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Dr A. Gary Shilling (USA) is the President of A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc. in New Jersey. Twice ranked as Wall Street’s top economist by polls in Institutional Investor magazine, Dr. Shilling was also named the No. 1 Commodity Trader Advisor by Futures magazine.

Robert Kabel (USA) served as Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs (Senate) to President Reagan.

Armin Rosencranz (USA) is a lawyer and political scientist. He is the founder of Pacific Environment, an international environmental NGO. He was formerly a trustee at Stanford University.

David Boaz (USA) is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute

Vikram Nehru (USA) is currently a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Kalpana Kochhar (USA) is currently the Director of the Human Resources Department of the IMF. Between 2010 and 2012, she was the Chief Economist for the South Asia Region of the World Bank.

Robert Litan (USA) is Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. During his 40+-year career as an economist and lawyer, he has directed economic research at the Brooking Institution, the Kauffman Foundation and Bloomberg Government.

Anjali Mahendra (USA) is an experienced Urban Planner and Policy Professional. Currently, she works as Senior Associate of Research at the World Resources Institute.

Dan Ikenson (USA) is a director of Cato’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, where he coordinates and conducts research on all manner of international trade and investment policy.

Jerry Bowyer (USA) is an American economist, author, and columnist. Bowyer was chairman of the board of Impact Total Return Portfolio, a mutual fund.

Antony Davies (USA) is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University. Dr. Davies has authored more than 200 op-eds in, among others, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and Philadelphia Inquirer.

S. Ravi Rajan (USA) is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was educated at Delhi, Oxford, Berkeley, Cornell, and the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin. He is the author of several academic books and journal articles in the fields of environmental history, human rights, and environmental risk and disasters.

Islam A. Siddiqui (USA) is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ambassador Siddiqui served as Chief Agricultural Negotiator (2010-2014) in the Obama Administration.

Dr. Jonathan Cristol (USA) is a Fellow at the World Policy Institute (WPI) in New York City.

Dr. Yakov Amihud (USA) is Ira Rennert Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Stern Business School

Kashi Balachandran (USA) is Professor Emeritus of Accounting at Stern Business School

Rajiv Ranjan (USA) is co-founder and CTO of Boston based COEUS Business Application & Technology Solutions Inc.

Sampriti Bhattacharyya (USA) is a robotist, and founder of an underwater drone startup, Hydroswarm.

Manish Bapna (USA) is the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the World Resources Institute. His subjects of interest are environment and economic development.

David Berkowitz (USA), currently the principal of his own marketing consultancy Serial Marketer, most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at MRY, a creative agency within Publicis Groupe.

Evan Stewart (USA) is the President of Campaign Hunter, which is a one-of-a-kind Republican political staffing agency

Shah Karim (USA) is an expert on big data and omni-channel retail, and chief executive officer of SafeRock.

Laurene Petitjean (USA) is a PhD. Student at Yale University. She completed her Masters Degree in Organic Chemistry fromMcGill University.

Orion Zhao (USA) is a software engineer at RelayRides.

Adam Alonzi (USA) is a writer, documentary maker, futurist, inventor, and programmer. He is the founder of Prometheus Biotechnologies

Rajitha Swaminathan (USA) is a strategy consultant with Deloitte based out of New York.

Palak Dalal (USA) is a Harvard MBA student. She worked at Nexus Venture Partners and Microsoft and has also co-founded a social startup, Doing Good Fellows.

Praveen Chunduru (USA) is an MBA candidate at the Wharton School of Business and a former Investment Professional at the World Bank

Arvind Ilamaran (USA) is pursuing Master of Public Policy at Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.

Marcellus Andrews (USA) is Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research.

Tejas Yadav (USA) is a molecular biology PhD student at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dhiraj Agarwalla (USA) is currently pursuing a two year MBA program at Kellogg School of Management (Donald P. Jacobs scholar).

Dhairya Dand (USA) is an award winning researcher, engineer and artist based in Seattle. He currently runs oDD – a futurist factory X lab.

Beth Harper (USA) holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Renaissance Studies from Yale University. She has worked as a lectrice d’anglais at the École normale supérieure in Lyon and was a pensionnaire étrangère at the École normale supérieure in Paris.

John Schaus (USA) is a fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In addition, he presents CSIS’s flagship presentation on future trends, “Seven Revolutions: Scanning the Horizon Out to the Year 2035 and Beyond.”

Abhijit Das (USA) is Director of the Centre for Health and Social Justice, in India and Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Ruth Vanita (USA) teaches world humanities at the University of Montana.

Abhilasha Sahay (USA) is a PhD student and Teaching Assistant at George Washington University.

Aqsa Khalid (USA) works as a Research and Communications Assistant at the World Policy Institute.

Yvonne Barrett-Edwards (Jamaica) is Director, Energy Economics and Planning in the Energy Division of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM).

Preetha Ram (USA) is an associate dean for Pre Health and Science Education in the Office of Undergraduate Education of Emory University. At Emory, she founded several educational initiatives, including Science Experience Abroad, Chem Mentors peer-to-peer learning programs.

Sudeshna Dutta (USA) has co-founded Absolutdata and played a significant role at Pfizer, New York as a Business Development Manager and Kraft Foods, Chicago as a Brand Manager.

Carolina Jatene (Brazil) is an attorney and consultant for international organizations, specialized on issues of development, international transactions and anti-corruption. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from Georgetown University.

Dr. Judson Edwards (USA) is Dean of the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, Alabama. He is the author of numerous publications and has served as Director of the Economic Development Master’s Program and tenure-track faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi.

David Williams (USA) is President of strategy consulting firm Health Business Group and author of the Health Business Blog prior to which he worked at Boston Consulting Group. He holds a BA in Economics from Wesleyan and MBA from Harvard.

Dr. Rebecca Reichmann Tavares(USA) is the Representative of UN Women’s Multicountry Office for India, Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. She graduated from Yale University and holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Danielle McDowell (USA) a recent Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), is a Management Analyst. As a PMF, Danielle has worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Dr. Anshuman Sahoo is a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and has a background in applied economics. He has previously worked at or consulted for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Climate Policy Initiative, and Asian Development Bank.

Dr. Max Abrahms (USA), Assistant Professor of Political science and Public Policy at Northeastern University, specializes in international security (especially terrorism).

Mr. Mike Atkin (USA) is former faculty and Dean of Education at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Stanford University.

Joshua Kurlantzick (USA) is senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Ashwin Krishnan (USA) is a blogger, podcaster and mentor who has also been dabbling with cybersecurity for over two decades and professes to know something about it. An author of a Wiley publication titled ‘Mobile Device Security for Dummies’, his mission statement reads ‘Connecting the Disconnected, Demystifying the Complex and Enriching the Everyday.

Dr Daniel Markey (USA) is the Academic Director of the Global Policy program and the Senior Research Professor in International Relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

eDr Antra Bhatt (USA) is a PhD economist and policy professional with experience in international development, focusing on gender related policy research and analysis as well as in macroeconomics/public finances in developing countries.

Dr. Faisal Devji (UK) is University Reader in Modern South Asian History at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St. Antony’s college, where he is also Director of the Asian Studies Centre.

Dr. Fraser Cameron (Belgium) is Director of the EU-Asia Centre in Brussels and Senior Advisor to the European Policy Centre (EPC)

Andrea Silvello (Italy) is the Founder and Managing Director of Business Support Spa, a Strategy Consulting & Financial Advisory firm focused on SME’s in Italy.

Sundeep Teki (UK) is a Wellcome Trust funded Neuroscientist at the University of Oxford and the Founder of EduChroma, a personalized academic career mentoring startup.

Dr. Ulrich Hemel (Germany) was formerly CEO at the Hartmann Group. He is the Founding Director of the Institute of Social Strategy.

Robert Rubenstein (Netherlands) is CEO at the TBLI Group in Netherlands.

Bastian Bergmann (Germany) is the COO of WATTx committed to bring smart energy and the Internet of Things to life.

Abhinay Muthoo (UK) is the Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab

Akilnathan Logeswaran (Germany) is the Curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Munich and the founding Publisher of TamilCulture Germany.

Dr. Iman Karimi (UK) Project Leader in BCG’s London office and an expert in Big Data & Advanced Analytics.

Christian Paolo Tintori (France/Italy) is an entrepreneur, financier, business developer and philanthropist. He is a member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum.

Jerome Josephraj (UK) is the Founder and CTO at Campus Interaction

Victor Mamaou (France) is a consultant, entrepreneur, coach and speaker. He’s a former BCG consultant.

Edgar Barroso (Switzerland) holds a PhD in Music Composition and is a published sound artist and composer. In addition, Edgar is an entrepreneur and educator.

Dan Smith (UK) is the Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He is a scholar, analyst and practitioner of peacebuilding. He is Professor of Peace & Conflict at the University of Manchester.

Prof. Aradhna Aggarwal (Denmark) is the Chair Professor in Indian Studies at Copenhagen Business School

Alain Berdugo (France) is Emeritus Professor of Operations Management and Information Technology at HEC Paris

Deepshikha Rana (UK) is pursuing an MSc. Emerging Economies and International Development in September at King’s College, London.

Mark Salter (UK) is a writer and a researcher focusing on issues of democracy, conflict, reconciliation and diversity management.

Amit Dattani (UK) is an entrepreneur. He specializes in start-ups, leadership, investing, growth, social media strategy.

Divakar Kumar (UK) is a DPhil student in the Oxford – Warwick program currently based in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford.

Zhuoqiong Chen (UK) is a PhD student in Business Economics at the London School of Economics. His main research interests lie in the fields of microeconomics theory and behavioral economics.

Aman Sharma (Netherlands) works as a Business Analyst with IBM in Amsterdam.

Angus Tatchell (UK) is a student at LSE specializing in politics & international relations.

Igor Taranic (Belgium) works at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a Brussels based leading European think tank. He is also a Member of the Executive Board of the College of Europe Alumni Association.

Daniel Gros (Belgium) is the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) since 2000. He is currently an adviser to the European Parliament and a member of the Advisory Scientific Council (ASC) to the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).

Dr. Charlotte Duke (UK) is a Partner at London Economics, a specialist economics consulting firm headquartered in London.

Shirin Rai (UK) studied at the University of Delhi (India) and Cambridge University (UK) and joined the University of Warwick in 1989. She is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies.

Anja Mihr (Germany) currently holds the Franz Haniel Chair of Public Policy at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Erfurt University in Germany.

Symonne Torpy (France) is a writer with an acerbic wit and her pen covers a wide range of genres. She has written for Dash Magazine, SBS News, Polari, and MamaMia, covered 7 seasons of Paris Fashion Week and the Festival de Cannes.

Rajkiran Barhey (England) is an aspiring barrister from Rugby, England. She is currently taking the Bar Practice Training Course in London, having completed a BA in Law from Oxford University in 2011, and an LLM from New York University in 2015 whilst on a Fulbright scholarship.

Kavita Oberoi (UK) established her first business, Oberoi Consulting, in 2001, after spotting a gap in the market for clinical audit services. Her clients include the NHS and Pharmaceutical Industry. Kavita is also a highly renowned motivational speaker.

Quentin Roquigny (France) has worked for the World Bank, the French Ministry of Finance, Meridiam – an infrastructure investment fund and is currently the founder of Research Galaxxy.

Gulay Kaplan (Turkey) is pursuing Political Science and International Relations Master’s degree, focusing on human and minority rights and the plight of Syrian refugees. She is currently directing a project called “Two Hands One Brush” as an independent group of university students.

Rob Gehring (Netherlands) is a Lawyer and economist specialized in European law, competition/antitrust law and free market economics.

Richard Lustig (Germany) is the former Curator of World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers in Düsseldorf. He has worked for German life-science giant Bayer, completing projects in various countries such as Mexico, South Africa and India. Richard currently works in Healthcare M&A.

Mahesh Sugathan(Switzerland) is a Senior Research Fellow with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva working on trade, climate change and sustainable energy issues with a focus on climate-technologies. He has also been a consultant at the World Bank’s South Asia Regional Office in India working on renewable energy and energy efficiency investment policy frameworks in the region.

Farria Naeem (UK) holds an MSc in Economics for Development from University of Oxford, UK and a BA (Honours) in Economics and Mathematics from University of Windsor, Canada. She has worked as a Research Analyst at the World Bank analyzing the growth impact of developments in the external sector of Bangladesh economy, particularly, in the area of trade, remittance, FDI and exchange rate.

Xin Chen (Germany) is CEO and Co-Founder of HeroBakery, an expert leveraging assets for the markets Germany and Greater China with HQ in Munich. He is also a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum GS.

Robin Weninger (Germany) is the Managing Director of the think-tank shapingwork as well as of the tech start-up incoverage. He designs individual coaching and training programs for organisations and teaches management courses at business schools. In 2015 Robin was honoured as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum.

Apurva Sanghi (Moscow) is the World Bank’s Lead Economist for the Russian Federation. He had led the Economic Growth Cluster of the World Bank’s Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department.

Dr Henk Bekedam (Netherlands) is a WHO Representative to India and a medical doctor. He has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Viktor Weber(Germany) is a pioneering expert and thought leader in technology induced real estate innovation. He is the founder and director of the Future Real Estate Institute.

Anders Indset(Germany) is a business-philosopher, investor and successful entrepreneur based out of Frankfurt, Germany. He is a visiting guest lecturer at leading international business schools.

Boris Jamet-Fournier is currently the Digital Strategy and Open Government Advisor within the Office of the French Prime Minister. Reporting to the Minister for Government Reform, Boris oversees digital transformation efforts across the French government.

Eric Keogh is currently working with Governments,World leading NGOs and leading Financial Institutions on Climate Finance, Green Bonds and Economics.

Ankit Vyas is a Chevening scholar at University of Cambridge. He is also the Senior Program Manager, STIR Education and Co-Founder at Videos for Knowledge.

Ananya Das(UK) is a PhD student at Imperial College London.

Adrian Furnham (UK) is a British organisational and applied psychologist, management expert and Professor of Psychology at University College London.

Ms Sarah Birch (UK) is Professor at Department of Political Science and Director of Research at King’s College London.

Mr John Blakey(UK) is the author of ‘The Trusted Executive’ which was shortlisted as the Chartered Management Institute book of the year in 2016. He has coached over 120 CEOs from 22 different countries.

Dr Erik Berglof(UK) is the Director of the LSE Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) and formerly the Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Dr. Arpita Khanna (Germany)  is a Researcher at Konstanz University.

Dr Kumar Aniket (UK) is a professor and research associate at UCL with research interests in credit issues relating to informal finance. His specialities include – Applied Microeconomic Theory, Institutional Economics, Microfinance and Informal Sector.

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Casey Lartigue, Jr. (South Korea) is the Director for International Relations for the newly established Freedom Factory Co. Ltd.

Vivek Pathak (Hong Kong) leads IFC’s advisory and investment operations across East Asia Pacific.

Nusrat Jahan (Bangladesh) is currently working with UNESCO and has previously worked with UNDP and World Bank, Bangladesh. She has 18 years of experience as a senior financial management and operation management in UN agency.

Masayuki Ueyama (Japan) is the Founder of the Fabius Reserch Network for Public Policy (FRN) and Nippon Stretegic Affairs Institute (NSAI).

Nadeem Ahmed (Pakistan) is Principal Economist, Social Policy and Development Center, Pakistan.

Surath Giri (Nepal) is an author and policy analyst at the Samriddhi Foundation.

Pranav Mishra (Afghanistan) is a HR Advisor at Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, Kabul, Afghanistan

Archana Singh (Philippines) is currently associated with Starcom MediaVest Group, Philippines as Connections Director on Coca-Cola.

Zahra El Mustapha (Lebanon) is a member of Y-Peer and volunteer at NISCVT which is an NGO that support Palestinian refugees residing in Lebanon.

Seemantani Sharma (Malaysia) is an Indian qualified Intellectual Property Lawyer based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Currently, she works as the Legal and Intellectual Property Services Officer at the Asia – Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).

Baria Daye (Japan) is the Director of Open Innovation at Akira Foundation and an international development professional. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers community and a big data enthusiast.

Adithya B Kumar (Burma) is a recent graduate of the prestigious CEMS MIM program and currently works for the UN in Myanmar.

Mr. Md. Joynal Abdin (Bangladesh) is a Development Researcher serving at the SME Foundation, Bangladesh as a Deputy Manager.

Ahmad Mobeen is associated with State Bank of Pakistan as an Economic Analyst.

Mr. Anson Mathews is HR Business Partner at DP World .

Neel Ghose (Australia) is currently Vice President International Operations of Zomato. He is a finance student of SRCC, Delhi and the London School of Economics

Sanusha Naidu (South Africa) is a foreign policy analyst who has worked at the Centre for Conflict Resolution based in Cape Town.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (South Africa) is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

Olumayowa Okediran (Nigeria) is a socio-economic and political commentator, nonprofit consultant and entrepreneur.

Dr. Anand Kulkarni (Australia) is a Consultant and Principal Advisor at Victoria University, Melbourne. He is also the Associate Editor for the Journal “International Review of Business and Economics” and a Fellow at the Centre For Policy Development in Australia.

Anaita Singh (Lesotho) works with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Lesotho. She has also advised the Ministry of Labour and Employment on issues related to ITIs

Dr. Hammad Siddiqi (Australia) is a post doctoral researcher at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Arthur Bainomugisha (Uganda) is the Executive Director and a Lecturer of Peace and Conflict studies, in the Faculty of Religion and Peace Studies at Makerere University. He has authored several research publications and contributed articles on peace, security and natural resources, and environmental governance.

Mr. Ashbel Vudzijena (Zimbabwe) is a Capacity Building Advisor at Swedish Organisation for Individual Relief. Ashbel has written and published extensively about ‘The Talent Factor In Human Development Across Disciplines and Cultures.’

Dr. Baljit Singh (Australia) specializes in Public Health, Global Health, Social Determinants of Health and Health Economics. He has a PhD in Economics from La Trobe University Melbourne and is a frequent writer for the Tasmanian Times focusing on development issues.

Dr. Asa Torkelsson (Kenya) is an economic empowerment and regional policy advisor at the UN Women.