Speakers' and Moderators' Profiles
We have confirmed the participation of the following notable individuals for the convention.
Keynote and Special Addresses
Mr Teo Chee Hean
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, Singapore
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Singapore
Mr K Shanmugam
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, Singapore
Mr P Chidambaram
Minister of Finance, India
Mr Sachin Pilot
Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India
Amb Gopinath Pillai
Chairman, Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore
Prof Tommy Koh
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Prof Kishore Mahbubani
Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Prof Tan Tai Yong
Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore; and Vice-Provost (Student Life), National University of Singapore
Mr S Gopalakrishnan
President, Confederation of Indian Industry; and Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Infosys Limited, India
Mr Anand Mahindra
Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group, India
Mr Vikram Mehta
Chairman, Brookings India
Business and Economy
Mr Binod K Chaudhary
President, Chaudhary Group, and Chairman, Cinnovation Group, Nepal
Mr Abdul Razak Dawood
Director/Chairman, Descon Engineering, Pakistan
Mr Latifur Rahman
Chairman and CEO, Transcom Limited, Bangladesh
Mr Suresh Shah
Director and CEO, Ceylon Beverage Holdings PLC and Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, Sri Lanka
Mr Malvinder Mohan Singh
Executive Chairman, Fortis Healthcare Limited, India
Prof Rajendra K Srivastava
Provost and Deputy-President (Academic Affairs), Singapore Management University
Finance and Policy
Mr Nasir Afaf
Founding Partner, Nonlinear Limited, UK
Mr Yaseen Anwar
Governor, State Bank of Pakistan
Mr Jaspal Singh Bindra
Group Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong
Mr Magnus Böcker
Chief Executive Officer & Executive and Non-Independent Director, Singapore Exchange
Mr Shahid Javed Burki
Former Vice President, The World Bank, USA; and Former Finance Minister, Pakistan
Dr Subir Gokarn
Director of Research, Brookings India; and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, USA
Mr Piyush Gupta
Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group Holdings Ltd, Singapore
Mr Arjuna Mahendran
Chief Investment Officer, Emirates NBD, UAE
Dr Eric D Manes
Senior Economist for South Asia, The World Bank, USA
Dr S Narayan
Head of Research and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore
Dr Atiur Rahman
Governor, Bangladesh Bank
Dr Dilip Ratha
Manager, Migration and Remittances; and Head, Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development, The World Bank, USA
Mr U K Sinha
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India
Literary Arts
Dr Tahmima Anam
Novelist, Bangladesh
Ms Meira Chand
Novelist, Singapore
Prof Shirley Chew
Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mr Nury Vittachi
Journalist and Author, Hong Kong
Media and Entertainment
Mr Patrick Daniel
Editor-in-Chief, English and Malay newspapers division, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore
Ms Barkha Dutt
Group Editor, NDTV, India
Mr Aroon Purie
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, The India Today Group, India
Mr Viswa Sadasivan
Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Moves, Singapore
Dr Mallika Sarabhai
Director, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, New Delhi, India
Politics and International Relations
Dr Arjumand Hashmi
Mayor, Paris-Texas, USA
Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore
Prof S Jayakumar
Former Deputy Prime Minister, Singapore
Mr Bilahari Kausikan
Ambassador-at-Large and Policy Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Prof Sukh Deo Muni
Visiting Research Professor, Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore
Prof Gowher Rizvi
International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister, Bangladesh
Mr Shyam Saran
Former Foreign Secretary, India; and Chairman, Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries
Mr Claude Smadja
President, Smadja & Associates Strategic Advisory, Switzerland
Social Entrepreneurship
Ms Sarah Hashwani
Chairperson, Hashoo Foundation; and Director, Corporate Governance and Planning, Hashoo Group, Pakistan
Mr Elmo Jayawardena
Founder and President, CandleAid Lanka, Sri Lanka
Ms Sunita Kohli
Chairperson, Board of Trustees of Save-a-Mother; and President, K2India, India
Ms Chhavi Rajawat
Sarpanch (Village Head) of Soda; and Co-chairperson, World Economic Forum 2012, India
CII India Symposium
Dr Naushad Forbes
Chairman, CII National Committee on Higher Education; and Director, Forbes Marshall, India
Mr Vikram Khanna
Associate Editor, The Business Times, Singapore
Mr Sat Pal Khattar
Founder, Khattar Wong & Partners, Singapore
Mr Ajay Shriram
President Designate, CII; and Chairman & Senior Managing Director, DCM Shriram Consolidated, India
Mr Srikant Suryanarayanan
Chairman, CII Young Indians, India
McKinsey & Company Panel Discussion and Book Release
Prof Kanti Prasad Bajpai
Vice Dean Research, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Mr Gautam Banerjee
Chairman, Blackstone Singapore
Mr Chinta Bhagat
Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, Singapore
Mr Nisid Hajari
Asia Editor, Bloomberg View
Panel Discussion on The Encyclopedia of the Sri Lankan Diaspora
Dr Patrick Mendis
Educator, diplomat and author, USA
Dr Visvanathan Navaratnam
International Advisory Panel, Encyclopedia of Sri Lankan Diaspora
Mr J Y Pillay
Chairman, Council of Presidential Advisors; and Chairman, Tiger Airways Holdings, Singapore
Dr Rajesh Rai
Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore
Dr Razeen Sally
Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Presentation on Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore
Amb K Kesavapany
Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to Kingdom of Jordan; and Member, Indian Heritage Centre Steering Committee, Singapore
Dr Gauri Krishnan
Centre Director, Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore
Speaker and moderator line up is subject to change

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