Monthly Archives: June 2012

Chris Parry on the world in 2025

Jun 28, 2012

Great to see Chris Parry at Chartwell’s offices the other day. Chris, a former Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy, is one of the UK’s leading strategic thinkers and commentators. As a senior military advisor to the UK Government, Chris led strategic and tactical planning for the post 9/11 invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, as

Athanasios Orphanides positive after the Greek Elections

Jun 18, 2012

I had the pleasure of being able to pick the brains of Athanasios Orphanides a few weeks ago about the Eurozone crisis, and it was good for the soul to see him being positive about the Greek election outcome today on Bloomberg. Governor of Cyprus’ Central Bank until May 2012, and on his way to teach at MIT’s

Dennis Ross: “It’s time to call Iran’s bluff”

Jun 18, 2012

It was an absolute delight to meet US diplomat and foreign affairs adviser, Dennis Ross, when he was in town last week. Having advised the Obama, Clinton and George H. W. Bush administrations, with particular experience in the Middle East, he is someone worth listening to. Ahead of the next round of nuclear negotiations with

Sarah Harper: Living beyond 100

Jun 12, 2012

Looking forward to seeing Sarah Harper,  professor of gerontology at the University of Oxford and director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, in action today. Sarah’s always fascinating,  full of wonderful facts and figures on the world’s population. Following the Oxford Lecture that she did a few months ago, Zoe Williams wrote a great

Praise for Christine Ockrent

Jun 11, 2012

Great feedback from our client on French broadcaster and journalist Christine Ockrent. She was moderating a one-day client conference in Florence which looked at major trends affecting global market investments. Put simply, “Christine was awesome”.

Ambassador Frank Lavin on entering new markets

Jun 11, 2012

Frank Lavin is a former US Under-Secretary of State for International Trade (2005-07) and US Ambassador to Singapore (2001-05). Since leaving US government service he has remained in Asia, where he has built a successful business helping US firms access the China market. Frank’s experience and understanding of the region mean that he is well

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