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Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant is currently CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI). He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, IAS and is the author of Branding India – An Incredible Story. Kant has been a key driver of the Make in India, Startup India, Incredible India and...

Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey was the UK’s longest-serving Minister for Technology, working for UK Prime Minister David Cameron from 2010-16. During his time as Minister, Vaizey oversaw a major expansion in fixed and mobile broadband coverage; helped the UK become a world leader in tech investment, working with companies such as...

David Davis

David Davis served as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union from July 2016 to July 2018. In 2016, following a referendum in which a majority of those voting supported leaving the European Union, David Davis was appointed by new Prime Minister Theresa May as Secretary of State...

Herman Van Rompuy

Herman Van Rompuy was the first President of the European Council of Heads of State and Government. In December 2009, upon the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, he was appointed as permanent president of the European Council. In 2012, he was re-elected for a second term, which...

Nurul Izzah

Nurul Izzah Anwar is the current Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh. Her political career began with the creation of the People’s Justice Party (KEADILAN) in 1999 where she played a vital role in its establishment. She currently is on her second term as highest ranking Vice President Elect,...

Clare Rewcastle Brown

Clare Rewcastle Brown is an investigative journalist born in the former British Crown Colony of Sarawak (now part of Malaysia) to British parents. She attended a local primary school, moved to the United Kingdom when she was eight, attended private boarding school and subsequently obtained her masters degree in...

Jay Tuck

Jay Tuck is a journalist, television producer and the founder of Airtime Dubai Ltd, an international media company serving the Arab world. He is Executive Producer of Understanding Tomorrow, a weekly TV magazine airing on the Al-Jazeera Network. For over thirty years Tuck has held positions of major editorial...

Jasper Becker

Jasper Becker is the publisher of Asia Weekly which was launched in April 2007. The Hong Kong-based weekly news magazine is circulated in 15 countries and has a staff of 30. It is the first Asian English-language news magazine launched in 30 years. He has been a foreign correspondent...

David Eldon

David Eldon is Chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East and HSBC Bank Oman. He was also Chairman of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority. He has nearly 50 years of banking experience mostly within the HSBC Group, starting his career in HSBC Bank Middle East in 1968, and serving...

Ilber Ortayli

Ilber Ortayli is a leading Turkish historian, professor of history at the University of Galatasaray in Istanbul and at Bilkent University in Ankara. Since 2005 he has been the head of the Topkapi; Museum in Istanbul for nearly 7 years. Ilber graduated from Ankara University and completed his postgraduate...

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