Henry Velasquez

Director, EXPOVIA SAS
  • EXPOVIA SAS
  • Colombia
Erika Mouynes

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Panama

Erika Mouynes is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama. She has also served as Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation and Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, under two administrations. In the private sector, Minister Mouynes has worked at a leading New York law firm and has also managed the business and legal affairs of a multi-billion dollar investment company in her role as Chief Legal Officer. She has also served on the board of several publicly traded companies, as well as woman-focused not-for-profit organizations. She is 43 years old and the mother of two young children.

Natasha Mudhar

Founder, The World We Want

The World We Want (WWW) is a purpose-driven global social impact enterprise launched to accelerate the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, through positive action, strategic communication, and global connections. WWW unite and galvanise change-makers, organisations, non-profits, governments, businesses, celebrities, philanthropists, and citizens to develop forward-thinking strategies to convert awareness of global issues into real, meaningful action by leveraging the power of empathy, unlocking the strength of multi-stakeholder collaborations, developing unique proprietary initiatives known as ‘Accelerators’ and applying creative storytelling, to shape policies and priorities.

In a bid to renew the momentum towards achieving the SDGs in less than a decade following the global Covid-19 pandemic, WWW launched its  Humanifesto: ABCD – ACT. BUILD. CHANGE. DO., a four-pillared blueprint to inspire shape-shifting strategies, daring innovations, and purpose-led dialogue to create ‘The World We Want’. ACT, BUILD, CHANGE, DO. reflects WWW’s belief that the key to creating systemic, purposeful change lies in the power of purpose, the power of the collective, and the power of solidarity to convert our awareness of issues into real meaningful action.

Kumi Kitamori & Romina Boarini

Head, Green Growth and Global Relations Division & Director, Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunities, OECD

Ms. Kitamori oversees the mainstreaming of green growth in the work of various policy committees of the OECD, as well as member and other partner countries. This includes a dedicated programme that promotes green growth policies, finance and investment in the Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region. Prior to this, she worked in the OECD Environment Directorate on various issues including tradable permits and taxes, water pricing, climate change, biodiversity, health & environment, among others. She led the flagship project OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050, published in 2012. During 2005-2006, she served as Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General. Prior to joining the OECD in 2000, Ms. Kitamori was at the World Bank where she worked extensively in South and Southeast Asia on urban and environmental infrastructure projects (green finance for urban infrastructure, water supply & sanitation, cleaner production, etc).// Romina Boarini is the Director of WISE: the Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity. She was previously Head of Inclusive Growth and Senior Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General. She launched the Framework for Policy Action on Inclusive Growth and the Business for Inclusive Growth. She is currently co-steering the OECD’s horizontal initiatives on Impact Measurement. Prior, as Deputy Head of the Well-Being Division of the Statistics Directorate and the Head of the Well-Being and Progress Section, Ms Boarini was responsible for the OECD Better Life Initiative, the statistical pillar of the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative and the OECD Pilot Study on SDGs. She also led the Statistics Directorate’s contributions to SDGs-related National Development Strategies and the project on Business and Well-Being, in addition to overseeing various well-being initiatives in collaboration with OECD member and non-member countries. Before joining the OECD in 2005 as a Young Professional, Ms Boarini was a post-doctoral fellow in Sustainable Development (Chaire EDF-Ecole Polytechnique) and worked as a consultant to the French Ministry of Social Affairs. Ms Boarini holds a PhD in Economics from the École Polytechnique in Paris, and a Master’s Degree in Economics from École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris.
Willemien Bax

Head, OECD Forum, OECD

Willemien Bax is currently Head of the OECD Forum, the Organisation's largest annual public event. Ms Bax, a Dutch national, has over 20 years of experience in public affairs, working with governments, as well as non-governmental organisations and the private sector. Prior to joining the OECD, from 2001 to beginning 2010, Ms Bax worked with the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC) as Deputy Director-General where she oversaw BEUC’s public affairs and media relations strategies in a number of public policy areas ranging from transparency and governance to food, environment, health, economic and legal affairs. In 2004, she initiated a training programme financed by the European Commission, for all consumer organisations in the EU, as well as potential EU-candidate countries. The training focused on giving consumer organisations the tools to develop effective public affairs and communication strategies. In 2009, in her capacity as European Chair of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, she contributed to debates on major international public policy issues such as financial regulation, innovation and energy efficiency.
Ngaire Woods

Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance, Oxford University

Professor Ngaire Woods is the founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University. Her research focuses on how to enhance the governance of organizations, the challenges of globalization, global development, and the role of international institutions and global economic governance. She founded the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University, and co-founded (with Robert O. Keohane) the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship programme. She led the creation of the Blavatnik School of Government.
Sven Smit

Co-Chair and Senior Partner, McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey & Company

Sven Smit is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and co-chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm. He leads MGI research on global economic trends and topics such as productivity and growth, urbanization, innovation and technology, labor markets and the future of work, emerging markets, and Europe's economic outlook
Jack Dalrymple

CEO, Global Voices