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Powering your perspective on emerging markets

Contributors: Angela Liu, Jaideep Khanna, Niall Ferguson, Brian Deese

Contributors: Angela Liu, Jaideep Khanna, Niall Ferguson, Brian Deese

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About the experts

Angela Liu

CEO, China, Barclays

In her role, Angela is focused on strengthening the firm’s existing cross-border Corporate and Investment Bank platform by expanding its capabilities to connect Chinese corporates and financial institutions to the capital markets of Asia Pacific, UK, Europe, and the Americas; and also connect global clients to the fast-growing capital market opportunities in China. She leads the firm’s China growth initiatives across all product lines in Global Markets, Investment Banking, and Corporate Banking. In addition, she serves as Head of FIC Sales, Non-Japan Asia Pacific, responsible for distribution to clients across the region. Before joining Barclays, Angela was the Head of Institutional Client Group, China and Hong Kong at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, she was at Morgan Stanley for over 17 years in New York and Hong Kong and also served as Chairman of the Board for Morgan Stanley Bank International (China). Angela graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Applied Mathematics. She now serves on the Board of Visitors for the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia.

Niall Ferguson

Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. He is the author of sixteen books. Niall Ferguson’s most recent book is "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe". Ferguson was the Philippe Roman Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics in 2010-11. His many prizes and awards include the GetAbstract International Book Award (2009), the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012), the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013), the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize (2013), the Philip Merrill Award of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education (2016); and Columnist of the Year at the 2018 British Press Awards. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Buckingham (UK), Macquarie University (Australia), and the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile).

Brian Deese

13th Director of the White House National Economic Council (2021-2023)

Brian Deese recently served as the Director of the United States National Economic Council in the Biden administration (2021-2023). In his role as the top economic adviser to President Biden, Deese was a principal architect of the President’s economic agenda, including the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPs and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act. Deese spearheaded the Administration’s effort to develop and integrate a modern industrial strategy into the Administration’s economic policy – with a focus on accelerating the clean energy transition, increasing energy security, bolstering the resilience of domestic supply chains, and promoting U.S. manufacturing. He coordinated the Administration’s efforts to increase competition and entrepreneurship, lower housing costs and increase housing supply, and strengthen labor protections. Prior to his appointment as Director of the National Economic Council, Deese held several senior positions in the Obama administration, including Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He was widely regarded as a key player in negotiating the Paris climate agreement and was instrumental in efforts to rescue the U.S. auto industry during the financial crisis. During the Obama‐Biden Administration, Deese also served as Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.

Jaideep Khanna

Head of Asia Pacific, Barclays

Jaideep is Head of Barclays in Asia Pacific, and a member of the Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank Management Team. He joined Barclays in 2001 and has been instrumental in building the Barclays franchise in India. He became CEO of Barclays Bank in India in 2013 and took on the added responsibility of Country Head of the Barclays India franchise soon after. In January 2017, Jaideep's role expanded and he was named Co-Head of Barclays in Asia Pacific, before assuming sole responsibility in October 2017. Prior to Barclays, Jaideep worked at Deutsche Bank in Mumbai, as part of the Debt Capital Markets team. Before Deutsche Bank, he ran the Debt Origination team at ABN AMRO Securities, from 1997 to 2000, and was part of the Merchant Banking division working on equity capital markets between 1995 and 1997. Jaideep started his career at ANZ Grindlays where he was a member of the Merchant Banking Division in Mumbai between 1991 and 1995. He holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, New York.

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