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Niklas Adalberth

Founder and Executive Chairman, Norrsken Foundation, Sweden

Niklas Adalberth, the unicorn entrepreneur behind payment start-up Klarna, donated $125 million to found the Norrsken Foundation, a tech-for-good ecosystem for social impact entrepreneurs daring to tackle societies biggest challenges. Norrsken currently houses 125+ companies in Europe's largest impact hub, has made 25 investments and started two non-profits.

Annalena Baerbock

Party Co-Leader, Alliance 90/The Greens, Germany, Alliance 90/The Greens, Germany

Annalena Baerbock is Chairwoman of the Alliance 90/ The Greens party of Germany, recently re-elected with the highest-ever result for a chairwoman of the party. She has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2013 and is an outspoken advocate on issues of environment, youth and Europe.

Matthew Caruana Galizia

Director, Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, Malta

Advances the causes of transparency, anti-corruption, freedom of speech and access to information. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose work on the Panama Papers uncovered the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens.

Marga Gual Soler

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SciDipGLOBAL, Spain

Dr. Marga Gual Soler is a pioneer of science diplomacy. She is the founder and CEO of SciDipGLOBAL, a purpose-driven advisory, research, and training platform helping organizations and individuals connect science, technology, and diplomacy to tackle transboundary challenges. She works with governments, universities, UN agencies and international NGOs to build bridges between the scientific and diplomatic communities, strengthen science-policy interfaces, and inspire the next generation of boundary-spanning STEM leaders to navigate global transformations. She is a founding member of the European Science Diplomacy Alliance, a consultant for The World Academy of Sciences, and an advisor to the EU-Horizon 2020 Science Diplomacy Cluster. She is also a researcher and lecturer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and associate editor of the AAAS Science & Dipomacy policy journal. Previously, she served as high-level advisor to former European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, and as Senior Project Director at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy, where she built the first global science diplomacy capacity building program and helped re-establish scientific cooperation between the US and Cuba after the diplomatic normalization of 2015. She has advised the science diplomacy strategies of dozens of governments and trained thousands of young leaders from over 100 countries in this emerging field. Originally from the Mediterranean island of Mallorca (Spain), she holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Queensland in Australia and her recognitions include Georgetown University Global Competitiveness Leadership Fellow, Aspen Ideas Scholar, Top 100 Spanish Experts in Innovation, Huffington Post 40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy, and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She is most proud of participating in the largest-ever all-women expedition to Antarctica to promote women's leadership in climate action.

Carlalberto Guglielminotti

Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, ENGIE EPS S.A., France

Carlalberto is Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE EPS and has formerly been a serial entrepreneur, venture capital investor and business lawyer. As CEO of Electro Power Systems (EPS), in less than 3 years Carlalberto achieved with success the complex turnaround of the company, he led an IPO, two acquisitions, and a mandatory tender offer, raising over €100 million in equity and debt capital, and bringing EPS to reach a market cap up to €180 million. He transformed a small start-up into a world's technology leader in energy storage and e-mobility, powering every day – with renewables and energy storage – over half a million people across Africa and Asia. In order to scale-up, Carlalberto decided to join ENGIE, one of the largest energy player worldwide, playing today an important enabling role in zero¬carbon transition strategy of the group.

David Ikkersheim

Partner, KPMG, Netherlands

David Ikkersheim is a Partner with KPMG. He is trained as Medical Doctor, holds a MSc in Business Administration and PhD in Health Economics. His industry experience includes working with national and local health economies, hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, with extensive experience in market assessment and market entry. He has worked with various Ministries of Health (in Europe, Middle-East and Asia) on how to pay for healthcare in order to improve quality of care and efficiency as well as working with Life Science companies on how to align their innovation, portfolio and go to market strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He served on the City Council of Utrecht (The Netherlands) from 2010-2014, holding the portfolios of education, youth and welfare.

Niki Kerameus

Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of Greece, Greece

Niki K. Kerameus started her career as a lawyer on major litigations, such as Enron and the AOL-Time Warner. While in Government, she has served on committees dealing with e-goverment, constitutional reform, education and youth.

Elisha London

Chief Executive Officer, United for Global Mental Health (United GMH), United Kingdom

Elisha London is leading systems-level change around mental health. She has a trackrecord of impact as the Campaign Director for the Heads Together campaign in the UK and Founding UK Director for Global Poverty Project.

Mette Lykke

Chief Executive Officer, Too Good To Go, Denmark

Mette is CEO of Too Good To Go, leading a team of more than 500 'waste warriors' and on a mission to fight global food waste. The Social Impact Company has created the world's largest marketplace for surplus food, saving millions of meals from going to waste. It works with 40,000+ supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries, hotels and any other food retailer that throws out food by the end of business on a regular basis. Prior to joining Too Good To Go, Lykke co-founded Endomondo, a social fitness app and community with the mission of making fitness fun, and which now has more than 30 million users across the world.

Caroline Malcolm

Head, Global Blockchain Policy Centre, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

Caroline heads the OECD’s work on blockchain, assessing the policy implications & building solutions to ensure governments can access and respond to the opportunities and challenges it raises. She is also the Co-Chair of the Financial Stability Board's workstream on decentralised fintech, sits on the OECD's Staff Review Board, and since 2016, is a visiting lecturer at Paris-Est Créteil University, & more recently, at Kings College London. Previously, Caroline established Tax Inspectors Without Borders, a joint OECD-UNDP initiative to build tax audit expertise in low-capacity countries.

Sanna Marin

Prime Minister of Finland, Office of the Prime Minister of Finland, Finland

The first in her family to attend university, Sanna Marin became the youngest Prime Minister in Finnish history and the world’s youngest female state leader. She has encouraged new approaches to the future of work, social services and gender equity in her country and the world.

Akshay Naheta

Senior Vice-President, SoftBank Group, United Kingdom

Akshay Naheta is a Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers and is a member of the Executive Management Committee of the firm. He received a S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2004 and a B.S., highest honours, in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2003.