Margot Wallström

Margot Wallström is a Swedish politician from the Social Democratic Party with a long career at national, European and international level.

She served as Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2014 - 2019.

Margot Wallström was appointed the first United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict from 2010 to 2012.

She worked as Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy from 2004 to 2010 and European Commissioner for the Environment from 1999 to 2004.

From 1988 she held several cabinet posts, first as Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs, Minister of Culture and also Minister of Social Affairs, an assignment she left after the 1998 election.

She was the CEO of a regional TV network in Värmland, Sweden from 1993 to1994. Before taking up her appointment as EU Commissioner she was the executive vice-president of Worldview Global Media in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mrs Wallström has been awarded several honorary doctorates and international recognition and awards.

Haiyan Wang

Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a research consultancy with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. Ms. Wang serves as a regular columnist for BusinessWeek, a Contributing Editor for the Chief Executive magazine, and a regular blogger for Harvard Business Review.

She is the co-author of two highly acclaimed books: Getting China and India Right (which received the 2009 Axiom Book Awards’ Silver Prize as one of the world’s two best books on globalization/international business) and The Quest for Global Dominance. Her opinion pieces have appeared in top international media such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Chief Executive, The Economic Times, China Daily, The Times of India, as well as other outlets.

She has also been frequently interviewed by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, India Today, CNN Expansión, Shanghai Daily, and other prominent business media.

A highly sought-after speaker at major industry and corporate conferences, Ms. Wang has also spoken at TEDx, Economist, and other high profile conferences. A native of China, Ms. Wang has spent the last twenty years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States in several different industry sectors. Haiyan serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.