Learn more about our panellists

Our virtual events aim to offer our audience the most valuable insights into the current situation, potential future developments and latest trends in economics, international trade and digital innovation.

Our panellists are chosen on the basis of their specific background, expertise and ability to share insight.

Below you will find more information about the panellists for the upcoming virtual event.

Our panel


 

Our panel members for event #1

Andreas TeschAndreas Tesch - our CMO and Atradius host for the event series

Andreas Tesch – our CMO and Atradius host for the event series

Andreas Tesch was appointed Member of the Management Board and Chief Market Officer (CMO) in October 2011.

As CMO he is responsible for Atradius Credit Insurance worldwide (excluding Spain, Portugal, and Brazil), and for the units Atradius Dutch State Business, Global, Special Products, and Group Communications & Commercial Development.

Andreas Tesch became Head of Global, Oceania and New Markets of Atradius in 2007 following six years in directorship roles with the company, spanning Risk Services for Central and Eastern Europe and Corporate Development & Communications.

Prior to joining Atradius, Andreas Tesch was Director of Simon Kucher & Partners, where he advised clients on strategy and mergers & acquisitions. Andreas Tesch has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne.

Daisy McAndrewDaisy McAndrew - our moderator for the event series

Daisy McAndrew: our moderator for the event series

Daisy McAndrew is a popular conference facilitator with particular expertise in finance and politics. 

The face of the high-profile presenter and media trainer can often be seen flickering on screens as she reviews papers for Sky News, BBC News, and This Morning. She is currently doing regular political commentary for Euronews.

Before leaving ITV News to go freelance, Daisy spent an efficacious seven years there reporting on major issues such as the credit crunch and the recession as its Economics Editor, as well as presenting ITV Lunchtime and Weekend News, and ITV Moral of the Story.

Prior to ITV, she presented (as Daisy Sampson) the BBC's Daily Politics and was BBC Breakfast News' political correspondent.

Before moving into broadcasting, Daisy began a 10-year stint at Westminster writing for newspapers from the Press Gallery, profiling MPs in The House Magazine (which she ultimately edited), and eventually became the Press Secretary for Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy. 

Daisy was also consultant on the BBC’s A-Z of Politics and edited The Politics Companion, published by Chrysalis books.

She had her own drive time show on LBC Radio as the host of the weekly O2 Business Show in 2013, which uncovered the latest business gossip through discussions with leading British experts.

Other presenting spells include Channel 4's Powerhouse, the BBC's Heaven and Earth Show and BBC Weekend News. She has also been featured on Have I Got News for You?, The Wright Show, Despatch Box, and many Radio 5Live programmes.

As well as acting as a patron of the St John's Hospice and being an active supporter of Crisis, she is the trustee of the Internews Europe which aims to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need.

Daisy’s presenting accolades keep on growing as she adds anchoring London Live to the list. The broadcaster hosted all the coverage surrounding the 2016 London mayoral elections, including breaking news and exclusive interviews.


 

Emma MarcegagliaEmma Marcegaglia

Emma Marcegaglia: Chair and CEO of Marcegaglia Holding S.p.A.

Emma Marcegaglia is one of the world’s leading business voices. She is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Marcegaglia Holding S.p.A., and Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Marcegaglia Steel Spa and its subsidiary steel processing companies. (Marcegaglia Carbon Steel Spa, Marcegaglia Specialties Spa, Marcegaglia Plates Spa, Marcegaglia Ravenna Spa, Marcegaglia Gazoldo Inox Spa, and Marcegaglia Palini e Bertoli). She is also Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Marcegaglia Investments Srl, the holding company that manages the diversified activities of the group.

In addition, Emma was CEO of Marcegaglia Spa from July 1998 to June 2015 and has been Chair of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) since November 2014.  Furthermore, she sits on the Board of Directors of the following companies: Bracco S.p.A. (since May 2005) and Gabetti Property Solutions S.p.A. (since April 2005).

In the past, she has held the following offices: Chair of Eni from May 2014 to May 2020; Member of the European Commission High Level Industrial Roundtable “Industry 2030” until October 2019; President of Luiss Guido Carli University until June 2019; President of Businesseurope from July 2013 to July 2018 and  President of Confindustria from May 2008 to May 2012.

Emma’s other roles include: Member of the Board of Italcementi S.p.A; Chair of Fondazione Aretè Onlus; Member of the Management Board of Banco Popolare; Member of the Board of Directors of FinecoBank S.p.A and Italcementi Spa.; Confindustria Vice President for infrastructure, energy, transport and environment from May 2004 until May 2008; Italian Representative in the High Level Group for energy, competitiveness, and environment created by the European Commission; Vice President of Confindustria for Europe from 2000 until 2002; National President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs from 1996 till 2000, President of YES (European Confederation of the Young Entrepreneurs) from 1997 till 2000; National Vice President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs from 1994 till 1996.

Born in Mantua in 1965, Emma Marcegaglia holds a Degree in Business Administration, with First Class Honours, at the Bocconi University in Milano. She gained a Master in Business Administration at the University of New York. She was awarded “Bocconiana dell’anno” (Best Bocconi student of the year) in 1996. 

Ian Goldin Ian Goldin

Professor Ian Goldin: Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford and the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change

Professor Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford and the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change. He is a Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College. From 2006 to 2016 he was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, and in his on-going work there, he has been central in creating a world-leading centre for interdisciplinary research into critical global challenges.

As initiator and Vice-Chair of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, Ian brought together 19 international leaders from government, business, academia, media and civil society to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business. The Commission’s report, Now for the Long Term, was published in October 2013.

From 2003 to 2006 he was Vice President of the World Bank, and prior to that the Bank’s Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). He served on the Bank’s senior management team and led the Bank’s collaboration with the United Nations and other partners as well as with key countries. As Director of Development Policy, he played a pivotal role in the research and strategy agenda of the Bank. From 1996 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an advisor to President Nelson Mandela. He succeeded in transforming the Bank to become the leading agent of development in the 14 countries of Southern Africa.

Previously, Ian was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Programme Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programmes on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development.

Ian has advised over 50 governments and 100 leading global businesses. His non-profit activities include being the Chair of the CORE-econ initiative to reform global economics and serving as an honorary trustee of Comic Relief and other charities. He has received wide recognition for his contributions to development and research, including having been knighted by the French Government, receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Romania and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

He has published over 50 articles and 22 books. His latest book, Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years, was published by Penguin Random House on the 27th August 2020.

Ian has a BA (Hons) and a BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MA and Doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Johan MelanderJohan Melander

Johan Melander: Credit Director Electrolux APAC & MEA

As Electrolux Credit Director for the APAC & MEA regions, Johan is responsible for managing the company’s credit approach in several of the world’s major markets. His work involves implementing and overseeing the Electrolux credit training, policy and procedures and he has been successful in embedding a strong credit culture throughout the business. In addition, he has an active role in reviewing and monitoring the company’s bigger risks to ensure excellent credit management and liquidity. He manages locally based teams with a geographic spread that ranges from Tokyo to Johannesburg and Casablanca to Auckland.

With such extensive experience and knowledge, Johan is well-placed to provide expert insight into the impacts of Covid-19 on international trade and to help us identify patterns and trends for the future of trade in a post-pandemic environment.

Johan began his working life at Svenska Handelsbanken in Stockholm, Sweden. This was followed by a period as credit analyst at Electrolux in Stockholm. After a detour he re-joined Electrolux in 2000 at the European HQ in Brussels. Since 2001 he has held senior credit management positions for the company in different parts of the world. He has also worked as treasurer for Electrolux Europe.

Johan is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. His forward-looking focus combines credit management priorities with ecommerce, treasury and other special projects for APAC and MEA. For example, one of his latest major projects includes investigating the best ways to minimise waste in the credit review process.

Johan likes to play golf, ski, sail, to be with his family, cook and to travel when he is not working.

Edwin KuhlmanEdwin Kuhlman

Edwin Kuhlman - Atradius Head of Global Commercial Underwriting Team and Head of Underwriting for the Netherlands

As Head of the Atradius Global and Atradius NL Underwriting Teams, Edwin manages and oversees credit risk analysis for domestic trade, export businesses and multinationals located throughout the world, including some of Atradius’ largest multinational clients. His customers and teams benefit from his wide market knowledge and his expertise in specific trade sectors and supply chains.

As a member of the Atradius Global Leadership Team, he represents the Risk world within the Atradius Global unit. He applies his international outlook across the Atradius customer portfolios, ensuring consistency and alignment of underwriting knowledge and process throughout the world.

Edwin is often called upon by the media for his in depth knowledge and experience of credit risk and trade. He is the Atradius NL media spokesperson and is frequently quoted in, or interviewed by, the Dutch press about developments in areas such as insolvencies, specific trade sectors and payment trends.

Edwin began his working life as an Account Manager with the Bank of Tokyo in Amsterdam before joining Atradius in 1996 in the Export Credit Agency part of Atradius (Atradius Dutch State Business - ADSB). He then spent a short time working as a Financial Business Consultant with an ICT company (CMG, now CGI) and international engineering company Tebobin before returning to ADSB as Manager of one of the underwriting teams. In 2006 he moved to Risk Services, where he became responsible for the Special Risk Management and Claims teams. In 2012 he was appointed Head of the Underwriting department in NL, including the Key Account Underwriting team.