Panel Details

This discussion on Migration: Facing up to a Global Challenge will be led by four eminent contributors, and will be chaired by the Chancellor of Regent’s University London, Professor John Drew.

Peter SutherlandPeter Sutherland KCMG

Peter Sutherland is currently UN Special Representative for Migration and Development and is Chairman of the London School of Economics.  Mr. Sutherland is also a Consultor for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See.  He serves on the Boards of Allianz SE, Koç Holding A.S. and BW Group Limited and is on the Advisory Board of Eli Lilly.  He is Chairman of the International Advisory Board of BP plc.

Of Irish nationality he was born on 25th April 1946 and was educated at Gonzaga College, University College Dublin and the King’s Inns. Prior to his current positions, Mr Sutherland served as Attorney General of Ireland (1981-1984); EC Commissioner responsible for Competition Policy (1985-1989); Chairman of Allied Irish Banks (1989-1993) and Director General of GATT and then of The World Trade Organisation (1993-1995).  Mr Sutherland was Chairman of BP plc (1997 - 2009). 

He has received fifteen honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and America.  He was awarded an honorary fellowship of the London Business School and the Oxford University Institute of Economics.

Lord Hannay Pic Lord Hannay

Former UK ambassador to the United Nations and UK Permanent Representative to the European Union, Special Representative for Cyprus and member of the UN High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. 


Roland RuddRoland Rudd:

Chairman of RLM Finsbury and Business for New Europe, Roland is also the founding Chairman of the Legacy10 charitable giving campaign; Trustee of the Royal Opera House and Speakers for Schools; Chairman of the Tate's Corporate Advisory Group and Non-Executive Director on the Army Board. He is a member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Centre for Rare Disease Research Fundraising Appeal Board and a patron of the NSPCC; a member of the Centre for European Reform’s advisory board and a Governor of Wellington College. Before founding Finsbury Roland worked as a financial journalist at the Financial Times, The Sunday Correspondent and The Times.

He is a former policy coordinator for Lord Owen. At Oxford University he read philosophy and theology; he was President of the Union and is now a visiting Fellow at the University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation and an honorary fellow at Oxford University’s Regent’s Park College.

Ibrahim Ibrahim Sirkeci is Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing and the Director of the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London (UK). He leads the MA in International Marketing programme at European Business School London. 

His main areas of expertise are Human Mobility, Transnational Marketing and Consumers, Marketing of Business Schools, Labour Markets, Remittances, and Segmentation. He has been teaching International Marketing, Transnational Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, and Principles of Marketing to diverse student groups at universities in the UK, Germany and Turkey.

He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the European Parliament, and government departments. Prof Sirkeci has published several books, scores of research papers and delivered speeches at numerous conferences and seminars mainly in Europe.

John Drew 2 120X160pxProfessor John Drew, Chancellor, and Director of iCES will chair the event.

A former UK diplomat in Paris, Kuwait and Bucharest, John has held the positions of Director of International Corporate Affairs at Rank Xerox and Director of European Affairs at Touche Ross International. He has been the Representative of the European Commission in the UK and is the Chancellor, and Director of the Institute of Contemporary European Studies at Regents University London.

This event is supported by the European Commission.



Last updated: 03 May 2018

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