The breadth and depth of the financial crisis have forced policy-makers, investors and consumers to rethink long-held assumptions about governance, growth and globalization.
What is the outlook for restoring economic confidence?
Montek S. Ahluwalia is Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission in India.
Mark J. Carney is Governor of the Bank of Canada. Mr. Carney was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 1 February 2008, for a term of seven years. As Governor, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank.
Born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Mr. Carney received a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University in 1988. He received a master's degree in economics in 1993, and a doctorate in economics in 1995, both from Oxford University.
Christine Lagarde is the Minister of Economy of the Industry and Employment of France.
She also is a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.
John Lipsky is the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC.
Peter Sands is Group Chief Executive Officer of the Standard Chartered in the United Kingdom. He also is the Chair of the Governors Meeting for Financial Services 2009.
Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism.
Mr Wolf is an associate member of the governing body of Nuffield College, Oxford, honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, an honorary fellow of the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (Oxonia) and a special professor at the University of Nottingham.
He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 and a member of its International Media Council since 2006. He was made a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Nottingham University in July 2006. He was made a Doctor of Science (Economics) of London University, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006.