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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.
Ayla is a leading M&A and investment professional with high level governance and leadership experience across sectors: large infrastructure, energy and investments. Actively involved in energy transition in emerging market, sustainable finance, decarbonization, climate change, infrastructure and competitive energy market areas.
With over a decade of governance experience, Ayla sits on many local and global boards: Government Holdings; (chairing the board of a state owned energy holding company); Siemens Pakistan Engineering; and Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited. Member of the Board of Governors of The Helpcare Society (a non-profit running “Teach a Child Schools” for under privileged children). Elected Global Council Member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). Through various roles pushing the boundary for sustainable energy, board diversity, sustainability led governance, digital financial inclusion and women in fintech.
Successfully completed Board Roles: Central Power Procurement Authority, Pakistan (company responsible for buying entire country’s power); Mari Petroleum Company Limited, ISE-Real Estate Investment Trust; Islamabad Electric Supply Corporation, Islamabad Stock Exchange, and Intellectual Property Rights Organization of Government of Pakistan.
Young Global Leader 2015; served as member YGL Advisory Group; Member Global Future Council on Energy Transition of the World Economic Forum. In January 2020, Ayla moderated a high level discussion on the “The Global Risks” at the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Ayla is an Eisenhower Global Fellow 2021.
MBA, Lahore University of Management Sciences; LLB, University of London; ACCA; attended the National Security Workshop, National Defence University Pakistan; Global Leadership and Public Policy module, Harvard Kennedy School; Transformational Leadership module, Said Business School, University of Oxford; Nanyang Technology University Executive Education Module on "Smart Cities"; Princeton University Executive Education Module on “Advancing Global Energy Transition”.
Tamer Makary has long served to deliver sustainable strategies that ensure all people, regardless of their economic means, have access to quality care and equal opportunity. Tamer is a sector agnostic, accomplished strategy advisor and social advocate, with extensive emerging market experience. He focuses his efforts on the growing intersect between the worlds of commerce and philanthropy and is committed to evolving donor dependent programs and advancing standalone socially sustainable business models. Most recently, Tamer founded Ethica Partners, a specialized advisory/investment platform focused on supporting governments, multinational corporations and NGOs on strategy development, implementation/transaction execution support and capital raising initiatives.
Tamer graduated, in 2001, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Columbia University and currently serves on the Board of the Africa Eye Foundation, the Samuel S. Fels Foundation and is an advisor to Impact4All.org. He is a member of the Ashoka Support Network, the BMW Young Leaders Foundation and was recently selected into the World Economic Forum's Class of 2018 Young Global Leaders.
BArch (Hons), University of Cape Town (UCT). Professional architect, urbanist and design theoretician, and a leading voice on entrepreneurial development, design and urban strategy. 2015, Founder, House of Makeka, Africa's first export-quality premium agave spirit company, fashion and lifestyle brand. Founder, Makeka Design Lab, a design practice that deploys innovative design solutions at the urban, architectural, cultural and installation scale. Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University, New York. Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow, African Leadership Institute (AFLI). Member, Core Scientific Committee, UIA2014 Durban. Resident Equity Scholar, School of Architecture and Planning, Wits University. Member, National Council, South Africa Heritage Resource Agency. Founding Member, CCIFSA. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Named as one of the top 100 World Class South Africans, National City Press (2013, 2014).
A businesswoman and entrepreneur, Tumi Makgabo runs AfricaWorldwide Media, a company which aims to provide more opportunities for Africans to tell their stories through the production of development-focused content and the use of online platforms. She is also the founder of Tumi Makgabo Enterprises, which invests in opportunities throughout Africa. An accomplished broadcaster in both her native South Africa and for news network CNN International, Makgabo uses her voice on global platforms to advocate for action on some of Africa's most pressing issues, particularly the empowerment of women and freedom of press. She currently serves on the Boards of Sun International, TFG (The Foschini Group) and Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng.
Minister of housing of Colombia since August 2018. Previously Vice-President of the Colombian Banking Association; has substantial experience in both the private and public sector. In the telecommunications industry, served as Executive Director of the Colombian National Program of Telecommunications and as Controller, Chief of Staff, Chief Economist and Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at Telefonica Colombia.
Marlene Malahoo Forte
Currently serve as Attorney General of Jamaica and elected Member of Parliament for the Constituency of St James West Central since March 6, 2016. Formerly, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade and Government Senator from 2009 to January 2012. In between, served as Shadow Minister of Health and Opposition Senator from 2012 to February 2016. Spent time in academia as Lecturer in Criminal Law Practice and Procedure at the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. Served as Judge of the Parish Courts for almost a decade and as President of the Judges Association; Prosecutor and President, Legal Officer, Staff Association. Chair Emerita: Women's Leadership Initiative, a committee of United Way of Jamaica, focusing on education, health and rights of women and children. Graduate: Harvard University (Kennedy School Edward S. Mason Fellow), Yale University (Yale World Fellow), King's College London (Commonwealth Scholar), University of the West Indies & Norman Manley Law School. Named Among: Top Women in Law, Jamaica's 50 Most Powerful Women; Jamaican Woman of Excellence. Recipient: JCI West Indies Top Young Person Award (2010) & Bigga High Achiever in the Legal and Judicial Systems.
Anne-Laure Malauzat is a Partner with Bain & Company in the Middle East. Based in Dubai, she is the firm’s regional Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) officer, and leads Bain’s Social Impact efforts in EMEA. Anne joined the firm in 2011 and, in 2020, became the youngest female Bain partner globally.
Anne advises governments, philanthropists, and international organizations (such as UNHCR and Endeavor), focusing on education, economic development, and innovation. She has led the launch of multiple successful youth employment programmes in 5 MENA countries, and the design of the national Early Childhood Development strategy for a GCC country. She also works with private sector leaders in the retail space, supporting them in their growth, digitalization, and customer strategies. In addition, for the last decade she has served as mentor to start-ups and is a frequent speaker on topics related to gender equity, social impact, human capital development, retail, and innovation.
Anne holds an MA from Georgetown University and a dual Bachelor from Mount Holyoke College. She is an inducted member of the Phi Beta Kappa society, and a member of Georgetown’s MENA Board of Advisors.
Caroline leads the public policy team at Chainalysis, drawing on their unique data analytics and tools to work with clients from the public and private sectors to understand developments in digital asset markets and their intersect with global regulatory trends and requirements.
Caroline was previously the founding Head of the OECD's Global Blockchain Policy Centre, from 2018 to 2021, working on a diverse range of blockchain-related policy issues, such as fintech, competition policy, data governance, and supply chain transparency. In 2019, she co-led the Financial Stability Board’s workstream on decentralised fintech, and also established the OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board, bringing together more than 100 experts from across the world in government, industry, academia and civil society. In 2020, Caroline was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and was a judge in the G20 techsprint hackathon. In 2022, she was a finalist in the Global Australian Awards.
Caroline's career began as a lawyer to the Australian government before she joined the OECD in 2010, to work on international tax transparency issues. She went on to set up the OECD-UNDP Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative and then became the advisor to the OECD’s Head of Tax during the OECD/G20 BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Project. During this time, Caroline became more interested in the impact of emerging technologies on policy frameworks and began the first global study of the tax treatment of digital assets.
Social entrepreneur from Argentina. Pioneer in a new way of doing business.
He co-created Xinca, an eco-friendly footwear company that employs socially vulnerable people.
Ritesh Malik is a medical doctor-turned entrepreneur, angel investor, speaker and philanthropist. He founded Innov8 Coworking in 2015 and scaled the business to over 42 locations pre-COVID. After selling Innov8 to OYO, he now focuses on his philanthropic goals in education, cybersecurity, startup policy regulations, village empowerment and healthcare. He is passionate about supporting early-stage technology companies and has backed over 70 startups in the past six years. He has also been working on the management of COVID-19 in India, leading the vaccination drive for his family-run hospital, Radix Healthcare. Malik is involved in multiple philanthropic initiatives, including as the seed donor and founding team of a 50-acre technology university in Mohali, called Plaksha. He is also the founder, director and executive council member of the not-for-profit initiative ADIF.
Christian Mandl co-founded SkyEurope, a Central European low-cost airline, which he managed until 2007 as Chief Executive Officer. He took SkyEurope public on the Vienna and Warsaw stock exchanges in 2005 before exiting his investment in 2007. In 2009, Mandl took over the assets of Maporama, a leading French provider of digital mapping solutions for professional users. He restructured the company and sold it in March 2013 to TIBCO Software, a NASDAQ-listed company. In 2013, Mandl co-founded Neulogy Ventures, a venture capital fund that provides both funding and mentoring to young entrepreneurs in Slovakia. Most recently, Mandl founded Govio, a social entrepreneurship project aiming at improving democratic processes and public services through the use of technology.