Friday 9th March 2018 – Day 1

8:00 - Registration & Refreshments

8:45 - LSE EMF 2018 - Opening Remarks
Dame Shirley Anne Pearce DBE - Chair of Court and Council, LSE
Dame Shirley Anne Pearce DBE (born 1954) is a British academic and psychologist. She is Chair of Court and Council at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a member of the Higher Education Quality Assurance Panel for the Ministry of Education (Singapore). She is the former Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University, a position she held from January 2006, leaving at the end of the 2011-12 academic year. She still holds an Emeritus Chair at Loughborough. Before becoming Loughborough University's 7th Vice-Chancellor, Pearce was a Professor of Health Psychology at the University of East Anglia and Dean of the Institute of Health. She had also served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia from 2001-04, responsible for health and the professional schools.

9:00 - Keynote Session
Renato Lulia-Jacob – CEO International, Itaú BBA
Renato is the CEO of Itaú BBA International since January 2016. Prior to that, he was the managing director in corporate and investment banking for Itaú BBA in Northern Europe, Portugal and Asia. He is also a member of the executive committee.   

9:45 - Panel Discussion: One Belt One Road Initiative
Dr. Yu Jie – Head of China Foresight, LSE Ideas
Dr Yu Jie is Head of China Foresight at LSE IDEAS and teaches at LSE. Her research focuses on the decision-making process of Chinese foreign policy as well as China’s economic diplomacy. She speaks frequently at public institutions and corporates; appears regularly at major media outlets such as the BBC, the Financial Times, the Independent and the Washington Post. She also briefs China’s foreign affairs to senior policy practitioners from the European External Action Services, Silk Road Fund in Beijing and the UK Cabinet Office. Yu Jie served as an expert witness at House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. She gained her doctorate at the International Relations Department, LSE. Her thesis titles as "Partnership ot Partnerships: An Examination on China-EU relations by using China-EU collaboration on climate change and clean energy technology as a case study". Prior to LSE, she was a management consultant, specialised at Chinese investments in Europe and Chinese market entry strategies for European conglomerates at the London Office of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. She worked extensively with leading European conglomerates on China market entry strategies and Chinese State Owned Enterprises on direct investments in Europe, including EADS, Shanghai Automotive (SAIC), China General Nuclear Group (CGN). She also teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at LSE and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She obtained her MSc in International Relations from the LSE and her BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies at University of Warwick.

Leon Zhang - Director, Envision Energy
Leon Zhang has assumed executive roles in telecommunications sector and now chairs Envision Energy’s One Belt One Road(‘OBOR’) business globally. With a MSc degree in Posts and Telecommunications of Nanjing University and MBA from Fudan University, he has 15 years front line experience as the country head, regional director in emerging markets e.g. Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines and Bosnia etc. Leon has been helping bridge gaps for these emerging markets in digitalization, communications and clean energy supply by leveraging OBOR policy and government-to-government soft loan.

TBC – White & Case

10:55 - Refreshments

11:15 - Panel Discussion: Global Risk and Security
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 "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.

Raymond McKeeve – Founder, S4Si ; Senior Partner, Jones Day
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.

12:15 - Panel Discussion: Central Banking and FX
Stephen Jen - CEO and Co-CIO, Eurizon SLJ Capital
Stephen Jen is the CEO and Co-CIO of Eurizon SLJ Capital Ltd, formerly SLJ Macro Partners LLP. Previously, he worked as the Managing Director of Macroeconomics and Currencies at BlueGold Capital Management LLP from May 2009 to March 2011, in charge of managing the firm’s currency risks as well as its macro strategies. Mr. Jen was also the Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, and from October 1996 to April 2009, held various roles, including the Global Head of Currency Research. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Jen had spent four years as an economist with the IMF, covering economies in Eastern Europe and Asia. Mr. Jen earned a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine (Summa Cum Laude).

Steve Jacobs – Managing Partner, BTG Pactual
  Mr. Steve M. Jacobs is Managing Partner & Head of International Asset Management at BTG Pactual Europe LLP. He joined BTG Pactual in 2009 as a Partner. Prior to BTG Pactual, Mr. Jacobs spent ten years at UBS, latterly as Global Head of Infrastructure & Private Equity and board member of UBS Global Asset Management. Before that, he was Head of Strategy for UBS Group based in Zurich. Prior to UBS, he worked at Ernst & Young in London and Sydney, focusing on corporate finance & advisory for financial services companies across the world. Mr. Jacobs holds a BA Honours degree in Finance, Law & Accounting. He is also a qualified accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Denise Simon – Managing Director, Lazard
Denise Simon is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Emerging Markets Debt team. She began working in the investment field in 1986 and has been investing in Emerging Market Debt for over twenty years. Prior to joining Lazard in 2010, Denise was with HSBC Asset Management (formerly Halbis) where she was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for three global emerging markets strategies. Prior to HSBC, she was a Partner and senior portfolio manager at The Atlantic Advisors (acquired by HSBC in 2005). Prior to this, Denise worked abroad from 1987-1998 in London and Germany, where she worked for major financial institutions trading global bonds and EM Debt. Denise has a BA in International Economics from George Washington University. Denise’s outside activities are focused on Mexico and music. She currently serves as chair of the board of the Mexican Cultural Institute and sits on the management board of the US-Mexican Chamber of Commerce. She is on the board of the Richard B. Fisher Center of the Performing Arts and is the chair of the board of the Bard Music Festival.

Janet Henry – Global Chief Economist, HSBC
Janet Henry was appointed as HSBC’s Global Chief Economist in August 2015. She was previously HSBC’s Chief European Economist and is a member of Handelsblatt’s Shadow ECB Council.

13:30 - Networking Lunch

14:30 - Keynote Session
Ricardo Tadeu – North Africa CEO, AB-Inbev
Ricardo Tadeu is our Zone President Africa since October 2016. Ricardo is a Brazilian citizen. Ricardo received a Law Degree from the Universidade Candido Mendes in Brazil and a Master of Law from Harvard Law School. He is also Six Sigma Black Belt certified. He joined Ambev in 1995 and has held various roles across the commercial area. He was appointed Business Unit President for our operations in Hispanic Latin America in 2005, and from 2008 to 2012, served as Business Unit President Brazil. He was appointed Zone President Mexico in 2013.

15:15 - Refreshments

15:45 - Workshop Session
Strand A : Art in Emerging Markets
Strand B : Oil and Gas
Alexandre Oliveira – Partner-Global Industry, Ernst and Young

16:35 - Workshop Session
Strand C : Water Security
Cate Lamb – Director of Water Security, CDP
Cate’s role involves working with key stakeholders to deliver significant changes in the corporate management of water. Cate has ten years of experience in the environmental and sustainable development fields and has a strong technical, scientific and project management background. Cate holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Lancaster University.

Strand D : Indonesia Market Insights
Martin Siagian – Corporate and Capital Markets Advisor at PT Waskita Beton Precast Tbk
Martin is a finance professional in Indonesia with a prolific seven-year experience in investment banking, equity capital markets, and infrastructure financing. He was involved in more than US$ 2 billion equity deals across all business sectors during his tenure, focusing on Initial Public Offerings and Rights Issuances. Having mainly built his career in Indonesia’s most prominent and government-owned investment bank, he had been intensively involved in many of Republic of Indonesia’s asset privatisations which has given him a unique knowledge of the intersection of politics and finance. His stellar performance during his investment banking career led him to an opportunity to lead the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Indonesia’s biggest concrete producer, one of the subsidiaries of Indonesia’s biggest infrastructure group, PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk, who was commissioned by the government to support the current administration’s infrastructure plan. The group is currently focusing on building Trans-Java and Trans-Sumatra Toll Roads, with a total of 1,000 kilometres concessions combined. The IPO that he led went on to become Indonesia’s biggest equity deal since 2010, and was awarded South East Asia’s Best Mid-Cap Equity Deal in 2016. Martin continued his position at the company as Head of Investor Relations, and now as Corporate and Capital Markets Advisor where he is actively and directly advising his Board of Directors in strategic corporate and capital markets decisions amid the recent infrastructure upsurge in Indonesia.

17:30 - Keynote Session

18:30 - Networking Cocktail Reception

Saturday 10th March 2018 – Day 2

8:00 - Refreshments

9:00 - Keynote Session
Jorge Born – Former Deputy Chairman, BUNGE
Mr. Jorge Born, Jr., has been the Chief Executive Officer of Bomagra S.A. since 1997 and has also been its President since 2001. Mr. Born serves as the President of Hoteles Australes S.A., where he involved in the development, construction and management of hotels in Argentina and Uruguay. He served as Head of Bunge's European operations from 1992 to 1997 and as Head of Bunge Limited's UK operations from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Born joined Bomagra in 1997. He served at Bunge in various capacities in the commodities trading, oilseed processing and food products areas in Argentina, Brazil, the United States and Europe of Bunge Limited. He has been Deputy Chairman of Mutual Investment Limited. since 2001. He served as Deputy Chairman of Bunge Limited since 2001. He has been a Non Executive Director at Hochschild Mining PLC since October 16, 2006. He has been a Director of Mutual Investment Limited since 1997. He serves as Director of Dufry AG. He serves as a Director of Caldenes S.A., a subsidiary of Bomagra S.A. Mr. Born serves on the Advisory Board of Hochschild Mining S.A. He served as a Director of Bunge Limited from 2001 to March 8, 2013. He served as an Independent Director of Dufry South America Ltd. from September 29, 2006 to March 2010 and Dufry AG from 2004 to 2005. He serves as the President of the Bunge and Born Charitable Foundation. He serves as a Member of Wharton's Latin American Executive Board and Board of Governors of Wharton's Lauder Institute. Mr. Born has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983.

9:45 - Panel Discussion: Healthcare: Anti Microbial Resistance
Jennifer Cain – Head of Market Access, Roche
Jennifer Cain is Head of Market Access, Pricing, and Policy at Roche Europe from 2016. Jennifer was Market Access Manager at Novartis for Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) in 2013-2016 and Program Manager for European on Health Care System at World Health Organization in 1999-2005.

Richard Stabler – Associate Professor in Molecular Bacteriology, LSHTM
Richard is an Associate Professor in Molecular Bacteriology in the Pathogen and Molecular Biology Department. His has a background of using whole organism high throughput technologies to investigate the genetics behind virulence and molecular epidemiology. He has researched several important human pathogens where drug resistance is a vital component including Clostridium difficile and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. In addition, he has designed a self-learning pan-pathogen diagnostic microarray which could identify AMR genes and investigated alternatives to antibiotics. Richard’s current research projects are investigating antimicrobial resistance in two bacteria which are rapidly becoming untreatable due to the lack of effective antibiotics: Acinetobacter baumannii and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. He is currently using next-generation sequencing to investigate the population structure of A. baumannii and the genetics behind bacterial survival mechanisms during infection. For N. gonorrhoeae, he is investigating the role that other organisms play in the acquisition and development of resistance. As a Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, Richard wants to bring together all aspects of the Centre to form a coordinated approach to tackling AMR. The global links within the centre offer an excellent opportunity to develop tools to help those most at risk to AMR related burden.

10:55 - Refreshments

11:15 - Keynote Session

12:00 - Panel Discussion: Renewable Energy and Technologies
Tim Naylor – Director, Envision Digital, EMEA
Tim Naylor is a veteran in advanced Information Management and Analytics sectors and heads Envision Energy’s Digital business in EMEA. He has an Honours degree in Information Science from Otago University, an MBA from London Business School and 20 years leadership experience with Oracle EMEA.  For the past 3 years Tim has been helping global energy companies create advantage from digitalisation, where advances in Energy IoT, cloud computing, big data and machine learning are dramatically reshaping the energy value chain and enabling significantly more effective asset and operations management.

Tim Whyte – Commodities Trader & Former Portfolio Manager, Brevan Howard
Tim Whyte is a Managing Director and Head of the Resource Investment Division of SAPINDA Group. Mr. Whyte started his career trading commodities in 1995 at Goldman Sachs in London before joining Enron in 1999 to trade energy. In 2003 he joined Sofaer Capital Global Research as a Senior Research Analyst and trader for the Sofaer Global Equity Hedge Fund.

In 2005 Tim Whyte founded and ran the Sofaer Capital Natural Resources Fund with over 1bn US$ assets under management. In 2008 Tim joined Brevan Howard Asset Management, the largest Hedge fund firm in Europe. Mr. Whyte holds BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.


13:15 - Networking Lunch

14:15 - Panel Discussion: Private Equity in Emerging Markets
Nick Moon – Partner, Leapfrog Investments
Mr. Nick Moon is a Partner at LeapFrog Investments. He was the Director of Investor Relations, and led investor relations at the firm. Mr. Moon leads strategic partnerships for LeapFrog globally. He has raised over $700 million of institutional capital across a series of successful funds and has over a decade of business-building experience in the impact investing sector. Most recently, he led the formation of a series of successful SME funds and raised over $500 million from institutional investors. Mr. Moon was previously Director of Strategy and Communications, heading new business ventures and investor relations, at the Finance Wales plc (FW Group). He joined Finance Wales in 2002 and held a number of positions in the organization. Mr. Moon led strategy and communication activities, including new fundraisings. Prior to this Mr. Moon worked in communications at the Brussels’s European Parliament where he supported MEPs on economic development issues and in the private sector for a utilities company. Mr. Moon achieved a distinction in his dissertation which considered critical success factors of government intervention in SME financing. He holds an Executive M.B.A. from Imperial College’s Tanaka Business School specializing in Advanced Strategy, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, and Private Equity.

Jean-Philippe Syed - Portfolio Manager, Development Partners International
JP joined DPI in 2016. His prior work experience combines investment banking at BNP Paribas and JPMorgan with management consulting at McKinsey & Company and The Boston Consulting Group. He has extensive experience leading M&A, strategy and transformational projects for government entities, major corporations and financial sponsors across both developed markets (North America, Europe) and emerging markets (Africa, Middle East, South East Asia). JP has worked and lived in 5 continents and visited over 100 countries. JP speaks 5 languages and graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering. JP is a citizen of France, Canada and Bangladesh.

15:20 - Refreshments

15:45 - Workshop Session
Strand E : Islamic Finance
Mohammad Farrukh Raza - Managing Director, IFAAS (Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services) Member, AAOIFI’s Governance & Ethics Board
Farrukh enjoys 13 years of extensive and diverse experience in Islamic finance industry. His contribution involves policy level advisory to the governments of more than 20 countries, building the infrastructure for Islamic finance, and playing key roles in launching ground-breaking Islamic finance operations across several jurisdictions. He led IFAAS team in various high-profile projects, form the development of Islamic finance Masterplans, strategic blueprints and regulatory frameworks for countries to launching over 100 products for institutional clients. He is actively contributing towards the industry’s thought-leadership and standard-setting, pushing Islamic finance to a higher degree of Shariah compliance, professionalism and inclusiveness.

Strand F : Real Estate
16:40 - Workshop Session
Strand G : Logistics of E-commerce
Alistair Wood – Senior Director Corporate Affairs, Lenton Group

Strand H : TBD
17:30 - Keynote Session
Dr. Murat Ulgen – Global Head of Emerging Markets Research, Managing Director, HSBC
Dr. Murat Ulgen, Ph.D. has been the Global Head of EM Research at HSBC, Research Division since June 2014. He is a part of GEMs research team. Prior to this, Dr. Ulgen served as the Chief Economist, Central and Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa at the firm since December 2009. He joined the firm in April 2006 as the Chief Economist for Turkey. Before joining the firm, Dr. Ulgen held several sell-side Economist and Strategist positions covering more than 15 emerging market countries in that time zone. He served as the Co-Head of Quantitative Research at Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division. Dr. Ulgen served as Research Analyst at BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division. He has also lectured at several Turkish universities on economics and international finance. Dr. Ulgen holds a Ph.D. in Finance.

18:15 - Closing Remarks

18:30 - Networking Cocktail Reception