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Consuelo Remmert

General Manager, France, Afiniti, France

Consuelo Remmert is General Manager of France for Afiniti, an international leader in AI technology. Prior to that, she spent 5 years at Palantir, working within the Office of CEO Alex Karp. She joined Palantir from the private Office of Nicolas Sarkozy, where she was in charge of the former French President's international activities. Prior to that, Consuelo was an Aide in President Sarkozy's diplomatic advisory team, where she worked on such issues as international development, climate change, human rights, education, food security and international health. This included preparing for international summits, especially during the French presidency of the G20 and G8 in 2011, and high-level negotiations at the United Nations. Consuelo worked at the United Nations Department of Public Information after graduating from Columbia College with honours (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude). She later held positions in strategic communications at WPP and the Brunswick Group.

Magnus Renfrew

Founder and Managing Director, ARTHQ / Group, Hong Kong SAR, China

Renfrew previously served as founding director of Art Basel in Hong Kong from 2012-2014 following the acquisition of ART HK by MCH Group. From 2007-2012 Renfrew was the founding fair director of ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair. ART HK is widely credited with repositioning Hong Kong as the center of the art market in Asia and as having a transformative impact on the cultural landscape of the city and its perception globally.

Renfrew has been recognized for his contribution by industry media and has regularly appeared in the Power 100 lists of ART + AUCTION, ART REVIEW and Le Journal des Arts as one of the 100 most influential figures in the art world.

Born in 1975, Renfrew was brought up in Cambridge, UK, and educated at The Leys School, Cambridge and the University of St Andrews where he gained a 1st Class MA (Hons) and the OE Saunders Prize for Art History. In Hong Kong he serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for Para Site Art Space and from 2014–2016 as a member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Bjarte Reve

Chief Executive Officer, Nansen Neuroscience Network, Norway

Chief Executive Officer, Nansen Neuroscience Network, an organization that connects neuroscience and industry to speed up development of new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer's, other dementia related illnesses, Parkinson, MS and psychiatric illnesses.

Partner at management consulting firm Considium Consulting Group in Norway. (Considium.no)

Elected politician in Asker, Norway for the Conservative Party. (Høyre).

School of Health Innovation, UIO, NTNU and Karolinska Institutet. More info here: https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/school-of-health-innovation/

Expertise: innovation, neuroscience, mental health, non-communicable disease. Alumni - Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum. Master's in Mgmt, Norwegian School of Mgmt; Exec. MBA in Strategy, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Admin. Formerly: Political Adviser, Conservative Party, Norwegian Parliament; External Affairs, Merck & Company; Director, Strategy, Southern Norway Regional Health Authority; headed national health practice, Ernst & Young Advisory, Norway, Chief Executive Officer, Oslo Cancer Cluster; Chief Communications Officer and Member, Mgmt Cttee, Akershus Univ. Hospital.

Luisa Ribeiro

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Regenativ, Brazil

Luisa Ribeiro is the CEO and co-founder of Regenativ, funder and manager of regenerative ventures on natural sanctuaries. From 2018 to 2020 she acted as the CEO of Recode/ CDI Global, a social organization focused on digital empowerment of underprivileged youth. She founded and led two of Brazil’s most prominent start-up accelerators, Papaya Ventures and Gema Ventures, and supported large corporations on implementing innovation strategies and corporate start-up accelerator programs in the last decade.

BEng, MBA from INSEAD, Luisa currently lives in Rio de Janeiro.

Paolo Ribotta

CEO Generali Employee Benefits & Generali Global Health, Generali, Italy

Paolo Ribotta has been appointed CEO of the GEB BU in sept 2019 to integrate the Global Health & Benefit proposition for Multinational Clients and their workforces.
GEB is wwd leader in providing insurance solutions for Multinational companies through its Network of Partners around the world.

Paolo joined Generali in 2012 to set up and manage the Global Corporate and Commercial Business Unit.

Prior to Generali, Paolo served as Head of Global Distribution and Network for XL Insurance Group, focusing on managing customers and brokers on a global basis and optimizing the global footprint. Earlier in his career, Ribotta spent 14 years with Zurich Insurance Group with various responsibilities. Chief Executive Officer in France since 2004, and Director of the Corporate Unit in Italy and Chief Executive of Zurich Consulting Italy since 1997. Since 2001, he has been Member of the Board of the Zurich European Corporate Unit. Ribotta started his carrier with UAP in Milan and Paris from 1990 until 1997.
Ribotta holds a degree in Economics from the LUISS University of Rome.

Anne Richards

Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity International, United Kingdom

1985, BSc (Hons), University of Edinburgh; 1992, MBA, INSEAD; CDipAF, C Eng; FSIP, FRSE. Currently, Chief Executive, Fidelity International. Vice-Convener (Chair): Court of Edinburgh University (2014-2020); Chair, CERN & Society Foundation (2015-2020). Previously Chair, Financial Conduct Authority Practitioner Panel. Ambassador, 30% Club. Recipient of honours and awards, including: Commander of The Royal Victorian Order (CVO) (2014); CBE (2015); DBE (2021); Honorary Fellow, CFA Institute (UK); honorary DLitt, Heriot-Watt University.

Alan Ricks

Founding Principal and Chief Design Officer, MASS Design Group, USA

Alan is a Founding Principal and the Chief Design Officer of MASS Design Group, whose mission is to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. He leads strategy and design of the 140-person firm, which has worked in twenty countries, on projects that range from design to research to policy—a portfolio that continues to expand the role of design in advancing a more just world.

In 2017 Alan and MASS were awarded the National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of the impact of design through education initiatives.

MASS was named the #4 Firm for Design in Architect Magazine in 2019, the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects.

Previously he was the William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture and has also taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He regularly speaks, writes, and creates films focused on the role of architecture in catalyzing social change. Chris Anderson, chief curator of TED, described his TED talk as “a different language about what architecture can aspire to be.”

Ennis Rimawi

Chairman and Managing Director, Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund, Jordan

Ennis Rimawi is the Founder and Managing Director of Catalyst's MENA Climate Funds. In 2016 Catalyst launched the MENA region's first renewable energy fund, and previously launched Catalyst Private Equity Fund I in 2006 the region's first energy and water technology venture capital fund. Ennis is also a Director of Millennium Energy Industries (www.meisolar.com). Over the past 18 years Ennis' focus has been on project development, technology business building, turnarounds, manufacturing, and investment structuring in the US and Arab region. He is the founder of ONEWORLD Software Solutions and led the subsequent merger and turnaround of Estarta Solutions, which is partially owned by Microsoft and Cisco. During this period Ennis led several private equity investment transactions from both the “sell side” and the “buy side”. Ennis is a Director of a leading non-profit Micro-Fund, Tamweelcom, and also a Director of Ajeej Capital and a Director at Relational.ai. Ennis is a member of the YPO, and YAL. Ennis is a graduate of MIT's Leaders for Manufacturing Fellows Program. BS in Eng. Systems ('91) MIT, a MS in Environmental Eng ('96) MIT, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management ('96).

April Rinne

Founder and Principal, April Worldwide, USA

Ranked one of the “50 Leading Female Futurists” in the world by Forbes, April Rinne is a change navigator: she helps individuals and organizations rethink and reshape their relationship with change, uncertainty, and a world in flux. She is a trusted advisor to well-known startups, companies, financial institutions, nonprofits, and think tanks worldwide, from Airbnb to Nike to the World Bank, as well as governments ranging from Singapore to South Africa, Canada to Colombia, Italy to India. April is the author of FLUX: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, April has been weaving a story about how to thrive amid flux for as long as she can remember, drawing on her history as a futurist, advisor, global development executive, microfinance lawyer, investor, mental health advocate, certified yoga teacher, globetrotter (100+ countries), and insatiable handstander. April also harnesses her very personal experiences with flux, including the death of both of her parents in a car accident when she was 20. Through her travels and tragedy, vision and values, global perspective and grounded sense of purpose, April helps others better understand how we see, think about, struggle with, and ultimately forge positive relationships with change.

Maria Nelly Rivas

Vice-President, Government Relations, Latin America, Cargill Incorporated, Costa Rica

Maria Nelly Rivas is Cargill's Government Relations Vice President in Latina America. Former Assistant Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Previously she was the Central American coordinator for the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In the past she was a partner at Crea Comunicaciones. Prior to Crea, she was Minister of Tourism of Nicaragua. As Minister, she was in charge of promoting, developing and expanding tourism in Nicaragua. Under her leadership, tourism became the top revenue generator for the country. Previously, she was associate director of PRONicaragua, Nicaragua's investment promotion agency. Before joining PRONicaragua, Maria served as senior strategic media planner at multi-national advertising agency McCann-Erickson in New York City and Buenos Aires. While at McCann-Erickson, she managed accounts such as Coca-Cola and Starmedia. In New York, she was responsible for overseeing the agency's network in Latin America while managing quality standards and service for its international clientele. During her post in Buenos Aires, she was responsible for more than US$40 million in media investment. She holds a BA in communications from Queens College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She was born in Granada, Nicaragua and resides in Managua with her family. She is a Fellow of the second class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Kate Roberts

Founder & CEO, The Body Agency, USA

Kate Roberts is the founder of The Body Agency, TBACollective.org, The Ikigai Co, and Maverick Collective. The Maverick Collective was formed with Melinda Gates, Dr. Precious Motsepe, and the Crown Princess of Norway as Co-Chairs and, is redefining what it means to be an influential philanthropist and innovator through its work tackling women’s health issues in the developing world. Kate was formerly Senior Vice President for Population Services International (PSI), a Washington, DC-based $500M global NGO that operates in 50 countries. She has raised hundreds of millions of dollars, created public and private partnerships, and impacted women's lives across the world. Kate describes herself as a pioneer in developing a new type of philanthropy – going beyond the checkbook, using time, talent, and treasure to become a more powerful and efficient advocate for mission-driven philanthropy to end extreme poverty. In 2020, Roberts launched Ikigai Co, a private consulting practice dedicated to advising families, individuals, and organizations on strategies to design and execute customized and
purpose-driven fundraising. 2021, Kate founded The Body Agency, an eCommerce, femtech start-up and global movement making it easy for individuals to have access to much needed fem health products, services, and education.
20007 YGL, CNN Hero. Fast Company Top 100 Most Creative, Public Policy Top 100 Thinkers, Vogue Top 100, Founding Curator WEF Global Shapers.

David Rodin

Founder and Chair, Principia Advisory, Switzerland

Bachelor's degree, doctorate and Rhodes Scholarship, University of Oxford. Moral and political philosopher specializing in international ethics and ethics of war and conflict. Inaugural Director of Research, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Founding Member, Oxford Leverhulme Programme on Changing Character of War. Currently also, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York. Author, War and Self-Defence (2002), and articles in philosophy and law journals. Recipient of American Philosophical Association Sharp Prize.