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Event Date Tue May 4 CEST - Thu May 6 CEST (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue May 4 5:20am - Thu May 6 3:45pm
Location Online
Region EMEA

The Global Boardroom returns for its third edition to discuss the practical steps governments, business and finance can take to build a resilient, sustainable recovery, more than a year into a crisis that has crippled the global economy and fundamentally changed the way we live, work and communicate.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, how effective will the vaccination programmes be and to what extent have they brought forward the timing of a recovery? What impact will the new US administration have on domestic and global affairs? What should businesses do to assure future growth and competitiveness?

Join the FT’s top journalists in a series of live online conversations with leading policy-makers, CEOs and investors -- across three days and multiple time zones from Asia through to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas -- to debate and design the most effective post-pandemic strategies.

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.

1. Crucial business information
Hear directly from leading policy-makers on the steps they are taking to support economies and business

2. Get inspiration for next steps
Find out how leading CEOs from a range of industries are coping with the crisis and preparing for a recovery

3. Quality content you cannot find elsewhere
Go beyond the news to explore the impact of the crisis through carefully curated, in-depth discussions

4. Participate
Pose questions to thought leaders and get instant analysis from FT journalists after key sessions


2021 Speakers

Antony Blinken
71st US Secretary of State,

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

Sebastián Piñera
President, Chile

Erna Solberg
Prime Minister, Norway

Katherine Tai
19th United States Trade Representative,

David Malpass
President, World Bank Group

Svenja Schulze
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Republic of Germany

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

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

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

João Doria
Governor, State of São Paulo

Giuseppe Sala
Mayor, City of Milan

Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo
Chief of Government, Mexico City

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Mayor, City of Freetown

Mariya Gabriel
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission

Uğur Şahin
Co-Founder and CEO, BioNTech

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

Sandeep Biswas
Managing Director and CEO, Newcrest Mining

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)

Elizabeth Gaines
CEO, Fortescue Metals Group

Clement King Man Kwok
CEO, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

Johan Lundgren
CEO, easyJet

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Executive Chairperson, Biocon and Biocon Biologics

Francesca McDonagh
Group CEO, Bank of Ireland

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

Mercedes Abramo
President & CEO, Cartier North America

Henadi Al-Saleh
Chairperson, Agility

Cate Ambrose
CEO and Board Member, EMPEA

James Bailey
Executive Director, Waitrose

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

Pierpaolo Barbieri
Founder and CEO, Ualá

Alicia Bárcena
Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Seth Berkley
CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Cathy Bessant
Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America

Ajay Bhalla
President, Cyber and Intelligence, Mastercard

Kamissa Camara
Senior Visiting Expert for the Sahel, United States Institute of Peace

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

Mariana Costa Checa
Co-founder and CEO, Laboratoria

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

Rebecca Enonchong
Founder and CEO, AppsTech

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

Robyn Grew
Group COO and General Counsel, Man Group

Phil Harrison
CEO, Perkins&Will

Rob Hattrell
Head of eBay Europe, eBay

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

Rachel Lord
Chair, BlackRock Asia Pacific

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

Anja Manuel
Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum

Anand Menon
Director, UK in a Changing Europe

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

Karen Reddington
President, FedEx Express Europe

Karen Ross
Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

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

Janie Simms Hipp
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

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 Research

Hiroshi Yoshikawa
Professor, Faculty of Economics, Rissho University

Saadia Zahidi
Managing Director, World Economic Forum

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Broadridge
• Huawei
• Luxembourge for Finance
• Morgan Stanley
• ResponsAbility