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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (known as SBY) was the 6th President of Indonesia and the first directly elected President in the current democratic era. During his two terms in office, Yudhoyono delivered what the World Economic Forum called “Indonesia’s golden decade”, a period between 2004-14 that was marked by democratic...

Koichi Hamada

He has had a distinguished career as an internationally renowned economics professor, an economic adviser to the Japanese government and as an economic consultant to the IMF and WTO. He is currently Special Economic Adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuntex Professor of Economics at Yale University and...

Li Zhaoxing

Li Zhaoxing is one of China’s outstanding and best known international statesmen over the past twenty five years. He was Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China’s National People’s Congress from 2008 to 2013, and China’s Foreign Minister from 2003 to 2007. Earlier in his career, Minister Li...

Atiur Rahman

Dr. Atiur Rahman is a Professor of Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka. Dr. Rahman served as the Governor of Central Bank of Bangladesh during the period of May 2009-March 2016. Dr. Rahman popularly known as the ‘Poor Peoples’ Economist’ and a Green Governor is a many times...

Un-Chan Chung

Un-Chan Chung was Prime Minister of South Korea from 2009-10. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the President of Seoul National University, where he was Professor of Economics from 1978 to 2009, until he was appointed the Prime Minister. He has served as a member of the President’s Council...

David Lim

David Lim is best known in Singapore for leading the 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition in 1998 (as well as the second in 2001) which succeeded in placing two members on the summit. The climb captured the imagination of the entire country and helped reset the parameters of what...

Jamling Tenzing Norgay

“I climbed Everest so that my children wouldn’t have to.” Ever since Jamling Tenzing Norgay’s father, Tenzing Norgay, spoke these words to his son, Jamling had been seized by a passion to follow in his father’s historic footsteps — to step onto Mount Everest’s icy skin and learn the...

Tony Fernandes

Tony Fernandes, founder of Tune Group, is the Group CEO of Air Asia, Asia’s leading low fare, no frills airline, flying to destinations across the region. Known as the Richard Branson of Asian air travel, he turned the bankrupt carrier into the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax’s coveted award...

A.K. Nathan

A K Nathan Elumalay, the founder of Eversendai, built the company from a modest structural steel erection company in Malaysia to one of world’s most sought after integrated steel structural turnkey contractors. From humble beginnings as a printing machine operator, to now spearheading one of the most prominent companies...

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