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Andrew Bastawrous

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Peek Vision, United Kingdom

Dr Andrew Bastawrous is Co-Founder & CEO of Peek Vision, a social impact organization which uses smartphone technology to radically increase access eye care in some of the most challenging places in the world. Andrew is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon), and Associate Professor in International Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine where he teaches on public health for eye health and leads a research portfolio.

Andrew has worked and undertaken research in over twenty countries including two years living in Kenya where he was leading a major eye disease study and the development and testing of Peek. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles focusing on international eye health and mobile technology in healthcare and has co-authored four book chapters.

Andrew was made a TED Fellow in 2014 and his TED talk has been viewed over one million times. Since then, Peek has run one of the top-ten all-time Indiegogo crowd-funding campaigns in the health sector, for Peek Retina, a smartphone ophthalmoscope.
Peek’s vision check app, Peek Acuity, launched on Google Play store in 2016 and is a certified medical device in use in over 150 countries. Peek's end-to-end services now incorporate their apps and hardware and have been used to transform eye health in Kenya, Botswana and India with new programmes with partners now running in Pakistan and Zimbabwe with plans to expand in to several new countries in 2020.

In 2018, Andrew was invited to address the Commonwealth Service in the presence of the British Royal Family, Prime Minister, and a global live TV and radio audience.

Andrew is working with major banks, eye health organisations and funders to develop innovative financing models for eye health with a $1Bn Vision Catalyst Fund, the subject of his 2018 TED Talk.

Anies Rasyid Baswedan

Governor of Jakarta, Jakarta Capital City Government, Indonesia

BA in Economics, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia; MA in Public Management, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; PhD in Political Science, Northern Illinois University. 2007-15, Rector, Paramadina University. 2014-16, Minister of Education and Culture. Since 2017, Governor of Jakarta. Recipient: Nakasone Yasuhiro Award, Institute for International Policy Studies, Japan (2010). Named: one of the Top 100 Public Intellectuals, Foreign Policy Magazine (2008); one of the World's 20 Future Figures, Foresight Magazine, Japan (2010); one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims, Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (2010).

Candice Beaumont

Chief Investment Officer, L Investments, USA

As CIO of L Investments, oversees capital allocation for the family office. Advisory Board Member, Family Office Association. Steering Committee Member: Yale University School of Management College of Family Offices; Princeton University Council of Family Offices and Endowments; NYU Stern Family Office Council. Chairman, Salsano Group. Served on Board of Directors: I2BF Venture Fund II; several charitable boards, including Most Valuable Kids of Greater New York, and Care for Kenya. Thought leader and active speaker on family office investment allocation and diversification across fixed income, hedge funds, private equity, real assets, commodities, alternative energy and impact investing. Worked previously at Lazard Frères executing over $20 billion of merger and acquisition advisory assignments, and in private equity at Argonaut Capital. Trusted Insight: Top 30 Family Office Chief Investment Officers, Young Global Leader World Economic Forum. Active proponent of increasing women on boards. Former world-ranked professional tennis player.

Christophe Beck

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ecolab, USA

Christophe Beck is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and the resources vital to life. He guides Ecolab’s 47,000 associates as they provide unique expertise and innovative solutions to help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier.

As a trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations in more than 40 industries, many of the world’s most recognizable companies rely on Ecolab to help improve their outcomes, including operational performance, product quality, customer satisfaction and bottom lines, while delivering on their ambitious sustainability commitments.

Christophe believes Ecolab is uniquely positioned to help solve society’s most pressing water and climate challenges. “Water stewardship is critical to reducing energy use and advancing net zero goals, and vital to help address our world’s environmental challenges.” In 2021 alone, Ecolab helped customers avoid 3.6 million tons of GHG emissions and preserve 215 billion gallons of water, equal to the annual drinking water needs of more than 700 million people.

Christophe was named Ecolab’s president and chief executive officer in January 2021, and chairman in May 2022. Since joining Ecolab in 2007, he has held several senior leadership roles, including president and chief operating officer; executive vice president and president, Global Industrial Group; executive vice president and president of Nalco Water, an Ecolab company; and executive vice president and president, International Regions. He also led the integration of Nalco following Ecolab’s acquisition of the company in 2011.

Christophe is recognized as a thoughtful and effective leader, and in 2006, was nominated as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum for his accomplishments and commitment to shape a better world.

A native of Switzerland, Christophe holds dual Swiss and U.S. citizenship. He has a master’s degree in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and serves on the institution’s strategic advisory board. He also serves on the board of directors of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

Early in his career, Christophe worked on a space shuttle project for the European Space Agency. He and his wife have two children and live near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Terry Beech

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Canada, Canada

Terry Beech is an accomplished and experienced entrepreneur, educator, and advocate for access to education and the expansion of entrepreneurship. Terry entered public service 18 years ago when he was elected as a city councillor in Nanaimo. He was named one of Maclean's Top 30 Under 30 in 2004, one of Business in Vancouver?s Top 40 Under 40 in 2013, and was also selected as an Action Canada Fellow. An Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, Terry is the author of "The In-Credibility Factor", and of "A National Strategy for High Growth Entrepreneurship in Canada" which highlights his desire for Canada to become a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. He founded and was both CEO and Chairman of HiretheWorld.com, and is a co-founder of Twinbro, a non-profit organization that has helped over 25,000 students to obtain millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid. He is a past board member of Lift Philanthropy and worked with entrepreneurs to launch and grow businesses at Beech Partners. While serving as a city councillor, Terry began his studies in Public Administration at Capilano University, who named him as one of the school's "Alumni to Watch". He holds a bachelor's degree with a joint major in Business and Economics from Simon Fraser University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oxford. Terry was re-elected to his third term as a Member of Parliament on in 2021. Terry has served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, as well as the Ministry of Transport. He is currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and the Deputy Prime Minister.

Eli Beer

Founder and President, Friends of United Hatzalah Inc, USA

Eli Beer is the Founder of United Hatzalah of Israel and President of Friends of United Hatzalah, Israel's largest all-volunteer emergency medical response organization. Eli began to work at his family's book and real estate businesses at the age of 13 and began to volunteer on ambulances at the age of 15, twice a week. At the age of 17 he realized that a more flexible system has to be established to improve response time in case of emergencies. United Hatzalah has grown impressively since its establishment and now has over 4500 EMT's, paramedics and doctors volunteering within its framework. Eli has been awarded numerous prizes and acknowledgments across the globe for innovative and lifesaving work.

Brian Behlendorf

General Manager, Open Source Security Foundation, Linux Foundation, USA

Brian is Managing Director of the Open Source Security Foundation, a software consortium hosted at the Linux Foundation focused on securing the global software supply chain. He also serves on the boards of the Mozilla Foundation, Filecoin Foundation, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Formerly he was Chief Technology Officer at the World Economic Forum; Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CollabNet, a company focused on bringing open source collaborative software development tools and methodologies into enterprise environments; and an advisor at the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House in 2009 and 2010. Brian co-founded and served as the Founding President of the Apache Software Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit that organizes volunteer open source software development projects around key Internet technologies.

Georgie Benardete

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Finance Sustainably, USA

Georgie Benardete is a technology investor and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Align 17, a private digital platform that connects private capital to Global Goals investments.

Previously she is Co-Founded Orchard Mile, the digital Madison Avenue. Recognized by Interbrand as a "Breakthrough Brand 2016", it leverages on the pioneering in-ad universal cart technology created by her previous company, Shopbeam. Benardete started her career at OPIC, Coopers & Lybrand and JP Morgan. A committed environmentalist, she founded Yesilist.com, Turkey's largest green portal. She is also part of Al Gore's Climate Project as a speaker, a founding member of the Charly Alberti R21 Foundation in Latin America and a LEAD International Fellow. Benardete is an active investor in Belle Capital USA, an early-stage VC fund that promotes investments in companies with strong female leadership, and is a Founding Curator of the World Economic Forum's Glob al Shapers hub in San Juan and NYC. She is Member Emeritus of the
UN Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council.

Georgie earned a Master of Science of Foreign Service (with honors) from Georgetown University, where she was a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow. She coursed studies in Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. She loves to weave purpose in her life and support others who do.

Moustapha Ben Barka

Vice President, Banque Ouest Africaine de Dévelopement (BOAD), Togo

Mr. Moustapha Ben Barka is Deputy Secretary General at the Office of the President of the Republic of Mali. From 2013 to 2015, He has served in the Government of Mali as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in charge of Investment Promotion and Private Sector and Minister of Industry and Investment Promotion. Prior to joining the Government of Mali, Mr Ben Barka worked as Director for a Moroccan investment bank based in Senegal to manage Project finance and Structured finance transactions in West Africa. Before deciding to come back to Africa to contribute to its development, Mr. Ben Barka worked for the National Bank of Canada where he held the positions of Analyst, Senior Analyst and Internal Auditor at he Treasury and Financial Markets department. Mr. Ben Barka holds an Executive MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal, a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, a Graduate Certificate from McGill University and a Bachelor in Finance and Inte rnational Business from HEC Montréal. Web presence

Dan Berelowitz

Chief Executive Officer, Jubilee Foundation, United Kingdom

Dan is Founder & CEO of Spring Impact. Spring works with the world’s most promising social solutions – to end the world’s greatest social needs. At Spring, Dan has developed successful scaling strategies for over 140 organisations including Nike Foundation, Shell Foundation, Oxfam, PSI and Health Foundation. Dan developed Scale Accelerator, a programme to scale up the grantees of the 9 largest funders in the UK. Dan authored the Social Replication Toolkit which has been used by over 4000 social ventures globally. Dan is a regular presenter, writer, Clore Social Leadership Fellow, Young Global Leader at WEF, has a BSc in Management from Nottingham University, and is a Rothschild Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School and graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education programme. He is a founding Trustee of the Bike Project for refugees and asylum seekers.

Mohamed Alami Berrada

Vice-President, Yasmine Group, Morocco

Development Director, Yasmine Group, Morocco
ex-Counsellor of the Head of Governement-Morocco / Youth Employment (2017- today)
In charge of the TIZI Leadership Institute,
Graduated of ESSEC MBA (2003),
Leadership Executive Education Programms - Harvard Kennedy School (2011, 2015)
Political Communication Executive Education Programms - Hertie School of Governance (2009 ,2010).

Member of the Board of Yasmine Group (2010- today)
General Manager of Yasmine, Orfèvre de l'Immobilier (Real Estate) (2007-2017)

Co-founder of the Moroccan Leadership NGOs : 'Tariq Ibnou Ziyad Initiative-TIZI' (2011) and 'Les Citoyens'(2016).

Since 2012, he is in charge of the TIZI Leadership Institute which aims at promoting Leadership in Morocco and at identifying Moroccan Young Leaders .

Professor in Moroccan Engineering Shools (EHTP 2007-2015, Centrale Casablanca 2017)

Author of 'Be MiZen, grande fugues et petites réflexions' (2006-Senso Unico), 'De nos mains, un Maroc juste nous construirons' (2011 - TIZI Editions), 'Lettre à mon fils, le Maroc à construire pour le XXIème siècle' (2017-Senso Unico Editions).

Caroline Berube

Managing Partner, HJM Asia Law and Co. LLC, People's Republic of China

With entrepreneurship running in her blood, Caroline has always been seeking the next big innovative challenge. As a young Canadian lawyer fresh out of McGill Law School, Caroline took the leap in moving to Asia in 1998 and has spent her life becoming an expert in Asian law with the goal to demystify Asia to SMEs and PE firms from the Western part of the world and contribute to their expansion in Asia.

It wasn’t long before she became the go-to source for people and SMEs and PE firms who want to understand how to grow the Asian market and navigate the Asian legal landscape successfully.

Today, she has an established reputation in the international business community as an entrepreneur of 5 start up over the last 2 decades and an expert advisor on M&A cross-border transactions, commercial law, technology transfer and intellectual property matters and has been the managing director of HJM Asia Law for the past 16 years.

In Caroline’s life, the only constant is growth.

She convinced her younger brother, Maxime, a trained industrial engineer, to join her in China in 2005 when they founded their first business, Jade & Co, a consulting firm for SMEs expanding in Asia offering engineering, legal, marketing and accounting services.

Later, in 2007, Caroline and Maxime founded AsiaTech QC, an automated quality control platform for engineering products manufactured in China, and significantly grew the value of the company, leading to its acquisition in 2013.

In 2010, the duo started Komaspec who is now a leading manufacturer of high-end metal and plastic industrial products based in Guangzhou, China. Today, the company boasts three state-of-the-art smart manufacturing facilities, employs 200+ workers, and serves more than 100 customers in more than 25 countries worldwide, recording 30% YoY growth with a turnover of more than USD 17 millions in 2022. At present, Caroline acts as board member of Komaspec.

A few years later, in 2016, she combined her entrepreneurial background with legal expertise, to bring to market ProsocecAsia, an innovative company providing secretarial, accounting, and compliance services for SMEs companies alongside an automated platform for compliance.

In 2015, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and became a member of YPO in 2021.

Understanding the role of not just mentorship, but sponsors in achieving entrepreneurial success, Caroline set up her own non profit organisation in 2016. The Young E3 Entrepreneur Fund inspires and supports a new generation of young entrepreneurs between 16 and 25 years old, by connecting them with industry experts and sponsors who can help them build a strong foundation for business success. She raises funds to finance these projects through her runs and many other initiatives.

Viewing growth and knowledge sharing as two parts of the same equation, Caroline is a regular speaker at international conferences and has been a visiting professor at Université Laval (Canada), Bocconi University, and the Sorbonne Assas Law School. She has authored the practical book "Doing Business in China" published in French and English, and has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Bloomberg, the Straits Times, the Business Times, Les Affaires, and La Presse.

She remains an active member of the international business community, sitting on multiple boards of listed and private companies, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (President), the South Africa Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the China Working Group of the International Bar Association, and is the appointed legal adviser of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. She is an independent director of Savaria (sis.to), a listed Canadian company in the mobility industry.