17 Days To Go

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 - 9:25am OPENING ADDRESS
YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali Minister of Economic Affairs, Malaysia; Board Member, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
9:35am - 10:20am SPECIAL ADDRESS
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
Nurhisham Hussein Head of Economics and Capital Markets, Employees Provident Fund Malaysia (EPF)
Stephen Hagger Managing Director and Head of Equities, Credit Suisse Malaysia
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
Dr Ha-Joon Chang Director of the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
Introducer: Bryan Lim Executive Director, Khazanah Nasional Consulting (Beijing) 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
Hashim Shawa Chairman, Bank of Palestine Group
Jessica Tan Deputy Group CEO, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd
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
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
Anya Schiffrin Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Dain Said Writer and filmmaker
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 20th September 2018

Tuesday, 9th October 2018

Grand Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

9:05am - 9:50am SPECIAL ADDRESS
Prof Robert C. Merton Nobel Laureate; School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and John and Natty McArthur University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Introducer: Amran Hafiz Affifudin Executive Director, Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
9:55am - 11:05am CORE SESSION 3: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
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
Prof Robert C. Merton Nobel Laureate; School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and John and Natty McArthur University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Chairperson: Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram Visiting Senior Fellow, Khazanah Research Institute
11:05am - 11:20am Break
11:30am - 12:15pm SPECIAL SESSION
Sunny Varkey Group Chairman, GEMS Global; and Founder, Varkey Foundation and GEMS Education
Moderator: Dato' Paduka Iqbal Khan CEO, Fajr Capital
12:20pm - 1:05pm SPECIAL ADDRESS
Vivek Wadhwa Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School and Carnegie Mellon University
Introducer: Nik Rizal Kamil Executive Director, Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
1:05pm - 2:05pm Networking Lunch
2:15pm - 3:00pm SPECIAL ADDRESS
Martin Gilbert Co-Chief Executive, Standard Life Aberdeen PLC
Introducer: Dato' Mohamed Nasri Sallehuddin Executive Director, Corporate & Support Services, Company Secretary and Head of Legal, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
3:05pm - 3:50pm SPECIAL ADDRESS
Ronnie del Carmen Animation writer, story artist, story supervisor and production designer
Introducer: Shahril Ibrahim Director, Khazanah Americas Incorporated
3:55pm - 5:05pm CORE SESSION 4: PEOPLE AND LEADERSHIP
Armin Effendi Country Chairman for Malaysia, Korn Ferry
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
5:05pm - 5:20pm Break
5:30pm - 5:40pm BOOK LAUNCH
5:40pm - 6:05pm CLOSING ADDRESS
YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Prime Minister of Malaysia; and Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
6:05pm End of Day Two
Programme is correct as of 20th September 2018

Charles Leadbeater

Author and independent strategic advisor

Dain Said

Writer and filmmaker

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

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 Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate; and University Professor, Columbia University

YB Lim Guan Eng

Minister of Finance, Malaysia

Lynette Wallworth

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and interactive media artist

Mark Wiseman

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

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, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and John and Natty McArthur University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

Ronnie del Carmen

Animation writer, story artist, story supervisor and production designer

Scott Kalb

Chairman, Sovereign Investor Institute, Institutional Investor

Stephen Hagger

Managing Director and Head of Equities, Credit Suisse Malaysia

Dr Tan See Leng

Managing Director and CEO, IHH Healthcare Berhad

Vivek Wadhwa

Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School and Carnegie Mellon University

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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