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Elisha London

Founder, United for Global Mental Health (United GMH), United Kingdom

Elisha London is leading systems-level change around mental health. She has a trackrecord of impact as the Campaign Director for the Heads Together campaign in the UK and Founding UK Director for Global Poverty Project.

Igor Luksic

Business Development Leader, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), South-East Europe, PwC, Montenegro

Prime Minister 2010-2012, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Affairs and European Integration 2012-2016, Minister of Finance 2004-2010, Member of Parliament of Montenegro 2001-2003, Member of Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro 2003-2006
Luksic stood as official candidate for the UN Secretary General in 2016 advocating for the more efficient and effective UN able to respond to the SDG agenda along with peace operations. He also advocated for the stronger voice of the youth.
Member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders community class 2013.
Presently, Luksic is with PwC as South East Europe public sector director.
Luksic holds PhD in the economics of transition and is an associate professor of the University of Donja Gorica Podgorica (UDG).
Spending most of his professional career up to date in the public sector and serving in several governmental positions Luksic was committed to political and economic freedoms giving boost to many economic and political reforms based on rule of law and business friendly environment. Luksic advocated for transparency, put emphasis on dialogue and proactive approach both related to internal and foreign relations. While Prime Minister Montenegro opened accession talks with the EU and completed accession to WTO. When Finance Minister Montenegro pursued significant public finance management and tax reforms, obtained first ever credit rating, sold first Eurobonds and made significant steps to improve Doing Business ranking, took part in different projects attracting FDI to the country. As Foreign Minister Luksic was among the key cabinet members working to meet NATO membership conditions and was crucial in launching Western Balkans 6 initiative. As a new in-house initiative he set up economic diplomacy structure within the ministry.
Married, father of three.

Mette Lykke

Chief Executive Officer, Too Good To Go, Denmark

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.

Emilia Macarie

Chief Financial Officer BBVA Allianz, Allianz, Spain

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

Emmanuel Macron

President of France, Office of the President of the Republic of France, France

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.

Caroline Malcolm

Head, Global Blockchain Policy Centre, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

Caroline heads the OECD’s work on blockchain, assessing the policy implications & building solutions to ensure governments can access and respond to the opportunities and challenges it raises. She is also the Co-Chair of the Financial Stability Board's workstream on decentralised fintech, sits on the OECD's Staff Review Board, and since 2016, is a visiting lecturer at Paris-Est Créteil University, & more recently, at Kings College London. Previously, Caroline established Tax Inspectors Without Borders, a joint OECD-UNDP initiative to build tax audit expertise in low-capacity countries.

Christian Mandl

Founder, Govio, Slovakia

Christian Mandl co-founded SkyEurope, a Central European low-cost airline, which he managed until 2007 as Chief Executive Officer. He took SkyEurope public on the Vienna and Warsaw stock exchanges in 2005 before exiting his investment in 2007. In 2009, Mandl took over the assets of Maporama, a leading French provider of digital mapping solutions for professional users. He restructured the company and sold it in March 2013 to TIBCO Software, a NASDAQ-listed company. In 2013, Mandl co-founded Neulogy Ventures, a venture capital fund that provides both funding and mentoring to young entrepreneurs in Slovakia. Most recently, Mandl founded Govio, a social entrepreneurship project aiming at improving democratic processes and public services through the use of technology.

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.

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.


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)

Francesca McDonagh

Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Ireland Group, Ireland

Francesca McDonagh is the Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management for HSBC in the UK. She is responsible for all aspects of customer service, channels, products and segments of HSBC's retail business for HSBC, M&S Bank and First Direct. From 2011-13 she was the Regional Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management for HSBC in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to this, Francesca led Personal Financial Services for HSBC in Hong Kong, the Bank's most profitable market. Francesca joined HSBC in 1997 and has held a number of senior roles with HSBC in Panama, Mexico and Indonesia. She has also worked in investment banking in the UK and Egypt. Francesca is a member of the MasterCard Advisory Board for Europe and was previously on the Middle East Board. Francesca is also a member of the World Economic Forum of Young Global Leaders, Class of 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Administration (Honours) from the University of Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Patrick McWhinney

Chief Executive Officer, Insight Partners, Switzerland

Bachelor's degree, McGill University; Master's focusing on conflict management and alternative dispute resolution through Harvard Negotiation Program, Harvard. Formerly: Special Adviser on Negotiation to Chief Prosecutor at International Criminal Court in The Hague; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law School and Northeastern University; Training Co-Director, Harvard Mediation Program. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Insight Partners, Insight Partners Consulting and non-profit Insight Collaborative, provides consulting and training services to corporate executives and government leaders worldwide; teaches conflict management skills to children worldwide through Insight Collaborative.