Directly reporting to B20 Turkey Chair, the Steering Committee is responsible for supervision and directing the B20 team and also providing overall quality assurance for the B20 outputs.
Janamitra Devan is currently the Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Turkish B20 and President of the Turkish Chambers of Commerce and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB). He is also the Senior Advisor to the premier Turkish think-tank, the Economic Policy & Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV). a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness, a member of the ‘Future Circles’ initiative of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and WEF, the Airbus Group’s STAR Program, and a member of the Global Dean’s Council of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.Dev is a recognized expert on megatrend assessments, competitiveness, strategy and leadership. Dev has held several leadership positions throughout his career. He was until recently the Vice President of the World Bank and the IFC’s Private Sector Network (2009-2013), and prior to that, the Director for Asia at the McKinsey Global Institute in Shanghai (2006-2009). Earlier in Washington DC (1999-2006), he served as McKinsey’s Director of Operations of its flagship Global Strategy Practice, and before that as Principal Consultant at Standard & Poors DRI/McGraw-Hill (1992-1998).At the World Bank Group (WBG), he was responsible for providing access to a broad range of financial services, and mobilizing the private sector towards greater competitiveness. In this position he advised several developing countries on how to shape their business environments for enhanced productivity. He was the WBG’s champion in promoting collaborative public-private dialogue and developing effective regulatory environments conducive for job creation.At the height of the financial crisis, Dev represented the WBG at the Financial Stability Board in Basel, Switzerland. Dev was also the Chairman of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor—CGAP (2009-2013) and the Chairman of the G8’s Global Remittances Working Group (2009-2013), and co-chair of the Financial Stability Assessment Program (FSAP) of the WBG and the IMF. He was also the key leader and spokesman of the Stolen Asset Recovery Program (StAR) of the WBG and UN, a tool to fight corruption.
In his early career in Singapore, Dev served as economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Research Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, and Senior Consultant at Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young). He later taught economics and corporate finance at New England’s premier Middlebury College. He is widely published, having authored several influential reports on competitiveness; finance; urbanization; and talent and leadership development.
Born in Singapore, Dev obtained his PhD in Business Economics and International Business from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He is married with three grown children. They reside in Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA.
Robert Milliner is a Senior Adviser, International Affairs at Wesfarmers Limited, a Senior Adviser at UBS and a Senior Adviser to the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce.He was the B20 Sherpa for Australia for 2013 and 2014. The Australian Government has appointed him to represent Australia in the Turkey B20. He is also one of Australia’s 3 representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council.Robert is currently acting as a consultant to the Australian Treasury to establish the Global Infrastructure Hub, which was one of the key commitments made at the G20 Leaders meeting in November 2014 in Brisbane, and an interim Board member.He is also Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Young Australians (the only national independent non-profit organization dedicated to all young people in Australia) and a director of the Australian Charities Fund (a thought leader on workplace giving).
From 2004-2011 he was Chief Executive Partner of Australia’s pre-eminent international law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). Prior to this Robert was a highly regarded M&A and projects lawyer having specialised in energy, resources and infrastructure. Over a 20-year period he led many of Australia’s landmark energy and resources and infrastructure projects and transactions (including the Victorian electricity & gas reforms and privatisations) and energy market reforms in Canada, China and Hong Kong.
In 2012 he was the co-author of an independent review of Australian regulation making practices for the Minister for Finance & Deregulation.
Robert was a director of the Business Council of Australia from 2005-2011, chaired the Business Reform Task Force and was a member of the Global Engagement Task Force.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. In 2010 he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.