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H.E. Aziz Rabbah, the former Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics since January 2012, was appointed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI as Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development on April 5th, 2017...





H.E. Aziz Rabbah

Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development
Kingdom of Morocco

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H.E. Dr. Bin Daina is currently serving as the Chief Executive of the Supreme Council for Environment. Prior to his appointment, he was the Deputy Chief Executive of the SCE. At this post, he is mandated to cover a number of national environmental issues..





H.E. Dr. Mohamed Mubarak Bin Daina

Chief Executive Officer, Supreme Council for Environment
Kingdom of Bahrain

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H.E. Dr. Sei-joong Kwon

Deputy Director-General,Climate Change and Environmental Affairs Bureau, Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Korea

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H.E. Saeed Mohammad Ahmad Al Tayer is the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority’s Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer since 1991 focusing on driving growth and execution within the Emirate of Dubai.





H.E. Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer

CEO & Managing Director, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
United Arab Emirates

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His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi was appointed as Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the UAE in February 2016. The Ministry's mission is to spearhead the UAE's drive to mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change..





H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Cabinet Member and Minister of Climate Change and Environment
United Arab Emirates

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HE Ahmad Al Muhairbi is the Secretary General of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). He joined the DSCE in December 2012. Mr. Al Muhairbi holds a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas. Before ...





H.E. Ahmed Al Muhairbi

Secretary General of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
United Arab Emirates

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Fatima Al-Foora Al Shamsi is the Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity and Future Energy in the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy with a rich background ranging from electrical engineering, renewables, Business Development and project management to different ...





H.E. Eng. Fatima AlShamsi

Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity and Future Energy Affairs
United Arab Emirates

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H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai's city-wide smart transformation, and coordinating public and private-sector efforts to make Dubai a benchmark for smart cities





H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr

Director General, Smart Dubai Office
United Arab Emirates

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David is an environmentalist and explorer, and one of the leaders of a new generation of changemakers focussed on re-igniting collective hope in the future of the planet. From a young age, his curiosity about the natural world has taken him..





David de Rothschild

Environmentalist and Explorer
United States of America

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Adnan Merhaba is a Principal with Arthur D. Little. He leads ADL’s Global Renewable Energy Competence Center and was featured in “Who’s Who in MENAT Renewables 2017”. He brings over 15 years of experience in consulting and industry across the US and the Middle East.



Adnan Merhaba

Principal, Arthur D. Little
United Arab Emirates

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As Vice President and Region Executive for the Middle East, Ahmed Nada is responsible for driving First Solar’s growth strategy in the region.
Ahmed joined First Solar in January 2013, bringing over two decades of experience in the energy and power industries to his new role.



Ahmed S. Nada

Vice President and Region Executive for the Middle East, First Solar
United Arab Emirates

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Aisha Al Aboodli is currently the Director of Green Development Department at the Ministry of Climate change and Environment. In this role, she is responsible for developing national green development policies and strategies and regulatory framework for transformation to green economy.



Aisha Al Abdooli

Director of Green Development  Department, Ministry of Climate change and Environment
United Arab Emirates

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Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Services and holder of bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, Masters of Business Administration with Honors and a PhD in Business Management, has 21 years of experience in leading roles delivering programs and projects.



Ali Al Jassim

CEO, Etihad Energy Services
United Arab Emirates

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Anis Aouini is a 40 years old awards-winner Tunisian inventor. He invented and designed number of innovative cleantech technologies, including The Saphonian – a zero-blades wind converter – (2012); Tyer Wind – a biomimics wind converter inspired from hummingbird (2017)..



Anis Aouini

Inventor, co-founder & Chairman, Saphon Energy
Republic of Tunisia

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Antony Currie is an award-winning associate editor with Breakingviews, the financial commentary arm of Reuters. In addition to his editing duties, Antony covers the economics and finance of sustainable development, the U.S banking and investment banking industry,



Antony Currie

Associate Editor, Breakingviews
United States of America

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Axel Threlfall is Editor-at-Large, Reuters, based in London. He hosts high-profile engagements and thought leadership events for and on behalf of Reuters and Thomson Reuters, such as the Newsmaker series and the World Economic Forum news programming in Davos.



Axel Threlfall

Editor-at-Large, Reuters
United Kingdom

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Björn is a core member of BCG’s Energy practice. Today, his specialty areas cover strategic planning, operations and company transformations. Björn first joined BCG more than a decade ago. Since 2005, Björn has spearheaded a wide range of management and consulting assignments



Bjoern Ewers

Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
United Arab Emirates

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Darrin Morgan leads strategy development and execution for Boeing Commercial Airplanes' Sustainable Aviation Fuels Program. He is a co-founder of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, whose members account for more than 35 percent of global jet fuel demand...



Darrin Morgan

Director, Boeing
United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Lovato is a seasoned industry expert in the power utility space with focus on Independent Power and Desalination Projects (IWPP), developed, financed constructed and operated through concession or utility outsourcing contract models...



Dr. Andrea Lovato

Executive Director and Head of Renewable Energy Business Development, ACWA Power
United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Daeyeon Cho is an Executive Director of Board of Smart Cities in Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA), a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, a Chair of Social Safety System Integration Committee of SAS Forum.



Dr. Daeyeon Cho

Executive Director of Board of Smart Cities, Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA)
Republic of Korea

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Waddah Ghanem is the Executive Director of EHSSQ & Corporate Affairs at ENOC Group. In his capacity, Waddah is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of best practices and standards for EHS, Business Excellence & Quality, Sustainability, Security and Risk Management ...



Dr. Eng. Waddah Ghanem Al Hashmi

Executive Director, EHSSQ & Corporate Affairs, ENOC Group
United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Frank Rijsberman leads the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in supporting governments transition towards a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. With over 30 years’ experience addressing the challenges of environmental sustainability and poverty ...



Dr. Frank Rijsberman

Director General, Global Green Growth Institute
Republic of Korea

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Dr. Matt Kennedy is Head of Strategy and Business in the International Energy Research Centre, a Irish Government supported, industrial led, collaborative energy research centre. Matt was lead EU Negotiator for technology transfer at COP21 UNFCCC and was a member of the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (TEC).



Dr. Matt Kennedy

Head of Strategy and Business, International Energy Research Centre
United Kingdom

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Dr. Noura Y. Mansouri is a sustainable energy enthusiast and professional. She is currently a Senior Research Associate at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre, a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute ...



Dr. Noura Mansouri

Senior Research Associate, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

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Edem Bakhshish has 21 years of cross-practice advisory and leadership experience in various UN-supported sustainable development initiatives. Areas of professional focus include South-South and Triangular Cooperation, local economic development and ...



Edem Bakhshish

Chief of Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
United States of America

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Finn is Executive Director of State of Green, Denmark’s national green branding organisation, since 2008. Before becoming the Executive Director, he was the business editor of Berlingske Tidende (2002-2008), news editor of Borsen (1995-2002), economic and political specialist at...



Finn Mortensen

Executive Director, State of Green
Denmark

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Frank has over 24 years of investment banking and consultancy experience. He joined First Abu Dhabi Bank (former National Bank of Abu Dhabi) in summer 2015 from McKinsey & Company where he served as a Senior Advisor, supporting the firm and its clients globally ...



Frank Beckers

Head of Project Finance & Advisory, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
United Arab Emirates

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Hajir is a Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Group, Head of Macquarie Capital in Asia and the Middle East. Hajir joined Macquarie in Sydney, Australia in September 1999 in Macquarie’s Project and Structured Finance team. In 2000 ...



Hajir Naghdy

Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Group Head of Macquarie Capital, Asia & the Middle East
Australia

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Hussain Khansaheb has been working in the Marine Sector for the last 10 years. Currently, he serves as Director of International Cooperation Department at the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in Dubai, overlooking ...



Hussain Khansaheb

Director of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
United Arab Emirates

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Ivan Pasichnyk is CEO and co-founder of Ecoisme - AI home energy assistant which helps to save 15% of energy thanks to algorithms of device detection. Ivan has a strong experience in team and project management.



Ivan Pasichnyk

CEO and co-founder, Ecoisme
Ukraine

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Mr. Grabert has worked for the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) for more than 20 years. Most recently he worked on organizational change and strategic development as Special Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC in 2015 ...



James Grabert

Director - Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UNFCC
Germany

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Since May 2017, Jens Wandel has worked as an independent Senior Advisor in Sustainable Development and Innovation actively involved in a portfolio of activities from global fintech innovation platforms to supporting the UN Secretary General’s UN Management Reform...



Jens Wandel

Senior Advisor, Self-employed
United States of America

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As a Global Executive and former Astronaut, Ken joined SAIC as Vice President and Manager of the Risk & Reliability Solutions Division and Program Manager of the NASA Johnson Space Center Safety & Mission
Assurance Support Services Contract, in January of 2011.



Kenneth D. Cameron

Former Astronaut, Colonel USMC (Ret)
United States of America

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Khalid Abuleif has over 25 years’ experience on sustainability, climate change policy and carbon management. Currently, he is a senior advisor to the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources on Sustainability and Climate Policy. He is ...



Khalid Abuleif

Senior advisor to the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources on Sustainability and Climate Policy
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Khalid Al Ameri is an Emirati writer and presenter. He is currently a columnist for The National and was most recently a presenter for the Ramadan Series on CNN’s “Connect The World with Becky Anderson”. Khalid was featured on the 2016 Arabian Business list of Top 100 influential young Arabs and holds ...



Khalid Al Ameri

Social Media Personality & Social commentator
United Arab Emirates

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Khalid Malik is Chairman, Global Sustainability Forum. He has held a variety of senior positions with the United Nations. He was Director of the UNDP Human Development Report Office; UN Resident Coordinator in China; Director, UNDP Evaluation Office...



Khalid Malik

Co-chair, Global Sustainability Forum and former Director, UNDP Human Development Report Office
United States of America

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Laila Mostafa Abdullatif has served as Director General at Emirates Wildlife Society – WWF (EWS-WWF) since May 2017. Her role involves leading the organisation locally and representing WWF regionally. She is also involved in successfully initiating and implementing several conservation and education projects and initiatives across the region.



Laila Mostafa Abdullatif

Director General, Emirates Wildlife Society
United Arab Emirates

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Mr. Kroijer (born 1972) is the founder and managing director of Alliedcrowds.com – the leading directory and aggregator of alternative capital into the world’s 132 lower and middle income countries. He is the author of "Money Mavericks - Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager" ...



Lars Kroijer

Founder and CEO, AlliedCrowds
United Kingdom

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Lasse Ringius joined GGGI on November 1, 2016 as Deputy Director and Head of Green Investment Services (GIS) in the Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD). Lasse is responsible for the GGGI team which is tasked with identification, design and development of bankable projects ...



Lasse Ringius

Deputy Director and Head of Green Investment Services, GGGI
Republic of Korea

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Madhav Narayan is well known in the ME ICT Industry, having spent over 2 decades, building and managing businesses for global MNCs like Samsung, Dell & Redington. He then moved back to India in June 2014 to join Intel’s largest design centre outside of the US ..




Madhav Narayan

VP & Chief Digital Business Officer, DEWA
United Arab Emirates

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Eng. Nayef Al-Haddad received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois in 2001 and his MBA in 2016. He was the Head of Market Operations in the GCC Interconnection ...



Nayef Al-Haddad

Manager, Kuwait Authority of Foreign Affairs
Kuwait

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Nevzat Simsek

Industry director for Energy & Natural Resources - – SAP UAE & Oman
United Arab Emirates

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Nicki’s has been the host presenter and pit-lane reporter for the FIA Formula E Championship since 2014 – the all electric racing championship on city street circuits round the world.



Nicki Shields

Host Presenter, Anchor & Pit-lane reporter
United States of America

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Norman L. Gilsdorf is President of Honeywell, High Growth Regions (HGR), Middle East, Turkey, Russia & Central Asia, leading the planning, investment, and creation of operational structures to establish strong business growth in these key regions.



Norman L. Gilsdorf

President – Honeywell, High Growth Regions, Middle East, Turkey, Russia & Central Asia
United Arab Emirates

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Noura Alhammadi is an R&D Technologist at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Research & Development Center. She is part of the Energy Efficiency team at the R&D center and she works as an organizer in the Solar Decathlon Middle East



Noura Alhammadi

R&D Technologist, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Research & Development Center
United Arab Emirates

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Osman Sultan is the founding CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC-du. Having joined the company in January 2006. Today, in a decade of operations, du has reported revenues exceeding USD 3.26 billion (Q2 2017) ...



Osman Sultan

CEO, Du
United Arab Emirates

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Executive Chairman of the International Academy for Social and Economic Development (AISES) and Chairman of the Mediterranean Forum of Rome. He is Secretary General of the association “Diplomatia” and Founder and Executive Director of the Global Sustainability Forum in Rome.



Prof. Valerio de Luca

Executive Chairman, The International Academy for Economic and Social Development (AISES)
Italy

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Ramez Dandan leads Microsoft’s Digital Transformation enablement efforts with key customers in the Gulf by helping them translate and bridge how Cloud technology, policy and business model opportunities can empower every person and every organization ...



Ramez Dandan

Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Gulf
United Arab Emirates

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As a television journalist with sixteen years’ experience at leading U.S & Middle East TV networks, Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane is a sought-after presenter, event host and media trainer based in the UAE. She is a contributor to print publications from The National newspaper to Vogue magazine...




Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane

Presenter, event host & media trainer
United Arab Emirates

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Richard King created the Solar Decathlon in 1999 and was its director at the Department of Energy until 2016. Mr. King directed and guided the Solar Decathlon as it flourished worldwide, with competitions in Europe, China, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.



Richard King

Senior Advisor Solar Decathlon Middle East
United States of America

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Robert has worked in corporate and investment banking for over 17 years and joined HSBC Hong Kong in November 2006. Robert is a founding member of the Resources and Energy Group in Asia and responsible for coverage across Power, Utilities and Renewables plus Cleantech Equipment.



Robert Todd

Global Head Renewables and Cleantech
United Kingdom

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Sam Manaberi is CEO and co-founder of TRINE. Sam previously served as a Director at Bosch Solar Energy North America where he was responsible for bringing 100m USD of solar finance to the market...



Sam Manaberi

Founder & CEO, TRINE
Sweden

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Samy Ben-Jaafar is Director of the Green Fund, and DEWA’s point person for matters related to green economy and finance. Mr. Ben-Jaafar first became involved in Climate Finance in 2014, when he joined the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) as its inaugural Head of Private Sector Investments.



Samy Ben-Jaafar

Director, Green Fund
United Arab Emirates

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Sang-Hyup Kim is a visiting professor at Graduate School of Green Growth, College of Business, KAIST and chairman of Coalition for Our Common Future. Prior to joining the KAIST (2013), Mr. Kim worked at the Office ...



Sang-Hyup Kim

Chairman, Coalition for Our Common Future
Republic of Korea

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Scott is the Executive Director of Energy Action Partners, an international social enterprise working to strengthen communities through collaborative development of sustainable energy systems. He is also an Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...



Scott Kennedy

Executive Director, Energy Action Partners, Assistant Director MIT
United States of America

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After one year spent in a Jersey trust (Channel Islands) and seven years working in a couple of European based companies, including Thales, a leading group of companies in the field of mission-critical information systems for defence and security



Sebastien Bernard

General Counsel, Veolia Middle East
France

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Silvia Velo was born in 1967 at Campiglia Marittima (Livorno, Tuscany). She graduated with summa cum laude from the University of Pisa in 1992 with a Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology and holds a PhD in Chemistry ...



Silvia Velo , PhD

Undersecretary of State, Ministry for the Environment & Protection of Land and Sea – Italy
Italy

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Simon Bushell is CEO and one of the founders of Sympower. Before starting Sympower, he worked at an Energy Services Company in London, after obtaining a masters degree in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London…



Simon Bushell

Co-Founder & CEO, Sympower
Netherlands

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Tomoo Machiba

Sustainability Policy Specialist , Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

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After completing a law degree Vic started his working career at the South African Department of Justice as a public prosecutor and magistrate. Thereafter he moved into the private sector as a corporate legal advisor and progressed later to executive positions in human resources for large corporates.



Victor Van Vuuren

Director, ILO
Geneva

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Eng. Waleed Ali Ahmed Salman has been the EVP Strategy & Business Development with Dubai Water & Electricity Authority (DEWA) since 2007 to mid-2017 as well as EVP of New Business Development & Excellence He serves also as member of ...



Waleed Salman

EVP - Business Development & Excellence, DEWA
United Arab Emirates

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A senior executive with over twenty years of experience in Strategic Management, Business Development, Private Sector Development, Technology Development, Entrepreneurship and SME support, Early-Stage Investment and the Management of Innovations. Extensive international experience working for US Fortune 500 companies, International ...



Wissam Rabadi

COP of the Jordan Competitiveness Program JCP, USAID funded program
Jordan

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Yousef Ahmed Baselaib is Executive Director of Masdar’s Sustainable Real Estate division and its flagship project Masdar City, a ‘greenprint’ for the sustainable development of our future cities. He is responsible for driving the overall growth and direction of Masdar City’s initiatives, strategic partnerships ...



Yousef Ahmed Baselaib

Executive Director, Sustainable Real Estate, Masdar
United Arab Emirates

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Holder of a bachelor degree in mass communication and public relations from Ajman University of Science and technology. Currently a Radio news presenter at Alarabiya 99.9 FM






Yousef Saeed

Radio news presenter at Alarabiya 99.9Fm
United Arab Emirates

Master of Ceremony
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Yousif Al Ali is the Director of Business Growth at the Clean Energy division of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s future energy company, a commercial‐scale, renewable energy developer and investor that is building some of the world’s most sophisticated ...



Yousif Al Ali

Director of Business Growth, Masdar
United Arab Emirates

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Yvo de Boer is the Founder of Responsability, a boutique advisory firm dedicated to working on organizational relevance in this fast changing world. Both positive and negative global developments offer an important opportunity to re-define strategic positioning. In other words ...



Yvo De Boer

Partner, SRI Executive
Netherlands

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Zoë Knight is a Managing Director and Group Head of the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance. She joined HSBC in 2010 and most recently led the Climate Change Centre of Excellence within Global Research, having been an investment analyst at global financial institutions since 1997.



Zoë Knight

Managing Director and Group Head, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance
United Kingdom

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