Former US President Barack Obama is in Singapore on March 19 to speak at a private event which is being organised by the Bank of Singapore.
This will be Obama’s first visit to Singapore after leaving office in January last year. He will be speaking to 1,000 selected clients and invited guests.
“For eight years, Obama was the most powerful person in the world. And it is from this unique perspective that he will speak on the future of the global economy as well as Asia’s growing role,” said Bahren Shaari, CEO of Bank of Singapore, as quoted by Channel News Asia.
“As part of our client engagement efforts, we are always looking for unique opportunities where our clients can glean riveting perspectives from global leaders in fields such as finance, economics and investment,” he added.
Various renowned personalities have spoken at previous Bank of Singapore events including Nobel Prize recipients Professor Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman, and Dr Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist and futurist.
Barack Obama, after leaving the office of US President, has spoken at various events.
Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for Obama, said, “Since leaving office, President Obama has spent his time doing public and private events, both paid and unpaid, that are true to his values and his record."