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The Prospect Group is a leading global firm specializing in media, research, and consulting. We meet, and discuss the most relevant economic issues with, hundreds of the world’s leading business executives, political elites, and other influential personalities from a cross-section of industries and countries. Watch video interviews from around the world.
 
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The economy of the Malaysian state of Johor is thriving. A large portion of Johor’s economic activity is facilitated by the maritime transportation sector. Johor Port, the busiest of the state's ports, has made a major contibution to overall development. Johor Port's expansion plans will ensure it is central to the continued growth of the southern …
 
Dr. Makio Miyagawa is the Japanese ambassador to Malaysia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the bilateral relationship between Malaysia and Japan, FDI opportunities, and how Malaysia can be a gateway to Islamic nation markets for Japanese companies.By The Prospect Group
 
Chris Mattheisen is the CEO of Magyar Telekom, the largest telecommunications company in Hungary. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the telecom sector in Hungary, e-commerce opportunities, and preparing for unforeseen opportunities in the future.By The Prospect Group
 
Houlin Zhao is the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a UN agency specialized in information and telecommunication technologies. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the global ICT penetration, the importance of ICT to economic development, and the role ICT plays in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal…
 
Anusha Rahman Khan is Pakistan’s Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecom. She spoke with The Prospect Group about the steps Pakistan is taking to spread connectivity across the country, the new telecom policy framework, and the scope of software development and exports coming out of Pakistan.…
 
Chris Mattheisen is the CEO of Magyar Telekom, the largest telecommunications company in Hungary. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Magyar Telekom’s network buildout, telecom competition in Hungary, and what the company is doing to grow ARPU.By The Prospect Group
 
Fadi Chehadé is the President and CEO of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the economic impact of the digital sector, Internet governance, and finding the balance between security, innovation, and privacy online.By The Prospect Group
 
Fátima Barros is the Chair of the Board of Directors of ANACOM (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações), the national regulatory authority for communications in Portugal. She is also the 2015 Chair of BEREC, the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications. She spoke with The Prospect Group about the telecom landscape in Portugal, getting …
 
Abdul Razaq Vahidi is the Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Afghanistan. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the current state of the ICT sector in Afghanistan, the government’s top three policy priorities, and roll out of the open access policy the government hopes will attract foreign investors.…
 
Ali Abbasov in the Minister of Communications and High Technology of Azerbaijan. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the government’s efforts to make Azerbaijan into a regional ICT hub, ICT infrastructure development, and the push toward a fully digitized economic environment.By The Prospect Group
 
Lia Francisco is the Founder & CEO of CreditBPO, which leverages information technology to improve the visibility, operational efficiency, and credit worthiness of SMEs in the Philippines. She spoke with The Prospect Group about the vision behind CreditBPO and its SME Credit Rating Report, access to credit and bank loans for small businesses, and w…
 
Alfredo M. Yao is the President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI), the voice of business in the Philippines. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the upcoming economic integration of ASEAN countries, the Philippines growth story, and potential for the future.By The Prospect Group
 
Stephen CuUnjieng is the Chairman of Evercore Asia, a premier independent investment banking advisory firm. He spoke with The Prospect Group about today’s economic realities, ASEAN competitiveness, and his macroeconomic outlook for the Philippines and the region.By The Prospect Group
 
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is a politician, businessman, and was Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister. He currently chairs Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. He spoke with The Prospect Group about hot-button economic issues: ASEAN trade, the future of Proton, and 1MDB.By The Prospect Group
 
Thailand has taken systemic measures to improve broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure. The ongoing move to digital television is expected to have a $3bn economic impact. Mobile data consumption is growing and the transition to 4G presents new opportunities for operators, services providers, and the technology industry.…
 
Dr. Tabassum Khan is the Managing Director of AJ Pharma Holding, an initiative of the Aljomaih Group of Saudi Arabia established to focus on investments in the healthcare and biotechnology sectors in Malaysia and the surrounding region. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the economic and social benefits of being vaccination independent, what ha…
 
Dato' Dr. Mohd Nazlee Kamal is the CEO of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), an organization tasked with driving the country’s biotech industry. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Malaysia’s biotech industry, opportunities and initiatives in the Halal and Islamic economy, and replicating Malaysia’s bio-economy model elsewher…
 
Tuna Musa Hitam is a politician, businessman, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. He currently chairs the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF). He spoke with The Prospect Group about the 10th annual WIEF that took place in Dubai, innovation in Islamic finance and business, and what Malaysia has to offer.…
 
Dato’ Dr. Abdul Halim bin Ismail is a Member of the Shariah Advisory Council of the Securities Commission of Malaysia and the recipient of the 2014 Royal Award for Islamic Finance. He spoke with The Prospect Group about measuring progress and success in Islamic finance, how Shariah advisory councils function, and the need to develop the third secto…
 
Y.B. Dato' Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed is Malaysia’s Minister of International Trade & Industry (MITI). He spoke with The Prospect Group about promoting investment in Malaysia, supporting the Islamic economy, and reaching the country’s 2020 goals.By The Prospect Group
 
Muzaffar Hisham is the CEO of Maybank Islamic Bank, the third largest Islamic bank in the world. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Maybank’s role in Islamic financial services, his outlook for Islamic financial services globally, and how the Islamic financial model in alleviating shocks.By The Prospect Group
 
Raja Teh Maimunah is the CEO of Hong Leong Islamic Bank, part of the Hong Leong Financial Group. She spoke with The Prospect Group about Hong Leong Islamic Bank’s activities in Malaysia, the state of Malaysia's financial system, and her outlook for sukuk issuance.By The Prospect Group
 
Muzaffar Hisham is the CEO of Maybank Islamic Bank. He spoke with The Prospect Group about his outlook for Islamic financial services globally, the theme of the 10th annual WIEF, and the most important topics he thinks should be addressed at the 10th WIEF in Dubai.By The Prospect Group
 
Dato’ Dr. Norraesah Mohamad is the Chairman of the WIEF Businesswomen Network (WBN) and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the WIEF Foundation. She spoke with The Prospect Group about the WBN, empowering women globally, and how female perspective is an imperative in business.By The Prospect Group
 
Raja Teh Maimunah is the CEO of Hong Leong Islamic Bank and an Advisor for Islamic banking and finance to the WIEF Foundation. She spoke with The Prospect Group about her role with the WIEF Foundation, how Islamic finance is a catalyst for economic growth, and her outlook for the Islamic banking and financial service sector.…
 
Tan Sri Dr. Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin is the Chairman of the WIEF Education Trust, a part of the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the purpose of the WIEF Education Trust (WET), the activities WET is involved in, and socializing education.By The Prospect Group
 
Captain Hairi Ho is the COO of Giga Car Terminals, part of the Giga Shipping group. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the land side of automotive logistics, the current capacity for vehicles that the ports in Malaysia can handle, and the employment of new technology.By The Prospect Group
 
Raymond Wong is the CEO of Nexus Mega Carriers, part of the Giga Shipping group, which manages the shipment of vehicles from ports to clients. He spoke with The Prospect Group about remaining competitive in Malaysia, increasing fleet size, and using new technology to be more efficient.By The Prospect Group
 
Captain Cheong Yut Seng is the CEO of Giga Shipping, part of a larger group that delivers end-to-end automotive shipping and logistics solutions. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the company's growth, the industry's growth, and the challenges the industry faces as a whole.By The Prospect Group
 
Datuk Adrian Henry D'Silva is the Managing Director of Straits Auto Logistics and Giga Car Terminals, both subsidiaries of Giga Shipping, a group of companies that manages vessels and vehicle storage at port facilities. He spoke with The Prospect Group about working with auto manufacturers, the Malaysian automotive industry, and the challenges invo…
 
Datuk Kumar Prabakaran is the Managing Director of Giga Shipping and Nexus Carriers, part of a group of companies that delivers automobiles and motorbikes from factory floors to dealerships all over Malaysia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about remaining competitive, future investment and expansion plans, and how Giga Shipping contributes to the…
 
Dato’ Azman Mahmud is the CEO the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), the government's principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the importance of manufacturing to Malaysia's economy, FDI levels, and facilitating investment opportunities.…
 
The Yemen LNG project has made a tremendous impact on the economy of Yemen since it came online in 2005. Having cost approximately $5bn, Yemen’s largest ever industrial project and first liquefaction facility currently produces 6.7m metric tons of LNG annually and accounts for nearly 25% of the country’s GDP.…
 
Jeffrey Mong is the General Manager of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, a recently restored classic property in the heart of the city. He spoke with The Prospect Group about incorporating tradition into hospitality, trends in the tourism market, and future growth projections.By The Prospect Group
 
The Thai MICE industry has grown substantially under the charge of the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). In 2014 alone, Thailand expects to receive one million MICE visitors and to generate industry revenue of $3.2bn. With a strategic vision for further development of the MICE industry, Thailand aims to cement its place as the preferr…
 
Dr. Sharheen Madros is the Executive Director of Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), a government-linked company (GLC) with a mandate to promote, catalyze, and transform Malaysia’s oil and gas services sector. He spoke with The Prospect Group about how MPRC will implement strategy, the role of energy in the Malaysian economy, and the c…
 
Dr. Fred Matiang'i is Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary in Ministry of Information, Communications & Technology. He spoke with The Prospect Group about ICT policy priorities, the government’s vision for the ICT sector, and why Kenya is the best place for investment and deployment of ICT in Sub-Saharan Africa.…
 
John Nasasira is the Minister of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) of Uganda. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Uganda’s ICT priorities, keeping plans and regulations up to date, and the role of ICT in Uganda’s 2040 Vision.By The Prospect Group
 
Yunus Carrim is the Minister of Communications of South Africa. He spoke with The Prospect Group about current government priorities for increasing broadband penetration, lowering the cost to communicate, and addressing the major issues faced by the business community in South Africa.By The Prospect Group
 
Stanley Kang is the Chairman of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT), an umbrella body for foreign chambers and business associations operating in Thailand. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the role and function of the JFCCT, FDI in Thailand, and how companies should prepare for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).…
 
Prof. Makame M. Mbarawa is Tanzania’s Minister of Communication, Science & Technology. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Tanzania’s ICT policy priorities, the infrastructure in place, and future investment opportunities in Tanzania’s ICT sector.By The Prospect Group
 
Yunus Carrim is the Minister of Communications of South Africa. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the contribution of the ICT sector to the South African economy, reducing technological inequalities, and the role cell phones a will play narrowing the gap between the connected and not-connected.By The Prospect Group
 
Francis Wangusi is the Director General of the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), the nation’s communications regulator. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the role of the CCK, ICT contribution to Kenyan GDP, and investment opportunities in Kenya’s ICT sector.By The Prospect Group
 
Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek is the Malaysian Minister of Communication & Multimedia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about ICT’s contribution to the Malaysian economy, the government’s ICT priorities, and where he sees investment opportunities within Malaysia’s ICT sector.By The Prospect Group
 
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