In this episode, Gita Wirjawan speaks about the investment opportunities presented by an increasingly robust middle class and strengthening economies across Southeast Asia; the advancement of financial inclusion made possible by digitization; the future of trade with China; Indonesia’s upcoming presidency of the G20; and his dinner with Boris Johnson.

Gita Wirjawan


Mr. Wirjawan is involved in advising key clients, including government and non-government entities in many parts of Asia with respect to corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic sales. 

Mr. Wirjawan served as the Minister of Trade of Republic of Indonesia from October 2011 to February 2014. Prior to this appointment he had a minister level position at Government of Indonesia as a Chairman for Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia from November 2009 to October 2011.

In 2008, Mr. Wirjawan founded the Ancora Group. He has also worked for JP Morgan Indonesia, Citibank, Indonesia, and Goldman Sachs, Singapore.

Mr. Wirjawan is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant; he holds an MBA from Baylor University and an MPA from Harvard University.

He is involved extensively in philanthropy and sports; served as the Chairman of the Indonesia Badminton Association between 2012 and 2016. 

Mr. Wirjawan ran as a Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party Convention in 2014 in Indonesia.  

Paul McNamee, Chubb


Paul McNamee is Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Regional President, Asia Pacific. He is responsible for the general management and business results for all general insurance operations in the region.

Mr. McNamee has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience. He was appointed Deputy Regional President and Executive Vice President, Commercial Property & Casualty, Asia Pacific in, a position he retained after ACE’s acquisition of Chubb in January 2016.

Previously, Mr. McNamee was President of ACE’s North America Property & Specialty Lines. Mr. McNamee joined ACE in 1995 in Australia and was named Head of Property and Technical Lines for Asia Pacific in 2002, based in Singapore. Mr. McNamee went on to become the Chief Operating Officer for ACE in Hong Kong before being posted to London in 2005 as the Executive Vice President and Head of International Property & Technical Lines business. 

Mr. McNamee entered the industry in 1995, joining CIGNA Corporation's International operations in Australia.

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