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Roundtable

Globalisation, what’s next?

Dienstag, 22. Januar 2019, 10:30 - 11:30 UHR

CHICAGO

English

Referent(en): Gordon Brown, Martin Dahinden, Yves Serra

Moderation: Jan Schwalbe


What kind of impacts on GDP have we already seen? Will trade wars and protectionism destroy the accomplishments of globalisation? What are the consequences for the capital markets? Who are the winners of such trends? What are the solutions?

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

PIMCO advisor and former UK prime minister

Dr. Brown was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from June 2007 to May 2010. Previously Mr. Brown served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007, becoming the longest-serving holder of that office in two centuries. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Edinburgh and before entering Parliament was a lecturer. He has authored a number of books and since leaving government, he has been the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and chaired the Global Strategic Infrastructure Initiative of the World Economic Forum.

Martin Dahinden

Martin Dahinden

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America

Martin Dahinden is Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America. Prior to that, he was Head of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Director of Corporate Management in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. During his long career in the Swiss diplomatic service, he held assignments in Paris, Lagos (Nigeria), New York, Brussels, Geneva and Bern. Martin Dahinden earned a Ph.D. in Economics (Business Administration) from the University of Zurich. Before joining the diplomatic service, he was employed by a bank and a publishing house.

Yves Serra

Yves Serra

Chief Executive Officer of Georg Fischer Ltd

Yves Serra earned his degree in engineering at the Ecole Centrale in Paris and completed a Master of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States. After working in France for 5 years, he held various management positions in Japan for the next 13 years. There he joined the Georg Fischer Corporation in 1992 as President of the former Charmilles Technologies (Japan) Ltd. and Regional Head Asia and was promoted in 1998 to head the entire Charmilles Business Unit. In 2003 Yves Serra was appointed to the Executive Committee of GF and became Head of GF Piping Systems, which under his management returned high growth-rates and good profitability. In 2008, he became President of the Executive Committee of Georg Fischer Ltd.

Jan Schwalbe

Jan Schwalbe

Editor-In-Chief of the Swiss Business paper "Finanz und Wirtschaft"

Jan Schwalbe is the Editor-In -Chief of the Swiss Business paper "Finanz und Wirtschaft". He has covered business and the economy for more than 20 years and has conducted countless interviews with international business leaders, economists and strategists. He has been published in Businessweek, Bloomberg News, “Finanz und Wirtschaft” and The Daily Telegraph. Before taking his role as Editor-in Chief he was the Head of the Zurich Bureau of Bloomberg News and was working for CNN Money. Jan Schwalbe was on the Board of the Foreign Press Association in New York and a correspondent in New York and London for over a decade.

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