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Pingfan Hong

Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Dr. Pingfan Hong is the Director of Development Policy and Analysis Division in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations.Working with the United Nations for more than 20 years, Dr. Hong has been engaged mostly in the areas of economic research and policy analysis, particularly global economic outlook, macroeconomic policies, international policy coordination, and large-scale global econometric modeling. Most recently, he has been working in identifying linkages between the Belt and Road Initiative and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He manages the UN flagship publications of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) and the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS).

Before joining the United Nations, Dr Hong also worked in the State Planning Commission of China.

Dr Hong earned Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and Dual Master in Computer Sciences and Management Sciences from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He was the World Bank McNamara Fellow of 1985.

Speech: Jointly Building the Belt and Road towards a Sustainable World

Pedro Nueno

Founder and current President of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Pedro Nueno is a Technical Architect, Industrial Engineer and Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard University. He is also Professor of Entrepreneurship at IESE and Chengwei Ventures Chair on Entrepreneurship (CEIBS). He is the founder and current President of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), leading school of business in Asia, with campuses in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Accra and Zurich.

He was member of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School, a supervisory board in practice, for six years (2005-2011). Prof. Nueno is also founder of FINAVES, a venture capital corporation associated to the entrepreneurship activity of IESE Alumni that supported the launching of more than 40 companies, creating directly more than 3000 new jobs. His areas of interest include entrepreneurship, starting new ventures, global management, management of technology and innovation.

He authored 17 books translated to several languages about corporate turnaround, innovation and entrepreneurship. He has received many Honors such as the Cross of Saint Jordi (2003), the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Chinese Government (2014), and “Commander by Number or the Order of Queen Elisabeth the Catholic” (2015).

Speech: Positive Contribution of China to the World

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Keynote Session 2

Sep 17 (Sun) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

International Affairs Building 417, Columbia University