SPEAKERS

HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud

Secretary General, Alwaleed Philanthropies: HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud is the Secretary General and member of the Board of Trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies.

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Anja Wyden Guelpa

Chancellor of the State of Geneva: Anja Wyden Guelpa was the first woman elected as Chancellor of State in Geneva in 2009, and she was reelected in 2013 for a second term…

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Ariane de Rothschild

Chairwoman, Group Executive Committee, Edmond de Rothschild Group : Baroness Ariane de Rothschild is a French citizen, was born in San Salvador and grew up in Latin America and in Africa…

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Ashish J.Thakkar

Founder, Mara Group and the Mara Foundation: Ashish J. Thakkar is the Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation. He is also the co-founder of Atlas Mara…

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Chantal Nicod

Chantal Nicod is at present Head of the West Africa Division of the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC)…

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Cherie Blair

Wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, leading lawyer and committed campaigner for women’s rights…

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Dean Karlan

Professor of Economics and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Yale University: Dean Karlan is Professor of Economics at Yale University and Founder of IPA. ..

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Firoz Ladak

CEO, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations: Since 2005, Firoz Ladak is the CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations…

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Gilles Carbonnier

Gilles Carbonnier is professor of development economics and director of studies at the Graduate Institute…

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Heather Grady

Vice Président, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: Heather Grady is a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors…

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Heba Aly

Heba runs one of the world’s leading sources of original, field-based journalism about humanitarian crises…

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Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr directs the Mulago Foundation and is the founder and director of the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program…

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Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Head of Amethis West Africa: Laureen Kouassi-Olsson is Head of Amethis’ West Africa office, Financial Institutions Head and Investment Director at Amethis…

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Liisa Petrykowska

Founder and CEO, Ignitia: Liisa is an atmospheric physicist that thought it was about time to develop a weather forecast for tropical regions…

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Marcos Athias Neto, Brazil

Marcos is the Director of the IICPSD, UNDP’s global policy center tasked with leading the organization’s strategic work with the private sector and foundations globally

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Mario Pezzini

Directeur, Centre de développement de l’OCDE : Before joining the Development Centre in 2010, Mario Pezzini held several senior management positions in the OECD, where he has been working since 1995…

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Max Bankole Jarrett

Max has over twenty-six years of professional experience in the field of political and socio-economic affairs as an international broadcaster…

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Michael Faye

Co-fondateur, GiveDirectly and Segovia Technology: Michael Faye is the co-founder of GiveDirectly and Segovia Technology, which is making it easier for organizations to pay anyone, anytime…

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Safeena Husain

Safeena Husain is the Founder and Executive Director of Educate Girls, an NGO working for girls’ education in some of the most educationally backward districts of India…

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Serge Michel

Reporter at large, le Monde, and editor-in-chief, le Monde Afrique: Michel has worked as a journalist in Switzerland, Iran, the Balkans and Africa.

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Sylvain Besson

Deputy Editor-in-chief, Le Temps : Sylvain Besson, 47, is an investigative journalist and deputy editor-in-chief of the Swiss daily newspaper le Temps…

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Ugo Panizza

Professor of economics, The Graduate Institute : Ugo Panizza is Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair at the Graduate Institute, Geneva…

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Uzodinma Chukuka Iweala

Auteur, réalisateur et médecin: Uzodinma Iweala est un auteur primé, réalisateur et médecin. Il a fondé et dirige Ventures Africa Magazine…

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