World Capital Markets Symposium

Speakers 2009


  • Dr. Laura D’Andrea TysonProfessor of Haas Business School;
    Economic Advisor to President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton

Dr. Laura D’Andrea Tyson is a leading authority on U.S. economic competitiveness, global markets and the high-tech industry.

She has created many firsts in her illustrious career: the first female Dean at the London School of Business, the first woman to head a Top 10 international business school, and the first female Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors during the first tem of the Clinton administration.

Her astute knowledge and insights on global economic issues has made her a much sought-after speaker forecasting economic trends for specific industry sectors, prospects for world trade and international markets.

She continues to contribute positively to education as a Professor at the Haas School of Business and is a member of President Barack Obama’s Economic Advisory Panel.

  • Dr. Raghuram RajanEcomonic Adviser to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India

Raghuran Rajan is the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Prior to resuming teaching in 2007, Dr. Rajan was the Economic Counsellor and Director of Research (in plain English, the Chief Economist) at the International Monetary Fund (from 2003). Since then, Dr. Rajan has also chaired the Indian government’s Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, which submitted its report in September 2008, and is an economic advisor to the Prime Minister of India.

Dr. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it. His papers have been published in all the top economics and finance journals, and he has served on the editorial board of the American Economic Review and the Journal of Finance. He has also written a book with Luigi Zingales entitled ‘Staving Capitalism from the Capitalists’.

Dr. Rajan is the Vice President of the American Finance Association and a member for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2003, the American Finance Association awards Dr. Rajan the inaugural Fischer Black Prize, given every two years to the financial economist under the age 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the theory and practice of finance.

  • Charles PrinceRetired Chairman & CEO – Citigroup Inc.
    Senior Counsellor, Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management

Former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup, Charles Prince has over 35 years of extensive experience and insights into the corporate strategy, corporate finance and management aspects that businesses need to know to successfully achieve rapid growth through acquisition in their respective industries.

Charles Prince has brokered literally hundreds of ‘deals’. Earlier in his career, Mr. Prince was one of a small group of principal negotiators that made the largest deal ever done in Maxico as well as many deals in the U.S. and multiple foreign countries.

During his tenure as CEO, Citigroup achieved several noteworthy accomplishments, including the restoration of important relationships with regulators around the world and improving business practices under a comprehensive corporate governance and ethics initiative that he led in design and implementation.

In addition, he helped develop Citigroup’s culture and direction and moved the company towards its higher margin businesses, investing in areas where they had key competitive advantages. He also augmented Citigroup’s international finance through ground breaking acquisitions and partnerships, greatly improved Citigroup’s technology, and invested in the talent and development of its employees.

  • Dr. Mark MobiusChairman, Templeton Investment Management

Mark Mobius, Ph.D., Executive Chairman of Templeton Asset Management, LLC, joined Templeton in 1987 as president and portfolio manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund. Inc. Currently he directs the Templeton research learn based in 14 global emerging markets offices and manages emerging markets portfolios.

After more than 30 years in global emerging markets, Dr. Mobius has received numerous industry awards, including 'Emerging Markets Equity Manager of the Year 2001", "Ten Top Money Managers of the 20th Century" (1999), “Number One Global Emerging Markets Fund" (1998) Reuters Survey, "1994 First in Business Money Manager of the Year, “Closed-End Fund Manager of the Year” (1993) and "Investment Trust Manager of the Year 1992".

In 2006, Asiamoney magazine listed Mobius as one of the "Top 100 Most PolArerfui and Influential People.” Asiamoney stated that Dr. Mobius boasts one of the highest profiles of any invevor in the region and is regarded by many in the financial industry as one of the most successful emerging markets investors over the last 20 years.

Dr. Mobius has written several books, including "Trading with China', "The Investor's Guide to Emerging Markets", "Mobius on Emerging Markets-, "Passport to Profits', "Equities—An Introduction to the Core Concepts'', "Mutual Funds—An Introduction to the Core Concepts" and "Mark Mobius: An Illustrated Biography".

The World Bank arid Organization for Economic Cooperalioh and Development appointed Dr. Mobius joint chairman of the Global Corporate Governance Forum Investor Responsibility Taskforce.

  • Riz KhanModerator for the World Capital Markets Symposium 2009

  • Tan Sri Zarinah AnwarChairman, Securities Commission Malaysia

  • Tan Sri Dr. Munir MajidChairman, Malaysia Airlines

  • Datuk Seri Panglima Andrew ShengPChief Advisor to the China Banking Regulatory Commission

  • Dr. Teh Kok PengPresident, GIC Special Investments, Singapore

  • Jane DiplockChairman, Securities Commission New Zealand

  • Hans HoogervorstChairman, The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets

  • C.B. BhaveSecurities and Exchange Board of India;
    Chairman of IOSCO Asia Pacific Regional Committee

  • Jin LiqunChairman of the Board of Supervisors, China Investment Corporation

  • Dato’ Sri Nazir RazakGroup Chief Executive, CIMB Group

  • Kai NargolwalaCEO, Credit Suisse Asia Pacific

  • Richard ThomasChairman, Gatehouse Bank plc

  • Shayikh Yusuf Talai DeLoranzoChief Shariah Officer, Shariah Capital Inc.

  • Iqbal KhanCRO, Fajr Capital

  • Mushtak ParkerEditor, Islamic Banker

  • Jung Hwan LeeChairman and CEO of Korea Exchange

  • Craig DonohueChief Executive Officer, CME Group

  • Takumi ShibataDeputy President and Chief Operating Officer, Nomura Holdings Inc.

  • Catherine VlastoPartner, Genesis Investment Management LLP

  • Tan Sri Azman MokhtarManaging Directory, Khazanah Nasional