Mr. Geir Haarde, Who visited our seminar last year in the roles of Prime Minister of Iceland and Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the United States, came back to us, now as the Executive Director of the World Bank, representing the countries of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden. Director Haarde explained how the World Bank addresses issues at the level of the firm and seeks to improve standards of living and economic performance. Though the bank has more than 9,000 employees in Washington, he conducts his work with a staff of 10. The interest and questioning was very engaged and answers were well received.
It was a great honor to have Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde come to my seminar on Trade Insiders. PM Haarde was confronted with managing the deep recession in Iceland of 2008. His presentation addressed the special links of macro and micro forces which had to be managed in order to restore trust in government and the economy. A true insight of national impact in a multilateral world!