Experts

The Global Solutions Initiative envisions, proposes and evaluates policy responses to major global problems. Decision-makers from policy-making, business and civil society contribute to the formulation of relevant policy proposals and provide a crucial bridge between recommendations generated by research institutions and their implementation. 

On this website, you can browse through the database of distinguished people that we have been working with, including our Global Solutions Fellows, and find an expert in the policy field of your interest. If you would like to get in touch with any of them, please contact us.

x

Director for Environmental Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Indonesia

A

Research Professor International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Senior Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation
  • Director, Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, Center for International Governance Innovation
  • Research Professor and Cross-Disciplinary Fellow, George Washington University
  • Former Research Fellow and Guest Scholar, Brookings Institution
Strategic Advisor to the Hon. Minister of Trade and Industry of Rwanda, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • Former Business Development Director and Government/Public Institution Liaisons at Africa Improved Foods in East Africa
  • Former Private Sector Development/Inclusive Growth Senior Consultant at PwC UK/Nigeria
  • Former Marketing Manager, Premium Brands, at SAB Miller/ABInbev in West Africa
  • Former Business Development Executive Africa Desk at Clifford Chance LLP UK
Chief Negotiator on Climate Change Issues, Saudi Arabia
Head of Unit, Digital Consumers and Product Safety, OECD
  • Committee on Consumer Policy and the Working Party on Consumer Product Safety
  • Former policy analyst & lawyer for e-commerce, dispute resolution and cross-border fraud, OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Led the review of the OECD Recommendation on Consumer Protection in E-Commerce
  • Former competition law attorney in Brussels and Paris
Director-General, WHO
  • Director-General of the World Health Organisation, since July 2017
  • First person from the WHO African Region to head the organisation
  • Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, 2012-2016
  • Former Minister of Health of Ethiopia, 2005-2012
Head of Health Financing Policy Task Force and Young Expert Policy Analyst, Center of Policy for Health Financing and Decentralization, Ministry of Health
  • Ackhmad Afllazir is a Young Expert Policy Analyst who currently serves as the Head of the Health Financing Policy Task Force at Center of Policy for Health Financing and Decentralization, Health Development Policy Agency of the Ministry of Health.
  • He completed his Medical Doctor as General Practitioner from Trisakti University, Indonesia then obtained his Master's degree with a focus on Health Development Planning, at Padjadjaran University, Indonesia.
  • He participated in initiating the issuance of policies related to Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) which is currently one of the policies of the Ministry of Health to address the problem of health financing gaps in Indonesia, contained in the regulation of the Minister of Health.
  • He is also active in imparting his knowledge and sharing his knowledge at capacity-building events organized by the Ministry of Health and various other agencies at the Central and Regional levels and is also active in providing assistance to Regional Governments, particularly the Provincial/District Health Offices.
  • He is also heavily involved in several support projects for the Ministry of Health related to Health Financing and is actively involved in conducting Health Financing studies with WHO, USAID, and WORLD BANK.
Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Rajat Agarwal serves public and private sector energy and infrastructure companies in driving sustainable business transformations. Rajat also coleads capital excellence work in Southeast Asia at McKinsey & Company.
  • Rajat Agarwal is a chartered accountant from ICAI, India.
Head, Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD
  • Head, Environment and Economy Integration Division at the OECD Environment Directorate
  • PhD, Princeton University
CEO and Founder, Patapia
Director of Social and Family Affairs, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  • Director of Public Information and Communications Department, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  • Journalist, Arab News
  • M.A., Communications and Cultural Studies, University of Calgary
Professor, Georgetown University
  • 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics
  • Former Professor of Economics, University of California at Berkeley
  • Former President, American Economic Association
Head of Division, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development, OECD
  • Commissioner, Legacy and Sustainable Development, International Olympic Committee
  • Board of Advisors, Fundacion Auquae
  • Manager of the OECD Champion Mayors Initiative for Inclusive Growth, the OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers, and the OECD-UN Habitat-Cities Alliance National Urban Policy Platform
Chair, G20 Development Working Group
  • Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Chair of G20 Development Working Group
  • Former Assistant Deputy Minister for Sustainable Development Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Assistant Deputy Minister for the G20 Affairs in the Ministry of Economy and Planning, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Former Lecturer at King Saud University
Economist, Asakreativita
  • Vivi Alatas is CEO of Asakreativita, a consulting and Edtech company that she established in 2020.
  • Formerly she was a Lead Economist of World Bank where she led a team of seasoned local and international economists in producing several flagship reports for national and global audiences, including ‘Targeting Poor and Vulnerable Households in Indonesia’, ‘Making Poverty Work in Indonesia’ , ‘Indonesia’s Rising Divide’, ‘Indonesia Jobs Report” and “Aspiring Indonesia – Expanding the Middle Class” .
  • She presented various of these research findings to President, Vice President , Ministers and Deputy Ministers.
  • She also has written several journal papers on poverty, inequality and labour issues. Some of the papers were written in collaboration with Nobel Laurettes Abhijit Banerjee and Angus Deaton who was also her advisor in Princeton.
Turkish Minister of Treasury and Finance
  • Ministry of Treasury and Finance
  • GD of Foreign Economic Relations
  • G20, IMF and International Institutions Department
Senior Researcher, CIPPEC
  • Lead Coordinator, Future of Work in the Global South (FoWiGS) Initiative
  • Professor, Macroeconomics and Development, University of Buenos Aires
  • Associate Researcher, CEQ Institute, Tulane University
  • Associate Researcher, South American Network on Applied Economics
Director, Global Summitry Project, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
  • Senior Editor, Global Summitry
  • One of the Principals of the Vision20
  • Co-initiator, China-West Dialogue Project
  • Research work on the contemporary global governance architecture
Chief Executive Office, Spotlight for Transparency and Accountability Initiative
Muazu Alhaji Modu is an activist and social worker with over 7 years experience in social accountability, community organizing and advocacy. He is Chief Executive of spotlight for Transparency and Accountability Initiative in Nigeria. Founder of Citizen-led Tracking, a data-driven social accountability initiative that uses data and leverages digital technology to empower and work with citizens at the grassroots to demand accountability and enhace transparency on government spending. Through Citizen-led Tracking directly reached and impacted over 700,000 lives in 56 rural communities in Nigeria where they tracked and saved the government over $4.2 million earmarked for health and education projects. In the process they built capacity of over 500 young people and community stakeholders to take ownership of demanding accountability in their communities His work earned numerous international recognition, most notable among the achievements include; African Union's 2020 top 20 best Innovation on Democracy and Governance, Spindle's 30 Most Inspiring Digital Innovation on SDGs around the globe and finalist AfricTivites 2021 African Civic Engagement Prize. Mr. Modu is Alumni of Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Intiative (YALI), University of Georgia's African Civic Engagement Academy and Ashoka Changeakers everywhere Academy.
King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Former Advisor, International Monetary Fund
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Prince Saud Alfaisal Institute of Diplomatic Studies
  • Part-time Consultant, Ministry of Economics and Planning
  • Former President, Gulf Monetary Council
  • Former Consultant, World Bank, ARAMCO, Ministry of Economics & Planning, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), Supreme Commission for Tourism, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), Alkhabeer Capital and KACST
State Minister, Council of Ministers, Saudi Arabia
  • G20 Sherpa, Saudi Arabia
  • Former Advisor, Saudi Royal Court
  • Former Secretary-General, G20
  • Secretariat Saudi Arabia
  • Former Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA)
  • Former Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia
  • Former Chairman, Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Former federal Minister in the Chancellor’s Office
  • Former Acting Federal Minister of Finance
  • Former Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Member of the German Bundestag
Chair, T20 Saudi Arabia & Vice President Research, KAPSARC
  • Independent Board Member, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Saudi Energy Efficiency Center
  • Former Chief Economist and Head of Research as well as Chairperson of its Public Funds Board, Jadwa Investment Company
  • Former Independent Board Member, General Authority of Statistics
Head of Research, Center for Indonesian Policy Studies
Felippa Amanta is the Head of Research at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS). Her own research focuses on food security and trade. Previously, Felippa conducted and published policy research with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at University of California, Berkeley. She received her Bachelor in Sociology degree from University of California, Berkeley, followed by Master of Public Administration from the Australian National University. She was selected as one of Indonesia’s Future Leaders by the British Council in 2017 and completed the policy and leadership training from University of Cambridge. In her spare time, she leads the knowledge content development and mentors young policy leaders in Think Policy.
Director of Research Strategy and Innovations, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
  • Visiting Faculty, University of Tokyo
  • Member, G20 and APEC Task force on Climate Change and Green Growth
  • Member, ASEAN Advisory Panel on Circular Economy
  • Senior Fellow, Asia Pacific Rim University (APRU) on Sustainable Development
Climate Investment Funds
Director, Tandem Research India
  • Associate Fellow, Chatham House
  • T-20 Task Force, Future of Work & Learning
  • Advisor, International Congress for the Governance of Artificial Intelligence
  • Former Associate Professor, Jindal School of International Affairs
Professor, Public Policy & Management; Director, Center for China Studies, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University
  • Scholar, Contemporary China Studies
  • Public Policy Adviser on China’s reform and development, research focus on economic development, social transition and public policy
  • Founder, Center for China Studies, Tsinghua University and Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Former visiting professor or fellow, MIT; Keio University; Harvard University; World Bank; Colombia University
Senior Professor of Sociology, Hertie School
  • Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA
  • Editor in Chief, Global Perspectives
  • Chair of Sociology and Academic Director of the Centre for Social Investment, Heidelberg University
  • Principal academic lead of the Hertie School's annual Governance Report
  • Former President and Professor of Sociology, Hertie School
Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
  • Former Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, SPD Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag
  • Former Chairman, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the States of South Asia
  • Former Chairman, Commission on International Politics, SPD
  • Former Deputy Spokesman, Parliamentary Left within the SPD Parliamentary Group
Director, Center of Sanction Policy Expertise, MGIMO University
  • Head, Academic Development Department, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University
Director, ESRC’s Rebuilding Macroeconomics
  • Chief Economic Advisor, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Honorary Professor, University of Stirling
  • Research Fellow at National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Senior Capacity Building and Training Specialist, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Currently at ADB Institute in Tokyo, focusing on innovation and pandemic recovery
  • Joined ADB in 2003, working in various departments, and in Pakistan and Afghanistan country offices
  • PhD from Oxford University in comparative policy
  • MA and BA from the University of Toronto
President, Boeing International, The Boeing Company
Boeing Executive Council member since 2019. Previously President Boeing Europe. Former British Ambassador to Germany, and High Commissioner to India. UK Foreign Service Director General Economic in early days of intergovernmental debate on Climate and globalisation. Non-executive director of Diligenta, the UK Subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services.
Chair of the Board, Kofi Annan Foundation
  • Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • Former Director of Partnerships and Resource Development, UNICEF
  • Former Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa and Global Emergency Coordinator for the Horn of Africa, UNICEF
  • Leadership positions with the United Nations Development Programme in New York, with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and with UNAIDS
  • Former Director of Health and Development Programmes, Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA)
ESA Director of Earth Observation Programs
  • Head of ESRIN, ESA’s Centre for Earth Observation
  • Former Head of Program Planning and Coordination, ESRIN
  • Former Head of the Copernicus Space Office, ESA
  • Former Program Coordinator, ESA Headquarters, Paris
  • Former Scientific Assistant to the Director of the Space Applications Institute, European Commission Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy
International TV Presenter and Journalist
  • International TV Presenter, Journalist and Conference Moderator
  • Former TV Journalist, CNN and ABC News
  • Former Talk Show Host, Deutsche Welle TV
  • Masters degrees in International Relations and Journalism, Columbia University
  • Bachelor's degree in International Politics, Georgetown University
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Founder and President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Co-chair of the White House U.S. China Innovation Experts Group during the Obama administration
  • Author of numerous books, including "Big is Beautiful: Debunking the Mythology of Small Business" (MIT Press, 2018)
Professor of Global Health Systems, Harvard University
  • Faculty Chair, Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program
  • Former Member as Director of Strategy, Performance and Evaluation, Global Fund Executive
  • Member, Longitude Prize Committee: the largest science prize in the world
Director of Policy Strategy & Governance Division for ICT, United Nations
  • Director of Strategy, United Nations Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL)
  • Former Chief, Knowledge Management Services (CKO), United Nations
  • Former IT Technical, United Nations Peacekeeping
Senior Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Global Opinions Columnist, Washington Post
  • Former Columnist, Milliyet and Cumhuriyet

B

Founder & Executive Chair, Janngo
  • Managing Partner, Janngo Capital
  • Founder & CEO, Jumia Côte d’Ivoire
  • Managing Director, Jumia Nigeria
  • Member of the Board, South Bridge Investment Bank
  • Member, Investment Committee, Creadev Africa
  • Member of the Council, Women in Africa
  • Member of the Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda, World Economic Forum
Executive Chairman, AllAfrica
  • Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, AllAfrica, the largest content service provider specialized on Africa
  • Recipient of many distinguished awards and recognitions in Africa, Europe and the USA
  • Educated in Senegal, France and Spain, fluent in several languages
Vice President and Global Head of Value and Access, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Global Head of Value and Access, Novartis Oncology
  • Drives the overall strategy on value demonstration that ensures access to our cancer medicines
  • Over two decades of experience in market access across several major companies including GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer
President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Former CFO and CEO, TNT NV
  • Commissioner, Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development
  • Chairman, War Child, Netherlands & Ambassador Against Hunger, UN World Food Programme
  • Co-Chair, Redefining the Role of Business for Sustainable Development, SDSN & Vice-Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council
  • Corporate Sustainability Advisory Boards, IKEA, BASF, Nespresso, P&G, Daimler
  • International Advisory Board Member, CCICED (China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development) and Convener BRIGC (BRI International Green Development Coalition)
Director, SecondMuse Singapore
  • Co-Chair, Innovation Working Group, Indonesia's National Plastic Action Plan
  • Advisory Board Member, Frontiers Lab Asia
  • Supported the implementation of Vietnam's National HIV Treatment System
Country Head of Communications & Advocacy, Novartis Greece
  • Vice President, Corporate Affairs Sector, Hellenic Management Association (EEDE)
  • Member, European Association of Communication Directors
  • Former General Manager, H+K Strategies Athens
Chairwoman, LOVEPINK (Daya Dara Indonesia Foundation)
  • Samantha Barbara is Chairwoman - LOVEPINK (Daya Dara Indonesia Foundation) a support group and community for breast cancer warriors & survivors.
  • A breast cancer survivor (diagnosed in 2013, in remission for 9 year now)
  • She has backcground Marketing & used to work for PR & Advertising Agencies for 10 years
  • She is a single mother with 1 daughter
  • She is a social worker & a supporter for animal shelters
Chair, International Accounting Standards Board
  • Andreas Barckow is an experienced and highly regarded leader in the field of international accounting. From 2015 to 2021, he served as President of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (Deutsches Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee e.V.).
  • He has been an active participant in numerous advisory bodies to the IFRS Foundation and the IASB, including membership of the IASB’s Accounting Standards Advisory Forum and the IFRS Advisory Council. Moreover, he is an acknowledged expert in IFRS Standards, having previously served as the lead technical partner for financial reporting matters in the German member firm of Deloitte and having been a member of their Global IFRS Leadership Team.
  • Andreas Barckow holds a Diploma and Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the University of Paderborn and is an Honorary Professor at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar.
Prince of Wales Fellow in Global Sustainability, University of Cambridge
Anna is a social and economic Geographer. She is currently researching how work and livelihoods intersect with environmental problems and solutions. Her main focus is on informal work in circular systems in lower- and middle-income countries. She also studies how the crises of climate change and COVID-19 intersect with young people’s livelihoods in Uganda, Nepal and Indonesia.
Vice-President of the European Parliament, European Parliament
  • Former Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany
  • Former Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany
  • Former Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
  • Former Secretary General, Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)
  • Former Chair, SPD Disctrict Executive, Trier-Saarburg, Germany
Board Chair, Gavi The Vaccine Alliance
  • Board Chair, Gavi The Vaccine Alliance
  • Non-executive Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
Director, Climate Resilience & Risk Management, World Wildlife Fund
  • Former Water Policy Associate, Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy
Senior Researcher, Department of Economic and Technological Change , Center for Development Research (ZEF)
  • Heike Baumüller is a Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House, London
  • she is a Southeast Asia Coordinator, Trade Knowledge Network, Phnom Penh
  • She is also a Programme Manager, Environment and Natural Resources, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva
  • She holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences, Center for Development Research, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn
  • She has a Master Degree of Environmental Studies, Macquarie University, Australia
  • She holds BSc Hons Cognitive Science, University of Exeter, UK
CEO and Co-Founder, Goodwall
  • Co-founder of social enterprise Goodwall serving 1.6M+ youth in 150+ countries
  • Forbes’ 30 Under 30 (2018)
  • Entrepreneur’s 15 Entrepreneurs Under 30 (2020)
  • Thought leader on education and future of work, TEDx, Google, MIT, United Nations speaker
  • Media contributor, NPR’s “How I Built This”, TechCrunch, Forbes
Gender and Trade Expert
Nadira Bayat is a Gender and Trade Expert with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), where she leads the approach to gender mainstreaming in African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) National Strategies. Nadira has served in various roles in other United Nations (UN) agencies, including at the International Court of Justice, UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR); as well as at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). Prior to joining ECA, Nadira was Programme Director at Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa — a policy research and stakeholder engagement programme, focusing on sustainable development priorities in Africa. She has also held senior positions in the South African Government, including as Counsellor: Multilateral at the Embassy of South Africa in Washington, DC. Nadira has a background in international law. She holds two LLMs - the most recent in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law.
Co-Director, Dahrendorf Forum, LSE
  • Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute
  • Economist, European Political Economy and Policy
  • Former Specialist Advisor, House of Lords European Committee
  • Former Advisory Roles, the European Parliament and the International Labour Office
Vice President, Lead of Microsoft Philanthropies, Microsoft Corporation
  • Board Member, United Way of King County, Generation Unlimited (UNICEF)
  • Member, CARE Corporate Council.
Director, Good Governance for Local Development in South Caucasus Program, GIZ
  • Former Vice Chair of the Management Board, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Former Advisor, Decentralization, Ministry of the Interior, Indonesia
  • Former Head, Planning and Development Department, GIZ
G7/G20 Sherpa Italy
  • Diplomatic Advisor and G7/G20 Sherpa to the Italian President of the Council of Ministers
  • Former Ambassador of Italy to Germany
  • Former Chief of Cabinet to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Former Ambassador of Italy to Tunisia
  • Served in the diplomatic service in Havana, Warsaw, Brussels and Berlin
Young Global Changer, Manager, STEPS
  • Medical Resident in Ob-GYN, ISSAD HASSANI Hospital
  • Manager of STEPS, Sétif-Algeria
  • Member of SafirLab network of MENA social entrepreneurs
  • Winner of the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund by the US government
Founder, Tomorrow is Now
Senior Vice President Public Affairs & Sustainability, Bayer
  • Former Member of the German Bundestag, Deutscher Bundestag
  • Former Leader of Alliance 90/ the Green Party in Hesse, Germany
  • Former Global Head of Public Policy, Mars Incorporated
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution
  • Former Director, Group of 24
  • Senior Advisor, World Bank
Policy Lead, G20 KSA Infrastructure Working Group
  • Senior international financial policy lead with more than ten years of experience working on G20 Finance Track issues
  • Senior investment analyst with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
  • Saudi Arabian policy lead for the Saudi G20 Infrastructure Working Group at the Finance Track program under the Saudi Presidency
Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • Mohamed bin Hadi Al Hussaini is the Minister of State for Financial Affairs, UAE.
  • He holds a Master’s degree in international business from Switzerland and has professional experiences in banking/finance, real estate and investment sectors.
  • He currently chairs the board of the General Pension and Social Security Authority, Etihad Credit Insurance and Etihad Credit Bureau.
  • He serves also on the board of Dubai Real Estate Corporation, Investment Corporation of Dubai and Emirates Investment Authority.
Chairman, Société Générale
  • CEPR Distinguished Fellow and Senior Fellow, LUISS School of European Political Economy Rome
  • Former Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Former Chairman of the Board, Italgas, SNAM, SACE, and
  • Former Member of the Board, Finmeccanica, MTS, the EIB, Morgan Stanley International
  • Former Banca d’Italia, European Monetary Institute and Italian Treasury
Vice-Chair of the Board, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Director, Institute of Latin American Studies, German Institute for Global and Area Studies
  • Professor of Political Science, University of Hamburg
  • Former Professor of Political Science and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Miami
  • Research focus on the intersection of gender, family and socio-economic inequalities and the policy process in Latin America
Senior Advisor, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
- Head of FES Offices in Afghanistan (2008-11) and Bangladesh (2017-21) - Political Affairs Officer at the UN Mission in Afghanistan (2011, 2016-17) - Political Advisor to the Deputy Commander of Resolute Support, NATO (2014) - Executive Manager at LSE IDEAS (2012-14)
Director of the WISE Centre, OECD
  • Director, OECD WISE Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity
  • Co-steers the OECD horizontal initiatives on Impact Measurement
  • Former Head of Inclusive Growth and Senior Advisor to the OECD SG
  • Launched the Framework for Policy Action on Inclusive Growth and the B4IG
Chef de Cabinet, World Health Organisation
  • Chief Executive Officer, FIND, the international alliance for diagnostics, seeking to ensure equitable access to reliable diagnosis around the world
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Head of the TB programme, FIND
  • Programme Coordinator, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Munich, Germany
Full Professor of Economics, Bocconi University
  • Professor of economics at Bocconi University
  • Centennial Professor, LSE
  • Scientific Advisor, Fondazione Ing. RODOLFO DEBENEDETTI
  • Research fellow, CEPR, CEP-LSE, IZA, Netspar and Igier-Bocconi
  • Founder, www.lavoce.info
  • Scientific Director, Festival of Economics
  • Senior economist, OECD
Secretary General, German Federal Environmental Foundation DBU
  • Former Senior Advisor, DWR eco
  • Former Minister of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection, State of Baden-Württemberg
  • Former Deputy Chairman, Supervisory Board, L-Bank (State Bank of Baden-Württemberg)
  • Former Member, German Bundestag
Senator, Italian Senate
  • Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, 2013-2014
  • Former Vice-Chair of the Italian Senate, 2008-2013
  • Former Minister for International Trade and European Affairs, 2006-2008
  • Served in the Italian or in the EU Parliament continuously, except when she was European Commissioner
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
  • Lead Co-Chair, China-West Dialogue
  • Global Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Former Research Professor, Economics and International Relations, American University
  • Former Chief Economist, USAID
  • Former Head of Research, OECD Development Center
  • Former Associate Professor of International Economics, Yale University
Executive Director, ICLEI Africa
  • Global Director, ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center
  • Former Chief Director Sustainability, Western Cape Town Government
  • Former Manager, Environmental Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods and Communications, City of Cape Town
Member of the German Bundestag, Deutscher Bundestag
  • Member of the German Bundestag, Alliance 90/ The Greens
  • Parliamentary Secretary and Spokesperson, European Affairs
  • Member, Commission on Affairs of the European Union & Deputy Member, Commission on Foreign Affairs
  • Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Civil Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Networked Action
  • Former Member, European Parliament
President, Italian National Innovation Fund
  • Honorary Professor, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL
  • Member, the European Commission New European Bauhaus High-level Roundtable
  • Senior Adviser to the United Nation (UN-Habitat) on digital cities and digital rights
Professor & Lead Co-Chair T20 Indonesia, University of Indonesia
Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro started his career as an academic at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia. Graduated as a Bachelor of Economics, he soon continued his education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, taking a Masters in Urban Planning, followed by a PhD in the same field — urban and regional planning. For his contribution to his alma mater, Prof. Bambang was appointed Dean in 2005.
Professor of Chinese Studies and Director, Lau China Institute, King’s College London
  • Associate fellow,Asia Pacific Programme at Chatham House, London
  • Co-editor, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs
  • Former Professor of Chinese Politics and Director, China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia
  • Former Senior Fellow and then Head, Asia Programme at Chatham House, London
  • Former First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, then Head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor Section, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Former Director, Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN)
  • President, Kent Archaeological Society
  • Author of twenty books on China
Vice President, Institute for International Political Studies & Senior Professor of Economics, Bocconi University Milan
  • Emeritus professor, Department of Economics, Bocconi University
  • Vice President, Institute for International Economic Studies (ISPI), Milan
  • Lead Co-Chair, Task Force on International Finance, T20 2021
  • Member, European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee
Moderator, Global Solutions Initiative
After studying cultural- and communication sciences in Münster, Bordeaux and Eindhoven, Claudia topped her education as PR and events manager off with a trainee at the German newspaper Die Zeit. Afterwards, she joined The Stuttgart Ballet as a PR manager, supporting the company’s web presence, tours and introductory talks. As of 2013, Claudia headed the Körber Foundation’s event forum in the Hamburg Harbour until moving to Berlin in 2017 as participant experience manager with the Falling Walls Foundation. She joined the Global Solutions Initiative in 2021. In the German capital, she continues with what she jokingly calls three fifty percent jobs: as a freelance moderator, head of events with Global Solutions and as a mum to two kids.
Vice President for Strategic Development, International Breast & Skeletal Health and Gynaecological Surgical Solutions, Hologic Inc
  • Previously Vice President of Europe North, Hologic Inc.
  • Previously Vice President of Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions for the EMEAC (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada), Hologic Inc.
  • Registered nurse with clinical experience in Intensive Care, Midwifery and General Nursing
  • Holds degrees in nursing and marketing
Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
  • Professor, MIT Sloan School
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Executive Director, Oxfam International
  • Member, World Bank Group Advisory Council on Gender and Development
  • Former Chief Operating Officer, Plan International
  • Former Presidente Ejecutiva, Fundación Plan, Colombia
Lead Co-Chair T20 Indonesia Task Force 4 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, Chair, T20 Indonesia, Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences (CTSS)
  • Damayanti Buchori is the Lead Co-Chair of the Indonesian T20 Task Force 4 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture.
  • She is the Chair of the Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences (CTSS), Bogor Agricultural University.
  • She is also a Professor at the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University.
  • She received her Master from the Entomology Department, Universty of Illinois at Urbana, IL, USA and her doctorate in Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
  • As insect ecologist by training, she then began working on the interphase of agriculture-conservation issues since early 2000 through her work on insect biodiversity and stability of rain forest margin. Her passion in ecology has opened a wider array of research areas in landscape ecology and land use change, that covers also the aspect of human dimension, i.e how biodiversity affect local knowledge and how humans affect changes in the landscape.
  • In the past 15 years, her work has moved to landscape approach research where the focus of biodiversity and policy are interlinked. Her interest currently include science-policy work, ie. how science and policy should be intertwined to produce evidence based policy that are greatly needed
President, Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Development
  • Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Co-Editor, INTERSECTING
  • Co-Chair, T20 Infrastructure Investment and Financing Task Force
  • President and Co-Founder, Grand Paris Alliance (est. 2011)
  • Founding Principal, Renaissance Urbaine Strategic Advisory (est. 2006)
  • Honorary Member, Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN)
CEO, circular.fashion
  • CEO and co-founder, circular.fashion
  • Founder and consultant, Design for Circularity
  • Lecturer for sustainable and circular design, AMD Berlin, HAW Hamburg, KEA Copenhagen, RMIT Melbourne
  • Global Change Award 2019 by H&M Foundation, German Federal Award Ecodesign 2017, Next Economy Award 2015
Head of Cabinet for Commissioner for the Economy, European Commission
  • Former Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
  • Former Commission Finance Deputy at G7 and G20
  • Visiting Professor, various universities in Europe
Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation with Data2X and the Center for Global Development
  • Former Director for Gender and Development at the World Bank
  • Previously worked at Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) leading the Social Development Division
  • Founding member and President of the International Center for Research on Women
Senior policy advisor, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)
  • Member of the OECD Going Digital Steering Group and the OECD AI Expert Group
  • Set up the 1st & 2nd Trade Union Forum on Digitalisation and the Future of Work
  • Former Policy Coordinator, Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) at the OECD
  • Former TV journalist in Paris and Berlin
Chair, Summit Studies, G7 Research Group
  • Analyst, G20 Research Group, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in Trinity College at the University of Toronto
  • Former Member, Field Team for the G20 Summit, Buenos Aires, 2018
  • Former Member, Field Team for the G7 Summit, Biarritz, 2019

C

Managing Director, Lands for Life Program, RARE
  • Former Senior Director, World Bank
  • Former Director for Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs, Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Recipient, German Sustainability Award and Zayed International Prize for the Environment
Education Director, CIPPEC
  • Former Advisor, National Ministry of Education, Argentina
  • Former Education Program Coordinator, UNTREF
Professor of Economics, University College London
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research
  • Member, Expert Advisory Panel of the UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility
  • Recipient, CBE Award for services to economics and public finance
  • External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
President, National Research Council CNR
  • Professor, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Former Rector, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Former Italian Minister of Education and Research
  • Former Scientific Director, Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation
Chairman, Hang Lung
  • Founder & Chair, China Heritage Fund
  • Co-Founding Director, The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing
  • Former Vice-President, China Development Research Foundation, Beijing
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Chairman Emeritus, Asia Society
Senior Partner, Living Prospects
  • Coordinator, EU SWITCH to Green Facility
  • Thematic Lead Convener, Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues
Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries
  • Member, Board of Governors, Reserve Bank of India
  • Global Justice Fellow, MacMillan Center for International Affairs, Yale University
  • Visiting Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Former Developing Country Fellow, University of Amsterdam
  • Former Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla
  • Former Visiting Scholar, German Development Institute
  • Editorial Advisory Board of IDS Bulletin, Sussex, UK
Manager, Hemispheric Program of Bioeconomy and Productive Development, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Specialist in Strategic Analysis, Policies for Agriculture, Competitiveness of Agricultural Chains, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Chairman, The Institute for Industrial Policy Studies
  • 15th President, Incheon National University
  • Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University
  • Professor, CKGSB in Beijing
Policy Advisor, a2i Program, Government of Bangladesh
  • Member, Prime Minister’s National Digital Task Force, Bangladesh
  • Member, Education Minister’s National ICT in Education Task Force, Bangladesh
  • Member, UNESCAP Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)
  • Co-Founder and Board Member, South-South Network for Public Service Innovation (SSN4PSI)
  • Co-Founder, South-Asia Civil Registration Network (CR8)
Journalist and Media Entrepreneur
  • Managing Partner, TV21 media and consult GmbH, Berlin
  • Member, Supervisory Board, Hermes Europe ; and Freenet AG
  • Former Moderator, Tagesthemen Show, ARD Network
  • Ambassador, UNICEF, Germany
  • Vice Board Member, Laureus Sports for Good Foundation
  • Recipient, Legion d’Honneur
Coordinator, Virtual Summit Compliance, G20 Research Group
  • Senior Researcher, G7 Research Group based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in Trinity College at the University of Toronto
  • Former Co-Chair, Summit Studies, G20’s 2019 Osaka Summit
Senior Fellow, CIGI
  • Director and Principal, Ciuriak Consulting, Inc, Canada
  • Fellow in Residence, C. D. Howe Institute
  • Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • Associate, BKP Economic Advisors GmbH of Munich, Germany
Executive Vice-Chair, Future World Foundation & Global Solutions Initiative Special Advisor
  • Chairman: Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd
  • Advisory Councils: World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid; and EIT: Climate-KIC
  • Special Adviser: Global Solutions Initiative. And Salzburg Global Seminar
  • Executive Consultant: Prime Minister’s Office, United Arab Emirates
Director of the PhD in Public and Urban Policy Program, Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment
  • Professor of International Affairs, Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs
  • Visiting Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University
  • Former Senior Advisor to the World Bank's Vice-President for Environmentally Sustainable Development
  • Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences Panel on Urban Dynamics
Director Climate and Sustainability , Overseas Institute
  • Head of Global Programmes, Coalition for Urban Transitions
  • Lead Author of Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity, the report that underpinned the Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action track of the 2019 UN Climate Summit
  • Associate, ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy
  • Guest lecturer, University of Oxford, University College London and the University of Manchester
Professor, Economics and Public Policy, University of Oxford
  • Director, International Growth Center
  • Co-Director, Social-Macro Program of the National Institute of Economic & Social Research
  • Former Advisor to the German Minister of Finance, German Government 2017 G20 Presidency
  • Former Advisor, British Government 2013 G8 Presidency
  • Former Director, Research Department, World Bank
  • Keynote speaker, 2019 European Commission conference: The European Economy in the 2020s
  • Author, The Future of Capitalism and The Bottom Billion
Head of Health Division, OECD
  • Leads work providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies
  • Advises policy makers on responding to demands for more resilient and people centred health systems
  • 20+ years of experience leading international health policy act
Research Associate, Harvard University
  • Researcher and Instructor, Harvard University
  • Consultant, Capacity building in sustainable infrastructure for international financial institutions and public agencies, US and Europe
  • Member, UNEP Expert Working Group
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member, Sustainable Infrastructure Standards Committee
Secretary-General, OECD
Mathias Cormann is the 6th Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). His five-year term commenced on 1 June 2021. Working with OECD members, his priorities as Secretary-General are to:
  • Help maximise the strength of the economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19;
  • Drive and promote global leadership on ambitious and effective action on climate change to achieve global net-zero emissions by 2050;
  • Finalise a multilateral approach to digital taxation;
  • Seize the opportunities and better manage the risks in the digital economy;
  • Promote market-based policies and a rules-based international order; and to
  • Strengthen the engagement and outreach of the OECD into the Asia-Pacific.
Director, Center for Innovation and Excellence in Education Policies
  • Former Visiting Professor, Harvard
  • Former Senior Director, Global Education World Bank
  • Former Secretary of Education of Rio de Janeiro and Federal Minister -Public Administration and State Reform
Founder & CEO, Food Systems for the Future
Ambassador Ertharin Cousin is a US diplomat and internationally renowned expert on food and agriculture. She was Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme from 2012 to 2017 and served as US Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome from 2009 to 2012.   Cousin is currently Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the co-founder and President of the Food Systems for the Future Institute. Since 2019, she is a member of the supervisory board of Bayer S.A.   Before serving as an ambassador in Rome, Cousin worked as Executive Vice President and CEO for the aid organization America's Second Harvest (2009­2006) and as Senior Vice President for the US supermarket chain Albertsons (19972002). From 1994 to 1997, Cousin worked as the White House Liaison to the US State Department.   Cousin earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a doctorate in law from the University of Georgia, School of Law. She received numerous awards and honorary doctorates, and has been listed on as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” (2014) and Forbes “100 Most Powerful Women” (2015, 2016).
Deputy Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
  • Leads analysis and policy guidance at the interface of economics and the environment, including on climate, water, fisheries, biodiversity, political economy of reform, green finance and the ocean
  • OECD lead for environment, climate and energy issues in the G7 and G20
Partner, PwC
  • UK Head of purpose, PwC
  • UK Sustainability and climate change leader
  • Former roles include Deals Structuring Partner and Head of People for PwC UK Advisory
Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance on Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy, Ministry of Finance Indonesia
  • Masyita Crystallin is currently serving as a Special Advisor to the Minister of the Finance Republic of Indonesia on Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy.
  • She is the Sherpa for the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action where the Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati serves as co-chair together with Finance Minister of Finland and Indonesia Investment Authority’s spokesperson.
  • At University of Indonesia, she serves as a Senior Researcher at the Demographic Institute.
  • Masyita holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University, USA, specialized in International Monetary and Finance in 2015.
  • Prior to joining the ministry, Masyita served as the Chief Economist for DBS Indonesia, leading macroeconomics, fiscal, and market analysis. She also acted and served as a Macroeconomist at the World Bank and was part of the core economist team supporting Indonesia’s Fiscal Policy
Associate Professor, Centre for Deliberative Democracy & Global Governance, University of Canberra
  • Editor, Journal of Deliberative Democracy
  • Co-Chair, Standing Group on Democratic Innovations – European Consortium for Political Research
Business Journalist and Conference Speaker
  • Business Journalist & Broadcaster for almost 30 years
  • Commentator, LBC News, London
  • Former Reporter & Anchor, BBC News & ABC News
  • Published in The UK, Ireland, Europe, USA & Australia
Founder & CEO, Partner Desenvolvimento
-- Msc Civil Engineer (University of São Paulo), Extended Business Administration (Fundação Getulio Vargas and Harvard Business School) - Founder and CEO of Partner Desenvolvimento, a consulting company on Sustainable Development and Externalities Valuation for Corporations - Former Director, CEO and Board Member of national and international companies on basic infrastructure (roads, dams, urban transportation, telecom) - Former State Secretary for Economic Development of Paraná State,Brazil with Governor Jaime Lerner - Former Member of the Superior Board on Environment at FIESP - São Paulo Federation of Industries - Board Member of Liga Solidaria, an NGO with focus on social assistance and education - Active member of the Brazilian Coalition for Climate, Forest and Agriculture, an initiative that congregates more than 300 companies and entities to do advocacy on public policies aiming a national and regional agenda for Sustainable Development - Member of the Advisory Board of ABERJE, brazilian association for corporate communication and institutional relations
Moderator, CC Media
  • International Conference Moderator
  • Media Coach
  • Former TV Moderator
  • Topics: global goals, climate crisis, labour and supply chain responsibility, human trafficking

D

Centre for Strategic and International Studies
  • Yose Rizal Damuri is Executive Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research activities focus on international trade, regional integration and globalization of value chain. He is active in several research and advisory networks both in Indonesia and in East Asia, such as Indonesia Service Dialogue (ISD) and Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT).
  • Yose also teaches International Economics courses at the Faculty of Economics University of Indonesia. In addition, he occasionally writes in local and national newspapers.
  • He received his Bachelor of Economics from the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia. He continued his study at the National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra and got his Master of Economics of Development (MEcDev).
  • He received his PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), Geneva, Switzerland.
Manager, Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
  • Manager of the AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa), which is a pan-African initiative to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women in Africa
Presenter, BBC, Radio 4
  • Presenter, PM programme on BBC Radio 4
  • Former presenter, BBC2 Newsnight programme and former economics editor of BBC News
  • Former economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School
  • Honorary Fellow, St Johns College, Oxford; Fellow of the Society of Professional Economists
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Roland de Marcellus serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance and Development within the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB/IFD).
  • He retired as a Colonel with Army service on both active duty and in the Reserves. He served in Germany as an Air Defense Artillery officer. As a Civil Affairs officer in the Reserves, he deployed three times: to Iraq in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, to Bosnia in 1999, and to Afghanistan in 2002, where he commanded the 489th Civil Affairs battalion, which implemented over 125 humanitarian infrastructure projects across the country. In his Reserve capacity, he also served part-time on the faculty of the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
  • Roland de Marcellus is a career member of the senior executive service. He has a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Director, Policy Studies Branch, Economics Department, OECD
  • Held senior positions at the OECD
  • Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Lecturer, Economics Department of the University of Kent, UK
  • PhD in Economics, University of Kent, UK
Professor, Basel University
  • Professor, Global and Regional Land Use Change, Basel University
  • Former Head of Research Group, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Head of Sustainable Finance & Investments, Global Banking & Markets, HSBC
  • Christian Déséglise is Group Head of Sustainable Infrastructure and Innovation at HSBC. Previously, he held various positions within HSBC, including Head of Sustainable Finance and Investments, Global Head of Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds at HSBC Global Banking and Markets, and Global Head of Emerging Markets at HSBC Global Asset Management. Christian is also a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank (Egypt).
  • He is a member of the One Planet Lab, a high level advisory group set up by President Macron to address challenges related to climate change. He leads the FAST-Infra initiative, aiming to mobilize private investment to finance sustainable infrastructure. He is also the co-Chair of the WEF Global Future Council on SDG Investments, the co-Chair of the Sustainable Infrastructure Working Group of HRH the Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative, and the co-lead of working groups of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. Christian is also a member of the Climate Council of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.
  • Christian Deseglise is also an Adjunct-Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where is has been teaching on Emerging Markets and Sustainable Finance since 2009. He is also the co-founder and co-director of Columbia University’s BRIC-Lab, which was set up to study the rise of Emerging countries.
  • He has taught at Sciences Po in Paris and at the Institute for High Studies for Development in Bogotá, Colombia. He has written a book “Le Défi des Pays Emergents: Une Chance pour la France”, which was published in France in April 2012. He has also written numerous articles on Emerging Markets and Sustainable Finance.
  • He is a Graduate from Sciences Po (Paris). He holds a Master’s degree from La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris) and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in New York.
President and Executive Director, JustJobs Network
  • Senior Fellow and Director, International Economic Policy, Center for American Progress, Washington DC
  • Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Policy Research in India
  • Non-Resident Fellow, Carsey School of Public Policy
Chair of Advisory Group, OECD Future of Education 2030 Global Forum
  • Assistant Chief Inspector, Department of Education and Skills, Ireland
  • Chair, OECD’s The Future of Education and Skills 2030
Head of Migration Program and Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of Athen
  • Former visiting fellow, ECFR Berlin
Federal Environmental Foundation, Germany
  • Vice Secretary General and Head of Department Finance, German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
Executive Vice-President, European Commission
  • Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for an Economy that Works for People and Trade
  • Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Former Primer Minister of Latvia, Latvia’s longest-serving head of government
  • Former Minister of Finance, Latvia
  • Former Member, Latvian Parliament and European Parliament
President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
  • Member, ASEAN Regional Forum’s (ARF), Expert and Eminent Person (EEP)
  • Senior Advisor on economic diplomacy, China’s Foreign Ministry
  • Senior Advisor of International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC)
  • Vice Chair, China National Association of International Relations
Convenor, G20 Health and Development Partnership
  • Executive Chairman, Sovereign Strategy
  • Former Labour Leader of the European Parliament (1998-1999)
  • Former Member of the European Parliament (1989-2000)
  • Patron, Topsy Foundation
Founder and Managing Partner, Beyond Group
  • Consultant, Designed Learning
  • Lecturer for Social Entrepreneurship, University Saint Joseph
  • 2008 Yale Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow
Prime Minister of Italy
  • Former President & Member of the Executive Board, the Governing Council and General Council, European Central Bank
  • Former Chairman of European Systemic Risk Board
  • Former Chairman of Financial Stability Board
  • Former Governor of the Banca d’Italia
Executive Director and Professor, Institute for International Trade in the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Co-chair, Saudi Arabia-led Think 20’s Task Force 1 on Trade and Investment
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, International Chamber of Commerce’s Research Foundation
  • Associated Researcher, German Development Institute (DIE)
Minister-President, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Former Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Health, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Former Mayor of Bad-Kreuznach, Germany
  • Former Prosecutor
Director, Institute of Virology, Charité and Adviser to the German Government
  • Director, Institute of Virology, Charité Berlin
  • Founding Director, Institute of Virology at University of Bonn Medical Centre
  • Recipient, German Federal Cross of Merit
CEO, Climate Investment Funds
  • Former Climate Finance Manager, African Development Bank
  • Former Principal Climate Change Specialist, African Development Bank
  • Former Senior Economist, The World Bank
  • Former Economic Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture, Mozambique
Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF
  • Former President, Health and Nutrition, BASF
  • Former President, Asia Pacific, BASF
  • Former Vice President, European Business Management Superabsorbers and Monomers, BASF
  • Former Director Business Management, Fibre Bonding and Controlling, BASF
  • Member, Industrial Policy Group of the EU Commission
Steans Professor Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Economist who works in both economic theory and econometrics
  • Primary research interests: study of inequality an integration of sociological and normative ideas into economics
Partner, FleishmanHillard
  • Partner & Head of Healthcare, FleishmanHillard
  • Lecturer, University of Erfurt
  • Alumni, Rotary International
  • Former Executive Director, Edelman

E

Berlin Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Germany Correspondent, The Associated Press
  • Austria/Balkans Reporter, The Associated Press
  • Former Board Member, RIAS Berlin Commission
  • Former Fulbright Young Journalist
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Director, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
  • Professor Economics of Climate Change, Technische Universität Berlin
Founder, PEACE CROPs
Njeke Joshua, from Cameroon, grew up experiencing the worst days of hunger in a rural community and in an orphanage but He is presently the founder of the PEACE CROPs social venture since 2019. With an MSc in Agriculture and Rural development from the Pan African Institute of Development – West Africa, His inspiration to advocate for organic farming while also using agriculture empowerment workshops as a peace building tool have handed him the opportunity to work with war affected communities, orphanages, prisons, schools and other entities, across war affected communities in Africa. Since 2017, Njeke has personally experienced torture and witnessed His family members and friends kidnapped and murdered. All these did sparked up His desire the more to create a positive mindset shift in these civil unrest affected rural villages. Njeke is also a Kanthari 2019 Alumni and His series of peaceful environmental conservation projects carried out give him an out-standing track record which is to be proud of as he is engaged in educating communities on the causes and effects of climate change both at local and global levels.
Founder, Transparency International
  • Former World Bank Manager Africa and Latin America; Director Regional Mission for Eastern Africa
  • Founder & former Chairman, Transparency International
  • Founding Chair, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
  • Former Member, Africa Progress Panel
  • Member & Co-Chair, Africa Progress Group
  • Co-Founder & Board Member, Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform
Senior Advisor, Savanas E Enseadas
  • Former Member, World Bank Inspection Panel
  • Former Vice President of Operations, African Development Bank
  • Former Director Delivery Unit, Government of Kuwait
Director of the Institute of Communication and Power Networks, University of Leeds
  • Director of Institute of Communication and Power Networks
  • Chair of Communication Networks and Systems
Strategy and Content Coordinator, Group of Producing Countries of the Southern Cone (GPS)
  • External Consultant, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Inter-American Development Bank
  • Director of Sectorial Integration and Industrial Policy, Ministry of Industry Argentina
  • General Coordinator of the promotion exports program ProArgentina
  • Adviser on industrial development policy, Ministry of Economic Development of the City of Buenos Aires
President, Hertie School
  • Professor of Political Economy, Hertie School
  • Director, Jacques Delors Institute Berlin
  • Former Visiting Professor, European University Institute; Harvard University; Duke University
Secretary-General, Global Solutions Initiative
Dr. Markus Engels is a social scientist with a background in politics and international affairs. He studied social sciences in Duisburg, Portsmouth/UK, and Berlin and obtained his doctorate at the faculty of law at the University of Munich (LMU). Markus Engels has worked as a senior scientific advisor at the German Federal Parliament, the European Parliament and the Executive Board of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). He headed the office of Deputy Party Chairman Frank-Walter Steinmeier and served as spokesman and campaign manager for Martin Schulz, during his tenure as President of the European Parliament and as SPD Chairman. Furthermore, Markus Engels participated in the drafting of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and the charter of fundamental rights for the digital age, initiated by charitable foundations.
Country Representative, African Circular Economy Network
  • EMF Linear to Circular, 2020 cohort
  • Trained as Biologist and Chemist, Addis Ababa University
  • More than 15 years of experience on policy and program management in the fields of Environmental management, Sustainable development, Green Growth, circular economy, and impact investment
University Professor and Professor of International Relations, George Washington University
  • Author, Reclaiming Patriotism, University of Virginia Press in 2019
  • Founder and curator, CivilDialogues.org
Dornsife Professor of Global Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia
  • Former Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Former Founding Executive Director, African Population and Health Research Center
  • Former Director, Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)
  • Recipient, 2018 The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize for the Social Sciences

F

Head of secretariat, The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation - ICRICT
  • Tommaso Faccio is the Head of Secretariat at the Independent Commission for the reform of International Corporate Taxation, ICRICT.
  • He is lecturer in Accounting at the Nottingham University Business School.
  • He is a Chartered Accountant and an expert in transfer pricing and international corporate taxation.
  • His research focus is transfer pricing, tax avoidance and international taxation.
Senior Fellow, Minderoo Tech and Policy Lab, University of Western Australia
  • writer and keynote speaker on technology and the future
  • previously worked at The World Bank, ICANN, the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, the Confederation of British Industry and The Law Society of England and Wales
  • previously taught politics and policy on Oxford University’s doctoral programme in cyber security
  • graduate of University College Dublin, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics
Saudi S20 Sherpa
  • Sherpa of Science 20 (S20), G20 Saudi Arabia 2020
  • Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, King Saud University
  • Consultant and Leader, All Women Business Process & Digital Services Center, TATA Consulting Services
  • Former Board Member, Saudi Human Rights Commission
  • Former Consultant & General Supervisor, Female Affairs, Ministry of Higher Education
President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Chair in Economics and Economic Policy, Kiel University
  • Research and advisory activities on questions of economic global governance, European economic integration, and German economic policy
Senior Fellow for Global Health and Cybersecurity, Council on Foreign Relations
  • David P. Fidler is senior fellow for global health and cybersecurity at the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • He is an expert in international law, cybersecurity, national security, terrorism, counterinsurgency, international trade, biosecurity, and global health.
Fellow Senior Researcher, CIPPEC Argentina
  • Full professor, Social Science Faculty, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
  • Former Social Affairs Officer and Coordinator of Social Panorama for Latin America, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribean, Chile
  • Former Director of the UNFPA Office Uruguay
  • Former Vice Minister of Education, Uruguay
  • Former Lead Coordinating Author, International Panel on Social Progress
Research Associate, G20 Research Group
  • Research Associate, G20 Research Group, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College
Parliamentary State Secretary, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Former State Secretary to the German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture
  • Former Special Representative, CDU/CSU parliamentary group, German Parliament
  • Former Deputy Chair, CDU Party in the state of Lower Saxony
  • Former Member, Parliamentary Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, German Parliament
  • Member, German Parliament
Head of Bloomberg Economics
  • Senior Executive Editor, Economics at Bloomberg
  • Former Chief Market Strategist Europe, J P Morgan Asset Management
  • Former Economics Editor, BBC
  • Former Senior Advisor to US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers
  • Former EditorialWriter, the Financial Times
  • Former Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School
State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Former President of the Federal Environment Agency
  • Former Director-General for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources at the Federal Ministry for the Environment
  • Former President of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU)
Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies, Princeton University
  • Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Member, United Nations Committee for Development Policy
  • T20 Task Force Co-Chair 2017 and 2018
  • Co-Director, International Panel on Social Progress
  • Professor, Woodrow Wilson School
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Climatize Earth
CEO, UNICEF, Generation Unlimited
  • Former CEO, Right To Play, an international development organisation that protects, educates, and empowers children and youth
  • Diverse private and public sector experience as both an entrepreneur and an executive, spanning the education, technology, human capital and international development spheres
Director, WFP Global Office Germany
  • Martin Frick is the Director of the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. He previously served as the Representative of Germany to the International Organizations in-country, including the Secretariats of the UN Convention to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UN Convention to Combat desertification (UNCCD).
  • Prior to this assignment, he led E3G’s – Third Generation Environmentalists, a leading climate change think tank – Programme Leader for climate diplomacy from November 2010 to June 2012. Dr. Frick has been a German diplomat since 1996.
Director and Founder, Forum New Economy
  • Founder and Director, Forum New Economy
  • Columnist, Spiegel Online
  • Columnist and Head, WirtschaftsWunder Website
  • Former Chief Economist, Financial Times Germany
Director General and Dean, Rennes School of Business
  • Member and chair of panels, the international accreditation of business schools (AACSB and EQUIS)
Journalist
  • Consultant for strategic communication & Business Coach
  • Moderator, various TV shows
  • Former Host, TV Magazine “Kontraste”, ARD
  • Former TV Correspondent in the Middle East
  • Founder, SAT.1 TV Office in Jerusalem
2020 Chair and Co-founder, People Centered Internet
  • Chair and Co-founder, with Vint Cert, People Centered Internet
  • Chair, IEEE Industry Connections Social Impact Measurement
  • Chair, Industry Connections Social Impact Measurement committee
  • Co-founder, with Kartik Kulkarni, ImpactX.co
  • Former Socio-Technical lead for Federal Health Futures, US DOD
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Department of Economics at Harvard University
  • Nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Previously served as 28th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, acting as chief economist to President Obama and member of the cabinet
  • Previously worked in public policy at the Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council during the Clinton administration as well as at the World Bank
  • Former Director of the Hamilton Project and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
  • Served in visiting positions at various universities, including NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy
Program Manager, African Circular Economy Alliance, Dalberg
I am currently the Program Manager of the African Circular Economy Alliance(ACEA), a coalition of African Countries with a mission to spur a transition to a CE on the continent. As Program Manager, I coordinate activities to include research into CE opportunities, policy consultations and support for member countries, business support initiatives and advocacy. I also engage directly with current and potential strategic partners of the Alliance to support ongoing Circular Economy initiatives and interventions. My vision for the CE is to see circular models which are very prevalent on the African continent being scaled up to meet the developmental needs of the continent

G

Cities and Local Government Global Leader, PwC
  • Advisor to the U20
  • Member, Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization, World Economic Forum
  • Former Co-chair, Working group on city connectivity, ITU and UNESE’s initiative Smart Sustainable Cities
  • Contributor, ISO 32170 for smart infrastructure
  • Former Project Adviser, Future of Urban Development of Services, World Economic Forum
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
  • Former president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science
  • Elected member of the National Academy of Medicine
  • Previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine
Moderator and Freelance Journalist
  • TV-Moderator and International Journalist
  • Ambassador for DESWOS e.V. and #GermanDream
President, World Health Summit
  • Former President, Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers
  • Former Member, National Ethics Council
  • Founding Director, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Former CEO, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Chief Economist Asia Pacific, Natixis
  • Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, Natixis
  • Senior Fellow, BRUEGEL, Brussels
  • Non resident Research Fellow, Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid
  • Member, Council of Advisors on Economic Affairs to the Spanish Government
Professor, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Executive Director, International Science Council’s global interdisciplinary science program on “Urban Health and Wellbeing: a Systems Approach”
  • External Affiliate of Ostrom Workshop
Commissioner for Economy, European Commission
  • European Commissioner for Economy since December 2019
  • Former Prime Minister of Italy, 2016-2018
  • Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, 2014-2016
  • Former Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies, 2013-2014
  • Former Minister of Communications, 2006-2008
Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Former Chairwoman, Andhra Pradesh Commission on Farmers’ Welfare
  • Former Member, National Knowledge Commission reporting to the Prime Minister of India
  • Executive Secretary, International Development Economics Associates
  • Recipient, Adisheshaiah Award 2015; International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Research Prize 2010; NordSud Prize for Social Sciences 2010 of the Fondazione Pescarabruzzo, Italy
  • Ava Maiti Award and the Satyendranath Sen Prize from the Asiatic Society, Kolkata
Director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy, University of Potsdam
  • Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
  • Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Sciences
  • Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society
  • Association of American Publishers Prize for the best book in the social and behavioral sciences
  • German Psychology Award
  • Communicator Award of the German Research Foundation
Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, Italy
Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
  • Vice President Strategy, Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
  • Director of International Affairs, Environment Canada
  • PhD in History, University of Ottawa 
Group Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa
  • Since 2015, Githinji Gitahi has been the Global CEO of Amref Health Africa (Amref).
  • Until his appointment at Amref, he was the Vice President and Regional Director for Africa of Smile Train International, where he successfully established partnerships for long-term sustainability with various African governments.
  • Githinji Gitahi is also the Steering Committee Co-Chair of UHC2030—a World Bank and World Health Organization global initiative for universal health coverage.
Head of Corporate Affairs, Werner & Mertz GmbH
  • Former Head of Sustainability, Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Deutschland GmbH
  • Former Key Account Director, Nestlé
  • Former Board Member, Markenverband e.V.
  • Former Head of Environmental Policy, Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE)
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Rachel Glennerster is an associate professor of economics in the Division of Social Science at the University of Chicago. She uses randomized trials to study democracy and accountability, health, education, microfinance, and women’s empowerment mainly in West Africa and South Asia. She has also written on strategies to stimulate innovation, promoting more equitable access to vaccines, and the response to Ebola and COVID-19 pandemics. Dr. Glennerster joined the University of Chicago community after serving as Chief Economist at the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for International Development in the UK. From 2004 to 2017, she served as Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) a center in the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring policy is informed by scientific evidence and helped pioneer the use of randomized trials in development economics. Dr. Glennerster helped to establish “Deworm the World,” which has helped provide 1 billion deworming treatments to children worldwide. Her books include Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases (with Michael Kremer) and Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide (with Kuzai Takavarasha). In 2021, Dr. Glennerster was appointed Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) for services in international development. She currently serves as the chair of Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL), a development organization that utilizes evidence-backed educational approaches to help children develop basic reading and mathematical skills. Dr. Glennerster received her PhD in Economics from the Birkbeck College at the University of London.
Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford
  • Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change
  • Professorial Fellow at the University of Oxford Balliol College
  • Former Vice President of the World Bank
Professor of Development Economics, Oxford University
Managing Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the Andean Region
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University
  • Lecturer, Yachay Tech University
Chair of the Management Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Former Member, State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Former Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Transportation, State of Baden-Württemberg, GermanyFormer Minister for Social Affairs, State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Former Member, German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag)
  • Former Board Member, Federal Executive Board, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
Non-resident senior fellow, the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC, and a consultant on trade and investment
  • Former Senior Director of the World Bank´s Global Practice on Trade & Competitiveness
  • Former Minister of Trade of Costa Rica
  • Former Director of the Agriculture Division at the World Trade Organization
  • Member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Trade and Investment
Professor and Director, Kiel Centre for Globalization
  • Director, Kiel Centre for Globalization
  • Professor of International Economics, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Deputy Director-General, International Policy, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Former Head, Division International Climate Finance, International Climate Initiative, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Former Lead, OECD Report “Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth”, German G20 Presidency
  • Former Participant, G20 energy and climate sustainability working groups
  • Former Negotiator for the EU on climate finance in the Paris Agreement
  • Former Head, Division International and EU Affairs in the Field of Renewable Energies, Federal Environment Ministry, Germany
Research Director, Global Solutions Initiative, & Program Manager, Socio-Economic Transformation
  • Co-Chair, T20 Japan 2019 TF 7
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Kiel
  • Master in Economics, Maastricht University
  • Minor degree in European Studies, Maastricht University
Deputy Chair of the Group of Free Democrats in the German Bundestag, Deutscher Bundestag
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff is Deputy Leader for International Affairs of the liberal group (FDP) in the German Bundestag. He is responsible for foreign policy, defence and security, European affairs as well as development and human rights. From 2004-2017 he served as Member of the European Parliament and was elected as that body´s Vice President for democracy and human rights in 2014. In addition to foreign policy, he focused on economic issues and trade. Lambsdorff served as Chief Observer of several EU election observation missions in Asia and Africa. Lambsdorff holds advanced degrees in History and International Relations from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In 1995, he joined the German Foreign Service and served on the Policy Planning Staff, at the German Embassy in Washington D.C. and on the Political Department’s Russia desk before leaving the Foreign Service for the 2004 European election campaign. Lambsdorff was born in Cologne, Germany in 1966 and has two grown children. He lives in Bonn and Berlin.
Co-Director and Enterprise Lead, Centre for Education and Work, UCL
  • Member, G20 Task Force on the Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age
  • Co-Chair, T20 Task Force on Economy, Education, Employment and the Digital Age
CEO, Social Progress Imperative
  • Leading the team building and rolling out Social Progress Index
  • Recovering economist
  • Recovering bureaucrat
Convenor, Green Economy Coalition
  • Former Head of Sustainable Business and Economics at WWF-UK
  • Former Senior Strategist at BBC World Service
  • Former Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton
Founder, High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Secretary of State for International Development, Secretary of State for Education, UK, 2012-2018
  • Panellist, UN High Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Founder, Social Mobility Pledge, campaign mobilising businesses to deliver equality of opportunity
Senior Researcher, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Coordinating lead author, International Panel on Social Progress
  • Contributor, Taskforce Social cohesion and the state for T20 Engagement Group
  • Contributor, Trustlab OECD initiative
General Manager, Senior Vice President and Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard
  • Former Advisor to Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis of the European Commission
  • Former Advisor to European Commissioner Jonathan Hill
  • Former Financial Counsellor, Danish Permanent Representation to the EU
  • Former Senior Advisor, Danish Ministry for Business and Growth
Global Director, World Bank
  • Global Director, Gender -The World Bank Group
  • Economist-In-Residence and Co-Director of the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics, American University in Washington, D.C.
  • Senior Gender Advisor, USAID UNU-WIDER program on aid effectiveness and gender equality
Ibero-American Secretary-General, SEGIB
  • Under Secretary General of the UN
  • Associate Administrator and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP
  • Former Vice-President of Costa Rica
  • Member, G20 High Level Independent Panel (HLIP)
  • Special International Advisor to the Economic and Social Council of Argentina
Minister-President, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Member of Parliament (Landtag), Schleswig-Holstein
  • Former Bundesrat President
  • Former Parliamentary Chairman, CDU Schleswig-Holstein
  • Former Managing Director, CDU Schleswig-Holstein
  • Former Member of County Parliament, Rendsburg-Eckernfoerde, Germany
Secretary-General of the United Nations

H

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Former Member of the German Bundestag
  • Former Chairman of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Former Deputy Minister President and Minister for Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment, Nature and Digitalization of the State of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Former Deputy Minister President and Minister for Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of the State of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Former Chairman of the Parliamentary Group in the State Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein
Graduate Program Director Associate Professor Political Science, Brock University
  • Visiting Scholar, The Australian National University
  • PhD in Political Science, Carleton University
Professor, Carleton University
  • Fen Hampson Chancellor’s Professor & Professor of International Affairs Canadian Foreign Policy, Internet Governance, International Organization, International Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution and Analysis
  • Fen Osler Hampson is a former Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) (2000-2012). He is currently Chancellor’s Professor and Professor of International Affairs in the School.
  • Professor Hampson served as Director of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) and is the President of the World Refugee & Migration Council.
  • Professor Hampson holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University where he also received his A.M. degree (both with distinction). He also holds an MSc. (Econ.) degree (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and a B.A. (Hon.) from the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he is the author or co-author of 14 books and editor or co-editor of 30 other volumes. In addition, he has written more than 100 articles and book chapters on international affairs. His most recent books are Braver Canada: Shaping Our Destiny in a Precarious World (co-author), the Routledge Handbook of Peace, Security and Development (co-editor), Diplomacy and the Future of World Order (co-author), and Master of Persuasion: Brian Mulroney’s Global Legacy.
  • He is the recipient of several major awards, including a Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association, a research and writing award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a Jennings Randolph Peace Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace. He was recognized as one of the top 50 people influencing Canada’s foreign policy by Embassy Magazine in 2009 and one of the top 80 in 2012 in a list that includes Cabinet ministers, senior public officials, lobbyists and members of the media; and one of the top 8 “thinkers” category in the Hill Times list of the top 100 people influencing Canadian foreign policy in 2014.
  • He is a frequent commentator and contributor in the national and international media. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy Magazine, Foreign Affairs, the National Post, iPolitics and elsewhere. He is a frequent commentator on the BBC, CBC, CTV, and Global news networks.
PhD Candidate (economics), Berlin School of Economics (+LSE Grantham)
Nils Handler is a visiting PhD research fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and has a keen interest in investigating policies aimed at decarbonising the economy and achieving the energy transition at least cost. More broadly he seeks to understand how our social contract needs to be recalibrated in the light of the emerging green growth paradigm. Background Nils is a development economist by training holding MSc degrees in Development Economics from the London School of Economics and the Barcelona School of Economics, as well as a BSc in International Economics from the University of Tuebingen. He has worked for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C. before starting his PhD at the Berlin School of Economics. He is the founder and a co-leader of the Dcarb Future Economy Forum
Teacher, STEPS
  • STEM Teacher at STEPS
  • Second year medical student
Special Advisor to the High Commissioner for Climate Action, UNHCR
Andrew Harper is the Special Advisor to the High Commissioner for Climate Action. He is responsible for providing strategic guidance, oversight and expertise to shape UNHCR's response to the climate emergency. Prior to his current tasks, he headed the Innovation Service and was responsible leading and coordinating the international response to the Syrian Crisis in Jordan. Andrew has over 30 years of experience working with people forcibly displaced by conflicts and disasters in various field locations and HQ, with UNHCR, OCHA and the Australian Embassy.
Armacost Chair in Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Ryan Hass is a senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, where he holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is also the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies.
  • From 2013 to 2017, Hass served as the director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia at the White House National Security Council (NSC) staff.
  • Prior to joining NSC, Hass served as a Foreign Service Officer  in the U.S. Department of State.
  • Ryan Hass is the author of “Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence” (Yale University Press, 2021).
Head Strategic Measurement & Materiality, Novartis
  • Leads the Novartis Social, Environmental and Economic (SEE) Impact Valuation practice
  • Member, WEF Global Future Council "Economic Growth and Recovery" (2020-2021
  • Former Member, WEF Global Future Council "New Economic Agenda" (2019-2020)
  • First Mover Fellow, Aspen Institute
  • MBA from IMD
Founding Partner, BH Associates
  • Professor emeritus and Director of the Higher Education Policy Research Unit, Technological University Dublin
  • Joint Editor, Policy Reviews in Higher Education
  • International Co-Investigator, Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) in Oxford
  • Research Fellow, Centre for International Higher Education in Boston College
Founder and Chairman, Resilience Brokers
  • Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to engineering and the environment
  • Visiting Professor of Sustainable Systems Engineering at University of Bristol
  • Member of UNDRR GAR19 and GAR22 Advisory Panels
  • Co-founder of Post COVID ‘Pivot Projects’
Nobel Laureate; Professor of Economics and Director, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago
  • Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Director, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago
  • Nobel Prize in Economics, Dan David Prize, and Chinese Government Friendship Award
Author and former CEO
  • Producer, BBC radio and TV
  • Former CEO of InfoMation, ZineZone and iCast (US)
  • Professor of Practice, University of Bath
  • Mentor at Merryck & Co.
Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany
  • Deputy Chairman, SPD Parliamentary Group
  • Member of German Parliament for Gifhorn/Peine
  • Former Secretary-General, SPD
CEO, Value Balancing Alliance e.V.
  • Lead BASF’s Value-to-Society program and the human rights program
  • Develops, within the VBA, an accounting methodology to protect and create companies’ long-term value towards an international standardization
  • Mandated for legislatory processes within the EU
Director, Fiscal Policy Agency, Center for Regional and Bilateral Policy, Ministry of Finance Indonesia
  • Director, Center for Regional and Bilateral Policy
  • Former Deputy Director, G20 Forum at the Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
  • Former Senior Compliance Officer, Indonesia Financial Intelligence Unit (INTRAC/PPATK)
  • Former Head of the Sub-Division, Accounting Compliance for Securities Institution at Indonesian Capital Market Supervisory Agency
Director, Climate Policy & Climate Financing Division (ad interim), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Commissioner, Climate policy and climate financing, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Former Coordinator, German G8 Africa Personal Representative, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Former Head of German Development Cooperation in Burundi and Rwanda, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Former Head of Division Special Initiative ONEWORLD – No Hunger, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Master of Public Policy Candidate, Hertie School
  • NGO Management & Advocacy Intern
  • Research Intern, UNDP Ukraine
  • Project Manager, Public Relations Agency 'PR-Service'
Chief Economic and Business Editor & Publisher, ZEIT für Unternehmer, Die ZEIT
  • Chief Editor, Die ZEIT
  • Honorary Professor, Leuphana University
  • Taught at Harvard College, NYU, University of St. Gallen
  • MPA from Harvard, Ph.D. from Cologne University
  • Book Author, e.g. “Humanomics”, "Anders Denken", "Kapitalismus inklusive"
Planning and Information Coordinator for Pharma and Medical Device, Ministry of Health, Indonesia
  • Head of Section on Program Division, Secretariat of DG of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device (2016 – 2018)
  • Head of Division on Program and Information, Secretariat of DG of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device (2019 – now)
  • Member of Secretariat on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s Achievement on Health Sector (2016-now)
  • Deputy of General Secretary for Regulation, Advocation, and Assets Management, Indonesian Pharmacist Association (2019 – now)
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia
  • Former Trade Advisor, Government of Canada
  • Former Visiting Fellow at Peking University; Graduate Institute (Geneva); Max Planck Institut
Co-Founder, The Pursuit
  • Ambassador & Young Global Changer, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Founder, The Pursuit- Global Women for Change
  • Go-to-Market Strategy, Adobe
  • Honoree, She Runs It, Forbes
  • Professional Faculty, UC Berkeley-Haas
  • Former Women’s Economic Imperative Champion
Director, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) / German Development Institute (GDI)
Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge is director of the German Development Institute (DIE) and professor for 'Global Sustainable Development' at the University of Bonn, responsible for the field of development sociology. Before she came to DIE in March 2020, she was professor for 'Social Sciences in the Marine Tropics' at the University of Bremen and head of the Department of Social Sciences and the research group 'Sociology of Development and Knowledge' at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen. From 2006 to 2015 she worked as a senior researcher for the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn and from 2014 to 2015 worked as a professor and director in the department 'Social and Cultural Change'. Ms. Hornidge is a Southeast Asian scholar and sociologist with training at the Universities of Bonn, Berlin and Singapore. She did her doctorate in Berlin and Singapore on the development of knowledge societies and habilitated at the University of Bonn on global knowledge discourses and their local consequences in Southeast and Central Asia and received the venia legendi for development research at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Bonn. Her main research areas include Southeast and Central Asia, East and West Africa. In addition, Ms. Hornidge acts as an expert in several advisory boards at national, EU and UN level - for example as co-chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany (SDSN Germany). In her research, Ms. Hornidge focuses on (a) the role of different types of knowledge in and for change processes and (b) issues of natural resource governance in agricultural and marine contexts. Conceptually, she relies on social-constructivist, scientific and technical studies and discourse-analytical approaches and deals with the paradigm of the mobility turn. In her work, Ms. Hornidge aims to contribute to a more locally anchored, globally diversified empirical understanding of communicative processes in imagining the future and shaping realities, Ms. Hornidge heads DIE, one of the leading research institutes in the field of development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges. In addition, DIE houses the secretariat of SDSN Germany - a network founded by German knowledge centers and partners from civil society and the private sector, which promotes sustainable development in Germany and supports German commitment to sustainable development in the EU and in the world. SDSN Germany and its members are part of the global SDSN.
Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency
A lover of nature, an accomplished public health physician, a person of faith, a father, grandfather, gardener and woodworker, Dr Hospedales founded EarthMedic/Nurse to mobilise health professionals to urgently address the climate and health crisis. He chairs the Defeat-NCD partnership executive committee, addressing NCDs in low-resource countries. He was inaugural Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), leading the Agency to become a recognized player on the global health field, weathering several public health emergencies, developing an innovative Tourism and Health Partnership, and raising the alarm on the climate and health crisis. He was coordinator NCD prevention and control in PAHO/WHO. He is a graduate of UWI and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health, and an accredited partnership broker with the Partnering Institute of the UK. He has published more than 100 papers and reports.
Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Development economist with more than 30 years of international experience (strong focus on sustainability and climate issues)
  • Formerly served as World Bank Group Executive Director representing Germany
  • Formerly held various high-level positions in the BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), e.g. as Director-General focusing on displacement and migration, governance, climate change mitigation and sustainability
  • Formerly represented BMZ on the governance bords of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA)
Research Economist, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank
  • Assistant Professor, University of Macau
  • PhD in Economics, Nanyang Technological University
Chairman, Circular Taiwan Network
  • Charles Huang is founder and Chairman of Circular Taiwan Network (CTN), a nonprofit organization promoting the transition to circular economy.
  • He was Chairman of Taiwan Sugar Corp., a major state-owned enterprise.
  • Founder of Food Waste to Resources Promotion Association
  • Chairman and CEO of TSRC Corp., a leading synthetic rubber manufacturer and marketer in AsiaConsultant of Booz.Allen & Hamilton and Analyst of Exxon International
  • Management consultant of Booz.Allen & Hamilton
  • Researcher and Supply Analyst of Exxon and it’s affiliates
  • Board member for various industries and nonprofit foundations Industries; Petrochemical, Construction and Engineering, Banking, Private Equity, etc.
  • Nonprofit foundations; Hao Ran Foundation, New Frontier Foundation, etc.
  • He has BA, Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania and MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

I

Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, established in 2006 to support good governance in Africa
  • Founding Chairman, Satya Capital Limited, a private equity fund focused on Africa
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Africa Europe Foundation, launched in 2020 to reset and bolster Africa-Europe relations
Founder, Inua Naturals
Intern, NAMA Facility - Carbon-neutral development in emerging economies, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Master of Public Policy Candidate, Hertie School
  • Public Policy Advisor, CAEMA
Director, The SMERU Research Institute
  • Widjajanti Isdijoso is Director at SMERU Research Institute
Director General of Teacher; Chair of G20 Education WG, Ministry of Education, Indonesia
  • Iwan Syahril is the Director General for Teachers and Education Personnel at the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology.
  • He oversees the management, recruitment, and professional development of around 3 million teachers in Indonesia.
  • Prior to taking up the position in 2020, he was the Dean of Faculty of Education at Sampoerna University.
  • Iwan Syahril has two doctorate degrees from Michigan State University, two masters degrees from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree from Universitas Padjajaran.
Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation
  • Member, Board of Stewards of the Healthcare Forum at the World Economic Forum
  • Former Manager, Public private partnerships in R&D for infectious diseases and oncology

J

Chief Executive Officer, EcoCash
  • Former Senior Mobile Financial Services Consultant, NCR Corporation
  • Corporate recipient, “Best Mobile Payment Solution”
  • Glomo Award 2017
  • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum
  • Former Tutu Fellow, Oxford University
Director, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
  • Daniela Jacob is meteorologist and Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and visiting professor at Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability.
  • She was Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, and one of the Lead Authors of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group 2).
  • Daniela Jacob is chair of the German Committee Future Earth (DKN) and co-chair of the WPN2030. She was member of the European Commission’s Mission Board on “Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation”, is member of the ‘Earth League’, an international alliance of prominent scientists from world‐class research institutions, as well as member of several other committees. Her main research fields and areas of interest are local and regional climate modelling, the hydrological cycle, climate services and adaptation to climate change. Moreover, Daniela Jacob is Editor-in-Chief of Journal “Climate Services”, a new scientific Journal she co-founded with Elsevier.
Global Market Access Director, MSD
  • Thomas Jacobs is Global Market Access Director at MSD and leading the Insurance Solutions capability.
  • With his team, he is working with countries and (re-)insurers across the world to co-develop new insurance policies to improve access to innovative treatments and vaccines.
Managing Director, LADOL Free Zone, Nigeria
  • Commissioner of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission
  • Former Investment Banker, Goldman Sachs, London, UK
Co-founder & Managing Director, Yunus Environment Hub
Christina co-founded Yunus Environment Hub (YEH) together with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus and his Creative Advisor Hans Reitz. YEH develops social business solutions that tackle the environmental and climate crisis. The expertise of the global YEH network covers waste & plastic management, circular economy, carbon neutrality, biodiversity, afforestation, sustainable agriculture, clean energy and access to clean water. Christina was appointed to the Commission on Sustainable Business, Trade and Finance of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation & Development and serves as co-chair of the ministry’s PREVENT Waste Alliance. Since 2015 she is a Responsible Leader of the BMW Foundation World Responsible Leaders network and has received a Social Impact Scholarship of KfW Foundation in 2016. She has lectured at several universities and speaks regularly at high profile events. In 2016 she co-founded “Circular Economy Rhein Main” and in 2019 “Colombia Circular”, platforms to develop a circular economy in Rhein Main metropolitan region and Colombia respectively; in 2016 she co-founded “The Plastic Lab”, a creative laboratory to keep plastics out of nature. YEH is a spin-off company of Grameen Creative Lab where Christina is an Advisory Board member and has served before as Managing Partner and various other roles since 2011. Prior, she worked as Assistant to the Executive Director of Yunus Centre in Bangladesh and was trained in micro-finance with Grameen Bank. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science & International Economics from Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg and studied International Relations of Latin America, Spanish & Portuguese at UADE. During her studies she was an active member of AIESEC, the largest international student run NGO on developing societal leaders. She was Vice President Talent Management, Conference Manager for the annual International Congress in Brazil (2008) and India (2010) and served as trainer and facilitator in various conferences. Christina’s passion is nature and exploring the wonders of our world. She has embarked on a journey towards a zero-waste lifestyle and in becoming a vegan. Christina draws inspiration from art, culture & sustainable design and enjoys doing sports such as hiking, mountain biking, yoga and volleyball.
Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
  • Former Senior Fellow at Center for International Governance Innovation
  • Chairman of the Academic Council of European Association for Banking and Financial History
Group CEO, ERM
  • Group CEO, ERM, the largest pure-play sustainability consulting firm in the world
  • 25yrs+ in sustainability and EHS consulting across a broad range of sectors and geographies
  • Co-Chair, Executive Committee for the WBCSD and WBCSD Climate & Energy Board
  • A US NSC’s 2021 ‘CEO’s Who Get It’
Executive Director, Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) NPC
  • Co-founder and Executive Director, REDISA NPC
  • Member, BBC Circular Economy Advisory Council
  • Studying towards an MPhil in Inclusive Innovation, UCT Graduate School of Business
Director for Trade and Agriculture, OECD
Marion Jansen is the Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the OECD. She previously held senior positions in the World Trade Organization, the International Labour Office and the International Trade Centre. In these roles, she has provided support to trade negotiations and to WTO dispute settlement. She has represented different organizations at the G7 and G20 level, led critical interagency collaborations and major interdisciplinary research networks. Marion Jansen holds a PhD in economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and undergraduate degrees from the University of Konstanz, Toulouse and Passau. She has published widely on international trade and global economic governance and notably co-edited the volumes “Women Shaping Global Economic Governance” and “Making Globalization Socially Sustainable”. A German national, Marion Jansen grew up in the Netherlands. Next to German and Dutch, she speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Chief Economist, EBRD
  • Professor (on leave), Economics, University of Oxford
  • Fellow, All Souls College
  • Director, International Trade Programme, CEPR
  • Ph.D in Economics from Yale
  • B.A. in Economics (Summa cum Laude) from University of Rochester
Director, Taihe Institute, Europe Center
  • Associate Director, World Economic Forum
  • PhD in Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge
National Coordinator, Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
  • President, SEWA Bharat
  • SEWA , 1.9 million Women in in India
  • Member , Secretary General UN-High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Prolific writer, On informal economy
  • Co-Founder, WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing)
Director, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
  • Honorary professor, University of Leipzig and External Faculty Member, Santa Fe Institute, USA
  • Recipient of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the German Research Society
  • Member of the German National Academy Leopoldina
Head of Energy, Institute for Climate Energy and Disaster Solutions, Australian National University
  • Frank Jotzo is professor of environmental economics at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy, and Head of Energy at the ANU Institute for Climate Energy and Disaster Solutions. His research spans economics of decarbonisation, net zero emissions systems, policy instruments for emissions reductions including carbon pricing, and international dimensions of climate change policy.
  • Frank Jotzo has advised governments in Australia and international organisations, and contributed to policy assessments in countries in the Asia-Pacific.
  • He is a lead author with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with various roles in the IPCC 5th and 6th Assessment Report, and is joint editor-in-chief of the academic journal Climate Policy.
Vice President, European Commission
  • Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency
  • Former EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
  • Former Minister for Regional Development of the Czech Republic
Assurance Leader PwC Germany & PwC Europe, PwC Germany
  • Petra Justenhoven is Member of the Management Board at PwC Germany and Assurance Leader for Germany and Europe. As of 1 July 2022, she will be the Chairwoman of the Management Board at PwC Germany.
  • Petra is particularly committed to digital transformation and innovative topics such as ESG.
  • In her nearly 30 years at PwC, Petra has gained profound experience in large and world-wide audits and a deep understanding of client and market needs in a political and economic context.
  • Next to her leading roles, she is socially engaged in many ways, e.g. she is a founding member of the Women@PwC initiative which promotes equal opportunities for women, and she is sponsor of "Shine", PwC's global LGBT*IQ network.
  • In 2017, she has received the prestigious award “Mestemacher Female Manager of the Year”, an award to honour the career of extraordinary female leaders who serve as role models for other female professionals. In the last consecutive four years, she has been voted amongst the “100 most influential women in the German business world” by a business magazine.

K

Distinguished Professor, School of International Service, American University
  • Senior Fellow for Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Former Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations and Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
  • Member, editorial boards, International Organization and Global Summitry
  • Former Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
  • Former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Former Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Professor of Economics, Keio University Japan
  • Academic Director, PEARL
  • Former Participant, EU Visitors’ Program
  • Former Deputy Director of the European Union Studies Institute
  • Author and Contributor, KRIS
President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
  • Dr. Kalibata has served as the President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) since 2014,where she leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, inclusive, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa.
  • From 2019-2021, Dr. Kalibata also served as the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, a catalytic process at the start of the Decade of Action to improve food systems around the world to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement.
  • Prior to joining AGRA, Dr. Kalibata was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) from 2008 to 2014, where she drove programs that moved her country from a food insecure to a food secure status and became a reference point for other countries that sought to deliver agriculture transformation.
  • Dr. Kalibata also sits on various boards, councils and commissions including the Global Commission on Adaptation, the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, the Global Panel for Agriculture & Food Systems for Nutrition, the Global Agriculture & Food Security Program (GAFSP), the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum, the Malabo-Montpellier Panel, and Africa Risk Capacity, among others.
  • Dr. Kalibata has a distinguished track record as an agricultural scientist, policy maker and thought leader,and sheholds a doctorate in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Chair, B20 Indonesia
  • As Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Sintesa Group, Shinta is responsible for the Management and Expansion of the Group’s business interests in Indonesia.
  • Shinta sits as Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), as Deputy Chairwoman of the Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO), as well as President of Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), and as Executive Board Member of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International.
  • She also sits in the steering committee of Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF). The new Indonesian government appointed Shinta in early 2015 as advisor to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Shinta graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University New York in 1989 and Executive Education at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2002.
  • As part of her achievements, she has received awards, amongst others, from Women of Power from Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Abu Dhabi (2012), FORBES (2012 and 2013) for ASIA’s 50 Powerful Businesswomen and the Asia’s Leading Businesswoman of the Year Award (2013), Women Entrepreneur of the Year from Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (2014) and she was selected for the 30 best CEO by Business Indonesia Award in 2015.
Head Trade Policy Task Force, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Deputy Head Presidential Task Force, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Senior Researcher, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Volkswagen Foundation
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, GIGA Hamburg
Professor and Chair of Global Public Health, European University Institute
  • Adam Kamradt-Scott specialises in global public health, international relations and international law. His research and teaching explore how governments and multilateral organisations respond to adverse health events such as epidemics, pandemics, and emerging health and security challenges. To date, he has published three books and over 36 journal articles and book chapters. Adam’s most recent research examines civil-military cooperation in health and humanitarian crises, and the adoption of international legal instruments for health.
  • Prior to entering academia, Adam Kamradt-Scott’s background includes having worked as a health professional specialising in emergency care and clinical risk management, a political adviser and a public servant in pandemic preparedness. More recently, Adam Kamradt-Scott has served as a consultant to the Australian Government and the World Bank on pandemic preparedness and the response to COVID-19.
  • He is the co-founder and convenor of the Global Health Security conferences and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Global Health Security Network.
Regional Integration and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Former Senior Analyst and the Head of Macroeconomics Division in the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
  • Former Lecturer of Economics at Egerton University
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of African Trade
  • Former member of the High Level Board of Experts on the Future of Global Trade Governance
  • Presently serving in the High Level Group on Trade looking at EU-Africa relations
Executive Secretary, UN Capital Development Fund
  • Former Head of UNDP’s operational performance group
  • Former Deputy Director in UNDP’s Washington Liaison office
  • Former Head of Strategy and Policy for UNDP’s Crisis prevention and recovery
  • Former UNDP programme lead in Mali and Cambodia for local development finance, decentralisation, small and medium enterprise development, demining, and crisis response
Senior Advisor, Reset.Tech
Assistant Professor , Saint Joseph University of Beirut
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program
   
Fellow, Global Solutions Initiaitve
  • Former State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany
  • Former Director, European Program, Bertelsmann Foundation
  • Former Director General, Department of Policy Studies, OECD
  • Former President, Economic Policy Committee (EPC), ECOFIN Ministers Council and Eurogroup, Brussels
  • Former Deputy Director General of Economics, European and International Department, German Federal Ministry of Finance
Public Auditor and Tax Advisor, PwC Europe
  • Public Auditor and Tax Advisor
  • Currently: Chairman of the Management Board and Senior Partner of PwC Europe SE
  • Chief Operating Officer & Chief Digital Officer, PwC Germany
  • Member of the Executive Board, PwC Germany
  • Global Relationship Partner for a leading global automobile manufacturer
Global Leader, Purpose, Policy and Corporate Responsibility, PwC
  • Global Leader, Purpose; Corporate Responsibility, PwC
  • Former Global Chief Operations Officer, PwC
  • Former Leader, Tax and Legal Services, PwC Ireland
  • Former Leader, Human Capital, PwC Ireland
CBO, Kindwell Inc., Vancouver
  • Head, Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution, China, World Economic Forum Beijing
  • Master in Advanced International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
  • Executive Master in Global Leadership, INSEAD/Wharton/LBS/CEIBS/Columbia
  • Associate Expert, Terrorism Prevention Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Legal Expert, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Senior Infrastructure Specialist, The Global Infrastructure Facility at the World Bank
  • Former Senior Director, Climate Finance Advisors LLC
  • Former Chief, Corporate Affairs, Inter-American Investment Corporation
  • Former Senior Advisor to the VP of Private Sector Operations, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Adjunct Professor of International Project Finance & Investment, Georgetown University
Director and Head of Impact, Kua
  • Young Global Changer Ambassador
  • Future Leaders Scholar, University of Sydney
 
Chief Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Suzi Kerr is the Chief Economist at Environmental Defense Fund.
  • She was founding Director of Motu in New Zealand and has worked at the University of Maryland, Resources for the Future, MIT, Stanford University and at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Currently she has a particular focus on credits for natural climate solutions as well as domestic and international carbon pricing.
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Former Executive Secretary of the Secretariat, High Level Panel, U.N. Secretary General
  • Former Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
  • Former Director, Poverty Reduction & Economic Management; Finance & Private Sector Development, World Bank
Acting Secretary General, Ministry of Environment of Jordan
  • Ambassador for the environmental Field
  • Former President, the COPs for Rotterdam, Stockholm, and Basel Conventions
  • Former member of Jury, Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researchers Award, and KSA Award for Environmental management
Council Chair, World Health Summit
  • Former director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute
  • Member, Global Preparedness Monitoring Board
  • Member, WHO High-Level Independent Commission on NCDS
  • Co-Chair, UHC 2030
  • Chairwoman, International advisory board for the development of the German global health strategy
Director, Equality Department, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Former Employment Rights Officer, UK Trade Union Congress
  • Former Equality and Rights Officer, Global Union Federation Public Services International
  • Senior Lawyer, Public Concern at Work (now Protect)
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales
Democracy Visiting Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University
  • Former Director, Building Integrity Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Professor Emeritus of Economics, Aix-Marseille University and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
  • Member, Institut Universitaire de France
  • Former Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University; Universite Libre de Bruxelles; Warwick University; and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy
  • Fellow, Econometric Society and of the European Economic Association
  • Leader, Correlations in Complex Heterogeneous Networks at Institute for New Economic Thinking
  • Chief Advisor, New Approaches to Economic Challenges Initiative at the OECD
Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College, University of Toronto
  • Founder and Director, G7 Research Group and G20 Research Group
  • Co-Director, BRICS Research Group, based at Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in the University of Toronto
  • Professor of Political Science
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany
  • Chairwoman of the CDU in Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Chairwoman of the CDU parliamentary group in the Rhineland-Palatinate state legislature
  • Vice Chairwoman of the CDU
Affiliate Research Fellow, Hertie School
  • Focus: Historical origins of economic policy and the future of transatlantic relations
  • Doctoral Candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford
  • Affiliate Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Centre, Hertie School
  • Former editorial assistant for the Journal Global Perspectives
  • Former coworker in the “US and the Americas Programme” at Chatham House
Director, Accountability, G7 and G20 Research Groups
  • Former Director, External Relations, G7 and G20 Research Groups
  • Former Director, Research, G7 Research Group
CFO, Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Melanie Kreis became CFO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world's largest logistics company, in October 2016.
  • Previously she has been a member of the board of management accountable for human resources and served as CFO of DHL Express.
  • In her several roles she gained extensive experience on the competitive logistics market and has been key in leading the investment agenda of DPDHL Group.
  • Prior to join DPDHL Group in 2004 Melanie Kreis, a McKinsey alum with a graduate degree in physics worked for the PE investor Apax.
Founding Director, THE NEW INSTITUTE
- Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation from 1996 to 2019 - several leading positions at the Science Council and in the General Administration of the Max Planck Society - DAAD lecturer at the University of Oxford - studied German studies, philosophy, education and political science
Executive Director, The G20 Health and Development Partnership
Hatice Kucuk Beton is the Executive Director of The G20 Health and Development Partnership, an initiative co-created with Alan Donnelly. Since 2017 she leads the strategy, partner engagement, advocacy and communications work of over 30 leading global health organisations in their approach and support to G20 Member States and other international fora on their global health agenda. Hatice has co-authored and developed a series of publications that included the engagement of high-level policymakers within the global health community and International Organisations. These include a report to the G20 Presidency in Japan (2019) “Healthy Nations – Sustainable Economies, a report on Patient Safety “The overlooked pandemic” (2021), and a report on measuring the ROI of health as a positive investment to economies “If we can’t measure It, We Can’t fix it” (2021).
Moderator, Deutsche Welle
Michaela Küfner is Deutsche Welle’s Chief Political Editor. Like all of us, she has thrown her expectations of what the post-Merkel era will look like, overboard in recent weeks. Every day over the past month she has been reporting on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz overturning yet more of Germany's past political certainties. Traveling with the German Chancellor to Moscow just ten days before Vladimir Putin attacked Ukraine, she became the last Western Journalist to ask Russia's president directly whether he would wage war in Europe. Putin insisted he did "not want war"... we all know the rest. As Olaf Scholz maps out a new leadership role for a Germany, Michaela Küfner analyses how far that political will stretches into his own government coalition and how able Germany as a society is to live up to the new expectations of Europe's largest economy. Trained as a journalist in Britain, Michaela started her journalistic career with BBC World’s ‘HARDtalk’ and “the world today” programmes. She analyzed democratic systems as an election observer for the EU and the OSCE in more than a dozen countries. In 2006 she also co- founded the Berlin-based NGO “Democracy Reporting International” which assesses and advises on frameworks for democracy.
Program Director Global Development Policy, Heinrich-Boell-Foundation, DC
Chief Political Editor, Deutsche Welle
  • Chief Political Editor of Deutsche Welle, Germany's International News Channel
  • Co-Founder of the NGO "Democracy Reporting International", DRI
  • Former Election Observer for European Union and OSCE/ODIHR
  • Last Western Journalist to ask Putin whether he is aiming for War in Europe, before he did.
Director of Research, G20 Research Group
  • Director of Research, G7 and G8 Research Group, BRICS Research Group and Global Health Diplomacy Program, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in Trinity College at the University of Toronto
Lead Environmental Specialist, World Bank
Mayor of Mannheim, City of Mannheim
  • Peter Kurz has served as the mayor of Mannheim, Germany since 2007.
  • Mayor Kurz became active in public service during his law studies and clerkship in Mannheim, Speyer, Heidelberg, and San Diego (USA).
  • He went on to work in a law firm, as a researcher at the University of Mannheim, and as a judge at the Administrative Court of Karlsruhe.
  • From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Kurz served as Mannheim’s deputy mayor for education, culture, sports, and city marketing.
Senior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech, European Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporate, External & Legal Affairs
  • Leads Microsoft’s European Rule of Law & Responsible Tech team, covering policies such as responsible/ethical/trustworthy AI, digital safety and content regulation, privacy, lawful access, human rights and competition
  • Observer to the High-Level Group preparing the contents for the European Consultation on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)
  • Previously headed the legal department of the European Consumer Organization (BEUC)
  • Worked as lawyer for regulatory policy at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP law firm
  • Former political advisor to MEP, European Parliament
  • Holds a master’s degree in information technology and telecommunication laws

L

Senior Research Fellow , Markets, Trade and Institutions Division- International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Theme Leader, Macroeconomics and Trade, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Former Economist, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII), Paris
Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
  • Former Vice Minister of Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (2012-2018)
  • Former Chief Negotiator of Climate Change (COP19-COP23)
Head of Unit for Planetary Common Goods, Universal Values & Environmental Security, European Commission
  • Astrid Ladefoged is Head of Unit for Planetary Common Goods, Universal Values & Environmental Security within DG Environment at the European Commission. The unit aims to enhance the understanding of the environment equity-stability-peace nexus and its link to resource management, and pursues a better integration of the importance to protect the natural resource base in both EU and global policy responses on climate, energy, development, trade, and foreign and security policy. This includes promoting sustainable forest management and combating illegal logging. It also comprises work on the UNECE water convention and, more broadly, with the International Resources Panel and other bodies aiming to enhance the science-policy interface and to support international initiatives for resource efficiency and an international uptake of circular economy.
  • Astrid Ladefoged has more than 20 years of professional experience working on the EU's policies including at national level in a ministry, at European level in a think-tank and finally for more than 15 years in the European Commission in various departments and in a cabinet.
Vice President & Head of Paris Office, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Guillaume Lafortune is Vice President and Head of the Paris Office at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He joined SDSN in 2017 to coordinate the production of the annual Sustainable Development Report (which includes the SDG Index and Dashboards) and other projects on SDG statistics and policies. Previously, he served as an economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) working on public governance reforms and statistics. He was one of the lead advisors for the production of the 2015 and 2017 flagship statistical report Government at a Glance. He also contributed to analytical work related to public sector efficiency, open government data and citizens’ satisfaction with public services. Earlier, Guillaume worked as an economist at the Ministry of Economic Development in the Government of Quebec (Canada).
Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany
  • Deputy chair of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag
  • Former Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance
  • Former Deputy chair of the SPD parliamentary group
Strategic Planning Expert, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Former Head of UN Partnerships, Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit
  • Former Senior Researcher, Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit
Chair, Paris Peace Forum
  • Professor Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Coordinator, Jacques Delors Network Paris, Berlin, Brussels
  • Chair, Brunswick Europe
  • Former Director General, World Trade Organization, 2005-2013
  • Former EU Commissioner for trade, 1994-2004
  • Former Chief of Staff to the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors, 1895-1994
Europe Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Anja Langenbucher is Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s European Office. In this role, Anja manages the foundation’s policy, advocacy, government relations and communications activities in Europe. Based in Berlin, Anja leads a team that builds strategic relationships with various stakeholders across Europe including governments, civil society institutions, and media. Prior to joining the foundation, Anja worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in a range of roles including managing the EBRD’s technical assistance program and as a transaction leader in the agribusiness team leading both debt and equity transactions. Anja also worked at the IFC/World Bank in Washington D.C. and for the European Commission in Brussels; she started her career at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich. Anja is a German National and holds a Doctorate and Master’s Degree in Economics.
Director, Center for International Institutions Research, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
  • Head, International Institutions Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
  • Co-Director, BRICS Research Group
  • Former Russian Sherpa for the G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force during Russia’s 2013 G20 Presidency
  • Editor-in-chief, International Organisations Research Journal
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection, Germany
  • Former Member of the German Bundestag
  • Former Parliamentary Secretary of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group
  • Former Spokesperson for nature conservation and member of the Committee for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Former Member of the Council of Elders and member of the Council of Elders' Space and Building Commission.
  • Former Federal Political Director of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
President and Co-Founder, Thinkers&Doers
  • President, General Assembly of Corporate Citizens
  • Co-Founder, Equality for Growth and 20.30 Experts
  • Board Member, Grand Paris Express
Director General, Consumers International
  • Director General, Consumers International, a network of 200 consumer advocacy groups in 100 countries for a fair, safe and sustainable marketplace for all
  • Advisor, Digital Lab, Consumer Reports
  • Board of Advisors, Carnegie Council, AI & Equality Initiative
  • Former Managing Director, World Economic Forum
Brookings Institution, Brookings Institution
  • Senior Fellow Brookings Institution and Senior Advisor United Nations Development Program.
  • Vice-president for Sectors, InterAmerican Development Bank
  • Director General of Mexico’s Social Security Institute
  • Deputy Finance Minister of Mexico
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Boston University
Program Manager, Kiel Insitute for the World Economy
  • Former Research Director, Council for Global Problem-Solving, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Former Programme Manager, THE NEW INSTITUTE
  • Member, T20 Task Force on Social Cohesion and the Future of Welfare Systems
  • Former Visiting Professor in Economics, University of Hamburg
  • Former Carlo Schmidt Fellow and Consultant, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • PhD in Economics, Kiel University
Federal Minister of Finance, Germany
  • Former Secretary General of the FDP
  • Former Member of the German Bundestag
  • Former Chairman of the FDP parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Former Federal Chairman of the FDP
  • Former Chairman of the FDP Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag
Program Director, Valdai Discussion Club
  • Senior Managing Director; Head of Research, Sberbank Investment Research
  • Former Chief Economist; subsequently Managing Director Research; Member of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank
  • Former Chief Economist; subsequently Head of Company Research; Member of the Management Board in Russia, Deutsche Bank
  • Former Advisor to the Executive Director, Russian Federation, International Monetary Fund
Executive Vice President, Sanofi Pasteur, Switzerland
  • Former Head of Global Commercial Operations, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Former Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Europe, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Former Region Head Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Roche
  • Former Global Chief Marketing Officer for the pharmaceuticals division, Roche
  • Former Head of the Oncology division, Roche
Project Consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • Economist, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)
  • PhD in Economics, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies Tokyo, Japan
Head of Research Department, Milken Institute
  • Member, T20 Task force on International Financial Architecture
  • Contributor to the W20 (Women 20)
  • Former Division Deputy and Senior Research Economist, Banque de France
  • Former Professor of Economics, University of Cincinnati
  • MS in econometrics, Toulouse School of Economics
  • PhD in economics, University of Houston
Senior Fellow, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
  • Elizabeth Losos is a senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.
  • She leads a team exploring policies to mitigate the environmental and social risks from large-scale infrastructure projects in the transportation and energy sectors. Losos formerly was president and CEO of the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), a global consortium of universities and research institutes with the mission of promoting education, research, and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. She was also the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Tropical Forest Science, a global network of large-scale forest research plots.
  • Elizabeth Losos holds a Ph.D. in biology and a master’s degree in public administration and international affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
Senior Researcher, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Professor, Kiel University
  • Coordinator, Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM)
  • Former senior economist, International Monetary Fund
Project Manager, GIZ
  • Project Manager, GIZ, since 2001
  • Working in international coopertion for 25 years
  • Regional experience mainly in the MENA region and SEA
  • Environmental and Civil Engineer by profession
Energy Systems Research & Deputy Chair of Research Department III – Transformation Pathways, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Professor of Global Energy Systems Analysis, Technical University of Berlin
Russian G20 Sherpa, Deputy Chief of Presidential Experts' Directorate, Executive Office of the President of the Russian Federation
  • Russian G20 Sherpa with record of 16 G20 summits and Russia’s G20 Presidency
  • Deputy Chief of Presidential Experts' Directorate in charge of global agenda, national environmental and climate policy
  • Manager of consulting and think tanks' projects on natural resources, energy security, corporate social responsibility
Founder and Executive Director, Exchange 4 Change Brasil
Beatriz Luz is a specialist in strategy, innovation and circular economy with 10 years of international experience working with companies from different sectors applying innovative management models with the aim of showing how sustainability can be an integral part of the business model. Speaker and guest professor at various events in Brazil and abroad, universities and specialization courses (UNIP, UFRJ, Business School São Paulo, FIA, COPPEAD, among others). In 2018, she was Director of Institutional Relations at the Abstartups Cleantech Committee, guiding startups on how to insert the principles of Circular Economy into their business model. Mentor and teacher advising students in projects to complete courses on Innovation and Circular Economy.
Professor and Director, Center for Economic and Financial Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Member, T20 task force for The Economy, Employment, and Education in the Digital Age
  • Member, G20 task force for Support for SDGs and Development Cooperation

M

Federal Foreign Minister, Germany
  • Member of Parliament for Saarlouis and Merzig-Wadern
  • Former Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany
  • Former Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour, Energy and Transport, Germany
  • Former Deputy Minister-President, State of Saarland, Germany
Founding Director, Ranking Digital Rights
  • Author, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom
  • Co-founder, Global Voices
  • Board member, Committee to Protect Journalists
G20 Sherpa Canada
  • Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Personal Representative to the Prime Minister on the G20
  • Former Assistant Deputy Minister for Global Issues and Development at Global Affairs Canada
  • Former G7 foreign affairs sous-sherpa of Canada
  • Former acting Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Priorities and Planning and Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy Innovation at the Privy Council Office
  • Former Director General for Health and Nutrition at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
SAP
  • Member of the Regulatory Compliance Group leading AI Ethics activities, SAP
  • SAP AI Ethics initiative as part of the AI product team
  • Formerly worked in new product development, UnitedHealth Group
Chair of T20 Italy and Executive Vice President and Director, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
  • Executive Vice President, ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies)
  • Professor of International Relations, Bocconi University
  • Member, Strategic Committee, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Member, Europe Policy Group, World Economic Forum (Davos)
Chairman, HelpAge International
  • Former Member, Planning Commission of India
  • Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group, India
  • Recent books: A Billion Fireflies: Critical Conversations to Shape a New Post-Pandemic World, and Transforming Systems: Why the World Needs a New Ethical Toolkit
Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, Indonesia
G20 Sherpa and Economic Adviser, South Africa
  • Full-time economic advisor to President Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Former Economic Regulator, Competition Commission
  • Held management consultant at Genesis Analytics, Deloitte, Makhaya Advisory
  • MBA and MSc in Development Economics from Oxford University
  • Rhodes Scholar
Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Former Deputy Minister, Economic Development, Russian Federation
  • Former Deputy Head, Federal Customs Service, Russian Federation
  • Former Assistant to the Minister of Finance, Russian Federation
Fellow, CIGI
  • Assistant professor in the department of Global Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Former Research Fellow, CIGI, Canada
Lead T20 Agenda 2030 Task Force, G20
  • Head of Cabinet to President Romano Prodi
  • Director-General for Development and international Cooperation, EU Commission
  • Director-General for Home Affairs, EU Commission
  • Head of Cabinet to HRVP Federica Mogherini
  • Chair, Governing Board, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund(GCERF)
Lead Researcher on Trade, G20 Research Group, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto
  • Lead Researcher, G7 Research Group, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto
  • Lead Researcher, BRICS Research Group, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto
  • Vice president of finance for the Organization of Women in International Trade
Senior Fellow, Bruegel
  • J. Scott Marcus is a Senior Fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economics think tank, and also works as an independent consultant dealing with policy and regulatory policy regarding electronic communications. His work is interdisciplinary and entails economics, political science / public administration, policy analysis, and engineering.
  • J. Scott Marcus is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Communications and Media program at the Florence School of Regulation (FSR), a unit of the European University Institute (EUI).
  • He is also a Fellow of GLOCOM (the Center for Global Communications, a research institute of the International University of Japan).
  • He is a Senior Member of the IEEE; has served as co-editor for public policy and regulation for IEEE Communications Magazine; served on the Meetings and Conference Board of the IEEE Communications Society from 2001 through 2005; and was Vice Chair and then Acting Chair of IEEE CNOM.
  • He served on the board of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) from 2000 to 2002.
Associate Professor, George Washington University
  • Lindner Gambal Associate Professor, Business Ethics
  • Member, Advisory Board, Future Privacy Forum
  • Former Tedx Talk Speaker on privacy online
  • Editor, Technology and Business Ethics Section, Journal of Business Ethics
Former Prime Minister of Canada and Founder, The Martin Family Initiative
  • 21st Prime Minister of Canada, 2003-2006
  • Former Finance Minister of Canada, 1993-2002
  • Co-Founder and Inaugural Chair, G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, 1999-2002
  • Founder, Martin Family Initiative (MFI) (2008)
President, Italian Institute for International Political Studies
  • President, Fincantieri S.p.A
  • Former Coordinator of Italian Intelligence Community
  • Former Prime Minister’s personal representative (Sherpa) for the G8/G20 Summits
Novartis Group Head, Global Health and Corporate Responsibility
  • Former Global Head of the Cardio-Metabolic Development Unit
  • Former Therapeutic Area Head for Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Former Global Head of Drug Safety and Epidemiology
  • Former Global Head of the Integrated Development Functions and Regions
  • Former Country Pharma Organization Chief Scientific Officer, Novartis South Africa
Director and Head of Geoeconomics Programme, ORF Mumbai
  • Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada
  • Former CEO and Director of Research, Gateway House
  • Asia Global Fellow 2017, Asia Global Institute, Hong Kong
 
Head of Special Projects, Institute for Security Studies
  • • Head of Special Projects, Office of the Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies
  • Lawyer, Strategist, Analyst and Advisor on human security in Africa
  • Strategic Advisory Board member, Weathering Risk climate security assessment (2021-2023)
  • Munich Young Leader 2017
Chief Executive Officer, AUDA-NEPAD
Dr. Mayaki of the Republic of Niger is the CEO of the NEPAD Agency, head-quartered in Midrand, South Africa. A former Prime Minister of Niger, from 1997 to 2000, Dr. Mayaki holds a Masters degree from the National School of Public Administration (Enap), Quebec, Canada and a PhD.
Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Fellow, The New Institute
  • Fellow, British Academy
  • Fellow and Board Member, European Corporate Governance Institute
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Author, Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good
Director, UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose, University College London
Mariana Mazzucato is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London where she is the founding director of the University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. She is the Chair of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All. She is winner of international prizes including the Grande Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana in 2021, Italy's highest civilian honour, the 2020 John von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the '3 most important thinkers about innovation' by The New Republic, one of the 50 most creative people in business in 2020 by Fast Company, and one of the 25 leaders shaping the future of capitalism by WIRED. She is the author of three highly-acclaimed books: The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (2013), The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (2018) and the newly released, Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism (2021). Her work challenges orthodox thinking about the role of the state and the private sector in driving innovation; how economic value is created, measured and shared; and how market-shaping policy can be designed in a “mission-oriented approach” to solve the grand challenges facing humanity
Director & Senior Fellow., Brookings Center for Sustainable Development
  • John W. McArthur is senior fellow and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution.
  • He co-founded and co-chairs the 17 Rooms initiative, a new approach to catalyzing action for the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • He is also a senior adviser to the United Nations Foundation and a board governor for the International Development Research Centre.
  • He serves as a member of the UNICEF Advisory Group and of Policy Horizons Canada’s Deputy Minister Steering Committee. He was previously the chief executive officer of Millennium Promise Alliance, the international nongovernmental organization.
  • Prior to that he served as manager and then deputy director of the U.N. Millennium Project, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s independent advisory body mandated to recommend an action plan for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. McArthur grew up in Vancouver and is a Canadian citizen.
  • He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) at the University of British Columbia; a Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; and then an M.Phil. and D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in economics at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.
Founder and Director, Rethinking Capital
  • Founder, Genuine Wealth Institute
  • Former Head of Strategy, Beckett Advisors
  • Executive Committee Member, Economic Research Council
  • Former Managing Director, Merlin Consulting
Commissioner in charge of Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets, European Commission
  • EU Commissioner for financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
  • Former First Vice-President of the European Parliament, 2017-2020
  • Former Vice-President of the European Parliament, 2014-2020
  • Former Member of the European Parliament, 2004-2020
  • Journalist, broadcaster and commentator, 1980-2004
Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
  • Director, Salzburg Global Seminar
  • Member, High-Level Advisory Group of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Finance and Technology, IMF
  • Former Chair, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
  • Former Commissioner and Chairman, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Former CEO, Australian Securitisation Forum
President, CIGI
  • Former vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre
CEO and Scientific Director, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
  • Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Digital Engineering, University of Potsdam
  • Holds the chair of Internet Technologies and Systems, University of Potsdam
  • Teacher at the HPI School of Design Thinking
  • Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
Accredited Researcher, Convention Citoyenne pour le Climat
  • Facilitator, Climate Assembly UK
  • Researcher, Comparative Study: UK and French Climate Assemblies, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation
Non Executive Director, BMW, DPDHL & JCI
  • Non Executive Director, DPDHL, Henkel, Johnson Controls International, RRA
  • Executive Vice President, American Chamber of Commerce Germany
Federal Chancellor of Germany
  • Former Chairwoman of the CDU Germany
  • Former Chairwoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag
  • Former Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Former Federal Minister for Women and Youth
President of the German Environment Agency, German Environment Agency
  • Dirk Messner is President of the German Environment Agency since 2020.
  • He previously served as Director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security of United Nations University (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany, and Vice Rector of the United Nations University (UNU).
  • Prior to becoming Director of UNU-EHS in October 2018, Dirk Messner had been Director of the German Development Institute from 2003-2018. Prof. Messner is an internationally recognised expert on globalisation / global governance, transformation pathways to sustainability, decarbonization of the global economy, sustainability and digital change, and international cooperation and societal change.
  • He has also been a member of a number of high-ranking policy advisory councils, including co-chairing the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany and is member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED).
  • Dirk Messner has a PhD in political science (Dr. rer. pol.) and earned his post-doctoral qualifications at Freie Universität Berlin. He is the author / co-author of more than 300 publications.
Head of Division at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Head of Department 1: Global Health; Economy; Trade; Rural Development of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Dirk Meyer studied History and German at the University of Bielefeld and at University College Cork in Ireland. Following his academic training, he was head of the MEP (Member of the European Parliament) office in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. From 1996 to 2018, Mr. Meyer worked in various state ministries in North Rhine-Westphalia, most recently as head of department in the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. From April 2018 to December 2021 he was head of department at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Journalist & Moderator, DW News
Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg
  • Former Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
  • Co-Author, The Fourth Revolution
  • Named Editors’ Editor, British Society of Magazine Editors
  • Trustee, British Museum
Special Advisor and Chair, Afilias
Desiree Miloshevic is an Internet public servant and Senior Public Policy and International Affairs Advisor in Europe for Afilias, global provider of internet infrastructure and registry services. Ms Miloshevic served as Special Advisor to the Chair of the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group from 2006 to 2009. More recently she participated in the ITU's WCIT-12 as part of the UK government delegation on behalf of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where she was a Visiting Associate from 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 and joined the UK Multistakeholder Advisory Group on Internet governance, MAGIG in 2013. Her two decades of close and productive interactions with regulators, intergovernmental leaders, academics, artists, computer wizards and community activists throughout the world provide her with a unique set of resources with which to engage the often complex, cross-sectoral challenges of Internet technical coordination and governance. Ms Miloshevic's work in the Internet field began in 1993 as a hostmaster for Demon Internet, the United Kingdom's first Internet service provider to offer access to individuals. She participated in the informal, peer-coordinated policy making process for the .UK domain until supervision of the ccTLD was assumed by Nominet in 1996. In subsequent years she has worked as DNS technical and policy consultant for many public institutions including BBC R&D and the Getty Museum in relation to archive and domain use. Ms Miloshevic served on the Board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility and the Board of Trustees of Internet Society from 2004 to 2010. She co-chaired the Internet Society Advisory Council of Organizational members and is currently active in both ISOC England UK and Belgrade Chapter. She is a Chair of the Board of DoMen d.o.o. and a Board member of European Regional At-large Organisation at ICANN. She holds a B.A. in English Literature at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade and a M.A. in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta. She has lived in London since 1991.
Founder, Corporate Rebels
  • Former Scientist, Henkel Advanced Technologies Laboratory, Barcelona
  • Recipient, Thinkers50 Award
  • Honoree, Thinkers50 Radar Top 30 Emergent Management Thinkers
Secretary General / CEO, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
Mathias Mogge was appointed Secretary General/Chairman of the Executive Board of Welthungerhilfe in September 2018. The agricultural engineer and environmental scientist (MSc) has been working for the organization in various positions since 1998, most recently as program director since March 2010. Mathias Mogge has also been Chairman of the Board of the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Organisations (VENRO) since December 2021. Since 2018, he has also been a member of the board of trustees of the Aid by Trade Foundation.
Policy Director, Green Economy Coalition
  • Former Green Jobs Programme Officer at International Training Center, International Labour Organization
  • Former Green Jobs & Just Transition Specialist, International Labour Organization
Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Special Adviser to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the responsibility for post-2015 development planning.
  • Advocate focused on increasing access to education and other social services.
  • Adviser to four successive Presidents on poverty, public sector reform, and sustainable development.
United Nations Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda, The World Bank
  • Professor of Economics and Finance, Cairo University
  • Honorary Professor, Durham University
  • Former World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships
  • Former Director, Ministry of Investment, Government of Egypt
  • Former Board of Directors, Central Bank of Egypt
Entrepreneurship Coordinator, NUUP Lab
Founder & Director, Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London
  • Chair of Culture, Philosophy and Design, University College London
  • Former William Wyse Chair, Social Anthropology, Cambridge University
  • Former Deputy Director, London School of Economics and Political Sciences
  • Former Director, Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
Senior Consulting Economist, Vice Chair, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • Chief Asia Economist, HSBC
  • PhD in Economics, Yale University
Director and Senior Research Fellow , Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
  • Associate Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
  • Head of Euro-Mediterranean Policies, European Institute of the Mediterranean
Global Chairman, PwC
  • Former US Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC
  • Former US Assurance Leader, PwC
  • Former Managing Partner of the NY Office and Metro Region, PwC
  • Former Chairman of the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality, PwC
Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief Economist, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Dr. Hanan Morsy is the Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief Economist of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She has amassed extensive cross-country experience and vast expertise in leading top-quality policy and development work and building strong partnerships, working in international organizations including the International Monetary Fund and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. As former Director of Macroeconomic Policy and Research at the African Development Bank, she provided thought leadership on economic issues and oversaw the production of rigorous analytical work. Dr. Morsy has published on a wide range of economic and development issues and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the George Washington University and a Masters degree in Economics from the University of California, USA.
Research Associate, Institute for Global Prosperity
Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, African Development Bank Group
  • Member, French Presidential Council for Africa
  • 2020 Margaret Intrapeneur for Africa and Woman of the Year 2020 for Madame Figaro
  • Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum
Vice President, ASHOKA Changemaker Companies
  • Founder, Ashoka Operations France/Belgium/Switzerland
  • Former Member, French Olympic wrestling Team
  • Founder, NGO Play International
Executive Director, Institute for Global Dialogue, UNISA
  • Co-founder, Berlin Forum on Global Politics
  • MA, International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Cabinet Secretary, Kenyan Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs
  • Former Google Sub-Sahara Africa Lead based in Nairobi
  • Member, Global Leadership Council of Generation Unlimited
COO, Octopus Indonesia
  • Global Innovation Through Science and Technology - Technology Idea (GIST Tech-I) Mentor at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2021 The East-West Center (EWC) Professional Development Fellows
  • Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2016 Singapore International Foundation
  • Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF)
  • Young Leaders for Indonesia (YSI) McKinsey & Co
Governing Mayor of Berlin
  • Member, German Federal Council
  • Chair, Social Democratic Party, Berlin
  • Senator, Higher Education and Research, Berlin
  • President, Metropolis, Berlin
 
Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
  • Co-Chair, 2021-2023 Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
  • Former Managing Director and COO, World Bank
  • Former Acting Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, 2008 to 2009
  • Former Minister of Finance, 2005-2010
  • Former Minister of National Development Planning, 2004 to 2005
  • Former Executive Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) representing 12 countries in the South East Asia (SEA Group)
Business and Society Coordinator, BCSD Argentina
  • Professor, SDG's and Business, Universidad Católica Argentina
  • Promoter, Project "Connecting Companies with the SDG's", Argentina
  • Trainer on sustainability, circular economy, inclusive business
Vice President for Human Development, World Bank
  • As Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank, Mamta oversees the Global Practices for Education; Health, Nutrition, and Population; Gender; Social Protection and Jobs – as well as the Human Capital Project
Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor at OPHI, former Minister of Social Development of Panama
  • Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor, OPHI and SOPHIA Oxford
  • Professor of Human and Social Development and Social and Political Innovation, ADEN University
  • Former Minister of Social Development of Panama
  • Fellow, Aspen Global Leadership Network, Aspen Institute
  • Member, International Women's Forum, Panama

N

Director, Self Employed Women’s Association
  • Leader, SEWA rehabilitation programs in Afghanistan and in Sri Lanka providing vocational training in rural livelihood security to war-affected widows
  • Oversees 4813 self-help groups, 160 co-operatives and 15 economic federations, across India and in 7 South-Asian countries, focusing on women’s economic empowerment
  • Member of the Advisory Council on Gender of the World Bank Group
  • Former member of International Labor Organization’s High-Level Global Commission on Future of Work
  • Recipient of Padma Shri Award
International Coordinator-General, XR- Affinity Network of Asia
  • Researcher, SOAS, University of London postgraduate Action Research studies
  • Coordinator, 19th IFOAM Organic World
  • Former Organiser, Women of India Exhibition by the Government of India
President and Professor for Political Science and International Relations, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), University of Hamburg
  • Honorary Fellow, Darwin College, University of Cambridge
  • Non-Resident Senior Fellow, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
  • Author of numerous books, journal articles, and policy briefs