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Ganhuyag Chuluun Hutagt

Chief Executive Officer, Ard Holdings, Mongolia

Ganhuyag is a Chief Executive Officer of Ard Financial Group. He serves as President of the UB City Chamber of Commerce since 2019.

Gan started his career at the Mongolian Stock Exchange in 1991. He joined the Central Bank after graduating from Hungary's Corvinus University in 1997. He founded Mongolia's first first savings and loan cooperative in 1997 and the first non-bank finance company in 1999. He founded and managed XacBank and its parent, TenGer Financial Group from 2001 to 2009.

Gan served as Honorary Consul of Hungary until he was appointed as advisor to Prime Minister in 2009. Gan was appointed as Vice Minister of Finance in December 2010. He unsuccessfully bid for public office in 2008 and 2012.

He leads the local Global Dignity initiative since 2009, founded the UB Shapers Hub in 2013 and was nominated to the YGL Forum in 2009. He founded Mongolia Economic Forum in 2009.

Ard Holdings currently owns 4 public companies, including the national post office, 6 financial licenses, and is pioneering its fintech and blockchain based applications.

He served and continues to serve on boards of various for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Eugene Chung

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Penrose Studios, USA

Eugene Chung is a globally recognized Blockchain Metaverse influencer, filmmaker and investor as well as Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Penrose Studios. His latest work, “Arden's Wake", won the first Lion awarded for Best VR at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. Previously, he was Head of Film and Media and Co-Founder of Story Studio at Oculus VR, which was later acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. Prior to Oculus, he was in production at Pixar Animation Studios, a private equity investor at Warburg Pincus and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Chung earned his BSc degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.

Nami Chung

Director, Asan Nanum Foundation, Republic of Korea

Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir

Founder, PossibleX, United Kingdom

Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir is an entrepreneur, artist and financier with a passion for impact investing and future-led innovations.

She is the Chairwoman of the Impact Advisory Board of White Oak Global Advisors, founder of Possible X and advisor to CEOs globally.

Roksana has a 20-year track record in banking, with senior positions held at Credit Suisse, Edmond de Rothschild, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan and the EBRD. Most recently, from 2018 to 2020, she served as Vice-President and Deputy CEO of Poland’s largest bank, Bank Pekao.

In her role as Chairwoman of the Impact Advisory Board of White Oak, a San Francisco based global alternative asset manager with assets of more than $6.8 billion, Roksana is developing and guiding White Oak’s commitment to impact investing.

In addition to promoting positive impact through investment, at Possible X, Roksana leverages creativity, art and technology to challenge the status quo, inspire and shape the future of companies worldwide.

As an Artist in Residence for Fabergé, Roksana explores the complex relationship between contemporary art and sustainability. She has collaborated with well-known artists such as Terry O’Neill and exhibited her art all over the world. Roksana’s work has been auctioned at Sotheby’s and Philips, often raising money for philanthropic causes.

In film, Roksana is the Producer of Battle for Britain, a short film highlighting the role of Polish pilots in the Battle of Britain, starring Julian Glover. She is also an Executive Producer of Oliver Stone's latest documentary on nuclear power, A Bright Future.

Roksana is an international speaker - guest lecturer at Stanford University and the CFA Institute. In 2014 she was named a ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum. 

Marcelo Claure

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Claure Group, USA

Marcelo Claure is a global entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of Claure Group, a multi-billion-dollar global investment firm spanning multiple high growth sectors including tech, telecom, media, real estate, sports and others.

Claure immigrated from Bolivia to the United States and started his first business Brightstar which he grew to become the world’s largest global wireless distribution and services company with revenues exceeding $10 billion.

Claure sold Brightstar to SoftBank to become the CEO of Sprint, a U.S. based global telecommunications company, where he led its turnaround and delivered the best financial results in the company’s 120-year history.

In addition, Claure led the $195 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, creating what is now the most valuable telecommunications company in the world with a market cap of nearly $200 billion.

Following the merger, Claure was promoted to CEO of SoftBank Group International where he had direct oversight for SoftBank's operating companies like ARM, Fortress, and over 40 other operating companies in SoftBank’s portfolio.

Going back to his roots as an entrepreneur, Claure launched the $8 billion SoftBank Latin America fund in 2019, the largest VC fund in the region and up until today, the most important investment vehicle in Latin America venture capital history.

With a passion for futbol, Claure owns Club Bolívar, Bolivia’s largest professional soccer team; and is a co-owner of Girona FC, a Spanish soccer team.

Patricia Cobian

Chief Financial Officer, Telefónica UK, United Kingdom

MSc in Industrial Engineering, Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICAI, Madrid. Experienced TMT executive. Started career at Hewlett-Packard. Former Member, Telecommunications and Corporate Finance practices, McKinsey & Company, Madrid, New York and London. Most recently, Managing Director, Business Development, Telefonica Europe; key role in Telefonica's strategy, portfolio management, the development of multiple infrastructure partnerships and an increasing focus on business model transformation and digitalization. Member of the Supervisory Board, Telefonica Deutschland. Director, Wayra I+D, Telefonica's global network of start-up accelerators. Strong supporter of the Red Cross and of Borne, an initiative launched to prevent disability and death in childbirth and to create life-long health for mothers and babies in the UK and overseas.

Andrew L. Cohen

Executive Chairman, Global Private Bank; Global Chair, Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co., United Kingdom

Andrew Cohen is the Executive Chairman of J.P. Morgan Wealth Management. He oversees J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Institutional Wealth Management practice and leads the partnership between the firm’s Corporate & Investment Bank and Private Bank. In this role, Mr. Cohen focuses on servicing the Private Bank’s largest and most sophisticated clients globally. He is a member of the Asset & Wealth Management Operating Committee and the Wealth Management Operating Committee.
Prior to this role, Mr. Cohen was Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s International Private Bank, which operates in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2010 as the Asia Private Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, he was Head of the Southern California region, based in Los Angeles. Previously, he worked with ultra-high-net-worth families in Northern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and attended the Executive Program of Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mr. Cohen sits on the Board of Directors of the Serpentine Galleries, the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University, and is an alumni of the Young Global Leaders Forum (World Economic Forum) and the Hong Kong Forum. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, sailing, philanthropy and traveling.

Jared Cohen

President, Global Affairs; Co-Lead, Office of Applied Innovation, Goldman Sachs, USA

Jared is co-head of the Office of Applied Innovation and president of Global Affairs. He serves on the Management Committee and is a member of the Firmwide Digital Strategy Group. Jared joined Goldman Sachs in 2022 as a partner.

Prior to joining the firm, Jared was chief executive officer of Jigsaw, which he founded at Alphabet Inc. in 2016. In this role, his work focused on applying cutting-edge technology to some of the most significant challenges destabilizing the Internet, including cyberattacks, dis/misinformation, toxicity in the online conversation, censorship, organized harassment and the spread of extremism and conspiracy theories. Prior to that, Jared was Google’s first director of Ideas and chief advisor to Google's chief executive officer and executive chairman Eric Schmidt. From 2006 to 2010, he served as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and as a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

Jared is a New York Times bestselling author of five books, including One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide, Children of Jihad, The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Business, and our Lives, which he co-authored with Eric Schmidt, Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America, and the forthcoming Life After Power. He is also the author of the children’s book What Presidents Said, which is forthcoming. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, Financial Times and Foreign Policy.

He is a member of and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and also a member of the Trilateral Commission. He serves on the Board of Directors of Gilded, Stanford University’s Freeman-Spogli Institute and the Chapin School. He serves on the advisory boards of RAND, the National Counterterrorism Center, Schmidt Futures and the Anti-Slavery Collective.

Jared earned a BA in History and Political Science from Stanford University and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He speaks Swahili.

Francesca Colombo

Managing Cultural Director, Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano (BAM), Fondazione Riccardo Catella, Italy

Arts and culture entrepreneur. Managing and Cultural Director of BAM - Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano, an innovative public-private partnership for the management of a public park, an open air theater. Senior consultant in corporate strategy and CSR for non-profit organizations. Board member in many no-profit and cultural Insititutions. Focus on the importance of arts and culture in the education of young generations and in the solution of global issues. Young global leader of the WEF 2011. Expert in arts and culture for the WEF Forum network. Holds seminars and tutorials at universities and postgraduate schools on no-profit and cultural management.
Degree in Management Engineering, Politecnico Milano; degree in Piano, Conservatorio Musica Verdi Milan; Erasmus Scholar, Technical University of Munich; Aspen Junior Fellow.
Formerly: worked at Teatro alla Scala Opera house for 13 years, including as Head of Co-Production and Digital Asset Management; Executive and Artistic Director, Florence Opera House - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Head of artistic programme for the start-up of Expo 2015 Milan. Founder and General Director, MITO SettembreMusica international music festival, held annually in Italy with more than 270 performances by 4,000 artists. General director of MAST Foundation, a philanthropic organization on innovation, culture and education. Artistic director of the StradivariFestival. Has conceived various artistic initiatives, including the integration of design, architecture and music language at the Triennale Milan. Former Coordinator, Micheli International Piano Competition with Pollini Berio.

Veronica Colondam

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, YCAB Foundation, Indonesia

Veronica Colondam champions the field of social entrepreneurship in Indonesia with the establishment of YCAB Foundation in 1999. YCAB Foundation is the founding and flagship organisation in the YCAB social enterprise group which bases its operations on a mutually reinforcing and financially sustainable social change model. YCAB’s mission is to improve welfare through education and inclusive financing impacting the lives of four million underprivileged youth through education and half a million women micro entrepreneurs through inclusive financing where education of their children is made the precondition to loan.

YCAB is among the few organisations in Asia to receive the General Consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC & ranks #32 of Top 100 SPO/NGO in the World by a Geneva-based NGO Advisor (January 2020). Veronica is also an independent commissioner of the largest state-owned microfinance company (PNM) with 7 million active customers.

Double degree in communications and public relations, obtained her MSc. in social science from Imperial College London. Alumni of special postgraduate education for WEF’s Young Global Leader in HKS, 2009 & Yale, 2013; Social Entrepreneurship (INSEAD, 2010); Impact Investing (Oxford, 2012).

A published author and speaker; recipient of two United Nation awards (Vienna, 2001 & New York, 2017); YGL (2006); Fellow of Asia21 Young Leader (2007); EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2011); Schwab’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2012); Forbes' 48 Asian Philanthropist (2015).

Married with three grown children. Veronica enjoys traveling as part of her dedication to give back and inspire the next gen through lectures, coaching & mentorship.

Arturo Condo

President, EARTH University, Costa Rica

President of EARTH University, an innovative global institution based in Costa Rica that prepares young leaders from across the world as change agents for advancing sustainable development and nature-positive food systems. Dr. Condo led the creation of EARTH Futures, a global center which aims to transform rural areas and he guided the launch of EARTH Ventures, an initiative to launch new businesses with purpose. He served as President of INCAE Business School between 2007 and 2015 where for two decades he served in several positions, including Dean of the MBA, Dean of Innovation and Development, and professor in strategy, competitiveness and sustainable development. He has a Doctorate in business strategy and competitiveness from Harvard Business School and was recognized as a “Distinguished Scholar” in his MBA at INCAE. In 2007, the World Economic Forum recognized him as a Young Global Leader (YGL).

Dr. Condo is a strong believer in the power of youth to change the world and his work also focuses on ethics, gender equality and dignity. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bancolombia, of Vital Voices Costa Rica, Country Chair to Costa Rica for the organization Global Dignity and a member of the Inter-American Dialogue. He lives in Costa Rica, is married and has three children.

Silvia Console Battilana

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Auctionomics, Stanford University, USA

Silvia Console Battilana is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Economics Department of Stanford University, specializing in auctions and designing new markets in sectors such as energy, transportation, radio spectrum, rough diamonds, water rights, fishing rights, internet ads, natural resources. She co-founder high stakes auctions company Auctionomics with Professor Paul Milgrom, with clients across four continents, including the US government for the Incentive Auction (raising 19 billion) and Fortune 500 companies in Mexico, France, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, Morocco, Norway and Australia. Console Battilana has been an invited speaker at universities worldwide, including Harvard, Berkley and MIT. She was named ?40 Under 40? by the business journal, 40 under 40 europe and is active in philanthropy and gender parity initiatives in Silicon Valley. In 2009 she co-founded TEDxSV. Console Battilana holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.