Global Risk Forum: What Lies Ahead for the World in 2024? – Speaker Biographies

Global Risk Forum: What Lies Ahead for the World in 2024?
Speaker Biographies

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Angela Barranco
Executive Director for North America, Climate Group

Angela Barranco currently serves as the Executive Director for North America at Climate Group. She brings over two decades of political and policy management experience, including several years in problem-solving, campaign-driven, solutions-focused work on climate, clean energy, clean cars and protecting natural resources, most recently as Undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency. Prior to CNRA, Barranco served as Chief Executive for River LA, Deputy Chief of Staff at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and led climate and environment outreach for the Obama White House as Associate Director for Public Engagement of the White House Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ). Barranco’s extensive climate, policy and strategic management skills help Climate Group to strengthen partnerships and networks across sectors to drive impact at this urgent moment. Her strong leadership experience helps focus Climate Group North America on accountability and comprehensive emissions reductions that create a more prosperous future for all. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in Environmental & Conservation Biology and is based out of Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children.

Koichiro Kimura
Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC Japan Group; Vice Chairman, PwC Asia Pacific

Koichiro Kimura has led PwC Aarataas CEO since June 2012, with a strong focus on enhancing audit quality and the firm’s growth. Prior to taking up this role, Kimura served as the Assurance Leader of PwC Aaratafrom June 2009 and was a member of the PwC Global Assurance Leadership Team. From September 2006 to May 2009, he was the Leader of Systems and Process Assurance of PwC Aarata. In October 1986, Kimura joined Aoyama Audit Corp., the audit arm of Price Waterhouse Japan, and registered with the JICPA in March 1990. After a four-year tour with Price Waterhouse US in the Chicago office, engaging mainly in audits of the auto sector, he was admitted as a Shainin Aoyama Audit Corp. upon return to Japan in July 1997. Three years later, he was admitted to the partnership of ChuoAoyamaAudit Corp. Kimura has been involved in numerous US GAAP and J-GAAP financial statements audits, primarily of clients in the technology, entertainment and shipping industries. He also engaged in accounting system implementation projects. In addition to XBRL Japan marketing activities, he was a committee member on XBRL with the JICPA for three years. Kimura is a trustee of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, and also a member of the GraSPP (Graduate School of Public Policy) Advisory Board and GraSPP International Advisory Board at the University of Tokyo. He often speaks at industry conferences and panels such as GZERO Summit inTokyo, hosted by Eurasia Group.

General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Ret.)
Partner & Chairman, KKR Global Institute; Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) is a Partner in the global investment firm KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which he established in mid-2013. He is also a member of the boards of Optiv and OneStream, a Strategic Advisor for Semperis, the Chairman of the International Advisory Board for Advanced Navigation, a personal venture investor, engaged in various academic endeavors, and co-author with Andrew Roberts of the forthcoming book titled Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine. Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands as a general officer, five of which were in combat, including command of the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.  Following retirement from the military, and after confirmation by the Senate in a vote of 94-0, he served as the Director of the CIA during a period of significant achievements in the war on terror. General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the US Military Academy and later earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University.  He is the only individual to have been the top graduate of both the year-long Command and General Staff College Course and the demanding US Army Ranger School.  He has held academic appointments with the US Military Academy, the University of Southern California, Harvard, Georgetown, and the City University of New York Honors College, and he is currently a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale, an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham (UK), a member of both the Trilateral Commission and the Aspen Strategy Group, Co-Chairman of the Global Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson Center, Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, and an Executive Advisory Board Member of World.Minds. Over the past 15 years, General Petraeus has been named one of America’s 25 Best Leaders by U.S. News and World Report, a runner-up for Time magazine’s Person of the Year, the Daily Telegraph Man of the Year, twice a Time 100 selectee, Princeton University’s Madison Medalist, Prospect Magazine’s Public Intellectual of the Year, three times one of Foreign Policy magazine’s top 100 public intellectuals, and a LinkedIn Top Voice. General Petraeus has earned numerous awards and decorations, including four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, two NATO Meritorious Service Medals, the Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Wings, and the Ranger Tab.  He has also been decorated by 14 foreign countries and sanctioned by Russia, and he is believed to be the only person who, while in uniform, threw out the first pitch of a baseball World Series Game and did the coin toss at a Super Bowl.

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Professor, Columbia University; Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science (2001)

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz’s research focuses on income distribution, climate change, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books including, most recently, People, Power, and ProfitsRewriting the Rules of the European Economy, and Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited.

Gillian Tett
Provost, King’s College, Cambridge; Columnist, Editorial Board Member, Financial Times

Gillian Tett is currently Provost of King’s College, Cambridge, while also writing a weekly op-ed column for the Financial Times on global finance and business. She is also a member of the FT’s Editorial Board, having previously been Chairman of the US Editorial Board and America Editor-at-Large. An anthropologist by training, she is the author of, among other books, Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life and the New York Times bestseller Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe. Alongside her role as Provost, she will continue to write columns for the FT. Tett has received several awards in recognition of her work, including Columnist of the Year (2014), Journalist of the Year (2009) and Financial Journalist of the Year (2008) at the British Press Awards; the British Academy President’s Medal (2011); and the American Anthropological Association President’s Medal (2022). She has an undergraduate degree and a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, based on research conducted in the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s.