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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 in Stockholm and is opening up Africas largest hub for entrepreneurs in Kigali Rwanda. Norrsken Foundation have also launched different impact funds in Europe and Africa.
Matthew Caruana Galizia
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.
Aslihan Denizkurdu is a Managing Director and Global Chief Operating Officer for Risk Management at Citigroup. In her role, she designs and oversees firm-wide frameworks and processes that enable prudent management of global risks across a $2 trillion balance sheet in 100 countries. Raised in Turkey, Denizkurdu believes in the power of large businesses in driving positive change and solving social problems. She has been a Fellow with the Aspen Institute’s First Movers programme for social intrapreneurs since 2012.
Maria Margarita Gual Soler
Dr. Marga Gual Soler is a science diplomat bridging the world through science. As the Head of Science Diplomacy Capacity Building at the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA), 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 PhD 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 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)
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 is an entrepreneur and global mental health advocate. She is an advisor to leading global companies, brands, and influential individuals on mental health and regularly speaks and writes on 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.
Caroline leads the public policy team at Chainalysis, drawing on their unique data analytics and tools to work with clients from the public and private sectors to understand developments in digital asset markets and their intersect with global regulatory trends and requirements.
Caroline was previously the founding Head of the OECD's Global Blockchain Policy Centre, from 2018 to 2021, working on a diverse range of blockchain-related policy issues, such as fintech, competition policy, data governance, and supply chain transparency. In 2019, she co-led the Financial Stability Board’s workstream on decentralised fintech, and also established the OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board, bringing together more than 100 experts from across the world in government, industry, academia and civil society. In 2020, Caroline was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and was a judge in the G20 techsprint hackathon. In 2022, she was a finalist in the Global Australian Awards.
Caroline's career began as a lawyer to the Australian government before she joined the OECD in 2010, to work on international tax transparency issues. She went on to set up the OECD-UNDP Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative and then became the advisor to the OECD’s Head of Tax during the OECD/G20 BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Project. During this time, Caroline became more interested in the impact of emerging technologies on policy frameworks and began the first global study of the tax treatment of digital assets.
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 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.
In addition to being the first woman and youngest executive to hold her position, Stacey Tank serves five non-profit boards, including those focused on environmental impact and the arts.
Anahita Thoms is an award-winning lawyer who focuses her practice on global investigations, in the field of sustainability and international trade law, including sanctions, export controls, foreign investment review, data protection, business and human rights. She leads Baker McKenzie's International Trade Practice in Germany and is a Member of the firm's Europe, Middle East and African regional Steering Committee for the Compliance & Investigations Group. She is a Board Member of Atlantik-Brücke, serves on the National Committee of Unicef Germany and is Advisory Board Member of the Sustainable Finance Council of the German Federal Government. She is a regularly interviewed by media outlets as an expert and is a speaker at international conferences on diverse topics, such as trade, sustainability, diversity and ethics. Anahita is committed to giving back to society and is passionate about human rights and the fight against modern slavery.