8th & 9th October 2018
Grand Ballroom,
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

ON BALANCE – Recalibrating Markets, Firms, Society and People

From a spiritual perspective, the concept of Balance is found in a variety of faiths and traditions. In the Islamic tradition, there is the concept of Al-Mizan, the Arabic word for Balance, which symbolizes the pursuit of justice and harmony in all endeavours, both in the world and the hereafter. From Chinese philosophy, the yin yang describes how seemingly opposite notions or forces may be interconnected and interdependent with one another in the world. It expresses a sense of unity in duality, a Balance of forces. In the Christian tradition, the Golden Rule – do unto others what you want others to do unto you – is also a manifestation of Balance; it is Balance in how we live with and treat one another.

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Monday, 8th October 2018

Grand Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

8:00am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:05am WELCOME REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION TO KMF2018
Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
9:05am - 9:30am OPENING ADDRESS
YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali Minister of Economic Affairs Malaysia; and Board Member, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
9:35am - 10:20am SPECIAL ADDRESS: 'Striving for Balance in Economics, Politics, and Society'
Prof Joseph E. Stiglitz Nobel Laureate; and University Professor, Columbia University
Introducer: Tengku Dato' Sri Azmil Zahruddin Deputy Managing Director and Head of Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
10:20am - 10:35am Break
10:45am - 11:55am CORE SESSION 1: MACRO AND MARKETS
EM: Escaping the Lost Decade
Nurhisham Hussein Head of Economics and Capital Markets, Employees Provident Fund Malaysia (EPF)
Stephen Hagger Managing Director and Head of Equities, Credit Suisse Malaysia
Xingdong Chen Chief China Economist, BNP Paribas
Dr Yilmaz Akyüz Former Chief Economist, South Centre; and former Director and Chief Economist, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Chairperson: Mohamed Ridzuan Mohamed Director, Khazanah Research & Investment Strategy, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
12:00pm - 12:45pm SPECIAL ADDRESS: 'Economic Diversification and Economic Development'
Dr Ha-Joon Chang Director of the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
Introducer: Bryan Lim Executive Director, Khazanah Business Consulting (Shanghai) Company Limited
12:55pm - 2:10pm LUNCHEON ADDRESS
YB Lim Guan Eng Minister of Finance Malaysia
Introducer: Faridah Bakar Ali Chief Financial Officer, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
2:20pm - 3:30pm CORE SESSION 2: FIRMS AND TRANSFORMATION
To Explore and to Exploit: Trials and Tribulations in an Era of Rapid Disruption
Dale Cottrell Regional Managing Partner, Bain & Company Asia Pacific
Jessica Tan Deputy Group CEO, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd
Scott Kalb Chairman, Sovereign Investor Institute, Institutional Investor
Dr Tan See Leng Managing Director and CEO, IHH Healthcare Berhad
Chairperson: Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn Deputy Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
3:35pm - 4:50pm SPECIAL SESSION: 'Active vs Passive - The Paradox of Long Term Capital'
Dominic Barton Senior Partner and former Global Managing Partner, McKinsey and Company
Mark Wiseman Global Head of Active Equities, BlackRock; and Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors
Moderator: Datuk Hisham Hamdan Executive Director, Investments and Head of Khazanah Research & Investment Strategy, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
4:50pm - 5:05pm Break
5:15pm - 6:15pm SPECIAL SESSION: SOCIAL MOVEMENT
A New Balance of Power? When Institutions Meet Movements
Anya Schiffrin Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Dain Said Writer and filmmaker
Hashim Shawa Chairman, Bank of Palestine Group
Prof Nigel Osborne Music composer, social activist, and Professor Emeritus, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh
Chairperson: Charles Leadbeater Author and independent strategic advisor
6:15pm End of Day One
Programme is correct as of 23rd October 2018

Tuesday, 9th October 2018

Grand Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

9:05am - 9:50am SPECIAL ADDRESS: 'Solving Global Challenges Using Finance Science - Past and Future'
Prof Robert C. Merton Nobel Laureate; School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management; Resident Scientist, Dimensional Holdings Inc
Introducer: Amran Hafiz Affifudin Executive Director, Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
9:55am - 11:05am CORE SESSION 3: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Is industrial policy still relevant? Development in an age of finance, inequality, automation, trade conflicts and WEF’s IR4.0
Prof Jayati Ghosh Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi Executive Chairman, Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM)
Prof Ravi Kanbur T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics, and Professor of Economics, Cornell University
Chairperson: Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram Visiting Senior Fellow, Khazanah Research Institute
11:05am - 11:30am Break
11:40am - 12:30pm SPECIAL SESSION: 'The Story of GEMS Education: Finding the right balance to create enduring value and impact'
Dino Varkey CEO, GEMS Education
Moderator: Dato' Paduka Iqbal Khan CEO, Fajr Capital
12:30pm - 1:45pm Networking Lunch
1:55pm - 2:40pm SPECIAL SESSION: 'Long Term or Short Term? A CEO's Experience on Investments and Leadership'
Martin Gilbert Chief Executive, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Moderator: Dato' Mohamed Nasri Sallehuddin Executive Director, Corporate & Support Services, Company Secretary and Head of Legal, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
2:45pm - 3:30pm SPECIAL ADDRESS: 'What makes movies real - a storyteller’s non-fiction account of making fictional stories'
Ronnie del Carmen Animation director, writer, story artist, story supervisor and production designer
Introducer: Shahril Ibrahim Director, Khazanah Americas Incorporated
3:35pm - 4:45pm CORE SESSION 4: PEOPLE AND LEADERSHIP
Talk with Crowds, Walk with Kings: Leading and Following in an Out-of-Balance World
Armin Effendi Country Chairman, Korn Ferry Malaysia
Frank Gardner Security Correspondent, BBC
Nadiah Wan CEO, Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara; and Group Chief Corporate Officer, TMC Life Sciences Berhad
Imam Yahya Hendi Director of Muslim Life, Georgetown University; and President, Clergy Beyond Borders
Chairperson: Jiv Sammanthan Executive Director and Head of Managing Director's Office, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
4:45pm - 5:00pm Break
5:10pm - 5:45pm CLOSING ADDRESS
YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Prime Minister of Malaysia; and Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
5:45pm End of Day Two
Programme is correct as of 23rd October 2018

Anya Schiffrin

Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Armin Effendi

Country Chairman, Korn Ferry Malaysia

Bryan Lim

Executive Director, Khazanah Business Consulting (Shanghai) Company Limited

Charles Leadbeater

Author and independent strategic advisor

Dain Said

Writer and filmmaker

Dale Cottrell

Regional Managing Partner, Bain & Company Asia Pacific

Dino Varkey

CEO, GEMS Education

Dominic Barton

Senior Partner and former Global Managing Partner, McKinsey and Company

Frank Gardner

Security Correspondent, BBC

Dr Ha-Joon Chang

Director of the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Hashim Shawa

Chairman, Bank of Palestine Group

Imam Yahya Hendi

Director of Muslim Life, Georgetown University; and President, Clergy Beyond Borders

Dato' Paduka Iqbal Khan

CEO, Fajr Capital

Prof Jayati Ghosh

Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jessica Tan

Deputy Group CEO, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd

Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Visiting Senior Fellow, Khazanah Research Institute

Prof Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate; and University Professor, Columbia University

YB Lim Guan Eng

Minister of Finance Malaysia

YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister of Malaysia; and Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Mark Wiseman

Global Head of Active Equities, BlackRock; and Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors

Martin Gilbert

Chief Executive, Aberdeen Standard Investments

YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali

Minister of Economic Affairs Malaysia; and Board Member, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Nadiah Wan

CEO, Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara; and Group Chief Corporate Officer, TMC Life Sciences Berhad

Prof Nigel Osborne

Music composer, social activist, and Professor Emeritus, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi

Executive Chairman, Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM)

Nurhisham Hussein

Head of Economics and Capital Markets, Employees Provident Fund Malaysia (EPF)

Prof Ravi Kanbur

T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics, and Professor of Economics, Cornell University

Prof Robert C. Merton

Nobel Laureate; School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management; Resident Scientist, Dimensional Holdings Inc

Ronnie del Carmen

Animation director, writer, story artist, story supervisor and production designer

Scott Kalb

Chairman, Sovereign Investor Institute, Institutional Investor

Shahril Ibrahim

Director, Khazanah Americas Incorporated

Stephen Hagger

Managing Director and Head of Equities, Credit Suisse Malaysia

Dr Tan See Leng

Managing Director and CEO, IHH Healthcare Berhad

Xingdong Chen

Chief China Economist, BNP Paribas

Dr Yilmaz Akyüz

Former Chief Economist, South Centre; and former Director and Chief Economist, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

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  • 8th & 9th October 2018
  • Grand Ballroom,
    Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

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