Mr. Dominique de Villepin
Former Prime Minister of France
Dominique de Villepin, born 14, November, 1953 in Labatt (Morocco), Bachelor in Arts and Law, Graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences and Ecole Nationale d’Administration. His Poems, historical writings and Prose has gained “Ambassador Award” and “Napoleon Foudation Award” from the Literacy Field. He has been working in the French Foreign Ministry for a long period of time and served as Secretary General, Foreign Minister, Interior and Security Minister of France. From May, 31, 2005 until May, 16, 2007, he served as the Prime Minister of France. Also, on December, 2008, he became the president of the Asia-Pacific CEOs and Governors Association. Until October, 2013, he occupied as the president of UCRG International Advisory Board, and committed to help reforming the world’s credit rating system.
Mr. Kevin Rudd
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Mr. Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010--2012). He led Australia’s response during the GFC – the only major developed economy not to go into recession – and helped found the G20. A Senior Fellow with Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, he is undertaking a major research project on US China Relations. Mr. Rudd is on the International Advisory Panel of Chatham House. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University. He co-authored a report of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Global Sustainability and chairs the WEF's Global Agenda Council on Fragile States.
Mr. Shaukat Aziz
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
His Excellency Mr. Shaukat Aziz was elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan and served from 2004 – 2007, following five years as Finance Minister from 1999.Mr. Aziz was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to complete a full term in office. Mr. Aziz restored his country’s credibility at home and abroad and is renowned for his strategic approach, structural reforms, transparency and ability to focus on what is best, not simply what is politically expedient. His policies were based on the principals of liberalization, deregulation and privatization, accompanied by strong regulatory oversight. Mr. Aziz’s tenure was marked by high economic growth, increase in per capita income, and reduction in poverty, an upsurge in investments and improved debt and economic indicators.After graduating from Gordon College, Rawalpindi in 1967, Mr. Aziz gained a MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi. An internship at Citibank marked the beginning of a 30 year career in global finance, encompassing roles in Pakistan, Greece, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Philippines, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. As Executive Vice President, he held several senior management positions in Citibank including head of institutional banking for Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa and later for Asia Pacific, followed by Chief Executive of the banks global wealth management business.He became Finance Minister in 1999 and was named “Finance Minister of the year” for 2001 by Euromoney and The Banker magazine. As Prime Minister, Mr. Aziz co-chaired the UN Secretary Generals Committee to promote reform and coherence at the United Nations. As recognition of his services to Pakistan, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by his Alma Mater, The Institute of Business Administration, and University of Karachi, Pakistan. In 2014 Mr. Aziz was appointed Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University, United Kingdom, where he also chairs their annual Emerging Markets Forum.Having presided over impressive economic growth in his country, Mr. Aziz offers an expert view and is a frequent speaker on the challenges facing the world including structural reforms, diplomacy, geopolitics and security. Mr. Aziz is a member of several boards and advisory boards of various commercial and non-profit entities around the world.