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Josefa SACKO

Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, the African Union Commission, Angola


Tarneem Saeed

Head of strategy, Saeed Industrial & Commercial Group, Sudan

Head of strategy at Saeed Industrial & Commercial Group, one of the Sudan’s most longstanding and reputable industrial conglomerates.


Saeed Group companies are engaged in food and beverages production, plastics manufacturing, printing and packaging, agriculture, livestock, pharmaceuticals and mining. CEO of www. alsoug. com, Sudan’s largest online classifieds business, and one of the most visited local internet platforms in the country. She is also executive director of the US-Sudan Business Council and previously worked as a lawyer with the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group at Allen & Overy LLP, London.

Lourival Sant Anna

Foreign Affairs Reporter and Analyst, CBN radio- Estadão newspaper- Exame magazine, Brazil

Lourival Sant’Anna, 51 years old, is a Journalist.


He is an International Affairs Analyst with CBN, a major news radio station in Brazil; a Columnist on International Affairs with “O Estado de São Paulo” newspaper, and a Reporter with “Exame” magazine. He is also a free lancer Reporter with Época magazine and Bandeirantes TV. He has covered wars and other events in 60 countries. In Brazil, he has traveled through the whole country, doing reportages on economic, political and social issues. He has written, edited, analyzed, photographed, made video and radio reportages. He has a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of São Paulo, and a degree in Journalism from the Federal University of Goiás. He has published two books: “Viagem ao Mundo dos Taleban", or Travel to the Talebans’ World (Geração Editorial, 2002) and “O Destino do Jornal”, or The Newspaper’s Fate (Editora Record, 2008).

Jean-Louis Sarbib

CEO, Development Gateway, France

CEO of Development Gateway, an social enterprise supporting the use of data, technology, and evidence to create accountable institutions.


Former Vice President for Africa, Vice President for MENA and Senior Vice President for human development at the World Bank (1980-2006). Former MD of Wolfensohn & Company, non-resident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, teacher at Georgetown University. Current board member of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the African University of Science and Technology and the Nelson Mandela Institute.

John Sawers

Chairman and Partner of Macro Advisory Partners, Former Chief of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6), Macro Advisory Partners, United Kingdom

Former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 (2009-14) former UK ambassador to the United Nations (2007-09), political Director and main board member of the Foreign Office (2003-07), special representative in Iraq (2003), ambassador to Egypt (2001-03) and foreign policy adviser to the Prime Minister (1999-01).


Earlier in his career, he was posted to Washington, South Africa, Syria and Yemen. Sir John is now Chairman of Macro Advisory Partners, a firm that advises clients on the intersection of policy, politics, and markets.

Andres Schipani

Brazil Correspondent, Financial Times, Argentina

Brazil Correspondent for the Financial Times.


Previously he was Andes correspondent for Financial Times, covering Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as parts of the Caribbean. Before moving to Bogota, he was a correspondent in Miami and also spent time in New York. A native of Buenos Aires, he was educated in London, Cardiff, and Oxford. He was also a fellow in business, economics, and financial journalism at Columbia University.

Edward Scicluna

Minister for Finance, Government of Malta, Malta .

Minister of Finance of Malta, former Chairman of the European Investment Bank Board of Governors (EIB, 2013), and Vice-Chairman of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD, 2013).


Prior to March 2013 he served as a member of the European Parliament (MEP), in the capacity of vice-chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON), and a member of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC). Former Professor and head of the Department of Economics at the University of Malta, chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority, chairman of the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development, board director of the Central Bank of Malta, and electoral commissioner. Internationally he has carried out consultancy work for the European Commission, UNESCO, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), and the Governments of Albania, Croatia, Libya, and Turkey.

Ahmed Salman Shaikh

Founder and CEO, The Shaikh Group LTD, Qatar

Founder and CEO of The Shaikh Group (TSG), former Director of the Brookings Institution's Doha Center.


Former Special Assistant (Middle East and Asia) in the Office of the Under Secretary General for Political Affairs at the United Nations, Political Advisor to the Secretary General's Personal Representative for Lebanon during the 2006 war, Special Assistant to the Special Coordinator to the Middle East Peace Process, and Program Officer for the Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict.

Matsumoto Shoji

Emeritus Professor of International Law and Comparative African Law, Sapporo Gakuin University, Japan

Currently, Emeritus Professor of Sapporo Gakuin University specialized in Comparative Law and African Law.


Prior to this, he was professor of international law in the University, where he was once the dean of its faculty of law and the general director of the law school. He has published books and articles on such problems as terrorism and territorial dispute like the Sahara Conflict from international legal perspectives, and is one of the co-authors of `Morocco’s War on Terrorism.’

Fathallah Sijilmassi

Former Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean, Morocco

Fathallah Sijilmassi was appointed Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean on 1 March, 2012.


He was re-elected Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean on December 4, 2014. A career Diplomat for the Moroccan Government, he specia.