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.



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 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
Principal Researcher of Economic Development, CIPPEC
  • Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Finance, University of Buenos Aires
  • DirectorNatural Resources and Sustainable Development in Latin America” Program, South American Network of Empirical Economics (Red Sur)
  • Associate Researcher, Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES)
  • Associate Researcher, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, USA
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
Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
  • Senior Capacity Building Specialist, Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  • Project Director, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Kobe, Japan
  • Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Member, APEC Expert Panel on Green Climate Finance
  • Member, ASEAN Working Group on Climate-resilient growth
  • Member, G20 Task Force on Low-Carbon Finance
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, UCL
  • 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, 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
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
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


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
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)
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
Director, Climate Resilience & Risk Management, World Wildlife Fund
  • Former Water Policy Associate, Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy
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
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
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
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
Secretary General, German Federal Environmental Foundation
  • Former Senior Advisor, DWR eco
  • Former Minister of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection, State of Baden-Württemberg
  • Former Chairman, Supervisory Board, Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus
  • Former Deputy Chairman, Supervisory Board, L-Bank (State Bank of Baden-Württemberg)
  • Former Member, German Bundestag
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
  • Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Former Research Professor, Economics and International Relations, American University
  • Former Chief Economist, United States Agency for International Development
  • Former Head of Research, Development Centre, OECD
  • Former Senior Staff, Strategic Planning Unit, World Bank
  • Former Associate Professor, 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
Professor of Chinese Studies and Director, Lau China Institute, King’s College London
  • Associate of the Asia Pacific Programme at Chatham House, London
  • Co-editor of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs
  • Former Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia
  • Former Senior Fellow and then Head of the 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 of the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN)
Vice President, Institute for International Political Studies & Senior Professor of Economics, Bocconi University Milan
  • Member, European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee
  • Vice President, UniCredit Foundation
  • Former Member of the Board, Pirelli SpA, Mediaset SpA, Pioneer Investment Management Sgr SpA
Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
  • Professor, MIT Sloan School
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
President, Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Development
  • Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Co-Chair, T20 Infrastructure Investment and Financing Task Force
  • Advisor, U20 Executive Team
  • Founding Principal, Renaissance Urbaine Strategic Advisory
  • Honorary Member, Indonesia Creative Cities Network
  • Corresponding Member, Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung
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
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
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
  • Former Advisor, German Government G20 Presidency
  • Former Advisor, British Government G8 Presidency
  • Publisher, The Future of Capitalism and The Bottom Billion
  • Director, International Growth Center
  • Former Director, Research Department, World Bank
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
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
  • Public Speaker
  • Lecturer
  • Former BBC Presenter, Anchor and Reporter
  • Executive Media Coach
  • Former Anchor at Phoenix and Deutsche Welle
  • Freelance Journalist, Radio/TV, Hong Kong and Germany
  • Director, Documentaries on Human Rights Work, NGOs


Presenter, BBC, Radio 4
  • Former presenter, BBC2 Newsnight programme
  • Former Presenter BBC documentaries
  • Honorary Fellow, St Johns College, Oxford; Fellow of the Society of Professional Economists
  • Member, Industrial Policy Group of the EU Commission
Director, Policy Studies Branch, Economics Department, OECD
  • Former Deputy Director, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
  • Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsellor to the Chief Economist, OECD
  • Former Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Lecturer, Economics Department, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Federal Environmental Foundation, Germany
  • Vice Secretary General and Head of Department Finance, German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
Executive Vice-President, European Commission
  • Former European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue
  • Former Prime Minister, Latvia
  • Former Head of Latvian Delegation, EPP Group
  • Former Member, Saeima (Parliament), Latvia
  • Former Minister of Finance, Latvia
President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
  • Chief editor of China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies journal
  • Adjunct professor of Shanghai International Studies University
  • Member of ASEAN Regional Forum Expert and Eminent Persons
  • Senior advisor on economic diplomacy for China’s Foreign Ministry and for International Business Leaders Advisory
  • Council for the Mayor of Shanghai
  • Vice Chair of China National Association of International Relations
Convener, The G20 Health & Development Partnership
  • Member, Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development
  • Founder & Executive Chairman, Sovereign Strategy Consultancy
  • Former Leading Member, British Labour Party in the European Parliament
  • Former Chair, Delegation to the special G7 summit on the development of the global information society
  • Recipient, “Knight Commander of Germany”, German Federal Government
  • Former Global Political Advisor, International Automobile Federation
  • Patron, Topsy Foundation, South Africa
  • Founding Member of the London School of Economics Observatory on the Information Society
Founder and Managing Partner, Beyond Group
  • Consultant, Designed Learning
  • Lecturer for Social Entrepreneurship, University Saint Joseph
  • 2008 Yale Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow
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


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
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
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 Economics and Economic Policy, Kiel University
  • Former Director, ifo Center for International Economics
  • Former Professor, International Economics, University of Munich
  • Former Associate Consultant, McKinsey & Company
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
Director and Founder, Forum New Economy
  • Columnist Spiegel Online, Hamburg & Berlin
  • Chief Economist, WirtschaftsWunder, Berlin
  • Former Chief Economist, European Climate Foundation
  • Former Chief Economist and Columnist, Financial Times Germany
  • Former Researcher, OFCE, Paris
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
People Centered Internet, Singapore
  • Co-founder, People Centered Internet
  • IEEE Chair, Industry Connections Social Impact Measurement
  • Chair, Assessment Committee, Global Humanitarian Activities
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
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
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
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
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 
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
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
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
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
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


Graduate Program Director Associate Professor Political Science, Brock University
  • Visiting Scholar, The Australian National University
  • PhD in Political Science, Carleton University
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
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'
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
Research Economist, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank
  • Assistant Professor, University of Macau
  • PhD in Economics, Nanyang Technological University


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
Director, Taihe Institute, Europe Center
  • Associate Director, World Economic Forum
  • PhD in Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge
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


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
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
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
Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC Europe
  • Chairman of the Management Board and Senior Partner of PwC Europe SE as well as Member of the PwC Network Leadership Team
  • Former Chief Operating Officer/Chief Digital Officer of PwC Germany and PwC Europe and Member of the PwC Global Network Operations Leadership Team
  • Former Member of the Executive Board of PwC Germany, PwC Germany Assurance Leader as well as member of the Global Assurance Leadership Team
Global Tax & Legal Services Leader and Global Purpose Leader, 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
Senior Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution
  • Former Executive Secretary of the Secretariat, High Level Panel, U.N. Secretary General
  • Former Chief Economist, World Bank
  • Former Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
  • Former Director, Poverty Reduction & Economic Management; Finance & Private Sector Development, World Bank
Council Chair, World Health Summit
  • Former director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute
  • Member of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board
  • Member of the 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
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, G7 and G20 Research Groups, 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, 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
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
Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
  • 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
President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Former Director General, World Trade Organization
  • Former Commissioner for Trade, European Commission
  • Chair, Paris Peace Forum
  • Chair, Brunswick Group Europe
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
Postdoctoral Researcher, Global Challenges Center, Social and Behavioral Approaches to Global Problems, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Visiting Professor, Professorship of Economics, especially Microeconomics (W2) University of Hamburg
  • PhD in Economics, Kiel University
  • Lecturer, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Carlo Schmidt Fellow and Consultant
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • TrainForTrade Programme, Division on Technology and Logistics (DTL)
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
Senior Director, Research Department, Milken Institute
  • Member of the T20 task force on international financial architecture for stability and development
  • Contributor to the W20 (Women 20)
  • 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
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
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
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
Executive Vice President & Director, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
  • Professor of International Relations, Bocconi University
  • Member of the Strategic Committee, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation
  • Member of the Europe Policy Group, World Economic Forum Davos
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, Elcano Royal Institute
Chairman, HelpAge International
  • Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Former Member, Planning Commission Government of India
  • Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group, India
  • Former Consultant, Arthur D. Little, USA
  • Former Senior Executive and current Board Member, Tata Group, India
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 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
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
Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Fellow, The New Institute
  • Fellow, British Academy
  • Fellow and Board Member, European Corporate Governance Institute
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Author, Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good
Director, 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
  • 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
Supervisory board member, BMW and Deutsche Post AG, & Non-executive board member, Johnson Controls International plc.
  • Former CFO, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Former CFO, Lufthansa
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
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
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
Governing Mayor of Berlin
  • Member, German Federal Council
  • Chair, Social Democratic Party, Berlin
  • Senator, Higher Education and Research, Berlin
  • President, Metropolis, Berlin


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, 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
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
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


Chair of W20, Saudi Arabia 2020
  • Former Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
  • Former Member, Consultative Council (Shura Council)
  • Recipient, United Nations Population Award
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
Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy
  • Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Research Coordinator on migration
  • Former post-doctoral Research Associate, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence
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
Founding Director, Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking, University of Cape Town
  • Former Director, Word Design Capital, City of Cape Town
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
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
Executive Director, Center for the Implementation of Public Policy for Equity and Growth
  • Former Co-Chair, Taskforce on the Future of Multilateralism and Global Governance
  • Former Co-Chair, T20 Argentina
  • Former Consultant, Overseas Development Institute
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


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
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
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)
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
Economic & Financial Advisor to the Federal Chancellor Germany, G7/G20 Sherpa
  • 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
Anchor, CNBC International
  • Anchor, Street Signs Europe, CNBC Network
  • Freelance Journalist & Reporter
  • Moderator, Conferences
Deputy Director, Migration Policy Center, European University Institute
  • Professor, Migration Studies, Migration Policy Center, European University Institute
  • Academic Co-Director, Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration
  • Former Director, The Migration Observatory, University of Oxford
  • Former Member, UK Migration Advisory Committee


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 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
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
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
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”
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 & Organization, PwC US
  • Thought leader, public speaker, media spokesperson and influencer on “future of work”
  • Member of T20 “Future of work task force”
  • Member of World Economic Forum Global Future Council on the New Equality and Inclusion Agenda
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
Managing Director, Strategy & Leadership, PwC
  • Founder, CEO and Chairman, Duke Corporate Education
  • Former Professor & Dean, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • Former Global Leader, Strategy & Leadership Development, PwC
Economist, Lecturer, University of Buenos Aires and UCEMA
  • Winner, Konex Prize on Economic Analysis 2017
  • Member, Argentine Academy of Capital Markets
  • Member, Argentine Council of Foreign Relations (CARI)
  • Member, International Policy Institute of the Argentine Academy of Political and Moral Sciences
  • Columnist, Ambito Financiero and Diario Clarín
  • Founder and CEO, Estudio Siaba Serrate
Chief Technical Adviser, International Labor Organization
  • Advisor, employment intensive infrastructure investment programs, United Nations
  • Chief Technical Adviser, biomimicrySA
Board Advisor, Dome Group
  • Former Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, Turkey
  • Former Minister of Finance, Turkey
  • Former Minister of Treasury, Turkey
  • Former Member of Parliament, 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
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
Dean & CEO, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Former Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo
  • Former Professor of Economics, Tokyo Metropolitan University and GRIPS
  • Recipient, Nikkei Book Publication Prize; and Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize
  • Founding Board Member, Japanese Association for Development Economics
Mayor of Izmir, Turkey
  • Chairman of the Board, Turkish Social Democrat Municipalities Association (SODEM)
  • Vice-Chairman, Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Regional Governments Assembly
  • Board Member, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
  • Vice President, Cittaslow Unity, Italy
  • Former Mayor of Seferihisar
Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate , Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Focus on Multilateral Institutions and the G20
  • Master Degree, European Studies and Political Science
Administrator, United Nations Development Program
  • Vice-Chair, UN Sustainable Development Group
  • Former Director, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
  • Former Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford
  • Former Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi
  • Former Director General, International Union for the Conservation of Nature
CEO, PwC Germany
  • Chairman of the Management Board, PwC Germany
  • Former Partner, PwC Germany
Senior Research Analyst and Coordinator for Strategic Engagements , Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution
  • Research Economist and Director for Strategic Initiatives, Center for the Study of Economic and Social Affairs (CERES), Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Research Analyst Intern, QFR Capital Management, L.P. New York, New York, United States
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Professor of International Economics & Chair Advisory Board, Queen Mary University of London
  • Director, E-Economics, London
  • Visiting Professor, University of Bologna
  • Non-executive director, SMT Plc
University of Southern California
  • Professor of journalism and of public policy, University of Southern California in Los Angeles
  • Awarded a 2019 Berlin Prize for his analytical writing on immigration policy by the American Academy in Berlin
  • Founding director of the Pew Hispanic Center and a member of the founding management committee of the Pew Research Center
  • Former domestic bureau chief for The New York Times and deputy national editor and staff writer on the national desk at The Washington Post
President, Australian Labor Party
  • Member, International Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation
  • Former Treasurer & Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
  • Former G20 Finance Minister
  • Development, Inclusive Prosperity policies, Centre for American Progress & UNESCAP
Program and Research Manager, Senegal, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
  • Former Fair Trade Consultant
  • Former Technical Advisor at the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal
  • Former Researcher at the Center for Employment Studies, Paris


Chief Executive, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Former Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the British Prime Minister
  • Former Director, Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Podcast Host, Bridges to the Future: Responses to Covid-19
Chair, T20 Task Force Global Health and Covid-19
  • Special Advisor, Italian Technological Cluster on Life Sciences – Alisei
  • Former Director General for Health and Consumer, European Commission
  • Former President of Price and Reimbursement Committee, Italian Medicines Agency
  • Professor in EU Health policy, European College of Parma
  • Member of Advisory Committee, European Health Forum Gastein
President & CEO, Women’s Economic Imperative
  • Fellow, Chatham House London
  • Former Co-Chair, T20 Task Forces: Gender Economic Equity, Argentinian Presidency; SDG Task Force, Japanese Presidency
  • Former Head of Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Founding Board Member, Women’s Economic Imperative
  • Global Advisor, Centre for Urban Health and Development within the Asian Institute of Poverty Alleviation (CUHD-AIPA) 
  • Former Chief of the Epidemiology Research Branch; and Program Director for the social epidemiology program, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, USA   
  • Founding Board member, International Society for Urban Health
  • Former Science Advisor for Urban Health, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Founding Board Member and Vice President, Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science
  • Former Member, Steering Committee of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse
Senior Fellow and Research Scholar, Yale University
  • Senior Fellow and Research Scholar, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale University Law School
  • Former U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia & Pacific Affairs
  • Former U.S. Diplomat
  • Director, Forum on Asia-Pacific Security, National Committee on American Foreign Policy
  • Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings Institution
Distinguished Professor of Economics, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Distinguished Fellow, Association for Cultural Economics International
  • Author, Economics and Culture (2001) and Economics of Cultural Policy (2010)
  • Consultant, the World Bank, UNESCO, UNCTAD amongst others
  • Advisor on the economics of the creative industries to policy makers in government, NGOs and private-sector agencies
Professor, Political Science, University of British Columbia
  • Director Emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research and Co-Director of the Center for Japanese Research, UBC
  • Distinguished Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada and the International Steering Committee
  • Member representing Canada at Pacific Trade and Development Conference
  • One of the Principals of the Vision20
Secretary General, Pontifical Council for Culture
  • Appointment, Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Vatican
  • Nomination, Titular Bishop of Drivastum, Vatican
  • Former Ethics Lecturer, Dublin
Director, Research and Management, Forum New Economy
  • Former deputy director, Centre of European Reform
  • Former Chief Economist, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • Former advisor to the European Commission, several EU governments and central banks, the House of Lords, as well as various financial institutions, multinationals and business federations
Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, EU Commission
  • Former First Vice-President, EU Commission, Better Regulations, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundament Rights
  • Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
  • Former Member, Dutch Rarliament, Representing Partij van de Arbeid (Dutch Labour Party)
  • Former Minister of European Affairs, Netherlands
Chairman, Lawrence S. Ting Memorial Foundation
  • Chairman, CX Technology Corporation Chairman of Phu Hung Securities of Vietnam
  • Vice Chairman, World Vision Taiwan
Co-Founder and CEO, FORT
  • Ambassador & Young Global Changer, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Founder, #CreateMovement campaign
  • Former Advisor, CEO Initiative for the Presidency of South Africa
  • Former residency Said Business School, University of Oxford
  • Founder, Southfields Group
Chief Economist and Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Former Executive Director, World Bank Group for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay
  • Former Leader, Division of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions at the International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Former Professor, University of the Pacific, Perú
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Recipient, Award for Outstanding Research on Development, The Global Development Network
  • Recipient, Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole
Secretary of State for Trade, Services and Consumer Protection, Portuguese Ministry for Economy and Digital Transition
  • Former Secretary of State for Consumer Protection
  • Former Member of Parliament elected by the electoral district of Porto, with competencies in the Parliamentary Commissions of Environment, Territorial Planning, Decentralisation, Local Power and Housing; Culture, Communication, Youth and Sports; Transparency
  • Former Leader of the Socialist Youth and Vice-President of the Socialist Party Parliamentary Group
Honorary Governor, Banque de France
  • Former President, European Central Bank
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bruegel Institute
  • European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
  • Member, Institut de France
  • Honorary Chairman, Group of Thirty
  • Former Member, Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance
Adviser for Bioeconomy Development, Ministry of Agroindustry, Argentina
  • Professor, Center for Agribusiness, Austral University, Argentina
  • Director of Science and Technology, Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
  • Director of Research, International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR)
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin
Strategy Consultant, World Bank
  • Ambassador & Young Global Changer, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Strategy Consultant, the World Bank, Croatia
  • Expert Advisor, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
CEO, European Climate Foundation
  • Chair of the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (AFD)
  • Professor at Sciences Po, Paris
  • Formerly France’s Climate Change Ambassador and Special Representative for COP21
  • Former High Level Champion for climate action
  • Former Senior Adviser on the Environment to the French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin
Director and Professor, Centre for Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, University College London
  • Principle Investigator of the CRUISSE network
  • Winner, Sigourney Award for Psychoanalysis 2008 and 2019
  • CEO, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Inc
President, World Leadership Alliance- Club de Madrid
  • Former President, Republic of Slovenia
  • Former Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, United Nations, New York
  • Founder, Foundation “Let the Dream”
  • Professor Emeritus of International Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission
  • Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission
  • Senior Fellow and former Chairman, Institute for New Economic Thinking
  • Member, Advisory Board, Shanghai-based Envision Energy
  • Chairman, insurer group Chubb Europe
  • Former Chairman, UK Financial Services Authority
Assistant Professor in Criminology and Coordinator, Foundations Program, Department of Social Science, York University, Toronto
  • Principal Investigator, SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2018-2020)
  • PhD, Australian National University
Co-Founder, STASH Secure Data
  • Distinguished Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation
  • Commissioner, Global Commission for Internet Governance
  • Former CEO, Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers
  • Former CEO, Australian National Office for the Information Economy
  • Former Executive General Manager, Australian Trade Commission


Executive Director and Founder, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee
  • Advisory Consultant, Corporate and Public Sector Clients in Developing High-level Events
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Visiting Fellow, Harvard University
  • Master Degree, International Economics and Finance, Université de Paris IX Dauphine


Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Germany
  • Former G20 Sherpa, Argentina
  • Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Former Chief of Cabinet to the Foreign Minister
Faculty Member, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Instituto de Geografía, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • PhD in Geography, University of Buenos Aires
  • Director of Technical Cooperation, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
  • Professor, FAUBA and FLACSO/Argentina
Professional Year Policy Analyst, Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs Germany
  • Master of Public Policy Candidate, Hertie School
  • Member of the Extended Circle Community, Young Global Changers
Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division (MTID), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Netherlands
  • Former Director of Agricultural Development Economics, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Former Director for Social Protection, Rural Employment, and Gender Equality, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Former Director of Development Policy and Analysis, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), New York
  • Former Secretary of the UN Committee for Development Policy
  • Former Professor of Finance and Development, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, Netherlands


Chair of Technology and Ethics Study Group, ISPS Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University
  • Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center
  • Scholar, ASU: Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics
  • M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education
Chairman, Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)
  • Former Minister of Finance of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Former Chairman of the German Conference of the Ministers of Finance
  • Former State Secretary in North Rhine-Westphalia and Saarland
  • Author of a referenced book on the subject of tax evasion: Steuern – Der große Bluff
Researcher, G20 Research Group
  • Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, University of Toronto
  • Chair, BRICS Research Group, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Volunteer, ALPHA Education
Chief Economist Africa, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Former Junior Professor of International Political Economy, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • Former Technical Advisor, GIZ
Director of Strategy, Wellcome Trust
  • Former Director of Policy and Chief of Staff, Wellcome Trust
  • Former Deputy Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, UK
  • Awarded OBE for Public Service
Expert lead, Climate Assembly UK
  • Professor in Practice, Lancaster Environment Centre; Lancaster University
  • Trustee, New Economics Foundation
  • Adviser, National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University, USA
  • President, Evolution Institute
  • Founder of, a practical method of managing multilevel cultural evolution.
University of Oxford
  • Founding Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
  • Founder, Global Economic Governance Program, Oxford University
  • Co-Founder, Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Program
  • Member, International Advisory Panel, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Board, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Board, Stephen A. Schwarzman Education Foundation
Senior Analyst, Office of Economic Analysis, US Federal Communications Commission
  • Adjunct Professor, Communications, Culture, and Technology, Georgetown University
  • Former Fellow, Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC


Ambassador of Japan to Germany
  • Former Ambassador of Japan to India
  • Former Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Former Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative Delegation of Japan to the OECD
Director, Financial Research Centre, FSA Institute
  • Former Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Professor Emeritus, Keio University
  • Director, Financial Research Center of Financial Services Agency
  • Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies
  • Visiting Lecturer, Graduate School of Public Policy at University of Tokyo
  • Former T20 Chair, Japan


Sherpa to the Co-Chairs, UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs
  • Sherpa to Achim Steiner and Maria Ramos, Co-chairs, UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs
  • Former Senior Advisor on sustainable finance to the UN Deputy Secretary-General
  • Former Co-Director, UN Environment’s Inquiry into Design Options for a Sustainable Financial System
  • Former Leader, Green/Sustainable Finance Study Group secretariat for the G20
  • Former co-chair of China’s Green Finance Task Force alongside the People’s Bank of China
Director, SuRe Standard Programme, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation
  • Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation’s Representative, ISEAL’s Gender Working Group
  • Former Technical M&E Officer, SCORE programme, International Labour Organization
  • Previously Corporate Banking (BBVA Bancomer) and impact investment in Canada, Mexico and Switzerland
CEO, Higgs Dynamics
  • Former Senior Vice President, Yunji Technology
  • Former President, Huanfou Technology
  • Former COO, Morefun.TV
  • Former Senior Director,
  • Former CTO,
  • Former Senior Researcher, R&D Microsoft Research
Co-Founder, The Pursuit

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