Soraya Hosni

Soraya Hosni is an anthropologist, entrepreneur, sustainability expert, and Founder of Clever Harvest. Fluent in multiple languages, her journey from academia to executive roles has equipped her with a distinctive approach to tackling complex challenges, combining her expertise in social sciences with a fervent commitment to environmental conservation. Soraya has led organizations in both private and philanthropic sectors, prioritizing economic and environmental sustainability.  At Clever Harvest, Soraya spearheads the digitization of essential farming commodities into an online inventory system, providing real-time visibility across multiple crops and countries. In addition to her corporate leadership, Soraya is deeply involved in social impact and philanthropy, holding roles such as MENA Director for NEXUS…

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Emmanuelle Ganne

Emmanuelle Ganne is an international trade expert with extensive experience in international trade, trade policy, global governance, and diplomacy. She currently works as Senior Analyst in the Economic Research Department at the World Trade Organization (WTO) where she leads work on blockchain and SMEs. In 2018, she authored the book Can Blockchain Revolutionize International Trade? and is a regular speaker at blockchain events. She previously held the position of Vice President for Europe with the global strategy consulting firm Allam Advisory Group (AAG), a team of former C-level executives and high-ranking diplomats that specializes in helping businesses expand their operations globally. Prior to joining AAG, Emmanuelle held various positions at…

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Martina Larkin

Martina Larkin is CEO of Project Liberty, a ground breaking new initiative to transform how the internet works. Martina is a recognised international executive well versed in innovation and the world of international economics and politics. Before joining Project Liberty she was Vice President for Global Issues at System, an AI and data science company. Prior to that she spent 16 years at the World Economic Forum where she was a member of the Executive Committee. Martina is a member of `several non-profit boards, including the European Institute of Innovation and Technology of the European Commission; the international advisory panel for the Future of Science and Technology of the European…

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Olivier Cattaneo

Olivier Cattaneo is Head of the policy analysis and strategy unit at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Development Cooperation Directorate. He previously worked as a Senior Trade Specialist at the World Bank, in Washington, D.C, managing the Global Trade and Financial Architecture project and advising developing country governments on trade policy reforms. Earlier, Olivier was responsible for trade policy at the Agence Française de DĂ©veloppement. He also worked as an adviser and speechwriter to French ministers and members of Parliament and as a trade expert in international organizations. Olivier has taught at various institutions, including Yale University, SciencesPo Paris, the University of Paris I PanthĂ©on Sorbonne, and…

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Adrien Couton

Adrien Couton’s work focuses on bringing innovations to the global efforts and institutions supporting economic development. He is Vice President for the EMEA Region and for International development at Premise Data, a technology company leveraging big data analytics, a network of contributors in over 30 countries, and smartphone capabilities to measure economic and human development trends in real-time and guide major development players. Previously, he was a Partner and the Director of the Water Practice at Dalberg, a consulting firm specialized on global development. Earlier, he helped implement entrepreneurial solutions to water issues in both operational roles (as CEO of Naandi Water, the largest operator of community water systems in…

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Amine Belaicha

Amine Belaicha runs Numid-Invest, a private investment and advisory firm providing consulting services to foreign companies developing business opportunities in North Africa. The firm also supports local companies in planning their strategic development, finding investors, and raising debt. Amine previously served as Vice-President of Investments for Swicorp Private Equity in Tunis, where he gained transactional experience across the region in a variety of sectors, including consumer goods, insurance, and pharmaceuticals. Earlier, he worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in Paris serving clients in continental Europe, the UK, and the MENA region. Since 2010, Amine has been a lecturer at HEC Paris Business School. Amine is also…

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Stephen Shashoua

Stephen Shashoua is Co-Director of the Caravanserai Collective and Founder of Plan C – Culture & Cohesion, working through the arts, conflict transformation, and organizational development, engaging with themes of identity and social cohesion primarily in the NGO, academic, commercial, and policy sectors through spaces, research, and programming. The Caravanserai Collective's flagship storytelling and dialogue program is CERITA, which has been running in Indonesia, the UK, and the Netherlands. He is also Interim Director of the UK Charitable Trust, The Pointline Foundation. Having led the UK-based 3FF – Three Faiths Forum (now Faith & Belief Forum) for more than 10 years, turning it into one of the UK’s largest interfaith…

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Julien Steimer

Julien Steimer is CEO of AXA Indonesia, a leading insurance company headquartered in France. Convinced of the added value of public-private partnerships, Julien served the French government for over a decade in the areas of agricultural policy reform, global food security, and EU affairs. From 2009-2012, he shaped the political strategy of the French Ministry of Agriculture, a department with a EUR 15.5 billion budget. Julien successfully led high-level negotiations on the Agricultural Action Plan adopted by G20 Heads of State in 2011 and the first-ever signed Franco-German agreement on Common Agricultural Policy. Previously, he served as Deputy Director for European Issues in the French Foreign Service, where he planned,…

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Ambroise Brenier

Ambroise Brenier is currently Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist at the World Bank. He previously served as the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea. In PNG, he led the largest field conservation program in a country home to the third largest tropical rainforest in the world and surrounded by the world’s most diverse coral reefs. Ambroise and his team worked with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country to triple Papua New Guinea’s marine protected areas coverage, preserve intact forests, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and improve people's livelihoods. Prior to this role, he led the Wildlife Conservation Society’s marine conservation efforts…

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Irène C. Hors

Irène C. Hors is Deputy Director of the Public Governance Directorate at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She leads efforts to design and implement strategic, evidence-based and innovative policies to strengthen good governance. She was previously the first-ever OECD adviser in Beijing, where she is laid the groundwork for China's engagement with the organization, including providing strategic advice to OECD headquarters on the development of the OECD-China relationship, building and facilitating contacts with the Chinese administration, tracking policy developments and providing insight into the OECD-China relationship. Previously, Irène served as Coordinator of the China Governance Program at the OECD in Paris and was a manager in the Anti-Corruption…

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