DR FRANK-JÜRGEN RICHTER
Director, World Economic Forum (2001-2004)
Author, Global Future, Six Billion Minds & Recreating Asia
Dr Frank-Jürgen Richter is the Chairman of Horasis: The Global Visions Community. Horasis is an independent international organization committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future.
Prior to founding Horasis, Richter was a Director of the World Economic Forum. During that time he developed an extensive experience and knowledge of the world’s economic, business and political scene and of its key players.
Richter has lived, studied and worked in Asia for almost a decade, principally in Tokyo and in Beijing where he developed and managed European Multinationals’ China operations. As one of the leading analysts of international business and emerging economies, he influences major business and governmental decisions with his public commentary.
He has a thorough understanding of how the world functions today – an understanding created through an on-going interaction with top business, political and intellectual leaders around the world. Richter is also an active scholar and has authored and edited a series of best-selling books on global strategy and Asian business. His most recent books include: Global Future, Six Billion Minds and Recreating Asia.
Richter has addressed audiences at the World Economic Forum, Brookings Institute, Harvard University, Beijing University, Royal Institute of International Affairs, and several high-level corporate events. His writings appeared in the financial and regional press, such as The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Straits Times and the South China Morning Post. He has been interviewed by several publications and appeared on CNN, BBC, CNBC, CCTV (China Central Television) as well as the Voice of America.
Richter was educated in Germany (his home country), France, Mexico and Japan. He is a fluent Mandarin and Japanese speaker.