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    Liang Tang, China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings

    The China Rongsheng Heavy Industries (RSHI) Group Holdings is a leading large-scale heavy industry conglomerate with operations covering shipbuilding, marine engineering, power engineering, construction machinery and other related fields. The China RSHI Group was successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on 19th November 2010.

  • Mike Wallace, Group Treasurer, Marks & Spencer

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    Mike Wallace, Marks & Spencer

    Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s leading retailers. It focuses on a wide range of upmarket products, from high quality food to clothing merchandise, and employs some 78,000 people in 43 territories globally. Marks & Spencer’s operations are largely UK-based where it has 721 stores, but in recent years it has sought to expand internationally. In 2011, despite difficult trading conditions, it increased its sales by 4.2% with a group revenue of £9.74 billion.

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    Abhijit Lahiri, Sterlite

    Sterlite Technologies Limited is a leading global provider of transmission solutions for the power and telecom industries. The company has approximately 1,000 employees across sites worldwide, including China, India, Russia and South Africa. For the year ending 31st March 2011, the company recorded net revenue of $503m. Jiangsu Tongguang Communication Co. Ltd. (TGCl) is a leading provider of total transmission solutions for optical cable and IT industries.

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    Sonia De Paolis, TomTom

    TomTom is a global supplier of location and navigation products and services. The company provides consumers and enterprise, government and automotive industry customers with digital maps, traffic intelligence, navigation software, portable navigation devices, automotive systems, fleet management services, smartphone apps, fitness devices and speed cam intelligence.

  • Uta Kemmerich-Keil, Executive VP, Head of Corporate Finance, Merck KGaA

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    Uta Kemmerich-Keil, Merck KGaA

    Merck KGaA is a chemicals and pharmaceuticals company based in Darmstadt, Germany. Its pharmaceutical, chemical and life-science businesses are organised into four divisions: Merck Serono, Consumer Health Care, Merck Millipore and Performance Materials. The company employs more than 40,000 people and operates in 67 countries worldwide.

  • Simon Morley & Richard Williamson, Sky

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    Simon Morley & Richard Williamson, Sky

    The merger of two little-known satellite television broadcasters on 2nd November 1990 was completed without much fanfare. Both Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) had embraced the new way of beaming their programmes to viewers, but neither had been able to crack a market that was used to receiving a signal through an aerial and was understandably wary of dish receivers and ‘squarials’.

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    Jan-Martin Nufer, Borealis

    Borealis is a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions that create value for society. With sales of €6.3 billion in 2010, customers in over 120 countries, and around 5,100 employees worldwide, Borealis is owned 64% by the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi and 36% by OMV, the leading energy group in the European growth belt. Borealis is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has production locations, innovation centres and customer service centres across Europe and the Americas.

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    Chris Corner, BBC Worldwide

    BBC Worldwide is the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its remit is to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer. In 2010, it had its most successful year ever with headline sales up 8% to £1.158 billion and profits up 10% to £160m. International sales also increased by 10% to nearly £650m in November 2010.

  • Patrick Clarke

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    Patrick Clarke, EMI

    In its heyday, the EMI brand was synonymous with some of the most stellar names in the music industry. Under the aegis of Sir Joseph Lockwood, the company’s chairman who retired at the age of 70, the likes of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, David Bowie and Pink Floyd signed to the label in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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    Albert Wolfmayr, Porsche Holding

    Porsche Corporate Finance GmbH is the financing arm of Porsche Holding GmbH. The company employs 700 people in China, two of whom work in the treasury department. The treasury oversees the operations of nine local car dealerships, each of which has its own staff and on-site finance manager who takes care of the business’s day-to-day operations.