Participants

Andrew Higham

Andrew Higham

Chief Executive, Mission 2020

Andrew was recently appointed as Chief Executive of Mission 2020, a collaborative challenge convened by Christiana Figueres aimed at driving down global climate pollution before 2020 while driving up development...

Annie Maxwell

Annie Maxwell

President, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Annie Maxwell has driven national and global initiatives across the humanitarian, government, and international policy sectors throughout her career. She currently serves as President of the Skoll Global Threats Fund,...

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Arlo Brady

Managing Partner, Freuds

Arlo is Managing partner of the Corporate Practice at freuds, otherwise known as The Brewery. In this role he advises leaders on strategic communications and reputational challenges. Over the last 15 years Arlo...

Arnfinn Oines

Arnfinn Oines

Social and Environmental Conscience, Soneva Group Secretary, The Soneva Foundation

Arnfinn Oines works as Social and Environmental Conscience for Soneva resorts. He oversees the responsible business practices at Soneva, which have received numerous environmental awards. Arnfinn has been involved in implementing...

Bonnie Pietila

Bonnie Pietila

Casting Director and Producer

Bonnie was born and raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  During and after college, she worked as a concert promoter.  Upon moving in Los Angeles, she became a licensed theatrical agent...

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Bruce Bromley

Chief Financial Officer, Soneva Group

Bruce founded Orbis Development Partners in 2008 after a 17 year career in investment banking and fund management. Bruce’s extensive financial markets experience includes managing investment funds for Ecofin and...

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Diana Liverman

Director, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona

Diana is a geographer who currently directs of the Institute of the Environment at The University of Arizona.  She is known internationally for her research on climate change and society especially vulnerability and adaptation,...

Eva Malmström Shivdasani

Eva Malmström Shivdasani

Creative Director and Co-Founder, Soneva

In 1995, Eva and Sonu Shivdasani opened their first property – Soneva Fushi, in the Maldives. Soneva Fushi was the first luxury resort in what was formerly a mass market...

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Federica Siena

Marine Biologist, Soneva Fushi

Federica holds an International Masters in Marine Sciences for Sustainable Development from the University of Milan. She also holds a Bachelor degree in Environmental Architecture for Sustainable Development and a...

George Polk

George Polk

Managing Partner, Tulum Trust

George Polk is the Managing Partner of Tulum Trust, a private equity firm which works with family offices to make investments that have a meaningful impact on climate change.  Tulum...

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Gordon Jackson

Area Waste to Wealth Manager, Soneva Resorts, Maldives

Gordon has spent the last four years at Soneva Fushi resort, addressing waste management, food security and pest control challenges typical of small islands. He leads the Eco Centro recycling...

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H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein

Chief Executive Officer, LGT Group

H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of LGT Group in 2006. H.S.H. Prince Max started his professional career in the...

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Iris Alexandrov

Conceptual Artist

Iris Alexandrov is a conceptual artist working with installations, film and photography. She uses storytelling in a visual narrative anchored in both the ancient traditions of icon paintings and mythological...

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Jamie Arbib

Founder, Tellus Mater

Jamie graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge where he read History, and took a Masters in Sustainability Leadership. He qualified as an accountant and has worked in the City as an...

Jean Oelwang

Jean Oelwang

President and Trustee, Virgin Unite

Jean Oelwang is Co-Chair of the 2016 SLOW LIFE Symposium. Jean Oelwang is President and a Trustee of Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group. In 2003, Jean left...

Joe Cerrell

Joe Cerrell

Managing Director, Global Policy and Advocacy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Joe Cerrell is Managing Director for Global Policy and Advocacy, based in the Gates Foundation’s European Office in London. In this role, Joe oversees the Foundation's relationships with donor governments in...

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Johan Rockström

Professor in Water Systems and Global Sustainability, Stockholm University Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Johan Rockstroöm is Co-Chair of the 2016 SLOW LIFE Symposium. Johan Rockström is a Professor in Environmental Science with emphasis on water resources and global sustainability at Stockholm University, and the...

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Jonathon Porritt

Founder Director, Forum for the Future

Jonathon Porritt is Chair of the SLOW LIFE Symposium. Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.  Established in 1996, Forum...

Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth

Economist

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on the rewriting of economics to make it fit for addressing this century’s realities. She is the creator of the Doughnut of social and...

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Keith Tuffley

CEO, The B Team

Keith Tuffley is the Managing Partner & CEO of The B Team. The B Team comprises a group of global business leaders who have come together to drive a better...

Lukas Haynes

Lukas Haynes

Executive Director, David Rockefeller Fund

Lukas Haynes is Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Fund in New York, where he manages all operations and oversees grants programs for the Arts, Criminal Justice, and Environment. He...

Maria Wilhelm

Maria Wilhelm

Executive Director, Avatar Alliance Foundation President and COO, CAMERON Companies

Maria Wilhelm is the Executive Director of the Avatar Alliance Foundation and President & COO of CAMERON Companies. In those roles she merges social advocacy with a focus on climate change...

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Marieke van Schaik

Managing Director, Dutch Charity Lotteries

Marieke van Schaik (1970) has been managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries (Postcode Lottery, BankGiro Lottery, Friends Lottery) since 2009. Marieke holds a degree in International Relations from the...

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Martijn van Berlo

Sustainability Manager & Biologist, Soneva Kiri

Martijn holds a Bachelors degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Martijn is involved in a wide range of sustainability...

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Mattias Klum

Photographer and Filmmaker

Mattias Klum is a photographer, cinematographer and director. In an artistic way that is entirely his own, he describes and portrays animals, plants and natural and cultural settings in the...

Naoko Ishii

Naoko Ishii

CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

Naoko Ishii has served as the CEO and Chairperson for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) since June 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Ishii was the Deputy Vice Minister of Finance,...

Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping

CEO, We Mean Business

Nigel’s approach to the world has been forged by his experiences as a rugby player, mountaineer, mathematician and industrialist.  After 18 years in industry, having built TMD Friction into the...

Sonu-Shivdasani

Sonu Shivdasani

Founder and CEO, Soneva

Sonu Shivdasani was born and studied largely in England. He is an alumni of Eton College, Le Rosey in Switzerland, and a graduate of Oxford University, where he received an...

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Sunny Verghese

Co-Founder and Group CEO, Olam International Limited

Sunny George Verghese is the Co-Founder and Group CEO of Olam International Limited, a leading agri-business operating from seed-to-shelf in 70 countries. He is responsible for strategic planning, business development...

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Tim Smit

Executive Vice-Chairman and Co-Fouder, Eden Project

Sir Tim Smit KBE was born in Holland on 25 September 1954. He read Archaeology and Anthropology at Durham University. Tim worked for ten years in the music industry as...

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Tony Hollingsworth

Executive Producer, Tribute Inspirations Limited; The Listen Campaign

Tony Hollingsworth is a key world figure in the use of popular culture as a campaign tool for causes. He has produced nine of the world’s largest global broadcast events...

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Tyler Barth

President, Young Investors Organization

Tyler Barth is President of the Young Investors Organization. The YIO, founded in 2007, is composed of 1100 members coming from over 60 countries. With ages spanning 20-40, these delegates...



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Soneva wins WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Award in the Environment category

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