Pamela Qiu is associate director at The Economist Corporate Network. She advises multinational corporations on the latest economic, political and market developments affecting business in the Asia Pacific region. She regularly chairs Economist events and roundtables, and delivers custom briefings to senior business executives. She joined The Economist in this role in June 2011.
Prior to joining The Economist Group, Pamela worked as a policy analyst and associate at the Singapore Ministry of Finance, where she worked on policies to tackle socio-economic problems such as inequality and unemployment. From 2009 to 2011, she was a researcher for the Centre for Public Economics at the Civil Service College, the Singapore government’s core institution for public policy and economics research. Her research areas included the role of government in markets, public private partnerships, privatisation, fiscal policy, and behavioural economics. From 2004 to 2006, Pamela also worked as a market analyst with Prudential Health Insurance, based in London.
Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in development studies, both from the London School of Economics.
Gary Dugan is a seasoned investment professional with 35 years’ experience working in Managing Director roles at some of the world’s leading Banks and Wealth Managers.
For the past twenty years, he has held Chief Investment Officer roles managing money for institutions such as sovereign wealth funds through to Ultra- High Net Worth clients. For the core of Gary’s career (1993-2004) he worked at JPMorgan. Subsequently, he held senior roles at Barclays, Merrill Lynch in Europe, and Emirates NBD and NBAD in the Middle East.
Gary is well-known in the industry for his outspoken but often-timely call on financial markets. He has a track record of calling the markets crashes of 1987 and 2007 and the tech wreck of 2000. But he also saw the upside in markets advising clients at Merrill Lynch to buy equities on March 17th, 2009 within two days of the market low.
Mark is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Klareco Communications. He is a career media and communications expert with extensive experience in crisis management, strategic corporate and financial communications, and public affairs.
Mark joined Klareco Communications after a decade as a front-line TV journalist with the BBC.
Mark works with regional and international companies across Asia. He has advised a variety of professional and financial services clients, including corporate banks, wealth and asset managers, law firms and management consultancies.
Mark graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA in English Language and Literature. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from City University, London.