Speakers 2017

This was our line-up in 2017. The line-up for 2018 will coming soon

  • Prof. Muhammad Yunus

    Prof. Muhammad Yunus

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

  • H.R.H Maria Teresa

    Her Royal Highness

    The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

  • Anne Hidalgo

    Anne Hidalgo

    Mayor of Paris

  • Antoinette Guhl

    Antoinette Guhl

    Deputy Mayor of Paris

  • Lamiya Morshed

    Lamiya Morshed

    Executive Director Yunus Centre, Executive Director Grameen Healthcare Trust

  • Hans Reitz

    Hans Reitz

    CEO The Grameen Creative Lab, Head of GSBS

  • Martin Hirsch

    Martin Hirsch

    Director-General of the Assistance, Publique-Hospitaux de Paris

  • Emmanuel Faber

    Emmanuel Faber

    CEO Danone

  • Kate Robertson

    Kate Robertson

    Co-Founder One Young World

  • Saskia Bruysten

    Saskia Bruysten

    CEO and Co-Founder Yunus Social Business

  • Christian Vanizette

    Christian Vanizette

    Co-Founder MakeSense

  • Jean Bernou

    Jean Bernou

    CEO Continental Europe McCain Foods

  • Monique Villa

    Monique Villa

    CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation

  • Richard St-Pierre

    Richard St-Pierre

    President C2 Montréal

  • Jacques Berger

    Jacques Berger

    Director Action Tank France

  • Ludovic de Gromard

    Ludovic de Gromard

    Co-Founder Chance

  • Peter Schwarzenbauer

    Peter Schwarzenbauer

    Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG

  • Vincent Hejduk

    Vincent Hejduk

    Founder Waynak – Where are you?

  • David Hertz

    David Hertz

    Founder Gastromotiva

  • Joel Bouzou

    Joel Bouzou

    Official Representative of the IOC President and President of the World Olympians Association

  • Andreas Heinecke

    Andreas Heinecke

    Founder Dialogue in the Dark

  • Jean Laurent Bonnafé

    Jean Laurent Bonnafé

    CEO BNP Paribas

  • Antoine Sire

    Antoine Sire

    Head of Company Engagement, BNP Paribas

  • Thomas Gass

    Thomas Gass

    UN Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs

  • Friedrich Kiesinger

    Friedrich Kiesinger

    Social Business Entrepreneur Berlin

  • Ana María Alvarez Monge

    Ana María Alvarez Monge

    CEO and Chairwoman Migration HUB Network

  • Etienne Thobois

    Etienne Thobois

    CEO Paris 2024

  • Marie Barsacq

    Marie Barsacq

    Impact & Legacy Director Paris 2024

  • Anne Bunde Birouste

    Anne Bunde Birouste

    CEO & Founder Football United / Director at UNSW Yunus Social Business for Health Hub

  • Thomas Van Schaik

    Thomas Van Schaik

    CCO at Holland NOC / ex Global Brand Director at Adidas

  • Marc Gruber

    Marc Gruber

    VP for Innovation at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

  • Rahul Bose

    Rahul Bose

    Actor, Activist, Former athlete (rugby indian national team)

  • Luciano Gurgel

    Luciano Gurgel

    Country Director YSB Brazil

  • Marie Dahllöf

    Marie Dahllöf

    Secretary General at the Swedish Postcode Foundation

  • Andres Trujillo

    Andres Trujillo

    Country Director YSB Colombia

  • Maria Angeles Leon Lopez

    Maria Angeles Leon Lopez

    Open Value Social Fund

  • Sylvain de Ferriere

    Sylvain de Ferriere

    CO CIO Yunus Social Business

  • Karen Hitschke

    Karen Hitschke

    Managing Director YY Foundation

  • Dr. Lisa Emelia Svensson

    Dr. Lisa Emelia Svensson

    Director for Ocean, at the UN Environment

  • Leonhard Nima

    Leonhard Nima

    Co-Founder N3XTCODER

  • Michael Kaysersberg

    Michael Kaysersberg

    Special Advisor to the GSBS Food Hub

  • Laurence Tubiana

    Laurence Tubiana

    CEO European Climate Foundation/ Chair of the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (AFD)

  • Nicolas Hazard

    Nicolas Hazard

    Founder INCO

  • Maha Keramane

    Maha Keramane

    Head Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance for EUROPE, BNP Paribas

  • Claudia Belli Jeanteur

    Claudia Belli Jeanteur

    Head Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance, BNP Paribas

  • Eric Campos

    Eric Campos

    Délégué Général, Fondation Grameen Crédit Agricole

  • Alain Levy

    Alain Levy

    Head Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance for Asia and Americas, BNP Paribas

  • Luciana delle Donne

    Luciana delle Donne

    CEO of Made in Carcere

  • Ujal Ibrahim

    Ujal Ibrahim

    MCC, Utha Refugee Education & Training Centre

  • Aarti Wig

    Aarti Wig

    Co-Founder and CEO, Yunus Social Business India

  • Adrien Gizon

    Adrien Gizon

    Consultant, Association for the Right to Economic Initiative

  • Agnes Atim Apea

    Agnes Atim Apea

    Founder, Hope Development Initiative

  • Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot

    Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot

    Executive Director of the HEC Chair “Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty”

  • Caio Guimarares

    Caio Guimarares

    Founder and CEO of Beone

  • Christina Jäger

    Christina Jäger

    Project Lead, The Plastic Lab of The Grameen Creative Lab

  • Dr. Bernhard Bauske

    Dr. Bernhard Bauske

    The marine conservation department of WWF Germany

  • Elisa Yavchitz

    Elisa Yavchitz

    Manager, Les Canaux Paris

  • Emeline Stievenart

    Emeline Stievenart

    Founder, KIMSO

  • Fionn Dobbin

    Fionn Dobbin

    Partner and Creative Director, The Design Consultancy AGE and MAMMU

  • Henning Grambow

    Henning Grambow

    Partner, Strategist & Producer Design Consultancy AGE5

  • Jean-Luc Perron

    Jean-Luc Perron

    Vice-President, Centre Yunus Paris

  • Jean-Marc Guesne

    Jean-Marc Guesne

    Head of Ashoka France

  • Jean-Michel Lecuyer

    Jean-Michel Lecuyer

    Managing Director, INCO

  • Marie-Genevieve Loys-Carreiras

    Marie-Genevieve Loys-Carreiras

    Impact Investment Analyst, BNPP AM (Paris, France)

  • Marine Plossu

    Marine Plossu

    Co-Founder, SenseSchool

  • Nurfarini Daing

    Nurfarini Daing

    Co-Founder and CEO myHarapan

  • Sunil Bhaskaran

    Sunil Bhaskaran

    Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel (India)

  • Thomas Werner

    Thomas Werner

    WWF Deutschland

  • Verena Liedgens

    Verena Liedgens

    Co-Founder, Agruppa

  • Bruno Dabout

    Bruno Dabout

    Deputy Director General of ATD Fourth World

  • Judith Acquien

    Judith Acquien

    Co-Founder and CEO of Thot School

  • Daniel Nowack

    Daniel Nowack

    Head of Business Development, Yunus Social Business

  • Esther Gilah Schneider

    Esther Gilah Schneider

    Dutch Postcode Lottery at the Charity Department

  • Eva Sadoun

    Eva Sadoun

    Co-Founder and CEO 1001PACT

  • Heike Vesper

    Heike Vesper

    Director of WWF Germany’s Marine Program at the International WWF Centre for Marine Conservation in Hamburg

  • Raphaele Leroy

    Raphaele Leroy

    Head CSR and Social Entrepreneurship of BNP Paribas

  • Verena Bahlsen

    Verena Bahlsen

    Co-Founder of HERMANN’S

  • Kirti Poonia

    Kirti Poonia

    Head of Okhai Social Business

  • Fanny Donnarel

    Fanny Donnarel

    Impact & Legacy Coordinator – Paris 2024

  • Youssef Halaoua

    Youssef Halaoua

    Generation 2024 Manager - Paris 2024


  • Michael Badics Senior Director AE Solutions Ars Electronica
  • Laurent Auguste Senior Executive Vice President Innovation and Markets - Veolia
  • Gabo Arora Senior Advisor & Filmmaker United Nations
  • Jacques Berger Director Action Tank Entreprise et Pauvreté
  • Ernesto Blanco Executive Director of User Services Water System of Mexico City
  • Saskia Bruysten Co-Founder / CEO Yunus Social Business
  • Leila Charfi Country Director Yunus Social Business Tunisia
  • Frédéric Dalsace Associate Professor - Marketing HEC Paris
  • Ludovic de Gromard Co-Founder and Managing Director Y Generation Education
  • Fionn Dobbin Co-Founder / Creative Director NotPerfectEducation
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fischer Director L3D Center University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Emmanuel Faber CEO Danone Group
  • Olafur Eliasson Artist
  • Sophie Eisenmann Co-Founder / CFO Yunus Social Business
  • Ron J. Garan Jr. Astronaut NASA
  • Thomas Gass Assistant Secretary-General United Nations DESA
  • Nicholas Haan Faculty Chair, Global Grand Challenges Singularity University
  • Prof. Dr. Horst Hahn Institute Director Fraunhofer MEVIS
  • Ashraful Hassan Managing Director Grameen Telecom
  • Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser Head of the Economics Department DIE ZEIT
  • Markus Hipp Executive Director BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
  • Martin Hirsch Former French High Commissioner
  • Karen Hitschke Director Yunus Social Business
  • Abser Kamal Managing Director Grameen Fisheries and Livestock
  • Burkhard Kieker CEO VisitBerlin
  • Huzzatul Islam Latifee Managing Director Grameen Trust
  • Parveen Mahmud Managing Director Grameen Telecom Trust
  • Lopa Mehrotra Co-CEO Grameen Australia
  • Letizia Moratti Co-Founder San Patrignano Foundation
  • Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi Director Technology for Tomorrow
  • Felix Oldenburg Europe Leader and Director Germany Ashoka
  • Robert Okodia Founder / CEO ARYODI Bee Farm
  • Dr. Anita Nowak Professor McGill University
  • Daniel Nowack Country Director Yunus Social Business Albania and Kosovo
  • Franz Karl Prüller CEO and Chairman ERSTE Foundation
  • Duncan Power Co-CEO Grameen Australia
  • Dr. Andreas Rickert CEO PHINEO
  • Margriet Schreuders Head of the Charity Department Dutch Charity Lotteries
  • Prof. Dr. Tania Singer Director Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Dr. Faiz Shah Director Yunus Center at AIT
  • Peter Spiegel CEO Genisis Institute for Social Innovation and Impact Strategies
  • Gerfried Stocker Managing Director Ars Electronica
  • Tina Stridde Managing Director Aid By Trade Foundation
  • Enrico Testi Director Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence
  • Wang Yong Co-Founder and Board Member Grameen China
  • Lázsló Andor EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Claudia Arthur-Flatz External Relations Officer and Private Sector Focal Point UN Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Dr. Ingo Ballschmieter Advisor to the Executive Board Bertelsmann Foundation
  • Dr. Fatima Mohammad al Balooshi Minister for Social Development Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Ehsanul Bari Managing Director Grameen Yukiguni Maitake
  • Dr. Gerald Bast Rector University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • Corinne Bazina Managing Director Grameen Danone Foods
  • Heinz Becker Member of the European Parliament
  • Nurjahan Begum Managing Director Grameen Shikkha
  • Jean Bernou CEO McCain Continental Europe
  • Binod Chaudhary Chairman Chaudhary Group
  • Dr. Joon Choi Vice President Social Enterprise Team SK Supex Council
  • Monique Coleman US actress and UN Youth Ambassador
  • Veronica Colondam CEO YCAB Foundation
  • Antonio da Conceicao Minister of Commerce, Industry and Environment Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Alex Counts CEO Grameen Foundation
  • Nurfarini Daing CEO Youth Trust Foundation myHarapan
  • Dominique Dauster Managing Director Perfect Day Coffee
  • John Davies Vice President Intel Corporation
  • Saori Dubourg President Asia Pacific BASF SE
  • Philippe Douste-Blazy Chair of UNITAID
  • Christopher Eldrige Expert in-residence on Behavioural Influence at Asian Institute of Technology
  • Lutfi Fadil Lokman Founder Hospitals Beyond Boundaries
  • Werner Faymann Chancellor of Austria
  • Alex Finlayson Social Business Consultant British Council
  • Jeffery George Global Head of Sandoz
  • Ashran Ghazi Chairman of the Board of Trustees myHarapan Youth Trust Foundation
  • Navroze Godrej Board of Directors Godrej Group
  • Anshu Gupta Founder Goonj, Schwab Social Entrepreneur 2013
  • Herbert Hainer CEO adidas AG
  • Felix Hallwachs CEO Little Sun
  • Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht former Chairman of BASF SE
  • Jürgen Hammer Chief Investment Officer Grameen Credit Agricole
  • Dr. Michael Häupl Mayor of Vienna
  • Ellynita Hazlina Lamin Executive Director Social Enterprise Alliance Malaysia
  • Prof. Andreas Heinecke Founder Dialogue in the Dark
  • Hendrik Heuermann HR Department H&M Germany
  • Nazmul Hossain Assistant Professor University of Dhaka
  • Dr. Kerstin Humberg Engagement Management Mc Kinsey
  • Rudolf Hundstorfer Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection Austria
  • Kazi Huque CEO Grameen Intel
  • Datuk Zabidah Ismail Managing Director Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia
  • Dr. Shariha Khalid Executive Director Scope Group
  • Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala CEO Wockhardt Foundation
  • Niclas Kjellström-Matseke CEO Swedish Postcodeloterry
  • Simon Kleine Vice President Corporate Communications Western Union
  • Krish Krishnan Founder Director and CEO Green Ventures
  • Hubertus Külps Head of Global Communications SAP
  • Eric Lesueur Projects Manager Veolia Water
  • Martin Löffler Director California Institute for Social Business
  • Emmanuel Marchant General Manager danone.communities
  • Showkat Masum Director & Head of Operations and Technology Grameenphon
  • Lamiya Morshed Executive Director Yunus Centre
  • Olivier Maurel Social Innovation danone.communities
  • Golam Mostofa Ansari Assistant General Manager Grameen Communications
  • Cristobal Munoz Governor of Caldas
  • Prof. Masaharu Okada Executive Director [email protected] University
  • Rogerio Oliveira Country Director Yunus Social Business Brazil
  • Jean-Luc Perron CEO Grameen Credit Agricole
  • Erin Pham Steinhauer Head of Corporate Responsibility Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa Visa Inc.
  • Brune Poirson Head of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibilty Veolia Water India
  • Zoran Puljic Direktor Mozaik Social Enterprise
  • Jannat Quanine General Manager Grameen Bank
  • Najib Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Marie Ringler Country Director Austria and Central- and Eastern Europe Ashoka
  • Kate Robertson Group Chairman Havas Europe
  • Robson Rocha Vice President Banco do Brasil
  • Patrick Rousseau Chairman and Managing Director Veolia Water India
  • Faiz Shah Director Yunus [email protected] Institute of Technology
  • M. Shahjahan Debuty Managing Director Grameen Bank
  • Lutfey Siddiqi Managing Director, Co-Head Foreign Exchange Asia-Pacific UBS Investment Bank
  • Jack Sim Founder World Toilet Organization
  • HM Queen Sofia of Spain
  • Thomas Stelzer Assistant Secretary-General United Nations
  • Imamus Sultan Managing Director Grameen Kalyan, Grameen Health Care Services
  • Nazneen Sultana Managing Director Grameen Communications
  • Pete Teo Singer, Songwriter and Film Producer
  • Dr. Mathias Terheggen Senior Advisor Philanthropy & Values-Based Investing UBS AG
  • Dr. Hamadoun Touré Secretary-General of ITU and Co-Chair of UN Broadband Commission
  • Christian Vanizette Founder MakeSense
  • Ulrich Villis Global Co-Leader Social Impact Practice The Boston Consulting Group
  • Otto Ferdinand Wachs CEO Autostadt
  • Alan Webber Co-founder of Fast Company magazine
  • Aarti Wig Country Director Yunus Social Business India
  • Carol Wong CEO Genovasi
  • Prof. Hiroto Yasuura Vice Executive President Kyushu University
  • Dho Young-shim Member UN MDG Advocacy Group