CHANDRAN NAIR

Founder and Chief Executive , Global Institute For Tomorrow

CHANDRAN NAIR

Founder and Chief Executive , Global Institute For Tomorrow

Biography

Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think tank based in Hong Kong focused on advancing a deeper understanding of global issues including the shift of economic and political influence from the West to Asia, the dynamic relationship between business and society, and the reshaping of the rules of global capitalism. GIFT has pioneered an internationally recognised approach to executive education that has been presented in a report to the United Nations on Innovations in Leadership Development and featured in the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

Chandran is a bio-chemical engineer by training and was chairman of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in Asia Pacific until 2004, establishing the company as Asia’s leading environmental consultancy. Chandran is a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum (WEF), APEC Summits, OECD events and various UN conferences.Chandran is the author of Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet which was ranked as one of the top-fifty breakout capitalism books by The Guardian and has been translated into Chinese, German and Bahasa.


Keynote Topic: Sustaining Our Future and the license to Operate