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Yana Peel

Global Head of Arts, Culture and Communications, Chanel, United Kingdom

Yana Peel is CEO of Intelligence Squared Group, the world’s leading forum for live debate. Having co-founded Outset Contemporary Art Fund as a cultural foundation in 2003, Yana maintains board and advisory positions across the arts that include: Tate Executive Council, British Fashion Council, V&A, V-A-C Foundation Moscow, Para/Site Art Space and Asia Art Archive. Most recently, she authored the third in her series of best-selling children’s books to benefit the National Society for the Protection against Cruelty to Children (Art for Baby), was selected as the recipient of the Mont Blanc Award for Arts Patronage and joined the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Role of Arts in Society.

Yana was born in St Petersburg, Russia. She attended McGill University, completed her post-graduate studies in Economics at LSE and started her career at Goldman Sachs.

Aaron Pereira

Project Lead, The Wellbeing Project, France

Aaron is excited about the interplay between our inner lives and the broader world. Aaron Pereira is currently Project Lead for The Wellbeing Project. The Wellbeing Project is catalysing a culture of inner wellbeing for all changemakers. The Wellbeing Project is co-created with Ashoka, Georgetown, Impact Hub, Porticus, the Skoll Foundation, and Synergos. The Project emerged from a 7 year sabbatical ending in 2012. Aaron has also worked with the Guggenheim on an urban labs project, co-founded a pilot social enterprise to address the inequity and the housing issues in Mumbai slums, and on exploring different threads of how neighbourhood life happens especially in Paris. Pre-sabbatical, Aaron was co-founder of CanadaHelps and Vartana. CanadaHelps engages over 4 million Canadians to raise over CAD$400 million a year to support causes in their community and around the world. CanadaHelps also works with over 20,000 charities on capacity related issues. Vartana was one of the pioneers of the Canadian field of social finance. Aaron is an Ashoka Fellow and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Aaron completed a degree with a minor in Economics from Queen's University, studied at Oxford University as a Skoll Scholar, and completed an executive education program at Harvard.

Faisel Rahman

Chief Executive Officer, Fair Finance, United Kingdom

Social entrepreneur Faisel Rahman founded Fair Finance in 2005 to tackle financial exclusion and high-cost lending in the UK. He has a background in campaigning on issues related to poverty in the UK and in international development with the Grameen Bank and the World Bank in Bangladesh. He created the UK’s first microcredit programme in 2000, which he grew into Fair Finance.

He remains an occasional Guardian columnist, writing about exclusion, and was awarded an Ashoka fellowship in 2007. In 2009 he was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, in 2014, made an OBE for Services to Community Finance, awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of East London in 2016, and made an Honorary Fellowship for Social Enterprise in the UK.

Devesh Raj

Chief Operating Officer, United Kingdom

Chief Operating Officer at Sky PLC; Previously CEO Sky Deutschland, Head of Strategy at Comcast-NBCU, Senior Partner and Head of TMT (NA) at BCG. PhD in Applied Physics and former HHMI Fellow, Yale.

Nina Rawal

Partner; Co-Head, Ventures, Trill Impact Advisory AB, Sweden

Dr. Nina Rawal is Partner and Co-Head of Trill Impact Ventures, Europe's leading impact investing house. She previously headed the life science investment team at Industrifonden, a USD 800m VC fund. Previous experience also includes Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm and New York, and VP Strategy and Ventures at Gambro (Baxter Group). She serves on the boards of Cinclus Pharma and Stockholms Sjukhem, a non-profit hospital organization.
Nina holds a MSc in Biomedicine and a PhD in Molecular Neurobiology, both from the Karolinska Institute with research work done at Columbia University and Hopital la Salpetriere. Recognition for her work includes the selection as a WEF Young Global Leader and a '40 under 40 - European Young Leader.

Marcel S. Reichart

Senior Global Adviser, Bertelsmann, Portugal

Advisor, Executive and Investor with global network and expertise, specialised in creative, technology and growth industries as well as in corporate, capital market and communication capacities.

Young Global Leader World Economic Forum (2005), Former Member Chief Strategy Officer Community, Former Member of the Global Agenda Council for Branding and Marketing, aiding the selection of the WEF Technology Pioneers, former associate to German Federal Minister of Economy, former Executive Vice President and Corporate Centre Board Member of Bertelsmann and former Executive Vice President RTL Group; former Managing Director and Chief of Staff, Hubert Burda Media, Co-Founder and former Co-Director DLD Conference.

Graduated from Otto-Beisheim-School of Corporate Management (WHU), PhD in Economic Sciences

Consuelo Remmert

General Manager, France, Afiniti, France

Consuelo Remmert is General Manager of France for Afiniti, an international leader in AI technology. Prior to that, she spent 5 years at Palantir, working within the Office of CEO Alex Karp. She joined Palantir from the private Office of Nicolas Sarkozy, where she was in charge of the former French President's international activities. Prior to that, Consuelo was an Aide in President Sarkozy's diplomatic advisory team, where she worked on such issues as international development, climate change, human rights, education, food security and international health. This included preparing for international summits, especially during the French presidency of the G20 and G8 in 2011, and high-level negotiations at the United Nations. Consuelo worked at the United Nations Department of Public Information after graduating from Columbia College with honours (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude). She later held positions in strategic communications at WPP and the Brunswick Group.

Bjarte Reve

Partner, Considium Consulting Group AS, Norway

Chief Executive Officer, Nansen Neuroscience Network, an organization that connects neuroscience and industry to speed up development of new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer's, other dementia related illnesses, Parkinson, MS and psychiatric illnesses.

Partner at management consulting firm Considium Consulting Group in Norway. (

Elected politician in Asker, Norway for the Conservative Party. (Høyre).

School of Health Innovation, UIO, NTNU and Karolinska Institutet. More info here:

Expertise: innovation, neuroscience, mental health, non-communicable disease. Alumni - Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum. Master's in Mgmt, Norwegian School of Mgmt; Exec. MBA in Strategy, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Admin. Formerly: Political Adviser, Conservative Party, Norwegian Parliament; External Affairs, Merck & Company; Director, Strategy, Southern Norway Regional Health Authority; headed national health practice, Ernst & Young Advisory, Norway, Chief Executive Officer, Oslo Cancer Cluster; Chief Communications Officer and Member, Mgmt Cttee, Akershus Univ. Hospital.

Paolo Ribotta

Senior Advisor, JAROWA AG, Switzerland

Paolo Ribotta has been appointed CEO of the GEB BU in sept 2019 to integrate the Global Health & Benefit proposition for Multinational Clients and their workforces.
GEB is wwd leader in providing insurance solutions for Multinational companies through its Network of Partners around the world.

Paolo joined Generali in 2012 to set up and manage the Global Corporate and Commercial Business Unit.

Prior to Generali, Paolo served as Head of Global Distribution and Network for XL Insurance Group, focusing on managing customers and brokers on a global basis and optimizing the global footprint. Earlier in his career, Ribotta spent 14 years with Zurich Insurance Group with various responsibilities. Chief Executive Officer in France since 2004, and Director of the Corporate Unit in Italy and Chief Executive of Zurich Consulting Italy since 1997. Since 2001, he has been Member of the Board of the Zurich European Corporate Unit. Ribotta started his carrier with UAP in Milan and Paris from 1990 until 1997.
Ribotta holds a degree in Economics from the LUISS University of Rome.

Anne Richards

Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity International, United Kingdom

1985, BSc (Hons), University of Edinburgh; 1992, MBA, INSEAD; CDipAF, C Eng; FSIP, FRSE. Currently, Chief Executive, Fidelity International. IIF Board Member. Chair of TheCityUK. Previously Vice-Convener (Chair): Court of Edinburgh University (2014-2020); Chair, CERN & Society Foundation (2015-2020). Previously Chair, Financial Conduct Authority Practitioner Panel. Ambassador, 30% Club. Recipient of honours and awards, including: Commander of The Royal Victorian Order (CVO) (2014); CBE (2015); DBE (2021); Honorary Fellow, CFA Institute (UK); honorary DLitt, Heriot-Watt University.

David Rodin

Founder and Chair, Principia Advisory, Switzerland

David Rodin is one of the world’s foremost authorities on ethics and organizational culture. His work has helped to transform the fields of organizational and military ethics, and he advises some of the world’s largest private and public organizations.
He is the founder and CEO of Principia Advisory the leading consultancy for conduct, ethics and culture change. Operating globally, Principia provides strategic advice at Board and CEO-level to some of the world’s largest organizations and has particular experience in the technology, banking, professional services, and third sectors.
A distinguished moral philosopher, David worked for almost two decades at the University of Oxford where he was Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict and Co-Founder of the Oxford Changing Character of War program.
A Rhodes Scholar from New Zealand, David began his career at the Boston Consulting Group.

Nico Rosberg

Greentech Entrepreneur and F1 2016 World Champion, Monaco

Nico Rosberg became Formula 1 World Champion in 2016 with Mercedes AMG Petronas and announced his retirement 5 days later.

Since his retirement Nico continues his work as an ambassador for many international brands and has become a Greentech entrepreneur. He has investments in a variety of companies such as Formula E, Lilium, Chargepoint & Lyft and has also now co-founded the GREENTECH Festival which launched in May 2019.

He remains linked to motor sport through his commentary for SKY & RTL, his Rosberg Racing young driver’s academy and his engineering company TRE.

His recently launched podcast 'Beyond Victory' topped the charts for download and his Youtube and other social media channels are a big passion.

When he is not working he spends as much time as possible with his wife Vivian and two young daughters.