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Mariana Luz is CEO at Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation. Prior to that, Mariana held the position of President of Embraer Foundation in the US and Embraer Institute in Brazil, as well as Head of Government Affairs, Sustainability and CSR at Embraer. She also worked as a Professor of International Relations at different private universities in Brazil and, between 2003 and 2011, she acted as Institutional Director at the Brazilian Center for International Relations, a major foreign policy think tank in Brazil. In 2015, she was appointed by the World Economic Forum a Young Global Leader; in 2014 she was appointed a Young Leader for the US and Italy International Program; and in 2011 she was part of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), promoted by the US Department of State. In the past decade, Mariana has integrated boards of directors of various businesses associations and non-profit organizations in Brazil, US and Europe. Her education background is international relations, with a MBA on international diplomacy and Masters of Art on History.
Mette is CEO of Too Good To Go, leading a team of more than 500 'waste warriors' and on a mission to fight global food waste. The Social Impact Company has created the world's largest marketplace for surplus food, saving millions of meals from going to waste. It works with 40,000+ supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries, hotels and any other food retailer that throws out food by the end of business on a regular basis. Prior to joining Too Good To Go, Lykke co-founded Endomondo, a social fitness app and community with the mission of making fitness fun, and which now has more than 30 million users across the world.
2 Bachelors in Business and Psychology
1 Masters in Insurance and Risk Management
13 years in the insurance industry
International profile, studied in 2 countries, worked in 5 countries
Developed high performing diverse teams
Founder and Chief strategist, Inspired Companies. A purpose led business framework and roadmap to transition business to a force the world can get behind. (www.inspiredcompanies.global)
Former NIKE Inc Vice President, with executive positions (2001-2014) spanning commercial, strategy and brand through to leadership of NIKE’s Corporate Philanthropy and Global Community Investments. Managing Director of the Nike Foundation and co-creator of the multi-award winning girleffect concept (www.girleffect.org).
Founding Chair of the World Sporting Goods Industry’s Physical Activity Commission. Co- author of Designedtomove. A Framework for Action and multi-sector global alliance to tackle global physical inactivity. (www.designedtomove.org)
Co-founder, Business Breakthrough Inc: (1997-2001) Tokyo-based multi-media and broadcasting company.
Global Ambassador for the World Benchmarking Alliance; NED Limeade Ltd (employee experience platform); CSRB Board Committee member British Telecom PLC (2015-2018). NED, Bond University Limited, Australia; KAO Corporation Japan Advisory Board; Commissioner, Knight Foundation and Aspen Institute’s Information Needs of Communities Living in a Democracy (2010)
Early professional career in Accounting, Finance and Consulting with KPMG in both Australia and the USA.
Loves ocean swimming, beach running, kids sports and the best of humanity and the planet.
2001, diploma, IEP Paris; 2002-04, studied at ENA (National Administration School); postgraduate diploma (DEA) in Philosophy. 1999-2001, worked for philosopher Paul Ricoeur. Former senior official and 2004-08, Inspecteur des Finances, Ministry of Economy, in charge of the Commission for French Growth (Attali commission) and project leader; 2008, joined the private sector as Investment Banker (Partner), Rothschild. 2012-14, Deputy Secretary-General, Presidency of the French Republic. 2014-16, Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs of France. Since May 2017, President of the Republic of France.
Investment Partner, Omidyar Network; leads the firm's work on digital identity globally; previously worked on governance & citizen engagement efforts in India and on work in Myanmar. Formerly: Founder and Director, PRS Legislative Research, an institution that aims to make India’s legislative process better informed, more transparent, and participatory; with the World Bank in Washington DC. Began career as an Investment Banker, ICICI Securities. Volunteered much time contributing to the growth of Pratham, one of the most recognized non-profit organizations providing basic education in India. In early 2000, co-founded Akshara Foundation and helped establish the Azim Premji Foundation. MPA, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Edward S. Mason Fellow; MBA in Finance, University of Houston; Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, Bangalore University. Echoing Green Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, and Eisenhower Fellow. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.
Relentless Entrepreneur. Latest venture Paperclip Startup Campus, Hong Kong's first mentoring-focused cowork space which uniquely combines Startup and Innovation Programs and an incubator, with Co-work and Office Spaces.
Paperclip’s mission is to quickly improve the journey of early stage entrepreneurs by helping them get to 'plan B' faster, using powerful tools and mentoring, designed in-house and validated with Paperclip's in-house incubator and workshops, and with the Hong Kong government incubators, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and Cyberport.
Class of 2013 Young Global Leader World Economic Forum - https://www.weforum.org/communities/forum-young-global-leaders
2016 - Recognised by UBS bank as a Global Visionary - https://www.ubs.com/microsites/global-visionaries/en/visions/deepakmandnani.html
Grew up in HK and Switzerland; graduated Georgetown University, DC, Finance and International Business. Speaks Spanish and conversational Mandarin.
Specialties: Coaching Startup founders, Angel Investing, Corporate Innovation training, Manufacturing and Supply Chain management.
Larry Madowo is a North America Correspondent for BBC World News based in Washington, DC. He is also a breaking news anchor and substitute presenter of BBC World News America that is syndicated on PBS. Larry is an on-air correspondent and presenter reporting from across North America on BBC television, radio and online output. He was previously the BBC Africa Business Editor and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University. Larry led the development and launch of 6 new business TV shows for African audiences from the BBC in English, French and Swahili. He set up and managed a new BBC Africa Business unit with journalists spread across London, Nairobi, Dakar, Lagos and Johannesburg. He has twice been named among the 100 Most Influential Africans by NewAfrican magazine.
Larry has reported from over 40 countries and interviewed some of the world’s most prominent business, political and cultural leaders. Larry was a Contributing Columnist for the Washington Post’s Global Opinions page and has also written for the BBC, CNN and the Guardian US. He previously worked in Nairobi, London and Johannesburg. Larry has presented his own radio and television shows and spoken at conferences around the world. He is also a pioneering digital journalist with an audience of nearly 4 million followers on social media. He has a master's in Business and Economics Journalism from Columbia University.
Marco Magnani is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University where he conducts research in political economy and organizes a seminar on economic reforms. He is affiliated with SAIS (John Hopkins University) in Washington, DC. Magnani has nearly 20 years of professional experience in investment banking, in mergers and acquisitions at JP Morgan and as Managing Director of Mediobanca. Magnani is on the Board of Trustees of AFS International and the elected Chairman of Intercultura. He is a Member of the Aspen Institute, Chatham House, Economic Club of New York, Council for US & Italy, International Affairs Institute and Global Agenda Council on Banking and Capital Markets. An AFS and a Jona scholar, Magnani graduated from the University of Rome, earned an MBA from Columbia University, and completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy programmes at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, Harvard Kennedy School and Yale University.
Poonam Mahajan is a member of parliament from Mumbai North Central and a politician of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). She is also the first woman President of the Basketball Federation of India.
An unusual technology executive; balances the demands of a mission-based volunteer non-profit with the realities of running one of the world's most popular consumer platforms. A bold voice for equity and opportunity, with a long background as an outspoken advocate for human rights; work focuses on the transformative, and often socially disruptive, nature of new technologies. Passionate about finding the commonalities in our interconnected and interdependent human experience.
BSME, University of Michigan; MSME, Stanford University. Entrepreneur and technologist passionate about renewable energy and clean mobility. Pioneer in the domain of electric vehicles. More than 20 years’ experience in electric, hybrid and solar vehicles. 1995, Founder, Reva Electric Car Company (now Mahindra Reva); leading the company to sell thousands of vehicles in 24 countries. Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, Sun Mobility, a company that plans to revolutionize the transportation sector by deploying a unique open architecture ecosystem built around a smart network of quick interchange battery stations. Holder of more than 30 global patents. Formerly: Member, National Board of Electric Mobility, India; played an instrumental role in implementing the EV policy for the country; Chairman, Personal Mobility Council. Director, Maini Group. Co-Founder, Virya Mobility 5.0. Investor and mentor of several clean-tech start-ups. 2011, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Recipient of honours and awards, including: Man of the Year award, BBC Top Gear; Innovation award in Energy and Environment, The Economist, London; named one of the Top 50 most influential people in India to bring about change, Businessweek magazine.