NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 - Panelists Edward Cunningham, Gwynn Guilford, Ed Koehler, and Bruce Thomas share up-to-the-minute information and insights for multinationals investing and doing business in Asia. Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski moderates the discussion. (1 hr., 19 min.)
Edward Cunningham is an Assistant Professor in Boston University's Department of Earth and Environment and Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative. Professor Cunningham is fluent in Italian and Mandarin.
Gwynn Guilford is a reporter and editor for Quartz, where she writes about Asia, focusing in particular on China. She holds a masters in international affairs from Columbia University.
Ed Koehler is the managing partner of the Hunton & Williams Bangkok office. He advises a wide range of U.S., European, and Asian parties in all aspects of development, acquisition, financing, and divestiture across sectors.
Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Before that he was Foreign Editor for World News Tonight, and a reporter and producer based in Russia, Germany and Thailand. Nagorski was the recipient of eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. He has written for several publications and is the author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.
Bruce Thomas is President of MeadWestvaco Healthcare, a global leader in medication packaging. He has worked to pursue growth strategies both in and from developing regions, including India, China, and Brazil.