GGI Asia Pacific Conference - Bangkok, Thailand



Supachai Panitchpakdi’s career has spanned wide-ranging areas, starting off as an officer of the Bank of Thailand, he became Deputy Finance Minister, Commerce Minister, and twice Deputy Prime Minister. In between he assumed for some years the presidency role of a commercial bank, and chairman of several private corporations including an international insurance company. His international career is noteworthy for the fact that he is the first representative of the developing countries to be appointed Director General of the World Trade Organisation (2002-2005) and follows that up with two terms as Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (2005-2013).

At present he is a board member of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, a founding member of the Asia-New Zealand Foundation, and recently appointed by the UN Secretary General to serve as the High Level Panel of Experts on Budget Recosting.


GGI Asia Pacific Conference - Bangkok, Thailand



Jürg Kiener has more than 40 years’ experience in the banking industry, with extensive know-how in the private banking, asset management and securities industries. Jürg has gained considerable global investment experience, having taken up postings in Zurich, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Guernsey, Hong Kong and Singapore with two leading Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and Union Bancaire Privee. At these banks, Jürg was involved in a significant amount of project work, integrating various businesses into the banks’ networks.

He was also responsible for setting up the Asian ex-Japan private banking units and responsible for Product Development and Asset & Wealth Management. Jürg has managed global and Asian funds and investment mandates, both on an absolute and relative basis. Through project work in Credit Suisse he also gained a good knowledge of settlement and securities ownership, derivatives and structured products, the precious metals universe and alternative asset management.

Jürg was a founding member of Swiss Asia Capital (SAC) at the end of 1999, specialising in the precious metals and resources market with a focus on Asia-Pacific. SAC is advising clients on direct ownership and registration of investment assets and is active as a fund and portfolio manager for institutional and high net worth clients. Jürg is frequently featured on television for CNBC Asia, BBC and Bloomberg. He is also a regular speaker at global investment conferences.


GGI World Conference - Cape Town, South Africa



Clem Sunter was born in Suffolk, England on 8th August 1944 and was educated at Winchester College. He went to Oxford where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics before joining Charter Consolidated as a management trainee in 1966.

In 1971, he moved to Lusaka in Zambia to work for Anglo American Corporation Central Africa. From there he was transferred in 1973 to the Head Office of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa in Johannesburg. He spent most of his subsequent career in the Gold and Uranium Division, serving as its Chairman and CEO from 1990 to 1996. At the time it was the largest gold producer in the world. He was until recently Chairman of the Anglo American Chairman's Fund, which in a recent survey was rated the premier corporate social responsibility fund in South Africa.

In the early 1980s, he established a scenario planning function in Anglo with teams in London and Johannesburg. Two members were Pierre Wack and Ted Newland who previously headed up the scenario planning department at Royal Dutch Shell and then acted as consultants to Anglo for over a decade (after their retirement from Shell). Using material from these teams, Mr. Sunter put together a presentation entitled 'The World and South Africa in the 1990s' which became very popular in South Africa in the mid-1980s. In it, two scenarios were offered for South Africa: the 'High Road' of negotiation leading to a political settlement and the 'Low Road' of confrontation leading to a civil war and a wasteland. South Africa took the High Road. Two highlights for Clem were a presentation to FW de Klerk and the Cabinet in 1986 and a visit to Nelson Mandela in prison to discuss the future just before his release.

Since 1987, he has authored 17 books some of which have been bestsellers. His other main interests are seeking to mobilise the private sector in the war against HIV/AIDS and create a new generation of entrepreneurs in South Africa.

He was recently awarded an Honourary Doctorate by the University of Cape Town for his work in the field of scenario planning. He was also voted by leading South African CEOs as the speaker who has made the most significant contribution to, and impact on, best practice and business in South Africa. He has given scenario presentations in Europe, India, Singapore, Britain, Australia and various African countries. He has lectured at the Harvard Business School in Boston and at the Central Party School in Beijing.

Mr. Sunter married Margaret Rowland in 1969 and they have one daughter and two sons. His hobbies include music and walking.


GGI World Conference - Cape Town, South Africa



Born on 15th June, 1945 Chirau Ali Mwakwere is a Kenyan politician and diplomat. Between 2003 – 2013 he served concurrently as a Member of Parliament and in Kenya’s cabinet as 1. Minister for Labour and Human Resource Development 2. Minister for Foreign Affairs 3. Minister for Transport 4. Minister for Trade 5. Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources. Earlier on, he was Kenya’s High Commissioner to Zimbabwe, Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa and later Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

His academic and professional qualifications include a Master of Science (MSc) degree from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST), a Master of Education (MEd) degree from the University of Birmingham, and a Diploma in Science Education (Dip.Ed) from the University of Reading. He is a recipient of Kenya’s second highest state/national decoration: The Order of the Elder of Golden Heart (EGH), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT).

He offers consultancy and advisory services in governance focusing on national, regional and international issues. Presently he is Kenya’s High Commissioner to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


GGI Leadership Forum - Eisenberg, Austria



Professor Dr. Teodoro Cocca, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of GGI, is Professor of Asset Management and member of the Research Institute for Banking and Finance at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.

He is also Adjunct Professor at the Swiss Finance Institute in Zurich. Prior to that, he worked at Citibank for several years, where he was involved in investment and private banking, conducted research at the Stern School of Business in New York and taught at the Swiss Banking Institute of the University of Zurich. As an adjunct lecturer for banking and finance at the University of Zurich, he is coveted speaker at academic conventions and international conferences and is adviser to a number of financial institutions.

In October 2011, the banking expert was selected as Dean of Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University. Professor Cocca was born in Switzerland and has Italian roots. He is the Chairman of the annual European Private Banking Summit, which takes place in Zurich. He is a member of the Board of Directors of VP Bank and an advisor to various finance companies in Switzerland and abroad.


GGI Leadership Forum - Eisenberg, Austria



Jane Scaccetti began her public accounting career in 1977. Since that day, she has gained extensive experience in tax and financial services for the family-owned and entrepreneurially driven business. As part of her practice, she consults with public and privately owned companies and provides both corporate and individual business and financial counseling. In 1990, Jane became one of the founding shareholders of Drucker & Scaccetti. Jane was previously a partner in the national accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath when in 1987 she became the first woman tax partner of any national accounting firm in Philadelphia.

Jane is CEO of this boutique firm of over 50 professionals with three active affiliates and related business operations. She is responsible for strategic initiatives, business development and professional career development in addition to servicing complex family-owned and closely-held businesses. Jane has developed an expertise in retail, distribution and health care and sophisticated wealth planning techniques and board governance. She serves on the advisory board of one client: Com Tex Interactive LLC.

Jane has received many awards and recognition over the years, including the 2006 PA Best 50 Women in Business Award, the Pinnacle Award and the 2010 Influential Woman of the Year. She has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Women of Distinction Award recipient (2010) and is an inaugural recipient of its Outstanding Directors Award (2013). Jane is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants


North American Regional Conference - New Orleans, United States



Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace. As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, he imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of business. Marston and his firm, Generational Insights, have provided research and consultation on generational issues to hundreds of companies and professional groups, ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, as well as major professional associations, for over 16 years.

Marston’s expertise has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the Chicago Tribune, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Money, and Forbes, as well as on Good Morning America, CNN International, Weekend Marketplace, and the BBC. He writes a monthly column for InvestmentNews and has been a featured columnist in Business Alabama, Agent’s Sales Journal, PROFIT Magazine, and Multi-Housing News, among others. His blog at generationalinsights.com tracks the latest changes and developments in generational issues and demographics.

Marston’s insights and expertise are the product of 16 years of research and consultation across a wide range of industries as well as his own early-career background in corporate sales and research. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University. He is a native and resident of Mobile, Alabama.


North American Regional Conference - New Orleans, United States



Before the age of 21, Majeed Mogharreban owned and sold five successful businesses and traveled to 24 countries. In the past 7 years, he has mentored hundreds of business owners, including a two-time Olympic gold medalist and MVP professional football player. Majeed has inspired audiences in Canada, United States, Australia, and New Zealand. He has appeared as a guest expert on TV, and been featured in various newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading national publication.

Majeed is dedicated to help people unlock their freedom to actively create a life of passion and purpose. Some might call him the arch nemesis of a directionless life. We call him Your Personal Success Guide. His story-filled talks and seminars help people unleash their own inner expert -- unlocking the vision, discipline, and bravery needed to take bold, intentional steps toward the life they dream of.

Do you want to make money doing what you love? Majeed will show you why being more “entrepreneurial” is the key -- whether you ever choose to own a business or not. This is the skill for thriving in the 21st century. Newly published, his first book “Winning At Life” is a must-have instructional guide for young people to live a life of passion and make a meaningful impact along the way.

With Majeed as your guide, you’ll design your personal map, and be ready to walk your path from point A to where you envision yourself to Be.


European Regional Conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom



William B. Jamieson is the Executive Editor of The Scotsman, where he writes regularly on finance and economics as well as politics and current affairs. He is also a regular contributor on radio and television to Scotland on Sunday, Spectator Business and BBC Scotland. In 2009, Mr. Jamieson won Business Journalist of the Year and overall Journalist of the Year in the Scottish Press Awards. He also collected the Campaign of the Year Award on behalf of The Scotsman for its series of articles on the Lloyds-HBOS merger.

Prior to joining The Scotsman in 2000, Mr. Jamieson was Economics Editor of The Sunday Telegraph for seven years. In addition to speaking and journalism, he has written business books including “Goldstrike!” the inside story of the takeover battle for Consolidated Goldfields. Mr. Jamieson is also the author of a number of books on economics and politics, including “An Illustrated Guide to the British Economy and Scotland’s Ten Tomorrows”.

Mr. Jamieson is an accomplished contributor on business and investment platforms, speaking with passion and humour on the major business and political issues of the day.


European Regional Conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom



Ambassador Avi Primor is an Israeli publicist and former diplomat. He is also Director of the Trilateral Program for European Studies, an Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian cooperation project, at Tel Aviv University. For 39 years he was a member of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Israel's ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg as well as ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, among other roles. His field of expertise is International Relations and he has been President of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR) since March 2010.

Ambassador Primor attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations. Further studies included a Masters in International Relations from City College, New York and a Diplome d’études approfondies from the Sorbonne, Paris.