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Oana Bîzgan is a Member of the Romanian Parliament on the Gender Equality Committee, one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, a Vital Voices fellow and an ambassador for the international Girl2Leader Campaign, run by the Women Political Leaders Forum. She fights for women’s rights, children’s rights and global social justice.
As a progressive and an independent MP in the General Assembly, she managed to propose and pass ten new bills regarding social justice and equal opportunities. She holds the strong conviction that equal opportunities are the real levers for the sustainable social and economic development of every society, particularly in the midst of the digital revolution we are undergoing. She wants to leverage the power of communities to change people lives for the better, as an MP and furthermore. Her vision is to empower every stakeholder to play hers/his part in ensuring social justice and invest strategically in building up the society we all want to live in. More details here: www.oanabizgan.com.
Rayan Fayez is Deputy CEO of NEOM where he is overseeing NEOM’s corporate functions as well as the NEOM Investment Office, the NEOM Investment Fund, and the NEOM Development Fund.
Prior to taking up his role at NEOM, Rayan was the Managing Director and CEO of Banque Saudi Fransi and before that, the CEO of Savola Group. He was formerly the Managing Director and Saudi Arabia Senior Country Officer at J.P. Morgan and has also held senior positions at Goldman Sachs’ Saudi and London offices. He started his career with J.P. Morgan’s Natural Resources Investment Banking team in New York.
Rayan sits on numerous boards across Saudi Arabia, including AlUla Development Company, King Salman Park Foundation and Sports Boulevard Foundation. He was the Chair of the Finance & Infrastructure Taskforce of B20 Saudi Arabia and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders.
He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Born and raised in Benin, Khaled Igué is an Economist, Senior Banker at Banque Richelieu Monaco. Khaled was nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2018.
Prior joining Banque Richelieu Monaco, he was Managing Partner and Africa Chairman of B&A Investment Bankers. He held several leadership positions for Africa and Europe in Energy and Agribusiness industries. From 2016 to 2018, Khaled Igué was the Head of Public and Institutional Partnerships for Africa at OCP, a world leader in phosphate and fertilizers industry. Prior to becoming Head of Public Partnerships, from 2015 to 2016, Khaled led businesses as Manager of the Energy Practice at EUROGROUP Consulting, a European leader in strategy and organization. Previously, from 2009 to 2015, Khaled served as project and business Manager at AREVA, a leader in the nuclear, renewable energy and mining.
Since 2012, Khaled Igué is the Founder & President of the Think Tank Club 2030 Afrique. Khaled Igué is Co-Founder of the French-African Foundation, a board member for various organizations like Women In Africa Initiative and African Business Academy.
Khaled Igué holds a Master of Public Policy from the prestigious Sciences Po Paris, an MBA from Sorbonne Graduate Business School and an MSC in Civil Engineering from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées. He was Junior researcher at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 2009.
Prof. Christian Kroll, PhD is a professor of sustainability, international thought-leader, and much-cited expert. He advises companies and governments worldwide on sustainability and ESG, for example as External Advisor to Bain & Company. He was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his achievements. He authored scientific publications in leading outlets spanning several disciplines. Prof. Kroll lectures on sustainable finance, ESG, circular economy, and CSR at IU International University of Applied Sciences (the largest in Germany), and previously taught classes at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also gained his PhD. He is the inventor of the first measurement tool for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the founding Scientific Director of the SDG Index & Dashboards. His research has featured in national and international media such as CNN, BBC World News, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, Le Monde, Die Zeit, ARD, Spiegel Online among others.
Founding Managing Partner of Plympton Farms, a company that is catalysing the tropical food export industry in Guyana while alleviating rural poverty. Dedicated to the sustainable development of small island developing states and has managed Guyana’s $250 million climate fund to increase sustainable livelihoods, indigenous land rights, and access to clean energy.
Carol Yu Ying
World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Founding Partner and Associate Dean of Shenzhen InnoX Academy, an ecosystem to nurture innovative and entrepreneurial talents and incubate tech startups. The Academy was co-founded with Professor Li Zexiang, who has incubated 150+ smart hardware startups, with 8 unicorn companies and DJI is the most well-known. Previously Producer and Host of weekly television interview show "Visionaries" with global thought leaders at Phoenix TV, one of the largest global Chinese TV networks. The show focuses on the future of technology, health, education and society to help people understand change and prepare for change. Past guests include Klaus Schwab, Muhammad Yunus, Henry Paulson, Larry Summers, Stephen Schwarzman, David Rubenstein, Stanford and Yale presidents, Niall Ferguson, Michael Phelps, Terry Gou, Morris Chang and many others. Formerly with the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong and the World Bank office in Beijing. Book writer on the future of education “盈得”; extensive experience as a trilingual host/moderator for forums; regular columnist for several publications across mainland China and Hong Kong. Undergraduate degree in Economics at Stanford University and Master's in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.