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McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

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Many European countries are now lifting lockdowns. The economic impact of the pandemic has been huge - and is still going on. The Director-General of the Geneva based International Labour Organi...

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McKay Interview - Covid-19 special: Mario Possamai (27 April 2020)

McKay Interview - Covid-19 special: Mario Possamai (27 April 2020)

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This is the second in the mini-series, recorded on the 22nd April, and devoted to a broader and fuller understanding of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic which has beset us all for the past few mon...

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McKay Interview: Covid 19 special - Bob Bishop (20 April 2020)

McKay Interview: Covid 19 special - Bob Bishop (20 April 2020)

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In this new COVID-19 series of McKay Interviews, Michael will be asking different experts their views on the pandemic and how it will develop - and ultimately defeated. This week, Michael is speaki...

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McKay Interview: James Breiding - author of 'Too Small to Fail' (6 April 2020)

McKay Interview: James Breiding - author of 'Too Small to Fail' (6 April 2020)

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This week, Michael McKay speaks to author and thinker James Breiding. His latest book 'Too Small to Fail - why some small nations outperform bigger ones and how they are reshaping the world'.

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McKay Interview: Philip Barnes, MD of the Savoy Hotel, London (9 March 2020)

McKay Interview: Philip Barnes, MD of the Savoy Hotel, London (9 March 2020)

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On this edition of the McKay Interview, Micheal speaks to Philip Barnes, the Managing Director of one of the world's top hotels - the Savoy in London. Michael also discovers a Geneva link with ...

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McKay Interview: Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO Gavi Alliance (2 February 2020)

McKay Interview: Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO Gavi Alliance (2 February 2020)

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This week Michael is talking to Anuradha Gupta from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi works across the world to press the value of vaccines, and was set up 20 years ago. Anuradha talks about the org...

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McKay Interview: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB

McKay Interview: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB

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On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Danny Sriskandarajah, head of the charity Oxfam. This major organisation was in the headlines two years ago amid claims of serious sexual m...

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McKay Interview: The International Centre for Earth Simulation Conference

McKay Interview: The International Centre for Earth Simulation Conference

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Every two years Geneva hosts the International Centre for Earth Simulation conference. It’s a gathering of top scientists, business leaders and NGOs all focused on saving the planet and how t...

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McKay Interview: Sir Alan Yarrow (30 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Sir Alan Yarrow (30 November 2019)

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On this edition, Michael McKay speaks to Sir Alan Yarrow - former Lord Mayor of London (not to be confused with Mayor of London) about the City of London Corporation, which he headed until last yea...

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McKay Interview: Thomas Cueni, Director-General IFPMA (11 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Thomas Cueni, Director-General IFPMA (11 November 2019)

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On this edition of the McKay Interview - Michael speaks with Thomas Cueni. The Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations. The organisation th...

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McKay Interview: Michael Moller, former UNOG Director General

McKay Interview: Michael Moller, former UNOG Director General

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Michael McKay speaks to Michael Møller. If you are a Geneva listener, and even if you are tuning in from other parts of Switzerland or abroad, you will know his name and that he was for a nu...

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McKay Interview: David Bennett, Chairman Sotheby's Jewellery Division (21 September 2019)

McKay Interview: David Bennett, Chairman Sotheby's Jewellery Division (21 September 2019)

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This week Michael McKay speaks to David Bennett. He's the Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s Jewellery Division and regarded internationally as an authority in the field of precious stones a...

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McKay Interview: Jonathan Nott, Director OSR(7 September 2019)

McKay Interview: Jonathan Nott, Director OSR(7 September 2019)

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Michael speaks with the music and artistic director of the world renowned Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, formed 101 years ago. Jonathan Nott is originally from Birmingham in England and has wor...

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McKay Interview: Dominique De Buman, former president of the Swiss National Council

McKay Interview: Dominique De Buman, former president of the Swiss National Council

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Michael McKay's first interview after the summer break is with Dominique du Buman. Until recently, he held a very important position often considered the highest ranking representative of the S...

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McKay Interview: Dr Gihan Kamel from SESAME in Jordan (4 May 2019)

McKay Interview: Dr Gihan Kamel from SESAME in Jordan (4 May 2019)

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Michael McKay's guest is Dr Gihan Kamel. She is a distinguished Egyptian scientist and works for SESAME - Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East in Jorda...

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McKay Interview: Francis Martin, President of British Chambers of Commerce

McKay Interview: Francis Martin, President of British Chambers of Commerce

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On this week's edition, Michael speaks to Francis Martin - the president of the British Chambers of Commerce. Francis discusses the state of UK business and how it's struggling with the ...

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McKay Interview: Andre Schneider, CEO of Geneva Airport

McKay Interview: Andre Schneider, CEO of Geneva Airport

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On this week's McKay Interview, Michael McKay speaks to the new CEO of Geneva International Airport, Dr André Schneider. Geneva airport is one of the smallest and oldest international ai...

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McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

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Michael McKay talks to Tibère Adler, former director of the think tank Avenir Suisse and CEO of Edipresse and now heading up the launch of a new Geneva based news website, Heidi.news. He ...

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McKay Interview: Nadia Isler, Director UN SDG Lab (4 February 2019)

McKay Interview: Nadia Isler, Director UN SDG Lab (4 February 2019)

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Michael's guest is Nadia Isler, Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Lab at the UN in Geneva. Nadia Isler has had a long career in international development with several years of fi...

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McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

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Antonio Gambardella is the Director of FONGIT, an invaluable foundation based in the thriving commune of Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva. FONGIT provides support for the important start-up sector in t...

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McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

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This week's guest with Michael McKay is Annika Hilding Norberg. She's the Geneva Center for Security Policy’s Cluster Leader for Peace Operations and Peacebuilding. Before that she wa...

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McKay Interview: Andrew Mitchell, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe

McKay Interview: Andrew Mitchell, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe

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On this week's McKay interview, keeping up with the fast moving story that is Brexit, Michael McKay talks to the UK's Trade Commissioner for Europe, Andrew Mitchell. He will be charged with...

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McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland: Jane Owen

McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland: Jane Owen

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Michael McKay talks to Her Excellency Jane Owen. Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein. Jane Owen discusses the state o...

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McKay Interview: Genevois Public Transport with Anne Hornung-Soukup (12 November 2018)

McKay Interview: Genevois Public Transport with Anne Hornung-Soukup (12 November 2018)

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  Anne Hornung-Soukup is the president of TPG, the transport public genevois. With the TPG network spanning across the French-Swiss border, there are a lot of factors to consider in running...

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