For Immediate Release
Sep 16, 2015

Milken Institute Asia Summit Convenes Leaders from the Region – and the World

SINGAPORE – On September 17-18, the Milken Institute will bring together 400 CEOs, major investors, heads of sovereign wealth funds, philanthropists and other leaders for its second annual Asia Summit, in Singapore. Like the Institute’s annual Global Conference – but on a much more intimate scale – these leaders will focus on some of the world’s most pressing challenges with a highlight on Asia. Panel topics include hyper-aging, financial technology, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second year, Japan’s resurgence in the Asia-Pacific region, the AIIB and the evolving multilateral lending landscape, and China’s growing movie industry.

“The Milken Institute’s unique ability to convene leaders on our core issues of access to capital, improving health, and spurring job creation is more in demand than ever,” says Institute CEO and President Mike Klowden. “The success of last year’s inaugural Asia Summit demonstrated that our Singapore-based Asia Center is making a vital contribution to fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas in Asia.”

“The Asia Summit program will address timely issues such as China’s economic slowdown and its impact on the rest of the region. We aim to assemble the best minds and real decision makers to tackle regional challenges and forecast upcoming trends,” says Laura Deal Lacey, Managing Director of the Milken Institute Asia Center.

Held at Singapore’s Four Seasons hotel, the Asia Summit is an invitation-only event, limited to several hundred participants.

Speakers include:

  • Achal Agarwal, President, Asia Pacific Region, Kimberly-Clark
  • Omar Amanat, Chairman and CEO, Peak Venture Partners
  • David Bonderman, Founding Partner, TPG
  • Hans-Paul Burkner, Chairman, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Eric Cantor, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Co.; Former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Thomas Finke, Chairman and CEO, Babson Capital Management
  • Sam Fischer, President, Greater China and Asia, Diageo
  • Joshua Harris, Co-Founder and Member, Board of Directors, Apollo Global Management
  • Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS
  • Hua Jingdong, Vice President and Treasurer, and member of executive management team, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
  • Donald Kanak, Chairman, Prudential Corporation Asia
  • Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
  • Jin Liqun, Secretary General, Multilateral Interim Secretariat for Establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
  • Scott Minerd, Managing Partner, Chairman of Investments, and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
  • Hiromichi Mizuno, Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan
  • Jonathan Nelson, Founder and CEO, Providence Equity Partners
  • Sheila Patel, CEO International, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM)
  • Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
  • John Riady, Director, Lippo Group; Co-Founder,
  • Kevin Sneader, Asia Chairman, McKinsey
  • Jing Ulrich, Managing Director & Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase

Complete information about the Milken Institute Asia Summit, including a full program and list of speakers, is available at

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