Friday 4th March 2016 – Day 1

08:00 - Registration & Refreshments
Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the hotel.
09:00 - LSE EMF 2016 - Opening Remarks
Professor Robin Mansell - Provost and Deputy Director, London School of Economics
Professor Robin Mansell As well as being Deputy Director and Provost of the London School of Economics, Robin Mansell is Professor of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communication. She has training in several social science disciplines including psychology, social psychology, politics and economics and is a strong advocate of interdisciplinary research when it builds on the strengths of disciplinary inquiry. Her research and teaching focus on the governance of digital media and communications, the social, economic and policy issues arising from innovations in digital technologies, the interactions between technical design and the structure of markets, and sources of regulatory effectiveness and failure.

09:20 - Keynote
Dr James Zhan - Director, UNCTAD ; Team Leader, UN World Investment Report
James Zhan James Zhan is Director of Investment and Enterprise at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is the team leader of the annual UNCTAD World Investment Report. Dr Zhan has over two decades of national and international experience in the areas of trade, investment, technology, business facilitation and enterprise development, including directing policy research, facilitating international consensus-building and providing technical assistance to governments, parliaments and institutions in over 160 countries. Dr Zhan has a PhD in international economics, and was a research fellow at Oxford University. He holds a number of advisory positions with academic institutions, including Cambridge University, Columbia University, Oxford University and the University of Geneva. He is also Global Agenda Council member of the World Economic Forum. Dr Zhan has published extensively on trade and investment-related economic and legal issues. He is a regular speaker at high-level academic, business and policy forums, as well as parliamentary hearings and appears frequently in international media outlets.

10:00 - Panel Discussion: Macroeconomic & Central Banking Policy
Dr Keyu Jin - Professor, London School of Economics ; Macroeconomic Commentator
Keyu Jin Keyu Jin is a tenured professor of Economics at London School of economics. She is from Beijing, China, and holds a B.A., M.A., and PhD from Harvard University. Her field of expertise is international macroeconomics, international finance, and the Chinese economy. Her research has focused on global imbalances and global asset prices, demographics, as well as international trade and growth. Her research is tightly linked to examining the various economic issues in China, with a particular in interest in saving and government policies. Academic publications include those in the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, and the Encyclopaedia of Financial Globalization. Media publications appeared in the Financial Times, Project Syndicate, the Chicago Tribune, Les Echoes, and others. She has also worked/consulted for the World Bank, the IMF, the New York Fed, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan.

Stephen Jen - Co-Founder, SLJ Macro Partners
Stephen Jen Stephen was MD of Macroeconomics and Currencies at Bluegold Capital from May 2009 to March 2011, in charge of managing the Fund’s currency risks as well as its macro strategies. Previously Stephen was an MD at Morgan Stanley and, from October 1996 to April 2009, held various roles, including the Global Head of Currency Research. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Stephen had spent four years as an economist with the IMF, covering economies in Eastern Europe and Asia. Stephen holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Irvine (Summa Cum Laude) and a PhD in Economics from the MIT.

Kasper Bartholdy - Managing Director of Investment Bank Division, Credit Suisse

Kasper Bartholdy Kasper Bartholdy is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse and is based in London. He is Head of Strategy for Emerging Markets in the Fixed Income Research Department. Mr. Bartholdy joined Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in January 1997 and became a Managing Director in 2001. Kasper left CSFB in 2003 to work as a portfolio manager in EMSO, Citigroup's EM hedge fund. He returned to CSFB in May 2005. Before his initial stint at CSFB he was Lead Economist at the EBRD in London (1991-1996), Country Economist at the IMF in Washington DC (1986-1991), and Management Consultant at Bisballe in Denmark (1984-1986). Mr. Bartholdy holds degrees in Economics (M.A.) and Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen. He also holds a degree from the Danish University of Journalism.

Guillaume Fonkenell - Founder, Pharo Management
Guillaume Fonkenell Guillaume Fonkenell is the founder of Pharo Management and is a member of the Risk Committee. He has extensive experience trading currencies, bonds and derivatives in developed and emerging markets. Prior to founding Pharo Management LLC in 2000, he was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in New York. During his four-year tenure at Merrill Lynch, he initiated and successfully managed two businesses. The first one, the Latin American Local Markets Trading Group, had the mandate to take positions in all currencies, bonds and derivatives in Latin America. The second one, the Global Credit Derivatives Group, focused on structuring highly sophisticated emerging markets transactions for American, European and Japanese investors. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Fonkenell was a Vice President at Bankers Trust in New York, where he traded interest rate swaps and options for four years. After one year as the senior swaps trader, he was promoted to head all interest rate options trading activities. At Bankers Trust, Mr. Fonkenell used his quantitative background to design, structure and trade the most complex derivative products. He holds Masters Degrees in both Civil Engineering and International Business from Ecole Nationale Des Ponts-Et-Chaussées in Paris, France. Mr. Fonkenell is also an alumnus of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

Chair: Simon Kennedy - Chief International Economics Correspondent, Bloomberg
Simon Kennedy Simon Kennedy is chief international economics correspondent at Bloomberg News in London. He previously covered the European economy from Paris and U.S. economic policy in Washington. He is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets magazines, based in London; has reported from more than two dozen countries. Mr. Kennedy studied at City University, London and Concordia University, Montreal.

11:00 - Refreshments
Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the hotel.
11:20 - Keynote
Nikhil Rathi - CEO, London Stock Exchange ; Director of International Development, London Stock Exchange Group
Nikhil Rathi Nikhil Rathi has been Chief Executive Officer of London Stock Exchange Plc at London Stock Exchange Group plc since September 2015 and has been its Director of International Development since May 2014. Mr Rathi served as Chief of Staff at London Stock Exchange Group plc since May 2014 until September 2015. He is responsible for the global coordination of LSEG's international business development activities, including partnerships with other exchanges, trading platforms and other market infrastructure businesses. Mr Rathi joined LSEG from the UK Treasury, where he has held a number of senior roles over the last eleven years. Until February 2014, he served as Director of the Financial Services Group, representing the UK Government's financial services interests in the EU and internationally. In that role, he served as the UK representative on the EU Financial Services Committee and led a number of legislative negotiations. Prior to that, Mr Rathi served as Head of the Financial Stability unit, overseeing a number of the UK's financial stability interventions during the crisis. He also served as Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister for three years from 2005 to 2008.

12:00 - Panel Discussion: Oil and Gas
Ashish Chandarana - Partner, McKinsey Oil & Gas and Capital Productivity Practices
Ashish Chandarana Ashish is a Principal in McKinsey’s London office, and a leader in Mckinsey’s Oil & Gas and Capital Productivity practices. He primarily serves clients in the oil and gas sector in EMEA (both upstream and downstream) on strategy, operations and capital project and portfolio optimisation. Before joining McKinsey, Ashish spent six years working in private equity in the United States and East Africa. He holds an MBA (Honours) from the University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and dual Bachelor degrees in Economics and International Relations from Brown University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Martin Read - Co-Founder, Smart Global
Martin Read The Managing Director of Smart Global and co-founder. A qualified accountant, Martin worked at BP for 18 years in both Control and Trading roles. He was book leader for North Sea Crude Equity trading for 7 years, with annual profitability of around $100 million. During this time Martin managed the BP oil and gas disposals for North Sea production and latterly Azerbaijan. Since the formation of Smart Global, Martin has spent much time assisting clients with exposure and daily reporting issues and systems. This has given him additional knowledge about the current regulatory climate in terms of company reporting of positions in the market and mark to market data. He has expertise on trading options and their valuation in addition to the formulation of trading strategies.

Melissa Lindsay - Global Head of LNG, Tullett Prebon
Melissa Lindsay Melissa joined Tullett Prebon in 2007 to establish the LNG broking desk which now operates out of London, Madrid and Singapore. TPLNG have since facilitated the sale and purchase of over 70 cargoes, assisted with the entry strategy of successful LNG trading businesses, negotiated regasification capacity options and been involved in a number of deals that have been industry firsts. In 2012 TPLNG closed its first medium-term deal and is now increasingly involved in medium-term procurement and sales. The team were the first to develop Spanish Gas broking. Melissa was also heavily involved in the development of the LNG financial market, working with traders and exchanges to create a standardised contract to consolidate liquidity. Subsequently TPLNG was the first broker to close a JKM swap deal both voice and on Tullett Prebon’s electronic trading platform. In 2014, Melissa added an LNG trading consultancy arm to the business and has advised on the marketing of new project volumes out of West Africa, and established leading monthly report, TPLNG Outlook. Melissa was formerly an Oil Market Analyst at BP.

Chair: Yulia Woodruff - Director of Client Strategy, Platts
Yulia Woodruff Yulia Woodruff is a Director of Client Strategy at Platts. An expert in global energy fundamentals and price forecasting, she helps Platts executives and clients to anticipate, understand and commercially benefit from the changing dynamics of energy markets. Prior to joining Platts in 2014 Yulia led client and product development projects in energy market analytics for McKinsey and Company, where she designed and edited the firm’s first integrated Global Oil Market Outlook. Prior to McKinsey & Co., she served on the executive-level coal and oil price forecasting groups at GDF SUEZ Group, where she was also responsible for European gas market forecasts and worked on global LNG and EU ETS markets. Earlier, as a part of the ESAI Energy team, Yulia advised many key international energy market players on the implications of fuel prices for their commercial and investment activities. Prior to career in applied energy economics, Yulia worked as a research assistant at Harvard University and MIT and in a regional government and academia in Russia. She published articles on macroeconomic and commodity market issues in academic and industry press.

13:00 - Networking Buffet Lunch
Lunch will be served in the lobby of the hotel. 
14.00 - First Workshop Session
Strand A Oil & Gas Services
Richard Butland - Chairman, Influit; former Head of Merchant Banking, Goldman Sachs
Richard Butland Richard Butland is Chairman of Influit and the former managing director in the Merchant Banking Division. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 as an associate in the UK Advisory Group. Richard was promoted to run UK M&A Advisory in 2007 and subsequently moved to the Merchant Banking Division to head its private equity activities in the UK and Natural Resources across Europe. He was named managing director in 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Richard worked at IBJ Schroder Bank for two years and at PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years. Richard earned a bachelor’s degree from Victoria University of Wellington in 1992 and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995.

Strand B Shipping
Thomas Kaas Christiansen - CEO, Lorentzen & Stemoco
Thomas Kaas Christiansen Thomas draws on more than 17 years of International shipping and management experience, engaging in most aspects of the international shipping industry, having been exposed to privately held, entrepreneurially spirited companies, mid-cap NYSE listed firms and FORTUNE 100 mega Corporations. Thomas became CEO of Lorentzen & Stemoco in 2012. Lorentzen & Stemoco is a leading provider of shipbroking services and project solutions with activities and representation across all timezones. Lorentzen & Stemoco services clients within Gas, Offshore and a full range DRY service provider from handy to cape chartering and s&p/newbuilding solutions.

14.45- Second Workshop Session
Strand C Vaccination
Stefano Malvolti - Director of Vaccine Implementation, GAVI
Stefano Malvolti As the Director of Vaccine Implementation at Gavi, Mr Stefano Malvolti is responsible for the coordination of the roll-out of all Gavi's 11 vaccine programs worth in excess of $US1.6bn per annum, and of the achievement of the yearly objectives of vaccination coverage. He also leads the Gavi Alliance Coverage & Equity initiative aimed at defining a new approach and country strategies that can lead the Alliance to the achievement of its 2020 children vaccination goals. Mr Malvolti is also the Chair of Gavi’s Vaccine Implementation Management Team, member of WHO's Global Polio Eradication Initiative's Immunization Management Group and Ebola Vaccine Deployment Steering Group. Mr Malvolti has many years of experience in the healthcare sector. Previously he worked as a Global Policy Director at Novartis where he was responsible for relationships with the WHO, UNICEF, and design and implementation of advocacy plans for developing countries. He also had multiple roles at Baxter Healthcare before joining Novartis. Mr Malvolti holds a M.Sc. in Business Economics from Bocconi University and a M.P.H. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins.

Strand D Mining
Andrew Trahar – Corporate Development & IR Manager, Zanaga Iron Ore

15:30 - Refreshments
Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the hotel
16:00 - Panel: Private Equity
Nick Luckock - Partner and Head of Financial Services, Actis
Nick Luckock Nick leads Actis’s global investment origination, execution and portfolio management activities in the financial services sector. Nick represents Actis on the boards of XP, IT’sSEG, Paycorp and Upstream. Prior to joining Actis in 2010, Nick was Head of Private Investments at Cambridge Place Investment Management. Previously, Nick was a Principal at Apax Partners. He also worked in both Australia and London for The Boston Consulting Group. Nick has a BA in History and Politics and a BCom in Finance from the University of Melbourne and an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.

David Hobson – Senior Vice President of Private Equity and Infrastructure, GIC Private Limited
David Hobson David joined GIC in 2008, having previously worked for McKinsey & Company and HM Treasury. David is responsible for much of GIC's Private Equity, Private Credit and Distressed Fund and Co-investment activities in Europe and its bordering Emerging Markets. David read PPE at New College, Oxford, and received an MBA from INSEAD.

Scott Mackin - Managing Partner and Co-President, Denham Capital
Scott G. Mackin Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co-President of Denham Capital and heads the firm’s Power team. Scott currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of BioTherm Energy, Rio Energy, Jenner Renewables, Thesis Energy, Nexif and Endeavor Energy. He is also Chairman of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) Energy Council and a frequent guest speaker at the London Business School. Denham has backed the successful development of numerous power projects across the globe, from wind and solar in South Africa, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay and Australia to thermal generation in the Philippines and Africa. Denham’s projects have won Reuters Project Finance International Power Asia-Pacific Deal of the Year, Euromoney Project Finance Magazine APAC Power Deal of the Year and European Solar Deal of the Year.

Kenneth Barry - Partner, EMEA Private Equity, White & Case
Kenneth Barry Kenneth Barry is a Partner in the EMEA private equity team of White & Case’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and his practice focuses primarily on private equity. Mr. Barry has extensive experience advising private equity houses and financial sponsor clients on a range of complex cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and public offerings. Before joining White & Case, Mr. Barry spent more than ten years working at Debevoise & Plimpton, where he was the lead private equity senior associate in London. Mr. Barry holds a Master degree of Laws (LLM) from London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor degree in Laws (LLB) from University College Dublin.

Chair: Vanya Damyanova - Reporter, Alt Assets
Vanya Damyanova I’ve been a business and financial news reporter for over 10 years, working in various industries including automotive, banking, insurance, healthcare and renewable energy. My current focus is the private equity and venture capital space, reporting for AltAssets and Limited Partner magazine. Private equity investors are highly sought-after partners for many businesses in the emerging markets as PE is the source of much needed capital in so many sectors in the region. Impact investing is one of the best ways PE capital is deployed worldwide.

17:00 - Keynote:
Jim Rogers - Co-Founder, Quantum Fund ; Author ; Renowned Investor
Jim Rogers width= Famous for co-founding the Quantum Fund and retiring at 37, Jim Rogers started off his career as an investment banker at Arnhold and S. Bleichroder in 1964. In 1973, he co-founded the Quantum Fund alongside George Soros; the portfolio of which gained 4200% during the 1970s. Since then, he has served as a professor of finance at Columbia Business School; received a Guinness World Record for travelling over 100,000 miles across six conti...nents on a motorcycle (twice); and written multiple best-selling books about his adventures in biking and banking titled ‘The Investment Biker’ and ‘Adventure Capitalist’. He is a staunch advocate of agricultural investments and in the past 20 years he has founded both The Rogers International Commodity Index and The Rogers Global Resources Equity Index. Jim currently serves as an advisor to VTB Capital and the Coalition to Reduce Spending. He has a bachelor’s degree in History from Yale University and a second bachelor’s from Balliol College, University of Oxford in PPE.

17:40 - Networking Cocktail Reception

Saturday 5th March 2016 – Day 2

08:00 - Refreshments
Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the hotel.
09:00 - Keynote
Dr Pippa Malmgren - Special Assistant to the President of the United States ; Foreign policy analyst ; Founder, DRPM Group ; Co-Founder, H Robotics
Dr Pippa Malmgren Dr Philippa "Pippa" Malmgren served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council and is a former member of the U.S. President's Working Group on Financial Markets. She is the founder of the DRPM Group and co-founder of H Robotics. She serves on several advisory boards and working groups: the British Ministry of Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends, the Greater London Authority Infrastructure Advisory Board, the Legatum Institute at MIT and Indiana University School of Public Policy and Environmental Affairs. She was the Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS and the Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust. She headed the Global Investment Management business for Bankers Trust in Asia. Dr Malmgren has been a visiting lecturer at Tsinghua University in Beijing and an occasional lecturer for INSEAD and the Duke Fuqua Global Executive MBA Program. In 2000, the World Economic Forum in Davos named Dr Malmgren a Global Leader for Tomorrow. She is a frequent guest on the BBC, including Newsnight and the Today Program, and a guest anchor on both CNBC's Squawk Box and Bloomberg's most widely viewed programs. Dr Malmgren speaks at conferences across a wide range of industries on behalf of the Financial Times, The Economist, Institutional Investor and diverse global firms. She writes for Citywire, International Economy, Economia, Monocle and others. She has a B.A. from Mount Vernon College and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

9:40 - Panel Discussion: Presented by S4Si Security, Risk Management and Defense in Emerging Markets
General Sir John Nicholas Reynolds "Nick" Houghton GCB CBE ADC Gen - Constable of the Tower of London; Former Chief of Defense Staff, British Armed Forces
General Sir John Nicholas Reynolds General Sir John Nicholas Reynolds "Nick" Houghton GCB CBE ADC Gen and Constable of the Tower of London is the Chief of the Defence Staff of the British Armed Forces. He served as Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion, the Green Howards in Northern Ireland during The Troubles. After Regimental duty General Houghton commanded 39 Infantry Brigade in Belfast during the period which led to the Good Friday Agreement. He was the Director of Military Operations in the Ministry of Defence at the time of 9/11; at the outset of operations in Afghanistan; and during the foot and mouth crisis. Subsequently he was Chief of Staff of the ACE Rapid Reaction Corps from July 2002 to April 2004 and Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Operations) from May 2004 to October 2005. More recently General Houghton was the Senior British Military Representative and Deputy Commanding General of the Multi-National Force-Iraq from October 2005 until March 2006. He became Chief of Joint Operations (CJO) in April 2006 at the time of the commitment of UK Forces to southern Afghanistan and, subsequently, during the extraction of UK forces from southern Iraq. He was appointed both OBE and CBE for his time in command in Northern Ireland and awarded the US Legion of Merit for his service in Iraq. He was appointed KCB for his time as CJO. General Houghton became Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in May 2009. In June 2015, General Houghton also received an honorary Panglima Gagah Angkatan Tentera (PGAT) award from the Deputy Minister for Defence of Malaysia. General Houghton graduated from St Peter's College, Oxford, having taken an in-Service Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern History.

Dr Pippa Malmgren - Special Assistant to the President of the United States ; Foreign policy analyst ; Founder, DRPM Group ; Co-Founder, H Robotics
Dr Pippa Malmgren Dr Philippa "Pippa" Malmgren served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council and is a former member of the U.S. President's Working Group on Financial Markets. She is the founder of the DRPM Group and co-founder of H Robotics. She serves on several advisory boards and working groups: the British Ministry of Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends, the Greater London Authority Infrastructure Advisory Board, the Legatum Institute at MIT and Indiana University School of Public Policy and Environmental Affairs. She was the Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS and the Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust. She headed the Global Investment Management business for Bankers Trust in Asia. Dr Malmgren has been a visiting lecturer at Tsinghua University in Beijing and an occasional lecturer for INSEAD and the Duke Fuqua Global Executive MBA Program. In 2000, the World Economic Forum in Davos named Dr Malmgren a Global Leader for Tomorrow. She is a frequent guest on the BBC, including Newsnight and the Today Program, and a guest anchor on both CNBC's Squawk Box and Bloomberg's most widely viewed programs. Dr Malmgren speaks at conferences across a wide range of industries on behalf of the Financial Times, The Economist, Institutional Investor and diverse global firms. She writes for Citywire, International Economy, Economia, Monocle and others. She has a B.A. from Mount Vernon College and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

Lieutenant-General Sir Graeme Lamb KBE CMG DSO - Former Director, UK Special Forces ; Director, Aegis Defense Services
Lieutenant-General Sir Graeme Cameron Maxwell Lamb Lieutenant-General Sir Graeme Cameron Maxwell Lamb KBE CMG DSO is a former Commander of the Field Army at Land Command, known for his contributions to counter-insurgency. He currently serves as a special advisor to strategic advisory firm G3 and as director to private military company Aegis Defence Services. Educated at Rannoch School and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he was commissioned into the Queen's Own Highlanders as a second lieutenant on 8 March 1973. Lieutenant-General Lamb has served in Northern Ireland and in various theatres of war including Bosnia. He represented Sandhurst at modern pentathlon; won the army bobsleigh championship in 1975, also coming fifth in the British national championship and 31st in the Nations Cup; and is chairman of the army snowboarding association. Lieutenant-General Lamb has been credited with having exercised substantial influence over the evolution of counter-insurgency in Iraq from 2006 onwards. In Augu st 2009 it was reported that he would be heading for Afghanistan at the direct request of General David Petraeus of the US Army to head a programme designed to repeat the success of his efforts in Iraq whereby insurgents are persuaded to give up their arms, after which he retired from active service.

Chair: Raymond McKeeve - Founder, S4Si ; Senior Partner, Jones Day
Raymond McKeeve Raymond McKeeve has extensive experience advising major private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds, and their investee companies as well as some of the leading alternative credit providers and lenders across all areas of corporate practice, including acquisitions, disposals, financings, and restructurings. Raymond's experience covers both the domestic U.K. and international markets including MENA and sub-Saharan Africa. Raymond is one of the earliest and youngest winners of The Lawyer "Hot 100 Award" and sat in a personal capacity on the MOD Defence Reform Unit chaired by Lord Levene. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Strategic and Security Institute at the University of Exeter.

10:40 - Refreshments
Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the hotel.
11:00 - Keynote
Vikas Seth - Global Head of Emerging Markets for Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Credit Suisse
Vikas Seth Vikas Seth is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking Division, based in London. Mr. Seth is Head of the Investment Banking Department for Middle East,Turkey and Africa. In addition, he is Co-Head of Global Emerging Markets M&A and has the lead M&A responsibility for several of the firm's key industrial clients. Previously he served as Head of the Sell Side M&A practice and as Head of Industrial M&A in EMEA. Mr. Seth joined Credit Suisse in 1993 in the New York office from McKinsey & Co where he was an Engagement Manager in the Financial Institutions Group. He relocated to London in 2004. Mr. Seth is a member of the firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Operating Committee, the Emerging Markets Operating Committee, the European Investment Banking Committee and the Global Privatisation Committee. Mr. Seth has played a leadership role in many of Credit Suisse's most prominent emerging markets, cross-border, industrial and financial sponsor-related transactions. Since moving to London, notable transactions include the acquisition of Cairn India by Vedanta, the sale of Synthes to Johnson & Johnson, the acquisition of Provimi by Cargill, the merger of Ispat with LNM and the simultaneous acquisition of ISG to create Mittal Steel, the acquisition by Rusal of 25% of Norilsk Nickel and among other transactions. Mr. Seth graduated from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. as a Baker Scholar (highest honors) and received a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.

11:40- Panel Discussion: Real Estate
Goh Kok Huat - Chief Operating Officer and President of Real Estate, GIC Private Limited
 Goh Kok Huat Goh Kok Huat is GIC’s Chief Operating Officer and President of GIC Real Estate. Previously, he headed investment management (Asia) in GIC Real Estate and was appointed its Deputy President in July 2010. He joined GIC from Tishman Speyer in New York, where he was Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets. Prior to that, he was with the Ascendas Group where he held various appointments including Chief Operating Officer of the Group, CEO of Ascendas – MGM, CEO of Singapore Operations and CEO of Bangalore IT Park. He spent 10 years in the military and is an Economics graduate of Cambridge University.

Paul Guest – Lead Real Estate Strategist, UBS Asset Management
Paul Guest Paul Guest is Lead Real Estate Strategist at Global Real Estate, UBS Asset Management. In this role, Mr Guest is primarily responsible for supporting multi-regional investment mandates with qualitative and quantitative analysis of cross-regional economies and investment markets. Mr Guest has 14 years of investment industry experience and joined UBS Asset Management's Global Real Estate business in November 2015. He is a member of the Fund of Funds and Multi-Manager Investment Committee. Previously Mr Guest worked at LaSalle Investment Management, where he was most recently Regional Director of Research and Strategy in Asia Pacific. Earlier roles included Global Capital Markets Research Director, Head of EMEA Research and Director of UK Research for Jones Lang LaSalle. He previously held several roles with Moody's Investors Services and Bank of Nova Scotia. He is a member of INREV, ANREV, and the Society of Property Researchers (SPR). In 2012–2013 he was Chairman of ANREV's Research Committee.

Alessandro Fiascaris - Managing Director for Real Estate, Blackstone
Alessandro Fiascaris Alessandro Fiascaris is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and is based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2004, Mr. Fiascaris has been involved in a variety of real estate acquisitions in Europe and Asia/Pacific. Mr. Fiascaris received a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford.

Johan Eriksson - Executive Director of Real Estate Investment, The Abraaj Group
Johan Eriksson Johan Eriksson joined The Abraaj Group as a Director in the Real Estate Investment team.‎ Prior to joining The Abraaj Group, Mr Eriksson was a Partner in Queensgate Investments, a real estate private equity firm, focusing on a wide range of transactions from core real estate to opportunistic corporate transactions across geographies and asset classes. Before joining Queensgate Investments, Mr Eriksson was an Investment Manager at Benson Elliot Capital Management, a real estate private equity firm, focusing on property transactions and special situations trades across Europe. Mr Eriksson started his career with Merrill Lynch as part of the real estate investment banking team in London. He holds a M.Sc. in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Chair: Jon Neale - Head of UK Research, JLL
Jon Neale As well as heading the 17-strong UK research team, Jon is responsible for guiding and shaping UK-specific research outputs for JLL – ranging from publications and consultancy work to public speaking and social media. Recent successes include the ‘Digital London’ report on Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and Aldgate, the JLL-Glenigan commercial construction index and the annual alternative property survey. Jon has over ten years’ experience of working in property, and his career has spanned both commercial and residential as well as the public and private sectors. His current interests include the rise of the alternative property sectors and the growing focus on regional economic performance and devolution, but his real passion is urban design and placemaking.

12:40 - Networking Buffet Lunch
Lunch will be served in the lobby of the hotel. 
13:40- Third Workshop Session
Strand E Art Markets Discussion
Dr. Iain Robertson - Head of Art Business Studies, Sotheby's ; Author
Dr Iain Robertson Dr Iain Robertson is the Head of Art Business Studies at Sotheby's Institute of Art since 2004. He has written multiple books on the art markets, which include: Understanding International Art Markets and Management (2005) (2nd edition 2013),The Art Business (2008) and 'A New Art from Emerging Markets' (2011). Dr. Robertson is the Asia Correspondent for the international edition of The Art Newspaper, an advisor to the Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong and an honorary Director of Education of MOMA Beijing. He was art market editor of Art Market Report and is co-series editor of Handbooks in the Art Business. He has written over one hundred articles in the arts and national press. He also consults for Hana Bank, South Korea, Deloitte, Luxembourg, UBS, Global, Lisbon University and the Macao Institute in Portugal. Dr Iain Robertson has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer in Arts Management at the City University of London, the Head of Research and Development at Free Form Arts Trust, and as a Cultural Officer for the British Council in Taiwan. Dr Robertson holds a B.A. in History of Art, an M.A. in Arts Policy and Management, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Policy and Management from City University, London. He is also a founding member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM), London.

Zain Talyarkhan - Director, Christie's Russia
Zain Talyarkhan Zain Talyarkhan joined Christie’s in 2011, initially as the project lead on our inaugural India Sale. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic planning and execution of Christie’s First Auction in India. He late expanded his remit to focus on business development efforts across other growth markets including Russia, the Middle East and Turkey. In 2015, Zain was appointed Director, Christie’s Russia/CIS and is now based between Moscow and London. In this capacity, he is responsible driving the firm’s corporate strategy and client engagement activities throughout the region. Zain holds a BA (Hons.) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York.

Strand F Iran: What’s Next for Business?
Matthew Spivack - Practice Leader for MEA, Frontier Strategy Group
Matthew Spivack Matthew Spivack is a Practice Leader for the Middle East and Africa at Frontier Strategy Group. Mr. Spivack is the author of several recent publications and series including the Middle East and Africa Monthly Market Monitor, and investment briefings on Egypt, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the UAE. Prior to Frontier Strategy Group, Mr. Spivack worked at the National Democratic Institute where he spent time in Kuwait, Lebanon, and the UAE, and worked on programs involving local government officials and journalists in the Gulf region. Mr. Spivack holds an MA from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

14:30- Fourth Workshop Session
Strand G Preventing Food Waste in Hospitality
Marc Zornes - Founder, Winnow Solutions
Marc Zornes Marc Zornes is a former, top-rated, McKinsey Engagement Manager where he was a leader in the consumer and sustainability practices. While at McKinsey, Marc co-authored the McKinsey Global Institute report "Resource Revolution: Meeting the World's Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs." Prior to McKinsey, Marc worked for the US Green Building Council and C&S Wholesale Grocers - the largest food wholesaler in the United State. Marc Zornes ran his own business while studying in University and helped to found Sefaira, a company who produces cloud-based energy efficiency software to help architects design high performing buildings. Marc has an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

Strand H Family Office and Building Strategy in Emerging Markets
Olivier Rouget - Founding Partner, Nevastar Finance
Olivier Rouget Olivier is a co-founder of Nevastar Finance, a London-based multi-family office with a presence in Geneva and Luxemburg. Prior to that, Olivier spent 15 years as an Investment Professional in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in New York, Zürich and London, managing investment portfolios for some of the wealthiest families in Europe. Olivier was also a member of the investment committee of the Pension Plan of Goldman Sachs International. Olivier holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Economics from the University of Geneva.

15:15 - Refreshments
Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the hotel
15:30 - Fireside Chat
Alberto Grignolo - Chief Operating Officer, YOOX Net-A-Porter
Alberto Grignolo Alberto Grignolo graduated in economics and commerce from Milan’s Luigi Bocconi University and began his professional career at I.E.P. Bocconi as a micro/macroeconomic data analyst in the Clas Research Center Group. In 2000, he became the Budgetary Data Research Project Leader at Istituto Tagliacarne. Later that year, he joined YOOX S.p.A. in the role of Head of Data & Control and, in 2002, he took on the role of Head of Buying. In 2003, he was appointed VP Strategic Partners & Buying Office, in 2007 Commercial Director and, since 2011, Mr Grignolo was appointed General Manager responsible for all of the Group’s commercial functions. In July 2015 Alberto Grignolo was appointed Chief Operating Officer of YOOX S.p.A, responsible for all functions of Technology, Logistic, Marketing and Sales of the Group.

Dr. Alexander Grous - Associate, Occasional Lecturer and Researcher, LSE
Alexander Grous Dr Alexander Grous works across the Centre of Economic Performance and other departments at the LSE, with an applied research focus on technology, productivity, and management practices. Dr Grous has engaged in major e-commerce, digital and technology projects with industry leaders such as Microsoft, BMC Software and others, assessing how businesses utilise technology to enhance productivity, profitability and customer reach. He has worked with McKinsey and Co on combined LSE studies assessing the nexus of management practices, technology and resource management. Dr Grous also brings significant industry experience to the LSE at CxO level roles in e-commerce, technology and InfoCom companies internationally.

16:10 - Panel: Renewable and Alternative Energy Solutions
Andrew Reicher - Chairman, Berkeley Energy Africa
Andrew Reicher Andrew Reicher is an investor and advisor in the fields of infrastructure, climate change and economic development in emerging markets. Of his 35 years’ experience in international finance, 25 have been in principal investing, since 1992 in emerging markets, with increasing focus on energy, infrastructure and climate change. He is currently Non-Executive Chair of the Investment Committees of Virgin Green Fund Emerging Markets, Renewable Energy Asia Fund (managed by Berkeley Energy) and Prometheus (an impact fund to supply power to poor consumers in sub Saharan Africa using off-grid renewable technologies), a Non-Executive Director of United Anodisers SA, a member of the Advisory Panels of Eiser Infrastructure Fund (an EU-focused infrastructure fund), a member of the Advisory Committee of 46 Parallels LLP (a fund to provide equity linked debt to growing African companies), a member of the Advisory Board of Honeywell Africa Infrastructure Company (the power development/operation arm of a leading Nigerian business conglomerate), and a Strategic Advisor to Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), leading an initiative to increase private-sector investment in renewable power plants in Africa. He is also involved in youth and education charitable activities in the UK.

Markus Tacke - CEO of Wind Power and Renewables Division, Siemens
Markus Tacke Markus Tacke is CEO of Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, the global market leader in wind power technology and services. He is head of a global business that employs more than 12,000 people worldwide and operates major production and research facilities in Denmark, Germany, and the US, with new production sites currently being under construction in the UK and Egypt. With more than 30 years of onshore wind power experience and more than 20 years in offshore, Siemens Wind Power has installed nearly 13,000 wind turbines globally with a total capacity of more than 21 GW, helping to provide the world with clean and reliable renewable energy. Before being named CEO of the Wind Power and Renewables Division, Dr. Tacke served as CEO of Siemens’ Industrial Power Business Unit. He earned a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, and holds a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University in (New York).

Aly-Khan Jamal - Associate Partner, Dalberg
Aly-Khan Jamal Aly-Khan Jamal is the Director of Dalberg’s London office. He focuses on work in the practice areas of Inclusive Growth, Agriculture and Food Security, and Mobile and ICT for Development. In particular, he has worked with FMCG, consumer goods, telecoms, media, and technology firms on their emerging and frontier market strategies. In addition to strategy consulting, Aly-Khan also draws on extensive transaction advisory experience across the full activity chain, having worked on over 40 transactions and with most of the largest private equity firms in the world as well as several emerging-markets focused funds. As a result of this combination, Aly-Khan works closely with D. Capital Partners, which is also based in London. Aly-Khan started his career at OC&C Strategy Consultants in London and Paris. He holds a Bachelors in Arts from the University of Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Masters in Economics from McGill University.

Sarah Chapman - Chief Executive Officer, Iwana Energy
Sarah Chapman As the CEO of Iwana Energy, Sarah is responsible for leading Iwana’s day to day operations, and setting its strategic direction. Sarah’s experience includes renewable energy finance, global climate policy and starting new organisations. Prior to co-founding Iwana, Sarah was the start-up Chief of Staff for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, a global coalition of world leaders, CEOs, heads of global institutions and researchers which launched the New Climate Economy report in 2014. Previously at Climate Bridge, a leading climate finance company, Sarah led renewable energy structured finance transactions in London, before launching Climate Bridge’s Australia business. She started her career at McKinsey & Company, where she specialised in clean energy finance and climate policy. Sarah holds a BA and MMath in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Chair: Jon Moore - CEO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jon Moore Jon has over 20 years’ experience of building professional service firms in the financial services industry, serving clients across the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Jon’s career started with a decade at J P Morgan, supporting their Commodities business and Accenture within their Financial Services practice, including two years helping build the Asian Financial Services practice. This was followed by a decade where Jon was co-founder then CEO of a business consulting firm, m.a.partners, which provided services to the global capital markets community. Jon has a B Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from Nottingham University and has attended professional development classes at Harvard and NYU.

17:10 - Networking Cocktail Reception