Joint Dinner for ABFER & AMPF
Keynote Speech by Sir Paul Tucker
We are entering a period of history when the architecture of the international monetary and financial system is liable to become entangled with geopolitical shifts and contests. Paul Tucker will unpack what is at stake, offering illustrative scenarios for how things might change over the coming decades, from the role of reserve currencies to the regulation of internationally active banks and the IFIs.
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore
"The International Monetary and Financial System in the face of Shifting Geopolitics"
Updated on 12 April 2019.
Speakers (in chronological order)
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan
Inaugural Chief Health Scientist and Executive Director of Office for Healthcare Transformation in Singapore’s Ministry of Health, Chairman of ABFER
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan was appointed as the inaugural Chief Health Scientist and concurrently, Executive Director of the new Office for Healthcare Transformation in Singapore’s Ministry of Health with effect from 1 January 2018.
Prof Tan’s concurrent appointments include the Chairman of the Board of the National University Health System; member, Board of Directors of the Monetary Authority of Singapore; and member, Board of Directors of Mandai Park Development.
Prof Tan served as President of the National University of Singapore from 2008 to 2017. He held the positions of NUS Provost, then Senior Deputy President from 2004 to 2008. He was former Dean of the NUS Faculty of Medicine and served as the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, from 2000 to 2004, in which capacity he was responsible for leading the public health response to the 2003 SARS epidemic. As the inaugural Chief Executive of the National University Health System in 2008, he brought the NUS Medical and Dental Schools and the National University Hospital under single governance.
Prof Tan is a key leader in Singapore's Biomedical Sciences Initiative since its inception in 2000, for which he was awarded the National Science and Technology Medal in 2008. He also received the Public Service Star in 2003 for outstanding contributions to overcoming SARS in Singapore; the Public Administration Gold Medal in 2004 for his work as Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health; and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2015. Other awards include the Dr. John Yu Medal from the George Institute for Global Health, Australia; the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal from the Polish Academy of Medicine; Honorary Doctor of Medicine from King's College; Honorary Doctor of Science from Duke University; Honorary Doctor of Science from Loughborough University; Achievement Medal from the Singapore Society of Nephrology and the 1996 Singapore Youth Award. Prof Tan is the first Singaporean to be elected as an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine.
A renal physician, he obtained his medical training at NUS, and research training at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford.
Sir Paul Tucker
Chair of the Systemic Risk Council, Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Sir Paul Tucker is chair of the Systemic Risk Council, a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and author of Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State (Princeton University Press, 2018).
His other activities include being a director at Swiss Re, President of the UK’s National Institute for Economic and Social Research, a senior fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies, a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale Program on Financial Stability, and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation.
Previously, he was Deputy Governor at the Bank of England, sitting on its monetary policy, financial stability, and prudential policy committees. Internationally, he was a member of the G20 Financial Stability Board, chairing its group on resolving too-big-to-fail groups; and a director of the Bank for International Settlements, chairing its Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems.