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Event Date Mon Jun 21 +03 - Wed Jun 23 +03 (7 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Jun 21 1:00am - Wed Jun 23 2:00am
Location Virtual
Region EMEA

The Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, will identify opportunities, present solutions, and rethink the global economic landscape through the lens of the Middle East. Anchored strategically in Doha, the Forum draws on Qatar’s ability to link Asia with Africa and beyond, as well as its position as a leader in transitional energy technologies and the home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Virtually convening global business leaders, heads of state and policy innovators, the inaugural Qatar Economic Forum will look forward as we emerge, haltingly and unevenly, from the economic shock created by the Covid-19 pandemic. With this uneasy optimism comes the opportunity for ascendent voices to imagine the next chapter through vivid thinking, new relationships and innovative approaches. This is the promise of the Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg.


2021 Speakers

H.E. Paul Kagame
President, The Republic of Rwanda

H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa
President, The Republic of South Africa

H.E. Macky Sall
President, The Republic of Senegal

H.E. Armen Sarkissian
President, The Republic of Armenia


Clare Akamanzi
CEO, Rwanda Development Board

H.E. Akbar Al-Baker
Group CEO, Qatar Airways

H.E. Saad bin Sherida Al-Kaabi
Minister of State for Energy Affairs, The State of Qatar, CEO, Qatar Petroleum

H.E. Ali bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance, The State of Qatar

H.E. Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud
CEO, Qatar Investment Authority

H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed
Minister of State, The State of Qatar, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Qatar Free Zones Authority

H.E. Khalid bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Chairman, Qatari Diar, CEO, Qatargas

H.E. Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser Al-Thani
Vice Chair, NBK Holdings

H.E. Hassan Al-Thawadi
Secretary General at Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, The State of Qatar

Aisha Hussein Alfardan
Personal Advisor to the Chairman, Alfardan Group Holding, Vice Chairwoman, Qatari Businesswomen Association

Baroness Valerie Amos
Master of University College, The University of Oxford

Tom Barrack
Founder, Colony Capital

Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

David L. Calhoun
President and CEO, The Boeing Company

Anthony Capuano
CEO, Marriott International

Natarajan Chandrasekaran
Chairman, Tata Sons

Hillary Rodham Clinton
67th Secretary of State, United States of America

Ray Dalio
Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates

Aliko Dangote
Founder and President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group

Mohammed Dewji

Dr. Herbert Diess
Chairman, Volkswagen AG

Didier Drogba
Vice President, Peace and Sport

Börje Ekholm
President and CEO, Ericsson Group

Samuel Eto'o
Professional Footballer, Four Time African Player of the Year

Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo
Managing Director, Ooredoo Group

Henry Fernandez
Chairman and CEO, MSCI

Senait Fisseha
Director of International Programs, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School

Bruce Flatt
CEO, Brookfield Asset Management

Dr. Leila Fourie
Group CEO, JSE

Ignacio Galán
Chairman and CEO, Iberdrola

Luis Gallego
CEO, International Airlines Group

Ivan Glasenberg
CEO, Glencore

Thomas Gottstein
CEO, Credit Suisse

Dr. Mo Ibrahim
Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Jin Liqun
President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Jim Yong Kim
Former President, World Bank Group, Vice Chairman and Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

Graça Machel
Chair, Graça Machel Trust

Lord Mandelson
Chairman, Global Counsel

Yvonne Manzi Makolo
CEO, RwandAir

Blythe Masters
Industry Partner, Motive Partners

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises

Steven T. Mnuchin
77th Secretary of the Treasury, United States

Amina J. Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Louise Mushikiwabo
Secretary General, Organization Internationale de la Francophonie

Dr. James Mwangi
Group Managing Director and CEO, Equity Group Holdings Plc., Executive Chairman, Equity Group Foundation

Dr. John Nkengasong
Director, Africa CDC

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Director-General, WTO

Adebayo Ogunlesi
Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

Jim Ovia
Founder and Chairman, Zenith Bank

General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.)
Partner, KKR, Chairman of the KKR Global Institute

Ruth Porat
Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet and Google

Patrick Pouyanné
Chairman and CEO, Total

Matthias Rebellius
CEO, Siemens AG

Emmanuel Roman

David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Ferit Şahenk
Chairman, Doğuş Group

Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group

Vera Songwe
Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations

Jane Sun
CEO, Group

Masai Ujiri
President and General Manager, Toronto Raptors

Baroness Shriti Vadera
Chair, Prudential plc.

Ben van Beurden
CEO, Royal Dutch Shell

Jacopo Venturini
CEO, Valentino Fashion Group

Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Co-Founder and Chair, Seneca Women

Axel Weber
Chairman, UBS Group

Bill Winters
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered

Yichen Zhang
Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital


Prof. Anant Agarwar
Founder & CEO, edX

June Angelides MBE
Investor, Samos Investments

Henri Arslanian
Global Crypto Leader, PwC, Adjunct Professor at The University of Hong Kong

Bolanle Austen-Peters
Founder & CEO, Terra Kulture Arts and Studios, BAP Productions

Joyee Biswas
Head of Sports Partnerships, Asia Pacific, Facebook

Prof. Dr. Dirk Boll
President of Europe & UK, Middle East and Africa, Christie's

Marcin Cichy
Senior Advisor, EMEA, Access Partnership

Caroline Clarke
Market Leader and EVP, Philips ASEAN Pacific

Patrick Decker
President and Chief Executive Officer, Xylem Inc.

Andrew Frye
Senior Vice President and President, APAC, Baxter

Tariye Gbadegesin
Managing Director and CEO, ARM Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited

Abigail Ross Hopper
President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association

Richard Horrocks-Taylor
Global Head Metals & Mining, Standard Chartered

Shobana Kamineni
Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited

Ron Keating
CEO, Evoqua Water Technologies

Bettina Korek
Chief Executive Officer, Serpentine

Sharon Leite
Chief Executive Officer, The Vitamin Shoppe

Lance Little
Managing Director, Region Asia Pacific, Roche Diagnostics

Robbie McRobbie
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Rugby Union

Danielle Merfeld
VP and Global Chief Technology Officer, GE Renewable Energy

Yumiko Murakami
General Partner, MPower Partners

Edwin Ng
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Medidata Solutions

Fiona Nott
Chief Executive Officer, The Women's Foundation

Izzy Obeng
Managing Director, Foundervine

Christopher "Chip" Paucek
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 2U

Dr. Shawn Qu
CEO, Canadian Solar Inc

Adam Reynolds
Asia Pacific CEO, Saxo Markets

Ronnie Screwvala
Co-founder & Chairman, upGrad

Sujay Shah
Managing Director and Global Head, Cleantech Coverage, Standard Chartered

Anil K. Sharma
Vice President and General Manager, Label and Graphic Materials Asia Pacific, Avery Dennison

Alister Shepherd
Managing Director, Mandiant Services, FireEye

Mike Steib
Chief Executive Officer, Artsy

Corine Tap
President Apac, and Middle East, Danone

Hua Fung Teh
Group President, ONE Championship

Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology, Darktrace

Kahina Van Dyke
Global Head, Digital Channels & Client Data Analytics for CCIB, Standard Chartered

Greg Young
Vice President, Cybersecurity and CorpDev, Trend Micro


Lisa Abramowicz
Anchor, Bloomberg Radio

Tracy Alloway
Executive Editor, Asia News Desk, Bloomberg

Haslinda Amin
Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Sonali Basak
Financial Correspondent, Bloomberg

Romaine Bostick
Correspondent and Co-anchor, Bloomberg Television

Stephanie Flanders
Senior Executive Editor for Economics, Bloomberg

Simone Foxman
Middle East Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

Caroline Hyde
Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Guy Johnson
Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Mallika Kapur
Deputy Global Editor, Bloomberg Live

Jason Kelly
Chief Correspondent, QuickTake, Bloomberg

Francine Lacqua
Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Matt Miller
Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Alix Steel
Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Zain Verjee
Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Forum

Renita Young
Reporter, Bloomberg Television