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Marco Alverà (Chief Executive Officer at Tree Energy Solutions (TES))

Marco Alverà

Chief Executive Officer at Tree Energy Solutions (TES)

Marco Alverà is the co-founder of Zhero, a renewable energy company, as well as a shareholder and CEO of TES, the world’s leading hydrogen and renewable gas company. Mr. Alverà has more than 20 years of senior management experience in Europe’s most relevant energy companies. He is also the author of The Hydrogen Revolution, selected as one of the Financial Times’ best books of 2021. Mr. Alverà began his career at Goldman Sachs in London before starting and selling a telecom company, then moving to Enel, today one of the world’s largest green electricity companies. He subsequently moved to Eni, where he worked for more than 10 years until becoming chief midstream officer supervising the largest European gas portfolio. From 2016 to 2022 he was the CEO of Snam, where he positioned the company as an international leader in green hydrogen and green gas infrastructure. Since 2017 he has been a nonexecutive director of S&P Global, where he is also chair of the finance committee. He is also a member of the executive board and of the steering committee of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice and a visiting fellow of the University of Oxford. Mr. Alverà is co-founder of the Kenta Foundation, active in promoting gender balance and combating educational poverty. Born in New York, he holds a degree in philosophy and economics from the London School of Economics.

Zak Brown (Chief Executive Officer at McLaren Racing)

Zak Brown

Chief Executive Officer at McLaren Racing

Zak Brown, as CEO of McLaren Racing, is responsible for the business, including strategic direction, operational performance, marketing, and commercial development. In his role Mr. Brown leads McLaren’s direction and involvement in professional motorsport, spearheaded by the McLaren Formula 1 team. Operating at the pinnacle of global motorsport, McLaren uses the white heat of competition to drive innovation and develop synergies across the group. Born and raised in California, Mr. Brown raced professionally around the world for 10 years before developing his skills in motorsport’s business and commercial worlds. In 1995, he founded JMI, which, under his leadership, grew to become the world’s largest and most successful motorsport marketing agency. When JMI was acquired by CSM, a division of Chime Communications, in 2013, Mr. Brown became the company’s CEO. He then relinquished that post to embark on his journey at McLaren in 2016. Recognized by a range of industry bodies and publications, including the Power F1 list, he was inducted into the Sports Business Journal 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame (having been listed three times), Promo Marketer of the Year, and JMI appeared five times in Inc.’s annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Mr. Brown co-founded and co-owns United Autosports, a professional racing team that competes in international sportscar racing, the Supercars Championship in Australia, and various historic racing events worldwide. He is an avid collector of historical documents, sporting memorabilia, and both road and racing cars.

Stefano Buono (Chief Executive Officer at Newcleo)

Stefano Buono

Chief Executive Officer at Newcleo

Stefano Buono, a nuclear physicist and successful entrepreneur, started his career working for 10 years with Nobel Laureate Carlo Rubbia at CERN and CRS4, in the field of accelerator driven systems and nuclear waste transmutation. He founded Advanced Accelerator Applications in 2002; the company was listed on Nasdaq until its acquisition by Novartis for $3.9 billion. He co-founded and incorporated U.K.-headquartered nuclear technology company newcleo, in 2021, and he now serves the company as CEO. Mr. Buono is the chairman of various organizations, and the founder of Elysia Capital, his family office. The author of numerous scientific publications, he received his master’s degree in physics from the University of Turin.

Laura Cha (Chairman at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.)

Laura Cha

Chairman at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.

Laura Cha is the chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. and a member of the Hong Kong-U.S. Business Council. Mrs. Cha is also an independent nonexecutive director of Ant Group Co., Ltd.; a senior international adviser of Foundation Assets Management Sweden AB; and a member of Sotheby’s international advisory board. In addition, she is vice chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and a director of the World Federation of Exchanges. Mrs. Cha became the first, and to date, the only person outside Mainland China to join the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China at the vice ministerial rank when she was appointed as vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission in 2001. She served in that position until 2004. Mrs. Cha worked for the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 1991 to 2000, becoming its deputy chairman in 1998. Mrs. Cha was a member of executive council of the Government of Hong Kong from 2004 to 2022. She was also chairman of the Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong from 2013 to 2018, and chairman of the University Grants Committee from 2007 to 2011. She was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001, a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2009, and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong government for her public service.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran (Chairman at Tata Sons)

Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Chairman at Tata Sons

Natarajan Chandra is the chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company for Tata Group. Mr. Chandra joined the board of Tata Sons in 2016 and was appointed chairman in 2017. He also chairs the boards of several group operating companies, including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), of which he was the CEO from 2009 to 2017. His appointment as chairman of Tata Sons followed a 30-year career at TCS, during which he assumed roles of greater responsibility to become the CEO and managing director. Under his leadership, TCS generated total revenues of US $16.5 billion in 2015-16 and consolidated its position as the largest private-sector employer in India and the country’s most valuable company. Since assuming the role of chairman, Mr. Chandra has been driving transformation of the group toward digital, sustainability, and supply chain resilience. The group has forayed into new businesses, including electronics manufacturing, consumer internet platform, and mobile technology for 5G in India. With the acquisition of Air India, Tata Group is building a large global airline. The group’s turnover stood at more than US $125 billion, with a market cap of US $311 billion, as of 31 March 2022. In addition to his role at Tata, Mr. Chandra is on the international advisory council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. He is the chairman of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, and president of the court at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He is a member of the Mitsubishi's international advisory committee and co-chair of the India-US CEO Forum. Mr. Chandra was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian awards, in the field of trade and industry in 2022, and has been awarded with several honorary doctorates. He is the author of Bridgital Nation, a groundbreaking book on harnessing technological disruptions to bring Indians closer to their dreams.

Michal Lev-Ram (Editorial Director of FORTUNE)

Michal Lev-Ram

Editorial Director of FORTUNE

Michal Lev-Ram covers the technology and entertainment sectors for Fortune, writing profiles and in-depth features about the biggest personalities and trends within both industries. She also serves as the editorial director of Fortune Live Media, helping to steer the company’s growing portfolio of global conferences. In addition to her broader role as the editorial lead for Fortune Live Media, Ms. Lev-Ram co-chairs Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit and Brainstorm Tech, an annual technology gathering. Before joining Fortune, Ms. Lev-Ram was a staff writer at Business 2.0., a former Time Inc. publication that covered startups. She has also written articles for CNNMoney, Fast Company, and Popular Science, and appeared on CNBC, CNN, NBC, and other TV and radio outlets. Born in Israel, Ms. Lev-Ram holds a degree in journalism from San Francisco State University and lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband, three kids, and miniature poodle.

Geoff Martha (Chairman and CEO of Medtronic)

Geoff Martha

Chairman and CEO of Medtronic

Geoff Martha is chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the global leader in health care technology. In his role, Mr. Martha leads the US $32 billion company and its 95,000 employees to deliver groundbreaking technology solutions for more people in more places worldwide. Since becoming CEO in 2020, he has been recognized as an innovative executive, including as a top CEO in health care technology by the Healthcare Technology Report and as one of Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential People. In his role, he has accelerated Medtronic’s strategic acquisitions, boldly pursued novel R&D funding models, and embraced new ways to partner across industries and global borders. Mr. Martha assumed his role as CEO as the COVID-19 pandemic rocked communities worldwide. As part of his commitment to lead with purpose, he mobilized the company to help global health care professionals and partners continue to treat patients and protect themselves. In addition to accelerating the development of remote solutions, he made the unprecedented move to open source the company’s IP, making proprietary ventilator designs available to manufacturers globally. In 2021, the Ireland-U.S. Council honored him its Global Achievement award to recognize his role in overseeing Medtronic’s significant contributions to the fight against the pandemic. Since joining Medtronic in 2011, Mr. Martha has remained an ardent supporter of Medtronic-sponsored philanthropic and diversity initiatives. In 2023, the company was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the first time, reinforcing the impact the company has had with its unwavering commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Before joining Medtronic, Mr. Martha served 19 years in a variety of business development, strategic marketing, and sales management roles at GE HealthCare and GE Capital. He is an active member of the global business community and serves on numerous for-profit and nonprofit boards.

Strive Masiyiwa (Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Group)

Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Group

Strive Masiyiwa is founder and executive chairman of Econet Group, which comprises Econet Wireless and Cassava Technologies, with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Born in Zimbabwe and now living in London, U.K., Mr. Masiyiwa serves on the boards of Unilever PLC, Netflix Inc., Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and National Geographic Society. He also serves on several global advisory boards, including Bank of America, Bloomberg New Economy Forum, and the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations. He is the only African member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience.

Alan Murray (Chief Executive Officer at Fortune Media (USA) Corporation)

Alan Murray

Chief Executive Officer at Fortune Media (USA) Corporation

Alan Murray is CEO of Fortune Media, and author of the forthcoming book Tomorrow’s Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business. Mr. Murray writes a closely read daily newsletter, the Fortune CEO Daily, and co-hosts a weekly podcast, Leadership Next. Prior to joining Fortune in 2015, Mr. Murray led the Pew Research Center. Before that, he was at the Wall Street Journal for many years, serving as deputy managing editor, executive editor online, Washington bureau chief, and author of the Political Capital and Business columns.

Mudassir Sheikha (Co-founder and CEO of Careem)

Mudassir Sheikha

Co-founder and CEO of Careem

Mudassir Sheikha is the co-founder and CEO of Careem. Mr. Sheikha grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, before graduating from the University of Southern California with dual degrees in economics and computer science, and obtaining his master’s degree in computer science, with a specialization in databases, from Stanford University. His career in tech started with the Silicon Valley startup Brience; he also served as a summer associate at Venture Finance Group, working with seed-stage companies in the software and consumer internet industry. Upon moving back to Pakistan, he co-founded DeviceAnywhere, a company that was acquired by Keynote in 2008; he then joined the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Dubai. In 2012, Mr. Sheikha left to build something big and meaningful with ex-McKinsey colleague Magnus Olsson. Their mission was to simplify and improve the lives of people in the Middle East region and build an awesome organization that inspires. They founded Careem in 2012 and, today, it is the leading technology platform for the region, operating in more than 80 cities in 10 countries, with 1,400-plus colleagues and more than 2.5 million captains. When he’s not working, Mr. Sheikha is learning how to scale growing organizations and spends time with his wife and four daughters.

Alyson Shontell (Editor-in-Chief at FORTUNE)

Alyson Shontell

Editor-in-Chief at FORTUNE

Alyson Shontell joined Fortune in October, 2021, as its new editor-in-chief. She previously served as editor-in-chief of Business Insider. She joined Business Insider in 2008 as the company’s sixth employee. She started as a sales planner before joining the editorial team in 2010, where she became a startup reporter and was first to cover some of today’s largest tech companies, including Pinterest, Tinder, Instagram, Uber, and Snap. She rose to become a senior correspondent, then executive editor. She was appointed editor-in-chief in 2016 and became the youngest and only woman to run a global business publication. Under her leadership, the business division grew to hundreds of millions of monthly readers. Ms. Shontell was the host of Business Insider’s conferences and launched a podcast, Success: How I Did It, where she interviewed influencers about their career paths. She has appeared on the major media and has interviewed media personalities, technology leaders, politicos, and sports star LeBron James. She is a judge for the prestigious Gerald Loeb awards in business journalism and has been named one of Min’s Rising Stars in Media and Folio’s 2017 Top Women in Media. Ms. Shontell graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she majored in psychology and advertising.

Peter Vanham (Executive Editor at FORTUNE)

Peter Vanham

Executive Editor at FORTUNE

Peter Vanham is executive editor of Fortune Connect, Fortune’s learning community for purpose-driven leaders, and the author of Fortune’s Impact Report newsletter. He writes about the global economy and the people who shape it, stakeholder capitalism, the role of business in society, and environmental, social, and corporate governance. Before joining Fortune, Mr. Vanham worked for eight years at the World Economic Forum, where he co-authored Stakeholder Capitalism with founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab, and headed the International Media Council, the gathering of the world’s leading editors-in-chief and media leaders. His articles on business, economics, and public policy also appeared in Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Quartz, Business Insider, Foreign Policy, and other media from around the world. His books, including Stakeholder Capitalism, Before I Was CEO, and Grote Durvers, were translated in more than a dozen languages. Mr. Vanham holds an executive master’s degree in global leadership from the World Economic Forum, an MA degree in business and economics journalism from Columbia University, and an MS degree in commercial engineering from the KU Leuven. He is currently pursuing an executive PhD at ESCP Business School in Paris, and lives with his wife and daughter in Geneva, Switzerland.

Hamoud Almahmoud (Chief Content Officer at Majarra)

Hamoud Almahmoud

Chief Content Officer at Majarra

Hamoud Almahmoud is the editor-in-chief of Fortune Arabia, a Majarra brand. As chief content officer, he leads content and is responsible for managing content production, following the highest standards, across all of Majarra's websites, including Harvard Business Review Arabia, Popular Science Arabia, MIT Technology Review Arabia, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Nafseyati in partnership with Psychologies. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Almahmoud previously worked as a media trainer with BBC, Reuters, and Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ). He also served as a judge of the Dubai-based Arab Journalism Awards, and as a jury member for the ARIJ Awards. He is author of the book Change: How to Challenge Yourself Before the World Challenges You (2023). He also co-authored The Verification Handbook on Investigative Journalism with the European Journalism Center, and took part in the Investigative Journalism Guide, published by the European Media Center. Mr. Almahmoud has BA and MA degrees in journalism and is currently completing his PhD.

Merav Bahat (Co-founder of Dazz)

Merav Bahat

Co-founder of Dazz

Merav Bahat has spent her career creating category-leading technology products and building high-impact teams. Prior to co-founding Dazz, Ms. Bahat served as general manager for the multibillion-dollar cloud security global business at Microsoft, and was also deputy CEO of Microsoft Israel R&D. Prior to that, she was Product Strategy Group director for the Microsoft Cloud & A.I. Security business unit, and still earlier, chief of products and business development of Flash Networks. Ms. Bahat has a BS degree in industrial management engineering from Technion and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and served as a fellow in the joint Harvard Business School-Kennedy School of Government program. As one of only a handful of female CEO founders in cybersecurity, Ms. Bahat is focused on mentoring and empowering women and young leaders.

Andy Bird (Chief Executive Officer at Pearson)

Andy Bird

Chief Executive Officer at Pearson

Andy Bird was first appointed to the Pearson board 1 May 2020, then appointed CEO 19 October 2020. He has a long and distinguished career spanning 35 years in the media industry. Most recently, he served 14 years at The Walt Disney Company, joining the business as president of Walt Disney International in 2004, before being appointed chairman in 2008. He held this role for a decade, during which time he transformed the organization, significantly enhancing its local presence in countries around the world. He also worked to establish the Disney brand in China, through the creation of Disney English, teaching the English language to Chinese families through immersive learning experiences. Earlier Mr. Bird worked in a variety of senior positions at AOL Time Warner and spent the beginning part of his career in a variety of roles at Piccadilly Radio, Virgin Broadcasting Company, BSB Music Channel, Big & Good Productions, and Unique Broadcasting.

Ray Dalio (Founder of Bridgewater Associates)

Ray Dalio

Founder of Bridgewater Associates

Ray Dalio, a global macro investor for more than 50 years, founded Bridgewater Associates in 1975 and ran it for most of its 48 years, building it into the world’s largest and most successful hedge fund and the fifth-most important private company in the U.S., according to FORTUNE, during his leadership. His investment innovations (for example, risk parity, alpha overlay, and All Weather) have changed the way global institutions approach investing. For this innovative work and for being a valued adviser to many global policymakers, Mr. Dalio has been called the “Steve Jobs of Investing” by CIO and Wired magazines, and has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. Mr. Dalio remains an investor and mentor at Bridgewater and serves on its board. He is also the long-running New York Times bestselling author of Principles: Life & Work and Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order. The first book outlines his principles for work and life, the foundation of Bridgewater’s distinctive culture. As a result of the book’s popularity, he distilled it into the engaging and easy-to-read illustrated novel for readers of all ages: Principles for Success. Changing World Order comprises his multi-year, in-depth study of the last 500 years of history to determine what causes empires to succeed and fail as world powers. In 2018, he and Bridgewater co-published Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises, the first public dissemination of their research on these economic events, which enabled them to anticipate the 2008 global financial crisis. Mr. Dalio is an active philanthropist, with special interests in ocean exploration and rectifying the absence of equal opportunity in education, health care, and finance.

David Gitlin (Chairman and CEO of Carrier)

David Gitlin

Chairman and CEO of Carrier

David Gitlin, Carrier’s chairman and CEO, previously served the company as president and CEO and was elected chairman of the board in April 2021. Before joining Carrier, he was president and COO of Collins Aerospace, which was created by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins. Prior to Collins Aerospace, he was president of UTC Aerospace Systems, which was created by bringing together Goodrich Corp. and Hamilton Sundstrand. Prior to UTC Aerospace Systems, Mr. Gitlin worked for Hamilton Sundstrand as president of aerospace customers and business development; president of auxiliary power, engine and control systems; vice president and general manager of Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems; vice president of Pratt & Whitney programs; and general manager of Rolls-Royce/General Electric programs. He also served in roles at the corporate office of United Technologies Corp. and Pratt & Whitney. Mr. Gitlin earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He serves on the board of directors for The Boeing Co. and is a member of the MIT Sloan executive board.

Jenny Johnson (President and CEO of Franklin Templeton)

Jenny Johnson

President and CEO of Franklin Templeton

Jenny Johnson is president and CEO of Franklin Templeton. In a career spanning 35 years, she has been a key driver of the company’s transformation to what is now one of the largest global investment managers, with more than $1.4 trillion in assets under management. Ms. Johnson has received many recognitions, including being named to Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. She is also a board member for several organizations, including the international advisory panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Foundation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Catalyst. She earned her BA degree in economics from the University of California at Davis.

Ray O. Johnson, PhD (Chief Executive Officer at Technology Innovation Institute (TII))

Ray O. Johnson, PhD

Chief Executive Officer at Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

Dr. Ray Johnson is the CEO of TII, the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC). Before joining TII, he was an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, a top-tier American venture capital company, and earlier served as corporate senior vice president and chief technology officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp., in Maryland, USA. Dr. Johnson holds PhD and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio, USA.

Parag Khanna (Founder and CEO, Climate Alpha; Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap)

Parag Khanna

Founder and CEO, Climate Alpha; Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap

Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy adviser, world traveler, and bestselling author. He is founder and CEO of Climate Alpha, an A.I.-powered analytics platform that future-proofs global investments, and founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. His latest book is Move: Where People Are Going for a Better Future (2021), which was preceded by The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order, beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also the author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). Mr. Khanna was named one of Esquire’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century and featured in Wired magazine’s Smart List. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has traveled to more than 150 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Mounir Nakhla (Founder and CEO of MNT Halan)

Mounir Nakhla

Founder and CEO of MNT Halan

Mounir Nakhla is the founder and CEO of MNT-Halan, Egypt’s leading fintech ecosystem and the largest growing lender to the unbanked and underbanked. Mr. Nakhla is a serial entrepreneur, founding businesses delivering microfinancing to SMEs and individuals since 2009. In 2017, he co-founded ride-hailing company Halan with Ahmed Mohsen, where the pair drew inspiration from companies such as Indonesia’s GoJek. Halan has been downloaded more than 1 million times, facilitating more than 10 million rides. Previously, in 2015, Mr. Nakhla founded Tasaheel, Egypt’s second-largest microfinance company. In 2010, he founded Mashroey, an asset-based microfinance company that focused on selling two and three wheelers. Halan entered a share swap agreement in June 2021 with Netherlands-based MNT Investments. The merger came about after MNT acquired fellow Egyptian startup Raseedy, the country’s first independent digital wallet provider licensed by the Central Bank of Egypt. Bringing all the companies together under MNT-Halan, Mr. Nakhla built a super app with services including microfinance, nano loans, consumer finance, ecommerce, wallet, bill payments, and money transfers to digitally bank Egypt’s large underbanked and unbanked population. In his early career, he held progressive positions with Environmental Quality International since 2008, becoming managing partner in 2008, helping the entity to become Egypt’s leading microfinance consultancy. Mr. Nakhla holds a MS degree in environment and development from the London School of Economics and a BS degree in international business studies from the European Business School. He was named Egypt’s Entrepreneur of the Year by the Endeavor Foundation.

Peter R. Orszag (Chief Executive Officer at Financial Advisory, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC)

Peter R. Orszag

Chief Executive Officer at Financial Advisory, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC

Peter Orszag is CEO of financial advisory at Lazard Freres, where he leads the firm's advisory businesses that serve companies and governments across the globe. On May 26, 2023, the firm announced that Dr. Orszag has been elected by the board of directors to serve as CEO of Lazard and as a board director, effective October 1, 2023. Previously in his career at Lazard, Dr. Orszag was the firm's head of North American mergers and acquisitions and global co-head of health care. In the Obama administration, he served as the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and before that as the director of the Congressional Budget Office. He graduated, summa cum laude, in economics from Princeton University and obtained a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended as a Marshall scholar. Dr. Orszag is married to Bianna Golodryga of CNN.

Asutosh Padhi (Senior Partner and North America Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company)

Asutosh Padhi

Senior Partner and North America Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company

Asutosh Padhi, McKinsey’s managing partner for North America, serves on the firm’s global leadership team and is a member of its Shareholders Council, the firm’s equivalent to a board of directors. Throughout his career, Mr. Padhi has helped iconic, high-performing companies achieve functional, business unit, and enterprise transformations by drawing on his expertise in corporate strategy, operations, and organizational health and effectiveness. He previously led McKinsey’s advanced industries sector globally and is the founder of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility, which helps companies, investors, governments, and social sector entities transform and prepare for a more autonomous and interconnected future. Currently, Mr. Padhi orchestrates McKinsey’s client service and research initiatives focused on helping CEOs and board members thrive amid economic uncertainty. Mr. Padhi is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Titanium Economy: How Industrial Technology Can Create a Better, Faster, Stronger America; and his perspectives on industrial technology, macroeconomics, and leadership have been featured in CNN, FORTUNE, the Financial Times, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, and Insider, among other publications. He is the executive sponsor for McKinsey’s work with the Rework America Alliance, a Markle Foundation initiative that seeks to advance opportunities for millions of unemployed and low-wage workers to transition into better jobs. He also serves on the boards of the Field Museum and the Conference Board, and is an active member of Everest/G100, the Fortune CEO Initiative, and the Fast Company Impact Council.

Raj Subramaniam (President and CEO of FedEx Corp.)

Raj Subramaniam

President and CEO of FedEx Corp.

Raj Subramaniam is president, CEO, and member of the board of directors of FedEx, the world-renowned global logistics company making supply chains smarter for everyone. Before becoming CEO in June 2022, Mr. Subramaniam served as president and COO, and has held various other leadership roles during his 30-plus years at FedEx. He is spearheading the company’s current global transformation, which includes revitalizing its operating strategy, growing the e-commerce business, and leveraging supply chain data to advance its digital initiatives. Mr. Subramaniam serves on the boards of directors of Procter & Gamble, U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center advisory board, FIRST, U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and U.S.-China Business Council. He is a member of the President’s Export Council and U.S.-India CEO Forum and a proud 2023 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award recipient.

Dr. Ridha D.M. Wirakusumah (Chief Executive Officer at Indonesia Investment Authority (INA))

Dr. Ridha D.M. Wirakusumah

Chief Executive Officer at Indonesia Investment Authority (INA)

Dr. Ridha Wirakusumah, INA’s CEO, is one of Indonesia’s top executives in banking, financial services, and investments, with more than 30 years of experience at leading global and Indonesian institutions. Prior to joining INA, Dr. Wirakusumah served as CEO of Bank Permata, head of Indonesia at KKR & CO., and CEO of Bank Maybank Indonesia. He previously served in several multinational corporations, including as CEO of Asia Pacific AIG Consumer Finance, CEO of Asia Pacific GE Capital Consumer Finance and Banking, CEO of GE Capital Thailand, CEO of GE Capital Indonesia, head of corporate finance of Bankers Trust, and head of public sector of Citibank Indonesia. He obtained his doctorate in business administration from City University Hong Kong, and an MBA in finance and international business as well as a BS degree in electrical engineering from Ohio University. He completed the Advanced Management Program at University California, Berkeley.

Professor Eric P. Xing (President at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence)

Professor Eric P. Xing

President at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Eric Xing is the president of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, and founder of Petuum Inc., a 2018 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer company that builds standardized artificial intelligence platforms and operating systems for industrial applications. He completed his undergraduate study at Tsinghua University and holds a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from Rutgers University, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. His main research interests are the development of machine learning and statistical methodology, and large-scale computational systems and architectures, for solving problems involving automated learning, reasoning, and decision making in artificial, biological, and social systems. Prof. Xing has served on the editorial boards of leading scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Annals of Applied Statistics, PLOS Journal of Computational Biology, IEEE Journal of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning Journal, and the Journal of Machine Learning Research. He was a member of the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) advisory group, and was elected as fellow of the Association of Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Statistical Association (ASA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator award, the IBM Open Collaborative Research Faculty award, and the Carnegie Science award.