Forum speakers from around the world participated in meaningful dialogue and debate on urgent challenges. View the agenda to explore the topics and solutions-driving conversations that occurred at the forum.


Gary Cohn

Former Assistant to the U.S. President for Economic Policy; Former Director of the National Economic Council

Advisory Board Member

Mohamed El-Erian

Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz

Laurence Fink

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

Anwar Ibrahim

President of the People’s Justice Party; Prime Minister in waiting, Malaysia

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Minister of Finance, The Republic of Indonesia

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Former Foreign Secretary of India; President of Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Sons Limited

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Kai-Fu Lee

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sinovation Ventures

Zhang Lei

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hillhouse Capital Management Group

Advisory Board Member

Charles Li

Chief Executive, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

Mark Machin

President and CEO, Canada Pension Plan

Peter Mandelson

Former European Trade Commissioner and Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Counsel

Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet Group

Advisory Board Member

Ravi Menon

Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Luis Alberto Moreno

President, Inter-American Development Bank

Nandan Nilekani

Chairman, Infosys Limited

Advisory Board Member

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Advisory Board Member

Kevin Rudd

26th Prime Minister of Australia and President, Asia Society Policy Institute

Advisory Board Member

Minouche Shafik

Former Deputy Governor, Bank of England; Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

Advisory Board Member

David M. Solomon

Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs

Anthony Tan

Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, Grab

Marjorie Yang

Chairman, Esquel Group

Janet Yellen

Former Chair, U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Distinguished Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Advisory Board Member

Ailish Campbell

Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister for International Business Development, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada

Yoriko Kawaguchi

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Environment, Japan; Fellow, Musashino Institute for Global Affairs

Advisory Board Member

Oscar Munoz

President and Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines

Heng Chee Chan

Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Chair, Republic of Singapore; Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design

Michael Froman

Vice Chairman and President, Mastercard

Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer, DBS Bank Ltd.

Haslinda Amin

Chief International Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

Ajay Banga

President and Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

Founding Partner

Frederick W. Smith

Chairman and CEO, FedEx

Founding Partner

Stephanie Flanders

Head, Bloomberg Economics

Steering Committee

Ian Bremmer

President and Founder, Eurasia Group

Steering Committee

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger

Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor

Advisory Board Honorary Chair

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg

Steering Committee

John M. Flint

Group Chief Executive

Founding Partner


Mike Roman

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, 3M

Founding Partner

Francine Lacqua

Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television

Aliko Dangote

President and Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Limited

Founding Partner

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al Jaber

Minister of State, United Arab Emirates; Group CEO, ADNOC

Founding Partner

Josephine Wapakabulo

CEO, Uganda National Oil Company

Darren W. Woods

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ExxonMobil

Founding Partner

Nat Bullard

Head of Content, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Diana Choyleva

Chief Economist Enodo Economics

Stephen King

Senior Economic Advisor, HSBC

Parag Khanna

Managing Partner, FutureMap

Kevin Sneader

Global Managing Partner McKinsey & Company

Matthew Slaughter

Paul Danos Dean and Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business, Tuck School of Business

Zha Daojiong

Professor of International Studies, Peking University

Nisid Hajari

Columnist, Bloomberg Opinion

Robert Blackwill

Former U.S. Ambassador to India; Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Leslie Maasdorp

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank

Andrew Small

Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Sahar Nasr

Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt

Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali

Foreign Minister, Bangladesh

Zhang Xiaoqiang

Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE)

Peggy Johnson

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft

Tim Murphy

General Counsel, Mastercard

Pablo Isla

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Inditex

Noel Quinn

Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking, HSBC

Dina Powell

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Richard Haythornthwaite

Chairman, Mastercard Board of Directors

Arianna Huffington

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Thrive Global

Takumi Shibata

President & Chief Executive Officer of Nikko Asset Management

Hamdi Ulukaya

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chobani

Josette Sheeran

President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society Global

Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore

David Shipley

Executive Editor, Bloomberg Opinion

Anu Madgavkar

Partner & Leader in Labor Markets and Talent Management, McKinsey & Company

Thomas Rosamilia

Senior Vice President, IBM Systems

Marietje Schaake

Member of the European Parliament

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy Forum

Li Xin

Managing Director, Caixin Global

James McGregor

Chairman of Greater China, APCO Worldwide and Author, "One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China"

Orville Schell

Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society

Taiya Smith

Director of China Program, Climate Leadership Council

Wang Huiyao

Founder and President, Center for China & Globalization

Wang Jisi

President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies & Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University

Youngcho Chi

Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Hyundai Motor Company

Carlo Ratti

Director of SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gary Rieschel

Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Wang Qishan

Vice President, People's Republic of China

Hank Paulson

Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury; Chairman, Paulson Institute

Advisory Board Co-Chair

Clive Crook

Columnist, Bloomberg Opinion

Nadiem Makarim

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GO-JEK

Henry Kravis

Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Erik Schatzker

Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of New York City

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, The Republic of Singapore

Advisory Board Member

Fanyu Lin

Chief Executive Officer, Fluxus LLC

Vishal Vasishth

Co-Founder, Obvious Ventures

Herman Narula

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Improbable

Deborah Lehr

Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute

Loh Boon Chye

Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Exchange Ltd

Nicholas Stern

Chair, London School of Economics; Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & Environment

Jonathan Woetzel

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Zhang Hong Li

Partner and Vice Chairman, Hopu Investment Management

Neal Wolin

CEO, Brunswick Group

David Wessel

Director and Senior Fellow, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution

Merit E. Janow

Dean, Columbia University School of Public Policy

Scott Kennedy

Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Adrian Cheng

Executive Vice Chairman, New World Development

Stephanie Phang

Singapore Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

Theresa Tse

Chairman, Sino Biopharmaceutical Ltd.

Lance Gokongwei

President and Chief Executive Officer, JG Summit Holdings Inc.

Jaime Augusto Zóbel de Ayala II

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ayala Corporation

Shamina Singh

President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, EVP, Mastercard

Cina Lawson

Minister of Post and Digital Economy, Togo

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Vice Chair of Public Policy, EY

Gayle Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer, ONE Campaign

Yana Peel

CEO, Serpentine Galleries

Reuben Abraham

Chief Executive Officer, IDFC Institute

Richard Edelman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Edelman

Tom Orlik

Chief Economist, Bloomberg Economics

Jim Ovia

Chairman, Zenith Bank PLC

RIchard Sezibera

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Rwanda

Elle Carberry

Vice President of Corporate Engagement, Georgetown University

Jayne Plunkett

Chief Executive Officer of Asia, Swiss Re Asia Pte Ltd.

Liza Jonson

Chief Executive Officer, Swedbank Robur