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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

Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Foreign Office of Germany, 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 train 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 Ministry of Science of Colombia and the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipatory. 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 governments in Europe and Latin America and trained thousands of young leaders from over 100 countries in the emerging field of science diplomacy. 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. In 2019 she participated in the largest-ever all-women expedition to Antarctica to promote women's leadership in global climate action.

Carlalberto Guglielminotti

Chief Executive Officer, NHOA, France

Carlalberto is CEO of NHOA and serial entrepreneur educated in France, Italy, Israel, and the United States: as a lawyer first, then in philosophy and finally in economics and management.
At NHOA, at the time still called EPS, he spearheaded a Chapter 11 and then listed the company at the Euronext Stock Exchange raising more than €130m in equity and debt capital in 7 years, and reaching over €250 million market cap in 2021. 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 July 2021 TCC acquired from ENGIE its 60% stake in Engie EPS, at closing the name has been changed in NHOA representing the New Horizons Ahead with the new shareholder TCC.
In addition to his role of CEO of NHOA, Carlalberto is also Executive Chairman of Free2Move eSolutions, the joint-venture born form the collaboration between the e-mobility branch of NHOA and Stellantis.
Carlalberto is member of the Board at Prima Industrie and of the Scientific Committee of Leadersel Innotech ESG (Ersel). He is also a Board member of the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Chairman of the Advisory Company at 360 Capital.

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

Founder, United for Global Mental Health (United GMH), United Kingdom

Elisha London is an entrepreneur and global mental health advocate. She is an advisor to leading global companies, brands, influential individuals on mental health and regularly speaks and writes on the the global mental health crisis and the role of the private sector.

She established Prospira Global in 2021 to respond to the growing business demand for strategic advisory and support on mental health strategies, in particular for businesses needing custom support to meet this demand across borders.

Across her career Elisha has established a number of national and global initiatives, and worked for organisations including the UK Department for International Development, PWC, the Overseas Development Institute and The World Bank. She was the founding UK Director of the Global Poverty Project (now “Global Citizen”), and following her own personal experience of mental ill health she was appointed as Campaign Director for the Head Together Campaign, spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

In 2017 Elisha drew upon her experience to understand the huge gap that exists in addressing mental health around the world and brought together the team to establish United for Global Mental Health. She was UnitedGMH’s first CEO until 2021 and now supports the organisation as Founder and Advisor to the Board.

She holds an MBA from TRIUM (NYU New York, LSE London, HEC Paris), and an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics.

Elisha Co-Chaired the Global Futures Council on Neuro technologies in 2019 has been a regular member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Mental Health. In 2020 she was honoured for her leadership in 2020 when she was appointed as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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.

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.

Atika Rehman

Deputy Editor, The Third Pole, United Kingdom

Atika Rehman is a journalist with over a decade of experience working as a reporter and editor in Pakistan. She is now based in the UK, where she is the foreign correspondent for Dawn, a widely respected English daily in Pakistan. Atika covers a breadth of local and international stories. She reports on Pakistani politics and the sizeable British Pakistani community in the UK and covers major developing stories such as Brexit, the elections and landmark court cases. Previously, she was the Managing Editor of Dawn.com, Pakistan's highest traffic English news site which has a digital audience of 90 million a month. Currently, Atika is also the Deputy Editor at The Third Pole, a digital publication which covers Asia's water crisis and its effects on migration, food security and livelihoods. Her work has earned both national and international recognition. Atika is a 2019 Acumen Fellow.

Ludovic Subran

Chief Economist, Allianz, Germany

Ludovic Subran leads economic research at the largest insurer and investor in Europe. He has helped design public policies in over 30 countries and influences several organizations as a board member.