Speakers


Global Solutions Summit 2019

Below you can find a selection of speakers attending the Global Solutions Summit 2019. A detailed overview of speakers and sessions can be found in the program overview.

ANGELA MERKEL
Federal Chancellor of Germany

FRANS TIMMERMANS
First Vice President, EU Commission

PETER BOFINGER
Professor, International and Monetary Economics,
University Wuerzburg

ALEXANDER BONDE
Secretary General,
German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)

CHAD BOWN
Senior Fellow,
Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

COLIN BRADFORD
Non-Resident Fellow,
Brookings Institution

ERIC BEINHOCKER
Executive Director,
Institute for New Thinking (INET)

MARGARITA BENEKE DE SANFELIO
Director,
Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES)

CHRISTOPH BENN
Director, Global Health Finance Diplomacy,
Joep Lange Institute (JLI)

AMANDA BENNETT
Director,
Voice of America (VOA)

AMAR BHATTACHARYA
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program,
Brookings Institution

FATOUMATA BA
Founder & CEO,
Janngo

PETER BAKKER
President & CEO,
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

KATARINA BARLEY
German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection

MONIKA BECK
Member of Management Board,
Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG)

CHRISTOPH BEIER
Vice Chair of the Management Board,
GIZ

FAHAD ALMUBARAK
Secretary General G20 Saudi Secretariat;
G20 Sherpa Saudi Arabia

NIELS ANNEN
German Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office

ANGUS ARMSTRONG
Director,
National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

DEEPAK ASHWANI
Founder, Sarvahit & Dazin

RONNIE CHAN
Chairman, Hang Lung Group

HELA CHEIKHROUHOU
Chairman & CEO, Nithio

BARBARA CHESIRE-CHABBAGA
Co-Founder, CoverApp

NICOLAS BUCHOUD
Founding Principal, Renaissance Urbaine

MAYRA BUVINIC
Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation

PAUL COLLIER
Professor, Economics & Public Policy,
Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

IGNACIO SAIZ
Executive Director, Center for Economic and
Social Rights (CESR)

EDWARD WHITING
Director, Wellcome Trust

ELLEN EHMKE
Analyst, Social Inequality,
Oxfam Germany

VALDIS DOMBROVSKIS
Vice-President, European Commission

SEBASTIAN SCHIENLE
Program Manager, Benckiser Foundation

DAVID SLOAN WILSON
Professor, Biology & Anthropology,
Birmingham University

SABINA DEWAN
President & Executive Director, Just Jobs Network

MALU DREYER
Minister-President, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

OLAF SCHOLZ
German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance

GALA DÍAZ LANGOU
Social Protection Director, CIPPEC

THOMAS FERGUSON
Director of Research,
Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

PEDRO VILLAGRA DELGADO
Sherpa for Argentine at the G20

ULRICH STÖRK
Chairman of the Management
Board & Senior Partner, PwC Germany

CECILIA UGAZ ESTRADA
Director, Department of Policy Research and Statistics,
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

GABRIEL FELBERMAYR
President Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

HENRIK ENDERLEIN
President, Hertie School of Governance &
Host of the GSI Secretariat

PAOLA SUBACCHI
Founding Director, Essential Economics

NAOYUKI YOSHINO
Chair T20 Japan; Dean & CEO,
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

MARC FLEURBAEY
Robert E. Kuenne Professor,
Economics and Humanistic Studies, Princeton University

DETLEV GANTEN
Founding President, World Health Summit

DENNIS J. SNOWER
President, Global Solutions Initiative (GSI)

ROGÉRIO LUCAS ZANDAMELA
Governor, Bank of Mozambique

MICHAEL HEISE
Chief Economist, Allianz

RUBANA HUQ
Managing Director, Mohammadi Group

ARIANE STEINS-MEIER
Executive Director Europe, RARE

GUNTRAM WOLFF
Director, Bruegel

NOBUKO KAYASHIMA
Director, JICA Research Institute

HUBERTUS HEIL
German Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

NGAIRE WOODS
Founding Dean, Blavatnik School of Government,
Oxford University

HELIODORO TEMPRANO ARROYO 
Adviser on International Economic Relations and Global Governance,
Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

LEANDER KANDILIGE
Academic & Course Coordinator, Centre for Migration Studies,
University of Ghana

AMY JADESIMI
CEO, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL)

LAURENCE TUBIANA
CEO, European Climate Foundation (ECF)

TAKESHI YAGI
Ambassador of Japan to Germany

DIANA KINNERT
Founder & CEO, Newsgreen

ABIR IBRAHIM
Founder & CEO, Inua Naturals

DAVID TUCKETT
Psychoanalyst, Social Scientist & Economist,
University College London (UCL)

ALLEN ASIIMWE
Executive Director, AVID Development

COLM KELLY
Global Leader, Tax and Legal Services; Purpose, PwC

MOHAMMED „MO“ IBRAHIM
Founder, Celtel International, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

GUANDALUPE TAGLIAFERRI
Minister of Human Development and Habitat
City of Buenos Aires

CLAUDIA COSTIN
Director,
Center for Excellence and Innovation of Education Policies (CEIPE)

ILONA KICKBUSCH
Director, Global Health Centre,
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

MIRIAM KOREEN
Senior Counsellor on SMEs, Centre for Entrepreneurship,
SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD

MARGO THOMAS
Associate Fellow, Chatham House;
Founder & President, Women’s Economic Imperative

MARTINA NIEMANN
German representative,
Business Women Leaders‘ Taskforce (BWLTF)

LENE KROGH JEPPESEN
Senior Consultant,
Danish National Centre of Public Sector Innovation (COI)

PASCAL LAMY
Former President, World Trade Organisation
President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

KLAUS KLEINFELD
Economic Advisor to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

COLIN MAYER
Peter Moores Professor, Management Studies,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

SIMONE MENNE
Non Executive Board Member,
BMW, DPDHL, JCI and Springer Nature

STEFAN MAIR
Member of Executive Board,
Federation of German Industries (BDI)

ARUN MAIRA
Chairman, HelpAge International

GURU MADHAVAN
Director, U.S. National Academy of Engineering

JOHN MICKLETHWAIT
Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg

MAHMOUD MOHIELDIN
Senior Vice-President, The World Bank

BRIGITTE MOHN
Member of the Board, Bertelsmann Foundation

EMINE BOZ
Assistant Director, IMF Research Department

MICHAEL MÜLLER
Governing Mayor of Berlin, Germany

BEATRIZ NOFAL
Founder & CEO, Eco-Axis

AMRITA NARLIKAR
President, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

IRENE NATIVIDAD
President, Globe Women Research & Education Institute

JULIA POMARES
Executive Director, CIPPEC

GABRIELA RAMOS
Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, OECD

THOMAS REITER
ESA Interagency Coordinator & Advisor to the Director General

LARS-HENDRIK RÖLLER
Economic and Financial Advisor to the German Federal Chancellor
G20 Sherpa Germany

IZUMI OHNO
Director, JICA Research Institute,
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

MICHAL OLSZEWSKI
Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, Poland

IRENE OVONJI-ODIDA
Politician, Women’s Rights Activist
Member of the Uganda Law Reform Commission

GUNTER PAULI
Founder, The Blue Economy

HELENE SCHUBERTH
Head, Foreign Research Division,
National Bank of Austria (OeNB)

SVENJA SCHULZE
Federal Minister for the Environment,
Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

BLAIR SHEPPARD
Global Leader, Strategy and Leadership Development, PwC

MEHMET ŞIMŞEK
Former Deputy Prime Minister, Turkey

HANNAH RYDER
CEO, Development Reimagined