2 & 3 October 2023
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur | Virtual Platform

Concept Paper

Since the inception of KMF, themes have been discussed ranging from a context where uncertainty is normality to whether or not good stewardship based on the political economy of location, environment, and demographics can overcome geography as destiny; to the juxtaposition between Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence; to building our Collective Brain and, most recently, to understanding Development and its Complexities and how we may Steer Our Way through a Perfect Storm to achieve more inclusive development outcomes for markets, firms, economies, and most importantly, societies.

The KMF2023 theme is "Our Next Episode: Orchestrating A Development Bargain for Sustainable Growth". In upholding KMF traditions, panel discussions will continue to be organised along four core sessions: how various markets globally are affected; what the theme means to firms and society at large; what are the imperatives of leadership and people.


9:05am - 9:25am

Opening Address

Dato' Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir
Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

9:30am -10:15am

Keynote Address: 'Malaysia's Development Bargain: Can it be Renewed and Enhanced?'

Prof Stefan Dercon
Author; and Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Introducer: Tan Siaw Woan
Director, Research, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

10:15am - 10:30am


10:35am - 11:50am

Core Session 1: Macro and Markets

Some Things, Some Places, at Specific Times: Addressing Global Macroeconomic Challenges in an Era of Less Abundance

Allen Ng
Group Head and Principal Economist, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

Frances Lim
Managing Director, Global Macro, Balance Sheet and Risk, KKR

Dr Peter Berezin
Chief Global Strategist and Research Director, BCA Research

Chairperson: Wong Wai Seng
Head, Strategy and Asset Allocation, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

11:55am - 12:40pm

Feature Address: 'Chinese New Economy and Globalisation - The Sequel'

Dr Eric Li
Founder, Chengwei Capital and

Introducer: Kenneth Woo
Head, Private Markets (North Asia), Khazanah Nasional Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Limited

12:40pm - 1:40pm

Lunch Break

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Fireside Chat

Lim Chern Yuan
Group CEO, Yinson Holdings Berhad

Nick Khaw
Head, Research, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

2:35pm - 3:50pm

Core Session 2: Firms and Transformation

All Across the (Corporate) Tower – Combining Alpha and Beta Activism for Value Creation

Arni Laily Anwarrudin
Head, PETRONAS Ventures

Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift
CEO, Bursa Malaysia

Till Vestring
Lead Independent Director, Keppel Corporation; and Advisory Partner, Bain & Company

Chairperson: Datuk Amran Hafiz Affifudin
Executive Director and Head, Malaysian Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

3:50pm - 4:05pm


4:10pm - 5:55pm

Innovation Without Borders

Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia and Beyond

Ethan Lin
Co-Founder and CEO, Klook

Jan Nicholas
Executive Director, Consulting - Semiconductors, Deloitte Consulting (SEA)

Kelvin Teo
Co-Founder and Group CEO, Funding Societies

Khailee Ng
Managing Partner, 500 Global

Sophie Viger
Managing Director, 42

Introducer: Hafriz Abdul Rahman
Senior Vice President, Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

End of Day One

Programme is correct as of 2 October 2023

9:30am - 10:50am

Special Address & Fireside Chat: 'Ekonomi Madani'

YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz
Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Malaysia

Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi
Committee Member, Advisory Committee to Finance Minister of Malaysia

Nurul Izzah Anwar
Co-Head, Secretariat for the Advisory Committee to Finance Minister of Malaysia

Moderator: Dato' Mohamed Nasri Sallehuddin
Executive Director, General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head, Corporate & Support Services, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

10:55am - 12:15am

Core Session 3: Growth and Development

More Football, Less Golf: Orchestrating a Multi-Stakeholder Approach to the Development Bargain

Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood
Professor and Executive Director, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health, Sunway University

Naina Subberwal Batra
CEO, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)

Prof Stefan Dercon
Author; and Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Chairperson: Selvendran Katheerayson
Executive Director and Head, Real Assets & Property, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

12:20pm - 1:05pm

Feature Address: 'The Evolving Future of AI and Generative AI'

Matt Fitzpatrick
Senior Partner and Global Leader of QuantumBlack Labs, McKinsey & Company

Introducer: Puteri Nabeela Johari
Senior Vice President, Research, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

1:05pm - 2:05pm

Lunch Break

2:15pm - 3:50pm

Malaysiana: Stories of Spectacular Malaysians

Anuthra Sirisena
Chemistry teacher, SMJK Chung Hwa Tenom; and Founder, Tenom Innovation Centre

Edmund Tan
Co-Founder, Inside Scoop

Lim Shiew Li
Co-Founder, Inside Scoop

Jasmin Amirul Ghani
Managing Director, Hire.Seniors & Amazing Seniors

Khoo Salma Nasution
Co-Founder, Areca Books; and Vice President, Penang Heritage Trust

Wilson Beh
Co-Founder and COO, PolicyStreet

Introducer: Edmund Goh
Vice President, Research, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

3:55pm - 4:40pm

Fireside Chat

Magnus Grimeland
Founder and CEO, Antler

Moderator: Latifah Daud
Executive Director and Head, Strategic Human Capital Management, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

4:40pm - 4:55pm


5:00pm - 6:20pm

Core Session 4: People and Leadership

Of the People, By the People, For the People – Competing to Run our Development Journey

Prof Dato' Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman
President and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Monash University Malaysia

Sha-Ron Low
APAC Regional HR Director, ERM

Suthen Thomas
Group CTO, Grab

Chairperson: Nick Khaw
Head, Research, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Closing Address

YAB Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Prime Minister of Malaysia; and Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

End of Day Two

Programme is correct as of 2 October 2023