Connecting Continents


Boardroom Issues and Photo Reports

  • HE Jakaya Mrisho Kiwete
    President of Tanzania
    Photo report
  • FCO Leadership Conference
    Photo report
  • Haiti ACS summit
    Photo report
  • Brett Akker
    Co-founder and Chairmen, LoveSpace
    The power of disruptive business models
  • Daniel Kablan Duncan
    Prime Minister, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
    Côte d’Ivoire is back and open for business
  • Dr Mohan Kaul
    Chairman, Commonwealth Business Council and Executive. Chairman, Commonwealth Investment Corporation
    Business and the Commonwealth
  • Professor Edward de Bono
    Chairman, Edward de Bono Foundation
    A Commonwealth of thinking
  • H.E. Liu Xiaoming
    Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the UK
    Why the pessimists are wrong on China


  • H.E. Michel Joseph Martelly
    President of the Republic of Haiti
    Calling a new tune
  • Alfonso Múnera Cavadía
    Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States
    Strengthening the ACS
  • Pierre-Richard Casimir
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Haiti
    Towards a more united Caribbean
  • Wilson Laleau
    Minister of Trade & Industry*, Republic of Haiti
    Leaving the past behind
  • Josette Jean-Baptiste Darguste
    Minister of Culture, Republic of Haiti
    A land of paradoxes
  • Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin
    Minister of Tourism, Republic of Haiti
    Tourism’s cautious revolutionary
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    Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Haiti
    Haiti, the buried pearl
  • Charles Castel
    Governor, Banque de la République D’Haïti (BRH)
    Restoring stability
  • Georges Andy René
    Director General, Center for the Facilitation of Investments (CFI), Haiti
    Leveraging competitive advantage
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    Doing business in Haiti
  • Norma Powell
    President, Association of Industries of Haiti (ADIH)
    A vision for equitable growth
  • Didier Fils-Aimé
    President, Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Haiti (CCI)
    Changing perceptions of Haiti
  • Philippe Saint-Cyr
    Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Haiti
    A special relationship
  • Rubén Silié Valdez
    Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the Republic of Haiti
    Old neighbours, new friends


  • H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev
    President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
    Message from His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Rt Hon David Cameron MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Message from Rt Hon David Cameron MP
  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC
    Chairman of the FIRST Advisory Council
  • H.E. Kairat Kelimbetov
    Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Kazakhstan
    Significant growth prospects
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    Strategic partners for growth
  • Umirzak Shukeyev
    Chairman, National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”, Kazakhstan
    Supporting the national economy
  • H.E. Sauat Mynbayev
    Minister of Oil and Gas, Republic of Kazakhstan
    Regional energy security
  • Timur Kulibayev
    Chairman of the Presidium of the National Economic Chamber of Kazakhstan (Atameken Union)
    Private sector reforms
  • Timur Kulibayev
    President of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation
    Producing champions
  • Sir David Wootton
    Co-Chair, Kazakh-British Trade and Industry Council
    A wealth of opportunity
  • Lord Waverley
    Advisor to the Chairman, KazMunaiGas and Coordinator of the Aktau Declaration
    Local content endeavours

The Commonwealth

  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC
    Chairman of the FIRST Advisory Council
  • H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
    Head of the Commonwealth
  • H.E. Kamalesh Sharma
    Secretary General of the Commonwealth
  • The Hon Tony Abbott mp
    Prime Minister of Australia
  • H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa
    President of the Republic of Sri Lanka
    A proud host
  • Ajith Cabraal
    Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
    Resilience and growth
  • Professor Rohan Gunaratna
    Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore
    Lessons in security
  • The Hon. Professor Rajiva Wijesinha
    Adviser on Reconciliation to the President of the Republic of Sri Lanka
    Towards reconciliation
  • Dr Shanthikumar Hettiarachchi
    Visiting Lecturer, The University of Colombo
    Post-conflict democracy
  • Raymond N. Bickson
    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
    Raising the bar
  • Sudharshan Seneviratne
    Professor of Archaeology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Heritage of an island civilisation
  • Sri Lanka: The wonder of Asia
  • Dr Saman Kelegama
    Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka
    A middle-income economy
  • Saliya Wickramasuriya
    Director General, Petroleum Resources Developemnt Secretariat (PRDS), Sri Lanka
    Managing oil and gas investment
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    Sri Lanka: A South Asian hub
  • Richard Brighouse
    Resources Correspondent, FIRST
    Sri Lanka’s gem industries sparkle
  • Devan Maistry
    Columnist, Web News Daily
    Cricket in Common
  • The Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar
    Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    CARICOM and the Commonwealth
  • Senator The Hon. Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie
    Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    From imagination to innovation
  • Larry Nath
    Chief Executive Officer, First Citizens Group
    Banking on a regional recovery
  • Kelvin Mahabir
    President, InvesTT
    Diversification and competitiveness
  • H.E. Navinchandra Ramgoolam
    Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius
    Punching above our weight
  • H.E. Nicos Anastasiades
    President of the Republic of Cyprus
    The path to reunification
  • H.E. John Dramani Mahama
    President of the Republic of Ghana
    Creating beneficial partnerships
  • H.E. Joseph Muscat
    Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta
    A trusted and honest broker
  • H.E. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan
    President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Transforming Nigeria’s economy
  • H.E. James Michel
    President of the Republic of the Seychelles
    A sustainable blue economy
  • Rt Hon. Denzil L. Douglas
    Prime Minister, Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
    A network of partners
  • H.E. Joyce Banda
    President of the Republic of Malawi
    Relevance and cohesion
  • Waqas Ahmed
    Global Correspondent, FIRST
    CHOGM 2013: Review