The HedgeFund Intelligence European Summit 2015

Keynote

Sir John Sawers

Former Chief

MI6


Sir John Sawers is chairman of Macro Advisory Partners, a geo-political advisory firm. Sir John was previously chief of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, during which he modernised the Service and led it through major changes in operations, technology, compliance and public accountability. Sir John spent a total of 36 years working for the British Government. In addition to being chief of MI6 between 2009 and 2014, he was Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York, political director of the Foreign Office, special representative in Iraq, Ambassador to Cairo and foreign policy adviser to the Prime Minister. Earlier in his career, he was involved in the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the break-up of Yugoslavia and the evolution of the European Union. Sir John is able to draw from his personal experience in managing the most challenging foreign and security policy issues over the last twenty years, including the rise of China, the evolution of Russia, the threat of terrorism and cyber attack, the changes in the Middle East and the nuclear negotiations in Iran. He remains closely involved in current affairs through his advisory work with leaders of corporations, financial institutions and governments.


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Tue 28 - Wed 29 Apr 2015

Palais de la Bourse, Paris