In 1488, Portuguese nobleman Bartolomeu Dias discovered the Cape of Storms or, as it was later renamed, the Cape of Good Hope. Dias was on a royal mission, appointed by King John II of Portugal to head an expedition around the southern tip of Africa in hopes of finding a sea-based trade route to India. The discovery of the Cape of Good Hope meant that Europeans could trade directly with India and bypass the overland route through the Middle East, which was controlled by the Ottomans, with its expensive middlemen. Even though the voyages were far beyond their borders, the traders in the Middle East were adversely affected; indeed, they were disrupted. This eventually led to the rise of Western European Age of Discovery powers such as the Portuguese and the Spanish and the eventual downfall of the Ottoman empire which, in the years following the death of Suleiman the Magnificent, had been labelled ‘the sick man of Europe.”
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KMF 2015 Speakers

Hamdan Abdul Majeed
Director, Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Mohamed Nasri Sallehuddin
Executive Director, Corporate & Support Services, Company Secretary and Head of Legal, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Jesus B. Atencio
President and CEO, 8990 Holdings Inc

Tan Sri Prof Zakri Abdul Hamid
Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia; and Chair, UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Prof Asim Khwaja
Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Richa Kar
Founder and CEO, Zivame

PK Basu
Head of Malaysia Research and Head of ASEAN Economics, Macquarie Capital Securities (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Dr Don Hanna
Managing Director and Head of Research, Roubini Global Economics

YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia

Dominic Silva
Executive Director, Investments and Head of Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Jonathan Cavendish
TV and film producer, Co-Founder, Imaginarium Studios

Prof Adrian David Cheok
Director, Imagineering Institute, Professor of Pervasive Computing, City University London

Chinta Bhagat
Executive Director, Investments and Head of India Office, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Dr Jonathan Woetzel
Director, McKinsey & Company, Shanghai

Tengku Dato' Sri Azmil Zahruddin Raja Abdul Aziz
Executive Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Omar Siddiq Bin Amin Noer Rashid
Executive Director, Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Datuk Marjorie Yang
Chairman, Esquel Group

Javier Santiso
Executive Director, Khazanah Europe Investment Limited

Sebastian Thrun
Founder & CEO, Udacity; and Founder, Google [x]

Jiv Sammanthan
Executive Director and Head of Managing Director’s Office, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Charles Leadbeater
Author and independent strategic advisor

Mohd Izani Ashari
Executive Director, Managing Director’s Office, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
Chairman, Hermes Equity Ownership Services; Former Chairman, Anglo American plc and Royal Dutch Shell Group

Dato' Charon Mokhzani
Executive Director, Managing Director’s Office, Khazanah Nasional Berhad; and Managing Director, Khazanah Research Institute

Dato' Sri Nazir Tun Abd Razak
Chairman, CIMB Group; and Board Member, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Mark Chang
Founder, Jobstreet Bhd

Malek Ali
Founder, BFM 89.9

Prof Hugh Herr
Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab; and Founder CTO, iWalk Inc

Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi
Managing Director, Prokhas Sdn Bhd

Dato' Yasmin Mahmood
CEO, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)

Prof Tony Venables CBE
Professor of Economics, University of Oxford

Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Assistant Director-General and Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations

YB Encik Khairy Jamaluddin
Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia

Daud Vicary Abdullah
President & CEO, INCEIF

Gita Wirjawan
Chairman, Ancora Group; Former Minister of Trade, Republic of Indonesia

Tan Sri Andrew Sheng
Chief Adviser, China Banking Regulatory Commission; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute; and Board Member, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Prof Abbas Mirakhor
First Holder of the INCEIF Chair of Islamic Finance

Khairil Abdullah
CEO, Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd

Datuk Hisham Hamdan
Executive Director, Investments and Head of Khazanah Research & Investment Strategy, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

David Frigstad
Chairman, Frost & Sullivan

Christoph Mueller
Group CEO, Malaysia Airlines Berhad

Mohamed Ridzuan Mohamed
Director, Khazanah Research & Investment Strategy, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Stephen Hagger
Managing Director and Head of Equities, Credit Suisse (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Sharifatu Laila Syed Ali

Tan Sri Dato' Dr Lin See Yan
Economist and former banker

Dr Arup Raha
Chief Economist, CIMB Group

Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hj Mokhtar
Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Deputy Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad; Chairman, Khazanah Research Institute