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Participants 2015


Jalal Abdel-Latif, Head, Governance and Human Security Team, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Hafsat Abiola, Human and Civil Rights Campaigner, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy

Carolina Abrusci Quijada, Professor, School of Political Science, Central University of Venezuela

Didier Acouety, President and Founder, AfricSearch Group

Olukorede Adenowo, Managing Director, Regional Head of Financial Institutions for West and Central Africa, Standard Chartered Bank

Yonov Agah, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization

Ilham Ait Bouazza, Head of Department, National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, Morocco

Jihane Ajiti, Manager, Corporate Development, OCP Group

Aïcha Akalay, Publishing Director of, Telquel

Surajudeen Ayobami Akande, Personal Assistant to Former President Obansajo, Africa Progress Panel

Ahmed Akhchichine, President, Regional Council of Marrakech - Tensift-Al Haouz

Rolake Akinkugbe, VP & Head, Energy and Natural Resources, Origination and Client Coverage, FBN Capital

Obed Boamah Akwa, Commandant/Executive Director, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

Driss Alaoui M'Daghri, Professor, Al Akhawayn University

Jaime Alexandre Nogueira Pinto, Director, Futuro- Presente

Caroline Alexis-Thomas, Health Consultant, University of Trinidad and Tobago

Patricia Antoine, Director of Research and Advocacy, GrenCHAP

Neyla Arnas, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University

Ali Aslan, TV Host and Journalist

Marcel Assemien, Beans Sourcing Director, Archer Daniels Midland

Hassan Ba, Co-Founder, Femme Africa Solidarites

Felizia Bacall, Consultant, Bridgespan Group

Jordi Bacaria, Director, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Ampadu Banasco, ADC to Major General Obed Akwa, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

Majida Bargach, Lecturer and Associate Directo, Department of French, University of Virginia

Cristina Barrios Fernandez, Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies

Abdelhak Bassou, Research Associate, Royal Institute of Strategic Studies

Nayé Bathily, Head Global Parliamentary Relations, The World Bank & International Finance Corporation

Giuseppe Battaglia, Head of International Cooperation Office, Carabinieri

Hassan Benabderrazik, Former Secretary General, Agroconcept

Oussama Benachour

Zineb Benalla, CEO, TICVE Building Peace

Mohammed Benhammou, President, Moroccan Center for Strategic Studies

Linda Benkaiouche, Civil Servant, Federal Government of Canada

Mohamed Benkamoun, Chief of Staff, Chairman's Office, OCP Group

Amina Benkhadra, General Director, National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, Kingdom of Morocco

Othmane Bennani-Smires, Executive Director/General Counsel, OCP Foundation

Mehdi Bensaid, President, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Islamic Affairs, and Moroccans residing abroad

Assia Bensalah Alaoui, Ambassador at Large of HM the King of Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco

Diogo Bercito, Journalist, Folha de Sao Paulo

Mohammed Berrada, Professor of Economics, Former Minister of Finance, University of Casablanca

Khalid Berradi, Office of the Chairman & CEO, OCP Policy Center

Courtney Bickert, Vice President, Development and Partnerships, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Allison Binns, Senior Advisor, Chevron

Deborah Birx, Ambassador at Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Julie Bleeker, Consultant, Akkanto

Prince Boadu, Co-founder/CEO, MapTech Logistics Limited

Dominique Bocquet, General Finance and Economic Controller, Ministry of Finance, France

Ezana Bocresion, Managing Partner, Aeneas Holdings, LLC

Elizabeth Boswell Rega, Director, Communications, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Zolika Bouabdallah, Senior Counsel, Islamic Finance Expert, Agence Française de Développement

Rita Bourichi

Mark Anthony Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Government of St. Kitts & Nevis

Enrique Bravo Escobar, Political Analyst and Consultant, Georgetown University

Charles Buchanan, Vice President, SYSTEMICSPHERE

Dwight Bush Sr., Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America

Alexandru Cosmin Buteica, Operations Analyst - Climate Change, The World Bank & International Finance Corporation

Felipe Cala Buendia, Global Advocacy and Policy Advisor, ChildFund Alliance

Rafael Cámara, Partner, Deloitte

Raphael Camargo, Master's candidate in Management of Governance Networks, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Christopher Campbell, Republican Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Jonathan Capehart, Editorial Board, The Washington Post

Harold Cárdenas Lema, Founder and Manager, La Joven Cuba

Jorge Castañeda, Global Distinguished Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University

Hassan Chadli, Head of Operations, Africa, OCP Group

Mohamed Chafiki, Director for Economic Studies, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Kingdom of Morocco

Hakimi Chakira, Manager, KC Invest

Phinith Chanthalangsy, Assistant Program Specialist, UNESCO

Tarik Choho, Managing Director, International Development, OCP Group

Gregory Craig, Partner, Litigation, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Pedro da Motta Veiga, Director, Centre for Studies in Integration and Development (CINDES)

Charles Dahan, Board Member, 6th Grain

Paula De Castro Bonilla, Project Manager, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Adriana de Queiroz, Managing Partner, A2 Global Trade

Malik Dechambenoit, Political Analyst and Mediator, Albright Stonebridge Group

Sophie Dembinski, Senior Policy Advisor, International Chamber of Commerce

Hendrik Descheemaeker, Managing Director Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Deloitte

Ibrahima Dia, General Manger, Financial Afrik

Rut Diamint, Professor, Torcuato Di Tella University

Adil Diani, Advisor, Ministry of Energy, Morocco

Momar Dieng, Journalist, Vice-versa Communication

Birame Diop, Chief of Staff, Air Force, Senegal

Marieme Diop, Desk Manager, President’s Delivery Unit, Senegal

Nerys Dockery, Senior Foreign Sevice Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis

Marcela Donadio, Executive Secretary, Latin American Security and Defence Network

Karen Donfried, President, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Serge Doukoure, Sector Manager, Prime Minister Cabinet, Côte d'Ivoire

Teocah Dove, Youth, Gender and Community Development Consultant, The Teocah Dove Legacy Foundation

Gwendolyn Dulla, Associate Director, Deloitte

Frederico Salomao Duque Estrada Meyer, Ambassador, Embassy of Brazil

Henriette Ekwe-Ebongo, Founder, Cameroon Branch Journalist, Equinoxe TV Political Chronicles

Imane El Andaloussi, Legal Counsel, OCP Group

Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center and Advisor to the CEO and Chairman, OCP Group, OCP Policy Center

Khalid El Hariry, Chairman, Telquel

Alae Edine El Jaafari, Program Officer, Moroccan Ministry of General Affairs and Governance

Halima El Joundi, Founder/Project Developer, DisxAbled

Mohamed El Kadiri, Deputy Director General, OCP Group

Nadia El Mahjoubi, Advisor, Royal Cabinet, Kingdom of Morocco

Aziz El Mallah, General Manager, Jacos Engineering SA

James Elias Junior, Foreign Trade Analyst, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Brazil

Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Ambassador to Germany, Foreign Ministry of Mexico

Yacine Fal, Resident Representative, African Development Bank

Liz Fanning, Founder, CorpsAfrica

B Fariat, Advisor to the Minister, Moroccan Ministry of Tourism

Anas Filali, Web Influencer, LOREM

Helga Flores Trejo, External Relations Principal Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank

Eve Fofana, Deputy Country Manager, General Electric

Isaac Fokuo, CEO, African Leadership Network

Ana Fonseca, Mission Chief, International Organization of Migration

Fabrice Fortin, Senior Commercial Advisor MENA, Royal Dutch Shell

Marcus Vinicius De Freitas, Professor of Law and International Relations, Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation

Winston Fritsch, Chief Executive Officer, Petra Energia S.A

Michaela Fronkova, Ambassador to Morocco, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Hildegard Gacek, Managing Director, Southern & Eastern Mediterranean Region, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

John Gallagher, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Jaime Gama, Senior Strategic Counsel, Albright Stonebridge Group

Geraldine Gardner, Director, Urban and Regional Policy, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Jeffrey Gelman, Senior Advisor to Treaty Ambassador, International Security & Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State

Thami Ghorfi, President, Aswat/ESCA

Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster

Ettore Greco, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali

Georges Guibert, Chargé de Mission,Secretariat Generale, OCP Group

Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, Director, Agence Maghreb Arab Press

Lahcen Haddad, Minister of Tourism, Kingdom of Morocco

Fatima Hadj, Investment Manager, Tikehau

Anissa Hanson, Executive Assistant to the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy

Marouane Harmach, Web Influencer, Consultor

Wenping He, Head of Africa Research Program, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Masmoudi Hicham, Bank Al-Maghrib

Sheldon Himelfarb, President and CEO, PeaceTech Lab

Katrin Hirseland, Head of the Office of the President, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

Veronique Hob-Hob, Marketing Manager, Bridge Africa

Greg Horowitt, Co-Founder, Managing Director, T2 Venture Creation

Aubrey Hruby, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council of the United States

Aomar Ibourk, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Masafumi Ishii, Ambassador to Belgium and Representative of the Government of Japan to NATO, Embassy of Japan

Len Ishmael, Ambassador to Belgium and Head of Mission to the EU, Embassy of the Eastern Caribbean States

Tokunboh Ishmael, Managing Director, Alitheia Capital

Debbi Iwig, Vice President and CFO, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Dhruva Jaishankar, Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Yves Jegourel, Professor, University of Bordeaux

Chris Johnson, General Manager, Global LNG Europe and Africa, Royal Dutch Shell

Gina Jones, Special Advisor, U.S. Department of Defense

Sophie Jouineau, Consultant Defense and Security / Latin America, ITG Consultants

Rupert Joy, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Morocco

Hicham Kabbaj, Business Development Director, Jacobs Engineering SA

Sara Kadaoui, Project Manager, M2t

Martine Kappel, Founder, True North Leadership

Mats Karlsson, Director, The Swedish Institute of Internatonal Affairs (UI)

Alan Kasujja, Radio Presenter, BBC

Saran Keita, President, Mali Branch, Network of Peace and Security for Women in the ECOWAS Region

Peter Kellner, President, You Gov

Craig Kennedy, Partner, Creative Engagement

Adnan Kifayat, Senior Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Andreas Kraemer, Founder & Chairman, Institute for Internatioal and European Environmental Policy

Driss Ksikes, Director, Centre de Recherche de HEM

Kamal Rafik Lahlou, Editorial Director, Challenges

Kamal Lahlou, Economist, Bank Al-Maghrib

Ahmed Larouz, President, The Cedar Network

Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Issues, European External Action Service

Michael Leibeck, Senior Policy Advisor, European Parliament

Carlos Raul Leon Gomez, Economic Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank

Ian Lesser, Executive Director, Brussels Office and Senior Director for Foreign and Security Policy, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador, Institute of France

Joaquim Levy, Minister, Ministry of Finance, Brazil

Nicola Lightner, Director, Major Conferences, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Elias Links, Professor, Stellenbosch University

Moubarack Lo, President, Institut de l'Emergence

Cecilia Lopez Pablos, Consultant- Legal Advisor, Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina

Mohamed Loulichki, Ambassador, Kingdom of Morocco

Gabriela Macagni, Managing Director, Endeavor Argentina

Jerrold Mallory, Economic Advisor, Embassy of the United States of America

Ayoub Mamdouh, Head of Strategic & Quantitative Research Department, OCP Group

Lindo Mandela, Director, Stakeholder Relations, Mandela Legacy

Jose Gutierrez Maxwell, Ambassador, Embassy of Argentina

Janice Mays, Staff Director; Chief Counsel, U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means

Samuel Mbrayeh Quarty, Ambassador, Embassy of Ghana

William McIlhenny, Senior Wider Atlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Kerry McNamara, Advisor to the Chairman & CEO, OCP Group

Pablo Medina, Senior Mexico Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

Karim Medrek, Director of Public Diplomacy and Non Governmental Actors, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Kingdom of Morocco

Aziz Mekouar, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Nizar Messari, Professor and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University

Hicham Mhammedi Alaoui, Co-Founder, Experience Morocco

Ivo Miguel Rubio, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Angola

Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo, President, NATO Defense College Foundation

Rabi Mohtar, Professor, Texas A&M University

Jorgen Molde, Ambassador to Morocco, Denmark

João Bosco Monte, President, Instituto Brasil Africa

Mohamed Moufakkir, Governor, City of Marrakech

Amine Mounir Alaoui, Vice- President, OCP Foundation

Yassine Moustanjidi, Urban Planner/Architect, Klaus Müller Architecture

Mohamed Amine Moustanjidi, Senior Policy Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Ninel Musson, Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, African Leadership Network

Mbali Ndandani, Director, Digital, McDonalds

Nicolas Simel Ndiaye, Founder and Executive Director, L'Afrique des Idées

Thione Niang, Co-Founder, Akon Lighting Africa

Ana Nunes Cordeiro, Journalist, Portugal News Agency

Anne Nutsuklo, Chief Executive Officer, Nandimobile

Fabrice Nze-Bekale, CEO, Societe Equatoriale des Mines

Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria; Board Member Africa Progress Panel, Africa Progress Panel

Rodrigo Oliveira, Regional Under Secretary of the Presidency for External Relations, Government of the Azores

Juan Andres Ordonez Gomez, Ambassador, Embassy of Mexico

Lahcen Oulhaj, Member, CESS

Khalid Ourahzani

'Dapo Oyewole, Executive Director, Policy Development Network

Nereo Penalver García, Policy Advisor, European Parliament

Eliot Pence, Director, Africa, McLarty Associates

Michel Petit, Professor, Institut Agronomique Mediterraneen de Montpellier

Vanessa Phala, Executive Director: Social Policy, Business Unity South Africa

Peter Pham, Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council of the United States

Olayinka Phillips, Director Internal Audit, Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Limited

Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Yassine Rahmi, OCP Group

Marta Lucía Ramírez, President, Action Citizens

Gregory Randolph, Deputy Director, JustJobs Network

David Reisenzein, Liaison Officer, Frontex

Julissa Reynoso, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP

El Mostafa Rezrazi, Vice President, International Research Group For Transregional & Emerging Area Studies

João Ribeiro, Director-General for Maritime Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Sea, Environment, and Spatial Planning, Portugal

Andrea Richter, Chief of Staff, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State

Sandra Rios, Director, Centre for Studies in Integration and Development (CINDES)

Hiba Rizk, Senior Project Manager, Transcarbon Africa Middle East

Alexandros Rondos, Special Representative to the Horn of Africa, European Council

Andrés Rozental, Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations

Nicolò Russo Perez, Head, International Affairs Program, Compagnia di San Paolo

Mustapha Sadni Jallab, Staff Member to Mr. Agah, World Trade Organization

Yadine Samira

Yacouba Sangare, Editor in Chief, Patriote

Lourival Sant'Anna, Founder, 2F

Mayecor Sar, Policy Adviser, Presidential Delivery Unit, Presidency of the Republic of Senegal

Arturo Sarukhan, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Simon Schaefer, CEO, Founder, Factory Licensing GmbH

Valerie Ilene Schuhl, Managing Director and Commercial Head of Corporate and Private Banking, Banque Heritage Uruguay

Asmaa Sebbar, Director, Moroccan Centre for Strategic Studies (CMES)

Mustapha Sehimi, Writer and Editorialist

Fidel Sendagorta, Director General for North American, Asia, and Pacific, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain

Mehdi Serghini, Managing Director, Financial Advisory, Deloitte LLP

Usman Shehu, Editor, Africa Desk, Deutsche Welle

Landry Signé, Founder and CEO, The Global Network for Africa's Prosperity

Christopher Smart, Special Assistant to the President, U.S. National Security Council

Stephen Smith, Military Legislative Assistant, Senator Angus King

Qing Song, Researcher and Program Officer, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Bernardo Sorj, Executive Director, Edelstein Center for Social Research


Mohamed Soual, Advisor to Chairman and CEO, OCP Group

Jorge Spencer Lima, President, Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Sotavento

Hammad Sqalli, Research Professor, CESEM

Michael Stock, Europe Analyst, Crumpton Group, LLC

Seth Stodder, Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist and Director for Economic Research, Euler Hermes France

Maxwell Suuk, Reporter, Diamond FM

Anthioumane Tandia, Journalist, Afrimag

Mostafa Terrab, President, OCP Foundation and CEO OCP Group, OCP Foundation

Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, President, Institut PanAfricain de Stratégies

Aminata Touré, Special Envoy to the President, Office of the President, Senegal

Khalid Tritki, Web Influencer, Focus Contenu

Barkue Tubman, Founder and CEO, MBL Intl Group

Adaeze Umolu, Technical Advisor, Management Sciences for Health

Alfredo Valladão, Professor, Sciences Po

Anne Vasara, Ambassador to Morocco, Embassy of Finland

Ivan Vejvoda, Senior Vice President, Programs, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Urmila Venugopalan, Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group

Marian Vidaurri, Secretariat for Political Affairs, Organization of American States

Luís Viegas Cardoso, Adviser, European Parliament

Julian von Fumetti, Vice President, Political Risk, BG Group

Eustace Wallace, Second Secretary, Embassy of the Eastern Caribbean States

Robinson West, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies

John Wilkinson, Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Anna Wittenborg, Project Manager, Flexible Geschäftseinheit Migration, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Eckart Woertz, Senior Research Fellow, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Patrick Worms, Senior Science Policy Advisor, World Agroforestry Centre

Guillaume Xavier-Bender, Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

John Yearwood, World Editor, Miami Herald

Carlton Yearwood, Senior Partner, True Blue Inclusion

Sabri Youcefi, Analyst, Meridiam Infrastructure

Estelle Youssouffa, TV Reporter, BFM TV

Hicham Zegrary, Director, CFC Academy

Astrid Ziebarth, Migration Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Talal Zouaoui, Executive Director - Public Affairs and Communication, OCP Group

Mbuih Zukane Retruyap, Lecturer, University of Dschang