Speakers of 2015

2015

  • Matthieu A Van Bilsen

    IBM Asia Pacific
    Industrial Sector Leader

  • Joseph Abraham

    ANZ Indonesia
    CEO

  • Esko Aho

    Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)

  • Philip Anderson

    INSEAD
    INSEAD Alumni Fund Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship

  • Azaraimy Haji Hasib

    Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Press
    Chief Reporter

  • Bae Kyoung Yul

    Sangmyung Univ
    Professor

  • Bahk Jaewan

    Sungkyunkwan University
    Dean, Graduate School of Governance

  • Otman Basir

    IMS
    CEO

  • Tal Ben-shahar

    Happier TV
    Chief Learning Officer

  • Subrata Bhattacharjee

    Borden Ladner Gervais
    Partner

  • Carl Bildt

    Former Prime Minister, Sweden(1991-1994)
    Foreign Minister, Sweden

  • Jan Jones Blackhurst

    Caesars Entertainment
    Executive Vice President

  • Tony Blair

    The 73rd Prime Minister of United Kingdom

  • Nathan Blecharczyk

    Airbnb
    Co-Founder

  • Michael Bradshaw

    Warwick Business School
    Professor of Global Energy

  • Roberto Brazzale

    Brazzale group
    Chairman

  • Michael Brecht

    Doodle
    CEO

  • Mark Buchanan

    Forecast: What Physics, Meteorology and the Natural Sciences Can Teach Us About
    author

  • Benjamin Butler

    Emerging Future Institute
    Futurist

  • Chang Dae Whan

    Founder of World Knowledge Forum
    Chairman of Maekyung Media Group

  • Chang Sungsup

    KAI
    Vice-President

  • Chen Weidong

    China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
    Chief Economist

  • Cho Wondong

    Chung-ang University
    Chaired Professor

  • Jungho Cho

    Ontario Teachers′ Pension Plan (Asia) Ltd
    Senior Principal

  • Cho Young Hoon

    SK telecom
    Senior Vice President

  • Cho Gwang Rae

    Korea Aerospace Research Institute
    President

  • Choi Dosoung

    Gachon University
    Vice President, Professor of Finance

  • Choi DooWon

    Hyvision system
    CEO

  • David Chon

    Pioneer Investors
    CEO

  • Kaye Chon

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Dean and Chair Professor of School of Hotel & Tourism Management

  • Choung BooMann

    National Information Society Agency
    Executive director

  • David Christian

    Macquarie University, Sydney
    Professor

  • Chun Yung-woo

    Korean Peninsula Future Forum
    Chairman and Founder

  • Chung Jae-ho

    Seoul National University
    Professor of International Relations, Director of the Program on US-China Relations

  • Ben Chung

    Cisco GCoE (Global Center of Excellence)
    Center Manager

  • Marcelo Cummins

    GE’s Asia Pacific Renewables Sales Team
    Technical Leader

  • Yvo de Boer

    Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
    Director-General

  • John Paul Dejoria

    John Paul Mitchell Systems
    Chairman

  • Harry S. Dent, Jr.

    Dent Research
    Senior Editor / Author of The Demographic Cliff

  • Eileen Donahoe

    Human Rights Watch
    Director of Global Affairs

  • Rajeev Dubey

    Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
    Group President (HR & Corporate Services) & CEO (After-Market Sector)

  • Roni A. Einav

    Einav Hi-Tec Assets
    Chairman

  • Yigal Erlich

    Yozma Group
    Chairman

  • Chris Faulkner

    Breitling Energy
    CEO

  • Aldo Flores-Quiroga

    IEF
    Secretary General

  • Joseph Foo

    Jason Marine Group
    Chairman

  • Yi Gao

    State Power Economic Research Institute
    Senior Engineer

  • Ignacio Garcia Alves

    Arthur D. Little
    Global CEO

  • Bill Gates

    Microsoft Corporation
    Co-founder

  • Timothy Geithner

    75th United States Secretary of the Treasury (2009-2013)
    President, Warburg Pincus

  • Remo Giuffre

    General Thinking & TEDxSydney
    Founder & Director

  • Tim Gould

    International Energy Agency
    Head of Unit, Resources and Investment

  • Will Graylin

    LoopPay
    CEO

  • James Green

    Rosetta Capital Management
    CEO

  • Guo Wanda

    China Development Institute
    Executive Vice President

  • Koichi Hamada

    Yale University
    Tuntex Professor Emeritus of Economics

  • Hasnudin Hamzah

    Permanent Mission of Malaysia
    Permanent Representative

  • Han Duck-Soo

    Prime Minister of Korea (2007~2008)

  • Han Sung Joo

    Korea University
    Professor Emeritus

  • Joon Han

    Yonsei University
    Professor

  • Herbjørn Hansson

    Nordic American Tankers
    Chairman

  • He Liping

    Beijing Normal University
    Professor

  • Karl Hedrick

    Dept of Mechanical Engineering UC Berkeley
    Professor

  • Mike Herrington

    Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
    Executive Director

  • Christopher Hill

    University of Denver
    Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

  • Hong Daesoon

    Ewha School of Business
    Professor

  • Hong Sungjoo

    SK Hynix
    Executive Vice President Head of R&D

  • Hooi Den Huan

    Nanyang Technological University
    Director of Nanyang Technopreneurship Center

  • Hori Yoshito

    GLOBIS University
    President

  • Hu Angang

    Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Tsinghua University
    Dean

  • Hur Kyungwook

    Professor of KDI School of Public Policy
    Former Ambassador of the Permanent Delegation of OECD

  • Tim Hwang

    FiscalNote
    CEO

  • Hwang Seiwoon

    KCMI
    Chief Economist

  • Hyun Oh-Seok

    Korea National Diplomatic Academy
    Chair Professor

  • Hiroshi Ishiguro

    Osaka University
    Professor

  • Kazumasa Iwata

    Japan Center for Economic Research
    President

  • Net Jacobson

    Sparklabs Global Ventures
    Co-founder and Partner

  • Jang Dayk

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Donald Johnston

    Secretary-General of the OECD (1996-2006)
    CONSULTANT LAWYER

  • Milo Jones

    IE Business School
    Professor

  • Joo Hyeonghwan

    Ministry of Strategy and Finance
    1st Vice Minister

  • Ju Chulki

    Cheong Wa Dae
    Senior Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs and National Security

  • Jung Yooshin

    Sogang University
    Professor

  • Jung Eun Seung

    Samsung Electronics
    Executive Vice President

  • Eugenia Kalnay

    University of Maryland
    Distinguished University Professor

  • Kang Young Chul

    Office for Government Policy Coordination
    Deputy Minister for Regulatory Reform

  • So-Young Kang

    Awaken Group
    Catalyst & CEO

  • Kang Jong Koo

    Korean Air Tech Center
    VP/Engineering

  • Wondo Kang

    Samsung Electronics
    Director

  • Kang Young Seog

    Hyundai Heavy Industries
    Executive Vice President

  • Hermawan Kartajaya

    MarkPlus Inc
    Founder & CEO

  • Takao Kashiwagi

    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Professor

  • Paul Kennedy

    Yale University
    Professor of History

  • Kim Byung-Yeon

    Seoul National University (SNU)
    Professor in Department of Economics

  • Kim Rando

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Kim Sang-Hyup

    Graduate School of Green Growth, KAIST
    Visiting Professor

  • Kim Younkyoo

    Hanyang University
    Professor

  • Kim Yong Jin

    Sogang University
    Professor

  • Kim Yongbeom

    Financial Services Commission
    Standing Commissioner of Securities and Futures Commission

  • Kim Jinill

    Korea University
    Professor

  • Jeffery Kim

    Sung Kyun Kwan University
    Professor Emeritus

  • Kim Choong Soo

    Bank of Korea
    Governor of Bank of Korea (2010-2014)

  • Kim Ho-Cheol

    IBM
    Energy Research Manager

  • Yonghwan Kim

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Kim, Seung Jo

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Kim Joo-ha

    MBN
    Anchor

  • Kim Hee Kyong

    MBN
    Anchor

  • Ichiro Kishimi

    Co-author of The Courage to be Disliked

  • Ko San

    ATEAM Ventures
    CEO / Founder

  • Fumitake Koga

    Co-author of The Courage to be Disliked

  • Richard Koo

    Nomura Research Institute
    Chief Economist

  • Laurence Kotlikoff

    Boston University
    Professor of Economics

  • Ken Koyama

    The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
    Chief Economist & Managing Director

  • Raghu Krishnamoorthy

    GE
    Vice President, Executive Development & Chief Learning Officer

  • Christof Kutscher

    AXA Investment Managers S.A.
    Chairman

  • Kwag Jinoh

    Samsung Display
    Senior Vice President

  • Kwon Ohjoon

    POSCO
    CEO

  • Andrei Lankov

    Kookmin University
    Professor

  • LEE, Kang Yoon

    IBM
    Executive

  • Lee Ilhoung

    KIEP
    President

  • Lee Sang Yup

    KAIST
    Distinguished Professor and Director

  • Juyeol Lee

    Bank of Korea
    Governor

  • Lee Jonathan

    Boeing
    Director

  • Changhee Lee

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Lee Zoonky

    Yonsei University
    Professor/CIO

  • Lee Jong-Wha

    Korea University
    Professor of Economics

  • Lei Sihai

    China Radio International
    Chief Commentator

  • Danny Leipziger

    Growth Dialogue
    Managing Director

  • Li Xiguang

    Tsinghua University International Center for Communication Studies
    Professor / Director

  • Li Guanghui

    Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, MOFCOM
    Vice President

  • Li Xiangyang

    National Institute of International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
    Director

  • Lim Chae-Un

    Small and medium Business Corporation(SBC)
    President

  • Liu Chen

    Beijing Foreign Studies University
    Professor, Director

  • Liu Qiao

    Peking University, Guanghua School of Management
    Professor

  • Wei Liu

    iMakr
    Chief Operations Officer

  • Ma Jia

    CAPI
    Chairman

  • Yoichi Masuzoe

    Governor of Tokyo

  • John Mearsheimer

    University of Chicago
    Professor

  • Manoj Menon

    Frost & Sullivan
    Senior Partner & Asia Pacific Managing Director

  • Le Luong Minh

    Secretary General
    ASEAN

  • Tatina Mitrova

    Energy Research Institute Russian Academy of Sciences
    Head of Oil and Gas Department

  • Thierry Montbrial

    French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)
    Executive Chairman

  • Moon Chung-In

    Yonsei University
    Professor

  • Moon Seung Il

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Myung, Seungeun

    VentureSquare
    CEO

  • Na Kyung-Won

    Foreign Affairs & Unification Committee
    Chairperson

  • Nguyen Huu Ninh

    Center for Environment Research, Education and Development (CERED)
    Chairman

  • Nathan Nunn

    Harvard University
    Professor of Economics

  • Oh ChangHo

    LG Display
    CTO

  • Oh Jun Ho

    KAIST
    Professor

  • Akihiro Omura

    Toray Industries, Inc.
    General Manger, Manufacture Division

  • Ami H. Orkaby

    MAC Fund
    Co-Chairman and Co-Founder

  • Pae YoungWoo

    IBM
    Client Technical Advisor

  • Paik Keun-Wook

    Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)
    Senior Research Fellow

  • Leon Panetta


    U.S. Secretary of Defense (2011-2013)

  • Alexander Panov

    Moscow State Institute of International Relations
    Head of the Department of Diplomacy

  • Park Daesu

    KT Economics & Management Research Institute
    Senior Vice President

  • Park Won-soon

    Mayor of Seoul

  • Sang Jin Park

    Samsung Electronics
    President

  • William Pesek


    Syndicated Columnist

  • Michael Pich

    INSEAD
    Dean of Executive Education

  • Navanethem Pillay

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights(2008~2014)
    Retired

  • Jason Pontin

    MIT Techonology Review
    Editor in Chief

  • Jagdeesh Prakasam

    Rotella Capital Management
    Co-Chief Investment Officer

  • Eswar Prasad

    Cornell University & Brookings Institution
    Professor

  • Theresa Rah

    Oratio
    Co-CEO

  • KV Rao

    Tata Sons Limited
    Resident Director - ASEAN

  • John Register

    United States Olympic Committee
    Associate Director Community and Military Programs

  • Rhie, Won-bok

    Duksung Women′s University
    President

  • John Rice

    GE
    Vice Chairman

  • Robert Riener

    ETH Zurich
    Professor

  • Thomas N. Rollinger

    Red Rock Capital LLC
    CIO

  • Fran Rosch

    Norton Business Unit
    Executive Vice President

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Roubini Global Economics
    Chairman

  • Chris Ryan

    MSCI
    Managing Director & Head of Asia Pacific

  • Melito S. Salazar, JR.

    Manila Bulletin
    Vice President

  • Mordechai Sheves

    Weizmann Institute of Science
    Vice President for Technology Transfer

  • Shin Kwanho

    Korea University
    Professor

  • Shin Hyung-kwan

    Mnet Contents Business
    President

  • Shin Changho

    IBM Intellectual Property
    IP Executive

  • Shanker Singham

    Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities at Babson Global
    Managing Director

  • Song Minsoon

    University of North Korean Studies
    President

  • Song Yong Kyu

    Korea Aerospace University
    Professor

  • Manuel Sosa

    INSEAD
    Professor of Technology and Operations Management

  • Jon L. Stein

    Kettera Strategies LLC
    CEO

  • Joseph E. Stiglitz

    2001 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics

  • Rolf Strom-Olsen

    IE Business School
    Professor

  • Suh Il Hong

    Hanyang University
    Professor

  • Suh Jeong-in

    Mission of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN
    Ambassador

  • Suh Eunkook

    Yonsei University
    Professor

  • Sung Taeyoon

    Yonsei University
    Professor

  • Peter Sykes

    The Dow Chemical Company
    President, Asia Pacific

  • Tsuyoshi Takashiro

    Takashiro Tokyo
    CEO

  • Ching W. Tang

    University of Rochester / Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Professor

  • Don Tapscott

    The Tapscott Group
    CEO

  • Daniel Thomsen

    Stratasys Korea
    General Manager

  • Peter Tyroller

    Robert Bosch GmbH
    Chairman of Asia-Pacific

  • Eric Van der Kleij

    Entiq (Level39)
    Co-founder / Managing Director

  • Balagopal Vissa

    INSEAD
    Professor of Entrepreneurship

  • Sonny Vu

    Misfit
    CEO

  • Haruki Wada

    Tokyo University
    Emeritus Professor

  • Theo Waigel


    German Minister of Finance (1989-1998)

  • Ingo Walter

    Stern School of Business, New York University
    Professor

  • Chad Williams

    Phnom Penh Post
    Editor-in-Chief

  • Alan Willits

    Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd
    Chairman, Asia Pacific

  • Won Youn-Sang

    Samsung Heavy Industries(SHI),
    Executive Vice President

  • Pindar Wong

    VeriFi
    Chairman of Consultancy

  • Woo Sang-Sun

    HYOSUNG R&D Center
    President (CTO)

  • Yang Woong Chul

    Hyundai Motor Group
    Vice-Chairman

  • David Yermack

    New York University Stern School of Business
    Chairman of Finance Department

  • Yi Kyongsu

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Yoo Janghee

    Maeil Business Newspaper
    Executive Advisor

  • Yoon Chi-won

    UBS Group
    President Asia-Pacific

  • Yoon Kwang Joon

    Smart Drone Center
    Director

  • Kasper Yttesen

    Siemens Wind Power Offshore
    Director of Offshore Strategy

  • Gino Yu

    Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design
    Associate Professor

  • Zheng Yuhuang

    Tsinghua University
    Professor

  • Zhou Chunsheng

    Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
    Professor

  • Zhou Qiren

    Peking University
    Professor