Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Our Keynote speakers are thought leaders on the global challenges, including policy makers, industry and business, academic and the third sector.

Gabriela Ramos
Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO

Sandie Okoro
Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group

Mariana Mazzucato
Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL)

Lord Bilimoria
President, Confederation of British Industry

Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam GB

Antonio Zapulla
CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Andrew Mitchell
Former Secretary of State for International Development and MP

Mayor Andy Street
Mayor of the West Midlands

Jim Skea
Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London's Centre for Environmental Policy,

Mayor Yvonne Denise Aki-Sawyerr
Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Henry Dimbleby
Co-founder of Leon restaurant chain and Co-founder and Director of the Sustainable Restaurant Association

Mark Britnell
Vice Chair & Global Healthcare Expert at KPMG and former Global Chairman of KPMG Health

Shahbaz Khan
Director of the UNESCO Office in Beijing

Preet Gill
UK Labour Party Shadow International Development Secretary

Professor Sir Charles Godfray
Director of the Oxford Martin School

Susan Gardner
Director, Ecosystems Division, UNEP

Liv Garfield
Chief Executive of Severn Trent

Deborah Cadman
Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council

Alice Roberts
Biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter and author

Yu Ping Chan
Senior Programme Officer - United Nations

Femi Oke
British television presenter and journalist

Sonia Sodha
British columnist and author.

Joanna Newman
Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Una O'Brien
Leadership consultant and expert advisor on the UK Civil Service

Hans Herren
President and CEO, Millennium Institute, Co-Founder and President Biovision, Recipient of the World Food Prize, Recipient of the Alternative Nobel Prize

Speakers

Our speakers are thought leaders on the global challenges, including policy makers, industry and business, academic and the third sector.

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