Hadi Al Alawi
Hadi Al Alawi is the Chairman and Founder of Al Hayat Group which was established in the early 1990 as a holding company to oversee the diversified interests held whether under sole ownership, joint ventures or equity stakes of varying sizes. Mr. Al Alawi is an experienced businessman with extensive regional and international networks who was successfully propelled various start-up ventures into industry leaders with record-breaking growth and expansion within highly competitive markets. He is also the Managing Director of Al Alawi Group of Companies founded in the early 1930s by his late father. Today the group has emerged as one of the most diversified and highly regarded business houses in the Gulf region and beyond. Mr. Al Alawi has been responsible for the strategic direction and the driving force behind the development of his family’s business. He is widely recognized for the role he has played in expanding the group’s portfolio towards a more diversified and active in the fields of advertising, marketing, public relationships, IT and telecom, construction, general contracting, electrical and mechanical divisions, manufacturing, printing, property development, real estate and investment, travel and fashion. Mr. Al Alawi is also the Executive Chairman of Fly.bh, the Chairman of Mackenzie Forbes Group, a Board member of Innovative Film City, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Ebrahim Abdulaal Group of Companies, the Executive Chairman of Build Block Middle East, Founder and Board member of Bahrain Family Business Association, a member and past President of the Manama Rotary Club, Founder Member of Manama Charity Fund, and a Board member and a shareholder of various companies worldwide. He is also a member of Advisory Committee of various Organization and he has been main Speaker in lot of International Conferences and Forums.
Mr. David Arkless is a world-renowned expert on labor market trends and also has widespread experience of helping countries develop their economic and labor market strategies. In 2011, he became Vice- President of Ciett, the international confederation of private employment agencies. He has in depth experience of developing corporate and international affairs and as such has been called to advise the governments of China, Mexico, Vietnam, Serbia and Singapore, as well as the US Department of State, the European Union and the cities of Shanghai, Tianjin, Dalian and El Paso/Juarez regarding skills, talent, employment, social policy and economic development. In May 2010, he became Vice-President of the China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC) in Beijing and is an advisor to and supporter of the All-Party Political Group on East Asia, empowering the Asian diaspora in UK society and building links between the East Asian and UK business communities.
Holmes Stoner Jr is the Founder/Chairman of the Pacific Rim Chamber of Commerce and Business Council from 1989 to the present time (pacrimbc.com) (pacrimcc.org) His responsibilities are to oversee and establish best practices for small and micro businesses (over 400,000) worldwide. In 2002 he established the Green Alliance International to educate and reward small business to become better environmental citizens and do more for sustainability in the 21st Century. He is a strong advocate of Green Initiatives and Sustainability around the world.
Luiz F. Costa Macambira
Luiz Fernando C. Macambira is a Brazilian-born entrepreneur, former commodity trader, investor, advisor, executive editor and publisher. He is the Publisher, CEO and Editor of the Monaco, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg editions of the iconic FORBES magazine, part of Forbes Media, a global media company with tradition of authoritative business journalism, focusing on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurial capitalism, leadership and affluent lifestyles . He began his career in Miami, Florida as a commodity trader , later becoming one of the founders of a commodity trading firm, which achieved a dominant position in several coffee markets. In partnership with one of the world’s biggest green coffee exporters the company has been credited with having nearly cornered the coffee market in Russia in the nineties. He is a member of a number of Advisory Boards and he is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish and conversational level of Russian and Italian.
Based in Geneva and Monaco, Walter is co-founder of Phimpact Investments, a Social and Environmental Impact Investment group specialized in sustainable investments, technology for good fund raising and strategic acquisitions for selected projects and family groups. Walter has more than 30 years of experience in, private Equity , Venture Capital and Direct Investments. He led more than 60 successful acquisitions, 29 M&A deals, and more than 40 Venture Capital investments, leading personally more than 30 successful exits through strategic buyers. Prior to Phimpact, he developed his career at international organizations like Merrill Lynch, ABN AMRO and Citicorp, in New York, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, London and Geneva. He was part of the founding team of Citicorp Venture Capital (CVC) and Citicorp Capital Investors pioneers in the industry . He has participated in more than 39 fund raising process for different direct investment vehicles, VC`s , Private Equity and Real Estate Investment Funds. As General Partner , he was appointed as board member in more than 30 privately held and listed portfolio companies, including three where he acted as CEO. Philanthropic fund raiser for foundations and endowments. PAD from the IAE Business School, Master in Finance and Graduate in Economics from the UBA. Global CEO Program IESE, Spain. Post graduate in Philosophy and Strategy.
Pierre N. Rolin is a Canadian entrepreneur with over 30 years of real estate asset management and investment advisory experience. Rolin was previously based in London, Frankfurt, and New York and has closed more than 500 real estate investments valued in excess of US$15 billion and delivered an average 18 percent IRR for his clients. Rolin was appointed a Member of Senior Management & Global Head of Credit Suisse International Real Estate based in London at the age of 35. Following his career at Credit Suisse Rolin founded a global real estate asset manager, built a team of 25 professionals and led a US$6.4 billion under management platform which included 125 direct properties and four customised private equity real estate funds. Mr. Rolin is Chairman & CEO of Ankh Real Estate Inc, a global real estate advisory firm servicing UHNW private investors, developers, sovereign wealth funds, and private equity funds. Rolin is Advisor for business development to the CEO’s of a portfolio of technology companies with a strong mission-related social impact focus. Investments are made across the entire investment cycle from angel to late stage. Industry sectors have included: car mobility, wearable healthcare & mobile health tech, smart materials, curated marketplaces, fashion e-commerce, data science, 3D printing, cinematic IP content-technology & delivery, cloud based institutional broker-dealer, and accelerator of short term retail space content “Pop-Ups”. Rolin shared his experiences as a presenter including The World Economic Forum in Davos, The Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, and the Young Presidents Organization in London. Rolin established the Rolin Foundation, a private U.S. non-profit grant-giving foundation in 2006 which supports learning through art, education and cultural heritage initiatives for gifted underprivileged children. Mr Rolin is a caring venture capitalist and the founder of Ankh Impact Ventures ("AIV"), a new impact-driven venture investment platform that invests in agents of change building a more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable future and reimagining how we learn, live, and consume. AIV’s “open architecture” approach to investing for impact means it not only invests directly at the pre-seed stage in startups, it also invests in other mission-driven, for-profit platforms such as impact funds, labs, accelerators, incubators, studios, and public-private partnerships. AIV focuses on diverse founders to promote access to capital and opportunity for all agents of change. Its impact areas of focus are: an Inclusive Digital & Creative Economy, Smart Cities & Climate Action, and Sustainable & Conscious Consumption.
Alex is a highly experienced adviser on Strategy and Market Development for the past 40 years. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SB and SM in Chemical Engineering) and Harvard Business School (MBA). He started his career in management consulting with McKinsey & Company in Paris ,France and travelled to over 50 countries. Alex resides in Monaco and is currently the Co-President of the Harvard Club of Monaco and member of the Monaco Economic Board.
Mr. Gibson-Moore has had a 30-year career in banking general management as well as corporate finance, investment banking and asset management. He has specialised in private equity and institutional asset management since 2000. From 2009 to 2014 he was Managing Director and Regional Representative of LGT Bank covering the MENA region. The LGT Group is privately owned by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein and focuses word-wide on institutional and family office asset management. Before joining LGT Group, he was Chief Executive Officer Middle East for the Robeco Group. He set up Robeco’s regional office in Bahrain with responsibility for their institutional asset management business in the MENA region. Clients included all the regional sovereign wealth funds, government institutions, banks and family offices. From scratch AUM of over $7bn were achieved. Mr. Gibson-Moore was a Member of the Middle East Advisory Board of the Robeco Group from 2008 - 2014. He was previously 15 years with Chase Manhattan Bank (subsequently JPMorgan Chase) where he was Chairman of the Boards of Chase Manhattan Bank in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Jersey and Swiss Country Manger. In addition, he was Head of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Division for 8 years and was subsequently responsible
Dr Raphael Nagel
His tireless entrepreneurial spirit has led him to found and chair the Board of The Abrahamic Business Circle based in the United Arab of Emirates, an organization of high-profile individuals that shared the same vision in fostering economic diplomacy through business and trade. Recently, Dr. Nagel appointed as the Governor of Cevitas Dei, an Institute of History and Archaeology of Jerusalem promoting the Abraham Legacy, he has been one of the founders of this mission. Before devoting himself to business and entrepreneurship, Mr. Nagel’s academic background in Economics and Law has been forged in university centres in Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain. Amongst other relevant activities, he is an active member of the Scientific Committee of the Chair in Security at the Andorra’s Universitat Europea. Additionally, he is the co-founder of a Spanish investment bank specialized on cross-border transactions and debt restructuring. In 2016, he went above and beyond the call of duty to help others and he founded a Charity Trust in order to combat the social exclusion caused by over-indebtedness and give support to basic overall financial education and awareness.