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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.
Joice Toyota is a rising entrepreneur whose pioneering work in social innovation is helping boost civic engagement among Brazil's youth. As the founder of Vetor Brasil, she has helped select and develop hundreds of young public management leaders across Brazil's 27 states. Her organization has received numerous awards and attracted attention from nationwide media as one of the most promising and scalable initiatives to support the consolidation of Brazilian public institutions.
Maureen Tranthams diverse background spans media, education policy and business strategy. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Social Impact & Philanthropy Operations and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Sesame Workshop. In her role, Maureen is responsible for the overall planning and coordination of strategic and financial results across Sesames global, philanthropically funded social impact efforts including the organizations work supporting displaced children in crisis contexts and children from marginalized communities in the U.S. She also oversees the organizations Compliance and Risk Management capabilities, working closely with teams to navigate the challenges of reaching children in conflict zones. A former international journalist with experience in Thailand and China, she has also led a Washington state education policy and advocacy nonprofit, as well as worked as a management consultant supporting global media and technology companies on a variety of strategic, operations and organizational issues. A committed mentor, particularly to early career professionals, she frequently coaches individuals hoping to transition sectors and contribute to social impact. Maureen holds a BA in Journalism and the Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington and an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business. She also serves as an active Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations.
Gregg Treinish is the Founder and Executive Director of Adventure Scientists, an organization that has helped the scientific community design, build and execute on field data collection projects that address long-standing environmental threats. By galvanizing a global network of trained outdoor specialist volunteers, his work has enabled authorities to prosecute illegal loggers, created the largest dataset on Earth for microplastics pollution, advanced a new suite of interventions against antibiotic resistant superbugs, and doubled crop yields without fertilizers across 4 million acres of land.
Gregg became a National Geographic Explorer after becoming the first to trek the length of the Andes Mountain Range on a journey that covered more than 12,500km in just under two years.
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.
An aspiring financier as one of the youngest Asian female Managing Directors at Credit Suisse, with extensive capital markets experience in leading landmark jumbo transactions in the APAC region from previous 10-year tenure at Goldman Sachs. As a graduate of United World College and one of the Global Scholars from Columbia University, Claire is a strong believer in international understanding, diversity and inclusion. For more than a decade, Claire has been actively engaged in and promoting equal opportunities via professional and educational initiatives for the underprivileged and under-represented in both work and local community contexts.
Adriana Josefina Tudela Gutiérrez is a Peruvian lawyer, businesswoman and politician of Spanish origin. She is a congressman of the republic for the period 2021-2026.
John R. Tyson
John R. Tyson is a fourth-generation member of the Tyson family and executive at one of the largest food companies in the world. As Chief Sustainability Officer at Tyson Foods, he has the ability to influence the global food supply chain, promoting more sustainable production practices that empower people, conserve natural resources and drive innovation for smart, responsible agriculture. Prior, he worked in investment banking for J.P. Morgan and as a private equity and venture capital investor. He is also a lecturer at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, he serves on the Board of Directors of Winrock International and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Tyson has a BA in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Katsuya Uenoyama is a entrepreneur in the machine learning and artificial intelligence area.
He founded PKSHA Technology in 2012 and the company became a listed company in 2018 as the biggest AI company in Japan.
He is exploring how to shape AI-driven software to empower and diverse human and society.
Prior to founding PKSHA, he received got his PhD in Machine Learning from Tokyo University. And ex-BCG.
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.