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An apparel, hospitality, and real estate entrepreneur, Eric Dayton started a movement to reimagine the identity of America's north as one of adventure, creativity and the embrace of cold winters. His company is on a mission to keep the north cold by donating 110% of its own carbon impact to organizations leading the fight against climate change. Prior to founding Askov Finlayson, he was a member of Arctic Transect 2004, a six-month, 2,000 mile dogsled expedition focused on climate research and education.
Alberto de Belaunde
Alberto de Belaunde (he/him) is the Program Adviser - Global Advocacy at OutRight. He is a lawyer with a master's degree in environmental management and postgraduate studies in public policy. He was the second openly gay congressman in the history of Peru. In 2019, he was awarded the Victory Institute Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award for his work on behalf of the LGBT+ community. In 2021 he was part of the Yale World Fellowship. He has published two books, one of them about openly LGBTQ+ authorities in Latin America.
Daniel de Boer
Daniel de Boer is a passionate entrepreneur with a drive to make a meaningful impact on society. Initially, he was focused on building IT companies; however, when his newborn son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening disease with a limited life expectancy, it put everything in his life into perspective. de Boer decided to turn his focus towards finding a treatment for his son and other patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. He founded ProQR Therapeutics, which currently has 150 employees across Europe and the United States. Inspired by his work for cystic fibrosis patients and with a goal to impact many more lives, de Boer decided to broaden the scope of ProQR to include developing drugs for several other severe, rare diseases for which no treatments are available.
H.R.H. Prince Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme
Jaime is the Climate Envoy of the Netherlands. He has an extensive diplomatic career in forging partnerships for innovative solutions to complex global challenges. He was the Senior Advisor on Private Sector Partnerships to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), where he worked on the energy transition in refugee settlements. As the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Holy See (Vatican), he partnered on peace, climate action and forced migration. As Special Envoy for Natural Resources, he initiated the Responsible Mining Index and set up conflict-free supply chains of metals and minerals in the DRC with the private sector and civil society. He was a member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Competition, worked in the field as Political Advisor to the Dutch Commander of the NATO Peacekeeping Mission in Afghanistan and helped set up the Netherlands Embassy in Iraq. He has held various other functions in MENA, Africa and Latin America. Born in the Netherlands in 1972, he holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from Brown University. He is married and has two young daughters. Concurrently he is a Member of the Board of the Green Climate Fund and the Forum of Young Global Leaders (WEF).
Alexander de Carvalho
Alexander is the Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of PUBLIC, a venture firm he set up to help solve some the biggest technology problems across the public sector. PUBLIC is one of the biggest investors in GovTech companies in Europe across important sectors including Health, Social Care, Security, Policing and Welfare. Alexander is also the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of The GovTech Summit. Prior to founding PUBLIC, Alexander worked for almost 10 years in private equity before spending several years building and supporting a number startups in the UK. Alexander has been a non-executive member of the board of Heineken Holding NV since 2013 and is involved in a number of philanthropic activities.
Anne-Laure de Chammard
Anne-Laure de Chammard is a member of the Group Executive Board of Siemens Energy. As Group EVP, she heads one of the Group's 4 global divisions, the "Transformation of Industry" global business area, supporting industries throughout their energy transition. She is also responsible transversally for the Asia Pacific and China Regions.
Siemens Energy employs around 91,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generates sales of around €29 billion. The Group is listed on the DAX40 and is one of the world's leading energy technology companies and a global market leader in renewable energy. An estimated one-sixth of the world's electricity is generated using Siemens Energy technologies.
Before joining Siemens Energy, Anne-Laure de Chammard was CEO of ENGIE Energy Solutions International (€4 billion turnover, 20,000 employees, in over 20 countries, in Europe, Americas, Middle East, and Asia Pacific), in charge of decarbonization of industries and territories through energy efficiency services and low-carbon energy production.
Anne-Laure started her career in the USA, as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
She then joined the French Ministry of Energy and Environment in 2010, where she was leading major infrastructure public private partnership projects (motorways, high-speed railways, hydroelectric dams, offshore wind farms, etc.).
In 2014, she joined Bureau Veritas Group, global leader in conformity services for Industry, Infrastructure and Commodities, as Regional Managing Director, before being promoted President and CEO of Bureau Veritas Construction.
She joined ENGIE in 2019 as Group Chief Strategy, Research & Technology and Innovation Officer to head the group’s strategy in its zero-carbon transition. She was appointed CEO of ENGIE Energy Solutions International in 2021.
Member of the French “Corps des Ponts”, Anne-Laure de Chammard holds Master's degrees of Science and Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique (X) and Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées, and a Master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard University (Kennedy School).
Anne-Laure sits in several supervisory boards in France and abroad. She was ranked 2nd top French economic leader under 40 (Figaro-Choiseul 100).
Alexander De Croo
2020–present: Prime Minister of Belgium; 2019 - 2020: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, in charge of the Fight against Tax Fraud, and Minister of Development Cooperation; 2014 - 2019: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services; 2012 - 2014: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions; 2009 - 2012: Party Chairman and Senator; 1999 - 2009: MBA, business consultant and entrepreneur. Alexander De Croo is part of the 2015 intake of World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders.
Carlos de Hart
Carlos de Hart is Chief Executive Officer of Agroince, a group of agribusinesses. Prior to his appointment, he served as Vice-Minister of Business Development of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia. De Hart has held several executive positions, including Secretary-General of the National Business Association of Colombia, as well as in companies belonging to the agribusiness, consultancy and banking sectors, among others. He is an entrepreneur that has founded companies in real estate, ICT and business process outsourcing (BPO), having been chairman of the board at most of them. He has also been a member of over 50 other boards of directors of public and private institutions within the banking, energy, CSR, education, industry, agriculture, ICT, BPO and healthcare sectors. De Hart received a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de los Andes and an International MBA from IE Business School.
Maria Eugenia del Castillo Cabrera
Maria Eugenia del Castillo currently serves as the Special Envoy of the Vice President of the Dominican Republic (DR). With a dual training in international affairs and economics, she has committed her professional career to public service. With over 15 years of leadership roles in the multilateral system, including positions at both the Inter-American Development Bank and as a diplomat to the UN, she has fostered cross-sectoral collaboration to contribute to advancing the world's most complex problems at both national and international levels. Most recently, Maria has been a key player in the creation and deployment of the COVID-19 vaccination strategy in the DR, facilitating coordination across different entities, the private sector and international organizations to deliver a complex, fast paced response to the pandemic. Maria also served as the DR's lead negotiator in the construction of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. In 2012, Maria was selected to serve as a UN Facilitator and G77 negotiator (representing 133 countries) in topics related to food security and climate change. Maria graduated summa cum laude from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the DR with a degree in Economics and holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University.
Clarissa Isabelle Liboro Delgado is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Teach for the Philippines. She began her career with research and impact measurement, managing a Randomized Control Trial for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) on Teach for the Philippines’ predecessor organization, Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation. It was from the results of this survey that Teach for the Philippines was born. Delgado received an MA in Educational Administration from Ateneo de Manila University and a BA from the College of William & Mary. She is an inaugural 2018 Obama Foundation Fellow and a member of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOWN), Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS), Ramon V. Del Rosario Siklab, and Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader networks.
Sangu is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of CarePoint (formerly Africa Health Holdings), a tech forward healthcare network serving over 1 million patients across 65+ facilities in Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya, with a vision to "build Africa's healthcare future." He is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of Golden Palm Investments Corporation, whose portfolio companies, including Andela, Flutterwave and mPharma, have raised over $1.2 billion in venture financing. Sangu co-founded CleanAcwa, a water and sanitation non-profit that has worked in 160 communities in Ghana impacting over 200,000 people. Sangu serves on several boards of directors and advisory boards including Harvard University's Board of Overseers, the Peddie School, Ashesi University, Ghana International School, Harvard University's Center for African Studies, Harvard Medical School and Oxford University. Sangu graduated with highest honors in African Studies and Economics from Harvard College, a Doctor of Law from Harvard Law School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University and a PhD in Economic Anthropology and African Studies from the University of Birmingham (U.K.). He is the author of "Making Futures: Young Entrepreneurs in a Dynamic Africa." He is a TED Fellow, a Tutu Fellow and an Eisenhower Fellow.
FX de Mallmann
FX (Francois-Xavier) de Mallmann is Chairman of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He has worked with Goldman Sachs International since 1993 in a number of senior roles, including as Chief Operating Officer, Global Investment Banking Division, based in New York (2007-2008); Head of the European Financing Group and Capital Markets businesses in EMEA (2009 to 2011); Global Co-Head of the Consumer Retail Group (2014-2017) and Head of Investment Banking, Switzerland. He has been a partner in the firm since 2004. He is a Member of the European Management Committee at Goldman Sachs and is a Member of the Firmwide Commitments and Investment Banking Operating committees. He sits on the Board of the International Rescue Committee. FX graduated from Hochschule St Gallen and the Community of European Management Schools in 1992.