Speakers

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“I am very much looking forward to opening this year’s Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business in Singapore this November, together with Roland Busch, Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business. The conference will focus on two issues which will play a key role in the coming years: Diversification and Sustainability. In this context, the Indo-Pacific is a very important partner for us. The Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business is the major platform enabling us all to tap the great potential of relations between the Indo-Pacific region and Germany.”

Robert Habeck
Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

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“There are over 40 diverse countries in Asia today – just imagine the possibilities for positive and shared bilateral opportunities between Germany and Asia as we come together in Singapore for the Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business. I can’t think of a more important time than now for German and Asian industry to demonstrate leadership through the power of collaboration, cooperation and technology. Harnessing our combined strengths will drive sustainable growth and prosperity for the region.”

APK Co-Chairman Roland Busch
Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA), President and CEO of Siemens AG

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Olaf Scholz
Federal Chancellor of Germany

"The Asia Pacific Region is important for the German industry as it is a growth region and one where we share common understanding and values. By combining our forces we can create value together."

Bhuwnesh Agrawal
Chief Executive Officer, Sysmex Inostics

"With a third of global GDP and two-thirds of the global population, Asia is increasingly at the heart of the global economy—and also at the epicenter of carbon emissions. Businesses and governments must collaborate to establish a sustainable growth trajectory."

Malavika Jain Bambawale
APAC Managing Director, ENGIE Impact

“With a size of roughly four trillion U.S. dollars, the Asian-Pacific logistics market is the world's largest - and a key area for Rhenus. As a global logistics provider, we offer project logistics and transport solutions by air, sea and over land, operate warehouses, and deliver door-to-door. We look forward to sharing our expertise at APK 2022 and delivering insights into the logistics sector.”

Tobias Bartz
CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Rhenus Group

"The world is entering a tremendously transformative time, with boundary-spanning challenges and opportunities ahead of us that are new to everyone! APK 2022 is important because it brings together global leaders from government and industry who can work together on these challenges and opportunities in a collaborative way for the good of all.“

Sabine Bendiek
Chief People & Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Board, SAP

Professor Nicholas Farrelly is Head of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He was previously Associate Dean in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University in Canberra. This is his second time moderating the APK Oxford-style debate.

Nicholas Farrelly
Professor and Head of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

"China's information and technology regulations are now maturing and enforcement is expanding. Understanding these regulations and developing an appropriate compliance strategy are critical to companies' long-term success in China."

Jim Fitzsimmons
Principal, Control Risks

"DBS has set Interim decarbonisation targets for 2030, reinforcing our commitment to net zero financed emissions by 2050. However, charting a viable course of action that is constructive and impactful is not easy, given challenges in mapping out suitable industry pathways and realistic medium-term milestones in markets with differing starting points. The decarbonisation targets will act as the 'north star' for our financing activities guiding us to net zero by 2050 through measurable change. We look forward to enabling and empowering the green transformation journey by partnering with like-minded corporates and industries through driving sustainability, digital innovation and supply chain resilience."

Piyush Gupta
Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group

Dr. Stefan Hartung is chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. He is responsible for corporate strategy, corporate communications and governmental affairs and corporate research, as well as for Bosch business in China.

Stefan Hartung
Chairman of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH

"The APK 2022 is a great opportunity to engage with key stakeholders in the APAC region to discuss and demonstrate how Urban Air Mobility solutions can support an accelerated development. I look forward to exciting dialogues on the role of eVTOLs and the related digital infrastructure to improve end-to-end mobility. Taking action today is key as the new era of aviation is happening right now."

Dirk Hoke
Chief Executive Officer, Volocopter

Mikko Huotari is the Executive Director of MERICS. His research focuses on China’s foreign policy, China-Europe relations and global (economic) governance and competition. He has published on China’s rise as a financial power, trade and investment relations with Europe as well as on geopolitical shifts related to China's emergence as a global security actor. Mikko studied in Freiburg, Nanjing and Shanghai. He holds a PhD from Freiburg University and was a guest scholar at the University of California in San Diego in 2017/2018. In 2019, Mikko was appointed as one of 15 German representatives to the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum.

Mikko Huotari
Executive Director MERICS

Alvin Wang Graylin
China President & Global Vice President of Corporate Development, HTC

"The APK 2022 is important to me because it brings together decision-makers from industry and politics to identify common interests and areas of future cooperation between Germany, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The conference comes timely as global tensions increase and dialogue of all stakeholders is highly necessary.”

Dr. Gunther Kegel
CEO and President Pepperl+Fuchs

Akira Igata is a Project Lecturer at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at Pacific Forum, a US-based think tank, and a Non-Executive Director at the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC). He advises the Japanese government, bureaucracy, and the private sector in various capacities. His research interests include: Economic security; Human rights diplomacy; Cellular agriculture; and International Politics in the Indo-Pacific.

Akira Igata
Project Lecturer, The University of Tokyo

"In the current global climate of unpredictability, regional conflict, and increasing great power rivalry, APK provides a key building block for stable and coherent relationships between Germany and Asia, the world's most dynamic region."

Wolfgang Ischinger
President, Foundation Council of the Munich Security Conference Foundation

Dieter Janecek has been a member of the Deutscher Bundestag (German Parliament) since 2013 for the electoral district Munich (West/Centre). He heads the Economics Working Group and is the spokesman for economic policy for the parliamentary group of Alliance ‘90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen). He has a full seat in the Economics Committee and is a deputy member of the Committees for Climate Protection & Energy and for Education, Research & Technology Assessment. Politically, he is committed to a foresight political shaping of the consistent ecological transformation of the economy and society.

Dieter Janecek
Member of the German Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens

Shobana Kamineni is the Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. Championing Special Initiatives, she built three billion-dollar verticals for Apollo Group. She was founder and chairperson of Apollo Munich Health Insurance for 9 years. Shobana was the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Health and Healthcare Industry Governors' Community

Shobana Kamineni
Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited

Helena Koenig
Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Issues, EEAS

Lynette Leong is CEO, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Funds & Stewardship of CapitaLand Investment (CLI), responsible for CLI’s ESG-linked investment management business. Prior to this role, Lynette held other significant roles in CapitaLand Group including CEO of its publicly-listed commercial real estate investment trust, and as its first Chief Sustainability Officer, formulating and embedding ESG strategy, best practices and innovation into its global business. Before joining CapitaLand in 2007, Lynette held leadership roles in banking and finance, and private equity real estate investment management in Singapore, Korea, the US and the UK. Lynette currently serves on the board of the Singapore Green Building Council and the advisory board of Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business.

Lynette Leong
CEO, Environmental, Social and Governance Funds & Stewardship, CapitaLand Investment

Marika Lulay is the CEO of GFT, a global IT company with 10.000 talents in over 16 countries. GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – from cloud engineering and artificial intelligence to blockchain/DLT. GFT specialized on the financial and insurance sectors, as well as in the manufacturing industry. Ms. Lulay holds a degree in computer science and has over 30 years of experience in the Tech Industry.

Marika Lulay
CEO, GFT Technologies

"In light of the tremendous challenges we have witnessed this year, it is crucial to be able to rely on partners. We will, therefore, continue to strengthen our engagement in the Indo-Pacific. The German government adapted its Policy Guidelines on the Indo-Pacific two years ago and recently reiterated this commitment. The APK is the indispensable platform to deepen the economic and political ties between the Asia Pacific and Germany."

Andreas Michaelis
State Secretary, German Federal Foreign Office

Dr Ng Eng Hen has served as the Minister for Defence since 2011. He was previously the Minister for Manpower from 2004 to 2008 and Minister for Education from 2008 to 2011, as well as the Leader of the House in Parliament from 2011 to 2015.

Ng Eng Hen
Minister for Defence, Ministry of Defence of Singapore

“The APK is an important dialogue not only to sustain and deepen the ties between EU and APAC, but also to have a better grasp and understanding of the current sociopolitical and economic situation of these group of nations and find ways how to work closely in a genuine effort to tackle the pressing issues of our time, especially the challenging state of the global economy post-pandemic and the alarming condition of our climate. We cannot talk about politics and economics without discussing the people and the planet.”

Hasminah D. Paudac-Tawano
Litigation, Development, and Environmental Lawyer

Dr. Sierk Poetting is Chief Operating Officer at BioNTech. He joined BioNTech in September 2014 from Novartis, where he served from May 2012 to August 2014 as Vice President and CFO for the Sandoz Division in North America. Dr. Poetting holds a Master of Science in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich.

Sierk Poetting
Chief Operating Officer, BioNTech SE

Mr. Qamar started his political career as Member Sindh Assembly in 1988 and became Minister for Information. He is the senior leader of Pakistan’s most popular political party ‘Pakistan People’s Party’ and holds the position of Parliamentary Leader in the National Assembly of Pakistan and Member Central Executive Committee in the party. Furthermore, he is Member Board of Governors of Pakistan’s premier policy think-tank Sustainable Development Policy Institute in addition to his contribution in Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary

Syed Naveed Qamar
Federal Minister for Commerce Organisation: Government of Pakistan

"The Asia Pacific region will continue to be a strong growth driver for the global economy. It combines knowledgeable people, openness to disruptive innovation, and a market ready for growth. Heraeus has been present in Asia Pacific region for many years and its contributing to the region's development with state-of-the-art materials and technologies. We are constantly expanding our commitment and generation jobs for a prosperous region."

Jan Rinnert
Chief Executive Officer, Heraeus

"The importance of Asian economies is central in the 21st century. Schaeffler is proud to pioneering sustainable motion in Asia, together with our strong customers and partners across the continent."

Klaus Rosenfeld
Chief Executive Officer, Schaeffler

Mr Rosha is a member of HSBC’s Group Executive Committee and serves as an Executive Director on the Board of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He sits on the board of other entities with the HSBC Group, including Non-Executive Director of HSBC global Asset Management Limited. Mr Rosha joined HSBC as a graduate trainee in 1991 and has since held several senior positions within the Global Banking and Markets, including Head of Global Markets in Indonesia in 2005 and Head of Institutional Sales, Asia-Pacific in 2007. He was appointed Chief Executive, HSBC India from 2018 to 2021. Prior to that, he was Head of Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for Asia-Pacific.

Surendra Rosha
Co-Chief Executive Asia Pacific, HSBC

Jens Rübbert
President, Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

"The Asia-Pacific region is not just the most important driver of economic growth. The region is also a key player in addressing global challenges and shaping a rules based order. The APK 2022 is central to Germany's push to diversify and expand on its long-standing partnerships in the region. I am excited to finally engage in person again with our Asian partners."

Siegfried Russwurm
President, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Fritz von der Schulenburg is Managing Partner of Jebsen & Jessen Hamburg Group. He is lawyer by training, but conducted his entire career in International Management. Jebsen & Jessen Group is a conglomerate of trading, distribution, engineering and industrial activities in Asia, Europe and the Americas

Fritz von der Schulenburg
Chief Executive Officer, Jebsen & Jessen

"Our vision is a world without waste. Through sustainable recycling systems and innovative plastics recycling, we work to secure the supply of raw materials for the future. With our "zero waste solutions" concept, we actively contribute to climate protection and resource efficiency. We combine modern recycling technology with digitization. Our know-how has made us an important partner for environmental and climate protection in Singapore and Southeast Asia."

Axel Schweitzer
Chairman, ALBA Group Asia

Christian Sewing
Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank

Dr. Sandhya Sriram is the Group CEO & Co-founder of Shiok Meats, the first cultivated seafood & meat company in SEA and the first cultivated crustacean company globally. A stem cell biologist and scientist, Sandhya is known for her innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

Sandhya Sriram
Group CEO, Chairman & Co-Founder - Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd.

"The countries of the Asian-Pacific region and Germany share great potential for collaboration in trade, innovation and technology partnership. Together we are driving global progress. With partners in the region, G+D is working on sustainable solutions for payment, connectivity as well as secure infrastructures and identities.”

Ralf Wintergerst
Group CEO

Professor Ngaire Woods is the founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University. Her research focuses on how to enhance the governance of organisations, the challenges of globalisation, global development, and the role of international institutions and global economic governance. She founded the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University, and co-founded (with Robert O. Keohane) the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship programme. She led the creation of the Blavatnik School of Government.

Ngaire Woods
Professor, Founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, The University of Oxford

S Iswaran
Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Singapore

Alfredo E. Pascual
Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines

Kevin Rudd
26th Prime Minister of Australia, President of the Asia Society

Angela Titzrath
CEO, HHLA

Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo
Minister of Health, Bhutan

Lawrence Wong
Deputy Prime Minister, Singapore

Ali Aslan
Master of Ceremony

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