Wajdi Hamza

Lawyer & Civil Society Activist, Wajdi HAMZA business Lawyer
  • Wajdi HAMZA business Lawyer
  • Tunisia
Bruce Stokes

Director, Pew Research Center

Sophie Bailey

Founder, The Edtech Podcast

Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded 1500+ times a week, from up to 109 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie is a mentor and advisor within the edtech community, and is particularly passionate about female entrepreneurship.
Anne-Lise Prigent

Managing Editor, French Content, OECD

Anthony Zacharzewski

President, The Democratic Society

Luca De Biase

Media Ecology Research director, Reimagine Europa

journalist, blogger, writer

Kamran Khan

Founder and CEO, BlueDot

Dr. Kamran Khan is a practising infectious disease physician and a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also the Founder and CEO of BlueDot, a digital health company that combines the power of big data, human and artificial intelligence to help governments, private enterprises, and healthcare systems build resilience and readiness to infectious disease threats.
Alaa Shbaro

Global Community Director, WSEO

Aarushi Singhania

Senior Advisor, Education Research and Policy , RMIT University

Danish Management Society

Secritariat, Dansk Selskab for Virksomhedsledelse

The Danish Management Society (VL) VL is the leading Danish non-profit network for Industry Leaders; C-suite executives, board members, politicians and opinion leaders. The purpose of the Society is to promote modern, responsible leadership and management by means of sharing knowledge and engaging in dialogue and, in so doing, contribute to the sustainable, financial progress and general improvement of the standard of living in Denmark and the world we live in. The Society is non-profit, and we work to enhance our members’ ability to shoulder not only managerial tasks, but also the unique responsibility instilled in business leaders as fellow citizens. We have about 4,000 members, organised into network groups (VL-groups) of roughly 30–40 each.

AHOTI Yapo Francois

IEC REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR AFRICA, IEC

Adrienna Zsakay

CEO, Circular Economy Asia Inc

Circular Economy Asia, currently, has three pillars: 

1. Waste-as-a-Resource - the development of a secondary raw materials industry.

2. Skills training for the circular economy and sustainability

3. Sustainable and circular supply chains

Rohini Anand

Principal and CEO, Rohini Anand LLC

Dr. Rohini Anand is Founder and CEO of Rohini Anand LLC providing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) advisory services to clients in the public and private sectors. Widely considered a leading expert on organizational transformation, corporate responsibility and diversity and inclusion, Rohini Anand is a sought after thought leader and a published author. Her upcoming book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, is available for pre-order on Amazon and Bookshop.org and on bookdepository for international orders.

Most recently Rohini was SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo. She reported to the Global CEO and was a member of Sodexo’s North America Executive Committee. Rohini successfully positioned Sodexo as a global thought leader in DEI and CR. Sodexo’s global culture change, led by diversity and inclusion, is featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled Shifting the Diversity Climate: the Sodexo Solution.

Rohini has been featured in several articles including in CNBC, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Rohini has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg and CNN Money as well on National Public Radio. She is the recipient of many accolades including the Mosaic Woman Leadership Award, the Women’s Foodservice Forum Trailblazer Award, the Maryland International Business Leadership Award, the American Institute for Managing Diversity’s Individual Leader Award, Webster University’s Women of Influence Award, the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Award (WWAAC), Ascend’s inaugural Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award, and the Diversity Leadership Star Award by Diversity Woman.

Dr. Anand received her PhD from the University of Michigan. She serves on the boards of several organiSations including WomenLift Health a Gates Foundation initiative, Aspen Institute’s Family Prosperity initiative, Tent Partnership for Refugees and Galt Foundation. She also serves on the Charter Communications External Diversity and Inclusion Council and chaired the Catalyst Board of Advisors. Rohini is a Senior Fellow with the Conference Board and is a member of their Diversity and Inclusion Institute.

Oscar Stege Unger

Senior Advisor, Wallenberg Foundations, Founder & CEO, Canucci

Oscar Stege Unger is a senior advisor to the Wallenberg Foundations where he previously served as a Director. In his role he focuses on investment management, governance, communication and the network for the Wallenberg Foundations and Family. Oscar is also the founder and CEO of Canucci AB, a company founded in 2020 (co-owned with the Wallenberg Foundations AB) with the goal to combine peer experience, technical expertise and data insights to support organizations and leaders with their transformative work. Oscar also serves on the board of airline SAS and is co-founder of several of the more cross societal engagements that the Wallenberg Family and Foundations are involved in such as Forum för Omställning (Future Work Forum), Digital@Idag and most recently Beredskapslyftet (Skill Shift Initiative), which reskilled the temporarily available human resources during the Covid-19 virus outbreak.
Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen & Kasim Kutay

Chief Executive Officers, Novo Nordisk Foundation & Novo Holdings A/S

Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation

In March 2021, Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen was appointed as CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, one of the world’s largest foundations that supports scientific, humanitarian and social purposes to improve the lives of people and the sustainability of society.

Between 1991-2021, Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen held various positions at the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, most recently as Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research & Development. He is currently a member of the board of BB Biotech AG.

Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen holds a DVM, a PhD and a DSc from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, where he also serves as Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology.

Website: www.novonordiskfonden.dk/en/

Kasim Kutay, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Holdings A/S

Kasim Kutay has served as CEO of Novo Holdings A/S since joining the company in 2016. Headquartered in Denmark and with offices in San Francisco, Boston, Singapore and London, Novo Holdings A/S is a world-leading life sciences investor.

Prior to joining Novo Holdings A/S, Kasim Kutay
served as managing director, co-head of Europe and member of the Global Management Committee of Moelis & Co. in the UK (2009-2016).

From 1989 to 2007, Kasim Kutay held several positions at Morgan Stanley, UK, including as chair of the European Healthcare Group.

Kasim Kutay holds a BSc in Economics and a MSc in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Website: www.novoholdings.dk

Rod Bristow

UK President; Lead, Global Online Learning, Pearson

In 2019 Rod took on responsibility to lead our global online learning businesses in schools, higher education and employer based learning, in addition to his role as president for Pearson UK. Rod has led Pearson UK since 2010 and from 2014-2019 he also led all other core markets for Pearson. Rod has worked in education, publishing, and assessment for more than 30 years in universities, schools, colleges, professional training, and learning technologies in the UK and internationally. Rod is a trustee for the Education and Employers Taskforce, a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, governor for Harlow College and the BMAT multi-academy trust, and past president of the Publishers Association. He is also chair of the judging panel for the National Teaching Awards. Rod is a graduate of University College London.
Myrna Cunnigham

President, FILAC

Myrna Cunnigham is one of the most recognized figures in the global indigenous movement. Researcher, health worker, parliamentarian and social fighter for the rights of indigenous peoples. She has been the Governor Delegate Minister of the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean of Nicaragua. She participated in the peace process and the establishment of the autonomy regime for indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and ethnic communities of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. She was a member of the Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues at the UN, becoming the President. Currently, She is the President of the Board of Directors of FILAC.
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).
Jonathan Reckford

Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity International

Jonathan T.M. Reckford is chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, a global Christian housing organization that has helped more than 35 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve their homes.

Since 2005, when he took the top leadership position, local Habitat organizations in all 50 states and in more than 70 countries have grown from serving 125,000 individuals each year to helping more than 5.9 million people last year build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Jonathan is the chair of Leadership 18 and is a member of the Freddie Mac Housing Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Urban Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum.

Named the most influential nonprofit leader in America in 2017 by The NonProfit Times, Jonathan is the author of Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World.

He and his wife, Ashley, have three children and live in Atlanta.

Julia Hobsbawm

Writer; Social Health, The Nowhere Office

Julia Hobsbawm addresses the problems and solutions of humans in the machine age, specifically how to achieve simplicity in complex times and the 'Nowhere Office' of the post-pandemic hybrid workplace. She is the Chair of the Demos Workshift Commission and the author of the new report "The Nowhere Office" and the podcast The Nowhere Office. She is the author of five books, including the award-winning "The Simplicity Principle".

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.