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

Committee Co-Chairs

Debra Crew Debra Crew

PepsiCo Americas Beverages, President
G-20Y Summit Implementation of the G20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth Committee Co-Chair

Debra Crew is president of PepsiCo Americas Beverages. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. With net revenues of over $65 billion, PepsiCo’s main businesses also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world.

She assumed this role in September 2012, overseeing PepsiCo's Gatorade and Tropicana business in North America, its Latin America Beverages business, as well as the company's North America warehouse sales organization and Beverage Growth Ventures Group.

Debra joined PepsiCo in April 2010 as president of PepsiCo’s Western Europe Region, based in Geneva, Switzerland where, despite operating in an extremely difficult macroeconomic environment, PepsiCo Western Europe was one of the fastest-growing parts of PepsiCo.

Previously she worked for Mars, Inc. as General Manager, Petcare US from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that she held a series of management and leadership roles at Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, from 2004 until 2008, and at Kraft Foods from 1997 to 2004.

She is based in Chicago.


Patrick Scott Patrick Scott

Lawlis Zurich Insurance Group — Japan Branch, Chief Financial Officer
G-20Y Summit Implementation of the G20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth Committee Co-Chair

Scott is the Chief Financial Officer with Zurich Insurance Group — Japan Branch which sells personal and commercial non-life insurance products and services.

He has worked for Zurich for the past eight years within strategy, operations and finance. Prior assignments included leading the finance integration of a Middle East acquisition, leading the strategic planning function for Global General Insurance and driving and monitoring operational improvements within Zurich's North America unit.

Prior to joining Zurich, he was a consultant on post-merger integration, financial close and reporting, business process improvement and re-engineering for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen.

He holds the master degree (MBA) from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a bachelors degree (BBA) in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and an Associate of Risk Management (ARM).

He currently lives in Tokyo Japan. In his professional career, he has also worked and lived in Kuwait City Kuwait, Sydney Australia, Hiroshima Japan and Dubai United Arab Emirates.


Rama Kishore Erukulla Rama Kishore Erukulla

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Chief Manager
G-20Y Summit Recommendations on Policies to Stimulate Job Creation and Labor Activities Committee Co-Chair

For the Last seven years working at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited,Sukhoi Engine division as Chief Manager(production) looking after Production planning activities for manufacture, repair & overhaul of AL-31FP aero engine which powers Su-30 Mki a 4.5th generation fighter Aircraft. Involved in implementation of entrepreneur resource planning programme for integration of Production planning, manufacturing, purchase and finance modules for both Manufacturing and Overhaul Projects . Earlier to this assignment worked at M/s HMT Bearings Limited, a P S U company as Assistant General Manager (production) and was responsible for total Manufacturing activity and reaching of targeted financial parameters. Established Two CNC grinding lines for achieving the rated outputs and made them as profit centers.

Holds Master degree in Production from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India and presently living in SUNABEDA, Koraput Dist Orissa.


Rolf T. Pasel Rolf T. Pasel

Atos International, Senior Vice President Global Solutions
G-20Y Summit Recommendations on Policies to Stimulate Job Creation and Labor Activities Committee Co-Chair

Rolf is an experienced senior manager in the IT services industry. As of today he is in charge of the service line “Global Solutions” within the Atos Group, one of the global leaders in the IT industry, serving large multi-nationals as well as institutional customers across the globe. Rolf is generating sustainable customer value by leveraging the expertise of a globally distributed workforce spanning more than 35 countries.

Since the start of his professional career in 2001 Rolf has worked with teams and clients in several countries including European countries, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa. While doing so he broadened his capabilities covering roles in management consulting, corporate strategy, M&A as well as managing P&L for multinational businesses. Rolf has gained proven leadership and negotiation skills in international business.

He holds a diploma in business economics from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. In addition he holds a diploma as certified skiing instructor of the German Skiing Association.


Valerie Diele-Braun Valerie Diele-Braun

Royal DSM, Head Sales & Product Management Personal Care
G-20Y Summit Food Security with a Focus on Agricultural Production Increase Committee Co-Chair

Valerie is Head of Global Sales and Product Management for DSM Personal Care. For the past 17 years, Valerie has worked for companies such as Quest International (Unilever and ICI), Givaudan SA and built her own consultancy company Diele Braun Associates which advised companies such as Remax and Firmenich SA on innovative Sales & Marketing strategies.

In 2011 Valerie joined Royal DSM and established amongst others a global sales strategy, a unique customer segmentation, Key Account Management and implemented Sales & Marketing Excellence Programs.

Valerie is actively participating in achieving the sustainability and growth targets of Royal DSM. Implementing the People Plant Profit vision of Royal DSM via increasing the number of ECO+ products and sales, increasing the efficiency and decreasing the waste of our production processes and actively searching for fair trade sourcing is just some of the activities Valerie is focusing on to help Royal DSM to create brighter lives for people today and for generations to come.

Valerie has worked in the US, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. She is married and mother of 4 children, currently living in Basel, Switzerland.


Laxman Narasimhan Laxman Narasimhan

PepsiCo Inc, SVP and CFO PepsiCo Americas Foods
G-20Y Summit Food Security with a Focus on Agricultural Production Increase Committee Co-Chair

Laxman Narasimhan is the SVP and CFO, PepsiCo Americas Foods, based in Purchase, New York in the United States of America. Working with the CEO of the PepsiCo Americas Foods, Laxman has responsibility for delivering sustainable growth and financial performance of the sector, which covers over $23 Billion in annual revenues. The Sector covers the important businesses of Frito-Lay, Quaker and PepsiCo’s Latin Americas Foods.

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-facing industries in India, co-led the Global Consumer and Shopper Insights Practice and led McKinsey's research and 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 also set up one of India’s first policy office supporting an Indian Member of Parliament, helping frame policies in the areas of education and development.

Laxman holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and University Rank from the University of Pune, India. He has an MA in German and International Studies from The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, where he won Scholarships from the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation from Sweden and the J.N.Tata Endowment in India. He has an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar for graduating in the top 5 percent of the class.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Laxman was on the board of his family business and spent three years as a line business manager in a manufacturing startup in India.


David Locke David Locke

The Weir Group PLC, Director of Strategy & Business Development — China Region
G-20Y Summit Fighting Corruption Committee Co-Chair

David is Director of Strategy & Business Development for China at The Weir Group PLC. Following seven months as the Interim Managing Director for the China Region, from January 2013 David is now also Managing Director of Weir’s Minerals business in China.

Founded in 1871 and headquartered in Scotland, Weir is one of the fastest-growing engineering companies in the FTSE 100, employing more than 14,000 people globally. Weir is a global engineering solutions provider focused on the minerals, oil and gas and power markets.

For the past two years, David has been responsible for the development and implementation of growth strategies in these end markets in China for Weir. During this time David has gained invaluable commercial and transcultural management experience in the China market, as well as driving growth the Weir Way – a dynamic combination of value chain excellence, innovation, collaboration and global capability.

Prior to joining Weir, David spent seven years with Ernst & Young, leading global audits and working with high growth entrepreneurial clients. David also worked with clients on acquisitions, providing transaction due diligence and also gaining post-acquisition integration management experience. In his final year with the firm he was the Chief Operating Officer for the Scotland Cluster Markets Board, working alongside senior partners, setting the market growth strategy and supporting delivery of strategy and performance enhancement.

David holds a Scot’s Law (LLB Hons) degree from The University of Edinburgh, and is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

David currently lives in Shanghai, China.


Karine Bolduc Karine Bolduc

Desjardins, Shared services implementation director
G-20Y Summit Fighting Corruption Committee Co-Chair

Karine Bolduc is Director of the Shared services implementation division of Desjardins Group, a cooperative financial institution she's been involved in since12 years. Over the past 7 years, Karine played different roles pertaining to compliance, anti-money laundering and fraud prevention.

Ms. Bolduc holds a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) certificate and has seven years of management experience. In her role as Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Manager, she was responsible for overseeing and mitigating all risks related to money laundering, in compliance with the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA). She was in charge of maintaining the business relationship with FINTRAC, the regulatory authority of the Canadian government in charge of enforcing the PCMLTFA. As part of this mandate, she founded the AML department and sponsored a project to implement a transactional monitoring software tool across Desjardins Group. She has been representing Desjardins on various industry committees, the latest as a witness for the review of the PCMLFA for the federal Banking, Trade and Commerce Senate Committee.

In October 2012, she attended the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives held in Quebec City as a member of the Future Cooperatives Leaders program. She is also an active member of the “Desjardins Young Managers” executive committee, a group promoting networking and cooperation between young managers to facilitate professional and personal development. She has been a board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Quebec chapter for the past two years.


Ekaterina Petelina Ekaterina Petelina

VTB 24 (JSC), Deputy Chairman, head of retail business department
G-20Y Summit Completion of the Financial Stability Board Transformation Committee Co-Chair

Ekaterina Petelina is Deputy CEO of VTB24, the second largest retail bank in Russia. She is responsible for several business-lines, including all retail products and SME, as well as global retail strategy for the VTB Group and scaling up retail business in foreign subsidiaries.

Ekaterina joined VTB Group in 2006 as head of strategy and corporate development department after she did several successful projects for VTB as a McKinsey consultant. She was responsible for developing long-term strategy, which was designed to turn a niche corporate bank into a universal financial group, widening the range of business lines, as well as regions of presence. Since 2006 VTB assets grew 5 times, 1,6 times outperforming the fast-growing Russian banking market, and the Group now serves clients in 20 countries. Ms. Petelina was also responsible for developing and executing the Group governance system and managing multiple M&A projects. In 2010 she became a Member of the Management Board in JSC VTB Bank – head quarters of the VTB Group.

In May 2012 Ekaterina Petelina moved to VTB24, the VTB Group retail arm, where she is responsible for strategy, product development and P&L of several key business-units.

Ms. Petelina is a member of the Supervisory Councils of several VTB Group companies, including VTB24, Bank of Moscow, VTB Capital and VTB Insurance.

Ekaterina graduated with honors from Nizhny Novgorod State University and holds an MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University (Atlanta, USA). She is married, has two daughters of 18 and 16 years of age. She enjoys traveling, skiing and cooking.


Gerd Pircher Gerd Pircher

HSBC Holdings plc, Head of Strategy & Planning, Europe
G-20Y Summit Completion of the Financial Stability Board Transformation Committee Co-Chair

Gerd is a member of HSBC’s “International Manager” cadre, a small group of highly talented, internationally mobile managers who can work across the business, around the world. He has been hand-picked into HSBC’s “Group Talent Pool”, the senior talent pool within HSBC comprising individuals in middle/senior management roles who have demonstrated the required capability and aspiration for the group’s top ~50 positions.

Gerd has been with HSBC for 18 years, the last 20 months of which in his present role as Head of Strategy and Planning for Europe, a business that represents roughly a quarter of HSBC. Prior to his present role, Gerd spent some seven years in HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets business in the UK, Germany and Italy. In the last of those locations he signed responsible for the business. During the early part of his career, he Gerd held a number of diverse roles in HSBC franchises in the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Brazil and the United Kingdom. Throughout this time, he gained invaluable international experience in global emerging political and economic issues as well as intercultural and leadership skills.

A member of HSBC’s European Executive Committee and Risk Management Meeting, Gerd also regularly attends board meetings of HSBC Bank plc, the group’s main European entity. He heads the executive office for the CEO, HSBC Bank plc.

In 2003, Gerd completed a full time MBA at IMD in Switzerland, where he was awarded “The Wall Street Journal Europe & IMD MBA Future Leaders'” Scholarship, granted yearly to three participants, who demonstrate exceptionally strong leadership potential. He holds Bachelor degrees in Business Administration from the University of Wales and in Financial Services from The University of Manchester, both in the United Kingdom, with the latter being jointly awarded with the Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (now ifs School of Finance).

Having lived in nine countries across four continents during his adult life, Gerd is currently based in Surrey, England, with his wife Elisabeth and their three sons.


Darren Austin Darren Austin

Atos UK, SVP UK & Ireland Chief Engineer FIET FBCS CITP
G-20Y Summit The City of Tomorrow Committee Co-Chair

Darren is the most senior technical leader in Atos UK and Ireland (UK & I). He reports directly to the CEO Ursula Morgenstern and provides technical leaders to the several thousand technical and engineering staff in the UK & I.

A Computer Science and Psychology graduate (graduating in 1988), Darren, is a Fellow of both the Institute of Engineering (IET) and the British Computer Society (BCS) and is widely recognised a technology leader and strategist. Darren joined Atos in 2007 as Chief Architect for Health and became UK & I Chief Engineer in 2010.

In his current role he provides technical council and strategic guidance to the UK & Ireland Executive Board. He also provides technical strategy and governance to Atos’s central Government customers and organisations including the BBC and UK National infrastructure providers, advising on topics as diverse as digital identity and rail operations.

Darren is the architect of Atos’s Government Secure Cloud Strategy and he has advised Government on the use of Open source in large scale IT programmes. He has also advised European Governments (Greece, Spain) on Digital Health messaging and Health integration.

Darren’s experience is built on a long history of large scale programme Design and Architecture, most recently in UK National Health IT Transformation Programme where he was the Technical Director of both the NHS Spine and Choose Programmes, the two most successful projects within the National Programme for IT. He has also worked with the NHS Scotland advising and delivering National services.

Before joining Atos, Darren worked first for IBM Global Services in the EMEA Strategy and Design Authority working across a number of industry sectors including Telecoms (Cable and Wireless), Retail Banking (Barclays, Nordea) and Industry (Fiat, Diageo, Boots). After leaving IBM Darren worked for British Telecom, delivering the NHS National Programme for IT. In total Darren has worked on over £10 Billion of IT Programme delivery in his career.

Darren lives in Yorkshire, in the North of England with his wife of 19 years, Rachel and children Sophie (15) and Harry (13). IT is hobby as well as his job, but he also enjoys cycling and walking his dog.


Anton Kotov Anton Kotov

Schneider Electric, Corporate Strategy & Development Director
G-20Y Summit The City of Tomorrow Committee Co-Chair

Anton Kotov was born and raised in the city of Irkutsk in Siberia, Russia where he graduated from school with the highest academic distinction and then earned his Bachelors Degree in Management ‘cum laude’ from the Siberian-American School of Management. At the same time he completed his Double Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, USA, where he was put on the ‘Dean’s List’ and also graduated with honours. During his studies he received ‘The Most Outstanding Student of the Year’ award.

Anton spent his first three years of work experience in the Baikal Business Centre, one of the largest Business Centre in Eastern Russia, where he started as a Marketing Consultant, then took a role of Marketing & Advertising Manager, and finally was promoted to the Head of Marketing position, where he managed a team of five and overlooked all marketing activities for the offices, conferencing, hotel, restaurant, and travel divisions of the company. He developed a new marketing strategy for the company, as well as launched several innovative services, which allowed gaining 16% of market share and growing sales by 27% over one year. While working at Baikal Business Centre, Anton had his first international experience when he spent several months in Sales & Marketing role at MacDonald Hotels & Resorts in the UK.

After three years, Anton left for France and Spain where he completed his full-time MBA at HEC Paris and IESE Business Schools. Due to his academic achievements, Anton was awarded the Dean’s Grant and was put on the Dean’s List of 15 selected high-achievers out of 2,000 graduates. During the same time, Anton had his first exposure to the Strategy function when for several months he was working on an internal strategy consultancy mission for Nokia Networks division at Nokia global headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.

Anton joined Schneider Electric in its worldwide HQ in Paris as a Strategy Projects Leader in 2007 where he worked on market entry strategies, industrial rebalancing, and on one of the company’s five business units’ transformation. Identified as an ‘exceptional potential’ on the group’s level, Anton was promoted to head the Business Optimisation function for the LifeSpace Business in Europe (€1,7B in turnover). During this time, he led the Offer Optimisation and Productivity campaigns which resulted in equivalent savings of €45M contributing to the business unit’s gross margin improvement.

Since 2010, Anton has been working in the Corporate Strategy & Development role being in charge of strategic projects on the group level, global strategy definition, mergers & acquisitions activities, as well as business planning for key selected countries (Germany, Russia & CIS, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland). In 2012 Anton has been actively involved in Schneider Electric’s Smart Cites strategy formulation and implementation where he has been in charge of Smart Cities offering & value proposition. He has been actively sponsoring several cross-functional projects on various topics including HR in M&A, Sustainability, and Strategic Alliances.

Outside office, Anton’s active citizenship position is expressed in doing charity for the orphanages in Russia. Anton is also a seasoned traveller who visited more than 50 countries. His hobbies include cross-country skiing, playing piano, and composing music. Being both the Russian and the French citizen, Anton speaks Russian, English, and French.


Olga Ryabova Olga Ryabova

Independent expert and former Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Rosbank
G-20Y Summit Creating trust between governments, businesses and communities Committee Co-Chair

Olga is independent expert and speaker at national and international conferences and summits on the topics of finance, banking, social entrepreneurship, social business, financial literacy, sustainability and leadership, 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 (1993-1998), Unexim bank (1998), Rosbank — as Chief accountant (1998-2005) and Deputy Chairwoman of the Board (2005-2007) in charge of IT, back office operations, settlements, cash operations, operational risks, custody, banking technologies, anti-money laundering methodology and technics.

The other 4 years Olga devoted to her Alma-mater — Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation — as Head of Finance and Planning Division (Finance Director) for 2 years and then as Advisor to the Rector and Director of the Short-term Programmes’ Institute being in the same time Member of Academic Council of the University, Member of University’s Scientific Foundation Council.

Alumni of AIESEC USSR, member of Board of Advisors of AIESEC Russia (2001 — till now), member of Board of Advisors of AIESEC International Congress 2012.

Alumni of Swedish Institute Management Program (2008-2009).

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

Olga lives in Moscow.


Michael Miebach Michael Miebach

MasterCard Worldwide, President, Middle East and Africa
G-20Y Summit Creating trust between governments, businesses and communities Committee Co-Chair

Michael Miebach is president, Middle East and Africa for MasterCard Worldwide. Based in Dubai, Mr. Miebach is responsible for driving the evolution of payments and delivering increased value to MasterCard stakeholders in markets across the Middle East and Africa region.

Mr. Miebach joined MasterCard in 2010 from Barclays Bank PLC where he was the managing director for Middle East and North Africa, responsible for the bank’s corporate, commercial and consumer business in the region. He has worked extensively in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and represented Barclays as a member of the board of directors in Egypt, Tanzania and Botswana. Prior to Barclays, Mr. Miebach held several senior-level positions in Citibank; his experience spanned cards and consumer finance, corporate and investment banking, operations and financial control.

With a wealth of experience in banking operations, Mr. Miebach lectures at various banking conferences and has co-authored banking related publications. He promotes community service and is a patron of the leading global student exchange organization, Youth for Understanding. Mr. Miebach is a board member for INJAZ Al-Arab Middle East and North Africa, an organization focused on building youth entrepreneurial skills in the region.

Mr. Miebach holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Passau in Germany.


Top

© Copyright 2009 — 2017 G-20Y Association