Program of Seminars
World Bank Group - International Monetary Fund Annual MeetingsSeminar Schedule Subject to Change
World Bank Group and the Private Sector
Jean-Louis Diefenbacher is Chairman and CEO of Compagnie Generale des Eaux (CGE) Asia Pacific in Singapore, and has served as Vice President for International Development for the CGE Water Group in Paris. Before joining CGE, he was Head of the Treasury Department in the French Ministry of Interior, Chief of Staff of the Ministry for Overseas Co-operation, and District Attorney with the French local administration. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration.
Toshikatsu Fukuma is Senior Executive Managing Director of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., with responsibilities covering finance, treasury, credit and accounting. He has been with Mitsui for over 35 years, and has served in various capacities, both internationally and domestically. Mr. Fukuma, a graduate of Hiroshima University, also currently serves as a member of the Financial System Research Council attached to the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Japan.
Gautam Kaji is Managing Director at the World Bank, with broad responsibilities for Bank lending and economic activities. Previously he served as the Bank's Regional Vice President of East Asia and Pacific, and in several other management positions. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay and an M.B.A from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jannik Lindbaek is the Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group that promotes private sector investment in its developing member countries. Prior to joining IFC, Mr. Lindbaek was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nordic Investment Bank. He graduated from the Norwegian School of Business Administration and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Kansas. He has served on the boards of several companies and organizations.
Roberto F. de Ocampo is Secretary of Finance in the Philippine Government and Chairman of the Coordinating Council for the Philippine Assistance Program. He was previously with the Development Bank of the Philippines, most recently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He has an M.B.A from the University of Michigan and a Fellow in development administration from the London School of Economics, as well as three Honorary Doctorates.
The Emergence of Asia's Debt Market
I Putu Gede Ary Suta is Chairman of the Indonesian Capital Market Supervisory Agency. He is a member of the Committee for Drafting the Capital Market Law, and serves as Vice Chairman of various boards in Indonesia. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Gregory Batey is an Executive Director and Head of Market Research at Peregrine Fixed Income Ltd., Hong Kong, Asia's largest firm specializing in the origination, sales, and trading of Asian fixed-income products. Peregrine's market research group developed Asia's first local currency bond index. Before joining Peregrine, Mr. Batey was head of the international fixed income research at Lehman Brothers in New York and in London. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering economic systems from Stanford University.
Dato' Abdul Murad Khalid is the Assistant Governor of Bank Negara, Malaysia. He joined the bank in 1976 and has served in various capacities and departments. He holds an Honors Degree in economics, is a member of several boards in Malaysia, and is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Malayan Central Depository Sdn. Berhad.
Neill Nuttall is a Director of Jardine Fleming Investment Management Ltd., Hong Kong, and has been living and working in Asia since 1978. He is responsible for the management of the Fixed Income Business in Asia, which comprises 11 fund managers who manage US$2.2 billion in funds, an increasing proportion of which is invested in the emerging Asian markets.
Michael J. Roche is a Director of HSBC Asset Management, Hong Kong, where he leads the firm's Asian Fixed Income Investment Group. He is the fund manager of the Asia High Yield Bond Fund, which invests exclusively in the domestic Asian markets. With a total of US$1 billion under his management, he is one of the leading practitioners of Asian fixed income management. In addition to post-graduate work at the London Business School, he holds an M.A. in development banking from American University.
Partnerships for Capacity Building in Africa
Baroness Lynda Chalker, a British national, has held various Ministerial positions in the U.K. Government between 1979 and 1997 (Social Security, Transport, and the Overseas Development Administration). Prior to becoming a Member of the House of Commons in 1974, she worked as a statistician, researcher, and manager with various companies such as Kodak, Shell Mex and BP. She was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992.
Zephirin Diabre is the President of the Economic Commission of Burkina Faso, and a businessman. He is a former Minister of Finance and Planning, Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Mines and Member of the National Assembly. Mr. Diabre has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bordeaux, and taught for several years in France.
Richard Kaijuka, a Ugandan national, is Minister of Planning and Economic Development and former Minister of: Energy; Commerce, Cooperatives, and Marketing; and Commerce, Trade and Industry. Prior to becoming a member of Parliament in 1989, he served as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Nile Bank, and prior to that he was Chief Executive of Uganda Commercial Bank. Mr. Kaijuka is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB) and was the first senior African to represent Deutche Bank in Africa.
Poul Nielson, a Danish national, is the Minister for Development Cooperation and former Minister for Energy. He has been a Member of Parliament for over 20 years. Mr. Nielson has also served as the Chairman of the Social Democratic Party's Committee on Foreign Affairs, National Chairman of the European Movement in Denmark, and Member of the Board of the Danish Foreign Policy Society.
Robert Picciotto, an Italian national, has been the Director General of Operations Evaluation of the World Bank Group since 1992. He started working for the International Finance Corporation in 1962 and subsequently joined the Bank. Over the years, Mr. Picciotto has worked as a Director for: South Asia; Europe, Middle East and North Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to his current position, he was Vice President of Corporate Planning and Budgeting.
Michael Spicer, a South African national, is the Alternate Director and Adviser to the Chairman of Anglo American Corporation. He has extensive involvement in business: he has been the Chairman of Anglo American Farms, the Director of Anglo American Investment Trust, and Director of Southern Life. Mr. Spicer has a Master of Arts degree from Rhodes University.
Beyond Opening to Integration: Emerging Business Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Herminio Blanco is Mexico's Secretary of Trade and Industrial Development. He has previously held several senior posi-tions in government. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and has taught at Rice University, Colegio de Mexico, and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico.
Ana Patricia Botín is CEO of Santander Investment and Executive VP of Banco Santander, where she is responsible for all Santander Asset Management business and all Treasury activities worldwide, as well as for the new acquisitions of Commercial Banks in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela. She started her career at J.P. Morgan in Madrid and New York. She holds a B.S. degree in economy from Bryn Mawr and Harvard universities.
Manuel Hinds is Finance Minister of El Salvador. Previously he was a private consultant with the World Bank, KPMG, and the Central Bank of El Salvador. As a consultant, he led several financial and operational missions to Russia, Hungary, the Palestinian territories, and Venezuela, advising on the restructuring of their financial and banking sectors. He holds a degree in industrial engineering from the University of El Salvador and an M.A. in economics from Northwestern University.
Henrique de Campos Meirelles is President and Chief Operating Officer of BankBoston, a superregional bank holding company with assets exceeding US$66 billion. He also served as President of BankBoston in Brazil. He is founder and President of the Latin American Leasing Federation, Chairman of the Board of the International Banks Association in Brazil, and a member of various international boards. He was named "1996 Most Influential Banker of the Year" by Latin Trade Magazine.
Luis Carlos Valenzuela is President of Corporación Financiera del Valle (Colombia). He has previously held senior posi-tions in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and in the National Planning Department. Mr. Valenzuela received graduate degrees from Harvard University, the London School of Economics, and Universidad de los Andes.
Foreign Direct Investments: Where Next?
Syed Babar Ali is Chairman of several companies in Pakistan including Siemens, Hoechst, Coca Cola Beverages, and Tetra Pak. In 1993 he was Pakistan's Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Planning. Mr. Ali pioneered the estab-lishment of the packaging industry in Pakistan, and has served as Chairman and CEO of the government-owned National Fertilizer Corporation. He is also President of the World Wide Fund for Nature International, Switzerland. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and is pro-chancellor and founder of Lahore University of Management Sciences.
C. B. Chan is Deputy Chairman and CEO of Century Private Equity Ltd., a foreign direct investment subsidiary of the Singapore Government's investment holding company, Temasek Holdings. He is Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board's development consulting group and Deputy Chairman of its International Advisory Council. He is also a founding governor of Singapore International Foundation. He was a United Nations Fellow in development administration in New York and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Charles R. Frank, Jr. is First Vice President at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Previously he was a Vice President of GE Capital and a Managing Director of GE Capital Services Structured Finance Group, where he was responsible for product development and utility ventures. Mr. Frank has also served in the U.S. State Department as Chief Economist on the Policy Planning Staff of Secretary Henry Kissinger and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Social Affairs. Mr. Frank has been a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and has taught at Princeton and Yale Universities. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.
Toshihiko Kinoshita is a Special Advisor for Asia at A.T. Kearney, and a Special Research Advisor to the Research Institute for International Investment and Development of Japan's Export-Import Bank. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at Osaka University, a Visiting Research Fellow for the Japan Center for Economic Research, and a Special Researcher for the Institute of Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the Japan's Ministry of Finance. He currently is an Advisor for Bank Indonesia and previously was an Advisor to the Planning Agency of Indonesia. Mr. Kinoshita has written many articles and co-authored books on Japanese foreign direct investment, Asian economies, foreign debt, and private participation in social participation in East Asia.
Dominic C. Mulaisho is Executive Chairman of Shonga Steel Limited and Kaunga Investments, a rose farming venture. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the African Economic Research Consortium, a founding editor-in-chief of Southern African Economist, and a member of the committee of the Global Security Initiative based at Cambridge University. Mr. Mulaisho was the first chairman of the nationalized Zambia copper mining industry, has served on the Council of African Advisers to the World Bank, and was Governor of the Bank of Zambia. Mr. Mulaisho is the author of The Tongue of the Dumb and The Smoke that Thunders. He holds a B.A. of the University of London in Economics, English, and History.
Sir William Ryrie is Vice Chairman of the holding company of the ING Barings investment bank, part of the ING Group. He was previously Head of the International Finance Corporation. Earlier in his career, he served in the British Civil Service; he was Economic Minister in the British Embassy in Washington, and represented the United Kingdom on the Executive Boards of the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank, among other positions. He is the author of First World, Third World.
Louis T. Wells is the Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He was Coordinator of Indonesia Projects for Harvard Institute for International Development in Jakarta in 1994/95, and has done consulting work on foreign investment and development for several governments, international organizations, and private corporations. He received his M.B.A and Ph.D. from the Harvard Business School.
The Role of the State
Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira is Minister of Administration and State Reform in Brazil, where he is applying his long experi-ence in government, finance, and academia to the area of government reform. Earlier in his career he was a Professor of economics at São Paulo University, he has served as Secretary of State and Secretary of Science in the São Paulo Government and as Federal Minister of Finance. He received his Doctor of economics from São Paulo University, and has written widely on development and governance.
Anatoly Chubais is the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation. He formerly served as Chairman of the Russian Privatization Agency, where he lead Russia's recent privatization effort, and was Chief of Staff to President Boris Yeltsin. He graduated from Leningrad Engineering and Economics Institute.
Trevor Manuel is the Minister of Finance for South Africa. His first public appointment was as General Secretary of the Cape Areas Housing Action Committee. Later he was elected as Regional Secretary and a National Executive member of the United Democratic Front, a broad-based antiapartheid coalition. For these activities he spent three years in detention. In South Africa's first democratic elections, he was elected as an ANC member of Parliament and soon after, as Minister of Trade and Industry. He was chosen as the 1994 "Global Leader for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum.
Joseph E. Stiglitz is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank and Joan Kenney Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He has served as Chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers. He has also taught at Princeton, Yale, and Oxford. In 1979 he was awarded the American Economic Association John Bates Clark Award. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a Fulbright Scholar and Tapp Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
Kihak Sung is the Chairman and CEO of the Youngone Corporation in Korea. Mr. Sung is a Korean invested entrepreneur in Bangladesh with a global export business in high quality garments and other products.