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Aslihan Denizkurdu is the Chief Operating Officer of Loomis Sayles Capital Re, a specialized provider of capital solutions for insurance and retirement providers worldwide.
Joelle Faulkner co-founded and manages four funds with aggregate commitments of C$300 million. Area One Farms has maintained over 120,000 acres under Canadian ownership and control, helped 28 families establish equity positions in land that they farm, and brought over 15,000 acres into agricultural production from Area One's unique methods of land rehabilitation. Faulkner is a Director of Cognicity Inc., Baycrest Global Solutions Inc., Western University Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and the Canadian Rhodes Scholars Foundation.
Carlalberto Guglielminotti is a serial entrepreneur and since 2013 CEO of NHOA, leading its listing at the Paris stock exchange in 2015 (NHOA:PA) and reaching in 2021 over €450 million market capitalization.
He transformed a technology start-up, Electro Power Systems, into ENGIE Eps, and then to NHOA: a top five global player in Energy Storage, a European leader in e-Mobility thanks to the JV with Stellantis (STLA:PA), and the developer of the largest EV fastcharging infrastructure in Southern Europe, Atlante, a fast and ultrafast charging network enabled by renewables and energy storage.
Guglielminotti has been co-founder of two other successful startups: Blackshape Aircraft and Restopolis, now TheFork (TripAdvisor).
Guglielminotti is Group CEO at NHOA, Partner at 360 Capital, Chairman of Free2Move eSolutions and member of the Board at:
- Prima Industrie (PRI:IM)
- Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
- Leadersel Innotech ESG Scientific Committee (Ersel)
He holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi Business School. He specialized in:
• USA (Stanford University and European School of Economics)
• Israel, in Philosophy (Haifa University)
• France, with a LL.B with merit (Université Paris V)
• Italy, with a JD summa cum laude (University of Turin)
Mr. Jin He co-founded MAIMAI, the China-based profession service and social-networking platform in 2013. MAIMAI has been leading for years in China profession social market with over 120 million users. Mr. He is passionate about building up the energizing and improving work environment for the workforces and bringing more opportunities for the society. Mr. He is YGL 2020 from China. Mr. He is also passionate about A.I. technology. He has deeply implemented A.I. into his profession service product and constantly explored the more suitable service scenario.
Rebecca M. Heller
Rebecca Heller is Director of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and is a clinical lecturer at Yale Law School. Here inspiring humanitarian work includes advocating for refugees to claim their rights and find resettlement. Heller has received numerous awards in recognition of her work, including The Charles Bronfman Prize, a Skadden Fellowship, an Echoing Green Fellowship, a Gruber Human Rights Fellowship and a Dartmouth College Martin Luther King Jr. Emerging Leader in Social Justice Award. She was also named one of the Christian Science Monitor’s 30 under 30 change-makers and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jukay Hsu is the co-founder & CEO of Pursuit, whose mission is to create transformation where it’s needed most. Pursuit’s programs increase participant incomes from $18,000 to $85,000 by equipping them with software engineering skills and enabling them to get jobs and create leaders reflective of the diversity in our society. Jukay graduated from Harvard College with a degree in economics and then served as a U.S. Army officer where he commanded a rifle platoon in Iraq and earned the Bronze Star Medal. Jukay served as the youngest member of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Transition Team and Jobs Task Force. He currently serves as a Director of the New York City Water Board, the Vice-Chair of Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City Foundation.
Mei Mei Hu
Mei Mei is the CEO of Vaxxinity and a member of the executive committee of United Biomedical, Inc. She oversaw the launch of one of the first endobody vaccines in the world and the successful spin-out of three companies. Mei Mei was formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company where she advised pharmaceutical companies on strategic, operational and organizational issues. Prior to that, Mei Mei was in the Securities group at Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Mei Mei is also co-founder of an investment and advisory group with active investments in real estate, energy and life sciences. She was named to Time 100 Next list, Fortune 40 under 40, and Young Global Leaders of World Economic Forum. She holds a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Ying Jiang is an exceptional scholar in physics at Peking University in China. His work in scanning probe microscopy, surface science, single-molecule physics and chemistry, low-dimensional quantum materials has been recognized by numerous international experts, including the World Laureates Association.
Karen Karniol-Tambour is Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates, responsible for managing the company’s investment process. Karen oversees the systemization of Bridgewater’s research into trading strategies, manages the development of proprietary investment management models, directs the design and implementation of client investment strategies, and publishes timely market understanding to clients and global policy makers via Bridgewater’s Daily Observations. She also co-leads the firm’s Sustainable Investing efforts, overseeing the design of new investment solutions with both financial and sustainability objectives. Karen joined Bridgewater in 2006 after graduating from Princeton University. She serves on the boards of Search for Common Ground and Seeds of Peace. Karen is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, was included in Fortune’s "40 Under 40" most influential leaders in business in 2019, and has been named to Barron's list of "Most Influential Women in US Finance" for three years in a row.
Tunde Kehinde is the co-founder of Lidya: a digital fintech lender with operations in Africa and Europe, which allows SMEs in fast-growing economies to access financing and build a credit score within 24 hours. Tunde is a seasoned entrepreneur and was the co-founder of Jumia Nigeria, Africa’s first unicorn (publicly listed on the NYSE) and Africa Courier Express, an eCommerce delivery company. Tunde has prior experience as a business development executive with Diageo in London and as an investment banking professional with Wachovia Securities in North Carolina and New York City. Tunde holds a degree in Finance with honours from Howard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Niki K. Kerameus started her career as a lawyer on major litigations, such as Enron and the AOL-Time Warner. While in Government, she has served on committees dealing with e-goverment, constitutional reform, education and youth.
Michael served as the 4th Chief Technology Officer of the United States at The White House. As President’s top technology advisor, Michael led the development and execution of the national technology policy agenda.
Michael previously served as Under Secretary of Defense. As the third highest ranking official at the Department of Defense, Michael managed the largest research and development budget for a single organization in the world, supervising all research, engineering, development, and prototyping at the Pentagon.
Michael is currently a Managing Director at Scale AI, leading corporate strategy and helping accelerate AI applications across industries.