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Sanna Marin

Prime Minister of Finland, Office of the Prime Minister of Finland, Finland

The first in her family to attend university, Sanna Marin became the youngest Prime Minister in Finnish history and the world’s youngest female state leader. She has encouraged new approaches to the future of work, social services and gender equity in her country and the world.

Anna Marrs

President, Global Commercial Services, American Express Company, United Kingdom

Anna Marrs is the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank’s ASEAN and South Asia region and CEO of Commercial and Private Banking globally. She joined Standard Chartered as Group Head of Strategy and Corporate Development in January 2012. In her role as Head of Strategy, Anna led reviews of the Bank’s businesses globally, with notable projects focusing on Nigeria, China and India.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Anna was a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Banking Practice. While at McKinsey, Anna led the European Banking strategy practice and worked with banks across the US, Europe and Asia on strategy and restructuring plans. Before joining McKinsey in 2003, Anna was the CEO of a financial information company based in London. She started her career at D. E. Shaw, a New York-based investment firm.

In her current role as CEO of Commercial and Private Banking, Anna has led the restructuring of the Bank’s Commercial Banking business and the scaling up of Private Banking and Wealth Management. She has also championed increased investment in technology and analytics across both businesses.

Anna has lived and worked primarily in New York, London and now Singapore, where she lives with her husband and two children. She holds an MBA from London Business School and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Chicago.

Kevin J. Martin

Vice-President, Mobile and Global Access Policy, Meta, USA

Kevin Martin is the Vice-President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook, where he oversees, among others, Facebook's free access program Internet.org. Previously, he served as Chairman (2005-2009) and Commissioner (2001-2005) of the Federal Communications Commission. During his tenure, the FCC adopted a non-binding policy statement on net neutrality which led to the 2010 Open Internet Order. After leaving the FCC he joined the Aspen Institute as a Senior Fellow at the think tank's Communications and Society Program, and later the law firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP as a Partner. He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.P.P. from Duke University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Richard Martinez

Vice President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank, USA

Minister of Economics and Finance of Ecuador. Previously served as Chairman of the Ecuadorian Business Committee (CCE).

Leland Maschmeyer

Co-Founder, Sway, USA

Leland Maschmeyer is an internationally recognized systems designer and entrepreneur focused on social impact at scale. He has worked on climate change initiatives that have influenced US. Federal policy and driven participation in solving the clean water crisis. He is Chief Creative Officer of Chobani, a multi-billion dollar food-focused wellness company that uses food as a force of good in solving some of society's most pressing issues.

Carlota Mateos

Founder, Rusticae, Spain

• Co Founder&CMO of PlenEat (100% Organic Food)
• Co Founder&CEO of RUSTICAE (Boutique Hotels)
• Entrepreneur, Mentor & Speaker
• WEF Young Global Leader advocating for Entrepreneurship, Gender equality, Sustainability & Water

Carlota Mateos co-founded Rusticae in 1996 and it soon became the most prestigious brand gathering a curated collection of more than 320 boutique hotels in 16 countries (Mediterranean & Latin America).

Rusticae has achieved great brand recognition not only for its excellent image and prestige, but also because it has been a true agent of change in the Spanish tourism development of the last two decades. Rusticae has led the emergence of a new tourism sector that has given value to the interior of the country focusing in quality rather than quantity. Along with its hotels Rusticae have also facilitated an unprecedented change in the economy of these territories. From a purely agricultural and very dependent on European subsides model to a long-term sustainable economic model based on high-end tourism.

She also co-founded PlenEat in 2016, a pioneering company which also encourages the virtuous circle Countryside-City. PlenEat offers 100% certified organic homemade meals to companies, restaurants, supermarkets, vending machines, etc. Through its different business units in the city and the countryside PlenEat has become a triple impact company which brings health to the city at the same time that helps to set the rural population and seeks a cleaner production with the environment.

Carlota has a strong commitment in many other fields beyond her business. Worried about the environment, she launched in 2011 the “Portable & Sustainable Suite” to demonstrate the building industry there were other formulas to develop building projects less aggressive for the planet.

DISTINCTIONS & AWARDS

2015 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum
2014 START-EX Award for Global Companies, by the Spanish Ministry of Finance & ICEX
2012 "Entrepreneur Award” by the Global Entrepreneur Week (IESE Business School)
2011, 2012 & 2013 Listed among the Top 100 Women Leaders in Spain by Women&Cia foundation.
2011 “Madrid´s Best Entrepreneurs Award” by Madrid City Council
2011 Entrepreneur of reference in the Impulsa Forum launched by the Princess of Girona Foundation, established by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, to foster entrepreneurship among today´s youth.
2009 “Entrepreneur of the year Award” by FEDEPE (Association of Female Executives and Entrepreneurs)

Shaffi Mather

Founder and Chairman, MUrgency, United Arab Emirates

Shaffi Mather is a Lawyer, Social Entrepreneur and Public Policy Analyst.

Shaffi is the founder Chairman of MUrgency Inc. based in Dover, DE, USA, a holding company for multiple businesses playing the role of the idea generator, incubator, accelerator, growth hacker, organization builder and corporate office for various businesses in Business Incubation / Acceleration, Airport Assistance Services, Quaternary Medical Care, Reproductive & Fertility Medicine, E Commerce and Fin Tech.

Shaffi is an alumnus of Harvard University, London School of Economics & Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, University of Bridgeport, Cochin University School of Law and Mahatma Gandhi University. Shaffi is presently a doctoral student at the School of Business, IE University, Spain.

Shaffi previously founded, Dial 1298 for Ambulance / ZHL (www.zhl.in), currently the largest Ambulance Service in the Developing World & Co-Founder, Lifesupporters Institute of Health Sciences, now Asia's largest Pre-hospital Care Training Organization.

Shaffi's TED speech proposes a radical new fee for service initiative to assist citizens to fight individual demands for bribes - https://www.ted.com/talks/shaffi_mather_a_new_way_to_fight_corruption?language=en

Shaffi is a Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum; World Responsible Leader, BMW Foundation; Asia Young Leader, Asia Society; TED Fellow, TED; Aspen ILI Fellow, Aspen Institute; Kenneth Galbraith Scholar, Harvard University; British Chevening Gurukul Fellow, London School of Economics & Political Science; Future International Leader, British Government; & UBS Global Visionary

Shaffi was one of the three Social Entrepreneurs from India invited by President Obama to the US President's Summit on Social Entrepreneurship in Washington DC in 2010 and also member of the select group with whom President Obama had discussions during his India visit. Shaffi was also selected as a Future International Leader by British Government in 2012 where he was invited to spend time with senior British Government officials in London over two weeks.

Nami Matsuko

Head of Sustainability and Engagement, Sustainability Dep, Showa Denko KK, Japan

Ms. Matsuko is Head of Engagement, Sustainability Office at OMRON Corporation headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. OMRON is a manufacturer of market-leading products using sensing and control technology with AI for the betterment of industry and society, and currently focuses on factory automation, social automation and healthcare domains.
Prior to that, Nami was appointed to lead Corporate Citizenship team to promote CSR activities of the group as Managing Director at Nomura Holdings, Inc., the largest investment bank in Japan and produced the first Integrated Report in financial industry in Japan, before supporting global team to engage with overseas public and private asset owners at Nomura Asset Management.
As an investment banker at Nomura Securities Co., she was engaged in financial advices to Japanese companies (corporate governance, re-organization of group management, Takeovers, IR etc.) and in policy recommendation related to capital market (corporate related laws and regulations, tax).
She holds a BA in International Law from Sophia University in Tokyo, LL.M from Georgetown Law Centre and New York University School of Law in US. Loves to play the violin in the orchestra and create IKEBANA (Japanese traditional style flower arrangement). Member of the New York Bar Association.

Shoukei Matsumoto

Contemporary Buddhist, Future Buddhism Lab, Japan

Shoukei MATSUMOTO is a Contemporary Buddhist. Born in 1979 in Japan, he graduated with B.A. degree in Literature from the University of Tokyo. He completed MBA from Indian School of Business as an Ambassadorial Scholar of Rotary Foundation in 2011. After MBA, he started a project of “Mirai no Jushoku-Juku” or temple management school for Buddhist priests and monks. In 2013, he was nominated as a member of Young Global Leaders from World Economic Forum. In 2019, he was also appointed as a member of the Global Future Councils  from World Economic Forum. He has published five titles and "A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind” was translated into more than fifteen languages. He has translated "The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World" written by Roman Krznaric into Japanese.

Yasukane Matsumoto

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Raksul Co., Ltd, Japan

Yasukane started his career as a consultant in A.T. Kearny. While working on cost-cutting projects there, he realized the inefficiencies existed in the Japanese printing industry. In 2009, he founded Raksul Inc. with the vision to bring innovation to the printing industry.
In 2013, Yasukane launched raksul.com, e-commerce platform specializing in printing by utilizing existing printing factories' excess capacity. In December 2015, he launched 'hacobell', a sharing economy platform for trucking services.
In 2018, Raksul Inc. was ranked first in "Startup of the Year" by Forbes Japan and is now listed on the Tokyo Stocks Exchange.

Misa Matsuzaki

Chief Executive Officer, PeopleWorldwide Co. Ltd, Japan

Born 1970、
Spent Childhood living in South Africa.
Started her first venture, AGASTA, a company exporting second hand cars to the world, at the age of 26.
2004, she was the youngest woman in Japan who made her company, AGASTA, in public and was listed on TSE.
2014, she formed People Worldwide co.,Ltd, a cross border Man power agency.
2017, she formed WORK JAPAN Co.,Ltd providing services
dedicated to foreigners living in Japan.
​Selected as, Young Global Leader/World Economic Forum 2005
Women of the Year 2005
Independent Director of Gendai Agency (JASDAQ2411)

Nadeen Matthews

Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited, Jamaica

Personal profile In 2015, Nadeen became the first Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to be appointed in Jamaica. In this capacity, she leads the digital transformation agenda for National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited - the largest and most profitable financial institution in Jamaica. The digitization of this systemically important financial institution will play a key role in Jamaica’s transition to a digital economy. Nadeen also serves as the CEO of the NCB Foundation, the bank’s philanthropic arm, where she has spearheaded increased impact through volunteerism, and greater focus on primary school education and support of scholarships for students pursuing non-traditional career paths. She is also Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer of NCB Capital Quest - a business reality television programme designed to introduce the Jamaican market place to private equity as a financing alternative that small and medium sized enterprises can leverage to expand.