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McKay Interview: Her Excellency Ms Konji Sebati, MD

McKay Interview: Her Excellency Ms Konji Sebati, MD

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay starts a season of interviews from prominent members of English speaking countries around the world. In this first edition, Michael talks to Konji Sebati, former South African ambassa...

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Switzerland discriminates against English speakers

Switzerland discriminates against English speakers

Switzerland needs to value the international community more, according to an opinion article written by veteran Swiss-American journalist Edward Girardet.

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McKay interview: Hans Olsen, investment head, Barclays

McKay interview: Hans Olsen, investment head, Barclays

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay talks to Hans Olsen, Global Head of Investment Strategy for Barclays Bank. Michael talks to Hans, not just about investments - but takes a wider view on banking, bankers, money and hu...

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McKay interview: Lord Michael Lothian

McKay interview: Lord Michael Lothian

The McKay Interview

One of the leading thinkers in Britain’s Conservative Party and what the British media (at least) love to refer to as a “big beast”.  The Rt. Hon. Lord Lothian PC QC, Michael Lothian, and we are go...

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McKay interview: Vicky Ellis, yachtswoman

McKay interview: Vicky Ellis, yachtswoman

The McKay Interview

Michael talks to a young woman who has just completed what legends like Magellan in 1522, Elanco, Drake, de Loyola, and Cavendish all did: the circumnavigation of the globe.

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McKay Interview: Anthony Hylton, Jamaica Minister for Industry

McKay Interview: Anthony Hylton, Jamaica Minister for Industry

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to Anthony Hylton, Jamaica's Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce while on a visit to Geneva. Jamaica is a nation that features heavily in debates regarding internatio...

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McKay interview: IMD head, Dr Dominique Turpin

McKay interview: IMD head, Dr Dominique Turpin

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay talks to Dr Dominique Turpin – President of the IMD business school in Lausanne. The school is constantly ranked highly, with its MBA programme listed first by Forbes magazine.

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Michael McKay talks to General Sir David Richards

Michael McKay talks to General Sir David Richards

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to General David Richards - now Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB, CBE, DSO, DL, ADC. Until last year he was the UK's most senior military leader. He was Chief of the Defence S...

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McKay Interview: Jesùs Martin-Garcia, co-creator of Le Shop

McKay Interview: Jesùs Martin-Garcia, co-creator of Le Shop

The McKay Interview

Jesùs Martin-Garcia  is a graduate of Geneva University;  a post-graduate of Harvard Business School;  and spent some years during his early career at McKinsey.

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G-20 Y Summit comes to Montreux

G-20 Y Summit comes to Montreux

The G-20 Y summit will be held in Montreux from the 10th - 14th of September.

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Midwife cleared of speeding

Midwife cleared of speeding

A midwife caught speeding on the autoroute has had her fine and suspension quashed after she claimed it was a medical emergency.

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Michael Moller - can he stay in Geneva?

Michael Moller - can he stay in Geneva?

UN staff and watchers are waiting with some trepidation as to who will be running the UN in Geneva after October. Michael Moller, from Denmark, is currently the acting head of UNOG - but his term e...

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William Lacey Swing: DG of the IOM talks to Michael McKay

William Lacey Swing: DG of the IOM talks to Michael McKay

The McKay Interview

Last year Ambassador William L Swing was re-elected to his second 5 year term as the Director General of the International Organisation for Migration. US national, Mr Swing has represented the UN a...

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Michael McKay Interview with Michael Møller

Michael McKay Interview with Michael Møller

The McKay Interview

Michael Møller is the acting Director General at the UN in Geneva. He brings to the UN 30 years of experience of being an international civil servant, most recently he was Executive Director of the...

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