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Event Date Tue Dec 7 EST - Thu Dec 9 EST (in about 1 month)
Location Digital
Region All

The Global Boardroom returns for its fourth edition in December to further debate the path to recovery, exploring the long-term economic, social and geopolitical consequences of the crisis and the strategies that governments, businesses and investors must undertake to assure sustainable, resilient growth.

Timed to follow COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference due to take place in Glasgow, the event will look closely at how net zero objectives are transforming decision-making, while also gauging the impact of new technologies on the fabric of business, markets and society.

Why attend?
Navigating the world of business in an uncertain and highly volatile world is tough. Surround yourself with the information, inspiration and people who are sharing their strategies for a world transformed by crisis.


2020 Past Speakers

Antony J. Blinken
71st US Secretary of State

Melinda French Gates
Co-chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Erna Solberg
Prime Minister, Norway

Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Prime Minister, Greece

Katherine Tai
19th United States Trade Representative,

David Malpass
President, World Bank Group

Margrethe Vestager
Executive Vice President for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, European Commission

Jin Liqun
President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Lesetja Kganyago
Governor, South African Reserve Bank

Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Pierre Gramegna
Minister of Finance, Luxembourg

Thomas Buberl

Ivan Glasenberg
CEO, Glencore

Corrado Passera
Founder and CEO, Illimity, former Italian Minister of Economic Development

Gary Cohn
Former Director, US National Economic Council

Chuck Robbins
Member of the Board of Directors, Business Roundtable

Jo Taylor
CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Julia Gillard
Chair, Global Institute for Women's Leadership, King's College London

Amitabh Kant
CEO, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)

Yuriko Koike
Governor of Tokyo

João Doria
GovernorState of São Paulo

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Mayor, City of Freetown

Kurt Campbell
Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, United States National Security Council

Nick Clegg
Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications, Facebook

Uğur Şahin
Co-Founder and CEO, BioNTech

Sim Tshabalala
CEO, Standard Bank Group

Jochen Flasbarth
State Secretary at the Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Republic of Germany

Olivier Blanchard
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Laurence Boone
Chief Economist, OECD

Jason Furman
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Martin Wolf, CBE
Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Roula Khalaf
Editor, Financial Times

Gillian Tett
Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-large, US, Financial Times

John Ridding
CEO, Financial Times

Cristiano Amon
President and CEO-Elect, Qualcomm Inc

Sandeep Biswas
Managing Director and CEO, Newcrest Mining

Orlando Bravo
Founder and Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo

Ken Brinsden
Managing Director and CEO, Pilbara Minerals

Laura Cha
Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Mauricio Claver-Carone
President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Betsy Cohen
Chairman, FinTech Masala

Federico González
CEO, Radisson Hotel Group

Elizabeth Gaines
CEO, Fortescue Metals Group

Clement King Man Kwok
CEO, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

Steele Li
Vice Chairman, CMOC

Johan Lundgren
CEO, easyJet

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Executive Chairperson, Biocon and Biocon Biologics

Francesca McDonagh
Group CEO, Bank of Ireland

Jose Minaya
CEO, Nuveen

Keshav Murugesh
Group CEO, WNS Global Services

Kathleen Quirk
President and CFO, Freeport-McMoRan

Alison Rose
CEO, NatWest

Edmond Scanlon
CEO, Kerry Group

Mallika Srinivasan
Chair and Managing Director, Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE)

Peder Tuborgh
CEO, Arla Foods

Laura Abasolo
Chief Financial, Control, and Corporate Development Officer, Telefónica

Mercedes Abramo
President & CEO, Cartier North America

Tobias Adrian
Financial Counsellor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Sara Akbar
Chairperson and CEO, OiLSERV

Diana Alarcón González
Chief Advisor and Foreign Affairs Director, Mexico City Government

Cate Ambrose
CEO and Board Member, EMPEA

Jeffrey Aronson
Co-Founder and Managing Principal,

James Bailey
Executive Director, Waitrose

Peter Bakker
CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Albert Baladi
CEO, Beam Suntory

Anita Balchandani
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Goolam Ballim
Chief Economist and Head of Research, Standard Bank Group

Pierpaolo Barbieri
Founder and CEO, Ualá

Nishant Batra
Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Nokia

Seth Berkley
CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Cathy Bessant
Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America

Ajay Bhalla
President, Cyber & Intelligence, Mastercard

Kate Bingham
Managing Partner, SV Health Investors

Olivier Blum
Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Schneider Electric

Alastair Campbell
Writer, communicator, strategist,

Laura Chappell
CEO, Brunel Pension Partnership

Audrey Choi
CEO, Institute for Sustainable Investing, Morgan Stanley

Wei Sun Christianson
Co-CEO of Asia Pacific and CEO of China, Morgan Stanley

Jennifer Christie
Chief Human Resources Officer, Twitter

Helen Clarkson
CEO, The Climate Group

Jenny Corbett
Project Professor, University of Tokyo, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University

Mariana Costa Checa
Co-founder and CEO, Laboratoria

James Crabtree
Executive Director - Asia, International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS)

Tony Danker
Director-General, CBI

Rafael de Castro Figueroa
Co-Founder and CEO, Portal Telemedicina

Kathryn de Wit
Project Director, Broadband Access Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Elizabeth Economy
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Rebecca Enonchong
Founder and CEO, AppsTech

Marianna Fassinotti
Head of Debt and Related Assets, DE Shaw

Mark Fawcett
Chief Investment Officer, Nest

Erin Fitzgerald
CEO, US Farmers & Ranchers In Action (USFRA)

Carl Benedikt Frey
Director, Future of Work Programme at the Oxford Martin School, Oxford University

Lise Fuhr
Director General, ETNO

Julian Gething
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Ferry Grijpink
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Phil Harrison
CEO, Perkins&Will

Rob Hattrell
Head of eBay Europe, eBay

Richard Heron
Vice-President Health & Wellbeing, Chief Medical Officer, BP

Bert Hofman
Director, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore

Patrick Hogan
Chief Commercial Officer, Honeywell Building Technologies

Vimal Kapur
President and CEO, Honeywell Building Technologies

Lina Khatib
Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Nisa Leung
Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Rachel Lord
Chair and Head of Asia Pacific, BlackRock

Martin Lush
Vice President, Global Health Sciences Division, NSF International

Nigyar Makhmudova
Chief Growth Officer, Danone

Anja Manuel
Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

Sandra Manuelito
Chief, Programme Planning and Evaluation Unit, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Mark McLane
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Well-being, M&G

Anand Menon
Director, UK in a Changing Europe

Gary Michelson
Founder and Co-chair, Michelson 20MM Foundation

Rochus Mommartz
CEO, responsAbility Investments

CeCe Morken
CEO, Headspace

Scott O'Neil
CEO, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

Eghosa Omoigui
Founder and Managing General Partner, EchoVC Partners

Alexandra Palt
Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, L’Oréal, and Executive Vice President, Fondation L’Oréal

Minxin Pei
Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College

Chris Perry
President, Broadridge

Dickon Pinner
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Karen Reddington
President, FedEx Express Europe

John Rogers
Co-CEO, Ariel Investments

Karen Ross
Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Santitarn Sathirathai
Group Chief Economist, Sea

Kori Schake
Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Bill Schaninger
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Sayuri Shirai
Professor of Economics, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

Susan Shirk
Chair, 21st Century China Center, University of California San Diego

Tom Shropshire
Incoming General Counsel, Diageo

Liz Ann Sonders
Chief Investment Officer, Charles Schwab & Co

Mark Sorrell
Global Co-Head of M&A, Goldman Sachs

Toni Stanger-McLaughlin
Associate CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund

Woods Staton
Executive Chairman, Arcos Dorados

Jane Sun
CEO, Group

Joy Tan
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies USA

Loïc Tassel
President, Procter & Gamble Europe

Maximilian Tayenthal
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, N26

Magnus Tyreman
Managing Partner, Europe, McKinsey & Company

Joel Van Dusen
Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Mashreq Bank

Leslie Vinjamuri
Director, US and Americas Programme, Chatham House

Dimieari Von Kemedi
Co-Founder and CEO, Alluvial and Angalafintech

Helmut von Struve
CEO, Siemens Middle East and the UAE

Colin Walsh
Founder and CEO, Varo Bank

Dan Wang
Technology Analyst, Gavekal Dragonomics

Hiroshi Yoshikawa
President, Rissho University

Saadia Zahidi
Managing Director, World Economic Forum

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partner

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