Neo WAY – Previous Speakers


DECEMBER’21 SPEAKERS

Nchegem Gahia

Nigeria

  • HIV/AIDS DQA Specialist
  • Public Health Practitioner
  • International Development Enthusiast


Udeme Okono

Nigeria

  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Media Consultant
  • Swank Banker
  • Founder, Teletherapy Nigeria & Keke Ads


Farooque Ahmed

France

  • Program Management Office (PMP)
  • Security & Compliance Programs


Dr. Thomas Juli

Germany

  • Human Business Architect
  • Author & Speaker
  • Agile Leadership
  • Futurist


Ishani Kotwal

India

  • Student of MA China Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts and Law


Mukul Goyal

India

  • Co-founder – Stratefix
  • Management Consultant
  • Growth Hack Specialist
  • Lean Six Sigma Certified


Rodolfo Scannone

United States

  • Education Consultant 
  • M.S. in Public Policy and Management
  • B.A. in Mass Communication


Fatin Arifin

Brunei

  • Business Strategist
  • Food Industry Ecosystem Champion
  • Youth, Community & Entrepreneurship Advocate
  • Chevening Alumna


Abirami Naidu

Seychelles

  • Air Seychelles Accounts Receivable & Miscellaneous Billings Manager
  • Indian National Cadet Corps Alumna
  • BsC Economics


NOVEMBER’21 SPEAKERS

Adegboyega Asanpaola

United States

  • Head Of Operations at a2i (aspire 2 inspire)
  • MBA Candidate


Santiago Rojas

Colombia

  • Managing Director at Cube Ventures Accelerator


Odishika Abigail Adoh

United Kingdom

  • HR / Maritime professional, passionate about talent management
  • Chevening scholar
  • Global shaper (World Economic Forum)
  • YALI RLC Alumni
  • McKinsey Forward Africa Alumni


Aliaa Ahmed

Egypt

  • Certified Professional Trainer
  • Public Health advisor
  • Nutrition and Health Educator
  • Rights Advocate


Ayodeji Babatunde

United States

  • MBA Candidate
  • Business Intelligence Strategist
  • Nigerian Top Executive Award
  • OutliersHCD Co-founder

OCTOBER’21 SPEAKERS


Urvashi Ghosh

India

  • Partnerships Lead at Bookmap
  • Marketing and Branding Consultant
  • Scaled a digital financial community at ICICI Securities by 700% without spending a dime on Ads


Priyansha Mishra

India

  • Product Manager, Microsoft
  • Responsible AI Advocate


Rushva Parikhar

India

  • Sustainability Consultant – Driving business towards the SDGs
  • Climate Reality Leader


Ebenezar Wikina

Nigeria


Soren Stockman

United States

  • Author of ELEPHANT, forthcoming in fall 2022 from Four Way Books
  • International Arts Administration and Event Production
  • Executive Assistant at From Day One


Richa Jangid

India

  • Graduate Engineering Trainee at Varroc


Andrew Banigo

Nigeria

  • Outgoing Curator (Port-Harcourt Hub) at Global Shapers Community


Shem Opolot

Uganda

  • Co-Founder, Managing Director at The Good Currency Limited


SEPTEMBER’21 SPEAKERS

Giselle Guzman

France

  • MSC Marketing and Brand Management
  • Global Shaper Marseille @World Economic Forum


Murtala Baba

Nigeria

  • Mechanical Engineer managing Oil and Gas projects
  • Outgoing Curator of the Global Shapers community Kano
  • Passionate about solving problems of inequality and Education in Nigeria.


Jumana Baghabra

Saudi Arabia

  • Digital Policy Expert


Gerardo Daniel Martínez Morales

Mexico

  • Innovation Management Analyst


Maximiliano Montoya

Mexico

  • Environmental Advisor & Social Entrepreneur


Nicolas Payen

Netherlands

  • Simplifying Renewable Energy Finance at Positive Energy Ltd. #1 digital platform for Renewable Energy investments


AUGUST’21 SPEAKERS

Sally Njambi

Kenya

  • CEO Directways Networking Limited


Akash Chander

United States

  • Senior Strategy Consultant at Deloitte


Stuart McBratney

Australia

  • Lecturer at the University of Newcastle


Sepi Chakeveh

United Kingdom

  • Data Scientist & AI Thought Leader and Practitioner


Renaldo Lawrence

United States

  • Award-Winning E-Learning Content Developer & Motivational Speaker


Nancy Eperjesy

Canada

  • Innovator | Strategic Leadership | Immersive Tech | Advisor


Rosmel Rodriguez

Portugal

  • Chair for European Committee -Global Peace


Soptavik Samanta

France

  • Marketing and eCommerce Growth Hacker


April Amorighoye

Canada

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Development


Gordon MacLellan

United Kingdom

  • Environmental storyteller and educator


Kerry Cummings

United States

  • Founder & CEO MINDBAR®
  • Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker
  • Coach & Mindfulness Expert


Paola Ocampo

Colombia

  • Family Development Universidad de Caldas
  • Globe Program
  • Climate Reality leader


JULY’21 SPEAKERS

Amy Ariffuddin

Malaysia

  • Marketing Strategist
  • Word Wizard
  • Problem Solver


Tim de Ridder

Australia

  • Co-author of ‘Bare Necessities How to Live a Zero Waste Life’
  • Environment | Sustainability | Circular Economy | Carbon Projects
  • Strategy | Education


Ezinne Onyeka

United Kingdom

  • MBA Candidate at University of Cambridge
  • Strategy & Operations


Sikander Bizenjo

Pakistan

  • Advisory Council, Global Shapers Community
  • External Engagements, Dawood Hercules
  • Climate Reality Leader


Robert Shumbusho

Nigeria

  • Idea Manager/CEO


Jonathan Hollander

United States

  • Founder/Artistic Director, Cultural Ambassador of Battery Dance, Dancing to Connect and Battery Dance Festival


Joyce Okyerewaa Danso

Ghana

  • Founder, Career1o1


Ronald Ochoo

Uganda

  • Legal Associate (Uganda) at Migrate to Canada Group
  • Team Leader -Kermec Associates
  • SFFG-Financial Coach


Humzah Yazdani

Pakistan

  • Energy Lawyer
  • LL.M. (Global Energy and Environmental Law)
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • MD Anderson Research Fellow 19-20


Gonzalo Benetti Hernández

Argentina

  • Global Advisory Council at Global Shapers Community


Deeksha Sharma Ph.D

United States

  • Postdoctoral Fellow | Cornell University
  • IIT Roorkee | TEDx speaker
  • Students of the World Podcast host (youtube.com/channel/UCXA2MCs-iPjcUQkg6vZVAOw)


Jeremiah Vardeleon

Philippines

  • Motivational Speaker


Prof. Anandha Karthik

India

  • Digital Media Manager and Assistant Professor of Visual Communication
  • PhD Research Fellow at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham


Soukaïna FAWZI

Morocco

  • Corporate and Educational Drama
  • Soft skills trainings
  • Marketing and branding
  • Art Entrepreneurship


Disha Kaushal

India

  • Design Thinking Consultant & Educator


Anupriya Agarwal

India

  • Brand Consultant | Digital Marketer
  • Networking | Social Media | Global Shaper


Benjamin Soo

Laos

  • Co-Founder of Modern Lao Homes & Bunnasia


Tanya Agarwal

India

  • Wellbeing| Holistic Coaching| Leadership| Youth Empowerment| Innovation| Sustainability| Wellbeing Economy


Brian Ntambirweki

Uganda

  • CEO at BrighterMonday Uganda


Jeevesh Augnoo

Mauritius

  • Law Lecturer Rushmore Business School


Muyiwa Babarinde

Nigeria

  • Head Of Marketing at Savyt 
  • PR Specialist
  • Comms/Tech/National Development


Addi Mavengere

Zimbabwe

  • Educational Technologist


JUNE’21 SPEAKERS

Vivek Eluri

India

  • Project Lead, Indian National Health Authority


Krishna Kumar

India

  • CEO GreenPepper


Holger Wagner

UAE

  • CEO Wagner & Partners
  • Masters in Food Technology


Miroslav Draganov

North Macedonia

  • Mentor for Public Speaking and Storytelling–online | Soft Skills Trainer | Happy Team–Happy Revenue Stream | WEF Curator


Kaoutar El Khattabi

Morocco

  • Ph.D student at Medbiotech Lab


Blessing Oluwatosin Ajimoti

Nigeria

  • Economic Development, Policy, Tech
  • Oxford Master of Public Policy
  • Mandela Washington Fellow


Abhishek Gaurav

India

  • Corporate Strategy TE Connectivity


Squadron Leader Toolika Rani

India

  • Ex-Indian Air Force Officer, Mountaineer, Motivational Speaker (TEDx, Toastmasters Keynote Speaker, Rotary, FICCI, BHEL, ITC Infotech, Radio and TV), Writer, Research Scholar


Fabiola Velarde Galicia

Mexico

  • Entrepreneurship manager | fAIr LAC Jalisco en Tecnológico de Monterrey


Trevor Nelson

United States

  • Rock Ventures LLC Special Projects
  • Venture For America 2019 Fellow


Maha Hassan

Egypt

  • Alumna at U.S. Department of State | Global Shaper | SDGs Advocate


Neysa Santoscoy

Mexico

  • Open Innovation Strategy


Ifeoluwa Ogunbufunmi

Nigeria

  • MBA Candidate at Saïd Business School (University of Oxford)
  • Business Management & Strategic Investments at Flutterwave
  • McKinsey Next Generation Women Leader ’21


Warda Malik

Pakistan

  • Public Affairs | Strategic Comms | GovTech | Outreach & Engagement


Daniel Olika

Nigeria

  • Lawyer at Kenna Partners


Rui de Morais

Portugal

  • Managing Partner at Folia Nómada


Aleena Elizabeth Joseph

India

  • Global Shaper, WEF
  • Former Business Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Researcher
  • PGDM, XIME


Aditya Pachpande

India

  • Young Innovator | Entrepreneur | Keynote Speaker | Change Agent | Student | Co-founder at NextGenInnov8 | Babson | Harvard | Stanford | COVID warrior | Patent Published | Alexa Skills Developer


Raghad Fathaddin

Saudi Arabia

  • Wellbeing| Holistic Coaching| Leadership| Youth Empowerment| Innovation| Sustainability| Wellbeing Economy


Sanjil Jain

India

  • Cornell University
  • Judge Business School (Cambridge)
  • IIT Roorkee’19


Anomitra Banerjee

India

  • Investment Team @Times Internet


Neelam Azmat

Canada

  • Worked with over 170 startups and young changemakers in 16 countries
  • Fulbright scholar with a master’s in public administration
  • Fellow at the Swedish institute Leaders Lab and DICE Social Innovation Exchange
  • TechCamp trainer for the US State Department


Chaya Srivatsa

India

  • Life coach
  • Internet radio talk show host


Raheen Fatima

Pakistan

  • Peace and SDGs activist
  • Standup-comedian
  • Theater Actress
  • Interviewer


Michele Bonanno di Linguaglossa

United Kingdom

  • Founder at Impakter Index


Tashfeen Ahmed

United Kingdom

  • Design Informatics candidate at the University of Edinburgh


Isha Sharma

UAE

  • Evaluation at the World Bank
  • One of the youngest board members of the London School of Economics 
  • Meditation and breathwork instructor
  • Founder of Art of Living Fellowship Program


MAY’21 SPEAKERS

Christie Borely

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Judicial Research Counsel at The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago 


Kudzai Milton Murongazvombo

Zimbabwe

  • Customer Operations Manager
  • Vice-Curator @ Harare Hub, Global Shapers Community
  • Rotary Regional Leader
  • MBA Candidate


Ranya Essouri

Morocco

  • Analyst Intern-Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy


Ioana Mischie

Romania

  • Transmedia Artist/Futurist at STORYSCAPES


BobKevin Shoo

Tanzania

  • Marketing Executive at Mailvelope


Lorpu Flomo

Liberia

  • OIC /Annual Youth Peace Summer Camp in Liberia Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc (MOP)


Nihal Ahmed

India

  • Founder of Limitless Institute | Ikigai Coach | Program Designer | Social Entrepreneur


Carlos Puerto

Colombia

  • ICRC – Colombian Red Cross


Montserrat Fregoso Fonseca

Mexico

  • Co-Founder at SciArt Party
  • Ambassador at Rebel Girls
  • Founder at We Stand For Change
  • Youth Award 2015
  • #SheForShe TEC Women Award 2019


Lakshmi Mini

India

  • Co-founder at GoHuddle
  • Startup Mentor
  • Senior Research Associate at Defence Research and Studies
  • Cybercrime Intervention Officer
  • Creative content Writer


Hassan Arif

United States

  • Founder and CEO @ Appnector & Tailor & Bond
  • Customer Success Enthusiast
  • Inbound Marketing Expert
  • Process Automation Obsessed


Youssef Outikni

Morocco

  • Mechanical Systems engineer Laureate of ENSEM Casablanca


Oorja Agrawal

India

  • IIM Bodh Gaya (MBA 2020-22)


Jaśmina Kasenko

Germany

  • Lecturer for the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf (HHU)
  • Student of the HHU and the European Academy of Diplomacy


Gaiathiri Guliani

India

  • Director International Distribution & Syndication – Sony Pictures India


Antara Choudhury

India

  • Innovator at PwC India
  • Young India Fellow
  • Teaching Assistant Ashoka University


Rochelle Abeywardena

Sri Lanka

  • International Development
  • Law & Human Rights
  • Creative Communications


OL Jonatan Beun

United Kingdom

  • Chevening Scholar
  • MSc Behavioral and Economic Science at University of Warwick 20/21


Kwame Botchway

United States

  • Impact Strategist
  • Equitable Social Impact
  • 4IR Enthusiast
  • Former Journalist, Writer


El Mehdi Abdennassar

Canada

  • Product Development at TeraXion


Shams Selouma

Argentina

  • Social entrepreneur fostering gender equality and economic empowerment for women and LGBTQI community
  • PhD scholar researching on Human Rights


Alejandra San Martín

Ecuador

  • General Manager ESM Strategic Communications


Andres Mendez

Bolivia

  • Chemical Engineer and entrepreneur
  • Cofounder of Son Cracks
  • Founder of Malatraza


Natasha Ibarra

Argentina

  • Member of iTeams Cordoba / Global Shapers Cordoba
  • Alumni of Enseña por Argentina / Teach for All
  • Analyst at Kalei Ventures
  • Member of Women in VC


APRIL’21 SPEAKERS

Andrea Tittelová

Slovakia

  • Conscious Fundraiser
  • Global Institute for Evolving Women 


Marian Polasek

Slovakia

  • Analyst at Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic


Paula Elksne

Latvia

  • Assistant Director of Bachelor Programs and Lecturer at Riga Business School


Igor Tomić

Croatia

  • PhD Researcher at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)


Henrica Makulu

Zimbabwe

  • Data Analyst
  • Mentor and Trainer
  • Past Vice-Curator Global Shapers Community (an initiative of the World Economic Forum)


Maiyshla Chunwan

Mauritius

  • Well-being Advocate
  • WEF Global Shaper and Vice-Curator


Elizabeth Doeblah

Liberia

  • OIC /Annual Youth Peace Summer Camp in Liberia Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc (MOP).


Laura Catalina Peña

Paraguay

  • Head of Training – Enseña por Paraguay


Alexis Vrotsos

United States

  • Chief People Officer Olumo


Marly May Cuesta

Dominican Republic

  • Program Manager MoveUp (MU)


Adilson Vieira

Angola

  • Ecosystem Manager Disruption Lab


Jerry Power

United States

  • Co-Founder at I3 Consortium


John Stevenson

United States

  • Owner at Stevenson Capital & Co.


Laura Delince

Dominican Republic

  • Educator
  • Instructional Coach EdConnective


Gunay Mukhtarova

Azerbaijan

  • Strategist/Research/Consultant/Community manager/CSR


Sadikchya Singh

Nepal

  • Coordination, Himalayan Circular Economy Forum
  • Communication Trainer
  • Content Consultant


Luimar Silva

Namibia

  • Product Manager at Contentribe


Akumishi Ayenajeh

Nigeria

  • Learn | Teach | Practice | Laugh | SDGs 1, 4 & 8 Advocate | Edu-Entrepreneur | Business Maven


Mubita Simataa

Zambia

  • Innovation Consultant
  • Chevening Scholar


Mounir Kabbara

UAE

  • Sustainability | Cities | Strategy


Sara Boukhris

Morocco

  • Industrial & Systems Engineer
  • Project Developer


Gulnaz Kordanova

Kazakhstan

  • Co-Founder and CEO at Teach For Kazakhstan


Bibi la Luz Gonzalez

Guatemala

  • Intl. Political Economist. Merging Food Security+Climate Sustainability+Human Rights. Creative, partnerships, entrepreneur, media, project brains. Public Speaker and Engagement brilliance, author, championing communities


Alexandra Cortese

Paraguay

  • General Manager & Partner Row Comms


Abigail Geronimo

Bolivia

  • Founder – CEO Data Market Bolivia
  • Ecoss Market/Bicicleta
  • WEF Global Shaper


Laysa Palomo

Guatemala

  • Founder of VOICE, Integrated Communications


Melissa Sassi

United States

  • Chief Penguin, Entrepreneur & Student Experience at IBM


Julián Castillo Holzheu

Guatemala

  • Architect passionate about nature, cities and human interactions
  • Creative visionary working in urban sustainability


Óscar António

Angola

  • CEO-Mwendya Investimentos
  • Co-Founder Holen Lda
  • Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for Angola


MARCH’21 SPEAKERS

Undral Amarsaikhan

Mongolia

  • Co-Founder at Unread Media
  • Part of Team Mongolia & Global Shapers Community 


Alessia Sgobba

Italy

  • Electricity market analyst at Falck Renewables SpA
  • Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum


Dimitri Diamanti

Greece

  • Dimitri Diamanti Founder
  • Founding Curator | Global Shapers Thessaloniki Hub


Tan Rasab

United States

  • CEO & Co-Founder at SiGenex- Clinical Genetics For Everyone Everywhere


Katerina Dimitriadou

Greece

  • Freelance Digital Marketer and Copywriter
  • Content Creator, SEO


Marija Vasilevska

North Macedonia

  • Experienced Project Manager
  • Specialized in Monitoring and Evaluation of projects and programs
  • Professional experience in assuring quality in higher education


Arpiné Papyan

Armenia

  • Marketing professional with 10+ years of experience
  • Specializing in B2B social media and paid campaigns strategy and implementation
  • WEF Global Shaper


Krist Bakiu

Albania

  • External Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana
  • Curator at Global Shapers Community Tirana


Karen Guggenheim

United States

  • Founder WOHASU®
  • Happiness & Wellbeing Advocate


Pranav Bhanage

Singapore

  • CEO Oil & Gas South Asia Region
  • Board Member
  • Digital Transformation


Busra Kamiloglu

Turkey

  • Customer Success Account Manager at Microsoft
  • Global Shaper at World Economic Forum
  • Climate Reality Leader


Inês Relvas

Portugal

  • Head of Strategy @ Sonae FS
  • WEF Global Shaper


Joanna Jasinska

Poland

  • COO at VCLeaders
  • Associate at COBIN Angels
  • Vice Curator at Global Shapers Warsaw Hub


Anass Hanafi

Italy

  • Master Law student
  • Fellow at German Marshall Fund of the US
  • WEF Global Shaper
  • Founder Campus 4.0


Mohit Rauniyar

Nepal

  • Co-Founder of Canopy Nepal
  • Climate Reality Leader
  • The Resolution Project Guide


Tinodaishe Mandebvu

Zimbabwe

  • Associate Consultant at Africa People Advisory Group
  • WEF Global Shapers


Tafadzwa Munatsi

Zimbabwe

  • Group Financial services at N Richards Group
  • WEF Global Shaper


Jette Ditlev

Denmark

  • Leadership Trainer
  • Future Strategy Developer
  • Board Professional


Ariunzaya Saranjav MD

Mongolia

  • Medical Doctor
  • Public Health Researcher
  • WEF Global Shaper


Madina Zamanbayova

Azerbaijan

  • Financial Forecast & Analysis
  • Human Resources Management
  • Double MSc graduate


Mohammad Sammour

Jordan

  • Senior Program Manager at Peace First
  • Co-Founder, Growth & Development Director at MedeArts


Aibek Sapashov

Kyrgyzstan

  • Co-Founder and CEO at Makers (Coding Bootcamp, Software Development Studio)
  • World Economic Forum Global Shaper


Hugo Dürr

Denmark

  • Novo Nordisk Graduate
  • WEF Global Shaper
  • Humanitarian Aid Worker


Harun Cero

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Regional Project Manager at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • WEF Global Shaper


Mohammed Alfarra

Palestine

  • Entrepreneur, Geek & Digital Marketer
  • WEF Global Shaper


Emīls Jonins

Latvia

  • Associate at Law Firm ADD Legal
  • WEF Global Shaper


Marla Munkh-Achit

Mongolia

  • Obama Foundation Scholar
  • Former Executive Director at Zorig Foundation
  • WEF Global Shaper


Carlos Terranova Veliz

Peru

  • Head Designer en Backup Makers Perú
  • WEF Global Shaper


Andrej Grman

Canada

  • UBC Sauder
  • WEF Global Shapers
  • LEAF Academy


FEBRUARY’21 SPEAKERS

Thembile Nonhle Ndlovu

South Africa

  • Partner Development Manager at Microsoft
  • Skills Development for the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Mail and Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2019 


Beñat Galdós Aizpurua

Spain

  • Founder of Galde, aiming to help people adapt to the current digital environment
  • WEF Global Shaper


Rula Odeh

Palestine

  • Spoke at the at the United Nations as the first Palestinian woman to participate in the Hult Prize Competition
  • One of the top 6 teams from over 200,000 all over the world


Maria Pia Napoletano

Italy

  • Young European Ambassadors in the EU Neighbourhood EAST project
  • Organizer TEDxUninaFedericoII


Sabina Maria Ciofu

Belgium

  • Head of EU and Trade Policy at techUK
  • Founder of Gentlewomen’s Club


Antonella Vagliente

Belgium

  • Co-founder & Director of Young Water Solutions
  • TEDxRiodelaPlata speaker


Juan Daniel Gonçalves

Hungary

  • D-TAG Analytics Product and Partnerships Director
  • Nova Talent Member, global top talent network
  • WEF Global Shaper


Emilio Rodriguez

Canada

  • Program Officer at ParlAmericas
  • WEF Global Shaper
  • OYW Peace Ambassador.


Khadija Tirha

Italy

  • Change Maker USI MEM
  • Young European Volunteer 2017 FOCSIV
  • Global Wellbeing Envoy
  • Peacebuilder iDove Community.


Gilberto Morishaw

Netherlands

  • Innovation and Community Lead at Innovation Ç
  • TILN Fellow 20-21 German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Racial Equity Sub-Committee Member Global Shapers Community


Giovanni Ciriello

Italy

  • Law Student at UniNa
  • Co-Founder & Vice Curator of Global Shapers Community Naples


Omar Ibn Abdillah

Comoros

  • Economist, Auditor, International Trainer, Serial Investor and SDGs Advocate
  • Monitoring And Evaluation Officer of the Comoros Emerging Plan (PCE)
  • Roland Berger Business Strategy Consultant


Momo Maximilian

Austria

  • Studying Educational Science + Politics, Philosophy, Economics at Uni Salzburg
  • Thinking about the future of education


Klevisa Kapo

Albania

  • Masters’ Student at University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
  • Founder – LitCor
  • Projects’ Specialist – Metropolitan Tirana University
  • Market Research Analyst – Independent Consultant


Tatsuya Masubuchi

Japan

  • High-end concierge/Publisher/Writer/Business Consultant/Researcher/Professor/Luxury travel


Arnas Puidokas

Lithuania

  • Front-End Developer @ Nord Security
  • Acting ambassador of AI Future Lab in the Baltic States
  • Leader of accelerator program, Vilnius Shapers Hub


Kamile Kaselyte

Belgium

  • Marketing and PR for SMEs & Tech Startups
  • Contributing Writer Thrive Global and ArcticStartup


Augusto Lopez-Claros

United States

  • Executive Director, Global Governance Forum
  • Senior Fellow Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service


Odessa Primus

Czechia

  • Director @ Global Arena Research Institute & Next 100 Symposium
  • Democratizing Big Data and AI


Christiana Smirli

Greece

  • Psychology and International Relations
  • ACT – American College of Thessaloniki Bachelor of Science Psychology
  • World Economic Forum Global Shaper


Abid Malik

United States

  • Managing Director, Indus Venture
  • Founding Board Member (Emeritus) LUMS National Incubation Centre


Daniel Zaretsky

Tajikistan

  • American entrepreneur and entrepreneurial ecosystem builder in former Soviet Central Asia
  • General Director/Founder Knowledge Across Borders


Paula Sahyoun

Canada

  • Analyst at Social Venture Connexion
  • McConnell Fellow – Social Innovation


Lernik Essayei, MD

United States

  • Digital Health Solutions, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Yerevan State Medical University Doctor of Medicine (MD)


Shashidhar Kanukolanu

United States

  • CEO Swipesumo Technologies
  • FinTech, Investment banking, Consulting, development of large science & technology parks


Lina Alvarez

Canada

  • Strategic Design student at Parsons School of design
  • Movement and Mindfulness Teacher
  • Entrepreneur and Intrapreneur
  • International trade professional
  • WEF Global Shaper


Ibrahim Abu Hijleh

Jordan

  • Senior Product Manager SiTech (Semantic Intelligent Technologies)
  • WEF Global Shaper, Amman Hub Curator


Michael Strong

United States

  • Expanseonline.co, a virtual secondary school nurturing the purpose and genius of every child
  • Specialize in creative, intellectual, and entrepreneurial students who find regular school unsatisfying.


Maja Jovičić

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Legal Trainee, Public Health Institute
  • Communications Manager WaySeven Technologies
  • Founder and Curator Global Shapers Banja Luka


JANUARY ’21 SPEAKERS

Monika Stankiewicz

Australia

  • Australian space testing program coordinator
  • WEF Global Shaper
  • Masters of Architecture candidate


Akhila Jayaram

United Kingdom

  • Cambridge University PhD Candidate
  • Director at Polygeia
  • WEF Global Shaper


Gagan Reddy

Netherlands

  • Founder – CEO – Data Lead @ Cittamap
  • WEF Global Shaper


Nagaraja Kumar Deevi

United States

  • Senior Advisor | Banking | Financial Services | Board Governance | Risk | Regulatory | Culture | Conduct | Ethics | Reputation | Cyber | ESG | Sustainability | Digital (AI) | Fintech Innovation | Academia


Richard Anthony

Indonesia

  • CEO and President Director at PT Sewu Segar Primatama (Re.juve)


Michael Sillion

Sweden

  • Captain Future is – Global Playground Facilitator – Digital Event Host – Perspective Shifter – Ikigai 4.0 Master – Network Weaver – 21st Century Skills Lifelong Learning


Elisa Roth

United Kingdom

  • Industrial Researcher University of Cambridge
  • Industry 4.0, XR
  • WEF Global Shaper


Ross O’Leary

Ireland

  • Associate at Wachsman
  • World Economic Forum Global Shaper
  • U.S. Embassy Young Leaders Council Member


Goksenin Ozturkeri

United States

  • Clean Energy Finance Professional
  • WEF Global Shaper
  • CELI Fellow
  • GreenBiz 30 Under 30


Xavier Prabhu

India

  • President – APAC & Global board member at IPREX Global Communication
  • PRHUB Founder & Managing Director


Caitlin Krause

United States

  • Empowering Human Connection through Mindful Technology and Transformation
  • Founder of MindWise Immersive Storytelling · UX Design · Mindfulness
  • Digital Wellbeing professor, Stanford
  • Director of Community & Business Development, Virtual World Society


Cecilia Pang

Canada

  • Economic Policy & Civic Engagement
  • UBC Wesbrook Scholar
  • WEF Global Shaper


Robert Levin

United States

  • CEO, Emerging Star Digital
  • Wrote biography of President William Clinton
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School


Shefali Rekhi

Singapore

  • Asian Insider editor & Asia News Network editor, The Straits Times


Rajiv Raghunat

India

  • Founder & CEO at Wellversed Media & Communication Managing
  • Editor – Outdoor Asia
  • Media4Growth


Bill Nguyen

Vietnam

  • Founder & CEO ABS Institute – Bridging The Gap Between Knowledge and Skill


Janine de Nysschen

Ghana

  • Strategist and business development consultant 
  • Change Strategist Cardinal Strategies Group


José Mariano López-Urdiales

Spain

  • Founder and CEO at Zero 2 Infinity
  • Aerospace entrepreneur


George Wang

United States

  • Turn-key engineering and contract manufacturing solutions
  • President and CEO E-Business International, Inc


Pahini Pandya

United Kingdom

  • Co-Founder & CEO, Panakeia
  • World Economic Forum Global Shaper


SeBright Chen

  • Founding Chairman at Summer Atlantic Capital
  • Stanford University Graduate School of Business


Ciprian Dan Costea, PhD

Romania

  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Autonova
  • University Lecturer


Oscar Escallada

Spain

  • Service & UX/UI Designer
  • WEF Global Shaper


Eugenia Ochoa

Canada

  • Community Engagement Designer
  • Equity & Sustainable Development


Maria Fernanda Santos Souza

Portugal

  • Education for Liberation
  • Pedagogy for Change
  • YLAI and AIESEC Alumna


Derakhshan Qurban-Ali

Canada

  • J.D./B.C.L. Candidate at McGill University
  • Refugee Migration Researcher
  • Former G20 Research Group Compliance Director


DECEMBER ’20 SPEAKERS

Shaanti Shamdasani

Indonesia

  • Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School
  • Government Affairs, Healthcare & Digital Transformation
  • CEO & President of SAIAC


Yonah Welker

United States

  • Explorer, Mentor, Board Member
  • Ed, Health, AI, Ethics
  • @Singularity @MIT @EU @500Strong @Ex-Hardwaretech


Tarun Anand

India

  • TEDx Speaker
  • Founder, Universal Business School
  • Fmr. MD, Thomson Reuters, South Asia
  • Global Goodwill Ambassador


Anuradha Agarwal

India

  • Marketing Communications Professional
  • Finalist: Young Lions 2019 & 2018 (Marketing) & Young Spikes 2018 (Media)
  • Founder of brandvertising agency, Think North Consulting


Rishi Mehra

India

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Wishfin.com


Silvano Coletti

Switzerland

  • Reimagining R&D to enable the use-inspired of scientific discovery
  • CEO and unboss of Chelonia Applied Science
  • Passionate about science, mathematics and computation, cultural transformation


Christian Robillard

Canada

  • Sponsorship | Partnerships | Podcasting with Beyond the Bake Sale
  • Fundraising | Storytelling | Community Investment | Philanthropy
  • Global Shaper | Caring Canadian | Social Impact


Nhat Vuong

Switzerland

  • Co-Founder at The Happy Turtle Straw
  • Founder Water Inception


Rosalía Arteaga

Ecuador

  • Former president of the Republic of Ecuador
  • Member of the board of trustees en Bibliotheca Alexandrina


Omar Abdelaziz

United States

  • Geopolitical Analysis/ International Security/ Policy analysis
  • GIS/ Geospatial Analysis
  • Middle Eastern Politics


Anil Bhaskaran

India

  • Chief Architect and Urban Planner, Managing Director, IDEA Centre Architects Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
  • President- India Urban Care Forum
  • Artist • Activist • Speaker • Writer • Dreamer


David Bruemmer

United States

  • Board Advisor at Autonomy Institute


Wayne Lee

United States

  • President @ Powertec, Inc.
  • Member of Forbes Los Angeles Business Council

Janna Tay

New Zealand

  • LLB(Hons)/BA student
  • Oscen Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief


Edgar Bullecer

Philippines

  • Chief Operating Officer at The Paglas Group


Tom Husson

Belgium

  • AI business strategist
  • Simplifying human life
  • Managing Partner at Humain.ai


Dr Parag Agarwal

Singapore, India, UAE

  • Founder & CEO, JanaJal – Safe Water for All


Peter Lazou

United Kingdom

  • Future Driven Catalyst & Serial Entrepreneur
  • Founding Member Otherdots Foundation


Diana Setsofia Agbenyo

Ghana

  • Committed to yielding ambitious Africans through Dev’t work & supporting small businesses through Comms & marketing


Ceren Cerciler

Spain

  • Founder / Inside Counsels
  • Vice President of Bosphorus Summit


Chineyenwa Okoro Onu

Ghana

  • Social Entrepreneur|Environmentalist
  • HR Generalist|Enable
  • Global Shaper|Tech Enthusiast


Tecla Kalinda

Canada

  • Senior Analyst at Bank of Canada
  • Founder of ZalaSmart
  • WEF Global Shaper


M. E. Clare Cowan

Canada

  • Investment Banker
  • CEO Cahill Energy Limited


Aimée Dushime

Rwanda

  • KPMG International Tax and Transfer Pricing Specialist
  • WEF Global Shaper – Kigali Hub Curator
  • Future Africa Forum Contributor


Aaron Nartey

Ghana

  • Research Fellow; Sickle Pan African Research Consortium (SPARCo)
  • M & E Specialist | Social Entrepreneur
  • Founder; EHL-Ghana


Mina Pokuaa Agyemang

Ghana

  • Social Intrapreneur who develops and promotes practical solutions to social and environmental challenges
  • Agenda Project Co Founder


Antonio Cantalapiedra

Spain

  • Cofounder & Executive President of the Board & CEO @ Woonivers
  • Serial Entrepreneur, Professor, Business Angel, Nasdaq Investor
  • Ex mytaxi C-level executive – acquired by Daimler in 2014


Cecilia Pang

Canada

  • Economic Policy & Civic Engagement
  • UBC Wesbrook Scholar
  • WEF Global Shaper


NOVEMBER ’20 SPEAKERS

Cherie Wang

Singapore

  • Simplifying financial planning for the masses
  • Providing educated guidance to help build a plan toward a better financial life


Aditya Singh

India

  • Director – Athena School of Management
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Member at Chatham House
  • Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, Rotarian
  • Member – Higher Ed Committee at Indo-French Chamber of Commerce


Jason Ribeiro

Canada

  • Director of Strategy, Calgary Economic Development
  • Ph.D. Candidate and SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar, University of Calgary
  • Outgoing Curator, WEF Global Shapers (Calgary Hub)


Zsófia Szlamka

United Kingdom

  • PhD Candidate
  • Founder at AMKA Counselling
  • Co-Founder at VOICES
  • The Travelling Psychologist Blogger


Palesa Tshandu

South Africa

  • Analyst – Office of the Group Chief Executive at Transnet SOC Ltd
  • Curator of Johannesburg Hub – Global Shapers Community


Ahoud Alshaikh

United Kingdom

  • School Governor London Borough of Hounslow
  • PhD Candidate at University of Exeter


Cristina Calvo

Costa Rica

  • CMO of ASUAire Travel
  • Partner BMT Best Marketing Talent


Dr. Noel Akpata

Nigeria

  • CEO STRATEX PRO


Pascale Siegel

United States

  • Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
  • Strategic influence, cross-cultural communications and international affairs
  • Focus on (geo)political risk, security policy, transnational threats, and counter-insurgency


Sampson Kofy Adotey

Ghana

  • Knowledge Broker
  • Inclusive Innovation and Educational Leader


Otto Canon

Nigeria

  • Executive Director/Founder at CleanCyclers Africa


Palash Sanyal

Canada

  • Corporate Knights Top 30 under 30 2018 in Canada
  • Water Next’s Young Professional of the year award 2019
  • EECOM Outstanding Youth Action Leader 2019
  • Canadian Water Network Water Leader of Tomorrow 2019


Regine Chen

Singapore

  • Consultant at McKinsey & Co.
  • 24 under 24 in STEM


Hashendra Wijesinha

Australia

  • Author and Sustainability Strategist
  • Purposeful Work Champion


Sophie Fisher

Australia

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Girls on Bikes ACT
  • YWCA Canberra


Taylor Hawkins

Australia

  • Founder The Linq Advisory


Khurram Jamil

Denmark

  • President of Strategic Initiatives and founding partner of Area9
  • Copenhagen University Medical Doctor


Dr. Lorenz Granrath

Japan

  • Supervisory Innovation Coordinator AIST, Japan Representative
  • CONTACT Software, Multiphoton Optics


Stefanie Ólives

Brazil

  • Lawyer Smart legal solutions


Lucia Schlemmer

South Africa

  • Senior Researcher at Cenfri


Aviva Alvares

Ireland

  • Key Account Manager at Mars
  • WEF Global Shaper @Dublin Hub


Tanya König

Switzerland

  • Moderator
  • Digital Video Producer
  • Reporter | Storyteller


Dr. Simon Engelke

Germany

  • Founder & Chair of Battery Associates


Jerome Manuel

Canada

  • Business Advisor
  • Operations, Strategy, Innovation


Abdul Adama

United Kingdom

  • Brand Marketing Consultant
  • MSc Marketing student


Jonathan Tanguay

Canada

  • BNP Performance Philanthropique Consultant


Jackson Rowland

New Zealand

  • Director, Ākina Invest
  • Obama Leader
  • Global Shaper


Tianmei Chen

United Kingdom

  • First Chinese Chevening Scholar
  • Public Speaker
  • Certified MBTI and NLP Master Practitioner.


OCTOBER’20 SPEAKERS

Okka Phyo Maung

Myanmar

  • Startup Founder
  • Alibaba e-founder fellow
  • Forbes 30 Under 30


Martina Fuchs

Switzerland

  • TV Anchor, Business Journalist and Event Moderator
  • Expert on China & Middle East
  • Speaks 9 languages (Chinese, Arabic)


Epa Gousopoulos

Switzerland

  • Resident in the Clinic for Plastic and Hand Surgery at Universitätsspital Zürich


Kohei Kurihara

Japan

  • President of Tokyo Chapter at Government Blockchain Association


Shailendra Goswami

India

  • Chairman & Managing Director Pushkaraj Group
  • Webinar “Challenges and Opportunities during and after COVID 19”: https://youtu.be/J1-LfFebdDw


Sinartus Sosrodjojo

Indonesia

  • Value Creation Advisor at Damson Capital


Nontuthuzelo Nikiwe

South Africa

  • Social Investment Analyst at Tshikululu Social Investment
  • Global Shaper & Impact Officer at Tshwane Hub


Jeff Hoffman

United States

  • Chairman of the Board, Global Entrepreneurship Network


Clyde Hutchinson

Ireland

  • Air, Land and Sea Travel and Transportation


William Bohnet

United States

  • Non-profit leader of environmental organizations


Allen Morison

United States

  • Professor at Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management


Natalie Samovich

Portugal

  • Co-Founder ResilientGroup, Enercoutim
  • Chair WG Energy AIOTI, Co-chair ETIP-SNET WG1.
  • Advancing Energy Transition


Simón Levy

Mexico

  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business


Rosauro Rodriguez

Philippines

  • Global Security & Investigation Consultant
  • Defense Technologist
  • Radio Program Anchor
  • CSO of the Week & Hall of Famer


Felicitas Pietrulla

Switzerland

  • Consultant at McKinsey & Company


Jim Yuan

Philippines

  • Partner @ Joyview Education
  • MBA & MSc


Linh Do

Australia

  • Social Movements | Climate Justice | Systems Change | Rabble Rouser


Vivek Atray

India

  • 8 TEDx Talks, Top Motivational Keynote Public Speaker
  • Best Selling Author: “Finding SUCCESS Within-52 Life Skills for Young Indians”
  • Ex Director Industries & I.T. Emotional Intelligence Expert


Princess Angelique Monét

US and UK

  • Pioneer in arts and entertainment, visionary and futurist
  • Ventriloquist, Singer, Composer
  • 1st Class Member of the Order of Malta and Cavalier of the Order of St. Jerusalem


Clodagh Quain

Ireland

  • IIEA Policy Analyst
  • WEF GSC Dublin Hub Curator
  • McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders 2020


Jane Oates

United States

  • President, WorkingNation


Anna-Laura Seifermann

Rwanda

  • Consultant at KfW – Co-Founder at a space technology company
  • WEF Global Shaper


David Dorr

Cayman Islands

  • Managing Principal at Dorr Asset Management SEZC
  • Expert in global macro investing and cross-border structuring
  • Founder of Coro Global fintech payment systems (Blockchain)


Michael Stopford

Italy

  • Founder & Managing Partner, ANCORED, Stockholm


Bridget Williams

New Zealand

  • CEO | Community Contributor
  • SDG Nerd


Tiago Matheus

Brazil

  • Commercial Development
  • Inside Sales | Outbound


Jitesh Shetty

United States

  • Founder @Qwiklabs
  • Angel investor


SEPTEMBER’20 SPEAKERS

Jessica Tungadi

Australia

  • NeoWAY Alumnus
  • High School Student


Susan Oh

Thailand

  • Co-founder & CEO, Muckr.ai
  • Member of the Global Sustainability Network
  • Storyteller and TEDx Speaker


Gilad Novik

Israel

  • Founder at Gilnovation


Darius Tamauskas

Lithuania

  • Consultant at The World Bank


Renato de Castro

Italy

  • Smart City Expert | Author | Keynote Speaker | World Traveller


Ana Jipa

Spain

  • Co-founder at Okey
  • Advisor at HardYakka
  • Partner at Globalld


Mike Zuckerman

Uganda

  • Applied Geographer
  • Refugee Social Entrepreneur


Marc Nienaber

United Kingdom

  • Neo WAY alumnus
  • High School Student


Patricia Salvação

Brazil

  • MappaBiz Founder
  • WEF Global Shaper


Daniel Sava

UK

  • Project Manager Materials, Chemistry, Physics | Building business cases for innovations from University of Manchester
  • WEF Global Shaper


Dijana Galijasevic

Germany

  • PhD Candidate & Co-founder ‘EXPONENTIALLY HUMAN’ – Purposeful Transformation Leadership Retreats


Anitha Vadavatha

United States

  • Exponential technologies advisor & consultant, Global Strategist, and Entrepreneur


Parneet Pal

United States

  • Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, Inc.
  • Physician, Educator and Science Communicator


Juliana Leal

Brazil

  • Chevening Scholar | Human Rights | International Cooperation | Public Policies
  • WEF Global Shaper


Elena Poughia

Germany

  • MD at Dataconomy Media and Data Natives
  • Community Advisor at EIC


Joel Curado

Switzerland

  • Country Digital Transformation Leader – Digital Village @ Cisco Systems Smart Cities


Rajesh Johnny

UAE

  • Co-Founder Industry 4.1 | EST | Fintech House


Kayvan Nikjou

Netherlands

  • Exclusive events for top brands (Mercedes, Porsche, Lamborghini)
  • Marketing and Business Development


Edgar Aronov

Estonia

  • Co-Founder and CEO of Evertornado, software for organizing online hackathons and challenges


Danielle Wilson

Belgium

  • Award winning impact producer
  • Founder & Director of Think-Film Impact Production; Co-Director of Inventor Films
  • Associate Producer of the Oscar-shortlisted, Emmy-nominated film My Enemy, My Brother (2015)


Amandeep Midha

Denmark

  • Developer by Heart & Consultant by Skills
  • Founder Nerd 9
  • Principal IT Consultant BEC


Sharmini Ravindran

Singapore

  • Head of Marketing at Mysterium Network
  • Nomadic Lifestyle


Asher Bennett

Israel

  • Founder at Tevva – Electric Trucks
  • Used to live in a submarine!


Therese Gedda

Global

  • Keynote Speaker on Future of Work & Company Culture, Founder/Executive Coach, Award-Winning Founder & CEO of 30minMBA


Peter Knight

Brazil

  • Stanford PhD, Oxford Fulbright Fellow
  • Singularity University Member


Aaron Berger

United States

  • Research Scientist; global catastrophic risks, geopolitical spillover events, grand strategy


Vivian Claire Liew

Singapore

  • Climate Alpha Adviser to SWFs, Sustainable Investing Expert, Board Director & Sustainability Advisor
  • Founder of Philanthropy Works
  • World Economic Forum Young Global Leader


AUGUST’20 SPEAKERS

Suli Tan

Singapore

  • WAY Singapore Studio Super
  • High School Student