National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) will host G30 Chairman and former President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet for its annual international symposium in Kuwait. Mr Trichet, who also served two terms as the governor of the Bank of France, will give a speech on the European debt crisis entitled, ‘Lessons to be drawn from the global financial crisis: The new economic governance in the euro zone’.
A world renowned economic and financial leader, Mr Trichet has been named by the Financial Times as ‘Person of the Year’ and as ‘Central Banker of the Year’ by The Banker. Mr Trichet ranked fifth on on a 2008 Newsweek list of the world's most powerful along with economic triumvirs Ben Bernanke and the governor of the Bank of Japan, Masaaki Shirakawa.
NBK regularly invites world-recognized authorities on energy, economics and politics to Kuwait as part of its International Symposium series. Past speakers include former US Presidents George HW Bush and Bill Clinton, former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, former US Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, the world’s largest bond investment house and Dr Daniel Yergin, author Author of the acclaimed work, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power which won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize.