YBhg Prof Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Jomo Kwame Sundaram is Senior Adviser, Khazanah Research Institute, Fellow, Academy of Science, Malaysia, Emeritus Professor, University of Malaya, and Fellow, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University. He was UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, Assistant Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Founder-Chair, International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) and President, Malaysian Social Science Association. Jomo has authored and edited over a hundred books, written many academic papers, research reports and media articles, besides translating 12 volumes. He received the 2007 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.


Day 1
October 20, 2021
9:00 am

Plenary Session - The New Paradigms for Business & The Malaysian Economy

The Covid Pandemic has given the world an economic shock akin to that of a world war. In 2020, the world experienced an economic contraction of 6.2%*, the deepest since World War II, and twice as deep as the contraction of 2008-2009. While there are “green shoots of spring” in the more advanced economies of the world in 2021, Malaysia has yet to experience a rebound in economic and business activities. What is the way forward and what does the new equilibrium look like for Malaysia?
This session will explore the macro view of the nation’s economy, the new paradigms of business, and the key strategies to pursue to ensure a sustainable rebound of the Malaysian economy.

*Global per capita GDP growth, World Bank