01-02 June 2018 Potsdam + Berlin
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Seit hundert Jahren ist es, als erwartete die Menschheit etwas. Die Städte sind eng, und so sind die Köpfe. Aberglauben und Pest. Aber jetzt heißt es: da es so ist, bleibt es nicht so. Denn alles bewegt sich, mein Freund. For the past hundred years, it’s as though humanity has been anticipating something. Our cities are cramped, so are our minds. Superstition, plague. But now we say: that’s the way it is, doesn’t mean that’s the way it has to stay. Everything’s moving. Bertolt Brecht Leben des Galilei / Life of Galileo
Contents —— 06 About The Performance Theatre — 08 Foreword — 10 Thank you To our host, Mastercard — 12 Programme Day One — 14 Prologue — 16 Act One: Breaking Ranks — 18 Act Two: We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident — 20 Inspired Leadership Award Dinner
Day Two — 26 Act Three: The Theatre Of The World — 28 Act Four: Building Movements — 30 Act Five: Finale — 32 Closing Dinner
34 Speakers — 44 Participants — 54 Our Advisory Board — 56 Map + Venues — 58 Closing Credits — 60 The Performance Theatre Code of Conduct
About TPT —— The Performance Theatre is an annual meeting of leaders, thinkers, influencers and doers from around the world. We gather under a shared conviction
Each year we go to a different location;
that we need to ‘reinvent growth’ – be it
we have previously travelled to Singapore,
personal, commercial or economic – so that
London, Oslo, Lisbon, Istanbul, Beijing and
it: works with rather than against nature;
Mumbai, to name but a few.
benefits the many rather than a small elite; and delivers value over the long term as
At a time of uncertainty and disruption, we try
well as the short.
to provide a safe, 36-hour space for leaders from different sectors to learn, explore, reflect, and question accepted wisdom. We draw inspiration from the arts – especially but not exclusively the performing arts – to catalyse introspection and inspire future-fit leadership. We believe that our immersive programme’s use of arts-inspired interaction models help participants engage with leadership challenges in new ways.
Welcome to The Performance Theatre 2018.
About The Performance Theatre â€”â€”
Human / Nature Growth that works with and not against nature
Short / Long Growth that maintains the dynamism of short-term action while delivering value
Few / Many Growth that benefits larger numbers of people
over the longer term
Foreword —— We live in transformational times. From
This Performance Theatre continues the
Cuba to Saudi Arabia and from South
inquiry we began at our 2016 gathering,
Africa to North Korea, we are seeing the
when we asked, “Do you hear the people
end of political eras that have defined
sing?” Last year, in Singapore, we examined
decades. Long-standing agreements
how leaders listen to ‘invisible realities’.
between nations are being rewritten, and
Here in Potsdam and Berlin, we seek to better
in many arenas the very social contract is
understand how we change, learning from
up for renegotiation. At the same time, new
‘unfinished revolutions’ of all kinds.
technology – especially in the digital space – is transforming the way we trade, power
Leaders in every sector – and the people,
our economies, and inform ourselves.
entities and technologies that we harness – have more power, and responsibility,
All of these transformations offer both
than ever. We thank you for your continued
tremendous opportunities and significant risks.
commitment, and we look forward to working
Change is inevitable – and, indeed, essential
together on the challenging but important
– but how can we ensure the process itself
addresses, rather than exacerbates, the challenges in our current growth model?
RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, ADVISORY BOARD, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD, AND CHAIRMAN, CENTRICA
OSVALD BJELLAND FOUNDER AND VICE-CHAIR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CHAIRMAN AND CEO, XYNTEO
Do revolutions ever truly finish? Can we
As always, we have designed our programme
choose pathways to progress that leave
to reduce barriers among ourselves, and
fewer people behind? And, given the
between us and the outside world, taking
tensions in our current growth model, what
inspiration from the rich past and present of
can leaders do better to ensure that our
our host cities: Potsdam and Berlin.
societies, organisations and institutions continue to evolve?
The Performance Theatre benefits from the creativity and guidance of many local and
These questions and more will be the focus
international experts and artists. Our team,
of our programme this year on ‘Unfinished
Advisory Board and external collaborators are
Revolutions’. On day one, we will look at
listed in the back of this programme booklet.
‘breaking ranks’ – how change begins and the role that leaders can play. In a year when
Finally, it has been an inspiration and
the relationship between facts and feelings
pleasure to work with our hosts at Mastercard
has influenced revolutions in every sphere,
on this year’s programme – please join me
we will take a close look at the nature of
in thanking them for helping us make it
perception. On day two, we will look at
possible to bring The Performance Theatre
‘building movements’ – how to move from
disruption to lasting systems change.
SAYA SNOW KITASEI DIRECTOR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE
Thank you —— Thank you to our sponsor Mastercard, who has helped make it possible to bring this year’s Performance Theatre to Germany.
Thank you ——
Programme —— Day One: Friday 01 June Potsdam + Berlin ——
Plenary venue Orangerie Palace, Potsdam 09:30
Bus transfer from Hotel Zoo to venue
Registration and welcome coffee
12:00 Lunch 13:00
Act One: Breaking Ranks
15:00 Break 15:30
Act Two: We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident
Close and bus transfer to dinner in Berlin
Dinner venue Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
Drinks reception and Inspired Leadership Award (ILA) introduction
Dinner and presentation of ILA
Bus transfer to Hotel Zoo, Berlin
Day Two: Saturday 02 June Berlin ——
Plenary venue BOLLE Festsäle, Berlin 08:50
Bus transfer from Hotel Zoo to venue
ct Three: The Theatre Of The World A Including Community Session, where participants will visit our ‘neighbours’ around our venue
12:00 Lunch 13:00
Act Four: Building Movements
16:00 Break 16:30
Act Five: Finale
Close and boat transfer to dinner in Berlin
Dinner venue ewerk, Berlin 19:00
Bus transfer to Hotel Zoo, Berlin
Prologue —— Overture and welcome — RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD, CHAIRMAN, CENTRICA AND CHAIRMAN, ADVISORY BOARD, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE SAYA SNOW KITASEI DIRECTOR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE
A view from Germany — SIGMAR GABRIEL MEMBER OF THE BUNDESTAG, FORMER MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, GERMANY
in conversation with — YVES DACCORD DIRECTOR-GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC)
The programme ahead — SAYA SNOW KITASEI
Lebe mit deinem Jahrhundert, aber sei nicht sein Geschöpf; leiste deinen Zeitgenossen, aber was sie bedürfen, nicht was sie loben. Live with your century; but do not be its creature. Work for your contemporaries; but create what they need, not what they praise. Friedrich Schiller, ‘Letters Upon The Aesthetic Education of Man’
Day One: Friday 01 June
Act One —— Breaking Ranks We spend a lot of time thinking about why change is necessary and what change is needed. But can we better understand how systems change – whether at the societal, organisational, or individual levels – and what we as leaders can do to drive change in better ways? A theory of change
Reflection and synthesis
DR OTTO SCHARMER SENIOR LECTURER, MIT AND CO-FOUNDER, PRESENCING INSTITUTE (PI)
EMMA HOWARD BOYD CHAIR, SHAREACTION AND CHAIR, ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
DEBORAH FRIEZE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, BOSTON IMPACT INITIATIVE, AND AUTHOR, ‘WALK OUT WALK ON’
JOCHEN THEWES CEO, SCHENKER AG
in conversation with — RICK WHEATLEY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NEW GROWTH, XYNTEO
Table discussions All participants
MICHAEL MIEBACH CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER, MASTERCARD HARRY BREKELMANS PROJECTS AND TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC
in conversation with — VERONICA LIE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY AND SYSTEMS, XYNTEO
Act One: Breaking Ranks ——
Act Two —— We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident To transform the status quo, leaders must be able to question accepted wisdom – and convince others to do the same. But how do we really form opinions and change behaviours in the so-called Information Age? And what role can journalism play? Crossing borders — ALBRECHT GERBER MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AND ENERGY, STATE OF BRANDENBURG
Activity — PROFESSOR RICHARD WISEMAN PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
We hold these truths to be self-evident — MARGO GONTAR CO-FOUNDER AND NEWS ANCHOR, STOPFAKE
Act Two: We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident ——
Day One: Friday 01 June
merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein
DR MAREN URNER CO-FOUNDER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, PERSPECTIVE DAILY
in conversation with — ROSE BEAUMONT SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS ENABLEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS, MASTERCARD
Day One: Friday 01 June
Inspired Leadership Award Dinner —— We will relocate to Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin’s Mitte district for the annual presentation of the Inspired Leadership Award during our Day One reception and dinner. Each year,
Our Day One reception and dinner is a
celebration of them all. It is also a celebration
of our special community – a host of TPT
mentors will join me in welcoming our
nominees during the reception. I’m also
delighted to be joined by 2017 ILA winner
Dr Nthabiseng Legoete in presenting the
award at dinner.
embodies the spirit of The Performance Theatre’s (TPT) mission to reinvent growth, and who demonstrates the potential to achieve largescale impact. Jeremy Hillman Nominees are put forward by members of the TPT community following an open request for submissions. We seek bold, purpose-driven and outstanding leaders; and – with thanks to our community’s suggestions – we have an inspirational and extraordinarily accomplished group of nominees for our 2018 award. I am thrilled at the prospect of what they will bring to TPT and exploring what we can do to help them further scale their positive global impact.
Chair, Inspired Leadership Award
Inspired Leadership Award Dinner ——
ILA 2018 nominees ——
NAZMA AKTER PRESIDENT, SOMMILITO GARMENTS SRAMIK FEDERATION, BANGLADESH Nazma was 11 years old when she started working in a garments factory in Dhaka along with her mother. Being a first-hand witness of the problems and abuses within the garment factory, she decided to fight for workers’ rights by starting a trade union – the Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation (SGSF), which now has a membership of over 70,000 women garment factory workers. There are 50 affiliated trade unions under the SGSF banner and they have signed 10 collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with factory management. Nazma is also an executive member of IndustriALL Global Union, executive director of Awaj Foundation, and a member of the Bangladesh Minimum Wage Board since 2006. Nazma has won several awards, including the Bangladesh Mohila Parishad (BMP) award for a workers’ movement, and the Female Leader of the Year award from ASTRAIA Female Leadership Foundation in Germany in 2013.
TAREK ALSALEH FOUNDER, CAPOEIRA4REFUGEES Tarek founded ‘Capoeira4Refugees’ in Syria in 2007. It runs sport, music and play projects in prisons, with refugees, and in safe houses for vulnerable women and girls. Since then, he has gone on to support over 60,000 refugees, across the Middle East and beyond. Uniquely, the projects he started are now locally owned, creating new jobs and youth leadership. He also heads FrontlineAid, which uses innovation, tech and sustainable development thinking to realise change at the local level. Using his decade of experience working directly with local people in war and conflict zones, Tarek aims to truly localise aid. He is a member of the Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL), BMW Responsible Leaders Network, GIZ Leadership Academy and the Robert Bosch Alumni Networks. Tarek received the Anna Lindh Euro-Med Dialogue Award, and the Sport for Conflict Resolution Award 2016 from Beyond Sport in partnership with UNICEF.
Inspired Leadership Award Dinner ——
JOANNA BICHSEL CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, KASHA Joanna was born in Poland and grew up in Canada. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and spent an early part of her career at Microsoft, first as an engineer and, later, as a business leader. Kasha is a platform for women’s health products and information serving women across all socioeconomic levels in urban and rural areas. Prior to starting Kasha, Joanna was at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working across East and West Africa and South Asia on technology strategies and solutions to optimise the supply-chain of vaccines, family planning and other public health commodities, as well as on health services delivery, agriculture and Fintech. Joanna lives in Kigali, Rwanda, with her husband and two young children. Her company Kasha is named after her daughter, with the deep understanding that all mothers want their daughters to live their best lives, with nothing holding them back.
ISAAC NYANGOLO CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, LITEMORE LIMITED Isaac holds an Honor’s degree in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University, USA, and a Diploma in Management of Information Systems from Strathmore University, Kenya. As part of Litemore, Isaac has developed Zeraki, online distance learning tools for students and educators that are simple yet powerful. Teachers help provide content for five high school subjects and Zeraki Analytics has developed performance reports accessible by mobile app. Before founding Litemore, he was founding director of a national youth volunteer initiative founded by the Office of the President of Kenya to provide remedial support to 2.5 million primary school pupils and pathways to employment for 30,000 university graduates. Isaac also designed the mentoring and leadership development initiative for Wings to Fly Program, Kenya’s largest scholarship initiative. He is a member of the board of directors of SuperFluid Labs, a Fintech startup with operations in Kenya and Ghana, and a member of the Kenyan Board of Advisors of Education for All Children.
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VICTOR OCHEN FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AFRICAN YOUTH INITIATIVE NETWORK Victor is founder and executive director for African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET). He was born in Uganda where he spent 21 years as a refugee in the camps. Surviving on one meal a day for over seven years, he grew up in conflict that displaced over three million people. His organisation provides reconstructive medical repair to victims of rape, mutilation and gun shots, and has provided rehabilitation and reintegration to tens of thousands of child soldiers. In 2015, Victor was named by Forbes magazines as one of the 10 most powerful men in Africa. He is the first Ugandan and the youngest ever African to be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. He is also part of the Young Global Leaders cohort at World Economic Forum and has received several awards including Elyse Treaty in 2016 and the Mundo Negro Award 2016. Victor was also appointed as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Justice.
DALE PFEIFER FOUNDER AND CEO, GOODWORLD Dale is on a mission to make payments a force for good. Her company Goodworld makes charitable giving on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram frictionless, viral and secure, and is used by over 3,000 of the world’s top charities. Goodworld was also recently awarded as a World Changing Idea and named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company magazine. It was also awarded a ‘Timmy’ award as Washington DC’s Best Tech Startup in 2016. Dale was selected as NEXT magazine’s New Zealand Woman of the Year (community category), named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in DC by the Washingtonian magazine and one of Washington Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ business leaders.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
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Inspired Leadership Award Dinner ——
Act Three —— The Theatre Of The World That borders that define our identities and roles may also be acting as barriers to change. How can we redraw our maps? With change happening at every scale, how can global initiative translate to local action, and vice versa?
Act Three: The Theatre Of The World ——
Day Two: Saturday 02 June
Opening — PAUL POLMAN CEO, UNILEVER FELIPE CALDERÓN FORMER PRESIDENT, MEXICO, CHAIR AND PRESIDENT, SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
in conversation with — OSVALD BJELLAND FOUNDER AND VICE-CHAIR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CHAIRMAN AND CEO, XYNTEO
Community session All participants — Synthesis All participants —
Day Two: Saturday 02 June
Act Four —— Building Movements What happens after we commit to breaking ranks? How can our heroes and mythologies inspire movements? And once initial barriers are overcome and walls fall, how can leaders sustain lasting change? We can be heroes — DR NAIF AL-MUTAWA CREATOR, THE 99 JASMEEN PATHEJA ASHOKA AND TED FELLOW AND FOUNDER DIRECTOR, BLANK NOISE
in conversation with
in conversation with — JEREMY HEIMANS CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, PURPOSE AND CO-AUTHOR ‘NEW POWER’
Table discussions and synthesis
JUDE KELLY CBE FOUNDER, WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
Group exercise — Berlin-based choreographer ISABELLE SCHAD and her team will lead us through an exercise based on how individuals can build collective movements.
Walk and talk All participants After the fall — DR AMEL KARBOUL CEO, EDUCATION OUTCOMES FUND, COMMISSIONER ON THE EDUCATION COMMISSION, AND FORMER MINISTER OF TOURISM, TUNISIA
VICTOR OCHEN FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AFRICAN YOUTH INITIATIVE NETWORK
We Bokononists believe that humanity is organised into teams, teams that do God’s Will without ever discovering what they are doing. Such a team is called a karass by Bokonon. Kurt Vonnegut, ‘Cat’s Cradle’
Act Four: Building Movements ——
Act Five: Finale ——
Day Two: Saturday 02 June
Act Five —— Finale Apostrophe — Address to an audience outside the room
Reflection All participants Close — RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD, CHAIRMAN, CENTRICA CHAIRMAN, ADVISORY BOARD AND THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE OSVALD BJELLAND FOUNDER AND VICE-CHAIR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CHAIRMAN AND CEO, XYNTEO
Das alles war Auftrag. Aber bewältigtest du’s? Warst du nicht immer noch von Erwartung zer streut, als kündigte alles eine Geliebte dir an? All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? Weren’t you always distracted by expectation, as if every event announced a beloved? Rainer Maria Rilke, ‘First Elegy’ (as translated by Stephen Mitchell)
Closing Dinner ——
Our closing dinner and celebration takes place at Berlin’s iconic ewerk – a former electricity substation turned techno mecca following the fall of The Berlin Wall. Did you know that the symbol of techno – the acid yellow ‘Smiley Face’ – began life as a corporate morale-boosting campaign? We are thrilled to conclude our time together in a venue that has been both a stalwart of a city’s infrastructure as well as a place of revolution, where a previously divided young people moved together to a new beat – both literally and metaphorically.
Closing Dinner ——
“I, I can remember /
Standing by the wall / And the guns, shot above our heads / And we kissed, as though nothing could fall David Bowie, ‘Heroes’
DR NAIF AL-MUTAWA CREATOR, THE 99 Dr Naif Al-Mutawa is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, clinical psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist who is the founder of Kuwait’s leading professional source of a broad range of psychological services. A licensed psychologist in the State of New York, Dubai, and Kuwait, he is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr Naif has extensive clinical experience working with former prisoners of war in Kuwait and the Survivors of Political Torture unit of Bellevue Hospital in New York. He has seen first-hand the cancer that intolerance can bring to any society. His direct contact with the horrors of people tortured because of their religious and political beliefs led to his writing a children’s tale that won a UNESCO prize for literature in the service of tolerance. Dr Naif is the creator of The 99, the first group of comic superheroes born of an Islamic archetype. The 99 has received positive attention from the world’s media and former US President Barack Obama praised Dr Naif and The 99 during his Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.
ROSE BEAUMONT SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS ENABLEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS, MASTERCARD
Rose Beaumont is senior vice president, Business Enablement and Communications, for Mastercard. In this role, Rose leads internal and external communications for Mastercard throughout Europe and internationally – focusing on delivering integrated solutions and experiences that drive business performance, enhance reputation and brand, and drive engagement and understanding across all audiences. Prior to joining Mastercard, Rose was with The Walt Disney Company, where she was most recently executive director of brand and franchise for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, she was director of communications for Yahoo! Europe. Rose also brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles leading diverse, global teams and driving creativity and strategic thinking.
DR OSVALD BJELLAND FOUNDER, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CHAIRMAN AND CEO, XYNTEO Osvald Bjelland is founder and vice-chair of The Performance Theatre. He is also chairman and CEO of Xynteo, a platform for galvanising leaders and catalysing ideas – and fusing them into new projects, for new growth. Osvald has written for and been interviewed by various publications, including Fortune magazine, the Financial Times, the MIT Sloan Management Review and Strategy & Leadership. He was also an expert commentator for the Harvard Business Review Green initiative. Osvald has a PhD from the University of Leeds, where his thesis focused on the role of leadership in deploying IT to transform information intensive organisations. He also has an MBA from Brunel University in the UK, and a BA from the Norwegian School of Management. He is a former visiting scholar at Stanford University. Osvald serves as Senior Expert in the Technical Committee of the Global Energy Interconnection Development Cooperation Organisation, China.
HARRY BREKELMANS PROJECTS & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC Harry Brekelmans became projects & technology director and a member of the executive committee of Royal Dutch Shell in October 2014. He joined Shell after graduating in 1990 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. He began his career in the research and development department of Shell’s Exploration & Production (E&P) business in the Netherlands, followed by a variety of assignments in Egypt and the UK. Harry was appointed internal audit manager for Shell E&P Europe in 2003. In 2005 he became global audit manager for both the E&P and Gas & Power businesses. From 2007, he was CEO of Salym Petroleum Development, a Shell joint venture in Russia. In September 2009, he became executive vice president (EVP) for Shell Group Strategy & Planning. In mid-2011, he returned to Russia as country chairman and EVP for Russia and the Caspian region. He moved back to his native city, The Hague, the Netherlands, in early 2013 to take up a new role as EVP for Upstream International Operated.
FELIPE CALDERÓN FORMER PRESIDENT, MEXICO, CHAIR AND PRESIDENT, SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION Felipe Calderón served as President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. As President, Calderón chaired the G20 Leaders’ Summit and the UN COP 16 climate change conference. He has been named ‘Statesman of the Year’ by the World Economic Forum and ‘Champion of the Earth’ by the United Nations; and has also received the Teddy Roosevelt International Conservation Award, the Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) award, and the International Star of Energy Efficiency award. Currently, he is honorary chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, responsible for coordinating the ‘Better Climate, Better Growth: The New Climate Economy Report’; and also president of the Sustainable Human Development Foundation, and member of the board of directors of Avangrid and World Resources Institute.
YVES DACCORD DIRECTOR-GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC) Yves Daccord is director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, a post he has held since 2010. A former journalist, TV producer and international relations expert, his ICRC career has spanned more than two decades in a variety of posts and challenging contexts – including Israel and the Occupied Territories, Sudan, Yemen, Chechnya and Georgia. Prior to his appointment as director-general, he held the posts of head of communication division and director of communications. He assumed the chair of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) from January 2015 till December 2017, and he is also member of the Board of Trustees of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). He holds a degree in political science and an honorary doctorate in social sciences from the University of St Gallen, awarded in 2017.
DEBORAH FRIEZE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, BOSTON IMPACT INITIATIVE AND AUTHOR, ‘WALK OUT WALK ON’ Deborah Frieze is an author, entrepreneur and social activist. Her award-winning book (co-authored with Margaret Wheatley), ‘Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now’, profiles pioneering leaders who walked out of organisations failing to contribute to the common good – and walked on to build resilient communities. She is a founding partner of the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund focused on economic justice, investing in opportunity for all people – especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system – to lead a dignified and productive life. The fund takes an integrated capital approach, combining investing, lending and grant-making to build a resilient and inclusive local economy. Deborah is also founder of the Old Oak Dojo, an urban learning centre where neighbours gather to rediscover how to create healthy and resilient communities.
SIGMAR GABRIEL MEMBER OF THE BUNDESTAG, FORMER MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, GERMANY Sigmar Gabriel has been politically active since 1976. He began his political career in a socialist youth organisation and joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in 1977. Two years later, Sigmar became a member of the Trade Union for Public Services, Transport and Haulage (ÖTV), German Metalworkers’ Union IG Metall and the Workers’ Welfare Federal Association (AWO). Trained as a high school educator, he assumed various responsibilities in adult education and became a member of Lower Saxony’s parliament over the course of the 1980s. During the subsequent decade, he became a member of the Executive Committee of the Social democrats and held, among other positions, the Chair of the Environmental Committee of Lower Saxony’s parliament. From 1999 to 2003, Sigmar served as Prime Minister of Lower Saxony. In 2005, he was chosen as Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety until 2009. Additional ministerial posts followed. From 2013 until 2018, he served as Vice-Chancellor of Germany. Sigmar was chosen four times as the chairperson of the SPD from 2009 until 2017, and has been elected directly as a member of the German Federal Parliament in 2005, 2009, 2013 and again in 2017 for the district Salzgitter-Wolfenbüttel-Vorharz.
ALBRECHT GERBER MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AND ENERGY, STATE OF BRANDENBURG Albrecht Gerber was born in 1967 in Preetz (Schleswig-Holstein) and is married. He has been Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy since November 2014. After studying Political Science at Friedrich Wilhelms University of Bonn between 1987-1990, he became spokesperson for the SPD state association of Brandenburg and the SPD parliamentary group in the Landtag (regional Parliament) of Brandenburg. He then continued his studies at the Free University of Berlin, gaining a diploma in political science from 1991-1993. He then became an associate to a member of parliament (SPD) in the Landtag of Brandenburg, and held a number of staff-member and advisory positions. In 1999 he was director for the office of Minister President Manfred Stolpe and Minister President Matthias Platzeck until 2006. He then became head of the department of policy affairs and coordination for the Brandenburg State Chancellery in 2006, followed by the role of State Secretary, head of the State Chancellery, in 2009 to 2014.
MARGO GONTAR CO-FOUNDER AND NEWS ANCHOR, STOPFAKE Margo Gontar is a co-founder of fact-checking website StopFake.org and anchor of its weekly news TV show, StopFakeNews. The aim of the project is to debunk the Kremlin’s propaganda and verify news about Ukraine. It became a pioneer in the field when it was launched in March 2014. Margo’s spent almost 15 years in the media, and is now focusing on propaganda, fakes, weaponisation of the media and its direct influence on global democratic processes and institutions, as well phenomena such as ‘post-truth’ and a ‘post-truth society’. She’s been a keynote speaker at a number of international media and politics events including: a Russian disinformation and its effects in Europe workshop in Munich in June 2017; the ‘EU Eastern Partnership: Battlefield of Information War’ discussion at the Swedish Parliament in May 2017; Warsaw Security Forum in October 2016; and at the Cambridge conference ‘Ukraine and the Global Information War’ in October, 2014 among others.
RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD, AND CHAIRMAN, CENTRICA Rick Haythornthwaite is the chairman of the global board at the NYSE-listed Mastercard Inc and chairman of the FTSE100 Centrica plc. He is a co-founder and chairman of QIO Technologies, an Industry 4.0 Advanced Analytics company. He is also an investor in and chairman of ARC International, the global glass tableware manufacturer. He was previously the CEO of Invensys from 2001-2005, and of Blue Circle Industries from 1999-2001 having joined as director of Asia and Europe in 1997. He spent his early career in BP from 1978-1995 before moving to Premier Oil as commercial director from 1995 to 1997. He has served as on the boards of Network Rail as chairman, and Cookson, Lafarge, ICI and Land Securities as non-executive director. He was educated at MIT, where he was a Sloan Fellow, and The Queen’s College, Oxford, with an MA in Geology.
JEREMY HEIMANS CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, PURPOSE AND CO-AUTHOR, ‘NEW POWER’
Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, an organisation headquartered in New York that builds and supports social movements for a more open, just and habitable world. He is the co-founder of GetUp!, an Australian political organisation with more members than all of Australia’s political parties combined. He has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and received the Ford Foundation’s 75th anniversary Visionary Award. With Henry Timms, Jeremy is co-author of the book ‘New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World – and How to Make It Work for You’, published April 2018 from Doubleday. Their thinking on ‘new power’ was featured as the Big Idea in Harvard Business Review, as one of 2014’s top TED talks with over 1.25 million views, and by CNN as one of the Top Ten Ideas to Change the World in 2015.
JEREMY HILLMAN DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, WORLD BANK GROUP Jeremy Hillman is the World Bank Group’s director of corporate communications based in Washington DC, where he directs external and internal strategic communications in support of the Bank’s mission to end extreme poverty and build shared prosperity. Previously, Jeremy was director of external communications at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, after a long career in journalism and as a senior leader at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Jeremy is chair of TPT’s Inspired Leadership Award and is a board member of Little Free Library supporting literacy and community building. He has a passion for creative and innovative story-telling in the rapidly transforming digital communications landscape.
EMMA HOWARD BOYD CHAIR, SHAREACTION AND CHAIR, ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Emma Howard Boyd has spent her 25-year career working in financial services, initially in corporate finance and then in fund management, specialising in sustainable investment and corporate governance. As director of stewardship at Jupiter Asset Management until July 2014, Emma was integral to the development of the company’s reputation in the corporate governance and sustainability fields. Emma is currently chair of the Environment Agency, and serves on various boards and advisory committees including Green Finance Taskforce as a member, ShareAction as chair of trustees, Menhaden Capital PLC, the Aldersgate Group, the 30% Club and the Executive Board of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project.
HER EXCELLENCY DR AMEL KARBOUL CEO, EDUCATION OUTCOMES FUND, COMMISSIONER ON THE EDUCATION COMMISSION, AND FORMER MINISTER OF TOURISM, TUNISIA Dr Amel Karboul is CEO of the Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East, and commissioner of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (the Education Commission). Amel is a social entrepreneur, chairwoman, author and politician. She is passionate about nurturing a new generation of responsible leaders and building bridges between the private, public sector and civil society to solve today’s global challenges. She has previously held leadership roles at Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler; and senior consultant roles at the Boston Consulting Group and as secretarygeneral of the Maghreb Economic Forum. She was, until February 2015, Minister of Tourism in the Tunisian transition government, and has been nominated as one of 10 leading young African politicians. Her latest book – ‘Coffin Corner’ outlines a new leadership culture suited to the complexity and dynamics of the 21st century. She holds a Master’s with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and a Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University, UK.
JUDE KELLY CBE FOUNDER, WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL Jude Kelly CBE founded the ‘WOW – Women of the World’ festival in 2010. It’s now a global movement; to date, there have been over 42 WOWs in 20 countries across five continents. WOW celebrates the history and potential of girls and women in all fields of life, and highlights the obstacles to gender equality. In 2014, Jude also founded ‘BAM – Being a Man’ to support men and boys explore issues arising from narrow definitions of masculine identity. She has won numerous awards for this work, including the Veuve Clicquot Women and Business Award for Social Commitment. Jude is currently establishing a new charity, Drivers for Change, to support young creative entrepreneurs from a wide range of social backgrounds to be given skills and networks to affect change in marginalised communities. In theatre, Jude has directed over a hundred productions in the UK and internationally. She has also been founder artistic director of a number of institutions and led the cultural bid for the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic celebrations. She’s the recipient of 17 honorary doctorates for her work in the field of cultural access, and received an OBE and a CBE for services to the Arts. She is currently Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, but leaves this summer to take the work of WOW and its related programmes to all corners of the globe.
SAYA SNOW KITASEI DIRECTOR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, XYNTEO Saya Snow Kitasei is director of The Performance Theatre, on behalf of Xynteo. She is also a member of Xynteo’s executive committee, and has previously held roles as head of energy and head of resilience, and as programme director for the 2015 Global Projects Exchange in New York. Prior to joining Xynteo in 2012, Saya led the Natural Gas and Sustainable Energy Initiative at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, DC. She is also the director of the forthcoming documentary ‘The Myken Project’. Saya holds a Bachelor’s in Earth Systems and a Master’s in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University.
VERONICA LIE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY AND SYSTEMS, XYNTEO
Veronica Lie leads strategy and business development for Xynteo, and sits on the management team. She plays a key role in designing and launching new initiatives, from the Leadership Vanguard to the Xynteo Exchange/Norway. She also leads major engagements with Xynteo’s partners, most recently a large-scale leadership and culture programme for DB Schenker. Before joining Xynteo, Veronica was deputy executive director and head of policy and advocacy at the United Nations Association of the UK, a policy thinktank-cum-campaigning NGO active in international security, human rights and sustainable development. Veronica has a BA in international relations from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in international politics from the University of Edinburgh.
Michael Miebach is chief product officer of Mastercard, leading the team that develops and manages the company’s consumer credit and debit, commercial, prepaid, acceptance, real-time payment and processing solutions. Michael brings a wealth of insights and global experience from a career in payments and retail banking to drive customer-focused innovation and deliver solutions that provide more than just a transaction. He previously headed Mastercard operations across the Middle East and Africa, and held senior roles at Barclays Bank and Citibank across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to his role as chief product officer, Michael is a member of the Mastercard management committee. He is also a member of the board of directors for the nonprofit Accion, providing him with an opportunity to further pursue his passion of bringing more people greater opportunities in the formal economy. In 2017, Michael joined the advisory board of the Ronald McDonald House New York, a global charity that provides resources and care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Michael holds an MBA from the University of Passau in Germany and lives in New York.
MICHAEL MIEBACH CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER, MASTERCARD
VICTOR OCHEN FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AFRICAN YOUTH INITIATIVE NETWORK Victor Ochen is founder and executive director for African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET). He was born in Uganda where he spent 21 years as a refugee in the camps. Surviving on one meal a day for over seven years, he grew up in conflict that displaced over three million people. His organisation provides reconstructive medical repair to victims of rape, mutilation and gun shots, and has provided rehabilitation and reintegration to tens of thousands of child soldiers. In 2015, Victor was named by Forbes magazines as one of the 10 most powerful men in Africa. He is the first Ugandan and the youngest ever African to be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. He is also part of the Young Global Leaders cohort at World Economic Forum and has received several awards including Elyse Treaty in 2016 and the Mundo Negro Award 2016. Victor was also appointed as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Justice.
JASMEEN PATHEJA ASHOKA AND TED FELLOW AND FOUNDER DIRECTOR, BLANK NOISE Jasmeen Patheja is an artist based in Bangalore, India. In 2003, as a response to daily experiences of street harassment, she founded Blank Noise, a community of ‘Action Heroes’ – citizens and individuals across India and beyond, united to eradicate sexual and gender based violence. In her work with Blank Noise, Patheja has designed a range of participatory projects, mobilising communities and individuals to take agency to tackle sexual and gender based violence. She is interested in exploring vulnerability, fear, empathy, trust, victim blame, shame, and desire through her practice and work with the growing community of Action Heroes. Patheja is a TED and Ashoka Fellow. She is a TED speaker. In 2015, she received the International Award For Public Art, towards the project ‘Talk To Me’ (Blank Noise). CNN IBN awarded Patheja for her contribution in Citizen Journalism. BBC Hindi nominated her as one of their 100 women. She has also been nominated by Vogue India as one of their 50 inspiring women (2015). Patheja serves on the advisory board of Fem Tech Net.
PAUL POLMAN CEO, UNILEVER Paul Polman has been CEO of Unilever since 2009. Under his leadership Unilever has a vision to decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact. Paul seeks cooperation with other companies to implement sustainable, long-term business strategies and drive systemic change. He is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, a member of the B Team and sits on the Board of the UN Global Compact, as vice chair. Until recently he was chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Paul has played a significant role first in developing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and now in promoting action towards their delivery. His commitment to the SDGs inspired him and others to establish the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, whose flagship report maps the economic prize for companies that align with the Goals. Earlier this year, Her Majesty the Queen of the UK awarded him an honorary knighthood (KBE) for services to business. He is also a recipient of France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, recognising his work in support of the historic UN Climate Change (COP21) agreement in Paris. He is also president of a charity he established with his wife, Kim, to improve the lives of blind and visually impaired children in Africa.
DR OTTO SCHARMER SENIOR LECTURER, MIT AND CO-FOUNDER, PRESENCING INSTITUTE (PI) Dr C Otto Scharmer is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and founding chair of the Presencing Institute. Otto introduced the concept of ‘presencing’ – learning from the emerging future – in his bestselling books ‘Theory U’ and ‘Presence’ (the latter co-authored with Peter Senge et al). In 2015. he co-founded the online MITx u.lab, which has since activated a global ecosystem of societal and personal renewal involving more than 100,000 participants from 185 countries. Otto received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching at MIT in 2015, and the Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award in 2016. His new book, ‘The Essentials of Theory U’, focuses on the core principles and practical applications of awareness-based systems change in the context of reinventing our economies, democracies, and educational systems.
JOCHEN THEWES CEO, SCHENKER AG Jochen Thewes has been chairman of the board of management of Schenker AG since September 2015, leading the DB Schenker Business Unit, which forms part of the DB Group Board Department Freight Transport and Logistics. Jochen has made significant contributions to Schenker in its goal to become industry primus, achieving the best results in 2017 in Schenker’s history. Prior to that, since 2011 and in his role as regional CEO in Singapore, he was responsible for 13,000 employees spread across 200 locations in 20 countries. Before moving to Singapore, he was senior vice president of Global Ocean Freight, based in Schenker’s head office in Essen, Germany. Jochen, whose roots are in the German city of Rheda-Wiedenbrück, brings more than 20 years of senior management expertise and experiences. He’s previously held senior management positions at Kuehne + Nagel, and has spent over 12 years in different functions in Brazil, Shanghai, Vietnam, Hong Kong and New York.
DR MAREN URNER CO-FOUNDER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, PERSPECTIVE DAILY Dr Maren Urner is a trained neuroscientist and co-founder of ‘Perspective Daily’. After her studies in Cognitive Science in Germany, Canada and the Netherlands, she did her PhD in neuroscience at the University College London in the UK. Parallel to her scientific career she has always worked as a journalist, being intrigued by the question of what truly motivates people and how we can manage to create a just and sustainable future for all. Together with Han Langeslag she founded the first German ad-free publication for Constructive Journalism, which is solely funded by its readers. After a successful crowdfunding campaign gathering more than 12,000 initial members, they launched ‘Perspective Daily’ in June 2016. Maren is a spokesperson for Constructive Journalism and urges media companies worldwide to take their responsibility in shaping their audiences’ world views more seriously.
RICK WHEATLEY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NEW GROWTH, XYNTEO Rick Wheatley’s career began as a logistics officer in the US Army and later in healthcare IT outsourcing before spending the last 15 years working with organisational change with a focus on leadership development, innovation and strategy. At Xynteo, Rick has been instrumental in developing the leadership and innovation methods while designing and leading strategic client engagements with Fortune 50 companies in the areas of climate, renewable energy, oil and gas, logistics and more. Rick was also one of the architects of what has become the Leadership Vanguard – a programme where senior leaders from across industry collaborate over the course of a year to incubate interventions at the intersection of real human need and commercial opportunity. Today, the Vanguard is represented on all continents with a growing portfolio of interventions on rural entrepreneurship, inclusive growth, distributed energy and more in India, Myanmar, South Africa and more.
PROFESSOR RICHARD WISEMAN PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE Described by a ‘Scientific American’ columnist as “…one of the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologists in the world today”, Professor Richard Wiseman’s books have sold over three million copies worldwide, and he has presented keynote addresses to The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon. Richard holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, is one of the most followed psychologists on Twitter, and the UK’s ‘Independent On Sunday’ newspaper chose him as one of the top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live. A member of the UK’s Inner Magic Circle, Richard’s illusion-based YouTube videos have attracted over 500 million views, and he regularly acts as a creative consultant including work with Derren Brown, the hit US TV show Brain Games, and the Royal Opera House. Photo Credit: Antje M Pohsegger
Speakers correct at time of going to print.
SAMIR AGARWAL BUSINESS REVIEW COUNCIL & CHAIRMAN OFFICE, ADITYA BIRLA GROUP
MUSTAFA AKSOY GENERAL MANAGER, CALIK HOLDING – LIDYA MINING
NAZMA AKTER PRESIDENT, SOMMILITO GARMENTS SRAMIK FEDERATION, BANGLADESH
PEKKA ALA-PIETILÄ CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, HUHTAMAKI OYJ
TAREK ALSALEH FOUNDER, CAPOEIRA4REFUGEES
MARCO ALVERÀ CEO, SNAM
MAREN ALVSEIKE LAWYER, MAGNUS LEGAL
VIDAR ANDERSEN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, DNB BANK ASA
GINA BADENOCH BEM FELLOW, ASHOKA, YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER, WEF, FOUNDER AND CEO, CAPAXIA/ OJOS QUE SIENTEN AC
BEATRICE BALTSCHEFFSKY MARKETING AND SALES COORDINATOR, EDUCATION FIRST
LEANDRO BARRETO GLOBAL BRAND DIRECTOR, DOVE LIQUIDS, UNILEVER
MARY BENTHAM ARTIST AND BOARD MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS OF THE MAURITSHUIS
JEREMY BENTHAM VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC
JAMES BERESFORD PRINCIPAL, XYNTEO
MEHMET ALI BERKMAN CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, AKSA AKRILIK KIMYA SANAYI AS
ASHISH BHATT EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NEW GROWTH – INDIA, XYNTEO
JOANNA BISCHEL CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, KASHA
OLE KRISTOFFER BJELLAND INNOVATION COORDINATOR, NORWEGIAN RED CROSS
ROBERT BLACKBURN CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT, BVL INTERNATIONAL
ANNETTE BLACKBURNTIEPLEMANN GENERAL COUNSEL & GENERAL MANAGER, TE CONNECTIVITY GMBH
DAVID BODANIS AUTHOR
CHRISTOPH BORNSCHEIN CEO, TORBEN, LUCIE UND DIE GELBE GEFAHR (TLGG) GMBH
KARL-ERNST BRAUNER DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL, WTO
JENNIFER BRAUNER ECONOMIST, FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY, UK
PETRA BREKELMANS CHAIRWOMAN, BUITENPLAATS OCKENBURGH FOUNDATION
MITA BROCA PRINCIPAL, DEVELOPMENT, XYNTEO
JULIE BRODTKORB CEO, NORWEGIAN ASSOCIATION OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTORS (MEF)
VÂNIA BUENO CURY OWNER AND CEO, ANIMA PRODUCTIVE INTERACTION
DR CHRISTIAN BUSCH INAUGURAL DEPUTY DIRECTOR, INNOVATION & CO-CREATION LAB, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (LSE)
AHMET ÇALIK CHAIRMAN, ÇALIK HOLDING
ELLE CARBERRY VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
SUBHASHINI CHANDRAN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & MANAGING DIRECTOR, INDIA, XYNTEO
UMMUL CHOUDHURY CO-FOUNDER, FRONTLINEAID & CAPOEIRA4REFUGEES
ANN CORMACK EXECUTIVE HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES, THE DE BEERS GROUP OF COMPANIES
GRAHAM COVINGTON FOUNDER AND CEO, ENGAGING NETWORKS
LUCA CRISCIOTTI CEO, DNV GL BUSINESS ASSURANCE
CHESTER CUNNINGHAM DIRECTOR, XYNTEO EXCHANGE/ NORWAY, XYNTEO
KALIL CURY FILHO FOUNDER AND CEO, PARTNER DESENVOLVIMENTO
OLIVIER DELARUE CEO, GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN LAB (GHL)
RAHUL DESHPANDE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIGITAL STRATEGY INTEGRATION, MASTERCARD
DEBBIE AUNG DIN CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF ECONOMIST, PROXIMITY DESIGNS
BILL DRAYTON CEO AND FOUNDER, ASHOKA
JAMIE DRUMMOND CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ONE
PAUL DUNN CHAIRMAN, B1G1 (BUY1GIVE1)
RUI EUSTÁQUIO DEPUTY RISK DIRECTOR, EDP – ENERGÍAS DE PORTUGAL, SA
DR EUGENE FEYGELSON CREATIVE ADVISOR, OPEN SENSES & FOUNDER, I=U FESTIVAL
BROCK FORSBLOM FREELANCER/WRITER
BOBBY GONZALEZ OWNER, GEORGETOWN AUTO SERVICE
GRO GOTTEBERG CHIEF HR OFFICER, DNV GL
MURRAY GRANT MANAGING DIRECTOR, CDC GROUP
MARIA MORÆUS HANSSEN CEO, DEA DEUTSCHE ERDOEL AG
ULRIKE HAUGEN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, DNV GL GROUP
JANEEN HAYTHORNTHWAITE CO-FOUNDER, JAGGEDART
CONNIE HEDEGAARD FORMER EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER FOR CLIMATE ACTION, AND CHAIR, KR FOUNDATION
PER HEGGENES CEO, IKEA FOUNDATION
ANITA HOFFMANN MANAGING DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVA LIMITED
DR MARKUS HUEHN FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER, THE HUEHN INITIATIVE GMBH
SAÏDA KELLER-MESSAHLI PARTNER,
DR JANINA JOHANNSEN SENIOR PARTNER, THE HUEHN INITIATIVE GMBH
DR STEFFEN KAMMRADT CEO, BRANDENBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (WFBB)
KRISTINA KLOBERDANZ CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, MASTERCARD
INDIRA KOCH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, METAMORPHOSEN BERLIN & CONCERTMASTER, DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN
THORE E KRISTIANSEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – COO E&P, GALP ENERGIA
JEANNE ZIZI MARGOT DE KROON CEO AND FOUNDER, ZAZI VINTAGE
LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR GRAEME LAMB FORMER DIRECTOR, UK SPECIAL FORCES, AOG PARTNERS
ALEXANDER LANDIA CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EUROCHEM GROUP AG
MARINA LANDIA FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, LANDIA ART & ECONOMY, STIFTUNG GGMBH
HUGO LE BRETON PRINCIPAL, XYNTEO
DR JEREMY LEGGETT FOUNDER AND CHAIR, SOLARAID, AND FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, SOLARCENTURY
DR NTHABISENG LEGOETE FOUNDER, QUALI HEALTH
THABISO LEGOETE HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES, BARCLAYS AFRICA WIMI
DR HENRIK O MADSEN BOARD MEMBER, UN GLOBAL COMPACT AND CHAIRMAN, NORWEGIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL
IBN RUSHD GOETHE MOSCHEE, AND PRESIDENT, CENTRE FOR PROGRESSIVE ISLAM
ALI KIBAR CHAIRMAN, KIBAR GROUP
LINA DANTAS MARTINS JOURNALIST
EMMA MICKLEM HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS, XYNTEO
INGUNN MIDTTUN GODAL GLOBAL MANAGER, FOOD AND BEVERAGE, DNV GL BUSINESS ASSURANCE
LENKA MÍKOVCOVÁ AUTHOR AND CO-PRODUCER, BABOO STORY
PETR MÍKOVEC MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, INVEN CAPITAL, ČEZ
SETH MILLER CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER, FEARLESS VENTURES
ALISHA MODY MANAGING DIRECTOR, XYNTEO
SVEN MOLLEKLEIV SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DNV GL, AND HONORARY PRESIDENT, NORWEGIAN RED CROSS
NICK MOSS PRINCIPAL, XYNTEO
OLE HENRIK NESHEIM CHAIRMAN, GENFER GROUP AS
TOVE ELISABETH NESHEIM TEACHER
LISA NESTOR DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS, STELLAR.ORG
JORGE NOGUERA DIVISION PRESIDENT, CENTRAL LAC, INTERNATIONAL MARKETS, MASTERCARD
ISAAC NYANGOLO CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, LITEMORE LIMITED
EIMUND NYGAARD GROUP CEO, LYSE AS
KLAUS-ANDERS NYSTEEN CEO, HOIST FINANCE AB
SHIRLEY ONG SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR, GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA
GUY OUTEN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY & PORTFOLIO, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC
DALE PFEIFER CEO AND FOUNDER, GOODWORLD
FRANZ PFUISI SOLUTION ENGINEER FOR BATTERY AND FUEL CELL, AVL
ROXANE PHILSON CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, ONE
KIM POLMAN CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIR, REBOOT THE FUTURE
NITIN PRASAD CHAIRMAN, SHELL COMPANIES IN INDIA
LOIS QUAM PRESIDENT AND CEO, PATHFINDER INTERNATIONAL
MASOMAH REGL TRANSLATOR, INTERPRETER AND CULTURAL MEDIATOR, KNAPP AG & FOUNDER, FIVE STONES
MEGAN ROCK SENIOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR & HEAD OF CAREER CENTRE, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC)
MASAMI SATO FOUNDER AND CEO, B1G1 (BUY1GIVE1)
CHRISTIAN SCHMICKLER CO-FOUNDER,
ANITA SCHMITT INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT, ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL
THOMAS SCHMITT CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER, SCHENKER AG
LEIF JOHAN SEVLAND PRESIDENT AND CEO, ONS FOUNDATION
JAIVIR SINGH VICE CHAIRMAN, PWC INDIA FOUNDATION
CECILIE SØRHUS HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS, XYNTEO
DR JULIA STEETS DIRECTOR, GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE
ARI STEIN FOUNDER, 52 INSIGHTS MAGAZINE
LINDSAY STRADLEY CO-FOUNDER, SANERGY
RASMUS STUTE DIRECTOR APPROVAL, DNV GL MARITIME
MAHIMA SUKHDEV PRINCIPAL, XYNTEO
GEIR SVIGGUM PARTNER, WIKBORG REIN ADVOKATFIRMA AS
TOM SZAKY FOUNDER AND CEO, TERRACYCLE
JIM TAYLOR CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, PROXIMITY DESIGNS
RUI TEIXEIRA MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EDP – ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL, SA
HEGE TOFT KARLSEN GROUP CEO, EIKA GRUPPEN AS
ANI VALLABHANENI CO-FOUNDER, SANERGY
PHILIP SMITH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT EUROPE DELIVERS, XYNTEO
HARI VAMADEVAN O&G REGIONAL MANAGER UK AND WEST AFRICA, DNV GL
DE LA REY VENTER EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, INTEGRATED GAS VENTURES, SHELL INTEGRATED GAS & NEW ENERGIES
MATTHIAS WARNIG CEO, NORD STREAM 2 AG
HANNEKE WILLENBORG CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, SEVENTH GENERATION INC
H CUNEYD ZAPSU CHAIRMAN, CUNEYD ZAPSU DANISMANLIK
WALDEMAR ZEILER CO-FOUNDER, EINHORN, AND FOUNDER, ENTREPRENEUR’S PLEDGE
THORHILD WIDVEY FORMER MINISTER OF ENERGY AND FORMER MINISTER OF CULTURE, NORWAY, MEMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS, KVÆRNER, AND CHAIR, STATKRAFT
CHLOE ZHANG VICE DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, FOUNDER GROUP
Participants correct at time of going to print.
The Advisory Board provides strategic direction to The Performance Theatre.
PEKKA ALA-PIETILÄ CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, HUHTAMAKI OYJ AJAY BANGA PRESIDENT AND CEO, MASTERCARD
input on this year’s Theatre.
JEREMY BENTHAM VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC
N CHANDRASEKARAN CHAIRMAN, TATA SONS
Our thanks to the board for their invaluable
RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD, AND CHAIRMAN, CENTRICA
TPT VICE CHAIRMAN —
YVES DACCORD DIRECTOR-GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC)
TPT VICE CHAIRMAN —
LOIS QUAM PRESIDENT AND CEO, PATHFINDER INTERNATIONAL
TPT FOUNDER & VICE CHAIRMAN —
DR OSVALD BJELLAND CHAIRMAN AND CEO, XYNTEO
The Performance Theatre Advisory Board ——
Our Advisory Board ——
REMI ERIKSEN GROUP PRESIDENT AND CEO, DNV GL JEREMY HILLMAN DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, WORLD BANK GROUP MERIT JANOW DEAN, SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY JUDE KELLY CBE FOUNDER, WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL VERONICA LIE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND SYSTEMS, XYNTEO ANTÓNIO MEXIA CEO, EDP – ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL, SA PAUL POLMAN CEO, UNILEVER HANS VESTBERG EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, AND PRESIDENT, GLOBAL NETWORK AND TECHNOLOGY, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS H CUNEYD ZAPSU CHAIRMAN, CUNEYD ZAPSU DANISMANLIK
Map + Venues —— 01 Hotel — Hotel Zoo
03 Day One Dinner
05 Day Two Dinner
Known as the jewel of
Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm from
The oldest surviving
the 1920s to the 1950s, Hotel
Germany’s national historical
electricity substation in
Zoo clashes the historic with
museum is located in Berlin’s
Germany, ewerk is also
historic district of Mitte.
famous on the techno scene.
02 Day One Plenary venue
04 Day Two Plenary venue
The Orangerie at Sanssouci
We meet in the chapel of a
Park Potsdam was built
dairy factory built in 1890 by
by Frederick William IV of
industrialist Carl Bolle.
Prussia from 1851-1864.
Map + Venues ——
Scan for Google Maps
Closing Credits —— The Performance Theatre Director:
Produced by: Conference & Touring C&T
Saya Snow Kitasei
GmbH, with special thanks to Inna and Oliver / www.dmcgermany.de
Experience Design: Louise Lilja Creative and programme design: Creative & Communications Lead:
OneAgency, with special thanks to
Liz and Paul / www.oneagency.co
Guest Management: Toril Helsem
Overture: Jered Sorkin /
Schaumburg & Jørgen Krog Tveitan
Secret Dinners: Emma Coulshaw
Photography: Anita Arntzen, Andrew Grauman, Matti Hillig, Johannes Bjelland
Community Session: Dr Tim Steinecke & Despina Gleitsman
Videography and photography: Rosie Collins
Inspired Leadership Award: Masarat Daud ‘Librarian’ and consulting mentalist: Xynteo Arenas Team support:
Rollo Sparkes, Victoria Prøitz, Anette Monsås Day one dinner artist: Xynteo Communications Team support:
Sophie Hunger / www.sophiehunger.com
Cecilie Sørhus, Anaïs Villaca Day two dinner artist: + Xynteo Team / www.xynteo.com
Vimes / www.vimesmusic.com
Image page 18: Christopher Wylie, one of the founders of Cambridge Analytica and now a whistleblower who exposed how the data firm harvested data from millions of Facebook users, poses for a portrait in the offices of Bindmans LLP in London, Great Britain on March 21, 2018. (Photo by Jake Naughton for The Washington Post via Getty Images.)
Image back cover: David Bowie, The Stage Tour aka The Low / Heroes World Tour. (Photo by Gie Knaeps/Getty Images.)
Closing Credits ——
GROUP EXERCISE / DAY 2 / ISABELLE SCHAD Berlin-based dancer and choreographer Isabelle Schad studied classical dance in Stuttgart, and worked with numerous choreographers before beginning to develop her own works in 1999. Her research concentrates on the relationships between bodies, choreography, (re)presentation, form and experience, and sees physical praxis as a place for learning processes, community and political participation. Isabelle’s work is situated between dance, performance and visual art. Her innovative projects are shown around the world in various contexts at festivals, museums and theatre spaces. She teaches internationally and is co-organiser of the work space Wiesenburg-Halle in Berlin. Isabelle is a daily practitioner of Zen shiatsu and aikido zen. www.isabelle-schad.net POP-UP LIBRARY COLLABORATIVE PARTNER / LITTLE FREE LIBRARY Little Free Library is a non-profit organisation that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighbourhood book exchanges around the
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We believe that members of the media are
‘Chatham House Rule’; a traditional code
valuable stakeholders in our discussions
of meeting conduct that encourages
and in achieving our shared mission. Select
transparency and openness ‘in the room’,
members of the media are sometimes invited
but discourages public domain sharing. The
to the Theatre as fellow participants; they are
rule is that participants are free to use the
not there to report on the event unless we
information received, but neither the identity
make an explicit announcement to that effect.
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Our abiding principle is: honour the safe
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