Interviewed some of the world’s leading personalities as part of the ‘Talking Davos’ show in Davos 2016.
Platon is the world’s leading photographer who has taken portraits of many presidents and well known world figures. His photo of Vladimir Putin was on the cover of Time Magazine in 2007. He is a storyteller who wants to give power to the powerless through his work.
Rabbi David Rosen is International Director of Interreligious Affairs of AJC and its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding. Rabbi Rosen received a papal Knighthood in 2005 for his contribution to Jewish-Catholic reconciliation and in 2010 he was made a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II for his work promoting interfaith understanding and cooperation.
Adi Godrej is the Chairman of The Godrej Group. The Godrej Group is a privately held, more 100 years-old family conglomerate, with operations in India and several other countries. Mr Godrej has been president of several Indian Trade and Industrial Bodies and associations.
Wale Tinubu is the Group Chief Executive of Oando PLC, Africa’s leading indigenous energy solutions provider listed on the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. He serves on the board of various blue-chip companies as Chairman and Director. In 2007, he was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum, Geneva, in recognition of his achievements as one of the leading executives under 41.
Babatunde Osotimehin is the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and became the organisation’s fourth Executive Director. He holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was Nigeria’s Minister of Health.
Brian Wong is a Senior Vice President at Alibaba Group and is also a special advisor to the Chairman. He is an experienced internet executive and angel investor with 16+ years of experience of management and operations experience in ecommerce and media.
Ricardo Hausmann is Director of Harvard’s Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993) and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee.
Vandana Sikka is the chairperson of Infosys Foundation USA. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Code.org. Vandana is a strong advocate of the universal right to education, especially for the disadvantaged. Vandana loves to teach her children, travel, and learn from people and different societies and cultures.
Marko Vukcevich is a tech geek who is the Director and Producer of Talking Davos and Shaping Davos
Lokesh Todi is a Global Shaper from the Kathmandu Hub in Nepal and Jaideep Bansal is a Global Shaper from the Chandigarh Hub in India who met during the Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE). They share their respective journeys in this interview.
Tonye Cole is the Co-founder and Managing Director of the Sahara Group,an energy conglomerate operating in eight countries and is involved in every aspect of the energy chain.
Amy Hogan is the Assistant Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the Carnegie Mellon University in USA.
Faisal Abbas is the Editor in Chief for Al Arabiya English, the leading media house in the Middle East.
Javier Aguera is the CEO & Co-founder @ Geeksphone and a Global Shaper from the Madrid Hub
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