some of guest speakers at aiib summit
Yves Perrier is Chief Executive Officer of Amundi since its creation in 2010. Amundi is the largest asset manager in Europe and ranks among the top 10 global players. Amundi is listed on Euronext Paris since 2015 with a market capitalization around €13bn. Yves Perrier is also Deputy General Manager of Crédit Agricole S.A., and supervises the activities of Crédit Agricole Immobilier and the Societal Project of Crédit Agricole S.A.. He is a member of Crédit Agricole S.A. Executive Committee since 2003.
In September 2007, Yves Perrier took responsibility for Crédit Agricole S.A.'s Asset Management and Services to Institutions division as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole Asset Management (CAAM) and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CACEIS. In 2009, he led the merger of Crédit Agricole's (CAAM) and Société Générale's (SGAM) asset management activities to create Amundi, of which he was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2010. From 2007 to 2015, he also supervised the fund administration and custody activities of the Crédit Agricole S.A. group. (CACEIS).
Yves Perrier was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Calyon (now CACIB) in charge of Structured Finance, Brokerage, Risk, Support Functions and International Network.
He started his career in audit and consulting for 10 years. He joined Société Générale in 1987, where he was Chief Financial Officer (1995-1999) and then Crédit Lyonnais in 1999, where he was a member of Crédit Lyonnais' Executive Committee in charge of Finance, Risk and General Inspection (1999-2003).
Yves Perrier is Honorary Chairman of the AFG (Association Française de Gestion Financière).
Yves Perrier was awarded CEO of the Year in 2017 in the Asset Management Awards of Financial News. He also received the European Outstanding Achievement Award in the Funds Europe Awards in 2018.
Yves Perrier is a Knight of the French Legion of Honour and an Officer of the National Order of Merit.
Born in 1954, Yves Perrier is a graduate of the ESSEC business school and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Vice President, Loon
Manuel heads Corporate Development at Loon, where he primarily focuses on fundraising and acquisitions. Before joining Loon, he worked at SAP targeting Boards and C-levels of companies controlled by Private Equity funds, as well as projects backed by Multilaterals.
Previously, Manuel was in transformative roles including Turnaround/Post-Merger Integration Advisor to the controlling investors in ABInBev and Bunge, Interim Manager Brazil at Fleetcor, Group CFO of Spring Wireless (www.springglobal.com) and the lead structurer of a pioneering securitization of Private Equity assets at Capital Dynamics for Temasek.
Founder and Partner, Clearvision
Dan is the founder and managing partner of Clearvision Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on investing and partnering with the category leading digital and software companies that can drive operating improvements and disruptions in sustainable energy and infrastructure. His current areas of interest are the application of IoT, AI/ML, and Security technologies to infrastructure. Some of his current investments include, Autogrid, ChargePoint, Climacell, Claroty, Orbital Insight, RapidDeploy and Zingbox. During his venture career, he’s had the privilege of working with many successful entrepreneurs, sometimes as the founding VC. Prior to Clearvision, he was a Managing Director at Voyager Capital, where he led the firm's Silicon Valley investment activity, and investments in Autogrid, ChargePoint, ClearCare, and Wise.io—all in the very first venture round. Prior to Voyager, Dan was a Managing Director at Woodside Fund, where invested in or was the founding VC in numerous successful companies, including Analogix, BDA and Hotrail, all in the IT space. Prior to Woodside, Dan was an entrepreneur, having co-founded and been the President of EndPoint Technologies, which was later successfully acquired by Applied Materials. In his spare time, he enjoys moonlighting from Silicon Valley by playing the violin in the Symphony Parnassus in San Francisco, and spending time with his family. Dan has an AB from Harvard College and MBA from Harvard Business School.
IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, and member of the AIIB International Advisory Panel
Nicholas Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Co-Director of the India Observatory, and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute at LSE. He has held posts at other UK & overseas universities, and as Chief Economist at both the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank. He was Head, UK Government Economic Service 2003-2007, and produced the Stern Review on the economics of climate change. He was knighted for services to economics (2004), made a life peer (2007), and appointed Companion of Honour for services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change in 2017. His latest books are How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics (with Himanshu and Peter Lanjouw), OUP 2018 and are Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change (MIT Press, 2015). He is a member of the High-Level Advisory Group for COP26 of the UNFCCC.
Professor, Harvard Business School
Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and the Entrepreneurial Management Units. He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy at the Brookings Institution, for a public-private task force in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill. Much of his research focuses on the structure and role of venture capital and private equity organizations. He also examines the impact of intellectual property protection, particularly patents, on the competitive strategies of firms in high-technology industries.
Chief Counsel for the Chief Negotiators Meeting on Establishing AIIB, AIIB Inaugural General Counsel, now Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Natalie Lichtenstein was the Inaugural General Counsel at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Chief Counsel for AIIB’s establishment, in 2014-16. She played a key role as the legal architect for this new international organization.
She retired in 2010 from a 30-year legal career at the World Bank, where she worked on lending operations in China and other countries and institutional governance. She served as Chief Counsel for East Asia and Assistant General Counsel (Institutional Affairs), and led the staff team supporting the 2010 shareholding and governance reforms. Before joining the World Bank in 1980, she was an Attorney-Adviser at the US Department of the Treasury, where she worked on normalization of US-China relations and US participation in international financial institutions.
She taught Chinese law, at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and elsewhere. She is currently a SAIS Visiting Scholar and member of the Advisory Board of Duke Kunshan University (China). She is the author of A Comparative Guide to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Oxford University Press, 2018). She continues to consult on legal and governance issues related to international financial institutions.
Ms. Lichtenstein was educated at Harvard University, receiving her A.B. (summa cum laude in East Asian Studies) in 1975 and J.D. in 1978.
Former Finance Minister, Nigeria; Former Managing Director, World Bank; and Member of the AIIB International Advisory Panel
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is an economist and international development expert with over 30 years of experience. She is the Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and of the African Risk Capacity (ARC). She serves as the African Union Special Envoy to mobilize international financial support for the fight against COVID-19 and WHO Special Envoy for Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered PLC and Twitter Inc. Previously, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala served twice as Nigeria’s Finance Minister, and briefly as Foreign Minister, the first woman to hold both positions. She spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist, rising to the No. 2 position of Managing Director, overseeing an $81 billion operational portfolio in Africa, South Asia, Europe, and Central Asia. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has been ranked by Fortune as one of the 50 Greatest World Leaders in 2015, by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World consecutively for four years, by Time as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014, and by the UK Guardian as one of the Top 100 Women in the World in 2011. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and a PhD in Regional Economics and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has received over fifteen honorary degrees, including from Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Tel Aviv University and Trinity College, Dublin.
Chief Negotiator for Australia, Former Dean and Member of the AIIB Board of Directors
Chris Legg is Chief Adviser in Treasury’s International Policy and Engagement Division. He will shortly retire after a 40 year career in the Australian Public Service.
Until 30 June, he was Australia’s Director on the Board of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a position he had held since the establishment of the Bank in January 2016, representing a constituency which included New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam. He chaired the Board’s Policy and Strategy Committee and served as the inaugural Dean of the Executive Board. He was also Treasury’s representative on the Board of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific. In 2018, he co-chaired the G20 Infrastructure Working Group.
He joined the Treasury in 1980. Previous senior roles in the Department have included Division Head of the International Economy Division, Foreign Investment Policy Division and Financial System Division, as well as Chief Adviser, (International) and Chief Adviser (Infrastructure), and extended periods as Acting Deputy Secretary responsible for Treasury’s Macroeconomic Group in 2008 and from October 2018 through January 2019. He had oversight of Treasury’s involvement in the Australian Government’s 2016 Defence White Paper and 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper.
Chris has served on the Executive Board of the World Bank Group, through 1995-1999, and on the Executive Board of the IMF, from late 2008 through 2012. His book, “Global Cooperation in a Time of Transition: The IMF, G20 and the Global Financial Crisis”, was published by the Woodrow Wilson Centre for Public Scholars in late 2014.
In 1999-2000, he was seconded to the Australian Office of National Assessments as Deputy Director General.
In the early 1990s, he worked in the offices of Australian Treasurers John Dawkins and Ralph Willis.
Chris has a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from Monash University and a Masters in International Relations from the Australian National University.
He is married with one child