niedziela, 2 stycznia 2022

WEF - Lista członków tzw. Young Global Leaders


World Economic Forum.

WEF, ten od „Great Reset” w ramach „Plandemii”, w poprzedniej wersji szkolenia liderów przeszkolił nie tylko A. Merkel jeszcze na początku lat 90-tych, zresztą razem z Sarcozy, Kill Gates, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Viktor Orbán i José Maria Aznar są na liście przeszkolonych przez WEF w latach 90-tych liderów na przyszłość, poniżej znajdzie czytelnik Macrona czy Zuckerbergera (od Pejszbuka), jak też Jensa Spahna, odpowiedzialnego jako minister zdrowia RFN za realizację „plandemii” w tym kraju. O niebywałym zaangażowaniu wyżej wymienionych w akcję globalnego skażenia ludzkości preparatami genetycznymi nie trzeba chyba nikogo przekonywać. Ale wspomnijmy też ważną osobę dla popularyzacji „Plandemii” i innych podobnych akcji propagandowych: Jimmy Walesa, założyciela globalnej gadzinówki Wikipedia, także na tej liście przeszkolonych przez WEF.


Przykro, że to podważa wiarę wielu wyznawców demokracji, że to krasnoludki decydują o tym, kogo otrzymają do wyboru w  wolnych i niezależnych wyborach, ale "Amicus Plato ..."


WEF Young Global Leaders
is a community of innovators from diverse backgrounds and experiences


Jamila Abass

Head of Growth, Wefarm, United Kingdom

Jamila Abass is one of the champions of AgTech revolution in Africa.She is the founder of M-Farm,an app that connects farmers and buyers and makes the supply chain more efficient.This ingenious innovation won different awards including the praise of the US president Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya in June, 2015. Jamila is an internationally recognized techpreneur. She received many accolades including 2015 New African Woman women of the year,Forbes 10 Female Tech Founders to Watch and 20 Young Power Women in Africa,Quartz’s 30 African Innovators as well as 2015 100 most influential Africans. She is also an Aspen New Voices, Poptech, Unreasonable and an Ashoka fellow.She has been a keynote speaker and influencer at AgTech and ICT for development events.

Faisal Abbas

Editor-in-Chief, Arab News, Saudi Arabia

Faisal J. Abbas is the Editor-in-Chief of the Riyadh-based leading Middle East English language daily, Arab News.

Under his leadership, Arab News (established 1975) relaunched with a more global, more digital direction. It has expanded its international presence through a large network of correspondents and a number of regional bureaus across the world.

Prior to joining the newspaper in 2016, Abbas has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Dubai-based English language service of Al Arabiya News Channel.

Abbas is a renowned columnist on Arab-international affairs and has also conducted interviews with a number of world leaders. He appears regularly on international media to comment on regional affairs.

Abbas has previously written for The Huffington Post and worked with both Asharq Al Awsat and Al Hayat pan-Arab dailies, Future Television of Lebanon and the International Resource Journal in London.

He has been the recipient of many media awards, including the Next Century Foundation’s Cutting-Edge Award (2009) for efforts in bridging the communication gap between the West and the Arab World and British Council’s UK alumni “Social Impact� award in Saudi Arabia (2017).

He holds a master’s degree from the University of Westminster and a bachelor degree from the Lebanese American University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Education Program of the Harvard Kennedy School, where he studied Global Leadership and Public Policy.

Abbas is a member of the editorial board of Al Arabiya News Channel, an associate fellow of the Cambridge Union Society and a member of the British Society of Authors.

In 2017, he published his first Arabic book called ‘Arabi/Englizi’ which describes London through Arab eyes.

Minoush Abdel-Meguid

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Union Capital, Egypt

Long-term banker and private equity executive with stints at Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Citibank. Worked on several high-profile transactions. Took part in the reform of the Egyptian Capital Market Authority as the Assistant to the Chairman and head of corporate finance; led major restructuring efforts including the introduction of the region's first takeover code. Former Founding President, Egyptian Young Bankers Association. Helping young bankers network and improve their skill set. Since 2011, has dedicated more time promoting and supporting entrepreneurship especially in less privileged Egyptian cities outside Cairo and with female entrepreneurs by mentoring and participating in business plan competitions and lecturing on various related topics. Has also participated in various efforts linking women together as a basis for narrowing the cultural divide between Eastern and Western cultures. Was among six women taking part in the Australian Arab Women dialogue in Australia in 2013, in addition to other projects.

Tolkunbek Abdygulov

Governor, National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyz Republic

Tolkunbek Abdygulov holds Master degrees in Banking from IUK(1999), MA degree in Development Economics, Nagoya University, Japan (2005), MPA from UNT, USA (2007) and PhD degree in economics (Kandidat ekonomicheskih nayk) from Economic Institute of the National Academy of Science Kyrgyz Republic (2014). Tolkunbek has worked as an economist at the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic (Central Bank), as a consultant at the World Bank Headquarter, as a director of Informational Future Foundation (NGO), as a Chair of the Board of Directors of the Micro financial company, as an Expert at the Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Head of Strategies and Program Service at the Central Agency on Development, Investments and Innovations of the Kyrgyz Republic, and as First Deputy Minister at the Ministry of the Economic Regulation of the Kyrgyz Republic. Since 7th May 2014 Governor of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic (Central Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic). Since August 2017 to December 2017 Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. From December 2017 reappointed as Governor of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic. Additionally Mr. Abdygulov works on part time basis as Associate Professor at Economic Department at the American University in Central Asia. In September 2013 Mr. Abdygulov received the National Prize for the young Scientists - Akyl Tirek. In September 2017 Mr. Abdygulov received the State award - Honorable economist of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera

Director-General, Institute of National Security Studies, Sri Lanka

Senior Advisor on Security and Geopolitics. Senior Fellow Millennium Project Washington DC. Former founding Director General of National Security Think Tank Sri Lanka(INSSSL); BSc in Computer Science; MBA; Counter Terrorism at Harvard University under South Asia Leadership Program(NDU NESA). Visiting Professor for Geopolitics and Global Leadership(Northern Kentucky University(USA) Author: Conundrum of an Island(2021), Sri Lanka at Crossroads (World Scientific,Singapore 2019), Towards a better world order(2015), Formerly: Adviser to the Minister of External Affairs and Executive Director, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (National Think Tank); Director-General, BIDTI, a diplomatic training institute; Chairman, Foreign Employment Agency and Fishery Harbours Corporation; worked in the private sector with Sri Lanka Telecom and Hutchison. Currently: Visiting Lecturer International Security University of Colombo, International Political Economy University of London in Sri Lanka(RIC); International Columnist and Commentator. Founding Curator, Global Shapers Colombo Hub. Country Chair, Global Dignity. Alumni APCSS(Hawaii).

Penny Abeywardena

Commissioner for International Affairs, Mayor's Office, City of New York, USA

Since September 2014, New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs; leads the global platform for promoting goals for a more just and accessible society, showcasing the diversity of New Yorkers and sharing policies and best practices with cities and states worldwide. Has launched initiatives focused on connecting New Yorkers and City agencies to the diplomatic community, as well as more effectively serving NYC's diplomatic corps, which is the largest in the world. Former Director of Girls and Women Integration, Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Member: Board of Directors, United Nations Development Corporation and Eastside Greenway and Park; International Advisory Council, International Peace Institute (IPI); Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization, World Economic Forum; United Nation’s SDG Strategy and Action Hub; 92Y’s Innovation Advisory Committee; Advisory Board, The Helm. 2017, named by the French American Foundation as a Young Leader. World Economic Forum 2016 Young Global Leader. Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Founding Member, Lincoln Center’s Global Exchange. Previously served on the World Bank's Advisory Council on Gender and Development and the Board of Directors of Sakhi for South Asian Women. Graduate, University of Southern California; Master’s in International Affairs, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Hafsat Abiola-Costello

President and Chief Executive Officer, Women in Africa Initiative, France

Hafsat Abiola-Costello is the President/CEO of Women in Africa Initiative, a platform connecting leading and high potential women in Africa to facilitate their increased individual success and collective impact. A leader in Nigeria's pro-democracy movement, she served as a member of state cabinet in Nigeria industrial state from 2011-2019. She is also the Founder and President of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), an NGO that promotes the development of women as initiators of change by offering leadership training and raising awareness about harmful social issues such as violence against women. A prolific writer and speaker, Abiola-Costello holds an A.B. (Hons) in Economics from Harvard University and a Master's in International Development from Tsinghua University. She sits on several boards and is one of fifty councillors of the World Future Council. Abiola-Costello is the recipient of several national and international awards and the subject of the award winning documentary, The Supreme Price.

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

General Partner, Future Africa, Nigeria

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is an entrepreneur in the public interest. He is passionate about partnering with missionary talent and capital to build an African future. He spent the last few years as the CEO of Flutterwave, a business building payments technology and infrastructure to connect Africa to the global economy.

Over those years, he led the company to become one of the fastest growing payments technology businesses of all-time processing over $2 billion across over 50 million transaction with annual revenues of millions of dollars a year. It also attracted significant investment from experienced players in the global payments arena such as Y Combinator (investors in Stripe), Greycroft (investors in Braintree), Greenvisor Capital (Led by the Former CEO of Visa), Mastercard amongst others.
Prior to helping to co-found and lead Flutterwave, Iyinoluwa co-founded Andela - Africa's largest engineering organization with over 1000 software engineers which has received investment from Mark Zuckerberg and Google Ventures amongst others.

Iyin now heads Fund for Africa’s Future where he spends time helping founders, philanthropists and investors from around the world understand how to do build fast growing and impactful technology businesses in Africa. He is working to identify passionate and experienced missionary entrepreneurs with the integrity and courage to flawlessly execute in Africa while developing a data backed and informed point of view on how to turn Africa's largest challenges into incredible business opportunities.

Fund for Africa’s Future celebrates missionary entrepreneurs while empowering them to serve the next generation of missionary entrepreneurs.

Iyinoluwa holds a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo; and sits on the board of several institutions including Paris’ Share Africa Project, Rainbow Educational Services Limited and Filmo Realty.

Reuben Abraham

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Fellow, IDFC Institute, India

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Fellow, IDFC Institute, a Mumbai-based think/do tank focused on state capacity and political economy. Non-resident scholar, New York University, and Senior Fellow, Milken Institute. Former Professor and Executive Director, Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions (CEMS), Indian School of Business (ISB).

Senior Advisor to Swiss Re and the Asia New Zealand Foundation; Board member, Centre for Civil Society, India's leading classical liberal think tank; Advocata, a Sri Lankan think tank; THNK, The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership; GSM Association's Interact. Investment committee of Endiya, an early stage deep-tech fund. Former Independent Director, Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), an impact investment pioneer and Member, Global Advisory Board of Unicredit, Italy's largest bank. TED Global Fellow (2007); served on the TED Fellows Advisory Board. Legatum Institute Fellow (2013 and 2016/2017). Named to Wired Magazine's "Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world". Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2009).

MA, MPhil and PhD, Columbia University. Former: Associate Fellow in Global Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Fellow, Public Policy Consortium; Sloan Foundation/CITI Telecommunications Fellow.

Tony Abrahams

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ai-Media, Canada

Since 2003, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ai-Media, founded in Australia in and now operating globally. A leader in live transcription for TV since inception, Ai-Media pioneered live captioning on social media, including a partnership with Facebook in 2017. Ai technology is also used to improve teaching practices, and outcomes for students with autism. LLB and BCom (Hons), University of New South Wales; MBA and MPhil in Economics, Rhodes Scholar.

Muna AbuSulayman

Founder, NIYA, Saudi Arabia

Muna AbuSulayman, continuously named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World since 2009 and until 2019 for her work in media, gender, leadership and education and as an iconic Arab media personality and humanitarian. Currently, She is also Social Impact Investor concentrating on using AI for education, media projects for awareness and Charity effectiveness. Muna is part of the Saudi Government think tank for G20 2020 preparation (on the SDG, Women, and NGO themes) and advises various foundations on youth, media, and female empowerment.

As the head of Directions Consulting and Partner 3S (Saudi Sustainable Solutions), she is focusing her development efforts on unemployment and entreprenuership in the Arab world. As the former Secretary-General of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, she supported innovation and strategic initiatives to combat poverty, empower women and reframe the Islam-West dialogue. She is also a founding Co-Host of Kalam Nawaem, the Arab world's most popular TV shows.

AbuSulayman was appointed as the first Saudi UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. A Member of the Young Presidents' Organization, a Yale World Fellow and Aspen Institute Middle East Fellow. She serves on several non-profit boards and is the recipient of numerous awards, including a “PhD in They Didn't Teach That in School from Life/MOM University�

Tendayi Achiume

Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Zambia

E. Tendayi Achiume is Professor of Law at the at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and a research associate of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and the Refugee Studies Center at Oxford University. She is also the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, and is the first woman to serve in this role since its creation in 1994. She was appointed to this position by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2017. The current focus of her scholarship is the global governance of racism and xenophobia; and the legal and ethical implications of colonialism for contemporary international migration law. Her UN reports have addressed issues ranging from international human rights obligations requiring reparations for racial discrimination rooted in colonialism and slavery, to racial discrimination resulting from emerging digital technologies, among others. She is also a recipient of the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award—the highest university-wide honor for excellence in teaching. Professor Achiume is a graduate of the Yale Law School, Yale University, and the United World College of the Atlantic. She is also a former law clerk of Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and Justice Yvonne Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.


Niklas Adalberth

Founder and Executive Chairman, Norrsken Foundation, Sweden

Niklas Adalberth, the unicorn entrepreneur behind payment start-up Klarna, donated $125 million to found the Norrsken Foundation, a tech-for-good ecosystem for social impact entrepreneurs daring to tackle societies biggest challenges. Norrsken currently houses 125+ companies in Europe's largest impact hub, has made 25 investments and started two non-profits.

Joseph Adelegan

President, Global Network for Environment and Economic Development Research, Nigeria

DM in Management; PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer. Over 20 years' engineering consultancy experience on internationally financed water and sanitation and renewable energy projects and social entrepreneurship. Formerly consultant for: World Bank Group; African Development Bank; United Nations. Formerly Founder: Global Network for Environment and Economic Development Research, African frontline citizen sector organization involved in environment and sustainable development issues; Green Power Partnership, technology innovation company involved in eco-solution and renewable energy in Africa. Fellow: Ashoka-Lemelson, Salzburg; Clinton Global Initiative. Recipient of awards.

Yonatan Adiri

Founder and Chief Executive Officer,, Israel

Graduate (Hons), advanced graduate programme, Tel Aviv University. Entrepreneur. Devises and executes disruptive innovation across the government and business spheres. Founder and Chief Executive Officer,, a start-up that develops advanced image and colour recognition capabilities to enable affordable decentralized healthcare. 2008, entrusted by Shimon Peres, a founding father and at the time the 9th President of Israel, to serve as his first Chief Technology Officer; devised a creative policy of technological diplomacy, forging a set of global collaborations in the water, space, agro and biomedical fields. Unique experiences led to development of “An Era of Permanent Revolution� a management framework that stands at the core of advisory role with global leaders. President, inaugural class, NASA-based Singularity University. Co-Founder,, car sharing pioneer.

Ali Adnan Ibrahim

Adviser, Sustainability and Competitiveness, Royal Commission for Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia

I am currently involved in sustainable transformation at the Royal Commission for Riyadh City.

Prior this this, I have been Global/Group Head of Social & Sustainable Finance at the Al Baraka Banking Group, in Bahrain, the world's largest Islamic banking network, leading sustainable finance across the Group.

I am an active member of the following WEF communities:

- The Forum of Young Global Leaders
- WEF Executive Working Group on Financing
- Expert Network (social innovation and entrepreneurship)

In addition, I have been part of the following:

- As Co-Chair of the Sustainability Working Group for the Islamic finance industry (CIBAFI), and as Chair of the Sustainable Development Committee of the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB), I have been fortunate to work with an exceptional group of leaders to explore various ways in which banks and the financial services sector can contribute to the continued sustainable development.

- The Consultative Group of the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets.

- As Chair of the Global Islamic and Sustainable FinTech Center at Bahrain Fintech Bay, which seeks to leverage financial technology, Islamic and sustainable finance for impact.

- As Co-Chair of the Islamic Finance Committee of the American Bar Association.

- As the founder of the Social Credits Initiative, a formal initiative of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, I worked with other YGLs to incentivize private investments for sustainable development and inclusive growth.

I have published internationally and his areas of interest and expertise include market-based strategies for financial inclusion and enterprise development, impact and blended finance, digital and sustainable finance, Islamic finance, the intersection of impact and faith, microfinance, foreign direct investments, and financial regulation.

As Fulbright Scholar, I received a doctorate in juridical sciences (SJD—with distinction) from the Georgetown University Law Center, a master of laws (LL.M.) from the Washington University School of Law, and a bachelor of laws (LL.B. Honours) from the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. I have attended "Global Leadership and Public Policy in 21st Century" at Harvard University and "Transformational Leadership" at Oxford University.

Daniel Ahn

Managing Director; Chief US Economist; Head, Markets 360, North America, BNP Paribas, USA

Dr. Daniel P. Ahn is Managing Director, the Chief U.S. Economist, and Head of Markets 360 – North America at BNP Paribas in New York. He is also a non-residential Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Until 2018, he was the Chief Economist (and Head of Data Analytics) at the U.S. Department of State, where he advised the Secretary of State and senior principals on a wide range of international economic and security topics, including global macroeconomic growth, economic warfare and sanctions, international trade, and energy and environmental issues.

Prior to entering public service in 2014, Dr. Ahn was the Chief Economist for energy and commodities at Citigroup in New York and also held senior positions at Citadel, Barclays Capital, and Lehman Brothers. He has also held research and teaching positions at Harvard University, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Columbia University, the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Monetary Fund, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Georgetown University, and the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

He is the author of multiple research articles, Congressional testimony, and a textbook, Principles of Commodity Economics and Finance with MIT Press.

Dr. Ahn has extensive experience using state-of-the-art econometrics, data science, geospatial imagery, and machine-learning for economic forecasting, data analysis, financial risk management, project financing, commercial strategy, public policy, and operational solutions.

He was featured in Forbes Magazine as one of 30 under 30 in Finance. He is the recipient of both the Superior Honor Award and the Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State.

He completed his A.B. in economics and finance with honors from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

David Aikman


1995, BA (Hons) in English and German Literature, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada; 2003, MBA, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. More than 18 years' experience in business development, fundraising, sponsorship, marketing and brand stewardship in high-profile, complex, international environments. 1995-2002, with International Olympic Committee: Marketing Manager, Licensing; Marketing Group Manager, Business Development. Since 2003, with the World Economic Forum, including: grew and led Partnership Team; led Professional Services industry practice; responsible for Forum of Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers Community, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Technology Pioneers and Global Growth Companies Community. Council Member, United World Colleges.

Peter Biar Ajak

Visiting Fellow and Adjunct Faculty, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, USA

Peter Biar Ajak is a prominent civil society leader, political dissident, and scholar from South Sudan. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies of the National Defense University. Peter is also the Chairman of the South Sudan Young Leaders Forum, Senior Advisor to the LSE-based International Growth Centre, and the Founder of the Juba-based Center for Strategic Analyses and Research. He was previously a Senior Advisor to the Minister of National Security in the Office of the President of South Sudan and an In-Country Economist for the World Bank. An outspoken advocate of human rights, free and fair elections, he was arbitrarily detained and convicted in a politically-motivated show trial for “disturbing the peace� and jailed for eighteen months in South Sudan’s notorious Blue House prison. Peter is also a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, and a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Studies from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Economics from LaSalle University.


Venture Partner, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Sagana, United Kingdom

A vibrant and inspirational leader in Finance and Philanthropy with extensive experience in investments in both public and private sector markets from some of the world's largest Financial Institutions- Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Carlyle Group and Soros Fund. For over a decade, Anulika has developed extensive experience globally, notably in the fields of private equity and venture capital investing. She believes in the ability to drive change at scale through socially and environmentally oriented business having led inclusive investment portfolios across EMEA with sectoral focus across financial inclusion, renewables, healthcare, education and widening access to other basic services for marginalised populations. Her philanthropic work with young people in the United Kingdom over the past 15 years has also gained widespread recognition. As an advocate for economic justice and social mobility, she currently Chairs the Board of University of East London- London's most diverse and inclusive university by race and socioeconomic status. She is also the Founder of the Sequoia Platform- a social mobility engine for ethnic minority and disadvantaged youth in the United Kingdom, geared towards creating educational and employment opportunities in the United Kingdom. Anulika has an MEng in Medical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London and an MSc in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford.

Vikram K. Akula

Chairperson, Vaya Trust 5, India

Vikram Akula is at the forefront of creating market-based solutions for financial inclusion. Before becoming Chairperson of Vaya Finserv Private Limited, Vikram began working in rural development as a grassroots social worker in India. Prior to his position, Vikram founded Bharat Financial Inclusion and worked at McKinsey & Company and the Worldwatch Institute. Vikram was named TIME magazine one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a recognized Echoing Green Fellow. Vikram published several books including “Micro-Meltdown: The Inside Story of the Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of the World's Most Valuable Microlender" and "A Fistful of Rice: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability." He is a graduate of Tufts University, Yale University and University of Chicago.

Rafat Al-Akhali

Fellow of Practice, Strategic Projects, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Rafat Ali Al-Akhali is a Fellow of Practice – Strategic Projects at the Blavatnik School of Government. From 2017 to 2018, Rafat has managed the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development. From 2018-2019, he led the secretariat of Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development.

Rafat has previously served as Minister of Youth and Sports in the Government of Yemen, and prior to that was leading the Policy Reforms team at the Executive Bureau for Acceleration of Aid Absorption and Support for Policy Reforms. In that position, Rafat led the planning and implementation of key reforms in Yemen including fuel subsidies, power sector, and civil service reforms. He also led business environment reforms and government efforts in private sector development.

Prior to joining the Yemeni government, Rafat worked as a Senior Consultant and Analyst for organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM in Canada. He has also worked in the field of development with a number of international development agencies in Yemen, and was a member of the Accessions Division at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva where he participated in the accession process of several countries including Yemen.

Rafat earned his second Master degree in Public Policy (MPP) at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, UK. His first Master degree was in Business Administration (MBA) from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Montréal, Canada.

In addition to his professional career, Rafat has been active in the field of youth development and youth political inclusion since 2004. He is the Co- Founder and Chairman of Resonate! Yemen, a leading non-profit foundation that specializes in the field of engaging youth in public policy in Yemen. He sits on the board of advisors of Rowad Entrepreneurship Foundation in Yemen, and is a trustee of Silatech Qatar, the leading foundation working on tackling youth unemployment in the Arab world. Al-Akhali was selected as a Young Global Leaders in 2015 by the World Economic Forum. He was previously a non-resident fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the “GCC in Transition� project at Chatham House.

Malak Jehad Al Akiely

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Golden Wheat for Grain Trading Ltd, Jordan

Malak Al Akiley is Founder and Managing Director of Golden Wheat for Grain Trading, Ltd., represent international Grain Trading companies in Jordan. She is the sole young female owner of such company in the MENA region with over ten years of experience in agricultural commodities trading with focus on food security.she has become the official liaison for worldwide grain international companies

Malak is co-Partner in Golden Kayan for Marketing Consulting Co. for Oil, Energy & Renewable Energy.

Adviser and MENA development Manager for Swiss Co. Cerealia Co. Blockchain platform for Agri-commodities Trading and Financing.

Have been selected as one of the top ten young persons of the world by Junior Chamber International (JCI) in August 2019

Founding Member in FutureTalks, Norway and went to the Arctic Expedition with 100 brilliant people from all sectors and all continents, exploring the Arctic and engaging in the most important discussions of our time which made her the first Jordanian women to cross 80 degrees' north pole.

Founding Member of Jordan Economic Forum, a forum consist of prominent economic figures & parliament members to foster economic growth and moving towards the objectives of sustainable development.

Partner and Business Development consultant on Oil and Aviation investment projects in East Africa.

Have been selected by U.S. Deparment of States, United States of America to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program, “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability: Women Fostering Economic Security.

She was also the youngest member of both the Public Financial Policies Committee, Economic Committee for Jordan’s Vision 2021 in his Excellency Dr.Talal Abu Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum.

Malak is the Manager and Director of "Women BeeBuzzers" project in Jordan, Women BeeBuzzers, is a project that aims to introduce beekeeping as a secondary and main source of income for women in rural areas in Jordan.

Nabeel M. Al-Amudi

Chief Executive Officer, Olayan Financing Group, Saudi Arabia

1995, Bachelor’s (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University; 2001, JD, Harvard Law School; 2009, Stanford Executive Program. Formerly: from 1995, roles with Saudi Aramco, including 2011, General Counsel, Aramco Services Company (ASC), US; 2012, President, Saudi Refining, US; then President, Aramco Services Company, overseeing all of operations in North America; Chairman, Tabadul, which oversees the digitization of the import and export processes in the Kingdom; ; President, Saudi Ports Authority (SPA), responsible for the strategic direction of port and shipping facilities to meet the Kingdom’s present and forecasted future needs; 2015-17, Chairman, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), guiding its merger into Hapag-Lloyd in May 2017; then Member of the Board, Hapag-Lloyd. Since October 2017, Minister of Transport of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Former Member: Advisory Board, Center for Global Business Studies, Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business; Board of Trustees, Awty International School, Houston; Executive Committee, Harvard Law School Association of Arabia. Member: New York State Bar Association; Advisory Board, Dhahran Ahliyya Schools, Saudi Arabia. Chairman, Misk Fellowship Program. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.


Nesreen M. Al Barwari

Country Representative, Adviser and Consultant, Friends of Waldorf Education, Iraq

Dr. Nesreen Barwari is Chief Executive Officers of KWS for Education, Learning and Capacity Development, and Founder and President of Breezes of Hope. Barwari was Minister of Municipalities and Public Works in the Government of Iraq from 2003 to 2006, and the only and first woman appointed to a ministerial position in Iraq after the regime change in 2003. Prior, she was Minister of Reconstruction and Development in the Kurdistan Regional Government. Her professional career started in 1991 with UNHCR and continued with several UN agencies from 1991 to 1998. In recognition of her work, the United Nations awarded her a UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour in 2003. The Arab League also honoured her with a distinction in public participation in 2004 as one of the top 10 distinguished women from the Arab world. Barwari earned her undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning from Baghdad University. Her graduate studies, in Public Policy and Management, were completed at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She has a PhD in Political Sciences with focus on Development Planning from Dortmund University.

Esraa Al-Buti

Partner, EY, Saudi Arabia

I joined EY Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 8 years ago and in 2019 became the first-ever woman partner in our Saudi member firm, as well as the youngest ever. Today I lead EY’s Tax Controversy practice in Saudi Arabia. My work at EY includes advising KSA-based large local/multinational groups and family businesses on tax advisory assignments and tax- and zakat-compliance matters. I also provides international tax-structuring advisory services to Saudi Arabian inbound and outbound clients and investors, and have worked on a number of tax due-diligence assignments for private-equity and corporate clients for transactions in Saudi Arabia. I am specialize in projects in the Government and Public Sector (GPS) and lead on many government giga projects. I also serve as a member of the Saudi B20 Task Force I have a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from King Saud University, with First Class Honours. I am a Certified Public Accountant with membership in the Saudi Organization of Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA). I serve as a board member in the Saudi Accounting Association and Prince Sultan University committee. I also deliver honorary lectures on Taxation at Prince Faisal University.

Alberto Alemanno

Founder and Director, The Good Lobby AISBL, Belgium

Alberto is the Jean Monnet Professor of Law & Public Policy at HEC Paris, and permanent visiting professor at Tokyo University School of Public Policy and the College of Europe, Bruges. Due to his commitment to bridge the gap between academic research and policy action, he is the founder of The Good Lobby, the leading advocacy movement democratizing lobbying as a legitimate, healthy practice of democratic life capable of equalizing access to power.

Alberto is an Ashoka Fellow (2019), WEF Young Global Leader (2015), European Young Leader (2014) and BMW Responsible Leader (2018).

His clients include leading philanthropies, NGOs, such as Amnesty International, WWF, Transparency International, as well as grassroots and governments across the world as well as international organizations, such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD, the World Health Organization.

He has been involved in dozens of campaigns, ranging from the first European Citizen Initiative putting an end to international roaming to the drafting of the EU whistleblower directive, and advocated for EU transnational lists.

Originally from Italy, Alemanno is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the College of Europe. He holds a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University. Prior to entering academia fully time, he clerked at the Court of Justice of the European Union, worked as a Teaching Assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges and qualified as an attorney at law in New York.

Among his latest books, 'Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society' (Iconbooks, 2017), 'Nudge and the Law' (Hart Publishing, 2016) and 'Regulating Lifestyle Risks - Europe, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets' (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Alberto's MOOC Understanding Europe is available on Coursera. Launched in 2014, it gathered more than 200k participants from all over the world in its first edition.

Alberto lives in Bilbao, with his family, teaches in Paris and advocates from Brussels all across the EU and beyond.

Samuel Alemayehu

Managing Director, Cambridge Industries, USA

Mr. Samuel Alemayehu started his career in Silicon Valley as a serial entrepreneur launching two companies from his college dorm room. He first got introduced to venture capital at Venrock Associates, where he focused on consumer media services. He moved to Africa in 2009, founding and investing in numerous companies across the continent and in a range of industries. He built a mobile gaming platform in 18 countries with over 50m customers before exiting the startup in 2013. He also created Sen Sante in partnership with leading investment banks to help develop large health infrastructures in Africa.
He co-founded Cambridge Industries Ltd to accelerate the implementation of pioneering infrastructure projects in emerging cities. He oversaw the construction of the first municipal waste-to-energy Facility in Africa, located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of a pan-African sustainability city park project with the initial facility built at a cost of USD120m. Each Facility is designed as a multi-purpose plant with numerous functions, including metal recycling, brick production, industrial steam, producing biodegradable plastic, and modern insect farming. Sam has recently invested in commercializing breakthrough technologies through projects in Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, DRC, Somaliland, Djibouti, Botswana, Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.
Samuel is an active angel investor globally and sits on the board of numerous companies as an investor. He also sits on three non-profit boards: the Ron Brown Scholars Program, KID Museum, and VC Include. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Engineering and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Erica Alessandri

Member of the Board, Technogym, Italy

In 2016, after pursuing several international work and volunteering experiences, Erica joined the family business, Technogym, world leader brand in equipment and digital solutions for fitness, wellness and sport. That year, she was appointed Member of the Board when the company went public. In this position, she has been active in the design and implementation of ESG policies and other initiatives around sustainability. Moreover, after her MBA at INSEAD, Erica started leading a new and innovative project to bring a personalized wellness experience directly to consumers anywhere, anytime through a new app integrated with Technogym’s ecosystem. Alongside her focus on business, Erica also serves on the board of the “Wellness Foundation�, the family’s non-profit body, whose mission is to promote the Wellness lifestyle as an opportunity for all stakeholders: governments, companies and citizens. Erica has been involved in the development of the second phase of the “Wellness Valley�, a social project aimed at building in Romagna, their local community, the first Wellness District in the world by engaging over 200 stakeholders to leverage Wellness as a lever for sustainable economic development. In March 2020, Forbes Italy featured Erica on the cover page of their 30 Under 30 issue for her commitment in bringing forward the family’s legacy around promoting the Wellness philosophy.

Laura Alfaro

Professor, Business, Government and International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School, USA

Laura Alfaro Maykall is the Warren Alpert Professor in the Business, Government and the International Economy Unit of Harvard Business School. Her expertise includes international economics, international capital flows, foreign direct investment, sovereign debt and development. Alfaro Maykall also serves as a Faculty Associate at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and a Faculty Research Fellow with the International Macroeconomics and Finance Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Between 2010 and 2012, she served as Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica. Alfaro Maykall earned a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999, received her Licenciatura from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile in 1994, and earned a BA in Economics from the Universidad de Costa Rica in 1992.

Omar K. Alghanim

Board Member, Gulf Bank, Kuwait

1997, BS in Business Commerce, NYU Stern School of Business; 2002, MBA, Harvard Business School. Currently, Group Chief Executive Officer, Alghanim, a Kuwait-based company that owns and operates businesses, investments and assets all over the world, with more than 30 businesses in 40 countries. Chairman, Gulf Bank, a leading financial institution in the region.

Former Chair, MENA Regional Business Council, World Economic Forum. Chair, A New Vision for Arab Employment; Co-Chair, World Economic Forum on MENA 2015; Young Global Leader alumnus, World Economic Forum. Member of the International Business Council. Ongoing UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) partner, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to educate and train Syrian youth and children. Member: Board of the Dean’s Advisors and the MENA Advisory Board (MENAAB), Harvard Business School. Member: Leadership Council for Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. Chairman, Family Business Council – GULF (FBCG), a nonprofit membership organization established to improve long-term governance among family-owned businesses, which account for 90 percent of the regional private sector economy. Co-founder and first Chairman, INJAZ Al ARAB, a regional NGO that helps to equip young people with entrepreneurial and financial skills, and part of Junior Achievement Worldwide.

Lamya AlHaj

Associate Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Lamya Al Haj holds a PhD in Structural and Molecular Biology from UCL and an MSc in Environmental Science and Technology from UNSW. She is a researcher on biodiesel alternatives to oil, and an Associate Professor at the Sultan Qaboos University. Lamya founded a speakers' platform in GCC region “Jalasat Mulhimoon� to showcase role models and inspire younger generations. She has spoken at conferences and corporate events including Harvard and IMD Middle East Alumni conferences on leadership. She was recently selected as a judge for an MIT based competition “Innovators under 35� organized by MIT Technology Review. She is the founder of “Coach4Change� where she worked alongside and supported senior government officials, CEOs, business leaders and boards around the country. She received numerous awards & recognitions including the “Boban Marcovic Prize in Environmental Science�, The “Gulf Intelligence - Occidental Award�, “National Research Award�, “Omani Woman Award 2019� for her innovation, and the prestigious “L’Oréal UNESCO award for women in science- Middle east fellowship award�- 2018. She is also a Fellow at The World Academy of Science (TWAS 2019-2023 affiliate).

Ahmed Ali Al-Hammadi

Head, Active Investments, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar

Ahmed Al-Hammadi serves as the Chief for Europe, Russia and Turkey at the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). He oversees the fund's investments in Europe. He served as the Head of Active investments overseeing direct and fund investments from 2015 to 2020. He served as an associate in the asset management department from 2010 to 2014 and was responsible for reviewing and recommending investments for the QIA hedge fund portfolio, the venture capital programme, and for attracting asset managers to Qatar. He serves as non-independent non-executive director at Pavilion REIT Management. He also is a board member of Heathrow Airport and SoFi since 2018. From 2008 to 2010, he served as vice-president, asset management, EFG-Hermes Qatar, where he oversaw the asset management business in Qatar. Prior to that, he was an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and worked on the restructuring and strategy recommendation for several financial service firms in the Middle East and was a financial reporting analyst from 2003 to 2005.

Al-Hammadi graduated with a BSc in economics, finance and accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.

Mohamed Al Hashemi

Country Head, Majid Al Futtaim, Saudi Arabia

Mohamed Al Hashemi is the Country Head of Majid Al Futtaim in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his role, he leads a team of over 1,300 employees and is responsible for Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment and Cinemas as well as Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle. During his tenure in this role, Mohamed introduced Cinemas to Saudi and helped create and shape the industry. He focused his efforts on Customer Experience and Operational Excellence achieving market leadership in the Kingdom. Along with, Mohamed is serving as an advisory board member at the General Commission for Audio Visual in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Ministry of Media), and a mentor at Endeavor, steering businesses to grow country’s GDP. Before being named Country Head in 2018, Mohamed was the Director of Business Development and Marketing at Majid Al Futtaim Healthcare, Management Reporting and Analysis at Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, Head of Treasury GCC at Majid Al Futtaim Retail. Prior to joining Majid Al Futtaim, Mohamed started his career as a Corporate Banker in Emirates Bank Group focusing on various industries as Aviation, Retail and Construction. Mohamed received both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Executive MBA in Strategic Management from the prestigious Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE, Dubai. Mohamed is a firm believer in empowering the youth to reach their full potential through business and about creating a sustainable business environments and business models for generations to grow.

Imtiaz Ali

Researcher, Analyst and Fellow, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), USA

MA in Journalism and MA in Political Science, Peshawar University, Pakistan. Journalist specializing in Pakistan's tribal belt along the Afghanistan border. Formerly, with English language newspapers: The News; Dawn. 2001, with Pashto Service, BBC; reported on Pakistan's military operations against al-Qaeda militants in tribal region. 2006-07, Knight Journalism Fellow, Stanford University; 2008, World Fellow, Yale University. Author.

Saleem Ali

Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, University of Delaware, USA

Bachelor's in Chemistry, Tufts University; Master's in Environmental Studies, Yale; PhD in Urban Studies and Planning, MIT. Author of books, including: Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future (2010); Islam and Education: Conflict and Conformity in Pakistan's Madrassas (2009). Member of United Nations International Resource Panel


Samar Ali

President and Chief Executive Officer, Millions of Conversations, USA

Samar Ali’s career has spanned tenures at the White House, the South African Supreme Court, the State Government of Tennessee, and today as an entrepreneur and human rights lawyer who works locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

Founding the E Pluribus Unum Foundation and leading the Millions of Conversations national campaign, Samar is focused on strengthening democratic institutions in America today.

The White House Fellows Foundation has awarded Samar with the White House Fellows IMPACT Award. Vanderbilt University also honored Samar with the 2018 Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Samar is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 by The Tennessean

She is frequently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, Forbes Magazine, the New York Times, the Nashville Business Journal, C-SPAN, NPR, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Brookings Institute and the Tennessean.

Faisal Alibrahim

Minister of Economy and Planning, Ministry of Economy and Planning of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

Has devoted career to unlocking Saudi Arabia's economic potential. Work, including in venture capital, has helped lay the foundation for a vibrant entrepreneurial culture and a technology agenda shaping the leading energy and chemicals company in the world.

Osayi Alile

Chief Executive Officer, Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation, Nigeria

A 2007 “Young Global Leader� (YGL) by the World Economic Forum, a Fellow of the African Leadership Network and an alumna of the Harvard Business School, IMD and Yale Executive Education Programs, Ms. Alile holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Lagos and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA Pi Alpha Alpha.
Ms. Alile is the CEO ACT Foundation and consultant for Access Bank Plc on its CSR projects, Ms. Alile was the Executive Director of FATE Foundation, a leading private sector led not-for-profit organisation in Nigeria for 8 years
A facilitator/management trainer, she is also a consultant on non-profit management and strategy. A Sustainability Expert and Speaker. Osayi is the founding curator, Global Shapers Forum Nigeria.
Owing to her experiences, Osayi sits on the board of several organisations that includes Immediate past Chairperson Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), House of Tara, Chairperson Zapphire Events, Culinary Academy and Global Dignity, an affiliation of the World Economic Forum in Norway.

Tunku Ali Redhauddin Tuanku Muhriz

Chairman and Founding Trustee, Teach For Malaysia, Malaysia

Tunku Ali is Chairman and Founding Trustee of Teach for Malaysia (TFM). He is also Patron of Enactus Malaysia Foundation, and a Trustee of Malaysia's National Public Trust. He is Chairman of the Board of Governors of Marlborough College Malaysia, an International Council Member of Marlborough College, United Kingdom, Chairman of the Cambridge (Malaysia) Foundation and a member of Harvard’s Asia Center International Advisory Committee.

He is Independent Chairman of Bumi Armada Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia. He is also Senior Advisor to TPG Capital, a global Private Equity Firm. In addition, he sits on several company boards, including Bangkok Bank Berhad, Themed Attractions, Resorts and Hotels, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, and Sun Life Malaysia Assurance.

He holds a Masters of Public Administration from the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a BA (Hons) in History and Social & Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. In addition, he is an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple, United Kingdom, and an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of Malaysia. ‎In 2013, Tunku Ali was recognised as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum.

Previously, Tunku Ali was with McKinsey & Company and Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Eyad Alkassar

Chief Executive Officer, Rocket Internet ME, United Arab Emirates

Eyad grew up in Germany, where he earned a Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science from Saarland University. During his studies he was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation. Since he joined Rocket Internet as CEO of The Middle East, Eyad co-founded and run over a dozen of companies which raised hundreds of millions of dollars in funding - and some of them are now the largest Tech companies of the Middle East fulfilling daily hundreds of thousands of orders. Among others Eyad is a Co-founder of Snapp (largest Internet company of the Middle East) and In 2017 he was honored as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Shaikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa

Adviser for Political and Economic Affairs, Court of the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Bahrain

1992, degree in Economic Theory, American University, Washington DC; 1994, postgraduate diploma in Business Studies, London School of Economics. 1995-99, Director, Crown Prince's office including 1999, Head, Court and Deputy Head, International Scholarship Programme, involved with initiatives to liberalize telecommunications sector, labour market and economic reforms; since 2005, current position. Chairman: Bahrain Development Bank; Young Arab Leaders, Bahrain.

Khalid Alkhudair

Executive Vice-President, Riyad Bank, Saudi Arabia

Khalid' s current role is the Executive Vice President and head of Communication & Customer Experience at Riyad Bank, Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum and the Founder of Glowork, an employment organization that has created thousands of jobs for women and placed over 33,000 women thus far. He is the first Saudi Ashoka Fellow and an Endeavor Entrepreneur. Previously at the age of only 28, he held the role of Chief Operating Officer- Markets at KPMG in Saudi, Kuwait, and Jordan. In 2013 Khalid led Glow Group to an investment to expand its current operations into different verticals and has led it from being a startup to a well-established business with over 120 employees.
He has a Bachelor Degree in commerce from Saint Mary’s University in Canada with three majors, Marketing, HR, and Psychology, and has completed his Executive Education in Leadership at the University of Yale, and in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. Khalid has been awarded many awards such as the Chaillot Prize for Human Rights by the European Union, The King Salman Award for Entrepreneurship, Ranked #3 Most Influential Arab by Arabian Business, EY Entrepreneur of the year, amongst many others. Khalid also sits on several Advisory boards throughout the Globe such as the L'Oréal Global Panel of Critical Friends, The Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and North Africa Issues at the World Economic Forum and is an Amend’s Fellow at the University of Stanford.
He has many articles published in International news agencies such as Huffington Post.
Hobbies: An Avid Chelsea fan, Hunting, and Fishing

Gassan Al-Kibsi

Chairman and Managing Partner, Middle East, McKinsey & Company LME Limited, United Arab Emirates

With McKinsey since 1997. Currently, Chairman and Managing Partner for the Middle East. Passionate about supporting leaders on matters of economic growth and job creation for young people. Since 2000, he has been working with the public, private, and social sectors across the region to accelerate its economic and social transformation and develop next-generation talent. Served some of the world’s leading companies in energy, technology, and consumer-facing industries to enhance growth and global competitiveness. Author of various articles. Recipient of awards, including WEF Young Global Leader, National Achievement Award, Yemen. MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, MSc (Hons) in Operations Research, MIT, BSc in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Natalia Allen

Founder and CEO, Natalia Inc., Spain

Natalia Allen graduated from Parsons School of Design as Designer of the Year, a title she shares with Marc Jacobs. Natalia founded Design Futurist, an award winning design consultancy that has created innovative and sustainable textiles and clothing for multinational brands such as DuPont, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan.

For her groundbreaking work, Natalia has received numerous distinctions, including recognition as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative Professionals, and one of Utne Reader’s 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World. An honorary Design Futures Senior Fellow and speaker on technological and socially responsible design, she has presented at international conferences in Europe, Asia and South America.

With the debut of her namesake line, Natalia spent several months in American factories learning about advancements in 3-D manufacturing. She designed beautiful minimalist clothing made in a systematic, seamless and sustainable process. The collection has trended on Oprah, Forbes and Fox Business. The complete Natalia Allen collection is available on the flagship website. Select lines are retailing at Lord & Taylor, the company’s first national retail partner.

Patrick Allen

Vice-President; International Managing Editor, CNBC, United Kingdom

BA in Economics. Former mini-cab dispatcher. Currently, Head of News and Programming, CNBC EMEA; responsible for CNBC business day programmes in the EMEA region; leads CNBC journalists, sets news agenda, manages key external relationships, budgets, live coverage and outside broadcast work. Interests: global markets and business, with a keen interest in finding solutions to youth employment.

Wilmot Allen

Founder, VentureLift Africa, Kenya

Based in Nairobi, Dr. Wilmot Allen is Founder of VentureLift Africa (VLA), a fintech and crowdsourcing solution to help African businesses scale through investment, trade, tech transfer and management development, and to create an economic bridge with the global African Diaspora. The advisory arm of VLA operates as VLA Capital Advisors ( He is Co-Founder of IndyGeneUS AI, a genomics company advancing precision health across Africa and in underserved regions of the world. He is also a Venture Partner with RH Managers, a healthcare private equity fund in South Africa. Wilmot was recently a Strategy Consultant with the Africa CDC, working on the strategic plan and implementation of a foundation, investment facility and public-private partnerships to strengthen healthcare systems and public health emergency management across Africa. He was also a member of the COVID-19 Taskforce with the Africa CDC.

Previously, Wilmot was Director of East Africa with CrossBoundary, LLC, leading the firm's investment advisory practice from Nairobi, and transaction team leader for the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (USAID). Prior, he worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with the private equity funds, financial institutions and infrastructure teams, responsible for new investments and portfolio supervision. At IFC, Wilmot was also Senior Advisor to the CEO on entrepreneurship in conjunction with the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment and co-developed IFC's early strategy for fragile states and conflicted-affected areas. Wilmot previously worked in technology M&A investment banking with JPMorgan Hambrecht & Quist, in venture capital with Commonwealth Enterprise Fund, in finance and strategy with the ABC Television Network (Walt Disney Company) and with the private placements and IPO groups of Merrill Lynch & Company.

Wilmot is a board member with several African businesses and has helped developed entrepreneurship ecosystems across Africa. He is a recent fellow with the China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Research Affiliate with the Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital network (SovereigNET) at Tufts University. He is co-author of the forthcoming book, Sovereign Wealth Funds and the New State Capitalism in Africa (Palgrave). Wilmot has a PhD in comparative political economy from Georgetown University and holds degrees from the Wharton School of Business, Harvard Kennedy School and Yale University.

Omar Al-Madhi

Co-Head, Direct Investments, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia

Omar co-heads Direct Investments for the MENA Investments Division, overseeing PIF investments and opportunities in key strategic sectors.

He formerly held the position of Senior Managing Director & Member of the Board at Abdul Latif Jameel Investments where he led Abdul Latif Jameel’s diversification efforts, building and investing in businesses that support our growth and entry into new sectors and geographies.

Omar joined Abdul Latif Jameel’s leadership after three years within Volkswagen Group’s leadership as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, Omar was a member of SAGIA's executive team. Prior to SAGIA, Omar worked in a multitude of positions within Saudi Aramco including participating in developing the company’s long-term strategy in the technology area. He was also an Associate at McKinsey & Company in Dubai, UAE.

Omar obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He also received an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2007.

Omar was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, joining the class of 2017. In naming Omar, the Forum characterized him as "a recognized corporate executive who has emerged a champion of job creation, employment and infrastructure in Saudi Arabia".

He was appointed by Royal Decree to the Board of the Saudi Job Creation & Employment Commission and was later selected to also sit on the Board’s Executive Committee. He is chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of the Saudi Fisheries Company and is also a member of the Board of the National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC) — key portfolio companies of PIF.

He is an Eisenhower Fellow having been selected as the Fellow from Saudi Arabia for Eisenhower Fellowships’ 2011 Multi Nation Program. As an Eisenhower Fellow, Omar was awarded the Ward Wheelock Distinguished Middle East Fellow honor. He is also the recipient of the 2007 MIT Sloan Martin Trust Fellowship, which recognizes excellence in members of the graduating class.

Omar is married with three children and is fluent in English, Arabic and Greek.


Ibrahim AlMojel

Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Industrial Development Fund, Saudi Arabia

Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Industrial Development Fund. Sits on multiple boards, including Samba Financial Group, Raidah Investment Company (overseeing the public pension fund), Awqaf Investment Company, and the Arab Mining Company. Previously worked at Saudi Aramco in multiple functions, including corporate strategy and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. Most recently, Chief Executive Officer of Wisayah, the investment management arm of Saudi Aramco. BSc in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, MSc in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Razan Al Mubarak

President, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Arab Emirates

Razan Al Mubarak is a United Arab Emirates native who for more than twenty years has played a vital role in guiding her country toward a more sustainable future while spearheading progressive environmental protection and species conservation across West Asia and globally. Her diverse experience leading the largest environmental regulatory agency in the Middle East, an international philanthropic organization supporting species conservation projects worldwide, and an NGO focused on citizen engagement earned her recognition as one of the top 100 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2018.
When she was appointed managing director of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) in 2010, Razan became the youngest person to lead an Abu Dhabi government entity and one of the only women to hold such a position. Under her guidance and leadership, the government agreed to double its protected wildlife areas and adopt the region’s first carbon targets: a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 42 percent by 2030. She has also overseen one of the world’s most ambitious mammalian species reintroduction programs: the breeding of captive Scimitar-horned oryx in Abu Dhabi and reintroducing them back into the wild in Chad, thus seeing a species that is listed as Extinct in the Wild now increase its numbers in its natural habitat. Under her guidance, the EAD has established global partnerships like the Eye on Earth environmental data initiative, convened four meetings of IUCN Species Survival Commission since 2008, and hosted one of the Convention on Migratory Species’ two offices.
Razan is also the founding director of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, helping to build the organization into one of the world’s largest philanthropic foundations supporting direct species conservation. Since its inception the Fund has supported more than 2,000 species conservation projects in over 160 countries, bringing many species back from the brink of extinction.
She began her career in conservation in 2001 when she helped establish Emirates Nature, an NGO associated with the World Wildlife Fund. As its managing director, she has spearheaded initiatives to protect the UAE’s coral, conducted field surveys that led to the establishment of the country’s first mountain national park, and created the framework and culture to protect nesting and migrating sea turtles.
Within the UAE, Razan chairs the board of directors for the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture and is a board member for numerous environmental influencers and stakeholders, including Masdar, a renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi. Internationally, she is an advisory board member of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, and the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, and is a board member of Panthera and the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy Initiative (WiSER). A keen supporter of the arts, cultural preservation, and development, she serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation.
Razan holds an MSc in Public Understanding of Environmental Change from the University College London, UK, where her thesis analysed traditional laws of the sea in the UAE region, and a BA (Hons) in Environmental Studies and International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.

Naif Al Mutawa

Chief Executive Officer, The 99, Kuwait

Naif Al-Mutawa is an award winning serial entrepreneur, clinical psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist who is the founder of The Soor Center for Professional Therapy and Assessment, Kuwait's leading professional source of a broad range of psychological services. A licensed psychologist in the State of New York, he is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists and is a member of the American Psychological Association. An Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, Naif is a member of the academic staff at Kuwait University's Faculty of Medicine, where he has been teaching clinical psychology, communication skills creative writing, and cognitive behavioural therapy since 2005. Naif is the creator of The 99, the first comic book to feature superheroes born of an Islamic archetype. Forbes named The 99 one of the top 20 trends sweeping the globe.

Victoria Alonsoperez

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chipsafer, Uruguay

Victoria is an Electronics, Telecommunication, and Electrical Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor, United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. In 2012 she invented Chipsafer, a patented platform that can track cattle remotely and autonomously. Thanks to Chipsafer in 2012 she was the winner of the International Telecommunication Union Young Innovators Competition and in 2013 she won the Best Young Inventor Award from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In 2014 the Inter-American Development Bank selected Chipsafer as the Most Innovative Startup of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the MIT Technology Review selected Victoria as the Innovator of the Year - Argentina & Uruguay. In 2015 Chipsafer got second prize in Chivas Regal Global Competition The Venture and the BBC selected Victoria as one of the 30 female entrepreneurs under 30.

Her biggest passion has always been space. She attended International Space University, where she co-designed a medical experiment for astronauts that won the Barcelona ZeroG Challenge, and the next year she served as the Space Engineering Department Teaching Associate. From 2014 till 2016 she was Chair of Space Generation Advisory Council, a global NGO in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. From 2015 till 2017 she was part of the Board of the Space Foundation. In 2016 the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) awarded her the Young Space Leader Award and she served as Special Advisor to the IAF President from 2016 to 2018

Suren Aloyan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dasaran EdTech Company, Armenia

Suren is a social entrepreneur, the Founding President of Dasaran Ed-Tech Company, an Armenia-based software-as-a-service company providing innovative solutions in K12 education. In 2016 Dasaran was recognized as one of the best 5 innovative enterprises in the world by the UNDP. Suren brings more than 12 years of experience towards education system modernization through innovation and modern technologies, contributing to extensive data-driven policymaking, developing equal educational opportunities for all. Suren as a keynote speaker has delivered speeches for large auditoriums in different corners around the world – “Impact Investment and Innovation for SDGs� forum at the UN Headquarters in New York (USA), UNDP’s Social Good Summit in Switzerland, UNESCO MGIEP Conference in India, Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai (UAE), RISE Tech conference in Hong Kong, World Bank’s Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico, UAE-Armenia Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi, et al. Suren has served as a chief expert in RA Ministry of Defence for 11 years and received Admiral Isakov Medal of Honour awarded on RA Level. Military rank is captain in reserve. Suren has received Golden Commemorative Medal, the Highest award of RA Ministry of Education Science, was honored with the High state award by the President of RA.

Elham Al Qasim

Chief Executive Officer, Digital14, United Arab Emirates

Elham Al Qasim serves as Digital14’s Chief Executive Officer, steering the organisation’s strategic direction, and leading over 1,000 staff in their purpose-driven work to deliver trust in digital so that clients can innovate and fulfil their potential. Prior to joining Digital14, Elham enjoyed a global career with executive roles in investment and asset management. More recently, Elham served as CEO of Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Executive Director of the Ghadan 21 programme at the Abu Dhabi Executive Office where she led the strategic planning for the government’s three-year, AED 50 billion investment programme aimed at accelerating Abu Dhabi’s economy. Prior to this, Elham was a Director of Mubadala Investment Company, focusing on Mubadala’s Technology and Industry portfolio. Her responsibilities included building investment/entry strategy, business development, value creation, and post-acquisition asset management in sectors including Metals & Mining, Semiconductors, and Technology. During this time, Elham also served on the executive leadership team of Emirates Global Aluminium and delivered a two year post merger integration program. Elham has served on a number of boards and is currently a Board Member of Amanat Holdings, AlAin Farms, and the Khalifa Fund, a government-owned SME Fund. Elham’s international career includes JPMorgan Investment Bank, where she was part of the Global Diversified Industrials Team based in London handling M&A transactions in chemicals, metals and mining, and infrastructure. Elham holds an MSc from the School of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Business from the American University in Dubai. In April 2010, Elham became the first Arab woman to ski to the North Pole.

Bodour Al Qasimi

Chairperson, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - Shurooq, United Arab Emirates

President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), and a global authority in the international publishing scene. Leading a number of diversity initiatives in the sector and promoting robust and more cohesive regional publishing hubs worldwide. Has been at the forefront of socio-economic and cultural development in native Sharjah and the wider United Arab Emirates, receiving in the process a number of regional and global accolades. Avid advocate of the role of books and literacy in social development and has led, through the Kalimat Foundation, a number of campaigns to provide books for refugees and children affected by conflicts around the world. In 2019, established PublisHer, a rapidly growing platform with the vision of building a global, supportive community of women in publishing to create more gender diversity and equality of opportunity in the international publishing sector.

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates

Columnist, Abu Dhabi, including: Financial Times; Independent; Guardian; Huffington Post; The Hindu; Lebanon's Daily Star; International Institute For Strategic Studies, London; Dubai's Gulf Business; Saudi Arabia's Arab News. Non-Resident Fellow, Dubai School of Government.

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Commission for Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia

President of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City following appointment as an Adviser to the Saudi Royal Court. Formerly, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) for over a decade. Prior to that, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). Founder and Chairman of the non-profit Red Sea Foundation and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Washington University; MBA from Stanford Business School.

Khaled Al Sabawi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Open Screenplay, Canada

Khaled Al Sabawi is an award-winning Canadian serial-entrepreneur of Palestinian origin. Khaled is a recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Medal from the University of Waterloo, one of Canada’s leading universities, and was featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East for his work in renewable energy and in expanding property rights in the West Bank.

Khaled is also the Founder & CEO of Open Screenplay, a first of its kind online platform that helps you write a compelling story and screenplay with the option of collaborating with storytellers from around the world. As founder and President of MENA Geothermal, a two-time recipient of Energy Globe Award, Khaled installed the largest geothermal system in the Middle East at the American University in Jordan. As CEO & Vice Chairman of Union Construction and Investment, one of the largest social-impact investors in Palestine, Khaled founded TABO, a project that expands property rights in the West Bank by creating title deeds and enables Palestinians the ability to own affordable land, and protects Palestinian land from illegal annexation.

In 2015 Khaled was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Khaled was named "One of the World's Top Energy Entrepreneurs" by Global Post and was ranked the 195th Most Influential Arab by Arabian Business Magazines. Khaled also received the Takreem Award for Young Entrepreneur.

Khaled is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Computer Engineering Program, the Harvard John F. Kennedy School’s Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program, and the Oxford Said Business School’s Leadership at the Edge Program.

Sarah Al Suhaimi

Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), Saudi Arabia

Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, the largest stock market in the Middle East. With full support from the government, and under the framework of Vision 2030, leading comprehensive efforts to further integrate the Saudi capital markets into the global system, including changes to Tadawul’s operational activities, systems and regulations. Concurrently, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of NCB Capital, the investment banking arm of the National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia’s largest bank. NCB Capital is the largest asset manager in the Middle East and the largest Sharia-compliant asset manager globally.

Abdulla Bin Ali Al Thani

Managing Director; Member of the Board of Directors, Qatar Leadership Centre, Qatar

MSc, Colorado State Univ.; PhD, Univ. of Southampton. 1993-2006, Faculty Member, Qatar Univ.; 2004-05, with RAND-Qatar Policy Institute. 2005-2015, Vice-President, Education and 2010-2015, President, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation. 2009-2015, Chairman, World Innovation Summit for Education. 2010, Co-Organizer, Ministerial Colloquium on Quality of Education in Arab World, with ALECSO and World Bank. Since 2012, Chair of the Executive Board and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Qatar University, the country's national and major institution of higher education. Since 2010, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Leadership Centre, an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, and a national platform for leadership excellence in support of the country’s development goals.

Member of the Board: UNESCO UIL; World Digital Library, Library of Congress; Qatar University; Supreme Education Council, Qatar; Nakilat, a Qatari natural gas shipping company; Palestine Happy Child Center. Founder, Al Markhiya Gallery promoting Arab artists, Doha and east wing as an international platform for photography, Dubai


Alanoud Bint Hamad Al Thani

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), Qatar

Alanoud bint Hamad Al-Thani is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Business Officer of Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority, where she plays an integral part in achieving QFC’s vision of transforming Doha into a leading global financial and commercial hub by attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) towards developing a sustainable local economy.

Previous to her current role, Alanoud was instrumental in driving the organization’s record growth over the past five years and sustaining growth even during the pandemic- increasing by almost 80% the number of firms registering on the platform in 2020.

Prior to joining QFC, Alanoud served as the Qatar Country Representative and Director for Silatech, a Qatar-based social initiative that connects young people to employment opportunities across the Arab region. Out of her deep belief in the need to support Arab youth empowerment, Alanoud greatly expanded Silatech’s operations within Qatar, helping to connect thousands of young people to private sector opportunities and supporting economic development across the Arab region. Her efforts here extend several positions with UN agencies and international organisations specialising in economic development, education, and youth employment.

A recipient of numerous honours and awards, including Young Arab Achiever in 2011 and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani Education Excellence Awards in 2008 and 2012, she was recently selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

A graduate of the London School of Economics, the University of Oxford, and HEC Paris, Alanoud has authored numerous reports in the area of private sector development and FDI.

Carlos Alvarado Quesada

President of Costa Rica, Costa Rica Government, Costa Rica

Forty-eighth President of Costa Rica. Formerly Minister of Labour and social security during the presidency of Solís Rivera. At age 38 on the date of inauguration, became the youngest serving Costa Rican president since 1914.

Heba Aly

CEO, The New Humanitarian, Switzerland

Runs a leading source of original, field-based journalism about humanitarian crises: The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News) amplifies the voices of those affected by conflicts and natural disasters to drive more effective and accountable responses by the international community. Multimedia journalist; spent one decade reporting from conflict zones in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia before joining the transition team that led IRIN's spin-off from the United Nations to a non-profit media organization. Work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg News and IRIN, among others, has taken her to places like Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Chad and Libya; and received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for work in northern Sudan. Recent TEDx Talk – "Stop Eating Junk News" – drives home the importance of responsible journalism from crisis zones. Regular commentator on media coverage of crises, as well as humanitarian aid policy, in published work, in governmental briefings and at conferences around the world. 2018, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Member of the Forum's Global Future Council for the Humanitarian System. Named by New African Magazine one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2018. Speaks English, French, Arabic and Spanish.

Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

H.E Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, was appointed as Minister of State for Foreign Trade in July 2020 to oversee the development of non-oil foreign trade and the expansion of global trade partnerships and increase Exports. In addition to supervising the portfolio of retaining and attracting the best talents and competencies serving the strategic orientation of the UAE, His Excellency also leads the efforts to enhance the UAE’s investment climate in order to achieve the country’s economic interests and strategic goals, thereby strengthening its position as a prime destination for business and investments at both regional and global levels.

Prior to his appointment as the Minister of State for Foreign Trade, H.E held the position of Minister of Climate Change and Environment and supervised the implementation of the country’s strategies at the domestic level, for environment and climate action, agricultural development, animal husbandry and fisheries, in addition to combating desertification and preserving biodiversity leading to enhance the sustainability of natural systems, food diversity and the transition to a green economy.
Through diverse Global participations, HE led the UAE’s efforts to mitigate and adapt to the repercussions of climate change, and protect the country's natural ecosystem by developing and implementing a set of effective policies and initiatives to achieve sustainable development at both regional and international levels and by strengthening existing and new partnerships with the government and private sectors that are capable of increasing the contribution of environment, agricultural, livestock and fisheries sectors to ensuring food security and biosafety in the country as well as increasing the quality of national production.

Previously and after he served as the Director of the Department of Energy and Climate Change at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E Al Zeyoudi was appointed as the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as extraordinary Ambassador.

Minister Al Zeyoudi started his career as an oil engineer at the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), and then moved to Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), where he worked on the development of renewable and clean energy technologies and solutions, and also played a key role in the success of the UAE’s 2009 campaign to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the capital City, Abu Dhabi.
In 2020, HE. was chosen by the Davos World Economic Forum to become a member of the Young Global Leadership Council affiliated with the Forum, recognizing his outstanding international efforts in the field of environment and climate. In 2015, Dr. Al Zeyoudi received the first award for Excellence from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf in recognition of his pioneering efforts in the field of renewable energy.

H.E Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi holds a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology, an MBA in Project Management from the British University in Dubai, and a PhD in Strategy, Program and Project Management from Skema Business School in France.

Salim Amin

Chairman, Camerapix, Kenya

Salim Amin is Chairman of Camerapix, Founder and Chairman of The Mohamed Amin Foundation, and Founder of A24 Media. As Executive Producer and Presenter, Amin finished a documentary chronicling his father's life in March 2006 entitled “MO & ME�, which has won 15 awards for best documentary in the United States, Canada, India and Africa, including the Grand Jury Award at the New York International Film Festival. He is a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and a Member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. In 2010, Amin was one of only 150 people from around the world invited by US President Barack Obama to the Presidential Entrepreneurship Summit in Washington, DC. In December 2012, he was named as one of the “100 Most Influential Africans� by New African Magazine and the same magazine named him in their “top 50 Under 50� Africans May 2013 issue. In October 2014, Salim launched his weekly Talk Show “The Scoop�, speaking to great African personalities around the Continent, and reaching a global audience of over 200 million people on television, radio and online. In 2016, he produced the multiple award-winning documentary “The Sound Man� on the life and work of Camerapix Sound Recordist Abdul Rahman, and published his first book in December 2018 titled KENYA: Through My Father’s Eyes, a coffee-table book showcasing his father’s unique images of Kenya. It is also the first historical book on Africa incorporating Augmented Reality with 12 videos embedded in the pages of the book.

Shauna Aminath

Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Republic of Maldives, Maldives

Shauna Aminath has been involved in the Maldives’ democracy movement for over 10 years. She worked for former president Mohamed Nasheed (2008-2012) and is now the Policy Secretary of the President's Office under President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's administration. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all government policies. A fearless campaigner for democracy, freedom, and the rule of law, Shauna has been arrested and detained in peaceful protests in the Maldives advocating for democracy.

Renato Amorim

Digital Member

Renato Amorim is Executive Director for Latin American public policy and corporate responsibility at Merck & Co. He previously worked at Brazilian mining company Vale as Director of International Public Affairs, and founded the China-Brazil Business Council, a business-advocacy group. Prior to moving to the private sector, Renato was a Member of the Brazilian diplomatic corps, working in Brasilia, Buenos Aires and Beijing. He holds degrees in Diplomacy from the Brazilian Foreign Ministry's Rio Branco Institute and Electrical Engineering from the State University of Campinas.

Eric Anderson

Chairman, Planetary Holdings, USA

Degree (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia. entrepreneur and investor active in wide range of futuristic enterprises including the software development, human space flight, digital asset, computational knowledge and biomedical industries.

Currently: Chairman & CEO, Planetary Holdings; Chairman, Space Adventures; Chairman, Booster Fuels; Co-Founder, Planetary Resources; Founder,

Additional: X Prize Foundation Board & TED; Chairman Emeritus of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation; CEO, Intentional Software (frmr), acquired by MSFT in 2017.

Author: The Space Tourist's Handbook.

Recipient of awards: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; CEO of the Year, Smart CEO magazine (2008); National Space Society Top 20 Space Visionaries;

Interests: entrepreneurship, knowledge and innovation engineering, exploring the solar system, artificial intelligence, the physics of life, and improving state of the world.

Matthew Anderson

Strategic Advisor, Lupa Systems, USA

Matthew Anderson is Chief Marketing Officer of Roku, the Internet TV pioneer. He is also a senior adviser to 21st Century Fox and serves on the boards of MOBY Media Group, the emerging-markets broadcaster, and Team Sky, a top World Tour Cycling team and twice winner of the Tour de France. Previously, Anderson was Group Director of Strategy & Corporate Affairs, Europe & Asia, of News Corporation. Before that he was Group Director of Communications & Brand Marketing at the British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB). Anderson was instrumental in News Corp's Global Energy Initiative and to Sky becoming the world's first carbon neutral media company. Before Sky, he was Chief Executive, Asia Pacific & EMEA, of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, a global agency network and subsidiary of WPP. He is also an Advisory Board Member of Tokyo University's health policy think tank, a Board Member of the Institute of Public Relations and a Trustee of Malaria No More UK. Anderson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard's Global Leadership and Public Policy program.

Matthew Anestis

Managing Director; Global Head, Investment Performance for Alternatives, BlackRock, USA

Matt Anestis is Managing Director and Global Head of Performance for BlackRock Alternative Investors - the Alternatives business of the world's largest Asset Manager. He has previously served as Chief of Staff to the President and COO of BlackRock, as the COO of BlackRock's Aladdin Product Group, the COO of BlackRock Alternative Investors and the Global Head of BlackRock Platform Innovation. He has served on various firm leadership committees including on BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, Global Human Capital Committee and Americas Executive Committee. He also served as Head of BlackRock's Boston office.

Prior to joining Blackrock, Matt Anestis was a Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group in Hong Kong and also worked with Microsoft and in the White House. He serves as a Senior Advisor to the Presidential Scholars Foundation and founded the Boston Volunteer Bridge and Toronto Volunteer Bridge. He is also a Founding Curator of the World Economic Forum's Boston Global Shapers Hub.

Matt Anestis earned an undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) in Economics from Harvard, an MBA (with high distinction) from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar) and a JD (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School.

Kalin Anev Janse

Member of the Management Board; Chief Financial Officer, European Stability Mechanism, Luxembourg

Kalin Anev Janse is the Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board of the ESM and EFSF. He is in charge of the Funding and Investor Relations division responsible for €300 billion of outstanding debt and the Investment and Treasury division investing the €80 billion ESM capital. Additionally, he is in charge of ALM & Lending overseeing the ESM and EFSF balance sheet, and IT & Operations running technology and facilities of the institution.

Before taking on the CFO position, he was the Secretary General responsible for amongst others Corporate Governance, Shareholder relations, HR and Finance & Control. He previously worked in strategy at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, corporate finance advisory at McKinsey & Company in the Netherlands and investment banking at JPMorgan in London. He held several political positions in the Netherlands.

Kalin Anev Janse studied MSc. Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management and Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. For his undergraduate degree, he studied Business Administration in Finance, Banking and Insurance at the Vrije University Amsterdam. He is a young global leader of the World Economic Forum.

Bernise Ang

Chief Alchemist, Zeroth Labs, Singapore

Bernise Ang is Chief Alchemist at Zeroth Labs, a systems innovation lab. They tackle “wicked problems� by supporting developing countries and cities to make sense of the messy underlying system dynamics that make their complex policy challenges the way they are. Her work at Zeroth Labs involves blending disciplines from anthropology, data science, design, behavioural science, foresight methods and system dynamics in order to bring clarity to complexity.

Besides a previous corporate life in private equity, Bernise also founded a youth development nonprofit Syinc, from which alums have gone on to become Forbes 30Under30 and Ashoka Fellow awardees. In international policy, she co-created processes for the development of civil society policy positions at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and UNFCCC. Bernise is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and serves as external faculty at the National University of Singapore on complexity and systems thinking.


Nikolina Angelkova

Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Bulgaria

2003, Master's and Diploma (Hons) in Law, University of National and World Economy, Sofia; 2010, graduate, Harvard Business School, Boston; postgraduate qualification in company management; certificates in regional policy and management of the European Union structural funds and European policy. Formerly: lawyer; CEO, international companies in the real estate and infrastructure sectors; at the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, the European Commission and the European Parliament; Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works; Adviser to the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works; Member of the Managing Board, National Road Infrastructure Agency; Adviser to the President of the Republic, in charge of European regional cooperation, transport and environment, as well as other international and European issues. Former Co-Chair and Founder, Bulgarian-Romanian Committee for inland waterway transport and connectivity of the common BG-RO Danube region. Chairwoman, non-profit foundation Friends of Sport, dealing with the integration of disabled children through sport. 2014, Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communication in the caretaker government of Bulgaria.In 2019 became political coordinator for Sofia district in our PP Gerb, responsible for all the political and election May 2018 was awarded by the Italian President with Stella d’Italia medal-the highest award for foreigners.

Irina Anghel-Enescu

Managing Director, South Eastern European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Romania

Managing Director, South Eastern European Private Equity and VC Association. On the Representative Committee, European Venture Capital Association (InvestEurope). Appointed Member, Romanian Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Founder and Chairperson, Triple Helix, an NGO dedicated to catalyzing a shift to a more entrepreneurial mentality in the former communist countries in Eastern Europe. Spent a year at Harvard Kennedy School focusing on the role of smart money for kick-starting and/or strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world. Eisenhower Fellow (2008). Mason Fellow, Harvard (2010). Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2014).

Eleni Antoniadou

Researcher, NASA FDL, Singapore

Eleni Antoniadou is a scientist in the fields of Regenerative Medicine, Bioastronautics and Artificial Intelligence and an advocate against gender inequalities and cyber harassment. Her multidisciplinary research is focused on developing artificial organs as an alternative therapeutic pathway for transplantations, as a means to eliminate illegal organ trading and on artificial intelligence-based applications for space missions. She has been named the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 for Healthcare, Cartier Laureate for USA, Global Leader by the Tallberg Foundation, 2013 Woman of the Year in the UK , BBC 100 Most Powerful Women, “11 Great Greeks of the Past, Present and Future� by the EPP party of the European Parliament among others and received more than 12 scholarships during her academic career. Eleni has conducted research at NASA's Mars Exploration lab, NASA FDL and the European Astronaut Centre.

Since 2009, Eleni is committed to the elimination of harmful and repugnant organ trade by organising medical mission trips to affected areas in Latin America and Africa and by raising awareness about illicit organ trading. Her endeavours serve as a primary driver to create a global regulatory framework that will culminate in the passage of transplant and artificial organ legislation at an international level.

Akudo Anyanwu

Vice President of Development, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, USA

Dr. Akudo Anyanwu is an award-winning global health expert, public health innovator and social entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the field of international development. She is an Associate Dean at Johns Hopkins University and the Founder of Friends Africa, a pan-African organization that fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by mobilizing African businesses, governments and NGOs. She has also served on the boards of Roll Back Malaria, the Global Health Council and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Anyanwu's pioneering work on the Gift from Africa Campaign has been recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation as a top 100 next century innovation. She has also been recognized as Tufts University's Distinguished Service Award (21015), a Harvard School of Public Health Innovator of the Year (2013), an Ogunte Social Leader of the Year (2013) and Stevie Innovator and Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2012). Anyanwu holds a MD in Medicine from Tufts University, an MSc in Public Health from Harvard University and a BSc in Molecular Biology from Lehigh University.

Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

Co-Founder and President, Hapinoy, Philippines

Paolo Benigno “Bam� Aquino is the youngest Senator of the 16th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. In 2003, he became the youngest head of a government agency when, at 25, was appointed as the Chairperson of the National Youth Commission, the primary national policy-making body for Filipino youth. Bam also co-founded the social enterprise Hapinoy, which has received global awards for helping lift poor Filipinos out of poverty through micro-finance and micro-enterprise support. Bam has dedicated his entire career to empowering the youth and the poor, helping thousands of Filipinos improve their lives through access to opportunities and crucial support systems. Because of this work, he was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines in 2010, one of the Asian Social Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2011 and one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World in 2012.

Nathalia Arcuri

Founder/CEO, Me Poupe! Conteudo e Servicos Financeiros Eireli, Brazil

Nathalia Arcuri is a Brazilian entrepreneur, journalist, finance specialist, philanthropist and founder of the world's largest financial entertainment platform, Me Poupe!. Making it easier for people to understand difficult concepts involving finances and investments, her company helps over 21 million people each month to improve their financial life. Nathalia believes that education is the first step for true financial freedom and her mission is to make people free through democratic access to quality knowledge.
Nathalia disrupted the Brazilian financial market by bringing the concept of entertainment to the service of financial education. Her work at the forefront of Education has earned her several awards over the past 4 years. Me Poupe! democratized access to personal finance content, introduced complex concepts in a simple and fun way and among its platforms has the largest YouTube channel in the world, with more than 5.5 million engaged subscribers.

She is an author, a student of behavioral economics with a specialization in choice architecture.


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Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister of New Zealand, Government of New Zealand, New Zealand

Bachelor’s in Professional Communication, University of Waikato. Former Adviser, Office of then New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark; then worked in London for the British Cabinet Office. Also volunteered at a soup kitchen in New York. 2008, entered New Zealand’s Parliament at the age of 26; 2017, became the youngest-ever leader of the Labour Party. Only two months after assuming the leadership, led the party to electoral victory and was sworn in as Prime Minister heading a three-party government involving the New Zealand First Party and the Greens. Currently the youngest woman elected head of government in the world and only the second elected head of government to have had a baby while in office. Also holds the roles of Minister for National Security and Intelligence, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and Minister for Child Poverty Reduction.

Yara Argueta

Member of the Board, Mergers and Acquisitions and Expansion, Grupo Solid SA, Guatemala

Former CEO of Grupo Solid, market leader of Paints and Coatings in Central America with headcount of 1,500 employees and above US$ 100 million in turnover. Currently became board member of Grupo Solid, also in charge of M&A and expansion.
Yara was appointed as one of the most powerful woman in Central America by Forbes Magazine in 2016, and as one of five more admired women in Central America by the business magazine Estrategia y Negocios, for three consecutive years (2008, 2009 and 2010). Honored as Distinguished Professional of the year by INCAE Business School in 2013.
Member of the Central America Leadership Initiative – CALI / Aspen Global Network. President and Mentor of Vital Voices´ Guatemalan Chapter. Board Member of the Guatemalan Board of INCAE Business School. Has served as Industrial Engineering Director in Universidad Rafael Landivar. Electoral Coordinator and Delegate for the last four Guatemalan presidential elections.
Yara has an MBA from INCAE, an Industrial Engineer degree from Universidad Rafael Landivar and additional education in Harvard Kennedy School and in Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Marisol Argueta de Barillas

Head of the Regional Agenda, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, USA

Head of the Regional Agenda, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee at World Economic Forum. Lawyer and career ambassador. Formerly: Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador; Director-General for Foreign Policy of El Salvador; Minister Counsellor, Embassy of El Salvador, Washington DC; Deputy Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the UN, New York. JD, Universidad Dr Jose M. Delgado; Postgraduate in Diplomacy, University of Oxford; further specialized studies, International Peace Academy, Harvard University, Columbia University and Wharton Business School. Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law and Political Law. Member: Central American Leadership Initiative, Aspen Institute; Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Advisory Board, Latin America Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C.; Global Council CIPPEC, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Author of articles on international affairs and regional integration. Recipient of awards from Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Italy and the USA.

Riad Armanious

Chief Executive Officer, Eva Pharma, Egypt

Riad is a serial entrepreneur that strives to empower the fight for health as a human right with a focus on Africa. He heads the Eva group which is one of the leading pharma and personal care organizations in the MENA region. Riad is an active member in the YPO (Young Presidents Association), Vice chairman of the Egyptian Industrial Chamber of Pharmaceuticals, founder and former president of the Association HBS alumni in Egypt. Moreover, Riad is the founder and a member in the "T20" foundation, a non-governmental organization that focuses on utilizing the knowledge of highly educated youth to develop people for social and economic improvement. Riad has a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Cairo University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Steve Arora

Chief Executive Officer, Axis Re Ltd, Switzerland

Degree in Economics, Muhlenberg College; GE Capital Financial Management Program (FMP); Swiss Re Group Management Development Program; STARS Symposium for Leaders of the Next Generation. Diverse track record of experiences; has held roles in various financial services industries, geographic locations, and with various functional responsibilities. Has lived in the US, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Japan and Saudi Arabia. Currently, Member, Reinsurance Executive Committee, Swiss Re; Division Head, Casualty Reinsurance. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2015).

Pablo Arosemena

President, Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil, Ecuador

Skilled in entrepreneurship, developing leadership networks and distinguishing key economic signals from the political noise.


Tewodros Ashenafi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Holdings, Ethiopia

Tewodros Ashenafi is Founder and Chairman of SouthWest Holdings Ltd., a leading Ethiopian holding company, and Chairman of Ambo Mineral Water, one of the leading beverage brands in Ethiopia and part of Coca Cola Beverages Africa. Mr. Ashenafi is the local partner and did the largest privatization and private transaction in Ethiopian history, the $1.4 billion enterprise value privatization of (NTE), were he joined as board director, and JTI. He is also the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SouthWest Energy (HK), an African indigenous oil and gas exploration company, which is the top 10 acreage holder in East Africa. Ashenafi started his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. He serves on the Board of the EastWest Institute, a leading security think. He is also on the International Advisory Board of Atlantic Council, a non-partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security, he is on the Advisory Board of Cepheus Growth Capital Partners a leading Ethiopian-focused private equity firm. Mr. Ashenafi is on the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Africa Centre. Mr. Ashenafi is a member of Young President's Organisation (YPO) Intercontinental Chapter. Ashenafi holds a degree in Economics from Columbia University and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He was nominated as a Young Global Leader (YGL) Davos 2009.

Iwao Aso

Group Chairman, ASO Corporation, Japan

Iwao Aso is President of the Aso Corporation and Group Chairman of the Aso Group, with interests in the fields of infrastructure, environmental solutions, healthcare, education and lifestyle services. He is also a Director of Dwango Co. Aso started his career in the family business as auditor at Aso Cement. He also served in the Aso Group as a director, executive director, senior managing director and vice-president. Prior, Aso worked as a trainee in Hongkong Land, Colliers Jardine in Hong Kong and the financial instruments development division in Shinsei Bank. Aso completed his undergraduate studies at Keio University with a BA in Economics. He also majored in international relations at the University of Cambridge.

Martin Aspillaga

Managing Director, Sociedad Gestora de Fondos de Inversión Salkantay Capital Partners, Peru

Martin Aspillaga is Managing Director and Founder of Salkantay Partners. He is a PE and VC professional investor. Prior, he worked at Enfoca Investments, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company and as a Peruvian bank regulator. He is a teacher, mentor and instructor and has published poetry, short stories and articles. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico.

Solomon Assefa

Vice-President, IBM Research Africa, South Africa

Dr. Solomon Assefa is a Vice President at IBM Research. He heads research strategy, execution, commercialization, and partnerships for Impact Science, which includes Future of Climate, Future of Work, and Future of Health. Under his leadership, researchers from IBM’s global labs are applying and advancing disruptive technologies that will transform industries and benefit society. These technologies include AI, cloud, quantum computing, and accelerated discovery. He is also directing the worldwide effort focused on developing core technologies and partnerships for climate change mitigation and adaptation. He directs scientists from IBM’s global labs who are innovating in areas such as sustainable hybrid cloud, AI-enabled material discovery for carbon capture, carbon footprint optimization, AI-driven climate risk and impact modelling to enable resiliency.

Furthermore, Solomon is responsible for IBM’s research labs in Kenya and South Africa, and heads IBM’s research strategy and partnership across MEA. He is responsible for fostering local innovation ecosystems by forming new models for partnership with government, industry, academia, non-profits, and start-up companies. The labs are localizing these technologies and developing scalable (lab to market) solutions for emerging markets in areas such as financial services, telcos, healthcare, supply chain, energy and utilities, agriculture, and public sector.

Previously, Dr. Assefa was the Director of Research Strategy & Growth Initiatives at IBM Research headquarters in NY. He has also served as a Program Manager in the office of Science and Technology at IBM Research headquarters, with responsibilities for evaluating science and technology roadmaps for IBM’s worldwide research laboratories.
As a Research Scientist, Solomon has worked on IBM’s nanophotonics technology with responsibilities spanning research, development, and technology transfer. He has also worked on field switched and spin torque MRAM technologies. He has co-authored over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, has over 50 patents, and has appeared as a guest speaker at numerous conferences worldwide. His work has been featured in Nature magazine, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, Forbes, Technology Review, EE Times, and IEEE Spectrum, among many others.
Solomon is a recipient of several awards including Corporate Recognition Award and Invention Achievement Awards from IBM. He was named one of the World’s Top Young Innovators under 35 and received the TR35 awarded by MIT’s Technology Review (2011). Solomon was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2013. He is an Honorary Professor at Wits in South Africa. He received a B.S. in Physics (2001), a B.S. in EECS (2001), a M.S. in EECS (2001) and a Ph.D. (2004) all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rima Assi

Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi; Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company LME Limited, United Arab Emirates

Rima Assi is a Senior Partner with the Middle East Office of McKinsey & Company and Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Abu Dhabi office. Rima advises leading governments in the Middle East on public finance to drive large-scale social and economic transformation, and is a major champion for women’s empowerment across the region. Rima is a key speaker on the power of gender parity at several fora including the Global Women’s Forum Dubai and GITEX Tech conference. She has authored several articles on the power of gender parity in Newsweek Middle East and more recently on more powerful approaches to ensuring value in public finances.

Bernardo Asuaje

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Grupo Attia (Colombia), Colombia

Bernardo is a vibrant young entrepreneur with a strong sense of purpose in a local industry dominated by large traditional real estate developers. In a country of more than 6 million senior citizens, Bernardo has undertaken the task of designing and building projects that can provide high-quality residences, care and wellness programs for the elderly and has shown signs of always being on the cusp of innovation for social integration in urbanism.

Christopher Ategeka

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Startup Playbook, USA

Chris is an award-winning repeat-entrepreneur and an Engineer. He is the founder and CEO at UCOT Inc.: the world's first center for the unintended consequences of Technologies. Chris coined and popularized the term "UCOT" (unintended consequences of technology) in the tech sector and the concept of "UCOT" evangelism. Before that, he founded Hourglass ventures a fund that supports visionary entrepreneurs from the African continent who come from an underprivileged background- and need Friends and Family round financing to get their ideas off the ground. Before that, he founded Health Access Corps, a non-profit that works to establish sustainable health care systems on the African continent. Chris has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most prestigious platforms such as TED, Clinton Global Initiative, and United Nations. He has won many international awards for his work, most recently 2016 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; TEDFellow; Forbes Magazine 30Under30, Ashoka fellow and Echoing Green fellow. Chris' work has been featured in many major media publications both locally and Internationally such as BBC, Forbes, and NPR. Chris holds a Bachelor’s of Science, and Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cherrie Atilano

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Agrea, Philippines

Cherrie Atilano has 21 years of experience in sustainable food systems and inclusive agribusiness as an advocate of women and youth in agriculture, agri-technology, malnutrition eradication and the responsible production and consumption for the future of food. She is a multi-awarded entrepreneur and ambassador on agricultural issues.

Lera Auerbach

Artist, Austria

Lera Auerbach's work transcends the 20th-century focus on specialization. A renaissance artist for modern times, she allows her artistic impulse to guide the genre of expression; whatever the medium - art, literature, or music - all of her work is interconnected as part of a cohesive and comprehensive artistic worldview.
Auerbach's large scale works have been produced in major theaters on every continent, including the Hamburg State Opera, Vienna's Theater an der Wien, New York's Lincoln Center, the National Ballet of Canada, the National Ballet of China, the Royal Danish Theater, the Nuremberg State Theater, the Finnish National Theater, Moscow's Stanislavsky Theater, the Nederlands Dans Theater, and the San Francisco Ballet.
Auerbach has been drawing and painting all her life as part of her creative process. In 2009, after a devastating fire destroyed her studio in New York, she began sculpting prolifically. Her paintings and photographs have been included in several exhibitions and, in 2013, she had her first solo photography show in Norway. Her creations are in private collections, have sold at auctions, been reproduced in magazines, and used on the covers of CDs and books. She has published three books of poetry in Russian, and her first book in English, "Excess of Being", was published in 2015.
Auerbach was born in Chelyabinsk at the gateway of Siberia. She received parallel graduate and post-graduate degrees from the Juilliard School and the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media. Her awards include the Hindemith Prize, two Golden Masks, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, the German Radio Prize, and the ECHO Classic Award.

Ida Auken

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Denmark (Folketinget), Denmark

Ida Auken is the Former Minister for the Environment in Denmark (2011-2014). She is member of the Danish Parliament for The Social Liberal Party and is Chairman for The Parliament’s Climate and Energy Committee. Ida Auken was as the first Danish politician chosen to be a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum and has also been elected to be one out of the 40 most promising young leaders under 40 in Europe. She is the author of the book “Dansk� and has written about climate, energy and circular economy for many years.

Lois Auta

Founder and Executive Director, Cedar Seed Foundation, Nigeria

BSc in Public Administration, University of Abuja. Over five years of experience advocating for the betterment of persons with disabilities. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Seed Foundation, Nigeria. President, Disabled Sports Club - Abuja, President, Women on Wheels Multipurpose Cooperative Society. Vice-President, Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association, Nigeria Chapter. Assistant National Coordinator, Advocacy for Women with Disabilities Initiative. Board Member, Potters Gallery Initiative.

Aditi Avasthi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Embibe, India

Aditi Avasthi is Founder of India's EdTech AI platform Embibe. Embibe is creating learning outcomes at scale through personalising the delivery of education to students in emerging markets. Amongst its many patents and publications, Embibe was recently granted a patent proving learning outcomes being created through its adaptive learning machine. Aditi and her company are the recipients of numerous honours and awards, including: WEF Global Innovator, Accenture Innovator of the Year; CEO of the Year 2019, India; Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Vogue; Woman of the Year 2018; CEO of the Year; Best AI Company in Education; BWDisrupt 40 Under 40 2017; BBC 100 Women 2017; Digital Disruptor, Maximum Business Impact; Woman Entrepreneur of the Year; Fortune 40 Under 40 2015.


Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou

Chair, Special Permanent Committee of Environmental Protection, Hellenic Parliament, Greece

Politician, f. Member of the Hellenic Parliament and Chair of the Environment Committee of the Hellenic Parliament, Chair of the Mediterranean Parliamentarians on Sustainable Development, Director of the European Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Attorney at Law, specialized in International Environment, Energy, Water and Climate Change Law and Finance.

Gwenaelle Avice-Huet

Senior Vice-President, Corporate Strategy, Schneider Electric, USA

Gwenaelle Avice Huet joined Schneider Electric in March 2021 as Senior Vice-President in charge of Corporate Strategy. She worked for the past 11 years at ENGIE in various positions, her last one being Executive Vice President of ENGIE in charge of the Global Renewables Business Line, and President and CEO, ENGIE North America. Gwenaëlle began her career with the French government joining various ministerial offices as an advisor to the Secretary of State for European Affairs, and later to the Minister of Energy. She holds a Bachelors degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de cachan, an agrégation in Chemical Physics, and an Engineer Degree at the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees

Ronit Avni

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Localized, USA

Ronit Avni is a tech and media entrepreneur and Peabody award-winning producer. She is founder and CEO of Localized, a career tech platform that connects college students and recent graduates in emerging markets to industry experts and employers looking for top talent, drawing on diaspora networks to serve as virtual career community at scale. Localized serves business and engineering students from Tunis to Bangalore. Ronit was twice named a “New Power Woman in Tech� by DCA Live.
Previously, Ronit founded and led the media organization Just Vision, which creates documentary films, news analysis and public education campaigns in the Middle East and North America. She has won dozens of media prizes globally, including the Puma Creative Impact Award, and her team’s work was featured in nearly every major news outlet and viewed by tens of millions of people on TV, online and in influential settings from TED to the United Nations.

Named a Young Global Leader through the World Economic Forum in 2009 and a 2018 Halcyon Fellow, Ronit sits on the jury of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change Competition and the Global Teacher Prize.

Ronit began her career at, which advises activists and technology companies on the ethical and strategic uses of video and digital technology for social impact. She co-edited the book, “Video for Change - A Guide for Advocacy and Activism� with WITNESS and now sits on the WITNESS Advisory Council.

Ronit has been recognized with a variety of honors, including the King Hussein Leadership Prize, Search for Common Ground’s Common Ground Award, the Circles of Change Award, Auburn Seminary’s Lives of Commitment Award and the Trailblazer Award from the National Council for Research on Women.

Abayomi Awobokun

Chief Executive Officer, Enyo Retail & Supply, Nigeria

Mr. Abayomi Awobokun is a business leader from Nigeria, a 2016 recipient of the Young Global Leader award from the World Economic Forum (WEF), a 2017 recipient of the prestigious Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu Fellow from the African Leadership Initiative (AFLI) in South Africa and in 2018, a 3-time recipient of the top 100 African Business Persons under 40 award by the Choiseul Institute in Paris, France.
He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Enyo Retail & Supply, a fast growing downstream player in Nigeria utilizing technology to simplify and optimize fuels retailing in Nigeria. Enyo currently distributes up to 2% of national demand for refined products in Nigeria.
Abayomi has over 15 years experience in the Oil & Gas sector with over 10 years of this spent in an executive capacity. Before his role in Enyo Retail & Supply, Abayomi was the CEO of Oando Plc's Downstream Businesses (in Nigeria, West Africa, Europe & the Middle East).
He serves on the board of businesses in the Agricuture, Financial Services and Food & Beverage industries.
He is the founder of The September 20 Foundation (TS20F), a voluntary donor-funded initiative to support the operations of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Nigeria. He is married with 2 children.

Asli Ay

Chief Investment Officer, Lioness Capital, USA

Asli Ay is CIO of Lioness Capital, a policy and political event-driven hedge fund based in New York, focusing on developed and large emerging economies, with a US bias. Lioness runs a discretionary thematic portfolio, where each theme is expressed in liquid exchange-traded instruments that include equities (single stocks, ETFs, and equity indices), fixed income, futures, commodities and currencies. Risk management is a core component of the
investment process and is managed at position, theme and portfolio levels. Asli is the former Managing Partner of US Policy Metrics, a policy advisory and research firm for hedge funds. This follows her experience for almost a decade at UBS as Senior Client Relationship Director in the CEO's office, covering the largest client and/or transactions globally, where she developed a rare blend of policy expertise, an ability to analyze complex business problems, and a range of global economic policy and regulatory issues. Asli began her career at Schlumberger International, working in Egypt, India, Venezuela and Trinidad &Tobago. She later worked for Procter & Gamble as a Brand Manager running a flagship brand with US$ 100 million-plus revenue at the age of 25. Ay has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey. She holds various financial licenses in the United Kingdom and in United States and is a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst.

Nick Ayers

Managing Partner, Ayers Neugebauer & Co., USA

Nick Ayers is one of America’s leading public policy and business strategists. At 37 years old, he has forged a successful career in business and served at the highest levels of the United States government. Most recently, Nick served in the White House as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President. While at the White House, Nick helped shape the administration’s most important and high-profile initiatives, from space policy to tax policy to foreign policy, including the U.S. posture toward China and the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Today, through Ayers Neugebauer & Co., Nick invests in and advises organizations in healthcare, entertainment, financial services and business services. Nick recently partnered with Insight Venture Partners to acquire Veeam Software, where he now serves as a member of Veeam’s board of directors. Previously he helped build one of the Nation’s most successful media and digital buying firms.

Time Magazine named Nick one of the “40 most influential people in politics under the age of 40� and The Wall Street Journal called him a “political prodigy.� In 2019, the World Economic Summit nominated Nick to join the forum as a Young Global Leader. He received a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Kennesaw State University. Nick is the proud husband to Jamie and exhausted father of seven-year-old triplets, Charles, Mary Floyd, and Talton.

Dilek Ayhan

Special Adviser to the President and Management, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Special adviser to the President/Management of BI Norwegian Business School. Former State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (Oct 2013- Jan 2018). As State Secretary she was responsible for international/bilateral relations and trade policy, export financing, industrial research and innovation, the maritime industries including shipping and the travel and tourism industry. She was responsible for the following policy papers:

Industry White Paper (chapters covering RD&I, competence),
Ocean Strategy,
Maritime Strategy,
Bioeconomy Strategy,
The National Entrepreneurship Plan,
Tourism White Paper
and the Export Strategy.

Entrepreneur. Has served on the board of several organizations working with diversity management and intercultural communication.

Dawood Azami

Editor, Multimedia, BBC World Service, United Kingdom

Dr. Dawood Azami is an award winning senior broadcast journalist and academic. He works as Multi-Media Editor at the BBC World Service in London, leading a team of journalists to cover regional and international news and current affairs.
Dr Azami is also an Associate Fellow at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London.
He joined the BBC in 1999 and reported from more than a dozen countries and has made a number of special programmes on political, security and social issues. He also served as the BBC World Service Bureau Chief and Editor in Kabul, Afghanistan (2010 and 2011).
He worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster, London, teaching on a B.A. module called “Globalization, Power and International Governance� (2012-2015). He also taught on the M.A. module “International Politics of Resources: The Resources Wars.� Prior to that, he served as a Visiting Scholar at the Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (1996 and 1999) lecturing and researching political and cultural issues in the greater Middle East.
Dr Azami’s PhD looked at conflict, drugs funded insurgencies and state (un)building. He also holds three Master’s degrees including International Relations, Politics, Law and Diplomacy. He has an in depth knowledge of international political and security affairs and is familiar with cultural, social, ethnic and tribal dynamics in South and Central Asia and the Middle East. He has participated as a speaker in more than a hundred conferences/seminars in various countries. He has also written dozens of investigative and analytical articles on social, security and political issues for the BBC as well as academic journals, think tanks and research institutes. He is also a member of several international research and academic institutions and initiatives.
Dr Azami has won many awards and prizes. He was honoured as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum in 2011. In 2012, he was selected as a European Young Leader under the first pan- European program of leadership called “40 under 40�. And in 2009, he became the youngest person to ever win the biggest award in the BBC, "Global Reith Award for Outstanding Contribution". He was also given the 2015 Journalist of the Mediterranean Award in Italy. Azami speaks five languages (Pashto, Dari/Persian, Urdu/Hindi, and English) and has a working knowledge of Arabic and Turkish. He paints, writes poems and short stories and practices calligraphy.

Muhammad Hammad Azhar

Minister for Energy, Ministry of Energy of Pakistan, Pakistan

Muhammad Hammad Azhar is a member of Pakistan's centrist political party known as Tehreek-e-Insaf. He is one of the youngest federal ministers in the country and has shown commitment to maintaining dialogue and integrity across political lines.

Shiho Azuma

Chief Executive Officer, Lily MedTech Inc., Japan

Shiho Azuma was born in Japan, in 1982. She obtained a MS in Aerospace engineering from Arizona State University. In 2009, she entered the Graduate University for Advance Studies as a Ph.D student to study space and astronautical science in JAXA, where she researched Magnetic Plasma Sail. However, right after admission, she lost her father by unexpected death. Because of economic reason caused by it, she dropped out of the university before getting a Ph.D. She worked for JEOL resonance which is the company of manufacturing, development & research of scientific and metrology instruments. She was engaged in development of the next generation of NMR in both development and production divisions After that, her husband who had researched medical ultrasound diagnostic/treatment system as a professor in Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tokyo, invited her to launch business to develop an innovative ultrasound diagnostic system for breast cancer. Shiho founded Lily MedTech, Inc. in 2006, to save young ladies, mothers and their families with her personal motivation that she lost her mother to cancer when she was a high school student. Lily MedTech, Inc., has fund-raised about 20 Million USD so far.

Fatoumata Ba

Founder and Executive Chair, Janngo, Côte d'Ivoire

Tech entrepreneur and venture capital. Founder and Executive Chair, Janngo; Managing Partner, Janngo Capital. Janngo builds, grows and invests in pan-African tech for good champions with proven business models and inclusive social impact. Janngo is backed by African snf International strategic and financial investors including the Mulliez Family, Clipperton Finance and African HNWI. At Jumia, a tech unicorn in Africa listed on the New York Stock Exchange, served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Côte d’Ivoire, Managing Director, Nigeria, and Member of the Executive Committee for Africa. Passionate about leapfrogging development through technology in Africa, in particular when it comes to women's entrepreneurship and empowerment, small and medium-sized enterprise growth and formalization and tackling health and education issues through MedTech and EdTech. Recipient of awards and honours, including: Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum; Choiseul 100 Africa Economic Leaders of Tomorrow; Forbes Africa 30 under 30; Aenne Burda Award for visionary leadership, optimism and courage. Member: Board, SouthBridge Investment Bank; Board and Investment Committee, Creadev Africa; Council of Women in Africa; Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda, World Economic Forum.

Gina Badenoch

Founder, Capaxia UK, United Kingdom

Gina Badenoch, Founder, Capaxia ,
Young Global Leader, United Kingdom
Social entrepreneur and photographer

Gina’s Dream is to reduce inequality, enabling social and economic mobility by building a more inclusive society.
Creating experiences that change mindsets where the greatest prejudices exist between talent, potential and companies.
She has been working with Global organizations to promote a work-inclusive environment that increases inclusive leadership and diversity as an asset.

In 2006, founded Ojos que Sienten, 13 years ago she saw potential where others saw limitation by teaching photography to blind people, offering a tool that allows them to connect with the visual world.
In 2012, founded Capaxia, taking learnings from working with blind people developed a highly successful new approach to lower the impact of our bias designing an inclusive, empathetic and human centered recruitment and development of talent model called: First I hear you then I see you, based on implementing blind interviews, back-to-back, by which recruiting officers can go beyond their own unconscious biases and identify the true potential of future employees for a better match to job roles, better development of their talent and potential within organizations and ultimately promotion to roles that are satisfying to them and benefit their employers. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Ashoka Fellow. World Economic Forum. Ashoka Fellow. Awarded by the Queen of Great Britain a British Empire Medal (BEM) among other recongnisions.


Zulfikar Ali Bader

Chief Executive Officer, Jehangir Bader Institute of Vision and Leadership (JBIVL), Pakistan

Mr. Bader is a Business, Social, Political and Knowledge Entrepreneur and currently working as a Litigation, Corporate and Human Rights Lawyer in his father’s law firm, the Bader and Bader Law Associates and also active in the national politics affiliated with Pakistan Peoples Party and had contested the General Election in 2008.

Mr. Bader has earned Bachelors in Economics & Political Science, Business Administration and degree in Law from the University of Punjab. He also earned the degree of MBA (IT) from the National College of Business Administration and Economics and MBA with major in Marketing, International Business & Management and Business Administration from Ashland University Ohio USA. Mr. Bader also earned the degree of LLM. Mr. Bader has specialized in Global Leadership and Public Policy of 21st century from Harvard University John F Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Bader, CEO of Jehangir Bader Institute of Vision and Leadership (JBIVL) is working to launch and erect a Leadership Institute aimed to develop and mentor the new class of leadership community from different sectors of the society focused on to create an impact with a difference for sustainable development in the country in all sectors of the country.

Mr. Bader has actively served as the Vice Chairman of SAARC Young Entrepreneur Forum for the last many years since 2010 and is also the life member of the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Chamber of Commerce (SCCI). Mr. Bader alongside being an executive member at the Pakistan Industrial Alliance Foundation, He has served as the Chairman of Young Entrepreneur Development Committee at the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Convener Youth Development at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a founding member of the World Punjabi Organization (Pakistan Chapter), Mr. Bader represented Pakistan as a special observer for the American Presidential Elections in 2008 and represented Pakistan in CPC’s conference for the South Asian young future leaders conference in 2011.

Mr. Bader is currently the Chairman of Lahore High Court Bar Association standing committee on Foreign Relation, Diplomatic Affairs and Embassies Liaison. Mr. Bader is honored with title as the Young Global Leader (YGL) from the World Economic Forum in 2015.

Annalena Baerbock

Party Co-Leader, Alliance 90/The Greens, Germany, Alliance 90/The Greens, Germany

Annalena Baerbock is Chairwoman of the Alliance 90/ The Greens party of Germany, recently re-elected with the highest-ever result for a chairwoman of the party. She has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2013 and is an outspoken advocate on issues of environment, youth and Europe.

Rodrigo Baggio

President and Founder, RECODE, Brazil

Rodrigo Baggio is the President and Founder of Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI). Previously, Rodrigo founded Informática para Todos, Brazil’s first campaign for donated computers in 1995 and opened the first Information Technology and Citizens Rights School (ITCRS) in Dona Marta, a slum in Rio de Janeiro. In the same year, Rodrigo established CDI, the first non-profit organization to fight the digital divide in Latin America. Rodrigo is recognized as one the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, and Time magazine named Rodrigo as one of the leaders of Latin America that will make a difference in the third millennium, selecting him for their Local Heroes campaign. Rodrigo was selected by CNN, Time and Fortune as one of the principal voices in economic development and received a certificate of recognition from the Clinton Global Initiative.

Vincent W. Bagiire

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Uganda Government, Uganda

MBA (Hons), Glasgow Caledonian University; MSc (Hons) in Macroeconomics, University of Bradford; Computing and Information Science, University of Derby; Library and Information Science, Makerere University. Formerly Chief Executive Officer, Member of Parliament, Uganda. Chairperson, parliamentary sessional committee on Information and Communication Technology. Currently, Chairman, Centre for International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA). Founder and Chairman, BROSDI, a non-profit organization, Uganda. Ashoka Fellow for life. Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.

Zubaida Bai

Managing Director, CARE Social Ventures, USA

Zubaida Bai is a thought leader and innovator of health and livelihood solutions for under-served women and girls globally. Building on her expertise as a mechanical engineer, a product designer, and an empathetic communicator, Zubaida has put her unique passion to work. In the process, she built a brand, a growing product line, and set in motion a movement that addresses market failures, break taboos, and gives voice to the oft-ignored matter that is women’s health.

Zubaida is the founder and CEO of ayzh (pronounced “eyes�), a social enterprise that began with janma, a $3 Clean Birth Kit providing an infection-free delivery. Having touched more than one million lives to date, ayzh has evolved into a global business. The company provides products and services along the entire reproductive cycle of women and girls that focus on improving their health and happiness addressing unmet needs in under-developed countries.

After a successful stint as an entrepreneur Zubaida is now setting up an Investment fund, Innervate Capital (“Innervate�) to offer growth-stage investment (equity and quasi-equity) in fast-growing economies to women-led companies with high socio-economic impact potential to drive gender-inclusive economic growth and advance Sustainable Development Goals

For her efforts towards achieving the UN goals for women’s health, Zubaida has been recognized on an ongoing basis. Some of her recognitions of note are: a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a Maternal Health Champion by Ashoka, and a Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer (UNGC).

When she’s not changing the world with her products, Zubaida is inspiring young and old through her speaking at international forums. Her talks focus on the intersection of women’s health, design and entrepreneurship. You can watch her TED Talk here. She is also the founder of Happy Woman Foundation, an organization catalyzing the next wave of changes that enable women to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams, and wield public influence at a grand scale to create a stronger, happier, and healthier tomorrow for generations to come. Zubaida holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. She was also conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in 2018.

Priyanka Bakaya

N, Renew Oceans, USA

Priyanka Bakaya is an entrepreneurial environmental leader. She has been recognized on the Fortune 40 Under 40: Ones to Watch List, the Forbes 30 under 30 List, Conscious Company's Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs List, and is a Laureate of Cartier Women's Initiative Award for North America for her leadership in environmental entrepreneurship. She is a graduate of Stanford and MIT. Bakaya is the Founder & CEO of Renewlogy, which is a technology leader in developing innovative solutions for renewing waste and creating circular economies. Business Insider named Renewlogy one of the 20 Most Inspiring Companies and Inc. named it one of the 25 Most Audacious Companies.

Angela Baker

Director, Corporate Responsibility, Qualcomm, USA

Angela Baker oversees Corporate Responsibility at Qualcomm. This includes Wireless Reach, a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to under-served communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in projects that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. To date, Wireless Reach has partnered with hundreds of organizations on programs in over 40 countries and has reached millions of beneficiaries. Baker also oversees Qualcomm's Sustainability team and strategic corporate giving around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs.

Previously, she served as an advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton in the Office of Innovation at the United States Department of State, where she worked on foreign policy goals connected to the 21st Century Statecraft agenda through bilateral and multilateral engagement with strategic partners on technology and development issues. Specifically, she was part of a team that designed and implemented “Techcamp� – an ongoing program that connects civil society across the globe with new and emerging technology resources to solve real world challenges and build digital capacity - in over 30 countries.
Prior to working in the Obama Administration, Baker worked for an international advocacy firm in Seattle, WA, where she helped to create nongovernmental organizations focused on helping those in need.

Baker has worked in several countries spanning five continents. She has a Master’s Degree in International Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and sits on the board of Running Start, an organization that works to bring more young women to politics and leadership roles. She serves on the Advisory Committee on Public Issues for the Ad Council, working on the some of society's most pressing social issues. She has also been named to the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society 2016 Rising Talents Program.

Mamuka Bakhtadze

Prime Minister of Georgia (2018 - 2019), Office of the Prime Minister of Georgia, Georgia

Since June 2018, Prime Minister of Georgia; has established a strong vision for the nation built on strengthening democracy, fostering a vibrant and sustainable economy, while investing in Georgia’s most valuable asset, its people; has helped advance Georgia’s integration into the EU and NATO; introduced a “Green Economy� agenda and “lean government� initiative that reduced the number of ministries from 14 to 11, and redirected budget expenditures to social programmes; launched a comprehensive reform programme to overhaul the country’s education system; pledged to allocate 6% of GDP to boost human capital development and empower sustainable economic growth. Formerly: Minister of Finance of Georgia; 2013-17, Chief Executive Officer, Georgian Railway, promoting Georgia’s interests in international projects, including Viking, ZUBR, and the South-West Corridor. Held leadership positions in the business sector, including Chief Executive Officer, Georgian International Energy Corporation; Member of the Supervisory Board, Georgian Industrial Group. MBA, INSEAD; Master’s in Business, Moscow State University; PhD and BA in Electromechanical Engineering, Georgian Technical University.

Loulwa Bakr

Senior Partner, Chrome Advisory, Saudi Arabia

Loulwa Bakr lead a notable career in corporate finance and investment banking that spanned 14 years and culminated with heading the investment banking division of Credit Suisse Saudi Arabia. In 2015, she founded EduNation, an advisory business that supports regional Education Technology (EdTech) startups. She has participated in various CMA committees that reviewed regulations at the inception of the CMA, and lead some of the landmark transactions in Saudi capital markets. Loulwa has advised and arranged the financing, restructuring, growth through mergers and acquisitions and most significantly, access to capital markets, for top tier corporations. In addition to being recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, she is currently an independent member of the Board of Directors of Reyl Finance (MEA), a member of the Sirb investment committee and a member of the advisory board of Columbia University’s Global Centers.
Loulwa holds an Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University in the City of New York.

Miranda A. Ballentine

CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, USA

BSc (Hons) in Neuro-Psychology, Colorado State University; MBA, George Washington University. Former: Vice-President, Investor Analysis and Chief Operating Officer, David Gardiner & Associates; Director, Sustainability, Global Renewable Energy and Sustainable Facilities, Walmart Stores, developing strategies to reach goal to be supplied by 100% renewable energy. Then Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations, Environment, and Energy), a 4-star civilian equivalent position; integral member of the Air Force’s top executive team; responsible for the oversight, formulation, and execution of plans, policies, programmes and budgets for: 170 Air Force installations; a $9 billion annual energy budget; a $4.5 billion annual construction budget; environmental conservation, restoration & compliance programmes for nine million acres of land, 200 miles of coast line, 600,000 acres of forestland, and 270,000 acres of wetlands; safety and occupational health for 660,000 employees; and programme execution by 50,000 engineers around the world. September 2017, joined the Rocky Mountain Institute; currently, Managing Director, Business Renewables Center, driving innovation in advanced energy to improve national security, drive economic gains, and solve climate challenges. RMI's BRC serves over 200 members, who have collectively completed over 8,000 renewable energy deals. Public speaker.

Daniella Ballou-Aares

Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Now Project, USA

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Now Project, an organization of business professionals committed to renewing American democracy. Former Partner and current Adviser, Dalberg; was member of the founding team that grew the firm from a start-up to the leading global group of social impact businesses with 25 offices across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Until 2017, served in the Obama Administration for five years as Senior Adviser for Development to Secretaries of State Clinton and Kerry; focused on modernizing the US government’s approach to frontier markets by boosting private capital and infrastructure investments; was instrumental in securing a 193-country agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals. Young Global Leader and member of its Advisory Council, World Economic Forum. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Former Consultant, Bain & Company; advised financial services, private equity, telecom, healthcare and consumer product firms in the US, UK and South Africa. BSc in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University; MBA, Harvard Business School; MPA, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

H.R.H. Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States, Embassy of Saudi Arabia, USA

Over the past decade, has established a profile for advocacy of business growth, community health and women's development issues. Formerly, seven years as Chief Executive Officer, Alfa International, a multi-brand luxury retail company with Harvey Nichols Riyadh in its portfolio. 2013, founded Alf Khair, a social enterprise with an aim to elevate the professional capital of Saudi women through a structured curriculum focusing on professional guidance and career management. October 2017, appointed President, Mass Participation Federation. Since August 2016, Vice-President, Development and Planning, General Sports Authority, a governmental body focused on developing the Saudi sports and physical fitness space. Young Global Leader (2015), World Economic Forum.Member, several advisory bodies, including Saudi National Creative Initiative, whose programmes aim to create a communication platform for creative talent in Saudi Arabia. Founding Member, "Zahra" Breast Cancer Association. Recipient, honours and awards, including: Business of Fashion's Top 500 people working in the fashion industry (2013 and 2014); Fast Company's Most Creative Person of 2014; selected as one of the most powerful 200 Arab women, Forbes Middle East magazine (2014); Foreign Policy Magazine Global Thinker Mogul (2014); Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sport Award, 9th edition.


Kingsley Bangwell

Founder, Youngstars Foundation, Nigeria

“In this lifetime, I will work for youth ONLY� states Kingsley Bangwell, who in 1995, at age 22, started Youngstars Foundation in response to the bad governance that fostered abject poverty on his family and elongated his years in secondary school from six years to eight years. Thus he started Youngstars Foundation from a local barber shop in Jos which has today grown into a leading African youth development organization.

Kingsley is passionate about building young people and strengthening youth organizations to deliver development impact in the areas of governance, leadership, entrepreneurship, gender and education. Some flagship projects associated with Kingsley Bangwell include but not limited to Vote Not Fight Campaign with Nigeria A-List Artist Tuface Idibia, Thinking School Africa – Innovation bootcamp in Dubai and Nigeria, Young Aspirant Leadership Fellowship that produced 23 parliamentarians in the 2019 Nigeria general elections, Female And More self esteem and leadership project implemented in over 200 secondary schools nationwide, reaching over 4,500 teen girls.

Under his leadership, Youngstars has built its first online learning platform called Female And More that offers a 30-day self esteem module to young females to self believe, dream big and pursue greatness. Thousands of young females are already signing up and he envisions reaching millions of young African females with the program by 2025.

He is also Co-Founder of KNOSK-N100/30cents A-Day Secondary School for children from low income families in Kuje Area Council of Abuja Nigeria. KNOSK School is Nigeria’s first quality secondary school that offers a pay-as-you-can, pay-as-you-go and fees subsidy through a crowd-matching scheme. He envisions building 50 KNOSK Schools by 2040 to serve 25,000 secondary school students from low income families across Africa.

Kingsley Bangwell has travelled to about 30 different countries speaking and facilitating youth sessions among others. Together with his wife they cohost Family Street Radio Show every Sunday on 99.9 KISS FM by 7-8pm.

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Jean-Jacques Barbéris

Member of the Executive Committee; Co-Head, Institutional Clients Coverage, Amundi Asset Management, France

Jean-Jacques Barbéris is a former economic adviser to the president of the French Republic. He is currently responsible for the global development of the institutional business at Amundi, a European leader in asset management. He is also chairman of En Temps Réel, a think tank dedicated to social sciences and the future development of the European Union.

Rye Barcott

Co-Founder and CEO, With Honor, USA

Rye Barcott is CEO of With Honor, a cross-partisan organization he co-founded with David Gergen and other veterans to elect a next-generation veterans in the U.S. and create a more effective and less polarized government. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and co-founded Carolina for Kibera, a non-governmental organization that invests in talented youth in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. After the Marines, he worked for the former CEO of Duke Energy, then co-founded and led Double Time Capital, a clean energy investment firm. He earned his MPA and MBA from Harvard, where he was a Center for Public Leadership Social Enterprise Fellow. He was a YGL class of 2011 and is a TED Fellow.

Elena Barmakova

Chairman of the Board, Fontvieille Capital Inc., USA

Elena Barmakova is Chairman of the Board of Fontvieille Capital, a USA-based financial firm that specializes in strategic advising to family offices and ultra high net worth individuals, offers sports investments, real estate investments, as well as advising companies in identifying and structuring international strategic partnerships and joint ventures. Elena Barmakova has over 20 years of international capital market experience in the successful arrangement and development of special situations and cross-border opportunities. Ms. Barmakova is a world-renowned expert and business pioneer, who is internationally recognized for her accomplishments in the highly specialized investment banking spheres. She has worked with venture capital, investment banking firms and leading banking institutions in the USA, Switzerland and Monaco. Ms. Barmakova has a Master's Degree in Finance and Economics and is licensed to transact financial securities and real estate.
Ms. Barmakova was a professional basketball player in Russia and she holds a degree from the Institute of Physical Culture as well as was awarded a diploma for her "Extraordinary Achievements in Sports�.
Elena was one of the finalists and participants in the “Miss USSR� beauty contest, “Best Model of the World� and similar events. She was engaged in media outlets and fashion representations in support of these efforts internationally with various designer brands. Ms. Barmakova is Founder of LenaLoren™ fashion brand.
Elena Barmakova is a member of the WEF Alumni Young Global Leaders. She has completed the YGL executive education program Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the John F. Kennedy School of Harvard University.
Since 2017, Elena has been developing sport projects in Europe and Middle East to maximise the commercial opportunity that exists in sports, from the investment model behind Football Clubs, Basketball Clubs, motorsports.
In 2019 Ms. Barmakova was an Advisor to Monaco's Sport Foundation (under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco).
Ms. Barmakova is residing in USA and Monaco, Elena is fond of yachting.

Pablo Alberto Barrera Lopez

Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Communications, Yara International, Norway

A passionate multicultural young business leader, Pablo Barrera is determined to transform how large companies act as corporate citizens. Barrera promotes sustainability as an untapped potential rather than a threat and establishes collaborative efforts with other companies to solve some of the key challenges the world faces. Barrera explores new ways to feed a growing population and he works for one of the world's largest crop nutrition companies. Through many years of volunteer work, Barrera has focused on establishing arenas where teenagers and young adults can nurture their talents and develop into responsible forces for good in their societies, regardless of their background.

Maria Bartiromo

Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network, USA

Graduate, New York University. January 2014, joined Fox Business Network (FBN); currently, Anchor and Global Markets Editor. Anchors "Mornings with Maria" on FBN and "Sunday Morning Futures" on Fox News Channel. She is also the anchor for FBN’s weekly primetime investing program "Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street". Has covered business and the economy for more than 30 years and was one of the building blocks of business cable network CNBC. First journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Author of several books, including: "The Cost: Trump, China and American Revival"; "The Weekend That Changed Wall Street"; "The 10 Laws of Enduring Success". Recipient of numerous awards, including: News and Documentary Emmy for Bailout Talks Collapse programme (2008); second Emmy for documentary Inside The Mind of Google (2009); Gracie Award for Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream; named one of the 50 Faces That Shaped the Decade, Financial Times (2009); inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2011 for impact on the cable industry.

Katinka Barysch

Senior Strategist, Allianz, Germany

Katinka is an economist, political analyst and consultant. In 2013. Katinka joined Allianz SE as Director of Political Relations and in 2018 moved into the group strategy team. Previously, she was chief economist and deputy director of the Centre for European Reform (CER, an independent London think tank); senior analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit; advisor to several governments, the European Commission, numerous banks and business federations. Writer and media commentator. She was also Strategic Adviser to the Munich Security Conference; David Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission; a WEF Young Global Leader; Fellow at Chatham House. She studied at the London School of Economics and LMU Munich.

Ruzwana Bashir

Founder and Chief Executive Officer,, USA

Ruzwana is Founder & CEO of Peek, disrupting the $200bn global activities industry. The marketplace helps consumers book the best activities (from art tours to ziplining), while the back-end tools help tour operators to power online booking and grow their businesses. Peek has raised $50 million in funding and had over $1 billion in bookings through the platform.

Ruzwana was selected as a Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and recognized as one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. Ruzwana started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and in private equity at the Blackstone Group. Ruzwana has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and a BA from Oxford University where she was President of the Oxford Union.

Andrew Bastawrous

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Peek Vision, United Kingdom

Dr Andrew Bastawrous is Co-Founder & CEO of Peek Vision, a social impact organization which uses smartphone technology to radically increase access eye care in some of the most challenging places in the world. Andrew is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon), and Associate Professor in International Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine where he teaches on public health for eye health and leads a research portfolio.

Andrew has worked and undertaken research in over twenty countries including two years living in Kenya where he was leading a major eye disease study and the development and testing of Peek. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles focusing on international eye health and mobile technology in healthcare and has co-authored four book chapters.

Andrew was made a TED Fellow in 2014 and his TED talk has been viewed over one million times. Since then, Peek has run one of the top-ten all-time Indiegogo crowd-funding campaigns in the health sector, for Peek Retina, a smartphone ophthalmoscope.
Peek’s vision check app, Peek Acuity, launched on Google Play store in 2016 and is a certified medical device in use in over 150 countries. Peek's end-to-end services now incorporate their apps and hardware and have been used to transform eye health in Kenya, Botswana and India with new programmes with partners now running in Pakistan and Zimbabwe with plans to expand in to several new countries in 2020.

In 2018, Andrew was invited to address the Commonwealth Service in the presence of the British Royal Family, Prime Minister, and a global live TV and radio audience.

Andrew is working with major banks, eye health organisations and funders to develop innovative financing models for eye health with a $1Bn Vision Catalyst Fund, the subject of his 2018 TED Talk.

Anies Rasyid Baswedan

Governor of Jakarta, Jakarta Capital City Government, Indonesia

BA in Economics, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia; MA in Public Management, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; PhD in Political Science, Northern Illinois University. 2007-15, Rector, Paramadina University. 2014-16, Minister of Education and Culture. Since 2017, Governor of Jakarta. Recipient: Nakasone Yasuhiro Award, Institute for International Policy Studies, Japan (2010). Named: one of the Top 100 Public Intellectuals, Foreign Policy Magazine (2008); one of the World's 20 Future Figures, Foresight Magazine, Japan (2010); one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims, Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (2010).

Zolzaya Batkhuyag

Co-Founder, Adviser and Member of the Board, Women for Change, Mongolia

Zolzaya Batkhuyag is the Co-Founder and Advisor of the Women for Change NGO, Mongolia. Since 2008, she has been an advocate for gender justice and human rights, and leading numerous advocacy projects that have raised public awareness and community-building efforts. Zolzaya has a background in law and holds a BA and MA in Development Studies from The University of Melbourne.

Ms. Zolzaya has fruitful experience as a national trainer on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and youth development. She is active in the media and frequently shares her expertise through public speaking engagements. In 2015, she was selected as the Asian Development Fellow by The Asia Foundation as one of 12 young leaders.

Candice Beaumont

Chief Investment Officer, L Investments, USA

As CIO of L Investments, oversees capital allocation for the family office. Advisory Board Member, Family Office Association. Steering Committee Member: Yale University School of Management College of Family Offices; Princeton University Council of Family Offices and Endowments; NYU Stern Family Office Council. Chairman, Salsano Group. Served on Board of Directors: I2BF Venture Fund II; several charitable boards, including Most Valuable Kids of Greater New York, and Care for Kenya. Thought leader and active speaker on family office investment allocation and diversification across fixed income, hedge funds, private equity, real assets, commodities, alternative energy and impact investing. Worked previously at Lazard Frères executing over $20 billion of merger and acquisition advisory assignments, and in private equity at Argonaut Capital. Trusted Insight: Top 30 Family Office Chief Investment Officers, Young Global Leader World Economic Forum. Active proponent of increasing women on boards. Former world-ranked professional tennis player.


Christophe Beck

Chief Executive Officer, Ecolab, USA

Christophe Beck is president and chief executive officer of Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources. Formerly: Ecolab President and Chief Operating Officer; Executive Vice-President and President, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, the global leader in industrial water treatment; Executive Vice-President and President, International Regions; Executive Vice-President and President, Global Integration, responsible for the Ecolab-Nalco merger; Executive Vice-President, Institutional; Senior Vice-President, Corporate Marketing & Strategy. Prior to Ecolab: Senior Executive, Nestlé; European Space Agency. Master degree in Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. 2006, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.

Terry Beech

Member of Parliament; Parliamentary Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Parliament of Canada, Canada

Terry Beech is an accomplished and experienced entrepreneur, educator, and advocate for access to education and the expansion of entrepreneurship. Terry entered public service 18 years ago when he was elected as a city councillor in Nanaimo. He was named one of Maclean's Top 30 Under 30 in 2004, one of Business in Vancouver?s Top 40 Under 40 in 2013, and was also selected as an Action Canada Fellow. An Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, Terry is the author of "The In-Credibility Factor", and of "A National Strategy for High Growth Entrepreneurship in Canada" which highlights his desire for Canada to become a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. He founded and was both CEO and Chairman of, and is a co-founder of Twinbro, a non-profit organization that has helped over 25,000 students to obtain millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid. He is a past board member of Lift Philanthropy and worked with entrepreneurs to launch and grow businesses at Beech Partners. While serving as a city councillor, Terry began his studies in Public Administration at Capilano University, who named him as one of the school's "Alumni to Watch". He holds a bachelor's degree with a joint major in Business and Economics from Simon Fraser University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oxford. Terry was re-elected to his second term as a Member of Parliament on October 21st, 2019. Terry has served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, as well as the Ministry of Transport.

Eli Beer

Founder and President, United Hatzalah of Israel, Israel

Eli Beer is the Founder of United Hatzalah of Israel and President of Friends of United Hatzalah, Israel's largest all-volunteer emergency medical response organization. Eli began to work at his family's book and real estate businesses at the age of 13 and began to volunteer on ambulances at the age of 15, twice a week. At the age of 17 he realized that a more flexible system has to be established to improve response time in case of emergencies. United Hatzalah has grown impressively since its establishment and now has over 4500 EMT's, paramedics and doctors volunteering within its framework. Eli has been awarded numerous prizes and acknowledgments across the globe for innovative and lifesaving work.

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger, Linux Foundation, USA

Brian is Executive Director, Hyperledger, an open source blockchain software consortium hosted at the Linux Foundation. He also serves on the boards of the Mozilla Foundation and Electronic Frontier Foundation. Formerly he was Chief Technology Officer at the World Economic Forum; Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CollabNet, a company focused on bringing open source collaborative software development tools and methodologies into enterprise environments; and an advisor at the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House in 2009 and 2010. Brian co-founded and served as the Founding President of the Apache Software Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit that organizes volunteer open source software development projects around key Internet technologies.

Georgie Benardete

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Align17, USA

Georgie Benardete is a technology investor and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Align 17, a private digital platform that connects private capital to Global Goals investments.

Previously she is Co-Founded Orchard Mile, the digital Madison Avenue. Recognized by Interbrand as a "Breakthrough Brand 2016", it leverages on the pioneering in-ad universal cart technology created by her previous company, Shopbeam. Benardete started her career at OPIC, Coopers & Lybrand and JP Morgan. A committed environmentalist, she founded, Turkey's largest green portal. She is also part of Al Gore's Climate Project as a speaker, a founding member of the Charly Alberti R21 Foundation in Latin America and a LEAD International Fellow. Benardete is an active investor in Belle Capital USA, an early-stage VC fund that promotes investments in companies with strong female leadership, and is a Founding Curator of the World Economic Forum's Glob al Shapers hub in San Juan and NYC. She is Member Emeritus of the
UN Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council.

Georgie earned a Master of Science of Foreign Service (with honors) from Georgetown University, where she was a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow. She coursed studies in Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. She loves to weave purpose in her life and support others who do.

Dan Berelowitz

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Spring Impact, USA

Dan is Founder & CEO of Spring Impact. Spring works with the world’s most promising social solutions – to end the world’s greatest social needs. At Spring, Dan has developed successful scaling strategies for over 140 organisations including Nike Foundation, Shell Foundation, Oxfam, PSI and Health Foundation. Dan developed Scale Accelerator, a programme to scale up the grantees of the 9 largest funders in the UK. Dan authored the Social Replication Toolkit which has been used by over 4000 social ventures globally. Dan is a regular presenter, writer, Clore Social Leadership Fellow, Young Global Leader at WEF, has a BSc in Management from Nottingham University, and is a Rothschild Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School and graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education programme. He is a founding Trustee of the Bike Project for refugees and asylum seekers.

Barbara Ann Bernard

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Wincrest Capital Ltd, Bahamas

Founder & Chief Investment Officer of asset management firm, Wincrest Capital. Barbara Ann was named as one of the top 50 Women in Hedge Funds globally by Ernst & Young and the Hedge Fund Journal in 2019. She co-founded the Variant Perspectives: Women in Value Investing Conference and was honored as a Young Global Leader in 2018 by the World Economic Forum. Her passion for investing goes back to her days of growing up in The Bahamas where as a teenager she persuaded legendary value investor Sir John Templeton, a fellow Bahamian resident, to take her on board for the first of what would become a series of summer jobs at Templeton, instilling a fundamental value-oriented investment approach to the public markets. Later, working in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, followed by alternative asset management at Deutsche Bank, and as an investment analyst at Holowesko Partners, she acquired a robust grasp of private market valuation and the hedge fund industry. Today, she is the portfolio manager of the Wincrest Contraria Fund, which is a global long/short equity fund of niche, esoteric investment ideas based on bottom-up "Go-See & Verify" research. Barbara Ann is a graduate of Li Po Chun United World Colleges ("UWC") in Hong Kong, Lakefield College School in Canada, and the London School of Economics, where she Chaired the LSE Business Society. She is currently a Director of the Lyford Cay Foundation and Chair of the UWC Bahamian National Committee.

Mohamed Alami Berrada

General Manager, Yasmine Orfèvres de l'immobilier, Morocco

Development Director, Yasmine Group, Morocco
ex-Counsellor of the Head of Governement-Morocco / Youth Employment (2017- today)
In charge of the TIZI Leadership Institute,
Graduated of ESSEC MBA (2003),
Leadership Executive Education Programms - Harvard Kennedy School (2011, 2015)
Political Communication Executive Education Programms - Hertie School of Governance (2009 ,2010).

Member of the Board of Yasmine Group (2010- today)
General Manager of Yasmine, Orfèvre de l'Immobilier (Real Estate) (2007-2017)

Co-founder of the Moroccan Leadership NGOs : 'Tariq Ibnou Ziyad Initiative-TIZI' (2011) and 'Les Citoyens'(2016).

Since 2012, he is in charge of the TIZI Leadership Institute which aims at promoting Leadership in Morocco and at identifying Moroccan Young Leaders .

Professor in Moroccan Engineering Shools (EHTP 2007-2015, Centrale Casablanca 2017)

Author of 'Be MiZen, grande fugues et petites réflexions' (2006-Senso Unico), 'De nos mains, un Maroc juste nous construirons' (2011 - TIZI Editions), 'Lettre à mon fils, le Maroc à construire pour le XXIème siècle' (2017-Senso Unico Editions).

Caroline Berube

Managing Partner, HJM Asia Law and Co. LLC, Singapore

Caroline Berube is the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law (with offices in China and Singapore). She is admitted to practice in New York and Singapore and holds a BCL (civil law) and an LL.B. (common law) from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She studied Chinese law at the National University of Singapore in 1998/1999 and was one of the first foreign lawyers to be admitted to Singapore.

Caroline is also a serial entrepreneur with four successful start-ups with her brother in various Asian countries before she reached 30. HJM was one of the first women owned, foreign law firms in China in the early 2000’s. Caroline has been working in Asia for more than 17 years with SMEs, MNCs and foreign banks, advising them in the field of commercial law, intellectual property, human resources and M&A in the Asia Pacific region. With an extensive presence on the ground in Asia, Caroline is well versed in the opportunities and risks associated with most Asian jurisdictions. She is highly regarded for her legal expertise in setting up legal and tax corporate structures, and navigating the challenges and options faced by potential and existing investors in Asia.

Caroline is a lecturer at the Laval University in Canada and Sorbonne Assas Law School - Asia Campus. She is fluently bilingual in English and French and teaches in both languages. She is also a regular speaker at various international universities, seminars and conferences, giving over 50 presentations per year. Caroline holds several senior positions in international legal organizations such as the International Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association and Primerus. In 2015, Caroline was selected as the Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum which recognizes the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40.

Katharina Beumelburg

Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Schlumberger, USA

Katharina Beumelburg is Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, a position she assumed in May 2021. Prior to her current position, she led the global Transmission Services business for Siemens Energy AG.

Beumelburg previously held various positions in Siemens over more than 16 years including Executive Vice President, Strategy, Siemens Gas and Power; and leading the Siemens Hydrogen Solutions business. Prior to this, Beumelburg was Global Head of Siemens Business Excellence and spent the earlier part of her career in Siemens Management Consulting, where she held VP and project manager roles. Before joining Siemens in 2005, she started her career at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production technologies and automation in Stuttgart, Germany.

Beumelburg holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering from Universität Siegen; a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Robotics and Automation from Universität Stuttgart.

Beumelburg has been a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum since 2015.

Danae Bezantakou

Chief Executive Officer, Navigator Shipping Consultants Ltd, Greece

CEO of Navigator Shipping Consultants, shareholder of KEFI S.A. (Travel Agency) and MATILDA HOTEL in Zakynthos Island. President of iforU-Greek Mentoring Network, which empowers women’s entrepreneurship through mentoring, a founding partner and President of the 1st Hellenic U.S. Alumni Association of State Department. Founder of YES Forum, the leading platform of open dialogue in the Greek Shipping and Sea Tourism Industry among principals, executives and university students, recent graduates and young executives. A twice International Visitor Leadership Programs (IVLP) alumni “Women in Leadership� organized by Hilary Clinton (March 2011) & “On Demand Opportunity: Alumni Association Development� (December 2017), European Young Leader 2014 and her name was included in the "Purpose Economy Europe 100 List 2014", as well as in the 40under40 list of Fortune Greece. Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum for the years 2015-2020, Global Dignity's Greek Country Chair and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network with more than 5,000 world-leading experts engaged by the Forum to help shape the global agenda. Role Model in entrepreneurship at the campaign #Makingithappen organized by the U.S. Embassy to Greece. She regularly participates as a judge or mentor in competitions and events related to entrepreneurship. She has a 10 year old daughter.

Neeraj Bharadwaj

Managing Director, Carlyle India Advisors Pvt. Ltd, India

Mr. Neeraj Bharadwaj is Managing Director of Carlyle India Advisors Private Limited, focused on large growth capital and buyout opportunities across sectors in India. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2012, Mr. Bharadwaj was a Managing Director with Accel Partners’ growth investing operation in India. Preceding that he was with Apax Partners for nearly 10 years – as a Partner in the U.S. and subsequently as Managing Director/Country Head for Apax in India.


Rwitwika Bhattacharya-Agarwal

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Swaniti Initiative, India

Founder and CEO, Swaniti Initiative, social enterprise that delivers development solutions by working with government officials. Role focuses on issues around good governance, data-driven delivery and public services. Former Labour Economist, World Bank, focusing on issues of job creation. Has also worked for organizations such as UNFPA and FICCI. Master's in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; graduate in Political Science, Wake Forest University. Author of publications including: Frontiers in Development Policy (World Bank); A Primer on Labor Policies (World Bank); Global Business School Network (Harvard Business School).

Salvador Biguria

Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, Guatemala

Salvador is currently a Managing Partner at IDC Group, leading the group’s Asset Management and Capital Markets business. IDC has over 26 years of history, evolving from a boutique financial advisory firm in Central America, to become an international investment management platform. Previously, he had a 17-year career with the Pantaleon Group, a leading sugar, ethanol and renewable energy producer in Latin America. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from MIT (1997), and an MBA from the Harvard Business School (2002). He has been appointed by the Supreme Electoral Court of Guatemala for to lead an Electoral Board multiple times (2003-2015). He is an Aspen Institute Fellow as part of their Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI). He has also been selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is a member, and past VP, of the Board of Trustees of Fundacion para el Desarrollo de Guatemala (FUNDESA), the main private sector development and policy think-tank in Guatemala. He also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Grupo Educativo del Valle, a leading private education group.

Diane Binder

Founding Partner, Regenopolis, France

Diane Binder is the founding partner of Regenopolis, a pan-African and international venture supporting the development of regenerative cities in Africa.
Between 2010 and 2019, she held senior positions at SUEZ, a global industry leader solving water access and waste management challenges, as Senior VP for International Development. Diane was appointed in 2017 as a member of the French President Emmanuel Macron's Advisory Council for Africa (CPA). She is also the co-founder and president of Action Emploi Réfugiés, the leading job placement online platform providing access to jobs to refugees in France. Before joining Suez, Binder held a number of positions in consulting and investment related to private sector development, climate and economic empowerment in Africa and the Mediterranean region.

Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul Rahman

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Malaysia, Malaysia

Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is minister of youth and sports and a member of parliament for Muar, Johore. He is co-founder and youth chief of BERSATU. He is known for being a impressive debater and an advocate of anti-corruption issues. His dedication to engaging youth in politics is a primary feature of his platform.

Noura Al Kaabi

Minister of Culture and Youth, United Arab Emirates Government, United Arab Emirates

Currently, CEO, Media Zone Authority-Abu Dhabi; also heads twofour54, the Media Zone Authority's commercial arm. Member: Federal National Council, UAE; Advisory Board, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation; Scientific Committee, Sheikh Zayed Book Award. Member, Board: Abu Dhabi Media; Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce; Image Nation; Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Recipient, numerous awards and honours, incl.: Media CEO of the Year, Arabian Business (2012); Female CEO of the Year, CEO Middle East (2012); named Forbes Middle East's 30 Most Influential Women in Government (2013); Arabian Business' 100 most powerful Arab Women (2011; 2012).

Sarah bint Yousif Al-Amiri

Minister of State for Advanced Technology, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Minister of State for Advanced Sciences. Responsibilities include enhancing the contributions of advanced sciences to the development of the United Arab Emirates and its economy. Chairperson of the United Arab Emirates Council of Scientists and Deputy Project Manager of the Emirates Mars Mission at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre. Started career in the sciences as a Programme Engineer on Dubai Sat-1 and Dubai Sat-2. Bachelor's and Baster’s in Computer Engineering, American University of Sharjah.

Adam C. Bird

Director, McKinsey & Company, Germany

Adam Bird is a Director with McKinsey & Company and Co-Leader of the Global Media and Entertainment Practice. He advises the top management of leading global media, entertainment, technology and consumer goods companies on critical business issues and leads McKinsey's Digital Marketing Practice, as well as the firm's Global Digital Initiative. Prior to McKinsey, Bird was the youngest Senior Partner with Booz & Company (formerly Booz Allen Hamilton). He founded the European Media and Entertainment Practice and led the Global Consumer and Media Practice. He also served as a Member of Booz Allen Hamilton's and Booz & Company's Board of Directors, the firm's highest governance bodies. Bird is co-author of Customer Centricity: New Opportunities for the Media Industry. He often speaks on media topics at conferences and is cited in leading publications. Bird is a Member of the International Council of the Paley Center for Media and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Munich International School. He is an honours graduate of Wesleyan University.

Peter Bisanz

Adviser, GHR Foundation, USA

1997, BFA, Film School, New York University; 2005, MBA in Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford; 2009, MPA, Harvard Kennedy School. Film-maker. Formerly: over 10 years' experience in film industry with Paramount Pictures; Vice-President, Development, Ladd Company; Director and Producer, Beyond Our Differences, a feature length documentary developed in collaboration with Central Tibetan Administration and Dalai Lama. Currently, working on Islam and the West with World Economic Forum.

Cristina Bitar

Senior Partner and President, Azerta, Chile

Cristina Bitar is Executive Director of Azerta, a strategic communications company in Chile and Member of the Board of Un Techo Para Chile, an NGO dedicated to building housing for families in extreme poverty. She was also the Founder and Executive Director of Independientes en Red, a political movement that was created to promote new leadership and political renovation. From 1996 to 2008, Bitar was Executive Director and Founding Partner of Hill & Knowlton Captiva. Prior, she worked as Adviser to the Minister Finance of Chile and Head of the APEC Division at the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile. She also led the presidential campaign of Joaquin Lavin in 2005. Bitar is a Member of the Board of Comunidad Mujer, a local leaders association for women, and Member of the Board of Provida, the largest pension fund in Chile. She has a BA in Economics and Sociology from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from Universidad de Chile and Tulane University.

Oana Bizgan-Gayral

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Romania, Romania

Oana Bîzgan is a Member of the Romanian Parliament on the Gender Equality Committee, one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, a Vital Voices fellow and an ambassador for the international Girl2Leader Campaign, run by the Women Political Leaders Forum. She fights for women’s rights, children’s rights and global social justice.

As a progressive and an independent MP in the General Assembly, she managed to propose and pass ten new bills regarding social justice and equal opportunities. She holds the strong conviction that equal opportunities are the real levers for the sustainable social and economic development of every society, particularly in the midst of the digital revolution we are undergoing. She wants to leverage the power of communities to change people lives for the better, as an MP and furthermore. Her vision is to empower every stakeholder to play hers/his part in ensuring social justice and invest strategically in building up the society we all want to live in. More details here:

Thor Björgolfsson

Chairman, Novator Partners LLP, United Kingdom

Thor Björgolfsson is a self-styled “adventure capitalist�, who became Iceland’s first billionaire. He made his first fortune with Bravo Brewery in St Petersburg, Russia, selling it to Heineken in 2002. Over the next years he invested in telecoms, mostly in Eastern Europe, built up generic drugs company Actavis (now Allergan) and became big investor in one of Iceland’s largest banks, Landsbanki.

Thor continues to be an active investor in the emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America through his London-based private equity fund Novator Partners LLP. He is Chairman of Novator and maintains a shareholding in companies including telecoms Play in Poland and WOM in Chile, as well as computer games company CCP, data center Verne Global and pharmaceutical company Xantis Pharma.

Thor graduated from New York University‘s Stern School of Business with a degree in Finance and has served on the School‘s Board of Overseers for the past 8 years.

Thor’s autobiography, “Billions to Bust—and Back: How I Made, Lost and Rebuilt a Fortune, And What I Learned on the Way�, was published in 2014.

Jimena Blázquez Abascal

Director, NMAC Foundation, Spain

Jimena Blázquez Abascal has a PhD on contemporary art and public spaces. Prior to working for the NMAC Foundation, she worked at the Picasso Museum of Paris and for Art Adviser, Marc Blondeau. Since 1999, she has been focusing on the opening and curatorial direction of the NMAC Foundation and has curated more than 40 site-specific art projects by outstanding artists. She has created a platform of creative art and ideas at which artists from all over the world can come to dialogue, particularly between Africa and Europe. In 2003, she became a curator at PS1/MOMA together with Harald Szeemann of “The Real Royal Trip�, one of the biggest exhibitions of young Spanish artists ever presented in the United States and which became a travelling show around Europe. She was also the first curator to introduce the works of Jeppe Hein, Michael Lin, Yael Bartana Marepe and Maja Bajevic to an American audience. Blázquez Abascal has written several books, including a bestseller, "Sculpture Parks in Europe: A Guide to Art ". She is a frequent contributor to international art magazines.


David J. Blumer

Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, BlackRock Investment Managment UK Ltd, United Kingdom

David J. Blumer, Senior Managing Director, is Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock and is a Member of the company's Global Executive Committee and the Global Operating Committee. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Blumer was Chief Investment Officer and a Member of the Executive Committee at Swiss Re. He was also Chairman of Swiss Re's Admin Re Division and was a Member of the Board at Brevan Howard. Prior to Swiss Re, Blumer was Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse's Asset Management and a Member of the Executive Board. During his 15-year career at Credit Suisse, he held various positions in private banking and asset management in Zurich, London and New York. In 2004, Credit Suisse appointed Blumer Head of Trading and Sales, and two years later appointed him Head of Asset Management. Blumer was also a Member of the Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange and, until recently, on the board of RobecoSAM. Blumer earned a BA in Economics from the University of Zurich.

Giulio Boccaletti

Chief Strategy Officer, The Nature Conservancy, United Kingdom

Giulio Boccaletti is a senior executive with experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. An author, strong communicator and public speaker, he is an internationally recognized expert on natural resource security. For the past fifteen years, he has worked on strategy, sustainable economic development, and conservation issues across a dozen countries. He started his career as a climate scientist at Princeton University and MIT, was a Partner of global consultancy McKinsey & Company, where he was a leader of its Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice, and was the Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy, one of the largest conservation organizations in the world. His book, Water: A biography, is available from Pantheon Books.

Ketevan Bochorishvili

Chief Executive Officer, JSC Anaklia City, Georgia

Ketevan Bochorishvili was vice-minister of Economy until 2017. Bochorishvili then became the first ever (and only, as of 2018) woman executive to take responsibility for management of over one-billion-dollar-worth private venture in Georgia - Anaklia City. Bochorishvili is recognized as a leading business environment reformer, a fighter of corruption and an innovator in terms of the provision of government services. Bochorishvili has contributed to a number of successful reforms and state projects targeting private sector development, simplifying bureaucracy and economic diversification. Her achievements were awarded with a Forbes Woman title in 2017.

Jesmane Boggenpoel

Founder and Principal, AIH Capital, South Africa

Experience in investments, private equity and as an entrepreneur. A founder and Principal of AIH Capital, a South African private equity fund. Board member of JSE listed : IT company EOH, engineering and construction firm Murray & Roberts, food retail Spur. Chairperson of:- Sybrin (a leading African fintech company); ETG Inputs Holdco (Dubai based and largest African fertilizer distributor). Member of Digital Economy working group of BRICS Business Council. Masters from Harvard JFK School of Government (2012), Chartered Accountant (SA). Young Global Leader alumni. Interests: Africa, Emerging markets, innovation, investments, tech entrepreneurship, governance.
Author of book on racial reconciliation, healing, inclusion: My Blood Divides and Unites.

Zachary Bogue

Managing Partner, Data Collective, USA

Zack is co-founder & managing partner of DCVC (Data Collective), a venture fund that backs entrepreneurs applying deep tech to transform giant industries. DCVC’s portfolio includes Planet Labs, Tala, Pivot Bio, Primer, Rigetti Computing and Zymergen. Zack has nearly two decades of experience in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, lawyer, advisor and angel investor in start-ups such as Square, Uber and Docker. Zack is also a founder and managing partner of Founders Den, the original co-working space and clubhouse for experienced entrepreneurs. He serves on the non-profit boards of the East Palo Alto Charter School and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Zack graduated with honors from Harvard University with an AB in Environmental Science and earned his JD with honors from Georgetown Law School. Zack is passionate about promoting nuclear energy.

Bunty Bohra

Chief Executive Officer, b101ogic, Singapore

V. Bunty Bohra previously served as the CEO of Goldman Sachs Services in India, and was a member of several committees at the firm, including the Partnership Committee, Asia Pacific Management Committee, Asia Pacific Capital Committee, Singapore Leadership Group, and the Pine Street Board of Directors. Prior to that, Bunty was global head of the Structured Product Syndicate desk, and co-head of the Structured Finance Group in the Americas. Bunty joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 in the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division in New York. He was named managing director in 2005 and partner in 2010. Bunty is a fellow of Aspen Institute’s India Leadership Initiative, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, serves on the Advisory Board of the MIT Sloan Finance Group, and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He earned dual SB degrees in Chemical Engineering and Management Science from MIT and was awarded a certificate of completion for the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Program at Harvard Kennedy School

Maleeka Bokhari

Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice of Pakistan, Pakistan

Maleeka Bokhari is a Barrister, and a Member of Parliament from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (ruling party).Ms. Bokhari is currently serving as Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Law and Justice in Pakistan, and responsible for the legislative business in Parliament. She is at the forefront of the Government’s law reform agenda and part of the legal team drafting the Action Plan for the Women in the Justice system, as part of the Prime Minister’s 100 day agenda. In addition, she is currently drafting various pieces of legislation with Dr. Barrister Farogh Naseem, Federal Minister for Law and Justice in Pakistan. She has remained at the forefront of legal reform to promote the rights of women and girls across Pakistan including drafting and enactment of historic Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020 which has abolished the use of two-finger (virginity) testing for victims of rape and sexual offences. She was also instrumental in enactment of Enforcement of Women's Property Rights Act 2020, which provides for protection of property and possession rights of women across the country. She continues to bring a gendered perspective to the legislative reform agenda of the current Government and is spearheading overhaul of the criminal justice system under the leadership of the Pakistan Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Dr Barrister Farogh Naseem. Maleeka is a Barrister with over ten years of professional legal experience in the United Kingdom and Pakistan. She obtained her LLB Hons in 2007, and was awarded the Helena Kennedy QC Scholarship award for her academic achievements. She completed the Bar Vocational Course in 2008 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Queen Mother Scholar thereafter. The Queen Mother Scholarship is awarded to by Middle Temple Inns of Court in UK to twenty students each year in recognition of their outstanding academic/professional achievements. She is currently admitted as an Advocate of the High Courts in Pakistan. She has undertaken work in all major facets of civil legal practice. Her professional legal experience includes representing multinational corporations, financial institutions, nonprofit organisations, local companies and Government entities, and has provided legal advice on complex commercial contracts, joint ventures, and labour laws. Maleeka is a fierce human rights advocate, and passionate about law reform and gender equality. She moved from UK to use her professional experience to contribute to development of Pakistan.

Srikanth Bolla

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bollant Industries Pvt Ltd, India

Srikanth Bolla is the founder and CEO of Bollant Industries, A fast growing recycled paper manufacturing and ecofriendly packaging consumer product manufacturing company in India. Srikanth has many prestigious awards including Indian of the year 2015 by NDTV, entrepreneur of the globe by youth business international, emerging leadership award by ECLIF Malaysia, young change maker of the year by Hindu business line, the best youth leader award from the former president of India, a national chess player an Indian national blind cricket player. Bolla was listed in Forbes Asia in 2016 as emerging entrepreneur under the age of 30.

Julie Bonamy

CEO, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, Saint-Gobain (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Singapore

In 2017, Julie Bonamy was appointed vice-president for strategy at Saint-Gobain. Julie is a member of the Senior Management Committee. Julie is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP de Paris) and the National School of Public Administration (Ecole Nationale d'Administration). She started her career as a civil servant (inspector of finance) for the French Government in 2011, before joining the Office of the French Minister for the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector in October 2014. She was appointed adviser for the budget and digital sector in July 2015.

Alexis Bonte

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, eRepublik Labs Ltd, Spain

Alexis Bonte is the Group COO of Stillfront (Nasdaq traded Games company) where he focuses on operations and co-leads Stillfront's game studios alongside the Group CEO. He also supports the exec team on strategy and M&A. Alexis was previously the CEO of eRepublik Labs the studio he founded and that is part of Stillfront. Within Atomico VC, Alexis sourced investments in Spain and France as well as in the Games and consumer verticals and helped portfolio companies accelerate their growth. Although he is an active angel investor, Alexis has now taken a step back from VC to focus on Stillfront. He also serve on the OhBibi and Tezos Foundation boards, co-founded Chamberi Valley (Madrid entrepreneur's non-profit), is an early pledger in Founders Pledge and was part of the founding team of one of the first European Internet Unicorns.

Claire Boonstra

Founder, Operation Education, Netherlands

Claire Boonstra is Founder of Operation Education, a non-profit organization enabling educational leaders to lead the change. Operation Education creates space for the transformation towards an education that enables all humans to unleash their unique potential, to learn life together and to take ownership of one's own life and of the world we strive for: peaceful, happy, healthy and sustainable. To achieve this, we enable leaders in education to find their own deeply felt purpose and we enable them to transform themselves and their schools to live this purpose - as an ecosystem where ownership lies in the hands of the right people. Together with he amazing school leaders which already have transformed their learning environments, we create an ecosystem which supports those wanting to change - and we allow this type of education to become the new normal.

Before finding her mission in education, Claire was a Co-Founder of Layar, at that time the global market leader in augmented reality and interactive print. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, she pursued a corporate career with KPN and Unilever. Boonstra has received various awards as an entrepreneur and innovator and has frequently been listed as one of the most influential women in technology. She is a 2011 WEF Technology Pioneer and a 2012 WEF Young Global Leader. Boonstra is regularly asked to be a keynote speaker, judge and advisor. She holds an MSc in Civil Engineering, is a mother of three children and loves skiing, dancing, horseriding and nature.

Roongchat Boonyarat

Director, Chief Executive & Operating Officer, Malee Group PCL, Thailand

Roongchat Boonyarat has been the Chief Executive Officer of Malee Group since 2018. Her journey at her family's fruit juice and canned fruit company began earlier, as she first joined as a trainee in 2010. She later took the post as Head of Branded Business Unit, Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, and finally Chief Operating Officer in 2016. She has a background in economics and holds an MBA in Marketing and Business Strategy from the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University.


Katharina Borchert

Co-Founder and COO Equilibrio, USA

Former: Editor-in-Chief and Director, Online, WAZ Media Group, which owns daily papers, magazines and TV stations across Germany and Eastern Europe; Chief Executive Officer, SPIEGEL ONLINE, the leading German news site. Former Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla, the maker of Firefox and advocate for the open web as a public resource. Recipient of several awards; named Young Journalist of the Year (2006).

Ruba Borno

Senior Vice President / General Manager, CX Centers and Managed Services, Cisco, USA

Ruba Borno is the senior vice president and general manager of Global CX Centers. Global CX Centers delivers the full portfolio of Cisco support and professional services, including technical support, professional services, managed services, customer success, and global spare parts and repair logistics. Ruba is also non-executive director on the board of Experian.

Christoph Bornschein

Chief Executive Officer, TLGG, Germany

Christoph is one of the three founders and CEO of the German agency and boutique consultancy for digital business “Torben, Lucie und die gelbe Gefahr� in short “TLGG� with offices in Berlin and New York. He and his team counsel international companies and brands in the strategic use of digital technologies, building out new organizational innovation infrastructures and the development of new business models. Even public authorities and NGOs seek the expertise of Christoph in dealing with the digital change around topics like single market integration, investment taxation, education and else. He has authored numerous essays and articles on digital change and is a renown speaker at global conferences and board meetings. Christoph is actively facilitating change as a mentor and investor to startups around the world.

Caroline Boudreaux

Founder, The Miracle Foundation, USA

Caroline Boudreaux is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Miracle Foundation, an INGO that supports orphans to have a better quality of life while bringing about sustainable change that reduces the need for orphanages.
For the past 20 years, Miracle Foundation has improved the lives of more than 15,000 children and impacted almost 300 orphanages. Their proven Thrive Scaleâ„¢ methodology is based on the UN Rights of the Child and leverages data and technology to ensure that orphaned and vulnerable children reach their full potential.
Miracle Foundation is part of a global network of non-profit organizations leading the worldwide movement to end the need for orphanages by 2040.
For her achievements Caroline was presented with the Hope Award in 2005, the Impact Award in 2008 and the United Nations Humanitarian Award in 2017. Caroline is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and has completed executive programs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Yale's Jackson Institute for Diplomacy, Oxford University and the India School of Business.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DevryBV Sustainable Strategies, LLC, USA

Devry Boughner Vorwerk is CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies, LLC, a company that offers unparalleled support to corporate leaders in four key areas: (1) geopolitical and stakeholder strategies; (2) organizational courage; (3) strategic communications; and (4) inspirational mentorship for women in international careers.

Devry believes that in a world where geopolitical volatility, climate change, population growth and societal expectations are placing immense pressure on traditional business models, companies can succeed in balancing shareholder and stakeholder expectations. Devry offers informed judgment and insightful advice to support business leaders across the globe in their quest to harmonize purpose and profitability.

At her core, Devry supports open markets as a means for creating economic opportunity for all. Her business assists clients in efforts to liberalize trade in goods, services, capital, technology, and data. Devry understands that trade is a powerful tool for achieving the UN SDGs.

Before starting her company, Devry had a nearly 15-year career at Cargill and most recently served as Corporate VP of Global Corporate Affairs. Devry spent time as a senior policy advisor at Akin Gump and worked as Chief Economist for the Chairwoman of the USITC and as a Senior Economist in ag affairs at USTR.

A passionate advocate for change, Devry serves on the board of Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, The Caux Roundtable, the U.S. Mexico Foundation, the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and is involved in the social gastronomy movement. In 2014, she was named a Young Global Leader by the WEF and named to the Holmes Report’s Influence 100 list in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She is a member of the Arthur Page Society.

Devry holds a dual bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and managerial economics from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s in agricultural economics, with a specialization in public policy and international trade, from Cornell University.

Geoffrey Bouquot

Group Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and External Relations, Valeo, France

Geoffrey Bouquot is a group vice-president of corporate strategy and external relations at Valeo. Formerly, he was a technical adviser on industrial affairs at the Office of the French Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian (2014-16). Bouquot was also a project manager in the Aerospace and Defence Unit of the French Government Shareholding Agency (2011-14), and an adviser on industry at the Office of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OCP Group (2009-10). He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines, Paris.

danah boyd

Partner Researcher, Microsoft Research, United Kingdom

danah boyd is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing social and cultural inequities by understanding the relationship between technology and society. Her most recent books - "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" and "Participatory Culture in a Networked Age" - examine the intersection of everyday practices and social media. Her primary research questions right now are: 1. what makes data legitimate? and 2. what does it take to secure data infrastructure? She is a 2011 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Director of both Crisis Text Line and Social Science Research Council, and a Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian. She received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University, a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a Ph.D in Information from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kieron Boyle

Chief Executive, Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, United Kingdom

Kieron Boyle is Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation, one of the world's oldest health philanthropies.

Kieron leads Impact on Urban Health — a pioneer in unlocking the potential for cities to be healthier. Impact on Urban Health works with businesses, governments and communities to demonstrate new ways of addressing urban health inequalities.

Kieron previously led the UK government's work on impact investment. In this role he formed the G8 taskforce on social impact investment, and led initiatives creating the Access Foundation, Government Outcomes Lab and Dementia Discovery Fund.

Prior to this he worked at No.10 Downing Street, the Department for Business, the Foreign Office and the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit. He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group.

Kieron sits on the Boards of Big Society Capital, the Design Council and Catch22. He chairs LIPH — a global coalition of institutional investors working to improve people's health — as well as Nesta's Cultural Impact Development Fund. He a is member of the Mayor of London’s Childhood Obesity Taskforce and on the advisory council of the Impact Investing Institute.

In 2014 Kieron was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Anu Bradford

Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, USA

Anu Bradford is a Professor of Law at the Columbia Law School. Before joining the faculty, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. She has also taught at Harvard College, Brandeis University and the University of Helsinki Law School. Her research and teaching interests include international trade law and international political economy, international antitrust law, and EU law. Bradford earned her SJD and LLM from Harvard Law School, and holds a law degree from the University of Helsinki. After completing her LLM studies as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard, she practiced anti-trust law and EU law with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Brussels before returning to Harvard for her doctoral studies. She has also served as an Adviser and Expert Assistant in the European Parliament and the Parliament of Finland, and on the Board of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund.

Andrew Bragg

Senator for New South Wales, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, Australia

Andrew Bragg is a Liberal Senator for New South Wales. Prior to his election to Federal Parliament in 2019, Andrew was an author and accountant. Andrew started his career as an accountant at Ernst & Young and went on to work in senior roles at the Financial Services Council and the Business Council of Australia. His 2017 short book Fit for Service (Connor Court) offers a framework for 21st century trade policy for Australia. Andrew was the National Director of the 2017 Liberals & Nationals for Yes campaign in support of same sex marriage which delivered Yes majorities in 71 of 76 Coalition seats. Following Andrew’s election to the Senate, he was elected Chair of the Senate Select Committee into FinTech and RegTech and is a member of the Senate Economics Committee and Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services. In June 2020, Andrew launched his latest book, Bad Egg: How To Fix Super. Andrew was educated at the Australian National University (ANU) where he studied international relations and accounting.

Kate Brandt

Sustainability Officer, Google, USA

Kate Brandt credits her time in government for shaping her perspective that partnerships between the public and private sector are key to solving broad, systemic challenges like clean energy and climate change. Kate currently serves as Google's Chief Sustainability Officer, leading sustainability across Google's worldwide operations, products and supply chain. Previously, she served in the White House as the country's first Federal Chief Sustainability Officer where she helped create an executive order that will cut greenhouse-gas emissions by over 40% in the next decade.

Alejandro Brenes

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Enertiva, Costa Rica

Alejandro is an entrepreneur, economist and innovation manager. He has worked in strategic consulting and investment banking. He is the CEO and co-founder of Enertiva, a leading company with the purpose of making solar energy easy and possible for companies in Latin America (SDG #7).


Scott Brison

Vice-Chair, Investment & Corporate Banking, BMO Financial Group, Canada

BCom in Finance, Dalhousie University; Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education programme, Harvard University. Private sector experience as entrepreneur and investment banker. Former: Chairman, SeaFort Capital; Director, Norvista Capital Corporation; Minister of Public Works and Government Services; Receiver General of Canada; Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Canada-US relations; Shadow Minister for Finance and Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Finance Committee; Member, Trilateral Commission. Currently, Canadian Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament. Recipient: Colombia's Order of San Carlos.

Martin Bruncko

Chief Executive Officer, Lacaze Ltd, United Kingdom

Technology entrepreneur, investor and former public policy leader. Founder and Managing Partner of Steam Capital. High Level Advisor to European Commissioner for R&D and innovations. Held several senior positions in Government of Slovakia, including junior minister for innovations and Deputy for European Affairs of the Minister of Finance. Former board member at European Stability Mechanism. Former Senior Director and Head of Europe at World Economic Forum. Previously founder and Executive Chairman of Neulogy, a premier advisory and investment boutique in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on R&D and deep tech start-ups. Management, board and advisory positions in several globally innovative deep tech companies. BA from Stanford University and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

Thomas Buberl

Chief Executive Officer, AXA, France

Master’s in Economics, WHU Koblenz, Germany; MBA, Lancaster University, United Kingdom; PhD in Economics, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. 2008, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. 2000-05, with Boston Consulting Group as a Consultant for the Banking and Insurance sector in Germany and abroad. 2005-08, with the Winterthur Group as Member of the Management Board of Winterthur in Switzerland, first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer. Then, joined Zurich Financial Services as Chief Executive Officer for Switzerland. 2012-16, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Konzern, Germany. 2012, Member of the AXA Executive Committee. March 2015, Chief Executive Officer, Global Business Line, Health Business, and joined the AXA Management Committee. January 2016, also appointed Chief Executive Officer, global business line Life & Savings. March 2016 - August 2016, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Directeur Général Adjoint) of AXA. Since 1 September 2016, Chief Executive Officer and Director of AXA.

Kelly Buchanan

Senior Vice-President; Mergers and Acquisitions Integration Executive, Mastercard Europe Service Ltd, United Kingdom

I am Senior Vice President of M&A at Mastercard responsible for orchestrating the development and execution of acquisitions to meet the strategic and financial objectives. I have lead multiple acquisitions that are now a core part of the company’s long-term strategy while evolving our product and talent profiles. Within my time at Mastercard, I have held several positions across Technology, Customer Delivery and Mergers & Acquisitions within the US, UK and AP. With a passion for tackling complex programs of work, building powerful cross-functional partnerships and leading from strategy to execution, I have a wide breath of business experience coupled with strong leadership capabilities building, driving and motivating teams.

Agnes Budzyn

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SFI, USA

Agnes Budzyn is an investor in innovation, operator and entrepreneur. Co-Founder and Managing Partner at SFI.
She invests in and advises organizations in financial technology, blockchain, digital assets and business services. She focus on the early stage and seed investments. She build and lead the Office of the CEO at ConsenSys, focusing on growth strategy, operations, and acquisition strategy for over 40 early-stage companies in the portfolio. ConsenSys is a global formation of technologists building solutions for a blockchain-powered future. With a decade of traditional finance experience at BlackRock before ConsenSys, Agnes stands at the intersection between the legacy financial industry and emerging blockchain-enabled fintech solutions. Her years in traditional finance provided her first-hand experience working with many of the world’s largest institutions and advising key regulators on strategic challenges. She performed country-wide financial reviews of Ireland and Greece and others for the European Central Bank. Agnes maintains relationships with financial institutions, government bodies, and central banks. In this capacity, Agnes informs, collaborates, and strategizes blockchain-related solutions with relevant stakeholders in order to ensure this groundbreaking technology is adopted quickly and efficiently. Agnes has spoken on blockchain technology and its applications at events held by the FDIC, GW University, Salesforce, US Chamber of Commerce and the World Economic Forum. She is also currently a member of the Board of Directors at the Biden Institute and the Yale Club Finance Committee. Attended Nanyang Technology University Executive Education Module on "Smart Cities".

Yana Buhrer Tavanier

Founder and Director, Fine Acts, Bulgaria

Yana Buhrer Tavanier is Co-founder and Director of Fine Acts, a global platform for socially engaged creative solutions. She is also Co-founder and Board Member of TimeHeroes, the largest volunteering platform in Bulgaria. Yana serves as Board Member of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee and is Expert member of Amnesty International’s Europe & Central Asia Regional Oversight Group. Academic background in communications and political science, executive education from Harvard, Yale and Oxford Universities. TED Senior Fellow, WEF Young Global Leader Alumni, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Nilda Bullain

Vice-President, Operations, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), USA

Born in socialist Hungary and spending childhood years in La-Paz, Bolivia, Nilda developed a passion for freedom and social change at an early age. She attended meetings of the opposition in the living room of their home in Budapest, and travelled to help Roma communities in far corners of Hungary before she was 18. At the change of the political system she was involved in human rights organizations and the nascent women’s movement; she co-edited the first feminist journal in Hungary. Her path led her to get a legal education and work with civil society organizations, recognizing the vital importance of both the rule of law and a free civil society to democracy.

Currently, Nilda is Vice President at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), working to protect the rights of civil society in over 100 countries. Prior to joining ICNL in Washington, DC, she was Executive Director of the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law and worked directly on legal reform in over 20 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Nilda is an internationally recognized leader, having served as Chair of the Civil Society Advisory Committee to the UNDP Administrator and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, among others. She is currently serving on the Board of CIVICUS where she was elected in 2016. Today, Nilda still believes in the strength of citizens to bring about much needed positive social change.

Esteban Bullrich

Senator from Buenos Aires, National Congress of Argentina, Argentina

Bachelor's degree; graduate studies, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, US. 2003, began political career running for City Council for the Recreate for Growth party (Recrear); later, Vice-President for the Buenos Aires District. In office, organized and led efforts to improve the Argentine education system. 2005-09, represented the Federal Capital of Buenos Aires; represented the PRO, a centre-right political bloc. With PRO, also allied with political blocs Commitment to Change and Recrear. Eisenhower Fellow, Multi-Nation Program (2006). In December 2015, appointed Minister of Education of Argentina by President Mauricio Macri. Elected National Senator in 2017, representing Buenos Aires Province (Cambiemos).

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs

Associate Professor, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs is Associate Professor and Director of the Continuum Robotics Laboratory at University of Toronto, Canada. From 2013 to 2019 she was with Leibniz University Hannover, Germany and from 2010 to 2012 with Vanderbilt University, USA. She received her Diploma and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany in 2006 and 2010 respectively.
Her research focus lies on continuum robotics and in particular on their design, modeling, planning and control, as well as human-robot interaction. Her fundamental robotics research is driven by applications in minimally-invasive surgery and maintenance, repair, and operations. In 2015 her research was recognized with the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the Lower Saxony Science Award in the category Young Researcher, and she was entitled Young Researcher of the Year 2015 in Germany. The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences awarded her the Engineering Science Prize in 2016. She was elected as one of the Top 40 under 40 in the category Science and Society in 2015, 2016, and 2017 by the business magazine Capital.

Sinéad Burke

Chief Executive Officer, Tilting The Lens, Ireland

Sinéad Burke is an educator, writer, and Founder of consultancy company Tilting the Lens, continually asking, ‘is this accessible?’ Sinéad starts conversations in every room to bring visibility to inaccessibility and partners with clients and stakeholders to build collaborative solutions that have impact today, tomorrow, and forever. Through an education, advocacy, and design approach, Tilting the Lens works to create more accessible practices, products, and places, building a more equitable world. Sinéad has been hosting conversations with leaders for over a decade, first through her blog, then through the ‘As Me with Sinéad’ podcast which has included conversations with activists and thinkers including Samantha Power, DeRay McKesson, Lonnie Bunch III, Riz Ahmed, and Glenda Jackson. She is the author of ‘Break the Mould’, a book that encourages children to find their place in the world. The book is a number one bestseller and was awarded the ‘Irish Children’s Book of the Year (Senior)’ Award. Sinéad is the first little person to appear on the cover of Vogue as she featured in British Vogue’s ‘Forces for Change’ issue; guest-edited by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. She is a member of the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins’, Council of State, and a member of Gucci's Global Equity Board. She is responsible for the introduction of the term ‘duine beag’ (little person) into the Irish language dictionary.

Jane Burston

Executive Director, Clean Air Fund, United Kingdom

Runs a think tank and philanthropic foundation on air quality and climate change. Previously worked as Head of Science for climate change and energy in the United Kingdom central government and as Head of Energy and Environment at the National Physical Laboratory, where team of 150 scientists delivered £18 million in research and commercial work yearly. Awards include being named one of the “40 under 40 European Young Leaders� by Friends of Europe and one of the “Ten Outstanding Young People of the Year� by the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Eugenio Burzaco

Secretary of Security, Ministry of Security of Argentina, Argentina

Eugenio Burzaco is an Argentinean politician, who currently serves as Secretary of Security of the Ministry of Security of Argentina since December 2015. Previously he served as Chief of the Metropolitan Police of Buenos Aires between 2009 and 2011, and National Deputy between 2005 and 2009. Burzaco holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Economics from Georgetown University and a BA in Political Science from the University of El Salvador.


Peter Buttigieg

Secretary of Transportation, US Department of Transportation, USA

One of the most visible political figures from the Millennial generation, Pete Buttigieg is mayor of the once-struggling industrial midwestern city of South Bend, Indiana. A winner of the JFK Library Foundation New Frontier Award, he has guided the comeback of his city and works to help peer cities prepare for the future as chair of the US Conference of Mayors Task Force on Automation. An emerging leader in the US Democratic Party and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

Ã?ngel Cabrera

President, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), USA

Ã?ngel Cabrera is president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of the top public universities in the U.S. and a leading technological university worldwide. Before joining Georgia Tech in 2019, he was president of George Mason University, the largest and fastest-growing public university in Virginia. He was also President of Thunderbird School of Global Management (now part of Arizona State University) and Dean of IE Business School in Madrid.

Cabrera graduated in Telecommunications Engineering (BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and obtained his MS and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Georgia Tech, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar.

Cabrera serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, National Geographic Society, the Bankinter Foundation of Innovation, and Inovio, a publicly traded biotechnology company.

Cabrera's research in organizational behavior has been cited thousands of times. At Thunderbird, he established the world's first Business Oath of Honor at a business school and, in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact, led the creation of the Principles for Responsible Management Education, currently endorsed by hundreds of business schools around the world. He is also co-founder of the University Global Coalition, an effort to align global higher education with the Sustainable Development Goals.

David Wayne Callaway

Chief Medical Officer, Team Rubicon, USA

Dr. Callaway works at the intersection of health and security, leading multidisciplinary networks to address complex challenges such a human rights, healthcare access, human capital development, and international security. Currently, he serves as a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief Crisis Operations and Sustainability at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. Callaway has extensive response experience in the Middle East, Africa and Central America. In 2008, David was awarded a Zuckerman Fellowship from the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School of Government to study leadership, national security and disaster response. In 2009, he was awarded a Truman National Security Fellowship. Recently, he completed an Eisenhower Fellowship working in Jordan to address issues of innovation in healthcare during times of crisis. Currently, David also serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Team Rubicon (USA), an 85,000 member Veteran- founded disaster response non-profit organization. In this role, he is responsible for the development and execution of international medical response capabilities. His focus is on innovation, hastily- formed networks, and the use of technology to accelerate community service. David's extensive work in health and security recently led to his appointment as a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kamissa Camara

Minister of Digital Economy and Forecasting, Ministry of Digital Economy, Information and Communication of Mali, Mali

With a substantial background in foreign affairs and policies, Kamissa Camara became the first woman to hold the post of minister of forieng affairs in the history of Mali. Before her appointment, she served as a diplomatic adviser to President Keita. As a diplomatic adviser to the president, Camara has been vocal about the need for strategic partnerships between Mali and other countries, including China. She is also the founder and co-chair of the Sahel Strategy Forum, which provides a platform for stakeholders to promote peace, security and development across the Sahel. Camara holds a master’s in international economics and development from Université Pierre Mendès, France after completing a bachelor's in applied foreign languages, specializing in international relations, from Université Denis Diderot (Paris, France).

Cristiano Câmara

Founding Partner, Vitis Capital Asset Management, Brazil

Education: 1998, BSc in Civil Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Brazil; 2002, MBA, University of Michigan; 2007, General Management Program, Harvard Business School; 2013, Yale's Foundations for Leadership in the 21st Century; 2014 Families in Business Harvard Business School; 2016 Harvard Kennedy School's Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century. 2017-2019 Master in Change Management (EMC) at Insead. Professional:1995-2000, Founder and CEO, Netcam; 2001, Consultant, McKinsey & Company. With Grupo Jaime Câmara: 2002-06, Head of Strategic Planning; 2006-10, Director, Strategic Planning and New Businesses; since 2010, Chief Executive Officer. Since 2013, President and CEO. From September 2016 on, Member of the Board: 2018-Present Partner at Vitis Capital. Fundação and Instituto Jaime Câmara, Board Member ; Instituto Palavra Aberta, Board Member. Member, Foro IberoAmerica. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2013).

Luis Camargo

Founder and Director, Organizacion para la Educacion y Proteccion Ambiental (OpEPA), Colombia

Luis Alberto Camargo is Founder and Executive Director of Organización para la Educación y Protección Ambiental (OpEPA - Colombia & USA), Co-Founder fo The Weaving Lab, Core member of Regenerative Communities Network and Founder of Colombia Regenerativa, and Director at Thundra Outdoors. Global Change Leader, Young Global Leader (2008), Ashoka Fellow.

Prior, he held a number of roles, including Adviser to the Vice-Minister of Environment of Colombia, Adviser to the Department of National Planning, Researcher at Universidad de los Andes and WWF, Wilderness Medicine Instructor at the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as well as wilderness educator in the US. He received a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master's in Computer Graphics from Pratt Institute.

Ailish Campbell

Ambassador of Canada to the European Union, Global Affairs Canada, Canada

Ailish Campbell joined Global Affairs Canada as the Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada in March 2017 ( She leads a cross-Canada team of 400 and an international team of 900 Trade Commissioners in 160 offices that serve Canadian business interests to help firms sell, grow and go global.
Previously she was General Director at Finance Canada where she was responsible for the federal budget in policy areas including innovation and defence policy, and Vice President, Policy - International and Fiscal Issues, at the Business Council of Canada where she led CEO engagement in China, Japan, and India. She began her career in the Canadian federal public service as a trade negotiator on the Doha Round of WTO negotiations.

She serves on the advisory board of the Banff Forum, a national non-partisan not-for-profit organization promoting leadership and public policy engagement.

Ailish holds a Master of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics and a Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is designated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Niko Canner

Founder, Incandescent, USA

BA (Hons) in Economics, Harvard College; completed graduate work in philosophy, Oxford University (Marshall Scholar). 1998, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, consulting firm Katzenbach Partners; 2009, Senior Partner, Booz & Company following the sale of Katzenbach to Booz in 2009; former member of the Management Committee, Bridgewater Associates. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Incandescent, a firm engaged in strategic consulting to corporations, venture development, and large-scale social impact work. Founding Member, McKinsey Change Center. Member: Advisory Council, Acumen; Board, Purpose and Catchafire. Initiated and co-leads China 2024, a 20-year longitudinal study of the development of business leaders in China. Recent publications include “Beyond the Holacracy Hype�, Harvard Business Review. Named one of ten new gurus, Fortune magazine; featured as a rising star, Fortune 40 Under 40 (2009); named as one of the top twenty five in the consulting profession, Consulting Magazine (2010).

Ron Cao

Founder and Managing Director, Sky9 Capital, People's Republic of China

Founder and Managing Partner, Sky9 Capital, early-stage China technology venture capital firm with presence in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Silicon Valley. Board Member of PPDai (PPDF), Tujia, FangDD, eBroker, etc. Named as a Top Chinese Venture Capitalist by Forbes China and CBN Weekly over multiple years. Former: Co-founder of Lightspeed China Partners; Managing Director and Head of China, Lightspeed Venture Partners, started its China operations in 2006; MD of KLM Capital, and Ops/Marketing Manager Intel.

Alfredo Capote

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Promecap (Fondo de Inversión Promotora Mexicana de Capitales), Mexico

Alfredo Capote is Co-Chief Executive Officer of publicly listed Promecap Acquisition Company, S.A.B. de C.V. which is focused on making an initial business combination with a leading business in Mexico. In addition he is Head of Investor Engagement at 500 Startups, the leading global venture capital firm n technology, focused on supporting and funding the most innovative tech founders in the world. Over 20 years, he held various leading private equity and investment banking senior position. Being the most relevant, head of the investment banking efforts for Goldman Sachs in Mexico, where he was responsible for client coverage and execution of M&A and capital market transactions in Mexico and selected countries within Latin America. Capote joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 as a Vice-President in Investment Banking and was named Managing Director in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, he spent eight years at Morgan Stanley in the Latin America Group within the Investment Banking Division in the M&A and Corporate Finance Groups. Capote has led a significant number of transactions across Latin America and several sectors including telecom, media, real estate, financial institutions, oil, gas, education, automotive, chemical, consumer goods, industrial, IT services and utilities, among others. Capote earned a BSc, magna cum laude, in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1993; an MA, with honours, from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in 1996; and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1998; a Leadership Programs both in the Said School of Business at Oxford University and the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

Lisa Caputo

Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, The Travelers Companies Inc., USA

Lisa Caputo is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for The Travelers Companies, Inc. She joined Travelers on June 1, 2011. Previously,she served as the President and CEO of Women and Co., a subsidiary of Citigroup, offering financial services for women. In addition to running Women and Company, she was named Managing Director, Business Operations and Planning, of Citigroup’s Global Consumer Group, in 2003. Before joining Citigroup, Caputo was a senior communications executive at the CBS Corporation and at the Walt Disney Company. She was also a contributing editor to George magazine, as well as an NBC and MSNBC political analyst, and has served as a co-host for CNN’s “Crossfire�, and CNBC/MSNBC’s “Equal Time�. Prior to embarking on a career in business, she served as the Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States and Press Secretary to the First Lady in the White House from 1993-1996.A recipient of numerous awards, Caputo is also involved in a number of philanthropic activities and serves as a Board member of several organizations. Lisa is a graduate of Brown University (with a BA magna cum laude in Political Science and French) and of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism (MSJ, with the highest distinction).

Benedict Carandang

Vice-President, First Circle Growth Finance, Philippines

Presidential Appointee to the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Double Bachelors of Science in Applied Economics and Management of Financial Institutions, De La Salle University - Manila; Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Chevening Scholar MBA at the University of Westminster - London; Executive Education, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Managing Director, Tuldok Animation Studios; Vice-President, First Circle Growth Finance ( Consultant, Content Dev., Philippine National Gov't. Volunteer performer, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2012). Recipient, awards and honours: International Young Creative Entrepreneur, British Council (2008); Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneur, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (2009); British Chevening Scholar to the UK (2011); Finalist, Student of the Year, The Independent Newspaper - Association of MBAs (2012). Specializations: Creative Entrepreneurship and Fintech


Adriana Cargill

Independent Radio Journalist, USA

Adriana Cargill is an independent public radio journalist based in Los Angeles. She’s reported and produced stories for KCRW, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), Marketplace, LAist, Latino USA, Crooked Media, Wondery, KUSC Radio, VICE News and more. She graduated with a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism as a Bloomberg Scholar. She is also a fifth-generation Cargill family member. Founded in 1865, Cargill Inc. is a privately held agribusiness with over 155,000 employees in 70 countries around the world. By revenue, Cargill consistently ranks as one of the largest private companies in the U.S and in the top tier globally. Adriana has worked to support employees during the COVID crisis and advocated for the company to do business in a sustainable and more equitable way. Adriana is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Family Business Community and its Next Gen Working Group. She is also a member of The ImPact, a global membership community of families committed to aligning their assets with their values.

Matthew Caruana Galizia

Director, Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, Malta

Advances the causes of transparency, anti-corruption, freedom of speech and access to information. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose work on the Panama Papers uncovered the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens.

Wences Casares

Chief Executive Officer, Xapo Holdings Limited, USA

Wences Casares is a technology entrepreneur with global business experience specializing in technology and financial ventures. He is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lemon Wallet. Casares launched Argentina's first Internet service provider, Internet Argentina in 1994, a company he would go on to sell in order to found the Argentine online brokerage Patagon in 1997. With Casares serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Patagon established itself as Latin America's first comprehensive Internet financial services portal and expanded its online banking services to the US, Spain and Germany. Patagon was acquired by Spanish bank Banco Santander for US$ 750 million in 2000. Casares is also the founder of Wanako Games, a videogame developer that produced the award-winning game Assault Heroes, which was honoured as “Game of the Year� for Microsoft Xbox Live in 2006; the company was acquired by Activision. In 2002, he founded Banco Lemon, a retail bank for the underbanked in Brazil. Banco do Brasil, Brazil's largest bank, acquired Banco Lemon in June 2009.

Caroline Casey

Founder and Director, The Valuable 500, Ireland

Social entrepreneur, adventurer and business woman. Subject of the National Geographic Documentary Elephant Vision, Ashoka Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, Counsellor for One Young World, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, TED speaker, past adviser for the Clinton Global Initiative and campaigner. Since making a life-changing decision at 28 to leave career as a management consultant and travel across India on an elephant, has been committed to building a global movement on inclusive business to build an equal society for the 1 billion people in the world with a disability. Has set up several organizations and initiatives centred on disability business inclusion. #Valuable, the most recent campaign, launched in August 2017, a global call to action for business to recognize the value of the 1 billion people with disabilities across their supply chain, reached 810 million people. Now, #valuable is working with chief executive officers, brands and platforms to put disability on the global business leadership agenda.

Valerie Casey

Head of Design, Walmart, USA

Valerie Casey is the head of design at Walmart, where she leads teams building digital and store experiences for customers and employees. Previously Casey was Chief Product Officer for Samsung NEXT, and an executive leader at world-renowned design studios IDEO, frog design, and Pentagram. She is the founder of the Designers Accord, the global community of creatives, business leaders, and educators working together on social impact. Casey is a frequent author, moderator, and speaker on design, open innovation, and entrepreneurship. She is a Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. She was named: Guru of the Year, Fortune magazine; Hero of the Environment, Time magazine; Master of Design, Fast Company; one of the World's Most Influential Designers, Businessweek. Casey holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MED from Yale.

Sercan Celebi

Co-Founder and President, Oy ve Otesi, Turkey

Sercan Celebi is the co-founder and president of Vote and Beyond, Turkey’s first and only civic domestic election monitoring organization that has mobilized over 100,000 volunteers in Turkey. A graduate of German High School of Istanbul, Celebi holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies from Yale University. He is the COO at the Studyo Group of Companies, the Istanbul-based umbrella company with a broad range of investments, primarily focused on different areas of mainstream and social media. Formerly with McKinsey & Co. New Jersey and Istanbul Offices, Sercan has experience in a wide range of sectors from energy to agribusiness. He also co-founded and managed an agricultural production site in Western Turkey and an Istanbul-based agribusiness consulting company. He has taken part in several international projects, including the COPA Argentinean Universities Program in Buenos Aires and at the International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES) in Crete, Greece. In addition to his native Turkish he is fluent in English, German and Spanish.

Jesús Cepeda (Chuy)

Founder and Executive Director, Onesmart Technology SA de CV, Mexico

Jesus cares about the future of cities and governance models. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and he is CEO and co-founder at OS City, a company committed to improve governments' efficiency and trust.

As a technology entrepreneur and exponential technology enthusiast, he's been using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to create the future of the public sector, positioning OS City as one of the Top 100 Government Technology companies in the world.

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Luis Felipe Cervantes Legorreta

Managing Director; Head, Mexico Office, General Atlantic, Mexico

Luis Cervantes established and leads General Atlantic’s Mexico office, focusing on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and across Latin America. Luis co-led General Atlantic’s investments and is a member of the Board of Directors of Justo (online supermarket), Kavak (used-auto ecommerce), Axo (fashion omnichannel retailer), Clip (payments platform) and Laboratorios Sanfer (pharmaceutical lab), and previously participated in the Board of Directors of Sura Asset Management and Santander Asset Management Mexico. Luis also serves as a member of the board of directors of Endeavor Mexico (entrepreneurship non-for-profit) and of Ordas-Howden (insurance brokerage), is a member of YPO and was an Adjunct Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Luis was at Advent International where he concentrated on investments across sectors in Latin America. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking team at UBS in the Latin American group based in Mexico City. Luis graduated as an Industrial Engineer, with honors, from Universidad Iberoamerica and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Navin Chaddha

Managing Director, Mayfield, USA

Navin Chaddha, Managing Director, leads Mayfield, a top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm with $2.7 billion under management and a 50 year history of investing. The Firm invests primarily in early-stage technology companies based in the U.S. and select non-U.S., globally-focused companies (primarily domiciled in India, Israel, and China). Since its founding in 1969, the Firm has invested in over 530 innovative companies, 116 of which have gone public, and over 200 have been acquired.

Navin has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, has ranked on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors 10 times, and on the New York Times list of top venture capitalists thrice. During his venture capital career, Navin has invested in over 50 companies, of which 16 have gone public and 18 have been acquired. Navin was one of the earliest Silicon Valley investors to leverage the promise of tech in India.
As an entrepreneur, Navin has co-founded or led three startups including VXtreme: a streaming media platform, acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media; Rivio/ a SaaS provider for small businesses, and iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ:IBEM): a streaming media content delivery network. Navin holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi, where he was honored with the distinguished IIT Alumni Award.

Merieme Chadid

Explorer and Astronomer, Antarctica Research Station, France

Merieme Chadid is Explorer and Astronomer. She is considered the first astronomer in the world to have been committed to install a large astronomical observatory in Antarctica and was the first to place an Arab flag (Moroccan) at the South Pole. She is also one of the first pioneering astronomers to install VLT telescopes in the Atacama Desert in Chile, the driest desert in the world. Chadid has been honoured by the MY HERO project. She was listed as one of the 30 most fascinating workers in the world by Forbes Magazine. Chadid received her PhD in Astronomy and Space from Paul Sabatier University and completed several executive education programmes at Harvard University. Her research fields are focused on stellar and universe evolution. Her scientific discoveries are published in numerous international reviews and books. She gives lectures and supervises PhD students.

Matthew Chamberlain

Chief Executive Officer, London Metal Exchange, United Kingdom

Matthew Chamberlain is the CEO of the London Metal Exchange and a member of the Management Committee of HKEX Group. In this role, Matt is responsible for an organisation of 500 colleagues, who collectively and responsibly steward the annual trading of 3.5 billion tonnes of base metals around the globe. Matt’s passion is sustainability in business, and believes strongly that leaders have an obligation to use their corporate platforms as vehicles for positive change. Under Matt’s tenure, the LME has introduced ethical standards for the metals traded on its exchange, including working closely with the OECD to give industry effect to metals supply chain standards, ensuring that metal arising from child labour or conflict financing cannot find its way to the global market. Matt is particularly interested in digital solutions for enhanced transparency, and is sponsoring the introduction of the LMEpassport system to provide full disclosure of sustainability credentials (such as carbon footprint) across the metals supply chain. Matt believes that culture sits at the very heart of an organisation, and is particularly proud to have championed the introduction of the LME’s Code of Conduct, which has driven standards of respect, inclusivity and diversity across the global metals trading industry.

Cham Krasna

Chief Executive Officer, SOMA Group, Cambodia

Krasna Cham is the first female Chief Executive Officer of the Soma Group, believing private sector to be an effective means to influence development in Cambodia and acting as an active proponent of gender equality and female leadership in the corporate sector of ASEAN. She represents a new generation of leadership in Cambodia and is outspoken on female representation in the corporate world. As CEO of one of Cambodia’s leading locally owned companies, Krasna manages the corporate direction and strategy of the group aiming at high impact sector toward the development of Cambodia.


François-Philippe Champagne

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne was first elected in 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice—Champlain.

Minister Champagne is a businessman, lawyer, and international trade specialist with over 20 years’ experience at large international companies in Europe, particularly in the fields of energy, engineering, and innovation.

Before entering politics, Minister Champagne was Vice-President and Senior Counsel of ABB Group, a leader in cutting-edge technology that operates in more than 100 countries. He also served as Strategic Development Director, acting General Counsel, and Chief Ethics Officer and Member of the Group Management Committee of AMEC Foster Wheeler, a world leader in the energy sector.

In 2009, Minister Champagne was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He has served on several boards over the years, and was notably President of the Canadian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and the Banff Forum.

After his election in 2015, Minister Champagne served as a parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Finance until 2017, when he was appointed Minister of International Trade. During his time as Minister of International Trade, the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement entered into force, and Canada signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. In 2018, he was named Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and oversaw the federal government’s ambitious $187 billion infrastructure investment plan. He was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2019.

Minister Champagne holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal and a Master of Laws in American law from Case Western Reserve University. Minister Champagne also studied public and private international law at The Hague Academy of International Law, in the Netherlands.

Arvan Chan

Regional Vice-President, International and Corporate Operations, Centene, USA

Arvan Chan serves as Regional Vice President for Centene Corporation, a publicly traded Fortune 50 healthcare enterprise that partners with local governments to ensure people receive high quality and cost effective health and social care. Since joining Centene in 2007, Arvan has played a major role in helping the company establishes a footprint outside the United States. As part of his work in developing and managing Centene’s international businesses, Arvan led the investments and integration of the company’s international operations. He also works closely with local governments to expand public-private partnerships for the delivery of healthcare services in new markets. Arvan was named among the 40 most influential young professionals by St. Louis Business Journal and among the five emerging leaders by Olin Business School. He serves on the boards of various organizations around the world, including Vivent Health, International Institute, Ribera Salud, and Operose Health. He is also actively involved in a number of advisory and selection committees, including Arch Grants, Washington University in St. Louis, and United Way. Arvan received his bachelor's degree from University of California of Los Angeles and his masters in health and business administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

Juliana Chan

Chief Executive Officer, Wildtype Media Group, Singapore

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Wildtype Media Group, Asia's leading STEM-focused media company, spanning digital, print, custom publishing and events. BA and MA in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; PhD in Biology and postdoctoral research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Recipient of honours and awards, including: L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship; 2013 Singapore Youth Award; 2014 MIT Technology Review's 10 Innovators Under 35 (Asia); 2017 ACS Nano Junior Fellowship. Research work into drug delivery and nanomedicine has been featured by the BBC, MIT Technology Review and South China Morning Post. Inventor on four US patents, three of which have been licensed for commercialization. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Member, World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Selection Committee.

Pamela Chan

Global Head, BlackRock Alternative Solutions; Chief Investment Officer, BlackRock, USA

Pamela Chan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of the Alternative Solutions Group within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). As CIO, she is responsible for managing the group's multi-alternative investment portfolios and chairs the Alternative Solutions Investment Committee. She is also a member of the BAI Executive Committee and BlackRock's Operating Committee.

She currently co-chairs for the Harvard College Schools and Scholarship Committee of New York City and is a member of the Board of Congressional Bank. She has previously served on the Boards of Home Partners of America, the Harvard Club of New York Foundation and the Harvard Business School Alumni Association.

In 2012, she was nominated as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, serving as Curator for New York City in 2014.

Subhashini Chandran

Head, Social Impact, Africa and Asia, Yara International, Kenya

Subhashini leads Yara’s social impact efforts across Africa and Asia. Her work focuses on SDG 1, 2, 3, 5 & 13.

She has 25+ years of leadership experience in the private and development sectors. She has a proven track record in reviving large scale agri-enterprises, developing sustainable livelihoods solutions for smallholder farmers, women and girls, and cultivating partnerships for impact.

Prior to joining Yara, she was responsible for Xynteo’s sustainability consulting business in India, working with some of the world's largest corporations on developing new growth models, leveraging cross-sector collaboration. She also served as Director of India2022, a business-led coalition with nine global and Indian companies working together to accelerate India's development goals in the areas of clean energy, waste and diagnostic healthcare. Previously, she was Principal Adviser for Private Sector & Agribusiness Development at IMC Worldwide UK, and led the delivery of CONNECT, the economic development component of UKaid’s flagship infrastructure project, Rural Access Programme 3 implemented by IMC in Nepal. Prior to this, she was CEO of Woodbriar Group where she grew a small tea business into one of India’s largest privately owned tea plantation businesses, employing 7000+ women. She has also served as Senior Adviser to AgDevCo, a UK-based social venture capital fund investing in agriculture in sub-saharan Africa and as Adjunct Professor at XLRI Jamshedpur, India where she taught Mergers and Acquisitions in Emerging Markets on the MBA programme. She read Economics at the LSE and Law at City University UK, is a Member of the Bar Council of India, Independent Director at Aban Offshore Limited and SunFarmer Nepal, a Yale World Fellow and Chevening Gurukul Fellow for Leadership and Excellence.

Suranga Chandratillake

General Partner, Balderton Capital, United Kingdom

Suranga Chandratillake is a technology entrepreneur who founded the video search engine blinkx in 2004 and launched it in 2005. He took the company public on the London Stock Exchange in 2007 and led it as Chief Executive Officer until 2012. Chandratillake has been named one of 25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment by Digital Watch, a Top 10 Leader in Science and Innovation by The Observer's Future 500 list and is often invited to speak at leading industry events, including the Financial Times' Digital Media Conference, MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference and the Monaco Media Forum. Chandratillake is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and has an MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University.

Chang Seung-Joon

Chief Executive Officer, Maekyung Media Group, Republic of Korea

He is the young leader of media business who is in charge of the most influential economic daily, Maeil Business Newspaper, and nationwide TV channel, Maeil Broadcasting Network, in Korea. Furthermore, with his keen interest in future technology, he runs one of the most successful start-up accelerators in Korea. Finally, because of his interest in the regional security, he has been serving as a commissioner in the ASEAN Regional Forum EEP (ARF Experts and Eminent Persons).

Patrick Chappatte

Editorial Cartoonist and Founder, Globe Cartoon, Switzerland

Political cartoonist and comics reporter, Der Spiegel, NZZ am Sonntag, Le Temps and Le Canard Enchaîné. Formerly with The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. Pioneer of graphic journalism, a genre of reporting developing in print, web and animation form. Reports include the slums of Nairobi, gangs in Guatemala, death row prisons in the USA. Organizes projects involving editorial cartoonists in conflict-ridden countries to foster a dialogue on human rights through art ( Has co-founded the Geneva-based Foundation Cartooning for Peace, whose honorary chair was Kofi Annan. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2006). Visiting Fellow, University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism. Recipient, Cartoon Award, Overseas Press Club of America (2011, 2015 and 2018). TED speaker (2010 and 2019).

Jules Chappell

Chief Executive Officer, NM Impact, United Kingdom

Managing Director, Business, London & Partners, leads the teams that support investors into London; help London-based companies to export; and attract major cultural and business events to the city. Works closely with the Mayor of London's office to drive thought leadership, city to city collaboration and innovation around areas of passion and importance for London, from cleantech to diversity to the use of data and artificial intelligence to drive excellent public services that can be tested in London and used around the world. Formerly UK Diplomat, based in Jordan, Iraq, US, Ethiopia and Guatemala, where was the UK's youngest ever Ambassador.

Sandeep Chatterjee

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Experantis, USA

Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee is the CEO of a group of diversified, multi-national enterprises that focus on areas critical for the 21st Century, including: innovation and intellectual property rights; intellectual property and commercial litigation; mobile and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies; and, education focused on innovation and the future of jobs.

He earned a BSc in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His PhD dissertation at MIT was selected as one of the most important inventions in computing, and the invention is preserved and showcased in a time capsule at the Boston Museum of Science. Other recipients of this honor include Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft) and Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web).

He developed one of the first mobile banking solutions, and his technology was identified as a Bloomberg Innovation, and featured on Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg Innovators� program. He was a member of the JSR 172 Expert Group that defined the worldwide standard for J2ME mobile Web services.

He also has extensive experience with providing expert testimony for intellectual property and commercial litigation, including for high stakes patent litigation, copyright and trade secret misappropriation, contract disputes and licensing cases. He is regularly retained by the largest law firms and the largest companies in the world for multi-billion dollar litigation.

He has co-authored books on technology and mobile systems innovation that is used by universities around the world. The Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has identified him as an international expert on mobile and digital forensics technologies. The Government of Andra Pradesh has appointed him as the Dean for the Center of Mobile Excellence at the government’s International Institute for Digital Technologies (IIDT).

James Chau

Host, The China Current, Hong Kong SAR, China

International Broadcaster and Host of The China Current. Interviews with world leaders in politics, science and health, including: Nobel laureates Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, and Muhammad Yunus. Editor-at-Large, China-United States Exchange Foundation. Formerly, Guest Presenter, BBC World News and Main Anchor on China Central Television. 2016, appointed by the World Health Organization as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals and Health. 2009-2016, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador. Frequent public speaker; has chaired and moderated high-level international events led by Laura Bush, Bill Gates, Angela Merkel, Erna Solberg, Charlize Theron, Justin Trudeau. Studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated from Cambridge University. Trustee, MTV Staying Alive Foundation; Advisor, Global Health 50/50, The Commons Project; Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.

Nirvana Chaudhary

Managing Director, Chaudhary Group, Nepal

Nirvana Chaudhary, founded his own independent company - CG Finco - at the age of 19. Educated in Doon, Harrow and EMBA at MIT and LBS, he became the Managing Director of CG Corp Global, a $2.5 Billion private conglomerate, before turning 30. CG (Chaudhary Group) is a multinational headquartered in Nepal, with a portfolio of 136 companies and 76 brands spread across 30 different countries.
Nirvana is well-known for his diverse interests, ventures and accolades - an artist, musician, trekker, a former national squash player and, most importantly, as a philanthropist. Nirvana is the Vice Chair of Chaudhary Foundation - the philanthropic arm of his group that he leads. Chaudhary Foundation extended instant support to build homes to those displaced after the massive earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 and is continuing build schools and homes for the survivors. The Foundation opened Nepal’s largest spiritual institute. Along with successfully executing various social projects, the Foundation partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates on the much needed health and sanitation projects in Nepal. Thus Nirvana has touched many lives and the social impact thus generated has been widely recognized. Nirvana is the recipient of the YPO’s SEN Sustainability Award for Philanthropy (2019), the Asian Leadership Award (2019) and the President’s Award for Social Contribution from Lions Club International (2015). He sits on the board of the Center for Asian Philanthropists.
Nirvana is currently the Honorary Consul General of Serbia to Nepal. In his earlier role as the Consul to Maldives, he was the recipient of the highest civilian award by the Maldivian Govt. for his humanitarian work. He has been the Brand Ambassador of WWF Foundation, Founder of Himalayan Climate Change, the youngest Founder Member of Entrepreneur Organization (Nepal Chapter), and Founder Member of the Young Presidents Organization. He has led a campaign on "Spirit of Entrepreneurship� and has just been featured as the First Nepalese in CNBC’s Young Turks. Nirvana is also part of The Art of Living Apex Board.
On the business front, Nirvana was elected the Vice President of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) in 2016 and the Chair for the India - Nepal Center. He has served as the Personal Advisor to the Minister of Industries of the Government of Nepal and has held offices of various bilateral chamber of commerce and industry. He became the Chairman of ASSOCHAM Nepal Chapter and was nominated to the board of UN Business Advisory Council, UN Global Compact High Level Steering Committee of the Action Platform and Member High Level Task Force on Nepal Government Response to Disaster.
Rounding up his recent achievements, in 2020, Nirvana was featured in Tatler’s New Face of Asia and Asia’s most influential. And in 2021, he conceptualized and founded the Union of Asian Chambers. In 2021, he was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Nirvana also founded the Nepal Super League for youth development through sports and launched a private foundation named after his parents- “Binod & Sarika Devi Foundation.� Nirvana is often sought by youth organizations, schools, universities and young entrepreneurs as a motivational speaker. He has authored several articles on leadership and management for prominent business magazines and runs his Podcast “Making It Bigger.� Nirvana and his wife Ashrayata have a daughter (Araaya) and a son (Arhaan).


Valeri Chekheria

Chief Executive Officer, Adjara Group Hospitality, Georgia

Valeri has emerged as a key business leader in the region through his innovative approach to implementing modern business values to the Georgian community.

Under his leadership Adjara Group has built a diverse portfolio of internationally renowned hotels and trend-setting new entrepreneurial projects including a large-scale agricultural and farming development initiative in Eastern region of Georgia.

Valeri is a dedicated philanthropist involved in several charitable causes and leads the company’s CSR efforts. He is Chairman of the Board of the Global Compact Network Georgia as well as a board-member of the McLain Association Children.

Prior to taking leadership of the company in 2011 he served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economic Development and the Minister of Finance. Valeri graduated from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, where he completed a Masters of Public Administration (MPA).

As a recognition of his achievements Valeri was nominated in 2018 by the World Economic Forum as a member of the Young Global Leaders’ program along with 100 of the world’s most promising, business leaders, public servants, technologists, social entrepreneurs and artists.

Jane Marie Chen

Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Embrace Innovations, USA

Jane Chen is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Embrace Innovations. Jane started her career as a management consultant at the Monitor Group, where she was advising Fortune 500 companies. Inspired to empower the disadvantaged, Jane then worked in China and Africa with NGOs focused on HIV/AIDS. Jane is a TED Senior Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow, and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Jane holds an MBA from Stanford University and a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Sarah Chen

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, USA

Sarah’s career spans across venture capital (VC) and innovation, in Asia and the US. She is Co-Founder of The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, a global consortium of venture funds that have now pledged to invest and are actively deploying beyond $1 billion towards women-founded companies, to begin to address the venture investment gap where women founders receive less than 3% of total VC funding. Going Beyond The Billion, her mission is now to catalyze capital deployed to these venture funds, ensuring their continued capacity to invest- by mobilizing LP commitments, convening LPs and connecting them to GPs who invest in venture-backable companies founded by diverse women founders.

Previously, she pioneered a corporate venture capital unit within $13Bn publicly traded Asian conglomerate, Sime Darby, investing in later-stage biotechnology companies. Since then, she has been at the forefront of multi-million cross border investments, structuring and executing commercialization plans for her portfolio companies. Named Forbes 30 Under 30, she is a recognized speaker and adviser on VC/innovation and women in leadership, having been featured among others on Der Spiegel, the Wall Street Journal, and at the United Nations.

Driven by a mission to fuel women's ambition, power and influence, she currently sits on multiple boards including 131 & counting, a bipartisan effort backed by Bloomberg Government and Holland & Knight to fete the unprecedented number of women serving in the House and Senate in the US and encourage more qualified women to run for office; and Lean In Malaysia, which she co-founded, a platform accelerating women into leadership, recognized as the voice of credibility for professional women issues in Muslim- majority Malaysia. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Hons.) from King’s College London. A proud Malaysian, she spends her time between the US- Asia.

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Timothy Chen

CEO, VIA China; Head of Business Development VIA/HTC, HTC, Taiwan, China

Bachelor's in Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. Since 1996, with VIA. Began career at the company's Taiwan headquarters, managing the sales and marketing offices of Japan and Korea. Responsible for VIA worldwide business development and strategic partnerships for VIA Technologies, a leading innovator of PC silicon and platform technologies. Besides presiding over VIA's Global Sales & Marketing, serves as technical assistant to the President and CEO of VIA, Wenchi Chen. Board and advisory positions at a number of technology companies. Involved in social ventures, social media, premium content providers, hardware companies at the semiconductor and system level, faith-based endeavours, a premium winery in China as well as being a hobbyist angel investor.

Calvin Cheng

Chairman, Retech Technology Co., Singapore

Entrepreneur and investor.

Co-founded Chinese EduTech firm Retech, and led it to IPO on the ASX in 2017, in the largest tech float in Australia of that year. Currently Chairman. Co-founded one of world's largest crypto exchanges ABCC.

Formerly shareholder and director of Lumina Singapore, one of region's largest fashion and luxury event management companies, and JUICE Magazine, SE Asia's largest youth and music magazine. Formerly also Head of Elite Model Management for Asia.

Calvin was also an appointed member of Singapore's Parliament.

He graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (MA) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and an MSc in Management.


Ming Yu Cheng

Professor of Economics; Director, Institute of Management and Leadership Development; Director, Division of Community and International Networking, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Cheng Ming Yu is the Director of the Institute of Management and Leadership Development (IMLD), Chairperson of the Belt and Road Strategic Research Centre and Professor of Economics at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in Malaysia. She works on projects related to economic development, particularly on social capital, globalization and human capital development as well as competitiveness studies. Cheng has been a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (JSPS), a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Washington State University, USA, a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University. She is one of the principal investigators for the World Value Survey (WVS) in Malaysia, a Member of the DAAD Alumni Association, one of the BMW Foundation Young Leaders, Executive Secretary of ABEST21 Japan and an alumna of the “Building a Better Asia-Young Leaders Retreat� organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan. Cheng is also the Founding Curator of the Kuala Lumpur Hub of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community.

Serene Chen Huijing

Managing Director, Deutsche Bank, Singapore

Huijing Serene Chen is one of the youngest senior financial market leaders globally. Chen is responsible for the fixed income and currencies business for clients in Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank. A regular speaker at global conferences, she has been a driving force behind the innovation and digitization of market risk and technology solutions to help client organizations unlock value and increase efficiencies. Chen is a leading advocate for women in business and has been instrumental in supporting women’s leadership in the industry, actively working to help empower, mentor and build confidence in women.

Chen Man

Founder, Beijing Man Xiang Ya Tian Advertising Ltd, People's Republic of China

Chinese contemporary photographer and visual artist who created a unique visual language that revolutionized fashion photography in China. The first ever photographer to be invited to the Met Ball. Artworks have been exhibited around the world, one of which, "The Astronaut", was selected as the permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in the UK. From 2003 to 2007, during the phase of cover shoot for magazine, developed a brand new "Chen Man Style" of visual expression, which marked the beginning of her creative works. Her powerful visual language attracted immediate attention throughout the fashion media industry and inspired a great number of fashion photographers in China and abroad. 2016, Guest Lecturer, UPenn Wharton China Summit, Harvard China Forum and Young President Organization Forum. 2016, Director, Creative Artists Agency. In September 2016, collaborated with The Peninsula Hotels for The Peninsula In Pink collection. Artworks have been exhibited and auctioned for charity around the world.

Chew-Seow Chien

Partner, Bain & Company, Singapore

BA in Economics and MPhil (Hons) in Finance, Cambridge University; MBA, Harvard Business School. Since 1995, with Bain & Company: since 2007, current position; worked with global consumer products companies and clients in technology, financial services, retail, private equity and heavy industries sectors; experience in US and Asia including corporate portfolio strategy, full potential growth strategy, acquisition screening and due diligence, post merger integration, supply chain management.

Chew Shou Zi

Chief Executive Officer of Tiktok, ByteDance, Cayman Islands

The youngest C-level manager at Xiaomi, a technology giant in China. Has played a key role in bridging Xiaomi's product and capacity to the global market.

Francesca Chia

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GoGet, Malaysia

Francesca Chia is the Co-Founder and CEO of GoGet, an on demand workforce technology platform that connects businesses to trust and reliable part timers, called ‘GoGetters’. Francesca is pushing boundaries in the technology industry and the traditional labour market of Malaysia. She brings with her insights on the future of work, how businesses will adjust models to suit new labour requirements and how empowerment is possible through technology innovation. Francesca graduated with a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and was inspired by social enterprises because they redefined traditional ways of doing business and running a non-profit. Prior to launching GoGet, Francesca was a Management Consultant in The Boston Consulting Group for 4 years. GoGet was also invited as a one of the selected ASEAN start up to speak in the World Economic Forum, Hanoi 2018 to discuss the Future of Work. Francesca is also an Alibaba eFounders Fellow from the program jointly created between Alibaba and UNCTAD. Most recently, Francesca was invited to speak at a summit in conjunction with United Nations General Assembly 2019 about the platform and how it is specifically addressing the Sustainable Development Goal #8: To promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive.

Calvin Chin

Managing Partner, E14 Fund, USA

BA, Yale University; MBA, TRIUM (NYU, LSE, HEC Paris). Formerly worked in various entrepreneurial and leadership roles in education, banking and technology start-ups in New York, Silicon Valley and Shanghai. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Qifang, China's leading online student loan service and the first Chinese company recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. Social Innovation Park Fellow. Adviser, lecturer and mentor to students, entrepreneurs and start-ups on strategy, fundraising and social responsibility, social innovation and social entrepreneurism. 2009 Chinese Business Leader of the Year, Horasis and Baker & McKenzie.


Geraldine Chin Moody

Director and Co-Founder, 5HVC Capital, Australia

Geraldine cares deeply about creating a strong, sustainable and inclusive community and environment for current and future generations. She draws on her experience as a senior executive and board member across ASX-listed companies, professional services, early-stage businesses and not-for-profits to drive impact within her sphere of influence. Her senior leadership roles have included Group Executive Committee roles at Virgin Australia and ASX with responsibility for people, culture and sustainability, and Chief Operating Officer at Baker McKenzie. She started her career as a solicitor and strategy adviser to the CEO at Mallesons.

Her passion for climate action and business as a force for good has led her to the role of Non-Executive Director of Future Super and co-founder of 5H Values Capital which invests in and coaches early-stage and impact-driven businesses and leaders. 5H Values Capital operates on the belief that leaders who are Humble, Honest, Happy, Hungry and High-Performing will build and grow successful organisations that are a force for good.

Geraldine is also an Advisory Board member of the ANU’s Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership, Welcoming Australia and the WEF’s Forum of Young Global Leaders and adviser to Give InKind and Tribute Mentorship. She has also served on the Board of UN Women Australia, the Refugee Advice and Casework Service and the AHRI Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Panel. She also founded the first Global Shapers community in Australia.

Geraldine has a Master of Law from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University. She is in her final semester of her Master of Science in Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (2011), a Fulbright Scholar (2001) and was named NSW Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year (2006).

James Chin Moody

Chief Executive Officer, Sendle LLC, Australia

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sendle, Australia's highest-rated parcel delivery service. Formerly, Executive Director, Development at Australia's national research agency, the CSIRO and was the chief systems engineer for Fedsat, Australia's first satellite to be launched in 30 years. PhD in Innovation Theory. Co-Author of “The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource Limited World�. Passionate about science communication; former panellist on the ABC TV television programme “The New Inventors�.

Mitsuru Claire Chino

President and Chief Executive Officer, Itochu International Inc., USA

Claire is President & CEO of Itochu International Inc. and Managing Executive Officer of Itochu Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, headquartered in Japan. In 2013, she became the first female executive officer of any major trading company in Japan. Prior to joining Itochu, she was a partner of an international law firm.

Claire has received several recognitions, including from the World Economic Forum (Young Global Leader), Yale University (Yale World Fellow), Asia Society (Asia 21) and the U.S. Japan Leadership Program. She has also been recognized in the in-house community as a “Top 25 In-House Counsel in Asia� (Asia Legal Business), “Asia Pacific’s Innovative Lawyer� (Financial Times) and “FT Global General Counsel 30 (Financial Times). She is a graduate of Smith College (B.A. cum laude) and Cornell Law School (J.D.), where she serves on the advisory board.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Chief Executive Officer, SOC Films, Pakistan

Bachelor’s degree, Smith College; two Master’s degrees, Stanford University. The only woman director to have been awarded two Academy Awards by the age of 37. Since 2001, has made over two dozen multi-award films in over 16 countries. Films include: “Student Athlete�, “Girl in the river�, “Song of Lahore�, “Saving Face�, “Peace Keepers� and “Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret�. 2017, first artist to co-chair the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Recipient of honours and awards, including: named in annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Time Magazine (2012); awarded highest civil honour “Hilal -e–Imtiaz�, Pakistan Government (2012); Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Canadian Government, for work in the field of documentary films (2013); Crystal Award, World Economic Forum; Knight International Journalism Award, International Center for Journalists for work that led to legislative change (2017); Honorary Degree in Fine Arts, Smith College (2018).

Cassandra Chiu

Founder and Psychotherapist, The Safe Harbour Counselling Centre, Singapore

Master's in Social Science, Swinburne University of Technology. Social advocate for greater accessibility for the blind. Blogs exploits and challenges with guide dog on Facebook. Aspires to change what it means to be blind for the society. Runs a psychotherapeutic practice. Work encompasses assistive technology needs assessment/coaching; rehabilitative psychotherapy; and rehabilitative remodelling for business/domestic environments. Co-Author of two papers, Accessible Pedestrian Environment and Accessible Pedestrian Signals, for submission to the Land Transport Authority. Recipient of awards: Singapore Woman Award (2012); Social Innovation Park Fellow (2012).

H. S. Cho

Vice Chairman, Hyosung Group, Republic of Korea

BA in Business Economics, Brown University; studies in Economics, Yonsei University. Formerly, with: Bain & Company, Tokyo and Seoul; NTT Communications, Tokyo; Marubeni Corporation, Tokyo. With Hyosung Group: currently, Member, Management Committee and Member of the Board, several subsidiaries; in charge of key decision-making, strategic planning and operations. Member: YPO; YEO; 136 Forum, an environmental group. Recipient of awards: Asian Young Global Leader, Korea Japan China Foundation (2005); Asia 21 Global Young Leader, Asia Society, US (2006); Junior Board, National Museum of Korea (2007). Interests: sports, automobiles, gastronomy, travel, photography.

Calvin Choi

Chairman, AMTD, Hong Kong SAR, China

Dr. Calvin Choi is the Chairman of AMTD Group, and Founder of AMTD Charity Foundation. He is a globally recognized entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as a pioneer and contributor in promoting regional digitalization.

Calvin was named "2019 Asia FinTech Leader� and "2020 Singapore FinTech Leader" by the Singapore Fintech Association, selected as a “Young Global Leader� by the World Economic Forum in 2017, and awarded by the Institutional Investor magazine as one of the global “Fintech Finance 35� in 2016.

Calvin founded the Group’s investment banking subsidiary AMTD international (NYSE:HKIB, SGX:HKB), the first company with dual class voting rights to successfully dual list on NYSE and SGX; served as the Chairman of AMTD Digital, a one-stop digitally connected solutions platform headquartered in Singapore; Board Director of Bank of Qingdao (SEHK: 3866; SZSE: 002948). He also serves as Board Director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network, which was founded by World Bank, Monetary Authority of Singapore, and ASEAN Bankers Association. Calvin is appointed by the HK Government as a member of HK Cyberport Advisory Panel and a member of Prisoners’ Education Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee. He is also appointed as Vice President of the China Young Entrepreneurs Association, and Vice Chairman of Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation.

Calvin is the Founder of the @-WISE Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, headquartered in Singapore, and jointly launched by AMTD Group together with University of Waterloo, iQ4, and Singapore FinTech Association. He is also the Founder and Chairman of “Regional Banks+ Strategic Cooperation Alliance�, an association which was initiated by Calvin, with a number of leading Hong Kong-listed Chinese regional banks as members, including Airstar Bank, Bank of Qingdao, East West Bank, Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank, Jiangxi Bank and Zhongyuan Bank; and the Founder and Chairman of “Greater Bay Young Entrepreneurs Association�, an organisation comprising a group of leading and innovative enterprises in the Greater Bay Area.

Before joining AMTD Group, Calvin was formerly a Managing Director at the Investment Banking Division and a member of the Global Family Office Committee of UBS Asia. He also served as the China Chief Specialist, Asia Strategic Alliance under the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Citigroup.

Calvin is currently a certified bank auditor and a certified public accountant in the United States.

Rohit Chopra

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, USA

Commissioner on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Has been an outspoken advocate for fair competition, consumer rights and accountability for corporations that break the law. Widely recognized for his expertise on America's trillion-dollar student loan crisis.

Tejpreet Singh Chopra

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bharat Light & Power (BLP), India

BA (Hons) in Economics, St Stephen's College, Delhi University; MBA, Cornell University. Over 16 years' global management and finance experience in France, UK, Hong Kong, India and the US. Founder & CEO of Bharat Light & Power. Leading wind and solar power generation company in India (IPP). Group has 3 independent companies - large utility scale wind/solar, distributed solar and technology services - Orion. Orion is an Enterprise AI based IOT platform. Leverages proprietary failure prediction models, big data analytics & machine learning to help industries improve productivity and optimize energy consumption. Provides predictive intelligence for over 2GW of wind & solar farms globally. Also, AI based solutions to industries such as auto, FMCG, mining, oil & gas, steel, cement etc. Earlier with General Electric (GE) for 14+ years. Was President & CEO of GE India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh in last role. Previous roles included GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS), 1996: roles in marketing, structured finance and risk management; 2005, opened GECAS office in Delhi; Senior Vice-President and Country Head, India, arranged more than $1 billion in financing for India's airline industry; President & CEO, GE Commercial Finance, India; 2007. At present, Chairman of the Board, APM Terminals (Maersk Group) - Gujarat Pipavav Port; Member, Board of Directors, SRF; and Board member Anand Group, and Indian Energy Exchange. National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum and on WEF YGL Foundation Board. Co-Chair of WEF GFC on Energy. Aspen Institute Fellow. YPO member. Interests: national swimmer, golf, classical music and Formula 1.

Sangeet Paul Choudary

Founder, Platformation Labs, Singapore

Sangeet Paul Choudary is the founder of Platformation Labs and the best-selling author of Platform Revolution and Platform Scale. He has advised the leadership of more than 35 of the Fortune 500 firms and has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Sangeet's work on platforms has been selected by Harvard Business Review as one of the top 10 ideas in strategy and his articles have been featured thrice in the HBR Top 10 Must Reads compilations.

Sangeet is appointed to several high-level ministerial advisory committees and is a former member of the WEF's Global Future Council. He is also ranked among the top 30 emerging thinkers globally by Thinkers50 and is the youngest ever recipient of the IIMB Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a frequent keynote speaker at leading global forums including the G20 Summit, the World50 Summit, and the United Nations.

David Chubak

Head, Global Retail Bank and Consumer Lending, Citibank NA, USA

David Chubak is one of the financial world's youngest influencers, leading a business that spans across global markets and serves more than 100 million customers, with 2,600 branches and 65,000 employees. With an eye to the future and an understanding of the past, he adheres to a philosophy that puts customer well-being first. Most recently, Chubak consolidated Citi’s global retail bank and consumer lending businesses and launched a digital banking strategy to ensure the bank meets the needs of the ever-evolving customer.

Ganhuyag Chuluun Hutagt

Chief Executive Officer, Ard Holdings, Mongolia

Ganhuyag is a Chief Executive Officer of Ard Financial Group. He serves as President of the UB City Chamber of Commerce since 2019.

Gan started his career at the Mongolian Stock Exchange in 1991. He joined the Central Bank after graduating from Hungary's Corvinus University in 1997. He founded Mongolia's first first savings and loan cooperative in 1997 and the first non-bank finance company in 1999. He founded and managed XacBank and its parent, TenGer Financial Group from 2001 to 2009.

Gan served as Honorary Consul of Hungary until he was appointed as advisor to Prime Minister in 2009. Gan was appointed as Vice Minister of Finance in December 2010. He unsuccessfully bid for public office in 2008 and 2012.

He leads the local Global Dignity initiative since 2009, founded the UB Shapers Hub in 2013 and was nominated to the YGL Forum in 2009. He founded Mongolia Economic Forum in 2009.

Ard Holdings currently owns 4 public companies, including the national post office, 6 financial licenses, and is pioneering its fintech and blockchain based applications.

He served and continues to serve on boards of various for-profit and non-profit organizations.


Nami Chung

Director, Asan Nanum Foundation, Republic of Korea


Abdourahmane Cissé

Secretary General in the Presidency, Office of the President of Côte d'Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire

2001, degree in Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique; MSc in Petroleum Economics and Management, French Institute of Petroleum (IFP). 2005, started career at Goldman Sachs, London, as a Sales/Structurer, Commodities Department, covering European corporate clients and governments; then moved to the Equities Division as a Trader to help build the franchise business; latterly, Executive Director, Index Trading Desk, Equities Derivatives Division. 2013-17, Minister of Budget and State-Owned Entities of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, responsible for the budget, customs, taxes and state-owned entities. Currently, Minister, Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.

Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir

Founder, PossibleX, United Kingdom

Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir is an entrepreneur, artist and financier with a passion for impact investing and future-led innovations.

She is the Chairwoman of the Impact Advisory Board of White Oak Global Advisors, founder of Possible X and advisor to CEOs globally.

Roksana has a 20-year track record in banking, with senior positions held at Credit Suisse, Edmond de Rothschild, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan and the EBRD. Most recently, from 2018 to 2020, she served as Vice-President and Deputy CEO of Poland’s largest bank, Bank Pekao.

In her role as Chairwoman of the Impact Advisory Board of White Oak, a San Francisco based global alternative asset manager with assets of more than $6.8 billion, Roksana is developing and guiding White Oak’s commitment to impact investing.

In addition to promoting positive impact through investment, at Possible X, Roksana leverages creativity, art and technology to challenge the status quo, inspire and shape the future of companies worldwide.

As an Artist in Residence for Fabergé, Roksana explores the complex relationship between contemporary art and sustainability. She has collaborated with well-known artists such as Terry O’Neill and exhibited her art all over the world. Roksana’s work has been auctioned at Sotheby’s and Philips, often raising money for philanthropic causes.

In film, Roksana is the Producer of Battle for Britain, a short film highlighting the role of Polish pilots in the Battle of Britain, starring Julian Glover. She is also an Executive Producer of Oliver Stone's latest documentary on nuclear power, A Bright Future.

Roksana is an international speaker - guest lecturer at Stanford University and the CFA Institute. In 2014 she was named a ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum.Â

Marcelo Claure

Chief Executive Officer, SoftBank Group International, USA

Marcelo Claure serves as CEO of SoftBank Group International and COO of SoftBank Group Corp., one of the world’s largest technology investors. He also leads the $8B SoftBank Latin American Fund, dedicated to investing in disruptive growth opportunities throughout LatAm, as well as the $100M SoftBank Opportunity Fund, dedicated to investing in black and Hispanic tech entrepreneurs.

In addition, Claure has responsibility over SoftBank’s operating companies, including WeWork, ARM, Fortress, SoftBank Energy, and SoftBank’s stake in T-Mobile U.S. and Deutsche Telekom.

Claure previously served as CEO and Executive Chairman of Sprint, where he was recognized for delivering the best financial results in the company’s 120-year history and architecting the $195B merger with T-Mobile U.S. Previously, Claure founded Brightstar, the world’s largest global wireless distribution and services company.

Claure serves as Executive Chairman of WeWork, Chairman of Fortress, Vice Chairman of Televisa / Univision, and a board member of Arm, T-Mobile, Sorare, Brightstar, Vestaire Collective and Carnegie Hall.

He is also the president of Club Bolívar and co-owner of Girona FC.

Patricia Cobian

Chief Financial Officer, Telefónica UK, United Kingdom

MSc in Industrial Engineering, Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICAI, Madrid. Experienced TMT executive. Started career at Hewlett-Packard. Former Member, Telecommunications and Corporate Finance practices, McKinsey & Company, Madrid, New York and London. Most recently, Managing Director, Business Development, Telefonica Europe; key role in Telefonica's strategy, portfolio management, the development of multiple infrastructure partnerships and an increasing focus on business model transformation and digitalization. Member of the Supervisory Board, Telefonica Deutschland. Director, Wayra I+D, Telefonica's global network of start-up accelerators. Strong supporter of the Red Cross and of Borne, an initiative launched to prevent disability and death in childbirth and to create life-long health for mothers and babies in the UK and overseas.

Andrew Cohen

Executive Chairman, J.P. Morgan Global Wealth Management, United Kingdom

Andrew Cohen is the Executive Chairman of J.P. Morgan Wealth Management. He oversees J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Institutional Wealth Management practice and leads the partnership between the firm’s Corporate & Investment Bank and Private Bank. In this role, Mr. Cohen focuses on servicing the Private Bank’s largest and most sophisticated clients globally. He is a member of the Asset & Wealth Management Operating Committee and the Wealth Management Operating Committee.
Prior to this role, Mr. Cohen was Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s International Private Bank, which operates in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2010 as the Asia Private Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, he was Head of the Southern California region, based in Los Angeles. Previously, he worked with ultra-high-net-worth families in Northern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and attended the Executive Program of Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mr. Cohen sits on the Board of Directors of the Serpentine Galleries, the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University, and is an alumni of the Young Global Leaders Forum (World Economic Forum) and the Hong Kong Forum. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, sailing, philanthropy and traveling.

Jared Cohen

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jigsaw, USA

Jared Cohen is the founder and CEO of Jigsaw at Google. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he was Google’s first Director of Ideas and chief advisor to Google's CEO and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. From 2006 to 2010 he served as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff under both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. Cohen is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including Accidental Presidents, Children of Jihad, One Hundred Days of Silence, The New Digital Age, and the forthcoming Life After Power. He has been named to the "TIME 100" list, Foreign Policy's “Top 100 Global Thinkers,� Fortune’s “40 Under 40�, and Vanity Fair's "Next Establishment." He serves on the advisory boards for Allianz, ScaleAI, ASAPP, and Stanford University’s Freeman-Spogli Institute. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and serves on the Secretary of State’s Foreign Policy Advisory Board. Cohen received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He speaks fluent Swahili.

Francesca Colombo

Board Member, Italy

Arts and culture entrepreneur. Senior consultant in corporate strategy and CSR for non-profit organizations. Board member in many no-profit and cultural Insititutions. Focus on the importance of arts and culture in the education of young generations and in the solution of global issues. Young global leader of the WEF 2011. Expert in arts and culture for the WEF Forum network. Holds seminars and tutorials at universities and postgraduate schools on no-profit and cultural management.
Degree in Management Engineering, Politecnico Milano; degree in Piano, Conservatorio Musica Verdi Milan; Erasmus Scholar, Technical University of Munich; Aspen Junior Fellow.
Formerly: worked at Teatro alla Scala Opera house for 13 years, including as Head of Co-Production and Digital Asset Management; Executive and Artistic Director, Florence Opera House - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Head of artistic programme for the start-up of Expo 2015 Milan. Founder and General Director, MITO SettembreMusica international music festival, held annually in Italy with more than 270 performances by 4,000 artists. General director of MAST Foundation, a philanthropic organization on innovation, culture and education. Artistic director of the StradivariFestival. Has conceived various artistic initiatives, including the integration of design, architecture and music language at the Triennale Milan. Former Coordinator, Micheli International Piano Competition with Pollini Berio.

Veronica Colondam

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, YCAB Foundation, Indonesia

Veronica Colondam champions the field of social entrepreneurship in Indonesia with the establishment of YCAB Foundation in 1999. YCAB Foundation is the founding and flagship organisation in the YCAB social enterprise group which bases its operations on a mutually reinforcing and financially sustainable social change model. YCAB’s mission is to improve welfare through education and inclusive financing impacting the lives of four million underprivileged youth through education and half a million women micro entrepreneurs through inclusive financing where education of their children is made the precondition to loan.

YCAB is among the few organisations in Asia to receive the General Consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC & ranks #32 of Top 100 SPO/NGO in the World by a Geneva-based NGO Advisor (January 2020). Veronica is also an independent commissioner of the largest state-owned microfinance company (PNM) with 7 million active customers.

Double degree in communications and public relations, obtained her MSc. in social science from Imperial College London. Alumni of special postgraduate education for WEF’s Young Global Leader in HKS, 2009 & Yale, 2013; Social Entrepreneurship (INSEAD, 2010); Impact Investing (Oxford, 2012).

A published author and speaker; recipient of two United Nation awards (Vienna, 2001 & New York, 2017); YGL (2006); Fellow of Asia21 Young Leader (2007); EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2011); Schwab’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2012); Forbes' 48 Asian Philanthropist (2015).

Married with three grown children. Veronica enjoys traveling as part of her dedication to give back and inspire the next gen through lectures, coaching & mentorship.

Arturo Condo

President, EARTH University, Costa Rica

President of EARTH University, an innovative global school educating leaders for sustainable development, especially for rural areas of the world. Former President and Professor of Strategy and Competitiveness at INCAE, a leading business school and think-tank in Latin America, researcher, author, innovator, advisor and global citizen. He lives in Costa Rica, is married and has three children.
Ecuadorian by birth, Latin American by heart, Dr. Arturo Condo served as President of INCAE Business School between 2007 and 2015. Prior to that, he was Dean of the MBA, Dean of Innovation and Development and Director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS). Through the years he led a team of professors and researchers to create and launch new versions of the school’s MBA and Executive MBA programs, renovated the leadership structure of the school, supported a new generation of Executive Education programs, attracted a renewed community of allies and donors, while sustaining INCAE’s commitment to the Central American integration process with a regional and global perspective. He also led INCAE’s involvement in the development of leaders for the public sector, the promotion of greater participation of women in top leadership and the adoption of the MBA Oath, a compendium of ethical principles for business leaders. From INCAE and CLACDS, Dr. Condo and his teams have worked with private and public leaders to strengthen competitive clusters and promote sustainable development. He is a founding member of the Central American Private Sector Initiative (CAPSI), a group of regional leaders focused on improving the lives of Central Americans through regional action.
He teaches at INCAE’s MBA and executive programs and is author and co-author of a number of articles, books and teaching cases in business strategy, international business, competitiveness and sustainable development. He has a Doctorate from Harvard Business School in business strategy and competitiveness and was recognized as a “Distinguished Scholar� in his MBA at INCAE. Dr. Condo serves as Senior Institute Associate of Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, a think-tank led by Prof. Michael Porter. His research has focused on the development of sustainable competitive advantage by Latin American firms both locally, regionally and globally.
He has also worked as a consultant in strategic planning and global strategy for firms and industry organizations in Latin America and Asia. He has been advisor to multilateral organizations like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Asian Development Bank. In 2014, he launched Keyword Centroamerica, a strategic information company where he serves as Chairman. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Bancolombia, the largest bank in Colombia.

In 2006, he was named to the Inaugural Class of the Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI), an Aspen Institute Fellowship. In 2007, the World Economic Forum (WEF) recognized him as a Young Global Leader (YGL), an honor bestowed to “recognize and acknowledge the most extraordinary leaders of the world under the age of 40�. As part of the YGL community, he was co-founder of the YGL Business Oath and later a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Global Business Oath Project, both projects that aspire to change ethical behavior of business leaders around the world. Dr. Condo became a key supporter for the creation of INCAE’s MBA Oath Club in 2011, which seeks to create awareness in the minds of INCAE students and graduates about the importance of personal ethics and sustainability values in the business world. His work also focuses on gender equality, having founded INCAE’s Center for Women’s Leadership. As part of the World Economic Forum, he is a member of the Latin American Competitiveness Lab and the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Jobs, and since 2015 is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Dr. Condo is passionate about education in general and higher education in particular as well as Latin America’s increasing role in the world. He is a strong believer in the power of youth to change the world. He is the Founding Curator of the San Jose Hub of the Global Shapers Community, part of the World Economic Forum.

Silvia Console Battilana

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Auctionomics, Stanford University, USA

Silvia Console Battilana is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Economics Department of Stanford University, specializing in auctions and designing new markets in sectors such as energy, transportation, radio spectrum, rough diamonds, water rights, fishing rights, internet ads, natural resources. She co-founder high stakes auctions company Auctionomics with Professor Paul Milgrom, with clients across four continents, including the US government for the Incentive Auction (raising 19 billion) and Fortune 500 companies in Mexico, France, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, Morocco, Norway and Australia. Console Battilana has been an invited speaker at universities worldwide, including Harvard, Berkley and MIT. She was named ?40 Under 40? by the business journal, 40 under 40 europe and is active in philanthropy and gender parity initiatives in Silicon Valley. In 2009 she co-founded TEDxSV. Console Battilana holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Lucy Cooper

Managing Director; Head, Innovation, Europe, Accenture, United Kingdom

Lucy leads Innovation across Europe for Accenture. This includes representing innovation on our European Management Committee and Global Leadership Council and being the Europe Innovation Lead for Accenture’s Industry X business. She supports client innovation services teams around Europe, oversees our Hubs and Centers and engages with clients in finding value in their business using new ways of working, counter-cultural leadership practices, scaled experimentation, product and service build and innovation-led consulting. Lucy works alongside our Growth and Strategy teams and consulting practices to ensure a collaborative approach to investment and shared success with our clients and teams. Lucy is an experienced facilitator of C-suites and Boards and an expert in the growth playbook corporate's need to undertake. Additionally, she writes often, is a seasoned panelist, speaker and moderator, including leading stages at TEDx, Cannes Lions and other notable events. Lucy is a mentor and advisor to female founders and organisations on a wide-range of topics from generational diversity in leadership to business building and governance.


Jennifer Corriero

Co-Founder and Executive Director, TakingITGlobal, Canada

Jennifer Corriero is co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, a non-profit organization that empowers youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. In 2013, TakingITGlobal was a recipient of the Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW Group and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. In 2007, TakingITGlobal was recognized by the Tech Museum Awards as the Education award winner.

Jennifer was named as Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2007. Over the past decade she has developed youth engagement programs supported by a range of foundations and has presented at conferences and events in over 30 countries. In 2003, Jennifer was a member of the Official Canadian Government Delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society. She has supported civil society engagement as part of various UN processes including the UN High Level Meeting on Youth, UN Climate Change Conference, World Urban Forum and International AIDS Conference.

Jennifer has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, where she has also been appointed as Adjunct Professor to the Faculty of Health. In 2011, Jennifer served as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment and was the Canadian Country Chair for Global Dignity Day. Jennifer is also the founding Curator for the Global Shapers Toronto Hub and continues to provide support as a mentor.

Clayton Cosgrove

Director, Cosgrove & Partners Ltd, New Zealand

Honourable Clayton Cosgrove is Director of Cosgrove & Partners Ltd. He consults to chief executives, boards and chairs of major commercial entities. Professional services include: Government relations/regulatory advocacy, strategic communication & public affairs management, asset protection, risk/issues & crisis management, media/investor/stakeholder relations and management. He is a former Member of Parliament of New Zealand and former Cabinet Minister he retired from politics at the 2017 Election. He was a Cabinet Minister from 2005 - 2008 and his ministerial portfolios included: Minister of Immigration, Associate Minister of Finance, Minister of Building & Construction, Minister for Small Business, Associate Minister of Justice, Minister for Sport & Recreation, Minister for the Rugby World Cup and Minister of Statistics. Prior to going into politics he served as a senior adviser to Rt. Hon. Mike Moore, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former WTO Director General and former New Zealand Ambassador to the USA. Cosgrove has also worked in senior commercial roles in the telecommunications and minerals industries in Australia and New Zealand. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and in 2007 was appointed an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. In politics he has also held the role of Shadow Minister of: State-Owned Enterprises, Revenue, Associate Finance, International Trade, Commerce, Tourism, Building & Construction Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and the Earthquake Commission. He was also Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Parliamentary Select Committee. He was a Member of the Advisory Board of the Public Sector Governance and Accountability Research Centre at Le Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Cosgrove received a BA (triple major) and MBA from the University of Canterbury and completed executive education programmes at Harvard and Yale Universities.

Hilary Cottam

Social Entrepreneur, Centre for the Fifth Social Revolution, United Kingdom

Social entrepreneur. Author. Innovator. Current work focuses on design of new social systems required to meet dual challenges of technology revolution and climate change with a particular focus on the design of good work. Author of Radical Help (Little Brown 2018) acclaimed book on the future of welfare systems. Recent award winning practice includes new approaches to ageing; employment and chronic health conditions and new services to support families in crisis. Formerly: Founder of Participle, Director of RED at the UK Design Council and a Founding Director of Do Tank and School Works. Also worked for the World Bank. Named UK Designer of the Year in 2005 in recognition of pioneering the field of social design. Young Global Leader PhD in Social Sciences: educated at Oxford, Sussex and the Open University. Visiting Professor at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Thomas Crampton

Head, Corporate Affairs, Greenlight Biosciences Inc, USA

Thomas heads corporate affairs, including marketing, communications and government affairs, for GreenLight Biosciences, a biotech company focused on cutting edge RNA research, design and manufacturing.

In addition to COVID-19 vaccine candidates, GreenLight is applying RNA technology to human therapeutics (Sickle Cell Disease), animal health (protecting honey bees) and plant health (crop protection).

Our goal is to use science to address humanity’s greatest challenges and my role is to engage with investors, partners, regulators, customers and the general public.

Thomas joined GreenLight from The Commons Project Foundation, where as the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer he led the launch of high-profile digital services and multi-stakeholder digital initiatives aimed at mitigating the impact of the COVID pandemic by allowing people to share their health information in a privacy-preserving manner.

Prior to that, he led 1,000+ member global marketing and communications teams based out of the U.S., Europe and Asia. This included Global Chair, Digital at Edelman, Global Principal for Ogilvy Consulting and Global Managing Director for Social@Ogilvy. Clients included MSD Merck, Philips, McKinsey, Nestlé and Samsung.

For nearly two decades he was a foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times and International Herald Tribune based out of Asia, Europe and the United States, covering the 2003 SARS outbreak in Asia, rare diseases in Africa, the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign, economics and technology.

A frequent public speaker, he has delivered keynote speeches at many leading events and universities, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, SXSW, Cannes Lions, DLD, Stanford University, Tokyo University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Molly Crockett

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University, USA

BSc in Neuroscience, UCLA; PhD in Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge; Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Zurich and University College London. Formerly: Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology, Fellow of Jesus College, and Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford. Currently, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University. Lab investigates the psychological and neural mechanisms of morality, altruism and economic decision-making. Research integrates perspectives from social psychology, neuroscience, behavioural economics and philosophy, and employs a range of methods, including behavioural experiments, computational modelling, brain imaging and pharmacology. Work has been published in academic journals, including Science, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, PNAS and Current Biology. Research has been covered by numerous news outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, BBC, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Has written articles for WIRED, the Guardian and Scientific American. 2012 TED talk (“Beware Neuro-bunk�) has more than 1 million views. Current interests include self-deception and moral hypocrisy; the development of trust in healthy people and psychiatric disorders; moral outrage and political polarization; and how technology transforms social emotions. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Named a Rising Star, Association for Psychological Science (2015).

Alexis Crow

Global Head, Geopolitical Investing, PwC, USA

A global economist who focuses on geopolitics and investing, Alexis Crow provides insights on capital allocation and long-term investment. She covers Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. She is a public speaker on the global macroeconomic environment and the geopolitical landscape, with a focus on sectors including real estate and infrastructure, environmental, social and governance (ESG), energy, technology and consumers. She leads a team of experts, with a focus on developing their expertise in macroeconomic analysis, geopolitical investing, developing client relationships, and using data visualization tools to guide investment decisions. She is a Senior Fellow at Columbia Business School and with the Global Business and Economics programme at the Atlantic Council, focussing on income inequality, ESG and the environment, and economic empowerment of women. She mentors young women and young men who are seeking their purpose and to foster their careers in business and policy. She also volunteers in New York City with Santa Egidio, participates at the Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral as reader, and works to support professional people seeking a richer spiritual life St Patrick's Cathedral, along with addressing issues such as immigration and income inequality.

Thomas Crowther

Assistant Professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Thomas Crowther is a British scientist specializing in ecosystem ecology and the chief scientific advisor to the UN's Trillion Tree Campaign. He is a tenure-track professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zürich where he formed the Crowther Lab. His work aims to generate a holistic understanding of the global scale ecological systems which regulate the Earth's climate. After his PhD, Crowther received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, to pursue his postgraduate research at Yale University. In 2015, Crowther was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to research the impact of carbon cycle feedbacks on climate change at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO). In 2017, Crowther started a tenure track professorship at ETH Zürich. His ongoing research is supported through a unique partnership with DOB Ecology – a private foundation focused on supporting projects which protect and restore threatened ecosystems across the globe. A holistic global understanding of ecological systems is necessary for us to understand and address climate change and biodiversity loss.

Idalia Cruz Garza

Director, Strategy, Media, TV Azteca S.A.B de C.V., Mexico

Idalia Cruz Garza is Director of Media Strategy at TV Azteca and Grupo Salinas, which has operations in media, retail, financial services, telecommunications and Internet industries through its own subsidiaries. TV Azteca owns and operates 300 TV networks in Mexico and is one of the two largest producers of Spanish language television programmes worldwide. Previously, Cruz held positions within various media as well as in Procter & Gamble Mexico. She is Founder and President of the TV Committee and the Mexican Joint Industry Committee. She is on the Board of Directors of various international media organizations including the Media Rating Council and the Advertising Research Foundation. Cruz holds a BSc in Economics from ITAM and an MSc from the London School of Economics. Postgraduate studies in Finance, Marketing and Politics from ITAM, ITESM, Harvard Business and JFK Schools. Cruz is listed as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico and was nominated for ESOMAR's Excellence Award in 2009.

Nighat Dad

Founder and Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan

Lawyer and the Founder of Digital Rights Foundation which works to help Pakistani women fight against online harassment. Campaigner for online freedom and contributed to a law against acid attacks. Specializes in family law and cyber law and was named one of TIME magazine's next generation leaders. In 2016, awarded the Atlantic Council Digital Freedom Award and Dutch Government's Human Rights Tulip award. TED Fellow in 2016 and spoke at the TED Global stage.

Komal Dadlani

Chief Executive Officer, Lab4U, Chile

Komal Dadlani is a Biochemist with an MSc from the University of Chile. In 2013 she started Lab4U to democratize science and change the way science is taught with a lab in the pocket. Today Lab4U is present in Latin American and the US with more than 120,000 students using Lab4Physics, their first product. Komal has been a recipient of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2015, Toyota Mother of Invention Award 2017, MIT Technology Review 35 Under 35 Leaders in LatAm 2018, Ashoka Fellow and internationally recognized by The New York Times, Forbes, People Magazine, and the BBC for her work at Lab4U as a top female entrepreneur.

Sofana Rabea Dahlan

Founder and Managing Partner, Sofana Rabea Dahlan Law Firm, Saudi Arabia

Sofana R. Dahlan (سÙ?اّنة ربيح دحلان) is an accomplished Saudi lawyer and social entrepreneur. She holds the prized distinction of being among the first three female lawyers to have been granted the permit to practice law in Saudi Arabia. Dahlan has served as a legal consultant in different parts of the Arab world including Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Kuwait. Dahlan was also the Vice Governor for Entrepreneurship Advancement at the Small and Medium Enterprises Authority of Saudi Arabia from 2016 to 2017, making her the first Saudi female senior economic policymaker.

Most recently she has enrolled at King’s College, London in order to pursue a Ph.D. in Culture Media and Creative Industries specialising in: The Obstacles Facing the Development of Creative Industries in Saudi Arabia: A Deep Dive into Intellectual Property Infringement and its Implications.

Dahlan is also the founder of many social enterprises that focus on developing the creative industries in the region. She is the founder of Tashkeil – a Saudi based social enterprise that incubates, accelerates and promotes creative entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of Kayan Space and Studios – a membership-based environment for creative professionals, entrepreneurs and freelancers.

In 2013, Dahlan initiated, the Saudi National Creative Initiative (SNCI) which is a collaborative creative knowledge transfer platform that was established in 2013. Stimulated profoundly by Dahlan’s passion to work with youth and the Saudi Vision 2030, SNCI aims to map and understand the Saudi Creative Industry in order to reinforce creativity and utilize the youth to unleash its full potential and drive Saudi Arabia to a knowledge-based economy.

Dahlan is an active member of the board of directors of Khadija Bint Khuwailid Centre - a businesswoman and lobbying enter at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dahlan is also regarded as an icon for female empowerment for her advocacy to advocate cultural, heritage and socially oriented issues. She has spoken at public platforms such as Pecha Kucha in Beirut, Beirut Design Week, TEDxWomen in Barcelona, and BOLDtalks Woman and has penned
numerous articles on topics such as women’s rights, social values, and interreligious

She has completed an undergraduate degree in Law (LLB) from Cairo University, a postgraduate degree in Islamic Law from the Higher Institute of Islamic Studies in Egypt along with an MBA degree from the American University of Technology. In 2009, she was involved in the Harvard Executive program “Leading for the Future: The Arab Region in a Changing World� and has also obtained an executive degree in Global Leadership & Public Policy from Harvard University in 2013.

Mehmet Gürcan Daimagüler

Special Adviser, Tropical General Investments Group, Nigeria

Lawyer and Public Policy Expert based in Germany. PhD in Philosophy, JD, University of Bonn; MPA, Harvard University. Expert on renewable energy technologies. 1997-2005, Member of Federal Board, Free Democratic Party of Germany; currently, Partner, Thomsen Partner Law Firm, Berlin. World Fellow, Yale University. Lucius N. Littauer Fellow, Harvard University. Member of the Advisory Board, Yale World Fellows Program


Rose Damen

Managing Director, Damen Yachting, Netherlands

Rose Damen is the Managing Director of Damen Yachting. She has grown this division from luxury yachts into a business that inspires its clients to explore adventurously and also responsibly. Rose introduced a sustainability agenda to Damen Yachting, while supporting broader projects to protect the oceans. She is an advocate for gender balance within this male-dominated industry. A graduate of INSEAD, Rose has prior experience as an investment research analyst in the UK and NGO coordinator in Sri Lanka. She serves on an number of non-profit boards, including those focused on the arts.

Akim Daouda

Chief Executive Officer, Gabonese Sovereign Wealth Fund (FGIS), Gabon

Chief Investment Officer of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Gabonese Republic. The mission of the fund is to transfer wealth across generations by transforming finite resources into sustainable financial assets. Passionate about unlocking value for the region and bridging inequalities; oversees the SWF’s full portfolio of more than 100 investments spanning several sectors. Also articulates the fund investment strategy and provides high-level leadership. Works closely with government leaders and ministries, as well as private sector champions on issues related to economic development, industrial growth and transformation. 2017, joined the “Choiseul 100 Africa� list by Institut Choiseul. Ranked among Young African Business Leaders under the age of 40 who are expected to play a major and transformative role in the continent's economic development.

Bernice Dapaah

Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Bamboo Bikes, Ghana

Executive Director of the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative, leading the initiative to develop from a project idea to a social enterprise that has won several international awards, including the 2013 UNFCCC Momentum For Change Light House Activity Award (Women For Results Category), World Business and Development Award 2012, UN Habitat/Dubai International Best Practice Award 2012, Samsung/Generations For Peace Impact Award 2012, GIZ Impact Business Award 2011, and UNEP SEED Initiative Award 2010. 2013, named a Vital Voices Lead Fellow; won the 2013 International Women Alliance World of Difference Award. Member of the Advisory Board, World Intellectual Property Organization GREEN, Switzerland. Graduate, Christian Service University, Ghana.

Lucy d'Arville

Partner, Bain International Inc., Australia

A rising leader in Australian business focused on transforming health care, d'Arville's work with large payer and provider organisations has had a significant impact in creating more customer-centric and efficient operations. She is also passionate about having an impact in the social sector. This includes leading Bain Australia's social impact practice, supporting OzHarvest in their efforts to reduce food waste and co-leading Bain's collaboration with Social Ventures Australia and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute on Restacking the Odds to tackle intergenerational disadvantage.

Patricia Ellen da Silva

Secretary of Economic Development, Government of the State of São Paulo, Brazil

Currently Secretary of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Labour of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, 2016 in recognition of achievements on digital innovation, education and economic development in government. Lectures on Leadership and Digital Innovation at the Master of Public Management Program of the Center for Public Leadership (CLP). MPA, Harvard Kennedy School; MBA, INSEAD. Chief Executive Officer of Optum Brazil until 2018; previously Partner at McKinsey & Company for nearly 18 years. Focused on public sector challenges, led projects in education, health, economic development, with special focus on digital government innovation. Co-Founder of Movimento Agora!, which seeks to modernize public policy provision and management by promoting social engagement, to build a more humane and sustainable country.

Vera Daves de Sousa

Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of Angola, Angola

Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves de Sousa, was born in Luanda and has a degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Angola (UCAN). She is the first woman rising to the post of Minister of Finance in Angola. Before her appointment she was Secretary of State for Finance and Treasury. Her curriculum includes the Course on Banking Techniques and Practices by the Institute for Banking Training and Derivatives and Bond Markets Course in ICAP (Portugal). She started the career at Sonangol ESSA. After she worked at Banco Privado Atlântico as Head of Research and Products Office. From 2014 to 2016 she has the position of Executive Director of the Capital Market Commission (CMC) where became from September 2016 to October 2017 the Chairman of the Capital Market Commission. She was engaged in teaching Financial Markets at the Executive MBA promoted by the Catholic Business School Alliance and teacher of Public Finance and Economic Integration at Catholic University of Angola (UCAN) - Faculty of Economics. Vera Daves de Sousa also played the role of Economic commentator in various media. She was the co-author of a book on Public Finance. Her hobbies are dance, yoga and reading.

Martyn Davies

Managing Director, Emerging Markets and Africa, Deloitte & Touche, South Africa

Dr Martyn Davies is the Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte and is the Dean of Deloitte’s Alchemy School of Management. Over his career, he has been a trusted advisor to executives at a large array of multinational firms on their market entry & engagement strategies in emerging markets and Africa. He has also conducted a large amount of advisory work on behalf of the public sector having advised a number of governments in numerous regions.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Martyn founded Frontier Advisory, a strategy and corporate finance advisory firm that was subsequently acquired by Deloitte. Dr Davies has previously been ranked the # 1 analyst in South Africa in the “African Economies & Markets� category as awarded by the Financial Mail in its prestigious Annual Analysts of the Year awards.

He is a Global Fellow at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth – a group comprising leading international economists which works on subjects relating to macro-economy and inclusive growth.

Martyn was selected in 2010 as a Young Global Leader, an honour bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognise distinguished young leaders. He is also a member of the global Young President’s Organisation (YPO).

He is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain and is a Non-Executive Director of the NEPAD Business Foundation.

Martyn has been educated at Wits University, Yonsei (Seoul) Harvard, Yale and Oxford Universities.

Geoff Davis

Chief Executive Officer, Cicero Impact Capital, USA

Geoff Davis is business entrepreneur turned social entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Sorenson Impact, an action lab at the David Eccles Business School at the University of Utah. Previously he was Co-Founder of Unitus Equity Fund, the first privately funded microfinance venture equity fund and a former Chief Executive Officer of Unitus Capital. Davis has been involved in 11 start-ups, including dot-coms, microfinance institutions and commodity trading. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of White Hat Ventures. Davis has a Master's degree in Public Policy and Development Economics from Harvard University. He is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a Stanford University Entrepreneurial Thought Leader.

Eric Dayton

Co-Founder & CEO, Askov Finlayson, USA

An apparel, hospitality, and real estate entrepreneur, Eric Dayton started a movement to reimagine the identity of America's north as one of adventure, creativity and the embrace of cold winters. His company is on a mission to keep the north cold by donating 110% of its own carbon impact to organizations leading the fight against climate change. Prior to founding Askov Finlayson, he was a member of Arctic Transect 2004, a six-month, 2,000 mile dogsled expedition focused on climate research and education.

Alberto de Belaunde

Congressman, Congress of Peru, Peru

Alberto is a congressman of the Republic of Peru, elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020 with the second highest vote in the country. He currently chairs the Congressional Climate Change Commission. Alberto is a lawyer, with a master's degree in territorial planning and environmental management. He also works as a university professor. He has published two books related to his parliamentary work.

Daniel de Boer

Chief Executive Officer, ProQR Therapeutics N.V., Netherlands

Daniel de Boer is a passionate entrepreneur with a drive to make a meaningful impact on society. Initially, he was focused on building IT companies; however, when his newborn son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening disease with a limited life expectancy, it put everything in his life into perspective. de Boer decided to turn his focus towards finding a treatment for his son and other patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. He founded ProQR Therapeutics, which currently has 150 employees across Europe and the United States. Inspired by his work for cystic fibrosis patients and with a goal to impact many more lives, de Boer decided to broaden the scope of ProQR to include developing drugs for several other severe, rare diseases for which no treatments are available.

H.R.H. Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme

Climate Envoy, Netherlands Government, Netherlands

Jaime is the Climate Envoy of the Netherlands. He has an extensive diplomatic career in forging partnerships for innovative solutions to complex global challenges. He was the Senior Advisor on Private Sector Partnerships to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), where he worked on the energy transition in refugee settlements. As the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Holy See (Vatican), he partnered on peace, climate action and forced migration. As Special Envoy for Natural Resources, he initiated the Responsible Mining Index and set up conflict-free supply chains of metals and minerals in the DRC with the private sector and civil society. He was a member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Competition, worked in the field as Political Advisor to the Dutch Commander of the NATO Peacekeeping Mission in Afghanistan and helped set up the Netherlands Embassy in Iraq. He has held various other functions in MENA, Africa and Latin America. Born in the Netherlands in 1972, he holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from Brown University. He is married and has two young daughters. Concurrently he is a Member of the Board of the Green Climate Fund and the Forum of Young Global Leaders (WEF).


Alexander de Carvalho

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Public Group International Limited, United Kingdom

Alexander is the Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of PUBLIC, a venture firm he set up to help solve some the biggest technology problems across the public sector. PUBLIC is one of the biggest investors in GovTech companies in Europe across important sectors including Health, Social Care, Security, Policing and Welfare. Alexander is also the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of The GovTech Summit. Prior to founding PUBLIC, Alexander worked for almost 10 years in private equity before spending several years building and supporting a number startups in the UK. Alexander has been a non-executive member of the board of Heineken Holding NV since 2013 and is involved in a number of philanthropic activities.

Anne-Laure de Chammard

Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE Solutions International, ENGIE Group, France

Anne-Laure de Chammard is Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for ENGIE Group. With 170,000 employees and a €61 billion turnover, ENGIE is a leading world group that provides low-carbon energy and services to tackle the climate emergency. Anne-Laure started her career in the USA in 2008, as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She then joined the French Ministry of Sustainable Development and Energy in 2010, where she was leading major infrastructure public-private partnership projects. She joined the Bureau Veritas Group in 2014 as General Manager for the French East Region, before being appointed President and CEO of Bureau Veritas Construction in 2016. She joined ENGIE in 2019 to head the group’s strategy in its zero-carbon transition. Member of the “Corps des Ponts�, Anne-Laure graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Anne-Laure sits at several supervisory boards. She is also passionate about opera singing, has made recordings and given several concerts. De Chammard graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts and holds a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. De Chammard also sits on several Supervisory Boards. She is passionate about opera singing – she has made recordings and given several concerts.

Alexander De Croo

Prime Minister of Belgium, Office of the Prime Minister of Belgium, Belgium

2020–present: Prime Minister of Belgium; 2019 - 2020: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, in charge of the Fight against Tax Fraud, and Minister of Development Cooperation; 2014 - 2019: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services; 2012 - 2014: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions; 2009 - 2012: Party Chairman and Senator; 1999 - 2009: MBA, business consultant and entrepreneur. Alexander De Croo is part of the 2015 intake of World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders.

FX de de Mallmann

Chairman, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs International, United Kingdom

FX (Francois-Xavier) de Mallmann is Chairman of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He has worked with Goldman Sachs International since 1993 in a number of senior roles, including as Chief Operating Officer, Global Investment Banking Division, based in New York (2007-2008); Head of the European Financing Group and Capital Markets businesses in EMEA (2009 to 2011); Global Co-Head of the Consumer Retail Group (2014-2017) and Head of Investment Banking, Switzerland. He has been a partner in the firm since 2004. He is a Member of the European Management Committee at Goldman Sachs and is a Member of the Firmwide Commitments and Investment Banking Operating committees. He sits on the Board of the International Rescue Committee. FX graduated from Hochschule St Gallen and the Community of European Management Schools in 1992.

Carlos de Hart

Chief Executive Officer, Agroince, Colombia

Carlos de Hart is Chief Executive Officer of Agroince, a group of agribusinesses. Prior to his appointment, he served as Vice-Minister of Business Development of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia. De Hart has held several executive positions, including Secretary-General of the National Business Association of Colombia, as well as in companies belonging to the agribusiness, consultancy and banking sectors, among others. He is an entrepreneur that has founded companies in real estate, ICT and business process outsourcing (BPO), having been chairman of the board at most of them. He has also been a member of over 50 other boards of directors of public and private institutions within the banking, energy, CSR, education, industry, agriculture, ICT, BPO and healthcare sectors. De Hart received a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de los Andes and an International MBA from IE Business School.

Sangu Delle

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Africa Health Holdings, Ghana

Sangu is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Africa Health Holdings, a healthcare network serving over 250,000 patients across 40+ facilities in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya, with a vision to "build Africa's healthcare future." He is also the Founder and Chairman of Golden Palm Investments Corporation, whose portfolio companies, including Andela, Flutterwave and mPharma, have raised over $900 million in venture financing. Sangu co-founded CleanAcwa, a water and sanitation non-profit that has worked in 160 communities in Ghana impacting over 200,000 people. Sangu serves on several boards of directors and advisory boards including at the Peddie School, Ashesi University, Ghana International School, Harvard University's Center for African Studies, Harvard Medical School and Oxford University. Sangu graduated with highest honors in African Studies and Economics from Harvard College, a Doctor of Law from Harvard Law School, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University. He is the author of "Making Futures: Young Entrepreneurs in a Dynamic Africa." He is a TED Fellow and a Tutu Fellow.

Deshal De Mel

Economic Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Deshal de Mel is economic adviser to the minister of finance of Sri Lanka and the youngest director to have served at Sampath Bank. An economist by training, de Mel is passionate about and committed to economic reform in Sri Lanka in order to create competitive and fair markets along with broader economic and political reform to further economic and political freedoms.

M. Bilge Demirkoz

Professor, Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

A UNESCO-L'Oreal International Rising Talent researcher, Bilge Demirköz is a leading physicist, science outreach activist and educator in Turkey. With her team, she is building a particle irradiation facility for space radiation tests, with support from CERN under the CERN associate membership bill she helped pass through parliament. Demirköz is a role model for the next generation of scientists in Turkey and seeks to change the government's approach to science.

Alfa Demmellash

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rising Tide Capital, USA

Born and raised in Ethiopia, Alfa now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two little boys. She is also the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Rising Tide Capital, a non-profit organization that provides underserved entrepreneurs with the resources needed to grow successful businesses. Over the past 15 years, the organization has run hundreds of Community Business Academies, which provide intensive business management training coupled with year-round coaching and mentorship to over 1,000 entrepreneurs annually. Corporate, foundation and governmental funders underwrite the cost of tuition for all participants. By building successful businesses, these entrepreneurs meet their families’ basic needs, create opportunities for social mobility and help transform their local communities into thriving economies.

Alfa is also the co-founder of Future Tide Partners, which equips cross-sector leaders to shift capital, policy and culture to respond to a new world of work in service to a flourishing future economy. She was named Young Global Leader in 2015 and has appeared in leading media outlets, such as CNN, the Suze Orman show, O the Oprah Magazine, Essence Magazine, Bloomberg, Inc Magazine, BusinessWeek and Entrepreneur Magazine. Recipient of honours and awards, including: recognized by President Barack Obama; named a CNN Hero; named one of the Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Forbes.

Amélie de Montchalin

Minister of Public Sector Transformation and the Civil Service, Ministry of Public Sector Transformation and the Civil Service, France

Amélie de Montchalin is a French economist and politician, who graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School and HEC Paris. With a dual training in public administration and applied economics, she began working in Chile for the Axa insurance group, then as a political analyst for the European Commission. During the financial crisis from 2009 to 2012, she held the position of economist in charge of Europe for Exane BNP Paribas then as Director of Public Policies and Foresight for the Axa Group between 2014 and 2017. In December 2016, she joined the Emmanuel Macron's En Marche party and was elected member of the sixth constituency of Essonne in the 2017 legislative elections. She was the coordinator of the party En Marche and member of the Finance Committee from 2017 to 2018. In 2018, she became parliamentary rapporteur on the finance bill. She was then appointed vice-president of the LREM group. On March 29, 2019, she was appointed Secretary of State for European Affairs and in 2020, she was appointed Minister of Public Sector Transformation and the Civil Service.

Gila Demri Gamliel

Member of the Knesset, Knesset, Israel

Gila Gamliel is Israel’s Minister of Environmental Protection. She served as the first ever Minister for Social Equality in the last 5 years, until May 2020 in which she was appointed as the Minister for Environmental Protection.

The ministry for Social Equality encompasses the advancement of senior citizens, young people, gender and minority equality, as well the Digital Israel project, which aims to leverage the country's standing as the Start-Up Nation to ensure that governmental and business services offered to the public use the most advanced methods in the world.

A member of the Knesset (Parliament) from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party for over a decade, Ms. Gamliel has previously served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Deputy Minister for the Advancement of Young People, Students and Women. Among other roles, she chaired the Knesset's Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, and served as a Member of the Knesset's Finance Committee, Economics Affairs Committee, and the Education, Culture and Sports Committee.

Ms. Gamliel is also a member of the Young Leaders Community of the Davos World Economic Forum, (the first Israeli public representative to the Forum) and was the first woman Chairperson of Israel's National Students' Union.

Ms. Gamliel holds an L.L.M. from Bar Ilan University, a L.L.B. from Ono Academic College, an M.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Middle Eastern History and Philosophy from Ben-Gurion University. She holds the rank of Sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), having served as the head of an air force investigative staff.

Ms. Gamliel, who lives in Tel Aviv, is married and the mother of

Aslihan Denizkurdu

Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer of Risk Management, Citigroup, USA

Aslihan Denizkurdu is a Managing Director and Global Chief Operating Officer for Risk Management at Citigroup. In her role, she designs and oversees firm-wide frameworks and processes that enable prudent management of global risks across a $2 trillion balance sheet in 100 countries. Raised in Turkey, Denizkurdu believes in the power of large businesses in driving positive change and solving social problems. She has been a Fellow with the Aspen Institute’s First Movers programme for social intrapreneurs since 2012.

Ozlem Denizmen

Head, Social Investments, DoÄŸuÅŸ Group, Turkey

Graduate, Cornell University; MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management; leadership programmes, Stanford, GE Crotonville, Harvard Business School. Social entrepreneur. Since 1999, in Strategy Management, Business Development and Investor Relations, Dogus Group; currently, Head of Strategy, Dogus Holding; Member of the Board, Dogus Otomotiv. 2010, launched Para Durumu multimedia platform, Turkey's first financial literacy initiative. Hosts a weekly TV show, a weekly column in a newspaper, radio programmes, and conducts seminars for women and students. Young Global Leader 2011, World Economic Forum. White House Delegate at the 2010 Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, Washington DC.

David de Rothschild

Founder, The Lost Explorer LTD, USA

David de Rothschild is a British adventurer, ecologist and environmentalist. He is the Founder of the Sculpt the Future Foundation, which promotes positive environmental change towards global sustainability. He is also the author of several books, numerous documentaries and TV show, and a regular contributor to media outlets such as Treehugger, CNN and the Huffington Post. He has been recognized by UNEP as a Climate Hero and Nat Geo's Emerging Explorer programme for his exploration, which has seen him undertake adventures in some of the planet's most fragile ecosystems - from crossing the Arctic Ocean from Russia to Canada with 16 dogs to sailing a boat kept afloat with 12,500 reused plastic bottles across the Pacific to raise awareness about plastic pollution.

Matias De Tezanos

Chief Executive Officer, PeopleFund, USA

In the year 2000 founded, one of the leading hotel reservation sites targeting Spanish speaking users around the world, now owned and operated by Expedia. In 2003 he co-founded and led as CEO ClickDiario Network, at the time, the #1 Internet advertising network in Latin America, acquired by FOX International Channels (Newscorp) in 2006. From 2008 to 2011, de Tezanos led BrokersWeb as CEO, an online insurance marketplace in the United States, which became the 20th fastest growing company in the US in the INC 500 ranking of 2011.

Matias de Tezanos was Honored Young Global Leader by the WEF in 2009 and named one of the top 10 Hispanic entrepreneurs by INC Magazine during 2011 and 2012.

In 2012, founded PeopleFund, a private holding company that invests in tech-startups around the world, including several top INC 500 ranked companies like, (merged with Nasdaq: ABTL), DiamondFoundry, Orionis Biosciences, GetAround, Bluekite (Acquired by Nasdaq: Xoom), among 30+ other companies and social impact projects like KingoEnergy.

Kanika Dewan

Group President, M/S.BRAMCO W.L.L, India

Recognized as one of the top 40 Global Leaders by The Wharton School of Business and selected as a ‘Young Global Leader’ (YGL) for the World Economic Forum, Kanika Dewan is a leading entrepreneur who has been awarded several international Entrepreneur Of The Year accolades and has been recognized by the "Guinness Book of World Records" for her design work in stone.


Kanika hails from a uniquely diverse background; she was born in India, spent her childhood in the Middle East, and attended the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies College in England before graduating with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School in the United States. Kanika started her journey as an Investment Banker at Citigroup and, driven by a desire to push envelopes and change global paradigms, left banking for the male-dominated construction industry and is now pioneering innovative design and construction on a global level.


As one of the few women at the forefront of major infrastructure projects in Asia, Kanika has been lauded for the build & design of the stone works and finishes at some of the world's largest airports: New Delhi International Airport: T3 & Mumbai International Airport. As Chairperson of Ka Design Atelier, Kanika’s technical and design expertise includes work with Philippe Starck, art work in stone for the world’s largest yachts including Abromovich's "Pelorus" and the King of Oman’s vessel where she innovated a proprietary light-weight stone system. Kanika's commitment to the environment was behind her design of a state-of-the-art eco-friendly paneling system for the 7-star Leela Palace Resort in Delhi. Her work is now expanding into creating construction materials to combat climate change and the creation of museum spaces that exist at the intersection of art, technology and education within public infrastructure in order to communicate a message of empowerment and unity for a diverse society.


Kanika's experiences dealing with sexism and gender parity in the world of design & construction in some of the most difficult regions in India & the Middle East are inspirational and timely as they range from handling abuse in the workplace to overcoming physical violence. As a seasoned public speaker, Kanika has often been asked to present these issues during her various Keynotes at international events including the World Efficiency Solutions Summit under the patronage of President Macron, the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, and the World Economic Forum in Jordan, amongst others.


Kanika has worked across several continents, giving her the exposure to address the sensitivities required to a incorporate SDGs in an increasingly polarized world. In addition to her passion for innovation & design, Kanika's ethos of making the world a better place is behind the development of initiatives for environmentally-conscious mobile housing for refugee crises and disaster relief. Kanika also continues to be extremely vocal about dealing with ‘Gunda Raj’ in an extremely male-dominated segment as her key to success as an NRI doing business in India and has been pushing an anti-corruption initiative through her anti-bribe and pro-whistleblower policies in the notoriously corrupt global construction industry. In her role as YGL, Kanika has made further strides towards her goal to highlight and reduce corruption on a global level and has publicly presented her social impact initiatives at the World Economic Forum's leadership journeys in Japan, Argentina and Jordan, amongst other recognized global leaders. Her recent speech at the World Economic Forum in Jordan, about her new initiative, a unique indicator of economic progress, has been recognized by the UN and associates of the World Bank.

Leslie Dewan

Founder, Criticality Capital, USA

BSc in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, MIT; 2013, PhD in Nuclear Engineering, MIT, with a research focus on computational nuclear materials. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Transatomic Power, a nuclear reactor design company developing sustainable, fuel-efficient power plants. Member, MIT Corporation, MIT’s board of trustees. Named; a TIME Magazine 30 People Under 30 Changing the World; MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35; National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

Rajeeb Dey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Learnerbly, United Kingdom

1st Class Hons in Economics and Management, University of Oxford. Founder & CEO of Learnerbly - a solution to attract, retain and engage top talent by providing employees the best personal and professional development opportunities (coaches, courses, conferences, books + more) curated by 100+ industry experts and peers. Our solution enables employers to offer a bottom-up approach to employee development via their Rewards & Benefits strategy or Learning & Development programmes. Founder of, connecting talent 7000+ start-ups and innovative firms. Co-Founder, StartUp Britain, a national entrepreneurship campaign launched by the Prime Minister in 2011. Trustee, UnLtd (Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs). Named 02 X Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2009); named one of 1000 Most Influential People in London, The Evening Standard; recipient, Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion, by Her Majesty (2013) & appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2016.

Eva Dichand

Editor, Heute, Austria

Eva Dichand is the publisher of Heute, an Austrian freesheet newspaper with 506,000 copies daily. Heute was founded in 2004 and is today Austria's strongest growing newspaper and, even in the economic crisis, a huge business success. Previously, Dichand worked for UnternehmensInvest, Austria's leading stock listed private equity fund. Dichand graduated from the Economic University of Vienna. Beside Heute, which is run totally separately and on its own, the family owns 50% of Austria's largest Mediagroup Mediaprint (Kronen Zeitung, kroneradio, Kurier).

Diskul Dispanadda

Chief Executive Officer, Doi Tung Development Project, Thailand

M.L. Dispanadda Diskul (Duke) is the Chief Executive Officer of Mae Fah Luang Foundation. He has an extensive background in sustainable development having been in charge of the foundation's rural development initiatives both domestically and internationally. He leads the strategic mission and vision, and is the key representative disseminating the foundation's core principles and knowledge as well as advising on policy in major forums. Duke oversees the foundation's flagship social enterprise, the Doi Tung Development Project and the brand's five different social businesses. He is very active in the Thailand social enterprise scene where he is a member of Thailand Social Enterprise Board. In 2019, he co-founded and was elected President of the Social Enterprise Thailand Association (SE Thailand), a platform to help build capacity for new enterprises in Thailand. Duke has a Masters in Business Administration from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University.

Kirill Dmitriev

Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund, Russian Federation

BA (Hons) in Economics, Stanford University; MBA (Hons), Baker Scholar, Harvard Business School. Began career at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company. Formerly, managed large private equity funds and completed a series of landmark transactions for Russia. Since 2011, Chief Executive Officer, RDIF. Member: BRICS and APEC Business Councils; Supervisory Board, ALROSA; Boards of Directors, Transneft, Rostelecom, Gazprombank, Mother and Child and Russian Railways; Board of Trustees, Mariinsky Theatre and Moscow State University. Vice-President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2009). Recipient of honours and awards, including: named among “100 most influential private equity professionals of the decade�, Private Equity International (2011); Order of Alexander Nevsky and the Order of Honour for valuable contribution to international investment projects and the socio-economic development of Russia; Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor for paramount contribution to strengthening cooperation between Russia and France; King Abdulaziz Second-Class Order of Merit for contribution to strengthening cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia; Commander of the Order of the Star of Italy for special achievements in the development of friendly relations and cooperation between Italy and Russia.

Nobuo Domae

President and Representative Director, Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd, Japan

Nobuo Domae is the President of Ryohin Keikaku, whose business is known as MUJI. Before joining Ryohin Keikaku/ MUJI, he was with Fast Retailing / UNIQLO as the Executive Vice-President. Before that, he was a Consultant at McKinsey and Company. Nobuo has a BSc and an MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokyo.

Ugyen Dorji

Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan, Bhutan

Ugyen Dorji is the Minister of Labour and Human Resources of Bhutan. He was elected to the National Assembly of Bhutan in 2018 after working five years in the ministry of foreign affairs.

Ismail Douiri

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco

Ismail Douiri is Co-CEO of Attijariwafa Bank, a regional financial institution based in Casablanca Morocco and serving 9.1 million clients in 26 countries in North, West and Central Africa, as well as Western Europe. He joined Attijariwafa Bank in 2004 as VP of Strategy and was promoted in 2005 to Deputy General Manager and in 2008, was appointed by the Board of Directors to Co-CEO. He started his professional career with Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland, then joined Casablanca Finance Group, a boutique investment bank based in Morocco. After getting his MBA, he worked for Morgan Stanley in London, for McKinsey & Co. in the North Africa Initiative and founded a mobile internet startup. He holds two engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris) and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School.


Kathryn Dovey

Executive Director, Open For Business, France

Kathryn is Executive Director of Open For Business - a global coalition of companies building the economic and business case for LGBT+ inclusion.

Previously Kathryn was based at the OECD where she led on supporting the National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct across 49 governments. NCPs promote responsible business conduct and receive cases as non-judicial grievance mechanisms. Kathryn joined the OECD in 2014 to work at the Global Forum on Tax Transparency where she supported developing countries in the fight against international tax evasion and established the Africa Initiative on tax transparency.

In 2009, Kathryn co-founded the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, an organisation of major multinational companies from diverse industries to share understanding and implement the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights. In 2007, she created Entreprises pour les droits de l'homme, an organisation of large multinational companies headquartered in France, to better understand human rights in a business context.

Over the past decade, Kathryn has provided responsible business conduct expertise to governments, business and civil society in a wide range of countries including Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Jordan, Liberia, Myanmar and Russia.

From 2012-14 Kathryn was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Human Rights and in 2014, she was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the WEF. She has lived and worked in Canada, France, Portugal and Russia. Kathryn has an LLM from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and an LLB in English and French Law from King’s College London and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Michael Drexler

Chief Strategy Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners, USA

MSc in Electronic Engineering, Technical University, Munich; Doctorate in Mathematics, University of Oxford. Formerly: academic research post, Stanford University; four years as Consultant, McKinsey, London. 2002-11, with Barclays Capital, including: with Principal Investments Division; Managing Director and Head, Strategy, Barclays Corporate, Barclays Capital and Barclays Wealth, dealt with business development including corporate acquisitions, business line expansion, performance improvement, and facilitated strategic discussions of Executive Committee, based in London. Joined World Economic Forum in 2011 as Head of Investors Industries. Since 2017, Head of Financial, Infrastructure and Investment System Initiatives and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum LLC. From 2018-20, Managing Director, Global Head of Strategy and Business Transformation at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, based in New York. Since 2021, Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners, a US mid-market Private Equity firm specializing in growing family-owned and closely held businesses.

Dave Duarte

Founder, Treeshake, South Africa

Founder of Treesake, social marketing & communications consultancy. Narratives for change, backed by data, design, and active participation.

Previous leadership roles in advertising, media, and higher education.

Tanya Dubash

Executive Director and Chief Brand Officer, Godrej Industries, India

Tanya Dubash is on the boards of several Godrej Group companies, including Godrej Consumer Products, Godrej Industries and Godrej Agrovet. As Executive Director and Chief Brand Officer, Dubash is charged with enhancing the value of the Godrej brand and making the Group become a more brand-driven organization. She heads the Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) that guides the Godrej masterbrand and portfolio strategy, and chairs a marketing council comprising of Group Marketing heads. She also heads Corporate Communications and Media for the Group and oversees Godrej Nature's Basket, a gourmet food retailing chain. Dubash is an AB cum laude degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University in the US and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. She is a Trustee of Brown University and a member of the Brown-India Advisory Council.

Miroslava Duma

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Future Tech Lab, Russian Federation

One of the Eurasia region’s most influential fashion entrepreneurs and investors, connecting and developing cutting-edge technologies and sustainable innovations with the aim of transforming the fashion industry. Recently founded company, Future Tech Lab, is a venture capital fund, accelerator and experimental laboratory that commercializes new technologies and sustainable innovations.

Imani Duncan-Price

Founder, Imani, Grace & Love Foundation, Jamaica

A former Government Senator, Co-Executive Director of Jamaica’s leading think tank, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI), and Group Strategy Officer for the JMMB Group – a leading Caribbean financial services group, Imani Duncan-Price exhibits a record of successful leadership. As former Chief of Staff in the ‘Office of the Leader of the Opposition’ in Jamaica she supported then Opposition Leader and People’s National Party (PNP) President, Dr. Phillips, in policy formulation with a focus on inclusive growth.

With Imani’s passion for social innovation and impact, she recently established the ‘Imani, Grace and Love’ Foundation focusing on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Affordable Dignified Housing. She also continues her social justice activism supporting the Jamaica Household Workers Union and Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers. As a development practitioner, Imani is also a Consultant with UN Women.

As an international management consultant, she focused on business cluster competitiveness, gender and social intervention. Imani also led extensive research and co-authored the case study, “Arrested Development: The Political Origins and Social Foundations of Common Violence in Jamaica�, published in 2008, Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper No. 46.

After her year as Miss Jamaica World 1995, Imani earned a BA from Wesleyan University and Masters in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School.

Named a Young Global Leader 2015, Eisenhower Fellow 2018, Global Governance Forum Fellow 2021 and Vital Voices Public Leadership Fellow 2021, Imani is married to Stephen and mother of three young children, Aidan, Marley and Selah.
She has, in her career, served as an international management consultant focused on the areas of business strategy, cluster competitiveness, gender strategy and social intervention, as well as co-authored extensive research on the origins of Kingston's inner-city violence, a theme she had previously explored for her Master's thesis. Indeed, Duncan-Price is a committed advocate for social and economic development, with a special focus on women's empowerment, and transforming the Jamaican economy with new industries such as medical cannabis to drive inclusive growth. After completing her year focused on sustainability and violence reduction issues as Miss Jamaica World 1995, she earned an interdisciplinary BA in Economics, History, Government and Philosophy from Wesleyan University in the USA. Imani then attended Harvard University for her Masters where, as an International Development student, she co-founded AIDS-targeting NGO "Global Justice", whilst also working with the World Bank on the issue of gender and economic development.

In recognition of her leadership, Imani was named amongst 50UnderFifty Business Leaders Shaping Jamaica's Future by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) in 2013, a Young Global Leader in 2015 and an Eisenhower Fellow 2018. Imani Duncan-Price is married to Stephen and a happy and tired mother of three.

Joy Dunn

Head, Operations, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, USA

Joy Dunn is the Head of Operations at Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a clean energy startup based in Boston, where she is responsible for building the superconducting magnets that are at the heart of a commercial fusion power plant which will provide safe, clean, and limitless energy for the world. CFS was spun out of MIT and works collaboratively with MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center to combine decades of government and academic research with the innovation and speed of the private sector. Supported by the world's leading investors, the CFS team is driven by the climate change crisis to develop the fastest path to commercial fusion energy. Before joining the CFS team in January 2019, Joy spent a decade at SpaceX developing and manufacturing the Dragon spacecraft to deliver cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station. She was heavily involved with the manufacturing of the Dragon 1 spacecraft and played an integral role in SpaceX's achievement of being the first private company to launch a spacecraft in orbit and also dock with the International Space Station. She managed the manufacturing engineering team responsible for substantially reducing overall spacecraft build hours and cost while overseeing Dragon's annual budget and construction of a high-tech production facility for the Crew Dragon vehicle. Joy also co-founded both the Women's Network and LGBTQ employee interest groups at SpaceX and she is actively involved in STEM outreach events, including sitting on the Board of Directors for Out For Undergrad, a non-profit that helps LGBTQ students reach their full potential. She was also named to Business Insider's list of the Most Powerful Female Engineers of 2017. Joy received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Niall Dunne

Chief Executive Officer, polymateria, United Kingdom

Niall joined Polymateria as Chief Executive Officer in January 2018 to tackle the global crisis of plastic waste and lead the company on its mission of advancing science to help nature deal with plastic pollution.

Upon his appointment Niall announced an ambition to “redesign the rules of an entire industry� and create the Tesla of plastics.

Polymateria has a diverse range of partnerships such as some of the biggest chemical companies in the world Clariant (now Avient) and Indorama Ventures as well as the Government of India and the all-electric off-road racing series, Extreme E and the actor/activist Robin Wright. The company is also proud to be a founding signatory of HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta (Earth Charter) established under the Sustainable Markets Initiative.

Niall is also on the Sustainability Board of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
since June 2019. UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils within the UK, & has a combined budget of more than £7 billion, funding pioneering research and innovation across the planet.

A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Niall has worked on WEF’s Global Agenda Councils on Sustainable Consumption and Climate Change where he has launched and led initiatives such as and These initiatives have unified some of the largest businesses and NGOs in the world behind systems level transformations seeking to tackle some of the biggest issues we are facing.

Previously Niall has worked in senior leadership roles in BT, Accenture and Saatchi & Saatchi.

A keen athlete since his youth, Niall represented Ireland internationally as an 800m runner.

Anton du Plessis

Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies (ISS), South Africa

Three law degrees. Has worked on human security, international criminal justice and rule of law issues in more than 20 African countries. Criminal justice and counter-terrorism legal expert. Formerly: served with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; senior prosecutor in South Africa; expert adviser to various UN entities and international organizations. Currently, Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Member, Global Agenda Council on Fragility, Violence and Conflict and the Meta Council on the Illicit Economy, World Economic Forum. Has published widely, including a book on counter-terrorism law and practice. Regular media commentator and conference speaker on counter-terrorism, organized crime, rule of law, security and development. Interests: competitive cycling; running marathons.

Xavier Duportet

Chief Executive Officer, Eligo Bioscience, France

Xavier Duportet is a genome architect. He cofounded Eligo Bioscience in 2014, while doing his PhD in Synthetic Biology at MIT and INRIA. He raised over €3M to develop a new generation of ultra-precise biotherapeutics to battle antibiotic-resistant bacteria and sculpt our microbiome using genetic engineering. He is an MIT TR35, Forbes 30 Under 30 and was elected French Innovator of the year by the MIT Technology Review. He was recently awarded French PhD-Entrepreneur of the year by the Foundation Norbert Segard, as one of the 40 under 40 Young Leaders in Europe, and French Young Leader by the Leadership Circle. Xavier is also the founder and president of Hello Tomorrow, a global non-profit organization, operating in 45 countries, which goal is to accelerate the development of deeptech startups that transform disruptive scientific technologies into products or services to solve societal and industrial challenges. He has already raised more than $6M for this cause. Every year, the organisation receives more than 5000 startup applications from the best research centers worldwide, gathers more than 1000 deeptech founders via more than 100 events with iconic leaders such as Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Deepmind, CTO at NASA, CEO at Unity Biotech, Emmanuel Macron and many others, and distributes more than $1M in prizes to the most promising early-stage science startups.

John Dutton

Head, Uplink; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Head of UpLink and Member of the Executive Committee for the World Economic Forum. Previously served as Head of the Forum Foundations and prior to that as the Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum. Formerly, Small Funds Initiative Coordinator for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment; has also spent several years as a French Teacher at the Trinity Pawling School. MBA with a specialization in International Organizations from the University of Geneva and completed undergraduate studies at Kenyon College with a BA in Economics. Interests: spending time in the Alps skiing and hiking; playing competitive football in the local leagues.

Sophal Ear

Council Member, Crescenta Valley Town Council, USA

Re-elected to the Crescenta Valley Town Council in November 2018 to a second 3-year term, encompassing more than 22,000 residents in unincorporated Los Angeles County, California, and currently serving as its Corresponding Secretary, Sophal Ear, PhD, is a tenured Associate Professor of Diplomacy & World Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles where he lectures on political economy, security, development, and Asia. Previously, he taught how to rebuild countries after wars at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and international development at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He consulted for the World Bank, was Assistant Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme in East Timor, Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Advisor to Cambodia's first private equity fund Leopard Capital, and Audit Chair of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. A TED Fellow, Fulbright Specialist, and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, he sits on the Boards of Refugees International (Washington, DC), Partners for Development (Silver Spring, MD), International Public Management Network (Washington, DC), the Southeast Asia Development Program (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), and the Center for Khmer Studies (Siem Reap, Cambodia). He is the author of Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2013, and co-author of The Hungry Dragon: How China’s Resources Quest is Reshaping the World (Routledge, 2013, He wrote and narrated the award-winning documentary film "The End/Beginning: Cambodia"​ (47 minutes, 2011, news blurb based on his 2009 TED Talk ( and has appeared in four other documentaries. He is an Executive Producer of In the Life of Music (92 minutes, 2018) and Some of My Best Friends Are Kimchi: A True Documentary (Coming soon!). A graduate of Princeton and Berkeley, he moved to the US from France as a Cambodian refugee at the age of 10.


Salimah Yvette Ebrahim

Co-Founder, Artery, USA

Journalist & Co-founder,

Past assignments included: war in Iraq, Middle East politics, US Presidential Elections, the White House and environmental security challenges in Africa. Reported for: Reuters, CBC Television, the Globe and Mail, the Cairo Times and A&E’s Biography Channel.

Conservation work: Spent a decade working for the protection of Canada’s white Spirit Bear and its habitat in the Great Bear Rainforest – one of the most ecologically sensitive and diverse areas of our planet.

Co-founded and grew the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition to a network of 6 million members in 64 countries. Concluded, over the past decade, a series of historic land-use agreements between industry, government, first nations and eNGOS that now serve as a model in global conservation efforts. SBYC's campaign to save the spirit bear – named the official mascot of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver – was recently recognized as the most supported conservation initiative in Canadian history.

A fellow and graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York, Ebrahim also holds an honours degree in Middle Eastern History and International Relations from the University of Toronto. Ebrahim has been awarded and recognized for her work as both journalist and environmentalist, having been chosen and profiled by CBC Television as one of 25 Canadians who are changing the world; declared by Chatelaine magazine one of 80 amazing Canadian women to watch.

Jamil Edmond Anderlini

Editor in Chief, Europe, Politico, Belgium

Former: Chief Editor, China Economic Review; Beijing Business Correspondent, South China Morning Post. Formerly: editor and journalist in China, cultivating a deep knowledge of the political and economic situation. 2007, joined the Financial Times; former Beijing Correspondent and Deputy Beijing Bureau Chief; 2011, Beijing Bureau Chief, with overall responsibility for China coverage; since 2015, Asia Editor; oversees the FT’s coverage of the Asia region from Afghanistan to Australia, including China, India, Indonesia and Japan; directs the work of regional correspondents and oversees the editing and commissioning team in Hong Kong. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2013). Fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Regularly contributes commentary for other media. Speaker. Author of The Bo Xilai Scandal (2012). Recipient of numerous reporting prizes, both individually and as part of FT teams; named Journalist of the Year, Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Editorial Excellence Awards (2010); Best Digital Award, Amnesty International Media Awards; UK Foreign Press Association Award (2008); several individual SOPA awards; Jones-Mauthner Award (2012); short-listed for Foreign Reporter of the Year, Press Awards, UK, and Orwell Prize.

Suzanne Ehlers

Chief Executive Officer, Malala Fund, USA

Suzanne Ehlers is the CEO of the Malala Fund (effective 2/3/2020). In this role, she provides leadership to a global staff of experts and advocates who are breaking down barriers that prevent girls from going to school. Suzanne works closely with co-founders Malala and Zia Yousafzai and a highly regarded board of directors and professional team to advance progress toward girls’ education around the world.

Prior to her appointment at Malala Fund, Suzanne served as President & CEO of PAI, a global leader in the effort to protect and promote the reproductive rights of women and girls. Suzanne led the organization for 10 years, and was at PAI for 16 years. Under Suzanne’s leadership, PAI’s budget almost quadrupled and the organization dramatically expanded its work to more countries, spreading more shared wealth, technical assistance and capacity building.

Suzanne repeatedly served on the U.S. government delegation to the United Nations’ Commission on Population and Development under President Obama. She currently serves as a board member for Ibis Reproductive Health in Boston and the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School in Washington, DC; she was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2012; and she has served on the boards of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, the Global Health Council, the Janelia Family Foundation, The Biodiversity Project, and the Asia Pacific Alliance.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Ehlers was a grantmaker at the Wallace Global Fund. At WGF, she supported a grants portfolio that broke new ground in the fields of sustainable forestry and laid the early foundation for philanthropic engagement on climate change.

Ms. Ehlers served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic following her graduation from Cornell University with a degree in Government. Suzanne speaks French, Spanish and Sango at various levels of proficiency. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two daughters.

Hassan El Houry

Chief Executive Officer, National Aviation Services (NAS), Kuwait

Group CEO, National Aviation Services (NAS), fastest growing aviation services provider in Middle East, Africa and Asia. Leading operations in about 17 countries, including Kuwait, Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Jordan, UAE, Afghanistan, and India. Serves on the board of emerging market companies - United Projects Co. (UPAC), Royal Aviation, and National Real Estate Company (NREC). Aviation industry expert, thought leader, public speaker. Author of Fly Africa a book about aviation and prosperity in Africa. Young Global Leader 2014. BA, American University of Beirut ; MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Samuel Elia

Programme Officer, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, Switzerland

Samuel Elia is a Programme Officer for the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation, a family foundation that supports projects related to education, science and medicine, religion, culture and humanitarian relief in over 40 countries. In addition, Samuel is a member of the International Board of Directors of the ISEF Foundation, the Advisory Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University and the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2012, Samuel was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Previously he was a member of the Board of Directors of ORT Brazil. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University.

Olafur Eliasson

Artist, Studio Olafur Eliasson GmbH, Germany

Practice characterized by the incessant exploration of modes of perceiving. Works, described by the artist as "experimental set-ups", span photography, installation, sculpture and film. In Berlin studio, works with craftsmen, architects, geometers and art historians to test how physical movement, sensory engagement and the interaction of body and brain influence perception of environment. Projects in public space include Green river, realized in various cities between 1998 and 2001; the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007, London, with Kjetil Thorsen; and The New York City Waterfalls, in summer 2008. Recent architectural works are Your rainbow panorama, for ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, with Henning Larsen Architects. Creator of "Little Sun", a work of art that brings solar-powered light to off-grid areas of the world.

Jennifer Elisseeff

Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Dr. Elisseeff is the Morton Goldberg Professor and Director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Wilmer Eye Institute with appointments in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Orthopedic Surgery. She was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine. She is committed to the translation of regenerative biomaterials and has founded several companies and participates in several industry advisory boards including the State of Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO).

Rana El Kaliouby

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Affectiva, USA

A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the book Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A scientist and Muslim Egyptian-American, Dr. el Kaliouby is one of few female CEOs leading an AI company. She has raised over $50M million in venture as well as non-dilutive funding for the company and leads development and deployment of the company’s human perception AI in a number of industries including market research, automotive and health. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI and diversity, Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and as one of Forbes' Top 50 Women in Tech. Rana is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a newly minted Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) member, and co-hosted a PBS NOVA series on AI. Prior to founding Affectiva, Dr. el Kaliouby was as a research scientist at MIT Media Lab, where she spearheaded the applications of emotion technology in a variety of fields, including mental health and autism research. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate from MIT. She resides in the suburbs of Boston with her two kids.

Hisham El-Khazindar

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings, Egypt

Hisham El Khazindar is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings, a leading investment company in Africa and the Middle East. Prior to co-founding Qalaa Holdings (formerly Citadel Capital), El Khazindar was Executive Director of Investment Banking at EFG Hermes where he advised on landmark M&A and IPO transactions in the region. During 1999-2000, he was on secondment to Goldman Sachs in London. El Khazindar serves on the boards of leading regional companies, including El Sewedy Electric and Magrabi Retail, and on the Advisory Committee of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. He also serves as a Trustee of the American University in Cairo, as a Trustee of the Cairo Children's Cancer Hospital and as a Fellow of the Aspen Institute's Middle East Leadership Initiative. He holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo (1996) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (2003).

Brooke Ellison

Associate Professor, Stony Brook University, USA

Undergraduate and Master's degrees, Harvard University; PhD, Stony Brook University. Policy and ethics expert in stem cell research for over 15 years, has been committed to changing the perception of life-saving science. Currently, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University; Director, Education and Ethics, Stony Brook Stem Cell Facility. Co-Founder, VENTure Think Tank, to provide policy and technological solutions for ventilator users. Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development, to empower underserved communities. Former Member, Empire State Stem Cell Board, which designed New York State's stem cell policy. At age 11, was in an accident leaving her paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator. Author of memoir, Miracles Happen (2002), which was made into a movie, The Brooke Ellison Story, directed by Christopher Reeve.

Nima Elmi

Head of Public Policy, Europe, Bumble Inc., United Kingdom

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), King's College, London; Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Oxford; Master of Laws (Hons), Harvard Law School, UK Fulbright Scholar. Admitted to the Supreme Court of England and Wales as a Solicitor. Public international law and policy development expert focused on international relations from peacebuilding initiatives to the governance of emerging technologies. Nima has previously worked in investment banking, at the United Nations, for international law firms in London and the Middle East, and as an adviser and strategist to senior officials in Government in East Africa and at the African Union. She is an angel investor, public speaker, lecturer and thought leader on technology governance, and sits on the Boards of start-ups in the health and venture funding spaces. Nima has been recognised for her achievements by the UK Powerlist as a Rising Star in 2012 and selected to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2016.

Abasi Ene-Obong

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 54gene, USA

Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of 54gene, a health technology company advancing the state of healthcare through large-scale discovery and translational research, advanced molecular diagnostics, and clinical programs for the benefit of Africans and the global population. He holds a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the University of London, a Masters in human molecular genetics from Imperial College London, and a Masters in Business Management from Claremont Colleges, California. He also worked as a cancer researcher and published a seminal paper on pancreatic cancer immunology, Gastroenterology Journal. He has extensive experience operating in the US, UK, and Nigerian healthcare industries. Prior to 54gene, Dr. Ene-Obong worked with leading healthcare organizations, including Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies, academic and research institutions, and governments as a management consultant with PwC and IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS). Founded in 2019, 54gene has made the Time Magazine list of 12 innovations that would change healthcare in the 2020s and has been listed by Nigeria’s Punch newspaper as 1 of 5 innovations that would improve healthcare for Africans. 54gene also made the Fast Company list of the world's Most Innovative Companies’ in 2020. It was also awarded the best health technology solution by AppsAfrica. Dr. Ene-Obong was listed as 1 of the 30 most innovative entrepreneurs on the African continent in 2019 by Quartz Africa. In September 2020, Dr. Ene-Obong was labelled a Nigerian hero in the fight against COVID-19, by a Nigerian newspaper, ThisDay. Dr. Ene-Obong is also included in Fortune’s 40 under 40 most influential people in healthcare for the year 2020.


Paula Escobar Chavarría

Opinion Columnist, La Tercera, Chile

Paula Escobar Chavarria is a chilean journalist, editor and author. She is a columnist/ panelist at La Tercera, CNN Chile and Duna radio. She is a professor at Universidad Diego Portales and member of the board of the Young Global Leaders Foundation and of ComunidadMujer.. She is also Executive Director of the Chair on Women and Media at Universidad Diego Portales and member of the Council of the WEF Gender Parity Initiative (Chile). She is a Young Global Leader (2006), Yale World Fellow(2012), won the Lenka Franulic award for the best woman journalist in Chile (2014) , and was chosen one of the BBC 100 Inspiring women of 2015. In 2019 she won -with her team- the Excellence in Journalism Award in print media in Chile, for their coverage of sexual misconduct and abuse. She studied Journalism at the Catholic University of Chile and has a Master's degree studies in Comparative Literature. She has published six non-fiction books: in one of them she interviewed all Chilean Presidents after the return of democracy. Former Magazines Editor at El Mercurio, former Editor in Chief of Caras magazine and former Editorial Director of Televisa Group in Chile. She also wrote for the Huffington Post.

Marcela Escobari

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, USA

Marcela Escobari is senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she is leading an initiative on the Future of the Workforce. Previously, she was a Senior Advisor to the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. She was the Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. Nominated by President Obama, and approved by the US Senate, she led a Bureau with an annual budget of approx $1 billion focused on poverty, inequality, citizen security, and governance. From 2007-2016, Ms. Escobari served as Executive Director at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, a research center working to generate breakthrough ideas that bring stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity to developing countries. Prior to the Center for International Development, Escobari was head of the Americas region at the OTF Group, where she advised governments on how to increase export competitiveness and harness the private sector to eradicate poverty. She began her career as a mergers & acquisitions banker at JP Morgan in New York. Ms. Escobari holds a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and an MA in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. She is co-author of the book “In the River They Swim: Essays from around the World on Enterprise Solutions to Poverty

Julio Estrada

Director, Desarrollos Palo Blanco, Guatemala

BA in Economics; MBA, INSEAD, France. Formerly in risk management, Citibank; Strategy Consultant, AT Kearney; Associate Director, Latin America, World Economic Forum; Head, PRONACOM, national competitiveness promotion agency. Founded ANADIE, the national agency for public-private partnerships in Guatemala, Served as Minister of Finance from Jan 2016 to Sep 2018. Presidential Candidate in 2019 Elections in Guatemala.

Darys Estrella

Vice-President, Corporate Sustainability, INICIA, Dominican Republic

Speaker, Author, Consultant Since September 2017-Present

VICINI VP Corporate Sustainability 2012-2017

Dominican Republic Stock Exchange CEO 2007- 2012

Goldman Sachs VP Fixed Income 2002-2007

Deltec Asset Management VP Latin America 1992-2000

MBA University of Michigan

BA Vassar College

Interests: Women's issues, Sustainability, financial inclusion.

Reem Fadda

Director, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates

Independent curator and art historian. 2010 to 2016, worked as Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim based at their headquarters in New York City. Had a leading role in shaping the strategy and holdings of West Asian and North African art within its collection and the curatorial vision for the future museum. 2005 to 2007, Director of the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art (PACA), Ramallah and served as Academic Director for the International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah, which helped found in 2006. Has curated many international exhibitions and biennials, especially those pertaining to art and geopolitics in the Middle East, including Jerusalem Lives (Tahya Al Quds), the inaugural exhibition at the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit (2017); Not New Now, 6th Marrakech Biennale (2016) and the United Arab Emirates National Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale (2013). Recipient: eighth Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement in 2017; Fulbright scholarship to pursue PhD at the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University, 2008. Director of the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi affiliated with the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi.

Mouhamed Moustapha Fall

Chair, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Senegal

Mouhamed Moustapha Fall is a Senegalese mathematician who focuses on agricultural and food production, especially overfishing. He is endowed Chair in Mathematics and its applications at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal. Fall created a mathematical application that helps calculate a sustainable rate at which fishermen in Senegal can fish the local waters without affecting future fish populations.

Karen Fang

Managing Director; Global Head, Sustainable Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, USA

Karen Fang is Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Bank of America. Formerly, she was the head of Global Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities (FICC) Cross Asset Trading, and the head of Americas FICC Sales & Solutions prior to that. She is a member of the Bank of America Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committee, the Sustainable Markets Committee, as well as the firm wide Asian Leadership Council.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Karen was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where she was the head of the Pension, Endowment and Foundation Cross Asset Solutions Group. Previously, she held senior positions in derivatives structuring, including at Merrill Lynch in Tokyo and Deutsche Bank in London.
Karen was named one of Fortune’s “40 under 40�and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF). She was selected to be a member of the WEF Expert Network. Karen was a member of the Bank of America team recognized by American Banker as part of their “Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance� feature and was called out as one of five leaders who has made a significant impact in a short amount of time. She served as a mentor for the Global Ambassadors program, a Bank of America partnership with Vital Voices and was honored by the Women’s Venture Fund for her work with female entrepreneurs. Karen was chosen by Investment Dealers’ Digest as one of the “40 under 40� bankers and she was also a recipient of the Women’s Bond Club of New York’s “Rising Star Award.�
Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo.

Fan Ling

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tezign, People's Republic of China

Scholar and entrepreneur to bridge machine intelligence and creativity. Founder of, a leading technology start-up with the mission to build digital infrastructure for creative resources. Founding Chair, Tongji University Design Artificial Intelligence Lab. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; Aspen Institute China Fellow. Member, IEEE Global Council for Extended Intelligence. Recipient, National DDF Award (2018). Doctorate, Harvard University; Master's degree, Princeton University. Recently published From Universality of Computation to the Universality of Imagination, a book on how machine intelligence would influence human creativity.

El Seed Faouzi

Artist & Founder, El Seed Studio, Tunisia

eL Seed uses Arabic calligraphy and a distinctive style to spread messages of peace, unity and to underline the commonalities of human existence. His artwork can be found all over the world and consistently aim at unifying communities and redressing stereotypes. Born in 1981 in Paris to Tunisian parents, he was disconnected from his Arabic roots, speaking only the Tunisian dialect of the language at home. In his teenage years in a kind of quest for his identity, he began to delve into his own heritage and learned to read and write standard Arabic.It was during this journey that he began to develop his artistic style of calligraphy, which would later bring him worldwide acclaim. He found that Arabic calligraphy was a way of building a link between his equally important French and Tunisian backgrounds and as he matured, eL Seed began to use that same calligraphy as a tool to build bridges all over the world. Whenever he works within a community, he spends a long time researching to find an appropriate quote to summarise the voice of the community he is working within and to underline his key principals of love, respect and tolerance. His work has been shown in exhibitions and in public places all over the world including most notably on the façade of L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, in the favelas of Rio di Janeiro, on the DMZ in between North and South Korea, in the slums of Cape Town and in the heart of Cairo’s garbage collectors neighbourhood. In 2017, he won the UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. He was named a Global Thinker in 2016 by Foreign Policy for his project ‘Perception’ in Cairo. In 2013, he collaborated with Louis Vuitton on their famous ‘Foulard d’Artiste’.

Fawaz Farooqui

Chief Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Culture of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

Fawaz Farooqui is a public sector entrepreneur and innovator who led multiple transformations and established several entities and companies. He dedicated his career to improving the quality of life in Saudi Arabia and creating unforgettable experiences that are inspired by the culture and people of Saudi. He currently serves as the Chief Advisor to the Saudi Minister of Culture and sits on the board of several organizations such as Saudia Airlines, Cruise Saudi Corporation, AlUla Development Company and the Saudi Sports for All Federation. In addition, he is the interim CEO of Cruise Saudi, which he led to launch the cruise industry in Saudi and promote the Red Sea to global cruise lines. Previously, Fawaz was appointed as the first CEO of the country’s National Transformation Program (NTP) to lead the first revamp of the program to enhance execution and delivery, resulting in specialized programs, such as Quality of Life, which he helped establish and was a board member of. Before that, Fawaz served as an Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Planning, focusing mainly on recreation and quality of life portfolio of the country. He led the establishment team of the General Entertainment Authority and various other public and social programs focused on improving the quality of life of the citizens in Saudi. Before joining the government, Fawaz led key initiatives in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) where he launched KAEC’s entrepreneurship program, as well as partnering with the global Messengers of Peace (MoP) initiative to initiate several programs in add KAEC on the global agenda of MoP initiative. Fawaz started his career with Saudi Aramco, where he led several transformations, starting from revamping field operations and establishing technology support in Aramco’s Satellite Communications to a complete turnaround and re-launch of the Corporate Telecom Network Operations Center. Fawaz has an MBA from Stanford University. He also earned a BSc in Computer Engineering and Computer Science, a BA in Political Science, and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He has authored several technology articles including 3 technical papers that were published in global journals and were presented in different conferences worldwide.

Joelle Faulkner

President and Chief Executive Officer, Area One Farms, Canada

Joelle Faulkner co-founded and manages four funds with aggregate commitments of C$300 million. Area One Farms has maintained over 120,000 acres under Canadian ownership and control, helped 28 families establish equity positions in land that they farm, and brought over 15,000 acres into agricultural production from Area One's unique methods of land rehabilitation. Faulkner is a Director of Cognicity Inc., Baycrest Global Solutions Inc., Western University Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and the Canadian Rhodes Scholars Foundation.

Michael Faye

Chief Executive Officer, GiveDirectly, USA

Michael Faye is the co-founder and CEO of Taptap Send, which is working to ensure everyone has access to fairly priced remittances consistent with the SDGs. He's also the President and co-founder of GiveDirectly, which has recognized by FastCompany as one of the top 10 most innovative companies in finance, and on the Board of Crown Agents Bank HoldCo. Previous to this, Michael was an Associate Partner at McKinsey where he focused on tech, risk and regulation in the financial services industry,

Michael’s work has been published in the American Economic Review, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Foreign Affairs and others. He is a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 leading Global Thinkers. Michael holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard, where he also studied Math and Classics.

Rayan Fayez

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF), Saudi Arabia

Mr. Fayez was appointed Managing Director & CEO of Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) in February 2018. Prior to assuming the leadership of BSF, Mr. Fayez held the role of CEO of Savola Group from 2016 to 2018. Mr. Fayez was previously the Managing Director and Saudi Arabia Senior Country Officer at J.P. Morgan. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Goldman Sachs' Saudi and London offices. Mr. Fayez started his career at J.P. Morgan's Natural Resources Investment Banking team in New York. Mr. Fayez is a member of the boards of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) and Hassana Investment Company. Mr. Fayez graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.

Tara Fela-Durotoye

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, House of Tara International, Nigeria

Lawyer and expert in the beauty industry; pioneered the bridal make-up profession in Nigeria. 1998, founded House of Tara, the first of its kind in Nigeria; 1999, launched the first bridal directory; currently, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, House of Tara International. 2004, opened the country's first make-up school.

Valerie Feldmann

Vice-President, Strategy, Verizon Communications, USA

Valerie is a Vice President in Verizon's Strategy and New Business Development team with a focus on 5G, mobile edge compute, and growth initiatives across Verizon's business units and its global network and technology assets. Previously, Valerie served as COO in a technology start-up, as an Associate Partner in McKinsey's High Tech practice in New York and Beijing, as a policy advisor to the International Telecommunication Union, and as Adjunct Faculty at Free University Berlin. Valerie holds an M.Sc. in business management and a M.A. from University of Muenster, a Ph.D. from Free University Berlin, and an Executive Certificate in Technology and Operations Management from MIT.

Rio Ferdinand

Presenter, BT Group, United Kingdom

Since retiring from football, Rio has established himself as a social commentator, garnering a huge following of over 5 million on Twitter. He runs his own digital magazine, #5, has released books, and is working with TV channel BT Sport.

Rio also has a passion for social issues and young people; something demonstrated when he established the Rio Ferdinand Foundation in early 2012. He launched the charity so he could take a more active role in determining and driving a charitable organisation that reflects issues and concerns that are close to his heart.

Rio is very aware that he was only able to tap into his talents and reach his potential because of a supportive family, coaches and mentors who supported his career, strong role models in sport. On his own behalf, and by rallying support from the sports, arts and entertainment industries, Rio works with young people on a range of social and economic issues.

Carlos Fernandes

Managing Partner, Next Opus Ventures, Singapore

Carlos Fernandes is a deep generalist and an expert in digital disruption, transformation and its implications on society, businesses, competition and the economy. He's been a C-level executive at a billion-dollar company, a startup entrepreneur, an inventor (with award-winning patents), government regulator board member and an adjunct professor. His ideas have been published in the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Business Times to name a few.

Fernandes has served on the "Future of Media" Global Agenda Council as well as on the AI and Blockchain Expert Networks at the World Economic Forum. Fernandes has been appointed to the Competition Appeals Board by the Singapore Government. Previously, he served on the Entrepreneurship Review Committee for the Singapore Government and the Pro-Enterprise Panel (PEP), a board that was recognized by the United Nations, and tasked with reviewing the regulatory framework around new innovations. He's a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and was named as the youngest ever Young Professional of the Year by the Singapore Computer Society.

Fernandes has an MBA (High Honors) from the University of Chicago, a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from Bombay University, a Masters in Information Technology. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Yale University Global Leadership programs.

Alvaro Fernández Ibáñez

Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief, SharpBrains, USA

Alvaro Fer­nan­dez runs Sharp­Brains, an inde­pen­dent mar­ket research firm track­ing how neu­ro­science and neu­rotech­ can improve health and per­for­mance across the lifes­pan. A fre­quent pub­lic speaker, he has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Jour­nal, CNN, Reuters, and Asso­ci­ated Press. Alvaro is the Editor-in-chief of a recent report on Pervasive Neurotechnology, and co-authored "The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness", translated into Spanish, Japanese, Polish, and Portuguese. He holds an MBA and MA in Edu­ca­tion from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity and a BA in Eco­nom­ics from Uni­ver­si­dad de Deusto, in his native Spain. Previously he worked in McKinsey & Company, Bertelsmann and Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.

V. R. Ferose

Senior Vice-President, Globalization Services, SAP Labs LLC, USA

V. R. Ferose is Managing Director of SAP Labs India, responsible for research and development based in India. He drives innovation, customer-focused initiatives and delivers operational efficiencies at SAP Labs facilities. At the age of 33, he was one of the youngest managing directors of a global multinational in India. Ferose is also a Member of the IT Vision Group of Karnataka and a Member of the Development Advisory Board of HOPE worldwide in India, and he is actively involved with multiple non-profits in the education, disability and social entrepreneurial space. Ferose is Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Karnataka Hub, with a vision of creating opportunities for youth in Karnataka. He graduated from the National Institute of Technology in Warangal, India, in 1997 with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He is a regular speaker in academia and several industry forums.

Carola Ferstl

Editor, Presenter and Filmmaker, N-TV, Germany

Carola Ferstl is Anchor and Filmmaker with the German news programme N-TV. She has dedicated her entire career to helping people understand their personal finance and investments on the stock exchange by translating complicated terminologies into simple, clear language. Ferstl graduated with a degree in Business Administration in Hamburg and began working for N-TV in 1992. She has written several books, including Woman Are Better Investors; her lectures are widely regarded. In 2009, Ferstl founded ?learn money e.V.?, a German-based foundation for financial literacy.

Rossanna Figuera

Co-Founder and Ambassador of Good Things, Wafels & Dinges, USA

Rossanna Figuera is Co-Founder and Ambassador of Good Things at Wafels & Dinges, a gourmet food concept that has been credited with pioneering the food truck revolution in New York City. Wafels & Dinges is about giving people the best moment of their day while improving local communities with its iconic, award-winning yellow food trucks, which are ranked Best Food Truck in NY by Zagat and have been consistently voted Best Food Truck in America. Rossanna's latest social venture, Perros & Vainas, brings authentic Venezuelan street-style hot dogs to NYC to benefit the children of her native country. She received an MA in Government from St John's University and is a Columbia University-certified Executive Coach.

Aria Finger

Chief Executive Officer,, USA

Chief Executive Officer,, the largest organization for young people and social change with 5 million+ members worldwide. Founder and President, DoSomething Strategic. Expertise in engaging and activating GenZ and Millennials worldwide. Specific focus on voter registration and government in the US for 2020 and beyond. Member of the Board:; Care for the Homeless. Adjunct Professor, New York University. Former Curator, Global Shapers New York City Hub and Young Global Leader (2016), World Economic Forum. Named to Crain's Business 40 under 40. BA in Economics and Political Science, Washington University, St Louis; Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders, Stanford Business School.

Justin Finnegan

Managing Director, New Economy, Bloomberg, USA

Justin Finnegan is Senior Advisor for Special Projects to the CEO of Bloomberg Media. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he held a number of positions including co-founder and Managing Director for Mountain Hazelnuts Group, a social venture, which is now the largest private employer in Bhutan, and later as a White House Fellow and Deputy at USAID for Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative. Finnegan has more than 10 years of operating experience in Asia, speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and served as a Fulbright and Trustman Scholar. He received his BA from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University and is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.

Marco Fiorese

Founder, M.A.S. Monaco, USA

Marco Fiorese is the founder and CEO of IVITA HEALTH Investment Group, a private Holding Company in the USA focused on direct investments in Consumer Health & Technology. He is “Curator� of the Family Business Community at the WEF. He is member of the board of the MET Opera in NY and NY City Opera. He studied at Bocconi University (Italy) and Harvard Business School (USA).

Betsy Fischer Martin

Executive Director, Women & Politics Institute, American University, USA

Betsy Fischer Martin is an Emmy-winning journalist and TV news executive. Currently she is the Executive Director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University and a professor in the AU School of Public Affairs, She is also a member of the International Advisory Council of APCO Worldwide and founded her own consulting business, Fischer Martin Media, where she specializes in providing media training to corporate executives.

During her earlier career in television news, she was the Managing Editor of NBC News Political Programming, where she was responsible for the development and execution of network political coverage.

Before being promoted to the executive role at NBC News in 2013, Fischer Martin was the executive producer of the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program, Meet the Press, for 11 years. Overall, her tenure with the program extended over 22 years, beginning as an internship during her senior year of college.
She serves on the Board of Directors of Washington’s International Women’s Forum and the National Press Club’s Journalism Institute. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

A native of New Orleans, Fischer Martin did her undergraduate and graduate work at American University in Washington, DC. She is a cum laude graduate of their School of Public Affairs and earned a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the AU School of Communications.Â

Philipp Jan Flach

Chief Executive Officer, LOGEX, Netherlands

Philipp Jan Flach is the CEO of LOGEX, a big data company in the Netherlands focused on using the abundance of data in hospitals to inform the decisions and actions of doctors and hospital managers. At LOGEX, he uses his skills and experience from his work in different healthcare organizations and management consulting to direct LOGEX’ effort towards value based healthcare (VBHC).

Philipp Jan is a big believer in secondary prevention – both as an objective for doctors and hospitals, and as a goal for society and its people.

Before LOGEX, Philipp Jan was an executive board member of MC Slotervaart in Amsterdam and the MC Groep hospitals in Lelystad, Emmeloord and Dronten, all in the Netherlands. Until early 2014 he was chief executive at DeSeizoenen (“The Seasons�), an organization that provides long term care to mentally disabled people, and which he restored to health after bankruptcy in December 2011.

A medical doctor by training, Philipp Jan holds MSc and MD-degrees from the Free University of Amsterdam and an MBA from Harvard University in Boston. At Harvard, he worked with Prof. Porter on value based healthcare.

In 2013, Philipp Jan was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife and daughter.

Mathieu Flamini

Founder, GFBiochemicals S.p.A, United Kingdom

Partner, GFBiochemicals, a leading global producer of levulinic acid and derivatives. Co-founded the business seven years ago with the ambition of finding sustainable alternatives to oil- based products. 2016, GFBiochemicals acquired Segetis, a leading producer of levulinic acid derivatives. Has always been interested in new technology and has played an active role in developing the businesses alongside playing career at AC Milan, Arsenal and Crystal Palace. At the World Bio Markets Awards in 2016, nominated as Bio-based Business Person of the Year. Member, Paris 2024 Olympic Environmental Excellence Committee. Was part of the team that created BIOCIRCE, Europe’s first Masters’ degree dedicated to the bioeconomy, through GFBiochemical’s collaboration with several leading Italian universities. Having co-founded GFBiochemicals, pivotal role in the creation of both BIOCIRCE and the BioJournal further underlines commitment to the long-term development of the bioeconomy.

Gloria Fluxa Thienemann

Vice-Chairman and Chief Sustainability Officer, Iberostar Group, Spain

Degree in Business Administration, Villanova University, Philadelphia, USA; Accelerated Executive Development Program, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland; Owner/President Management Program, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. Vice-Chairman and Chief Sustainability Officer, Iberostar Group, a 100% family-owned Spanish multinational company based in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), operating in the tourist sector since 1956 and dating back to 1877. Its sales network covers 35 countries; it has a staff of more than 32,000 employees and handles 8 million customers a year. Hospitality is the company’s core business, with a portfolio of over 120 four- and five-star hotels located in 19 countries. The group has three further business units: travel and incoming activities, a holiday club and real estate. Advancing the company’s approach to responsible tourism with the launch of the Wave of Change movement focusing on marine and ocean preservation that evolves around: becoming single-use-plastic free, promoting responsible seafood consumption, and improving coastal health. It is aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water. It is aimed at uniting employees, customers, suppliers and society to create an increasingly more responsible tourism industry. Trustee and Chairman, Iberostar Foundation; Member of the Board, Endeavor Spain. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.

Maya Foa

Director, Reprieve, United Kingdom

As the Director of the legal charity Reprieve, Maya leads a team of lawyers fighting against grave human rights abuses. Her work with the organisation she has helped shape over the past 9 years, aims to protect vulnerable individuals from the excesses of oppressive Governments – whether they are on death rows around the world or hillsides patrolled by weaponised drones.

In 2015, Maya was awarded a Soros Justice Fellow for her work in helping pharmaceutical companies protect their medicines from misuse in lethal injection executions. She was awarded the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Women Demanding Justice Award in 2015 and the inaugural Robin Steinberg Innovation Award in 2018. Sir Richard Branson has named Maya as one of his 65 Most Inspirational People. Maya did a Bachelors Degree in French and Italian Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, and a Postgraduate Degree in Law.

Cristina Fonseca

Partner, Indico Capital Partners, Portugal

Cristina is Chief Executive Officer at, and Partner at Indico Capital Partners. Formerly she co-founded Talkdesk, which now has more than 1000 employees, and provides cloud call centre infrastructure to several thousand companies. Her experience as an entrepreneur has led her to play a fundamental role in shaping the current Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem. She mentors and invests in numerous tech companies in the areas of digital transformation, business applications, mental health, e-commerce and AI, and drives efforts in improving inclusion and diversity, which has granted her several honours and awards. She is the youngest board member of the largest energy company in Portugal, Galp, where she is also part of the Sustainability Committee.

Kristin J. Forbes

Professor of Global Economics, MIT - Sloan School of Management, USA

Kristin Forbes is the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Global Economics at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She has regularly rotated between academia and senior policy positions. From 2014-2017 she was an External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee for the Bank of England. From 2003 to 2005 Forbes served as a Member of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and from 2001-2002 she was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Quantitative Policy Analysis, Latin American and Caribbean Nations in the U.S. Treasury Department. She also was a Member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers for the State of Massachusetts from 2009-2014.

In 2019, Forbes was named an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to British economic policy. She was previously honored as one of the top 25 economists under the age of 45 who are “shaping how we think about the global economy� (by Finance & Development, 2014) and as a "Young Global Leader" as part of the World Economic Forum at Davos. She is currently the Convener of the Bellagio Group, a research associate at the NBER and CEPR, and a member of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group and Council on Foreign Relations. She also serves in a number of advisory positions, such as on the Monetary Policy Advisory Panel of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and on the External Advisory Group of the Managing Director for the International Monetary Fund.

Forbes’ academic research addresses policy-related questions in international macroeconomics. Recent projects include work on exchange rate pass-through, capital flows, macroprudential regulation, financial crises, contagion, current account imbalances, capital controls, inflation dynamics, foreign investment, and tax holidays. Forbes has chaired research projects on the Global Financial Crisis, Global Linkages and International Financial Contagion. She has won numerous teaching awards and teaches one of the most popular classes at MIT's Sloan School. Before joining MIT, Forbes worked at the World Bank and Morgan Stanley. She received her PhD in Economics from MIT and graduated summa cum laude with highest honors from Williams College.

Miguel Forbes

Vice-Chairman, Forbes Family Trust, USA

Miguel R. Forbes is President of New Business Development at Forbes Inc., the publisher of Forbes and Forbes Global magazines, and the parent company of, the company?s leading business website. One of his responsibilities is the management of the Forbes International Licensing Division, which currently publishes Forbes Russia, Forbes China, Forbes Korea, Forbes Arabia, Forbes Israel and Forbes Japan. Before taking over the new business unit, Miguel Forbes founded the Forbes Index Inc. in 1998 and served as its General Manager. He joined Forbes in 1996 as a sales representative for Miguel Forbes has a BA in English and a Master?s in Publishing from New York University. Outside of professional commitments, Miguel Forbes has charitable associations including the Community Coalition, which assists disabled individuals in securing care and employment, and Prep for Prep, which provides scholarships to gifted inner-city students to attend private schools.

Laure Forgeron

Managing Director; Head, Facultative Underwriting, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Swiss Re, Switzerland

Laure is a Managing Director at Swiss Re and leader of the single risk business in EMEA. Leading a team of nearly 100 colleagues and managing premium income of USD1bn, she is the youngest Managing Director of this leading Global Risk carrier. Together with her team, she is fully engaged to deliver on Swiss Re's purpose to make the world more resilient. Beyond work, Laure is committed to empowering the disadvantaged. She is involved in initiatives to promote diversity, including being a champion for women in STEM, supporting entrepreneurship in Africa and Chair of philanthropy committee of the Swiss Re Foundation in Switzerland. She is the happy mother of three young children and lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

Jocelyn Formsma

Executive Director, National Association of Friendship Centres, Canada

Jocelyn Formsma is the Executive Director of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC). Ms. Formsma is a member of the Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario, Canada. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa. Ms. Formsma has over 19 years of work and volunteer experience building strong relationships and advocacy on behalf of Indigenous peoples. She is called to the Bar of Ontario and has worked as a lawyer for a First Nations-owned law firm. Prior to this, she worked for numerous national Aboriginal organizations and First Nations organizations. In addition, Ms. Formsma serves as the Chairperson of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Board Member of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, Treasurer of the Indigenous Bar Association Board, Founder of the Morningstar Fund and is an Advisor to the Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project. As Executive Director, Ms. Formsma brings her legal training and passion for Access to Justice to her work with Indigenous peoples in urban environments and the Friendship Centre Movement towards innovative, positive and effective systemic change for Indigenous peoples.

Kerstin Forsberg

Founder and Director, Planeta Océano, Peru

Founder and Director of Planeta Océano, an organization empowering coastal communities in marine conservation. As a social entrepreneur and biologist with 10 years in conservation, has designed and developed dozens of environmental initiatives across Peru, including research, education and sustainable development efforts. These include building participatory platforms such as the Marine Educator’s Network of Peru, fostering community-based eco-tourism, researching shark and ray fisheries, and promoting policies for threatened species. Has served as a consultant for the intergovernmental, governmental, and private sectors, including UNESCO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. As a public speaker, has presented in over 16 countries, including venues such as the Royal Geographical Society, World Economic Forum and in the context of the Ibero-American Summit. Key Partner Network member of UNESCO’s Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development. Has been recognized as one of the “50 World's Greatest Leaders� by Fortune and a “Next Generation Leader� by TIME, a top “30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur� by Forbes and one of the “10 leading social entrepreneurs in Latin America� by Univisión. Rolex Award for Enterprise Laureate, an Ashoka Fellow, Kinship Fellow and a NEAq Marine Conservation Action Fund Fellow.

Justin Fox

Journalist, Bloomberg, USA

Justin Fox is a columnist writing about business and economics for Bloomberg View, the opinion arm of Bloomberg News. He was previously editorial director of the Harvard Business Review, and before that a columnist at Time and a writer and editor at Fortune. He is the author of The Myth of the Rational Market, and has been a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He graduated from Princeton University and was a Rotary International Fellow at the University of Leiden. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.


Samantha Freebairn

Wing Commander and Pilot, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia

As a C-130H Hercules and C-17 Globemaster military pilot, Samantha is committed to ensuring the concept of a woman military pilot is the norm. Leveraged her national Telstra Business Womens award to forge partnerships between inter-government agencies, police, fire and rescue, and civil industry to drive cultural change for women working in male-dominated environments. Wrote Flying Solo, a guide for women pilot trainees and Flying through Parenthood, for military parents negotiating flexible work arrangements. Her team conceptualised the Air Force Experiential Camps for Girls and developed the Air Force Graduate Pilot Scheme. The scheme doubled women pilot numbers in 2 years, when they had remained stagnant for the prior 30 years. Most importantly, she would love to see every little girl who loves rainbows to study physics and take to the skies!

Chrystia Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland is Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

Ms. Freeland was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre in July, 2013. She was elected as Member of Parliament for University—Rosedale in October, 2015 and re-elected in October, 2019.

From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Freeland served as Canada's Minister of International Trade, overseeing the successful negotiation of Canada's free trade agreement with the European Union, CETA. From January, 2017 to November, 2019, she served as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. During this time, she was a leading advocate for democracy, human rights, and multilateralism around the world.

As Foreign Minister, she led and successfully concluded the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

In November, 2019, Ms. Freeland was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. In this capacity, she led Canada’s united response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was appointed Minister of Finance in August, 2020.

An esteemed journalist and author, the Deputy Prime Minister was born in Peace River, Alberta. She was educated at Harvard University before continuing her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford.

After launching her career in journalism as a Ukraine-based freelance correspondent for the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist, Ms. Freeland went on to various roles at the Financial Times of London. She then served as deputy editor of the Toronto-based Globe and Mail between 1999 and 2001, before returning to the Financial Times as deputy editor and then as United States managing editor.

In 2010, she joined Canadian-owned Thomson Reuters. She was a managing director of the company and editor of consumer news when she decided to return home and enter politics in 2013.

Ms. Freeland has written two books: Sale of the Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (2000); and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2012). Plutocrats has been an international best-seller and won the Lionel Gelber Prize and National Business Book Award.

In 2018, the Deputy Prime Minister was recognized as Foreign Policy's Diplomat of the Year. She was also awarded the Eric M. Warburg Award by Atlantik-Brücke, for her achievements in strengthening transatlantic ties. In 2020, she was awarded Freedom House’s Mark Palmer Prize, in recognition of her years of work in championing democracy and human rights.

She is a member of the Forum's Board of Trustees

Andy Freire

Director, Trocafone, Argentina

Andy Freire is an entrepreneur both in the social and business sectors. He is Director of Trocafone a company that recycles used phones in Brazil and resells it to the uprising middle-low class. He served as elected congressman of Buenos Aires and Minister of Modernisation, Innovation and Technology and President of the Tourism Agency of Buenos Aires and as Managing Partner and Director of South Cone of Softbank Group International.

As an entrepreneur Andy co-founded and led Officenet (acquired by Staples in 2004), a company that revolutionized the industry of distribution (retail) of office supplies in Latin America and Restorando (acquired by Trip Advisor in 2018), the leading restaurant online booking platform in Latin America, and most recently Trocafone, the leading used cell phone reselling platform in Brazil.

Recognized as "Global Leader for Tomorrow" in 2002 by the World Economic Forum World, and "Latin American Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2001 by the Endeavor Foundation, Andy was also awarded as one of the two finalists in the “World Young Business Achiever Award" held in the Philippines in 2002. He was also distinguished in 2008 as "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Andy holds a degree in Economics from the University of San Andrés and has a OPM from Harvard Business School.

He is the author of the books “Pasión por emprender� (Aguilar, 2004), “50 claves para emprendedores� (Aguilar, 2006), “5%� (Aguilar, 2013), “Libre, la filosofía de vida emprendedora� (Aguilar 2014) and “Argentina Emprendedora� (Aguilar, 2015).

Philipp Freise

Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Partners LLP, United Kingdom

Philipp Freise is Partner and Head of the European Media Industry team at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR). He also served as Chairman of Fotolia in New York, Vice-Chairman of Ringier Digital in Zurich and Vice-Chairman of ProSiebenSat.1 Media in Munich. Prior, Freise worked at McKinsey & Company in Frankfurt and New York. He also co-founded Venturepark, a Berlin-based, early-stage venture capital firm sponsored by Bertelsmann, Goldman Sachs and DaimlerChrysler. Freise has been recognized as a Young Leader at Atlantik-Brücke, a German-US think tank, and is a Member of the Kuratorium of the Bayreuth Opera Festival. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including being recognized as one of “40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Private Equity� by the Financial News. Freise has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business and an MSc in Economics (Dipl-Kfm) from WHU Koblenz Otto Beisheim School of Management, both with the highest distinction.

Kumi Fujisawa Tsunoda

Co-Founder and President, Think Tank SophiaBank, Japan

Kumi Fujisawa is Co-Founder and President, Think Tank SophiaBank; and she is assigned Member of Board of several companies and associations as following, The Shizuoka Bank, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, CREEK & RIVER Co., Ltd., Net Protections Ltd., Japan Professional Football League, Japan Dealers Association, The Investment Trust Association and so on. She used to be one of the youngest woman entrepreneurs in financial sector in Japan. After her company was acquired by Standard & Poor’s, She established Think Tank SophiaBank and her business field spread various sectors. Now she is board of director of some companies and business associations and advisor to some governors, mayors and CEOs. She published more than twenty books. She supports and leads a lot of kinds of projects by using her wide networks such as public, private, business, sports, culture and so on. Her interest is socio incubation by changing knowledge paradigm.

Chikara Funabashi

Project Director, Public-Private Joint Project for Overseas Education Promotion, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Japan

Formerly: worked on a subway development project in Jakarta; for Itochu Corporation on an airport construction in the Philippines; and at a major trading firm in Japan. 2000, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Willseed, a company that offers consulting and training services to more than 350 major companies and 600 schools in Japan. Co-Chairperson, Beyond Tomorrow, an organization which was established by several Japanese Young Global Leaders after the tsunami, 3/11. It offers scholarships and provides leadership training to young people to enable them to pursue their dreams and become leaders of tomorrow. Adjunct Professor, MBA programme, Waseda Business School. Member, Structural Reform Committee, responsible for the promotion of special economic zones. Member, Asia Society.

Tulsi Gabbard

Congresswoman from Hawaii (D), 2nd District, United States House of Representatives, USA

Tulsi Gabbard, grew up in beautiful Hawai‘i. As a teenager, she co-founded an environmental non-profit called Healthy Hawai’i Coalition, focused on educating children about protecting Hawaii’s environment. An advocate for environmental policy, Tulsi was elected to the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 2002 when she was just 21 years old, becoming the youngest person ever elected in the state. A year later, she joined the Hawai‘i Army National Guard to serve Hawai‘i and our country. In 2004, Tulsi volunteered to deploy with her fellow soldiers, becoming the first state official to voluntarily step down from public office to serve in a war zone.

Tulsi served two tours of duty in the Middle East, and she continues her service as a Major in the Army National Guard. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at the end of this tour. In between her two tours, Tulsi served in the U.S. Senate as a legislative aide to Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI), where she advised him on energy independence, homeland security, the environment, and veteran issues. While working for Senator Akaka in 2007, Tulsi graduated from the Accelerated Officer Candidate School at the Alabama Military Academy, where she was the first woman to finish as the distinguished honor graduate in the Academy's 50-year history. Tulsi was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and again assigned to the 29th Brigade Special Troops Battalion of the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard—this time to serve as the Military Police Platoon Leader.

In 2010, Tulsi was elected to the Honolulu City Council, serving as Chair of the Safety, Economic Development, and Government Affairs Committee and Vice Chair of the Budget Committee. Tulsi was elected in 2012 to the United States House of Representatives, serving Hawaii’s 2nd District. She is one of the first two female combat veterans to ever serve in the U.S. Congress, and also its first and only Hindu member.

Tulsi also serves on the House Armed Services Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee where she is a strong advocate for veterans, our service members, and making smart strategic decisions that best secure our nation. Tulsi is working every day to make sure we have a sustainable economy that works for all families, with access to affordable health care, good jobs, and a quality education.

Lord Gadhia of Northwood

Member of the House of Lords, House of Lords of the United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Graduate in Economics, University of Cambridge; Sloan Fellow, London Business School. Investment Banker; 1991-98, with Baring Brothers, including Director; 1998, Chief Executive, Manek Investment Managers; 2001-08, Managing Director, ABN AMRO; 2008-10, Managing Director and Head, Advisory, Barclays Capital; 2010-15, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone. Currently, Member of the Board, UK Government Investments, BGL (Holdings), Accord Healthcare and Calisen. Appointed as Member of the House of Lords of the British Parliament in August 2016. Former Trustee: Guy's & St Thomas' Charity; National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts, UK. Current Trustee: British Asian Trust, established by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Jean-François Gagné

VP AI, Canada

Jean-Francois Gagné is a veteran AI entrepreneur and co-founder and chief executive officer of Element AI, one of the fastest growing AI start-ups in the world. He was formerly chief product officer and chief innovation officer at JDA Software, where he was the youngest global C-level executive of a top 20 enterprise software company. He is the only non-European member of the EUs High Level Expert Group on AI, a member of the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and his company Element AI is the only Canadian member of the Partnership on AI, based in the US.

Kate Gallego

Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, City of Phoenix, USA

As the youngest female mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, the fifth most populous city in the US, Kate Gallego has built a reputation as a public servant . She has championed infrastructure solutions, sustainability, and economic development. Under her leadership, Phoenix is the fastest growing city in the United States.

Alessandra Galloni

Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters, Canada

Graduate, Harvard University; Master’s degree, London School of Economics. Formerly: 13 years at the Wall Street Journal in various positions as correspondent, economics and business writer and editor in New York, London, Paris and Rome. September 2013, joined Reuters as Editor of the Southern Europe bureau; since January 2016, Reuters Global News Editor, based in London. Co-Author of “From the End of the Earth to Rome,� an e-book on Pope Francis. Recipient of several awards, including an Overseas Press Club Award in the US and a UK Business Journalist of the Year Award.

Chao (Amy) Gao

Founder, Shanghai May Foundation, People's Republic of China

Amy Gao comes from business background, AnXin Trust Company, serving on the Board of Directors of the company. Her passion in making change in the education field led to her own initiative, The May Foundation that focuses on helping college students build capacity. Gao has a masters degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Javier Garcia-Martinez

Professor, University of Alicante, Spain

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Molecular Nanotechnology Laboratory of the University of Alicante (UA) where he leads an international team working on the synthesis and application of nanostructured materials for the production of chemicals and energy.
Javier is president-elect (president for the biennium 2022-2023) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, IUPAC. Previously, he served as a member of the Executive Committee and as Vice-President of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.
Founder of the technology-based company Rive Technology, which markets the technology he developed during his Fulbright postdoctoral stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since 2012, the catalysts that Rive Technology sells are used in several refineries, significantly increasing fuel production and the energy efficiency of the process. In 2019, W. R. GRACE acquired Rive Technology.
In June 2014, he was awarded the King Jaime I Award and in 2015 the Emerging Researcher Award from the American Chemical Society. In the summer of 2017, Javier was recognized by the American Chemical Society with the Kathryn C. Hach Award as the best US entrepreneur in the chemical sector. Javier is a member of the Council of Emerging Technologies and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, of the Global Young Academy, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Since 2019, Javier is the President of the Young Academy of Spain.

Angela Daniella Garcia Moreno

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Elemental School, Bolivia

Angela Daniella Garcia Moreno founded Elemental in 2016. Elemental aims to disrupt the traditional educational system in Bolivia and provide equal opportunities to new generations to be part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She is an advocate of women's empowerment and youth education and was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as an innovator under 35 in Latin America.

Facundo Garreton

Congressman from Tucumán, National Congress of Argentina, Uruguay

Former Member of Congress in Argentina. Former Director, SociaLab, the most important platform for social entrepreneurs in Latin America. Founder and Director,, one of Latin America's largest online stocks brokerage firms. Studied Systems Analysis, Universidad de Tucumán; completed Master's programme in Business Administration, UC Berkeley; postgraduate degree in Banking & Financial Services, Boston University; Yale World Fellow; alumnus, IESE (Spain), IAE (Argentina) and IPADE (Mexico). Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Former Regional Chairman, Latin America & Caribbean, Young Presidents' Organization. Former Board Member, many internet companies throughout Latin America. President, ASEA (Entrepreneurs Association of Argentina). Member of the Board, ASECH (Entrepreneurs Association of Chile). Member, Endeavor network, acting as a Board Member at Endeavor NOA promoting entrepreneurship in Latin America. Judge and selector, NAVES (IAE), NXTP Labs, Start-Up Chile, Wayra, BID Challenge, MIT Technology Review, among others. Former Member Board, Ashoka, promoting social entrepreneurship in Latin America.

Katherine Garrett-Cox

Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management, Gulf International Bank (UK), United Kingdom

BA (Hons), History, Durham University. Chief Executive Officer, Gulf International Bank (UK). GIB UK, operating between London and New York, was established in 1975 and focuses on client-related activities in asset management and treasury. GIB UK's asset management strategy is focused on scaling and mobilizing capital in support of sustainable investment strategies, across equities and fixed income. Formerly Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer, Alliance Trust PLC, one of Europe’s largest providers of sustainable and responsible investment funds. Chair, Clean Air Fund; Chair, CDP Worldwide Board. Former Member: Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG (2011-2020); UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group; Scottish Business Board; Commission for the Green Investment Bank; Steering Group, Capital Markets Climate Initiative; Executive Committee, World Business Council for Sustainable Development; Founder Member, Advisory Council of The CityUK. Former British Business Ambassador for Financial Services. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2006). Member of the Foundation Board of Young Global Leaders until December 2019 and former Member of the Board of Trustees, Chair, Global Agenda Council on Values (2012-14), World Economic Forum. Patron, City Week UK. Recipient of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), New Year's Honours 2014.

Katharine Garvey

Co-Founder, Project Everyone, United Kingdom

Kate Garvey is Director of Freud Communications, where she specializes in promoting global campaigns and issues, including the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Product (RED), Live Earth, tcktcktck, 1Goal: Education for All, Gimme Shelter Campaign for UNHCR, and Tony Blair Faith Foundation Maternal Mortality campaign. Previously, she worked for Bob Geldof and Richard Curtis on the Make Poverty History Campaign and Live 8 concerts. Her career began in politics where, from 1997 until 2005, she worked for Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minister's Private Office. Garvey was responsible for the presentation and planning of the prime minister's events and visits, domestically and abroad, as well as major roles in the 1997 and 2001 general elections and running Tony Blair's election tour in 2005.

Joe Gebbia

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Airbnb, USA

Degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design. Formerly: Designer, Chronicle Books; Previously developed web and consumer product startups. Currently, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Airbnb. He plays a leading role in shaping Airbnb’s future innovation, distinctive culture, and design aesthetic, and through his work, seeks to expand the richness of human connection in the world.

Alexander Geiser

CEO & Managing Partner, Finsbury Glover Hering, Germany

Alexander Geiser is Managing Partner at Hering Schuppener, one of the leading corporate and financial public relations firms in the world. Based in Frankfurt, Geiser has advised on more than 100 M&A transactions and more than 75 CEO changes. Geiser studied economics and politics at Western University in Canada, and completed post-graduate studies at Harvard University, INSEAD, and Oxford.

Jared Genser

Managing Director, Perseus Strategies LLC, USA

Jared Genser is Managing Director of Perseus Strategies, Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect to the Organization of American States, Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and general counsel to the NeuroRights Foundation. Referred to by the New York Times as “The Extractor� for his work freeing political prisoners and for having founded Freedom Now, he is also co-Executive Producer of a dramatic TV series based on his life being developed with actor and producer Orlando Bloom by Amazon Studios for Prime Video, which has 175 million viewers worldwide. Genser was previously a partner in the government affairs practice of DLA Piper LLP and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. His prior pro bono clients have included former Czech Republic President Václav Havel and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Desmond Tutu, Liu Xiaobo, and Elie Wiesel. His most recent book is The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Commentary and Guide to Practice (Cambridge University Press). And he is currently working with former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on a new co-edited volume for Oxford University Press entitled Handbook on the UN Human Rights System. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University, an M.P.P. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

Banafsheh Geretzki

Head of Division, European Central Bank, Germany

Banafsheh Geretzki is a Director with BlackRock in London. Geretzki brings over 13 years of experience in private equity, restructuring and investment banking and specializes in complex balance sheet and operational restructurings. Most recently, she was at Alvarez & Marsal where she was involved in numerous restructuring engagements and sovereign advisory, including system-wide restructuring of the banking-systems in Cyprus and Spain alongside Austria, Greece and various Private Equity projects throughout Europe. Prior to that, Geretzki held various Private Equity and Investment Banking positions at Fortress Investment Group and Morgan Stanley where she delivered a broad range of large-scale M&A transactions along with post-merger integrations, debt restructurings and numerous capital market transactions. She has also served as a restructuring officer in an interim senior management role as a member of the Management Board and of the Supervisory Board of one of the largest listed German real estate companies. Geretzki holds a master’s degree from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and is a Member of Generation CEO, an organization promoting business women into leadership positions.

Laura Gersch

Member of the Board of Management, Corporate Pensions, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Germany

Laura is member of the Board of Management of Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, the market leader of the German life insurance market serving more than 10 million customers. Laura is responsible for the corporate business, i.e., employer funded pension business (second pillar of German pension system). She is a strong advocate of the societal role of (life) insurance striving to contribute to the reduction of the gender pension gap in Germany by advocating financial literacy for women. She is a purpose-driven leader, who played an instrumental role in developing the purpose for Allianz Group while she was running the Group CEO Office of Oliver Bäte. Before joining Allianz, she worked for McKinsey & Company. She holds a double degree in International Business from European School of Business in Reutlingen, Germany and from Northeastern University in Boston, USA.

Golriz Ghahraman

Member of Parliament, New Zealand Parliament, New Zealand

Golriz Ghahraman is a Member of Parliament in New Zealand. Born in Iran, she is the first refugee elected to the country’s House of Representatives, where she is a Member of the Green Party. Prior, she worked as an international lawyer for several United Nations Tribunals. Her work has also included restoring communities after war and human rights atrocities, particularly empowering women engaged in peace and justice initiatives.

James Gifford

Head, Impact Advisory, Credit Suisse AG, Singapore

Dr James Gifford is the Head of Impact Advisory for Credit Suisse. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich, where he teaches a joint program with Harvard on impact investing for the next generation of ultra high net worth family members. He was the founding Executive Director of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and led the organisation from inception in 2003 until 2013. Other roles include Head of Impact Investing at UBS and Director of Impact at TAU Investment Management. James has published numerous articles and book chapters on responsible investment, and has a PhD from the University of Sydney on the effectiveness of shareholder engagement in improving corporate sustainability performance.


Nili Gilbert

Chairwoman of the Investment Committee, David Rockefeller Fund, USA

Nili Gilbert is the co-founder of the Net Zero+ Investment Collaborative, a group formed in recognition of the urgency of the climate problem and the special role that investment will play in addressing it. The collaborative is designing a malleable framework for portfolio decarbonization, and was launched with net zero investment commitments from three founding Rockefeller Family organizations.

From 2010 to 2020 Nili co-founded and served as Portfolio Manager of Matarin Capital Management, one of the larger women-owned asset management firms in the U.S., where she was responsible for managing hedge fund and equity strategies for institutional clients. Matarin has been recognized as both a performance leader and as a thought leader, with its research cited in such publications as The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. Nili is a regular contributor on CNBC and Bloomberg television, as well.

Nili serves as Board Member and Chairwoman of the Investment Committees of the David Rockefeller Fund and the Synergos Institute. She also serves on the Social Mission Board of Seventh Generation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever.

Nili has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, as the recipient of a $1 million Hewlett Foundation grant for climate education and advocacy, as a LinkedIn “TopVoice,� on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s list of “Ones to Watch�, as Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Securities Professionals, with the Toigo Foundation’s Bridge to Business Award, and by 100 Women in Hedge Funds as an Alternative Investments Scholar. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the Economic Club of New York.

Nili received her BA from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude in a Special Concentration in Economics and Social Studies, and her MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, where she was a Toigo Fellow. She is both a CFA and CAIA Charterholder.
Prior to founding Matarin, she was Senior Director and Senior Research Analyst at Invesco, working in both New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, with responsibility for development of the firm’s global multi-asset models.

A native New Yorker, Nili speaks, reads, and writes both German and French with great proficiency, and enjoys travel and fitness.

Garlin Gilchrist II

Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan, USA

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist has dedicated his career to solving problems. An engineer by training, he uses thoughtful innovation, progressive reform, and efficient modernization of policies and programs to make the work better for hardworking families. From spearheading campaigns for equality and justice to harnessing technology to solve real problems, his focus has consistently remained on serving the public and getting things done. He brings a lifetime of experience to the task, receiving his first computer at age five and setting up a computer lab in a Detroit community recreation center using computers that he built himself at age 16. Lt. Governor Gilchrist studied computer engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, graduating with honors, and later had a successful career as a software engineer at Microsoft, helping to build SharePoint into the fastest growing product in the company’s history. Lt. Governor Gilchrist spent the next several years of his career as a social entrepreneur and community organizer who helped people in communities across America realize their full economic and political potential. Upon returning home to Detroit, Lt. Governor Gilchrist worked in local government to make sure build systems that made the government more responsive, transparent, and accountable to city residents. This experience prepared him for a key priority: to bring Michigan’s state government fully into the 21st century on every level. As part of the Whitmer Administration, Lt. Governor Gilchrist has sought to address injustice and inequity across our state at every level. From co-chairing the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration to helming the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, these task forces have taken actions that saved lives and protect our most vulnerable populations. Lt. Governor Gilchrist’s approach to addressing these disparities is deeply rooted in fact-based practices, science, and connecting with individuals across Michigan. Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and his wife, Ellen, reside in Detroit where they are raising their twins, Emily and Garlin III, and daughter, Ruby.

Mack Gill

Chief Operating Officer and Board Member, Torstone Technology, United Kingdom

Mack Gill is COO & Board Member, Torstone Technology, a leading global cloud platform for financial markets. Previously he was CEO of MillenniumIT, a capital markets software company and subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group. Previously, he was President of SunGard Global Technology, responsible for managing SunGard's technology strategy and operations with more than 5,000 employees worldwide. Joining SunGard in 1994, Gill was also President of SunGard Global Services, where he managed SunGard's consulting business worldwide. Additionally, he served as Corporate Vice-President of Alliances, responsible for developing SunGard's business and technology partnerships. Gill serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Quantitative Finance (IAQF). Before joining SunGard, he worked at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs. He holds a BA from the University of British Columbia and a Master's degree from Yale University.

Sadiq Gillani

Senior Vice-President, Emirates Group, United Arab Emirates

Sadiq is a Senior Vice President with Emirates Group and a Lecturer in Management at Stanford, where he started an MBA course on the Travel & Airline Industry in 2014. He was previously a Senior Vice President with Lufthansa Group, serving as Strategy Chief. He began his career with Bain & Co. in London. He is a Young Global Leader and on the WEF's Global Future Council for Sustainable Tourism. He graduated from Cambridge University with First Class honours and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

His recent speech at Stanford University on the Art of Disciplined Opportunism can be seen here:

Liliana Gil Valletta

Chief Executive Officer, CIEN+, USA

Liliana Gil Valletta is an entrepreneur and Co-Founder of CIEN+ and CulturIntel, a big data analytics, consulting and marketing firm, specialized in understanding and tapping the full power of diverse-growing markets. She is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader since 2012. She's the creator of published methodologies of Cultural Intelligence and has developed a novel platform to use machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data tools to turn global digital discussions into actionable insights, particularly applied to solve social, health and equity gaps by mapping decisions journeys across segments, globally. Prior, she held a number of positions in global corporations, including at Johnson & Johnson where she founded the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement (HOLA) and pioneered multicultural marketing. Gil Valletta is an independent TV contributor seen weekly on CNN en Español, Fox News, and Fox Business, among others analyzing today's economic trends, data insights and minority affairs. She is an independent director/ board member for Zumiez (NASQD: ZUMZ), she also serves as Member of the Harvard Kennedy's School Women's Leadership Board, YMCA USA Board of Directors and mentor to the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program. She has received numerous awards, including 2018 Hispanic Businessperson of the Year by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2018 Top Innovation Catalyst by MM&M, 2017 Top 50 Most Influential in Healthcare, 2017 Latina Trailblazer of the Year, New York's 25 Top Rising Latinos, Latino Leaders Magazine (2013); Outstanding Business Woman, National Association of Professional Women (2009-10); Latina Leadership Award, League of United Latin American Citizens (2009); and Top 20 Under 40 by PODER (2008). Gil Valletta holds a BA from Southwestern Adventist University, an MBA from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and an executive degree from the Harvard Kennedy School in Global Leadership and Public Policy.

Keisuke Goda

Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan

Keisuke Goda is a Professor of Chemistry in the School of Science at the University of Tokyo and an Adjunct Faculty Member of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His group focuses on technology development and entrepreneurship in green energy and medicine. He is also a Programme Manager of the ImPACT programme run by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. Goda has been awarded numerous awards, including the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award, Konica Minolta Imaging Science Award, MEXT Young Scientist Award, and IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturers Award. He obtained a BA in Physics (summa cum laude) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ayla Göksel

Chief Executive Officer, Ozyegin Social Investments, Turkey

Ayla Goksel is CEO of Özyegin Social Investments, a network of non-profit organisations, including ACEV (Mother Child Education Foundation), Hüsnü M. Özyegin Foundation and Iz Child. These organisations work in the fields of education (infrastructure, programs and policy), early childhood and parenting, womens empowerment, rural livelihoods and post-disaster rehabilitation. The programs and investments have reached 1,4 milion people across Turkey. ACEV’s award winning programs have also been implemented in fourteen other countries in the Middle East, Europe and most recently Asia and Latin America. Goksel is also Trustee of Ozyegin University and serves on the boards of the Education Reform Initiative and Tohum Foundation for Autism. She has been selected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Senior Fellow of the Synergos Institute, Qatar Foundation WISE Laureate and World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council member. She holds a BSc from University of Bath, MSc from London School of Economics and has conducted fellowships on civil society and non profit organisations at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

Elissa Golberg

Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy, Global Affairs Canada, Canada

Ms. Elissa Golberg was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister - Strategic Policy at the department of Global Affairs Canada in September 2017. In that role she is responsible for developing, leading and coordinating Canada's emerging foreign, economic and international development policy agendas. She is also Champion for Innovation and Experimentation. From February 2015 to September 2017, she served as Assistant Deputy Minister - Partnerships for Development Innovation, where her team programmed some $330 million annually in development aid to reduce poverty in 126 countries, working with international and Canadian civil society, academic, professional associations and the private sector. From September 2011 to February 2015, Ms Golberg was Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and to the Conference on Disarmament. Prior to that, she held several other responsibilities within the Canadian government including Director-General - Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START), and Representative of Canada in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ms. Golberg has a Master's degree in International Relations. She is a member of the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament. She is a recipient of the NATO ISAF General Service medal, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Public Service Award of Excellence, and several Ministerial Awards for Foreign Policy Excellence. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010, and served on the WEF's Global Agenda Council on Violence and Fragility, and Global Future Council on Global Governance, Public-Private Partnerships and Sustainable Development.

Yair Goldfinger

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AppCard Inc., USA

Yair Goldfinger is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AppCard, a loyalty 3.0 platform. Previously, he co-founded and was Chief Technology Officer of Dotomi, an on-line advertising company which focuses on creating personal, relevant and timely one-to-one messaging between marketers and their customers; Dotomi was acquired by ValueClick at 2011. At 26, Goldfinger co-founded ICQ, the world's first Internet-wide instant messaging service, which was acquired by AOL in 1998. He holds several patents in the area of instant messaging. Goldfinger is an active investor in several Israeli start-up companies. He is also a co-founder and sits on the management committee of the Friends of Raveh Ravid Fund, dedicated to the creation and formation of a new generation of young educated leaders who will take a part in management and leadership roles. Goldfinger holds a BA in Math and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University and was granted the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award in 2005.

Neal Goldman

Managing Member, Idyllwild Ventures LLC, Spain

Neal Goldman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Connectivity Data Systems. He is also Co-Founder of Goode Holdings, an investment holding company with interests in the information technology and financial services sectors that is the sponsor of a US$ 225 million private capital fund focused on investing in middle market consumer companies. Prior to Goode, Goldman was Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital IQ until its sale to McGrawHill/Standard & Poor's. Previously, he was a Managing Partner at Uhuru Capital Management and an investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Lehman Brothers and a private equity investor at Lincolnshire Management. Goldman received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Member of the Young Presidents Organization and a Board Member of Hatzalah and the Jerusalem Foundation.

Benjamin Goldsmith

Chief Executive Officer, Menhaden Capital Plc, United Kingdom

Benjamin Goldsmith is Founding Partner of the WHEB Group, one of Europe's leading specialist sustainability focused investment businesses. WHEB comprises a team of 32 people in London and Munich and manages assets totalling approximately ?450 million across renewable energy infrastructure, technology private equity and global equities. Goldsmith is actively involved in environmental philanthropy. He is Chair of the Goldsmith family's JMG Foundation, which funds campaigning and advocacy work on several key environmental issues. He is Co-Founder of the UK Environmental Funders' Network, which brings together more than 100 grant-making organizations with a focus on environmental issues. He is also Chair of the Conservative Environment Network, which seeks to raise the issue of environmental protection on the agenda of conservatives, particularly of the Parliamentary Conservative Party.

Ellen Gonda

Communications Adviser, EDG Consulting, USA

Ellen Gonda counsels public and private companies and individuals in various capacities, particularly during critical inflection points. She is a passionate and strategic communications professional with global experience across industries and disciplines. Ellen's clients have included The Rise Fund, Innit, and Overture Partners. Ellen has held top communications roles at Etsy, where she led Communications, Values and Alignment, at Hilton Worldwide, as the Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility, and at The Carlyle Group, where she was the Vice President and Director of Communications for the Americas. She began her career in the agency world, with positions at Brunswick Group, Gavin Anderson & Company, and Abernathy MacGregor Frank. Ellen graduated with high honours from the University of California, Berkeley.

Gong Yingying

Founder and Chairwoman, Yidu Tech, People's Republic of China

Founder and Chairwoman, Yidu Tech, is a leading medical big data and artificial intelligence (AI) company in China. Yidu Tech is on a mission to make value-based precision healthcare accessible to everyone. Before Yidu Tech, co-founded HKtrust Capital, a healthcare-focused fund. Served as an investment professional with Deutsche Bank and Global Infrastructure Partner during the early years of career. EMBA, CKGSB; BSc in Economics, London School of Economics.

Andres Simon Gonzalez-Silen

Executive Chairman, Asistensi, Venezuela

Dr. Andres Simon Gonzalez-Silen is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Venemergencia, a conglomerate dedicated to provide health services in Venezuela.
Established in 2004, Venemergencia employs +300 Venezuelans and serves more than 3.5 Million affiliates nationwide on a 24 hour basis. It is composed of five companies and one non-profit organization. The companies focus on emergency medical services; homecare; clinical laboratory; primary care; and technology for telemedicine and mobile health. The non-profit organization educates paramedics in association with the Universidad Simón Bolívar and establishes emergency medical brigades in shantytowns, as a means for developing a sustainable model of emergency care for vulnerable communities.
Dr. Gonzalez-Silen holds an M.D. degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, an M.B.A. from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), and a certificate in occupational health from the Universidad J.A. Páez. During medical school, he gained accreditations as a Paramedic in courses sponsored by the American Heart Association. Lastly, he attended an entrepreneurship short-program at Babson College in the US.
His achievements have been recognised by his induction into the prestigious Forum of "Young Global Leaders-YGL" were he is a member of the Advisory Board and "Global Shapers" from the World Economic Forum, were he was invited to attend the Annual Meeting in Davos 2015, he is an "Influential Leader" of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, “Young Presidents Organization-YPO" 2015, a "Millenium Leader 50-ML50" from the Group of Fifty (G50), "Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2014" from Venezuela Sin Limites and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and was recognised as one of the "50 Influential Leaders of IESA" in Venezuela and was invited included into the "Hall of Fame for IESA Entrepreneurs". More recently he has been honoured with hierarchy of "Major" in the National Firefighter Squad.
He has also been appointed as member of the Board in different organizations: Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración-IESA, Young Global Leaders-Advisory Board (World Economic Forum), Venezuela Sin Límites Foundation (Digitel), Alcarín Group, Salsano Group, Advisory Council of Health of the El Hatillo-Caracas Municipality, Goodwill, Global Dignity and the National Transplant Organization of Venezuela-ONTV.

Charmian Gooch

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Global Witness, United Kingdom

Charmian Gooch is Co-Founder and Director of Global Witness, a non-profit campaigning organization that addresses the links between natural resource exploitation and the funding of conflict and corruption. Gooch jointly led Global Witness's first campaign, exposing the trade in timber between the Khmer Rouge and Thai logging companies and their political and military backers. She also developed and launched Global Witness's second ground-breaking campaign to combat blood diamonds. Gooch is involved in the strategic leadership of Global Witness and has spoken publicly across these issues. In 2014 she and Global Witness were awarded the TED Prize for work on Anonymous Companies, and she was a co-awardee with fellow GW founders of the Skoll Prize also in 2014. Global Witness was nominated for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for its work on conflict diamonds, and in 2005 Gooch received the Gleitsman International Activist Award.

Suhas Gopinath

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Globals Inc., India

Suhas Gopinath is Founder & CEO of Globals Inc, the company he founded at 14 and was recognized as the World's Youngest CEO then. Globals focuses on Enterprise Solutions, Artificial Intelligence, AI based Cyber Security and Mobility Solutions. Suhas is also the founder of fintech company called Eaze that enables users to access instant credit using AI based risk analysis. Previously was ICT Board Member, World Bank; Venture Fellow, NYCEDC; Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Suhas is also the Member of the National Expert Advisory Committee, Govt. of India and the National Co-Chairman of FICCI, ICT & Digital Economy.

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty

Senior Vice-President, Delivery, Uber Technologies, USA

As Senior Vice President for Delivery, and member of the management board, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty oversees the company's on-demand delivery efforts, including the Uber Eats app, which operates in more than 6,000 cities around the world. Prior to this role, he served as the Vice President for Uber's ride-hailing business outside of North America. After spending time at Goldman Sachs, starting a hedge fund at the age of 26, and harnessing a big urge to build something, Pierre joined Uber as the General Manager of France in 2012, launching Paris, Uber’s first international city. As one of the earliest members of the team, he scaled Uber across Europe before taking on the challenge of international expansion. He now brings his experience and expertise to Uber Eats. As a business leader, Pierre champions diversity and inclusion, and has become a driving force to empower women within and outside Uber. Pierre is an Executive Sponsor of the Women of Uber Employee Resource Group and a strong proponent of new ways to attract and retain female talent at Uber. He is a French citizen and lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two sons.

Karina Gould

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Employment and Social Development Canada, Canada

The Honourable Karina Gould was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Burlington in 2015.

A graduate of McGill University and the University of Oxford, Minister Gould is passionate about public service and international development. Before her election as the Member of Parliament for Burlington, she worked as a trade and investment specialist for the Mexican Trade Commission in Toronto, a consultant for the Migration and Development Program at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., and spent a year volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico.

Minister Gould has deep roots in her hometown of Burlington, Ontario, and is an active member of the community and an advocate for women’s issues and affordable housing. She has volunteered with and actively supports the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, the Burlington chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Mississauga Furniture Bank, Halton Women’s Place, and other local organizations.

Minister Gould lives in Burlington with her husband Alberto and son Oliver.

With the birth of Oliver, Minister Gould became the first federal cabinet minister to have a baby while holding office. She is passionate about breaking down barriers for women, youth, and underrepresented groups.

Soulaima Gourani

Co-Founder, Women Reignite Inc., USA

Soulaima Gourani, a female African / Danish co-founder of the Silicon Valley-based tech company Happioh Inc.

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Chido Govera

Founder and Director, The Future of Hope Foundation, Zimbabwe

Social entrepreneur. Founder, The Future of Hope Foundation. Pioneer in the conversion of coffee grounds from cafes into mushrooms. Through the foundation, Chido fulfills her commitment to ending poverty, abuse, self-pity, and victimhood at the grassroots level in Africa through food security. The simplified sustainable mushroom farming method provides food security by converting organic residues into food, motivating people at different levels to take on entrepreneurial opportunities in both the developed and developing parts of the world. Committed to engaging women and girls in socio-economic development and to reach their full potential. Expertise: edible and medicinal mushrooms.

Ashish Goyal

Portfolio Manager, Balyasny Asset Management L.P., United Kingdom

Senior portfolio manager at Pharo Management. Global macro investor, with a focus on Emerging Markets and Asia. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2015). The first visually impaired student to have graduated from Wharton Business School, recipient Joseph P. Wharton award, selected by peers, given to one individual who best represents the Wharton Way of Life. Honoured with India’s highest civilian award for a disabled individual – the National Award for the empowerment of persons with disabilities – by the President of India. Has raised thousands of dollars for causes ranging from education of poor children in India to blindness research and international peace. Passionate about theatre and a supporter of the Print Room, a new theatre based in London. Represented the London Metro club in the domestic UK blind cricket tournament.

Vandana Goyal

Member of the Board of Directors, Akanksha Foundation, India

Vandana Goyal is Board Member and former Chief Executive Officer of the Akanksha Foundation, non-profit organization that works primarily in the field of education. Goyal leads a team of 550 employees and over 500 volunteers, all serving 21 schools that educate 6,800 children across Mumbai and Pune in India. She joined Akanksha in 2006 as a representative on the McKinsey team that developed the blueprint for Teach for India. Prior to her current role, she was Director of Akanksha's School Project, which seeks to pioneer the charter school movement in India. Goyal began her career as a teacher and then as a programme developer and manager. She spent four years with Citizen Schools, a Boston-based non-profit organization dedicated to changing the life trajectory of underprivileged urban children. Goyal graduated Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Economics. As part of her undergraduate studies, she also spent a year at the London School of Economics.

Christine Graeff

Global Head of Communications & Deputy Global Head of HR, Credit Suisse, Switzerland

Graduate, European Partnership of Business Schools in European Business Administration. Started career as an investment banker, Corporate Finance team, Kleinwort Benson. Then two years with Burson Marsteller, London. 2001, founding partner, German business of Brunswick, with a focus on communications in the financial sector. Since 2013 Director-General, European Central Bank, running the communications strategy and then setting up the communications for the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the New European Banking Supervisor, and now also in charge of it since 2014. Serves on the board of TalentNomics, a non-profit organization supporting women's empowerment. Member: Generation CEO; German Baden-Badener Unternehmer Gespräche; Atlantik Brücke. Supports various communications networks and initiatives. Honoris Causa Doctorate, Middlesex University (2015).

Felix R. Graf

Chief Executive Officer, NZZ Medien-Gruppe, Switzerland

has been CEO of the NZZ Media Group since June 2018. Previously, he was a member of the executive board of Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG (CKW) from 2011 and led the company from 2014 as its CEO. At the same time, he was a member of the Executive Committee of Axpo Holding. Prior to that, he worked for several years in various management positions at Swisscom. Among other things, he was responsible for the Swisscom entertainment services, including Swisscom TV, which he developed together with his team from strategy to mass production. From 1998 to 2002, he led McKinsey consulting mandates in various industries and countries. Graf holds a master's degree in physics and chemistry from ETH Zurich and a doctorate in physics from ETH Zurich. In 2007, he was named Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Finland (Eduskunta), Finland

Former Minister of Education, former Vice-President of the National Coalition Party of Finland and is serving third term as a Member of Parliament. Portfolio as Minister of Education covered the entire knowledge chain, from early childhood education to top scientific research. Tasks have also involved issues related to culture, sport, youth and religious affairs during the period 2015-17. Served as the Minister of the Environment between 2014 and 2015. Formerly, worked as a reporter, as a Stockholm correspondent and as a press attaché to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Entered Parliament in 2011.

Adam Grant

Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management and Psychology, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. Author or Co-Author of four books that have been translated into 35 languages: “Give and Take�, “Originals�, “Option B�, and “Power Moves�. TED talks have been viewed over 20 million times. Host of the TED podcast WorkLife. Contributing writer on work and psychology for the New York Times and Member of the U.S. Department of Defense Innovation Board. Keynote speaking and consulting clients include Google, the Gates Foundation, the NBA, and Goldman Sachs. Recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers, Fortune's 40 under 40, and Oprah's Super Soul 100. Wharton's top-rated professor for seven straight years; has over 3 million followers on social media. BA, Harvard; PhD, University of Michigan. Former junior Olympic springboard diver.

Megan Greenfield

Partner, McKinsey & Company, USA

Megan Greenfield, Ph.D., Partner with McKinsey & Company, is a recognized leader in healthcare, COVID-19 economic recovery, and advancing equity in the workplace. Megan works with healthcare companies across the value chain on how to drive growth. She helped design one of the first state-level COVID-19 economic recovery plans in the United States, building a framework that has been adopted by states, cities, and organizations nationwide. Megan is a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and researches ways for employers to understand gender and racial bias within their companies (processes, benefits, etc.) so they can make changes to support their diverse employees. Megan has led numerous DEI executive meetings, authored several white papers, and is leading many DEI initiatives within McKinsey. Megan received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in chemical and biological engineering and she holds a B.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology, where she majored in chemical engineering. Megan is a WEF Young Global Leader (Class of 2021) and on the Board of Advisors of the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts.

Julia R. Greer

Professor, Materials Science, Mechanics and Medical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA

Greer is a Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics, and Medical Engineering at Caltech and has more than 150 publications. Greer’s research focuses on creating and characterizing classes of materials with multi-scale microstructural hierarchy, which combine three-dimensional (3D) architectures with nanoscale-induced material properties. Selected recognitions include AAAFM-Heeger Award (2019), Vannevar-Bush Faculty Fellow (2016), CNN’s 20/20 Visionary (2016), Top-10 Breakthrough Technologies (2015) and Technology Review’s TR-35, (2008). Greer was named one of “100 Most Creative People� by Fast Company and a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum (2014) and received multiple career awards. Greer is the Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech and serves as an Associate Editor for Nano Letters and Science Advances. She is also a concert pianist.

Samuel Gregory

Programme Director, WITNESS, USA

Sam Gregory is an award-winning technologist, media-maker, and advocate. He is Program Director of WITNESS ( which helps people use video and technology to protect and defend human rights and promote civic journalism. Founded in 1992, WITNESS has worked for 25 years in 100+ countries, supporting critical uses of video to secure accountability, reaching millions of people with skills and tools, engaging technology giants on how their technology harms or makes a difference, and maximizing civic participation via visual and social media.

An expert on new forms of misinformation and disinformation as well as innovations in preserving trust, authenticity and evidence he leads WITNESS’ global activities -- in coordination with technical researchers, policy-makers, companies, media organizations, journalists and civic activists -- aimed at building better preparedness for deepfakes. This includes a recent national-level convening in Brazil. He also currently co-chairs the Partnership on AI’s Expert Group on Social and Societal Influence of AI and is a participant in their Steering Committee on AI and Media Integrity, governing detection challenges for deepfakes.

He has worked on impactful campaigns worldwide, particularly in Latin America and Asia, and advocacy he has supported has engaged decision-makers in the U.S. Congress, the U.K. Houses of Parliament, and the United Nations and contributed to changes in policy, practice and law.

From 2010-18 he taught at the Harvard Kennedy School on participatory media and human rights. He is currently on the Advisory Board of First Draft and the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court, and was previously a UBS Global Visionary, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (2012-17), and a Future for Good Fellow of the Institute for the Future. He earned a BA from Oxford University and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, attending as a Kennedy Memorial Scholar.

Kristin Groos Richmond

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Revolution Foods, USA

Kristin Groos Richmond founded Revolution Foods in 2005 with Kirsten Tobey to transform the way we feed our students. Kristin continues to lead the growth of the company, which now serves over one million freshly prepared meals every week, across the country and recently, into grocery stores. Prior to founding Revolution Foods, Kristin’s career spanned from corporate finance to education reform including co-founding the Kenya Community Center for Learning and serving as Vice President at RISE. Kristin was on the White House Council for Community Solutions and is an Aspen Institute Entrepreneurial Leaders In Public Education Fellow, an Education Pioneers Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow. She is a board member of Lighthouse Community Charter School and UC Berkeley’s Global Social Venture Competition. Kristin was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and, with Kirsten, is one of Time Magazine's Education Activists of 2011.

Fernando Grostein Andrade

Filmmaker, USA

Fernando Grostein Andrade is a Brazilian filmmaker that directed “Abe�, starring Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things), Seu Jorge (City of God) and Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad). “Abe� has been accepted into 27 festivals, premiering at Sundance and won the Children Jury Award at the 31st Kinder Film Festival in Vienna and the Audience Award for Best Narrative at the Washington Jewish Film Festival. The film will be theatrically released in 38 countries in 2020. Fernando has moved to Los Angeles and is represented by Untitled Entertainment. Fernando created and directed Quebrando o Tabu, a film that discusses alternative solutions to the war on drugs featuring 6 chiefs of state, including Jimmy Carter and Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The film was distributed in 22 countries and became a 2 season 10-episode TV series, show-run by Fernando and received the Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Award in Cannes. “Quebrando o Tabu� also spun off into an online media channel with 10 million followers becoming the major human rights internet outlet in Brazil with the biggest engagement rate on facebook among all Brazilian media. Fernando was also one of the idealizers of Carcereiros, a 2017 MIPTV drama award-winning TV series, of which he directed 5 episodes. Fernando was a member of the jury of “É Tudo Verdade" as well as the Netflix Prize for Brazilian cinema. He reactivated a theater group formed by inmates inside a maximum-security penitentiary called “Do Lado de Ca�, later cast in many productions. Fernando co founded “Mapa Educação�, a youth movement that advocates for quality in public education in Brasil and directed the documentary “Wandering Heart�, with Caetano Veloso and special appearances of Almodóvar, Antonioni and Giselle Bündchen. With a growing online presence, Fernando coming out video on YouTube had 250k views and started an online debate about acceptance in Brazil.

Anne-Sophie Grouchka

Member of the Executive Board, France; Chief Customer Officer, Allianz, France

Anne-Sophie Grouchka started her career in 2005 as an adviser to Xavier Bertrand, the French Minister of Labour, Employment and Health. She joined the pharmaceutical group IPSEN in 2007 as adviser to the chief executive. From 2008 to 2012, she held the respective positions of adviser, joint chief of staff and chief of staff to Nadine Morano, the then-Secretary of State for Family and Solidarity who become Minister of Apprenticeships and Professional Training. Grouchka joined Allianz France in 2012 as project manager to Jacques Richier, the chief executive officer. In 2013, she was appointed head of strategy and innovative projects. In February 2018, Grouchka was nominated to the executive committee of Allianz France as chief customer officer in charge of claims, underwriting and customer journey. She has also been head of customer relationships and solutions since January 2016.

She is a graduate of the ENS Ulm (Ecole Normale Supérieure), the ESSEC (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) business school and Sciences Po Paris. Anne-Sophie also holds postgraduate diplomas in German studies (Paris IV University) and in International Relations (PhD school of Sciences Po).

Anne-Sophie is a member of the Young Global Leaders Forum - class of 2019.

Marga Gual Soler

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SciDipGLOBAL, Spain

Dr. Marga Gual Soler is a pioneer of science diplomacy. She is the founder and CEO of SciDipGLOBAL, a purpose-driven advisory, research, and training platform helping organizations and individuals connect science, technology, and diplomacy to tackle transboundary challenges. She works with governments, universities, UN agencies and international NGOs to build bridges between the scientific and diplomatic communities, strengthen science-policy interfaces, and train the next generation of boundary-spanning STEM leaders to navigate global transformations. She is a founding member of the European Science Diplomacy Alliance, a consultant for The World Academy of Sciences, and an advisor to the Ministry of Science of Colombia and the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipatory. She is also a researcher and lecturer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and associate editor of the AAAS Science & Dipomacy policy journal. Previously, she served as high-level advisor to former European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, and as Senior Project Director at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy, where she built the first global science diplomacy capacity building program and helped re-establish scientific cooperation between the US and Cuba after the diplomatic normalization of 2015. She has advised the science diplomacy strategies of governments in Europe and Latin America and trained thousands of young leaders from over 100 countries in the emerging field of science diplomacy. Originally from the Mediterranean island of Mallorca (Spain), she holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Queensland in Australia and her recognitions include Georgetown University Global Competitiveness Leadership Fellow, Aspen Ideas Scholar, Top 100 Spanish Experts in Innovation, Huffington Post 40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy, and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. In 2019 she participated in the largest-ever all-women expedition to Antarctica to promote women's leadership in global climate action.

Carlalberto Guglielminotti

Chief Executive Officer, France

Carlalberto is CEO of NHOA and serial entrepreneur educated in France, Italy, Israel, and the United States: as a lawyer first, then in philosophy and finally in economics and management.
At NHOA, at the time still called EPS, he spearheaded a Chapter 11 and then listed the company at the Euronext Stock Exchange raising more than €130m in equity and debt capital in 7 years, and reaching over €250 million market cap in 2021. He transformed a small start-up into a world's technology leader in energy storage and e-mobility, powering every day – with renewables and energy storage – over half a million people across Africa and Asia. In July 2021 TCC acquired from ENGIE its 60% stake in Engie EPS, at closing the name has been changed in NHOA representing the New Horizons Ahead with the new shareholder TCC.
In addition to his role of CEO of NHOA, Carlalberto is also Executive Chairman of Free2Move eSolutions, the joint-venture born form the collaboration between the e-mobility branch of NHOA and Stellantis.
Carlalberto is member of the Board at Prima Industrie and of the Scientific Committee of Leadersel Innotech ESG (Ersel). He is also a Board member of the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Chairman of the Advisory Company at 360 Capital.

Matthew Guilford

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Common Health, Malaysia

Matthew Guilford is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Common Health, a purpose-driven business that uses digital and mobile technology to advance universal health coverage. Prior to Common Health, he worked in leadership roles across Asia and Europe for global telecoms firm Telenor Group, including as Co-Founder, Chief Commercial Officer, and Chief Growth Officer of Telenor Health. Over the course of five years living and working in Bangladesh he designed, launched, and scaled Telenor Health’s “Tonic� service to five million members, creating the country’s largest health insurance program and a primary care operation that has delivered over 350,000 high quality consultations. Before Telenor, Guilford served in the administrations of Chicago mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel as Assistant Commissioner for Digital Excellence and Innovation, launching the City’s digital health initiative and helping to shape national policy on healthcare information technology. He holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School and completed his undergraduate training in biological basis of behavior (behavioral neuroscience) at the University of Pennsylvania. Guilford was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in March 2019.

Mina Guli

Founder and Chief Water Advocate, Thirst, Hong Kong SAR, China

The founder and CEO of Thirst, Mina is a global leader, entrepreneur and adventurer
committed to making a difference in the world. Following a successful 15-year career in
law, finance and climate change, Mina established Thirst – a YGL initiative non-profit changing the way we think about water.

Since its launch in 2012, Thirst has educated more than 2million students in China, trended
on Chinese Twitter, set a Guinness World Record, run innovation competitions with the
participation of over 700,000 students and now works with thousands of qualified
volunteers and schools across China with the support of the Chinese Government.

Mina is also a keen ultra-distance athlete, having started running only at the age of 22 after
a severe injury. She runs to raise awareness and inspire action around the global water
crisis and in doing so, has set three world firsts. In 2016 in just 7 weeks, Mina ran 40
marathons across 7 deserts on 7 continents, including Antarctica – a continent that left an
indelible impression on her for its critical role in the water cycle. In 2017, Mina ran 40
marathons in 40 days on 6 continents down 6 of the World’s great rivers – to promote the
UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 (water). Along each of her routes, Mina interviews
local people and water experts, putting together a real and very visual representation of the
water crisis we are facing. Currently available in short film format, Mina and the team are
documenting these stories so they are accessible to the millennial generation. Incredible
journeys whose messages about water have reached over 5 billion people.

Concerned about the pace of change, in 2018, Mina started #RunningDry – a campaign
involving her running 100 marathons in 100 days for 1 reason – to make saving water so
famous it’s not just the right thing to do, but the only thing to do. After breaking her leg at
marathon 62, thousands of people in more than 160 cities in over 50 countries and
territories rallied in support, donating their miles and collectively building #RunningDry into
a global movement for change.

Mina is a highly acclaimed public speaker and frequent media commentator, featuring in
hundreds of national and global newspapers, magazines and television programs around
the world including the New York Times, Fox, CBS, CNN, BBC, ITV, ABC, Guardian,
Forbes, Fortune, CCTV, Al Arabiya and has spoken at the UN on several occasions.

She is an advisor to the Chinese Government’s sustainability program, on the Academy for
the US$1miillion Global Teachers Prize, a Board Member for the Global Water Partnership
and a member of the inaugural board of the Antarctic Science Foundation.

In recognition of her incredible achievements, Mina received both YPO Global Impact and
Innovation Awards, was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum,
one of Australia’s most influential women, a “Global Visionary� by UBS and by Fortune
Magazine in 2016 as one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world.


Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir

Director, Writer and Filmmaker, Krád Consulting, Iceland

Hrund is the Director of Festa - center for sustainability in Iceland, Advisory Council member at Yale's International Leadership Center (ILC), Founding Partner at the Nordic Circular Hotspot and Board Member of Eyrir Invest. Hrund has a broad-based experience, ranging from post-conflict reconstruction and social entrepreurship to the arts. She is the co-Director and Writer, of the feature documentary InnSæi (2016), which explores the art of flourishing, leading and innovating in an age of distraction and transformation, shown world wide e.g. on Netflix. In 2008-2010 she created and directed Prisma - a diploma module, acknowledged by the Nordic Council of Ministers for best responding to 21st century workplace. She is the former chair of the Technology Development fund in Iceland, focusing on innovation. Her career with the UN entails a permanent position (resigned in 2004), being a Programme Manager of UNIFEM (Un Women) in Kosovo after the war, and occasional consultancies, the most recent one in 2020 in Bangladesh. Hrund has a BSc from the University of Iceland, a MSc from the London School of Economics, a Diploma from Harvard Kennedy School and has studied executive leadership at Yale and Oxford Said Business School. Hrund is a WEF Cultural Leader, WEF Young Global Leader and a Yale World Fellow.

Sanjay Gupta

Managing Partner and Founder, LinkedCap, USA

Sanjay Gupta has been providing objective guidance on matters of finance and strategy to principals, boards, and senior executives for more than twenty-years. With experience in both Forbes 50 family office and Fortune 100 organizations, he has participated in industry-level negotiation and the formulation and execution of country-level strategy in healthcare, technology, financial services, and education.

Sanjay earned his AB in Philosophy from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and his MBA from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He also studied Global Leadership and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Eyal Gura

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Zebra Medical Vision, Israel

Mr Gura is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Zebra Medical Vision, a deep learning medical imaging company that will enable scalable healthcare for the 2 billion people to join the middle class by 2025. Eyal is an Angel investor and previously venture capitalist with Pitango Venture Capital, the largest venture capital fund in the Middle East. Formerly, Co-Founder: PicScout (acquired by Getty Images); PicApp (acquired by Ybrant Digital); The Gifts Project (acquired by eBay). Adviser,, the leading Arabic medical portal. Member, Advisory Board, Member of the Board, Latet. Founding Member, Eyal is a faculty member at IDC's Zell entrepreneurship program and a graduate of the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014 Eyal was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

Sergei Guriev

Professor of Economics, Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France

MSc, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; 1994, PhD; 2002, Dr Sc, Russian Academy of Science. 1997-98, Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 2003-04, Visiting Assistant Professor, Princeton University. Since 1998, with New Economic School (NES), Moscow; 2004-2013, NES. Since 2013 - Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, Paris. Columnist, Russian and international business media. Consultant to governments, international organizations. Board member: companies, foundations and think tanks. Author of articles and international journals. Interests: transition economics, contract theory, corporate governance, labour mobility. Recipient of awards.

Andrey A. Guryev

Chief Executive Officer, PhosAgro, Russian Federation

Andrey Guryev was appointed CEO by PhosAgro’s Board of Directors starting 1 August 2013. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as Deputy CEO of OJSC PhosAgro from April 2011. He was also Deputy CEO for Sales and Logistics of PhosAgro AG from October 2011 to June 2013. From June 2013 to August 2013 Mr. Guryev was the COO of PhosAgro AG. Mr. Guryev has worked at PhosAgro since 2004, holding various positions in the finance department and specialising in fertilizer exports.

Mr Guryev graduated from The University of Greenwich in London with a BA in economics, and holds a Master’s degree from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation. He received a PhD in economics from the National Mineral Resources University (University of Mining).

Martín Guzmán

Minister of Economy, Ministry of Economy of Argentina, Argentina

Martín Guzmán was born in La Plata on October 12th, 1982. He has graduated as a Doctor in Economics (PhD. in Economics) from Brown University, United States. Prior to his doctoral studies, he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Economics, both from Universidad Nacional de La Plata (National University of La Plata), Argentina. He is a researcher at the Columbia University School of Business, and Director of the Public Debt Restructuring Program of the Policy Dialogue Initiative of the same School. Together with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, he has conducted the academic training program of the Columbia University Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is an associate professor at Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires). As of December 2019, he is a tenured lecturer at Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de La Plata (School of Economic Sciences of the National University of La Plata). He is editor in chief of the Journal of Globalization and Development and has published numerous academic articles in specialized journals and books.

Cyrus Habib

Priest, Society of Jesus (Jesuits), USA

2016, elected Lieutenant Governor, at the age of 35. Had previously served in the State House of Representatives and the State Senate, as Democratic Whip and a member of the Democratic leadership team. As Lt. Governor, he is President of the State Senate, serves as Acting Governor whenever the governor leaves the state, and oversees an agency whose key issues include economic development, trade, and higher education. Currently, Co-Chair of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association. A three-time cancer survivor, has been fully blind since age eight. Parents immigrated to the US from Iran; the first and only Iranian-American to hold statewide elected office in the United States. Graduate, Columbia University, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School. Former Editor, Yale Law Journal. Practiced law at Perkins Coie and served as Distinguished Lawmaker in Residence at Seattle University Law School. Truman Scholar, Soros Fellow, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Habib Haddad

Managing Partner, E14 Fund, USA

Habib is a tech entrepreneur, currently CEO of Wamda who aims to inspire, connect and empower entrepreneurs in the MENASA region. He is also the founder of a startup empowering the Arabic language on the web and YallaStartup an NGO that fosters early stage entrepreneurship in the MENA region. In 2009, the World Economic Forum recognized Habib as a Young Global Leader and the ArabianBusiness named him one of the most influential Arabs under 30. He currently serves on the Global Agenda Council on fostering entrepreneurship. During the July of 2006 war he started Relief Lebanon to support relief operations in Lebanon an effort that raised more than US$ 2 million in individual donations. Habib also co-founded INLET to leverage the North American expat community to give back to entrepreneurship in the Arab world. Habib is an adviser to several startups and non-profits and often speaks about early stage development and entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelor of Computer and Communication Engineering from the American University in Beirut and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Camilla Hagen Sørli

Member of the Board, Canica, Norway

Camilla is one of the owners of Canica Group, one of the largest privately owned investment companies in Norway. (Orkla ASA, Arcus ASA, Komplett). She serves as the Chair of the Board of Canica Investor, in addition holding board positions at other corporate companies including Canica AS and Jotun AS (global coatings company). Camilla holds several years of experience within retail, sustainability, consumer behavior, marketing, management, business development and strategy, currently working as Marketing Manager in Orkla. She has among others obtained executive education from Harvard Kennedy School and BI, Norwegian School of Management. Camilla is passionate about working to always improve the environmental and social footprints of Canica, and Orkla ASA was recently ranked among the top 100 most sustainable companies in the world by WEF. Being an advocate for women and health she is a Founding Member of Maverick Collective and also Nexus Norway. Camilla is using her voice for promoting female leadership and diversity as the Chair of SHE Community and was elected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum 2018. She lives in Oslo with husband and 4 children

Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

Chief Executive Officer, Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy, USA

CEO of Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy Inc. (NID)
Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo an expert in Iran’s internal affairs and an advocate of human rights, women’s rights, and democracy in Iran, was a member of Iran’s reformist parliament from 2000-2004. Her current project is women for public office.

Yalda Hakim

Anchor, International Correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), United Kingdom

Yalda Hakim is an award-winning Australian broadcast journalist, news presenter on “Impact� on BBC World News, and documentary filmmaker. She began her career with SBS's World News Australia. She filmed her first story, “Yalda's Kabul�, for Dateline in 2008. She made her on-screen debut in March 2013, presenting a special three-part series of “Our World� entitled, “Iraq: Ten Years On�. Hakim has built up a wealth of journalistic experience around the world. As well as English, Hakim speaks Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, Pashto and Dari, and is currently learning Mandarin.

Avril Halstead

Consultant, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA

Avril Halstead serves as the Deputy Director General at the Department of Public Enterprises responsible for overseeing the integrated freight rail, ports and pipeline company, national airlines and defence manufacturing state-owned enterprises. Previously, as Chief Director at the National Treasury in South Africa, where she was responsible for overseeing approximately 40 of the largest state-owned enterprises. Ms Halstead has done work as an international expert on state-owned enterprises for the International Monetary Fund. During 2017 she undertook a secondment at the German Development Bank - KfW. She is a member of the board of the agency that builds national roads and trustee and treasurer of the South African Mobility for the Blind Trust (SAMBT). She was previously a Trustee of the National Empowerment Fund, a development finance institution with the mandate to promote and facilitate broad-based black economic empowerment. Prior to joining the National Treasury, Halstead worked for McKinsey & Company, Old Mutual and Wipcapital, a subsidiary of Wiphold. She has also worked with a number of NGOs, notably the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Family and Marriage Association of South Africa (FAMSA) and Ikageng, an organization responsible for caring for HIV/AIDS orphans. Halstead has an MSc in Economic Policy from the University of London, an MBA from the University of Cape Town and an MA in Organizational Consulting from City University. Halstead was a South African track champion in the 1500m (1999) and represented the country in athletics and cross-country.


Ted Halstead

Founder, New America, USA

Ted Halstead is Chairman and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, the broadest climate coalition in U.S. history, founded in collaboration with a who’s who of business, opinion and environmental leaders. He previously founded two other influential think tanks, including New America, and more recently founded Americans For Carbon Dividends, an advocacy organization. A frequent public speaker and media commentator, Halstead gave a TED Talk in 2017 entitled “A Climate Solution Where All Sides Can Win� that has over 1.5 million views and has been translated into 20 languages. Halstead has published numerous articles and two books, including The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics (co-authored with Micheal Lind). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Financial Times, Fortune, The Atlantic, National Review, and Harvard Business Review. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard University.

Mona Hammami

Senior Director, Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Senior Director, Office of Strategic Affairs, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court. Role includes analysis of social and economic developments globally and locally and drafting of publications and white papers to influence policy making. manages philanthropic initiatives addressing global health and human development issues. Prior to joining the Crown Prince Court, worked at Booz and Company as part of the public sector practice team focusing on a wide range of public policy issues. Also worked as an economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Has authored and co-authored several papers, including an IMF paper on the determinants of public-private partnerships. Author of books: ?Looking Ahead: The 50 Trends that Matter?; "Looking Ahead: The Sustainable Global Agenda"; and ?The Giving World: How maximizing three financial forces could revolutionize global development?. PhD in Development Studies, University of Oxford; MPA in International Development, Harvard Kennedy School. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a board member on uniting to combat NTDs

Kate Hampton

Chief Executive Officer, Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), United Kingdom

Kate became CEO in March 2016, having run CIFF's Climate Change team since 2009.
Kate is a member of the FP2020 Reference Group, a Champion of the She Decides movement, and she sits on the board of the European Climate Foundation. She has also been featured in the top 100 Profiles of Paris, a collection of stories from the key people who created the Paris Agreement, and is currently co-chairing a project for the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) on China’s contribution to global climate governance.
Kate’s career spans roles in government, finance, consulting, a think tank and NGOs. Before joining CIFF she was Head of Policy at Climate Change Capital, a boutique investment firm with $1.5 billion under management, advising asset managers and multinational companies on clean energy opportunities. She has also advised policy-makers in a number of roles, including as Senior Policy Advisor for the United Kingdom's G8 and EU presidencies in 2005, and as a Sherpa to the EU High-Level Group on Competitiveness, Energy and Environment in 2007.
In 2008, Kate was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She holds a BSc. from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She speaks French and Spanish fluently.

Osman Haneef

Author, United Kingdom

Osman is an impact investment advisor, tech entrepreneur, and author. Â

Osman is the Managing Director of Heroes Capital, an advisory and impact investment firm focused on health tech, ed tech, and renewable energy startups in Asia.

Previously, Osman worked as the Pakistan CEO and Managing Director of BIMA Mobile Pakistan, a subsidiary of Milvik AB (“BIMAâ€?), one of the world’s leading microinsurance and telehealth organizations that reached over 30 million subscribers and had operations in 14 countries. Osman oversaw the development and launch of BIMA's products and operations in Pakistan, where he led a team of 1200 employees providing services to nearly 4 million customers. Â

He has written op-eds for a newspaper in Pakistan on the startup ecosystem and the need for cleantech. He also enjoys struggling to write fiction, and his debut novel, Blasphemy:The Trial of Danesh Masih, was published by an independent publisher in India in 2020.

He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017. Osman graduated with an MBA and an MA in International Relations from Yale University.

Mark Hanis

Co-Founder, Inclusive America, USA

Mark Hanis is a serial social entrepreneur. He is co-founding two startups: Inclusive America (a nonprofit to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in government) and Progressive Shopper (a technology company to harness conscious consumption). Mark is also serving as an Associate Fellow at the European campus of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Europe) and as a Senior Lang Fellow at Swarthmore College.

Previously, Mark has helped found several social impact organizations: the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University to engage global leaders to drive social change at scale; the Organ Alliance (now Organize) to address the unnecessary deaths due to a shortage of transplantable organs; and United to End Genocide to empower citizens and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.

Mark also served as a White House Fellow working in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden as the National Security Affairs Special Advisor for South America, Africa, and Human Rights. He also served as a Research Fellow with Stanford University's Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

Mark has been awarded several fellowships for social entrepreneurship, including Ashoka, Echoing Green, Draper Richards Kaplan, and Hunt Alternatives Prime Movers. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Hanis graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Public Policy. He is the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors and was raised in Quito, Ecuador.

Dave Hanley

Chief Executive Officer, Tomorrow, USA

Dave is founder and CEO of Tomorrow, a financial services app that aims to bring economic security to millions by empowering anyone to make a plan, receive free estate planning, and receive recommendations for financial products.

Previously, Dave founded Banyan Branch (acquired by Deloitte, 2013), a leading social media marketing agency that propelled blue-chip companies into the new world of engaging customers on social platforms.

Dave’s love of music and technology positioned him to lead product development for the Rhapsody Music Service, where he helped bring the service natively to the web, then to a multitude of social sites.

Dave along with Rhapsody colleagues built a social network for readers called Shelfari. Shelfari grew rapidly through solely social and viral marketing—reaching millions of members within 18 months—and was acquired by

Dave’s entrepreneurial efforts in microcredit banking include founding and editing the first academic journal and the largest conference on the subject, advising education microloan innovator Vittana, and authoring *Grameen Reference* while a Fulbright scholar with Muhammad Yunus at Grameen Bank.

Sarah Hanson-Young

Senator for South Australia, Australian Parliament, Australia

Political and human rights activist; has been a leading and passionate voice for change in the Australian Parliament. Over past decade, has become one of the country's leading voices on women in politics, refugees, immigration and human rights policy. Youngest woman ever elected to the Australian Parliament. First elected in 2007; twice re-elected; currently, Greens Senator, Australian Parliament; currently holds responsibility for the Environment & Water, Communications & Arts, Finance & Trade portfolios for the Australian Greens party. Representing the state of South Australia, strong advocate for a fast and effective transition to renewable energy. Strong commitment to working across different groups and sectors to create a progressive, safe and sustainable global community and planet.

Nathaniel Harding

Managing Partner, Cortado Ventures, USA

An innovator and entrepreneur, Nathaniel Harding's company in 2018 helped discover one of the largest new natural gas resources in the United States, pioneered waterless completions, and is a founding investor in an Environmental Protection Agency approved fluid with application in medicine and energy. Viewing education and jobs as critical to fighting poverty, he is a recognized leader for both. The Governor of Oklahoma previously named him chairman of the Council for Workforce and Economic Development, and to the White House STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Summit to develop the five-year federal STEM education strategy.

Assaf Harlap

Co-Founder and Board Member, MEET, Israel

Assaf is a serial entrepreneur who builds and run complex, value-driven organizations, while serving as a board member at Colmobil Corp, Israel's largest car importer, distributor and retailer ($3B sales).

He is currently leading his family business through the next stage of its business growth while leading the charge in redefining Israel's stakeholder capitalism and investing in promising, early-stage entrepreneurs. Assaf has recently launched Future Mobility Israel - a think tank + policy lobby group with a vision to turn Israel into one of the global leaders of implementing and leveraging the transportation revolution.

Assaf is the co-founder of MEET, an educational program for outstanding Israeli and Palestinian high school students, in affiliation with MIT. MEET's program has been hailed by President Barak Obama as one of the best examples of how innovation is reshaping the Middle East.

Previously, Assaf served as the Founder and CEO of an online used car marketplace and as VP of Business Development at Colmobil Corp. Between 2010-2012, Assaf led the relaunch of the smart car in Israel.

Assaf is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS 2015) at the University of London in Japanese studies and received an MBA from Harvard business school (2010). He was selected by the World Economic Forum to become a young global leader in 2015.

Assaf lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Shelly and three daughters, Zoe, Amelia and Eleanor

Niel Harper

Chief Information Security Officer, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Denmark

Award winning, globally recognized expert in cybersecurity, technology risk management, privacy & data protection, ICT policy, and digital transformation.

Leadership and advisory experience in over 20 countries with organizations such as AT&T, Bemol, Canonical, CIBC, Deloitte, European Union, Internet Society, and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), among others. Recipient of the ISJ Caribbean Security & Resilience Award, ISACA Technology for Humanity Award, and recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and by the Internet Society as a Next Generation Leader. Fellow in Cybersecurity & Leadership at CIFAL, Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Member of the World Economic Forum Expert Networks on IT, Cybersecurity, and Risk & Resilience. Frequently sought after speaker and regular contributor to technical journals, industry publications, and expert blogs addressing the complex issues at the intersection of technology, policy and business. Serves on a number of non-profit and advisory boards, including with ISACA, Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship, TEN Habitat, and Vouch Digital.

Master of Laws (LLM) in Internet Law & Policy, University of Strathclyde; Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Leicester; Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Telecoms Regulation & Policy, University of the West Indies; and has completed executive education programs at Florida International University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Oxford and Boston University. Possesses several industry certifications in engineering, IT auditing, cybersecurity, privacy & data protection, and business continuity management.

Jonathan Harris

Artist, Number 27, USA

Combining elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling, Jonathan Harris designs systems to explore and explain the human world. His projects range from building the world's largest time capsule (with Yahoo!) to documenting an Alaskan Eskimo whale hunt on the Arctic Ocean (with a warm hat). He is the creator of, which continuously measures the emotional temperature of the human world through large-scale blog analysis and has made other projects about online dating, modern mythology, anonymity, news and language. After studying computer science at Princeton University, he won a 2005 Fabrica fellowship and three Webby Awards. His work has also been recognized by AIGA, Ars Electronica, the state of Vermont, and by Print Magazine, which named him a “2008 New Visual Artist�. His projects have been shown at The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), and have appeared on CNN, NPR, BBC and Bhutanese television. He lives in California.

John Harthorne

Managing Director, Two Lanterns Venture Partners, USA

John Harthorne is Founder and Managing Director of Two Lanterns Venture Capital, a seed fund investing in software startups in the US and Israel.

Prior to launching Two Lanterns, John was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MassChallenge, the largest-ever start-up accelerator and the first to support high-impact start-ups with no strings attached. MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry.

We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of 9 accelerators in 7 cities and 4 countries, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we are creating a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over.

As of early 2021, MassChallenge's 2,900+ startups have raised $8.5B+ in funding, generated 3.5B+ in revenue and created over 185,000 jobs.

The Boston Business Journal has identified Harthorne as one of Boston's 50 Most Influential Business Leaders. Harthorne received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2007. While at school, he won the Grand Prize in the 2007 MIT $100K Business Plan Competition and the 2007 Patrick J. McGovern Award for impact on quality and visibility of entrepreneurship at MIT.

Atsumi Hasegawa

Chief Executive Officer, Litalico Inc., Japan

Atsumi Hasegawa was born in February 1985. After graduating from the Department of Mathematics at Nagoya University School of Science in 2008, he became the Chief Executive Officer of LITALICO Inc. in 2009.

Sahar Hashemi

Entrepreneur and Author, United Kingdom

Sahar Hashemi co-founded Coffee Republic, one of the United Kingdom's leading coffee chains, in 1995. She also started Skinny Candy, a guilt-free confectionery brand, which was sold to Glisten in 2007. Hashemi left Coffee Republic in 2001 and co-wrote the best-selling book, Anyone Can Do It: Building Coffee Republic from our Kitchen Table, which has been translated into six languages and is the second highest selling book on entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom. Her latest book, Switched On, is about entrepreneurial behaviour in established companies. Hashemi lectures around the world on how to use entrepreneurial habits to promote innovation and creativity in the corporate world. She was awarded an OBE for services to the United Kingdom's economy and to charity in the Queen's 2012 birthday honours list. Hashemi studied Law at Bristol University and qualified as a corporate lawyer at Frere Cholmeley in London.

He Zhengyu

Principal Scientist, Ant Group, People's Republic of China

Dr. Zhengyu He is a Principal Scientist at Ant Group and leads the Group’s technical infrastructure. His current focus of work is in building a financial-grade cloud-native computing platform for Ant. Dr. He strongly believes security and reliability, more now than ever, has to be the core of the technical infrastructure for financial institutions to ensure business continuity, while continuously improving user experience and satisfaction. Under his leadership, Ant has evolved to the fifth generation of its technical infrastructure, serving ~1.3 billion users of Ant and its global partners worldwide. Dr. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. He also received master and bachelor degrees respectively from the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Jeremy Heimans

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Purpose Campaigns PBC, USA

Studies, Harvard University and University of Sydney. Began career with McKinsey and Co. 2004, Co-Founder, an advocacy group in US presidential elections that ran a highly publicized online and media campaign. 2005, Co-Founder,, an Australian political movement and internationally recognized social movement. 2007, Co-Founder,, the world's largest online citizens' movement. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chair, Global Agenda Countil on Civic Participation and Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Work recognized in several publications. Recipient, 75th Anniversary Visionary Award, Ford Foundation.

Bettina Hein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Juli AG, Switzerland

Bettina in a serial software entrepreneur that has built technology companies in both Europe and the United States. She is most recently the founder of juli, a digital health company, her third software company. She is also the founder of Pixability, a video advertising company in Boston. Prior to Pixability, Bettina co-founded SVOX, the Swiss-based speech technology company which was acquired by Nuance Communications (NUAN) for $125 million. Bettina has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, L’Oreal NEXT Generation Award, and The Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award.� Bettina holds an MS degree from MIT, a law degree from the University of Constance, and a business degree from the University of St. Gallen. She holds a software patent in video distribution optimization and is the author of "Video Marketing for Dummies".

He Jin

Co-Founder and Vice-President, Maimai, People's Republic of China

Mr. Jin He co-founded Maimai, the China-based professional and social-networking platform in 2013. Maimai has been leading for years in China profession social market with over 150 million users. Mr. He is passionate about building up the energizing and doveolping working environment for the workforces and bringing more opportunities for the society. Mr. He is YGL 2019 from China.

Rebecca M. Heller

Executive Director, International Refugee Assistance Project, USA

Rebecca Heller is Director of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and is a clinical lecturer at Yale Law School. Here inspiring humanitarian work includes advocating for refugees to claim their rights and find resettlement. Heller has received numerous awards in recognition of her work, including The Charles Bronfman Prize, a Skadden Fellowship, an Echoing Green Fellowship, a Gruber Human Rights Fellowship and a Dartmouth College Martin Luther King Jr. Emerging Leader in Social Justice Award. She was also named one of the Christian Science Monitor’s 30 under 30 change-makers and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Brad Henderson

Chief Executive Officer, P33, USA

As founding CEO of P33, Brad is leading the nonprofit organization to drive global technology leadership for Chicago and inclusive economic growth for all. He brings twenty-plus years of professional experience and brings a deep understanding of how to unlock economic opportunities that benefit businesses and individuals to P33’s efforts.

Brad joined from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was senior partner and managing director in the Chicago office. Originally from a small town in southern Ohio, he received a scholarship to attend the University of Chicago, which he credits to changing his life. Brad joined BCG as a summer associate in 2000, and quickly rose through the ranks to spend 2006 in the Mumbai, India office as part of the BCG Ambassador Program and later lead BCG’s North American Operations Practice.

Brad is an active leader in the Chicago community, serving on the board of trustees for the Chicago History Museum, the Association House in Humboldt Park and Interfaith Youth Core. He also serves on the board of ACCION US Network, which provides capital and business support to business owners of color and female business owners, and Impact Engine, a socially-responsible investment firm. He was a BCG Bruce Henderson Institute (BHI) Fellow focused on impact and socially-responsible investing and is a member of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders program.

A Rhodes Scholar, Brad has earned multiple degrees with distinction, including a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors (1997-2001) and Master of Arts in Social Science from the University of Chicago (2000-2001), a Master of Science in Economic and Social History from University of Oxford Balliol College (2001-2002) and a Master of Business Administration from University of Oxford Saïd Business School (2002-2003).

Brad lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.

Cal Henderson

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Slack, USA

Cal Henderson is an experienced technology leader, having previously built and led the engineering team at Flickr, through its acquisition by Yahoo. He was a pioneer in the use of web APIs, and created the basis for oAuth and oEmbed, now used by YouTube, Twitter, and many others.

Christian Hernandez

Partner, 2150, United Kingdom

Christian is a founding Partner of 2150, a Venture Capital firm seeking to make the built world more sustainable, efficient and resilient. He previously held executive roles at Facebook, Google and Microsoft and was the co-founder of White Star Capital, a global VC firm. Christian has an MBA from The Wharton School and an undergrad degree from Duke University. Originally from El Salvador, Christian and his family reside in London.

Roberto Herrera

Country Manager and Chief, InterEnergy Holdings, Dominican Republic

Roberto Herrera has over 22 years of power project development, construction and operations. He is the Country Manager for the Dominican Republic of Interenergy Group and a member of its board, Chief Executive Officer of La Compañía de Electricidad de San Pedro de Macorís and Vice-President of the Board and Executive Director of Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana Macao (CEPM). Previously, he worked at the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic and at a local private bank. Former President of the Red Nacional de Apoyo Empresarial para la Protección Ambiental (ECORED), a private sector association that promotes the implementation of environmental protection programmes at various levels in the Dominican Republic. Roberto is also a member of the executive committees of several private sector associations in the DR. Herrera has a BA in Economics and an MBA from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santo Domingo. In 1997, he was awarded a British Chevening Scholarship to earn a Master's in Business Economics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

David Hertz

Founder and President, Gastromotiva, Brazil

Chef and social entrepreneur, loves to connect people and build bridges that can transform society to be more equitable. Founder of Gastromotiva, and co-founder of Refettorio Gastromotiva and Social Gastronomy Movement. At the same time, he encourages and engages everyone that is in the food chain such as the hospitality market, governments and industry to become more inclusive and socially responsible to assure the sustainability of our food and health system. Named the 2019 recipient of The Charles Bronfman Prize, given to a humanitarian whose innovative work, informed by Jewish values, has significantly improved the world.

Florian Hoffmann

Founder, The DO, Germany

Florian is founder and CEO of The DO and a thought leader for a new economy that is sustainable, innovative and equitable. The DO is home to the DO Group and DO School. The DO Group works with organisations on their purposeful transformation. The DO School is a life-long learning center that believes in the power of hands-on learning. And, as a social business, The DO Community connects The DO's global ecosystem and young entrepreneurs from over 100 countries in the belief that together, our actions can solve the big challenges of our time. Previously, Florian co-founded and led organisations in philanthropy, media and the lifestyle industry in Asia, Europe and the US. He holds an MPhil in International Politics from St Antony´s College, Oxford University with distinction and regularly teaches and contributes to the debate on using entrepreneurship and innovation to create positive change in the world. Florian is a recipient of the German government award Land der Ideen and was named a Young Global Leader by the WEF in 2017. He lives in Berlin with his wife and daughter.

Dirk Carsten Hoke

Managing Director, D&D Invest Consult GmbH, Germany

Degree in Mechanical Engineering, TU Brunswick, Germany. Formerly, R&D Engineer, Renault, Paris. Since 1994, with Siemens, including: railway divisions in Germany, Argentina, Austria, US with regional responsibilities for North and South America and Western Europe; 2002, General Manager, Transrapid Propulsion and Power Supply Division; 2005-08, President, Transportation Systems Group, China; 2008, Chief Executive Officer, Western and Central Africa and Morocco; 2009, Chief Executive Officer, Africa; 2011, Chief Executive Officer, Customer Services Division; 2014, Chief Executive Officer, Large Drives, Process Industries and Drives Division; 2016, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus Defence and Space. Interests: photography, travelling, languages, sports.

Kurt Holle

Country Representative, WWF Peru, Peru

Kurt Holle is a conservation and ecotourism entrepreneur. He founded Rainforest Expeditions in Peru in the 1990s, offering trips to the Amazon. The company hosts 15,000 guests a year at three lodges, one of which is owned by an indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon. With experience in designing, implementing, managing and marketing operations, Holle works with local communities, ensuring sustainable business practices and forest conservation. He also is Co-Founder of Deep in Forest, an investment network of 11 native communities and entrepreneurs designed to scale businesses that are working with communities and their forests. He has worked in certification, handicraft development, designing economic incentives for conservation, environmental funds and finance mechanisms, and serves on the board of two not-for-profit organizations.

Rodney Hood

Chairman, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), USA

Rodney E. Hood serves as Corporate Responsibility Manager at JPMorgan Chase where he manages national partnerships with organizations that foster sustainable homeownership, provide financial capability & economic inclusion, and provide access to capital in underserved communities -- including low-to-moderate income, minority and disabled.

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Hood was Vice-Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration -- the financial regulatory body for the credit union / cooperative banking system in the United States. He was appointed to this role in 2005 by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Prior to public service, Hood held management positions in the financial services industry: Division Manager, Community Development Lending at Wells Fargo; National Director, Affordable Housing at Wells Fargo; Community Reinvestment Manager at Bank of America; Corporate Marketing Director at North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance; and Credit Analyst at GE Capital.

Hood is a former Member of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Board of Directors and is the recipient of several awards, including the Wells Fargo Dream Award in recognition of his unwavering support for affordable housing.

Hood was also named one of region's 40 Under 40 young leaders by the Triangle Business Journal and was named a Young Leader by the American Council on Germany. Hood is also an avid arts supporter and serves as an Opera Panelist with the National Endowment for the Arts and is currently writing a book on opera.

Hood was appointed in 2013 by the North Carolina Legislature to serve on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors-- the oversight body for the state's 17 public universities, hospitals, and public radio & television stations. Hood has fiduciary oversight for the college system's $12.5BN (USD) budget, 220,000 students and 53,000 faculty and staff. Hood serves as Vice Chair of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee.

Hood gained his Bachelor's Degree with Distinction in Business Administration, Political Science and Speech Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hood also participated in the Affordable Housing Institute at Harvard University.

Ho Ren Hua

Chief Executive Officer, Thai Wah Public Company Limited, Thailand

Ren Hua Ho is the Chief Executive Officer of of Thai Wah Public Company, a regional leader in starch and starch related products in the ASEAN region. The Company has 10 operations across the region and works extensively with small holder farmers in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Thai Wah was recognized in 2017 at the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards and also is part of the ESG100 index in Thailand for its firm commitment towards sustainable best practices.

Leila Hoteit

Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group, United Arab Emirates

BEng in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Signal Processing, Imperial College, London; MBA (Hons), INSEAD. Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group Middle East; Member, Public Sector practice, leading the education and human capital development business. Thirteen years of strategy and operations experience, Middle East and Europe. Specializes in human capital development including education, workforce skilling and women's economic empowerment. Has led assignments covering human capital / education policy and strategy development, among others. Author of patents in signal processing.

Lama Hourani

Founder and Creative Director, Lama Hourani Creations, France

Lama Hourani is the founder of her eponymous jewellery line. A designer, artist and adventurer at heart, she applies her background in Product Design and multidisciplinary arts to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are not only commercially appealing but also conceptually meaningful. Hourani launched her first jewellery collection in 2000 in silver, establishing herself as a trendsetter by reinventing Arab heritage. Through her art gallery in Amman Jordan she works on connecting the art scene in the MENA with the world & through her jewellery she builds cultural; bridges fusing architecture, archaeology & methodology to create a universal language beyond ethnicities, religions & languages.
She now resides between Paris and Amman.

Brett House

Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank, Canada

BA (Hons) in Economics, Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario; Rhodes Scholar; MPhil in Economics, Oxford Univ.; DPhil candidate in Economics, Oxford Univ. Currently Vice-President & Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank; also Senior Fellow, Jeanne Sauve Foundation; Senior Fellow, Massey College at University of Toronto; and Adviser, Tau Investment Management. Previously Chief Economist, Alignvest Investment Management; Global Strategist, Woodbine Capital Advisors; Principal Adviser, Exec. Office of the Secretary-General of the UN; Policy Adviser, UNDP; Senior Macroeconomist, The Earth Institute, Columbia Univ.; Economist, IMF; Director of Studies and Stipendiary Lecturer in Economics, Keble College, Oxford Univ.; and Analyst with the World Bank and Goldman Sachs Int'l in fixed-income developed and emerging markets. Former: Senior Fellow, CIGI; Visiting Scholar, Chazen Institute of Int'l Business, Columbia Business School; and Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations.

Jeremy Howard

Founding Researcher,, Australia

Jeremy Howard is a serial entrepreneur, business strategist, developer and educator. He is the founder of, a research lab dedicated to making deep learning more accessible. He is also is a Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of San Francisco, and is the chair of the Wicklow AI in Medicine Research Initiative. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Enlitic, which uses recent advances in machine learning to make medical diagnostics faster, more accurate and more accessible. Previously, he was the President of Kaggle, the world's largest data science community. Before working at Kaggle, he was the top ranked participant in data science competitions globally, in 2010 and 2011. Howard founded two successful start-ups - the email provider FastMail and the insurance pricing algorithm company Optimal Decisions Group - both of which grew internationally and were sold to large international companies. He started his career in management consulting, including at McKinsey & Co, and AT Kearney, where he built a new global practice in what is now called "Big Data".

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive, ShareAction, United Kingdom

Bachelor's (Hons) in Modern History, Oxford University; Master's in Industrial Relations, LSE. Chief Executive, ShareAction, a UK-based NGO that promotes responsible investment by pension funds and other institutional investors. Board Member, Green Alliance, the UK's leading environmental think tank. On the investment committee, Trust for London, a charitable trust. Expertise: responsible investment; shareholder activism for public benefit; community organizing; environmental finance; labour standards and the living wage; corporate and investor governance.

Ken Howery

Co-Founder and Partner, Founders Fund, USA

Ken Howery is Co-Founder and Partner of Founders Fund, the first founder-focused venture capital firm with over US$ 1 billion under management and investments in over 50 companies. Howery has led or co-led investments in a number of companies at Founders Fund including Facebook, Quantcast, Geni and ZocDoc. Prior to Founders Fund, he co-founded PayPal and served as the company's first Chief Financial Officer. At PayPal, he developed a product that accelerated much of the viral growth on eBay, helped raise over US$ 200 million in private financing, worked on the company's public offerings and assisted in the company's US$ 1.5 billion sale to eBay. He was also a partner with Peter Thiel in his private venture investing, helping in diligence deals, including the Series A investment in Facebook. Howery was chosen as a keynote speaker at the Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Conference and was selected as one of the Top 10 VCs under 36 by Venture Capital Journal. He graduated with a degree in Economics from Stanford University.

Halla Hrund Logadottir

Co-Founder, Arctic Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA

Halla Hrund Logadottir is the Co-Founder of the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Founder of the Arctic Innovation Lab, established to encourage business and social innovation across the Arctic region. In her native Iceland, Halla serves on the advisory board to Iceland's Minister of Industry, Innovation and Commerce on Iceland's Energy Fund and collaborates with the country's senior leadership on Arctic issues. Halla is the former director of the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University where she lectures on Arctic affairs. Halla is a frequent commentator on environment, energy, and innovation for the Arctic. She was one of the 15 invited writers in United Nations Chronicle's special edition on sustainable energy published in relation to COP21 and co-curates the World Economic Forum's Arctic Transformation Map. Among her other roles include being the Co-founder of Girls4Girls non-profit; a global mentorship program which aims to arm young women with the courage, vision, and skills needed to take on public leadership. Previously, Halla worked on an entrepreneurship training program in Togo, West Africa, on the "Aid for Trade Initiative," at the OECD in Paris, and as an EU and bilateral officer for Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs in Brussels. In 2016, Halla was selected as a Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow through Harvard's Center for Public Leadership and earned an MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. Earlier, Halla studied political science, economics and trade at the University of Iceland, the London School of Economics, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University..

Florian Hoffmann

Founder, The DO, Germany

Florian is founder and CEO of The DO and a thought leader for a new economy that is sustainable, innovative and equitable. The DO is home to the DO Group and DO School. The DO Group works with organisations on their purposeful transformation. The DO School is a life-long learning center that believes in the power of hands-on learning. And, as a social business, The DO Community connects The DO's global ecosystem and young entrepreneurs from over 100 countries in the belief that together, our actions can solve the big challenges of our time. Previously, Florian co-founded and led organisations in philanthropy, media and the lifestyle industry in Asia, Europe and the US. He holds an MPhil in International Politics from St Antony´s College, Oxford University with distinction and regularly teaches and contributes to the debate on using entrepreneurship and innovation to create positive change in the world. Florian is a recipient of the German government award Land der Ideen and was named a Young Global Leader by the WEF in 2017. He lives in Berlin with his wife and daughter.

Dirk Carsten Hoke

Managing Director, D&D Invest Consult GmbH, Germany

Degree in Mechanical Engineering, TU Brunswick, Germany. Formerly, R&D Engineer, Renault, Paris. Since 1994, with Siemens, including: railway divisions in Germany, Argentina, Austria, US with regional responsibilities for North and South America and Western Europe; 2002, General Manager, Transrapid Propulsion and Power Supply Division; 2005-08, President, Transportation Systems Group, China; 2008, Chief Executive Officer, Western and Central Africa and Morocco; 2009, Chief Executive Officer, Africa; 2011, Chief Executive Officer, Customer Services Division; 2014, Chief Executive Officer, Large Drives, Process Industries and Drives Division; 2016, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus Defence and Space. Interests: photography, travelling, languages, sports.

Kurt Holle

Country Representative, WWF Peru, Peru

Kurt Holle is a conservation and ecotourism entrepreneur. He founded Rainforest Expeditions in Peru in the 1990s, offering trips to the Amazon. The company hosts 15,000 guests a year at three lodges, one of which is owned by an indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon. With experience in designing, implementing, managing and marketing operations, Holle works with local communities, ensuring sustainable business practices and forest conservation. He also is Co-Founder of Deep in Forest, an investment network of 11 native communities and entrepreneurs designed to scale businesses that are working with communities and their forests. He has worked in certification, handicraft development, designing economic incentives for conservation, environmental funds and finance mechanisms, and serves on the board of two not-for-profit organizations.

Rodney Hood

Chairman, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), USA

Rodney E. Hood serves as Corporate Responsibility Manager at JPMorgan Chase where he manages national partnerships with organizations that foster sustainable homeownership, provide financial capability & economic inclusion, and provide access to capital in underserved communities -- including low-to-moderate income, minority and disabled.

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Hood was Vice-Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration -- the financial regulatory body for the credit union / cooperative banking system in the United States. He was appointed to this role in 2005 by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Prior to public service, Hood held management positions in the financial services industry: Division Manager, Community Development Lending at Wells Fargo; National Director, Affordable Housing at Wells Fargo; Community Reinvestment Manager at Bank of America; Corporate Marketing Director at North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance; and Credit Analyst at GE Capital.

Hood is a former Member of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Board of Directors and is the recipient of several awards, including the Wells Fargo Dream Award in recognition of his unwavering support for affordable housing.

Hood was also named one of region's 40 Under 40 young leaders by the Triangle Business Journal and was named a Young Leader by the American Council on Germany. Hood is also an avid arts supporter and serves as an Opera Panelist with the National Endowment for the Arts and is currently writing a book on opera.

Hood was appointed in 2013 by the North Carolina Legislature to serve on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors-- the oversight body for the state's 17 public universities, hospitals, and public radio & television stations. Hood has fiduciary oversight for the college system's $12.5BN (USD) budget, 220,000 students and 53,000 faculty and staff. Hood serves as Vice Chair of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee.

Hood gained his Bachelor's Degree with Distinction in Business Administration, Political Science and Speech Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hood also participated in the Affordable Housing Institute at Harvard University.

Ho Ren Hua

Chief Executive Officer, Thai Wah Public Company Limited, Thailand

Ren Hua Ho is the Chief Executive Officer of of Thai Wah Public Company, a regional leader in starch and starch related products in the ASEAN region. The Company has 10 operations across the region and works extensively with small holder farmers in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Thai Wah was recognized in 2017 at the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards and also is part of the ESG100 index in Thailand for its firm commitment towards sustainable best practices.

Leila Hoteit

Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group, United Arab Emirates

BEng in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Signal Processing, Imperial College, London; MBA (Hons), INSEAD. Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group Middle East; Member, Public Sector practice, leading the education and human capital development business. Thirteen years of strategy and operations experience, Middle East and Europe. Specializes in human capital development including education, workforce skilling and women's economic empowerment. Has led assignments covering human capital / education policy and strategy development, among others. Author of patents in signal processing.

Lama Hourani

Founder and Creative Director, Lama Hourani Creations, France

Lama Hourani is the founder of her eponymous jewellery line. A designer, artist and adventurer at heart, she applies her background in Product Design and multidisciplinary arts to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are not only commercially appealing but also conceptually meaningful. Hourani launched her first jewellery collection in 2000 in silver, establishing herself as a trendsetter by reinventing Arab heritage. Through her art gallery in Amman Jordan she works on connecting the art scene in the MENA with the world & through her jewellery she builds cultural; bridges fusing architecture, archaeology & methodology to create a universal language beyond ethnicities, religions & languages.
She now resides between Paris and Amman.

Brett House

Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank, Canada

BA (Hons) in Economics, Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario; Rhodes Scholar; MPhil in Economics, Oxford Univ.; DPhil candidate in Economics, Oxford Univ. Currently Vice-President & Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank; also Senior Fellow, Jeanne Sauve Foundation; Senior Fellow, Massey College at University of Toronto; and Adviser, Tau Investment Management. Previously Chief Economist, Alignvest Investment Management; Global Strategist, Woodbine Capital Advisors; Principal Adviser, Exec. Office of the Secretary-General of the UN; Policy Adviser, UNDP; Senior Macroeconomist, The Earth Institute, Columbia Univ.; Economist, IMF; Director of Studies and Stipendiary Lecturer in Economics, Keble College, Oxford Univ.; and Analyst with the World Bank and Goldman Sachs Int'l in fixed-income developed and emerging markets. Former: Senior Fellow, CIGI; Visiting Scholar, Chazen Institute of Int'l Business, Columbia Business School; and Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations.

Jeremy Howard

Founding Researcher,, Australia

Jeremy Howard is a serial entrepreneur, business strategist, developer and educator. He is the founder of, a research lab dedicated to making deep learning more accessible. He is also is a Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of San Francisco, and is the chair of the Wicklow AI in Medicine Research Initiative. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Enlitic, which uses recent advances in machine learning to make medical diagnostics faster, more accurate and more accessible. Previously, he was the President of Kaggle, the world's largest data science community. Before working at Kaggle, he was the top ranked participant in data science competitions globally, in 2010 and 2011. Howard founded two successful start-ups - the email provider FastMail and the insurance pricing algorithm company Optimal Decisions Group - both of which grew internationally and were sold to large international companies. He started his career in management consulting, including at McKinsey & Co, and AT Kearney, where he built a new global practice in what is now called "Big Data".

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive, ShareAction, United Kingdom

Bachelor's (Hons) in Modern History, Oxford University; Master's in Industrial Relations, LSE. Chief Executive, ShareAction, a UK-based NGO that promotes responsible investment by pension funds and other institutional investors. Board Member, Green Alliance, the UK's leading environmental think tank. On the investment committee, Trust for London, a charitable trust. Expertise: responsible investment; shareholder activism for public benefit; community organizing; environmental finance; labour standards and the living wage; corporate and investor governance.

Ken Howery

Co-Founder and Partner, Founders Fund, USA

Ken Howery is Co-Founder and Partner of Founders Fund, the first founder-focused venture capital firm with over US$ 1 billion under management and investments in over 50 companies. Howery has led or co-led investments in a number of companies at Founders Fund including Facebook, Quantcast, Geni and ZocDoc. Prior to Founders Fund, he co-founded PayPal and served as the company's first Chief Financial Officer. At PayPal, he developed a product that accelerated much of the viral growth on eBay, helped raise over US$ 200 million in private financing, worked on the company's public offerings and assisted in the company's US$ 1.5 billion sale to eBay. He was also a partner with Peter Thiel in his private venture investing, helping in diligence deals, including the Series A investment in Facebook. Howery was chosen as a keynote speaker at the Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Conference and was selected as one of the Top 10 VCs under 36 by Venture Capital Journal. He graduated with a degree in Economics from Stanford University.

Halla Hrund Logadottir

Co-Founder, Arctic Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA

Halla Hrund Logadottir is the Co-Founder of the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Founder of the Arctic Innovation Lab, established to encourage business and social innovation across the Arctic region. In her native Iceland, Halla serves on the advisory board to Iceland's Minister of Industry, Innovation and Commerce on Iceland's Energy Fund and collaborates with the country's senior leadership on Arctic issues. Halla is the former director of the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University where she lectures on Arctic affairs. Halla is a frequent commentator on environment, energy, and innovation for the Arctic. She was one of the 15 invited writers in United Nations Chronicle's special edition on sustainable energy published in relation to COP21 and co-curates the World Economic Forum's Arctic Transformation Map. Among her other roles include being the Co-founder of Girls4Girls non-profit; a global mentorship program which aims to arm young women with the courage, vision, and skills needed to take on public leadership. Previously, Halla worked on an entrepreneurship training program in Togo, West Africa, on the "Aid for Trade Initiative," at the OECD in Paris, and as an EU and bilateral officer for Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs in Brussels. In 2016, Halla was selected as a Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow through Harvard's Center for Public Leadership and earned an MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. Earlier, Halla studied political science, economics and trade at the University of Iceland, the London School of Economics, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University..

Christine Hsu

Managing Director, Co-Head of Financial Sponsors Group, Asia-Pacific, UBS AG, Hong Kong SAR, China

Christine is a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank and Co-heads the Financial Sponsors Group in Asia-Pacific covering private equity clients across the region. She has also been the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Diversity & Inclusion Council since 2014 promoting awareness of diversity issues across the region, attracting and retaining key talent and increasing inclusiveness across the bank. Christine has worked at UBS for 17 years in both the Asia-Pacific and Americas regions based in Hong Kong and San Francisco, respectively. She has a Bachelor of Science from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jacob Hsu

Chief Executive Officer, Catalyte, USA

Graduate, Wharton School of Business. Currently CEO of Catalyte, a workforce transformation and upskilling technology company in the United States : Former CEO of Symbio, a global IT services company. Former: CEO, Epitome Software, an IT services company focused on financial services. Investment Banker focused on mergers and acquisitions, Fox-Pitt, Kelton; Chief Executive Officer, Trilogica Technologies, a data aggregation software company. Named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world's Top 12 Young Global Leaders of Tomorrow (2008).

Jukay Hsu

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit, USA

Jukay Hsu is the co-founder & CEO of Pursuit, whose mission is to create transformation where it’s needed most. Pursuit’s programs increase participant incomes from $18,000 to $85,000 by equipping them with software engineering skills and enabling them to get jobs and create leaders reflective of the diversity in our society. Jukay graduated from Harvard College with a degree in economics and then served as a U.S. Army officer where he commanded a rifle platoon in Iraq and earned the Bronze Star Medal. Jukay served as the youngest member of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Transition Team and Jobs Task Force. He currently serves as a Director of the New York City Water Board, the Vice-Chair of Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City Foundation.

Mei Mei Hu

Chief Executive Officer, Vaxxinity, USA

Mei Mei is the CEO of Vaxxinity and a member of the executive committee of United Biomedical, Inc. She oversaw the launch of one of the first endobody vaccines in the world and the successful spin-out of three companies. Mei Mei was formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company where she advised pharmaceutical companies on strategic, operational and organizational issues. Prior to that, Mei Mei was in the Securities group at Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Mei Mei is also co-founder of an investment and advisory group with active investments in real estate, energy and life sciences. She was named to Time 100 Next list, Fortune 40 under 40, and Young Global Leaders of World Economic Forum. She holds a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Huang Dinglong

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Malong Technologies, People's Republic of China

Huang Dinglong is an entrepreneur in the technology field in China. His passion and Malong’s AI+ visual recognition technology is one of the leading players in China and in global markets as a groundbreaking solution. This includes solving the dependency on high-quality human annotated data. Malong is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.

Rodrigo Hübner Mendes

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Instituto Rodrigo Mendes, Brazil

Rodrigo Hübner Mendes is the Founder and the CEO of the Rodrigo Mendes Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is to guarantee that every child with disability has access to quality education. The institute develops research and teacher training programs in several countries aiming to transform the public education systems into environments that respect and value human diversity. Hübner Mendes began his career in 1998 as a business consultant at Accenture. In 2004, he decided to dedicate his efforts for the social sector, assuming the management of the Rodrigo Mendes Institute. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Human Diversity Management from the Getulio Vargas Foundation. Hübner Mendes is a Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum) and a fellow of Ashoka. He has received numerous awards and serves on the board of several Brazilian organizations. Since 2015, Rodrigo has been working as a consultant for UNESCO and for The Government of Angola.

Lydie Hudson

Chief Executive Officer, Sustainability, Research and Investment Solutions, Credit Suisse, Switzerland

Lydie Hudson is the CEO of Sustainability, Research and Investment Solutions and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group. In her role, Ms. Hudson oversees the bank’s development of innovative research, advisory, and investment solutions for wealth management, corporate and institutional clients. Furthermore she is responsible for the firm’s sustainability strategy – including driving the product and advisory offering. Ms. Hudson also co-leads Credit Suisse’s employee culture strategy.Previously, Ms. Hudson was the Group Chief Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Officer. In this role, she oversaw Credit Suisse's compliance and regulatory environment, the bank’s policies and controls while serving as an executive on the firm’s Audit Committee and Financial Crime and Conduct Committee. Prior to that, Ms. Hudson was the Chief Operating Officer for the Global Markets division and a member of the Global Markets Management Committee. In this role she oversaw strategy, technology, and operations for the division. In addition, she worked in various management and strategy roles across the Equities, Fixed Income, and Asset Management departments. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2008, Ms. Hudson worked at Lehman Brothers and The Boston Consulting Group.Ms. Hudson was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017 where she is serving a 5 year term. In addition, she currently sits on the board of Good Shepherd Services, a large non-profit in New York.Ms. Hudson holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School where she was honored for her exceptional contribution to the HBS community. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College where she graduated cum laude and with honors.An American, Ms. Hudson is married with two sons and lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

Hu Ge

Actor, Hu Ge Studio, People's Republic of China

Hu Ge is a leading actor and producer from China and a winner of multiple national awards. As an actor, Hu has been involved in environmental sustainability and social inclusion work for more than a decade. He is actively working with the clean water initiative "Origin of Changjiang" and has become a champion of the environment and the fight against climate challenge in China. Hu is also the City Ambassador for Shanghai. Hu graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy. He is ranked in third on the Forbes celebrity list in China.

Gordon Hughes

Founder and Managing Director, Rhythmscape Publishing, Australia

Graduate, Queensland Conservatorium; first Australian to receive a Licentiate degree in Percussion Performance, Trinity College, London; MBA (Distinction) GBS, specializing in Sustainable Enterprise. Active performer, conductor and lecturer. Founder and Managing Director, Rhythmscape Publishing, the leading percussion publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. Young Australian of the Year nominee; youngest associate composer elected to the Australian Music Centre.

Tom Hulme

General Partner, Google Ventures, United Kingdom

Bachelor's (Hons) in Physics, University of Bristol; MBA (Hons), Harvard Business School. Design Director, IDEO, a design and innovation consulting firm. Founder and Managing Director, OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform with over 51,000 users in 160 countries. Founder and Managing Director,, the SaaS product. The technology is used by corporates globally to manage their innovation challenges, usually with their employees. OpenIDEO won a 2011 Webby Award in the Community Category. After successfully exiting two start-ups, angel investor, with investments in such companies as Massive Health (sold to Jawbone), Cliqz, Y-Plan, GoCardless, Llustre (sold to FAB), Wonga, Fantasy Shopper, Smarkets, Yoomi and Qriously. Listed in Wired magazine's top 100 digital power brokers (2011 and 2012); listed as one of London's 1000 most influential people (2012).

Rory Hunter

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Song Saa Collective, Hong Kong SAR, China

Entrepreneur. Chief Executive Officer, Song Saa Collective. Pioneers of sustainable development in South-East Asia. The collective includes Song Saa Resorts and Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago. 2006, co-established the Koh Ouen Marine Reserve, Cambodia’s first-ever marine protected area. The reserve has since expanded to 400 square kilometres and has gained the support of Monaco’s Prince Albert II. 2013, founded the Song Saa Foundation, an independent NGO dedicated to preserving Koh Rong’s underwater sanctuaries, providing alternative means of livelihood for its residents and bringing much-needed healthcare and education to the region. Speaker at international conferences, including the G20 Summit in Brisbane in 2014. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organisation. Former advertising executive and worked for multinational firms including Saatchi and Saatchi. Graduate, Harvard Business School; studied sustainability and resilience, Stanford University; BEcon, Sydney University. Completed the Coast to Coast in 2015, one of the world’s toughest endurance races, set in New Zealand, in 17 hours; offshore sailor, downhill skier and long-distance runner.

Chad Hurley

Founder, AVOS, USA

Chad Hurley is the Founder, AVOS Systems, USA. Formerly, he was the Chief Executive Officer of YouTube, the world's largest video sharing website. Co-founded in 2005 with Steve Chen, its strategy is to keep the process of watching and sharing video effortless. Hurley's responsibilities include oversight of business development, marketing and operations. He created the clean, simple interface that lets the community interact and share videos. YouTube serves hundreds of millions of videos daily and created a new market for discovering, sharing and distributing videos around the globe. YouTube was awarded Best Invention of the Year by Time, and the first website named Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. Hurley and Chen have received many honours, including 2007 Webby Person of the Year, Time's Most Influential People of 2007, Business 2.0's 50 Most Influential People, GQ's Men of the Year and Fortune's Most Powerful People in Business. Earlier, Hurley was the first user-interface designer at PayPal, with a fundamental role in early development of the service. Following its acquisition by eBay, Hurley consulted for several technology companies. He has a BA in Fine Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA.


Forsan Hussein

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Zaitoun Ventures, Israel

Forsan Hussein is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Zaitoun Ventures--a values-driven startup factory with a diversified portfolio of technology companies in USA, Shanghai, Israel and Palestine. Forsan previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jerusalem International Y and the Three Arches Company. After business school, he worked as an investment consultant for Capital Group Companies in Los Angeles. As a business and social entrepreneur, Forsan has created several international organizations and initiatives that promote Middle East peace and foster regional cooperation. Forsan is a Kauffman Fellow (class 19), a Member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network of the Aspen Institute, and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Forsan holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kamel A. Husseini

Chief Strategic Engagements and Investor Relations Officer, Bank of Palestine, Palestinian Territories

Mr. Husseini is currently Chief Strategic Engagements and Investors Relations Officer at Bank of Palestine (BoP); the largest National Bank operating in Palestine, with 68 local branches in the West Bank and Gaza; and international representative offices in Dubai, UAE, and in Santiago, Chile.

Mr. Husseini was the Managing Director for the Portland Trust in Ramallah, Palestine, a UK based Action Tank working on Economic Development. At the Portland Trust he helped implement a main initiative for creating growth in jobs and GDP assisted by Mckinsey Worldwide, in addition to a Spatial Economic Vision for Gaza 2050 as part of a Global Palestine Vision with AECOM (July 2013-January 2016).

Mr. Husseini is also the founder of Ellam Tam. The company was established on January 1st, 2000, as the first Communications and Public Relations Company in Palestine. He is now acting as Chairman for the Company. Mr. Husseini was Head of International Relations and Private Sector Development at Orient House (1991-1998), the headquarters of the Palestinian team to Middle East Peace Process..

Mr. Husseini was with the former Arthur Andersen MENA as an Economic Financial consultant for 3 years (1997-2000), working on a dedicated basis as Business Advisor for the Bethlehem 2000 Project. In April 2006 Mr. Husseini was the first CEO for the first Palestine Investment Conference to be held in Bethlehem. His previous career positions (2006-2010) also included; VP for Corporate, Investors and International Affairs for the Paltel Group.

Mr. Husseini received a BA/BS Degree in Finance and International Relations in 1988, and MBA Degree in International Business in 1990 from the American University in Washington D.C., U.S.A. He has attended the Global Leadership Executive Education Program at the Harvard Kennedy School in Boston Spring of 2011 and the Lee Quan Yu school of public Policy in Singapore in 2012..

Rebeca Hwang Eun Young

General Partner, Kalei Ventures, USA

Prior to co-founding Rivet Ventures, co-founded YouNoodle, Cleantech Open, and Startup Malaysia. Educated at MIT and Stanford and has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and as one of the top 35 under 35 Global Innovators by MIT Tech Review. Serves on the Global Board of Kauffman's GEW and lectures on technology entrepreneurship at Stanford University. Has worked closely with several countries on their national start-up programmes, including Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Iceland, Chile and Mexico. Member of the Board of Advisers of the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council. Recently listed by Forbes as one of their 20 inspiring young women founders to follow on Twitter; frequent speaker at global conferences on entrepreneurship.

Roberto Ibarra

Chief Technology Officer, Expediente Azul, Mexico

Tech. passionate and entrepreneur. Interviewer of successful entrepreneurs for podcast. Sold two previous companies. Two apps nominated world's best. IPADE MBA.

Currently working on Expediente Azul, a platform to simplify how businesses and people send documents to financial institutions for a loan, lease or mortgages with customers in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Kentaro Ichiki

Founder, UNIVERSITY of CREATIVITY, Hakuhodo Inc., Japan

Founder, UNIVERSITY of CREATIVITY, 2019-Present. Founder & Editor in Chief, "WHERE ART and SCIENCE FALL IN LOVE", 2011-Present. Senior Creative Director, HAKUHODO Inc., 1998-Present. Former Juror at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, and Clio Awards. BA from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. Master of Fine Arts from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

Khadija Idrissi Janati

President, I-AFRIKA, Morocco

Khadija is a Moroccan Entrepreneur, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Expert.

Khadija is the co-founder and President of I-AFRIKA, a non-profit organization, a network of African entrepreneurs operating in different sectors, with a common objective of positively impact Africa. In 2016, she has launched Africa Trade and Investment Summit – Ifrane Forum, a yearly event happening in Ifrane, Morocco, gathering economic and political operators from all over Africa, to reflects on the future of Africa and create opportunities for the development of intra-Africa trade and South-South economic cooperation.

Since 2009, Khadija has created several companies in media and communications sector. Currently, she is the Managing Director of Tea And Koffee, a PR firm operating on both Moroccan and African levels. She has created and managed few media outlets, a weekly sports newspaper Al Mawiid Arriadi and a daily generalist electronic newsletter Le20heures.

Khadija is very active in promoting women entrepreneurship and Economic autonomation. She is a board member of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Morocco and a founding member of the Moroccan Network for Mentoring and Networking.

Khadija is involved in number of national and international organizations working for women economic empowerment. She is member of the Board of Directors of the Moroccan Association for Women Entrepreneurs (AFEM), member of Vital Voices Global Global Leadership Network and alumna of the Women of the Mediterranean (WOMED) Program by the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris). She has also run for Moroccan local elections in 2015.

In September 2014, Khadija was received by President Barack Obama in recognition of her outstanding contribution to civil society work in Morocco and the region.

Khadija speaks often in the local media about women empowerment, entrepreneurship and social development.

Khadija is 37, she is married and mother of two girls, and passionate about photography and running.

Khaled Igué

Founder and President, Club 2030 Afrique, France

Born and raised in Benin, Khaled Igué is Managing Partner and Africa Chairman of B&A Investment Bankers. Khaled was nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2018.

Prior to joining B&A, he held several leadership positions for Africa and Europe in Energy and Agribusiness industries. From 2016 to 2018, Khaled Igué was the Head of Public and Institutional Partnerships for Africa at OCP, a world leader in phosphate and fertilizers industry. Prior to becoming Head of Public Partnerships, from 2015 to 2016, Khaled led businesses as Manager of the Energy Practice at EUROGROUP Consulting, a European leader in strategy and organization. Previously, from 2009 to 2015, Khaled served as project and business Manager at AREVA, a leader in the nuclear, renewable energy and mining.

Since 2012, Khaled Igué is the Founder & President of the Think Tank Club 2030 Afrique. Khaled Igué is Co-Founder of the French-African Foundation, a board member for various organizations like Women In Africa Initiative and African Business Academy.

Khaled Igué holds a Master of Public Policy from the prestigious Sciences Po Paris, an MBA from Sorbonne Graduate Business School and an MSC in Civil Engineering from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées. He was Junior researcher at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 2009.

Iim Fahima Jachja

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Queenrides, Indonesia

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Queenrides, an online-offline women empowerment platform focusing on 4 pillars: Road Safety, Economic Empowerment, Leadership and Family. It has a 400,000-strong community in Indonesia and is now a collaboration platform for the public and private sectors, NGOs and government. In 2018, Queenrides selected by the World Economic Forum as a leading start-up in the ASEAN region. Formerly, active in the digital advertising industry. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Virus Communication, which brought digital advertising to Indonesia in 2005. 2011, appointed Chief Executive Officer, Virtual Consulting (VIRTUCO), which owns with 20 million paid subscribers and Gila Motor, media with the most engage online-offline motorbike community with 700,000 members. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2014). Recipient of international awards and honours, including: named to list of 10 International Young Creative Entrepreneurs, British Council (2007); among 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs in Asia, Business Week Magazine (2009); among 10 ASEAN Entrepreneurs, ASEAN Entrepreneurs Community (2015). Speaker at local and international events and often invited by magazines, radio stations and television stations to speak on entrepreneurship, start-ups, and women-related issues.

Ipek Ilicak Kayaalp

Chairperson, Ronesans Holding, Turkey

Bachelor's in Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey, Program in Finance & Project Management, University of California Berkeley, California-USA, speaks fluently Turkish, English and French. Chairperson of the Board of Ronesans Group Turkey, Chairperson of the Supervisiory Board of Ballast Nedam N.V. Netherlands, Member of TUSİAD Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association, Founder and Board Member of Ronesans Education Foundation; Executive Board Member in Creative Children’s Association, Member of SAHA Association supporting turkish contemporary art; Sponsor of KANÇODER, the Society for Supporting Children with Cancer.

Paula Ingabire

Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Innovation of Rwanda, Rwanda

Holds a crucial and strategic portfolio in one of Africa's leading technological powers. Through passion and expertise, has propelled Rwanda forward in its adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution tools.

Delfina Irazusta

Founder and Executive Director, Asociacion Civil Red de Innovacion Local (Local Innovation Network), Argentina

Delfina Irazusta is Founder and Executive Director of the Local Innovation Network, an NGO that works with mayors and other local government officials in Argentina, providing them with the tools and resources they need to improve their management capacities. Irazusta also created the Mayors Language and the Global Map for Local Solutions, two initiatives that promote knowledge management among mayors around the world. With her team, she is working to find new methodologies for the design of public policies in cities. Irazusta is part of the Ashoka network of entrepreneurs and was selected to take part in the first Young Leaders Summit by the Obama Foundation.

Clarisse Iribagiza

Chief Executive Officer, HeHe, Rwanda

Clarisse is the Chief Executive Officer of HeHe, a leading technology company she founded 10 years ago. HeHe’s vision enables Africans to live a life of abundance by optimizing supply chains to match demand and supply. HeHe is now the largest e-commerce business in Rwanda, digitizing over 200 businesses and serving 2 million consumers.

Since 2016, Clarisse has also served as a member of the African Development Bank’s Presidential Youth Advisory Group that provides an important platform for the Bank to hear directly from young changemakers on ways to harness the skills, talents, and ideas of Africa’s youth. She advises on issues relating to the Future of Work, in line with the Bank’s vision is to build inclusive and transformative African economies where young people across different countries, socio-economic strata, rural-urban divides, gender, and age groups have access to productive, sustainable opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.

In 2019, Clarisse was appointed to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as an eTrade for Women Advocate, an initiative aimed at harnessing the positive impact of digital technology, combined with the transformative power of female entrepreneurship to help accelerate wealth creation and poverty reduction in developing countries.

Clarisse was also recently appointed to the Africa Climate Foundation’s Advisory Council alongside four of Africa’s leading thinkers in energy, development economics, industrial policy and trade, agriculture, gender, social inclusion, and the role of technology.

Clarisse has won several accolades for her work, including Forbes 30 under 30 for 2015 and 2016. In 2013, the First Lady of Rwanda recognized her as one of the Imbuto Foundation's "Celebrating Young Rwandan Achievers." In 2017, she was named as one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women.

Dalal Saeb Iriqat

Vice-President, International Relations, Arab American University-Palestine, Palestinian Territories

Iriqat, Dalal, Dr., is assistant professor and VP of Int. Relations at the Arab American University Palestine. Dalal is a weekly columnist at AlQuds Newspaper since 2016. Dalal’s research focus on Diplomacy, Nation Branding, Palestinian State Building, Coercive Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, Soft Power, Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She is author of Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century, Diplomacy in the perspective of Peace Building, Limitations of Coercive Diplomacy, The Double Lockdown: Palestine under Occupation and COVID-19. She served as Senior Advisor on Strategic Communications at the PMO between 2017-18. She served as the Senior Policy Consultant for writing the Human Development Report UNDP for Palestine in 2015. Dalal taught at the Faculty of Law and Public Administration at Birzeit University between 2011-12. Dalal was elected President of the Diplomatic Academy of London Students’ Association in 2003. She was also a member of the students’ council at the University of Jordan in 2001. Dalal is passionate about bringing change into the Palestinian society through education, she is passionate about improving Palestinian Diplomacy and better brand Palestine. Iriqat is a founding member Mediterranean Women Mediators Network MWMN, founder member for Palestine Experts for Education under Covid-19, Founding and Board member of the Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center PCRSC, board member of Lycée Franćais International of Ramallah, board member of Eco Peace Palestine and sits on the jury board of 3alArd initiative. Dalal IRIQAT has a PhD in Public Administration from Paris I Sorbonne 2011, A Masters degree in Diplomatic Studies from Westminster University in London 2004 and a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Jordan 2003 and she continues to learn.
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Ayman Ismail

Associate Professor and Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Ayman Ismail is an international expert in entrepreneurship and economic development. He is currently the Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor at AUC School of Business and the founding director of AUC Venture Lab and AUC Angels. He is a co-founder, angel investor or board member in several fast-growing startups in fintech, microfinance and logistics. Previously, he was a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s New York office, and a co-founder and managing partner at Enovio Consulting. In 2012, he was selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He received his PhD in International Economic Development from MIT. He is also a co-founder and board member of Nahdet El-Mahrousa NGO, an Egyptian NGO supporting social entrepreneurs and community initiatives.

Lisa Ivers

Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), USA

Lisa Ivers is a core member of the Global Advantage practice at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and the Leader of its Morocco office. She a joined BCG in 2006. Her work is focused on developing the firm’s public- and private-sector business in Morocco. She has acquired deep expertise in the areas of strategy and reform. Beyond Morocco, Lisa is a deeply committed contributor to BCG's development on the African continent. She has also been selected as a WEF Young Global Leader. Prior to joining BCG, she was a strategic analyst with BNP Paribas. She graduated from HEC Paris.

Alexander Ivlev

Managing Partner, CIS, EY LLC, Russian Federation

1991, graduate, Moscow State Linguistic University; 2003, Executive MBA, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago. Over 15 years' experience in strategic development, client service, government and corporate affairs. Since 1995, with Ernst & Young, Moscow; currently, CIS Managing Partner; responsible for development and growth in CIS. Actively involved with Foreign Investment Advisory Council, Russia. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Head, Entrepreneur of the Year programme, Russia. Member of the Board: American Chamber of Commerce, Russia; various charities. Included in top 100 young Russian leaders, "Presidential Reserve" (2009).

Daisuke Iwase

Group Chief Digital Officer, AIA Group Limited - Pan-Asian Life Insurance Company, Hong Kong SAR, China

Daisuke is a well-respected pioneer and leader in digital innovation within the insurance sector. He co-founded Lifenet Insurance Company, a publicly listed digital life insurance company where he served as Representative Director and President. He also served as Group Chief Digital Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee at AIA Group, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group operating in 18 markets. He is currently Managing Partner at Tiger Gate Capital, a strategic advisory firm based in Hong Kong serving fintech and healthtech venture companies. Daisuke started his career as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and was engaged in technology venture capital and private equity before attending Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.

Funmi Iyanda

Creative Director, Oya Media, United Kingdom

Funmi Iyanda is an award winning TV personality, producer, broadcast journalist, writer and media influencer. As one of Nigeria’s most respected voices, she is recognised as one of Africa’s most powerful women and recognised by the BBC as one of the Women to Watch of its 100 women series. She has been named a United Nations Women Gender equality champion under the Beijing +20 platform. Her TV productions have won and been nominated for numerous global awards. Funmi’s vast experience and knowledge has lead to her becoming one of the most sought after commentators and consultants in Film, TV, media, development and human rights.

Mitsuru Izumo

President, euglena Co. Ltd, Japan

Mitsuru Izumo is Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Euglena, a venture capital company spun off from a research laboratory at the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Agriculture. In December 2005, Euglena became the first and only company in the world to successfully mass culture euglena, a microscopic organism, in outdoor conditions. Previously, he worked for the Bank of Tokyo Mistubishi. Izumo graduated from the University of Tokyo's Agricultural and Life Sciences Department.

Ramzi Jaber

Co-Founder, Visualizing Impact (VI), Canada

Ramzi is a director at e.construct which specializes in value engineering and structural design in addition to working on 3D concrete printing along with UHPC - ultra high performance concrete.

Ramzi Jaber is also the cofounder of Visualizing Impact (VI), an interdisciplinary organization that specializes in data visualization, technology and data journalism creating visual stories on social issues.

Ramzi has also co-created (OC), a platform that promotes transparency and accountability of the major social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc). Ramzi has also served as key organizer and curator of TEDxRamallah, an independently organized TED event, showcasing inspirational stories of Palestine.

Ramzi's work has been featured in CNN, BBC, Fortune, Policy Mic, Foreign Policy , Fast Company, Jazeera, Open Democracy, Stanford Daily, Global Voices, Guardian and has given talks at Google Mountain view and a TEDx Talk at TEDxSummit in Doha. During the Spring of 2012 he was a fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law as a Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Ramzi has been recently selected as an Ashoka Fellow, has been featured by Creative Commons and a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow. For two years in a row, Ramzi has been selected as one of the 100 most influential young Arabs and 100 most powerful arabs under 40

Jessica Jackson

Chief Advocacy Officer, Reform Alliance, USA

Jessica Jackson’s quest for justice began in a Georgia courtroom. The high-school dropout held her two-month-old daughter and watched helplessly as her husband was sentenced to six years in prison. In that moment, she decided to turn her shock into a crusade to change the justice system. As a single mother, she graduated college and law school. Today she is a leader in the bipartisan movement to end excessive incarceration. Jessica’s specialty is bringing political rivals together to pass bills considered “impossible.� As the bill’s main advocate, she led the drive to pass 2018’s “First Step Act.� The New York Times called the law “the most substantial justice reform in a generation;� it has already helped free more than 16,000 people. While leading her national initiative, #cut50, Jessica helped ban the shackling of jailed pregnant women in 14 states. Her “Dignity for Incarcerated Women� campaign enlisted formerly incarcerated women and dozens of celebrities to deepen the focus on women’s issues. At the helm of #cut50, Jessica built the biggest national grassroots network for bipartisan reform, #cut50’s Empathy Network. Jessica has led not only on the national level, but was also elected the youngest-ever Mayor of Mill Valley, California where she focused on affordable housing. Today, she now helps lead the REFORM Alliance, an organization where she is continuing her work to end mass incarceration and mass supervision. Jessica continues to take clemency cases as well, working on both the federal and state level to secure a second chance for individuals who have lengthy prison sentences. Jessica turned her hopelessness into hope for millions.

Badr Jafar

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Enterprises, United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Enterprises. President, Crescent Petroleum. Chairman, Pearl Petroleum. Chairman, Gulftainer. Founder, Pearl Initiative. Member: United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education, Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Global Advisory Council; OECD Trust in Business Council. Member of Board of Advisors: Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa), Synergos Arab World Social Innovators, Gaza Sky Geeks. Chairman, Endeavor UAE. Ex-Officio Chair, Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) Emirates. Member of Global Advisory Board: Cambridge University Judge Business School, MIT Legatum Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship, American University of Beirut, American University of Sharjah. Founding Patron, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge. World Economic Forum: Young Global Leader (2011), Family Business Community Co-Chair, New Economy and Society Stewardship Board; Digital Economy and New Value Creation Stewardship Board.

Majid Jafar

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum, United Arab Emirates

BA and MEng in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Cambridge University; MA (Hons) in International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS/University of London; MBA (Hons), Harvard Business School. Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum. Vice-Chairman, Crescent Group of companies. Managing Director of the Board, Dana Gas. Founder and Chair, Centre for Economic Growth at INSEAD Abu Dhabi; Co-Founder, LouLou Foundation. World Economic Forum: Steward, Global System on Energy; Global Precision Medicine Council; Family Business Community; Young Global Leaders; past founding Chair of Oil & Gas Independents and Middle East and North Africa Regional Business Council. Member of the Board: Queen Rania Foundation; Harvard Medical School; Arab Forum for Environment and Development; Kalimat Foundation; Iraq Energy Institute. Member, International Advisory Board: Atlantic Council; Chatham House; Prince's Trust International. Member: Bretton Woods Committee; IoD Mudara; GCC Board of Directors Institute; Young Presidents’ Organization.

Munizae Jahangir

Anchor and Executive Producer, Aaj TV, Pakistan

Munizae Jahangir is a Documentary Filmmaker and Pakistan's Senior Correspondent for New Delhi Television. She is also an Associate Executive Producer and Special Correspondent for Pakistan's Express News. Jahangir reports on Pakistani political affairs, including the fight against Taliban and Al Qaeda militants, Indo-Pakistan relations, Kashmir and the conflict in Baluchistan. She is Co-Founder of South Asian Women in Media and a Member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Her documentary films and docudramas include Search for Freedom (2003) and Pak: The War Within (2009). Jahangir received a BA in Political Science and English from McGill University in Montreal and an MA in Media Studies from the New School in New York.

Ankur Jain

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kairos, USA

Ankur Jain is founder and CEO of Kairos, a venture fund building and investing in companies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Over the years, Kairos has helped launch and grow over $6.5bn worth of companies tackling problems in healthcare, housing costs, transportation networks, and more. Before rejoining Kairos in May 2017, Jain was the VP of Product at Tinder, the world’s largest social network for meeting people. He joined Tinder after it acquired his previous company, Humin, where he served as Founder & CEO.

Over the years Jain has been recognized for a variety of achievements. In 2017, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, Inc. magazine named Ankur Jain the “Best Connected 21-Year-Old in the World� and awarded Jain “30 Under 30�. In 2012, Jain was named “30 under 30: Solution Broker� by the Christian Science Monitor. And in 2015, Forbes also named Jain to their “30 under 30� list. Jain also currently serves on the innovation board of the X-Prize foundation and as a member of the Pacific Council on Foreign Relations.

Pooja Jain

Managing Director, Luxor Writing Instruments Pvt. Ltd, India

Studies, Lady Shri Ram College; studies in International Business, London School of Economics. With Luxor Writing Instruments, spearheads consumer brands including Luxor, Parker, Waterman and Pilot; currently,Managing Director, Luxor Group. Member: Executive Committee, Young FICCI Ladies Organization; Young Presidents' Organization. Recipient, awards and honors, including: featured in publications as one of the most powerful women in Indian business; Amity Women Achiever Award, Amity University (2010); Dr Sadhna International Empowerment of Women Award (2010).

Mariéme Jamme

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iamtheCODE, United Kingdom

Lady Mariéme Jamme is an award-winning Technologist and pioneer in system change, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. In Sept 2017, she won the Innovation Award at the Global Goals Award as a GoalKeeper for her work in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, by supporting globally young women and girls and governments.
A Senegalese-born, French- British businesswoman, with over 20 years of experience. She’s best renowned for her motivational & inspirational Speeches about girl’s education through STEAMD (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, arts and design) and empowerment of youth living in marginalised communities.

Lady Mariéme’s latest venture includes the launch of, the first African-led global movement to mobilize government, the private sector, and philanthropic foundations to advance STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design) Education. Her goal is to empower 1 million young women & girls globally to become coders by 2030 and to align with the UN 2030 Agenda. Lady Mariéme recently got nominated by Apolitical as their World’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government.

A BBC Top 100 Women nominee, she was named twice on the UK Powerlist 2017 and 2018 of Britain’s 100 most influential people of African and African Caribbean Heritage. Often called the diplomat of technology, she was also named twice in 2014 and 2016 as one of the 100 most influential Africans by the African Business Magazine. In 2018, Lady Mariéme became a founding member of the Future Talks Expedition, which gathered 100 global leaders from 42 countries to visit the Arctic (North Pole.) She’s the first Senegalese woman who made it to the Arctic.
Lady Mariéme is on the Board of Directorship of the World Wide Web Foundation (Founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee). Lady Mariéme is the newest Board member of the ITU Generation Connect Visionary Board.

Lady Mariéme is writing her first book.

Bhairavi Jani

Executive Director, SCA Group of Companies, India

Bhairavi is a fourth-generation entrepreneur, developmental enthusiast and an avid philanthropist. She is the Chairperson and Founder of IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation and Executive Director of SCA Group of Companies founded in 1896. SCA Group undertakes activities in supply chain and logistics sector.

Bhairavi has been listed as one of the 30 most Powerful Women in India by the India Today publication. She has been profiled as Stree Shakti (Woman Power) person by CNBC Awaaz and featured as a Young Turk by CNBC TV 18. She has been listed as one of the 10 women exemplars by the Hindustan Times and Business Today Magazine has featured her as the Supply Chain Maven.

Bhairavi is World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader. She is a KBF Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network of the Aspen Institute and a Responsible Leader of the BMW World Responsible Leaders Forum. She is a Member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Business Honor Society, USA and is Past National Chairman, CII's Young Indians. She is a trustee of India@75 Foundation, Leap Foundation and Ananta Centre and serves on the Global Advisory Committee of Earth Day Network.

In the past decade Bhairavi has started, acquired, scaled up many ventures, most of them focused on supply chain and logistics. She is a firm believer in entrepreneurial ecosystems that create livelihood opportunities and dedicates a significant amount of her time, expertise and philanthropy for the cause. Bhairavi is a trained classical dancer and is passionate about the Arts. Co-creating sustainable livelihoods for communities in higher Himalayas is a mission close to her heart.

Livia Járóka

Member of the European Parliament, European Parliament, Belgium

Master's in Society and Politics, CEU University, UK. Since 2004, Representative for Fidesz, Hungary and Member, European People's Party, European Parliament and European Democrats, European Parliament. Director, Roma Integration, EPP-ED Working Group. Member, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs; EPP-ED Group, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.

Yasar Jarrar

Professor of Business and Global Society, Hult International Business School, United Kingdom

Formerly: Partner, Bain & Company (Public Sector Lead); Partner, PwC (ME Strategy Consulting Leader and Global Education Practice Leader); Executive Dean, Dubai School of Government; Consultant, governments of United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Jordan, Libya; Director, Government Performance Directorate, Prime Ministry of Jordan; Head of Policy and Strategy, Executive Office, Dubai Government. Fellow, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Visiting Fellow, Centre for Business Performance, Cranfield School of Management, UK; researched and taught strategy, performance management, innovation and policy-making; also Strategy Adviser to the Director-General, Executive Office, Dubai.

Wyclef Jean

Ambassador-at-Large of the Republic of Haiti, USA

Grammy Award-winning songwriter/musician/producer, humanitarian, and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti. Founding Member, Fugees (formerly Tranzlator Crew). Solo Artist. Started singing at age of three in his father's church. At age 10, moved to the United States. 1997, embarked on solo career. Has recorded with Bono (New Day). 2005, Founder, Yéle Haiti (Yéle means "a cry for freedom"), a grassroots movement inspiring change in Haiti through programmes in education, sports, the arts and environment; community service programmes include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief. 2008, participated in the Clinton Global Initiative to discuss Haiti. Recipient of Grammy awards for: Killing Me Softly With His Song, Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals; The Score, Best Rap Album; Writing and Producing Supernatural (Carlos Santana), Album of the Year.

Pablo Jenkins

Director, Andromeda, Costa Rica

BA Engineering & Woodrow Wilson School Princeton University, MBA and MPA Harvard. Intel Capital Investment Manager. Director of International Expansion for Endeavor Global. Organizer of TEDxPuraVidaJoven. Fellow Aspen Global Leadership Network. Director of Costa Rica Coffee Academy, Conscious Capitalism Costa Rica. Estrategia Siglo XXI, Cenfotec University. Director Harvard Club Costa Rica.

Nina Jensen

Chief Executive Officer, REV Ocean AS, Norway

Nina Jensen is the CEO of REV Ocean, the world’s largest Research and Expedition Vessel (REV) currently under construction which will be available for scientists, NGOs, policy makers, innovators, engineers and marine stakeholders. Equipment onboard will include scientific trawls, laboratories, a lecture auditorium, moonpool, sub-marine, advanced communication equipment and a high-tech incinerator system for plastic waste.
All REV Ocean initiatives are based on open collaboration and partnerships with relevant stakeholders, working toward the same common goal – preserving our ocean.
She started this position in 2018 after 15 years in WWF-Norway, CEO since 2012. Nina has a burning commitment and passion for oceans, conservation and sustainable solutions. She holds a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Fishery Science in Tromsø, and has a background in communications and marketing from Ogilvy& Mather. She is a Board member of The Business for Peace Foundation. Member of the Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Award. Member of the Expert Committee of the Thor Heyerdahl award and the Prize Committee for the Rachel Carson Award. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Global Opportunity Report. Nina is born and raised in Oslo, she loves to dive, fish, ski, hike and loves the outdoors.

Vuk Jeremic

President, Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), Serbia

Vuk Jeremic is the President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), an international think tank based in Belgrade and New York. In June 2012, he was directly elected by the majority of world nations to the post of President of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly. During his term, he played a leading role in steering the UN towards the establishment of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, and facilitated the adoption of the breakthrough Arms Trade Treaty. Jeremic served as Serbia’s Foreign Minister from 2007 to 2012. In 2007, he chaired the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, and from 2011 to 2012, he led Serbia’s successful campaign to preside over the OSCE in 2015. Jeremic was elected President of the Serbian Tennis Federation in 2011 and appointed to the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network in 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and Harvard University.

Jiang Ying

Professor, Peking University, People's Republic of China

Ying Jiang is an exceptional scholar in physics at Peking University in China. His work in scanning probe microscopy, surface science, single-molecule physics and chemistry, low-dimensional quantum materials has been recognized by numerous international experts, including the World Laureates Association.

Jia Ping

Chief Executive Director and Founder, Health Governance Initiative, People's Republic of China

1996, LLB, East China Political and Law School, Shanghai; 1999, LLM, Ren Min University, Beijing. 1999-2002, Lawyer, China Eagle Investment Bank; 2003-04, Executive Director, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law Centre, Tsinghua University; 2005, Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; 2008-09, Fellow, Asia 21 Young Leader Programme, Asia Society;2015,Board Member of China HIV/AIDS & STD Association and Member of its Academic Committee; 2017, Adjunct Professor, St. Mary University Law School, Texas, USA; 2018, Executive Board member and Vice Chair of the Board, China Bioethics Association; 2018, Guest Professor in Kunming Medical University ; 2019, Senior Researcher in Huazhong Science&Technology Univ. (HUST) Center for Study of Bioethics. 2021, Researcher of Renmin University Institute of Bioethics; 2021, The Hasting Center Fellow. Working field: Public Health Law and Policy; Law and Bioethics; Ethics and Governance of Science&Technology.

Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash

Prevention Lead, Independent Integrity Unit, Green Climate Fund, Republic of Korea

Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash is fellow at Yale Law school. She is also Founding Director of Veritas Consulting. She has held senior government positions in the justice sector. From 2012 to 2016, Jigmiddash served as Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia. Prior to this top civil service post, she served as legal advisor to the president of Mongolia. She has extensive civil society experience. She also served as independent director of the state-owned commercial bank in Mongolia. She holds a masters in law (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School and graduated from the Law School of National University of Mongolia. She was selected Yale World Fellow and was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School.

Lars Jannick Johansen

Founder and Managing Partner, Den Sociale Kapitalfond, Denmark

MA in Political Science, University of Copenhagen; MA (Distinction) in Central and East European Studies, UCL; Executive education from Wharton Business School, Saïd Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School. Former: Director, Monday Morning; Development Director, INDEX:. Founder, Managing Partner and Board Member, Den Sociale Kapitalfond, a Scandinavian impact investment group. Member of Advisory Boards, Fine Acts; others. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Expert in impact investing, inclusive growth, Scandinavian welfare models. Basketball fan, coach and increasingly old boys player.

Hannah Jones

Founder, President Nike Valiant Labs, Nike, USA

Hannah Jones is the Founder and President at Valiant Labs, Nike’s new business incubator. She leads a team of entrepreneurs who build and pilot new service businesses for underserved consumers. Prior to Valiant Labs, Hannah was Nike’s Chief Sustainability Officer, where she guided the company’s focus on rethinking materials, production methods and business models to solve complex challenges. A 20-year Nike veteran, Hannah is passionate about innovating with purpose and creating disruptive capabilities that make the world a better place.

David Jones

Founder, One Young World, USA

Honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, David Jones is a leading proponent of corporate responsibility and social change and The Guardian’s 2013 Sustainable Business Leader.Â

Alongside Kate Robertson he is the co-founder of One Young World (described by CNN as the “Young Davos�), a nonprofit organization that provides brilliant young leaders with a global platform through which to effect positive change.

David was the driving force behind Kofi Annan’s TckTckTck Campaign for Climate Justice and is the creator of the Social Business Idea and author of best-selling book Who Cares Wins: Why Good Business Is Better Business, published in 2011 by Pearson/Financial Times Publishing in over 50 countries.Â

In June 2015, after raising $350 million, David launched You & Mr Jones, the world’s first Brandtech™ group, a technology holding company that helps brands do their marketing better, faster and cheaper. The group now has over 3,000 employees in 40 countries and is working with leading companies including Unilever, Adidas, Microsoft, Reebok, PayPal, Marriott, LVMH, Renault-Nissan, Danone, Google and RB. In December 2019, You & Mr Jones raised an additional $200 million, as part of a Series B round that has the company valued at a $1.3 billion post-money valuation.

Previously he was the youngest global CEO in the history of advertising, heading both Havas and Havas Worldwide, and the only British CEO of a French publicly-traded company.

David was one of the founding members of the Facebook Client Council, was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement in 2005, and was voted one of the two top executives of the decade by readers of Adweek. David was also named one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential People by The Sunday Times.Â

Sandrine Joseph

Director, Communications, Les Oiseaux r'Arts, France

Passionate with innovation, new product development and launch, I succeeded in leading several disruptions within Telecom industry during the past 20 years : internet, mobile, broadband access, social media. My main focus : digital transformation, open innovation, CSR impact.

Mohit Joshi

President, Infosys, United Kingdom

Mohit Joshi is a President of the company. He is responsible for the Financial Services & Healthcare/Life Sciences businesses at Infosys. In addition, as Chairman of Edgeverve Systems Ltd, he leads our software business which includes Finacle, our Global banking platform. He leads Sales Operations and Effectiveness for Infosys and has executive responsibility for Large deals across the firm.

Mohit joined Infosys in 2000 and has since worked in different capacities for the firm. In his previous role, he was responsible for leading the Financial Services business in Europe. In 2007, Mohit was appointed as CEO of Infosys Mexico and was instrumental in setting up the first subsidiary in Latin America.

He is also a Non-Executive Director at Aviva Plc. He is a member of the Risk & Governance and Nomination committees.

Mohit was also invited to join the Global Young Leader program at the World Economic Forum in 2014. He is the Vice Chair of the Economic Growth Board of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization).

Mohit has previously worked with ABN AMRO and ANZ Grindlays in their Corporate and Investment bank. He holds a M.B.A from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University and a Bachelor’s degree in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Dana Juffali

Member of the Board, Juffali and Brothers, Saudi Arabia

Dana Juffali is currently a Board Member at E.A. Juffali & Brothers, and Director of Business Development at Khaled Juffali Company. In addition, Dana is a Board Member of a number of philanthropic institutions, including the The Shefa Fund, and The Help Center. She previously held managerial positions at Siemens AG in Germany and Saudi Arabia in Human Resources and Supply Chain Management.

Dana holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California, and a master’s degree in business administration from Steinbeis-Hochschule-Berlin. She is fluent in English, Arabic, German, and French.

Soulaymane Kachani

Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning; Senior Vice-Dean; Professor, Columbia University, USA

Soulaymane Kachani is Vice-Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation of Columbia University. He also serves as Senior Vice Dean and Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His areas of teaching and research include corporate finance, industrial economics, dynamic pricing, revenue management, machine learning, logistics, supply chain management, algorithmic trading, statistical arbitrage, traffic flow modeling, and transportation analysis. Professor Kachani was honored by Columbia with the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, the 2007 Kim Award for Faculty Involvement, the 2010 Avanessians Diversity Award and the 2012 Egleston Distinguished Service Award. Prior to Columbia, he worked as a senior consultant in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company. He received a PhD and MSc in Operations Research from MIT and a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from École Centrale Paris.

Sébastien Kadio-Morokro

Chief Executive Officer, Petro Ivoire S.A., Côte d'Ivoire

Sébastien Kadio-Morokro is one of the youngest CEOs in the African oil and gas industry. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Director at Pétro Ivoire SA, the largest indigenous petroleum product distribution company in Côte d’Ivoire. He is on the Board of Directors at Pétro Ivoire SA and Société Africaine D’Entreposage De Produits Pétroliers SA. Since taking over as CEO in 2010, Sébastien led the company through a significant growth and diversification strategy, which resulted in seeing the company double its turnover in less than 5 years.

Nik Kafka

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Teach a Man to Fish, United Kingdom

Nik Kafka is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Teach a Man to Fish, a non-profit organization supporting schools across Africa, Asia and Latin America to establish profit-making enterprises. Its education and enterprise programs benefit over 150,000 young people annually across more than 100 countries, principally through the School Enterprise Challenge awards program. Prior, Kafka had a successful banking career in London before moving to Paraguay to work for a local microfinance institution. In 2011, he was recognized by Devex as one of 40 under 40 International Development Leaders in London. Kafka holds a first-class BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, an MA in International Development from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, as well as professional qualifications in finance.

Rosebell Kagumire

Curator and Editor, African Feminism, Ethiopia

Rosebell is a writer, human rights defender and social political commentator. She is currently the curator and editor of African Feminism- AF, a platform that document narratives and experiences of African women on the continent and the diaspora.

She has expertise in media, gender, peace and conflict issues. Her writing appears in international media like The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Quartz. She seats on the panel of international judges for the TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting, a prestigious award for investigative journalism that aims to uncover business bribery or related financial crimes around the world.

With over 10 years of experience in media and communications, Rosebell has worked as a communications officer for Women's Link Worldwide and the UN Migration Agency as a Social Media Manager. She holds a Masters in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies from United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica.

In 2018 she was honored with the Anna Guèye award for her advocacy for digital democracy, justice and equality by Africtivistes, a network of African activists. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Young Leaders

Wanuri Kahiu

Filmmaker, AFROBUBBLEGUM, Kenya

Filmmaker, speaker and science fiction writer. Short award-winning science fiction film PUMZI (2009) about futuristic Africa premiered at SUNDANCE Film Festival (2010) and received international acclaim including the Citta di Venezia award at the Venice Film Festival 2010. Futuristic views have been the source of articles, African futurist journals, masterclasses and dissertations. Award-winning film “RAFIKI�, a same-sex love story about two girls, was the first Kenyan film to be invited to Cannes Film Festival (2018). The film was banned in Kenya; sued the Kenya Film Classification Board for the infringement of constitutional rights to freedom of expression. The constitutional case is ongoing. Speaks globally about freedom of expression and AFROBUBBLEGUM – the advocacy for images of fun, fierce and frivolous African images – and was named TIME’s 100 Next in 2019.


Nari Kahle

Head, Strategic Programmes, CARIAD, Volkswagen Group, Germany

Dr. Nari Kahle is Head of Strategic Programs at CARIAD, the tech and software company by Volkswagen Group.

Previously, as Head of Social Sustainability, she implemented a Volkswagen Group-wide program for the next generation of social makers in Germany. As an expert to the General and Group Works Council of Volkswagen AG, she was involved in current issues as well as general topics on the future of mobility, employment and digitalization from a co-determination perspective. She started her career at the management consultancy Detecon (Deutsche Telekom Group), where she advised on corporate responsibility, transformation, and sustainability.

A social innovator at heart, Nari is constantly looking for ways to combine business and social impact and is an outspoken advocate for rethinking business for the future. In 2018, she received an award for outstanding activity and commitment in the field of social business from peace nobel prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus. In 2019, she was a ZEIT fellow at the "Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance�.

She volunteers as a coach and consults local social startups and organizations in her free time. Currently, she is publishing a book on social innovation, business and mobility.

#socialinnovation #socialbusiness #mobility

Angellah Jasmine Mbelwa Kairuki

Chief Executive Officer, Click Enterprises Limited, Tanzania

Angellah Kairuki is a Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs of Tanzania. She is also Secretary-General of the Tanzania Women Parliamentary Group. Previously, she served as Deputy Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional, Legal Affairs and Public Administration, and worked in the attorney-general’s office as Parliamentary Draftsman. Kairuki served as a Member of the Council of the Dar es Salaam Institute of technology, and as an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and a Member of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators. She was also employed by the Vodacom Group as Head of Department of Ethics, Compliance and Governance. Kairuki took part in the inaugural Leadership for Change in Africa programme by the African Leadership Institute, and was mentioned in Forbes magazine’s 2013 class of 20 Young Power Women in Africa. She received an LLB from the University of Hull and PgDL in Legal Practice from Staffordshire University.

Vimbayi Kajese

Founder, #Adtags, USA

Vimbayi is the Founder of #Adtags, a proudly African based marketplace that helps conscious brands source desperately needed images of people of colour for advertising, from everyday social media users around the world. After 15 years of working in media, Vimbayi knows that the power of visual representation is lifesaving. She was invited to expound on her thesis on the TED stage in her thought-provoking talk entitled: “Can an Image Save a Life?�

Vimbayi is happiest grilling heads of states, captains of industry, thought leaders, and influential disruptors (politely) at prominent conferences and private events. Audiences enjoy watching her guests reveal themselves in down-to-earth ways that other interviewers haven’t been able to achieve. Vimbayi is therefore sought after for her personable and diplomatic interview style which allows her to connect with some of the most media avoidant personalities.

Her activism for creating new narratives: for women, people of colour, her African continent and tech in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is at the heart of everything she does. She has served communities in different parts of the world as a rape crisis counselor, mentor to the next generation of leaders, cofounder of a Business Sustainability consultancy and publication in China, and most notably was instrumental in improving intercontinental relations as the “Face of Africa for China� as the first African anchor on Chinese state news, which broadcasts to over a billion viewers globally. She also helped lead Zimbabwe’s Presidential delegation on their maiden voyage to Davos 2018, to thaw and re-establish relations with the West.

Vimbayi has featured in several publications, been invited to present on the TEDGlobal, and TEDx stage; was recognized as a "Young Global Leader� by the World Economic Forum; a "New Generation Leader" by the African Leadership Network; declared one of Zimbabwe's "Most Influential Under 40"; and was appointed by the Chinese government as a "Special Friendship Envoy and Cultural Ambassador".

Daria Kaleniuk

Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Action Centre, Ukraine

Daria is co-founder and executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, a powerful national organization that has shaped Ukraine's anti-corruption legislation and efforts. Daria's organization ensured that Ukraine’s newly elected parliament designed strong anti-corruption legislation, including the laws on the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, the special anti-corruption prosecutor’s office, High Anticorruption Court, open property registers and electronic asset declarations. Daria has also founded critical resources to track money laundering and corruption internationally.
Currently Daria is working on international Zero Corruption conference, which will take place in Kyiv with visit to Chornobyl

Faten Kallel

Politician, Independent, Tunisia

Named Secretary of State for Youth Affairs in the national unity government since September 2016. At earlier Adviser to the Minister of Technology and the Digital Economy, between July 2015 and August 2016, responsible for the relaunch of the co development sector. I also accompanied the minister of development, international cooperation and investment in the administrative reform of his ministry, in the period between February 2015 and July 2015. Originally a management consultant specializing in organizational issues and operational performance in the public sector. Political board member of the party Afek Tounes, represented in Parliament by 8 deputies. Candidate in the 2011 and 2014 parliamentary elections on the Tunis region.

Gazal Kalra

Co-founder, Rivigo, India

Gazal Kalra Co-founder, Rivigo, India Gazal Kalra is the Co-Founder of Rivigo, a tech-logistics startup disrupting the large and unorganized industry. At Rivigo, driven by a simple idea of bringing each truck driver home and a strong purpose of ‘Making logistics human’, Gazal has led the development of technology and products for truck drivers, thereby creating job opportunities in the hinterland in India. She believes in building scalable and purpose driven businesses that fundamentally improve the quality of experience for the users, while creating social impact. The jury of Business Today chose Gazal as one of the ‘Most powerful women in Business in India’ 2019. She was also named as part of Forbes 40 under 40 India’s brightest young business minds 2019 list. She has been a Fulbright Fellow 2011.

Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh

Member of the Knesset, Knesset, Israel

Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh is a member of the Yesh Atid Party and the first Druze woman to serve in the Knesset. Before entering politics, Kamal-Mreeh was a journalist, hosting the daily newscast in Arabic for the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation. In 2017, Kamal-Mreeh made history as the first non-Jewish woman to anchor a primetime Hebrew newscast in Israel. Throughout her work, Kamal-Mreeh was exposed to the central issues concerning the Arab society in Israel and more specifically, her Druze community. Kamal-Mreeh’s top priority is to amend the Nation-State Law which demotes Israel’s Arab population. Additionally, Kamal Mreeh works to reduce the inter-communal social gaps in Israel and to empower women, especially in conservative communities. This, by promoting urban comprehensive planning and connecting Arab villages to necessary modern infrastructure, ultimately providing commercial and industrial areas and the technological tools for all to prosper.

Ahd Kamel

Director and Actress, Odd Camel, Saudi Arabia

Ahd Kamel is an actress, filmmaker from Saudi Arabia. She is most well known for her starring role in “Wadjda� (2012) which is Saudi Arabia’s first feature film. She is multi-lingual and speaks English fluently. She launched her film career in 2005 with a string of internationally successful short films, all three of which have won festival awards. Kamel moved to New York City in 1998 to study law at Columbia University, then completed her BFA in Animation & Communication from Parsons School of Design, after which, she further diversified her education, obtaining a directing degree from the New York Film Academy. Still not satiated, Kamel then went on to study acting under the personal tutelage of William Esper at the Esper Studio. Her first lead role earned her the Golden Gate Award for Best Actress at the San Francisco International Film Festival. “La Sainteté�, her 2nd directorial short, in which she also starred, received a Golden Bear nomination at the Berlinale in 2013 and won the Golden Aleph at the Beirut International Film Festival in 2013. Her move into the world of English-language features began with a position as technical adviser on Peter Berg's “The Kingdom�. Kamel was presented with a Cloeween Connection Award from Spike Lee, by the Abu Dhabi Authority of Culture and Heritage as an emerging Arab filmmaker.

Unathi Kamlana

Commissioner, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, South Africa

Unathi Kamlana was appointed as Head of Department - Policy, Statistics & Industry Department of the Reserve Bank of South Africa in July 2015. He joined the Bank in 2011 following a six-year career at National Treasury where he served as Chief Director: Financial Markets and Stability. During this time (2009-2011) he served as a member of the Standing Committee on the Revision of the Banks Act. Previously, he held various senior roles at Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking.

Unathi holds Master of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce degrees; a Higher Diploma in Taxation; and has attended various management development programmes, including at the University of Cape Town, Duke University (United States) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Unathi participates in various international forums and is a member of the Experts Group of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Standing Committee on Standards Implementation (SCSI).

Aminata Kane Ndiaye

Chief Executive Officer, Orange Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone

Aminata Kane Ndiaye is the Chief Executive Officer of Orange Sierra Leone. Prior to this appointment, she was the Chief Marketing Officer for Orange Money in Senegal, a business that has grown exponentially and become profitable in the past two years. From 2009 to 2011, she was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company in France and Africa, designing strategies and operations for telecommunication and technology providers, banks, and consumer goods manufacturers in Europe and West Africa. She is a graduate from HEC Paris, earned her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a MIT Legatum fellow. In 2017, she was selected as a Young Global Leaders of the Africa-France Foundation.

So-Young Kang

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gnowbe Pte Ltd, Singapore

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gnowbe, a pioneering mobile learning platform for enterprises focused on learning, engagement and productivity through mobile, microlearning. Gnowbe is a spin-off from Awaken Group, a pioneer of transformation design (TD) globally, multi-disciplinary approach to helping companies achieve their objectives by integrating business strategy, leadership and human-centred design. Designs values-based innovative experiences and organizations. Works with individuals to better align what's inside with what's on the outside.

Board Member: Young Professionals' Group (youth mentoring and scholarship). Author of “Inside Out,� TEDx speaker, educator, consultant, coach, innovator, adviser, pioneer, public speaker, culture connector and global citizen. Former: McKinsey, Citigroup. Graduate of Harvard Business School and University of Pennsylvania.

Madhu Kannan

Global Head, Corporate Development and Capital Markets, Uber India Systems, USA

Madhu Kannan is group Head of Business Development at Tata Sons. He was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bombay Stock Exchange. Previously, he was Managing Director in the Corporate Strategy Group of Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch in 2008 as Managing Director (Strategy and Business Development), where he focused on development and execution of key strategic initiatives for Merrill Lynch in the emerging markets of Asia and Middle-East & North Africa (MENA) and the Global Sovereign Wealth Funds Group. Kannan was Senior Vice-President at NYSE Euronext, and served in various senior roles, including Vice-President, Corporate Client Group, Head of International Listings (Asia Pacific Region) and Managing Director, International Strategy and Business Development of the Exchange. He earned his BEng degree (Hons) in electrical engineering and electronics, an MSc (Hons) in economics from BITS, Pilani, India, and an MBA in finance from Vanderbilt University, USA.


Elsie S. Kanza

Head of the Regional Agenda, Africa; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Elsie S. Kanza is a Tanzanian economist who is Special Adviser to the President of the World Economic Forum (WEF). As the head of the WEF’s regional agenda on Africa and member of the Executive Committee, since 2011 she has led numerous public-private collaboration initiatives to solve complex systemic challenges related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and African Union Agenda 2063. From 2006 to 2011, Kanza served as economic advisor to the President of Tanzania. Between 1997 and 2006, she worked in Tanzania’s finance ministry and its central bank.

Currently a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow, Kanza has been recognized for her achievements in advancing economic development. In 2008, she became an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow, and in 2011 a WEF Young Global Leader. In 2020, the magazine Forbes Africa listed her as one of Africa’s 50 most powerful women. She has served on various boards, including those of the African Leadership Institute - South Africa, Mercy Corps Europe, The Nature Conservancy Africa Council, and the Uongozi Institute.

In 2015, Kanza was awarded a Doctorate of Business Administration (honors causa) from the University of Strathclyde for her role in driving transformative impact in Africa. She also holds a MA in Development Economics from the Center for Development Economics – Williams College; a MSc in Finance from the University of Strathclyde; and a BSc (cum laude) in International Business Administration from the United States International University - Africa.

Paul Kapelus

Director, Synergy Global Consulting Ltd, South Africa

Master's in Social Anthropology, Sussex University, UK. Over 20 years' experience with business in Africa, especially mining, oil and gas companies; specializes in stakeholder relationship management, social risk for investments, conflict resolution, community development and partnership management; works in conflict and conflict prone areas. Member of the board of various non-profit organizations. Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow. Alumni, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum, Board Member of Southern Africultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania.

Shira Kaplan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cyverse, Switzerland

Shira Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Cyverse AG, a Zurich-based cyber-security firm which delivers innovative, hands-on Israeli cyber-security solutions to global and local corporations. Shira’s technological training dates back to her military service in the Israeli 8200 Elite Technology Unit of the Intelligence, where she was an Intelligence and Cyber Analyst. She held business management positions at publicly-traded companies including Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Bank Julius Baer & Co. in Zurich (SIX: BAER). Shira is an alumna of Harvard University (B.A.), where she studied Government and Chinese, and was a Shelby Davis Scholar. She holds an MBA from St. Gallen HSG University in Switzerland, where she was awarded the “Women in Business� Scholarship. Shira has won several other awards, including the “Seeds of Peace� scholarship, the Goldman fellowship and the Milken Fellowship. She has been featured in the Financial Times, the Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Bilanz, PwC CEO Magazine and other newspapers. She is mother of 3 Montessori children, and resides by the Lake of Zurich.

Kola Karim

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Shoreline Natural Resources, Nigeria

Kola has dedicated is time and focus on Environmental Law and principles in the natural resources sector in Africa and holds a LLM Masters of Laws degree in international business Law.

Karen Karniol-Tambour

Co-Chief Investment Officer of Sustainability, Bridgewater Associates, USA

Karen is the Head of Investment Research at Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world. She occupies the 4th highest position at the firm, which she rose to before the age of 33. She is considered among industry peers as one of the fastest rising stars in the industry and slowly becoming one of the most powerful women in investing. She has a distinct aptitude to not only comprehend the economy with poise and foresight, but a unique ability to contextualize the subject in a pragmatic and non-discerning way. The Chief of Investments at Bridgewater, Robert Prince, has tapped her as his replacement in the future.

Dennis Karpes

Co-Founder and Creative Director, Justdiggit Foundation, Netherlands

Dennis Karpes is the Founder of Dance4Life, a dynamic international movement that inspires, mobilizes and unites young people to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS through educational projects and dance events. Dance4Life has become an internationally recognized organization that is active in more than 30 countries worldwide. Karpes' strength is to develop and realize creative concepts and market these to the public. Besides Dance4Life, one of these concepts is Kuyichi, a sustainable international jeans brand, which he co-initiated as Marketing Director. Currently, Karpes is also Co-Founder and Director of the Naga Foundation, which aims to tackle one of the greatest environmental challenges of today: pushing back desertification. The Naga Foundation transforms desertified land into fertile land by restoring the water absorption capacity and soil stability to enable sustainable agriculture and improve biodiversity while benefiting rural livelihoods.

Neema Kaseje

Surgeon, Médecins Sans Frontières, Switzerland

Dr Neema Kaseje: ​is a pediatric surgeon and public health specialist. She is an expert in building pediatric surgical care delivery with previous experience in Kenya, Haiti, Congo, CAR, and Liberia. In Haiti, she served as the only pediatric surgeon in the public sector and scaled up pediatric surgical care delivery in the region through the training of junior doctors. As a result, her team was able to double the number of children accessing life saving pediatric surgical care. Similarly in Liberia, she was part of the first cohort of surgeons stationed to the first pediatric surgical program by a humanitarian organization such as Doctors Without Borders. Once again, she emphasized training and the setting of minimum standards and protocols as the foundation for improving access to pediatric surgical care in complex humanitarian settings. In Kenya, she has contributed to improved access to pediatric surgical care by leveraging technology and community health workers as powerful forces for the early detection and referral of children in need of life saving surgical care. In Turkana, Kenya, she is mobilizing women leaders to tackle the persistently elevated maternal mortality that is disproportionately affecting adolescent girls. These activities are key to the global conversations on health leadership as a mechanism for improved health, social cohesion, and inclusive economic development.

She is Founding Director of the Surgical Systems Research Group based in Kisumu, Kenya. She is committed to global health equity and improving access to surgical care as a pathway to rapidly achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. She is actively involved in the Global Initiative for Children's Surgery. She is committed to youth in Africa and recently launched leadership training bootcamps for young girls aspiring to be leaders in health, technology, and science. There are plans to hold these leadership training bootcamps in Kakuma in 2020. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017, and was recently appointed as the focal point for the World Health Organization Programme in Emergency and Essential Surgical Care. She is currently leading a Wellcome Trust funded integrated community and health systems based COVID -19 health intervention in Siaya, Kenya.

Sam Kass

Partner, Acre Venture Partners, USA

Sam led food and nutrition policy for the Obama Administration, and was the Executive Director for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Campaign. He was also the chef for the Obamas. Sam is now focusing on the intersection of health, climate change and food systems in numerous ways through strategy work and investing.

Manuella Kaster

Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Manuella Kaster is a Neuroscientist and an Associate Professor of the Department of Biochemistry at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC, Florianopolis-Brazil). Her research group uses basic science and clinical studies to understand the biological mechanisms associated with stress vulnerability and psychiatric disorders, considered a major public health concern worldwide. In 2014 her research was recognized with the L’Oréal, UNESCO and Brazilian Academy of Sciences prize “For Women in Science� and she was nominated as a young member for the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2018-2021).

Felipe Kast Sommerhoff

Congressman, Congress of Chile, Chile

Felipe Kast was the youngest (age 32) Minister of Social Development of Chile under the Presidency of Sebastián Piñera.
From 2011 to 2013 he was the Presidential Delegate for Chilean Reconstruction after the 27F earthquake.
In 2017 he was Presidencial Candidate, and since March 2018 he is serving as Senator.
Felipe is an economist, PhD from Harvard University. He also studied Economics and Sociology at the University of Havana in Cuba, where he met his wife and the mother of his four children.
Felipe lives in Santiago, Chile

Drue Kataoka

Founder, Drue Kataoka Studios, USA

Technology Artist Drue Kataoka is known for creating interactive and engaging artworks with significant social impact using cutting edge technologies like virtual reality, brainwaves (EEG), and mobile platforms. Drue’s painting Up! has been featured in the first zero gravity art exhibit at the International Space Station. Drue is sought after for her intricate mirror-polished steel sculptures, cast with ancient metal-working techniques, and shaped with free form organic expression only recently made possible with virtual reality.

Drue’s piece “400,000 Is Not a Number� helped shine a light on the backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits waiting for justice, and her “Touch Our Future� digital tapestry drew the attention & participation of dozens of Nobel Laureates and heads of state to help reduce infant mortality.

Only 24 hours after its creation, Drue’s portrait of British M.P. and humanitarian Jo Cox flooded social media, newswires and TV. Drue’s posters were carried by tens of thousands of people in Trafalgar Square, Batley, Dublin, Buenos Aires, New York, Washington DC, and many other cities, as a symbol of our shared humanity.

Named a Young Global Leader & Cultural Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Drue was invited to give a solo exhibition at the WEF in Davos. Drue was also a featured speaker at the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016.

Celebrating American women's "firsts," Drue’s iconic image Now Is The Time was launched around the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign. The only artwork officially unveiled at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Recent work has been featured on CNN, Returs, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, CNBC, CBS and ABC, and in Stanford Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News and others.

Graduate of Stanford University. Reacipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute Award for her extensive community service along with Secretary George Shultz.

Kentaro Katayama

Director, Ministry of Finance of Japan, Japan

Kentaro Katayama is a professional policy maker, and currently serves as a deputy director at Japanese Ministry of Finance, in charge of national budget for Science, Technology and Innovation (approximately $12 billions). One of his strategic initiatives to reform the national innovation system has led to successfully establishing so called innovation-hubs in Japan, where top-notch academics and industries gather and collaborate globally to enhance the innovation capacity.

Dr. Katayama has also worked at International Monetary Fund (IMF) for 2011-2014, conducting the IMF program negotiations with former Soviet Union nations under Ukraine crisis in 2013, and providing policy advises towards Arab countries just after the Arab Spring in 2011. His capacity includes not only designing an economic policy framework but also assessing geopolitical risks.

Kentaro is a former fellow at Harvard Kennedy School as well as Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). He received his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from University of Tokyo, Japan, and his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Warwick, England.

Brian Kaufmann

Head, Private Investments; Portfolio Manager; Member of the Management Committee, Viking Global Investors, USA

Mr. Kaufmann is the Head of Private Investments and a Portfolio Manager for Viking Global Investors, LP, a global investment firm that manages over $50 billion. He is also a member of the firm's Management Committee. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Kaufmann was a public equity Portfolio Manager and Investment Analyst responsible for investment ideas in the healthcare and life sciences sector. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Kaufmann was an Associate at TA Associates, where he was responsible for originating, researching and executing private equity investments in the healthcare and business services sectors. From 2003 to 2005, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in Merrill Lynch's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Kaufmann is a graduate of Harvard Business School, where he received an MBA and was a Baker Scholar, and of Cornell University, where he received a B.S. in applied economics and business management, magna cum laude.

Piia-Noora Kauppi

Managing Director, Finance Finland, Finland

Managing Director of Finance Finland since 2009. Member of the Board of Directors & Chairman of the Audit Committee, UPM Kymmene plc, Board member of Finnish Financial Ombudsman Bureau. Member of the Board of Trustees of Helsinki Deaconess Institute and HSE Foundation. Member of the European Parliament 1999–2008, Head of the Finnish Delegation in the EPP-ED Group 2004–2008. President of the European Banking Industry Committee EBIC 2010-2011. Chairman of the European Banking Federation Executive Committee 2014-2015.
Mrs Kauppi is married to Mr. Jussi Antero Järvinen (Partner, KPMG Finland) with four children, born in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2017. On her freetime she loves skiing, running and triathlon.

Tunde Kehinde

Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Lidya Holdings, Inc, Nigeria

Tunde Kehinde is the co-founder of Lidya: a digital fintech lender with operations in Africa and Europe, which allows SMEs in fast-growing economies to access financing and build a credit score within 24 hours. Tunde is a seasoned entrepreneur and was the co-founder of Jumia Nigeria, Africa’s first unicorn (publicly listed on the NYSE) and Africa Courier Express, an eCommerce delivery company. Tunde has prior experience as a business development executive with Diageo in London and as an investment banking professional with Wachovia Securities in North Carolina and New York City. Tunde holds a degree in Finance with honours from Howard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Manish Kejriwal

Managing Partner, Kedaara Capital, India

1991, BA, Economics and Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth College; 1995, MBA and Baker Scholar, Harvard. Formerly with World Bank and Goldman Sachs. 1991-2004, Partner, McKinsey & Co. 2004-11, Senior Managing Director, Temasek Holdings. Member, Global IC & MC. Since 2011, Managing Partner, Kedaara Capital, India focused Private Equity GP with US$1.5 billion AUM. Member of the Board: Bajaj; Bharti Airtel; Parksons Packaging; Governing Boards of the United World Colleges & Ashoka University. Member: Young Presidents' Organization. Alumni: Young Global Leaders. Member: AIPAC, constituted by the Securities & Exchange Board of India

Valerie Keller

Co-Founder, Imagine, United Kingdom

Imagine Co-Founder and CEO, Valerie helps leaders use their power for good. With deep expertise in transformation, she helps global corporations become purpose-led and future-fit -- and convenes cross-sector coalitions to accelerate tipping points for humanity’s Global Goals.

Valerie is an Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School where she directs executive education programs.

Founder of Veritas and of Beacon Institute, she served as EY Global Markets Executive Director and CEO of US-based social enterprises addressing homelessness, healthcare and housing.

She was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and serves on the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board.

Conrod Kelly

Managing Director, Chile, Merck & Co., Inc, USA

Conrod Kelly is an award-winning marketer and industry leader, as well as a published author and sought-after speaker. Conrod’s tenure at Merck includes commercial leadership of the Diabetes, Anesthesia, Surgery, and Alzheimer’s Franchises. He is currently serving as Merck’s first Executive Director of Health Equity, leveraging data, digital solutions, partnerships, and policy frameworks to improve health outcomes and driving sustainable business and societal value. Prior to joining Merck, Conrod held roles at Johnson & Johnson in diabetes and GlaxoSmithKline in vaccines. In 2020, Conrod was recognized by Medical Marketing & Media’s inaugural 40 Under 40 in Healthcare. His work on the film A Touch of Sugar was a finalist for 33 industry awards and winner of 15. He also received the United Nations SDG Media Award and Top Black in Healthcare Award from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Conrod serves on the SDOH Taskforce and the Global Futures Council at the World Economic Forum. He received his MBA and BS from Florida A & M University and has continued his executive education at The Wharton School at UPenn and Duke University.

Ibram X Kendi

Director of the Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University, USA

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest ever winner of that award. He also authored three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His newest books are Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action; and Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, co-edited with Keisha Blain. In 2020, Time magazine named Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

Member of Parliament, The National Assembly of the Republic of Botswana, Botswana

Bogolo J. Kenewendo is a Global economist, Advisor and Former Cabinet Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry & Specially Elected Member of Parliament in Botswana (2016-2019). She has deep expertise in international trade and development. She has a particular focus on Pan-African development and a passion for accelerating digitisation and innovation across the continent.

As the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry in Botswana, she implemented reforms to significantly improve the ease of doing business, open up both domestic and international markets, and position the country to succeed in the global value chains as well as the digital economy. During her tenure, she was the youngest Cabinet Minister in Africa and in Botswana’s history.

Kenewendo is also a vocal advocate for gender equity and protection of children’s rights. She has received global recognition for her work, being appointed as a member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, Senior Africa Advisor to Jack Ma Foundation and Africa Business Heroes, Jury for the FAO Africa Innovation Prize, a member of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation and group on Financing for Development, a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, WEF Trade Action Group and a WEF Young Global Leader.

She currently serves as Managing Director of Kenewendo Advisory, a Non-resident Fellow at Center for Global Development and sits on multiple corporate boards.

Joseph P. Kennedy III


Joe is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked as a state prosecutor in Massachusetts, served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic and worked as a research assistant for the UN Millennium Development Goals Secretariat in New York. Joe holds a bachelors degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard. He is married to Lauren Kennedy, a health policy expert, and together they have two young children.

Teresa K. Kennedy

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Power Living Enterprises, USA

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Power Living Enterprises, training people in an integrated "whole-person" approach to leadership and success at work and life. She has coached over 2,500 client-hours, moderated over 100 events, and produced over 300 virtual and in-person professional development, wellness and mindfulness programmes with organizations such as Bloomberg Media and the National Institutes of Health. As biographer for 101-year-old historical icon and yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, she co-authored two award-winning books and spent eight years curating one-of-a-kind events at places like the Pentagon, United Nations, Age of Happiness Festival in Montenegro and World Government Summit in Dubai. They did 66 events in 10 countries and were featured in Athleta's Power of She campaign for their work inspiring women and girls. Kennedy has taught yoga and meditation for 20 years and is a National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association. An advocate for human potential, she led the Young PWR Brokers, teaching self-esteem skills to girls; founded the Ta Yoga House, the first yoga studio in Harlem, NY; and created Elder Dignity to transform views on aging and reform the adult guardianship system in the U.S. Early career, she founded VH1 Interactive and VH1@Work Radio Network, and was Vice-President of Business Development & Operations for MTV Networks where she managed a 200-person operation and launched six digital cable networks. At 20 years old, Kennedy consulted with Fortune 500 companies and wrote case studies on operations strategy at Harvard Business School. She has been in various media, including CNN and Oprah's book Live Your Best Life! Kennedy has a dual BA in Sociology and Studio Art from Wellesley College, an MBA from Harvard, a PhD in World Religions, and executive education in Global Leadership and Public Policy. An American, she was born in Ghana, started school in Australia and studied design in Italy.

Niki Kerameus

Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of Greece, Greece

Niki K. Kerameus started her career as a lawyer on major litigations, such as Enron and the AOL-Time Warner. While in Government, she has served on committees dealing with e-goverment, constitutional reform, education and youth.

Georges Kern

Chief Executive Officer, Breitling SA, Switzerland

Georges Kern studied Political Science in Strasbourg, France, and graduated in Business Administration
from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland. He acquired experience in the fast-movingconsumer-goods
sector at Kraft Foods Switzerland before moving into the watch industry at TAG Heuer.

In 2000, he joined Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, and was active in the integration of
the brands A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC Schaffhausen following their acquisition.
In 2002, at the age of 36, he became the youngest CEO within Richemont when he was chosen to
run IWC Schaffhausen. In 2017, he was promoted to Head of Watchmaking, Marketing and Digital
at Richemont and focused on supervising the Specialist Watchmaking Maisons.

In 2017, Georges Kern was appointed the new CEO of the independent watch company Breitling
SA, where he is also a shareholder. In his new position, Georges Kern’s mission is to foster the
global development of one of the world’s most established watch manufacturers, and to focus on
further developing Breitling’s digital and retail footprint, in particular with a view to accelerating
growth in the important Asian markets.

Georges Kern served as a member of the Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum from
2005 to 2010, and became Founding Curator of the Global Shapers Community in Zurich in 2011.


Vanessa Kerry

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Seed Global Health, USA

Vanessa Kerry, MD, MSc is the CEO of Seed Global Health which invests in the power of health to transform countries and communities. Through investments in the health workforce as a source of job creation and resiliency, Seed helps to empower countries to tackle their diverse and growing health burdens and establish a platform for economic growth, peace and security. Working closely with government, Seed also supports public policy reform to ensure lasting and equitable impact of those investments. Over the past 6 years, Seed has helped train thousands of health professionals, care for hundreds of thousands of patients and has developed a waiting list of countries. Published in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, BMJ and other venues, her work has examined how foreign engagement can better strengthen global well being, health and prosperity and enhance country agency. She graduated with honors from Yale University and Harvard Medical School, completing her clinical training at Mass General. She has a Master’s in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing from the London Schools of Economics and of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is the mother of two.

Nora Khaldi

Founder and Chief Science Officer, Nuritas, Ireland

Nora Khaldi is an award-winning TEDx speaker and a highly published mathematician and scientist. Her revolutionary and innovative ideas and inventions have been awarded and recognized by the likes of Forbes, Wired and the European Union Commission. She is the founder of Nuritas, the first company in the world to introduce artificial intelligence to the food arena, with the aim of creating the future of food and personalized nutrition, in a nutshell, the future of health. Nuritas was recently classified among the 21 most innovative start-ups in the world along with Uber.

Faisal Khan

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Peshawar 2.0, Pakistan

A pioneering scientist and an award-winning entrepreneur Faisal Khan is working at the intersection of biology, technology and start-ups. Faisal is chief executive officer and co-founder of Peshawar 2.0, a social enterprise that is promoting technology, design and start-ups in the northwest of Pakistan and taking it to youths at the grassroots. As an academic, he leads an interdisciplinary research group doing pioneering work in the areas of synthetic biology and precision medicine in Pakistan.

Nauman Ahmed Khan

Managing Director, Almoiz Industries Limited, United Arab Emirates

Nauman Khan founded Almoiz Industries, the largest manufacturer of sugar and its by-products in Pakistan, which uses a unique production process and biomass-based energy sales to create a paradigm shift in the way sugar manufacturing operations are thought of in sub-tropical countries. Prior, he worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co and PepsiCo in the US. Khan is a Board Member of several PepsiCo franchise companies in Pakistan, with an active advisory role in business strategy. He also has a keen interest in technology entrepreneurship and is an avid angel investor. Khan is an active contributor in the field of education and serves on the boards of several universities and schools in the US and Pakistan. He recently founded the Institute for Career and Personal Development (ICPD) in Lahore with the aim to provide intensive training in essential work skills and key personal qualities to college graduates. Khan has a MA in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, and BA in Economics, both from Stanford University.

Omezzine Khelifa

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mobdiun - Creative Youth, Tunisia

Omezzine Khelifa is a telecommunications engineer, activist, former politician, founder and CEO of “Mobdiun – Creative Youth�, a social impact & civic innovation organization that empowers youth to lead change and help build a peaceful democracy in Tunisia. Using arts, sports and technology, Mobdiun works with young people in marginalized communities targeted by violent extremists and provides them with opportunities to build skills and gain access to resources and networks to foster their creativity as builders of Tunisian society. Mobdiun mobilizes government, private sector and civil society groups in order to foster policy dialogue and lead change around youth issues and priorities.
She left her high-profile job in finance in Paris when the Arab Uprisings started and moved back to Tunisia to participate in the transition efforts. She volunteered for the social-democrat party, twice ran for parliament, and advised the finance and tourism ministers when her party joined the governing coalition. After her cabinet experience, she became a consultant for the World Bank in Tunisia and coordinated a multi-donor trust fund of $10m assisting the government in strengthening the financial sector, improving its governance and implementing the national decentralization plan.
Khelifa helped set up Thae’ra, the Arab Women’s Network for Parity and Solidarity and the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL). She’s been honored with the Project on Middle East Democracy’s Leaders in Democracy Award, named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a New Voices Aspen Institute Fellow, member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network. Lately, she was selected as one of the inaugural Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University.

Uday H. Khemka

Vice-Chairman, SUN Group, United Kingdom

MA, Cambridge University; MBA, Harvard University (Baker Scholar). Vice Chairman SUN Group; Executive Chairman SUN-AMP (India-focused distributed generation solar power producer) and Head of SUN Group renewable energy sector activities; Head real estate sector activities and Member of Board SUN-Ares (Indian Real Estate investment manager) also co-led asset management, private equity and venture capital business, India, and board member of group companies involved in mining and energy sector activities. Co-leads family's philanthropic activities including N.J. Khemka Foundation, with a special focus on renewable energy and climate change; Chairman of the Clean Energy Finance Forum and Solar Rooftop Policy Coalition (focused on Government of India's renewable energy strategy and goals) ; Founder, UK on-line charitable platform, JustGiving; also member of boards of various international institutions focused on climate change, education, public health, and poverty and development; elected a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Shreevar Kheruka

Managing Director, Borosil Ltd., India

Shreevar Kheruka has overseen a decade of substantial revenue, profitability and market capitalisation growth as Managing Director of Borosil Ltd. He has overseen Borosil's shift from an inward looking organisation to a customer focused employee driven one. During this period, Borosil has successfully integrated two acquisitions and has also diversified its product portfolio from glass to include a wide range of materials including steel, electronic appliances, pharmaceutical packaging and high end laboratory equipment. Shreevar graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 with a dual degree in Economics and International Relations. He has also done the Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO) as well as the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO). He enjoys traveling, skiing and playing tennis. He has three children and lives in Mumbai with his wife, Priyanka, who is also a University of Pennsylvania graduate.

Reem Khouri

Founder and Partner, Kaamen, Jordan

Reem Khouri
Co-Founder & CEO of Whyise, Founding Partner of Kaamen

Reem Khouri is passionate about impact. She is the co-founder and CEO of Whyise, an impact analytics software solution that allows organizations to aggregate their data and analyze it for exponential impact as well as map their operations against international frameworks such as the UN SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) and comply with frameworks such as IFC ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) standards and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) among others. They are also leveraging Artificial intelligence to understand the variables affecting impact in an evidence-based manner and blockchain infrastructure to generate impact based smart contracts.

She is also the founding partner of Kaamen, an impact design company that has worked in the Middle East, Asia and Africa with governments, companies and NGOs to design models for exponential economic and social returns.

She served on numerous boards and is an associate at 3BL Associates, a people + planet strategy consultancy and is a faculty member at Amani Institute in Nairobi, Kenya and is a board member of Ruwwad for Development, a non-profit community development organization that works with disenfranchised communities through education, youth volunteerism and grassroots organizing.

She previously worked with Aramex, one of the leading global logistics and transportation solutions providers and served on its sustainability council and working with the company's founder and CEO Fadi Ghandour on sustainability, strategic initiatives, research and support for entrepreneurs.

She was recognized as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential Arabs Under 40 by Arabian Business Magazine in 2015 and 2016 and was selected in 2018 as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Tigran Khudaverdian

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Yandex, Russian Federation

Born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1981, Tigran Khudaverdian is a graduate of the Moscow State University Faculty of Physics. Before joining Yandex, he participated in developing internet projects and headed a web studio.

He joined Yandex in 2006, starting out as manager of Yandex.Passport, a service that brings together all user’s Yandex accounts in one profile. In 2008 he became head of mobile and software products. Yandex.Navigator and Yandex.Browser apps were launched under his leadership.

Tigran became head of Yandex.Taxi in 2014, and then its CEO after it became a separate company in 2015. Thanks to technologies like smart routing, machine learning, demand forecasting and smart order distribution, the Yandex.Taxi app quickly transformed taxis into an accessible, fast and safe form of transportation.

On February 7, 2018, Yandex and Uber announced that the merger of Yandex.Taxi and Uber ride-sharing businesses in Russia and neighboring countries had been finalized. The combined company is held approximately 59% by Yandex, 37% by Uber, and the remaining share by employees of the group on a fully diluted basis. Tigran Khudaverdyan became the CEO of the combined business.

With Tigran at its helm, the Yandex.Taxi group has also expanded into self-driving cars and food tech.

Tigran is married and the proud father of four sons.

Marc Kielburger

Co-Founder, Free the Children, Canada

Marc Kielburger is CEO of Free the Children, the world's largest network of children helping children through education. More than 1 million young people have been involved in the organization’s innovative programmes in more than 45 countries. Free the Children, launched by Kielburger’s brother Craig at age 12, has received wide recognition including three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and partners with the United Nations and Oprah’s Angel Network. In 1999, the brothers co-founded Leaders Today, which trains young people to have the skills and confidence to go out and change the world. This involves linking students with public service opportunities and running a three-day leadership training seminar, Volunteer Now, in seven school districts across Canada. Three more will be added in 2007 and the brothers hope to expand the programme to the USA. Kielburger did his undergraduate work at Harvard and took courses at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He was a Rhodes scholar and earned a Law Degree from Oxford.

Dong-Kwan Kim

Chief Executive Officer, Hanwha Solutions, Hanwha Group, Republic of Korea

BA in Government, Harvard University. Former Officer, Korea Air Force. Former Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Hanwha Q CELLS and Advanced Materials. Since 2020, President, Hanwha Solutions, a leading Korean chemical and renewable energy company. Also, since 2010, Managing Director, Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 company; leads corporate strategy team of group headquarters; responsible for mid-to-long-term strategic planning and new business development. Young Global Leader Alumni, World Economic Forum (2013).

Elaine Kim

Co-Founder, Trehaus, Singapore

Elaine Kim is a medical doctor and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Trehaus ( an integrated co-lifestyle space for families with a preschool and childcare, office space and family club. Prior to taking the helm at Trehaus, she was the CEO of CRIB (, a social enterprise she co-founded to empower women to become successful entrepreneurs. She continues to practice medicine part-time as a palliative care doctor looking after terminally ill patients.
She is deeply involved in the non-profit sector through volunteering time and skills, leading and executing successful awareness-building campaigns, and raising over $1 million for multiple philanthropic causes, as well as implementing positive social change through CRIB's charitable arm CRIB Gives Back.
She is married to venture capitalist John Kim of Amasia ( and they have 3 young children.

Sophie Seula Kim

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kurly, Republic of Korea

Sophie is the founder and CEO of Kurly, South Korea's largest and fastest growing dedicated online grocer. Kurly is the destination for consumers looking for quality products and suppliers/producers looking for long-term sustainable partnership. Out of many innovations Kurly introduced to market, Kurly is most famous for its unique cold chain delivery system called “morning star delivery�, through which customers place order by 11pm and have them delivered by 7am. In addition to fast and efficient delivery, Kurly is also known for its unique offerings which account for ~30% of its total revenue. Kurly's contribution to the market is not limited to the business sector; Kurly is the first e-commerce company to go 100% green in its packaging material, and supports small businesses by deriving more than 50% of its revenue from SMEs. Previously, Sophie spent ~10 years working for Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Temasek and Bain as an investment banker and consultant.

Sebastián Kind

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Green Map, Belgium

Undersecretary of Renewable Energy of Argentina (2016-2017), and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2018-2019), he was responsible for the country’s energy transition toward a cleaner matrix. Sebastian is the architect and primary driver of the innovative RenovAr program, which has resulted in over US$ 7,4 billion and 5 GW in clean energy investments since its launch in 2016.
Sebastián has 20 years of experience in the energy industry. He is the founding director of the Master of Science in Renewable Energy Program at National Technological University (UTN), and played an instrumental role working with Argentina’s National Senate as author of the Renewable Energy National Law. He has advised on renewable energy projects for many public and private institutions around the world and has held various executive positions in the private sector in Europe and Latin America.
In 2017, Sebastián worked with Harvard University in setting up RenovAr as a Case Study due to its outstanding achievements. In 2018 he was appointed as Chair of the Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and was selected as Fellow of the Eisenhower Foundation (EF) in Philadelphia and as Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva in recognition of his accomplishments and commitment to promoting a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. In 2019, he received the Clean Energy Award of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC- CORE) and the Climate Breakthrough Project award (an initiative of the Packard Foundation with the support of the Oak, Good Energies, and IKEA Foundations), a 2 Million USD prize for developing GREENMAP (Global Renewable Energy Mass Adoption Program), a breakthrough strategy to help deploying renewables at a global scale. Sebastian has also received in 2019 the LIDE award of the year in recognition to his contribution to the Energy sector.
Sebastián holds a degree in mechanical engineering from UTN in Argentina and earned a MSc. in Renewable Energy from EUREC Agency in Brussels, NTUA in Greece and University of Zaragoza in Spain. He also holds an Executive Development Diploma from IAE Business School and has participated in various executive programs at Harvard University.

Adam Kinzinger

Congressman from Illinois (R), 16th District, United States House of Representatives, USA

Adam D. Kinzinger is currently serving his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives and proudly represents Illinois’ Sixteenth Congressional District, which stretches across 14 counties in Northern Illinois. Congressman Kinzinger serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he served as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment in the 116th Congress. His top priorities include strengthening U.S. energy policy and making our nation less reliant on foreign resources as well as bolstering the strength of our national security – both at home and abroad. Prior to being elected to Congress, Kinzinger served in the Air Force in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Kinzinger continues to serve his country as a pilot in the Air National Guard, with the current rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and balances this service with his duties in Congress. During his time in Congress, Kinzinger has worked tirelessly for IL-16, and for the security of our nation. From getting veterans back to work, to combatting the opioid epidemic, Congressman Kinzinger continues to fight for his constituents and stand up for America.

Emily Kirsch

Founder and Managing Partner, Powerhouse Ventures, USA

Emily Kirsch is the Founder and CEO of Powerhouse and Managing Partner of Powerhouse Ventures. Powerhouse is a company that connects startups, corporations, and investors building the future of energy and mobility. Powerhouse Ventures is a fund that invests in startups changing the way we power our world. Global corporations partner with Powerhouse to engage with cutting-edge clean energy and mobility startups via founder scouting, executive visits, and customized innovation services.

Emily serves on the Investor Advisory Board of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Emily served on the World Economic Forums Advanced Energy Technologies Council and was selected as a 2019 Young Global Leader. Her work has been cited in Bloomberg, The Guardian, TechCrunch, and The New York Times.

Akira Kirton

Vice-President, Global Acetyls, bp, United Kingdom

Akira Kirton is a purpose & values driven leader, with a huge passion for diversity and sustainability. He has spent his career working in the chemicals & energy manufacturing sectors - in both commercial/operational & business development/innovation roles.

Akira is Vice President of Global Acetyls. In this role, he has full commercial & operational accountability for Acetyls Globally (~$2.5bn business). His business is at the forefront of fighting CV-19, with product sales going into key sectors such as pharmaceuticals (ibuprofen, paracetamol, insulin) and powder detergents. Akira has accountability for 9 operational sites across US, Europe & Asia (Korea, Malaysia, & 6 China JV's).

Prior to this role, Akira was Commercial Director for the European Acetyls business. In this role, Akira led on programmes in sustainability, agile, and digital for the business – particular Zero-Carbon Humber, WEF Low Carbon Chemicals Biomass Group, and Acetylated Wood (Tricoya). Akira is bp's Board Director for Tricoya Technologies (sustainable wood production), having structured & led the investment/spin-out from Accsys plc in 2014/15.

Across 2012-17, Akira was Managing Director for bp Ventures Europe & Asia, growing the portfolio to $500m capital invested, having led a number of game-changing deals in green manufacturing, CO2 to chemicals, mobility & digital. Akira was Portfolio Director & Board Director for the green manufacturing sector, with board roles with Fulcrum Bioenergy (waste to biojet), Solidia (low carbon cement/concrete products), Tricoya (acetylated wood), Liquid Light (CO2 to chemicals), CarbonFree Chemicals (CO2 to bicarbonates), StoreDot (ultra-fast charging batteries); and originated and led the structuring for the OGCI CI ($1bn climate fund).

Akira has experience in the public sector and was seconded to the UK Energy Technologies Institute ($1b UK Gov backed climate change/sustainability fund) for three years. He sat on the UK Chief Scientific Advisor’s Group on Bioenergy and was Director for Strategy for Biomass and Distributed Energy; developing the priorities to 2050 for >$1trn in investment focus.

Prior to this, Akira worked globally in business development roles, engineering, and technology roles in Chemicals, Fuels, and Trading for both bp & Ineos.

External Profile: Akira has been recognised as #4 Rising Star (out of 10,000) by Global Corporate Venturing in 2018; a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2015-20); A Fellow of the Marshall Memorial Foundation 2012; and a 2008 IChemE Award for Innovation.

On a pro-bono basis, Akira is a Trustee of #iamthecode: A UN HCR & WEF YGL backed global charity focussed on providing STEM skills/digital skills to underprivileged young women/girls, targeting 1m by 2030. Akira sits on the board of trustees with Founder/CEO Marieme Jamme (#Truly Inspirational), Kelly Buchanon (YGL), and Patron - Christoper Schlaeffer (YGL) - with strong support from Unilever, UBS, Salesforce, AliBaba, Coursera and more....

Insa Klasing

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TheNextWe, Germany

Former General Manager of KFC Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark, now Co-Founder & CEO of TheNextWe, a Berlin-based company enabling large corporates to achieve mindset-change at scale. Her passions include new work, leadership of the future and cultural transformation to enable technological change. Previously she headed innocent smoothies in Germany. Insa began her career at Bain & Company in London, advising consumer goods and private equity clients. As a social entrepreneur she established primary schools in the Himalaya. She holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford and an MA in South Asian Area Studies from the University of London. Insa is a sought-after keynote speaker und regularly writes for the Management Blog of the Wirtschaftswoche. She serves on the board of Swiss-based SV Group and Sausalitos. She is a passionate singer and a member of the Kantorei of the Berlin Cathedral.

Daniel Klier

President, Arabesque Asset Management, United Kingdom

Dr. Daniel Klier joined Arabesque as President of the Arabesque Holding and CEO of Arabesque S-Ray on the 1st of June 2021. Arabesque is a leading ESG data and technology company with offices in Boston, London, Frankfurt, Delhi, Singapore and Tokyo.
Prior to this, Daniel was Global Head of Sustainable Finance for HSBC, where he developed the global climate strategy for the bank and led the development of the sustainable finance business across the corporate bank, retail bank and asset management business.

Daniel chaired the Bank of England Climate Risk Working Group and the Sustainable Finance Working Group at the Institute of International Finance. He is a member of the Board of Sustainable Energy for All.
Daniel joined HSBC in 2013 as Group Head of Strategy in London, following nine years at McKinsey & Company where he was a Partner.

Sean Klimczak

Global Head of Infrastructure & Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group, USA

Sean T. Klimczak is a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group, where he oversees the Firm’s global investment activities in power, transmission and natural resources.

Before joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Klimczak was an Associate at Madison Dearborn Partners. Prior to that, Mr. Klimczak worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley & Company’s Investment Banking Division.

Mr. Klimczak received a B.B.A. in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, and an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he graduated first in his class and was selected as a Baker Scholar, a John L. Loeb Fellow, a Henry Ford II Scholar and a William J. Carey Scholar. Mr. Klimczak serves as a director of Cheniere Energy Partners, Black Rhino, Fisterra, Global Water Development Partners, PQ Energ y, Utility One Source, Sithe Global, Meerwind, Transmission Developers and The Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

Alan Knott-Craig

Executive Chairman, HeroTel, South Africa

Alan Knott-Craig is a highly successful businessman, best selling author and social entrepreneur.

Originally from Pretoria, he studied at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (formerly UPE) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002.

In 2013 Alan founded and became CEO of Project Isizwe, a non-profit company managing the deployment of the largest public Free Wi-Fi network in Africa. Alan also is chairman of Hero Telecoms, a wireless broadband provider, Happimo NPC, a non-profit focused on GovTech opportunities, and Ever Africa, a mobile app development company.

Forbes listed him as one of the top 10 young African millionaires to watch. He was also included in “100 Choiseul Africa", a list of top 100 young African business leaders in 2014, and nominated as an 2015 ICT Personality of the Year by ITWeb.

Vera Kobalia

Co-Founder, Olyn, Canada

Vera Kobalia is the former Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. In 2019, Ms. Kobalia was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver's Forty Under 40. She is currently a Board Director at Sandstorm Gold and an Economic Development Advisory Committee Member for the City of New Westminster.

Previously, she was an International Doing Business Advisor for the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance in Jakarta, Indonesia and held the role of Deputy Chair of the Board for the Astana Expo 2017 National Company in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Ms. Kobalia is an AsiaGlobal Fellow at the University of Hong Kong (researching use of Blockchain technologies for Public Sector/ Registries) and a member of the People’s Panel at the Centre for Public Impact in London, UK.

Ms. Kobalia is a co-founder of Olyn - an ultimate asset registry.

Fumiaki Kobayashi

Member,House of Representatives, The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, Japan

Fumiaki Kobayashi is a Japanese politician representing the Hiroshima 7th district in the House of Representatives, the lower house of the National Diet, for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He is also Acting Director of the Youth Division for the LDP as well as Chief Secretary of Headquarter for Promoting Administrative Reform, Parliamentary Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office, focusing on regulatory reform of radio, broadcast and telecommunication, and development of policies for social security and the tax number system.

Lin Kobayashi

Founder and Chairwoman, UWC ISAK Japan, Japan

Lin Kobayashi founded UWC ISAK Japan, a residential high school that opened in Karuizawa in 2014. UWC is an international education organization with a history reaching back almost 60 years that aims to cultivate courageous action, selfless leadership, peace and a sustainable future through education. Most students who attend UWC schools are selected to attend by national committees in 165 countries and territories worldwide. On August 1, 2017, UWC ISAK Japan became the 17th UWC. Prior to UWC ISAK, Lin had worked for UNICEF in the Philippines, where she programmed non-formal education projects for street children. She holds an MA in Education from Stanford University and a BA from the University of Tokyo. She was selected as Young Global Leader from the World Economic Forum in 2012, Change-maker of the Year 2013 by Nikkei Business, Woman of the Year 2015 by Nikkei Woman, Yale World Fellow 2017, and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (Exceptional Growth) in Japan in 2019. She is also a member of the UWC International Board and Japan Advisory Board for the World Economic Forum.

Kathryn Koch

Managing Director, Global Head of Client Portfolio Management and Business Strategy, Goldman Sachs, USA

Katie is global head of client portfolio management and business strategy for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Fundamental Equity. In this role, she leads our global team of client portfolio managers in the development and communication of our investment and market views. Katie is a member of the GSAM Client Experience Group.

Katie serves on the Securities Industry Institute Board of Trustees. In 2015, she was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She has also been named by Financial News as a Rising Star in Asset Management. Additionally, Katie has contributed significantly to the firm’s research efforts on the economic enfranchisement of women in the developing world.

Katie earned a BA, magna cum laude, in English and Economics from the University of Notre Dame in 2002.

Silvana Koch-Mehrin

President, Women Political Leaders, Belgium

Silvana is the President and Founder of Women Political Leaders (WPL), the worldwide network of female Politicians. Its mission is to increase the number and influence of women in political leadership.

Silvana served as Vice-President of the European Parliament (2009-2011) and Member of the European Parliament (2004-2014).

Before her time in politics, Silvana founded and ran a public affairs consultancy in Brussels, which later merged with a larger US firm. Silvana worked as Senior Special Advisor for EY, and as a Senior Policy Advisor for GPLUS Europe.

In addition to her work for WPL, Silvana serves on the board of the Council of Women World Leaders, the network of female Presidents and Prime Ministers. She is a member of the senior network of the European Leadership Network (ELN), and a Board Director of the Social Progress Imperative, and represents the European Union since 2016 in the Executive Committee of W20, an official engagement group of the G20. In 2019 UN Women invited Silvana to join the Leaders of Generation Equality campaign, and lend her voice, impact, and power to supporting Generation Equality from the launch on September 25th, 2019 throughout 2020. In 2018 and 2019 she has been ranked as one of the 100 most influential persons in gender equality by apolitical. Silvana is a regular speaker at institutions such as the UN, OECD, World Bank and other international fora. Silvana is a Young Global Leader Alumni of the World Economic Forum.

Andrey Kolodyuk

Founder and Managing Partner, AVentures Capital, Ukraine

Andrey Kolodyuk is a serial entrepreneur and venture capital investor, founder and managing Partner in AVentures Capital.
He started his entrepreneurial career in New York in 1992 and eventually has founded and built over 10 companies in IT, telecom, internet and media with $1 Billion total revenues.

In 2012 the new fund was launched — AVentures Capital, focused on early stage IT and web-related projects with the focus on global market with technology teams based in Ukraine and CEE. AVentures Capital portfolio consists of such companies as Petcube, Augmented Pixels, nuPSYS, VoX, CheckiO, StarWind Software, TeamFusion, Spinbackup etc. VC fund coinvests with ABRT, Almaz Capital, Vegas fund, Y Combinator, the Hive and other.

In August 2014 Andrey has initiated a foundation of UVCA (Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and in November, 2014 was selected as Chairman of it.

Andrey was elected as Young Global Leader (from Ukraine) of the World Economic Forum in 2008.

Masami Komatsu

President and Chief Executive Officer, Music Securities Inc., Japan

Masami Komatsu is President and Chief Executive Officer of Music Securities, a Japanese crowdsourcing company that provides micro-investment platforms that connects individual investors and local business in Japan, including raising funds for a leading Japanese hip-hop artist, a sake brewery, professional sports teams and local companies, while expanding business collaborations with local banks. Music Securities set up Securite Disaster Area Support Funds following the Great East Japan Earthquake, which raised more than $10 million from 29,000 people to support damaged companies in earthquake-hit areas. The company also offers micro-financing loans in Cambodia and Vietnam, and recently worked with Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on a project that supports farmers in Peru. Komatsu was a professional drummer and composer. He has a degree in accounting and law from the Waseda University Graduate School of Finance in Japan.

James M. Kondo

Chairman, International House of Japan, Japan

James Kondo is Chairman of International House of Japan, an independent foundation committed to fostering international dialogue and understanding.
Kondo is also President of Asia Pacific Initiative, Co-Chair of Silicon Valley Japan Platform, and Visiting Professor at Keio Medical School.
Previously, Kondo was Vice President of Twitter Inc and Chairman of Twitter Japan. He was also Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office of the Japanese Government and a consultant at McKinsey.
Within the World Economic Forum, Kondo was selected a Young Global Leader and serves as Co-Chair of World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan. Kondo also co-founded Table for Two, a global initiative launched at Davos to simultaneously address global hunger and obesity.
Kondo studied at Brown University, graduated from Keio University and Harvard Business School, and was a Yale World Fellow.

Rajamanohar Somasundaram

Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Aquaculture Research Institute Private Limited, India

Rajamanohar Somasundaram is the CEO and Co-Founder of AquaConnect, a full-stack aquaculture technology venture. Aquaconnect works with Indian Shrimp and Fish aquaculture farmers to improve their farm productivity through Deep learning/AI technology and remote sensing intervention. Around 1 million rural farmers and coastal communities depend on shrimp & fish aquaculture, where traditional farming practices prevents them in achieving production efficiency and diseases prediction. His team built FarmMOJO, an AI-driven advisory solution that helps farmers improve productivity, predict disease and ultimately achieve higher farm income.

Raja is the innovator behind services like ‘Voice Wiki’ that helped non-internet savvy mobile users access Wikipedia information, videos over a simple voice call. It was considered to be an equivalent of Twitter for basic phone users without access to the Internet. His team has been named among the TR35 - TOP 20 Young Innovators in India and won ‘Social Innovator of the year 2012’ by MIT Tech Review India for the development of speech-enabled mobile solutions.

World Economic Forum has named me among “Young Global Leader in 2012� in recognition of the leadership and contribution in the field of mobile communication and information services. He became a ‘TED Fellow’ in 2009 for his accomplishments in ‘Mobile4Good’ initiatives in emerging markets. In 2016, he was offered Draper Hills Fellowship at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law for his work on technology interventions for inclusion. In 2019, He was awarded '40 UNDER 40 Ecosapien' by The New Indian Express for the promotion of sustainable aquaculture practices in Asia.

Joseph Konzelmann

Partner; Global Head, Client and Capital Formation Group, TPG, USA

Joseph Konzelmann is Global Head of the Client and Capital Formation Group for TPG, USA. Prior to this, he was Managing Director and Senior Sovereigns Strategist at Goldman Sachs. Konzelmann advises leading sovereign funds and institutions on their investment portfolios and geopolitical risk. Prior to his career in finance, he served in the US Government, focused on Middle East affairs.

Lauren Koopman

Head, Impact, Align17, USA

Recognized expert in sustainable investing. Accomplished and dedicated sustainability professional with extensive experience leading initiatives related to enhancing revenue and mitigating risk. Highly skilled at integrating environmental and social considerations into investment decisions to enable detailed evaluation of market risks and opportunities.

Seasoned capital markets veteran (Deutsche Bank, Bank of America), with an MBA in Finance, extensive work in equity derivatives and years of experience consulting with asset managers on integrating ESG into the relevant aspects of their investment process.

Executive Director at PwC - Sustainable Business Solutions practice. Led PwC’s pro bono work with the United Nations CEO Water Mandate. Advises corporate clients on strategy and implementation to improve environmental, social and governance performance. Works with financial institutions to help mitigate the impact of resource scarcity and environmental damage in current and future investments.

Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia. MBA in Finance. BA in Public Policy. Travel throughout the world viewing sustainability and water scarcity issues first-hand in Africa, India, China/Tibet, the Middle East and the Arctic Circle.

Jonathan Korngold

Senior Managing Director and Head of Growth Equity Investing, Blackstone Group, USA

Studies in Mandarin Chinese, Peking University; AB in Economics, Harvard College; MBA, Harvard Business School. Formerly: with Foreign Commercial Service, US Embassy, Beijing; with Principal Investment Area and Mergers & Acquisitions groups, Goldman Sachs, London then New York. With General Atlantic: leads Global Healthcare team and Member, Executive Committee. Member or former Member of the Board: 92nd Street Y; Central Park Conservancy; Kids In Distressed Situations; Streetwise Partners; Harvard Business School Club, NYC. Member, Young Presidents' Organization.

Naomi Koshi

Partner, Miura&Partners, Japan

Upon election to the position of Mayor of the City of Otsu, a prefectural capital with over 340,000 residents, became the youngest woman ever to be elected mayor of a Japanese City. Since taking office, has focused on issues related to gender equality and childcare. LLB and LLM, Hokkaido University; LLM, Harvard Law School. Visiting Fellow, Columbia Business School. Practised law at Nishiura & Asahi, Tokyo and Debevoise & Plimpton, NYC.

Johann O. Koss

Founder, Right To Play International, Norway

A four-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating for Norway, Johann Koss is Founder Right To Play International, an organization committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities through the power of sport and play. Johann is currently an investment partner, investing in growth impact companies from the Nordic region. In 1997. He was a Member of the Athlete's Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1998 to 2002, and a member of the IOC from 1999 - 2002. He was on the IOC Medical Commission and the Executive Board of the IOC Reform Commission. He also served as a Founding Board Member of the World Anti-Doping Agency and spent 15 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Johann has served as a director of several public and private companies from real estate, retail, industrial and shipping companies. Koss has a medical degree from the University of Queensland Medical School and received his MBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Carleton University, University of Calgary, Agder University and the Free University of Brussels. Johann is living with his wife Jennifer and their four children in Oslo, Norway.

Michael Kratsios


Michael is the Chief Technology Officer of the United States at The White House. As President Trump's principal technology policy advisor, Michael has led the development and execution of the Administration's national technology policy agenda since inauguration.

Under his leadership, the White House has launched important National initiatives and strategic plans for artificial intelligence, quantum computing, 5G and broadband communications, autonomous vehicles, commercial drones, STEM education, and advanced manufacturing.


Frank Krings

Chief Executive Officer, Western Europe, Deutsche Bank, France

Frank Krings is Deutsche Bank Group’s Chief Executive Officer for Western Europe and the President and General Manager of Deutsche Bank in France. He is also a Member of the Board of the French Bankers’ Association (AFB). In the Swiss Confederation, he is a Member of the Board of Directors (Verwaltungsrat) of Deutsche Bank (Switzerland) SA. In the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, he is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. and an elected member of the plenary assembly of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. Further, he is the Chairman of Deutsche Bank A.Ş. in Turkey.

From 2016 through 2020, Krings was the Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. and the Group’s Chief Country Officer in the Grand Duchy. He further served on the Board of Directors of The Luxembourg Bankers’ Association, chaired its Audit Committee and was a member of its Board Council. Before, from 2011 to early 2016, Krings was the General Manager and Chief Country Officer of Deutsche Bank in Thailand. From 2013 through 2015, he also served as the Chairman of the Association of International Banks, the foreign bankers’ association in the Kingdom of Thailand. Krings had rejoined Deutsche Bank in 2011 after serving as Member of the Management Board of Munich-based Hypo Real Estate Holding and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank from October 2008 through 2010, mandated to assure their restructuring. Previously, he spent twelve years with Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and New York, holding various senior roles and serving on the boards of several regulated Deutsche Bank subsidiaries across Europe. Krings is of German and French nationality, and graduated with a combined degree in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering from Brunswick Technical University.

Christian Kroll

Scientific Co-Director, SDG Index, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany

Dr Christian Kroll is a social scientist, international thought-leader on the historic Agenda 2030, and the creator of the first monitoring tool to measure country performance on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Today, he serves as the Scientific Co-Director of the SDG Index reports which are produced annually with UN Special Advisor Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, and he heads the SDG project at Bertelsmann Stiftung. He gained a PhD from the London School of Economics and authored numerous articles in scientific journals and policy-oriented reports, including "Sustainable Development Goals: Are the rich countries ready" with a foreword by Kofi Annan. Christian is also a Guest Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he developed the country’s first university course on the SDGs. He taught classes at the London School of Economics and held academic positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as well as Jacobs University Bremen. His research has featured in national and international media such as the Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, Le Monde, Die Zeit, ARD, Spiegel Online among others.

Alok Kshirsagar

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, India

Alok Kshirsagar is a Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company. He is in charge of client services to a number of leading companies in the US and Asia, with a focus on financial services, infrastructure and diversified conglomerates. Alok is passionate about using his expertise to support economic development and foreign policy in India and other emerging markets. He has led a number of McKinsey capabilities as well.He is currently the Asia leader for the Impact and capability accelerator, which is responsible for all of McKinsey's people, expertise and assets that drive implementation and capability change for clients. He has also led the Asia Risk Management practice and McKinsey Asia Center- a special initiative to help companies drive successful global expansion. He also serves on the Partner review committee that evaluates all partner globally. Alok also serves on the Board of Parliamentary Research Services, which builds the capabilities of legislators across India in a fact-based, non-partisan way, and the National Association for the Blind in Bangalore. He is also on the advisory board for the wildlife conservation trust and the United World Colleges National committee for India. He also serves on various Indian government committees that focus on infrastructure finance and is part of the WEF YGL alumni community. Alok has received a postgraduate degree in Politics and Economics from Oxford University, where he was an Inlaks scholar. He has a bachelors degree in Economics from St. Xavier's college , Mumbai where he was a National Merit Scholar.

Kimathi Kuenyehia Sr

Managing Partner, Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys, Ghana

KIMATHI KUENYEHIA is an award-winning Harvard-educated transactional lawyer ranked as one of the top 5 leading lawyers in Ghana by Legal 500. Kimathi’s practice is focused on providing high-end legal services exclusively to foreign governments, global multinationals and Fortune 500 companies doing business in Ghana. His clients include four of the most developed countries in the world or their agencies and most of the major global multinationals doing business in Ghana.

Kimathi is the first and the only African to win the prestigious International Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award for his “professional excellence, innovative approach to legal practice, community service and reputation for the advancement of legal ethics�.

Kimathi is the Managing Partner at Kimathi & Partners, a leading and an exceptional law firm ranked as a tier 1 law firm. Kimathi is the co-founder of African Entrepreneurs Hub (AEH), an entrepreneurial focused charity established to create a platform where accomplished entrepreneurs share their knowledge and experiences with young entrepreneurs/ business owners. Thus far, over 100 speakers have reached or mentored over 2000 young entrepreneurs/ business owners.

A thought leader “who thinks outside the box�, Kimathi is the co-author of Electricity, Oil and Mining Regulation in Ghana. He is currently writing a book on Corporate Law and Practice in Ghana. Kimathi, who is a director of a Google subsidiary in Ghana, is admitted to practice law in Ghana and New York.

Maria Teresa Kumar

President and Chief Executive Officer, Voto Latino, USA

Graduate, Harvard's Kennedy School and the University of California, Davis. Former Legislative Aide to Democratic Caucus Chair Vic Fazio. Founding President and Chief Executive Officer, Voto Latino. Contributor, MSNBC. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Member of the Board: Planned Parenthood; Latino Leaders Network. Hunt Alternative Fund Prime Mover. Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Guest Analyst, NPR and PBS. Former panellist, Bill Maher's HBO show; opinion writer for national publications. Conference speaker. Named: one of the 10 most influential women in Washington DC, Elle (2013); named to Power 100 in DC, Washington Life Magazine (2013); among the 100 most influential Latinos in America, Hispanic Business; one of the 20 most influential Latinos under 40, PODER Magazine; one of the top 100 Creative Minds, Fast Company.

Umit Kumcuoglu

Chief Executive Officer, Nyssa Finansal Danismanlik Ltd., Turkey

Umit Kumcuoglu is the Chief Executive Officer of Kare Investments, a fund management company of the family office of Suna and Inan Kirac who are among the leading investors in Turkey. Formerly, he was an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan in New York, London and Istanbul. Kumcuoglu holds Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master's in Human Rights Law from Istanbul Bilgi University. He is currently working towards a PhD in political science at Istanbul Bilgi University. Kumcuoglu has been active in Turkish economic and financial affairs for over 15 years as researcher and writer, with a particular focus on contemporary Turkish politics and comparative Western and Islamic political philosophy.

Andrew Kuper

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, LeapFrog Investment Group, Ltd., Australia


Rina Gee Kupferschmid-Rojas

Group Head, Sustainable Finance, UBS (USA) Inc., USA

MA, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Certificate in Innovating for Sustainability and Driving Corporate Performance, Harvard Business School. Formerly: member, business development team, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Switzerland; responsible for global business development activities, Adveq, a leading private equity firm specializing in FoFs; Chief Executive Officer, ESG Analytics, a company focusing on responsible investment analysis. Global Head, Sustainable Investing, UBS Wealth Management. Currently, Head of Sustainable Finance, UBS and Society. Member: Private Equity Working Group, United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment; Financial Sector, Sustainability Accounting Standard (SASB). Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Investin Columbia University, New York City.

Stefanie Kurniadi

Founder, PT. Citarasa Prima Indonesia Berjaya, Indonesia

Stefanie Kurniadi is a passionate entrepreneur that build her company with strong purpose. Her passion in food brings her to build one of the most innovative F&B chain company in Indonesia nowadays. Her company, CRP Group (Citarasa Prima Indonesia) drive purpose in bringing happiness through food. With their DNA that always bring uniqueness and twist in Indonesia's top comfort foods. Mention their 1st brand in 2013, Nasi Goreng Rempah Mafia has grown fast and grow strong in their loyal customers till now. Their 2nd brand, Warunk Upnormal that sells Indomie (one of the most popular instant noodle in Indonesia), toast, milk and coffee as "the new era of warkop (local coffee shops phrase)" has reshaped the industry overall. Their 3rd brand Bakso Boedjangan have build specific loyal markets and prove the sustainability. In total now CRP Group has more than 150 outlets all around Indonesia. With more than 3,000 employment supporting the business, Stefanie and partners still aim to be the biggest and most inspiring F&B company in Indonesia that bring happiness through what they do. More about the company :: More about stefanie:

Maja Kuzmanovic

President, FoAM, Belgium

Maja is a generalist - experience designer, artist, futurist and process facilitator, with a fondness for contemplation and futurecrafting. She is the founder and president of FoAM, a laboratory for speculative culture at the interstices between art, science, nature and everyday life.

Maja leads transdisciplinary teams in prototyping possible futures as creative experiments. She co-creates multisensory experiences, facilitates participatory processes, writes, speaks and cooks worldwide. Maja's academic background is in design futures and interactive media. In recent years, her embodied experience of living with uncertainty became the backbone of her creative practice.

Yap Kwong Weng

Associate Partner, EY-Parthenon, Singapore

MPA, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; PhD in Corporate Strategy, University of Glasgow. Former: General Manager, Jebsen & Jessen, Myanmar; Chief Operating Officer, Parami Energy Group, Myanmar. Co-founder, Triip.Me, a travel-tech firm based in Vietnam. Former Principal Advisor and AI lab Executive Director, KPMG Singapore. Former Regional Advisor, Indochina, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Former Secretary-General, United Nations Association of Singapore; Current Red Cross Singapore Council Member; International Advisory Board Member, Global Dignity; Rotary Peace Fellow, Rotary International.

Stéphanie Lacour

Professor, Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

PhD in Electrical Engineering, INSA de Lyon, France; completed postdoctoral research, Princeton University, USA, and the University of Cambridge, UK. Currently, Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology, School of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Research focuses on the materials, technology and integration of soft bioelectronic interfaces including artificial skin and ultra-compliant neural electrodes for therapeutic neuroprosthetics. Founding Member, EPFL Centre for Neuroprosthetics. Recipient: MIT TR35 (2006); University Research Fellowship, Royal Society (UK); European Research Council ERC Starting and Proof-of-Concept Grants; SNSF-ERC Consolidator Grant.

Peter Lacy

Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead, Accenture, United Kingdom

Peter Lacy is the chief responsibility officer and global sustainability services lead at Accenture. He oversees the responsible business agenda across the company, ensuring sustainability is embedded into its client work by design and driving its growing portfolio of Sustainability services offerings, which help clients create value and impact. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and leads the company’s relationships with the World Economic Forum and the UN Global Compact.
In his role, Peter works closely with Accenture’s clients and ecosystem partners to help transition industries to low-carbon, net-zero pathways. He collaborates with them to manage their responsible business and sustainability impacts on IT, cloud and software, and to build responsible, transparent, trusted and circular value chains. He also partners with them to equip the future workforce to create shareholder and stakeholder value through better management of environmental, social and governance issues.
Peter also leads Accenture’s corporate initiatives on responsible business and sustainability, supporting the company and its clients in delivering business contributions to achieving the United Nations Global Compact’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Before assuming his current role in December 2020, Peter held various senior leadership positions across Accenture, including leading Strategy practices in Europe and Asia Pacific. He was also the co-founder and global lead of Accenture’s Sustainability services practice in 2008. He has more than two decades of industry experience advising CEOs and senior leaders of companies, governments and international organizations on strategy development, digital transformation, innovation and sustainability.
Peter has five times led the world’s largest CEO study on sustainability for the United Nations Secretary General and the UN Global Compact. He co-led one of the world’s largest research programs on the economic, social and environmental impact of digital transformation for the World Economic Forum (WEF). He serves on the board of the WEF’s Forum of Young Global Leaders and helped found its Task Force on Circular Economy and its Circular Economy Awards. Peter also serves on the board of Aerofarms, an innovative ag-tech business driving sustainable food, and on advisory boards of several universities and not-for-profit organizations.
A regular commentator in the media and speaker at global events, Peter is recognized as a foremost expert on responsible business and sustainability. His expertise extends to areas such as quantifying value of the circular economy, new business models and technologies, and developing sources of growth and innovation for companies and governments. These concepts were introduced in his two international bestsellers, Waste to Wealth (2015) and The Circular Economy Handbook (2020).
Peter joined Accenture in 2000, with brief intervals outside the company leading a think tank and in strategy consulting. He became a managing director in 2010 and senior managing director in 2017. Peter earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nottingham. He has been a Business Fellow at the University of Oxford since 2010. He has also completed executive programs at Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Cambridge and INSEAD. Peter has lived and worked in Latin America, China and Continental Europe. He is currently based in the United Kingdom.

Sanae Lahlou

Director of the African Business Unit, Mazars Morocco, Morocco

As an impact driven young African leader, Sanae is currently director of Mazars Morocco’s Africa Business Unit. She led number of strategic projects along her dynamic and diversified career in both public and corporate sectors, building shared and sustainable values for African communities. She works on bridging SMEs and innovative start-ups from African developing countries by widening their growth opportunities and turning them into African and global champions. Sanae helped more than thousands Moroccan SMEs to connect with continental value chains in multiple and diverse fields, as she has been in charge of International Markets for the Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency. She shaped and implemented the first governmental business development campaign “Caravans of Trade�, promoting Moroccan SMEs across more than 40 African markets. Prior to that she held the position of Development Adviser for Africa at the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Advocating for inclusive growth and gender equality are also among her career’s key drivers. Sanae is a regular speaker in international conferences on Africa’s structural transformation. She has been awarded for “Global Impact� by the Pan African Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development Centre and had been nominated as “French-African Young Leader 2019� by the French-African Foundation.

Siddhartha Lal

Managing Director, Eicher Motors Limited, India

Siddhartha Lal is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Eicher Motors, the flagship listed company of the Eicher Group in India. In 2008, Lal took charge as Managing Director and Chief Executive of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), a 50-50 joint venture between Volvo group and Eicher Motors. It is the third largest CV player in India and has ambitions to drive modernization in commercial transportation. During 2001-2004, as Chief Executive Officer of Royal Enfield (a division of Eicher Motors), Lal helped revive the company's fortunes and strengthen stakeholders' involvement with the brand. He holds Master's in Automotive Engineering from University of Leeds and is a Cranfield University qualified mechanical engineer. An Economics graduate from St Stephens College and alumnus of Doon School, he has a keen eye for detail which actively manifests in motorcycle designs and photography. Lal is passionate about transportation and the role it plays in sustainability, especially in urban settings; and its role in health, safety and quality of life. He is co-championing a YGL GRI initiative “Transforming Urban Mobility - by creating an authority�.

Ronald Lamola

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa, Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa, South Africa

Ronald Lamola has been Minister of Justice and Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa since May 2019. He is a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC). The ANC has been the Republic of South Africa's governing political party since the election of Nelson Mandela in 1994; the NEC is its chief executive organ. Lamola was elected to the NEC at the December 2017 conference. He obtained an LLB from the University of Venda in 2005. He obtained practical legal training at the University of South Africa in 2006 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Corporate Law from Unisa in 2008. He also obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Banking Law and the Financial Markets and an LLM in Corporate Law from the University of Pretoria in 2014. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Telecommunications Policy and Regulation and Management from Wits Business Enterprise.

Tamás Landesz

Director, Administration and Finance, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France

Dr Tamás Landesz is Director, Administration and Finance at the World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) based in Lyon. Prior, Landesz held senior management functions in international organizations and advised governments, including the Office of the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, European Defence Agency, and United Nations system organizations. He has been posted in complex post-conflict hot spots across four continents. Landesz started his career as a management consultant, providing strategic advise to companies expanding to Eastern Europe, during the transition from centrally planned to market economies. He is a Member of Prof. Michael Porter`s Harvard Business School network, lecturing on the microeconomics of competitiveness. Landesz holds a PhD from Paris, an MPA from Harvard University, an MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an MBA from Vienna. His research interest focuses on the future of leadership, and his PhD dissertation dealt with Authentic Leadership and Machiavellianism in Young Global Leaders.

Lily Lapenna

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Block for Impact, USA

Founder and CEO of @GLEOW Group a consulting and coaching agency for FTSE 100 companies, local governments, startups and non profits. As part of this it is my privilege to work as an executive coach, the part of my job that lights me up each day.
I am the founder & Chair of MyBnk. From 2007 to 2016, I was CEO of MyBnk, which supports young people to become financially resilient and work-ready. After having successfully campaigned to include financial education into the UK school curriculum, we now advise the UK government on financial inclusion. I am passionate about education and lecture in Business and Social Impact at Occidental University in Los Angeles, USA. I am an Industry Advisor at SAID Business School, University of Oxford, UK and an Advisory Board member for Copper Banking.
I am grateful to The World Economic Forum for honoring me as a Young Global Leader and to Ashoka and Aspen (Italia) thank you for making me a fellow. In 2017 Queen Elizabeth II honored me with an MBE in recognition of the work MyBnk do in financial services and entrepreneurship. Every award is shared with all the amazing people I have been lucky enough to work with, from the bright and brilliant team at MyBnk to the students at Oxford and Occidental, to my coaching and consulting clients who are not afraid to reimagine their impact and leadership. It is a joy to work with you.

Juan Pablo Larenas

Executive Director, B Lab, Chile

Current Executive Director of B Lab Global, the organization behind the B Corporation movement. Co-founder of Sistema B. Co-founder of Late! (, a B Corp that donates 100% of its profits to social causes. Co Founder and Chairman of festival. Ashoka fellow since 2014 and YGL since 2018. Commercial engineer from Universidad de Chile and master in Development Management from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom.

Avid Larizadeh Duggan

Non-Executive Director, Barclays, United Kingdom

Avid is a Non Executive Director on the board of Barclays UK.

Until December 2019, Avid was the COO of Kobalt Music Group, the leading music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model.

Prior to Kobalt, Avid was a General Partner at GV and co-founded Boticca, a global marketplace for independent brands of fashion accessories (acquired by Wolf & Badger in 2015).

Avid has been involved in the startup ecosystem as a developer, product manager, founder, investor, and adviser since 1998. Avid started investing at Accel Partners in London in 2006, where she focused on software and Internet investments. She has been an active early investor in multiple companies, including as an angel investor in Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA). Avid also held product management roles at Tellme Networks, eBay, and Skype, and began programming in college. While at eBay, Avid was granted a patent for her work on a suite of selling tools.

Avid serves on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Board. She also led and the Hour of Code in the UK getting over 22 million people to try an hour of code. In 2019, she was appointed Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to the economy, business and education.

Avid earned her B.S. and M.S. in engineering at Stanford University, where she was a Mayfield Fellow. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Kauffman Fellow. She speaks French, English, Farsi, and German.

Corinna E. Lathan

Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, AnthroTronix Inc., USA

PhD in Neuroscience and MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1999, Co-Founder, Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer, AnthroTronix, a biomedical engineering research and development company and leader in digital healthcare technology. Independent Director, PTC. Member of the Board: Engineering World Health; KID-Museum Maker Space. Technology Pioneer, Young Global Leader, and Co-Chair, Global Futures Council on Human Enhancement, World Economic Forum. Work on advanced human-technology interfaces for robotics and mobile technology platforms has been featured in Forbes, Time and the New Yorker magazines. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.

Farhan Latif

President, El-Hibri Foundation, USA

Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross-sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. His work is inspired by democratic values and universal norms shared by faith traditions and his leadership has challenged global extremism and ideologically motivated hate. He leads the DC-based El-Hibri Foundation, focused on intersectional coalition building around religion, race and gender equity, and investing in minority leaders and allies to build capacity and resilience. Previously, in his capacity as executive director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, he advised White House officials, Homeland Security and other agencies on issues tied to national security and equity.

Tan Le

Chief Executive Officer, EMOTIV, USA

Tan Le is an explorer, inventor & entrepreneur, and is the Founder and CEO of EMOTIV. Born in South Vietnam, Le migrated to Australia as a refugee with her family in 1981. Le began university studies at the age of 16 and went on to complete a bachelor's degree in law (honors) and commerce (honors) in 1998 at Monash University. In 1998, Le was named Young Australian of the Year and voted one of Australia's 30 Most Successful Women Under 30. Le's story was featured in the 'Hope' section of the Eternity Exhibition of the National Museum of Australia. Le has been featured in "Who's Who in Australia" List since 1999, Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010 and Forbes' 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011. Le has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader since 2009. Le was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013. She served on the Board of Stewards on Shaping the Future of Information & Entertainment of the World Economic Forum and currently serves on the Global Future Council on the Future of Neurotechnologies of the World Economic Forum.

Tristan Lecomte☆

Chief Executive Officer, Second Life Gabon, Central African Republic

Tristan Lecomte is the Founder of Pur Projet, specialized in developing agroforestry insetting projects including offsetting the socio-environmental footprint of a product or company within its own supply chain and core business via agroforestry and agro-ecological practices. Tristan is the author of various books and the director of several films on sustainability. Tristan is also the Co-Founder of the International Platform for Insetting, a multi-stakeholders platform of companies and NGOs engaged in the promotion of Insetting via a certification standard and a blockchain registry.


Andrew Lee

Member of the Board of Directors, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, USA

Board of Directors: Harvard Honoring Nations Program, US Lacrosse, The Tewaaraton Foundation, Chickasaw Nation Community Development Endeavor. Co-author, The State of the Native Nations. Held variety of executive roles at Aetna Inc. (2005-15), including Chief of Staff to President/CEO and head of Public Policy. Formerly executive director of Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School (1998-2005). Peace and Social Justice Program at Ford Foundation (1996-98). AB from Hamilton College; MPP from Harvard Kennedy School. Expertise: indigenous affairs, economic development, health care, philanthropy.

Ellana Lee

Senior Vice-President and Managing Editor, CNN International, Hong Kong SAR, China

Ellana Lee is Senior Vice President & Managing Editor, Asia Pacific, for CNN International, and Global Head of Features Content, based in the network’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong.
Lee is the network’s most senior executive outside of the United States. As head of the Asia Pacific region and its editorial output, she manages CNN's award-winning on-air news programming produced there, including the correspondents and newsgathering teams across eight operations, from Kabul to Seoul.
As Global Head of Features content across CNN International television and CNN Digital, she is responsible for the partnership between CNN’s international editorial and commercial teams, helping to drive the network’s business outside the United States.
CNN’s features group is an integrated, cross-platform, award-winning creative team, producing more than 1000 hours of premium original programming every year. This encompasses long-form series, documentaries and specials for TV, digital and social platforms across eight production hubs in Hong Kong, London, Abu Dhabi, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Miami.
Under Lee’s management, CNN has received a variety of prestigious awards, including five award wins at the Asian Academy Creative Awards in 2018. The Royal Television Society (RTS) awarded CNN the coveted Best News Coverage International prize in 2013 for its reporting of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and this and other reporting from the region played a key role in CNN International winning the RTS News Channel of the Year in 2013 and 2012. Lee has also received numerous personal accolades, including ContentAsia’s ‘Asia Media Woman of the Year’ in 2018 for her commitment to the news media industry.
Lee was also an integral part of CNN’s coverage of the historic Inter-Korean and the Trump-Kim summits in 2019 and 2018. She has traveled to North Korea several times and in mid-2017 spearheaded an exclusive report called Secret State: Inside North Korea. The 60-minute documentary followed CNN cameras inside the secretive nation and was awarded Best Documentary Program at the Asian Academy Creative Awards in 2018.
In recognition of her leadership position, Lee was named a 'Young Global Leader' by the World Economic Forum and now sits on the board of the Young Global Leaders Foundation. She is an Asia 21 fellow, as awarded by the Asia Society, and is a graduate of Harvard's 'Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century' Executive Program. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Council, and sits on the advisory board of The Murrow Centre at Tuft University.
Lee has had a longstanding and accomplished career at CNN, beginning in New York as a producer to help launch the program 'In The Money'. She subsequently worked as a business producer and a senior planning producer, coordinating major events out of the Asia Pacific region.
She holds a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from New York University and an undergraduate degree in History and International Relations from Georgetown University.

James R. Lee

Chairman and Managing Partner, Lee & Partners, Denmark

Graduate, US Army and Navy Academy; Fellow, Wharton School. Founder, Lee & Partners. Trade & Investment Adviser, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chairman: Six Days of Peace, Israel/Palestine; Samsung Design & Innovation, Denmark; Accura Law Firm Asia Advisory, Denmark. Member, Board: Wharton CEO Global Advisory; Wharton Future of Advertising; Wharton MENA; Mercy Corps Asia Advisory. Exec. Adviser: KPMG M3 Global China Practice; Li & Fung; Zodiac Aerospace;, US/UK. Affiliated with: Danish Foreign Policy Soc.; Pres. William Jefferson Clinton Fndn; Millennium Network. Founding Curator, Copenhagen Chapter, Global Shapers Community.

Sam Lee

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, IndeCollective, USA

Building and leading WeWork’s first central Growth Team, Sam Lee is a recognized growth leader and charged with exponentially accelerating WeWork's membership and revenue growth through data modeling and insight, product innovation, growth strategy, and sales and marketing.

Prior to joining WeWork’s Leadership Team in 2016, Sam held various strategy and general management roles in the financial services (Goldman Sachs) and consumer Internet industries (AOL). Sam is a board member, advisor, and investor in various venture-backed and non-profit organizations that span the technology, education, and healthcare industries. He is also a Limited Partner and Board Member at Redesign Health, a venture studio that partners with entrepreneurs to identify, launch, and scale new direct-to-consumer healthcare businesses that improve access and elevate patient experience.

Sam earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters in Finance and Public Policy from Harvard University.

Seung Gun Lee

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Viva Republica (Toss), Republic of Korea

Frustrated with the state of play of Korean mobile banking, SG (Seung Gun Lee) founded Viva Republica, and launched toss in 2015 with the vision to provide a financial 'super app' with radically better banking. Beyond standing at the forefront of pioneering financial services that were not previously available in Korea, SG is the first president of Korea Fintech Industry Association officially approved by Korea’s financial services regulatory body. SG’s experience at Toss positions him to be a significant contributor when determining the direction of Korea’s fintech industry. Prior to establishing Viva Republica, SG was a practicing dentist at the prestigious Samsung Medical Center in Seoul.

Julianne Lee Jihyun

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Julianne Lee & Co., Republic of Korea

Julianne Lee is publisher of ARS VITAE, a limited-edition serial publication about what it means to live well. She also organizes a forum series on the science of spirituality through which she hopes to share evidence-based perspectives on life with wisdom and joy and being "the change that one wishes to see in the world". She was formerly anchorwoman and journalist at SBS TV network, Korea, the first female journalist in Korea to become solo anchor of primetime news hour; the first female Spokesperson of Korea's National Security Council; first Presidential Spokesperson for Foreign Press; Presidential Secretary for Foreign Press Affairs. She was also host of ""Korea Now"" on Arirang TV, the English-language broadcasting channel in Korea and Senior Adviser to RBS, Korea. She is Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and also one of the Future Leaders of Korea-China-Japan by the Korea Foundation.
BA, Brown University; MA, Harvard University.

Lee Joo-Sung

Senior Executive Vice-President, SeAH Steel, Republic of Korea

Joosung Lee is a Senior Executive VP at SeAH Group and serves as Head of Strategic Planning Division and Sales Division at SeAH Steel. His responsibilities include strategic planning, new business development, accounting, finance, human resource development, raw material procurement, production planning, domestic and overseas sales. Previously, he worked at Accenture and Merrill Lynch in Seoul where he was involved in numerous landmark M&A and capital markets transactions. Joosung holds a BA in Economics and East Asian Languages & Civilizations from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Columbia University.

Lee Xiaodong

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fuxi Institution, People's Republic of China

Founder and CEO of Fuxi Institution, which is focusing on Internet Innovation and Development and dedicating to advancing practice-oriented Internet services and research on Critical Internet Infrastructure, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Internet Development and Governance.

Professor and Director, Laboratory for Internet Infrastructure, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Director of Center for Internet Governance and adjunct Professor of School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University.

He is serving as Vice President of Internet Society of China, Member of Global Future Council of World Economic Forum (WEF), Commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), Commissioner of Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), Member of All-China Youth Federation.

He used to be CEO of China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC, 2013-2017), Vice President of ICANN (2011-2013), Founder CEO of National Engineering Laboratory for Naming and Addressing Technologies (2013-2017), Member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of United Nations (2014-2017), Member of ICANN Security, Stability and Resiliency Review Team (SSR-RT, 2010-2012),Member of ICANN Security, Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC, 2010-2019), Member of Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security and the Future of the Internet of WEF (2013-2016). He was appointed to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG, 2014-2016), which made the transition of key global Internet functions successfully happened in 2016. He was awarded Young Global Leader in 2014, China Outstanding Youth Medal in 2009 and Ten Outstanding Youth of China Software Industry in 2008.

Michael Lefenfeld

President and Chief Executive Officer, Cyanco, Inc., USA

Michael Lefenfeld, a serial entrepreneur, currently leading Cyanco, the world's largest producer of lixiviants for the gold and silver mining industry. Prioir to this role, he co-founded SiGNa Chemistry, a global manufacturer of highly-active, environmentally-friendly chemicals used to improve production processes in the energy recovery, petrochemical refining and chemical manufacturing industries. SiGNa has been recognized with the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Award and the WEF's Technology Pioneer Award. Michael built his career around the belief that many of the solutions our world seeks in better healthcare, cleaner manufacturing, sustainable energy can be achieved with better science. Prior to SiGNa, Michael embraced his ability for developing and commercializing new technology and launched and sold three other companies by the time he was 30. 2002, B.Sc., ChE, Washington University, St Louis; 2007 M.Sc. and M.Phil., Chemistry, Columbia University, New York; 2002-03, Technical Staff, Lucent-Bell Labs, New Jersey, US; Founder, Blood Gas Diagnostics (1999); Founder, SiGNa Chemistry, Inc. (2007). Holds more than 100 patents. Recipient of awards: Young Global Leader, WEF (2016); Chemical Power Player to Watch, ICIS (2009); Top Lab Talent, Red Herring (2005); Top Entrepreneur: Business Week (2005); Inc. Magazine (2006); Red Herring (2006); Presidential Green Chemistry Award (2008); Technology Pioneer, WEF (2008). Adjunct Faculty, Michigan State University. Charity: Venture for America; ADDF; JDRF. Interests: travel, reading, music, charity work.

Guillaume Lefevre

Managing Director, New Ventures and Business Development, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland

Guillaume Lefevre is playing a leadership role in transforming one of the world's largest insurance company to align itself with the empowered customer, lead the change in the insurance industry, and increase its societal impact.

Moritz Lehmkuhl

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ClimatePartner GmbH, Germany

Moritz Lehmkuhl is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ClimatePartner, an international consulting and service company in the voluntary climate protection market. Founded in 2006, the vision behind ClimatePartner is to change industries by integrating climate protection and sustainability into their core services and products and thereby make it a unique added value. The solutions of ClimatePartner are already available in more than 25 different countries.

Courtney Leimkuhler

Founding Partner, Springbank Collective, USA

My husband Charles and I just returned from a year of amazing global travel with our two young children. Before taking a year off, I was the Chief Financial Officer of Marsh and of the Risk and Insurance Services segment of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC). Before that I was the head of strategy and M&A for the New York Stock Exchange's parent company NYSE Euronext. I started my career in a variety of roles at Goldman Sachs. I went to Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

I believe strongly in access to opportunity and role models and spent many years as the vice chairman of the board of Futures and Options, a New York City-based non-profit that seeks to break the cycle of poverty by providing job skills training and paid internships to at-risk high school kids. I'm also on the board of the Agnes Irwin School which is my alma mater.

I set up a small advisory and investment business while I decide what to do next. I am very committed to putting capitalism to work on some of the most pressing issues that we are facing right now. Two areas that I have spent the most time on so far are gender parity and the climate crisis.


Eduardo Leite

Governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Government of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Leading a state of 11 million inhabitants, Eduardo Figueiredo Cavalheiro Leite's main focus as governor has been to improve health, education and infrastructure in his region. His work has been instrumental to Pelotas' first urgent care unit, a maternity programme credited with reducing infant mortality, and a nationally recognized disease prevention programme.

Achankeng Leke

Senior Partner; Chairman, Africa; Leader, Private Equity and Principal Investors, Africa; Member, McKinsey Global Institute Council, McKinsey & Company, South Africa

Acha Leke is Senior Partner in Johannesburg and Chairman of McKinsey, Africa. He leads McKinsey's Private Equity and Principal Investors practice in Africa, and is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council. Previously, he served for three years as part-time consultant for Pacific Monolithics and Spectrian Corporation in California and, in 1998, as a Summer Associate at McKinsey's Johannesburg office. In 1999, Acha rejoined Atlanta, and moved to South Africa in 2002. His client work is split between telecom, oil and gas, banking, private equity and economic development. Leke is Co-Founder and Member of the Board of the African Leadership Academy, a co-educational boarding school that aims to develop the next generation of African leaders. He holds a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, an MSc in Electrical Engineering, an MSc in Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Olivia Leland

Founder and Chief Executive, Co-Impact, United Kingdom

Olivia Leland brings more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, government, and the nonprofit sector to her role as founder and CEO of Co-Impact. Co-Impact brings together philanthropists, foundations and other funders to support systems change efforts in low- and middle-income countries around the world, in the areas of education, health, and economic opportunity, and with a particular focus on gender equity and inclusion. Olivia worked with Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett as the founding director of the Giving Pledge, an effort to help address society's most pressing problems by encouraging philanthropy globally. In this role, she was responsible for building out the concept from inception, as well as overseeing the strategy and implementation for this effort which now has more than 200 families committed from around the world. Previously, she led a cross-foundation strategy effort at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and served as associate director for financial and private sector development at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. She has consulted on microfinance and private sector development, and was a strategy consultant at Monitor Group where she focused on branding, market research and venture philanthropy. She sits on the board of the Full Frame Initiative, a nonprofit organization that works to break cycles of poverty and violence through systems change. In 2014 Olivia was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Olivia received her AB in Social Studies from Harvard University and MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She lives with her husband and three children in London, UK, and holds dual US/French nationality.

Thomas Trikasih Lembong

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Quvat Management, Singapore

1994, BA (Hons) in Architecture and Urban Planning, Harvard University. 1994-95, Sales and Trading Associate, Morgan Stanley & Company; 1995-96, Equities Division, Morgan Stanley (Singapore); 1997-98, Senior Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Makindo. 1998-99, with Deutsche Bank. 2000-02, Senior Official, Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA). 2002-05, Investment Manager, Farindo Investments. 2006, Managing Partner and CEO, Quvat Management. Former Minister of Trade of Indonesia.

Ronaldo Lemos

Chief Scientific Officer, Institute for Technology & Society (ITS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

LLM, Harvard. Visiting Scholar, MIT Media Lab, Oxford and Princeton University. Member of Facebook´s independent Oversight Board. Twenty years of work experience in technology and policy in the private and public sectors. Visiting Professor, Columbia University's School of International Public Affairs (SIPA). Member of the Board, Mozilla Foundation. Founder, Institute for Technology & Society of Rio. Partner with PNM Law, a leading law firm specialized in tech in Brazil. Co-created Brazil’s Internet Bill of Rights Law (2014). Co-created Brazil’s National IoT Plan (2018). Writes weekly for Brazil’s main newspaper (Folha de S. Paulo) and hosts a weekly show on national TV about technology. Winner of Prix Ars Electronica's Golden Nica (2007). Winner of the Sichuan TV Festival Gold Panda (2019) for the documentary "Expresso Futuro" covering technology and innovation in China.

Catherine Lenson

Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers (UK) Limited, United Kingdom

Catherine is a Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, the world’s largest technology investment firm. She is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Social Impact. She manages the employment of 400 staff across nine countries; oversees our real estate and workspace strategy; is a Director on a number of the firm’s corporate entities in UK and Jersey; and spearheads industry-leading initiatives across culture, diversity, equity and inclusion, and wellbeing. She designed and directs the firm’s strategy for Social Impact, including ESG, CSR and Sustainability; and is the Executive Sponsor for ‘Emerge’, SoftBank’s successful tech incubator for underrepresented founders. Prior to SoftBank, Catherine worked at UBS AG between 2004 and 2017. Catherine is a founding member of Sustainability30, an initiative to bring together Chief Sustainability Officers from 30 of the world’s leading companies . She is also a Director of University Jewish Chaplaincy, an organisation which supports Jewish students the UK’s universities. Catherine is based in London but, prior to recent travel restrictions, worked extensively in Silicon Valley and Tokyo. She has previously lived and worked in Milan and Paris. She holds an MA from Cambridge University in Modern and Medieval Languages.

Dana Leong

Chief Executive Officer, Grammy Winning Musician,, USA

Dana Leong is a two-time Grammy award winning musician, composer, and producer. Considered by many to be the world’s top electric cellist, he has also been referred to as world’s top trombone player by members of the world renowned Balkan Beat Box. Dana’s music spans across multiple genres. His distinctive sound is an emotionally mesmerizing combination of jazz, healing music, electronic dance and hip hop. He has taught Jazz at Stanford University from the age of 16; completed the Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; has given conference opening musical speeches and presentations at TEDxShanghai and the US OPEN Tennis Championship; won two Grammys in Latin Jazz for his collaboration with Paquito D’rivera; worked with Kanye West and Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, and with DJ A-Trak and DJ Qbert in EDM; been a guest musical director for “Fela� on Broadway; and has composed themes for international brands such as Hermès, Virgin Galactic, Porsche and Mont Blanc. A leading innovator at the intersection of music, technology and wellness, Dana has performed healing music at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Congress and Summer Davos Closing Ceremonies and is a composer on a ‘musicians against violence’ album produced by Harry Belafonte. He also worked with Yamaha to consult on the design of the “Silent Cello�, serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Follow him at @danaleongmusic

Naisula Lesuuda

Member of Parliament, Kenyan Parliament, Kenya

A youthful legislator serving in Kenya’s Parliamentary House of the Senate which represents the counties, and serves to protect the interests of the counties and their governments. As Senator, I participate in the law-making function of Parliament by considering, debating and approving Bills concerning counties, and determine the allocation of national revenue among counties. Being a Bachelor’s degree holder in Communications, I am also a qualified and dynamic journalist, public relations practitioner and peace promoter with over 7 years of quality work experience acquired in several challenging roles with a leading media house in Kenya and with several humanitarian organizations. I am a founding Member of the Peace Caravan, an initiative to advocate peace throughout my country by lobbying and visiting conflicting communities. In 2013, I founded the Naisula Lesuuda Peace Foundation (NLPF), which aims to promote peaceful coexistence, highlight the importance of educati on and promote women and youth empowerment within the society. Through the Foundation, I run various peace campaigns among warring communities; run a scholarship fund for needy children and provide skills training to women and youth to enable them earn a living. NLPF also engages in advocacy work on harmful cultural practices like FGM, Early Marriages, and the promotion of Maternal Health. In 2010, I was awarded the ‘Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya’ for my work in peace promotion and journalism and in 2011; I received the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Wedge Award for Outstanding Professional Women.

Tim Levene

Founder and CEO, Augmentum Fintech PLC, United Kingdom

Studied Russian, University of Manchester. Formerly with Bain & Company, Moscow, Boston, Sydney and London. 1999, co-founder of Crussh Juice Bars. One of the founding team at, which merged with in 2001 and became one of the most high-profile internet businesses in Europe. Founder and Managing Partner, Augmentum Capital, a Fintech venture capital fund that backs disruptive businesses in the European fintech space. Adviser on digital strategy, Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Katrin Ley

Managing Director, Fashion for Good, Netherlands

Katrin Ley joined Fashion for Good as its Managing Director in July 2017 and brings over 20 years of management experience in the apparel and impact investing sector.
She joined Fashion for Good from Pymwymic, the ‘Put your Money Where Your Meaning Is Community’ of European wealth holders who invest for impact. Under her leadership as Managing Partner, Pymwymic launched, the first-ever peer-to-peer impact holding company, welcoming mission-aligned families and individual investors as shareholders. Prior to this role, Katrin was Managing Director within the adidas Group (U.S. and Netherlands) and a Principal within the Boston Consulting Group (Germany and Scandinavia) – with a focus on private equity, consumer goods and technology. Katrin was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is also the founding curator of the Amsterdam Global Shapers Hub. Katrin holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, ESCP in Paris and studied at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Yifan Li

Chief Executive Officer, Hesai Technology, People's Republic of China

Li Yifan (David) is a leading figure in the autonomous driving industry. His work in the development and commercialization of cutting-edge LiDAR (3D laser sensor) technology enables self-driving cars to see the world around them. He was named to the Fortune Magazine 40 under 40 in China in 2019. He studied at Hupan University, an elite business school in China. As the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Shanghai-based Hesai Technology, Li led the company's growth to become the world's largest LiDAR supplier to the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry in a span of just 3 years. Li is passionate about disrupting the current transportation paradigm and reimagining how people move by ushering in safer, cleaner and more accessible mobility.

Torsten Lichtenau

Senior Partner; Global Practice Leader, Carbon Transition Impact Area Practice, Bain & Company Inc., United Kingdom

Torsten Lichtenau is a partner based in our London office. He leads our Carbon Transition Impact Area globally and is a core member of our global Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Energy and Natural Resources, and Advanced Manufacturing and Services practices.

Torsten supports clients across industries and geographies in decarbonizing their business and embracing the value creation opportunity from the energy and carbon transition. Prior to this, Torsten led our Energy and Natural Resources and Advanced Manufacturing and Services practices in the UK.

Torsten has more than fifteen years' consulting experience with us across a wide range of industries, with a focus on the energy and industrial sectors. Over the course of his career, he has accumulated extensive experience in leading large-scale transformations with a track record of delivering decisive and sustainable results for his clients. Torsten has a particular expertise in climate change and Results Delivery, our differentiated approach to change management.

Since joining us in 2004, Torsten has applied his management consulting skills globally and has been based in the firm's London, Dusseldorf and Johannesburg offices. He has advised leading companies in the United Kingdom, Western Europe, the United States, Africa and Russia.

Torsten is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader from the class of 2016. He holds an MBA (Diplom-Kaufmann degree) from the University of the Saarland and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from WHU Koblenz. Throughout the years, he has also deepened his leadership and sustainability skills through executive courses at Oxford and Stanford..


Li Jia

Adjunct Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Jia Li is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s School of Medicine. She also serves as an advisor to the UNICEF. She co-founded DawnLight Technologies and served as the founding CEO. She was the Head of R&D at Google Cloud AI. Her org at Google focuses on both research and innovation to solve real world problems and develop the full stack of AI products on Google Cloud to power solutions for diverse industries. Before joining Google, she was the Head of Research at Snap, leading the research innovation effort. Before Snap, she led the Visual Computing and Learning Group at Yahoo! Labs. Jia received her Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. She is serving as the Associate Editor of the Visual Computer: International Journal of Computer Graphics by Springer and the Computer Vision Foundation Industrial Advisory Board Member. She served as the Program Chair of the ACM Multimedia Conference 2017, Area Chair for ICCV 2017, Industry Relationship Chair in CVPR 2016 and Volunteers Chair in CVPR 2010 in the past. In 2014, she was selected to receive the Super Star award at Yahoo!, the highest award at the company. She was also awarded the Master Inventor Award for her innovations in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Vision, E-Commerce, Product Recommendation and Image Search. She was the leader of the OPTIMOL team, which won the first prize in the Semantic Robotics Vision Challenge sponsored by NSF and AAAI in 2007.

Veronika Linardi

Chief Executive Officer, PT. Qareer Harapan Asia, Indonesia

Veronika Linardi co-founded and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Qerja is Indonesia’s first online community for empowering professionals on making the right decisions for their careers by creating a platform for professionals to share knowledge, salary and experiences. Qerja introduces transparency to an otherwise opaque working environment. Linardi also founded two other companies; a recruitment agency helping multinational companies and local conglomerates fulfil their talent requirements and an online job portal that successfully surpassed all the other existing players to become the leading portal within two years of operation.

Li Ni

Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Bilibili Inc., People's Republic of China

Carly Lee is the Vice Chairwoman and Chief Operating Officer of Bilibili. She oversees the company’s overall business operations, the development of its content ecosystem, commercialization, strategic investment and marketing. Ms. Lee has helped transform Bilibili from an interest-based online community into a highly competitive public company and a popular cultural brand among Chinese young people. In 2020, Ms. Lee led the production of smash hits such as Bilibili’s New Year’s Eve Gala, the viral Youth Day video “Rear Waves,� and music reality show Rap for Youth, continuously enhancing the mass market appeal of the Bilibili brand. She also played a key role in driving the company’s user and revenue growth.

Carol Li Rafferty

Managing Director, Yale University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Carol Li Rafferty is the Managing Director of Yale Center Beijing and a Co-Founder of Lean In China. She previously worked for the China Investment Corporation (CIC), the country’s sovereign wealth fund, as Senior Vice President, responsible for strategic and private equity investments. Carol graduated cum laude from Yale University, with dual B.A. degrees in Economics and International Studies. She received her J.D. degree from Stanford Law School. She is also a China Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a member of the Board of Trustee at Keystone Academy, a non-profit K-12 school in Beijing, China. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Carol is a member of the founding family of the Bank of East Asia. She is currently a member of the Hong Kong government’s Financial Services Development Council's Working Group on the Asia Institute of Finance, and a member of the Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform Advisory Committee.

Li Sixuan

Anchor, China Central Television (CCTV), People's Republic of China

Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. BA in Economics and Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, Kluge scholar. Extensive experience in conducting high-level interviews with world leaders, business executives and entrepreneurs, leading special coverage reports and moderating industry forums. Former: investment banking experience, UBS and JPMorgan Securities; investment professional, KKR and Lehman Brothers Private Equity; Correspondent, CNBC Asia. Currently, bilingual Anchor, Reporter, Financial Commentator, China Central Television Business Channel; currently hosts Dialogue and Global Business Report. Has served as a UNEP TUNZA Global Youth Adviser. Interests: music, art, triathlon (Ironman 70.3), ultra-marathon (250 km self-supported desert foot race); founder of a healthy lifestyle brand GLO Kitchen and Fitness.

Gary Liu

Chief Executive Officer, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong SAR, China

Gary Liu is CEO of the South China Morning Post, a global news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Gary is also the Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Asia Pacific Committee, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019. Prior to joining the SCMP in January 2017, Gary was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, Gary was Head of Labs at Spotify, after joining the company as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Gary has also worked at AOL and Google.

Ida Liu

Global Chief Executive Officer, Citi Private Bank, USA

Ida Liu is Head of Citi Private North America. She oversees our Ultra High Net Worth business and has extensive global investments experience.

Ida joined Citi from Vivienne Tam, a women’s wear design house, where she was Global
Head of Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Prior to this, Ida was an investment banker for Merrill Lynch in New York and Hong Kong. She started her career as a mergers and acquisitions investment banker at BT Wolfensohn (now Deutsche Bank).

Ida is a frequent commentator on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and a featured speaker at many industry events including the Fortune Most Powerful Women Conference, the Goldman Sachs Brokering Change Conference, the Asia Society Diversity Leadership Forum and the Ernst & Young Corporate Best Practice Conference.

Ida is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Crain’s 40 Under 40, Financial Times Top 100 Advisors and Top 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business.

Ida serves as a Board Member of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association and as a Board Member of the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Group. She is also an Advisor to Asia Foundation’s Lotus Circle Group.

Ida holds a BA with honors from Wellesley College, a Merrill Lynch Executive MBA from
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Kennedy School Global
Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and
Spanish and conversant in Italian and Russian.

Max Liu

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EMQ Inc., Taiwan, China

Max Liu is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of EMQ.

A veteran of the financial services industry, Max’s career spans more than 20 years across Asia and the United States.

Across Asia, Max has seen how conventional banking excluded large segments of society, particularly low-income overseas workers from having access to financial services. Over time, these overseas workers have become a pillar of the economy while providing a critical lifeline to millions of households in the developing countries. This has inspired Max
to build a financially inclusive business leveraging Fintech innovation to meet the needs of the overseas workers. EMQ was launched in 2014 and offers remittance services
between two countries at a fraction of the price of conventional banks by utilizing aggregation and netting. With a strong presence across Asia, the company partners with
financial institutions and other strategic partners in each country to enable and settle cross-border remittance via banks and various modes for top-up and cash pickup.

Earlier, Max served as a founding member and portfolio manager of the Special Situations Asia team at Citadel Investment Group, a global multi-strategy hedge fund with US$26 billion in assets under management. At Citadel, Max led the Greater China team that sourced, structured, invested, and managed assets across the capital structure.

Prior to Citadel, Max held several leadership roles at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York and Hong Kong in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities division and served
as the Head of Proprietary Research for the Asia Convertible and Credit Trading Group.

Max received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He was also named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Peggy Liu

Chairperson, Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), People's Republic of China

As Chairperson of JUCCCE, Peggy Liu is one of the leading catalysts of a green China and consults companies and governments on sustainability and cross-cultural collaboration with China. JUCCCE is an environmental organization that has been at the heart of the greening of China since 2007. It is most noted for accelerating societal-scale change with its multi-sector, cross-border convening power, having introduced Smart Grid to China, having educated over 1000 Chinese mayors and central government leaders on how to build sustainable cities, having created the China Dream initiative in 2010 to embed sustainability into a new vision of prosperity, and having catalysed China’s change in using incandescents to energy efficient compact fluorescent lighting. JUCCCE is firmly focused on the intersection of personal and planetary health and launched Food Heroes in 2013, China's first comprehensive kids' healthy food curriculum.

Peggy is a Distinguished Professor at China Academy of Governance, a lecturer at China Executive Leadership Academy of Pudong, and the National Academy for Mayors of China. She is a board member of Project Drawdown, an advisor to the FTSE Environmental Markets Committee, EAT Forum and Volans, a Governor of the Hillary Institute. She is a Thought Leader at Criticaleye CEO network. She served as an executive advisor to Marks & Spencer, a sustainability advisor to HP, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Sustainable Consumption 2012-13 and on New Energy Architecture 2011-12, and an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008. She is a recurring judge for The Circulars at Davos (circular economy) and the Hult Prize (social entrepreneurship at college level).

As one of the leading green voices in China, Peggy was honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Foreign Policy's shaper of US-China relations, the Hillary Step for climate change solutions in 2012, a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008, the Hillary Laureate of 2010 for climate change leadership, a Forbes 'Women to Watch in Asia' in 2010, a Huffington Post 'Greatest Person of the Day' in 2011, one of China’s top 50 innovative business leaders by China Business News Weekly in 2012, Shanghai Excellence Award 2014. In Chinese press, she has been recognized as a green leader on covers and in features such as Oriental Outlook ('China Dream'), Global Times ('Green Goddess'), Beijing Tatler ('Green Miracle'), The Guardian ('Climate Change Abolitionists'), Vogue China ('3 Women Who Better the World'), Psychologies ('10 Green Handkerchiefs award'), Madame Figaro 'Top Life' award 2012, Jessica ('Most Successful Women' 2013), L’Officiel ('China's Most Successful Women' 2014).

She speaks around the world to explain how China works and China’s green journey. Peggy is a frequent speaker at World Economic Forum and TED, and appears regularly on BBC, Discovery Channel, and other media. Watch her in: Voice of America’s “A Single Step: Journeys of Women Leaders�, "Cities Changing Diabetes", "Catching the Sun", Discovery Channel’s “Power the Future� Part 3 and Part 4, Discovery Channel "How China Works".

She is a recurring judge for The Circulars at Davos (circular economy) and the Hult Prize (social entrepreneurship at college level).

Prior to JUCCCE she was a venture capitalist in Shanghai. In the 1990's Peggy was on the cover of 'Red Herring Hits' as an Internet pioneer in Silicon Valley heading Channel A, one of the earliest e-commerce companies. Other executive positions in Silicon Valley included General Manager of Consumer Applications at Zaplet, a dynamic email communications platform, and VP of Marketing at Peggy also served as a management consultant at McKinsey (see her on the homepage, a software product manager for Internet Chameleon- the first graphical user interface for surfing the Internet on Windows, product manager for Symantec C++ and Norton OEM products, and a computer programmer. Her early goal in life was to use technology to improve the living standards of people around the world.

She is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and completed a program in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a program at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

Liu Qian

Managing Director, The Economist Group, China, People's Republic of China

Qian is an influential economist and business executive. As Managing Director of The Economist Group in Greater China, she has deep knowledge of the Chinese economy, understands both China and the West very well, with exceptional ability to bridge the two. She publishes in highly regarded academic journals and business outlets, and is frequently interviewed by BBC, CNBC, NPR etc. She is also a prominent advocate for gender equality in China, and introduces cutting edge global economic research on gender, and promotes intelligent public debates reaching millions of people. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Member of Global Future Council on China. Steering Committee member for World Economic Forum's Value in Media. Outstanding Women Award, China. Qian earned her PhD in economics from Uppsala University, Sweden, and was previously a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, and received executive training from Stanford University.

Liu Xiao

Chief Partner, Beijing Vanke, People's Republic of China

2003, Bachelor’s and Master’s in Economics, Renmin University; 2008, Master’s degree, Harvard Business School. Formerly with McKinsey & Company. 2009, joined Vanke; 2010, General Manager, Department of Strategy , Investment, Financing and Operation; 2012, General Manager, Zhejiang Nandu Vanke; 2015, General Manager, Beijing Vanke. Currently, Senior Vice-President, China Vanke Group and Chief Executive Officer, Beijing region.

Bill Liu Zihong

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Royole Corporation, People's Republic of China

2009, PhD in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA. 2004, BSc (Hons) and 2006, MSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; 2009-2012, with IBM, New York. 2012-now, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Royole.

Royole Corporation is a pioneer and the global leader in the flexible technology industry that is transforming the way people experience and interact with the world. Royole has leveraged its proprietary flexible technology to produce fully flexible displays (FFD) and sensors (FFS), and a full range of next-generation human-machine interface products, including foldable smartphones and other smart devices. Royole also provide tailored solutions to global customers in six major industries – smart mobile devices, smart transportation, media and entertainment, sports and fashion, smart home, and office and education.

Royole's significant intellectual property rights and innovative engineering and design capabilities enabled the company to achieve a number of industry milestones, including the world's thinnest full-color FFD, the world's first FFD production facility with commercial production, and the world's first foldable smartphone with flexible display brought to market, FlexPaiâ„¢.

Founded in 2012, Royole Corporation has offices in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and California. Royole has over 2000 employees globally, with a market valuation of USD $6 Billion as of early 2019.

Jason Li Yat-Sen

Pro-Chancellor, University of Sydney, Australia

Degree (Hons) in Arts/Law, University of Sydney; Master's in Law, Australia's Hauser Global Fellow, New York University Law School. Chairman, Vantage Asia Holdings, an investment group with interests in financial services, natural products and technology. Former: Youth Chair, NSW Ethnic Communities Council; Cultural Spokesperson, NSW Tourism during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; Director, National Centre for Volunteering; NSW Government's Sydney Metropolitan Strategy Group. Vice-Chair, Australia-China Chamber of Commerce, Beijing; Director, George Institute for Global Health and the Sydney Institute. Governor, Smith Family, one of Australia's largest charities. Senate Fellow, University of Sydney.

Stephanie Lo

Managing Director, Shui On Investment Company Limited, Hong Kong SAR, China

Stephanie Lo is Executive Director of Shui On Land and Shui On Management as well as Vice-Chair of China Xintiand. Her extensive experience and insights in the field has made her a driving force in moving the propery management industry forward in the region. In addition, Lo is also actively involved in projects geared towards closing the social gap.

Tina Y. Lo

Chairman, O-Bank, Taiwan, China

Ms. Tina Y. Lo is Vice Chairman of Industrial Bank of Taiwan (IBT), a boutique financial institution in Taiwan that is dedicated to providing the best solutions for its clients with a one-stop shop of financial services. Prior to her appointment as Vice Chairman, Ms. Lo served as Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer of IBT, during which she shaped and implemented the Bank’s Greater China and global business strategies, and supervised the overall business administration among its subsidiaries. Previously, as the first Chief Executive of IBT’s Hong Kong Branch, she successfully led the Bank’s effort to grow and expand beyond Taiwan. In addition to banking and finance, Ms. Lo has extensive experience in venture capital. During her tenure as President of IBT Management Corporation, she was responsible for raising and managing large-size venture capital funds.
Ms. Lo is not only a financier, but also an entrepreneur who understands the ins and outs of starting up new ventures, and especially appreciates the positive influences brought about by entrepreneurship. Before joining IBT Group, she co-founded Intumit, Inc., a Taiwanese software company at the forefront of knowledge management. Furthermore, she has been a devoted advocate for young entrepreneurs, establishing a partnership between IBT Group and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to launch the renowned WeWin Entrepreneurship Competition in Taiwan, which has helped more than 5,000 young entrepreneurs establish their own businesses.
Ms. Lo was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2011, the first ever Taiwanese person to receive this international distinction. In 2013, she was also awarded the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship.
Ms. Lo holds an MBA degree from MIT and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Boston University.

Clare Lockhart

Chief Executive Officer, ISE, USA

Clare Lockhart is Director of the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE), which works to close the trust gap between citizens and government through supporting the emergence of essential governance functions. Lockhart is the Co-Author of “Fixing Failed States� and numerous articles on development, economics, law and citizenship, and engages frequently with the media on development and security issues. Lockhart is a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs at Yale University where she teaches seminars on governance, citizenship and reconstruction. She is a trustee of the Asia Foundation, and a board member of SOLA and the Alliance for Peace-building. Before founding ISE, she worked for the UN and the World Bank. She is a Member of the Bar of England and Wales, and was educated at Oxford and Harvard.

André Loesekrug-Pietri

Chairman, Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), France, Metropolitan

Graduate: HEC; Harvard Kennedy School. Michigan Business School; Fundação Getulio Vargas; Sup'Aéro Aerospace Engineering School. Formerly with: Roland Berger; Aerospatiale Airbus, Burelle Participations, board member Bang & Olufsen and Sunpartner Technologies. Co-Founder: Jaccar Capital Fund; CEL Partners; ACAPITAL. Chairman, Paulina Foundation. Former Chairman, Private Equity Working Group European Chamber in China; YPO; Deputy Chairman, Beijing International Financiers Club; Former Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. International Advisory Board, Jiaotong University. Colonel, French Air Force People's Reserve; private pilot.

Christopher Logan

Managing Director; Lead, Freight and Logistics, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Accenture, Singapore

Degree in Business Admin., Ivey School of Business, Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada. Formerly, President, Livingston International USA: Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Agility, a global logistics provider; Principal (Partner), Mercer Management Consulting, now Oliver Wyman. Co-Founder and CEO, Silk Road Mining and Development. World Economic Forum: Member, Global Agenda Council on Global Trade & FDI; formerly, on Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain, Supply Chain and Transport Risk Initiative; Young Global Leader (2009).