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Diversity of ideas across a broad scope of influence

The AIC has attracted a vast number of intellectual leaders over the years

An unparalleled line up of global speakers have presented through the 22-year-long history of the AIC, including a wide range of heads of state, political leaders, finance decision makers, and central bank governors. Please see below for a selection of past participants*; a complete list of speakers is also available.


  • Dr. Janet Yellen
    Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Brookings Institution; former Chair of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
  • Charles Evans
    President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Eric Rosengren
    President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Malcolm Turnbull
    Former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Tomomi Inada
    Special Aide to the President of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); Member of the House of Representatives; lawyer
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati
    Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Minxin Pei
    Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College; specialist in governance in China and in US-Asia relations
  • David Daokui Li
    Director, Academic Center for Chinese Economic Practice and Thinking, Tsinghua University
  • Parag Khanna
    Global strategy advisor; bestselling author; Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap
  • Denise Shull
    Expert in the neuroscience and psychology of risk in trading and investing
  • Javier Goyeneche
    Founder and President, ECOALF
  • Tad Smith
    President and CEO, Sotheby’s
  • Hua Fung Teh
    Group President, ONE Championship
  • Andre Soelistyo
    President, GOJEK
  • Nobuyoshi Yamasaki
    Founder & CEO, TBM


  • Reince Priebus
    White House Chief of Staff (2017); Chairman, Republican National Committee (2011–2017)
  • Raghuram Rajan
    Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; former Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • Fumio Kishida
    Chairperson, LDP Policy Research Council, Japan; Member of the House of Representatives; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • David Yeung
    Founder, Green Monday
  • Baoliang Zhu
    Chief Economist, Director of Economic Forecasting, State Information Center, China
  • Yoshimitsu Goto
    Senior Executive Corporate Officer, SoftBank Group
  • Imran Khan
    Chief Strategy Officer, Snap Inc.
  • Bill Winters
    Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered PLC
  • Nikki Semin Han
    CEO, SM Entertainment
  • Shailendra Singh
    Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India
  • Jenny Lee
    Head of Growth, WeLab
  • Abby Zhang
    Co-Founder, YEECHOO
  • Red Hong Yi
    Asia's Alternative Artist
  • Chris Riddell
    Global futurist in today's disrupted world
  • David Baltaxe
    Chief Intelligence Officer, Unanimous A.I.


  • Nicolas Sarkozy
    Former President of the French Republic (2007-2012)
  • Sir Mo Farah CBE
    Quadruple Olympic & Five Times World Champion
  • Carlos G. Dominguez III
    Secretary of Finance, Philippines 
  • Dr. Arvind Subramanian
    Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India
  • Masanori Nishi
    Former Vice Minister of Defense, Japan
  • Dennis P. Lockhart
    Former US Federal Open Market Committee and former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Glenn Hubbard
    Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisors under George W. Bush (2001-2003)
  • John B. Taylor
    Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution
  • Fan Jianping
    Research Fellow, State Information Centre, China
  • Jing Huang
    Lee Foundation Professor on US-China Relations and Director of Centre on Asia and Globalization at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore 
  • Carrie Lam
    Then Chief Executive-Elect of Hong Kong SAR
  • Paul Chan Mo-po, GBS, MH, JP
    Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Sebastian Thrun
    Founder and President, Udacity
  • Robert D. Kaplan
    Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group 
  • Dr. Peter Frankopan

    Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford; Director, Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research



  • Jin Liqun
    President and Chairman, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • His Excellency Saikhanbileg Chimed
    Prime Minister of Mongolia
  • Antonis C. Samaras
    Former Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Culture of Greece
  • Huang Yiping
    Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean, National School of Development, Peking University; Advisor, Monetary Policy Committee, People’s Bank of China
  • Tomomi Inada
    Defense Minister of Japan; then Chairperson, Policy Research Council, LDP of Japan; Minister in charge of Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform in the second Abe Cabinet; Member, House of Representatives; Lawyer
  • Ryuzo Miyao
    Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo; former member, Policy Board, Bank of Japan
  • Eswar Prasad
    Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Gene Sperling
    Former Director, National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (Clinton and Obama Administrations)
  • Sir John Sawers GCMG
    Chairman, Macro Advisory Partners; former Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
  • Peter Maurer
    President, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Dr. Dennis Hong
    Professor and Founding Director, Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Lawrence D. Burns, PhD
    Business Advisor; former Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning, General Motors
  • Peter Attia, M.D.
    Founder and former President, Nutrition Science Initiative; Founder, Attia Medical, PC
  • Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.
    Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, and Member, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California
  • Akira Morikawa
    CEO, C Channel; former President, Line Corp.
  • Charles L. Evans
    Member, US Federal Open Market Committee; President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


  • José Manuel Barroso
    Former President of the European Commission; former Prime Minister of Portugal
  • Richard W. Fisher
    Former Member, US Federal Open Market Committee; former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula
    Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Professor Bambang Brodjonegoro, Ph.D  
    Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
  • Hon. Ravi Karunanayake
    Minister of Finance, Sri Lanka
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen
    Former Secretary General, NATO; former Prime Minister of Denmark
  • Robert J. Shiller
    2013 Nobel Laureate in Economics; Distinguished Professor of Economics, Yale University
  • Hideo Hayakawa
    Senior Executive Fellow, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute; former Executive Director, Bank of Japan
  • Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao
    Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School; former Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • Professor Liu Mingkang
    Distinguished Fellow, Fung Global Institute; former Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission
  • Yuanqing Yang  
    Chairman and CEO, Lenovo
  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe  
    Chairman of the Board, Nestlé S.A.
  • Christian Lanng
    CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman, Tradeshift
  • Dave Mackay
    Chief Pilot, Virgin Galactic
  • Scott Neeson
    Founder and Executive Director, Cambodian Children’s Fund


  • Yoshihiko Noda
    Former Prime Minister of Japan
  • Professor David Daokui Li
    Director, Center for China in the World Economy, Tsinghua University; former member, Monetary Policy Committee, People’s Bank of China
  • Dr. Rakesh Mohan
    Executive Director, International Monetary Fund; former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India; Professor, Yale University
  • Charles L. Evans
    Member, US Federal Open Market Committee; President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Li Xiaopeng
    Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, China Investment Corporation
  • Dr. Jürgen Stark
    Former Member, Executive Board, European Central Bank; former Vice President, Bundesbank
  • Dr. Margaret Chan  
    Director-General, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Alex Karp
    Co-founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies
  • Masaaki Shirakawa
    Former Governor, Bank of Japan
  • The Hon Andrew Robb AO, MP
    Minister for Trade and Investment, Australia
  • Professor Bambang Brodjonegoro, Ph.D
    Vice Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
  • Yasutoshi Nishimura  
    Senior Vice-minister, Cabinet Office, Japan
  • Dr. Xu Xiaonian  
    Professor of Economics and Finance, China Europe International Business School
  • Tim Harford
    Economist, journalist and broadcaster; author of “The Undercover Economist”; columnist, Financial Times
  • Sebastian Coe, CH, KBE
    Chairman, British Olympic Association; former track and field athlete; Olympic gold medal winner


  • Laurence D. Fink
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock
  • Jack Ma  
    Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group; then Chairman and CEO
  • Peter Thiel  
    Technology entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist
  • Murata Renhō
    President-elect, Democratic Party of Japan; then Member of Japan’s House of Councillors; Member of the Democratic Party of Japan
  • The Honourable C Y Leung
    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Jean-Claude Trichet
    Former President, European Central Bank; Honorary Governor, Banque de France
  • Yukio Hatoyama
    Former Prime Minister of Japan
  • Brian Cox OBE  
    Professor of Particle Physics, Manchester University; a leader on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva
  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi  
    Former Member, Executive Board, European Central Bank; visiting Scholar, Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and at the Istituto Affari Internazionali
  • Yasuhisa Shiozaki
    Deputy Chairperson, Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
  • H.E. Ali I. Al-Naimi  
    Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • José María Aznar
    Former President of Spain
  • Shinzo Abe
    Prime Minister of Japan; then former Prime Minister
  • Glenn Stevens
    Governor, The Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Dr. James Bullard  
    Member of the US Federal Open Market Committee, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Zhu Min
    Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Austan Goolsbee  
    Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for the Obama Administration
  • Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei
    Former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Egyptian opposition leader
  • Liu Mingkang  
    Former Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission
  • Dr. Subir Gokarn  
    Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • Robert Kaplan
    Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor Global Intelligence; Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington; author of "Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and The Future of American Power", formerly on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board


  • Malcolm Gladwell
    International best-selling author of "The Tipping Point", "Blink" and "Outliers"
  • Y. Venugopal Reddy
    Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and Emeritus Professor, University of Hyderabad
  • Cesar Purisima
    Secretary of Finance, Philippines
  • Gareth Evans
    Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AO QC, Former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Chancellor, Australian National University and President Emeritus, International Crisis Group
  • Tidjane Thiam
    Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse; then Group Chief Executive, Prudential plc


  • Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak
    Prime Minister, Malaysia
  • Kamal Nath
    Minister of Road Transport and Highways, India
  • Korn Chatikavanij
    Minister of Finance, Thailand
  • Norman T.L. Chan
    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Martin Feldstein
    George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, President Emeritus of the US National Bureau of Economic Research and member of the US President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board
  • Stephen J. Dubner
    Journalist and best-selling co-author of "Freakonomics" and "SuperFreakonomics"


  • Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin
    Former head of the US Congressional Budget Office; former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
  • Donald Tsang
    Chief Executive, Hong Kong SAR
  • Fan Gang
    Director, National Economic Research Institute; Chairman, China Reform Foundation
  • Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa
    Former Minister of the Economy and Finance, Italy; President, Notre Europe


  • Jesse Wang Jianxi
    Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, China Investment Corporation
  • Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
    President of the Philippines
  • Yu Yongding
    China's pre-eminent monetary economist, Director-General of the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


  • The Honourable Shri P. Chidambaram
    Finance Minister of India
  • Shaukat Aziz
    Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Edmund S. Phelps
    2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Columbia University
  • Azim H. Premji
    Chairman, Wipro Technologies


  • Zhu Zhigang
    Vice Minister of Finance for the People's Republic of China
  • J Stapleton Roy
    Managing Director, Kissinger Associates


  • Raghuram Rajan
    Economic Counselor and Director of the IMF's Research Department
  • Joseph Stiglitz
    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Victor Fung
    Group Chairman of the Li & Fung Group of companies and Chairman of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council
  • Sugiharto
    Indonesia's Minister of State-Owned Enterprises


  • David Burton
    Director, Asia-Pacific Department, The IMF
  • Lawrence Lindsey
    President and CEO, the Lindsey Group


  • Robert Mundell
    University Professor of Economics, Columbia University, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics


  • Michael S Dell
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dell Computer Corporation
  • Antony Leung
    Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Sukardi
    State Minister, Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises, Republic of Indonesia


  • Lawrence Summers
    Former Secretary of the US Treasury


  • Paul Krugman
    Ford International Professor of International Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*Titles of speakers on this website reflect those held at the time they appeared at the AIC.