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Subhashini Chandran

Vice President, Social Impact, Asia Pacific, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, USA

Subhashini leads Yara’s social impact efforts across Africa and Asia. Her work focuses on SDG 1, 2, 3, 5 & 13.

She has 25+ years of leadership experience in the private and development sectors, and a proven track record in reviving large scale agri-enterprises, developing sustainable livelihoods solutions for smallholder farmers, women and girls, and cultivating partnerships for impact.

Prior to joining Yara, she was responsible for Xynteo’s sustainability consulting business in India, working with some of the world's largest corporations on developing new growth models, leveraging cross-sector collaboration. She also served as Director of India2022, a business-led coalition with nine global and Indian companies working together to accelerate India's development goals in the areas of clean energy, waste and diagnostic healthcare. Previously, she was Principal Adviser for Private Sector & Agribusiness Development at IMC Worldwide UK, and led the delivery of CONNECT, the economic development component of UKaid’s flagship infrastructure project, Rural Access Programme 3 implemented by IMC in Nepal. Prior to this, she was CEO of Woodbriar Group where she grew a small tea business into one of India’s largest privately owned tea plantation businesses, employing 7000+ women. She has also served as Senior Adviser to AgDevCo, a UK-based social venture capital fund investing in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and as Adjunct Professor at XLRI Jamshedpur, India where she taught Mergers and Acquisitions in Emerging Markets on the MBA programme. She read Economics at the LSE and Law at City University UK, is a Member of the Bar Council of India, Independent Director at Aban Offshore Limited and SunFarmer Nepal, a Yale World Fellow and Chevening Gurukul Fellow for Leadership and Excellence.

Sandeep Chatterjee

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Experantis, USA

Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee is the CEO of a group of diversified, multi-national enterprises that focus on areas critical for the 21st Century, including: innovation and intellectual property rights; intellectual property and commercial litigation; mobile and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies; and, education focused on innovation and the future of jobs.

He earned a BSc in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His PhD dissertation at MIT was selected as one of the most important inventions in computing, and the invention is preserved and showcased in a time capsule at the Boston Museum of Science. Other recipients of this honor include Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft) and Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web).

He developed one of the first mobile banking solutions, and his technology was identified as a Bloomberg Innovation, and featured on Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg Innovators” program. He was a member of the JSR 172 Expert Group that defined the worldwide standard for J2ME mobile Web services.

He also has extensive experience with providing expert testimony for intellectual property and commercial litigation, including for high stakes patent litigation, copyright and trade secret misappropriation, contract disputes and licensing cases. He is regularly retained by the largest law firms and the largest companies in the world for multi-billion dollar litigation.

He has co-authored books on technology and mobile systems innovation that is used by universities around the world. The Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has identified him as an international expert on mobile and digital forensics technologies. The Government of Andra Pradesh has appointed him as the Dean for the Center of Mobile Excellence at the government’s International Institute for Digital Technologies (IIDT).

Sarah Chen-Spellings

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Beyond The Billion (launched as The Billion Dollar Fund for Women), USA

Based in Washington DC, investor & entrepreneur Sarah Chen is Co-Founder of Beyond The Billion (launched as The Billion Dollar Fund for Women), a global consortium of over 100 venture funds and limited partner investors that have pledged to invest beyond $1B towards women-founded companies. To date, the consortium has deployed $638M and counting into close to 800 female-founded companies, of which 11 were recognized as unicorns. Previously, she was on the pioneer team of a corporate venture capital unit within a $13B publicly traded Asian conglomerate, investing in later-stage biotechnology companies. Since then, she has been at the forefront of multi-million cross border investments, structuring and executing commercialization plans with her portfolio companies.

Determined to see more women at the helm, she sits on multiple boards, including 131 & Counting, a bipartisan effort to fete the unprecedented number of women serving in the House and Senate, encouraging more women to run for office in the US; and Lean In Malaysia, which she co-founded, a platform accelerating women into leadership in Muslim- majority Malaysia. Named Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and Forbes Under 30 VC, Chen is a recognized speaker, strategist and commentator on venture capital, startups and women in leadership, having been featured on Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, Der Spiegel and at the United Nations, and is a celebrated host on the show and podcast #BillionDollarMoves backed by the Hubspot Podcast Network. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Hons.) from King’s College London.

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Calvin Chin

Managing Partner, E14 Fund, USA

BA, Yale University; MBA, TRIUM (NYU, LSE, HEC Paris). Formerly worked in various entrepreneurial and leadership roles in education, banking and technology start-ups in New York, Silicon Valley and Shanghai. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Qifang, China's leading online student loan service and the first Chinese company recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. Social Innovation Park Fellow. Adviser, lecturer and mentor to students, entrepreneurs and start-ups on strategy, fundraising and social responsibility, social innovation and social entrepreneurism. 2009 Chinese Business Leader of the Year, Horasis and Baker & McKenzie.

David Chiu

Attorney, San Francisco City Attorney's Office, USA

David Chiu is an Assemblymember of the California State Assembly, representing eastern San Francisco since 2014. He has authored dozens of California laws, in policy areas including housing, transportation, civil rights, environment, education and public safety, and serves as Chair of the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee. Chiu previously served 6 years as President of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, the first Asian American to elected to lead San Francisco's legislative body. Before public office, he was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Grassroots Enterprise, an online communications technology company; prior to Grassroots, Chiu worked as a criminal prosecutor at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, a civil rights attorney at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and as Democratic Counsel to the US Senate Constitution Subcommittee. He received his BA, master's in public policy, and law degree from Harvard University.

Rohit Chopra

Managing Director, Lazard Asset Management, USA

Rohit Chopra is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Lazard. He co-manages the Emerging Markets Equity strategy, one of the firm’s largest investment portfolios. His responsibilities include both portfolio management and research in the telecommunications and consumer sectors. His work involves frequent travel to meet with business and political leaders in developing economies. He joined Lazard in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and information systems from New York University. He also studied at the London School of Economics. He passionately supports two charitable organizations – Empower and Pratham – which address pressing social problems in developing economies.

Rohit Chopra

Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, USA

Commissioner on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Has been an outspoken advocate for fair competition, consumer rights and accountability for corporations that break the law. Widely recognized for his expertise on America's trillion-dollar student loan crisis.

Eugene Chung

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Penrose Studios, USA

Eugene Chung is a globally recognized Blockchain Metaverse influencer, filmmaker and investor as well as Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Penrose Studios. His latest work, “Arden's Wake", won the first Lion awarded for Best VR at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. Previously, he was Head of Film and Media and Co-Founder of Story Studio at Oculus VR, which was later acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. Prior to Oculus, he was in production at Pixar Animation Studios, a private equity investor at Warburg Pincus and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Chung earned his BSc degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.

Marcelo Claure

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Claure Group, USA

Marcelo Claure is the Founder & CEO of Claure Group, a multi-billion-dollar global investment firm spanning multiple high growth sectors.

Previously, Claure was the CEO of SoftBank Group International and COO of SoftBank Group where he was part of the team that launched the $100B Vision Fund, the largest venture capital tech fund ever, and had direct oversight for SoftBank's operating companies like ARM, Sprint (now T-Mobile), Fortress, WeWork and others. Claure founded and led the $8 billion SoftBank Latin America Fund, forever transforming the Latin America entrepreneurship and technology landscape as the largest VC fund in the region.

Prior to SoftBank, Claure led U.S. telecommunications company Sprint’s iconic turnaround as Executive Chairman and CEO and helped orchestrate the $195 billion merger with T-Mobile, creating what is now the #1 most valuable telecommunications company in the world.

Before Sprint, Claure founded Brightstar and built it into the world’s largest global wireless distribution and services company.

Claure is president of Club Bolívar, Bolivia’s largest professional soccer team. In partnership with City Football Group, he is also a co-owner of Girona FC in Spain.

Jared Cohen

President, Global Affairs; Co-Lead, Office of Applied Innovation, Goldman Sachs, USA

Jared is co-head of the Office of Applied Innovation and president of Global Affairs. He serves on the Management Committee and is a member of the Firmwide Digital Strategy Group. Jared joined Goldman Sachs in 2022 as a partner.

Prior to joining the firm, Jared was chief executive officer of Jigsaw, which he founded at Alphabet Inc. in 2016. In this role, his work focused on applying cutting-edge technology to some of the most significant challenges destabilizing the Internet, including cyberattacks, dis/misinformation, toxicity in the online conversation, censorship, organized harassment and the spread of extremism and conspiracy theories. Prior to that, Jared was Google’s first director of Ideas and chief advisor to Google's chief executive officer and executive chairman Eric Schmidt. From 2006 to 2010, he served as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and as a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

Jared is a New York Times bestselling author of five books, including One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide, Children of Jihad, The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Business, and our Lives, which he co-authored with Eric Schmidt, Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America, and the forthcoming Life After Power. He is also the author of the children’s book What Presidents Said, which is forthcoming. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, Financial Times and Foreign Policy.

He is a member of and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and also a member of the Trilateral Commission. He serves on the Board of Directors of Gilded, Stanford University’s Freeman-Spogli Institute and the Chapin School. He serves on the advisory boards of RAND, the National Counterterrorism Center, Schmidt Futures and the Anti-Slavery Collective.

Jared earned a BA in History and Political Science from Stanford University and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He speaks Swahili.

Silvia Console Battilana

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Auctionomics, Stanford University, USA

Silvia Console Battilana is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Economics Department of Stanford University, specializing in auctions and designing new markets in sectors such as energy, transportation, radio spectrum, rough diamonds, water rights, fishing rights, internet ads, natural resources. She co-founder high stakes auctions company Auctionomics with Professor Paul Milgrom, with clients across four continents, including the US government for the Incentive Auction (raising 19 billion) and Fortune 500 companies in Mexico, France, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, Morocco, Norway and Australia. Console Battilana has been an invited speaker at universities worldwide, including Harvard, Berkley and MIT. She was named ?40 Under 40? by the business journal, 40 under 40 europe and is active in philanthropy and gender parity initiatives in Silicon Valley. In 2009 she co-founded TEDxSV. Console Battilana holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Jennifer Corriero

Co-Founder and Executive Director, TakingITGlobal, Canada

Jennifer Corriero is co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, a non-profit organization that empowers youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. In 2013, TakingITGlobal was a recipient of the Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW Group and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. In 2007, TakingITGlobal was recognized by the Tech Museum Awards as the Education award winner.

Jennifer was named as Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2007. Over the past decade she has developed youth engagement programs supported by a range of foundations and has presented at conferences and events in over 30 countries. In 2003, Jennifer was a member of the Official Canadian Government Delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society. She has supported civil society engagement as part of various UN processes including the UN High Level Meeting on Youth, UN Climate Change Conference, World Urban Forum and International AIDS Conference.

Jennifer has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, where she has also been appointed as Adjunct Professor to the Faculty of Health. In 2011, Jennifer served as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment and was the Canadian Country Chair for Global Dignity Day. Jennifer is also the founding Curator for the Global Shapers Toronto Hub and continues to provide support as a mentor.