11 January 2012, Comments 0

25 April  2012,  PWTC  Kuala Lumpur


This one-day workshop is especially aimed at mid to senior executives and leaders in business; entrepreneurs; public officials involved in enterprise development and promotion; and researchers, scholars and students of management strategy and international economics and business.

The workshop will explore in depth both issues and opportunities within so-calledemerging markets of interest to investors worldwide as well as interests of businesses in such emerging markets to become more dynamic global players. The workshop will draw from multiple cutting-edge perspectives in international economics, business strategy, and strategic foresight. Extensive references to case studies in all regions of the world will be presented. The workshop will be contextualized for an audience of Malaysian decision makers in private and public sectors.

The workshop will be led by Govindan (Govind) Nair. A dual USA/Australia national of Malaysian origin, Govind has global experience spanning about 80 countries on all continents. He has worked extensively with business and government leaders at the highest levels on issues of organizational strategy and transformation and policy change and has extensively managed multi-national and multi-disciplinary project teams worldwide. His experience includes extensive experience in financial and telecommunications industries as well as adult education and training. After a 25 year career at the World Bank where he recently left as Lead Economist, Govind has been an international consultant, academic, and entrepreneur, based primarily in the Washington DC metro area, but while actively dividing his time between the USA, Asia, Australia, and elsewhere. He is President of Hemispheres Solutions LLC, a Virginia-based provider of consulting, training and business services. He also serves as adjunct faculty at The George Washington University and at universities in Asia and Australia. He is currently on a three-month Visiting Professor assignment at the Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Universiti Teknoloji Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.  Govind is a frequent speaker at global conferences and workshops. He is a graduate of Princeton University, Reed College and Institut d???Etudes Politiques (Paris, France) and holds advanced degrees in economics and public policy. He is fluent in French, Spanish, and Bahasa Malaysia and also well versed in other languages.

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