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.


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


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, Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD
  • Head, Environment and Economy Integration Division at the OECD Environment Directorate
  • PhD, Princeton University
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
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
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
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
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
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


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
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
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
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
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
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,
  • 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 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
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
President, Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Development
  • Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative
  • 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 and co-founder,
  • 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


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
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
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
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
Moderator, CC Media
  • International Conference Moderator
  • Media Coach
  • Former TV Moderator
  • Topics: global goals, climate crisis, labour and supply chain responsibility, human trafficking


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
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
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
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


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, 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
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,
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


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
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
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 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)
  • 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,
  • 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


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 
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)
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
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; Head, Global Challenges Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • 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
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


Graduate Program Director Associate Professor Political Science, Brock University
  • Visiting Scholar, The Australian National University
  • PhD in Political Science, Carleton University
Teacher, STEPS
  • STEM Teacher at STEPS
  • Second year medical student
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
Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • 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"
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
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.
Research Economist, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank
  • Assistant Professor, University of Macau
  • PhD in Economics, Nanyang Technological University


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
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
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


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
Managing Director, LADOL Free Zone, Nigeria
  • Commissioner of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission
  • Former Investment Banker, Goldman Sachs, London, UK
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
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 Assciation (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
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


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
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
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
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
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
Chief Political Editor, Deutsche Welle
  • Former Presenter, HARDtalk and “The World Today”, BBC World
  • Co-Founder, Democracy Reporting International NGO, Berlin
  • Former Host, “Global 3000”, Deutsche Welle
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
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


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)
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
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
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
Research Director, Council for Global Problem-Solving, Global Solutions Initiative and Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • 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
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 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
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


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
  • 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
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
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
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
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
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
Founder, Corporate Rebels
  • Former Scientist, Henkel Advanced Technologies Laboratory, Barcelona
  • Recipient, Thinkers50 Award
  • Honoree, Thinkers50 Radar Top 30 Emergent Management Thinkers
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
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
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
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


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
President, GlobeWomen Research & Education Institute
  • Chairwoman, Corporate Women Directors International
  • Member of the G7 Gender Advisory Council
  • Former Board Director, Sallie Mae Corp., United States
  • Former Commissioner, National Association of Board Directors’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Diversity
Reporter, Financial Times
  • Covers sustainable finance, impact investing and environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends for the Moral Money newsletter
  • Former reporter and editor covering institutional investment, FT’s Specialist division
Principal Adviser, European Commission
  • Principal Adviser, EU Commission
Deputy Head of Unit "Strategy and Digital Transformation", German Federal Ministry of Finance
  • Former John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, Harvard University
  • Member, Think Tank 30 (German Society Club of Rome)
  • Fellow, Das Progressive Zentrum
  • Top 40 under 40, Capital Magazine
Professor, Georgetown University
  • Professor, School of Foreign Service and Government Department, Georgetown University
  • Author, Of Privacy and Power: The Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security (Princeton University Press, 2019)
Governor of Kitui County, Kenya
  • Awarded Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya
  • Former Minister of Health
  • Former Minister of Water & Irrigation
  • Former Cabinet Secretary for Land, Housing and Urban Development
  • Chairperson of National Rainbow Coalition
Founder and CEO, EcoAxis
  • Consultant at Argentine Council für International Relations
  • Co-Chair of T20 Task Force: Infrastructure Investment and Financing under Saudi G20 Presidency 2020
  • Co-Chair of T20 Task Force: Economic Effects of Infrastructure Investment and its Financing under Japanese G20 Presidency 2019
  • Argentina’s G20 Sherpa in 2017 with the rank of Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship
  • Former Head of Argentina’s Investment Development Agency
Professor, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
  • Director, Employment Equity and Growth Programme, INET @ the Oxford Martin School
  • Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College
Berlin Bureau Chief, The Economist
  • Former US West Coast Correspondent, The Economist
  • Former Deputy and Online Europe Editor, The Economist
  • Former Editor, European Council on Foreign Relations


Director, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights
  • Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights ( Faculty of Law, University of Oxford)
  • First judge of Constitutional Court of South Africa (from 1994 – 2009), ad hoc judge of Supreme Court of Namibia (from 2010 – 2016)
  • One of the first members of the Oversight Board Trust (revision of Facebook)
Chair of W20, Saudi Arabia 2020
  • Former Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
  • Former Member, Consultative Council (Shura Council)
  • Recipient, United Nations Population Award
Principal Secretary, State Department of ICT & Innovation, Kenya
  • Current Principal Secretary for State Department of ICT & Innovation
  • Former Director of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) at the National Treasury
  • Former member of the Board of Directors at the Information, Communication Authority
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
  • Senior Research Advisor, JICA Ogata Research Institute
  • Former Director, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
  • Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
  • Former lead Co-Chair, T20 Task Force: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Japanese Presidency
  • Former member of the Advisory Panel on ODA Charter Review, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Former Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Japan Inclusive Business Support Center, Ministry of Trade and Industry
Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy
  • Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), coordinating the Institute’s work on migration
  • Co-chair, Task Force-10 on Migration, Think20 (T20) Italy 2021
  • PhD in Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, 2015
Clinical Senior Research Associate, Global Diet and Activity Research Group, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge
  • Public Health Physician Scientist and Urban Epidemiologist
  • Established and leads as an Honorary Associate Professor a Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE) at the University of Cape Town
  • Founder and principal of UrbanBetter, an Africa-led, science-based global practice and movement to accelerate solutions that improve health in Africa’s cities
  • Holds a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the University of Cape Town and completed a research doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology at Imperial College London
Full Professor and Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
  • Co-editor of forthcoming OECD multicounty report on women’s enterprise policies
  • Advisor to the Canadian Bureau of International Education Launching Economic Achievement Program (LEAP) for Women in Jordan and Scotiabank Women InitiativeTM Knowledge Centre
  • Board member, Women’s Economic Imperative
  • Acting Head of Women20 (W20) Delegation Canada Member, UNWomen WE Empower Advisory Group Canada
CEO and Founder, WifOR Institute
  • Professor of Economic Research and Management, School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) Steinbeis University of Applied Sciences
  • Lecturer, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Risk Assessment and Sustainability Management (RASUM)
  • Former Research Assistant to Chair Prof. Bert Rürup, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Finance and Economic Policy


Chief Research and Impact Officer, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Former Director, Independent Review of the Police Federation
  • Former Partnerships with Google, the BBC, the BMA, the Education and Training Foundation, the Association of Colleges and the Metropolitan Police
  • Presenter, high profile conferences in the UK, Europe, and the US
Research Analyst, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Short-Term Temporary Assistant, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • Policy Analyst, Adam Smith International, Berkeley, CA
  • Project Manager, PSB Research, Santa Monica, CA
Global Challenges Research Professor in the School of Geography, University of Bristol and Emeritus Professor at the African Centre for Cities (ACC), University of Cape Town
  • Board Member, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Board Member, African Centre for Cities (ACC)
  • Former Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair University College London
  • Former Visiting Professor at LSE Cities
Head Group Financial Reporting and Accounting, Novartis
  • Head of Group Financial Reporting & Accounting, Novartis
  • Certified Public Accountant, New York State, USA
Founding Director, Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking, University of Cape Town
  • Former Director, Word Design Capital, City of Cape Town
Head of the Service Unit (Research Coordination & Outreach), Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Co-Founder and COO, Vindelici Advisors
  • Co-Founder, Vindelici Creative
  • Former G20 Young Global Changer
  • Thought leader & lecturer on Digital Ethics
Director, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University
  • 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics
  • Author of Mass Flourishing (2013) and Rewarding Work (1997, 2007)
  • National Academy of Sciences Member since 1982
  • Chevalier of the National Order of the Légion d’Honneur, 2008
  • Recipient of the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China, 2014
G7/G20 Sherpa, OECD
  • Coordination of OECD’s contributions to the G20, G7 and the Asia-Pacific Economic Community
  • Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General from 2010
  • Former adviser to the French Minister for Employment (2007-2010)
  • Background in Macroeconomics, Development and International Economics, and International Relations
Senior Research Coordinator , International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Independent Consultant, Development Strategies Latin America
  • Research Analyst, Trade and Macroeconomics Division, International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Consultant, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), World Bank
  • Junior Analyst, Ministry of Economics, Argentina
Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Argentine Council of International Relations (CARI)
  • Director, CEO Group
  • Undersecretary for Agriculture, Argentina
  • Director General, Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
  • Member Board of Trustees and Chair of Program Committee, International Service for Agricultural Research (ISNAR)
  • PhD Agricultural Economics, University of California
Senior Fellow in Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
  • Former Chief Strategy Officer, US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Former US Special Coordinator for the Post-2015 Agenda, US Department of State
Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair, European University Institute
  • Professor, Sciences Po Paris & Hertie School of Governance Berlin
  • Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Bruegel
  • Former Commissioner-General, Policy Planning, France
  • Former Executive President, Prime Minister’s Council of Economic Analysis, France
  • Former Senior Economic Adviser, French Minister of Finance
  • Former Economic Adviser, European Commission
Chairman of German Legal Tech Association, Managing Partner of Fieldfisher Germany
  • Philipp acts as Managing Partner Germany of the international law firm Fieldfisher and as Chair of the Legal Tech Association Germany.
  • He advises digital business models such as platforms, cloud und SaaS providers, adtech companies, legal tech providers and manufacturers of end user devices.
Chief Advisor to the Governor, Government of the City of Buenos Aires
  • Chief Advisor, Government of the city of Buenos Aires
  • Former Co-Chair, T20 Argentina
Researcher, Centre for International Institutions Research at RANEPA
Prime Minister's Sherpa for G20 and G7, India
  • Member of Parliament and India's Sherpa to G20 & G7
  • Former Union Minister for Railways, Commerce & Industry, Civil Aviation, Power, Industries, Environment and Forest, etc., Government of India
CEO, World Health Innovation Summit
  • Founder and CEO, World Health Innovation Summit
  • Expert Lead on SDG3/4 for the UNGSII Foundation
  • Founder, Global Social Prescribing Alliance
  • Member, Pope Francis's Vatican COVID19 Commission Group 2 Looking to the Future.
Former Prime Minister of Italy and Club de Madrid Member, Government of Italy
  • President, Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation
  • Member, Club de Madrid
  • Former Prime Minister of Italy, 1996-98 and 2006-08
  • Former President of the European Commission, 1999-2005
  • Former Chairman, UN-African Union High-level Panel for Peacekeeping in Africa
  • Former Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Sahel, 2012-14
Deputy Director General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Deals with macroeconomic developments, economic analyses and projections in his Directorate.
  • During previous assignments in the ministry, he worked in the field of labor market reform and energy policy, foreign economic affairs, policy planning, and served as a personal advisor to the Minister.
Professor of Electrical Machines, Polytechnic Turin
  • Former Rector of the Polytechnic Turin
  • Former Minister of Education, University and Research
  • Chairman, ACRI
  • Chairman, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo
  • Chairman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • President, Business School ESCP Campus of Turin
Climate & Energy Practice Leader, WWF International
  • Former Minister, Environment of Peru
  • President, UNFCCC COP20 Lima
  • Former Executive Director, Peruvian Society of Environmental Law
  • Lawyer specializing in environmental law and policy
Agricultural Economist and Co-lead of Markets and Trade , University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
  • Senior Economist, Buenos Aires Grain Exchange


Director, Institute for Economic and Social Research University of Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI)
  • Former Head of Economics Undergraduate Program, University of Indonesia


Decan, Charité - Universitätsmedizin
  • CEO (interim), Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)
  • President, World Health Summit
Head of New Initiatives, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
  • Fmr Head – New Initiatives, Energy & Infrastructure, Confederation of Indian Industry
  • Fmr COO, CMYK Multimedia (Pioneer Newsgroup)
  • UNFCCC CoP Observer
  • Policy and strategic outreach advisor to governments, industry, civil society
Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
  • Previously served as the Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20/G7/APEC in the OECD
  • Launched the Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) platform, bringing together 40 major multinational companies committed to reducing inequalities
  • Former Director of the OECD Office in Mexico and Latin America
  • Former Director, Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
  • Former Technical Secretary, Minister for the Budget, Mexico
Master of Public Policy Candidate, Hertie School
  • Technical Staff, Economics Office, Philippine Competition Commission
  • Student Research Assistant, Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis
  • Business Center Intern, Philippine National Bank
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Philippines
  • Philippine National Bank
Insights Lead, World Economic Forum
  • Insights Lead, New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum: leads efforts to identify innovative metrics of social and economic systems
  • Author, Global Gender Gap Reports; Future of Jobs Reports; Diversity Equity and Inclusion Toolkit
  • Doctorate, 'Being Nationalist': Identity within a Post-Ottoman state
Professor, Graduate Program on Agribusiness, University of Buenos Aires
  • Academic Director of the Formation and Training Department, Buenos Aires Grain Exchange
  • Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Government of Argentina
  • Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Mining, Government of Argentina
Professor of Economics, Reichlin
  • Professor of Economics, London Business School
  • Former Director, General Research, European Central Bank, Frankfurt
  • Chairman & Co-founder, Now-Casting Economics Ltd, London
  • Non-executive Director, Ageas Insurance Group, Brussels
  • Trustee, Centre for European Policy Research, London
Interagency Coordinator and Advisor to the Director General, ESA
  • Former Astronaut, European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Member of the executive board of the German Aerospace Center (DLA)
  • Director for Human Spaceflight and Operations, ESA
  • Interagency Coordinator and advisor to the Director General, ESA
Commissioner for Justice, European Commission
Head, Global Commons and Climate Policy Research Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Principal Investigator, DFG-funded Kieler Excellence Cluster "The Future Ocean"
  • Member of the Scientific Society of German-speaking Environmental and Resource Economists (AUROE)
  • Founder and Chairman, E.R. Capital Holding ~ some 120 companies in Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Biotechnology, Impact Investing and others
  • Member of the Parliament of the State of Hamburg 2011 / 2012
  • MA, University of California
President, ESMT
  • Former EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT Berlin
  • Vice-Chair of the Economic Advisory Board, German Federal Ministry of Finance
  • Vice Chairman of the Economic Advisory Board, Deutsche Welle
  • Research Professor, Ifo Institute, Munich
  • Duisenberg Fellow, European Central Bank
Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
  • Former Mayor of Quito, Ecuador (host of Habitat III)
  • Non-resident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht–Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Recipient, Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Sciences Research Council
  • President-Elect of the International Economic Association
  • Co-director of the Economics for Inclusive Prosperity network
Chief Economic Advisor to Chancellor Merkel, G7/G20 Sherpa, German Federal Chancellery
  • Professor of Economics, Chair Institute of Industrial Economics, Humboldt University
  • Former President, European School of Management and Technology
  • Former Research Professor, Innovation and Competition, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
  • Former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission
Senior Vice President & Global Head, SAP Next Gen
  • Purpose, Sustainability and Public Affairs Expert, SAP
  • UN Global Compact SDG Ambition, Founding Patron Partner: SAP
  • Mentor UN Global Compact SDG Young Innovators program
  • Advocate for Business Ambition for 1.5°C
Journalist and Moderator
  • Anchor and Reporter for 13 Years, CNBC International
  • Freelance Finance and Business Moderator and Journalist
  • Podcast Host
  • Master of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich
President, Asia Society
  • President, Asia Society and Asia Society Policy Institute
  • Served as Australia's 26th Prime Minister, 2007 to 2010 and 2013
  • Former Foreign Minister of Australia, 2010 to 2012
  • Chair, International Peace Institute
Professor of Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC), European University Institute
  • Deputy Director, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), European University Institute
  • Associate Professor of Political Economy, University of Oxford (on leave)
  • Academic Co-Director, Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM)
  • Co-Chair, T20 Task Force on Migration


Founding Rector and Professor, Abdullah Gül University
  • Team Leader, New Generation University R&D Project, Abdullah Gül University
  • Former Chair, Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, Bilkent University
Professor of Economics, Columbia University
  • Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
  • SDG Advocate for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
  • Former Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon
  • President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Former Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Managing Director, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
  • External Founding Member, Monetary Policy Council, Central Bank of Turkey
  • Rector, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara
  • Founder, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
  • Former Co-Chair, Forced Migration Task Force, T20 Germany
  • Former Senior Researcher, Capital Markets Board, Turkey
  • Former Faculty Member, Department of Public Finance, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University
Senior Data and Design Researcher, Columbia University
  • Senior Data & Design Researcher, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University
  • Mellon Research Scholar, Center for Spatial Research, Columbia University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
  • Associate Research Scholar, Spatial Information Design Lab, Columbia University
Director of Research, International Labour Organization
  • Member of the Senior Management Team, ILO
  • Chairman, Climate Disclosure Standards Board
  • Former Managing Director, World Economic Forum
  • Former Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute
  • Former Special Assistant to the President for International Economic Policy and National Security Council Senior Director for International Economic Affairs, second Clinton Administration
  • Former economic policy advisor to US Senate Democratic Leader Thomas A. Daschle
  • Former member, ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work
  • Former member, UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Former member, UNEP Inquiry on the Design of a Sustainable Financial System
CEO, National Academy for Social Prescribing
  • Chief Executive, National Academy for Social Prescribing
  • Director of Personalised Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Young Global Changer, Co-Founder, NuupLab Citizen Innovation Lab
  • Co-founder, NuupLab Citizen Innovation Lab, Honduras
  • International development consultant for organisations such as CIVICUS, Ashoka, Plan International
  • Social Innovator
  • Laywer by training
  • Postgraduate background in public policy and economics
Director of the Centre for Economics and Social Policy, Universidad Mayor, Chile
  • Researcher, Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies
  • Former President, Pension Advisory Council
  • Former Member, Presidential Advisory Commission on the Pension System 2014 - 2015
  • Former President, Advisory Committee on Networks and Social Cohesion 2015
  • Former Member, Presidential Advisory Commission on Labor and Equity
President, Observer Research Foundation
  • President, Observer Research Foundation
  • Curator, Raisina Dialogue
Head of Opinion Pages, Der Tagesspiegel
Head, SAP Product Engineering
  • Former Chief information officer & global head of IT Services, SAP
  • Former Board Assistant, SAP
CEO, EDGE Strategy
  • CEO, EDGE Strategy, the leading certification standard for gender equality
  • Former CEO, IKEA Switzerland, previously in HR and GM roles
  • Former Co-Chair, UN SG High Level Panel for Women's Economic Empowerment
  • Author of the book "The Other Half"
Founder and CEO, UNGSII Foundation
  • President, Agape Foundation Geneva
  • Memberm Pope Francis Covid19 Commission
  • Founder, Media Tenor International AG
  • 5th Generation Journalist
CEO and Co-Founder, cirplus GmbH
  • Studied International Economics and Law in Germany, France and the U.S.
  • Built and scaled BlaBlaCar Germany, from 0 members to 6M within 4 1/2 years
  • Founded cirplus in 2018
  • Board Member of one of Europe's leading Plastic Institutes
  • Initiator of DIN SPEC 91446
Director for Education and Skills, OECD
  • Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, OECD
  • Former Deputy Director, Education and Skills, OECD
  • Recipient, Theodor Heuss Prize
  • Honorary Professorship, University of Heidelberg
Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • ECB Executive Board Member since January 2020
  • Responsible for Market Operations, Research, Statistics, ECB
  • Since 2015: Professor of Financial Economics, University of Bonn (on leave)
  • From 2014 to 2019: Member, German Council of Economic Experts
  • PhD in Economics, University of Mannheim
Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, Germany
  • Former Acting Chair, Social Democratic Party SPD
  • Former Mayor of Hamburg, Germany
  • Former Deputy Chair, SPD parliamentary group
  • Former Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany
  • Former Member, German Bundestag
Professor of Environment and Climate Policy, Technical University of Munich
  • Vice-Chair, European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Network
  • Co-Chair, Citizen Committee for Radioactive Waste Management (Nationales Begleitgremium, NBG), Germany
  • Former Member, Ethics Committee for a Secure Energy Supply, Germany
  • Former Member, German Council on the Environment
  • Former Fulbright Fellow to Japan and Germany
  • Former Director, Environmental Policy Research Center; and Former Professor Comparative Policy, Free University of Berlin
President, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • President of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Co-President of Honor of the World Center for Peace, Freedom and Human Rights in Verdun/France
  • Member of the German Bundestag
  • Former President of the European Parliament
  • Party Chairman of the SPD and former Candidate for chancellorship
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Former Minister for Innovation, Science and Research, State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Former General Secretary, Social Democratic Party (SPD), North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Current Member, SPD Party Executive; SPD Executive Committee
  • Member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
Junior Professor for Bioeconomy, University Hohenheim, Germany
  • Junior Professor for Bioeconomy at the University Hohenheim, Germany
  • Former postdoctoral researcher at the Kiel Institute of the World Economy in Kiel, Germany, in the research area “The Environment and Natural Resources”
Senior Advisor, FleishmanHillard
  • Senior Advisor on Reputation Management and Corporate Citizenship
  • Visiting Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Political Analyst, Communications Strategist, Transatlanticit
Emeritus DP World Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Oxford University
Vice-President and Head of Centre on Infrastructure, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
  • Professor Emeritus of European Economic Policy and former Rector, Bocconi University
  • European TEN-T Coordinator (Atlantic Corridor), European Commission
  • Former Member and Vice-President of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament
  • Former Member of the Italian Senate
Head, Environment and Climate Change Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
  • Former Senior Advisor on Development Finance at the OECD
  • Former Advisor OECD Development Assistance Committee
Joint Global Leader, People and Organization, PwC US
  • Drives PwC’s People & Organization strategy across 150+ countries
  • Award-winning author and public speaker on the future of work, workforce strategy, employee experience, diversity and inclusion
  • Member, T20 ‘Future of Work’ task force
  • Member, World Economic Forum’s Council on Skills and Education
Expert, Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Facility, EU SWITCH-Asia programme
  • Working on Water, Sanitation, and the Clean Green Pakistan Index
  • Works with provincial governments, private stakeholders, and non-governmental organizations on SDG 6 (water and sanitation) and SDG 12 (sustainable consumption and production) in the context of Pakistan
Artist and Design Researcher, Curry Stone Design Collaborative
  • Artist, using art as a tool for advocacy through public art interventions across India
  • Design Researcher using participatory planning to bring a bottom-up approach for social, spatial and environmental improvements
  • Consultant and Independent Artist for various organisations/initiatives
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
  • Independent Consultant, Research and policy analysis on inequality, international development, trade and agriculture
  • Advisor on Gender and Social Inclusion, TAF2Plus
  • Member, Hawai’i State Commission on the Status of Women’s Feminist COVID-19 Response group
  • Former Ailsa McKay Postdoctoral Fellow, Women in Scottish Economy, Centre for Economic Justice
Global Leader, Strategy & Leadership, PwC US
  • Professor and Dean Emeritus, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
  • Founding CEO and Chair, Duke Corporate Education and primary architect of Duke Kunshan University in China
  • Advised over 100 companies and governments and is a regular speaker at international forums including the T20
Special Advisor to The President, Presidency of South Africa
  • CEO, Evidence Based Solution, (PTY) Ltd (EBS), since 2015
  • Former CEO, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa, 2005 to 2015
  • Executive Director, Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, HSRC
  • Doctor of Science (Sc.D.), Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Counsellor Member, Argentine Council for International Relations CARI
  • Co-Chair, T20 Task Force on International Finance
  • Member, Argentine Academy of Capital Markets
  • Member, International Policy Institute of the Argentine Academy of Political and Moral Sciences
  • 2017 Konex Prize on Economic Analysis
  • Professor of Finance, UCEMA and Universidad de Buenos Aires
Chief Technical Adviser, International Labor Organization
  • Advisor, employment intensive infrastructure investment programs, United Nations
  • Chief Technical Adviser, biomimicrySA
Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Former Permanent Secretary, MSAH
  • Two Director-General positions, MSAH
  • Board Member, WHO Executive Board
  • Co-Chair, Alliance for Health Security Cooperation
  • Board Member, GHSA, UNTIL and HIMSS
  • MD, PhD, eMBA
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Republic of Turkey
  • Member of Advisory Council, Tent Partnership for Refugees
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Transform Fund
  • Member of Board, International Finance Forum
  • Former Minister of Finance of the Republic of Turkey.
Professor of International Commerce and Policy, George Mason University
  • Richard von Weiszäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
  • Former Chair of Culture and Political Economy, and Director, Institute for International Cultural Relations, University of Edinburgh; George Mason University; Georgetown University
  • Fellowships, World Trade Organization, Social Science Research Council, New America Foundation
  • Advisor and Consultant, World Bank, World Trade Organization, UNESCO
  • Editor, Arts & International Affairs, Frontiers of the Global Economy book series, Political Economy Section – Global Perspectives
Founder, Karo Sambhav
  • Founder & Director, Karo Sambhav
  • Aspen Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, Chevening Fellow, Aspire Circle Fellow
Senior Advisor, T20, Global Partnership
  • Co-Chair, T20 Task Force on Migration
  • Supervisory Board Member Lenzing AG, Semperit AG Austria
  • Co-Dean Sino-German Young Professional Campus (Mercator/BMW Foundation)
  • Former Country Director GIZ in China
Professor of Statistics and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series, London School of Economics
  • Senior Research Fellow for mathematics, Pembroke College, Oxford
  • Fitzroy Prize from the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Selby Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
President, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Founder and President, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Professor, Macroeconomics and Sustainability, Hertie School
  • Senior Research Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government
  • Non-resident Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Former President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Vice President Digital Strategy, FleishmanHillard Germany GmbH
  • Digital communications strategist with 10+ years experience
  • Worked in digital marketing in international team for DAX30 subsidiaries
  • Strong mind for connecting topics and people
  • Digital Journalist & Storyteller, Speaker and Moderator