Sergei Guriev and Josef Ackermann

July 14, 2014

Contacts between Sergei Guriev formerly Rector New Economic School Moscow and Josef Ackermann now of the Renova Group and formerly Chairman of Zurich Insurance and before that Deutsche Bank.

St. Petersburg 2011 SPIEF

http://forumspb.com/bfx-cc/system/uploads/program_list_attr/program_file_en/3/SPIEF_Programme_eng.pdf

Sergei Guriev and Josef Ackermann were both part of it but not at the same session.

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/RU12/WEF_RU12_Programme.pdf

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World Economic Forum Moscow Meeting

Programme
Russia in the Global Context
Moscow, Russian Federation 14 October 2012
As of 30 April 2013

Sunday 14 October

15.00 – 19.00 Workshop
Hotel Baltschug
Kempinski –
Atrium
Scenarios for the Russian Federation
The Scenarios for the Russian Federation build on the insights from a series of
conversations with experts and practitioners facilitated by the World Economic
Forum over the course of 2012. Participants will explore and deepen various
scenarios for the future of Russia’s economy, and reflect on a forward-looking
policy agenda. The outcome of this highly interactive session will be a key
contribution to the development of the final Scenarios report that will be
presented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters in
January 2013.
Simultaneous interpretation in English and Russian will be provided for the
reporting segment of the session
This session is off the record
· Evgeny Gavrilenkov, Chief Economist, Sberbank CIB, Russian Federation;
Global Agenda Council on Russia
· Sergei Guriev, Rector, New Economic School (NES), Russian Federation;
Young Global Leader Alumnus
· Alexey Kudrin, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation; Global Agenda Council
on Russia
· Denis Morozov, Board Member and Executive Director, European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London; Young Global Leader
· Jochen R. Wermuth, Managing Partner, Wermuth Asset Management,
Germany
· Igor Y. Yurgens, Chairman of the Management Board, Institute of
Contemporary Development, Russian Federation; Global Agenda Council on
Russia
Opening Remarks by
· Børge Brende, Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World
Economic Forum
· Ksenia Yudaeva, Chief, Presidential Experts’ Directorate; G20 Sherpa; Office
of the President of the Russian Federation; Young Global Leader
Moderated by
· Josef Ackermann, Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board, World Economic
Forum; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member
· Svetlana Mironyuk, Editor-in-Chief, RIA Novosti (Russian News & Information
Agency), Russian Federation; Global Agenda Council on Russia

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http://www.themoscowtimes.com/special/SPIEF2012/spief-multimedia/session-highlights.html

Guriev and Ackermann were both there, but not listed on the same session. Ackermann was at a session with Anatoly Chubais. Also with Peter Loescher, who is now also at Renova Group.

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Session Picks
A list of 18 must-attend sessions at the 2012 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, selected by the editors of The Moscow Times. Click here to see the full list of sessions to be held at the forum

http://forumspb.com/bfx-cc/system/uploads/program_list_attr/program_file_en/1/program_view_eng190916.pdf

http://www.forumspb.com/2012

June 21,
9 to 11 a.m.

Pavilion 5, Hall 5.1
Russia-EU Business Dialogue — There are a number of recent developments and industry-specific initiatives aimed at spurring Russian–European business and industrial collaboration, including Russia’s membership of the WTO, EurAsEC, and the Customs Union. Moreover, progress has been made towards signing and implementation of Russia–EU Partnership for Modernization. What are the key factors affecting the formation of a common socio-economic space between Lisbon and Vladivostok and what measures should be undertaken to accelerate diversification of economic relations between Russia and the EU?

Moderator: Chrystia Freeland, Editor, Thomson Reuters Digital

Key presentation: Viktor Khristenko, Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Economic Commission

Panelists:
Josef Ackermann, Chairman, Zurich Insurance Group

Peter Balas, Deputy Director General for Trade, European Commission

Anatoly Chubais, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO

Peter Loescher, President, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG

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June 21, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pavilion 4, Hall 4.3

The High-Growth Markets Economists’ Round Table — The ongoing European financial crisis, elections in several major G8 countries, political instability in the Middle East, and volatile energy prices are just a few of the factors contributing to economic uncertainty. What are the key risks and opportunities for the global economy — in particular for major emerging economic powers — over the coming 12 to 18 months?

Moderator: Sergei Guriev, Rector, New Economic School
Panelists:
Cevdet Akçay, Chief Economist, Koç Financial Services and Yapi Kredi

Simeon Djankov, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of Bulgaria

Alexei Kudrin, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University

Yaroslav Lissovolik, Member of the Management Board, Chief Economist, Head of Company Research, Deutsche Bank in Russia

Dr. Jun Ma, Managing Director, Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank in China

Vladimir Mau, President, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Alexey Moiseev, Head of Macroeconomy Analysis, VTB Capital

Roland Nash, Senior Partner, Chief Investment Strategist, Verno Capital

Peter Ong, Head of Civil Service Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary (Special Duties), Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Singapore

Thomas Scott, Chief Economist, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Dr. Lúcio Vinhas de Souza, Sovereign Chief Economist, Moody’s Investor Services

Oleg Viyugin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Member of the Audit Committee, MDM Bank

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How this relates to the Swiss investigation. Josef Ackermann may have questioned Pierre Wauthier in 2012 about people at Zurich Insurance in 1997 and 1998 including myself. This was to get information about me and others. This might have related to payments Zurich Insurance made to Markus Rohrbasser after he resigned over insider trading and was prosecuted in Switzerland. Subsequently in 2013 it would be possible for Wauthier to use social media to find me commenting on these Russians or their institutes and for Wauthier to connect that Ackermann was linked to the same Russians and so was asking questions about me for the benefit of Russia. This could have led to an investigation in 2013 before Russia invaded Crimea. That could have upset Russia’s plans to use the role of University of Chicago and Obama in covering up for U of C, Stanley Fischer, Larry Summers, Clinton, etc. in these matters. Russia used that kompromat leverage and Obama’s complicity in the coverup to get away with taking Crimea. They didn’t want that spoiled by Wauthier starting an investigation in 2013.

Similar reasons apply to the Aaron Swartz trial. If that had gone forward in 2013, that might have raised these academic misconduct issues. Boris Berezovsky was a danger to expose these links once Russia invaded Crimea in 2014. So removing him in 2013 prevented that.

The above is draft and preliminary. Comments and corrections welcome. This is speculation and hypotheses. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.

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