The first woman to be President of Ireland, she led the country for seven years, promoting inclusiveness, equality and peacebuilding. A barrister and human rights advocate, she set up the Mary Robinson Foundation to campaign for climate justice and has served the UN Secretary-General as a Special Envoy on Climate Change, El Niño and Climate, and the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Her memoir was entitled ‘Everybody Matters’.
One of the most important voices in the global energy sector. After starting his career at Amoco Corporation in 1979, he has spent his whole career in the oil and gas industry, rising to become BP’s Global Group Chief Executive in 2010. He has transformed BP into a safer, stronger and simpler business, delivering seven major projects last year.
A media pioneer for African women, Caroline is one of the best-known radio personalities in Kenya. A former morning show host with 16 years of on-air experience, she is now the CMO of the Radio Africa Group.
After a £1 bet with a friend that he couldn’t change the face of the white goods sector, John founded pioneering online business, AO.com, that grew from three people to over 2,500 and was valued at IPO at £1.2 billion (US$1.52 billion). He is now giving back through Onside Youth Zones, an organisation that provides safe and inspiring facilities for disadvantaged young people.
Afghanistan’s leading media entrepreneur, he was described by the Asia Society as a ‘game changer” after founding MOBY GROUP, a Dubai-based media company that operates a range of popular Afghan media brands, including TOLO TV and Lemar TV. Mr Mohseni has been commended for his championing of press freedoms and gender equality and recognised by TIME magazine as one of its ‘100 most influential people in the world’.
Pauline Krikke (1961) has been the mayor of The Hague since 17 March 2017. She began serving the public interest in 1996 when she became municipal executive councillor for Economic Affairs in the Dutch capital Amsterdam. In 2001 she was appointed as mayor of Arnhem by the Crown. In 2015 she was elected in the Dutch Senate on behalf of the VVD, the liberal party in the Netherlands, but she left office to become mayor of The Hague. Between 2005 and 2013 she also was a member of the International Governing Board of the Red Cross.
A leading figure in the world of professional services. He is a member of Deloitte’s Global Executive and was elected Senior Partner and Chief Executive of Deloitte UK in 2011, where he has overseen the growth of the Big Four firm so that it now has one quarter of FTSE100 companies as its clients. He has expanded its expertise in digital design and data analytics, and is a specialist in working with clients on strategic, transaction and tax-related questions.
Elio is the “chief crafter” of The Craftory, an investment house that is funding challenger brands with $300m of capital, fighting back against “brands that waste our time and the planet’s resources”. When he was CEO of Iglo Birdseye, he launched an industry-wide campaign against food waste. Before that he was the CEO of music giant EMI. Today he is a board member of AB InBev and Barry Callebaut.
One of Thailand’s most popular television personalities, he is also a campaigner on LGBT+ rights. Born in Bangkok, he attended school in New York City before returning to Thailand where he has established himself as a an award-winning TV host who has landed countless celebrity interview exclusives and is known across south-east Asia. He was named by CNN as one of Asia’s Top 100 Influential Personalities.