Rahul Pallan

Policy Advocate , Young Diplomats of Canada

Rachele De Angelis and Carla-Anide Guillaume are two of the delegates at the 2021 Y7, in charge of the climate and environment proposals for the G7 negotiations.

Rachele is Head of the Italian delegation at the 2021 Y7. She has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at LUISS University in Rome, and she is now Master’s candidate in International Public Management at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po Paris. She is currently working for the OECD Department for the Public Affairs and Communication Directorate, where she is contributing to the upcoming events of the OECD.

Passionate about the management of climate change and nature degradation, Rachele is interested in the public and private cooperation to tackle their risks in global economy. She joined the OECD Environment Directorate in June 2020, in the Green Growth and Global Relation Unit, where she contributed to the organisation of the Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum. She also researched on the topics of the green-inclusive growth nexus, where she focused on the costs of climate change and environmental degradation on different societal groups.

Carla-Anide Guillaume is the Canadian Delegate for the climate and environment track at the 2021 Y7 Summit. Passionate about international cooperation, sustainability, and technology, she is dedicated to making our global village a better place for future generations.

Carla is currently working as research assistant for the International Training Program in Development Evaluation where she monitors gender integration, the effectiveness and sustainability of development programs in francophone Africa and Haiti.

Carla has completed an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Concordia University and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at the École nationale d’administration publique du Québec (ENAP). She has received an Emerging Talent Award from the Bar of Montreal and through her leadership and community involvement, continues to be committed to social issues like environmental justice, inclusion and gender equality. Alongside her academic and professional accomplishments, Carla is also the editor of an online publication called SAYASPORA, a platform for young African women worldwide, and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers hub of Montreal.

Jean Accius II

Senior Vice President of Global Thought Leadership, AARP

Dr. Jean Accius is a passionate champion and catalyst for changing how the world sees and values aging. He is an internationally recognized thought leader on aging, longevity, equity, health systems transformation and modernizing the delivery and financing of long-term care. Dr. Accius is the Senior Vice President of Global Thought Leadership at AARP where he leads a team in positioning AARP as a global thought leader in identifying emerging trends around the world, cultivating and elevating new ideas, forging global strategic alliances and sparking bold solutions to change systems and improve the lives of all as they age.
Susanna Moorehead & Jorge Moreira da Silva

Chair, OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), Director of Development Co-operation, OECD

Susanna Moorehead is the elected Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and took up her role in February 2019. Before then, she was British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti and UK Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Over a 30 year career in international diplomacy and development, Susanna has held senior executive, strategic, policy and operational roles - from the Board of the World Bank to famine relief in rural Africa. Susanna served as the UK’s Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank; was Director of West and Southern Africa at the UK Department for International Development (DFID); and Head of DFID India, when it was the UK’s largest development programme. She directed field-based famine and rehabilitation programmes in rural Mali for Save the Children and was Deputy Director of the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex until 1997. // Mr. Moreira da Silva is since 1st November 2016 the Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) at OECD. As Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD), Mr. Moreira da Silva plays a key role in positioning the OECD’s work on development co-operation at the leading edge. He supports the work of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and collaborates closely with other components of the OECD's Development Cluster to strengthen the Organisation’s contribution to the international governance architecture, as well as to OECD-wide initiatives such as NAEC, Inclusive Growth, and work in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Before joining OECD, Mr. Moreira da Silva held senior political roles as Portugal’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Spatial Planning; Secretary of State for Science and Higher Education; Secretary of State for Environment and Spatial Planning; Member of the Portuguese Parliament; and Member of the European Parliament (where he authored the Report and the political agreement on the EU GHG Emissions Trading Directive in 2003). He also served as Senior Environmental Finance Advisor at UNDP.
Ron Gass

Former Director, OECD

Ron Gass joined the organisation’s predecessor, the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation in 1958, and witnessed the transition to the OECD. He was founding director of the OECD Directorate of Social Affairs, Manpower and Education in 1974, and before that, helped launch the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. He also worked for NATO and is a former consultant to the European Commission and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.