Challenges of Job-Rich and Inclusive Growth
Concluding Session: Growth and Reform Challenges
Moderator: Sebastian Mallaby
Sebastian Mallaby is Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is currently writing a biography of the former Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan, and his previous book, More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite, was awarded the 2011 Loeb Prize. He has served as contributing editor for the Financial Times and as a columnist at the Washington Post. Previously, he was at the Economist. He holds a B.A. from Oxford University.
Muhamad Chatib Basri
Muhamad Chatib Basri has been Finance Minister of Indonesia since May 2013. Previously he was the Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board, and before that served as Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee and Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Team to the Indonesian National Team on Trade Negotiation and as the Independent Commissioner to several major public companies. He holds a Ph.D. from the Australian National University.
Joe Hockey has been Treasurer of Australia since September 2013. He was first elected to the Australian Parliament in 1996, and following his re-election in 1998 he was made Minister for Financial Services and Regulation. He has since held a number of ministerial roles including Small Business and Tourism, Human Services and Employment and Workplace Relations. Following the 2007 Federal Election, he held a number of senior Shadow Ministry portfolios before being appointed Shadow Treasurer in February 2009.
Nhlanhla Nene has been Finance Minister of South Africa since May 2014. Previously he was Deputy Finance Minister of South Africa (2008 to 2014), and before that was chairperson of both the Portfolio Committee on Finance (2002 to 2008) and the Joint Budget Committee (2002 to 2005). He was a member of the organizing committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and has been a member of parliament since 1999. He holds a B.Com from the University of Western Cape.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been Finance Minister of Nigeria since July 2011. She was Managing Director of the World Bank from 2007 to 2011. Between 2003 and 2006 she served as Finance Minister and Foreign Minister of Nigeria. Previously, she served in a number of positions at the World Bank including Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Director of Operations in the Middle East and North Africa region, and Country Director for the South East Asia and Mongolia Country unit. She holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T.
Sandra Polaski is the Deputy Director-General of the International Labour Organization. She previously served as Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to this, she was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She earlier served as the U.S. Secretary of State’s Special Representative for International Labor Affairs. She holds an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wisconsin.
Min Zhu was appointed Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on July 26, 2011. Previously he was a Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China, responsible for international affairs, policy research, and credit information. He served as the Group Executive Vice President of Bank of China before joining the country’s Central Bank. He also worked at the World Bank and taught economics at both Johns Hopkins University and Fudan University. He holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.