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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

Global CEOs gather at the crossroads On September 12 - 14, 2011, the eleventh Forbes Global CEO Conference took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Returning to Kuala Lumpur for the second time, the conference gathered some 400 captains of industry, entrepreneurs and tycoons. The theme of this year ’s conference was ‘At the Crossroads’ (Left to right) Y Bhg Dato’ Noharuddin Nordin, CEO, Malaysian Investment Development Authority; Y Bhg Datuk Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Secretary-General, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia; YB Dato' Sri -- focusing on how world leaders Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia; Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-inChief, Forbes Media; William Adamopoulos, President & Publisher, Forbes Asia, meeting members of the media at the and global CEOs are confronting pre-conference media briefing critical policy and business decisions that impact global prosperity in a post-crisis world.

Speakers and sponsors at the Private Speakers Reception before the start of the conference


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

Under the theme of At the Crossroads, this year’s panels examined how leaders can best stimulate the global economy and identify growth opportunities in sectors such as money and investing, energy and commodities, real estate and healthcare. The sessions also highlighted dynamic emerging economies that are at the center of global trade, and provided insights on the best practices in leadership, social responsibility and philanthropy. S. Ramadorai

Dr. John Quelch CBE

Liang Xinjun

Mapping global growth (Left to right) S. Ramadorai, Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services, Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange & Advisor to the Prime Minister of India; Dr. John Quelch CBE, Dean, China Europe International Business School; Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman & CEO, Fosun International; Yoshito Hori, President & Dean, Globis University, Managing Partner, Globis Capital Partners; Richard Elman, Chairman, Noble Group; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia Richard Elman

Dr. Tahir

Michael Hintze

Fu Jun

On the road to riches (Left to right) Dr. Tahir, Chairman & CEO, Mayapada Group; Alan Quasha, Chairman & CEO, Quadrant Management; Scott Minerd, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners; Michael Hintze, CEO, CQS; Marilyn Cohen, CEO, Envision Capital Management; Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.

Taking the optimal route (Left to right) Gary Loveman, Chairman, CEO & President, Caesars Entertainment Corporation; Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Kohler Co.; Fu Jun, President & CEO, Macrolink Group; Stephen Felice, President, Consumer, Small and Medium Business, Dell; Beth A. Brooke, Global Vice Chair - Public Policy, Ernst & Young; Cecilia Zecha, Programming Director, Forbes Asia

Beth A. Brooke

Xiang Wenbo

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Crossroads of trade (Left to right) Xiang Wenbo, CEO/President, Sany Heavy Industry; Francis Yeoh, Group MD, YTL Group of Companies; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & MD, Biocon; Enrique K. Razon, Jr., Chairman & President, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.; Philippe Ghanem, MD, ADS Securities, Executive Chairman, Squared Financial Services; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

Chairul Tanjung

Malvinder Mohan Singh

Blazing your own trail (Left to right) Chairul Tanjung, Chairman, Para Group; Malvinder Mohan Singh, Group Chairman, Fortis Healthcare; Mario Moretti Polegato, Chairman, GEOX Group; William E. Heinecke, Chairman & CEO, Minor International; Sam Goi, Executive Chairman, Tee Yih Jia Group; Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine

Mario Moretti Polegato


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

Chanin Vongkusolkit

Anthony Pratt Fuel and sustenance for a green economy (Left to right) Chanin Vongkusolkit, CEO, Banpu; Jignesh Shah, Chairman & Group CEO, Financial Technologies Group; Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman, Visy; Douglas Hsu, Chairman & CEO, Far Eastern Group; Lee Yeow Chor, Group Executive Director, IOI Group of Companies; Bruce Upbin, Managing Editor, Forbes

Douglas Hsu

Lee Yeow Chor

Backseat drivers: building and managing your board (Left to right) Susan Stautberg, Co-Founder & Co-Chair, WomenCorporateDirectors; Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; Mike Perlis, President & CEO, Forbes Media; Thomas L. Monahan III, Chairman & CEO, Corporate Executive Board; Azman Mokhtar, MD, Khazanah Nasional; R. Jayachandran, Chairman, Olam International; Bruce Upbin, Managing Editor, Forbes Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi

Roger Wang

Chao Teng-Hsiung

Scouting locations (Left to right) Roger Wang, Chairman & CEO, Golden Eagle International Group; Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group; Steven Pan, Chairman, Regent Hotels and Resorts; Ow Chio Kiat, Executive Chairman, Stamford Land Corporation; Chao Teng-Hsiung, Chairman, Farglory Group; Russell Flannery, Senior Editor, Forbes magazine


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla

Stefano Pessina Going the distance (Left to right) Steven Thompson, CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine International; Ron Sim, Chairman & CEO, OSIM International; Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman & MD, Serum Institute of India; Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman, Alliance Boots; Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine

Henri Loyrette

Tony Fernandes

The giving path (Left to right) Sandiaga Uno, Founding Partner, Saratoga Capital; Henri Loyrette, President & Director, Louvre Museum; Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia; Vijay Amritraj, Founder, Vijay Amritraj Foundation; Anu Aga, Director, Thermax, Chairperson, Thermax Social Initiative Foundation; Cecilia Zecha, Programming Director, Forbes Asia Zong Qinghou

Nazir Razak

Crossroads to the world (Left to right) Zong Qinghou, Chairman, Hangzhou Wahaha Group; Nazir Razak, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group; Lindsay Fox, Founder, Linfox; Kumar Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group; Joseph E. Aoun, President, Northeastern University; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

Kumar Birla


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

A Meeting of Minds: Steve Forbes talks to YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister, Malaysia. During the gala dinner at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysian Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, addressed global business and thought leaders in a Meeting of Minds dialogue with Steve Forbes. He described how Malaysia recovered from the 2009 global crisis on the back of a surge in foreign direct investments in 2010, the country’s strategic challenges, and efforts to further liberalize the economy. The Prime Minister also shared his views on Islam and remarked: “It is incumbent upon us, moderates of all religions, all faith, to come together, and for us to reject violence, reject extremism, reject any form of terrorism, so that we can make this world a more peaceful and better world.“

A Meeting of Minds between Dato’ Sri Najib Razak and Steve Forbes

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes; Margaret Perlis; Mike Perlis, President & CEO, Forbes Media; YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia; Steve Forbes; Dato’ Sri Najib Razak; Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor; Datin Sri Khamarzan Ahmed Meah; William Adamopoulos

Dato’ Sri Najib Razak with Lindsay Fox, Founder, Linfox

Dato’ Sri Najib Razak with Eddie Trump, Co-Founder, The Trump Group

(Left to right) Zong Qinghou, Chairman, Hangzhou Wahaha Group; Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman & MD, Serum Institute of India; Dato’ Sri Najib Razak

Dato’ Sri Najib Razak with Anu Aga, Director, Thermax, Chairperson, Thermax Social Initiative Foundation

Dato’ Sri Najib Razak with Takashi Narusawa, Vice Chairman & Director, Nomura Research Institute


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

A Meeting of Minds: Steve Forbes talks to YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Malaysia. In an interview with Steve Forbes, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd Yassin, talked about the government’s initiatives to establish Malaysia as a regional education hub, better support entrepreneurs in the SME sector, and further advance the leadership of women. He also highlighted Malaysia’s efforts to engage in free trade with countries in Asean, EU and the Gulf, push forward with capital market reforms, and develop new sources of alternative energy and sustainable resources.

Over the horizon: Steve Forbes talks to Her Excellency Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State. The 12th Forbes Global CEO Conference will take place in Dubai on October 21 – 23, 2012. Her Excellency Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy attended the conference in Kuala Lumpur to give a preview of what delegates can expect. She talked about Dubai’s central location as a hub for business, tourism and world trade with its excellent infrastructure, airport and port facilities. She also pointed out that Dubai’s business-friendly environment, as well as its connectivity with the world, are among the key qualities that make Dubai special.


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

Besides being a platform to discuss and debate key issues of global concern, the conference provided excellent opportunities for delegates to network within the Forbes community.

(Left to right) Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman, Visy; Stephen Felice, President, Consumer, Small and Medium Business, Dell; Steve Forbes; Mike Perlis

(Left to right) Kumar Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group; William Adamopoulos; Zong Qinghou, Chairman, Hangzhou Wahaha Group

(Left to right) Wang Chaobin, Chairman, Zhonglu Inc; Douglas Hsu, Chairman & CEO, Far Eastern Group; Roger Wang, Chairman & CEO, Golden Eagle International Group

(Left to right) Chairul Tanjung, Chairman, Para Group; YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Malaysia

(Left to right) Francis Yeoh, Group MD, YTL Group of Companies; Xiang Wenbo, CEO/President, Sany Heavy Industry

(Left to right) Khoo Kay Peng, Chairman & Chief Executive, The MUI Group; Douglas Hsu, Chairman & CEO, Far Eastern Group; Steve Forbes; Steve Leonard, President, EMC Asia Pacific/Japan, EMC Corporation

(Left to right) Sam Goi, Executive Chairman, Tee Yih Jia Group; M A Zaman, President & CEO, Royal Falcon Fleet

(Left to right) Thomas Meier, CEO, Asia & CEO, North Asia, Bank Julius Baer; Kuok Khoon Hong, Chairman & CEO, Wilmar International

(Left to right) Sandiaga Uno, Founding Partner, Saratoga Capital; Suthipak Chirathivat, Executive Vice President, Central Pattana


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

(Left to right) Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman & CEO, Fosun International; Dr. Tahir, Chairman & CEO, Mayapada Group

(Left to right) Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Kohler Co.; Steve Forbes; Lindsay Fox, Founder, Linfox; Richard Elman, Chairman, Noble Group

(Left to right) Malvinder Mohan Singh, Group Chairman, Fortis Healthcare; Girija Pande, Chairman, Asia Pacific, Tata Consultancy Services; S. Ramadorai, Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services, Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange & Advisor to the Prime Minister of India

(Left to right) Peter Lyngdorf, Founder, SL Audio A/S; Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman, Alliance Boots; Ornella Barra, Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division, Alliance Boots (Left to right) Wang Chaobin, Chairman, Zhonglu Inc; Douglas Hsu, Chairman & CEO, Far Eastern Group; Roger Wang, Chairman & CEO, Golden Eagle International Group

(Left to right) Vijay Amritraj, Founder, Vijay Amritraj Foundation; Brian Pohli, CEO, CQS (Hong Kong); Michael Hintze, CEO, CQS

(Left to right) Derrick Tay, President, Asia Pacific, Valspar; Laurence Lien, Chairman, Lien Foundation

(Left to right) Ow Chio Kiat, Executive Chairman, Stamford Land Corporation; Chao Teng-Hsiung, Chairman, Farglory Group

(Left to right) Roger Wang, Chairman & CEO, Golden Eagle International Group; Steven Pan, Chairman, Regent Hotels and Resorts

(Left to right) William Adamopoulos; Eduardo Saverin, Co-Founder, Facebook

(Left to right) Thien Huynh, Chairman, Viet Land Capital; Fu Jun, President & CEO, Macrolink Group


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

(Left to right) Michael Spalter, Co-Founder of Preservation of Capital Management, Vice Chairman, Rhode Island School of Design; Christopher Forbes; Kris Wiluan, President Director, Citramas Group

(Left to right) Beth A. Brooke, Global Vice Chair - Public Policy, Ernst & Young; Gregory Wade, Regional MD – East Asia, Research In Motion; Mike Perlis

(Left to right) Chanin Vongkusolkit, CEO, Banpu; Lee Yeow Chor, Group Executive Director, IOI Group of Companies

(Left to right) Manal Al Bayat, COO, Falcon and Associates; Her Excellency Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State; YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia; Steve Forbes

(Left to right) Viboon Kromadit, COO, Amata Corporation; William E. Heinecke, Chairman & CEO, Minor International; Pakee Pracharktam, MD, Bettervision Group

(Left to right) Enrique K. Razon, Jr., Chairman & President, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.; Andrew Tan, Chairman & CEO, Megaworld Corporation; Joanne De Asis, Chairman, Globe Capital Partners; Alexander Asuncion, Chairman, PrimeEast Group of Properties


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

(Left to right) Philippe Ghanem, MD, ADS Securities, Executive Chairman, Squared Financial Services; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & MD, Biocon

(Left to right) Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; Thomas L. Monahan III, Chairman & CEO, Corporate Executive Board

hi Kim Thanh, Deputy General Director, Nguyen, Managing Director, Hung Hong Minh, Chairman & CEO, VNG h Tam, Chairman, Saigon Invest Group

(Left to right) William Adamopoulos; Nazir Razak, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group

(Left to right) Philippe Capdouze, Founding Chairman & CEO, FICOFI; Henri Loyrette, President & Director, Louvre Museum

(Left to right) Toby Jackson, Founder CEO, Alp Trading; Goh Peng Ooi, Chairman, Silverlake Axis

(Left to right) R. Jayachandran, Chairman, Olam International; Susan Stautberg, Co-Founder & Co-Chair, WomenCorporateDirectors

(Left to right) Ron Sim, Chairman & CEO, OSIM International; Vincent Tan, Chairman, Berjaya Corporation; Tay Sim Kim, Executive Chairman of OSIM (M), President of Malaysian RetailerChains Association

(Left to right) Paul-Henri Ferrand, President of Asia, Dell; Gary Loveman, Chairman, CEO & President, Caesars Entertainment Corporation

(Left to right) Fozi Sultan, Founder, DITM; Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group


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AT THE CROSSROADS September 12 – 14, 2011

Forbes would like to thank all the speakers, delegates and sponsors of the eleventh Forbes Global CEO Conference who made this a very successful event.

Host Sponsors:

Sponsors:

SAVE THE DATE The 12th Forbes Global CEO Conference will be held on October 21 - 23, 2012 in Dubai. For Registration and Sponsorship: Tina Wee Tel: (65) 6836 3408 • Fax: (65) 6836 3409 info@forbesasia.com.sg


Highlights of Forbes Global CEO Conference 2011