Pratap Soreide

- Normal is over

The theme for the annual Global Outlook, which kickstarted Arendalsuka, hit the nerve with a packed Arendal Kulturhus.

Anita Pratap (1)

Business as unusual

We ask fasilitator at this years Global Outlook, Anita Pratap, how business can lead to a more sustainable world. 


- We must stand together

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, presented her perspectives on the important geo-political trends of our times when she spoke at the Global Outlook conference at Arendalsuka Monday. But first, we had a little chat about what she is going to do with Trump´s trade war. 

News archive  

Speakers Global Outlook 2020

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

Before becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide was Minister of Defence in Norway.

She is a member of the Conservative Party of Norway. In 2005, she was elected as a Member of the Storting for Oslo.

Edward Luce

Edward (Ed) Luce is the US national editor and columnist at the Financial Times.

Before that he was the FT's Washington Bureau chief.

Other roles have included South Asia bureau chief, Capital Markets editor, and Philippines Correspondent.

Luce was previously the speechwriter for the US Treasury Secretary, Lawrence H. Summers, in the Clinton administration

Andreas Sohmen-Pao

Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group, BW Offshore, BW Energy, BW LPG, Hafnia and the Singapore Maritime Foundation.

He is also a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.  

Mr Sohmen-Pao has served as a non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, and Singapore National Parks amongst others. 

Mr Sohmen-Pao graduated from Oxford University in England and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Yu Jie

Dr Yu Jie is senior research fellow on China at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, focusing on the decision-making process of China's political economy as well as China’s economic diplomacy.

She speaks and writes frequently in major media outlets such as the BBC and Financial Times; and regularly briefs senior policy practitioners from the G7 member governments,and advises the Silk Road Fund in Beijing, as well as major FTSE 100 companies.

Yu Jie has testified at the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and the International Trade Committee. She was head of China Foresight at LSE IDEAS-- LSE's foreign policy think tank.

Prior to LSE, she was a management consultant, specializing in Chinese state-owned enterprise investments in Europe and Chinese market entry strategies for European conglomerates at the London Office of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

She has been recognized as a ‘Leading Woman’ of the London School of Economics for her contribution to teaching and engaging in public debates on China’s foreign affairs. She remains an associate fellow at LSE IDEAS.

Anita Pratap

Anita Pratap is an award-winning international journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, having worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the United States. 

She was CNN’s South Asia Bureau Chief; worked for Time Magazine and leading Indian media. She is a speaker at global conferences organized by the UN, Governments, conglomerates, universities and think tanks on war, terrorism, media, politics, inequality, diversity, women, environment and democracy.