Aliko Dangote GCON
Aliko Dangote is the founder of the Dangote Group, an emerging African conglomerate based in Nigeria, West Africa, driven by a mission to touch the lives of people by providing their basic needs. He presides over the Dangote Group as President and Chief Executive of the company.
Currently, the Dangote Group has subsidiaries spread all over Nigeria with operations in 16 African countries. Dangote Cement Plc, one of his subsidiaries, is the first Nigerian company on the Forbes Global 2000 Companies.
Mr Dangote is listed by Forbes magazine as the richest African with a net worth of $25billion as at March 2014.
Aliko Dangote GCON
William H. Neukom
William H. Neukom is the founder and chief executive officer of the World Justice Project, an organization devoted to promoting the rule of law throughout the world. He is a retired partner in the Seattle office of the international law firm K&L Gates and is an adjunct lecturer at Stanford Law School where he teaches a seminar on the rule of law.
Mr. Neukom was the lead lawyer for Microsoft Corporation for nearly 25 years managing its legal, government affairs, and philanthropic activities. He retired from Microsoft as its executive vice president of law and corporate affairs in 2002, then returned to his law firm and served as its chairman from 2003 to 2007. He is a trustee emeritus of Dartmouth College, having served as chair of the board from 2004 to 2007, and was president of the American Bar Association from 2007 to 2008. He was the chief executive officer of the San Francisco Giants baseball team from 2008 to 2011. He joined the board of directors of Fortinet, Inc. in 2013.
Mr. Neukom serves on the board of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Asia Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, Ecotrust, the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the William D. Ruckelshaus Center. He is a member of the Dean’s Council at Stanford Law School and has been its chair since 2012. In 1995, Mr. Neukom and his four children founded the Neukom Family Foundation, which supports not-for-profit organizations in the fields of education, the environment, health, human services, and justice.
Mr. Neukom earned his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his LL.B. from Stanford University, and has honorary degrees from Gonzaga University, the University of Puget Sound, and the University of South Carolina.
He and his wife, Sally, live in Seattle and have five children and thirteen grandchildren.
William H. Neukom
Ida Beerhalter heads IOME, a private investment partnership of women principals from the Gulf region with its head office in Riyadh, KSA.
Additionally, Mrs Beerhalter also serves as Member of the Board, Strategic Advisor and Expert to various for-profit and not-for-profit organisations around the globe (amongst others Astia USA, Bellwald Partner GmbH Switzerland, Impact Investment Partners LLP UK, Yunus Social Business GmbH Germany, Social Business Earth Switzerland, First Light Trust UK, MedPrivee Germany) specialised in a wide range of issues including social business, impact investment, women empowerment and investment in emerging markets.
Mrs Beerhalter is also Director of Corporate Affairs at Cardionovum GmbH and serves as Consultant to Shanghai Biomedical Enterprise LLC (Hong Kong) and as Advisor to MedPrivee, which she co-founded in 2011.
She is registered acquisition coach at High-Tech-Gründer-Fonds Germany and serves as judge and coach at the European Venture Contest.
Professor Jeffrey Golden
Jeffrey Golden is Chairman of The P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation in The Hague, and a member of the Foundation's Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance, a Governor and Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he has also been Visiting Professor in the Law Department (2010-2013), and a member of chambers at 3 Hare Court. He recently retired as a Director of MFX Solutions, Inc., an industry initiative providing currency hedging for microfinance, and from international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, which he joined as a partner in 1994 after 15 years with the leading Wall Street practice of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He was the founding partner of Allen & Overy's US law practice and senior partner in the firm's global derivatives practice and has broad experience of a wide range of capital markets matters. He has acted extensively for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association since its inception, was a principal author of ISDA's master agreements and has appeared as an expert witness in several high profile derivatives cases.
Professor Golden is Immediate Past Chair of the Society of English and American Lawyers (SEAL), a former Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law and former Commissioner on the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Life Fellow (Co-Chair, International) of the American Bar Foundation. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the ABA/UNDP International Legal Resource Center and as a member of the ABA House of Delegates, a trustee of the International Bar Association Foundation and a member of the International Advisory Board of Columbia Law School and the International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) Advisory Committee.
Ms. Shanu SP Hinduja is a philanthropist and businesswoman, Chairperson of the Hinduja Foundation US, Co-Chair of Hinduja Global Solutions and a Board Member of Hinduja Bank Switzerland.
After graduating in finance and economics, she started a career at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Nomura gaining experience in portfolio and asset management. Ms Hinduja has a wealth of experience and exposure across the Group's ten sectors, amongst them banking, trading and healthcare. Her primary responsibility is to continue the legacy of the Group’s Founder, Parmanand D. Hinduja and develop the Group Chairman’s vision to improve healthcare and education. These include supporting the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award providing Hinduja Scholarships at Cambridge University and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Supporting global initiatives in education, healthcare, clean technology and women’s empowerment, Ms Hinduja has been a speaker at the United Nations on the subject of poverty alleviation and technological solutions. She also has a long-term strategy to develop the sector of sustainable human lifestyle together with HSH Prince Albert II. of Monaco. To this end, she has created the new division Arya Hinduja Ventures within the Hinduja Group focusing on sustainable business development.
Kamal F. Tabet
Kamal F. Tabet is a private investor and a member of The Wharton School’s Executive Board for EMEA. He has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry, mostly in investment banking, and was personally involved in transactions in excess of $130 billion across advisory, equity and debt products. Mr Tabet also worked in private equity, as Head of Terra Firma’s Investor Relations and a member of its Executive Committee in 2011-12.
During his 15 year tenure at Citigroup, Mr Tabet was the Global Head of private equity coverage, fund raising, and private placement activities for the bank. He was also a member of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank’s Operating Committee and on the Advisory Board of Bridges Ventures, a UK government sponsored, socially conscious, private equity firm. In 2007, under his leadership, Citi’s Financial Entrepreneurs Group was voted by the financial sponsor community “Coverage Team of the Year” both in Europe and in Asia.
Prior to joining Citigroup in 1994, Mr Tabet spent 8 years at Lazard Freres & Co. in New York where he was a leading M&A banker focused on buyouts and cross border transactions. He joined Lazard from Republic National Bank of New York where he spent 4 years, mostly as an options trader. Mr Tabet received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1984 and his B.S. in Economics cum laude from Pepperdine University in 1980.