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Geoff Davis

Chief Executive Officer, Cicero Impact Capital, USA

Geoff Davis is business entrepreneur turned social entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Sorenson Impact, an action lab at the David Eccles Business School at the University of Utah. Previously he was Co-Founder of Unitus Equity Fund, the first privately funded microfinance venture equity fund and a former Chief Executive Officer of Unitus Capital. Davis has been involved in 11 start-ups, including dot-coms, microfinance institutions and commodity trading. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of White Hat Ventures. Davis has a Master's degree in Public Policy and Development Economics from Harvard University. He is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a Stanford University Entrepreneurial Thought Leader.

Eric Dayton

Co-Founder & CEO, Askov Finlayson, USA

An apparel, hospitality, and real estate entrepreneur, Eric Dayton started a movement to reimagine the identity of America's north as one of adventure, creativity and the embrace of cold winters. His company is on a mission to keep the north cold by donating 110% of its own carbon impact to organizations leading the fight against climate change. Prior to founding Askov Finlayson, he was a member of Arctic Transect 2004, a six-month, 2,000 mile dogsled expedition focused on climate research and education.

Alberto de Belaunde

Program Adviser, Global Advocacy, OutRight Action International, USA

Alberto de Belaunde (he/him) is the Program Adviser - Global Advocacy at OutRight. He is a lawyer with a master's degree in environmental management and postgraduate studies in public policy. He was the second openly gay congressman in the history of Peru. In 2019, he was awarded the Victory Institute Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award for his work on behalf of the LGBT+ community. In 2021 he was part of the Yale World Fellowship. He has published two books, one of them about openly LGBTQ+ authorities in Latin America.

Daniel de Boer

Chief Executive Officer, ProQR Therapeutics N.V., Netherlands

Daniel de Boer is a passionate entrepreneur with a drive to make a meaningful impact on society. Initially, he was focused on building IT companies; however, when his newborn son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening disease with a limited life expectancy, it put everything in his life into perspective. de Boer decided to turn his focus towards finding a treatment for his son and other patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. He founded ProQR Therapeutics, which currently has 150 employees across Europe and the United States. Inspired by his work for cystic fibrosis patients and with a goal to impact many more lives, de Boer decided to broaden the scope of ProQR to include developing drugs for several other severe, rare diseases for which no treatments are available.

H.R.H. Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme

Climate Envoy, Netherlands Government, Netherlands

Jaime is the Climate Envoy of the Netherlands. He has an extensive diplomatic career in forging partnerships for innovative solutions to complex global challenges. He was the Senior Advisor on Private Sector Partnerships to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), where he worked on the energy transition in refugee settlements. As the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Holy See (Vatican), he partnered on peace, climate action and forced migration. As Special Envoy for Natural Resources, he initiated the Responsible Mining Index and set up conflict-free supply chains of metals and minerals in the DRC with the private sector and civil society. He was a member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Competition, worked in the field as Political Advisor to the Dutch Commander of the NATO Peacekeeping Mission in Afghanistan and helped set up the Netherlands Embassy in Iraq. He has held various other functions in MENA, Africa and Latin America. Born in the Netherlands in 1972, he holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from Brown University. He is married and has two young daughters. Concurrently he is a Member of the Board of the Green Climate Fund and the Forum of Young Global Leaders (WEF).

Alexander de Carvalho

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Public Group International Limited, United Kingdom

Alexander is the Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of PUBLIC, a venture firm he set up to help solve some the biggest technology problems across the public sector. PUBLIC is one of the biggest investors in GovTech companies in Europe across important sectors including Health, Social Care, Security, Policing and Welfare. Alexander is also the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of The GovTech Summit. Prior to founding PUBLIC, Alexander worked for almost 10 years in private equity before spending several years building and supporting a number startups in the UK. Alexander has been a non-executive member of the board of Heineken Holding NV since 2013 and is involved in a number of philanthropic activities.

Anne-Laure de Chammard

Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE Energy Solutions International, ENGIE Group, France

Anne-Laure de Chammard is Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE Solutions International since July 2021.
ENGIE Solutions International is a €3.6 billion turnover entity, part of the ENGIE Group, with 20,000 employees in 20 countries, in Europe, Americas, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Its core mission is to provide low-carbon energy and services to tackle climate change.
Its activities include distributed energy infrastructure and related services, such as District Heating and Cooling Networks, On-site Utilities and cogeneration, Distributed Solar, Low Carbon mobility, Smart cities and public lighting, Data Centers, and Energy Efficiency services.
Anne-Laure started her career in the USA in 2008, as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She then joined the French Ministry of Sustainable Development and Energy in 2010, where she was leading major infrastructure public-private partnership projects. She joined the Bureau Veritas Group in 2014 as General Manager for the French East Region, before being appointed President and CEO of Bureau Veritas Construction in 2016. She joined ENGIE in 2019 as Group Chief Strategy, Research & Technology and Innovation Officer to head the group’s strategy in its zero-carbon transition. Member of the “Corps des Ponts”, Anne-Laure graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Anne-Laure sits at several supervisory boards. She is also passionate about opera singing, has made recordings and given several concerts.

Alexander De Croo

Prime Minister of Belgium, Office of the Prime Minister of Belgium, Belgium

2020–present: Prime Minister of Belgium; 2019 - 2020: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, in charge of the Fight against Tax Fraud, and Minister of Development Cooperation; 2014 - 2019: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services; 2012 - 2014: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions; 2009 - 2012: Party Chairman and Senator; 1999 - 2009: MBA, business consultant and entrepreneur. Alexander De Croo is part of the 2015 intake of World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders.

Carlos de Hart

Chief Executive Officer, Agroince, Colombia

Carlos de Hart is Chief Executive Officer of Agroince, a group of agribusinesses. Prior to his appointment, he served as Vice-Minister of Business Development of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia. De Hart has held several executive positions, including Secretary-General of the National Business Association of Colombia, as well as in companies belonging to the agribusiness, consultancy and banking sectors, among others. He is an entrepreneur that has founded companies in real estate, ICT and business process outsourcing (BPO), having been chairman of the board at most of them. He has also been a member of over 50 other boards of directors of public and private institutions within the banking, energy, CSR, education, industry, agriculture, ICT, BPO and healthcare sectors. De Hart received a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de los Andes and an International MBA from IE Business School.

Maria Eugenia del Castillo Cabrera

Envoy of the Vice-President of the Dominican Republic, The Presidency of the Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic

Maria Eugenia del Castillo currently serves as the Special Envoy of the Vice President of the Dominican Republic (DR). With a dual training in international affairs and economics, she has committed her professional career to public service. With over 15 years of leadership roles in the multilateral system, including positions at both the Inter-American Development Bank and as a diplomat to the UN, she has fostered cross-sectoral collaboration to contribute to advancing the world's most complex problems at both national and international levels. Most recently, Maria has been a key player in the creation and deployment of the COVID-19 vaccination strategy in the DR, facilitating coordination across different entities, the private sector and international organizations to deliver a complex, fast paced response to the pandemic. Maria also served as the DR's lead negotiator in the construction of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. In 2012, Maria was selected to serve as a UN Facilitator and G77 negotiator (representing 133 countries) in topics related to food security and climate change. Maria graduated summa cum laude from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the DR with a degree in Economics and holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University.

Clarissa Delgado

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Teach For the Philippines, Philippines

Clarissa Isabelle Liboro Delgado is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Teach for the Philippines. She began her career with research and impact measurement, managing a Randomized Control Trial for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) on Teach for the Philippines’ predecessor organization, Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation. It was from the results of this survey that Teach for the Philippines was born. Delgado received an MA in Educational Administration from Ateneo de Manila University and a BA from the College of William & Mary. She is an inaugural 2018 Obama Foundation Fellow and a member of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOWN), Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS), Ramon V. Del Rosario Siklab, and Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader networks.

Sangu Delle

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Africa Health Holdings, Ghana

Sangu is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of CarePoint (formerly Africa Health Holdings), a tech forward healthcare network serving over 1 million patients across 65+ facilities in Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya, with a vision to "build Africa's healthcare future." He is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of Golden Palm Investments Corporation, whose portfolio companies, including Andela, Flutterwave and mPharma, have raised over $1.2 billion in venture financing. Sangu co-founded CleanAcwa, a water and sanitation non-profit that has worked in 160 communities in Ghana impacting over 200,000 people. Sangu serves on several boards of directors and advisory boards including Harvard University's Board of Overseers, the Peddie School, Ashesi University, Ghana International School, Harvard University's Center for African Studies, Harvard Medical School and Oxford University. Sangu graduated with highest honors in African Studies and Economics from Harvard College, a Doctor of Law from Harvard Law School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University and a PhD in Economic Anthropology and African Studies from the University of Birmingham (U.K.). He is the author of "Making Futures: Young Entrepreneurs in a Dynamic Africa." He is a TED Fellow, a Tutu Fellow and an Eisenhower Fellow.