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Anna Schrimpf

Director of Innovation, J-PAL Global, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), USA

Anna Schrimpf is Director of Innovation of J-PAL Global and a member of J-PAL's board. Headquartered at MIT, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research centre working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of more than 900 researchers at universities worldwide, J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL identifies key policy insights emerging from this research and builds partnerships to inform high-level decision-making and adoption of evidence at scale. More than 600 million people have been reached by programmes and policies informed by evaluations led by J-PAL-affiliated researchers. As Director of Innovation, Schrimpf leads the conceptualization and launch of new areas of work for J-PAL worldwide. Until September 2023, Schrimpf was Executive Director of J-PAL Europe, J-PAL’s European regional office based at the Paris School of Economics. As Executive Director of J-PAL Europe, she provided strategic, technical and operational direction to J-PAL’s research, policy and capacity-building engagements spanning more than 20 countries. Schrimpf first joined J-PAL as a Post-Doctoral Associate in 2016 after completing a PhD in Political Science at Princeton University, where she was a Centennial Fellow, a Laurance S. Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellow and a Prize Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Society of Fellows. She holds a BA in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford.

Keith Schwab

Associate Professor of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA

1990, BA in Physics, University of Chicago; 1996, PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley. 1996-2000, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology; 2000-06, Senior Physicist, National Security Agency; Since 2006, Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell University. Since 2000, Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park; 2002, Visiting Professor, Centre for Quantum Computing Technology, University of New South Wales; 2006, Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell. 1997-2000, Affiliate Member, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; 2003, named one of 50 most influential men in America under 38 years old, Details Magazine and one of 10 most innovative in America under 40 years old, Fortune Magazine; 2002, named one of world's top 100 innovators in science and technology, MIT's Technology Review magazine.

Aron Schwarzkopf

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kushki, USA

Mr. Aron Schwarzkopf is a distinguished Ecuadorian-American serial entrepreneur with a remarkable track record in the fintech industry. He currently holds the position of Co-Founder and CEO at Kushki, a fintech company pioneering digital payment solutions across Latin America. Before his role at Kushki, he served as the Founder and CEO of Leaf, a financial technology company that was eventually acquired by Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: GPN).

In recognition of his contributions to the global business landscape, Mr. Schwarzkopf was elected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He actively engages in mentorship roles at Techstars, New York, and MIT Angels, demonstrating his commitment to fostering the growth of emerging talent in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Raised in Quito, Ecuador, he currently resides in Miami, Florida, with his wife and daughters. Mr. Schwarzkopf's diverse educational journey includes stints at Singularity University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Babson College.

Kabir Sehgal

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tiger Turn Productions, USA

Kabir Sehgal is a 16x Grammy Award & Multi-Emmy Nominated Artist/Producer/DJ.

He is the CEO of Tiger Turn, a multimedia company & record label that makes music and film.

He is also a New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 19 books such as “Coined” and “Carry On.” He is a CNBC, HBR, and Fortune contributor.

Sehgal is a US Navy veteran and reserve officer.

Previously, he was a vice president at J.P. Morgan and First Data.

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics.

Emily Serazin

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), USA

Emily Serazin is a Managing Director and Partner at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Emily is a core member of BCG’s Health Care and Social Impact practices. Within health care, Emily’s focus is on vaccines and global health across the value chain. She also has expertise in digital health and in the formation and optimization of public-private partnerships. Examples of Emily's experience in the commercial health care sector include developing growth and product launch strategies for players in the global vaccines market, leading due diligences, and supporting post-merger integrations. In the realm of global public health, Emily has worked across leading global health institutions such as Gavi, UNICEF, WHO, and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to define investment strategies, coordinate multi-stakeholder efforts, prioritize portfolios, and identify key levers to drive uptake in low- and middle-income countries. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Emily has worked extensively with public, private and social sector actors to accelerate the development and deployment of Covid-19 vaccines and therapeutics.

Premal Shah

Co-Founder, Kiva, USA

Premal co-founded — a crowdfunding non-profit that’s raised over $1 billion in 0% interest capital for microfinance entrepreneurs in +70 countries. Premal started Kiva after volunteering at the Gandhi Ashram in India, where he developed a deeper appreciation of Gandhi’s teachings on compassion and truth. Today, Premal is launching — a ‘Kiva for climate change’ crowdfunding site which aims to accelerate clean energy across India and Africa. Premal also serves on the boards of and the Center For Humane Technology (the non-profit behind Netflix’s most watched documentary ‘The Social Dilemna’). Premal began his career as one of PayPal’s first product managers and graduated from Stanford University. For his work as a social entrepreneur, he has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Obama White House Champion of Change and selected to FORTUNE magazine’s “40 under 40″ list.

Rajiv Shah

President, Rockefeller Foundation, USA

Dr. Shah serves as President of the Rockefeller Foundation, a global institution with a mission to promote the well-being of humanity around the world. The Foundation applies data, science, and innovation to improve health for women and children, create nutritious and sustainable food systems, end energy poverty for more than a billion people worldwide, and enable meaningful economic mobility in the United States and worldwide.

In 2009, he was appointed USAID Administrator by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Dr. Shah reshaped the $20 billion agency’s operations in more than 70 countries around the world by elevating the role of innovation, creating high-impact public-private partnerships, and focusing US investments to deliver stronger results. Shah secured bipartisan support that included the passage of two significant laws – the Global Food Security Act and the Electrify Africa Act. He led the U.S. response to the Haiti earthquake and the West African Ebola pandemic, served on the National Security Council, and elevated the role of development as part of our nation’s foreign policy. Prior to his appointment at USAID, Shah served as Chief Scientist and Undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics at the United States Department of Agriculture, where he created the National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

Shah founded Latitude Capital, a private equity firm focused on power and infrastructure projects in Africa and Asia, and served as a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University. Previously, he served at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he created the International Financing Facility for Immunization which helped reshape the global vaccine industry and save millions of lives.

Raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Shah is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Wharton School of Business. He has received several honorary degrees, the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, and the U.S. Global Leadership Award.

Daniel Shapiro

Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program, Harvard University, USA

PhD. Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program and Associate Director, Harvard Negotiation Project. Affiliate Faculty, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School; Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital. President, Integrative Dynamics. Former Chair, Global Agenda Council on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, World Economic Forum. Co-Author (with Roger Fisher), Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate.

Daniel M. Shin

Co-founder, KingsBay Capital, USA

Daniel M. Shin is a venture capitalist, executive scholar, and luxury executive. Daniel has run KingsBay Capital, a cross-border venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Daniel also oversees corporate development at MCM, a German luxury brand, that operates in 40+ counties, and has taught at Korea University on adjunct basis. Daniel has served in various executive and board positions at private and public companies such as KT, Hanwha, CJ and Daesung Group. He also worked at Accenture as a summer business analyst. Daniel has published several books and is a frequent speaker on the subjects related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Daniel was nominated as Young Global Leader in 2016 by the World Economic Forum. He was also honored to become Yale World Fellow under the former president Richard Levin's legacy at Yale. Daniel received DBA from l'Université de Paris(IX)-Dauphine, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), MSc from Stern School of Business, New York University and BSc from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University at Bloomington. He completed post-graduate studies at Harvard, Oxford and Princeton University. Daniel resides in Seoul, Korea.

Sally Shin

Co-Founder, Raive, USA

Sally Shin is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Raive. Raive is building state of the art multimedia foundation AI models to enable multimedia AI to reach the masses, and solve the fundamental IP problems impeding the widespread adoption of AI by the multimedia industries. Before Raive, she was the Chief Strategy Officer at UnitedMasters. She spent over 10 years in media working at CNBC and Bloomberg. She launched CNBC's first tech show, Squawk Alley and was the youngest ever bureau chief leading the San Francisco office for the network. She is also a scout for Kleiner Perkins.

Susana Sierra

Chief Executive Officer, BH Compliance, USA

Susana Sierra is a global leader in the field of compliance and corporate governance, recognized for her influential work in promoting transparency, ethics, and good practices in the private sector.

Ms. Sierra is the CEO of BH Compliance. This company measures the effectiveness of existing corporate governance programs, allowing global companies to evaluate the efficacy of their good practices and identify gaps that can lead to white-collar crime and corruption. The platform also measures governance [G] policies to strengthen a company's ESG criteria.

In 2020, Ms. Sierra was recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a Young Global Leader (YGL), which aims to strengthen the leadership skills of influential professionals to advance a global sustainable future.

Between 2016 and 2022, she was a board member of the Chilean chapter of Transparency International, Chile Transparente, serving as President between 2020 and 2022; she was also Co-Chair of a high-level commission responsible for defining Transparency International's strategy for 2030.

She also has experience in the field of entrepreneurship. She founded the Independizate Foundation, a civil society organization that aims to provide methodological support to entrepreneurs in various fields, mostly professionals who have decided to work for themselves and require support in their business models in a competitive environment and demanding market.

Ms. Sierra sits on the boards of the Chilean-North American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Chile) and the Financial & International Business Association (FIBA) in Miami. She is also a member of the Forbes Business Council.

Ms. Sierra's influence extends globally, as seen in her engagements as a speaker at prestigious events such as the #RISK London 2023, Nexus 2023, the Cities Summit of the Americas 2023, and the IX Summit of the Americas, among others.

Ms. Sierra's impact is acknowledged at national and international levels. She was recently recognized as CEO of the Year by The Women in Governance, Risk & Compliance, as well as the "Female Entrepreneur of the Year" Award by TITAN Awards Women in Business. Her outstanding leadership has been acknowledged three times with the "100 Mujeres Líderes" award in Chile. Furthermore, she received the "Hispanic Leadership Award" in the Business Award category from the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Miami, and in 2018, Ms. Sierra was honored with the "Women Who Make a Difference" award by the International Women Forum in the United States.

In the academic world, from 2014 to 2020, she was co-director of the Compliance and Corporate Best Practices Diploma at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC). In addition, she is a professor of the MBA UC and other universities worldwide.

She is currently based in Miami.

Landry Signé

Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution, USA

Professor Landry Signé is a world-renowned professor, award-winning author, innovative educator, distinguished futurist, and extraordinary global leader who has won over 80 prestigious awards and distinctions, with experience in top institutions such as Stanford University, the University of Oxford, the World Economic Forum, the Brookings Institution, Georgetown University, and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and testimonies before the United States Senate, the U. S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

He is widely recognized for his bold strategies bridging ideas and actions to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges while seizing opportunities related to the global political economy; global governance and multilateralism; the Fourth Industrial Revolution, emerging technology, and how they transform governments, industries, and societies; the future of technology policy; global business and emerging markets; and the political economy of development and Africa, building inclusive prosperity and sustainability worldwide.

He was named one of the World Economic Forum’s “top [50] foremost future-oriented leaders” in the world, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for “finding innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues,” one of the “100 Most Influential Africans in the world” and “Thought leader extraordinaire” by New Africa Magazine, one of the “most creative thinkers” (Carnegie Corporation of New York), and one of “Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential Academics in Government” in the world, among others.

He is Executive Director and Professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Washington, DC, as well as Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University, Executive Chairman of the Africa House, Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Regional Action Group for Africa, and member of the Global Future Council on the Future of Technology Policy, among others. He is also a Senior Adviser to top global leaders (presidential, ministerial, and C-suite levels) and the author of numerous books published by the world’s #1 ranked academic press in the field (Cambridge University Press).