Biz leaders meet Lord Mark Malloch-Brown
Top Sri Lankan business personalities met Lord Mark Malloch-Brown at
a dinner in Colombo recently. It was organised by the Horton Debate
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown
The chairman of the society, Ranjan Hulugalle, Sir Desmond de Silva,
Rukman Senanayake, Ananda Atukorala, Mahen Weerasekara, Sheamali
Wickramasingha, Hanif Yusuf, Anosha Subasinghe, Vinod Hirdaramani and
Mack Gill were also present.
A former number two in the United Nations, Mark Malloch-Brown served
in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office. He was Deputy
Secretary-General of the UN under Kofi Annan and Administrator of the
He has been a Vice-Chairman of George Soros' Investment Funds and his
Open Society Institute, a Vice President at the World Bank, and Vice
Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
He outlined the international context of challenges that Sri Lanka
faced and the rapidly evolving developments in Europe. He also answered
questions from the audience. On the boards of several companies and
non-profit organisations, Mark Malloch-Brown is the author of The
Unfinished Global Revolution. In 2005 Time Magazine put him on its list
of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Hulugalle said the Horton Debate Society organises opportunities for
Sri Lankans to interact with international personalities to promote
networking and developing Sri Lanka's economy.
The group [email protected] has organised several events
this year with former and current Prime Ministers of developed
countries, economists on the world stage, and members of the European
Several high profile international figures are due to visit the Sri
Lanka in the coming months and further networking events would be held
with them, the organisers said.