Yorokee Kapimbua

Manager , Bris Tutors Consultancy
  • Bris Tutors Consultancy
  • Botswana
Sam Alvis

Head of Economy, Green Alliance

Sam leads the Green Alliance’s Economy theme which aims to solve structural economic problems alongside progress on climate and nature. He is a member of Chatham House’s Panel of Young Advisors, advising on youth strategy and climate. Sam has worked as an adviser to the Labour Party, was a senior adviser to Tony Blair, and lead on Brexit and industrial strategy for the Wellcome Trust. Outside of work Sam is a school governor, a trustee for Bristol Museums Development Trust and a mentor with the Social Mobility Foundation. He holds a MSc in Climate Change.

Marianne Sivertsen Næss

Member, Norwegian Parliament

Member of the Norwegian Parliament, representing the Labour Party. Elected in 2021 from Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost constituency. Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment since March 2022.

Mayor of Hammerfest municipality from 2019-2021, deputy mayor from 2011-2019. Teacher and later principal at Hammerfest Upper Secondary School. Experience from the specialist health services and from housing policy in the Norwegian State Housing Bank.

Master’s degree in special education and adapted training, in addition to courses in educational leadership and project management.

Ali Kooli

Minister of Economy, Finance and Investment, Republic of Tunisia

Ali Kooli, Ministre Tunisien de l’Economie, des Finances et de soutien à l’Investissement. Mr Kooli est marié et père de deux enfants, il dispose d’une expérience de 33 ans dans le domaine financier et bancaire au sein de plusieurs institutions financières à Singapour, au Japon, en Jordanie, en France et en Tunisie. Il a occupé plusieurs postes à l’Union de banques arabes et françaises « UBAF » (filiale de crédit lyonnais). Il a occupé, aussi, le poste de directeur adjoint de l’UBAF Japon et de responsable de développement à la société générale. Il a été successivement directeur général adjoint puis directeur général de l’UIB en Tunisie. Il a de même occupé le poste de directeur Général de Bank ABC Tunisie et président du conseil d’administration de l’Arab leasing Corporation en Algérie. Mr. Kooli est titulaire d’un diplôme des études préparatoires de l’Institut des hautes études commerciales de Nice (France) et d’un diplôme de master en management de l’école supérieure de Management de Lyon.

Kadie Ward

Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer, Pay Equity Commission, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Commissioner Ward is a seasoned executive whose career has been characterized by successful collaboration across public, private and not-for-profit organizations to design and deliver inclusive economic growth strategies. Before joining the Pay Equity Commission in 2020, Commissioner Ward worked on implementing aspects of the Federal Government's "Feminist International Assistance Policy" where she increased women's participation in international trade, the labour market as well as equitable participation of men and women in their local economy. Her expertise has taken her around the world working with legislators to establish programs and legislation that support women-led micro and small enterprises.  She is a Queens’s Diamond Jubilee Medalist, recognized for her work contributing to significant economic improvement in various Canadian cities. Commissioner Ward firmly believes that equity and inclusion are the foundation for sustainable economic prosperity.

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