Joseph E. Stiglitz
Economist and a professor at Columbia University
Joesph is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university's highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. Based on academic citations, Stiglitz is the 4th most influential economist in the world today, and in 2011 he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz's work focuses on income distribution, asset risk management, corporate governance, and international trade. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity and The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them.
Mr. TEO Ming Kian
Chairman -Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd
Mr.Teo has been a board director and Chairman of Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd since May 2012. He served as Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Finance as well as Executive Chairman of the National Science and Technology Board (renamed later as Agency for Science, Technology and Research) and the Economic Development Board. Mr.Teo was conferred the Singapore Public Administration Medal(Gold) in1993, the Commander First Class—Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden) in1994. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University in Australia, and Master of Science degree in Management Studies from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
Sir Michael Barber
Managing Partner and Co-founder of Delivery Associates, and Chief Education Advisor at Pearson
Sir Michael is a world-leading authority on the effectiveness of government. He is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of Delivery Associates, and Chief Education Advisor at Pearson.
In 2001, he founded the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit in No10, Downing Street, which he ran until 2005. In this role he was responsible for ensuring delivery of the government's domestic policy priorities across health, education, crime reduction, criminal justice, transport and immigration.
From 2005 to 2011 he was a partner at McKinsey and Company where he played a leading role in creating a public sector practice and founded the global education practice.
Since 2014 he has been Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda
Council on Education.
He is a distinguished visiting scholar at Harvard School of Public Health and holds honorary doctorates from The University of Exeter, The University of Wales and The University of Warwick. In 2005, he was knighted for his services to improving government.
Fahad M. Alturki, Ph.D
Chief Economist and Head of Research, Jadwa Investment
Dr. Fahad M. Alturki is Chief Economist and Head of Research at Jadwa investment Company in Riyadh. He is also a member of its Executive Management Committee. He is responsible for managing the economic research department and publishes regularly on issues related to the Saudi and global economies and the world oil market. He appears frequently in the domestic and international media and is a regular public speaker.
Prior to joining Jadwa, Fahad led the Macroeconomics Research unit at Barclays Saudi Arabia with similar responsibilities. Previously, Fahad was an Economic Specialist at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency where he worked for eleven years in the Economic Research and Statistics Department. Between 2007-0, Fahad was an economist at the International Monetary Fund at the Middle East and Central Asia Department.
Fahad graduated with a BA in business administration (majoring accounting) from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, and has a Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in economics from University of Oregon (Eugene, USA).
“Schumpeter” Columnist and Management Editor, The Economist. Expert on global business, culture and politics
Long-time journalist for The Economist speaks on a wide range of subjects revolving around global business: China and India, the search for talent, business history, management and entrepreneurship, globalization and the economy. Coauthor of five books. Adrian is the author of new book The Great Disruption: How Business is Coping with Turbulent Times.
Adrian has written Economist surveys on entrepreneurship, the global search for talent, as well as on telecommunications, education, multinational companies and management consultancy.
He’s also written public policy papers on education, on meritocracy and classless society, and a book on American politics.