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Irene Tinagli is an economist, serving as an advisor for firms and governments on innovation and labor policies. From Feb 2013 to March 2018 she was a member of the Italian Parliament and of the permanent Committee on Labor and Employment. Previously she was an Academic, teaching and conducting research at the University Carlos III in Madrid. Her research focused on policies for innovation, creativity and regional development, studying and benchmarking hundreds of cities and regions worldwide. Her work on the creative potential of cities and regions has been featured in international journals such as Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. She served as an Expert on Creativity and Innovation for the European Commission and consulted for the United Nations (UNDESA) as well as for several national and regional governments. She has been a columnist for the Italian newspaper La Stampa and is a published author. She received her PhD and Master's of Science in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
BA, Duke; MA, Harvard; DPhil candidate in Art History, Oxford. Formerly: China Adviser to Art Basel; Lecturer, Central Academy of Fine Arts; Founding Editor, artforum.com.cn, the Chinese edition of the international art magazine Artforum. 2009, Founder and former Editorial Director, bilingual art magazine LEAP. Writer, curator, and since 2011, Director, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing; organizes an exhibition programme devoted to established figures and rising talents, both Chinese and international, aimed at an annual public of over one million visitors. Co-Curator, “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World" exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2017.
Win Win Tint
Win Win Tint is an award-winning Myanmar businesswoman. Following an education in Myanmar and Singapore, Win Win, at the age of just 21, assumed the management of City Mart Holding Company Limited (CMHL), a recently-formed family company. At that time, CMHL operated just a single supermarket in central Yangon. Despite facing difficult economic and political conditions, Win Win built the business into the leading modern retail company in Myanmar. As well as expanding City Mart supermarkets to 25 branches, she launched the Ocean Supercenter brand of hypermarkets (now present in 6 cities across Myanmar), Seasons bakery and café, City Care health & beauty stores and several other retail and food and beverage brands – all household names in Myanmar. She now leads a group with over 170 outlets and 8,000 employees.
Win Win has been recognized for several international honors and awards. In 2012 she was appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2015 she was ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia-Pacific. She has also found success in the ASEAN Business Awards: in 2014 she won the Woman Entrepreneur Award and in 2016 she won the Young Entrepreneur Award.
In addition to her role at CMHL, Win Win serves as the president of the Myanmar Retailers Association.
Christopher Wing To
Christopher To is currently an Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, specialising in International trade, aviation and engineering disputes. He was previously the Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council (2008 to 2016). Prior to that, he was Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (1998 to 2008). To holds adjunct professorships from a variety of academic institutions and is involved in educational reform and governance. He is a member of various academic societies and actively participates as Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He is also involved in a variety of boards and companies, ranging from engineering, IT and R&D. In 2001, To was the youngest person to be awarded the Director of the Year Award in Hong Kong.
Ray Tong Zhilei
Tong Zhilei, Founder, Chairman and CEO of COL Digital Publishing Group Co., Ltd.
Beijing People's Congress Representative and Member of Dongcheng District People's Congress Standing Committee. Deputy Chairman of The Copyright Society of China, Deputy Chairman of China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association, Vice President of China Editorial Association, the Secretary-General of Education Sector of All-China Youth Federation.
Tong graduated from Tsinghua University in 1998. Tong was awarded the degree of International Master of Business Administration in Tsinghua-MIT joint Program in 2000. Tong was also the team leader of the champion of first "Challenge Cup" National College Student Business Plan Competition, which made him the earliest graduate entrepreneur in china.
Founded by Tong in 2000, COL Group has been one of the largest digital providers of copyrighted content and service. Meanwhile, it always sticks to the policy of “authorization before dissemination" to promote copyright protection. Furthermore, it has created the Initiated Federated Media Publishing Model and keeps working on improving the sustainable development of publishing industry. COL has made great contribution to the development of digital publishing, ‘nationwide reading’ activity, digital education and the copyright protection. On Jan.21, 2015, COL was listed on the ChiNext board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as the first Chinese digital publisher to go public.
Because of Tong’s achievement, he was awarded Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum，The Most Influential Person of China Copyright Industry, Leading Talent of Press and Publishing Industry, Man of the Year for China’s Cultural Industry in 2015.
Renée Maria Tremblay
Renée Maria serves as Deputy Executive Legal Officer (Deputy ELO) to the Chief Justice of Canada. She previously held respective roles as Law Clerk, Legal Counsel and Senior Counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada. She is a former Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court. She has served as Legal Counsel to the Canadian Judicial Council and earlier practised law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City. She has also served at the Canadian embassies in Paris and Washington, DC. She is a Vice-President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies and serves on the Cambridge University Lectures Committee. She has lectured at The Hague Academy of International Law and in Myanmar, China and Russia. She is the recipient of the 2009 Prix Émergence and was named a 2011 Precedent Setter by the Canadian law magazine Precedent. In 2013, she was named a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum and, from 2015 to 2016, served on its Global Agenda Council on Justice. She has also served as a member of the Advisory Group of the YGL Community. She was selected as commissioner of an International Bar Association fact-finding mission. She holds a Master's in International Human Rights Law (with Distinction) from Oxford.
Lila Tretikov is Chief Executive Officer of Terrawatt (TWI), a global organization that aligns corporate, financial, NGOs and political interests to alter the trajectory of Earth's ecology. TWI brings next-generation clean energy to humankind through innovative models rooted in shared economic value, enabled by technologies such as artificial intelligence and financial engineering.
Named one of the 21 Most Powerful Women in Bay Area Technology by San Francisco Chronicle, one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes and invited by the World Economic Forum to join the Young Global Leaders in 2016. She has co-authored numerous articles, patents and inventions across areas of policy, management and technology.
Previously, Ms. Tretikov was Chief Executive of the Wikimedia Foundation, an organization supporting Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia available in 300+ languages and the fifth most popular internet media site. She transformed the organization to prepare for upcoming changes in the age of ubiquitous Internet and machine learning. She also led Wikipedia’s rapidly expanded regional presence to nearly 100 global organizations, doubled revenues and launched the Wikipedia Endowment to support modernization and expansion of knowledge access in perpetuity.
Ms. Tretikov is Board Director and CEO Advisor at numerous companies such as Rackspace, Onfido, PrivacyShell Corp., OpenEd (acquired by ACT), Zamurai (acquired by Join.me), Crunchbase and Bonsai. She advises leaders on identifying and navigating through major market and consumer behavioral shifts propelled by technical innovations.
Ms. Tretikov launched her first company, Grok, while attending college at UC Berkeley creating intelligent data mapping of the Human Genome Project. She founded and scaled several pre-IPO companies, as well as accelerated 10-100% YOY growth of strategic projects within multi-billion USD corporations. Her cross-discipline background has allowed her to play a seminal role in helping businesses and their leaders synthesize and operationalize successful, lasting strategies and paths of execution.
Born in Moscow, Ms. Tretikov started college at the age of thirteen and emigrated to the United States independently as a teenager. She has more than two decades of experience as a transformational leader in Silicon Valley companies where she honed her passion for harnessing human-focused technologies for global impact. She currently resides in Paris, France.
Iliyana is Deputy Director-General and Chief Risk Officer at DG Budget of the European Commission. Prior to that, she was Deputy Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), an EUR 26 billion-guarantee facility launched jointly by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group to boost and support investments in the European Union. She has over ten years of experience in development finance with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, UK. Iliyana has held several board positions in international infrastructure companies and investment funds. In 2013 and 2014, Iliyana was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in two consecutive caretaker governments in Bulgaria. She holds MSc in Finance from the University for National and World Economy, Bulgaria and a postgraduate diploma in Financial Management from George Washington University, USA.
Mr. Ganzorig Ulziibayar (Ganzo) is founder and chairman of Mandal Insurance, the largest insurer in Mongolia, and chairman of Golomt Capital, an investment bank. Ganzo has been member of monetary policy committee of Central bank of Mongolia, non-executive director at Mongolian Stock Exchange. As an economist and financier, Ganzo has written numerous research papers and books on macro economy and financial markets. Currently he is the president of Mongolian Banking Association, president of Mongolian Financial Markets Association and member of economic council by Prime minister of Mongolia.
Silverius O. Unggul
Silverius Oscar Unggul co-founded Telapak Association with Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto in 2006. Ambrosius served as president from 2006 to 2012 and is now no longer a Telapak member. Silverius now serves as the president and is an expert on community engagement, risk mitigation and conflict resolution. Telapak transforms illegal loggers into sustainable famers through forest management, and destructive fisherman into sustainable fisherman through sustainable marine management. In collaboration with the private sector, he led Telapak to implement inclusive business on forestry, marine and tourism. Silverius was named as an Ashoka Fellow 2006, Conde Nast Traveler Environmental Award 2008, Young Global Leader 2009 and Skoll Awardee on Social Enterpreneur 2010.
Former Minister for Women’s rights and then for Education. Director France of the One Campaign.
Silje Vallestad is an entrepreneur, innovator, speaker and writer. Since the young age of 14 she has continuously built projects, organisations and companies around the world, ranging from running soup kitchens for the homeless, publishing a book on visions for the future written by youth and world leaders, and building two tech companies. Fall of 2017 Silje co-founded FutureTalks - an impact driven initiative - to engage the youth and established leaders, from all sectors and all over the world, in the most important discussions of our time. When everything soon is possible, what paths should we choose? Silje is a firm believer in the need to engage the youth and give them seats at the table in all matters regarding the future.