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Bhav Singh has digitised, founded or built three businesses of scale in emerging and developed markets and has a strong consumer technology track record. He is the founder and Group CEO of Sandbox & Co, a leading digital learning company with 17 market-leading properties across the US, UK, Europe and Brazil, including CoolMathGames, Hopster and Playkids, reaching in excess of 60 million users each month.
Prior to founding Sandbox in 2015 Bhav worked as an ‘intrapreneur’ with large corporates. He built and scaled high growth businesses for Pearson globally and for ViacomCBS in the emerging markets. As President & CEO of Pearson English, Bhav transformed a legacy division into an integrated portfolio driven by subscription, software as a service, and direct retail through organic and M&A growth across China, Brazil, India, Germany, Indonesia and the US.
Prior to Pearson, Bhav spent eight years at ViacomCBS as Managing Director and EVP of the emerging markets group, rapidly scaling brands including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central into strong positions across India, Central Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa. Bhav has also held senior roles across digital, general management and business development with Manchester United, IMG and Discovery Communications.
Bhav is a non-executive director on the BBC Commercial Board and serves as an independent non-executive director for GB Group PLC. He is a member of the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.
Away from work, Bhav is a huge Pink Floyd fan and a passionate cricket follower, who loves to watch all forms of the game.
Jagmeet Singh was born in Scarborough, Ontario and spent some time growing up on Canada's East coast before moving back to Southern Ontario. As a kid, he often felt on the margins and left out. That made him more determined to be himself. That’s why he grew up to defend the rights of others to be seen and heard for themselves. Jagmeet went to law school to stack his tool box to fight the powerful forces of poverty and racism. As a lawyer, he knew he could help those with little power and money to assert their own rights. He campaigned with anti-poverty groups and immigrant and refugee organizations for changes that would make people’s lives better. As a young man, his father became ill and he had to step up to care for his family. He experienced precarity and understood how important it is to have people around who care and can help. That’s just one of the reasons why he wants to help others. Jagmeet decided to run for office because too many government choices were hurting people, rather than helping them get ahead. As an MPP, Jagmeet took on auto insurance companies to end the exploitation of people. He fought for fair coverage at a fair price. Jagmeet also fought for workers at temporary job agencies so that they could get the security they deserve. He was tenacious about convincing the government to commit to ending arbitrary street checks or ‘carding’. As Leader of Canada’s NDP, Jagmeet believes that how we pay for and deliver services to Canadians must work everyone.
Navrina is the Founder & CEO of Credo AI.Credo.AI is on a mission to empower enterprises to develop AI with the highest ethical standards. Credo AI ensures compliant, trustworthy, fair and auditable development and use of AI. As the pioneer in context driven, continuous and comprehensive AI governance , Credo AI's SaaS enables enterprise to measure, monitor and manage AI introduced risks at scale and empowering enterprises to deliver Responsible AI.
A technology leader with over 18+ years experience in Enterprise SaaS, AI and Mobile, Navrina has held multiple product and business leadership roles at Microsoft and Qualcomm. Navrina is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC), which advises the United States President and the National AI Initiative Office. Navrina is an executive board member of Mozilla guiding their trustworthy AI charter. Navrina is also a young global leader with the World economic forum & was on their future council for AI guiding policies & regulations in responsible AI.
Navrina holds a Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Wisconsin -Madison & an MBA from Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California.
Shamina is the Founder and President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Executive Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at Mastercard. She is also President of the Mastercard Impact Fund, where she is responsible for activating a $500 million commitment to advance inclusive growth around the world. Shamina is a member of Mastercard's Management Committee and serves on the boards of ADL and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.
Vineeta Singh is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of SUGAR Cosmetics. Prior, she founded and ran an HR outsourcing organization and then launched Fab Bag, a beauty subscription service for women, that recently crossed a million-dollar turnover. Singh was one of the Top 6 Women Entrepreneurs at Grace Hopper Women Entrepreneur Quest 2014 and was featured as one of the Young Leaders to watch out for in Outlook Business in 2009. A cult favourite makeup brand among millennials, her company won the Award for Health & Lifestyle in India in 2021. Singh is an avid marathoner who has run more than 20 international races. Accolades include being the fastest Indian woman at the 75km Bangalore Ultra-Marathon in 2010 and the Nashik Half-Marathon in 2013.
Mayank Singhal is a career investor focused on technology and growth. Since the inception of ADG in mid 2021, Singhal has already invested over $8 billion across global markets including Asia, Europe and the United States. His recent investments include SpaceX, Chime, Uber Freight, Flipkart, Byju’s, Dream11, Getir and Aleph Farms, amongst others. Singhal’s prior experiences include roles at Temasek, TPG and McKinsey in India. He is also a former advisor to Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Group, and helped set up RNT Capital, a $250m venture fund backed by Ratan Tat, to invest in global technology start-ups including CureFit, Ola, Xiaomi, PayTM and AirBnB.
Anjhula Mya Singh Bais
Described by the Sunday Times as “an activist, academic, and an aristocrat out to shatter myths surrounding mental illness and psychology”, Dr. Anjhula Mya Singh Bais is an international psychology trauma specialist and the Chair of the International Board of Amnesty International. Dr. Bais's focus is human rights and mental health through a feminist lens. She was a thought leader and strategist inspiring on psychology, leadership, and human rights on her Lite FM radio show Mind Matters which had a weekly listenership of 1 million. Named a Fellow of the Apolitical Academy, Prestige Magazine's 40 Under 40, and bestowed the Global Citizen Psychologist Citation from the American Psychological Association, Bais is an alumni of Lady Shri Ram College, University College London, Columbia University, The Chicago School, a member of YPO and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. With two decades in the international fashion industry as a model and named a super model by Vogue, Bais's prerequisite for appearing on covers is that staunch attention is paid to body positivity. She has received Savvy's people's choice award for being the role model women most believed in.
Tara Singh Vachani
Tara Singh Vachani is the Managing Director of Antara Senior Living, focused on improving the lives of seniors. Antara Senior Living is the first Indian venture creating vibrant residential communities that offer lifestyle with lifecare. Tara is also engaged with the Max India Foundation.
Virginijus Sinkevičius has been the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries since 2019. He was formerly the Minister of Economy of Lithuania (2017-2019). Before becoming the Minister of Economy, Sinkevičius led the Economic Committee of the Parliament of Lithuania. Sinkevičius was elected to Parliament in October 2016. Before that, he was a Team Lead for Regulatory Affairs at Invest Lithuania. Prior to joining Invest Lithuania, Sinkevičius was Managing Editor at the US Office of The Lithuanian Tribune in Washington D.C. Sinkevičius holds a BA in International Relations and Affairs from Aberystwyth University and a Master’s degree in European International Affairs from Maastricht University.
Jens Martin Skibsted
1994, graduate, ESEC Film School, Paris; 1998, degree in Philosophy, Copenhagen University; 2000, degree in Project Management, University of California, Berkeley; 2011, degree in Cross Media Communication, Copenhagen University. Founder/Partner, Skibsted ID, KiBiSi, Manyone, design consultancies; Founder Ogojiii, African design innovation media. Founder, Biomega, bicycle and urban mobility company. Works collected by Cnap, MoMA, Designmuseum Danmark and SFMoMA; Former member of the Board: Danish Design Coucil (Chair), Design2innovate (Vice-Chair); Danish Design Center; Member of the board: Danfoss Foundation. Co-Author, Expand: Stretching the Future by Design, Instant Icon, Tilbage til Virkeligheden (Back To Reality). Author, blog column in Fast Company, Huffington Post, Core77. Recipient of awards: Wallpaper Design Award; I.D. Consumer Design; Red Dot Award, IF, Good Design Award; European 40 under 40. Member, World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Urban Mobility Transitions."
Dr David Skilling is the founding Director of Landfall Strategy Group, an economic and policy advisory firm based in the Netherlands and Singapore. David advises governments, companies, and financial institutions in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe on the impact of global macro, globalisation, and geopolitics, from a small advanced economy perspective. David writes regularly on global economic and political issues, including in a column in Singapore's Straits Times as well as in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Project Syndicate, and Nikkei Asian Review. David has recently served as a Senior Advisor to the McKinsey Centre for Government; as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs & Trade in New Zealand; and as a Fellow at Singapore’s Civil Service College. Previously, David was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company in Singapore, as well as being a Senior Fellow with the McKinsey Global Institute. Prior to joining McKinsey at the start of 2009, David was the founding Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute, a privately funded, non-partisan think-tank. Until 2003, he was a Principal Advisor at the New Zealand Treasury, where he worked primarily on economic growth issues. David has a PhD in Public Policy and a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University, as well as a Master's of Commerce (Hons) in Economics from the University of Auckland.
E. Benjamin Skinner
E. Benjamin Skinner is Founder and President of Transparentem. Previously, he co-founded TAU Investment Management, and prior to that was Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism of Brandeis University. He was named one of National Geographic’s “Adventurers of the Year 2008.” His first book, A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery (Free Press; 2008), was awarded the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction, a citation from the Overseas Press Club in its book category for 2008, and a finalist for The Ryszard Kapuscinski International Award for literary reportage in 2011.
Previously he held a fellowship at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, served as Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and worked as Research Associate for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. His 50+ chapters, monographs, and articles have appeared in numerous publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Time, Newsweek, Travel + Leisure, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, and others. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.