Speakers for 2019 Summit

The 2019 Summit brings together business leaders, investors, leaders of NGOs, politicians, academics, and civil society from all over the world to explore global challenges exacerbated by inequality and how business leaders can address imbalances within their organisations, local societies, and beyond. Experts in technology, inclusion, investment and more will share their insights through interactive sessions.

 
Emilie Anker Stordalen   A young leader challenging the status quo in the hotel industry

Emilie Anker Stordalen

A young leader challenging the status quo in the hotel industry

Dr Agbor Ashumanyi Ako   A 2019 Honouree working toward a world free of preventable maternal and infant mortality

Dr Agbor Ashumanyi Ako

A 2019 Honouree working toward a world free of preventable maternal and infant mortality

Hazami Barmada   A social innovator and specialist on designing and implementing effective community impact strategies

Hazami Barmada

A social innovator and specialist on designing and implementing effective community impact strategies

Phil Bloomer   A human rights champion using digital technology to empower human rights advocates

Phil Bloomer

A human rights champion using digital technology to empower human rights advocates

 
Ouided Bouchamaoui   A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and one of the most influential businesswomen in Africa

Ouided Bouchamaoui

A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and one of the most influential businesswomen in Africa

Sharan Burrow   A warrior for workers’ rights, climate justice and equality

Sharan Burrow

A warrior for workers’ rights, climate justice and equality

Carlos Creus Moreira   A digital pioneer, diplomacy expert, and former UN Expert on Cyber Security who is improving the safety of internet use

Carlos Creus Moreira

A digital pioneer, diplomacy expert, and former UN Expert on Cyber Security who is improving the safety of internet use

Anders Dahlvig   The former CEO who placed sustainability at the heart of IKEA

Anders Dahlvig

The former CEO who placed sustainability at the heart of IKEA

 
Nic Dawes   A journalist leading the digital transformation at Human Rights Watch

Nic Dawes

A journalist leading the digital transformation at Human Rights Watch

John Denton   An exemplary global leader making change through the International Chamber of Commerce

John Denton

An exemplary global leader making change through the International Chamber of Commerce

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Dag Dyrdal   Financial sector expert with a breadth of experience in international business and consulting

Dag Dyrdal

Financial sector expert with a breadth of experience in international business and consulting

 
Dilhan C Fernando   A specialist in tea, ethics, and sustainability leading a family business in Sri Lanka

Dilhan C Fernando

A specialist in tea, ethics, and sustainability leading a family business in Sri Lanka

Merrill Joseph Fernando   An entrepreneur who overcame impossible odds to build a global ethical tea business

Merrill Joseph Fernando

An entrepreneur who overcame impossible odds to build a global ethical tea business

Zainab Hussain Siddiqui   A leading advocate for the role of tech in creating sustainable solutions

Zainab Hussain Siddiqui

A leading advocate for the role of tech in creating sustainable solutions

Reynir Indahl   A leading Nordic investor addressing global social, environmental and business challenges

Reynir Indahl

A leading Nordic investor addressing global social, environmental and business challenges

 
Brian Iselin   A former Australian federal agent on a mission to stop human trafficking and slavery

Brian Iselin

A former Australian federal agent on a mission to stop human trafficking and slavery

Tom Jenen   A leading expert in media and technology focused on building a diverse global media ecosystem

Tom Jenen

A leading expert in media and technology focused on building a diverse global media ecosystem

Elina Jiang   A global project manager specialising in cross-sectoral conversations

Elina Jiang

A global project manager specialising in cross-sectoral conversations

Raymond Johansen   The Governing Mayor leading Oslo through its green transition

Raymond Johansen

The Governing Mayor leading Oslo through its green transition

 
Zahi Khouri   A businessworthy leader investing in a better future for Palestine

Zahi Khouri

A businessworthy leader investing in a better future for Palestine

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Steve Killelea   An accomplished entrepreneur at the forefront of sustainable development and peace

Steve Killelea

An accomplished entrepreneur at the forefront of sustainable development and peace

Alice Laugher   A 2019 Honouree leading a successful global company with social responsibility and gender equality at its core

Alice Laugher

A 2019 Honouree leading a successful global company with social responsibility and gender equality at its core

 
Kimberly Lein-Mathisen   A leader at Microsoft championing diversity and inclusion and technology for good

Kimberly Lein-Mathisen

A leader at Microsoft championing diversity and inclusion and technology for good

Ylva Lindberg   A sustainability leader forging the path ahead on business’ role to meet modern societal challenges

Ylva Lindberg

A sustainability leader forging the path ahead on business’ role to meet modern societal challenges

Ole Lund Hansen   Chief of Global Operations for the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative

Ole Lund Hansen

Chief of Global Operations for the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative

Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad   A leader in the development of better, more ethical digital policies and standards

Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad

A leader in the development of better, more ethical digital policies and standards

 
Sue Marshall   A distinguished, cross-sector specialist bringing her expertise to the future of SmartWorking.

Sue Marshall

A distinguished, cross-sector specialist bringing her expertise to the future of SmartWorking.

Shelley McKinley   Microsoft executive leading efforts to invest in and develop technological solutions to the world’s most intractable social and environmental challenges

Shelley McKinley

Microsoft executive leading efforts to invest in and develop technological solutions to the world’s most intractable social and environmental challenges

Mary Meaney   One of the leading experts in Transformational Change

Mary Meaney

One of the leading experts in Transformational Change

Ilian Mihov   A business school Dean committed to diversity and internationalism

Ilian Mihov

A business school Dean committed to diversity and internationalism

 
Tim O'Reilly   The Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is convening conversations that reshape the tech sector’s impact on society

Tim O'Reilly

The Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is convening conversations that reshape the tech sector’s impact on society

Fiona Reynolds   One of Barron’s 20 Most Influential People in ESG Investing

Fiona Reynolds

One of Barron’s 20 Most Influential People in ESG Investing

Anna Ryott   One of Sweden’s most powerful change makers using investments to create a better world

Anna Ryott

One of Sweden’s most powerful change makers using investments to create a better world

Jan Erik Saugestad   The mind behind one of the Nordic region’s most committed stakeholders for sustainable investment and ESG-driven capital

Jan Erik Saugestad

The mind behind one of the Nordic region’s most committed stakeholders for sustainable investment and ESG-driven capital

 
Per Saxegaard   An experienced business entrepreneur, investment banker and investor working to redefine traditional business thinking

Per Saxegaard

An experienced business entrepreneur, investment banker and investor working to redefine traditional business thinking

Christian Sinding   CEO of a global investment firm with a passion for future-proofing companies

Christian Sinding

CEO of a global investment firm with a passion for future-proofing companies

Martin Skancke   A financial disclosure expert with diverse experience overseeing ventures in the public and private sector

Martin Skancke

A financial disclosure expert with diverse experience overseeing ventures in the public and private sector

Achim Steiner   A UN champion of sustainability, economic growth, and equality for the vulnerable

Achim Steiner

A UN champion of sustainability, economic growth, and equality for the vulnerable

 
Svein Stølen   A champion of new directions in research and education as the Rector of the University of Oslo

Svein Stølen

A champion of new directions in research and education as the Rector of the University of Oslo

Henrik Syse   A senior researcher investigating problems within moral philosophy, political philosophy, and the ethics of warfare

Henrik Syse

A senior researcher investigating problems within moral philosophy, political philosophy, and the ethics of warfare

Danat Tekie   An earthpreneur creating opportunities for youth-led sustainable business solutions

Danat Tekie

An earthpreneur creating opportunities for youth-led sustainable business solutions

Sverre Thornes   A forward-thinking leader making climate-positive investment a priority at the largest Norwegian pension provider

Sverre Thornes

A forward-thinking leader making climate-positive investment a priority at the largest Norwegian pension provider

 
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Liv Tørres   Leader of the Nobel Peace Center and an active voice in contemporary debates on international politics and global leadership.

Liv Tørres

Leader of the Nobel Peace Center and an active voice in contemporary debates on international politics and global leadership.

Hamdi Ulukaya   A 2019 Honouree leading the charge for ethical and responsible business

Hamdi Ulukaya

A 2019 Honouree leading the charge for ethical and responsible business

Åsa Wallenberg   A fund manager focusing on value creation beyond return

Åsa Wallenberg

A fund manager focusing on value creation beyond return