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Aby Sam Thomas

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

Susan Graham

Founder, Dendra

Sandhya Sriram

Co-Founder, Shiok

Heather Henyon

Founding Partner, Mindshift Capital

Layla Shaikley

Wise Systems

Fiona Murray

Associate Dean of Innovation and Inclusivity, MIT

Efosa Ojomo

Global Prosperity Lead، Clayton Christensen Institute

Ra'ad Al Kalha

Co-Founder, Carers

Abdulrhman El Halafawy

Co-Founder, CUP MENA

Caitlin Dolkart

Co-Founder, Flare

Muna Al Gurg

Director of Retail, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

Dina H Sherif

Executive Director, Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship at MIT

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi

Chairperson, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

Najla Al Midfa

CEO, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Laureate 2006 and Founder, Grameen Bank

Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder and CEO, Acumen

Badr Jafar

CEO, Crescent Enterprises and President, Crescent Petroleum

Medea Nocentini

Co-Founder, Companies Creating Change (C3)

Anousheh Ansari

CEO, Xprize and first female private space explorer

Dimple Sahni

Managing Director Impact Funds Portfolios, Anthos Fund and Asset Management

Ned Tozun

Co-founder and CEO, d.light

Amna Aljarwan

Co-Founder, KnackLab

Sonia Weymuller

Founding Partner, VentureSouq

Dr. Jane Goodall

Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

H.E. Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi

Executive Chairman, Department of Government Relations in Sharjah

Silfath Pinto

Energy Healer and Mindset Coach

Susan Kahn

Coach and Consultant, School Of Life

Monica McCarthy

Community impresaria, public speaker, and messaging consultant

Fiona Buckland

Life Coach and Writer

Jason Marc Campbell

Host of Superhuman at Work Podcast by Mindvalley, International Speaker

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder of Mindvalley, Entrepreneur, Visionary, Best-selling Author

Emily Fletcher

Founder, Ziva Meditation, International Speaker and Author

Keith Ferrazzi

Chairman and Founder, Ferrazzi Greenlight

Kate Robertson

Co-founder and CEO, One Young World

Mashal Waqar

Co-founder and COO, The Tempest

David Jones

Co-founder, One Young World

Iman Usman


Brianne West

Founder and CEO, Ethique

Svanika Balasubramanian

Co-founder and CEO, rePurpose

Pratik Gauri

India President, 5th Element Group

Maya Rahal

Managing Director, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

Tahmid Islam

Fellow-in-Residence: UK and Europe, Peace First

Yousra Mshmsh

Fellow-in-Residence: MENA, Peace First

Amanda Hayder

Founder, Let's Talk Peace

Eric Dawson

CEO and Co-founder, Peace First

Siddiq Farid

CEO and Founder, SmartCrowd

Mohammed Aziz

Co-Founder, Dapi

Hebah Fisher

CEO and Cofounder, Kerning Cultures

Omar Itani

General Manager, FabricAID

Marianne Bitar Karam

Managing Director, B.O.T

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