Tan Sri Azman Yahya
Azman is the founder of Symphony House Berhad, an outsourcing company and the Executive Chairman of Symphony Life Berhad. After graduating with first class honours from LSE, he trained at KPMG in London and qualified as a chartered accountant before returning to Malaysia in 1988 where he built his career in investment banking.
Introduction to KMF2016
Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hj Mokhtar
Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hj Mokhtar is the Managing Director of Khazanah since 1 June 2004. He was previously the Managing Director of BinaFikir Sdn Bhd from 2002 until May 2004. Prior to this, he was a Director and Head of Research at Salomon Smith Barney and Union Bank of Switzerland in Malaysia.
OPENING ADDRESS: 'The Sustainable Development Goals and Malaysia'
Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Jomo Kwame Sundaram holds the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia. He is also Visiting Senior Fellow at Khazanah Research Institute and Visiting Fellow at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University.
SPECIAL ADDRESS: ‘The Geography of Inequality’
Tan Sri Andrew Sheng
Andrew Sheng is Distinguished Fellow of Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong. He is Chief Adviser to CBRC, a Board Member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and a member of the international advisory councils of CIC, CDB, CSRC and Securities and Exchange Board of India.
Nasri joined Khazanah on 1 September 2009 and currently holds the position of Executive Director, Corporate & Support Services, Company Secretary and Head of Legal. Prior to that, he was a partner with a leading law firm in Malaysia, advising clients on corporate law and the legal aspects of corporate restructuring, take-overs and mergers.
CORE SESSION 1: MACRO AND MARKETS
Invisible Hand versus Velvet Fist – This House Believes that Markets are More Effective than Regulation at Addressing Externalities
Danny Quah is Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. His current research is on an economic approach to world order, although he has published on a wide range of topics including income inequality, convergence and growth, spatial economics, business cycles, and inflation.
Dave is a principal at Equilibrium, which builds and operates portfolios of sustainably driven real assets for institutional investors. He oversees new product development and guides the firm's growth. Previously, Dave was a GP at OVP Venture Partners; Founder/CEO GeoTrust; along with Mentor Graphics, McKinsey & Company, and Solectron.
Frances Dydasco-Kieswetter is one of the Founding Partners and CEO of Singapore-based Proa Partners Pte. Ltd., a long-only investment boutique specialising in Asian equities, whose clients are US, UK and Australian endowments, family offices and pension funds. She has 28 years of institutional investment management experience in Asia, and has worked in all three major financial centres in Asia.
Jin-Yong Cai joined TPG as a Partner in February 2016. Jin-Yong is the former CEO and EVP of the IFC, which is member of the World Bank Group and the world’s leading development institution focused on strengthening private sector investment in emerging markets.
Stefano Natella is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, based in New York. He is the Head of Global Markets Research and member of the executive committee of the Credit Suisse Research Institute.
Yeoh Keat Seng
Yeoh Keat Seng is a Fund Manager at asset management company, Kumpulan Sentiasa Cemerlang Sdn Bhd. He has more than 20 years of experience in investments, having worked on both the buy side and sell side of the industry. His previous stints include Head of Research for Crosby Securities and Merrill Lynch (Malaysia), CEO and CIO of the predecessor of CIMB-Principal Asset Management, and Head of Private Client Services in CIMB.
Ridzuan Mohamed is a Director in Khazanah Research & Investment Strategy division. He has more than ten years industry experience as a sell-side equities analyst, having covered the Malaysian utilities, transportation and telecommunications sectors for a number of investment banks including UBS, Merrill Lynch and RHB. Ridzuan is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and an economics graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He currently sits on the board of the Malaysian Investor Relations Association (MIRA).
SPECIAL ADDRESS: 'Culture as Destiny?'
George Yeo is the Chairman of Kerry Logistics Network since August 2012. He is also a Director of Kerry Holdings Limited. From 1988 to 2011, Mr. Yeo served in the Singapore Government, and was Minister for Information and the Arts, Health, Trade & Industry, and Foreign Affairs.
Ben Chan joined Khazanah in 2005 as Director of Investments and was appointed Executive Director of Investments in 2008. He has previously served as Director of Research with several investment houses, covering the Malaysia and Singapore markets. He was the Head of China Research with Cazenove & Co and ING Barings in Hong Kong between 1992 and 1996.
Mr. Ali Babacan was Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey from 2009 until 2015. Prior to that, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2007 until 2009 and Minister of Treasury from 2002 until 2007. He was Chief Negotiator for EU accession process of Turkey.
Dato’ Noorazman joined Khazanah as Executive Director of Investments in 2010 after having spent two-and-a-half years as Managing Director of Fajr Capital Ltd, a Khazanah investee company.
CORE SESSION 2: FIRMS AND TRANSFORMATION
Solving the Corporate Impossible Trinity? Can Firms Simultaneously Deliver Financial Value, Economic Value and Societal Value in a Low Growth World?
Aziz Mebarek (53) is a Co-Founder of AfricInvest. He has 22 years experience in private equity, having actively contributed to raise and deploy around one billion dollars in mid size companies and financial institutions in the African continent. He acts as a board member for several North and Sub-Saharan African companies and financial institutions.
David is the Chairman of Frost & Sullivan. He has devoted his career to helping companies generate, evaluate, and implement innovative growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan is focused on helping clients become visionary innovators in their industry. He has authored six books, and is currently working on the seventh. Traveling extensively he frequently keynotes at industry events, associations and company strategy meetings and facilitates growth workshops and think tanks on visionary innovation, megatrends, growth strategy and competitive strategy internationally.
Gustaf is the CEO of BIMA Mobile, the leading provider of mobile-delivered insurance and healthcare in emerging markets. He is responsible for strategy development and overseeing investor relations and has driven the company’s growth from a small pilot scheme to an international business with 20 million registered users in 16 countries. Gustaf previously worked in management roles at the European telecommunications company, Tele2 and has a Masters from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Dato' Rohana Rozhan
Dato’ Rohana Rozhan is Group CEO and Executive Director of Astro Malaysia, a media powerhouse whose success is built on embracing a culture of diversity, complementarity and innovation.
Dato' Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad
Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad is the CEO of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) since 2013. He is also a Board Member of Valuecap Sdn Bhd and Malakoff Corporation Bhd, and the Director of Prima Ekuiti (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of KWAP.
Datuk Hisham Hamdan joined Khazanah in April 2011. He was formerly with Sime Darby for over six years where he assumed several senior positions, covering strategy and business development, healthcare, energy & utilities and special projects. He also has 12 years of capital markets experience in equity research and investment banking. He started his career as a process engineer in the US.
SPECIAL ADDRESS: 'Capitalism and the New Social Contract'
Jaime A. Zobel de Ayala
Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ayala Corporation, the oldest and one of the largest business groups in the Philippines. Ayala has interests in real estate, banking, telecommunications, water, power, transport, automotive and manufacturing, education, and healthcare.
Zul joined Khazanah in May 2014 as an Executive Director of Investments, with responsibility for Khazanah's investments in financial services. He is also Head of the Strategic Management Unit, overseeing both corporate and portfolio strategy.
SPECIAL SESSION in collaboration with TEDxKL: INNOVATION WITHOUT BORDERS 2.0
Unlocking the Power of Inclusive Innovation
Ambarish Mitra is one of the pioneers of augmented reality and computer vision. Mitra started his tech career in 1997 as a high school drop-out entrepreneur on a noble topic of Women Empowerment in India, which successfully IPO'd in 2000.
Barry is co-founder and CEO of Variable Labs, an immersive media company focused on fostering empathy for positive behaviour change. His clients include Google, the United Nations, XPRIZE and other top-tier organisations where he creates Virtual Reality content and platforms to help individuals and institutions learn and grow.
Jaime ‘Jim’ Ayala
Jim is a social businessman who addresses social and development issues through his leadership roles at several social enterprises. He is founder and CEO of Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc. He is also a network partner of Hystra Inc, Chairman of Stiftung Solarenergie Philippines, Co-founder of SunTransfer Holdings, and Director of Oasis Capital.
Lynette Wallworth is an acclaimed Australian artist and director whose immersive installations and films reflect on the connections between people and the natural world as well as exploring fragile human states of grace. Often engaged with emerging technologies, Wallworth's works include - interactive installation Evolution of Fearlessness, the Fulldome film Coral: Rekindling Venus and the feature documentary Tender.
Srikanth Velamakanni, is the Co-founder and CEO of Fractal Analytics, one of the world’s most respected pure play Analytics companies. Srikanth’s passion for analytics makes him a thought leader in the space, an active public speaker and evangelist at large.
Sumant is a co-founder and Managing Director at March Capital Partners, a multi-stage technology fund; and a Managing Director at Clearstone Venture Partners. He is also a co-founder of The Hive, an AI & Big data focused incubator; and The Fabric, a cloud and networking focused incubator.
Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil Zahruddin joined Khazanah as an Executive Director of Investments in October 2011. His main role is overseeing new investments and divestments in sectors within his portfolio.
SPECIAL ADDRESS: 'Building a Sustainable Future'
Dr Alfonso Vegara
Alfonso Vegara is the Founder and Honorary President of Fundación Metrópoli, an international organisation focused on helping cities build a better sustainable future. An urban Architect with a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Navarra, Alfonso’s studies and expertise include economics and sociology. His ideas and projects have been disseminated through more than 30 books, and lectures, highlighting its latest publication Supercities. The Intelligence of Territory.
Hamdan Abdul Majeed
Hamdan Abdul Majeed is a Director in the Investments division of Khazanah Nasional Berhad. He currently leads Khazanah’s regional office in the northern region of Malaysia and is also the Executive Director of ThinkCity, a community-based urban regeneration agency. Prior to joining Khazanah, he had a career in investment banking where he was involved extensively in debt capital markets advisory specialising in structured finance, project finance and advisory.
Zaida Khalida Shaari joined Khazanah in January 2007 as a Senior Vice President of Investments and currently serves as Executive Director of Investments. Prior to joining Khazanah, she was Company Secretary and Head of Legal at Permodalan Nasional Berhad, after having been in legal practice for several years.
Taman Tugu Project: In Celebration of Knowledge and the Environment
CORE SESSION 3: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Going Dutch or True North? Extracting the Blessings, not the Curse, of Rich Endowments
Dr Albert Zeufack
Dr. Albert Zeufack is the Chief Economist for Africa at the World Bank. Prior to that, he was Practice Manager in the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice and Leader of Community of Practice for the Management of Natural Resources Rents. He joined the World Bank in 1997 and was Senior Country Economist for Malaysia for six years. Between 2008 and 2012, he was Director of Research and Investment Strategy at Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
Dato' Sri Nazir Tun Abdul Razak
Nazir Razak is the Chairman of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. He joined CIMB’s corporate advisory department in 1989 and had served the Group in various capacities before being appointed as Chief Executive in 1999. After 15 years as Chief Executive, Nazir became Chairman on 1 September 2014.Nazir is a Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and a member of the Investment Panel of the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. He is also the Chairman of the EPF's Investment Panel Risk Committee. In 2015, he was the recipient of Asia House’s Asian Business Leaders Award.
Nurhisham Hussein is the Head of the Economics and Capital Markets Department of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). His department oversees economic surveillance of over 20 economies across the globe, contributing to the investment process at EPF. He joined EPF after a stint with the Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC), producing country reports, developing economic viewpoints and making quantitative forecasts.
Datuk Seri Dr Rahamat Bivi Yusoff
Datuk Seri Dr. Rahamat Bivi Yusoff is the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department. Her main function is to formulate policies and strategies for the socio-economic development of the country. She has been instrumental in the preparation of the 11th Malaysia Plan, 2016–2020 and the annual development budget for the ministries and agencies. Datuk Seri Dr. Rahamat Bivi is a member of Economic Council and the Problem Solving Committee chaired by the Prime Minister.
Ravi Kanbur researches and teaches in development economics, public economics and economic theory at Cornell University. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank including as Chief Economist for Africa.
Dr. Nungsari Ahmad Radhi is Managing Director of Prokhas Sdn Bhd who also serves as the Principal Officer of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, DanaInfra Nasional Berhad ,Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Berhad and Syarikat Jaminan Kredit Perumahan Berhad. He sits on the boards of Blue Archipelago Berhad, Agrifood Resources Holdings Sdn Bhd and Lembaga Pembiayaan Perumahan Sektor Awam. He is also a member of the Malaysian Aviation Commission and is on the Board of Trustees of Khazanah Research Institute.
SPECIAL SESSION: THE ETHICS OF MANAGING GEOGRAPHY
Stewardship in Action
Caroline Russell, a Malaysian, is CEO of Boh Plantations Sdn. Bhd. A business graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Caroline joined Malaysia’s leading tea grower in 1988 and is a director of the Company and a number of its associates including Nerada (Pty) Ltd., a tea growing and marketing operation in Australia.
Charles Leadbeater is a best-selling author and strategic advisor to companies, governments and cities. His books include We-Think: mass innovation, not mass production and The Frugal Innovator. Earlier this year, he published The Problem Solvers, his exploration of how education can prepare young people for turbulent times. His TED talks on innovation have been watched by several million people.
Dato' Paduka Iqbal Khan
Iqbal Khan is the CEO of Fajr Capital, a Dubai-based principal investment firm. He also sits on the board of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, Cravia Group, GEMS Education, Jadwa Investment, MENA Infrastructure and National Petroleum Services.
Datuk Sam Mannan
Datuk Sam Mannan, born in Sandakan, Sabah,graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Forestry Science from the Canterbury University Christchurch, New Zealand in 1979.He has been with the Sabah Forestry Department since 1980. Some of his key conservation achievements include the launch of the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Concept in 1997, the certification of the state’s Deramakot Forest Reserve, the world’s first tropical forest certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the launch of Ulu Segama-Malua (USM) for Orang Utan Conservation in 2006, and the implementation of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL).
Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
Datuk Wan Zulkiflee bin Wan Ariffin took stewardship of PETRONAS on 1 April 2015. An engineer by training, he has served the Malaysian oil and gas giant in various capacities since 1983, including as Chief Operating Officer of PETRONAS in addition to being the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Downstream Business. He was also the Vice President of Gas Business from 2006 to 2010.
Javier joined Khazanah in August 2015. He heads Khazanah Europe Investment Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary which provides advice and support on investments in Europe which are of strategic interest to Khazanah. Previously, he was Managing Director, Global Affairs & New Ventures at Telefonica. He has also served as Director General and Chief Economist at OECD Development Centre.He studied in Paris, Oxford and Boston at Sciences Po and HEC School of Management, Oxford University and Harvard University. In 2009 he has been awarded as one of the Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.
John G. Rice
John G. Rice is Vice Chairman of GE and President & CEO of GE Global Growth Organisation based in Hong Kong.
Dominic Silva joined Khazanah in August 2008 as Director, Investments. He was appointed Executive Director, Investments in May 2010 and Executive Director, Head of Investments in Feb 2014.
SPECIAL ADDRESS: 'Why Connectivity is Destiny'
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a CNN Global Contributor and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder and CEO of Factotum, a leading content branding agency. In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, and featured in WIRED magazine’s Smart List. Parag's latest book is Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016).
Chinta joined Khazanah in July 2015. He leads Khazanah’s India operations based in Mumbai, in addition to co-leading Khazanah's healthcare portfolio. Previously, he was Managing Partner at McKinsey & Co in Singapore., and head of McKinsey's Healthcare practice in the region. Chinta has broad experience in investments, driving portfolio company performance, and designing and implementing governance systems. Prior to McKinsey, he held various positions at an engineering and construction firm in India, culminating in his role as CEO.
CORE SESSION 4: PEOPLE AND LEADERSHIP
Reclaiming the Commons – From the Paradigm of Ownership to the Paradigm of Stewardship
Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar was appointed as Group Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) on 1st August 2016 following completion of his term as a Senator and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic Planning. Prior to his cabinet appointment, he was President and CEO of Maybank from 2008 to 2013.
Previously head of research in Malaysia and Hong Kong and head of thematic research, Amar Gill was head of Asia research from 2012 to 2016. His role changed in mid-2016 to Director of Research – Mid and Small Cap Strategy. He has coordinated research on corporate governance since 2000 and was CLSA’s representative within the Asian Corporate Governance Association.
Daud Vicary Abdullah
Daud has been in the financial services industry for over 43 years, with significant experience in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He was previously Acting CEO of Asian Finance Bank, an Islamic bank based in Malaysia, and was the first Managing Director of Hong Leong Islamic Bank. Currently, he is President and Chief Executive Officer of INCEIF – The Global University of Islamic Finance. Prior to INCEIF, Daud was the Global Islamic Finance Leader with Deloitte. Daud holds an Economic and Social History Honours degree from the University of Bristol in England.
Dee Dee Chan
Dee Dee Chan is a Director of the Seal of Love Charitable Foundation, which was founded by her family in 2009 to help relieve pain and suffering and provide education to break the poverty cycle in the Asian region. Another objective of the foundation is to share thought leadership with other philanthropists.
Dr Nigel Osborne MBE
Nigel Osborne is a composer whose works have been performed by major orchestras around the world. He has been awarded many international prizes, including the Netherlands Gaudeamus Prize, the Opera Prize of Radio Suisse Romande and City of Geneva, and the Koussevitzky Award of the Library of Congress Washington.
Dato' Charon joined Khazanah in November 2013 as an Executive Director in the Managing Director's Office. He is also the current Managing Director of the Khazanah Research Institute. Previously he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Investment Banking of CIMB Group, and Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Investment Bank. Prior to that he was the Managing Partner of Messrs. Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
YB Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani
Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani was appointed Minister of Finance II on 27th June 2016. Prior to that, he was Deputy Minister of Finance. He has been active in politics for 27 years since 1988 and is the current Member of Parliament for Titiwangsa.