Juan Guzman Romana

Director Ejecutivo, Fundación Blas Valera - Peru
  • Fundación Blas Valera - Peru
  • Peru
Minouche Shafik

Director, London School of Economics

Carmen Romero

Steering Committee Member, Global Student Forum

Carmen got involved with the student movement in Spain for the first time in high school. Since then, she has held multiple leadership positions at local, national, continental and global level. She is the former president of the National Unions of Students in Spain, CREUP. Carmen served as the Membership Coordinator of the European Students Union and currently is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Student Forum Steering. Carmen holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Complutense University of Madrid and Master’s degree in Political Science: Politics and Governments from Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is passionate about organisational development and the role of young people and students in shaping education policies.

Dan Breznitz

University Professor, Co-director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, Innovation Policy Lab,

Dan Breznitz, is a University Professor and Munk Chair of Innovation Studies, in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy with a cross-appointment in the Department of Political Science of the University of Toronto, where he is also the Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research where he co-founded and co-directs the program on Innovation, Equity and the Future of Prosperity.

Professor Breznitz is known worldwide as an expert on rapid-innovation-based industries and their globalization, as well as for his pioneering research on the distributional impact of innovation policies. He has been a member of several boards, as well as serving an advisor on science, technology, and innovation policies to multinational corporations, governments, and international organizations. His work in the policy world led, in 2011, to him being awarded the GTRC 75th Anniversary Innovation Award for Public Service, Leadership, and Policy. In 2008 Breznitz was selected as a Sloan Industry Studies Fellow. Before joining the Munk School, Breznitz spent eight years in Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) as a professor in the Scheller College of Business, the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Public Policy. In an earlier life he founded and served as a CEO of a small software company. In addition to publishing numerous academic articles in multiple disciplines, opinion pieces in leading media outlets, and national and regional policy documents, he has been an award winning author of three books. His first book, Innovation and the State: Political Choice and Strategies for Growth in Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland, won the 2008 Don K. Price for best book on science and technology. His second book (co-authored with Michael Murphree) The Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China, was chosen as the 2012 Susan Strange Best Book in International Studies by the BISA, and was featured in multiple media outlets including The Economist, the New York Times and Forbes. Breznitz’s third book, Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich? (co-edited with John Zysman), looked at the challenges and opportunities faced by Western economies in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the rapid changes in the global production system.

Mark Graham & Tatiana López

Director & Research Fellow, Fairwork

Mark Graham is the Director of the Fairwork Foundation. He is also the Professor of Internet Geography at the Oxford Internet Institute, a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, a Senior Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, a Research Affiliate in the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment, a Research Associate at the Centre for Information Technology and National Development in Africa at the University of Cape Town, and a Visiting Researcher at Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung and Technische Universität Berlin.

Mark is an economic geographer with an interest in how digital technologies and digitally-mediated practices affect economic and social inequalities. His research focuses on economic development, labour, power, participation, and representation. His recent books include The Gig Economy, Society and the Internet, and Digital Economies at Global Margins. Here you can find a full list of Marks publications.

Tatiana López is a research fellow for the Fairwork Secretariat at the Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB).

Her areas of expertise include Labour Geography, Global Value Chain Analysis and Labour Process Theory. Prior research has focused on digitalization, labour processes and transnational organizing in the global garment value chain with a regional focus on Germany and India.

Tatiana holds a diploma degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Cologne. She is also currently concluding her PhD project on “Labour Control Regime and Labour Agency in the Bangalore Export-Garment Industry” at the Institute for Social and Economic Geography at the University of Cologne.

Margaret Heffernan

Professor of Practice & Lead Faculty, University of Bath & Forward Institute Responsible Leadership Programme

Dr. Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard&Poors. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, was named one of the "Top 25" by Streaming Media magazine and one of the "Top 100 Media Executives" by The Hollywood Reporter.

The author of six books, Margaret’s third book, Willful Blindness : Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. In 2015, she was awarded the Transmission Prize for A Bigger Prize: Why Competition isn’t Everything and How We Do Better, described as "meticulously researched... engagingly written... universally relevant and hard to fault." Her TED talks have been seen by over twelve million people and in 2015 TED published Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes. Her most recent book, Uncharted: How to map the future was published in 2020.

She is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath and continues to write for the Financial Times and the Huffington Post.

Vincent F. Hendricks

Professor of Formal Philosophy; Director of Center for Information and Bubble Studies, University of Copenhagen

Vincent F. Hendricks is Professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen. He is Director of the Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Hendricks is the author of multiple books on logic, methodology, formal epistemology, attention economics, information theory and bubble studies and has been was awarded a number of prizes for his research among them The Elite Research Prize by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, The Roskilde Festival Elite Research Prize, Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title Award and The Rosenkjær Prize. He was Editor-in-Chief of Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science between 2005-2015. 

Mark Pearson

Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Mark Pearson is Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to 2014, he was Head of the Health Division where he helped countries to improve their health systems by providing internationally comparable data, state-of-the-art analysis and appropriate policy recommendations on a wide range of health policies. Major current work of the Division is on the economics of preventing obesity; comparisons of the prices of health care goods and services; assessing long-term care policies; trends in health spending; expanding health coverage; co-ordination of care; pay-for-performance; use of evidence in health care; the migration of the health-care workforce; health care quality indicators; measuring health care outcomes, outputs and inputs; and health and ICTs. Key publications resulting from the work he has managed include OECD Health at a Glance and Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care, as well as The Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat. Before moving to Paris, he was employed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, and he has been a consultant for the World Bank, the IMF and the European Commission.
Pascal Saint-Amans

Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Pascal Saint-Amans took on his duties as Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD on 1 February 2012. Mr. Saint-Amans, a French national, joined the OECD in September 2007 as Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division in the CTPA. He played a key role in the advancement of the OECD tax transparency agenda in the context of the G20. In October 2009 he was appointed Head of the Global Forum Division, created to service the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, a programme with the participation of over 100 countries. Mr. Saint-Amans graduated from the National School of Administration (ENA) in 1996, and was an official in the French Ministry for Finance for nearly a decade. He held various positions within the Treasury, including heading the supervision of the EU work on direct taxes and overseeing legislation and policy on wealth tax and mergers and spin offs. He was also the head of tax treaty negotiations and mutual agreement procedures. In this capacity, he participated in the OECD Working Party No. 1 of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs as the delegate for France before being elected Chair of WP1 in 2005. He was also a member of the UN Group of Experts on International Co-operation in Tax Matters, becoming a “rapporteur” in 2006. Before leaving government service, he was Deputy Director in charge of litigation at the Direction Générale des Impôts. Mr. Saint-Amans also served as Financial Director of the Energy Regulation Committee between 1999 and 2002 and was responsible for the introduction of new electricity tariffs. Having earned a degree in history, Mr. Saint-Amans also received a degree from the Institut d’études politiques of Paris.
David Halabisky

Project Co-ordinator, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD

David Halabisky is a project co-ordinator in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. He is currently working on several projects related to entrepreneurship policy, including a multi-year project on inclusive entrepreneurship and is the main author of the Missing Entrepreneurs reports. Prior to joining the OECD, David worked for more than a decade in the Canadian Public Service where he worked on SME policy at the Federal Ministries of Industry, Finance and Labour. Mr. Halabisky has won several awards during his career, including a Best Paper Prize from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He has degrees in economics from the University of British Columbia and McMaster University.

Jeremias Adams-Prassl

Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

I read law at Oxford and Paris II (MA; DPhil), as well as Harvard Law School (LL.M.) Before re-joining Magdalen as a Law Fellow in 2014, I had been a Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford, and a Stipendiary Lecturer at Jesus College, Oxford. I have also held visiting teaching and/or research positions at institutions including UCL, Yale Law School, the University of Vienna, the Max Planck Institute Hamburg, Renmin Law School Beijing, and Hong Kong University.

I am Deputy Director of the Faculty’s Institute of European and Comparative Law, where I oversee our Course II (Erasmus) programme as Director of Undergraduate Exchange Programmes.

Professor Adams-Prassl’s research on algorithms at work is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No 947806).

Emma Samson

Marketing Communications Manager, Searious Business

Emma Samson is British expat living in the Netherlands. She works for Searious Business – a company committed to bring plastic pollution back to zero. She is proud to join the fight against ocean plastic by spreading the word to the ears that matter.

Searious Business are game-changers in the plastics industry. A social enterprise business founded in order to prevent plastic pollution, their work involves systemic change on an international level, and accelerating brands towards circular plastic use.

Jacques van den Broek

CEO and Chair of the Executive Board, Randstad

Jacques van den Broek is the CEO and Chair of the Executive Board of Randstad, the global leader in HR services industry. After graduating in law, Jacques held a management position with an international trading company until he joined Randstad as a branch manager. Appointments followed as Regional Director in the Netherlands and, subsequently, as Marketing Director Randstad Europe. In 2002, he moved to Capac Inhouse Services as Managing Director, also taking on responsibility for Randstad in Denmark and Switzerland. Jacques van den Broek is responsible for France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal, as well as Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay). In addition, he is responsible for Business Concept Development and Public Affairs.
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.

Alyna Smith

Advocacy Officer, PICUM

Alyna Smith is Advocacy Officer at PICUM, where she leads their work on access to justice, access to health and legal strategies. She is a licensed lawyer and has an academic background in criminal law, human rights law, bioethics, and the life sciences.
Denis Machuel became Chief Executive Officer of Sodexo in January 2018. His vision is aligned with that of Sodexo’s founder, Pierre Bellon; growth, intrapreneurship and humanity remain the core principles that guide our company’s future and unite our employees. Denis joined the company in 2007. He was appointed CEO of Sodexo Benefits & Rewards worldwide in 2012. His scope was broadened to include a new cross-functional role, he became Sodexo’s first Chief Digital Officer in 2015. In 2016, he then also took on the additional role of CEO of Personal and Home Services. Denis ensures that Sodexo’s development supports economic growth that is based on the sustainable use of resources and valuing our shared humanity. He is personally invested in Sodexo’s efforts to fight against food waste and combat social and economic inequality. He joined the G7 Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition in 2019 and is a member of the multistakeholder coalition dedicated to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal on food waste (Champions 12.3).
Tatiana Glad

Global Executive Director, Impact Hub

Tatiana Glad is an entrepreneur, sustainability practitioner and change strategist working across sectors and cultures with a focus on impact entrepreneurship, innovation & sustainability, and the next generation. Tatiana is Global Executive Director of Impact Hub, chair emeritus of the global Impact Hub Association Board, and co-founder of social enterprise Waterlution. Tatiana is Canadian, based in Amsterdam.

Jacques Vandenschrik

President, European Food Banks Federation

Born in Belgium, Jacques Vandenschrik obtained a Master’s Degree in Hospital Sciences from Université Libre de Bruxelles. He started his career in Somalia working for the European Development Fund, he worked at a local University Clinic in Belgium, and then he led the HR department of a large industrial group in South Africa. He finally founded his own business specialized in antiseptics. During the 25 years of his stay in South Africa, he was the Honorary Consul of Belgium for the Eastern Cape. In 2007 he turned back to Belgium where he took the helm of a local Food Bank and assumed the Vice-presidency of the Fédération Belge des Banques Alimentaires. In 2015 he became member of the Board of Directors of the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA). Elected in May 2018, he is the current President of FEBA.
Luiz Gustavo Medeiros Barbosa

Executive Manager, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

Luiz Gustavo Medeiros Barbosa holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He is a Professor at Brazilian School for Public and Private Administration (FGV EBAPE) and Executive Manager at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Marion Birnstill

Global Community Impact EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

Marion works for the Johnson & Johnson Foundation and is collaborating on the delivery of the Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact strategy in EMEA and for realizing its vision of supporting and championing the people on the front lines of delivering care. Marion is a seasoned global health and partnering professional with close to 12 years’ experience spanning a career working for leading organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Throughout the years Marion built a career co-creating, facilitating and managing partnerships across big and small organisations and discovered that social change and improvement of health is not enough. Privileged to work with some of the leading health innovators, system’s thinkers and entrepreneurs, she has been challenging the status quo by advocating for new ways of partnering with the belief that collective action and impact approaches are needed to drive transformation and systemic change. She has also been exploring how to best invest in resilience at individuals, communities and health systems level to shift from curing bad health to sustaining good health. Marion obtained a Degree in Literature and Philosophy in France and Germany and graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Business in London where she specialized in Corporate Social Responsibility in the pharmaceutical industry. Marion is a native French speaker and is fluent in German and English. She is passionate about swimming against the tide, bringing up her son as responsible global citizen, and finding inner peace thanks to yoga!