Speaker's Biography:

Kriengsak Chareonwongsak
Senior Fellow, Center for Business and Government, and Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Kriengsak Chareonwongsak is a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and an Associate at Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, both at Harvard University. He is also a fellow with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford's Saїd Business School and a visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). Chareonwongsak was an elected member of Thailand's Parliament, an advisor to the prime minister and a member of the Democrat Party Executive Board. He is president of the Institute of Future Studies for Development (IFD), Thailand, and chairman of Success Group of Companies. Chareonwongsak is widely published, having written more than 3,000 articles and 170 books. In addition, he has hosted several television talk shows. Chareonwongsak received an M.P.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in economics from Monash University in Australia; he also did postdoctoral studies at the University of Oxford.