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Brie Loskota

Executive Director, Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Chicago, USA

Executive Director, The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Chicago. research explores how religions change and make change in the world. Working to enhance religious pluralism and community resilience. Advises foundations and government agencies on effective strategies for effective partnership and engagement. Co-Founder of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute; former Implementing Partner, United State Institute of Peace’s Generation Change program, training emerging leaders committed to peace-building from the Middle East, Africa and South America. Member, Pacific Council on International Policy, Religion and Foreign Policy Advisory Board, Council on Foreign Relations. Past fellowships include Aspen Institute, German Marshall Memorial Foundation, USC Homegrown Violent Extremism Working Group. Member of the board of several non-profit organizations and government bodies working at the intersections of religion and public life.

Martin Lousteau

Senator for the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina State, Argentina

Studies in Economics, Universidad de San Andres; MSc in Economics, London School of Economics. Currently, representative (Buenos Aires) to the National Congress. Formerly, Argentine Ambassador to the US; Minister of Economy and Production, Argentina; 2003-04, Adviser to the Governor of the Banco Central de la Republica Argentina; 2005, Minister of Production, Buenos Aires; 2005-07, President, Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires; 2005-07, President, Grupo Bapro.

Kevin Lu

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute, USA

Dr. Kevin Lu is a Partner and Chairman of Asia at Partners Group, a global private equity firm with $126 billion AUM. He chairs the Impact Committee of PG LIFE, the firm’s $500 million sustainability fund. He is a member of Partners Group's Global Executive Board and heads up the firm's Singapore office with 320 staff. Prior to Partners Group, Kevin held senior management positions at the World Bank Group, including as the Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Kevin is currently an Adjunct Professor at Yale-NUS, a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD and a Senior Fellow at Milken Institute. He serves on the advisory boards of the World Bank's Global Infrastructure Facility and International Finance Corporation's Impact Management Principles, Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Panel, the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Investing, and the Steering Council of the UN Institutional Investor Partnership for Sustainable Development. He co-authored a book "Investing with Confidence: Understanding Political Risk Management in the 21st Century". He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010, and a Future Leader by the Institute of International Finance in 2014. Kevin has published commentaries in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Washington Post, Financial Times, and the Straits Times.

Igor Luksic

Associate Professor, University of Donja Gorica, 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.

Mariana Luz

Chief Executive Officer, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Brazil

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.

Lisa MacCallum

Founder, Inspired Companies, Australia

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.

Edwin Macharia

Global Managing Partner, Dalberg Advisors, Kenya

Partner at Dalberg Advisors. Based in Nairobi, advises corporations, developing country governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, international organizations, foundations and non-governmental organizations on a range of emerging market issues, including strategy, market entry, operational efficiency, new business models and initiative implementation.

Young Global Leader (2015), Member, Global Agenda Council on Africa (2012-14) and Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience (2014-16). Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow.

Serve on The Nature Conservancy Africa Council, The Amref International University Council and Boards of Nabo Capital, Moringa School and Digital Green. BA, Amherst College. Formerly: Director, Clinton Foundation, and BA, McKinsey & Company.

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.

CV Madhukar

Managing Director, Omidyar Network, USA

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.

Deepak Madnani

Chief Executive Officer, Paperclip Startup Campus, Hong Kong SAR, China

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.

Marco Magnani

Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA

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.

Chetan Maini

Vice-Chairman, SUN Mobility Pte Ltd, Singapore

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.