Sven Smit

Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Sven Smit is senior partner at McKinsey, cochairman of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, and a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council. He works with Read More …

Bjorn Richter

Head of Digital Development Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Björn Richter is the Head of Digital Development Programme at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). He is currently heading the GIZ Sector Programme Digital Development, advising German Development Cooperation to utilizes digital technologies Read More …

Assya Kavrakova

Executive Director, European Citizen Action Service Assya Kavrakova is Executive Director of the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) – an international non-profit association, based in Brussels, with a pan-European membership and nearly 30 years of experience in empowering citizens to Read More …

Soundous Boualam

 Head of Communications, Alliance4Europe Soundous Boualam is Head of Communications for the not-for-profit NGO Alliance4Europe. She stepped foot in Europe ten years ago, first in the United Kingdom, to study international business, at the University of Edinburgh and then international Read More …

Luigi Narbone

Director, Middle East Directions Programme, Robert Schuman Centre, EUI Luigi Narbone is Director of the Middle East Directions Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Previously, he was Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Saudi Arabia, and non-resident Read More …

Daniela Schwarzer

Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundations Daniela Schwarzer is Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia at Open Society Foundations. She was previously Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Since 2014, Schwarzer has held a Read More …

Roula Khalaf

Editor, Financial Times Roula Khalaf is Editor of the Financial Times. From 2016 to 2020, she was Deputy Editor, overseeing a range of newsroom initiatives and award-winning editorial projects and leading a global network of over 100 foreign correspondents. Before Read More …

Peggy Holinger

International Business Editor, Financial Times  Peggy Hollinger is International Business Editor at the Financial Times (FT). She has held numerous senior positions at the FT including Industry Editor (2014-2020), Leader Writer (2011-2014), Paris Correspondent and Bureau Chief (2004-2011) and UK Companies Read More …