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The Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee (RBWC), St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON), Hamburg Institute of International Economics and Frenkel-Zuckerman Institute for Global Economics are honored to invite you to the International Symposium“The Post-Covid Era: Redefining and Redesigning The Global Economy”.
In less than a year the Covid-19 crisis has transformed the world. Indeed, the impact of the pandemic is already monumental; and its social, economic, and geopolitical implications will linger for years to come. While the global economy is poised to face the deepest recession in peacetime history, Covid-19 has magnified global trends that were already brewing.
As countries around the world are focused on crises relief efforts, we believe that a parallel intellectual initiative should be underway for the transition to a post-virus order. We hope that convening this symposium with multistakeholders, will help to strengthen our collective commitment to creating a better future. Although we will miss the conviviality of our past face-to-face events, we hope to make up for this loss with stimulating online discussions that help free our imagination!
8:40 – 9:00 CET
9:00 – 10:30 CET
How Covid-19 is changing the World Economy?
11:00 – 12:30 CET
BRICS Сountries at 20- Prospects for Acceleration?
14:00 – 15:00 CET
Eurasia: Economic Outlook and Accelerating Regional Integration
15:30 – 16:30 CET
The Future of International Finance and Trade Architecture Post-COVID 19
09:00 – 10:30 CET
Central Bank Digital Currencies, The Digitalisation of Money and its Meaning for the International Monetary System
11:00 – 12:15 CET
Global Connectivity Agenda:
13:45 – 15:00 CET
15:05 – 15:35 CET
Opening Key Note Speech
15:35 – 16:35 CET
Followed after with the session: Pathways to a Low Carbon and Sustainable Economies
Director, Hamburg Institute for International Economics (HWWI)
Rector, St. Peterburg State University of Economics (UNECON)
Executive Director, Reinventing BrettonWoods Committee (RBWC)
Chairman of the Board Frenkel -Zuckerman Institute for Global Economics Tel Aviv, Israel
Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Member to Chairman of the International Award Committee of Global Energy Prize; Professor Emeritus, Incheon National University
Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Head of Research, Sberbank
President, Shanghai Development Research Foundation
Research Supervisor, The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Director, CEMI
President of Economic Research Fund, Russian economist
Head of division for analysis and forecasting of macroeconomic process, Center for macroeconomic analysis and short term forecasting
Research Director, the Institute of Economic Forecasting, the Russian Academy of Sciences
Professor, Director of Eurasian Scientific Research Institute of Development, Heilongjiang University, China
President of IEC International
Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
Deputy Chief Economist Institute of International Finance
Deputy Director, Research Center of Green Finance Development, PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University
Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of the Department of Finance of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University (China)
Chief Economist of Wanxiang Blockchain
Research Professor, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China
Chief Economist, State Development Corporation “VEB.RF”
FutureEnergy/ Secretary General Elect, the International Gas Union
Professor of Economics, New Economic School, Policy Director, Center for Economic and Financial Research
Director of Development of New Silk Road for Railway Freight Forwarding activities of Forwardis, the subsidiary of SNCF Group, Engineer in railway technology and management flow
CEO of Sputnik - Capital Management, Presidium Member of the Council of Foreign and Defense Policy
President & CEO Siemens Russia
Chief Economist of Nomura Research Institute
Honorary Director General, International Union of Railways (UIC)
Vice Dean of Hainan Green Finance Research Institute
Head Portfolio Strategy&Risk Group, Macro Strategy, Temasek International Private Limited
Senior Advisor, Accenture
Vice Chairman, Triffin Foundation
Secretary General, International Port Community Systems Association
Chair “ETI, Entrepreneurship, Territory, Innovation” at IAE-Paris, University Panthéon Sorbonne
Secretary General, CCTT – Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation
Director of Global Affairs, Shenzhen Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms Cloud Technology Co., Ltd (TCSA)
Head of the Working Group on Estimated Risk of Cryptocurrency, State Duma of the Russian Federation
Vice President and CEO, New Development Bank
Academic Director and Adjunct Professor, Wits Business School
Advisor to the Governor of National Bank of Kazakhstan
CFA, is chief economist at DONNER & REUSCHEL AG
Head of the division for analysis and forecasting of macroeconomic process, Center for macroeconomic analysis and short-term forecasting
Head of Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
Associate Director, EBRD
Russian Economist, Dr. Ec. Sc, Professor, Rector of the Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics.
Mr. Maksimtsev is an Honorary Worker of the Higher Education of the Russian Federation, an awardee of the St. Petersburg Governmental Award «for the Excellence in the field of Higher and Secondary Professional Training» and of the Russian Federation Governmental Award in the field of Education. Has been granted an Order of Honour, Krzyż Kawalerski h.c. for the Republic of Poland, Governmental Award of the People’s Republic of China, acts as an Commodore of l'Ordre des Palmes académiques (Governmental Award of the French Republic)
Marc Uzan is the Executive Director and founder of the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, a non-profit organization established in 1994 that is internationally recognized for its work addressing issues related to the international financial architecture (hosting more than 100 conferences and seminars worldwide through partnerships with central banks, think tanks, MDBs, and governments).
He has edited several books on international finance including more recently “Bretton Woods: The Next 70 Years” (2015, English edition and 2016 Chinese edition) and “The Ten Years After” (2018, available on Amazon) a compilation of essays on the implications of the great financial Crisis.
Mr. Uzan has authored academic papers on the new architecture for the international financial system and has written extensively about economics and finance in the popular press.
Mr. Uzan holds a Master Degree in International Economics and Finance from the Université de Paris IX Dauphine. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics of the University of California, Berkeley and a visiting fellow at Harvard University.
Yaroslav Lissovolik worked in the International Monetary Fund, in Washington, where he was Advisor to the Executive Director for the Russian Federation (2001–2004). In 2004 he joined Deutsche Bank as Chief Economist and became Head of Company Research in Russia in 2009, and then a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank in Russia in 2011.
In 2015-2018 Yaroslav Lissovolik was Chief Economist and subsequently Managing Director of Research and Member of the Management Board at the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB).
Yide Qiao is Vice Chairman & Secretary General of Shanghai Development Research Foundation (SDRF) and Executive Director of China International Finance Forum 30 (CIF30) both are non-profit institutiosn with purpose of promoting research on the issues of development.
Mr.Qiao was enrolled into Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1985. After graduation, he entered Harvard Institute for International Development and did research work. In 1995, he returned China as Chief Representative and Managing Director of New York Life until May, 2003. Then he entered Shanghai Development Research Foundation, responsible for the daily work so far.Yide Qiao is an independent director of Shanghai AJ Corporation.
Prior to study in the States, Yide Qiao conducted a research at Institute of World Economy, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences as its Assistant Director.
Research fields: Macroeconomics and International Finance. He is a main author of following books or research reports: “Chinese Economy: The Next 30 Years” (2011) “The Reform of the International Monetary System: Past, Present and Future” (2013) “Rethinking the International Monetary System —— 70 Years after the Bretton Woods Conference” (2014) "Global Financial Governance: Challenges, Goals and Reforms" (2016)
Prof.Dr.Raekwon Chung was born in 1954 in Incheon/Korea. He studied at the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul/Korea and at the Georgetown University in Washington/DC in the USA. He had been director at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. In 2007 Prof. Chung was awarded by a personal copy of the Nobel Peace Prize given to the Inter-governmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). The subject of his contribution had been a study about climate change and technology transfer. Today he teaches at the Incheon National University.
First time Prof. Chung and Prof. Hallier met at the Astana Economic Forum in Kazakhstan in 2013. An international student delegation from Eurasia under the leadership of Prof. Fedorov/USUE Yekaterinburg and Prof. Hallier had created a Memorandum for a Green University platform (today: Global Green University) - Prof. Chung was the first external professor who immediately signed that Memorandum.
Since then the dialogue continued within the frame of the Astana Economic Forum, the EXPO Astana and the Club of Silk Road Mayors. "The 2019 nomination of Prof. Chung at the Hall of Fame is a support for a Global House of Harmony based on the integration of Economics, Ecology and Ethics" Prof. Hallier stated.
Yakov Moisseevitch Mirkin, Dr. Ec. Sc, Professor, scientist, famous for his research in the fields of financial market and macroeconomics as well as an author of range of programmes for economic and financial sectors development in Russia (1998-2018). Mr. Mirkin initiated the very first department of securities (University of Finance) and Russian higher education in the field of securities and financial markets (1992-1995). Head of department of international equity markets at the Institute of International Economics and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Science. Professor at Financial Institution affiliated to the Russian Government, head of Master programme «Financial mathematics and market analysis»
Professor Mirkin was awarded with «Scientist of the Year» (nomination «Reputation», 2012), «Economist of the Year» (2017), «For excellence in the field of economic publicism named after N.P. Shmelev» (2018), «Economic book of the Year» (2019). Board member of the Free Economic Society of Russia, Head of Academic assembly at the Institute of Economics of Growth need after P.A. Stolypin. Economist of honour of the Russian Federation. Awardee of the President Award. Ideologist of «Economics of Growth» (2015-2019). Leading author and Team leader of developers of Financial Markets Development Strategy of EAEU. Author of a number of famous books and handbooks, initiator and leader of large scientific projects.
Most famous books: «Global finance: future, challenges of the growth» (2019), «Mechanisms of fast growth stimulation: global practice» (2018), «1971-2025: currency rate, international prices for raw materials, equity price» (2015), «Developing markets and Russia in the global financial structure: financial future, long-term trends» (2015), «Financial markets of Eurasia: structure, dynamics, future» (2017), «Financial strategies of economics modernization: international practice» (2014), «Financial Future of Russia: extremums, booms, system risks» (2011), «Russian Market of Securities: fundamental factors influence, forecast and policy of development» (2002), «Handbuch Europäischer Kapitalmarkt» (2001), «Securities and Equity Market» (1995) etc. Board member of independently regulated organisations of financial market НФАб ПАРТАД, СМАО. Member of expert committees at the Russian National Bank, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and of the largest entrepreneurs’ associations.
H-index - 26 (a few hundreds of academic publications). Famous columnist and writer at «Rossiyskaya Gazeta» - regular column once every two weeks, «»Rodina (one review every month), «Vedomosti» (one column per month), «Republic», «Expert», «Forbes», «gazeta.ru» etc.) Speaker at RBK, Dozhd’, OTR, Finveria. Books, essays and non-fiction: «Financial constructivism» (2014), «The Crisis of Reality» (2015), «The Open Door» (2016), «Rules of senseless financial behaviour» (2018), «Rules of careless treatment of government» (2019), «Survival in Economics. Guide for everyone» (2020)
Performances (Community stage): «Game for the prize» (2017), «The waves of Amour» (2018). Financial library mirkin.ru, two discussion sites in Facebook (more than 35,000 subscribers)
Dr. Porfiriev was born in 1955 in Moscow. The 1977 cum laude graduate of the Moscow State University. Since that time has been working in the institutes of the former USSR (now Russian) Academy of Sciences, or RAS; from 2010 to currently in the RAS Institute for Economic Forecasting. In 2017-2020 served as the Director of the Institute and the head of Laboratory for analysis and forecasting of the natural and technological risks to economic development. From August 2020 to nowadays – Research Director of the Institute
Research and teaching areas include: analysis, forecasting and policy decision making in crisis situations, economics and management of natural and technological hazards, including those posed by climate change. In the areas above he has been writing extensively both in Russia and abroad making over 300 contributions including some 80 books and papers published in the peer-reviewed international journals and by the US, European, Australian and China publishers.
Dr. Porfiriev is a member of the RAS Presidium, Deputy Chairman of the RAS Research Council on Forecasting and Strategic Planning Issues and of the RAS Research Council on the Earth Climate Issues; a member of the RAS Research Council on Global Environmental Issues, of the RAS Research Council on Arctic and Antarctic Issues. In 2002-2006 and in 2011-2015 served/ respectively, a vice-president and the first vice-president of the International Research Committee for Disasters of the International Sociological Association. A laureate of the 2005 EMERCOM research and technological award and the 2009 E. Varga RAS award for outstanding research on the world economy issues (for the monograph “Economics of Climate Change”. Moscow, 2008).
Jacob A. Frenkel is Chairman of the Frenkel -Zuckerman Institute for Global Economics Tel Aviv, Israel. He was Chairman of the Board of JPMorgan Chase International and a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Group of Thirty (G-30) which is a private, nonprofit, Consultative Group on International Economic and Monetary Affairs. Dr. Frenkel served from 2001 to 2011 as Chairman and CEO of the G-30, from 2004 to 2009 as Vice Chairman of American International Group, Inc., and from 2000 to 2004 as Chairman of Merrill Lynch International, as well as Chairman of Merrill Lynch’s Sovereign Advisory and Global Financial Institutions Groups. Between 1991 and 2000 he served two terms as the Governor of the Bank of Israel. He is credited with reducing inflation in Israel and achieving price stability, liberalizing Israel’s financial markets, removing foreign exchange controls, and integrating the Israeli economy into the global financial system. Between 1987 and 1991, he was the Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund, and between 1973 and 1987 he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago where he held the position of the David Rockefeller Professor of International Economics and served as Editor of the Journal of Political Economy.
Born in Moscow in 1985, Ms. Kozyreva has graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, department of Human Geography, and she worked as a research officer in Moscow State University and in the Institute of Geography in Russian Academy of Sciences.
Ms. Kozyreva worked for consulting organizations where she was responsible for strategic issues, and for foreign diplomatic missions in Russia where she was responsible for communications with foreign and local partners.
Ms. Kozyreva was working in station management for Russian Railways (RZD) since 2009 as a Marketing and Communications Director.
Since 2018 Ms. Kozyreva has been working for an independent international think-tank Infrastructure Economics Centre (IEC) as an International projects director, and a President of IEC International.
She is an acting UN ESCAP consultant on railway projects.
IEC is a member of Coordinating council providing analytical support in macroeconomic background of transportation. IEC is involved in both freight and passenger transport projects, rail and non-rail, and has developed its own transportation modeling software, which was used for corporate strategies of key Eurasian rail freight market players (RZD, TransContainer, UTLC ERA) and for international projects, including latest report in partnership with the UIC “Eurasian corridors: development potential” issued in March 2020.
Berglof sets the vision and strategy for the Economics Department and leads the planning, implementation and supervision of its work plan in support of the Bank’s mandate. He is the Bank’s inaugural Chief Economist. Prior to joining AIIB in September 2020, he was Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics, and Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2006 to 2015, where he was part of creating and co-led the Vienna Initiative, a European crisis response team credited with mitigating the impact of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. He is an expert in transition economics and institutional transformation through private sector development. He holds a PhD in Financial Economics and an MA in Business and Economics, both from the Stockholm School of Economics. Berglof is from Sweden.
Mr. Jihad Azour is the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund where he oversees the Fund’s work in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Caucasus.
Mr. Azour served as Lebanon’s Finance Minister in 2005-08, during which time he coordinated the implementation of important reforms, including modernizing the country’s tax and customs systems. Before and since his time as finance minister, he held a wide range of positions in the private sector, including McKinsey and Booz and Co. where he was a Vice-President and Senior Executive Advisor. Prior to joining the IMF in March 2017, he was a Managing Partner at investment firm Inventis Partners.
Mr. Azour holds a PhD in International Finance and a post-graduate degree in International Economics and Finance, both from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He also did research on emerging economies and their integration into the global economy as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard. Mr. Azour has published several books and articles on economic and financial issues and taught extensively.
Elina Ribakova directs the IIF’s economic research on emerging markets.
Ms. Ribakova was previously a visiting fellow at Bruegel, where her research focused on financial markets, EMs, and central banks. Prior to Bruegel, she held senior level roles in economic research at a diverse set of financial institutions, most recently with Deutsche Bank in London as Head of EEMEA Research, as well as leadership positions at Amundi (Pioneer) Asset Management, Avantium Investment Management, and Citigroup. She has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Stockholm School of Economics and given guest lectures at the London School of Economics, New Economic School in Moscow and Chicago Booth in London. Ms. Ribakova began her career as an economist at IMF headquarters in Washington D.C.
Cheng Lin is Deputy Director of Research Center Green Finance Development at PBC School of Finance of Tsinghua University, China Coordinator for the Green Investment Principles (GIP) for the Belt and Road. He has been working under the G20 Green Finance Study Group for three years from 2016 to 2018 and supporting the supervisory work-stream under the Central Bank’s Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) since late 2017.
Before joining Tsinghua University, he was with the PBOC from 2010 to 2017, including the International Department and Haikou Central Sub-branch. From 2014-15, he was Deputy Representative at the PBOC Representative office in Tokyo. He received bachelor’s degree of Arts in English Language and Literature and minor courses in International Trade in 2008 from Wuhan University, and master’s degree of Arts in English from Shanghai International Studies University in 2010.
David Daokui Li is currently the Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of the Department of Finance of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. He is also the director of Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE) at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University
Professor Li holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. In 1985, he obtained his BS from Tsinghua University as one of the first undergraduate class of the School of Economics and Management, where he is serving as a faculty member.
In 2006, David Li was chosen by Wall Street Wire as a top ten most influential economist in China. In 2010, he was voted as the only economists among the 10 CCTV Men of the Year of the Chinese Economy.
David Li is active in public service. He is currently a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China, a delegate to the Beijing People’s Congress and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC). He is now a member of the Global Agenda Councils and a Rapporteur of the International Financial Institutions Reform Cluster of the Global Redesign Initiative (GRI) of the World Economic Forum based in Davos, Switzerland.
His on-going research projects include the survey of economics research sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the internationalization of RMB supported by the National Science Foundation of China. He is also leading a research team working on reevaluating the GDP and economic structure of ancient China, including the Ming Dynasty.
Beside publications in English in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies, he has also published widely in Chinese include books such as the Emergence of China during the Global Financial Crisis and China’s Economic Development Strategy (these are English translations of the Chinese titles). He has also numerous journal articles in Chinese academic journals such as Europe's sovereign-debt Crisis: Predictions and Countermeasures、A Study of GDP and Its Structure in China’s Ming Dynasty and A Study of Labor Share in GDP.
Before joining Tsinghua, he had been on the faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1999-2004) and the University of Michigan (1992-1999). From 1997 to 1998, he was a National Fellow of Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Previously, Dr. Zou held various positions in China Investment Corporation (CIC) and Nanhu Finance Corporation from 2006 to 2019. Dr. Zou received Ph.D. in Economics from Tsinghua University, Mid-Career MPA from Harvard University, M.A. in economics and B.S. in Statistics from Peking University. In 2015, Dr. Zou was a winner of the 1st Sun Yefang Prize for Financial Innovation (China’s top prize for economists) and the 5th China Soft Science Prize for his research on fintech. In 2013, 2014 and 2017, his books were selected into the lists of “financial books of the year” by China Business Network. In 2019, Dr. Zou was nominated as one of the "top 10 institutional economists of the year" by China Business Network.
Professor Xuejin ZUO holds a MA in economics from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) in 1982 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. He spent a postdoctoral year at the Princeton University and another year at the US Bureau of the Census as a visiting fellow, before he returned to China in 1991. He served as the Vice President, Executive Vice President and Acting President of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences during 1994-2012, and the director of the Institute of Economics at the Academy during 2000-2013. He has long been involved in the research on China’s population economics, focusing on the social security program reform and urban and regional development studies. He led the key research project “the Economic Features and the Supporting System of an Aging Society” sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is also the President of Shanghai Association of Gerontology, and on the Board of Directors of the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, China Health Insurance Research Association, and China Association of Labor Economics.
Born on March 04, 1959 in the city of Moscow.
In 1981 graduated from the Economic Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University, specialty — economist, lecturer of political economics, candidate of economic science.
In 1981–1991 worked at the Political Economics Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University.
In 1991–1998 worked at the Institute of National Economic Forecasting, the Russian Academy of Sciences (lead researcher, head of laboratory).
In 1998–1999 — Director of the Research Department of the Russian Central Bank.
In 1999–2004 — Executive Director of the Economic Research Foundation Development Center.
In 2004–2008 — Head of the Macro Economic Forecasting Department of the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry.
From February of 2008 to July of 2014 — Russian Economic Development Deputy Minister.
From July 2014 — VEB.RF Chief Economist
In 2007 was awarded a title of Honored Economist for improving the Russian financial system, forming and developing its institutions.
In 2011 was awarded the Order of Merit for his many years of exceptional work and active publicactivities.
Andy Calitz is the former Chief Executive Officer of LNG Canada, a Shell-PETRONAS-PetroChina-Mitsubishi Corporation-Kogas joint venture. Mr. Calitz began his career in the electricity business and joined Shell in 1996, where he has spent more than 25 years on various energy projects. His work has taken him to London, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Perth, The Hague, and Vancouver, where he held a variety of roles in business development, project management, and commercial aspects of the Shell business. He was also member of the development teams for the Sakhalin Energy and Gorgon LNG projects. Mr. Calitz was educated as an electrical engineer at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, with further qualifications in commerce, management, and business administration at the Harvard Business School; the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; and INSEAD. He now assists companies, organizations, think tanks and universities navigating the energy transitions. The IGU has appointed Mr. Andy Calitz as its next Secretary-General with effect from 1st of August 2021.
Natalya Volchkova is Vice-Rector of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Director of the Centre of Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR at NES) and a Senior Lecturer at the New Economic School in Moscow, Russian Federation. She also serves as a member of Committee for Development Policy, ECOSOC UN, and as a member of the Expert Council of Accounting Chamber of the RF. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Central Economic and Mathematic Institute of the Russian Academy of Science. In the past, she was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Harvard University and visiting scholar at MIT. In 2016 she was nominated for the Yegor Gaidar Award in Economics. Her research interests are in the areas of international trade theory and policy, natural resource economics, corporate governance and gender economics.
Director of Eurasian Scientific Institute of Development at University of Heilongjiang, leading expert of the Centre of Analytics on the key issues of the Chinese Provincial Party Committee of the Province of Heilongjiang, researcher at the Key Research Database of Soft and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education, researcher of the United Innovation Center of Collaboration between the Province and The Ministry of strategic collaboration between China and Russia in the Province of Heilongjiang, Expert of the Consultative Committee on Economics of the Committee of Science and Technology in the Province of Heilongjiang
Henning Vöpel has been Director and CEO of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) since 2014. In 2010, he was appointed for Professor for Economics at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. His research areas include business cycle analysis, monetary policy, international trade as well as the digital economy.
After studying economics at the University of Hamburg, Professor Vöpel completed his doctorate in 2003 on the topic of the stabilization effects of monetary policy. At the same time he worked as a research assistant in the Faculty of Economics. For the next two years, he worked as an independent business consultant.
In 2006, Professor Vöpel took part in the joint economic forecast of the leading economic research institutes on behalf of the German government twice. In 2009, he was invited by the US Department of State to carry out research in locations such as Washington D.C., San Francisco and Boston as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Xavier Wanderpepen is Director of Development of New Silk Road for Railway Freight Forwarding activities of Forwardis, the subsidiary of SNCF Group. He is engineer in railway technology and management flow.
After a long experience from 1995 for rail development with CIS countries, 1000 block trains between France and Kaluga-Ru for automotive activities, and several missions of consulting in Cuba in Ukraine and Europe. He is in charge of development for an inclusive economic model for trains France – Asia by environmental concerns, technologic innovation and sustainable trade.
Born in 1962, in 1984 graduated from the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of the Moscow State University, school of Theory of Probabilities
1984-1989 — was responsible for computer modeling of molecular systems at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, USSR
1989-1993 — Institute of Statistics and Economic Research of Goskomstat, USSR/RF;
Since 1993 — State Service:
1993-94 — Leading Specialist of the Acting Centre of Economic Reforms at the State Government;
1994-95 — Head of Department of Economic Reforms at the Russian Ministry of Economics;
1995-97 — Head of Department of the Loan Policy at the Russian Ministry of Economics;
1997-98 — Deputy Director of the Economic Governance at the President of the Russian Federation;
Left the State Service in June 1998
Since summer 1998 has been a consultant and a researcher in the sphere of Economics. Has been working in a range of consulting companies, in 2015 founded a Foundation of Economic Research of Mikhaul Khazin, specializing on development of mathematical models of economic processes.
Authored a number of books such as «Decline of the Dollar Empire and End of «Pax Americana»» (2003, in collaboration with A. Kobyakov), «Ladder to the Sky» (2016, in collaboration with S. Scheglov), «Black Swan of the Global Crisis» (2018), «Memories of the Future. Ideas of of the Modern Economy».
Was born on December 29, 1970, in Moscow
Graduated from the Faculty of «Specialized engineering» of the Moscow State Technical University named after N.E. Bauman with the degree on «Dynamics of flight and missile and spacecrafts control» and from the HIgher School of Economics with the degree on «Banking»
Has a large experience of working in national and international financial markets and is an example of a «rocket scientist» and mathematician who works in the field of investments. An expert of mathematical models of asset management in the stock market.
Since October 2010 acts as a CEO of Sputnik - Capital Management, «Sputnik Group»
1997 - 2010 — Head of Department of Capital Markets at RaiffeisenBank
1994 - 1997. — Head of Department of Securities Service at «TOKOBANK»
Aleksandr Losev participates in activities of the Russian Non-governmental Society «Council of Foreign and Defense Policy».
For many years, had been a member of the Expert Councils at the Moscow Central Stock Exchange, Russian Trade System and National Stock Association. Participated in the expert groups and committees to draft legal projects and initiatives in the sphere of securities markets and financial derivatives. Participates in programmes on developing financial literacy and projects on the science popularization.
Born February 20, 1974 in St. Petersburg
Member of the Board, RSPP and AEB in Russia
Mr. Richard C. Koo is the Chief Economist of Nomura Research Institute. Best known for developing the concept of balance sheet recession which is now widely used around the world to explain post-1990 Japanese and post-2007 Western economies, he has also advised successive prime ministers on how best to deal with Japan's economic and banking problems.
Before joining Nomura, Mr. Koo, a US citizen, was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1981-84) and a Doctoral Fellow of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1979-81). Author of many books on Japanese economy and economics in general, his 2008 book “The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics - Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession” (John Wiley & Sons) has been translated into and sold in six different languages. His latest book ”The Other Half of Macroeconomics and the Fate of Globalization” (John Wiley & Sons) was published in February 2018. He has been a columnist for the German economic daily Handelsblatt since July, 2020.
Mr. Koo holds BAs in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at Berkeley (1976), and MA in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University (1979). From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Koo was a visiting professor at Waseda University in Tokyo.
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux was born in 1956. A graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris, he worked at the French Foreign Trade Delegation to Hong Kong (1977-1978) before joining French railways SNCF in 1978, where he held various responsibilities including Director of the SNCF General Delegation in North-America and Chief Executive of French Railways UK Ltd in Britain. He then joined the SNCF Freight Department where he successively managed the Coal-Steel Business Unit and the Human Resources, Data Processing and Finance Department before being appointed Chief Executive of SNCF Freight International (2001) and from 2001 to 2009 Chairman and CEO of SNCF International and SNCF Director of International Development.
In March 2009, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux was appointed Director-General of the International Union of Railways (UIC), the worldwide association representing the rail sector and encompassing 230 railways across all the continents. His mandate was renewed at the June 2010 and July 2012 UIC General Assemblies.
In addition, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux holds responsibilities in a large number of institutions and associations: French Foreign Trade Advisor and Chairman of the Transport Committee, Chairman of the Medef International France-Argentina Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Ecole Centrale Association, Chairman of AFFI (the French association of railway engineers and managers), Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Member of the Board of the US High Speed Rail Association.
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux has been awarded the Legion of Honour and is a holder of the Silver Medal of the French Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Tourism. In 2011, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux received his insignia as Commander of the French National Order of Merit – one of the highest decorations in France along with the Legion of Honour.
Worked as an editor in the International Department of Xinhua News Agency and Guangming Daily, as well as the chief correspondent of Guangming Daily in Paris.
Served as the deputy director of the Institute of World Development at the Development Research Center of the State Council.
Michael Buchanan joined Temasek in December 2012 and is currently Head, Portfolio Strategy & Risk Group and Head, Macro Strategy. In addition, he is Head, Australia & New Zealand.
Michael was most recently the Chief Asia-Pacific Economist at Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong where he was responsible for the firm’s economic, forex and rates views on the region. Prior to this role, he was the Co-Director of the Global Macro & Markets Research Group responsible for broad macro-trading strategy as well as long-term thematic research on the future of the global economy and shorter-term cyclical work on the major economies. Michael was also previously the Senior Emerging Markets Economist of Goldman Sachs, based out of London office.
Michael began his career as a Lecturer at Jesus College, Oxford University and at the Institute of Economics and Statistics, Oxford University. Thereafter, he joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an Economist working on Russia and capital market issues.
Michael holds a M.Phil (Economics) from Oxford University (under Rhodes scholarship). He graduated from University of Tasmania, Australia with Honours in Economics (and a partial major in Law).
Ousmène Jacques Mandeng is a Senior Advisor with Accenture’s Global Blockchain Technology Practice. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science and writes a blog on international monetary affairs at www.economicsadvisory.com.
He worked more than 20 years in the financial sector and international organisations on international investment and economic policy analyses. He was a Managing Director with Prudential Financial and UBS heading official financial institutions coverage globally. He was with the International Monetary Fund last as a Deputy Division Chief on IMF financial resources and Latin America including as resident representative and was with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America. Ousmène has commented regularly in the financial press and presented in international forums on the increasing importance of emerging markets and actual and pending reforms of the international monetary system. He is Member of the Bretton Woods Committee, Fellow of the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee and Member of Robert Triffin International. He is fluent in German, English, French and Spanish and was educated at Cambridge University and the LSE.
Alfonso Iozzo, Vice-president of the Robert Triffin International,Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)and President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism Torino (Italy), is graduated in economics from the University of Turin.
He started his career at the Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino, where from 1961 to 1995 he held in succession the position of: Head of Research and Planning Department; General Manager, International Division; Deputy Chief General Manager. From 1995 to 2001 he was Secretary General of Compagnia di San Paolo, Turin, from 2001 to 2006 Managing Director of San Paolo Imi, and from 2006 to 2008 President of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti in Rome.
In addition, he occupied numerous non-executive positions in financial institutions (Associazione Bancaria Italiana, Hambros Bank LTD London, Banque Indosuez Paris, Banco del Desarrollo Santiago, Ruegg Bank AG Zurig, Inter-Európa Bank Budapest, Institute of International Finance Washington DC).
He has also been a member of the Movimento Federalista Europeo since 1963 and served as president of its Italian Committee from 1995 to 2005; he has been a member of the Executive Board of the Union of the European Federalists since 1998.
Richard spent his early career working in European road, sea and air freight operations. In 2011 Richard was appointed as Secretary General of the European Port Community Systems Association EPCSA which in 2014 became International, IPCSA.
The Association provides a voice for electronic data interchange operators within the complete logistics sphere and all modes of air, sea and land. IPCSA, who’s global membership now operates in over 500 sea and air ports, handling the electronic exchange of information for in excess of 500 million TEUs and 10 billion tonnes of cargo. IPCSA also supports the industry on development on new innovative solutions to share and exchange data, as well as publishing “How to” practical papers on Community System development and impacts of current events such as COVID-19 on the industry.
In his role as Secretary General Richard works to support international organisations on Trade Facilitation and digitalisation including the UN, WCO, WHO, WTO, the European Commission, and the IMO. He is also an expert for UNCEFACT and APEC eCommerce Business Alliance Expert Council .
Richard also supports organisations around the world in how to develop community systems and single windows, drawing on the global experience and knowledge of IPCSA.
Researcher of international renown, Carlos Moreno is Scientific director of the Chair «Entrepreneurship – Territory - Innovation», Panthéon Sorbonne University – IAE Paris (France).
Carlos Moreno earned recognition as a scientist with an innovative mind, pioneer works and his unique approach on urban issues. He is also a scientific advisor of national and international figures of the highest level, including the Mayor of Paris Smart City special Envoy.
He works at the heart of issues of international significance as a result of his research, bringing an innovative perspective on urban issues and offering solutions to the issues faced by the cities, metropolises and territories during the 21st century.
Some of his concepts traveled the world: the Human Smart City, the 15mn City, the Territory of 30mn.
Carlos Moreno received the Foresight Medal by the French Academy of Architecture (2019)
Author of “Urban life and proximity at the time of Covid-19” Published by: Editions de l’Observatoire, July 2020
Author of “Droit de cite, de la ville-monde à la ville du quart d’heure” Published by: Editions de l’Observatoire, November 2020
Gennady Bessonov was born in 1950. He graduated from the Fergana Polytechnic Institute in 1973, the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in 1992, and the Higher Diplomatic courses of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001.
He had worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1987 to 2005 and held various diplomatic posts in the Central office of the Ministry and abroad. From 2001 to October 2005 Mr. Bessonov had been the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Gothenburg (Sweden). Starting December 2005, Gennady Bessonov is the Secretary General of the International Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT), Head of Representative office CCTT in Russia. From 2014 to 2020 Mr. Bessonov was the Trans-European Railway Project Manager (TER) of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
From 2014 to 2020 Mr. Bessonov was an adviser of of the General Director – Chairman of the Board of OJSC RZD.
Mr. Bessonov has many awards.
Ms. Li is currently the Director of Global Affairs at Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms Cloud Technology (TCSA), an innovative data technology consultancy for central banks and policymakers around the world.
Li was a former Chinese Foreign Ministry lecturer specialized in training diplomats and officials from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS）countries. She is a specialist in international law, Master of Legal Science, and a Chinese-Russian bilingual. She played an essential role in multiple international projects among China, Russia, Belarus and various Central Asian countries.
Head of the Working Group on Estimated Risk of Cryptocurrency Turnover, State Duma of the Russian Federation Since 2013 till present, Professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
Since 2017 till present, head of the Digital economy centre at Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
Actively engaged in expert activities. Member of the Expert Council of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation on combating corruption, head of the working group of the State Duma on risk assessment of cryptocurrency turnover, member of the Expert Council of the Financial Markets Committee at the State Duma. Engaged in the development of the Russian legislation on the regulation of cryptocurrency turnover.
Mr. Leslie Maasdorp is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the New Development Bank. In this role he is responsible for the treasury, portfolio management, finance and accounting functions of the Bank.
Over the past 25 years he has occupied senior leadership roles in both private and public sectors. Most recently he served as a Managing Director and President of Bank of America Merrill Lynch for Southern Africa for a period of four years. Prior to that he served in a dual role as Vice Chairman of Barclays Capital and Absa Capital. In 2002 he was the first African to be appointed as International Advisor to Goldman Sachs International.
Before his 13 years as a global investment banker, he served in several senior leadership roles in the Government of South Africa. In 1994 after the transition to democracy, he was appointed as Special Advisor to the Minister of Labour and in 1999, in his role as Deputy Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises, he led the restructuring and privatization of state-owned enterprises for the South African Government.
He is a former Chairman and CEO of Advtech, a leading provider of private education in South Africa. Leslie is a young global leader of the World Economic Forum. He holds a BA degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of the Western Cape and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, at the University of London.
Logan Rangasamy is currently Academic Director and Professor at the Wits Business School (University of the Witwatersrand) in South Africa.
He has worked on economic policy issues and developments for over 30 years. During this period, his involvement in policy issues has been in the capacity of economic advisor at the European Union and senior positions at the South African Reserve bank (SARB) and international institutions. His work has covered policy issues related to national (South Africa), regional (African) and multilateral (G20, IMF, OECD etc) matters/interests.
His work at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has entailed oversight and leadership responsibilities for all the SARB’s international engagements on technical issues with the G20, OECD, IMF, World Bank, BRICS, rating agencies and bilateral engagements with advanced, emerging and developing economies.
He has led technical teams and been an active participant at both technical and high-level meetings with senior policymakers. He has participated in various policy forums on issues related to trade protection, improving access for developing countries to the global financial safety net, reform of the international monetary architecture, capital flows, IMF quota reform, unintended effects of international regulatory reform on Africa, financial technology developments. Logan has also done work on the sustainable development goals, financial inclusion, fiscal policy and debt issues pertaining to the Southern African region and the African continent.
Professor Rangasamy has published many articles in peer reviewed journals on policy issues.
Binur is a professional researcher and digital technology consultant with the a proven track record in developing digital transformation strategy for public sector in Central Asia.
He is conducting several research projects on implications of fintech on monetary policy and developing a regulatory framework for National Bank of Kazakhstan.
He graduated from Eurasian National University in 2014, starting the career in MoF E-commerce center.
After, Binur moved to private sector as an IT-analyst with further promotion to Chief Business Development and Innovation Officer with 13 successfully implemented projects in different area of ICT.
Now, Binur is getting his Master’s degree and conducting research in NYU as well as serving as a Technology Advisor to the Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan.
Carsten Mumm, CFA, is chief economist at DONNER & REUSCHEL AG, private bank. He is responsible for the bank´s economic and capital markets forecasts.
Until 2016 Carsten was head of the asset management department including portfolio management for institutional and private clients as well as the capital markets analysis. In 2010 he was responsible for consolidating the two asset management teams during the merger of REUSCHEL & CO. and CONRAD HINRICH DONNER BANK AG. Carsten startet his career as portfolio manager at CONRAD HINRICH DONNER in 2003 after studying economics at Hamburg University and completing his apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank AG. In 2006 he was awarded the CFA charter.
Since 2017 Carsten is engaged as associate lecturer at the International School of Management (ISM).
Dr Rudiger Ahrend is Head of the Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. In this capacity, and in his previous role as Head of the Urban Programme, he has been supervising numerous projects in a wide area of subjects, including on industrial transition, regional and urban innovation and development, subnational finance, spatial productivity, metropolitan governance, land use, land value capture, housing, green growth, climate change, transport, metropolitan governance, and national urban policies. He has also supervised numerous reviews and case studies of regions and major metropolitan agglomerations, and is the main author of “The Metropolitan Century: Understanding Urbanisation and its Consequences”. During his time as Head of the Urban Programme, Dr Ahrend was also in charge of the OECD Working Party on Urban Policies, as well as the OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers.
At the OECD, where he started as an official in 2002, Dr Ahrend worked as a Senior Economist in the OECD’s Economic Department and as Head of the Urban Programme in the Directorate for Governance and Territorial Development. Prior to joining OECD, he worked as a researcher and independent consultant. In addition to his work on OECD countries, he has extensively worked on Russia and other emerging economies. In addition to his OECD work, Dr Ahrend has published widely, both in academic journals and newspapers.
Rudiger Ahrend holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics, as well as degrees in Social Sciences and Mathematics from the University of Göttingen, Paris-IX Dauphine, and the Sorbonne.
Dr. Nigel Jollands has worked on sustainable energy and environmental policy for 25 years. In March 2011 he took up a post with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and is now Associate Director, Lead, Policy Products Unit in the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Department. In this role he works at the interface between policy and finance, supporting the Bank’s green investment programme through policy dialogue with governments in the Bank’s area of operations (Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and North Africa). He also co-leads the development of the Bank’s EUR1.5 billion Green Cities Framework. Prior to this role, he spent 5 years as Head, Energy Efficiency Unit at the International Energy Agency. At the IEA he led the Agency’s energy efficiency policy analysis, co-ordinating the Agency’s Energy Efficiency Working Party, and liaising with multi-lateral energy efficiency initiatives including the G8.
Nigel’s previous positions include Principal Ecological Economist in the New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics (NZCEE), Senior Lecturer at Massey University, and senior policy analyst in New Zealand’s capital at various Ministries (Ministry of Commerce; Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and Ministry for the Environment). He is a regular presenter at international conferences, has published numerous journal articles and contributed to many books in the area of resource efficiency and ecological economics.