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Pedro Moneo Lain
Pedro is the CEO and founder of Opinno, an international open innovation network that connects entrepreneurs, investors and technology specialists across innovation hubs around the world to build new hi-tech startups. As background, Pedro holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a nuclear engineering degree from the French Atomic Energy Commission. Pedro began his career as a researcher in advanced reactors at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. He was also a consultant with the Corporate Finance and Strategy branch at Accenture. After, Pedro functioned as Director Deputy General of FEDIT Technology Centers of Spain, the largest private R&D Center network in the country, before founding Opinno in 2008. Concurrently, Pedro manages Opinno while simultaneously taking on the role as Publisher of MIT’s Technology Review, Spanish & Portuguese Editions, Publisher (Online) for Harvard Business Review in Spanish, acting as an angel investor through Entrepreneur Capital and a philanthropist through opinno.org. Pedro is also member of the Young Presidents Organization, an Eisenhower Innovation Fellow and the founder of the Spanish chapter of the XPrize Foundation.
Stephan Morais is the founder and Managing General Partner of Indico Capital Partners (www.indicocapital.com), a leading venture capital firm based Portugal. Indico focuses on software as a service, artificial intelligence, internet of things, fintech, cybersecurity, blockchain and blue economy companies, targeting investments at Pre-Seed to Series B level. Founded in 2017, the team at Indico were previously behind the majority of the Portuguese global tech success stories, as investors and entrepreneurs.
Stephan was formerly an Executive Board Member at Caixa Capital, the Private Equity and Venture Capital fund management company, where he led the most relevant international investment rounds of Portuguese technology companies. He has been a Non-Executive Director and Independent Board Advisor in numerous companies.
With a diversified background as an investment banker, consultant, entrepreneur and CEO, he has lived in 8 countries and 4 continents over the last 24 years. He is also a former Advisor to the European Commissioner of Science and Innovation, Past Chairman of the European Venture Finance Network and Past Board Member of the European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and Board Member of the International Venture Club. He is an Entrepreneurship Expert with the Entrepreneurship Center at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and an Advisory Board Member at AMROP, Executive Search.
Appointed as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010, and Member of their Digital Leaders of Europe Community, he holds a degree in Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon), and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French. He is a YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Member.
Angela Morelli is an information designer. She is co-founder and CEO of Infodesignlab a socially-conscious information design firm that helps companies and organizations turn complex data into meaningful narratives, beautiful visions and understandable messages. InfoDesignlab is born in response to the idea that information is powerful only if can be understood; that understanding precedes action and change; and that Information Design can play a unique role in order to democratise knowledge, explain complexity and facilitate understanding.
Angela gained her MA in Communication Design from Central St Martins, where she specialised in Information Design. She previously gained a degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and an MA in Industrial Design. She has been jury member of the International Institute of Information Design Award, is an international speaker and Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins in London and has been visitor lecturer in universities such as Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Design, Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, University of Oslo, London Royal College of Art, London Brunel University, University of Reading, University of Portsmouth, University of Western Sydney, Paris Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Along with philantropist Paul Polak, ethologist Jane Goodall, water scientist Tony Allan and other individuals committed to defend planetary ecosystems she has been awarded Il Monito del Giardino Award in 2013.
Angela serves as an ambassador for virtual water research, and was named a 2012 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Denis Morozov joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a President for Russia in July 2018.
Before that, for more than seven years Denis was representing Russian Federation, Belarus and Tajikistan at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London where he was a Board Member and an Executive Director.
Prior, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Uralkali, World’s largest potash producer.
In 1999, Morozov joined Norilsk Nickel, Russia's largest metals and mining company, holding various senior executive positions and being responsible for a number of large restructuring projects before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer.
In the beginning of his carrier, from 1992 to 1999, he worked for Ingosstrakh, Alfa-Bank and the International Financial Company.
Denis has a BA in Economics and JD from Moscow State University, MA in Public Administration from Columbia University and a PhD in Economics from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. He also completed an Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Denis Morozov is a recipient of numerous State awards; he is also Class 2012 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Zhivko Mukaetov heads Alkaloid AD Skopje, Macedonia’s largest pharmaceutical company. He also sits on the boards of various institutions in Macedonia and abroad, including Vice-President of the Macedonian Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the US-based organization Macedonia 2025, Board Member Summit 100 Business Leaders of SEE. Mukaetov is involved in numerous activities fostering social responsibility. The foundation he runs has granted 264 scholarships to students of medicine and pharmacy since its establishment in 2007. For his extraordinary involvement in the sphere of business and corporate social responsibility, he has been awarded various national and international acknowledgments, such as the Mother Theresa and Golden Medal granted by the Red Cross of Macedonia. In 2007, he was appointed Consul General of the Kingdom of Denmark to Macedonia.
CMM is a Swiss Founder, Investor and Philanthropist.
Carolina Müller-Möhl is presiding the Müller-Möhl Group, which was founded by her, a Single Family Office that actively manages the family’s investments. She has - besides others - served as a board member of Nestlé (2004-2012) and currently sits on the boards of Neue Zürcher Zeitung (a swiss media group), Orascom (a leading developer of fully integrated destinations) and Fielmann (Europe’s largest optician). Carolina is highly committed to address socio-political causes and brings her efforts under the Müller-Möhl Foundation, which focuses on compatibility of work and family life, education, promotion of a free market in Switzerland and philanthropy in general. Furthermore she sits on several foundation boards including Bertelsmann Foundation, Avenir Suisse and University of St. Gallen.
Carolina received an Erasmus scholarship at LSE (London School of Economics) and holds a Master Degree in Politics (Hons) from Freie Universität Berlin. She attended executive Education Programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Singularity University and Europa Institute Basel.
1991-94, studies in Physics and 1996, PhD in Physics, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, ETH. 1997-98, Associate, Boston Consulting Group. Since 1999, with Swiss Re in various positions, including: Chief Risk Officer, Head Life & Health and most recently Chief Executive Officer, Reinsurance; since 1 July 2016, Group Chief Executive Officer; Member of the Executive Committee. Former Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.
Studies, Harvard, New York University. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, trendyol.com, the largest e-commerce company in Turkey. Founding Partner, Peak Games, a mobile gaming company. Angel investor in six technology companies worldwide. Global Shaper, World Economic Forum. Recipient of awards and honours, including: named to list of Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune; BOF500; named to Fortune 40 under 40
Snr Manager at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance mobilising government and private resources to protect children from vaccine preventable diseases. Passionate about leveraging innovation & technology in global health and sourcing financial & political capital for impact (raised over USD 500m in three years). During the C19 pandemic, he was part of COVAX, the global procurement mechanism of C19 vaccines for developing countries with a focus on Africa.
Previously with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) assisting war victims in DRC and Afghanistan. Founded and headed the ICRC office in Japan (https://jp.icrc.org/). As a researcher, he interviewed Taliban members and wrote a book on how to ensure compliance with humanitarian law by non-state actors.
Specialisation: public private partnership, digital for health, innovation and intra-preneurship. MBA IMD Lausanne; PhD in Human Security, Tokyo University; MA from Graduate Institute, Geneva; Publications: "Sekai no genba de mananda shigoto no kihon", Tokyu Communications, 2011; "The Legitimisation Strategy of the Taliban's Code of Conduct", Palgrave, 2014. Young Global Leader in 2010. Languages: English, Japanese, French, German
Orzala A. Nemat
Dr. Orzala Nemat, an internationally known Afghan activist and scholar is an expert in political ethnography, holding a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and MSc in Development Planning from the University College London (UCL). Dr. Nemat experienced how it is to be a war refugee for fourteen years in Pakistan. However, she chose to rise above the situation by putting the focus on developing her career, at the same time, she assisted and helped the marginalized members of society through educational programs, building schools, protection of female victims of violence and peacebuilding for children.
Dr. Nemat founded an organisation, led and worked with various grassroots, national and international organizations in over 17 years of her professional life. She served on various development organizations’ governance boards and attended numerous international and national conferences representing voices from Afghanistan and the Afghan women. She was selected as a Young Global Leader at the World Forum in 2009, Yale Greenberg World Fellows in 2008 and is a recipient of the Isabel Ferror Award for Women’s Education and the Amnesty International Award for Humanitarian Aid to Children and Women. Upon completion of her studies and after teaching international development courses at SOAS, Dr. Nemat returned to Kabul where she worked as the president’s advisor on sub-national governance.
Since 2016 Nemat serves as director of Afghanistan’s top think tank.
John Nevado is President of Nevado Roses. He transformed his family rose business in Ecuador by increasing employment four-fold. Nevado Roses has been certified by most environmental certificates worldwide, making the company the most sustainable rose plantation on the planet. Nevado Roses now produces in excess of 50 million roses per year and is in the process of converting to organic production. Nevado’s past experience includes working at NATO headquarters and at the European Commission. He is the Founder of several computer security companies and a Board Member of many non-profit organizations, including Faces of AIDS, a project that employs young correspondents around the globe to document and present the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Among other achievements, the project produced the opening film for the Global HIV/AIDS Conference in Bangkok in 2004, as well as for many of the previous conferences. Nevado is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Chief executive of the CBI, the organisation’s mission is to serve as a catalyst between UK business and government to drive positive change, ensuring sustainable growth. Passionate about wellbeing, nature, and tackling climate change. Former chief economist and sustainable finance leader. Expert on policies to deliver a net zero carbon economy by 2050, inclusive growth in a changing world of technology and the role of business in raising prosperity around the UK. Interest in inclusion at work, policies to address intergenerational inequality, and global coordination on trade and the environment. Previously Head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics with a focus on China and global trade flows. Nine years with Bank of England working for the Monetary Policy Committee and on Financial Stability including 2004-06, seconded to the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC. Active member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, nominated in 2012. Co-Chair of the WEF's Young Global Leader Taskforce on the Circular Economy. Member of the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance's Policy Committee. Council Member of the Royal Economic Society. Advocate for more diversity in economics.