November 11, 2008 | Palo Alto, CaliforniaMetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, announced today that its Executive Chairman Gunjan Sinha will be a featured speaker at the Fourth Annual Global China Business Meeting of Horasis to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 17-19 November. The meet is an influential gathering of government, academic and business leaders hosted by Horasis, The Global Visions Community that is the world's leading strategic advisory on long-term scenarios related to globalization, systemic risk and Asian business.

The event is being graced by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Prime Minister, Spain; José Montilla Aguilera, President, Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Spain; Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD, Switzerland; Yu Guangzhou, Vice Minister of Commerce, China; Juan Antonio Samaranch, Honorary President, International Olympic Committee, Switzerland and several other chief executives from some of the largest global corporations.

Founded and led by Frank-Jürgen Richter, former Director of the World Economic Forum in charge of Asian Affairs and a world authority in international affairs and global business, Geneva-based Horasis guides corporations that envisage growing into global and sustainable organizations. The Horasis Visions Council comprises Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor at Columbia University; Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia and Jenny Shipley, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, among others luminaries, and provides invaluable insights into future directed strategies on a variety of issues - from the value of systemic risk assessment toward world problems, to ways to foster globalization, to the need for understanding Asia's future role in the world economy.

Several topics ranging from Global Risk Management, Trade and Boardroom challenges will be discussed in the meet especially in the context of the financial crisis and the shifting global economic dynamics among others.

As the current financial crisis intensifies, participants at this year's event will examine the state of the global economy, explore ways to ward off a global recession and conceptualize the characteristics of an economic model to ensure long-term growth. Some speakers at the conference include

  • César Alierta, Chairman, Telefonica, Spain;
  • Léo Apotheker, Co-Chief Executive Officer, SAP, Germany;
  • Jim Goodnight, Chief Executive Officer, SAS, USA;
  • Munir Majid, Chairman, Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia;
  • S. Sandilya, Chairman, Eicher Group, India;
  • Shao Bo, Chairman, Novamed Pharmaceuticals, China
  • Yan Bingzhu, Chairman, Bank of Beijing, China
  • John Studzinski, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone, United Kingdom
  • Uwe Krüger, Chief Executive Officer, Oerlikon, Switzerland
  • Michael W. Garrett, Chairman, Evian Group, Switzerland
  • Jean Rosanvallon, Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Falcon, France
  • Maria Livanos Cattaui, Member of the Board, Petroplus Holding, Switzerland

As part of a discussion around changing Listing requirements, several senior executives of leading stock exchanges of the world will be sharing their thoughts at the conference e.g. Paul Chow, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Hong Kong SAR; Frank Gerstenschläger, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse Group, Germany; Vincent Mo, Chairman, SouFun Holdings, China; Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX International, Sweden; Ludwik Sobolewski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Warsaw Stock Exchange, Poland.

CEO's of leading consulting, research and advertising firms will also be discussing the role of China in the global economy. Some executives include Carlos Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer Spain, Deloitte, Spain; Tony Cowling, President, TNS, United Kingdom; Alan Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer Global, Digitas, United Kingdom; Mark Foster, Group Chief Executive Officer, Management Consulting, Accenture, United Kingdom.

Mr. Sinha serves as the Executive Chairman of MetricStream, an organization dedicated to enabling businesses to manage risks, implement corporate governance and sustainability programs and ensure compliance with government regulations through innovative technology and community based solutions. The event agenda highlights the increasing emphasis on these critical issues and includes thought leadership sessions on topics such as “Managing Risks”, “Corporate Governance: Opportunities and Challenges” and “The Quest for Sustainability”. Under Mr. Sinha's leadership, MetricStream has emerged as the market leader in solutions for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management serving industries such as Banking and Financial Services, Energy and Utilities, Life Sciences and Healthcare and High Tech Manufacturing.

Mr. Sinha had recently spoken at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2008, the prestigious Asian business and economic conference illustrating the principles of the World Economic Forum. He was also recognized as one of the premier Asian American business executives in the United States by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC), which included Sinha on its “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award” list. Speaking on his participation at the event as a featured speaker, Mr. Sinha said "It's my privilege to be a part of this influential forum that aims to discuss growth and opportunities in the world economy while seeking ideas on how to better face the challenges of globalization in these turbulent times.”

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(

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