Striking a Delicate Balance


  • Dr Lawrence Gonzi Koum LLD MP
    Prime Minister of Malta
    Repositioning Malta for future success
  • Peter Sutherland
    Chairman, Goldman Sachs International and BP plc
    Free trade and the global economy
  • Dr Sali Berisha
    Prime Minister of Albania
    Making the NATO grade
  • Dr Ivo Sanader
    Prime Minister of Croatia
    Making the NATO grade
  • Responsible Capitalism Award
    Award text
  • Responsible Capitalism Award
    Photo report
  • Visit of the Philippine President
    Photo report


  • Roger Munnings
    Chairman and CEO, KPMG, Russia/CIS Region
    Putin’s legacy: Medvedev’s challenge
  • Al Breach
    Former Head of Research, Chief Economist & Strategist, UBS Russia and CIS
    Post euphoria: the challenges ahead
  • Christopher Baxter
    Chairman, International, Renaissance Capital
    The next global financial centre?
  • Prof Philip Hanson
    Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
    The rise of russian multinationals

The Philippines

  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • HE Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
    President, Republic of the Philippines
    Seeking a more prominent role
  • HE Edgardo B Espiritu
    Ambassador of the Philippines to the Court of St James’s
    Reconstruction and reconciliation
  • HE Peter Beckingham
    British Ambassador to the Philippines
    Common strategic interests
  • Amando M Tetangco Jr
    Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)
    Transparency and stability
  • Nick Lyne
    Southeast Asia Correspondent, FIRST
    Striking a delicate balance
  • Peter Favila
    Secretary of Trade and Industry, Philippines
    Addressing the fundamentals
  • Lito Atienza jr
    Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
    Redressing the balance
  • Richard Brighouse
    Mining Correspondent, FIRST
    Cashing in on the Ring of Fire
  • Angelo T Reyes
    Secretary of Energy, Philippines
    Asserting our energy independence
  • Pamela Goodman
    Travel Editor, FIRST
    Asia’s best kept secret
  • Arthur Ty
    President, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank)
    A transformed financial landscape


  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • HE Dr Manmohan Singh
    Prime Minister of India
  • Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Hon Panaliappan Chidambaram
    Minister of Finance, India
    Signposts to sustainable growth
  • Hon Kamal Nath
    Minister for Commerce and Industry, India
    India claims a top table seat
  • Hon Murli Deora
    Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India
    Fuelling India’s development
  • Richard Brighouse
    Asia Correspondent, FIRST
    Realising the potential
  • Asoke Mukerji
    Deputy High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom
    A dynamic relationship
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal
    President, Confederation of Indian Industry, Chairman and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises
    Business at the heart of government
  • Ratan Tata
    Chairman, Tata Sons
    A vision of India’s future
  • Pamela Goodman
    Travel Editor, FIRST
    India’s islands, coasts and waterways
  • Ravi Mehrotra CBE
    Chairman and Founder, Foresight Group
    A complementary partnership
  • Sanak Mishra
    Vice President, ArcelorMittal, India
    The steel in India’s success story
  • Peter Sands
    Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered
    Strength in diversity
  • Rana Kapoor
    Founder/Managing Director & CEO, YES Bank
    Financing sustainable growth
  • Arvinder Bharath & Peter Kelly
    Global Head of NRI Banking Services and Head of Public Policy, Barclays
    Promoting financial inclusion
  • Leslie van de Walle & Simon Jennings
    Chief Executive, Rexam PLC and Managing Director, Beverage Can Asia, Pacific, Rexam PLC
    Ambitious plans for India’s cans
  • Ramalinga Raju
    Chairman, Satyam Computer Services Ltd
    IT takes centre stage
  • Dr Gareth Price
    Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House
    Asia’s emerging global powerhouse
  • Dk Pande
    Director (Exploration), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
    Harnessing the power of technology
  • Raj Loomba
    Chairman, Rinku Group PLC
    Easing the plight of India’s widows

Saudi Arabia

  • HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud
    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud
    Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Court of St James’s
  • HE William Patey CMG
    British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
  • Sir Alan Munro KCMG
    Chairman, Saudi-British Society and Former British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Reform and liberalisation
  • Ibrahim Al-Assaf
    Minister of Finance, Saudi Arabia
    An economic world view
  • HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal Abdul Aziz Al Saud
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia
    Addressing global issues
  • HE Eng Dr Ali Bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi
    Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia
    Developing on all fronts
  • Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
    Co-Chair of the Saudi British Business Council and the Prime Minister’s Representative on the Two Kingdoms Dialogue
    A strategic partnership
  • Michael Thomas
    Director General, Middle East Association
    Trade and investment trends