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Bjarte Reve

Chief Executive Officer, Nansen Neuroscience Network, Norway

Chief Executive Officer, Nansen Neuroscience Network, an organization that connects neuroscience and industry to speed up development of new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer's, other dementia related illnesses, Parkinson, MS and psychiatric illnesses.

Partner at management consulting firm Considium Consulting Group in Norway. (Considium.no)

Elected politician in Asker, Norway for the Conservative Party. (Høyre).

School of Health Innovation, UIO, NTNU and Karolinska Institutet. More info here: https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/school-of-health-innovation/

Expertise: innovation, neuroscience, mental health, non-communicable disease. Alumni - Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum. Master's in Mgmt, Norwegian School of Mgmt; Exec. MBA in Strategy, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Admin. Formerly: Political Adviser, Conservative Party, Norwegian Parliament; External Affairs, Merck & Company; Director, Strategy, Southern Norway Regional Health Authority; headed national health practice, Ernst & Young Advisory, Norway, Chief Executive Officer, Oslo Cancer Cluster; Chief Communications Officer and Member, Mgmt Cttee, Akershus Univ. Hospital.

Paolo Ribotta

CEO Generali Employee Benefits & Generali Global Health, Generali, Italy

Paolo Ribotta has been appointed CEO of the GEB BU in sept 2019 to integrate the Global Health & Benefit proposition for Multinational Clients and their workforces.
GEB is wwd leader in providing insurance solutions for Multinational companies through its Network of Partners around the world.

Paolo joined Generali in 2012 to set up and manage the Global Corporate and Commercial Business Unit.

Prior to Generali, Paolo served as Head of Global Distribution and Network for XL Insurance Group, focusing on managing customers and brokers on a global basis and optimizing the global footprint. Earlier in his career, Ribotta spent 14 years with Zurich Insurance Group with various responsibilities. Chief Executive Officer in France since 2004, and Director of the Corporate Unit in Italy and Chief Executive of Zurich Consulting Italy since 1997. Since 2001, he has been Member of the Board of the Zurich European Corporate Unit. Ribotta started his carrier with UAP in Milan and Paris from 1990 until 1997.
Ribotta holds a degree in Economics from the LUISS University of Rome.

Anne Richards

Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity International, United Kingdom

1985, BSc (Hons), University of Edinburgh; 1992, MBA, INSEAD; CDipAF, C Eng; FSIP, FRSE. Currently, Chief Executive, Fidelity International. Vice-Convener (Chair): Court of Edinburgh University (2014-2020); Chair, CERN & Society Foundation (2015-2020). Previously Chair, Financial Conduct Authority Practitioner Panel. Ambassador, 30% Club. Recipient of honours and awards, including: Commander of The Royal Victorian Order (CVO) (2014); CBE (2015); DBE (2021); Honorary Fellow, CFA Institute (UK); honorary DLitt, Heriot-Watt University.

Susannah Rodgers

Technical Adviser on Disability Inclusion, Climate and Environment Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, United Kingdom

A successful former professional Paralympic swimmer who competed at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, winning six medals across both Games including gold in the 50m Butterfly in Rio and 5 bronze medals. Susie has won 30 international medals throughout her career at all levels of competition, 17 of them gold. Susie is an expert adviser for global clients on disability inclusion and currently works for the UK Government in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office as a Technical Adviser on Disability Inclusion. She has advised on a number of projects of over £4bn investments in companies around the world, pioneering new inclusive approaches, designs, thought leadership and strategy to ensure no one is left behind in international development. She is an expert panel member of the Global Disability Advisory Panel at the British Council. Susie has a degree from Newcastle University in Modern Languages, holds a postgraduate diploma from the Financial Times in Non-Executive Director leadership. She recently completed executive education courses at Stanford University, Harvard Kennedy School and Cambridge Judge Business School. Susie is a sought-after public speaker, podcast guest and has hosted and spoken on panels and individually at events including at Davos, for academic and education institutions, INGOs, gender diversity conferences (SHE conference) and at summits in both the public and private sectors. She is an experienced non-executive director and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Panel at Spirit of 2012, the London 2012 legacy charity, which funds projects promoting wellbeing in communities through social cohesion, volunteering, the arts and physical and mental well-being in the UK. She previously chaired a sub-committee for an organization leading high profile cases and successful pro bono investigations into athlete welfare and safeguarding in the UK elite sport system. She is a patron of various charities and an ocean ambassador for the Marine Conservation Society and recently created a series of paintings of marine life which have been sold as prints to raise money for UK marine conservation efforts. She is passionate about education, inclusion, climate change and ocean conservation. She was awarded an MBE (2017) for services to Paralympic sport by Her Majesty the Queen.

David Rodin

Founder and Chair, Principia Advisory, Switzerland

Bachelor's degree, doctorate and Rhodes Scholarship, University of Oxford. Moral and political philosopher specializing in international ethics and ethics of war and conflict. Inaugural Director of Research, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Founding Member, Oxford Leverhulme Programme on Changing Character of War. Currently also, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York. Author, War and Self-Defence (2002), and articles in philosophy and law journals. Recipient of American Philosophical Association Sharp Prize.

Daan Roosegaarde

Artist and Innovator, Studio Roosegaarde, Netherlands

Dutch artist and innovator; creative thinker and maker of social designs that explore the relation between people, technology and space. From an early age, has been driven by nature’s gifts such as luminous fireflies or jellyfish. Fascination for nature and technology is reflected in iconic works such as SMOG FREE PROJECT (the largest outdoor air purifier, which turns smog into jewellery), VAN GOGH PATH (a bicycle path that glows at night), and SPACE WASTE LAB to visualize and capture space waste. Studied fine arts; graduate, the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, with a Master’s in Architecture. Founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007; works with team of designers and engineers for a better future at studios in Rotterdam and Shanghai.

Nico Rosberg

Greentech Entrepreneur and F1 2016 World Champion, Monaco

Nico Rosberg became Formula 1 World Champion in 2016 with Mercedes AMG Petronas and announced his retirement 5 days later.

Since his retirement Nico continues his work as an ambassador for many international brands and has become a Greentech entrepreneur. He has investments in a variety of companies such as Formula E, Lilium, Chargepoint & Lyft and has also now co-founded the GREENTECH Festival which launched in May 2019.

He remains linked to motor sport through his commentary for SKY & RTL, his Rosberg Racing young driver’s academy and his engineering company TRE.

His recently launched podcast 'Beyond Victory' topped the charts for download and his Youtube and other social media channels are a big passion.

When he is not working he spends as much time as possible with his wife Vivian and two young daughters.

Hanneli Rupert

Director, Michelangelo Foundation, United Kingdom

Hanneli Rupert is the Founder and Creative Director of Okapi, the first African luxury brand to be made entirely on the continent from locally sourced materials. She is also the Founder and Creative Director of Merchants on Long, the acclaimed African concept store. Hanneli trained as a painter, which she pursued professionally for several years before launching Okapi and MoL. Other career highlights include speaking at the International Herald Tribune Luxury conference 2014 and being nominated as member of the BOF (Business of Fashion) 500 in both 2013 and 2014. Hanneli also sits on the Tate International Council and is a trustee of the South African children's education charity Imibala.

Peter Rutland

Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners, United Kingdom

MBA (Hons), INSEAD; MA, University of Cambridge. Formerly: six years in private equity with Advent International; and two years with investment banking division, Goldman Sachs. Since 2007, with CVC Capital Partners: 2008, co-founded the Global Financial Services Group; has led a number of market-defining investments, for example: Avolon (a growth investment that has created the third largest global aircraft lessor from start-up) and Paysafe (acquisition and acceleration of growth in the largest independent e-wallet business and a competitor to PayPal); currently, Senior Private Equity Executive.

Annika Saarikko

Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of Finland, Finland

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services in Finland and the woman driving the management of the Social and Health Care Reform (SOTE), one of Finland's most extensive social projects. Saarikko became the Finnish Centre party's Vice Chair at the age of 26 and was elected to Parliament in 2011, where she has served in the Social Affairs and Health Committee and the Employment and Equality Committee.

Ewa Sadowska

Coordinator, BARKA Network of Support to European Minority Groups, Belgium

Master's in Ethno-Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; postgraduate degree in Social Economy Management, Warsaw University. Grew up in Barka communities and social enterprises integrating marginalized groups of people with society and labour market. Formerly: International Contacts' Coordinator, Barka Foundation for Mutual Help, Poland; 2003, Planning Officer, Population and Community Development Association, Bangkok, Thailand. Concurrently: Coordinator, European Migrants' Integration Network; since 2007, current position. Member of the Board, Trustees, Barka Foundation. Interests: non-standard languages, culture of South-East Asia, theatre, singing, dance, playing guitar, sailing, Greek literature and philosophy.

Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño

Impact Scientist, Spain

PhD (Hons) in Astrophysics, Max Planck Institute, Germany; Postdoc in Satellite and Rocket Science with NRL/JAXA/NASA. Product scientist. Professional experience in research, private sector, public sector and NGOs. Committed to bringing the value of “Impact Science” by promoting and practicing the skill-based value of scientists, versus the knowledge-based value. Formerly: Director, Science and Technology, Gain.org, an NGO on climate change adaptation; with the World Bank Innovations Lab and the President’s Office; Chief Scientist, Mapbox. At Satellogic, as Vice-President, Impact, team designs, implements and promotes the use of high-resolution high-cadence satellites images to contribute progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. From measuring poverty proxies, improve agricultural yields, or track environmental degradation or climate change impact. Has published peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as featured on NASA high-profile Picture of the Day and other science outreach mediums. Member: Global Future Council on Space, World Economic Forum; strategic boards for several companies, government bodies, and NGOs, such as Inmarsat, the UAE Statistical Authority, and IamtheCode. Mirzayan Science Policy Fellow, US National Academies of Science. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.