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Marga Gual Soler
Dr. Marga Gual Soler is a science diplomat bridging the world through science. She works with governments, universities, international organizations and scientific institutions to strengthen the role of science in global policy for a renewed multilateralism. A molecular biologist by training, Dr. Gual Soler has been one of the pioneers in promoting science diplomacy as a field of research, policy and education worldwide. She has supported the national science diplomacy strategies of several Latin American countries, Spain and the European Union and facilitated scientific cooperation between countries with difficult political relations, notably helping rebuild scientific cooperation between the United States and Cuba following the diplomatic normalization of 2015. She is most passionate about developing the next generation of science and diplomacy leaders to tackle global challenges. In 2019 she participated in the largest-ever women in STEM expedition to Antarctica to elevate women's leadership in sustainability and climate action, and in 2020 was recognized as a ‘Young Global Leader’ of the World Economic Forum.
Carlalberto Guglielminotti is a serial entrepreneur and since 2013 CEO of NHOA, leading its listing at the Paris stock exchange in 2015 (NHOA:PA) and reaching in 2021 over €450 million market capitalization.
He transformed a technology start-up, Electro Power Systems, into ENGIE Eps, and then to NHOA: a top five global player in Energy Storage, a European leader in e-Mobility thanks to the JV with Stellantis (STLA:PA), and the developer of the largest EV fastcharging infrastructure in Southern Europe, Atlante, a fast and ultrafast charging network enabled by renewables and energy storage.
Guglielminotti has been co-founder of two other successful startups: Blackshape Aircraft and Restopolis, now TheFork (TripAdvisor).
Guglielminotti is Group CEO at NHOA, Partner at 360 Capital, Chairman of Free2Move eSolutions and member of the Board at:
- Prima Industrie (PRI:IM)
- Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
- Leadersel Innotech ESG Scientific Committee (Ersel)
He holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi Business School. He specialized in:
• USA (Stanford University and European School of Economics)
• Israel, in Philosophy (Haifa University)
• France, with a LL.B with merit (Université Paris V)
• Italy, with a JD summa cum laude (University of Turin)
Hrund is the Director of Festa - center for sustainability in Iceland, Advisory Council member at Yale's International Leadership Center (ILC), Founding Partner at the Nordic Circular Hotspot and Board Member of Eyrir Invest. Hrund has a broad-based experience, ranging from post-conflict reconstruction and social entrepreurship to the arts. She is the co-Director and Writer, of the feature documentary InnSæi (2016), which explores the art of flourishing, leading and innovating in an age of distraction and transformation, shown world wide e.g. on Netflix. In 2008-2010 she created and directed Prisma - a diploma module, acknowledged by the Nordic Council of Ministers for best responding to 21st century workplace. She is the former chair of the Technology Development fund in Iceland, focusing on innovation. Her career with the UN entails a permanent position (resigned in 2004), being a Programme Manager of UNIFEM (Un Women) in Kosovo after the war, and occasional consultancies, the most recent one in 2020 in Bangladesh. Hrund has a BSc from the University of Iceland, a MSc from the London School of Economics, a Diploma from Harvard Kennedy School and has studied executive leadership at Yale and Oxford Said Business School. Hrund is a WEF Cultural Leader, WEF Young Global Leader and a Yale World Fellow.
MSc, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; 1994, PhD; 2002, Dr Sc, Russian Academy of Science. 1997-98, Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 2003-04, Visiting Assistant Professor, Princeton University. Since 1998, with New Economic School (NES), Moscow; 2004-2013, NES. Since 2013 - Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, Paris. Columnist, Russian and international business media. Consultant to governments, international organizations. Board member: companies, foundations and think tanks. Author of articles and international journals. Interests: transition economics, contract theory, corporate governance, labour mobility. Recipient of awards.
Camilla Hagen Sørli
Camilla is one of the owners of Canica Group, one of the largest privately owned investment companies in Norway. (Orkla ASA, Arcus ASA, Komplett). She serves as the Chair of the Board of Canica Investor, in addition holding board positions at other corporate companies including Canica AS and Jotun AS (global coatings company). Camilla holds several years of experience within retail, sustainability, consumer behavior, marketing, management, business development and strategy, currently working as Marketing Manager in Orkla. She has among others obtained executive education from Harvard Kennedy School and BI, Norwegian School of Management. Camilla is passionate about working to always improve the environmental and social footprints of Canica, and Orkla ASA was recently ranked among the top 100 most sustainable companies in the world by WEF. Being an advocate for women and health she is a Founding Member of Maverick Collective and also Nexus Norway. Camilla is using her voice for promoting female leadership and diversity as the Chair of SHE Community and was elected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum 2018. She lives in Oslo with husband and 4 children
Helen is Executive VP of Binance organization including head of EU, UK and Africa region, head of Global Fiat, P2P and Custody business, also head of Binance Charity Foundation; Helen also built NFT and Fan token business for Binance. Helen is a respected global leader and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Goodwill Ambassador.
She received the 2015 African Business Icon Award, and awarded as Officer of the National Order of Lion of Senegal in 2016. Hai was named 2017 Wu Fellow by UC Berkeley, Global Visionary by UBS and 2018 Aspen Fellow by Aspen Institute. She was also on “Ones to Watch” list for Bloomberg’s 50 people who shaped 2018 in unexpected ways. She received the 'INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award' in 2019. She was also selected as one of the Cointelegraph Top 100 most important and influential people in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world.
Kate became CEO in March 2016, having run CIFF's Climate Change team since 2009.
Kate is a member of the FP2020 Reference Group, a Champion of the She Decides movement, and she sits on the board of the European Climate Foundation. She has also been featured in the top 100 Profiles of Paris, a collection of stories from the key people who created the Paris Agreement, and is currently co-chairing a project for the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) on China’s contribution to global climate governance.
Kate’s career spans roles in government, finance, consulting, a think tank and NGOs. Before joining CIFF she was Head of Policy at Climate Change Capital, a boutique investment firm with $1.5 billion under management, advising asset managers and multinational companies on clean energy opportunities. She has also advised policy-makers in a number of roles, including as Senior Policy Advisor for the United Kingdom's G8 and EU presidencies in 2005, and as a Sherpa to the EU High-Level Group on Competitiveness, Energy and Environment in 2007.
In 2008, Kate was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She holds a BSc. from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She speaks French and Spanish fluently.
Osman is an impact investment advisor, tech entrepreneur, and author.
Osman is the Managing Director of Heroes Capital, an advisory and impact investment firm focused on health tech, ed tech, and renewable energy startups in Asia.
Previously, Osman worked as the Pakistan CEO and Managing Director of BIMA Mobile Pakistan, a subsidiary of Milvik AB (“BIMA”), one of the world’s leading microinsurance and telehealth organizations that reached over 30 million subscribers and had operations in 14 countries. Osman oversaw the development and launch of BIMA's products and operations in Pakistan, where he led a team of 1200 employees providing services to nearly 4 million customers.
He has written op-eds for a newspaper in Pakistan on the startup ecosystem and the need for cleantech. He also enjoys struggling to write fiction, and his debut novel, Blasphemy:The Trial of Danesh Masih, was published by an independent publisher in India in 2020.
He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017. Osman graduated with an MBA and an MA in International Relations from Yale University.
Sahar Hashemi co-founded Coffee Republic, one of the United Kingdom's leading coffee chains, in 1995. She also started Skinny Candy, a guilt-free confectionery brand, which was sold to Glisten in 2007. Hashemi left Coffee Republic in 2001 and co-wrote the best-selling book, Anyone Can Do It: Building Coffee Republic from our Kitchen Table, which has been translated into six languages and is the second highest selling book on entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom. Her latest book, Switched On, is about entrepreneurial behaviour in established companies. Hashemi lectures around the world on how to use entrepreneurial habits to promote innovation and creativity in the corporate world. She was awarded an OBE for services to the United Kingdom's economy and to charity in the Queen's 2012 birthday honours list. Hashemi studied Law at Bristol University and qualified as a corporate lawyer at Frere Cholmeley in London.
Bettina is a serial software entrepreneur that has built technology companies in both Europe and the United States. She is most recently the founder of juli, a digital health company, her third software company. She is also the founder of Pixability, a video advertising company in Boston. Prior to Pixability, Bettina co-founded SVOX, the Swiss-based speech technology company which was acquired by Nuance Communications (NUAN) for $125 million. Bettina has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, L’Oreal NEXT Generation Award, and The Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award.” Bettina holds an MS degree from MIT, a law degree from the University of Constance, and a business degree from the University of St. Gallen. She holds a software patent in video distribution optimization and is the author of "Video Marketing for Dummies".
Jussi Herlin works and learns at KONE Corporation – a global leader in People Flow solutions and a pioneer in creating sustainable urban life through better vertical mobility and more efficient construction – as Executive Vice Chair of the Board. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2007 and in the present position since 2014. Previously Jussi was a Strategy Development Manager in the Strategy and Market Intelligence team of KONE.
In 2012 Jussi graduated as M.Sc.(Econ.) in Management and International Business Communication from the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki. Jussi also holds Board positions in Security Trading Oy, Holding Manutas Oy, Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation, Kaskas Oy, Technology Industries of Finland and Confederation of Finnish Industries.
Jussi is endlessly fascinated by planetary boundaries, sustainable urbanization, leadership, intersectional feminism, impactful business, and behavioral sciences.
Christian is a founding Partner of 2150, a Venture Capital firm seeking to make the built world more sustainable, efficient and resilient. He previously held executive roles at Facebook, Google and Microsoft and was the co-founder of White Star Capital, a global VC firm. Christian has an MBA from The Wharton School and an undergrad degree from Duke University. Originally from El Salvador, Christian and his family reside in London.