John Negroponte served in the United States Foreign Service for nearly forty years.
After leaving the Foreign Service, he subsequently served in the Bush Administration
as U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and he was Ambassador to
Iraq as well as a Deputy Secretary of State. He is currently a research fellow and
lecturer in international affairs at Yale University's MacMillan Center.
Magnus Ericsson is co-founder and Senior Partner at Raw Materials Group (RMG), a
firm providing monitoring and analysis of ownership, control, and mergers and acquisitions
in the mining and metals industry. A veteran iron-ore watcher, he is responsible
for the company's advisory services including developing government mineral policies
as well as corporate marketing and expansion strategies. Prof. Ericsson specialises
in the iron ore market and is responsible for the researching of the United Nations'
global iron ore statistics. He is a professor of mineral economics at the leading
European mining university, Luleå University of Technology in Sweden.
Carson Wen is a Partner in the Hong Kong office of Jones Day, one of the largest
single partnership law firms in the world. His diverse portfolio of transactions
includes the creation of the first PRC-controlled listed company in Hong Kong through
a reverse takeover, the first listing of a company on the then Foreign Board of
the Singapore Stock Exchange (which later obtained a dual listing on the Hong Kong
Stock Exchange), and one of the earliest acquisitions by PRC financial institutions
of a significant stake in a Hong Kong licensed bank. He is a three-term Deputy to
the National People’s Congress of China and is also a Justice of the Peace of Hong
Kong and has held various public service appointments in Mainland China and Hong