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Dr. Aicha Afifi

Inspector

Mrs. Aicha Afifi, Minister Plenipotentiary, is a senior diplomat who has served as a highly ranked public servant in many ministries including the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Morocco for many years. She has extensive professional and academic experience in Morocco and the United States including 38 years in public administration, management, dipMrs. Aicha Afifi, Minister Plenipotentiary, is a senior diplomat who has served as a highly ranked public servant in many ministries including the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Mo….

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Prof. Lichia Saner-Yiu

President

Prof Lichia Saner-Yiu specialises in Organisation Development & Institutional Learning. In her capacity as the head of an ECOSOC think tank, she is active in policy debates, analysis and implementation design of reform of public administration. She also teaches  at different universities in Japan, Italy and other countries on on topics relateProf Lichia Saner-Yiu specialises in Organisation Development & Institutional Learning. In her capacity as the head of an ECOSOC think tank, she is active in policy debates, an….

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Philip Moss

Head

Philip Moss is Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) and Blended Finance at the World Economic Forum, leading efforts to develop a common understanding of Blended Finance and develop practical public-private platforms to facilitate blended finance in development finance activities and emerging market investments. Philip has ePhilip Moss is Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) and Blended Finance at the World Economic Forum, leading efforts to develop a common understanding of Ble….

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Dejan Dinčić

International Consultant

Dejan Dincic is a digital transformation and online learning specialist, based in Geneva. Formerly technical director of DiploFoundation, he now teaches and provides strategic advice for Diplo. Since 2016 he has also worked as a consultant for international organisations, development NGOs, and UN agencies. He is a sought-after trainer and facilitatDejan Dincic is a digital transformation and online learning specialist, based in Geneva. Formerly technical director of DiploFoundation, he now teaches and provides strategic advi….

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H. E. Michael Møller

Director-General

Michael Møller is the 12th Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UN Geneva). Mr. Møller has over 38 years of experience as an international civil servant in the United Nations. He began his career in 1979 with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and worked for the United Nations in different capacities in New YorMichael Møller is the 12th Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UN Geneva). Mr. Møller has over 38 years of experience as an international civil servant in t….

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H. E. Arancha González

Executive Director

Arancha González serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint development agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation, since September 2013. She is an expert in international trade issues with 20 years of experience. Ms. González, a Spanish national, has extensive knowledge about internationalArancha González serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint development agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation, since S….

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José-Ignacio Alcorta

Technical Group Manager

Mr José-Ignacio ALCORTA is Technical Group Manager at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) with over 20 years’ experience in standards development. He joined ISO in October 2011 where the manages a team of experienced Technical Programme Managers in the sectors of Healthcare, Services, Quality, Energy, Environment and ManagemMr José-Ignacio ALCORTA is Technical Group Manager at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) with over 20 years’ experience in standards development. He joined….

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Prof. JAMAL AL-ZAYER

Professor

Jamal Al-Zayer holds the position of Professor of Management at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA and Bachelor of Science from King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia. Al-Zayer is a specialist in operations management and mathematical modelling and has applied his skills tJamal Al-Zayer holds the position of Professor of Management at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA ….

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Erol Kiresepi

President

Born in Istanbul, he is a Chemical Engineer, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. As of today Mr. Kiresepi is, CEO of Santa Farma Pharmaceuticals. President of the Pharmaceutical Sector Committee and Member of the Assembly of Istanbul Chamber of Industry,  Vice President of the Chemical Petroleum, Rubber and Plastic Industries EmplBorn in Istanbul, he is a Chemical Engineer, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. As of today Mr. Kiresepi is, CEO of Santa Farma Pharmaceuticals. President of the ….

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Govind Venuprasad

Coordinator

Govind Venuprasad is Coordinator of Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA), a project funded by the United Kingdom, and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) across Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. He is also the Coordinator of ITC’s South-South Trade and Investment Programme and Country ManagerGovind Venuprasad is Coordinator of Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA), a project funded by the United Kingdom, and implemented by the International Trade Cen….

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Joelle Tanguy

Director and Treasurer

Joelle Tanguy joined the Executive Team of DNDi in October 2018 as Director of External Affairs, building on her experience as Under-Secretary-General at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent; Managing Director at the GAVI Alliance; Executive Director at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders); Senior Vice President & ManagiJoelle Tanguy joined the Executive Team of DNDi in October 2018 as Director of External Affairs, building on her experience as Under-Secretary-General at the International Red Cros….

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Helen Medina

Senior Manager

Helen Medina joined Nestlé in February 2017 and was appointed the role of Senior Public Affairs Manager, Government and Multilateral Relations. She is responsible for building internal government and multilateral organisation relationships and engagement plans coordinating across functions, markets and globally managed businesses. She is also respHelen Medina joined Nestlé in February 2017 and was appointed the role of Senior Public Affairs Manager, Government and Multilateral Relations. She is responsible for building int….

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Phaedon Stamatopoulos

Director

A Chemical Engineer by training, began working in catalysts and precious metals in the chemical industry. For the past 5 years now in charge of the precious metal refinery at Argor-Heraeus, one of the leading precious metal companies in the world, with focus on sourcing traceable, sustainable and impactful artisanal gold, and supplying it to the luA Chemical Engineer by training, began working in catalysts and precious metals in the chemical industry. For the past 5 years now in charge of the precious metal refinery at Argor….

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Roberto Suárez Santos

Deputy Secretary-General

Roberto Suárez Santos was appointed Deputy Secretary-General at the IOE Secretariat in December 2012. He is a trained lawyer with experience in European and international labour law, as well as in international relations. Within the IOE, he is mainly in charge of managing, coordinating and supporting the business presence at the ILO. Prior to hisRoberto Suárez Santos was appointed Deputy Secretary-General at the IOE Secretariat in December 2012. He is a trained lawyer with experience in European and international labour l….

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Antonio Hautle

Executive Director

Antonio Hautle is since 2015 the Executive Director and Network Representative of Global Compact Network Switzerland, the local Network of UN Global Compact. Prior to this position, he was the director of Fastenopfer from 2001 until 2013 and the director of the Social Department of the State of Lucerne from 2013 until 2015. Hautle has a background Antonio Hautle is since 2015 the Executive Director and Network Representative of Global Compact Network Switzerland, the local Network of UN Global Compact. Prior to this position….

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Marilena Viviani

Director

Ms. Marilena Viviani has been appointed in late 2015 as Director of UNICEF Geneva Liaison Office, in the Public Partnerships Division. In this capacity, she’s responsible for coordinating and leveraging UNICEF’s strategic engagement in Geneva on children’s issues with Member States, UN agencies and other key partners in areas cutting across UMs. Marilena Viviani has been appointed in late 2015 as Director of UNICEF Geneva Liaison Office, in the Public Partnerships Division. In this capacity, she’s responsible for coo….

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