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Tristan Lecomte

Chief Executive Officer, Pur Projet, France

Tristan Lecomte is the Founder of Pur Projet, specialized in developing agroforestry insetting projects including offsetting the socio-environmental footprint of a product or company within its own supply chain and core business via agroforestry and agro-ecological practices. Tristan is the author of various books and the director of several films on sustainability. Tristan is also the Co-Founder of the International Platform for Insetting, a multi-stakeholders platform of companies and NGOs engaged in the promotion of Insetting via a certification standard and a blockchain registry.

James R. Lee

Chairman and Managing Partner, Lee & Partners, Denmark

Graduate, US Army and Navy Academy; Fellow, Wharton School. Founder, Lee & Partners. Trade & Investment Adviser, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chairman: Six Days of Peace, Israel/Palestine; Samsung Design & Innovation, Denmark; Accura Law Firm Asia Advisory, Denmark. Member, Board: Wharton CEO Global Advisory; Wharton Future of Advertising; Wharton MENA; Mercy Corps Asia Advisory. Exec. Adviser: KPMG M3 Global China Practice; Li & Fung; Zodiac Aerospace; Prizeo.com, US/UK. Affiliated with: Danish Foreign Policy Soc.; Pres. William Jefferson Clinton Fndn; Millennium Network. Founding Curator, Copenhagen Chapter, Global Shapers Community.

Guillaume Lefevre

Managing Director, New Ventures and Business Development, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland

Guillaume Lefevre is playing a leadership role in transforming one of the world's largest insurance company to align itself with the empowered customer, lead the change in the insurance industry, and increase its societal impact.

Moritz Lehmkuhl

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ClimatePartner GmbH, Germany

Moritz Lehmkuhl is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ClimatePartner, an international consulting and service company in the voluntary climate protection market. Founded in 2006, the vision behind ClimatePartner is to change industries by integrating climate protection and sustainability into their core services and products and thereby make it a unique added value. The solutions of ClimatePartner are already available in more than 25 different countries.

Olivia Leland

Founder and Chief Executive, Co-Impact, United Kingdom

Olivia Leland brings more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, government, and the nonprofit sector to her role as founder and CEO of Co-Impact. Co-Impact brings together philanthropists, foundations and other funders to support systems change efforts in low- and middle-income countries around the world, in the areas of education, health, and economic opportunity, and with a particular focus on gender equity and inclusion. Olivia worked with Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett as the founding director of the Giving Pledge, an effort to help address society's most pressing problems by encouraging philanthropy globally. In this role, she was responsible for building out the concept from inception, as well as overseeing the strategy and implementation for this effort which now has more than 200 families committed from around the world. Previously, she led a cross-foundation strategy effort at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and served as associate director for financial and private sector development at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. She has consulted on microfinance and private sector development, and was a strategy consultant at Monitor Group where she focused on branding, market research and venture philanthropy. She sits on the board of the Full Frame Initiative, a nonprofit organization that works to break cycles of poverty and violence through systems change. In 2014 Olivia was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Olivia received her AB in Social Studies from Harvard University and MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She lives with her husband and three children in London, UK, and holds dual US/French nationality.

Catherine Lenson

Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers (UK) Limited, United Kingdom

Catherine is a Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, the world’s largest technology investment firm. She is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Social Impact. She manages the employment of 400 staff across nine countries; oversees our real estate and workspace strategy; is a Director on a number of the firm’s corporate entities in UK and Jersey; and spearheads industry-leading initiatives across culture, diversity, equity and inclusion, and wellbeing. She designed and directs the firm’s strategy for Social Impact, including ESG, CSR and Sustainability; and is the Executive Sponsor for ‘Emerge’, SoftBank’s successful tech incubator for underrepresented founders. Prior to SoftBank, Catherine worked at UBS AG between 2004 and 2017. Catherine is a founding member of Sustainability30, an initiative to bring together Chief Sustainability Officers from 30 of the world’s leading companies . She is also a Director of University Jewish Chaplaincy, an organisation which supports Jewish students the UK’s universities. Catherine is based in London but, prior to recent travel restrictions, worked extensively in Silicon Valley and Tokyo. She has previously lived and worked in Milan and Paris. She holds an MA from Cambridge University in Modern and Medieval Languages.

Tim Levene

Founder and CEO, Augmentum Fintech PLC, United Kingdom

Studied Russian, University of Manchester. Formerly with Bain & Company, Moscow, Boston, Sydney and London. 1999, co-founder of Crussh Juice Bars. One of the founding team at Flutter.com, which merged with Betfair.com in 2001 and became one of the most high-profile internet businesses in Europe. Founder and Managing Partner, Augmentum Capital, a Fintech venture capital fund that backs disruptive businesses in the European fintech space. Adviser on digital strategy, Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Katrin Ley

Managing Director, Fashion for Good, Netherlands

Katrin Ley joined Fashion for Good as its Managing Director in July 2017 and brings over 20 years of management experience in the apparel and impact investing sector.
She joined Fashion for Good from Pymwymic, the ‘Put your Money Where Your Meaning Is Community’ of European wealth holders who invest for impact. Under her leadership as Managing Partner, Pymwymic launched, the first-ever peer-to-peer impact holding company, welcoming mission-aligned families and individual investors as shareholders. Prior to this role, Katrin was Managing Director within the adidas Group (U.S. and Netherlands) and a Principal within the Boston Consulting Group (Germany and Scandinavia) – with a focus on private equity, consumer goods and technology. Katrin was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is also the founding curator of the Amsterdam Global Shapers Hub. Katrin holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, ESCP in Paris and studied at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Torsten Lichtenau

Senior Partner, Bain & Company Inc., United Kingdom

Torsten Lichtenau, a senior partner at Bain & Company since 2004, has extensive international experience having been based in Bain's London, Dusseldorf and Johannesburg offices and having worked in Europe, Africa and the US. He is a German and Swiss national, who grew up across Europe. The focus of his work is in driving large transformations. He leads Bain's industrial and energy practices in the UK. He has a passion for people and invests in developing individuals (member of the Bain Academy training the next generation of African leaders).

André Loesekrug-Pietri

Chairman, Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), France, Metropolitan

Graduate: HEC; Harvard Kennedy School. Michigan Business School; Fundação Getulio Vargas; Sup'Aéro Aerospace Engineering School. Formerly with: Roland Berger; Aerospatiale Airbus, Burelle Participations, board member Bang & Olufsen and Sunpartner Technologies. Co-Founder: Jaccar Capital Fund; CEL Partners; ACAPITAL. Chairman, Paulina Foundation. Former Chairman, Private Equity Working Group European Chamber in China; YPO; Deputy Chairman, Beijing International Financiers Club; Former Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. International Advisory Board, Jiaotong University. Colonel, French Air Force People's Reserve; private pilot.

Elisha London

Chief Executive Officer, 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

Director, Public Sector, 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.