INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY CAUCUS


The B20 International Advocacy Caucus consists of CEOs of global companies as well as prominent persons across the G20. The members of the International Advocacy Caucus are directly appointed by the B20 Chair to provide valuable insights on current business issues, the global economic environment, as well as B20 priorities and agendas. The advice given by International Advocacy Caucus members is key in enriching the view of the B20 Chair throughout the B20 process. The International Advocacy Caucus members play a key role as the “B20 Ambassadors”, where they will play a vital role in activating their respective networks to enhance the visibility and legitimacy of B20 advocacy in their respective countries or jurisdictions. They may also be requested to formally take part in B20 proceedings and the side events leading up to the B20 Summit.

Tony Blair


Founder and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Sir Tony Blair is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. The Institute is a not-for-profit organization. He plays a hands-on role in the strategic development of the organization, and actively engages with leaders, organizations, and debates that he believes are critical to our mission. Sir Tony and the executive staff run the organization of over 200 staff based in 14 African nations, the UK, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Serbia, and Israel. 

Sir Tony served as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007, the only Labour leader in the party’s 100-year history to win three consecutive elections.

During his time on Downing Street, he implemented a major domestic reform agenda. Through record investment and reform, the UK’s education and healthcare sectors were transformed. The New Labour Government led by Sir Tony implemented the largest hospital and school building since the creation of the UK’s welfare state. Overall crime was reduced by a third, and the first-ever national minimum wage was introduced. There was also transformational progress on human rights and equality and all of this took place during a period of record economic growth and levels of employment.

As Prime Minister, Sir Tony was also a central figure on the global stage. He helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, securing the historic Good Friday Agreement in 1998. He was a passionate advocate of an interventionist foreign policy. Sir Tony created the Department for International Development, tripled the UK’s foreign aid to Africa, and introduced landmark legislation to tackle climate change.

Since leaving office Sir Tony has spent most of his time working on three areas: supporting governments to deliver effectively for their people, working for peace in the Middle East, and countering extremism. 

Tony Blair


Founder and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Sir Tony Blair is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. The Institute is a not-for-profit organization. He plays a hands-on role in the strategic development of the organization, and actively engages with leaders, organizations, and debates that he believes are critical to our mission. Sir Tony and the executive staff run the organization of over 200 staff based in 14 African nations, the UK, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Serbia, and Israel. 

Sir Tony served as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007, the only Labour leader in the party’s 100-year history to win three consecutive elections.

During his time on Downing Street, he implemented a major domestic reform agenda. Through record investment and reform, the UK’s education and healthcare sectors were transformed. The New Labour Government led by Sir Tony implemented the largest hospital and school building since the creation of the UK’s welfare state. Overall crime was reduced by a third, and the first-ever national minimum wage was introduced. There was also transformational progress on human rights and equality and all of this took place during a period of record economic growth and levels of employment.

As Prime Minister, Sir Tony was also a central figure on the global stage. He helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, securing the historic Good Friday Agreement in 1998. He was a passionate advocate of an interventionist foreign policy. Sir Tony created the Department for International Development, tripled the UK’s foreign aid to Africa, and introduced landmark legislation to tackle climate change.

Since leaving office Sir Tony has spent most of his time working on three areas: supporting governments to deliver effectively for their people, working for peace in the Middle East, and countering extremism. 

Alan Jope


CEO of Unilever

Alan was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2019. As CEO of Unilever, Alan is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse consumer goods businesses, with a presence in 190 countries, serving 2.5 billion people every day. 

Alan joined Unilever in the UK in 1985. Before being appointed as CEO, he served as President of the Beauty & Personal Care Division. He also worked in leadership roles in North America for 14 years and Asia for 13 years. When leading Unilever's business in China, Alan doubled its size and laid important foundations for future success.

Alan is Chair of the Board of UNICEF’s Generation Unlimited, Vice co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum, and Vice-Chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Executive Committee. Most recently he was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council Executive Committee. 

Alan holds a BA Hons in Commerce from Edinburgh University and graduated from Harvard Business School's General Management Program in 2001. Recently, he was appointed Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Born and raised in Glasgow, Alan is married and has three adult children. 

Alan Jope


CEO of Unilever

Alan was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2019. As CEO of Unilever, Alan is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse consumer goods businesses, with a presence in 190 countries, serving 2.5 billion people every day. 

Alan joined Unilever in the UK in 1985. Before being appointed as CEO, he served as President of the Beauty & Personal Care Division. He also worked in leadership roles in North America for 14 years and Asia for 13 years. When leading Unilever's business in China, Alan doubled its size and laid important foundations for future success.

Alan is Chair of the Board of UNICEF’s Generation Unlimited, Vice co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum, and Vice-Chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Executive Committee. Most recently he was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council Executive Committee. 

Alan holds a BA Hons in Commerce from Edinburgh University and graduated from Harvard Business School's General Management Program in 2001. Recently, he was appointed Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Born and raised in Glasgow, Alan is married and has three adult children. 

Brad Smith


President and Vice Chair of Microsoft Corporation

As Microsoft’s president and vice-chair, Brad Smith leads a team of more than 1,700 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals located in 54 countries and operating in more than 120 nations. He plays a key role in spearheading the company’s work on critical issues involving the intersection of technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, artificial intelligence, environmental sustainability, human rights, immigration, and philanthropy. In his recent bestselling book, co-authored with Microsoft’s Carol Ann Browne, Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age, Smith urges the tech sector to assume more responsibility and calls for governments to move faster to address the challenges that new technologies are creating. The New York Times has called Smith “a de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large” and The Australian Financial Review has described him as “one of the technology industry’s most respected figures.” He has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress and other governments on these key policy issues.

Smith joined Microsoft in 1993, first spending three years in Paris leading the legal and corporate affairs team in Europe. In 2002, he was named Microsoft’s general counsel and spent the following decade leading work to resolve the company’s antitrust controversies with governments around the world and companies across the tech sector. Over the past decade, Smith has spearheaded the company’s work to advance privacy protection for Microsoft customers and the rights of DREAMers and other immigrants, including bringing multiple lawsuits against the U.S. government on these issues.

Before joining Microsoft, Smith was an associate and then partner at the law firm of Covington and Burling, where he is still remembered as the first attorney in the long history of the firm to insist (in 1986) on having a personal computer on his desk as a condition for accepting a job offer. In addition to his work at Microsoft, Smith is active in several civic organizations and the broader technology industry. He has served on the Netflix board of directors since 2015 and chairs the board of directors of both Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program.

Brad Smith


President and Vice Chair of Microsoft Corporation

As Microsoft’s president and vice-chair, Brad Smith leads a team of more than 1,700 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals located in 54 countries and operating in more than 120 nations. He plays a key role in spearheading the company’s work on critical issues involving the intersection of technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, artificial intelligence, environmental sustainability, human rights, immigration, and philanthropy. In his recent bestselling book, co-authored with Microsoft’s Carol Ann Browne, Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age, Smith urges the tech sector to assume more responsibility and calls for governments to move faster to address the challenges that new technologies are creating. The New York Times has called Smith “a de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large” and The Australian Financial Review has described him as “one of the technology industry’s most respected figures.” He has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress and other governments on these key policy issues.

Smith joined Microsoft in 1993, first spending three years in Paris leading the legal and corporate affairs team in Europe. In 2002, he was named Microsoft’s general counsel and spent the following decade leading work to resolve the company’s antitrust controversies with governments around the world and companies across the tech sector. Over the past decade, Smith has spearheaded the company’s work to advance privacy protection for Microsoft customers and the rights of DREAMers and other immigrants, including bringing multiple lawsuits against the U.S. government on these issues.

Before joining Microsoft, Smith was an associate and then partner at the law firm of Covington and Burling, where he is still remembered as the first attorney in the long history of the firm to insist (in 1986) on having a personal computer on his desk as a condition for accepting a job offer. In addition to his work at Microsoft, Smith is active in several civic organizations and the broader technology industry. He has served on the Netflix board of directors since 2015 and chairs the board of directors of both Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program.

Michael R. Bloomberg


U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

Michael Bloomberg has long been a global leader in the fight against climate change. As three-term mayor of New York City, he implemented a groundbreaking strategic sustainability plan and reduced carbon emissions by 13 percent, positioning the city as a model for climate action around the world. His foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, focuses on the environment as one of its key program areas, and he has given more than $1 billion to the global climate fight.

Bloomberg serves as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, as well as Global Ambassador for the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns. He is also a Global Advisor to the Winners of The Earth shot Prize, the global environmental prize launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation to highlight solutions that can help repair our planet. Bloomberg leads several efforts that are making progress in the global climate fight. He serves as president of the board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and co-chairs the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the “America Is All In” coalition. He also created the American Cities Climate Challenge to help the largest U.S. cities make more progress in reducing carbon emissions in support of the Paris Agreement goals.

Through the U.S. Beyond Coal campaign, Bloomberg has worked with environmental organizations to retire more than 65% of all U.S. coal plants since 2011 – and in 2017, he expanded the effort to Europe, where Europe Beyond Coal has retired 50% of the continent’s plants. Building on this progress, he also launched Beyond Carbon, the largest-ever coordinated campaign to take on the climate crisis in the U.S., which aims to retire all domestic coal plants by 2030 and stop the construction of new gas plants.

Bloomberg has been instrumental in involving the financial community in the fight against climate change. He serves as chair of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, which develops recommendations to help companies disclose information on the climate-related risks and opportunities they face. And at the UN Secretary-General’s request, he formed the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative with other influential private sector leaders to accelerate investments in climate solutions. He was also recently named co-chair of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, a global coalition of leading financial institutions committed to decarbonizing the world’s economy.

Bloomberg also collaborates with partners and countries around the world to protect marine ecosystems and preserve coral reefs.

He is co-author, with Carl Pope, of the New York Times bestseller Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet.

Michael R. Bloomberg


U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

Michael Bloomberg has long been a global leader in the fight against climate change. As three-term mayor of New York City, he implemented a groundbreaking strategic sustainability plan and reduced carbon emissions by 13 percent, positioning the city as a model for climate action around the world. His foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, focuses on the environment as one of its key program areas, and he has given more than $1 billion to the global climate fight.

Bloomberg serves as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, as well as Global Ambassador for the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns. He is also a Global Advisor to the Winners of The Earth shot Prize, the global environmental prize launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation to highlight solutions that can help repair our planet. Bloomberg leads several efforts that are making progress in the global climate fight. He serves as president of the board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and co-chairs the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the “America Is All In” coalition. He also created the American Cities Climate Challenge to help the largest U.S. cities make more progress in reducing carbon emissions in support of the Paris Agreement goals.

Through the U.S. Beyond Coal campaign, Bloomberg has worked with environmental organizations to retire more than 65% of all U.S. coal plants since 2011 – and in 2017, he expanded the effort to Europe, where Europe Beyond Coal has retired 50% of the continent’s plants. Building on this progress, he also launched Beyond Carbon, the largest-ever coordinated campaign to take on the climate crisis in the U.S., which aims to retire all domestic coal plants by 2030 and stop the construction of new gas plants.

Bloomberg has been instrumental in involving the financial community in the fight against climate change. He serves as chair of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, which develops recommendations to help companies disclose information on the climate-related risks and opportunities they face. And at the UN Secretary-General’s request, he formed the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative with other influential private sector leaders to accelerate investments in climate solutions. He was also recently named co-chair of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, a global coalition of leading financial institutions committed to decarbonizing the world’s economy.

Bloomberg also collaborates with partners and countries around the world to protect marine ecosystems and preserve coral reefs.

He is co-author, with Carl Pope, of the New York Times bestseller Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet.

Klaus Schwab


Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum

Professor Klaus Schwab is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

He has championed the multistakeholder concept since the Forum’s inception in 1971. Under his leadership, the Forum has been a driver for reconciliation efforts in different parts of the world, acting as a catalyst for numerous collaborations and international initiatives. 
In 1998, with his wife Hilde, he created the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, which seeks to identify, recognize and disseminate initiatives in social entrepreneurship that have significantly improved people’s lives and have the potential to be replicated on a global scale. 

The Forum employs over 700 people, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and additional offices in New York, San Francisco, Beijing, and Tokyo.

An engineer and economist by training, Professor Klaus Schwab holds doctorates in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Fribourg, in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1972 he became one of the youngest professors on the faculty of the University of Geneva. He has received numerous international and national honors.

His latest books are The Fourth Industrial Revolution (2016), a worldwide bestseller translated into 30 languages, Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution (2018), COVID 19: The Great Reset (2020), Stakeholder Capitalism (2021), and The Great Narrative (2022).

Klaus Schwab


Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum

Professor Klaus Schwab is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

He has championed the multistakeholder concept since the Forum’s inception in 1971. Under his leadership, the Forum has been a driver for reconciliation efforts in different parts of the world, acting as a catalyst for numerous collaborations and international initiatives. 
In 1998, with his wife Hilde, he created the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, which seeks to identify, recognize and disseminate initiatives in social entrepreneurship that have significantly improved people’s lives and have the potential to be replicated on a global scale. 

The Forum employs over 700 people, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and additional offices in New York, San Francisco, Beijing, and Tokyo.

An engineer and economist by training, Professor Klaus Schwab holds doctorates in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Fribourg, in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1972 he became one of the youngest professors on the faculty of the University of Geneva. He has received numerous international and national honors.

His latest books are The Fourth Industrial Revolution (2016), a worldwide bestseller translated into 30 languages, Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution (2018), COVID 19: The Great Reset (2020), Stakeholder Capitalism (2021), and The Great Narrative (2022).

Xin Baoan


Executive Chairman of State Grid Corporation of China

Mr. Xin owns a Master of Engineering in electrical engineering from North China Electric Power University. Deeply engaged in the power sector for over 4 decades with rich management experience in generation, transmission, and distribution, he is now the Executive Chairman of SGCC. Before assuming his current role in January 2021, he served as President and the Executive Vice President of the company successively and as Executive Vice President of China Huadian Corporation. In addition to his position in SGCC, he also serves as President of the China Electricity Council.

Xin Baoan


Executive Chairman of State Grid Corporation of China

Mr. Xin owns a Master of Engineering in electrical engineering from North China Electric Power University. Deeply engaged in the power sector for over 4 decades with rich management experience in generation, transmission, and distribution, he is now the Executive Chairman of SGCC. Before assuming his current role in January 2021, he served as President and the Executive Vice President of the company successively and as Executive Vice President of China Huadian Corporation. In addition to his position in SGCC, he also serves as President of the China Electricity Council.

Masakazu Tokura


Chairman of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

Masakazu Tokura joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. in 1974. He became President in 2011 and serves as Chairman of the Board since 2019. He was appointed Chairman of KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) in June 2021 and accelerates efforts to realize Society 5.0 for SDGs as well as to establish sustainable capitalism.

Masakazu Tokura


Chairman of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

Masakazu Tokura joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. in 1974. He became President in 2011 and serves as Chairman of the Board since 2019. He was appointed Chairman of KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) in June 2021 and accelerates efforts to realize Society 5.0 for SDGs as well as to establish sustainable capitalism.

Suzanne Clark


President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Suzanne Clark is president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a director on two corporate boards, a former business owner, and an entrepreneur at heart.

Earlier in her career, Clark served in multiple leadership positions at the U.S. Chamber, including chief operating officer, and chief of staff at a major transportation association.

Clark serves on the boards of two public companies and several nonprofit organizations. At AGCO, a Fortune 500 global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural equipment, she chairs the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Succession Committee. At TransUnion, a provider of global risk and credit information, she serves on the Audit and Cybersecurity committees.

Additionally, Clark serves on the board of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and So Others Might Eat (SOME), which helps the poor and homeless in the nation’s capital. She was named SOME’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2019. Other awards and recognition include Washingtonian magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Washington (2019), the National Association of Corporate Directors Directorship 100 honorees (2020), the Baldridge Foundation’s Award for Leadership Excellence (2021), and Washingtonian magazine’s inaugural Most Influential List (2021).

Carrying her passion for business and entrepreneurship into the classroom, Clark is a 2021 Spring Fellow at American University’s Sine Institute of Policy & Politics, where she leads a lecture series on the role of private-sector job creation.

Suzanne Clark


President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Suzanne Clark is president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a director on two corporate boards, a former business owner, and an entrepreneur at heart.

Earlier in her career, Clark served in multiple leadership positions at the U.S. Chamber, including chief operating officer, and chief of staff at a major transportation association.

Clark serves on the boards of two public companies and several nonprofit organizations. At AGCO, a Fortune 500 global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural equipment, she chairs the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Succession Committee. At TransUnion, a provider of global risk and credit information, she serves on the Audit and Cybersecurity committees.

Additionally, Clark serves on the board of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and So Others Might Eat (SOME), which helps the poor and homeless in the nation’s capital. She was named SOME’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2019. Other awards and recognition include Washingtonian magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Washington (2019), the National Association of Corporate Directors Directorship 100 honorees (2020), the Baldridge Foundation’s Award for Leadership Excellence (2021), and Washingtonian magazine’s inaugural Most Influential List (2021).

Carrying her passion for business and entrepreneurship into the classroom, Clark is a 2021 Spring Fellow at American University’s Sine Institute of Policy & Politics, where she leads a lecture series on the role of private-sector job creation.

Emma Marcegaglia


Chairwoman and CEO of Marcegaglia Holding SPA

Emma was a B20 Italy Chair 2021. She is also the Chair and CEO of Marcegaglia Holding S.p.A., Marcegaglia Investments S.r.l., and CEO of Marcegaglia Steel Spa and its subsidiaries. In the past, she has held the main following office President of Confindustria, President of BusinessEurope, Chair of ENI, Chair of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs, President of the European Confederation of the Young Entrepreneurs, President of the LUISS Guido Carli University.

Previously a member of several Business HLG and Roundtables of the European Commission, as well as of Companies, Banks, and Foundations Boards. She holds a Degree in Business Administration from the Milan Bocconi University. She attended the postgraduate MA in Business Administration at the NY University.

Emma Marcegaglia


Chairwoman and CEO of Marcegaglia Holding SPA

Emma was a B20 Italy Chair 2021. She is also the Chair and CEO of Marcegaglia Holding S.p.A., Marcegaglia Investments S.r.l., and CEO of Marcegaglia Steel Spa and its subsidiaries. In the past, she has held the main following office President of Confindustria, President of BusinessEurope, Chair of ENI, Chair of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs, President of the European Confederation of the Young Entrepreneurs, President of the LUISS Guido Carli University.

Previously a member of several Business HLG and Roundtables of the European Commission, as well as of Companies, Banks, and Foundations Boards. She holds a Degree in Business Administration from the Milan Bocconi University. She attended the postgraduate MA in Business Administration at the NY University.

T. V. Narendran


President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), CEO and Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited

Mr. T V Narendran is the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited. As the CEO & MD, he has overseen the organic and inorganic growth of Tata Steel over the last few years. This includes the Kalinganagar greenfield expansion and the acquisition of Bhushan steel and the steel business of Usha Martin. He has over 32 years of experience in the Mining and Metals industry.

Mr. Narendran is currently on the Board of Tata Steel Limited. He is the Chairman of Tata Steel Europe and Tata Steel Long Products Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of XLRI Jamshedpur. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of the World Steel Association. He was the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governor's Council of the World Economic Forum from 2016 to 2018. He is the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the President of the Indian Institute of Metals, and a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Mr. Narendran is a Mechanical Engineer from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy and did his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He is a recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Awards from both NIT Trichy and IIM Calcutta. He is a Chevening Scholar and has also attended the Advanced Management Programme in INSEAD, France.

T. V. Narendran


President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), CEO and Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited

Mr. T V Narendran is the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited. As the CEO & MD, he has overseen the organic and inorganic growth of Tata Steel over the last few years. This includes the Kalinganagar greenfield expansion and the acquisition of Bhushan steel and the steel business of Usha Martin. He has over 32 years of experience in the Mining and Metals industry.

Mr. Narendran is currently on the Board of Tata Steel Limited. He is the Chairman of Tata Steel Europe and Tata Steel Long Products Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of XLRI Jamshedpur. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of the World Steel Association. He was the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governor's Council of the World Economic Forum from 2016 to 2018. He is the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the President of the Indian Institute of Metals, and a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Mr. Narendran is a Mechanical Engineer from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy and did his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He is a recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Awards from both NIT Trichy and IIM Calcutta. He is a Chevening Scholar and has also attended the Advanced Management Programme in INSEAD, France.

Mark Carney


UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance

Mark Carney is currently the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Chair of the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero, a practitioner-led coalition working to increase the financial sector’s ambition on climate change and accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy. Mark is a member of the Arnhold Distinguished Fellowship Program Board within Conservation International.

Mark was previously Governor of the Bank of England (from 2013 to 2020), and Governor of the Bank of Canada (from 2008 to 2013). Internationally, Mark was Chair of the Financial Stability Board (from 2011 to 2018), He chaired the Global Economy Meeting and Economic Consultative Committee of the Bank

for International Settlements (from 2018-2020) and was the First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board (from 2013-2020).

Mark is also an external member of Stripe’s Board, a global technology company building economic infrastructure for the internet. He is Vice-Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and a member of the Global Advisory Board of PIMCO, the Group of Thirty, the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, as well as the boards of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Hoffman Institute for Global Business and Society at INSEAD.

Mark was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1965. After growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard and a master's and doctorate degrees in Economics from Oxford.

After a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs, Mark was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2003. In 2004, he became Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. He held this position until he was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada in February 2008.

Mark Carney


UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance

Mark Carney is currently the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Chair of the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero, a practitioner-led coalition working to increase the financial sector’s ambition on climate change and accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy. Mark is a member of the Arnhold Distinguished Fellowship Program Board within Conservation International.

Mark was previously Governor of the Bank of England (from 2013 to 2020), and Governor of the Bank of Canada (from 2008 to 2013). Internationally, Mark was Chair of the Financial Stability Board (from 2011 to 2018), He chaired the Global Economy Meeting and Economic Consultative Committee of the Bank

for International Settlements (from 2018-2020) and was the First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board (from 2013-2020).

Mark is also an external member of Stripe’s Board, a global technology company building economic infrastructure for the internet. He is Vice-Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and a member of the Global Advisory Board of PIMCO, the Group of Thirty, the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, as well as the boards of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Hoffman Institute for Global Business and Society at INSEAD.

Mark was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1965. After growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard and a master's and doctorate degrees in Economics from Oxford.

After a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs, Mark was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2003. In 2004, he became Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. He held this position until he was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada in February 2008.

Lord Karan Bilimoria


President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Lord Bilimoria is President of the CBI and the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited, and Chairman of Molson Coors Cobra India. In 2006, Karan Bilimoria was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea. In July 2014, he was installed as the seventh Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.

Lord Karan Bilimoria


President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Lord Bilimoria is President of the CBI and the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited, and Chairman of Molson Coors Cobra India. In 2006, Karan Bilimoria was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea. In July 2014, he was installed as the seventh Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.

Roy Gori


President & CEO of Manulife

Roy Gori is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife, Canada’s largest insurance company, and one of the largest insurance and asset management companies in the world. Appointed in 2017, Roy’s early tenure as CEO has been marked by the introduction of a clear strategy and values that build on Manulife’s strong foundations to include a sharper focus on the customer and a shift to digital innovation, in line with the company’s mission to make customers’ decisions easier, and lives better.

Roy Gori


President & CEO of Manulife

Roy Gori is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife, Canada’s largest insurance company, and one of the largest insurance and asset management companies in the world. Appointed in 2017, Roy’s early tenure as CEO has been marked by the introduction of a clear strategy and values that build on Manulife’s strong foundations to include a sharper focus on the customer and a shift to digital innovation, in line with the company’s mission to make customers’ decisions easier, and lives better.

Yousef Al-Benyan


Vice Chairman and CEO of SABIC

Mr. Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan is the Vice Chairman and CEO of SABIC and a member of the Investment Committee.
Mr. Al-Benyan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Industrial Management. In addition, he has received several specialized courses in Executive Management.

Mr. Al-Benyan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of SABIC. He is also the Chairman of the Boards of Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab), SABIC Agri-Nutrients Company, and “Nusaned Investment™”. In addition, he assumes leading positions at some national and regional associations and committees, including Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), and Chairman of the Petrochemical Manufacturers Committee.

Furthermore, Mr. Al-Benyan is a member of several national and international business councils, forums, associations, and boards, such as the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum; the Global Business Council of the Bloomberg Global Forum; the Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA); the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA); the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu; and the Saudi Ports Authority. Mr. Al-Benyan is also a member of the King Saud University Advisory Board, and a member of the Board of King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology, the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), and the Constituent Council of Future Transportation Sector Development Project.

Before being named the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SABIC, Mr. Al-Benyan served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance, and CFO. Before that, in 2013, Mr. Al-Benyan was elected to head SABIC’s Chemicals SBU, the company’s largest sector, and contemplated spearheading SABIC's achievement of its goal of becoming the preferred global leader in chemicals by 2025. He had previously served as a chairman and a member of boards of several companies and committees, including the Chairman of Saudi Iron and Steel Company (HADEED), and a member of the Board of the National Industrial Clusters Development Program, the International Advisory Board of King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, and the Executive Committee of Riyadh Economic Forum of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Yousef Al-Benyan


Vice Chairman and CEO of SABIC

Mr. Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan is the Vice Chairman and CEO of SABIC and a member of the Investment Committee.
Mr. Al-Benyan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Industrial Management. In addition, he has received several specialized courses in Executive Management.

Mr. Al-Benyan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of SABIC. He is also the Chairman of the Boards of Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab), SABIC Agri-Nutrients Company, and “Nusaned Investment™”. In addition, he assumes leading positions at some national and regional associations and committees, including Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), and Chairman of the Petrochemical Manufacturers Committee.

Furthermore, Mr. Al-Benyan is a member of several national and international business councils, forums, associations, and boards, such as the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum; the Global Business Council of the Bloomberg Global Forum; the Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA); the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA); the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu; and the Saudi Ports Authority. Mr. Al-Benyan is also a member of the King Saud University Advisory Board, and a member of the Board of King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology, the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), and the Constituent Council of Future Transportation Sector Development Project.

Before being named the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SABIC, Mr. Al-Benyan served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance, and CFO. Before that, in 2013, Mr. Al-Benyan was elected to head SABIC’s Chemicals SBU, the company’s largest sector, and contemplated spearheading SABIC's achievement of its goal of becoming the preferred global leader in chemicals by 2025. He had previously served as a chairman and a member of boards of several companies and committees, including the Chairman of Saudi Iron and Steel Company (HADEED), and a member of the Board of the National Industrial Clusters Development Program, the International Advisory Board of King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, and the Executive Committee of Riyadh Economic Forum of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Pierre Gattaz


President of BusinessEurope

Pierre Gattaz has been President of BusinessEurope since 5 July 2018. Until then, he held the Presidency of BusinessEurope’s French member federation MEDEF. 

Pierre Gattaz became Managing Director at Radiall in December 1992 and has been the Chairman of the Board since January 1994. 

Pierre Gattaz is an Officer of the French Legion of Honour and Officer of the Order of Merit. 

Pierre Gattaz


President of BusinessEurope

Pierre Gattaz has been President of BusinessEurope since 5 July 2018. Until then, he held the Presidency of BusinessEurope’s French member federation MEDEF. 

Pierre Gattaz became Managing Director at Radiall in December 1992 and has been the Chairman of the Board since January 1994. 

Pierre Gattaz is an Officer of the French Legion of Honour and Officer of the Order of Merit. 

Andrew Forrest


Chairman and Founder of Fortescue Future Industries, Fortescue Metals Group, Minderoo Foundation, Tattarang

As Founder and Chairman, Dr. Andrew Forrest has led Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) from inception to a US$60 billion listed natural resources company that’s invested US$40+ billion in developing some of the world’s most efficient infrastructure.

In 2021, Fortescue announced its commitment to become zero-emissions by 2030 and created Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), a developer, financier, and operator of a global portfolio of renewable energy resources to produce green energy at a scale equal to the oil and gas super-majors.

In 2001, Andrew co-founded Minderoo Foundation with his wife Nicola, and to date, they’ve donated more than US$1.6 billion supporting initiatives addressing modern slavery, ocean health, cancer, indigenous disparity, childhood development, artificial intelligence, disaster resilience, and plastic waste.

Dr. Forrest’s commercial business, Tattarang, is backing new renewable green energy projects including WindLab wind power and SunCable solar power and expanding sustainable and carbon-neutral practices within the agri-food business Harvest Road.

Dr. Forrest has a Ph.D. in Marine Ecology from the University of Western Australia and serves as an IUCN Patron of Nature, a World Economic Forum Friend of Ocean Action, and a member of the United Nations Environment Program’s Scientific Advisory Committee on the Assessment on Marine Litter and Microplastics.

Dr. Forrest is Co-Chair of the Australia-China Senior Business Leaders’ Forum, Global Patron of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, and served as a Councillor of the Global Citizen Commission charged by the United Nations in 2016 to modernize the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 2017, Dr. Forrest was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to philanthropy, mining, employment, and sustainable foreign investment.

Andrew Forrest


Chairman and Founder of Fortescue Future Industries, Fortescue Metals Group, Minderoo Foundation, Tattarang

As Founder and Chairman, Dr. Andrew Forrest has led Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) from inception to a US$60 billion listed natural resources company that’s invested US$40+ billion in developing some of the world’s most efficient infrastructure.

In 2021, Fortescue announced its commitment to become zero-emissions by 2030 and created Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), a developer, financier, and operator of a global portfolio of renewable energy resources to produce green energy at a scale equal to the oil and gas super-majors.

In 2001, Andrew co-founded Minderoo Foundation with his wife Nicola, and to date, they’ve donated more than US$1.6 billion supporting initiatives addressing modern slavery, ocean health, cancer, indigenous disparity, childhood development, artificial intelligence, disaster resilience, and plastic waste.

Dr. Forrest’s commercial business, Tattarang, is backing new renewable green energy projects including WindLab wind power and SunCable solar power and expanding sustainable and carbon-neutral practices within the agri-food business Harvest Road.

Dr. Forrest has a Ph.D. in Marine Ecology from the University of Western Australia and serves as an IUCN Patron of Nature, a World Economic Forum Friend of Ocean Action, and a member of the United Nations Environment Program’s Scientific Advisory Committee on the Assessment on Marine Litter and Microplastics.

Dr. Forrest is Co-Chair of the Australia-China Senior Business Leaders’ Forum, Global Patron of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, and served as a Councillor of the Global Citizen Commission charged by the United Nations in 2016 to modernize the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 2017, Dr. Forrest was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to philanthropy, mining, employment, and sustainable foreign investment.

Bettina Schaller


President of World Employment Confederation

Bettina was elected in October 2020 as the President of the World Employment Confederation. Besides her role in the World Employment Confederation, Bettina heads the Group Public Affairs activities of the Adecco Group. Bettina is also Vice-Chair of the OECD BIAC ELSA Committee and a Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) "Center for New Economy and Society" and a Steering Group Member of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN). Bettina is s 2011 Young Leader of the American Swiss Foundation (ASF) and President of the ASF Young Leader Alumni Foundation Board. Bettina is a Founding Member of the "The Boardroom" launched in 2021, a Swiss initiative aimed at driving Board Diversity and developing the pipeline of Future Women Leaders. Bettina has been named a "Staffing 100 Europe Influencer" and into the International 50 of the "Global Power 100-Women in Staffing" since 2017.

Bettina Schaller


President of World Employment Confederation

Bettina was elected in October 2020 as the President of the World Employment Confederation. Besides her role in the World Employment Confederation, Bettina heads the Group Public Affairs activities of the Adecco Group. Bettina is also Vice-Chair of the OECD BIAC ELSA Committee and a Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) "Center for New Economy and Society" and a Steering Group Member of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN). Bettina is s 2011 Young Leader of the American Swiss Foundation (ASF) and President of the ASF Young Leader Alumni Foundation Board. Bettina is a Founding Member of the "The Boardroom" launched in 2021, a Swiss initiative aimed at driving Board Diversity and developing the pipeline of Future Women Leaders. Bettina has been named a "Staffing 100 Europe Influencer" and into the International 50 of the "Global Power 100-Women in Staffing" since 2017.

Anindya Novyan Bakrie


Chairman of Supervisory Board at KADIN Indonesia, CEO and President Director of PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk

ANINDYA NOVYAN BAKRIE, CEO & President Director of Bakrie & Brothers Tbk, an Indonesian listed conglomerate with interests in infrastructure, electric vehicles, mining, oil & gas, power (including renewables and solar), property, and plantations. Anindya is also the successor to the 80-year-old Bakrie group, one of the largest business groups growing with and for Indonesia, with 10 companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange with a combined market capitalization of over US$15 billion. 

Anindya has a passion for bringing the world to Indonesia as well as bringing Indonesia to the global stage with renewed momentum in this decade to deliver. As a pioneer in Indonesia’s Electric Vehicle Heavy Mobility industry, he is on a strong trajectory to pivot Bakrie Group towards sustainable and digital businesses, leveraging the strengths of Bakrie’s industrials and manufacturing.

Anindya serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2021-2025) at the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) which is the statutory body of business organizations in Indonesia representing 34 provincials KADIN and +100 thousand businesses nationwide. Anindya also serves as Chairman of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Indonesia (appointed by two different Indonesian Presidents) - established by APEC in 1995 as the official private sector arm to drive the regional economic cooperation. Through his leadership, ABAC Indonesia initiated the first Indonesia Impact Fund (IIF). Additionally, he is the elected Chairman of the Indonesian Swimming Federation (PRSI) for two periods. Anindya is a regular attendee of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 2010 and was appointed as a member of the Board of Governors for Media, Entertainment, and Culture Industries in January 2020. 

Anindya joined the Board of Directors at Oxford United Football Club (OUFC) since 2018 as he led the takeover of majority ownership of the club to be the first Indonesian majority-owned English football club. As a global investor, he is pivoting the Group onto sustainable and digital investments in Electric vehicles, Batteries, Renewables (mainly Solar PV), Prefab Housing as well as Fintech and other emerging technologies. 

Anindya graduated from Northwestern University in 1996 as an industrial engineer and earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2001. He started his career on Wall Street as an Investment Banker at Salomon Brothers in its New York office. 

After returning from the US, Anindya founded VIVA Group, which owns tvOne (#1 News/Sports nationwide broadcaster) and ANTV (tier 1 entertainment nationwide broadcaster); as well as VDVC (leading digital platform in publisher business). In total, VIVA Group has a direct reach of over 200 million people nationwide. After 17 years of focusing on the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) sector, Anindya joined Bakrie Group in 2017 to embed innovation & change in the Group.

Anindya is a prominent philanthropist focusing on people, the planet, and prosperity through Bakrie Centre Foundation (BCF) established in 2001; and his role in the Board of Trustees of Bakrie Amanah and Patron of Bakrie University. His philanthropic activities cover dozens of cities across Indonesia, with a focus on education, public health, social welfare, environment, and disaster emergency response. Other affiliations include - Trustee, Eisenhower Fellowship; Member, Phillips Academy Andover’s Asia Council. Member, Northwestern University’s International Campaign Committee.

Anindya Novyan Bakrie


Chairman of Supervisory Board at KADIN Indonesia, CEO and President Director of PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk

ANINDYA NOVYAN BAKRIE, CEO & President Director of Bakrie & Brothers Tbk, an Indonesian listed conglomerate with interests in infrastructure, electric vehicles, mining, oil & gas, power (including renewables and solar), property, and plantations. Anindya is also the successor to the 80-year-old Bakrie group, one of the largest business groups growing with and for Indonesia, with 10 companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange with a combined market capitalization of over US$15 billion. 

Anindya has a passion for bringing the world to Indonesia as well as bringing Indonesia to the global stage with renewed momentum in this decade to deliver. As a pioneer in Indonesia’s Electric Vehicle Heavy Mobility industry, he is on a strong trajectory to pivot Bakrie Group towards sustainable and digital businesses, leveraging the strengths of Bakrie’s industrials and manufacturing.

Anindya serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2021-2025) at the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) which is the statutory body of business organizations in Indonesia representing 34 provincials KADIN and +100 thousand businesses nationwide. Anindya also serves as Chairman of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Indonesia (appointed by two different Indonesian Presidents) - established by APEC in 1995 as the official private sector arm to drive the regional economic cooperation. Through his leadership, ABAC Indonesia initiated the first Indonesia Impact Fund (IIF). Additionally, he is the elected Chairman of the Indonesian Swimming Federation (PRSI) for two periods. Anindya is a regular attendee of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 2010 and was appointed as a member of the Board of Governors for Media, Entertainment, and Culture Industries in January 2020. 

Anindya joined the Board of Directors at Oxford United Football Club (OUFC) since 2018 as he led the takeover of majority ownership of the club to be the first Indonesian majority-owned English football club. As a global investor, he is pivoting the Group onto sustainable and digital investments in Electric vehicles, Batteries, Renewables (mainly Solar PV), Prefab Housing as well as Fintech and other emerging technologies. 

Anindya graduated from Northwestern University in 1996 as an industrial engineer and earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2001. He started his career on Wall Street as an Investment Banker at Salomon Brothers in its New York office. 

After returning from the US, Anindya founded VIVA Group, which owns tvOne (#1 News/Sports nationwide broadcaster) and ANTV (tier 1 entertainment nationwide broadcaster); as well as VDVC (leading digital platform in publisher business). In total, VIVA Group has a direct reach of over 200 million people nationwide. After 17 years of focusing on the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) sector, Anindya joined Bakrie Group in 2017 to embed innovation & change in the Group.

Anindya is a prominent philanthropist focusing on people, the planet, and prosperity through Bakrie Centre Foundation (BCF) established in 2001; and his role in the Board of Trustees of Bakrie Amanah and Patron of Bakrie University. His philanthropic activities cover dozens of cities across Indonesia, with a focus on education, public health, social welfare, environment, and disaster emergency response. Other affiliations include - Trustee, Eisenhower Fellowship; Member, Phillips Academy Andover’s Asia Council. Member, Northwestern University’s International Campaign Committee.

Bob Sternfels


Global Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company

Bob Sternfels is the 13th global managing partner of McKinsey & Company and chairs the elected board of directors. 
He is a founding member of the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility advisory council and a sponsor of Women in the Workplace research.

Mr. Sternfels is a member of the Asia Business Council, the Tsinghua SEM Advisory Board, the Trilateral Commission, and Focus Capital on the Long Term board.

Bob Sternfels


Global Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company

Bob Sternfels is the 13th global managing partner of McKinsey & Company and chairs the elected board of directors. 
He is a founding member of the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility advisory council and a sponsor of Women in the Workplace research.

Mr. Sternfels is a member of the Asia Business Council, the Tsinghua SEM Advisory Board, the Trilateral Commission, and Focus Capital on the Long Term board.

Daniel Funes de Rioja


President of Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA)

Dr. Daniel Funes de Rioja is President of the UIA, President of COPAL (Coordinadora de las Industrias de Productos Alimenticios), President of CICYP (Consejo Interamericano de Comercio y Produccion), founder of Funes de Rioja & Asociados, Academic of the Buenos Aires Law School, Vice President of ANCEM (National Academy of Business Sciences). Honorary President of the OIE, President of CEATAL in the OAS. Chair of the B20 (G20 Argentina-2018) and current member of the International Advisory Caucus B20 italy.

Daniel Funes de Rioja


President of Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA)

Dr. Daniel Funes de Rioja is President of the UIA, President of COPAL (Coordinadora de las Industrias de Productos Alimenticios), President of CICYP (Consejo Interamericano de Comercio y Produccion), founder of Funes de Rioja & Asociados, Academic of the Buenos Aires Law School, Vice President of ANCEM (National Academy of Business Sciences). Honorary President of the OIE, President of CEATAL in the OAS. Chair of the B20 (G20 Argentina-2018) and current member of the International Advisory Caucus B20 italy.

Yassin Al Suroor


President and CEO of A’amal Group

Yassin Al Suroor is the founder, President & CEO of A’amal Group. He is the Chairman of DANA investment & Board member of numerous Regional and Int’l Companies. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the ICC in Paris as well as a member of the Executive Committee and G20 representative of the WCF. Moreover, he is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and the former Executive Committee member of B20 Saudi Arabia.

Yassin Al Suroor


President and CEO of A’amal Group

Yassin Al Suroor is the founder, President & CEO of A’amal Group. He is the Chairman of DANA investment & Board member of numerous Regional and Int’l Companies. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the ICC in Paris as well as a member of the Executive Committee and G20 representative of the WCF. Moreover, he is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and the former Executive Committee member of B20 Saudi Arabia.

Maria Fernanda Garza


CEO of Orestia

Maria Fernanda Garza is a Mexican businesswoman, CEO of Orestia, a manufacturing home improvement- water solutions company, with exports to the USMCA region, Latin America and Asia.

Her interest in improving the business environment made her a prominent business leader at a young age. Board member of Mexico´s leading business organizations such as COPARMEX, CCE, ALIARSE, among others.

For ten years, Mexico’s Employer Delegate to the International Labour Organization Conference, where she became appointed Employer’s Vice-Chair at the ILO’s 98th Session.

Maria Fernanda Garza was Chair of ICC México from 2014 – 2020. She is currently, First Vice-Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), a member of the Governing Body of the International Court of Arbitration and a Member of the Advisory Committee on Sustainable Urbanization of the President of the UN General Assembly’s

Maria Fernanda Garza


CEO of Orestia

Maria Fernanda Garza is a Mexican businesswoman, CEO of Orestia, a manufacturing home improvement- water solutions company, with exports to the USMCA region, Latin America and Asia.

Her interest in improving the business environment made her a prominent business leader at a young age. Board member of Mexico´s leading business organizations such as COPARMEX, CCE, ALIARSE, among others.

For ten years, Mexico’s Employer Delegate to the International Labour Organization Conference, where she became appointed Employer’s Vice-Chair at the ILO’s 98th Session.

Maria Fernanda Garza was Chair of ICC México from 2014 – 2020. She is currently, First Vice-Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), a member of the Governing Body of the International Court of Arbitration and a Member of the Advisory Committee on Sustainable Urbanization of the President of the UN General Assembly’s

Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux


President of MEDEF, President and Founder of Notus Technologies

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, President and founder of Notus Technologies, President of MEDEF.
Born in 1962, married and father of 4.

Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux graduated from ESSEC and holds of a master’s degree from the Paris Dauphine University. He did his national military service in the Special Forces (Marine Commandos) during which he intervened in Africa and Lebanon. He is now Captain of the naval reserve.

After 10 years at L’Oréal, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux founded The Phone House, the first chain store specializing in mobile telephony. In 2004, he founded Omea Telecom (Virgin mobile), the first society to propose an alternative mobile network operator. Eventually, he is the President and founder of the Notus group.

Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux was President of the Croissance Plus Association from 2005 to 2008, President of UNEDIC from 2008 to 2010, and vice-President of MEDEF from 2013 to 2018.

Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux


President of MEDEF, President and Founder of Notus Technologies

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, President and founder of Notus Technologies, President of MEDEF.
Born in 1962, married and father of 4.

Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux graduated from ESSEC and holds of a master’s degree from the Paris Dauphine University. He did his national military service in the Special Forces (Marine Commandos) during which he intervened in Africa and Lebanon. He is now Captain of the naval reserve.

After 10 years at L’Oréal, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux founded The Phone House, the first chain store specializing in mobile telephony. In 2004, he founded Omea Telecom (Virgin mobile), the first society to propose an alternative mobile network operator. Eventually, he is the President and founder of the Notus group.

Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux was President of the Croissance Plus Association from 2005 to 2008, President of UNEDIC from 2008 to 2010, and vice-President of MEDEF from 2013 to 2018.

Erol Kiresepi


Chairman and CEO of Santa Farma Pharmaceuticals, President of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

Mr. Kiresepi is the Chairman and CEO of Santa Farma Pharmaceuticals. He worked as a Board Member at the Chemical, Petroleum, Rubber, and Plastic Industries Employer’s Association of Turkey (KIPLAS) from 1977 to 2003, and currently serves as its Vice- President since 2003. 

Mr. Kiresepi served all G20 presidencies since 2011 as a member of the B20 Employment Task Force and as co-chair between 2017-2021. He was appointed by the Turkish Government in 2015 as one of the seven members of the B20 Turkey Executive Committee. 

He was elected President of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) in June 2017. His mandate ended on June 1st, 2021 when he has been elected as Honorary President.

Erol Kiresepi


Chairman and CEO of Santa Farma Pharmaceuticals, President of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

Mr. Kiresepi is the Chairman and CEO of Santa Farma Pharmaceuticals. He worked as a Board Member at the Chemical, Petroleum, Rubber, and Plastic Industries Employer’s Association of Turkey (KIPLAS) from 1977 to 2003, and currently serves as its Vice- President since 2003. 

Mr. Kiresepi served all G20 presidencies since 2011 as a member of the B20 Employment Task Force and as co-chair between 2017-2021. He was appointed by the Turkish Government in 2015 as one of the seven members of the B20 Turkey Executive Committee. 

He was elected President of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) in June 2017. His mandate ended on June 1st, 2021 when he has been elected as Honorary President.

Siegfried Russwurm


President and Chairman of Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Siegfried Russwurm was born in June 1963 in Marktgraitz. He is married and has two adult children. In 1988, he completed his studies in manufacturing technology at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg as a graduate engineer. There, he received his doctoral degree at the Chair of Applied Mechanics where he researched numerical simulation processes. In 1992, he joined Siemens AG, first as a production planner and project manager in the medical technology division, later in various management positions in the medical and industrial business in Germany and Sweden.

In 2006, he was appointed Divisional Director in Medical Technology, and in January 2008 he became a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, where he was active until March 2017. During this time, he was responsible for all industrial issues, as Chief Technology Officer for Technology, Healthcare, and Human Resources. His regional responsibilities at Siemens included Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Russwurm is active in various supervisory and advisory boards. Among other things he has been Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee and the Supervisory Board of Voith GmbH & Co KGaA since March 2019 and was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Thyssenkrupp AG in October 2019. Russwurm was chairman of the North Africa Middle East Initiative of German Business (NMI) under the umbrella of the BDI from 2015 to 2017.

From 2014 to 2017, he was chairman of the Platform Industry 4.0 of several BDI member associations, and from 2011 to 2017 member of the Restricted Board of the BDI member association of the mechanical engineering industry, VDMA. As Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director of Siemens AG, he was also a member of the presidium of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA) from 2008 to 2010. Russwurm serves on the Executive Board of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and the Board of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Since 2009 he has been an honorary professor of mechatronics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Siegfried Russwurm


President and Chairman of Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Siegfried Russwurm was born in June 1963 in Marktgraitz. He is married and has two adult children. In 1988, he completed his studies in manufacturing technology at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg as a graduate engineer. There, he received his doctoral degree at the Chair of Applied Mechanics where he researched numerical simulation processes. In 1992, he joined Siemens AG, first as a production planner and project manager in the medical technology division, later in various management positions in the medical and industrial business in Germany and Sweden.

In 2006, he was appointed Divisional Director in Medical Technology, and in January 2008 he became a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, where he was active until March 2017. During this time, he was responsible for all industrial issues, as Chief Technology Officer for Technology, Healthcare, and Human Resources. His regional responsibilities at Siemens included Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Russwurm is active in various supervisory and advisory boards. Among other things he has been Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee and the Supervisory Board of Voith GmbH & Co KGaA since March 2019 and was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Thyssenkrupp AG in October 2019. Russwurm was chairman of the North Africa Middle East Initiative of German Business (NMI) under the umbrella of the BDI from 2015 to 2017.

From 2014 to 2017, he was chairman of the Platform Industry 4.0 of several BDI member associations, and from 2011 to 2017 member of the Restricted Board of the BDI member association of the mechanical engineering industry, VDMA. As Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director of Siemens AG, he was also a member of the presidium of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA) from 2008 to 2010. Russwurm serves on the Executive Board of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and the Board of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Since 2009 he has been an honorary professor of mechatronics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu


President of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)

Mr. M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu is the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), the largest business organization in Turkey, covering 365 local chambers and commodities exchanges and representing the interests of more than 1.8 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Mr. Hisarcıklıoğlu held office of B20 Chair during Turkey’s G20 Presidency in 2015.

Mr. Hisarcıklıoğlu plays an active role in global and regional chamber organizations. Currently, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES), the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA).

 Apart from being TOBB President, Mr. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu is a reputable businessman and the Chairman of Eskihisar Group of Companies, which operates in the fields of construction, construction materials, export and import, investments, land development, food industry, and automotive sector.

M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu


President of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)

Mr. M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu is the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), the largest business organization in Turkey, covering 365 local chambers and commodities exchanges and representing the interests of more than 1.8 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Mr. Hisarcıklıoğlu held office of B20 Chair during Turkey’s G20 Presidency in 2015.

Mr. Hisarcıklıoğlu plays an active role in global and regional chamber organizations. Currently, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES), the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA).

 Apart from being TOBB President, Mr. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu is a reputable businessman and the Chairman of Eskihisar Group of Companies, which operates in the fields of construction, construction materials, export and import, investments, land development, food industry, and automotive sector.

Hans-Paul Bürkener


Chairman Emeritus of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Hans-Paul Bürkner is Chairman Emeritus of The Boston Consulting Group. He was previously President and Chief Executive from 2003 to 2012. He joined BCG in 1981 and was a member of the teams that opened BCG’s Düsseldorf (1982) and Frankfurt (1991) offices. Before becoming the firm’s CEO, he was head of BCG’s global Financial Services practice, Chair of the Practice Areas, and a member of the Executive Committee.

As CEO, Hans-Paul has driven BCG's expansion by geography, industries, and functions. Among others, he has established the Social Impact Initiative and the Public Sector Practice. The Social Impact Initiative supports WFP, The Gates Foundation, Save the Children, Teach for All, WWF, and the Yunus Foundation, among hundreds of local NGOs. Through the Public Sector Practice, BCG supports governments in addressing critical issues in education, employment, social welfare, taxation, etc.

He has counted among his clients many of the world’s leading companies and public entities during his more than 30 years at BCG. He has worked with them to redefine their strategies and organizations, spearheaded major global expansion initiatives, and supported them in the fundamental restructuring of their businesses.

Hans-Paul studied economics, business administration, and Chinese, receiving a Diploma from the University of Bochum, an MA from Yale University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Today, he retains offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Moscow, and Mumbai. Besides his extensive travel to the countries where BCG operates to support key clients and teams, he is strongly engaged in global and regional conferences such as the World Economic Forum events in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and the China Development and Boao Asian Forums. Hans-Paul is also Chair of the Centre for Public Impact, a new global not-for-profit BCG foundation that connects governments and their partners around the world to share and develop ideas that result in better outcomes for citizens. As the co-chair for various task forces of the B20, he moderates a multitude of public and private institutions to provide input for the G20 leader's meeting.

Hans-Paul Bürkener


Chairman Emeritus of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Hans-Paul Bürkner is Chairman Emeritus of The Boston Consulting Group. He was previously President and Chief Executive from 2003 to 2012. He joined BCG in 1981 and was a member of the teams that opened BCG’s Düsseldorf (1982) and Frankfurt (1991) offices. Before becoming the firm’s CEO, he was head of BCG’s global Financial Services practice, Chair of the Practice Areas, and a member of the Executive Committee.

As CEO, Hans-Paul has driven BCG's expansion by geography, industries, and functions. Among others, he has established the Social Impact Initiative and the Public Sector Practice. The Social Impact Initiative supports WFP, The Gates Foundation, Save the Children, Teach for All, WWF, and the Yunus Foundation, among hundreds of local NGOs. Through the Public Sector Practice, BCG supports governments in addressing critical issues in education, employment, social welfare, taxation, etc.

He has counted among his clients many of the world’s leading companies and public entities during his more than 30 years at BCG. He has worked with them to redefine their strategies and organizations, spearheaded major global expansion initiatives, and supported them in the fundamental restructuring of their businesses.

Hans-Paul studied economics, business administration, and Chinese, receiving a Diploma from the University of Bochum, an MA from Yale University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Today, he retains offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Moscow, and Mumbai. Besides his extensive travel to the countries where BCG operates to support key clients and teams, he is strongly engaged in global and regional conferences such as the World Economic Forum events in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and the China Development and Boao Asian Forums. Hans-Paul is also Chair of the Centre for Public Impact, a new global not-for-profit BCG foundation that connects governments and their partners around the world to share and develop ideas that result in better outcomes for citizens. As the co-chair for various task forces of the B20, he moderates a multitude of public and private institutions to provide input for the G20 leader's meeting.

Jong-hee Han


Vice Chairman and CEO of the SET Division at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Jong-hee Han is the Vice Chairman and CEO of the SET Division at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd since December 2021. Before his current role, Mr. Han served a five-year term as the President and Head of the Visual Display (VD) Division.

Since joining Samsung in 1988, he has been a prolific figure in the development of a wide range of market-leading products, including Micro LED, QLED, Lifestyle TVs, Smart Signage, Cinema LED, and gaming monitors. With outstanding prowess in technology and strong leadership, Mr. Han has played a pivotal role in taking Samsung’s TV business to its unrivaled position in the global TV market and maintaining it for 15 consecutive years since 2006. 

Together with his pioneering work in Samsung’s world-class LED TV—first unveiled in 2009—that changed the dynamics of the entire TV industry, he redefined Samsung’s innovation on TV through Smart TV, QLED 8K and Micro LED. His relentless pursuit of excellence has made a huge contribution to Samsung being known for its technology leadership in the TV industry.
  
Mr. Han also led Samsung’s initiative to develop its video processing technologies which have resulted in unsurpassed picture quality for the latest generation of products from Samsung Display that is available in the market worldwide. 

Mr. Han continues to strengthen social responsibility for a sustainable and accessible future through efforts to reduce carbon footprint and introduce sustainable packaging design and solar cell remote control and provide accessibility features.

The earnest creed that Mr. Han holds fast is “Nothing is impossible.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Inha University

Jong-hee Han


Vice Chairman and CEO of the SET Division at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Jong-hee Han is the Vice Chairman and CEO of the SET Division at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd since December 2021. Before his current role, Mr. Han served a five-year term as the President and Head of the Visual Display (VD) Division.

Since joining Samsung in 1988, he has been a prolific figure in the development of a wide range of market-leading products, including Micro LED, QLED, Lifestyle TVs, Smart Signage, Cinema LED, and gaming monitors. With outstanding prowess in technology and strong leadership, Mr. Han has played a pivotal role in taking Samsung’s TV business to its unrivaled position in the global TV market and maintaining it for 15 consecutive years since 2006. 

Together with his pioneering work in Samsung’s world-class LED TV—first unveiled in 2009—that changed the dynamics of the entire TV industry, he redefined Samsung’s innovation on TV through Smart TV, QLED 8K and Micro LED. His relentless pursuit of excellence has made a huge contribution to Samsung being known for its technology leadership in the TV industry.
  
Mr. Han also led Samsung’s initiative to develop its video processing technologies which have resulted in unsurpassed picture quality for the latest generation of products from Samsung Display that is available in the market worldwide. 

Mr. Han continues to strengthen social responsibility for a sustainable and accessible future through efforts to reduce carbon footprint and introduce sustainable packaging design and solar cell remote control and provide accessibility features.

The earnest creed that Mr. Han holds fast is “Nothing is impossible.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Inha University

Elon Musk


CEO of Tesla Inc.

Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla Inc., which he joined in 2004, and the CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, which he founded in 2002. He also has launched various other interests, including co-founding brain-computer startup Neuralink. 

He also launched The Boring Company, which combines fast, affordable tunneling technology with an all-electric public transportation system in order to alleviate soul-crushing urban congestion and enable high-speed, long-distance travel. The Boring Company built a 1.15-mile R&D tunnel in Hawthorne, and is currently constructing Vegas Loop, a public transportation system at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Previously, Elon co-founded and sold PayPal, the world's leading Internet payment system, and Zip2, one of the first internet maps and directions services.

Elon Musk


CEO of Tesla Inc.

Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla Inc., which he joined in 2004, and the CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, which he founded in 2002. He also has launched various other interests, including co-founding brain-computer startup Neuralink. 

He also launched The Boring Company, which combines fast, affordable tunneling technology with an all-electric public transportation system in order to alleviate soul-crushing urban congestion and enable high-speed, long-distance travel. The Boring Company built a 1.15-mile R&D tunnel in Hawthorne, and is currently constructing Vegas Loop, a public transportation system at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Previously, Elon co-founded and sold PayPal, the world's leading Internet payment system, and Zip2, one of the first internet maps and directions services.

Alexander Shokhin


President of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Dr. Alexander N. Shokhin is a well-known Russian politician, prominent economist researcher, political scientist and lawyer, Doctor of Economic Sciences, and Professor.

He was born on December 25th, 1951, in the Arkhangelsk region. After graduating from the Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Economics in 1974, he spent many years researching in the USSR Academy of Sciences institutes. Then A. Shokhin worked in the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Twice, in 1991-1994 and 1998, Mr. Shokhin was the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. From 1991 until 1994 he also held the positions of Minister of Labor, Minister of Economics, and Chairman of the Russian Agency for International Cooperation and Development.

From 1994 - 2002 he was a Deputy of the State Duma, with the posts of First Vice Chairman of the State Duma, leader of the Duma party bloc "Our Home is Russia", Head of the Duma Committee of Credit Institutions and Capital Markets.

Since 1995 he is the President of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics.

2002-2006 Alexander N. Shokhin worked as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, "Renaissance Capital" investment group.

In February 2003, Alexander Shokhin was elected Chairman of the Expert Council at the Federal Commission for the Securities Market.

Since 2004 he has been Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and Chairman of the Coordinating Council of Employers' Unions of Russia (RSPP).

From 2005 up to the present time he is the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; a member of the RF Public Chamber.

Mr. Shokhin is a member of several deliberative bodies under the Russian President and Government. He is also an independent director of the Boards of several companies, including ALROSA, Russian Railways, TMK, and others.

Alexander Shokhin


President of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Dr. Alexander N. Shokhin is a well-known Russian politician, prominent economist researcher, political scientist and lawyer, Doctor of Economic Sciences, and Professor.

He was born on December 25th, 1951, in the Arkhangelsk region. After graduating from the Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Economics in 1974, he spent many years researching in the USSR Academy of Sciences institutes. Then A. Shokhin worked in the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Twice, in 1991-1994 and 1998, Mr. Shokhin was the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. From 1991 until 1994 he also held the positions of Minister of Labor, Minister of Economics, and Chairman of the Russian Agency for International Cooperation and Development.

From 1994 - 2002 he was a Deputy of the State Duma, with the posts of First Vice Chairman of the State Duma, leader of the Duma party bloc "Our Home is Russia", Head of the Duma Committee of Credit Institutions and Capital Markets.

Since 1995 he is the President of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics.

2002-2006 Alexander N. Shokhin worked as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, "Renaissance Capital" investment group.

In February 2003, Alexander Shokhin was elected Chairman of the Expert Council at the Federal Commission for the Securities Market.

Since 2004 he has been Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and Chairman of the Coordinating Council of Employers' Unions of Russia (RSPP).

From 2005 up to the present time he is the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; a member of the RF Public Chamber.

Mr. Shokhin is a member of several deliberative bodies under the Russian President and Government. He is also an independent director of the Boards of several companies, including ALROSA, Russian Railways, TMK, and others.