Evian, France
September 27 - October 1, 2017

Marisol Quirion

Marisol Quirion

I want to express my sincere appreciation to the G-20Y Summit International Organizing Committee. This event was a real opportunity for young business leaders to share their views on today’s world main challenges. The ongoing collaborative relation between the delegates was a real pleasure to me.

When an event like this is successful, the credit starts with the organizing committee. Please accept my compliments regarding your team’s fine work and excellent planning. The thoughtfulness you have shown has made the G-20Y a worthwhile experience.

I congratulate you on both a successful and a memorable Summit. I hope to work cooperatively with you in the future.


Développement international Desjardins
Senior Director
Développement international Desjardins
Canada

Holger Erchinger

Holger Erchinger

I believe the vision of the G-20Y Summit is to make a real and independent contribution regarding what the young generation of business leaders think around the issues the G20 has on its agenda. The G-20Y Summit brings together devoted participants from around the globe with diverse professional backgrounds onto a platform of creative thinking in order to develop some fresh ideas regarding potential solutions.


KPMG LLP New York
Partner
KPMG LLP New York
United States

Philipp von Girsewald

Philipp von Girsewald

I think it's great to have young business leaders, participating in the G-20Y Summit, who come together from a broad variety of expertise and cultural background, and who come together to discuss certain topics of particularly interest at these times and who try to find the solutions. I think it is not important to have technical expertise in each of the subjects, discussed at the G-20Y Summit. I think it's great to bring in your general expertise, your cultural background and a lot of common sense to come to some proposals which otherwise couldn’t be brought up.


Deutsche Bank AG
Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate M&A
Deutsche Bank AG
United States

Ferry Robbani

Ferry Robbani

In my line of work I have attended several summits in the past and most of them are very serious, like the G20 itself back in Mexico last year. I also attended the IMF meeting in Tokyo, the World Economic Forum in Davos.  But most of those summits are very serious and most of the participants are not able to really engage in the discussions.  I found that at the G-20Y Summit the format is pretty much different, and that you can really actively be engaged in discussions and the debates on the selecting topics that you have. That is the main reason why I chose this Summit.

It's very impressive. It's great to be among 100 young business leaders from various industries with various experiences. And I find that in the last two days during the discussions and the topics on the plenary session the discussions and debates were very lively, very intense, but it really brings all the experience together from around the world and I find it very interesting and very free.  

The organisation is very profeccional. I can easily compare it to the other summits I have attended, The G-20Y Summit is excellent.


Bank Mandiri
Senior Vice President Group Head
Bank Mandiri
Indonesia

Rolf T. Pasel

Rolf T. Pasel

You have many business meetings during the year, you have many seminars where you learn something, but these are always in your industry with the same people talking about the same topics. So bringing together business leaders from different industries, geographies, different levels across the G20 – this is interesting. I mean you don't often have the opportunity to talk freely, open-mindly about these kind of topics and discuss the challenges and thoughts of G20 of today.

The Co-Chairing was an interesting experience, because in the end of the session you had a different perspective, different people to integrate. I thought about it before doing the Co-Chairing: one of the important things is not to lose somebody during the process.

For me it`s the whole experience of G20. Just you have arrived at the hotel, you have special impression about Russian history, Russian culture. You entered the door and it was not like any business hotel you usually stay in.

And big thanks to the organizing committee because you kept this going; all these nice events. You had this feeling you were really welcome in Russia and it was from day one to the end.


Atos International
Senior Vice President Global Solutions
Atos International
France

Frank Klaas

Frank Klaas

Arriving here I saw very fascinating group of people, acting together, discussing together and for me the first step towards understanding G-20Y was to see that this is like a market place where international global people can, without borders in thinking, be together and this is for me the most important aspect.

G-20Y for me stands for creating a global world of communication. We don`t have problems understanding each other and we are probably not creating results, but we are creating the right solutions to create results in the future.

My job was always communication; I’m probably an expert in crisis communications. I think G-20Y is a fascinating opportunity, where people can start to communicate and start to discuss with each other, have the opportunity to meet people from Europe, from Brazil, Australia or Russia, and Italy, and Spain and to share experiences. That is the fascinating world of G-20Y.

I’m a part of a huge financial organization. The whole financial world is today seen a lot in the media. We have here the opportunity to show that we are interested to have a dialog with a lot of people who want to change the world, to develop a new way of acting together. I think it’s very important not only for me but especially also for the industry to have this opportunity to be in an international dialog. I think it’s a great opportunity!


Deutsche Börse Group
Managing Director Global Public Affairs
Deutsche Börse Group
Germany

Ekaterina Petelina

Ekaterina Petelina

I guess that working for a large bank in the financial industry is global by its nature. I think that the coordination of efforts among twenty of the largest jurisdictions is important especially in our industry.  The whole idea of G-20Y Summit is that young people bring their ideas that might be controversial, that might be a little provocative, but are fresh. And they share it with the business community. I think and I hope that what we accomplished during these three days will actually be meaningful and will impact the decisions and discussion of G20 leaders.

I just have a habit – wherever someone asks “who?”, I just put my hand up.  And this is not the best habit I have but when they asked the volunteer to be Co-Chair – I just thought that I have relevant experience as a former consultant, as a former Head of Strategy of VTB group and a business leader now. I think I have the relevant experience to talk about financial stability and financial regulation, which was the topic of our committee. And I think it’s a very important topic and it’s really one of the top items on G20 Summits agenda. Because without financial stability as we’ve seen before it’s really impossible to deliver growth, to deliver prosperity. I really enjoyed working with our committee members, we had ten people from different countries, different economies: Europe, UK, Russia, Malaysia, and Japan. It was interesting to see what similarities we have, what differences we have and different and similar ideas that we share. I think it really enriched my understanding of the industry at the global level and I believe we were able to deliver some meaningful and practical recommendations.

The most interesting moment for me of the Summit was the dancing master-class, because I’d never thought that you can learn how to dance tango in 30 minutes. I think our teachers did a very good job: very simple moves that everybody could repeat and learn within 30 minutes. It was a very good G20 and a very fast delivery of results.

 


VTB 24 (JSC)
Deputy Chairman, Head of Retail Business Department
VTB 24 (JSC)
Russian Federation

Ananthakrishnan C. Bhoopathy

Ananthakrishnan C. Bhoopathy

It's a really good opportunity for people from India because this is the second time we had a delegation to G-20Y Summit. I'm only one person but I hope that probably the message from us will be that more and more Indian participants should be here, because it gives real good chance to interact with people from many countries and to get to know all sorts of issues, global issues which are current and which need to be addressed in future.

The evening events were really enjoyable – especially the day before we had concert over here – it was really enjoyable.

 


Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
Additional General Manager (Finance)
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
India

Abdullah AlRaushoud

Abdullah AlRaushoud

I think Saudi has one of the biggest economies in the world and they will join the G20. And it's part of our role to participate and save the world, to help and develop all the laws or regulations and strategies which would help the world to develop more, to bloom and also to get out of the crisis. 


Blominvest Saudi Arabia
Chief Executive Officer
Blominvest Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia

Barbara Kreissler

Barbara Kreissler

I feel very honored that G-20Y Organizing Committee has asked our organization to be part of this. It is the first time we have the opportunity to participate in this event and I’m really excited just reading the program, the agenda and the list of participants on the kind of interaction and discussions that we are going to have on global issues that affect us all. 


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Head, Business Partnerships Group
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Italy

Manuel Ortigao

Manuel Ortigao

Having read the information that was sent to me I immediately concluded that it’s a very interesting organization with very ambitious objectives and for me to be part of this Summit would be a challenge and I immediately accepted the invitation and I`m very happy to be here.

I expect that we will be able to put together a few recommendations to the G20 governments and that these recommendations will contribute to improving the working conditions and living conditions of citizens across the world. 


European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Reseach Manager, Working Conditions and Industrial Relations (WCIR)
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Ireland

Vassilis Christakis

Vassilis Christakis

I wanted to be part of something that is interesting and happening now among young leaders, but I didn’t choose it. It was my organization that wanted to participate because it’s important and also because it’s in St. Petersburg. And it is city in Russia and Russia is one of our member states. So things which are going on in our member states we try to support as much as possible. Especially when it has a progressive and forward looking agenda.

G-20Y Summit is a good opportunity to bring people that would never meet otherwise together and they would be able to exchange here ideas and some arguments that they would not do in their normal working environment. In that sense it is very important that it brings people together from all walks of life in different industries and let them brainstorm without inhibitions. This is exactly what we would be looking forward as a generation of people who want to see a better world.

The evening events were great, I especially like the concert of the classical music. I think the performances of the opera singers were amazing, the violinist was excellent and the tango was fabulous. I congratulate you for that, for selecting and for the perfect organization and implementation. I also like the sailing experience in the Gulf of Finland – it was quite unique.


Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Principal Officer, Procurement & Corporate Governance
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Greece

Yousook Hong

Yousook Hong

The composition of delegates was excellent. People were inspired by each other, provoking different ideas and exchanging diversified opinions. I think the G-20Y Summit IOC’s decision to have different industry involved in different committees was an excellent choice.

Also I see practical and realistic approach by getting G20 local governments involved in the G-20Y Summits. The young business leaders were the people who created the G-20Y Summit Communique. However, our Communique are eventually about the global policies, which should be conducted each government of G20 countries. Therefore, the idea to have local government ministers or vice ministers in the G-20Y Summit Committees worked very well, as we let them hear our innovative ideas and we made our communique reflected onto their policy.


Hana Bank
Manager, FX Dealer, CFA
Hana Bank
Korea

Anton Kotov

Anton Kotov

I think we all, participants of G-20Y Summit, care about our planet and we are not indifferent to what is happening in the world.

The organization is fabulous. I can only say the words of compliments and I have been very impressed with both: the quality of participants and the way the event is organized.

I would be very delighted to continue and I definitely recommend this event to my colleagues in Schneider.


Schneider Electric
Corporate Strategy & Development Director
Schneider Electric
France

Valerie Ruiz-Domingo

Valerie Ruiz-Domingo

I think it's a really great opportunity for people like me to be part of this kind of organization to go outside of your business and to try during a few days to think about topics that everyone is concerned about. And I think it's also an opportunity for me to meet other people to share different ideas and to share a point of view and a part of your current business.

It was nice because there were maybe 7 or 8 people in the Committee so we were trying to share different points of views – it's not so easy. It's quite nice people from India or China and of course from Europe. It was nice to see how the people were concerned about the topic and they were not all  thinking in the same way – I think it'll be very useful.


GDF SUEZ
Senior Vice President, Strategy Global Gas & LNG Business Line
GDF SUEZ
France

Emmanuel Caeymaex

Emmanuel Caeymaex

It is a wonderful opportunity to contribute and influence the potential agenda of the G20 Summits in the future. It's such a great opportunity to network. And I'm actually really impressed by the background and the experience and the diversity of the participants. So I hope to be able to count on that network in the future. And finally it's going to enable me for find the reason why I'm in business, my sense of mission.


UCB S.A.
Vice President, Patient Solutions Leader
UCB S.A.
Belgium

Valerie Diele-Braun

Valerie Diele-Braun

Having been nominated by DSM, I felt very honored to be able to attend this event as it had always been a dream for me to participate in such a venue. The G20Y is for me the small version of the WEF and a learning ground for young executives to exchange thoughts and ideas, make connections and work on the future with other smart people. Having more and more burning issues in the world, such as the economic crisis, the change of demographics and the environmental shifts to name just a few, I think it’s fantastic to exchange views with a wide variety of people and to come up with suggestions that might help to shape our future positively.


Royal DSM
Head Sales & Product Management Personal Care
Royal DSM
Netherlands

Ann Haugh

Ann Haugh

Thank you so much for a challenging, entertaining and worthwhile G20-Y summit event in Mexico City. I thoroughly enjoyed the people, the atmosphere and the challenging opportunity presented to us.


Zurich Global Corporate
Chief Executive Officer
Zurich Global Corporate
United Kingdom

Ricardo Levy Dosualdo

Ricardo Levy Dosualdo

I want to thank you for the excellent event you put together in Mexico City. The quality of the participants and of the discussions at the plenary sessions and committee meetings was excellent and I believe we produced a very good communiqué.

I also wanted to thank you for your companion and positive attitude during the summit. I have myself organized a few less ambitious events and know how hard it can be. Thank you for making it so easy and fun for us to participate.

I hope that your trips back from Mexico City are uneventful and enjoyable. Please let me know how I can be of assistance during the next steps and next summit.


Braskem
Sales Director
Braskem
United States

Paolo Sarcinelli

Paolo Sarcinelli

It's pleasure for me to be invited for the G-20Y Summit for the first time. It's been interesting two and a half days of work. There was a lot of discussion. I think at the end we have been in a position to have a positive dialogue between different members of the Committee. And we have been able to find and put together a nice compromise on a number of controversial matters.


Intesa Sanpaolo
Head of Credit of Intesa Sanpaolo SpA's International Subsidiary Banks Division
Intesa Sanpaolo
Italy

Alistar Rose

Alistar Rose

We are fortunate that we had participants across a multiple different countries across the world, from different types of organisations, from different sectors. We had a very interesting lively debated times. I think it was of a very high quality. I realized the depth of the conversation to be going on in the each of different committees. I think the whole concept behind the G-20Y is great.


Tesco Plc
International Director for Telecoms
Tesco Plc
United Kingdom

Olga Ryabova

Olga Ryabova

I loved the whole idea of top executives coming from financial part of life, mostly, which is quite a serious one, and delivering their professional experience, their personal experience to make the best of recommendations for G20 countries heads and for international organizations. You know there was such mood of cooperation, of future understanding I would say. That was really great. 


Independent expert, former Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Rosbank

Russian Federation

Maxim Marchenko

Maxim Marchenko

For me it's excellent and a unique opportunity to meet a lot of people from different origins, different countries, and different industries. And this is a really unique opportunity sharing ideas: I can give my ideas and get others. We all became much stronger for the future challenges and the future development. For me it's very important. 


TOTAL EP Russie
Deputy Business Development Director
TOTAL EP Russie
France

Andreas Holler

Andreas Holler

Our group recognized the responsibility towards let's say international questions of the future of the community and the society and we wanted to get involved and also give our input to this event and also collect information of other international talent people.


Immofinanz AG
Chief Operating Officer
Immofinanz AG
Austria

Kartini Sally

Kartini Sally

The working process was wonderful. Because we can see a lot of people from other countries: Brazil, from Malaysia, even from UK –a UK person works in China, he shared his experience in China and also from US. We share all information and all the practices of how to fight corruption in our country. We are very surprised that there is actually only one conference – United Nation Conference about fighting corruption and also UOECD conference against bribery.  But I think not all the countries have ratified and implemented the conference, maybe  we should give some views, some recommendations that all G20 countries and other countries can implement the United Nation Conference and UOECD conference against bribery. There have been discussions that fighting corruption, money laundering and also bribery and financial terrorism are linked together, so every country should be aware about these issues, this not only a problem of developed countries.

My president  attended G-20Y Summit last year in Mexico, he asked senior level manager in Bank Mandiri, he shared his views of G20 of last years, so this is a good opportunity. We are going to send our senior manager to G-20Y Summit.

I think it's a very good opportunity for me to attend G-20Y Summit. This is first time I have attended an international Summit with different views and different subjects. I usually attend workshops or meetings about banking, just only banking but there are more issues we can discuss together. 


Bank Mandiri
Executive Vice President
Bank Mandiri
Indonesia

Maxim Meshcheryakov

Maxim Meshcheryakov

I was surprised how simmilar problems we have in different countries. It`s very interesting to understand that you are a part of the global world.

We had a good brainstorm. I hope all the rest of us staying here will be structuring these themes, these issues which are about corruption; about the problems related to the corruption and then will come the Communiqué.  


OAO Arkhangelskgeoldobycha
General Director
OAO Arkhangelskgeoldobycha
Russian Federation

Roel Staes

Roel Staes

I’m very hopeful that we can find some very good common recommendations that bit by bit will be translated somewhere into actual regulatory form that will help businesses and communities where we are working and increase prosperity globally. 


FedEx Express EMEA
Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
FedEx Express EMEA
United States

Marcio Morais

Marcio Morais

I decided to be a participant of G-20Y Summit because it's a great opportunity to meet other people, to know the ideas of other countries. Brazil is a great country and most of the time we stay only in Brazil – we have to discuss with other people. That is a reason I decided to came here. 


Government of Pernambuco
Economic Development Secretary & Suape's Port President
Government of Pernambuco
Brazil

Caio Ramos

Caio Ramos

For me it was a big honor to come here because I think it's a good forum in which many countries in the world including the emerging countries can discuss and debate all the problems that they have and try to come up with some suggestions for the future. 


Suape Port and Industrial Complex
Vice President
Suape Port and Industrial Complex
Brazil

Rama Kishore Erukulla

Rama Kishore Erukulla

G-20Y Summit is going to be an important event for up grading my skills, up gradating my understanding. Make myself more understanding in the subject speaking in public. 


Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
Chief Manager
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
India

Nosipho Maphumulo

Nosipho Maphumulo

When I heard that it is about G20 I thought it is an opportunity for me as a leader to contribute to making a difference to my world.

The thing I enjoyed most was the Committee work but I also enjoyed the ball last night. I particularly liked the ballroom dancing – that was my highlight.

The organisation was excellent. But I think that there is some work that can be done in terms of integration of the work that was done by the committees into the real G20.


Eskom
General Manager Strategy Enablement & Segmentation
Eskom
South Africa

Mathieu Staniulis

Mathieu Staniulis

I think G-20Y is such an important event in the world because as the young leaders we have to tell the world what we think and what we should accomplish in the next few years, because we have a responsibility to make things change and make a better world.

I worked on the “City of tomorrow” Committee – we had a broad issue to talk about, we tried to figure out what the city of tomorrow would be like and one of the things that I’m very happy to see in the result is that we talked about local communities – how we should design the cities of tomorrow with strong local communities where you can actually get involved as a citizen in your community to share services and actually go further with the challenges the city now faces.

The G-20Y events are nice because you actually have a lot of real work during the day it's so much fun to work with a bunch of people from all around the world with different backgrounds – this is very interesting. And then at night you can socialize, talk to those same people by the way with a more personal feel – this makes the entire experience, so much fun.

My favorite event was the opening Gala ceremony. Our company Desjardins, we got an award for our 3-year friendship with the G-20Y. So it was quite nice experience for us to receive that award. 


Desjardins
Senior Director, Internet and Mobile Solutions
Desjardins
Canada

Jorge Lukowski

Jorge Lukowski

This is my second time on G-20Y Summit. The first time was last year in Mexico and I have very good impression from first participation and that gave me an opportunity to come back to G-20Y here in St. Petersburg.

I think the most important thing is to have different cultures, different people, different companies with different interests and all of them in different committees; that they are working together, merging ideas and arrive at consensus. And I think the young perspective which is a different thing – we don't need to make recommendations under any precision of politics or different kind of pressure you have if you are only a company or if you are only representative of government. So I think we can have an opportunity to be fresh, innovating, and creative in order to present a proposal that more recommendations could be actions. I think that the young people would like to take action more than make recommendations.

It was the first chance to have a voice and be presented to the people who make a decision I think this is a very big advantage to participate and be involve in Recommendations to present to the decision makers of the countries which are involved to the G20. 


Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Institutional Affairs Director
Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Argentina

Irina Bakhtina

Irina Bakhtina

There was no question of whether to participate or not actually when the invitation arrived because, for our company, it is incredibly important what exactly is on G20 agenda, not only this year, but in general. Over the last period of time Unilever was Co-Chairing the “Food security” Committee on the B20 initiatives in Rio with a quite valuable contribution, I hope, to the Communiqué which was produced by this committee. For us food security is not just an empty word and we really look to this agenda and how it’s being approach by the government on the G20 level.

What was specifically interesting about the Summit, actually, was the combination of participants which attended. The executive level of the biggest international corporations and some of the real big and significant Russian corporations, as soon as we are in Russia we are speaking about this, representatives of the international non-governmental organizations as well. I believe, this is an incredible group of people, I believe, team of people, who got together in St. Petersburg are really invested their time, not having to open e-mail and stuff which we left behind in office, but really invested our time, being focused on the agenda, which is with us today; and really trying to share the best ideas, many fresh ideas by the way, the most creative ideas I’ve ever heard, on those important areas of real G20 interests.

The program is really sophisticated: dance master-classes, the whole atmosphere of the classical music, combination of it and really amazing atmosphere of the city itself. It's the best season in the city. I believe it's something that going to be quite memorable. 


Unilever Rus Ltd.
Communications Director Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
Unilever Rus Ltd.
Russian Federation

Cornell Basson

Cornell Basson

It's nice to get together and get all the different minds from different countries together. We are really having a hard discussion regarding the specific groups of agenda. I'm on food security group, dealing specially with everything that`s happening in the world economies, food is generally the most sensitive topic. We are trying to understand the needs of poor people and we are trying to represent them on the international stage.

 


Shoprite Holdings
Project Manager
Shoprite Holdings
South Africa

Darren Austin

Darren Austin

I think this is a great opportunity for Atos to network with people with a really broad diversity and also this is an organization which wants to influence the business of the future. It is great opportunity to get involved and potentially influencing some of the policy making of the next ten, fifteen or twenty years. 


Atos UK
SVP UK & Ireland Chief Engineer FIET FBCS CITP
Atos UK
United Kingdom

Jose Joao Batista Stival Jr.

Jose Joao Batista Stival Jr.

It`s important to be here: from the political part and also from the private part.

It's a unique experience to meet 20 countries partners and discuss the same themes. It’s shows that we are going to the same direction – we want to have the same result. For sure a discussion of the mid or long term will be useful for me and for Brazil and for all the countries. 

About the organisation I just have to say that everything is perfect!


Cooperfrigu
Export Director and New Business Development
Cooperfrigu
Brazil

Vladimir Shapovalov

Vladimir Shapovalov

I think you are doing the right thing because it's very important to collect the opinions from various parts of society from business, from governments especially from the young generation and that you are transmitting to the global, to the big G20 – it's very important. I'm happy to be part of it.

 


Ryazan Region Corporation of Development
Chief Executive Officer
Ryazan Region Corporation of Development
Russian Federation

Michael Rösmann

Michael Rösmann

I think for me it's interesting to get to know more people and talk to them and also to talk about the different topics that they usually deal with at work.

All the participants are involved in big businesses. The leaders, they have the same ideas about going forward and sharing lots of different views. And they all want to be part of the decision making.


ThyssenKrupp AG
Vice President and Head of Capital Markets, Corporate Finance
ThyssenKrupp AG
Germany

Juuso Virtanen

Juuso Virtanen

I heard about G-20Y Summit actually through the Finish embassy from my ambassador. They were discussing in the Finland chamber of commerce about the possibility of a person who might be interested in this. They send me initial information about the Summit, then I decided to apply for the meeting.

I think the expression “G-20Y” is the first generation where people generally in the G20 countries have the possibility to freely cooperate together – and things like these are really good. It’s a really good expression for the generation. 


Virtanen Yhtiöt Oy
Chief Executive Officer
Virtanen Yhtiöt Oy
Finland

Raimund Kirchleitner

Raimund Kirchleitner

In my eyes, the G-20Y Summit is a unique opportunity to interact and communicate to motivated young ambitious c-executives; and to also interact with people from other business sectors.

I think it is super important to have the young generation of c-executives round one table at such aconference to exchange ideas,and to forward these ideas to those who are really on the steering-wheel regarding the future of our planet. I believe by havingworked out our papers we can somehow, let’s say contribute to the future and a better development of the world, whereby in our working group`s case especially regarding the financial world.

I believe it was quite useful, quite interesting, even if we were discussing theoretical topics mainly,but this is the purpose of this one. It was in any case also interconnected withreal life and with taking concrete action in the future. I was also able to extend my network, meet interesting people, which I will follow up with in the future. I found it quite useful, also to experience St. Petersburg, which is truly a nice place for this event. I also enjoyed very much the side events.

My favorite one was the yachting regatta – it was really good fun. We had perfect weather, even if we were lacking wind, so we were not really going that fast, but nevertheless it was good fun. Unfortunately we only got the second place – so we were the first loser. But nevertheless it was not really about competition – it was much more about fun and communication. For me it was alsoa nice opportunity to have my daily swim in the Gulf of Finland. I really enjoyed it very much.

 


Chief Executive Officer
St. Moritz Bäder AG
Switzerland

Alastair Grier

Alastair Grier

G-20Y benefitted both me personally and also RBS. The different cultures and points of views were interesting and refreshing. What came out most is that the challenges that our customers have in the UK are also the same challenges that customers have in many different countries from India to France. This gave me excellent insight into new solutions for our customers and also into how RBS could better support at a macro level, the UK economy. 


The Royal Bank of Scotland
Chief Operating Officer of Business & Commercial Banking
The Royal Bank of Scotland
United Kingdom

Johan Forssell

Johan Forssell

Actually it was more because as an Investor, AB is actively involved in G20. We hold a meeting and thought that I should attend it. And I'm happy to be here, work more with people and learn more.


Investor AB
Managing Director
Investor AB
Sweden

G-20Y Association

The G-20Y Summit initiatives are organized by the non-governmental Swiss-based G-20Y Association ("G-20Y Summit International Organizing Committee" Association). Headquarter is based in Geneva.

The functions of the G-20Y Association are carried out by separate dedicated entities:

  • The Founder and President of the G-20Y Association provides the overall impetus for the organization and coordinates G-20Y Association work in all of the G-20 countries.  The President has authority to sign all G-20Y Association official documents.
  • The Advisory Board of the G-20Y Association is an advisory body to the President. It provides advice on strategic and operational matters and links G-20Y Association to leading international institutions, governments, and business. The Advisory Board actively participates in the creation of the agenda for each G-20Y Summit.
  • The Program Committee of the G-20Y Association is composed of the Term Chairs and the Vice Term Chairs for each G-20Y Summit Committee.  The Program Committee plays a key role in the Committees agenda setting, content determination and communication for the respective G-20Y Summits. It suggests potential candidates for the role of Committee speakers and Opening/Closing Panel Speakers for the G-20Y Summit. The Program Committee members chair the Committees Sessions at the G-20Y Summit. The Program Committee plays a key role in the development of the impact strategy and its implementation and holds responsibility in identifying institutions of which the intended impact of Committee perspectives may have relevance. The Program Committee ensures any experience gained and intelligence accumulated from prior summits are available and fed into the ongoing discussions.
  • The Executive Committee of the G-20Y Association actively contributes to the organization, administration and promotion of the annual G-20Y Summit and other G-20Y Association’s activities. The Head of the Executive Committee is a full time employee, who coordinates the daily work of the staff.

Ksenia Khoruzhnikova Ksenia Khoruzhnikova

G-20Y Association Founder and President
G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
 

Ksenia is now in charge of the G-20Y Association and G200 Association.

G-20Y Association brings together every year approximately 150 individuals in corporate executive leadership positions from the most prestigious leading companies in the world, G20 countries and their sectors for the annual G-20Y Summits (2010, in Toronto, 2011, in Paris, 2012 in Mexico City, 2013 in Saint- Petersburg, 2014 in Montreux, 2015 in Evian, 2016 in St.Moritz). The unique concept of the event was created in 2009 by Ksenia.

G200 Association brings together every year hundreds of young leaders, students, academics, professors, members of parliaments under 45 years old, entrepreneurs, young professionals and civil society leaders from 200 countries for the G200 Youth Forum. The unique concept of the event was created in 2005 by Ksenia Khoruzhnikova. The concept was realized as the G8 Youth Summit in 2006 in Saint-Petersburg and continued in subsequent years transformed first into the G20 Youth Forum and finally the G200 Youth Forum (in Berlin, 2007, in Tokyo, 2008, in Milan, 2009, in Vancouver, 2010, in Paris, in 2011 and in Washington, 2012, in Saint-Petersburg, 2013 and in Garmisch Partenkirchen, 2014, 2015 and 2016).

During 14 years of professional life Ksenia gained invaluable international experience regarding global emerging political and economic issues as well as intercultural and management skills. Ksenia is the owner of several companies providing different professional services on an international scale. Ksenia is an artist and has started a fashion house business. Ksenia is a Fellow of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank “Leaders of Tomorrow” Program. She holds a master’s degree from the School of International Relations, Saint-Petersburg State University.


Prof. Dr. Holger Erchinger Prof. Dr. Holger Erchinger

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Partner KPMG LLP New York

Holger Erchinger is a partner with KPMG LLP in New York and has over 20 years of professional experience in the area of audit, audit-related, and consulting services, in particular regarding capital market transactions, and has worked between 1994 and 2015 in KPMG offices in Munich, Berlin, and New York. Dr. Erchinger joined the G-20Y Association Advisory Board in 2010 which he currently co-chairs , and which was established to provide strategic advice to the organization.

In addition, Dr. Erchinger was appointed professor for business administration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law in 2006 and speaks regularly as a guest lecturer at Universities in the United States and during international conferences.

Dr. Erchinger is licensed as a U. S. Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and Colorado and a German Certified Public Accountant. He studied business administration at the University of Munich and the University of California Los Angeles, and earned a PhD in Economics.


Barbara Kreissler Barbara Kreissler

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Director, B2G Professional Lighting, Global Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting

Barbara Kreissler joined Philips Lighting, Eindhoven, Netherlands, in 2016 in the Public and Government Affairs department, responsible for public-private partnerships in order to enable and facilitate the transition of cities, municipalities and regions to energy efficient, sustainable LED lighting solutions.

Before that, Barbara worked at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria, where she held a variety of global positions ranging from Head of Business Partnerships Group to external relations to project management. In her most recent role, Barbara positioned UNIDO to foster private sector collaboration and to upscale the organization’s private sector portfolio.

Barbara started her professional career as project manager at Deloitte in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown University in International Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University.


Patrick Lahaie Patrick Lahaie

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Partner McKinsey & Company

Patrick helped launch and now leads McKinsey's Recovery and Transformation Services group in Canada. In this capacity,he helps distressed companies and under performing business units drive rapid performance improvement, from acute crisis management to long-term recovery.

More broadly, Patrick helps industrial companies turnaround performance with a focus on operations, purchasing and supply management and capital productivity initiatives. He has led performance turnarounds for clients in the metals and mining, aerospace manufacturing, automotive and assembly, and pulp and paper sectors. The work has taken him beyond North America to Europe, Singapore and Australia—and to China, where he lived from 2006 to 2007. While working in China, he helped deepen McKinsey's expertise in sourcing from low-cost countries.

Patrick is a Six Sigma Black Belt holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a member of l'Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and actively supports non-profit organizations in the community that focus on helping children in need.


Jean-Luc Larribau Jean-Luc Larribau

G-20Y Association Spokesperson
G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Dispute resolution lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
 

Jean-Luc  joined the dispute resolution group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris in September 2007.

Jean-Luc  has experience in complex contractual disputes both in arbitration and before French Courts, including claims management and expert determination.

A graduate of the Master’s degree in Economic Law at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po Paris), Jean-Luc also holds a Master’s degree of English and North-American business law from Université de Paris I — Panthéon-Sorbonne and a double undergraduate degree in English and French law from Université de Paris I — Panthéon-Sorbonne and King' s College, London.

A skilled and active member in his business community, he participated in the G-20Y Summit 2010 in Toronto where he proved to be a leading mind and became Member  of the G-20Y Association.


Dr. Dirk Lubig Dr. Dirk Lubig

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Managing Director, Deutsche Bank AG
Group CAO – Head of Strategic Initiatives & Change (SIC)

Dr. Dirk Lubig is a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in Group Strategy (AfK).

Dirk is responsible for advising the bank's senior management on defining and executing the Bank’s strategy. He leads a strategy team spread across Frankfurt, London, New York and Singapore.

In his daily work in corporate strategy, he tackles the Bank’s response to global economic and financial challenges. Before Dirk joined Deutsche Bank he was a Partner at Bain & Company.

He was one of the youngest Partner's in the German system. Dirk holds a MBA in Business Administration from the University of Cologne and has a PhD in Ecomomics. His passion outside the bank is Kitesurfing, Skiing and Sailing.


Nicola Melchiotti Nicola Melchiotti

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Head of European Public Affairs and Regulation, Enel 

Nicola is in charge of European Public Affairs and Regulation for Enel Group, working closely with European institutions and stakeholders in Brussels on the transformation of energy markets in the region.

From 2009 to 2016 he was Area Manager in Mexico and Central America, where he led the growth of Enel from a small player to a regional leader. Prior to joining Enel in 2007, Mr. Melchiotti worked for McKinsey as management consultant.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Masters in Engineering from Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (in France) and Politecnico di Milano, Italy.


Michael Miebach Michael Miebach

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Chief Product Officer, Masterсard, New York

Michael Miebach is Chief Product Officer of Masterсard. In this role, he leads the development, commercialization and management of the company’s global core product offerings, which include credit, debit, commercial, prepaid and loyalty solutions. Mr. Miebach is also a member of the company’s Management Committee.

For 50 years, Mastercard has been transforming how the world pays and gets paid with technology and expertise that make payments safer, simpler and more secure.

Mr. Miebach brings a wealth of global experience in payment technologies, retail and corporate banking to his role. He previously headed Masterсard’s operations across the Middle East and Africa. Before joining Masterсard, he held senior positions at Barclays Bank and Citibank across Europe, Turkey, Africa and the Middle East.

A passionate advocate of financial inclusion, Mr. Miebach is a member of the G-20Y Association Advisory Board. He also sits on the Accion board of directors, sharing his insight and knowledge with the organization as it works to support the two billion adults across the world lacking access to formal financial services.

Mr. Miebach holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Passau in Germany and lives with his wife and two children in New York. 


Yuji Nakahara Yuji Nakahara

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Program Committee Member
Global Demographic Developments Committee Term Chair
President & Representative Director
DSM Japan K.K. / DSM Japan Engineering Plastics K.K. / DSM Nutrition Japan K.K.

Yuji is a corporate executive with global management experience in the field of health, nutrition, materials, and energy. Yuji is currently the President and Representative Director of DSM Japan K.K., being responsible for all DSM operations in Japan. Yuji has held assignments for strategy development at DSM Corporate in the Netherlands, as well as developing and leading transformation programs at DSM Nutritional Products in Switzerland. He also sits on several board seats of DSM affiliated joint ventures.

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials with approximately 23,500 employees, annual net sales of around €9 billion, and is listed on NYSE Euronext. It aims to deliver innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM Nutritional Productsis is one of the world's leading suppliers of vitamins, carotenoids and other nutritional ingredients to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

Before joining Royal DSM in 2013, Yuji was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was leading the Global Energy and Material Practice Group in Tokyo. During his 10 years at McKinsey, he helped global companies develop multinational alliances, market entry strategies, and business strategies aligned with sustainability agendas. He has global working experience in many emerging markets, including South East Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latam, as well as in developed markets of North America, Europe, and Japan. 

During his career at McKinsey, Yuji was a member of the Private-Public Research Collaboration Committee of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan's Ministry of Education (MEXT). He also has 2-years part-time lecturering experience at the the University of Tokyo's Department of Technology Management for Innovation on Corporate Strategy.
Yuji started his career at JGC Corporation, a leading Japanese plant engineering contractor. He also has working experience at Goldman Sachs's investment banking arm, before joining McKinsey. He holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, and an MBA with distinction from Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.


Gregor Pilgram Gregor Pilgram

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Program Committee Member
Global Financial Industry Committee — Insurance Subcommittee Term Chair
CFO, Generali CEE Holding, Czech Republic

Gregor supervises the financial performance and strategic development of 10 CEE countries out of the Generali CEE Holding based in Prague. Before taking this position, Gregor was for 5 years the CEO of Generali Slovenia and also the President of the Supervisory Board of Generali Croatia. During his work in Slovenia Gregor was a member of numerous associations including the Executive board of Slovene Managers Association and President of the Supervisory Board of Slovene Ski Association He was awarded a “Young managers of the year 2010” award by Slovene Managers’ Association for shaping the Slovene insurance market and bringing Generali in Slovenia to become one of the market leaders. 

Gregor was, and still is, active in coaching and mentoring a number of young professionals, among others through mentoring programs of the American Chamber of Commerce and Slovene Young Executives Society. 

One of Gregor’s strengths is a wide network of contacts throughout Europe, which he started to develop already during the Business Administration studies at the Wirtschaftsuniversitaet in Vienna, where he concluded the studies with a Master’s degree in 2001.


The G-20Y Association would like to express its highest appreciation to the Former Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for his invaluable contribution in shaping our organization for the past two years to what it is today.


Laxman Narasimhan Laxman Narasimhan

Former* G-20Y Association Advisory Board Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Latin America Foods

Laxman assumed the position in September 2014. He leads PepsiCo’s foods businesses across Latin America and reports to PepsiCo Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi. The business covers PepsiCo’s foods businesses in Mexico, Brazil, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. He previously served as the senior vice president and CFO of PepsiCo Americas Foods based in Purchase, New York. Prior to PepsiCo, Laxman was a Director and Location Manager of McKinsey`s New Delhi Office. He has worked around the world, including rotations in Tokyo, Toronto, Cleveland, San Francisco and New Delhi. He had responsibility for consumer focused industries in India, co-led the Global Consumer and Shopper Insights Practice and led McKinsey's research on the emerging market consumer. He has worked across multiple industries, including energy, manufacturing, technology and healthcare. In addition to client service and research, Laxman has served the Indian Government, working with the Ministry of Finance on important policy issues and helping set up the National Skills Development Corporation.

He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and is an Advisory Board member of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Laxman holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, University of Pune, India. He has an MA in German and International Studies from The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He has an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania where he was designated a Palmer Scholar.

 


Program Committee


Daniele Agostini Daniele Agostini

G-20Y Association Program Committee Member & Energy Markets Committee Term Chair
Head of Low Carbon and European Energy Policies, Enel Holding

Daniele Agostini is the Head of Low Carbon and European Energy Policies within the European Affairs Department of Enel Holding.  He is responsible for policy analysis and corporate position development on European Energy Policies and on Low Carbon Policies across the over 30 countries in which the Enel Group operates.  In such role he is in charge of monitoring and assessing energy policy developments in the areas of climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency.   

Mr. Agostini is member of the Board of IETA, the International Emission Trading Association. He currently chairs the Energy Transition, Sustainability and Climate Change committee of OME (the Mediterranean Energy Organisation) and co-chairs the IETA EU-Emission Trading Scheme Working Group and the Eurelectric Energy Efficiency Working Group.

Prior to joining Enel, Mr. Agostini led the environmental advisory group of a global management consulting company in Italy.  He advised governments and private sector operators on environmental management, emission trading, renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Previously, Mr. Agostini worked as an environmental engineer for an international engineering consulting company based in Boston (USA), with projects in North and South America.

Mr. Agostini holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering with a minor in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA).  He also holds a Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and a Master of Science in Environmental and Resources Economics from University College London (UCL, UK). 

 


Professor Mehdi Doroudi Professor Mehdi Doroudi

G-20Y Association Program Committee Member & Food Security and Nutrition Committee Term Chair
Deputy Chief Executive, Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)

As Deputy Chief Executive, Professor Doroudi has responsibility for leading and influencing the strategic and operational activities of PIRSA in the achievement of legislative, policy, management and development outcomes, and other initiatives such as biosecurity and science innovation that will support the responsible and sustainable growth of agriculture, food, fisheries and aquaculture sectors in South Australia.

In his previous roles within PIRSA,  Professor Doroudi was responsible for sustainable management of the South Australian fisheries resources and also development of an internationally competitive aquaculture industry that is market-driven and environmentally and socially responsible. Professor Doroudi completed his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Tehran University and his PhD at the School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University. He also holds an affiliate professional position with the University of Adelaide. 


Dr. Alain Vidal Dr. Alain Vidal

G-20Y Association Program Committee Member & Food Security and Nutrition Committee Acting Term Chair for the G-20Y Summit 2017
Head, Funder and External Engagement, CGIAR System Organization                                                                          

Alain began his professional tenure in Morocco in 1986 – which sparked a decade long research career with the French Environment Research Institute (Cemagref – now known as Irstea). He also worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on innovations in scientific research uptake and technology exchange, before returning to Cemagref from 2003 to 2009 as its Director of European and International Affairs.

Alain Vidal’s interest in global food, environment and poverty issues spans over the entirety of his career. In 2009, he was appointed the Director of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, a ten-year program that explored new types of partnerships and institutional capacities that could help transform research to impact.

In 2014, Alain became the CGIAR System Organization’s Senior Advisor on Partnerships, and in April of 2015, he was named Director of Strategic Partnerships, under which capacity development and partnerships reside along with communications and resource mobilization. In this capacity, he has represented CGIAR in the preparation of COP21 and COP22, and engaged with private sector on climate-smart agriculture issues.

He has authored and co-authored more than forty refereed papers, and edited 5 books. Alain received his PhD in water science and bioclimatology from the University of Montpellier in 1989. He has been elected as member of the French Academy of Agriculture in 2016.


Giulia Baldi Giulia Baldi

G-20Y Association Program Committee Member & Food Security and Nutrition Committee Vice Term Chair
Policy and Programme Officer, The World Food Programme

Giulia Baldi is an Italian national, with a bachelor in Economics and Management of International Organizations from Bocconi University, Milan and a master in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Columbia University, New York. She started her career in 2002, when she worked on child survival-related programmes with UNICEF NY, at the Health Section.

In 2004, she then moved to the Center for Global Health and Economic Development of Columbia University, NY where she worked as Programme Coordinator on child and maternal health related research.

In 2005, she started working with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), where she has served in various duty stations as Programme as well as Nutrition Officer, in Peru (2005-2009), Afghanistan (2009-2011), Indonesia (2011-2013) and Rome (to date). She is currently a Programme and Policy Officer with the Nutrition Division in WFP headquarters in Rome.


Marcus Stein Marcus Stein

G-20Y Association Program Committee Member & Global Financial Industry Committee – Banking Subcommittee Term Chair
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Finance Germany, Deutsche Bank AG

Marcus Stein is Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Deutsche Bank AG’s corporate finance and trading & sales businesses in the bank’s home market Germany with over 20 years professional experience in the banking industry. The business Marcus is responsible for comprises the mergers & acquisitions, the equity and debt advisory and origination businesses as well as the bank’s trading, sales and structuring capabilities in all major asset classes and the coverage of institutional clients. Marcus is overseeing the operations for almost 800 employees and is responsible for Business Development & Strategy, Business Management, Regulatory Management & Risk, Operations, Cost Control, Marketing and various other administrative functions. He is based in Frankfurt, Germany and has reporting lines to the Divisional Heads of Corporate Finance and Global Markets Germany as well as the respective global divisional COOs.

 Marcus has joined Deutsche Bank as graduate in 1996 and held various front-office positions in the bank’s investment banking division advising multinational clients on complex merger & acquisition projects as well as capital market transactions. He worked as M&A specialist in the UK, Germany and Asia across all major industry sectors with specific focus on public transactions as well as the chemical, industrial and consumer industries. Between 2008 and 2013, prior to his current management role, he was Head of M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory for the bank in Japan when he successfully developed the bank into a top 3 market position.

Marcus holds a MBA (Dipl. Kfm) from Osnabrueck University/Germany where he graduated in 1996 and is a DAAD scholar. His majors were in Banking & Finance, Statistics, Accounting & Tax.

 


Gregor Pilgram Gregor Pilgram

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Program Committee Member & Global Financial Industry Committee — Insurance Subcommittee Term Chair
CFO, Generali CEE Holding, Czech Republic
 

Gregor supervises the financial performance and strategic development of 10 CEE countries out of the Generali CEE Holding based in Prague. Before taking this position, Gregor was for 5 years the CEO of Generali Slovenia and also the President of the Supervisory Board of Generali Croatia. During his work in Slovenia Gregor was a member of numerous associations including the Executive board of Slovene Managers Association and President of the Supervisory Board of Slovene Ski Association He was awarded a “Young managers of the year 2010” award by Slovene Managers’ Association for shaping the Slovene insurance market and bringing Generali in Slovenia to become one of the market leaders. 

Gregor was, and still is, active in coaching and mentoring a number of young professionals, among others through mentoring programs of the American Chamber of Commerce and Slovene Young Executives Society. 

One of Gregor’s strengths is a wide network of contacts throughout Europe, which he started to develop already during the Business Administration studies at the Wirtschaftsuniversitaet in Vienna, where he concluded the studies with a Master’s degree in 2001.


Yuji Nakahara Yuji Nakahara

G-20Y Association Advisory Board Member
Program Committee Member & Global Demographic Developments Committee Term Chair
President & Representative Director
DSM Japan K.K. / DSM Japan Engineering Plastics K.K. / DSM Nutrition Japan K.K.

Yuji is a corporate executive with global management experience in the field of health, nutrition, materials, and energy. Yuji is currently the President and Representative Director of DSM Japan K.K., being responsible for all DSM operations in Japan. Yuji has held assignments for strategy development at DSM Corporate in the Netherlands, as well as developing and leading transformation programs at DSM Nutritional Products in Switzerland. He also sits on several board seats of DSM affiliated joint ventures.

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials with approximately 23,500 employees, annual net sales of around €9 billion, and is listed on NYSE Euronext. It aims to deliver innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM Nutritional Productsis is one of the world's leading suppliers of vitamins, carotenoids and other nutritional ingredients to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

Before joining Royal DSM in 2013, Yuji was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was leading the Global Energy and Material Practice Group in Tokyo. During his 10 years at McKinsey, he helped global companies develop multinational alliances, market entry strategies, and business strategies aligned with sustainability agendas. He has global working experience in many emerging markets, including South East Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latam, as well as in developed markets of North America, Europe, and Japan. 

During his career at McKinsey, Yuji was a member of the Private-Public Research Collaboration Committee of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan's Ministry of Education (MEXT). He also has 2-years part-time lecturering experience at the the University of Tokyo's Department of Technology Management for Innovation on Corporate Strategy.
Yuji started his career at JGC Corporation, a leading Japanese plant engineering contractor. He also has working experience at Goldman Sachs's investment banking arm, before joining McKinsey. He holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, and an MBA with distinction from Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.


Olga Ryabova Olga Ryabova

G-20Y Association Program Committee Member & Creating Jobs Committee Term Сhair
Former Deputy Chairwoman, Rosbank

Olga is independent expert and speaker at national and international conferences and summits on the topics of social entrepreneurship, social business, financial literacy, finance, banking, sustainability and leadership, judge in various social entrepreneurship and social innovation contests, mentor of different social entrepreneurs and teams. G-20Y Association Program Committee member, Creating Jobs Committee Term Chair, member of Coordinating Council at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation on social business and social entrepreneurship issues.

She spent 15 years in banking, being responsible for back office operations, accounting and reporting in MFK bank, Unexim bank, Rosbank – as Chief accountant and Deputy Chairwoman of the Board. The other 4 years Olga devoted to her Alma-mater – Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation - as Finance Director and then as Advisor to the Rector and Director an institute being in the same time Member of Academic Council of the University, Member of University’s Scientific Foundation Council.

Olga holds a diploma with excellence in International Economics (Financial University under the Government of Russian Federation).


Linda Kromjong Linda Kromjong

G-20Y Program Committee Member & Creating Jobs Committee Knowledge Expert
Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers 

Linda Kromjong took up her post as Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) in Geneva on 1 May 2015. The IOE is the largest network of the private sector in the world, with more than 150 business and employer organisation members. In the social and labour policy debate taking place in the International Labour Organization, across the UN and multilateral system, and in the G20 and other emerging processes, the IOE is the recognized global voice of business.

Prior to her role at the IOE, Linda Kromjong was Vice-President, Labor Relations International & Human Rights for Deutsche Post DHL, the recognized world leader in logistics services. Linda started her career in the Hospitality Industry in the Netherlands and has many years’ experience in senior positions in general management, HR, Labor Relations and Business & Human Rights.

Linda Kromjong is a Dutch national and completed Hotel Management School and Business Management studies in Amsterdam. Linda Kromjong serves on the Board of the UN Global Compact and the Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN).


Jonas Kjellstrand Jonas Kjellstrand

G-20Y Association Program Committee Member & Digital Innovation and Transformation Committee Term Chair
Sr. Executive Adviser, SAS Institute Inc.

With more than 25 years’ experience at the intersection of technology, society and business, Jonas Kjellstrand advises senior leaders on the interdependencies between these three areas and how to use them to develop their organizations. His global outlook and multi-industry experience enables him to think from many different perspectives on the issues facing society and business and to consult on the resulting opportunities. Taking a pragmatic, yet innovative approach, he counsels organizations on how to succeed in a world that is increasingly interconnected and complex.

Prior to joining SAS Institute, Kjellstrand was a senior research analyst with Gartner and a fellow at Institute for the Future, a San Francisco/Silicon Valley-based research institute focusing on global trends and technology. He has also worked as a strategist in the financial services and insurance industries.

Kjellstrand was educated at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.


Krishna Navalpakkam Krishna Navalpakkam

G-20Y Association Program Committee Member & Digital Innovation and Transformation Committee Vice Term Chair
Director, Global Strategy & Development, Schneider Electric

Krishna Navalpakkam is the Director of Global Strategy & Development since 2013 at Schneider Electric, which is a global leader in energy management and automation. In his current role based in Paris, Krishna manages strategy development and business planning for the company and facilitates the strategic thinking process to help shape the future positioning of the company on a number of key topics.

Prior to joining Schneider Electric in 2011, he has held several positions at companies including Fidelity Investments and Hewlett-Packard based out of their offices in India, United States and Japan between 2003 and 2009. Krishna started his career in 1997 as an engineer at Microland Ltd. in India.

Krishna holds an Engineering degree in Electronics & Communication from the University of Madras in India and is a University Rank holder. He graduated with an MBA from HEC Paris in 2011 specializing in innovation and entrepreneurship.


Yana Alexandrova Yana Alexandrova

G-20Y Association Head of the Executive Committee

Yana has contributed to the development of the G-20Y Association since 2010. Before taking the position of Head of the Executive Committee she held the position of Head of External Communications.

Yana gained ten years of experience regarding intercultural so management skills in different international companies in the sphere of event management and energy construction. During her time at university Yana was involved in social entrepreneurship startups development and dedicated about seven years to it.

Yana graduated St. Petersburg State University Law School. She took various courses on international relations and law, management, sales, marketing and development at Seattle Law School, Helsinki State University and University of Amsterdam.


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