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

Speakers

Key-note Speaker: Franck Riboud Key-note Speaker: Franck Riboud

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Danone, France

Franck RIBOUD is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He joined the Group in 1981, where he held successive positions through 1989 in management control, sales and marketing. After serving as Head of Sales at Heudebert, in September 1989 he was appointed to head up the department responsible for the integration and development of new companies in the Biscuits branch. In July 1990, he was appointed General Manager of Société des Eaux Minérales d’Evian. In 1992, Franck RIBOUD became Head of the Group Development Department. The Group then launched its international diversification marked by increased development in Asia and Latin America and through the creation of an Export Department. In May 2, 1996, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danone. On September 2, 2014, on the recommendation of Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud, Danone’s Board of Directors voted to separate the functions of Chairman and CEO with Franck Riboud remaining as Chairman of the Board. Since 2009, he has served as the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, and in December 2011 he was named member of the Steering Committee of the Livelihoods Fund. Franck RIBOUD is a Board Member of Renault and Rolex.


After Lunch Key-note Speaker: Dr. Deborah J. Lucas After Lunch Key-note Speaker: Dr. Deborah J. Lucas

Director, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA

Deborah J. Lucas is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. Her recent research has focused on the problem of measuring and accounting for the costs and risks of government financial obligations, and her more than 50 publications span a broad range of topics in finance and economics. Prior to joining MIT in 2010, Dr. Lucas has held various appointments including assistant director at the Congressional Budget Office from 2009-2011; Donald C. Clark Professor of Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 1996-2009; chief economist at the Congressional Budget Office from 2000 to 2001; and senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1992 to 1993. Dr. Lucas received her BA, MA, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. 


Opening Panellist: Dr. Christoph W. Frei Opening Panellist: Dr. Christoph W. Frei

Energy Markets Committee, Secretary General, World Energy Council (WEC), UK

Born in Switzerland in 1969, Christoph Frei became WEC’s youngest Secretary General in April 2009. Prior to joining WEC, Christoph was a member of the Executive Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its Senior Director in charge of Energy (2001-2009). He is also an Adjunct Professor at EPFL (since 2006) and a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Energy Security (since 2009). Previously he held various positions as Research Fellow and Lecturer at Swiss Federal Technical Institutes in Zurich (ETHZ), Lausanne (EPFL) and Würenlingen (PSI). Christoph received his PhD es sc. from EPFL (1997-2000). He holds a diploma in electrical engineering (ETHZ, 1989-1995) and masters in energy economics & management (EPFL, 1995-1997), econometrics (University of Geneva, 1997-2000), and applied ethics (Ethics Centre, University of Zurich, 2001-2002). His publications cover fields including energy scenarios, national energy policies and global energy governance, energy & water nexus, and urban innovation. He has published articles in many WEF and WEC media, with co-authors including Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Yergin. In 2004, Newsweek published his article entitled Bottomline Decisions, Concerns about reliable supply will always trump the call for cleaner energy. His PhD thesis was awarded with the ABB Energy Research Award 2001.


Opening Panellist: Dr. Patrik Kolar Opening Panellist: Dr. Patrik Kolar

Food Security Committee Speaker, Head of Unit Agri-food chain, European Commission, Belgium

Patrik Kolar is Head of the “Agri-food Chain” Unit at European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation (R&I) in Brussels since 2014. His Unit of 32 Staff members is responsible for strategic planning of EU R&I priorities in food security implemented through the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme (2014 – 2020) but also through publicpublic and public-private R&I partnerships. Agri-food chain Unit also directly manages around 200 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020 funded R&I projects with an overall EU financial contribution of around 700 million EUR. Before joining the “Agri-food Chain” Unit Mr. Kolar led Units for “Genomics and Systems Biology”, “Personalised Medicine” and “Food, Health and Wellbeing” in the same Directorate General during the period 2007 – 2013. Mr. Kolar holds a B.S. and PhD degrees in chemistry from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and was Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany during 1997 – 1998.


Opening Panellist: Dr. Dirk Lubig Opening Panellist: Dr. Dirk Lubig

Global Financial Industry - Banking Subcommittee, Managing Director, Group Strategy (AfK), Deutsche Bank AG, Germany

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 Economics. His passion outside the bank is Kitesurfing, Skiing and Sailing.


Opening Panelist: Mark Purdy Opening Panelist: Mark Purdy

Global Demographic Developments Committee Speaker, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Accenture Institute for High Performance
Ireland

As Senior Executive and Chief Economist within Accenture Institute for High Performance, Mark Purdy leads Accenture’s research into macroeconomic and geopolitical issues shaping the CEO agenda, including globalisation, international competitiveness and economic growth. Prior roles include economic adviser at the UK Competition Commission, the Consumers’ Association, and Ireland’s National Economic and Social Council. Mark has an MSc and BA in Economics, Trinity College, Dublin and is now based in London.


Opening/Closing Panellist: Linda Kromjong Opening/Closing Panellist: Linda Kromjong

Creating Jobs Committee, Secretary General, International Organization of Employers, Switzerland

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 the Netherlands Amsterdam. Linda Kromjong serves on the Board of the UN Global Compact and the Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN).


Opening Panellist: Jonas Kjellstrand Opening Panellist: Jonas Kjellstrand

Digital Innovation and Transformation Committee, Strategy Officer, SAS Institute, USA

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.


Closing Panellist: Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga Closing Panellist: Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga

Energy Markets Committee Speaker, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF), Saudi Arabia

Aldo Flores-Quiroga is Secretary General of the IEF, the neutral facilitator of the global energy dialogue that engages Ministers and experts from 74 Member countries in addressing the world’s key energy challenges, and the promotion of energy security for all. Prior to his election he served in the Mexican government. 


Closing Panellist: Prof. Mehdi Doroudi Closing Panellist: Prof. Mehdi Doroudi

Food Security Committee Speaker, Agriculture, Food and Wine/Fisheries and Aquaculture, Group Executive, Director Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia, Government of South Australia, Australia

As Group Executive Director, Prof Doroudi has responsibility for leading and influencing the activities of PIRSA in the achievement of legislative, policy, management and development outcomes, and other initiatives such as research and development that will support the responsible and sustainable growth of agriculture, food, fisheries and aquaculture sectors in South Australia. In his previous role, as Executive Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Prof 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. From 2006 to 2009, Professor Doroudi held the position of Chief, Aquatic Sciences for the South Australian Research and Development Institute
(SARDI), where he was responsible for providing clients with effective, innovative and coordinated services with an aquatic resource management focus. 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 professorial position with the University of Adelaide.


Closing Panellist: John Luijs Closing Panellist: John Luijs

Global Demographic Developments Committee Speaker, Associate Director, The Boston Consulting Group, USA

John Luijs is an Associate Director at the Boston Consulting Group. John has been at BCG since 2003. He is part of BCGs global leadership team for Healthcare Payers and Providers. Within this practice he is the global topic leader for advanced analytics and medical cost management. John has led most of BCGs research on global aging, including the impact aging will have on economic growth, capital markets, human resources and consumer behavior. John has been involved in a number of publications related to health care and demographics, and is a regular speaker at international conventions on these topics. John has a Master in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Closing Panellist: Andreas Harting Closing Panellist: Andreas Harting

Digital Innovation and Transformation Committee Speaker, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Deloitte Digital, USA

Andreas Harting is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Deloitte Digital GmbH since 2014, which is a leading enterprise in digital transformation and strategy joining Deloitte Digital GmbH he held several executive positions at Heilemann & Co., Catagonia Capital, Von Roll and Oerlikon. He was external partner of the A.T. Kearney Lab and operated in multiple marketing and consulting roles at BCG, BBDO and J&J. As an entrepreneur himself, he co-founded an award winning media startup. Today, he also serves as Senior Advisor of Logibrand consulting, headquartered in Munich. Mr. Harting has more than 20 years of consulting, operational & entrepreneurial experience. Prior to GmbH and is Member of the Advisory Board of Wolff GmbH. Mr. Harting holds a degree in Economics from the University of Hamburg, Germany, as well as, an European Masters in Management from ESCP Europe. Additionally, he is an alum of the Stanford Executive Program.


Giulia Baldi Giulia Baldi

Food Security Committee Speaker, Policy and Programme Officer, The World Food Programme, Italy

Giulia Baldi is an Italian national, with a bachelor in Economics and Management of International Organizations from Bocconi University, Milan and a masters 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 healthrelated
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.


Benjamin Florez Benjamin Florez

Food Security Committee Speaker, Programme Officer, The World Food Programme, Italy

Benjamín Flórez is a Spanish lawyer with a Master’s degree in International Business Management from the Centre for Economic and Commercial Studies, Madrid. In 2008, he started working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Lima, where he handled supply chain projects in close partnership with the government. In 2011, Benjamín was transferred to WFP headquarters in Rome to handle the partnerships and resource mobilization efforts with a portfolio of European governments. He helped developing innovative approaches such
as Twinning Partnerships and multi-year Strategic Partnership Agreements. In 2013, he was assigned to the Office of the WFP Deputy Executive Director and COO to work on strategic and cross-cutting issues. In 2015, he moved to New York to help coordinating the WFP engagement in key global processes, particularly the post-2015 Development Agenda. Prior to joining WFP, Benjamín served at the Spanish Embassy in
Manila as Liaison Officer with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).


Dr. Dietmar Stoian Dr. Dietmar Stoian

Food Security Committee Speaker, Principal Scientist, Value Chains and Private Sector Engagement, Bioversity International, Italy

Dietmar Stoian is Principal Scientist, Value Chains and Private Sector Engagement of Bioversity International, which is a leading global research-for-development organization that advances international agricultural research for a food secure future. Mr. Stoian is overseeing more than 50 employees including the functions Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Acquisition and Public Relations,
and reports to Bioversity’s Deputy Director General-Research. Prior to joining Bioversity International in 2012, Mr. Stoian has held various executive positions, including Director of the Center of Competitiveness of Ecoenterprises (CeCoEco) at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Turrialba, Costa Rica, an international center with a unique combination of science, graduate education
and innovation for development. Mr. Stoian started his career in 1994 as an advisor to the World Bankfunded Community Forestry Development Program in Nepal. Mr. Stoian holds an MSc degree in forest sciences (1993) and a PhD in forest economics (2000) from the University of Freiburg, Germany.


Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander

Creating Jobs Committee Speaker, Vice-Director, Lecturer in business management, independent management consultant, St. Gallen, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG), Switzerland

Gudrun Sander is Associate Professor for Business Administration with special emphasis on Diversity Management at the University of St. Gallen, charge of an executive education program called “Women back to Business”, a unique management program for highly qualified female returners. As Director of the Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion at the Research Institute for International Management (CCDI-FIM) she leads several nationwide projects for improving inclusive leadership and strategic diversity management in large international companies. For more than 20 years she works with boards, top management teams and executives in companies, non-profit-organizations and public administration. Switzerland. She is also Director for Diversity and Management Programs at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law where she is in Gudrun Sander is well-known for publications on diversity management and strategic management in non-profit-organizations. She is also a member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Working Group on Gender Equality and a member of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group (WEPs LG) of UN Women and UN Global Compact. Gudrun Sander holds a Master in business administration of the Johannes Kepler University, Linz/Austria and a PhD of the University of St. Gallen/Switzerland.


Peter Shiras Peter Shiras

Creating Jobs Committee Speaker, Executive Vice President, Business Development. International Youth Foundation, USA

Peter joined the International Youth Foundation in September 2005 as the Vice President for Employability. He was appointed to Executive Vice President in January 2008. Peter has extensive international experience in Latin America and Africa, where he directed skills training, workforce development, entrepreneurship and youth employment programs. He has also developed a series of major corporate partnerships during his tenure with IYF. He lived and worked in Central America from 1981-1985, and in Kenya from 1987-1990. He also worked for eleven years in Washington, DC with InterAction and INDEPENDENT SECTOR. Peter has served on the Global Philanthropy Advisory Committee of the Council of Foundations and the board of Casa de Maryland and the Job Opportunities Task Force. He is a graduate of Cornell University,
with Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees in Agricultural Economics. He has lived in Greece, Turkey and Israel and speaks Spanish.


Dr. Didier Bonnet Dr. Didier Bonnet

Digital Innovation and Transformation Committee Speaker, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Capgemini Consulting, UK

Dr. Didier Bonnet is a Senior Vice President and Global Practice Leader at Capgemini Consulting. He also acts as the Executive Sponsor for Capgemini’s Digital Transformation offering, a key strategic initiative including a five-year joint research collaboration with the MIT Center for Digital Business at the Sloan School. Prior to this, Didier was the Global Leader of the Telecom, Media & Entertainment practice at Capgemini Consulting for 15 years. He has more than 25 years’ experience in strategy development, globalization, internet & digital economics as well
as in business transformation for large multinational corporations. Didier has written numerous articles and is frequently quoted in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Economist. He also regularly provides commentary for broadcasters such as the
BBC, CNN, Reuters and CNBC. Didier graduatedin business economics from a French “Grandes Ecoles” and earned his Doctorate from New College, University of Oxford. He is based in London.


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