B. Yerram Raju

Director, Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Ltd
  • Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Ltd
  • India
Peter Piot

Special Advisor on COVID-19 to the President of the European Commission, EU Chief Scientific Advisor on Epidemics; Handa Professor of Global Health, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Peter Piot MD PhD is the Handa Professor of Global Health and former Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is Special Advisor on COVID-19 to the President of the European Commission, EU Chief Scientific Advisor on Epidemics and visiting professor at the Rega Institute, KU Leuven, and the National University of Singapore. He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations. Peter Piot co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, and led pioneering research on HIV, women’s health and infectious diseases. He has held positions at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp; the University of Nairobi; Imperial College London; the College de France, and the Gates Foundation. He is a member of the US, UK, Belgian and French National Academies of Medicine, and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He is Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Vice-Chair of GHIT Fund, Tokyo, and was a founding Board Member of CEPI. In 1995 he was made a Baron in his native Belgium, and in 2016 received a UK Knighthood. His awards include the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award , Robert Koch Gold Medal , Prince Mahidol Award, Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize , and Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights, and was a 2014 TIME Person of the Year. He has published over 600 scientific articles and 16 books, including his memoir, No Time to Lose, available in 5 languages.
With over 30 years of worldwide Food/Agricultural and Supply Chain experience, Martha's career in the agricultural industry started while sourcing ingredients from the Americas to New Zealand, Australia and Asia. This provided her with the knowledge of the product from the source to delivery and ultimately becoming a leader in the industry, traveling while delivering projects beneficial for the supplier and customers on 4 continents. Dealing with both small and industrial size farms, government entities and sophisticated buyers in Europe, Russia and the United States, she has set up production lines across many crops and commodities, leading also social impact programs such as government finance programs for women farmers in Mexico, as well as bank low interest credit program in California for small organic farmers. Martha has a combined upbringing of coffee farm owners and school and university owners for working and rural families. Formal education in Chemistry and Biology at LaSalle University and Javeriana University, and post-graduate courses at the University of Chicago, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, the Stanford University Entrepreneurial and Scalability program, and the UC Davis Institute for Food, Ag & Health Entrepreneurship. Today she leads Agtools, a Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence award winner, a SaaS and enterprise firm that delivers global food & agricultural financial and market intelligence data. Agtools offers trusted official data from around the world, in real-time data for farmers and buyers to manage market volatility, increase profitability, and reduce the world’s food waste and CO2, and SO2 footprint.
Christopher James

Founder & Executive Chairman, Engine No.1

Chris founded Engine No. 1 based on his vision that capitalism can be harnessed for positive change and companies that align the interests of their shareholders and stakeholders are better, stronger companies as a result. He has more than 30 years of experience investing in and building businesses across multiple industries in transition.

Prior to the launch of Engine No. 1, Chris founded Partner Fund Management, where he served as co-managing partner and portfolio manager. Previously, he cofounded Andor Capital Management, and before that, served as a member of the Management Committee of Pequot Capital Management. Early in his career, Chris was an analyst at Ethos Capital (merged into Moore Capital Management) and started his career at JGM Management.

Chris received a BA in Economics from Tulane University, where he also chaired the Investment Committee. Chris is a founding board member of Tipping Point Community, an organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area.

Marit Undseth & Claire Jolly

Policy Analyst, OECD Space Forum & Head of Unit, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

Marit Undseth has more than 12 years’ experience in public policy research and innovation. In the past seven years, she has been developing and analysing economic indicators for the space sector as well as evaluating space-related policies, especially as regards to innovation. She holds degrees in political science and public sector administration from London School of Economics and the College of Europe. She is the lead author of a key OECD paper on space sustainability and lead-editor / author of the forthcoming OECD publication Earth Orbits at Risks: The Economics of Space Sustainability. 

Claire Jolly is Head of Unit in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She is in charge of the OECD research and analysis on the economics and innovation dimensions of two important frontier domains: the ocean and the space environment. Many economic activities, as well as much science and innovation, are linked to the exploration and sustainable uses of the ocean and of the space environment. Claire Jolly has over twenty years of experience in business and policy analysis, supporting decision-making and strategic planning in public and private organisations in Europe and North America. She joined the OECD in 2003. She had authored and contributed to over fifty publications (books, reports, articles) focussing on the evolution and economic impacts of science- and technology-intensive sectors. Her background is in international economics (Univ. Versailles, Cornell University), engineering with a special interest in the space sector (ENSTA, Paris; ISU in Strasbourg). She is also alumna of the French Institute for Higher National Defence Studies in Paris (IHEDN) and of the Singularity University in Santa Clara, US.

Tracey Burns

Senior Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD

Tracey Burns is a Senior Analyst in the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. She heads a portfolio of projects including Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning, 21st Century Children, and Trends Shaping Education. Until recently she was also responsible for their work on Governing Complex Education systems. Previous to her time at the OECD she worked on social determinants of health and well-being. As a Post-Doctoral Fellow at The University of British Colombia, Dr. Burns led a research team investigating newborn infants' responses to language, and was an award-winning lecturer on infant and child development. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including The University of British Colombia Post-Doctoral Fellowship and the American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Awards. Tracey holds a B.A. from McGill University, Canada, and an M.A. and Doctor of Philosophy in psychology from Northeastern University, USA.
Federico Lampis

Forum Programme, OECD

Nanjira Sambuli

Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Nanjira Sambuli is a researcher, policy analyst, and strategist interested in and working on understanding the unfolding, gendered impacts of ICT adoption on governance, media, entrepreneurship and culture.

Nanjira is a commissioner on the Lancet & Financial Times Global Commission (Governing Health Futures 2030), president and co-chair of the Transform Health Coalition, a board member at The New Humanitarian, Development Gateway, and Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL). She is also a Ford Global Fellow.

Nanjira also sits on several advisory boards, including the World Economic Forum’s Technology and Social Justice Initiatives <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms, and the Carnegie Council’s AI and Equality Initiative. Additionally, she is a diplomacy moderator at the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA).  

Marion Jansen

Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

Marion Jansen leads OECD efforts to develop and communicate evidence-based advice to governments, with the aim at helping them improve the domestic and international performance of their policies in the areas of trade, food, agriculture and fisheries. Prior to becoming OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture in 2020, she held senior positions at the International Trade Centre (ITC), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO). Marion Jansen holds a PhD in economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and undergraduate degrees from the Université de Toulouse (France) and the University of Konstanz (Germany).