Parag is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. Parag’s newest book is The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also the author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012).
Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has traveled to nearly 150 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Adrian is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Porter Davis, a volume builder of homes in Victoria and Queensland and one of Australia’s largest and most awarded residential builders. Previously Mr Hondros was the Executive General Manager of Commonwealth Private Bank (Australia, Singapore & Hong Kong), CEO of St Andrew’s Australia and Executive General Manager of NAB Private Bank.
Mr Hondros has been a Director of several financial services organisations, including Director of Commonwealth Private Limited, Chairman of Commonwealth Private Limited and Trustee Director of Commonwealth Bank’s Group Super Board (and Chair of its Investment Committee). He is currently an Independent Director of CBHS, a Private Health Insurance fund for CBA employees and their families.
Mr Hondros holds a Bachelor of Commerce (UWA) Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (ECU) Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (FINSIA) Diploma in Life Insurance (AII) and is an alumni of INSEAD’S Advanced Management Program (Fontainebleau, France).
Damien O’Brien has served as CEO of Egon Zehnder from 2008 to 2014 and as its Chairman from 2010 to 2018. Mr. O’Brien joined Egon Zehnder in 1988 and since then he has been based in Australia, Asia and Europe. He is also a member of the boards of Ardagh Group, IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and St. Vincents Health Australia.