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H.R.H. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Master's in Management, BI Norwegian Business School; studies in Development Issues, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Dedicated to youth health and youth empowerment nationally and internationally. 2006, appointed Special Representative for UNAIDS. 2008, invited by UNAIDS to participate in strategic planning of the future AIDS response, and also focused on HIV/AIDS at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. 2015, co-founded the Maverick Collective with Kate Roberts (Senior Vice-President, Population Services International); Melinda Gates joined as co-chair. The Maverick Collective aims to engage other women to use their voice, intellectual and financial resources, to improve women's health worldwide and help end extreme poverty. Patron, Norwegian Red Cross. Member, Global Agenda Council on Healthy New Generation, World Economic Forum. Involved with developing and supporting new models of health interventions to address the most critical health issues for youth, specifically for girls. Also focused on strengthening youth leadership, through participation as Member of the Board, The Crown Prince and Crown Princess' Fund, which aims to empower youth in Norway. Member of the Board, Global Shapers, World Economic Forum. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Named: Leading Global Thinker, Foreign Policy Magazine (2016); one of the Most Creative People in Business, Fast Company (2016).
Ambarish Mitra is a serial entrepreneur and investor in AI, AR, Food tech and Genomics. Ambarish is the Founder of Blippar, a leading technology company specializing in augmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer vision. Under Mitra’s direction, Blippar has grown from a groundbreaking idea to an industry leader with offices in the UK, US and India and was listed 3 years in a row in CNBC’s list of most disruptive companies in the world.
Ambarish is also the co-Founder of Greyparrot, an AI / Deep Learning startup focused on waste management and recycling using computer vision to sort waste at scale and fulfil many of key SDGs- UN sustainable development goals. Ambarish started his tech career in 1997 as a high school drop-out teenager creating a web portal towards women empowerment.
With a vision to bridge the physical and digital worlds and give people more from the world they see through AR and Computer Vision, Ambarish has been widely recognized for his pioneering work in the field of Augmented Reality. Mitra was named by Ernst & Young as UK Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016, and was appointed as an Ambassador for the GREAT Britain campaign to promote British innovation around the world. Mitra was also recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017. He was also announced at Technology Pioneer by WEF in 2021 for Greyparrot.
Ambarish has given many keynotes on pioneering innovations and entrepreneurship at esteemed institutes and events including, TED Talk, World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, Web Summit, Mobile World Congress, CES, DLD, SXSW, Recode Media, TechCrunch Disrupt, GMIC China, Harvard Business School and Oxford University, inspiring many young entrepreneurs, students, and business community with his talks.
Co-founder of Code Green, a Tech Non-Profit Organization disrupting traditional fundraising models to accelerate social & climate solutions, by helping a growing Web3 community of artists, communities and collectors, to harness the power of technology to help heal the Earth and fight for radical green justice.
Activist & UNCCD Ambassador & a strong global figure for Social, Gender & Climate Justice, advocating for the Great Green Wall for the past 5 years.
José Manuel Moller
José Manuel Moller is founder and chief executive officer of Algramo, which won Chile's 2017 Social Enterprise of the Year award. Algramo now reaches more than 1,700 family-owned stores and has the potential to reach over 275,000 end consumers.
Carlos Moncayo Castillo is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inspectorio. A quality inspections and compliance verification mobile platform that is leading the digital transformation of the inspection industry. He is also cofounder and CEO of Asiam Business Group, an apparel sourcing firm with operations across Asia. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
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.