Group
    Senior Partner and Managing Director

  • Joey Kim

    Softbank Ventures Korea
    Venture Capitalist

  • Jim Yong Kim

    World Bank
    President

  • Bob King

    International Union, UAW
    President

  • Willem Kok

    Netherlands
    Former Prime Minister

  • James Kruger

    Macquarie Group Limited
    General Counsel

  • Paul Krugman

    Princeton University
    Professor of economics

  • Kwak Seung Jun

    Presidential Council for Future & Vision (PCFV)
    Chairman

  • Kweon Sang-hee

    Sungkyunkwan University
    Professor of Mass Communication & Journalism

  • Kwon Young-Min

    Former Korean Ambassador to Germany

  • Kwon Oh-gap

    Hyundai Oilbank Co.,Ltd
    President & C.E.O

  • Kym Hyogun

    Knowledge Management Society of Korea
    President

  • William Lazonick

    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Professor of Economics

  • Lee Kang Deok

    Korea Coast Guard
    Commissioner General

  • Lee Junkyu

    Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
    Senior International Economic Adviser and G20 Special Adviser

  • Lee Jong-Wha

    Office of the President, Republic of Korea (Cheongwadae)
    Senior Advisor to the President for International Economy

  • Lee Kwon

    Kim&Chang
    Attorney(US)

  • Chuen Choi David Raymond Leung

    MTR Corporation Limited
    Chief of Operations Engineering

  • Michael A. Leven

    Las Vegas Sands Corp
    President & Chief Operating Officer

  • Emmanuel Limido

    Centuria Capital
    Chairman

  • Jean Lin

    Isobar Global
    Global Chief Strategy Officer

  • Lin Shunjie

    China Chamber of International Commerce(CCOIC)
    Secretary General

  • Timothy Llewellynn

    nViso SA
    CEO

  • Walter Lohman

    The Heritage Foundation
    Director of Asian Studies Cente

  • Doreen Lorenzo

    frog
    President

  • Maeng Hyung Kyu

    Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS)
    Minister

  • Pik Yee, Agnes Mak Tang

    Hong Kong Productivity Council
    Executive Director

  • Rosalind Mathieson

    The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires
    World, Politics and Policy Editor, Asia

  • Colin McIvor

    WorleyParsons
    iM Group Manager-Knowledge Management

  • Eamonn Mckee

    Ambassador of Ireland

  • Manoj Menon

    Frost & Sullivan (S) Pte Ltd
    Managing Director & Partner

  • Mark Mobius

    Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Group
    Executive Chairman

  • Moon Hwy-Chang

    Seoul National University
    Dean of Graduate School of International Studies

  • Serguei Netessine

    INSEAD
    Professor of Technology and Operations Management

  • Ochi Tetsuo

    MCP Asset Management Company Limited
    CEO & Managing Partner

  • Sara Olsen

    SVT Group
    Founder & CEO

  • Chitra Padmanabhan

    eClerx Services Limited
    Principal

  • Pan Xiaoli

    ChunQiu Institute
    Researcher and TV News anchor

  • Sanford Panitch

    Fox International Productions
    President

  • Supachai Panitchpakdi

    UNCTAD
    Secretary General

  • Scott Panzer

    Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
    Vice Chairman

  • Park Nei-Hei

    Sookmyung Hospitality
    Business School Dean

  • Peng Chen

    Dimensional Fund Advisors
    CEO of Asia Pacific

  • Peter A. Petri

    Brandeis International Business School
    Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance

  • Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Brugel Institute
    Director

  • Thomas Pugel

    NYU Stern School of Business
    Professor and Vice Dean

  • Jean-Pierre Raffarin

    France
    Former Prime Minister

  • Rah Seungyun

    2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic & Paralympics Bid Committee
    Communications Director

  • Arvind Rajan

    LinkedIn, AP & Japan
    Managing Director& Vice President

  • Rhee Changyong

    Asian Development Bank
    Chief Economist

  • Samuel Rhee

    Morgan Stanley Investment Management
    Head of Asian equity

  • Rhee Namuh

    Taurus Investment & Securities
    Deputy CEO

  • Condoleezza Rice

    United States of America
    Former Secretary of State

  • Dani Rodrik

    Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
    Professor of Economics

  • John Rogers

    CFA Institute
    President and CEO

  • Nouriel Roubini

    New York University Stern School of Business
    Professor

  • Rishaad Salamat

    Bloomberg TV
    Anchor

  • Anthony Scaramucci

    SkyBridge Capital
    Managing Partner

  • Seo June Won

    NIMBUSCHAIR Integral Humanities
    Head Editor

  • Wiboon Shamsheun

    Science and Technology of Thailand
    Vice-Minister

  • Ruchir Sharma

    Morgan Stanley Investment Management
    Managing Director

  • Shen Dingli

    Fudan University
    Executive Dean

  • Shin Jang-Sup

    National University of Singapore
    Professor of Economics

  • Shin Sunghwan

    Hongik Universiry
    Professor, College of Business

  • Shin Sung-Chul

    Hanyang University
    Professor

  • Jorge Sicilia

    Chief Economist of BBVA group
    Director of BBVA Research

  • Rudy Simone

    ‘Aspergirls’
    Author

  • Jean-Michel Six

    Standard & Poor’s
    European Chief Economist

  • Marc Smith

    Social Media Research Foundation
    Chief Social Scientist

  • Phil Smith

    Reuters News
    General Manager South Asia

  • Sohn Jie-ae

    Arirang TV & Radio
    President & CEO

  • Song E Young

    Sogang University
    Professor of Economics

  • Song Sang Kee

    Korea University
    Professor

  • Charles Spence

    Oxford University
    Professor of Psychology

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    IMF
    Former Managing Director

  • Daniel Sung

    Gyeonggi Content Agency
    President

  • Cass Sunstein

    Harvard Business School
    Professor

  • Alex Tabarrok

    George Mason University
    Professor

  • George Tanasijevich

    Marina Bay Sands
    President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Osama S. Tayeb

    King Abdulaziz University(KAU)
    President

  • Tran Viet Thanh

    Science and Technology of Viet Nam
    Vice-Minister

  • Anthony Thomson

    Qualcomm
    Vice President, Business Development & Marketing

  • Urata Shujiro

    Waseda University
    Professor of Economics

  • Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

    NYU Stern School of Business
    Professor/Director of the CREFR at NYU Stern

  • Mika Vehvilainen

    Finnair Plc
    President & CEO

  • Wang Yong

    Peking University
    Professor

  • Charlie Welsh

    Mergermarket Group
    Co-founder

  • Whang Jooho

    Korea Institute of Energy Research
    President

  • Martin Wolf

    Financial Times
    Chief Economics Commentator

  • Qinghai Wu

    Siemens Ltd., China
    Senior Key Expert

  • Christian Wulff

    Germany
    Former Federal President

  • Xu Dingbo

    China Europe International Business School
    Associate Dean, Member of Management Committee

  • Zhang Wei

    China Chamber of International Commerce and CCPIT
    Vice President

  • Zhang Yan

    Beijing Pangu Investment Group
    General Manager

  • Lijun Zhao

    Neusoft Corporation
    Director