China’s 2016 G20 Presidency

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM
China Finance 40 Forum, Beijing, China
Oct 27

Rohinton Medhora, President of CIGI, will provide opening remarks and participate on a panel focusing on structural reforms for global finance at the CIGI-China Finance 40 Forum event on China’s 2016 G20 Presidency. The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada, will deliver an opening address on strengthening multilateral institutions. Domenico Lombardi and Hongying Wang will act as panelists at the event.

Event Speakers

Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joining in 2012. He served on CIGI's former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

Andrés Rozental was a career diplomat for more than 35 years, having served his country as Mexico’s ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1995 to 1997, as deputy foreign minister (1988–1994), as the ambassador to Sweden (1983–1988). He was the permanent representative of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva (1982–1983), and held responsibilities within the Mexican Foreign Ministry and abroad. Andrés founded the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and since 1994, he has held the lifetime rank of eminent ambassador of Mexico.

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

Barry Carin is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He has served in a number of senior official positions in the Government of Canada and played an instrumental role in developing the initial arguments for the G20 and a leader’s level G20. Barry brings institutional knowledge and experience to his research at CIGI on the G20, international development, energy and climate change.

Leonard J. Edwards joined CIGI in May 2013 as a distinguished fellow. He has led several projects designed to find new paths for enhanced cooperation between Canada and the Asia Pacific region in security, economic and innovation domains, with a particular focus on Korea, Japan, Australia and Indonesia.

Hongying Wang (王红缨) is a CIGI senior fellow and teaches political science at the University of Waterloo. She studies Chinese politics and foreign policy as well as international political economy.