HOUSE OF BALANCE MEMBERS
Founder of House of Balance Global events, Co-Founder of Phoenix Accleration Services for impactful venture growth and Co-Founder of Impact World, a decentralized virtual events metaverse and matchmaking tech for the SDGs. Tiffany is a recognized leader in Family Office conference and impact investing communities.
Hans Martin Heierling
Hans-Martin Heierling is a ski boot specialist with an international reputation in biomechanics and sports orthopaedics. He is the founder and CEO of the I-Flex project since 1999. He developed the I-Flex concept and the I-Flex prototype ski boot. Hans-Martin Heierling has also been a co-founder and director of Heierling Ortho-Technik since 1985. Heierling Ortho-Technik was developed as a world-leading custom-made ski boot tuning centre. World Cup and Olympic ski champions as well as recreational skiers come to the Heierling Ski Boot Centre to get customised ski boot expertise and fitting. The American, Swiss and Swedish ski teams visit the centre regularly to ensure that their ski boots meet the specific requirements of World Cup skiers. Thousands of skiers have come to Heierling Ortho-Technik over the past thirty years and have purchased specially adapted ski boots. Hans-Martin Heierling has more than 30 years of experience in the field of sports and orthopaedic care for professional skiers, cross-country skiers, hockey players, etc. Over the years, numerous medals have been won at World Championships and Olympic Games on the back of Heierling's know-how. He was also responsible for adapting the ski boots of these world-class skiers to their individual needs and enjoys the best international reputation thanks to his high-quality work. Hans-Martin Heierling is the initiator and founder of the I-Flex development, on which Atomic Austria was able to build and sell the most successful ski boot of all time.
Furthermore, Hans-Martin has thirty years of service experience in the customised design and adaptation of ski boots.
Hans-Martin Heierling's know-how has a medical, orthopaedic and scientific basis. The many years of experience of the Heierling family must also be considered here as founder of skiboots worldwide. Ski boots have been developed, built and sold under the Heierling family name since the end of the 19th century to the present day. Countless exhibits from 100 years of “The Peoples’ Sport – Alpine Skiing” can be found in the family's private exhibition. Behind this is the combined knowledge and experience of four generations of ski boot design. All previously researched findings were incorporated in the product manufactured today under the name "Heierling H1" – which as the first C to C (cradle to cradle) built ski boot has occupied a premium segment of the market for 8 years. Numerous product tests were also performed with prototypes. Until today it was sold a solid numbers of boots in the premium segment in to the market. It`s prooven that the product “Heierling H”1 and the price was accepted worldwide.
Hans-Martin Heierling is also co founder of the Swiss network „Next Generations“ as well from „Peace on Snow“
He is also co founder of „House of Balance“ Many activities towards new leadership he was starting a coaching programm together with SSRF.org towards existential leadership in business. Changing from linear in to circular leadership skills.
Business mentor, high performance coach, entrepreneur, producer, event designer and social architect. He specialises in galvanising community across discipline and culture inside interactive formats that foster innovation and creativity. Peter is also the Co-founder of Le Ciel Foundation which combines indigenous wisdom and practices with modern technology to support the implementation of actionable solutions for the wellbeing of humanity and the earth. Enthos Method is the synthesis of Peter’s life work and intensive studies across traditions with indigenous elders. His purpose is to help others discover who they truly are, align with their values and principles, and actualise their full potential in service to the planet.
Álvaro Guiraois an Impact Entrepreneur with the mission to Empower an Enlightened Humanity Evolution connecting Ancient & Future Technologies for self-realization, redefining mental health & wellbeing and new conscious models of leadership, holds a Top Management Program for Entrepreneurs at IE Business School and studies in Computer Science. Álvaro is the founder of Wisdom Health, launched during Davos WEF 2020, creating safe spaces to authentically explore a Conscious, Regenerative, Enlightened & Compassionate Humanity, understanding the role of Humane Technologies & Ancient Futures to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.. redefining a new economy that goes beyond wealth from external ideas to an inside out experience for personal & planetary wellbeing.
Vladimir Ćirković is a graduate of the University of Art in Serbia and was an actor by profession. Despite being successful in his profession, he felt inner fulfillment was missing in his life. He began experiencing it after following the meditative and transformative techniques of the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) since 2002. To give back, as his gratitude for all that he gained at the SSRF, Vladimir has dedicated himself since 2012 to sharing these life changing techniques with interested individuals and groups in his native, Adriatic region.
Dutch native, and passionate social entrepeneur, heading Swiss sustainability NonProfit "GreenUp". My passion for sustainable development has always been present and became more evident with each journey in different parts of the world. Once I moved to Italy, I helped an organization set up its CSR strategy, and then started working for an innovative public-private undertaking in disaster risk reduction.
Marik Hazan is an engineer, advocate, entrepreneur, and investor who has worked across “counter culture” industries. He founded the first incubator focused on psychedelic startups and runs the world’s largest psychedelics conference, Psyched. He is the founding partner of Tabula Rasa Ventures, the premiere accelerator fund for early stage psychedelic companies and is the Executive Director of the Energia Foundation, an organization focused on reducing existential threats through addressing human health and the “Coordination Challenge”.
Peter J R Aylwin
Impact Strategy Leader
Global Entrepreneur, Investor, Family Office Director, expert speaker & roundtable chair on "The Great Generational Wealth Transfer” (greatwealthtransfer.org) & global strategies of UHNWI’s & Family offices, institutional investors, direct & co-investments, financing structures, ESG & Social Impact.
"Future Architect. Co-Founder at Beyond Bamboo & RoundTable Global. Co-Creator House of Balance @ Davos. Founder Global Youth Awards. Speaker & Author. Tiffany is Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond Bamboo Global, a next-generation sustainability platform transforming the hospitality industry to one that is more planet-conscious. She is also Founding Partner of RoundTable Global, an international award winning leadership development organisation, where the team are focusing on creating empowerment and balance in the world. Tiffany founded the Global Youth Awards in 2012, providing a global platform for inspiring young people making a difference in the world. Her team coaches and mentors the nominees and winners from 35+ countries, creating future talent that is focused on environmental rejuvenation, empowering everyone and educational innovation. Her first book 'Shine' was published in 2020 and she is an inspirational speaker leading women's empowerment workshops, leadership summits and innovation think tanks towards social change. "
Tom Fortes Meyer
Social entrepreneur, Harley St Therapist, Meditation and Mindset coach, Happiness Author and Motivational Speaker. Tom Fortes Mayer has built-up a worldwide reputation for his powerful work. He is a passionate believer in the power of the human mind and the beauty of the human heart. Whilst maintaining a private practice that specialises in helping people become more successful by removing limiting beliefs, he is committed to training other therapists in the advanced rapid-change techniques he has discovered and distilled over the last 20 years of practice. He is also the creator and author of the FreeMind app, which is a vast library of advanced mindset management, meditation and motivational tools to help people bring their very best to life. www.freemindhub.com
Building a Better World Based on Verifiable Truth | Davos 2022 Panelist | Keynote Speaker on DAOs | Impact Investing | Web3 Developer
Denis Liam Murphy is a high performance coach, author, visionary thinker, and founding partner of RoundTable Global, an internationally recognized learning and development company that helps create high-performance leaders and corporate cultural change. He is also co-founder of Beyond Bamboo, a company offering planet conscious products, procurement and consultancy services to individuals and organisations all over the world. Denis offers a truly unique and unparalleled personal development and healing experience by specializing in helping people recover from a blame addiction they didn’t know they had. To do this, he combines over fifteen years of entrepreneurial experience with extensive worldwide travel and cultural exposure. Denis has gained an in-depth knowledge of human behaviour, healing, and energy medicine to help people reach new levels of freedom, honesty, happiness, success, and optimal performance in timeframes that are often considered impossible.
Sherry Rais, MSc, has helped dozens of startups, non-profit organizations, academic/research institutions, and small businesses raise funds, operate according to their mission and values, and implement processes that enhance their overall efficiency. Sherry believes in living and working in alignment with purpose and is currently focused on expanding access to psychedelic-assisted therapy to alleviate human suffering. Before this, Sherry consulted for over 10 years with the United Nations and World Bank, implementing cash transfer programs at the national level in over 35 countries. Sherry holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and International Development from McGill University. She also completed the Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research from CIIS in 2021. In addition to being Enthea's CEO, she is the Executive Director of the Boston Psychedelic Research Group and the Grants Manager for CIIS.
Dr Victor Pineda
President of World Enabled, Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda is a human rights expert, scholar, investor, and philanthropist. His work focuses on inclusive and accessible smart cities. A two-time presidential appointee on the US Access Board, a senior Fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai, and the Chairman of The Victor Pineda Foundation / World Enabled. Dr. Pineda's research and humanitarian work advance urban resilience, inclusion, and sustainability both at home and abroad.
Yarrow is the Founder of HATCH and H360.ai, is an Aspen Institute Fellow, RSA Fellow, and named 2015 top 100 creatives in the U.S. by Origins. He is a pioneer of social networking and has been building communities for twenty years. He’s directed projects with Richard Branson, The Rock, P Diddy, and more. In 1999, Yarrow created an online network – The Hero Project, which grew to 1.5 Million users and was acquired by FOX. In 2004, Yarrow founded HATCH, connecting global influencers to accelerate solutions for the UN’s SDGs. In 2016 Yarrow founded H360.ai, a machine learning impact collaboration platform. H360 connects people to resources and unlocks the potential of communities and organizations, powering a “Network of Networks.” Yarrow is featured in the book Talent for Humanity, is on the Advisory Board for the Water Innovation Accelerator (WIA), was honored with the Audfest Impact Award in 2019, and has led think tanks with Intel, Hasbro, Ernst & Young, NASA, spoken at TEDx, Vivatech, EarthX, Day One, and Business Innovation Factory Summit (BIF).
Leyla Salvadé is a leading heart intelligence expert and heartfulness therapist. Leyla is a certified holistic health coach; a certified coherence and resilience trainer; and has hundreds of hours of training in mindfulness, meditation, inner child healing, higher-self work, forgiveness work, and energy work. With an extensive track record at world-class organizations like Mindvalley, Six Senses Kaplankaya, Tesla, The Kusnacht Practice, Vifor, and more, Leyla holds qualifications from the Institute of HeartMath - the leading heart intelligence research center based in California, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC, and from Plum Village - the world-famous monastery led by Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh in France. She is today one of the leading experts in how to access the intelligence and untapped power of the heart and through her company Standing Light, Leyla supports individuals, families, and organizations to recognize their potential, purpose, and direction; and to become mindful, coherent, compassionate, heart-smart and resilient through integrated coaching that is scientifically proven to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and overwhelm.
Her Holiness Bhavana Shinde is a Computer Engineer from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from the University of Miami. She started her spiritual practice in 1999 under the guidance of His Holiness Dr. Jayant Athavale, the founder of the Maharshi University of Spirituality (www.Spiritual.University) and the inspiration of the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (www.SSRF.org). The subconscious techniques she learned at SSRF helped her face life’s challenges successfully. It helped her gain deeper insights into guiding others in their life's journeys. In January 2015 she reached Sainthood.
Sadguru Cyriaque Vallee
Sadguru Cyriaque Vallee was a successful fashion model and used to travel the world, modelling for internationally renowned brands like Armani. When he was introduced to spirituality in 1999, he realised that only spiritual practice could give everlasting happiness. In January 2009, they went to stay with their daughter, Anastasia, at the Spiritual Research Centre (Ashram) of Maharshi University of Spirituality in India. With spiritual practice, he made rapid spiritual progress to Sainthood in 2013 and reached the spiritual level of Sadguru in 2018. He has been travelling worldwide, conducting spiritual lectures and overseeing all of Spiritual Science Research Foundation's (SSRF’s) activities. Many seekers have received invaluable guidance and support from him in their spiritual journeys.
Maria Velkova is a founding member and Managing Partner of Tabula Rasa Ventures, an accelerator fund focused on redefining and building the future of health. Maria was recently named top 15 Global Psychedelics Executives by Business Insider. She also founded Biogenesis Ventures in 2020, an advisory practice focusing on strategy and management consulting for start-ups, early growth stage, and investment companies in the biotechnology and healthcare space. Maria is a seasoned biopharma executive with 10+ years of experience developing and implementing global drug strategy for top pharma companies like Roche, AstraZeneca, Novartis and more. Her expertise bridges the silos in drug development and spans across R&D, clinical trial design, product launch, regulatory affairs, business intelligence, sales, operations and M&A.
Co-Founder, Impact World. Co-Founder, Phoenix Acceleration. Core Member, House of Balance. Valentine is a serial social entrepreneur, tech CEO, investment readiness expert and commercial strategist for mission-driven scale-ups. Together with Phoenix co-founder Tiffany Harnsongkram, Valentine manages a full-service ecosystem empowering transformational startups to scale through community, investment, innovation and acceleration, bringing higher returns financially, socially and environmentally. This includes fast-track capital raising services and developing investment-grade financial models and pitch decks that meet the exacting standards of sophisticated investors. Valentine also helps impact companies build market-leading strategies, exceptional value propositions and stream-lined customer journeys. He is particularly focused on tech-for-good, regenerative and decentralised businesses and supporting impact angels and impact funds to enhance the long-term success of their portfolios. He has an extensive background in financial services and has consulted for dozens of start-ups, SMEs and AIM- and NASDAQ-listed clients including FCA and SEC regulated firms. In addition to his professional work, Valentine is a dedicated mystic, lifetime member of Mensa International and is focused on SDGs 5, 10, 13 and 17.
When music is your yin and racing your yang, it's no surprise that London born Farah Nanji, known by her artist alias as N1NJA, has had some of the worlds most discerning stages spinning into transcendent circles for the last decade. Trained by the renowned Buddha Bar Group at the inception of her career, her unique sounds create hypnotic portals which are looped into an emotive experience for listeners whether they find themselves on her dancefloor at Pacha Ibiza, the United Nations or the Steelyard in London. DJ MAG cites her as a 'fast-rising, mega-talented star'. Outside of the music studio, she is a well known thought leader who is globally recognised as a motorsports entrepreneur, podcaster and journalist. Farah has dug deep into the ancestral art of the warrior to overcome Dyspraxia, a motor coordination difficulty that she was diagnosed with. She gave a TEDx talk on the subject of rewiring the brain. Farah is currently producer and host of the no.1 podcast series, Mission Makers, which dive deeps into the mindset and misconceptions of leaders in music, motorsport and business. She has interviewed guests from Carl Cox to Pete Tong, Bob Moses, Lee Burridge, Deepak Chopra and more. Mission Makers has also expanded into a boutique podcast agency producing cutting edge content for unicorn brands and disruptive entrepreneurs. In the education realm, Farah is a lecturer at Point Blank and an accomplished panelist and moderator in Davos.
Before joining ATscale, Ceridwen was Focal Point for Environment, Climate Change and Health in the Department of Communications at the World Health Organization, where she was responsible for coordinating communications for all of the key report and campaign launches as well as strategic and political initiatives for the department. Ceridwen brings 20 years’ experience in strategic advocacy and communications for a range of global partnerships and networks, predominantly but not exclusively, focused on issues of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Ceridwen holds a MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, and an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Glasgow, UK.
Dr. Guenter Dobrauz-Saldapenna, MBA, is a VC Investor, Lawyer, Disruption Disciple, Circularity Economy Believer, Exponential Technologies Enthusiast and Author. He holds a Master’s and PhD degree in law from Johannes Kepler University (Austria), an MBA from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) and has completed Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, IMD and Singularity University. Guenter is passionately invested in tomorrow since many years he firmly believes that the future must be circular and decentralized for true longevity!
Marita Mitschein is an executive consultant with over 40 years of international experience in the areas of C-level management, business development, sales, marketing, and customer relationship management.
Ms. Mitschein has assisted some of the largest organizations in the world to develop purposeful entrepreneurship, create a culture of motivated teams, build the organization's future leaders, and implement a powerful talent strategy.
Her credentials include Master's degrees in International Business Communications and Business Administration. She is a Certified Master Coach and Mentor who is passionate about making a positive impact in her client's professional careers and personal life, youth development, and creating the next generation of leaders.
Pascal Bijleveld joined ATscale as its first CEO in November 2021. Pascal brings to this partnership twenty years of leadership experience in global public health at country, regional and global levels. He has straddled the private and public sectors, embracing market-shaping strategies linked to deep systems transformations. Most recently, Pascal was the Director of Country Support at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. He led Gavi's largest team, responsible for country investments to drive greater coverage and equity in access to vaccines. In 2020/2021, Pascal also directed the Covid-19 vaccine delivery efforts across all Gavi-eligible countries under the auspices of the Covax Facility. From 2013 to 2017, he led the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Strategy and Coordination Team, a multi-agency team hosted by UNICEF in New York. This team successfully managed a US$250 million trust fund used to support countries accelerate progress in reducing maternal and child mortality by making life-saving commodities more accessible through innovative market-shaping approaches. In this role, Pascal also co-led with the World Bank, the business development team that established the Global Financing Facility. Before moving to New York, Pascal spent several years in Africa with the Clinton Health Access Initiative as Country Director in Rwanda; Regional Director for West & Central Africa based out of Ghana; and as Executive Vice-President for health systems strengthening work, focusing in particular on health financing, based out of Kenya. From 2003 to 2007, he worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva as advisor to the Assistant Director General for General Management and acting Director General. As a management consultant with McKinsey & Co., from 2000 to 2003, Pascal spent a year helping launch the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Pascal holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Julia Vendramin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Labell-d, the world’s first platform providing a closed-loop fashion ecosystem. With over 15 years of experience in the industry across marketing, ecommerce and operations, she and her husband and Co-Founder, Nicolas, were inspired to create Labell-d with the goal of helping both consumers and the fashion industry to build a more sustainable future. Julia first fell in love with fashion in her teens, when she began working in high end boutiques in her native Germany. She quickly progressed to become a store manager overseeing and began attending fairs, fashion shows and buying events which nurtured her passion for the industry. Her time at the boutique inspired Julia to study Textile Management at Reutlingen University. During her studies, she traveled to Asia, visiting a number of textile factories where she witnessed firsthand several of the shortcomings endemic to the fashion industry. This lead to a realization that although she loved fashion, something needed to change. She was inspired to focus her Bachelor’s Thesis on organic cotton, working with Remy to source products for bigger brands including Italian brand Marco Polo. Her interest in creating a more sustainable industry inspired her to shift her focus to the management and business side of fashion which led to a position with Hugo Boss in the United States building company strategy and working across the brand’s merchandising. Following the completion of her degree, she worked for Hugo Boss in New York City before relocating to Como, Italy to focus on Merchandising Functions for accessories. It was here that she first met co-founder and husband Nicolas. After five years with Boss Black, she and Nicolas moved to London to launch Swishmode, an online platform for independent retailers throughout Europe. After selling Swishmode, Julia moved to Burberry in a leadership position focused on accessories, where she worked for eight years. Her first year at Burberry in 2015 reinforced the need for change within the fashion industry. Julia noticed a shift towards luxury brands focusing on creating more products and further collections to meet demand from consumers, as opposed to focusing on creating beautiful products that are made to last. In addition to creating waste, this also creates stress within the business, with a high turnover of overproduced products that are sold at discount. Covid provided the couple with an opportunity to pursue their dream of creating a holistic solution inspired by their love of fashion and their goal to protect the planet, to help consumers and the fashion industry to operate more sustainably together. Of the thought process behind creating Labell-d, she says; “We recognised the need for sustainable fashion from a platform that offers a solution in a new and cool way, and the gap in the market for consumers seeking to buy more sustainably. At the moment, there isn’t a standard system for classification of products or of sustainability standards, leaving it to the consumer to educate themselves and to mix and max solutions – buying second hand, renting for single wear occasions like weddings. Labell-d shifts the consumption model by providing one solution, allowing us to reduce the impact on the environment with the world’s first closed loop fashion ecosystem.”
Leapt past the “fuck it” barrier, Andi courageously fires forward, charging to defend the cosmic order of our species. Holding higher standards for what it means to be human, she teaches Jedis and artificial intelligence to become Applied Epigeneticists: the doctors of the future. After a decade-long, highly public career as a Naturopath, directing the wellness center at the largest retreat center in the world, running global fasting retreats and teaching yoga teacher trainings, Andi speaks on the human interface… How can you improve your relationship with yourself by collecting more data points on your human experience (awareness)? This involves anything from embodiment to interpersonal communication. Andi teaches the things you wish you’d learned in school. Knowing 2020 would be the tipping point of our modern area, Andi founded The Institute For Aliveness, with students from 50+ countries. We have a flagship first-of-it’s-kind accredited Master’s program in Applied Epigenetics. Andi also runs Physiological Computing - a colony ship, actively programming the future - at the intersection of Human Physiology & Technology. She is currently working on a new attribution system for self-growth, so come find her to speak about it!
Doris Hangartner loves gemstones. She is a Graduate Gemologist (GIA GG) with more than 30 years of experience. Her fine gem and jewerly salon (founded in 2014) is in the heart of Zurich. Specializing in colored stones, it is the more newly discovered gems that fascinate her the most, such as the aquatic and luminous Paraiba Tourmalines. In a changing gem world and with her extensive knowledge of the gem market she strategically builds individual and personalized ‘Gem Portfolios’ as a direct investment in the tangible asset class of loose gemstones, also bridging to NextGens with ‘Gems for Generations’.
As a private jeweler she enjoys describing ‘Gem Personalities’ with all five senses and is attuned to finding ones right ‘Gem Match’ – seeing and feeling gems with the heart.
In honor of her favorite gems she published ‘Purely Paraiba’.
Student, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, wanting to find solutions for the next generation and unite the generations, making youth an intricate part of the plans for a better world. Loves acting, skiing and snowboarding "My Goal is it to give my generation and the following generations a reason to move on and construct a world full of hope and without any struggles or worries
Maya Marburger is an entrepreneur at heart with a large international network and a winning personality. She has a passion for bringing people and business ideas together. She is a member to the board of the Zurich Film Festival, a member of 100women@davos, runs her own businesses since 2005 in the real estate industry, the organization of events and panel discussions, designer objects trading and jewelry design.
Adela Villanueva is a global leader with the purpose of achieving impact & growth through innovation, investments, and systemic change. She is passionate for new technologies, H3 Initiatives/ moonshots, space exploration, collective collaboration, biomimicry, regenerative business models, purpose-driven and human-centred Innovation. As visionary forward-thinker, she believes technology, open collaboration, ‘conscious’ approaches, and new ways of thinking have the power to transform the world and help find hidden opportunities where everyone has a role to play (and contribute). During her 17+ years of experience she has successfully built, transformed, accelerated, and scaled F500 & midsize-organisations, start-ups, people, and businesses around the globe. Recently, Adela has founded ALKELIO; -as some call it- the 'tinder' for companies embracing open innovation, Co-Founded The Impact Office, a new breed of single-family offices aligning purpose and profit and Founded BAOWA, a collective with the purpose of raising collective consciousness. In addition to that, she sits on the Board of several companies and teach MBA students innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture creation. She is a strong advocate for women empowerment, human rights, animal welfare, biodiversity preservation and regenerative development. She is also an amateur philosopher, lifelong learner & wisdom seeker.
Kim Dabbs is Global VP, Director of ESG and Social Innovation for Steelcase, and a lifelong is a social entrepreneur, advocate, and innovator. Steelcase is an innovative,105-year old international design and manufacturing company for workplace furniture, architectural and technology products. Kim has a passion for design thinking, and building a culture of belonging, equality, and opportunity and is leveraging that mindset as she partners with organizations leading transformational change projects around the world. She has scaled innovation and designed programs that showcase social impact over multiple sectors and continues to look for changemakers to accelerate and amplify globally. Kim is releasing a book in 2023 called “BELONGING.”
Health of People and Planet, Chairman EQ Capital Partners, Emeritus Chairman International Association of Investment Bankers. As Emeritus Chairman of the International Association of Investment Bankers (now renamed Orion International Advisors www.orion-ia.com), a global network of investment banks with member firms in USA, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Japan, India, Brazil, China and Australia, my global relationships and team provide a powerful platform to generate superb investment returns while managing risk and delivering social outcomes which map explicitly to Sustainable Development Goals.
Alexa Ledecky (LEXX)
Alexa Ledecky (LEXX) Born in France to a displaced Czech father and music-loving British mother, Alexa live in Bristol, England. She's worked in marketing and production for a disabled-led circus company and social justice-centred arts projects, performed a clown and drag king, and is known as LEXX behind the decks. As a DJ, she creates sexy spaces where gender gets bent and all beings are held in love. She serves radical open-mindedness, embodied mentorship, and vibes that bring us back to our body magic. Listen to her mixes on soundcloud here LISTEN
Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche
His Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche was born in Tibet and is a long time student of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. When he was seven years old he received the vows of Refuge from Garchen Rinpoche, and at the age of twelve he became ordained as a monk.He studied the philosophy of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism under numerous Khenpos, such as Khenpo Munsel and Khenpo Jigme Phunsok. Currently, Khenpo is the Spiritual Director at various Dharma centers in Canada, Ohio, Mexico and Brazil, and travels the world sharing Dharma wisdom through retreats, in-person and online gatherings.
As Senior Advisor and Spiritual Director, Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche has played a key role in the design and development of Optimal XR’s first prototype “Sun Beyond”. His visionary understanding of the parallelisms between the metaverse and the Buddhafield, together with his creative inputs around its benefits in the world of mental health and wellbeing, have guided Optimal XR’s teams since day one.
At Wisdom Health, Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche is the Lead Facilitator of Wisdom Health’s flagship retreat “Compassionate Leadership”. A kind, committed teacher, he generously shares millenary practices and teaches them with care, patience, depth and lightness.
Peggy Liu has been at the heart of the greening of China over the last decade, and consults companies and governments on sustainability and cross-cultural collaboration. Peggy is Chairperson of Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), a leading NGO accelerating the greening of China for a healthier world. She co-founded JUCCCE out of the first public dialogues between US and China governments on clean energy. JUCCCE has led giga-scale change across China in sustainable cities, sustainable consumerism, energy efficient lighting, and smart grid. Her programmatic focus today, “Food Heroes” play-based education, improves diets in families to transform our food system for personal and planetary health. As the most visible of China’s environmentalists, she is an informal ambassador of China’s green journey and explainer of how China works. Peggy is a regularly featured keynote speaker on stages such as WEF and TED, and a highly sought-after expert in major news and documentaries such as BBC, CNN, NPR, and Discovery Channel.
Passionate about how to drive sustainable impact. About what makes a difference in the world. I leverage and harness complex, multi angled data to develop and execute business strategies at a global level. I have led and advised on expansion to +16 countries from getting board approval to first hires, sales and fundraise.
Over +14 yers of experience building trustful relationships with high profile renowned leaders (WEF, WBank, etc) and governamental bodies (heads of states, PMs), quickly structuring partnerships with tech leaders (such as NASA) and tech institutes (USA, Europe, LATAM, MENA) to bring the best resources to enable company growth at scale and efficiently.
+6 years advising governments (MENA), investment funds (US & MENA), incubators, accelerators (UAE, US, Chile, Brazil) and venture builders (Germany).
I'm a Tribeca Film Festival award-winning multimedia artist, director, photographer, founder, chief marketing officer and chief purpose officer. I'm a proud BIPOC LGBTQ+ advocate for diversity, equality, and climate regeneration; a keynote speaker, Princeton University Visiting Lecturer; and co-founder of 3 successful organizations, and executive director at Shakti Empowerment Education Foundation. I use my passion for conceptual thinking and creative problem-solving to scale impactful organizations, communities, & content.
As a myth-maker, shaping the parameters of the possible, I explore transformation and the intersection of fantasy and realism from diverse perspectives, to inspire social movements.
A protege of David Bowie, I shape ideas and the image of global brands including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Pepsi, Nike, LVMH, Hugo Boss, Lancome, Shiseido, L'Oreal, and non-profits such as Saving Jane, the American Cancer Society, and Keep A Child Alive.
Recognized by the United Nations as a 2018 Women's Entrepreneurship Distinguished Fellow, and as a Max Mark-Cranbrook 2019 Global Peacemaker, Co-Host of the Global People's Summit at the UN, & Host of New York Live Arts' AI Humanities Symposium.
Exhibits: The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian DC, Centre Pompidou Paris, Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center, the Australian Center for the Moving Image.
40 awards: Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Disruptive Innovator Award, Best Picture CNN 2018 Expose Awards, 2 Gold Lions at Cannes Festival of Creativity.
Featured on: HBO, BBC, CNN, Vogue, V, VICE, Vanity Fair, New York Times, and in 30 books.
Collaborations: JLo, Kate Winslet, Beyonce, Jay Z, Keanu Reeves, Kim Kardashian, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi.
TV personality: Bravo (NBC) series "Double Exposure" with GK Reid and Markus Klinko, syndicated to 200 countries.
I work with some of the world's top academic institutions including Princeton, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. I speak on "Mobilizing Millions with Art & Film for Human Rights & Social Change,” "Mythography, Digital Storytelling, & Counter-Colonizing the Heteropatriarchal Gaze," The Creative Arts & Humanities, and Innovation. I organize & host discussions including "The Art of Anti-Racism & Social Justice" at Princeton, "Mass Shootings & the Quest for Fame," "Representation, Symbologization, & Indigeneity," "Intersectional Social Justice and Climate Justice," and "Representation, Equality, & Liberation" at the Harvard Pride & Progress LGBT Film Symposium.
Dame Tessy Antony de Nassau
Dame Tessy Antony de Nassau is a Business Woman, Co Founder of a Global Charity, Advisor, UNAids Ambassador, Public Speaker, and Mother.
She has received her masters degree in International studies and diplomacy from SOAS University London. Before her masters degree Tessy send 6 years in the Luxembourgish army and was deployed as only women of her draft to Kosovo at the age of 18. She was for 12 years a member of the Luxembourg Royal Family.
After her Masters degree Tessy was appointed as Director for EMEA Impact at VICE Media UK. She then went off to launch her own consultancy in 2018 offering services in the areas of sustainability and development. Tessy is an associate at LSEideas at the London School of Economics and the proud co founder of Human Highness, a haute couture fashion line established in 2019.
Her commitments to education can be seen in her Charity, Professors Without Borders that she co-founded 7 years ago. Tessy helped expand her charity to 21 countries and managed all the fundraising during this time. She left her charity in December 2022.
Moreover, Tessy is an ambassador for UNAIDS (Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls) and is the patron to UNA-UK along with the creator of the UN Millennial goals (now sustainable development goals) Lord Malloch Brown.
Tessy joined the advisory board of UnaTerra VC in January 2023. She is also the Ambassador to Cherie Blair Foundation and World Minds.
Tessy got bestowed the Dame Grand Cross of Order of Adolphe of Nassau from HRH Grand Duc Henri of Luxembourg in 2009. Moreover, she received the Woman of the Decade award from the Women Economic Forum in January 2017, the Humanities medal for spreading humanistic ideas worldwide and the Global Empowerment Award for her work in Africa. She was named “Leader of the Year 2019” by the Leadership Academy in Luxembourg.
Tessy received her Honorary Doctorate for her work in and around education globally by the Paris College of Arts in May 2019.
In 2019 Tessy was awarded with other distinctions for her work in education and women empowerment globally namely:
• Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Drum received from HE The Majesty the King of Rwanda, London UK
• NATO Medal of recognition for her Deployment to Kosovo, Luxembourg 2004
• United Nations Peacekeeping Medal of recognition for her deployment to Kosovo, Luxembourg 2004
• Legacy Resident Recognition for Efforts to improve access to Higher Education around the world by the Beverly Hills City Council, California
• Knight of the Order Lafayette by the Order Lafayette, Switzerland
• Pioneer of Growth & Economic Development Award by The Los Angeles City and The Honourable Council of Jamaica in Los Angeles, California
• Pestalozzi Cross of Merit from the International Pestalozzi Gesellschaft, Switzerland
• Chairman’s Commendation for global Leadership for Youth and Women Empowerment, London UK
• TIAW World of Difference Award for the outstanding contribution of making all the difference in the world to the economic empowerment of women, Australia
Tessy distinctions for 2020:
• Professor Honoris Cause from the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition in London
• Freedom of the City of London as the first female Luxembourgish citizen in all its history
Tessy holds an MSc in International Studies and Diplomacy. She has certifications in Sustainable Business from the Harvard Business School and Pandemics and Epidemics from the University of California. She also holds a diploma and has actively worked for 8 years as a trauma psychologist in Luxembourg."
Dr. Marta Ra
Dr. Marta Ra is Co-founder of the international organisation Women In Sustainable Finance (WISF). WISF’s mission is to transform the financial industry sustainably by making it diverse. WISF connects, supports, and promotes women internationally for management or executive roles, as well as board positions, while actively promoting sustainable deployment of capital by promoting and educating the public about Sustainable Finance. Prior to that She has worked in the financial industry with various financial institutions including JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Globalance Bank, amongst others. Marta holds a PhD in Risk Management from the University of St. Gallen. She also obtained her academic education from University of Witten/Herdecke, University of Vienna, University of Pittsburgh, and Harvard Medical School. She is also member of the Forbes Business Council and publishes regularly articles on the topics of Sustainable Finance and Well-Being. Marta is also a TEDx Speaker and is a sought keynote speaker. Marta is a circular economy evangelist as she believes it is the ultimate solution for today's global challenges.
Dulma Clark is Impact Investment & Storytelling Lead at VIVOBAREFOOT, natural health lifestyle brand on a mission to reconnect people to nature and human natural potential. Within VIVOVBAREFOOT, she launched Livebarefoot Fund, an in-house impact fund for research, innovation, and advocacy to regenerate human and planetary health; worked with indigenous communities to preserve traditional craftsmanship and open a manufacturing center in Ethiopia to provide jobs and value add on locally sourced materials. Dulma also serves as an Impact Investment Trustee at JA Clark Charitable Trust and holds several impact advisory roles in the development sector. Born in Siberia in indigenous Buryat indigenous community, she co-founded a local farmer’s cooperative with her parents and supported the set-up of an environmental NGO Safe Baikal. LSE graduate in Human Rights, Champion of Russia in archery and mother of 2. Interests: social business, impact investment, indigenous wisdom and natural health.
Nisaa is a global impact strategist, policy advisor and solicitor with private equity experience across impact curation, ESG, SDG metric build out across mid-cap PE portfolios (USD 15-100 mil) in the regulated investment management space. Senior level board positions across the globe ranking as most senior ESG officer, Head of Impact & In-House Counsel across a portfolio that spanned three nations. She is ranked by the Founder Institute(FI) (FI produced Udemy, launched over 6000 companies across six continent’s with an alumni worth $ 30BN) within the Top 20 Impact & Sustainability Start-Up Leaders across Europe.
Nisaa is a Board Member at a United Nations IGO, Curator of ImpactforSDGs, and the Global Ambassador for Climate Change at the Centre for Responsible Leadership (alongside Al Gore’s VP Nominee Senator Lieberman) partnered with President Bill Clinton & John Hopkin’s University. She is part of 100Women@Davos, was a Keynote Speaker at COP26 (openCOP) & moderated at Davos (WEF) 2022 on a panel with Professor Johan Rockström (Rockström has pioneered work on the planetary boundaries framework, first published in 2009. The nine planetary boundaries presented in the framework, from climate to biodiversity, are argued to be fundamental in maintaining a “safe operating space for humanity).
Working within public administration He is experienced in navigating the links between healthcare and development with special emphasis on assisted living technology, assistive technology and disability.
HIs greatest expertise lies within the field of assistive technology. More than this He have great experience in creating tools that help public authorities implement new solutions - everything from strategies, needs analysis, technology screening tools to implementation models.
At UNICEF His role is to be the focal point on assistive technology and disability within innovation. Children living with disabilities continues to be one of the most marginalized groups globally, facing many barriers to enjoy equal rights and participate in their families, schools and communities. Gaining access to assisitive technologies is a necessity if children are to overcome these barriers.
Advanced assisted living technology / assistive technology, healthcare research and development, public administration, project management, evaluation design and user driven innovation processes.
Andrea Feigl, PhD MPH, is founder & CEO of Health Finance Institute, as well as scientific adviser to the Lancet Commission on NCDIs and Poverty. Previously, she was a health economist with the OECD and at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
Her work focuses on health financing and governance, UHC, and cost-effectiveness of chronic disease interventions in developing countries. She led the largest longitudinal analysis of the political, social, and economic determinants of universal healthcare in 185 countries (published in Health Policy), led the impact study a major anti-smoking legislation in Chile (WHO Bulletin), and led the impact study of a large obesity/diabetes intervention program in Jordan (CUGH Global Health Project of the Year).
She is also recognized as the innovator of the Evidenced Formal Coverage Index metric for universal healthcare coverage. In addition to health systems development work in Timor-Leste and Bangladesh, she previously conducted research at WHO-PAHO on projects in Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru, worked for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and work at the University of Oxford. She has authored several high level reports, including Development Aid Flows for Chronic Diseases for the Center for Global Development, a paper on the political economy of universal healthcare for WHO, and a leading WEF/Harvard report on the global economic burden of chronic diseases.
She was a Harvard Graduate Leadership Initiative Fellow, former President of the Harvard Club of Austria, and an internationally certified teacher in classical ballet. A native of Austria, she received her PhD in global health from Harvard University, her MPH and BSc (First Class Honors) with a full scholarship from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and her IB from Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway.
Specialties: global health policy, health financing, international relations
CEO & Founder of Sublime Communications, an award-winning full-service marketing communications agency with clients GitLab, Serena Williams, McAfee and Eureka as well as top global consulting firms including, Accenture. Marketing veteran, successfully launched new brands, reinvented well-known brands, and created new product categories for Fortune 500 companies including Pfizer, Citibank and Johnson & Johnson. Spearheaded new product launches for pharmaceutical brands including Glaxo SmithKline’s NicoDerm CQ, catapulting it to category leadership, Sunovion’s Latuda. She also has a patent for a new technology for Pfizer. Managed a diverse portfolio of brands for major companies including: Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth, L’Oreal, Citibank, TD Ameritrade, Bayer, AstraZeneca, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Andrew Jergens, Liz Claiborne, Brown-Forman, Ferrero Rocher, Waterford Wedgwood and Boar’s Head Provisions. Sought after industry speaker and panelist, Nicole serves on the Boards of Girls with Impact, the AdClub of Connecticut, Miss O & Friends
He is an entrepreneur with an international career in media and events. His experience in commercial storytelling hails from executive roles working across different media and platforms.
He is co-leading the Finnish business delegation to the side events of the annual Davos World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
He has worked as a television network executive and award-winning executive producer, creating and producing television formats running in a total of +15 seasons. His production company Brightland Studios is producing new global television and podcast IPs between Europe and Los Angeles.
More about the Brightland Group portfolio: www.brightland.group
Rasmus Gaupp-Berghausen, born 1974 in Austria. Studied between 1993 and 2002 Landscape Planning (Vienna) and Agricultural Science (Copenhagen). Main focus during his studies in Europe and later in Central America were on water. Besides these studies he is studying alternative approaches regarding water quality. He could realize that only based on the chemical and partly physical methods used today water quality can not be described and determined sufficiently.In cooperation with Masaru Emoto he founded 2004 the laboratory Hado Life. In 2018-2019 R. Gaupp-Berghausen was Co-President of the International Light Association (ILA), which is collaborative group of light and colour therapy practitioners, health professionals and scientists. The latest work of R. Gaupp-Berghausen is in relation of HRV (Heart Rate Variability) and Music as Colour Light. Through algorithms the vibrations of the HRV are directly translated into audible frequencies of sound and visible frequencies of colour light. Since its launch this technology, named Sound of Soul is already applied in 29 countries. Gaupp-Berghausen has been invited in over 40 countries presenting his work in lectures and workshops.
Dr Anino Emuwa
Dr Anino Emuwa is the Founder and Managing Director of Avandis Consulting, a strategy and financial advisory firm in France. A former corporate banker with Citibank, she sits on the board of several organisations including Nottingham Trent University, U.K and advises on Franco-Nigerian business.
Anino is an expert in gender diversity in leadership and is a member of the Institute of Directors’ Expert Advisory Group on Diversity and Inclusion. She convenes communities for women in business leadership notably 100 Women@Davos.
An award-winning international speaker on D&I, entrepreneurship, and emerging technologies, her articles have been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur and Global Banking and Finance Review.
Anino has been a mentor for Cartier Women’s Initiative, Cambridge Judge Business School’s EnterpriseWOMEN and the Women’s Development Programme at the Nottingham Trent University.
She received her Doctorate in Business Administration on financing entrepreneurship from Nottingham Business School, holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and a BSc Economics from the London School of Economics.
Klaus-Michael is the Head of Sustainability at Capcade.
Capcade is a unique digital collaboration platform that helps organisations orchestrate complex projects by building highly curated and digital secure multi-stakeholder ecosystems to achieve financial and non-financial goals. It's unique selling point is its blended finance approach to funding such projects.
Klaus-Michael is also the founder of Sevenbridge, a Swiss consulting firm that provides companies with strategic advice on ESG and impact investing. Sevenbridge helps companies with a positive impact on society to connect with investors' impact goals.
In August 2015, Klaus-Michael co-founded the Swiss Impact Investment Association and organised the first three annual Zug Impact Summits in Zug, Switzerland, until he retired from the board in 2019. The summit attracted global thought leaders, government officials, entrepreneurs, social and environmental activists, and anyone interested in seeing how businesses can positively change social and environmental problems through entrepreneurial solutions. The summit provided a unique opportunity for investors to meet with entrepreneurs who positively impact society through their businesses.
Albin Kälin, CEO, Swiss citizen and the first ever to implement a Cradle to Cradle® product; the award winning “Climatex®” and to turn around a Swiss textile mill to become profitable and surpass all environmental regulations in the process. In 2005 – 2009 Prof Michael Braungart appointed Albin Kälin as CEO of EPEA Int. Umwetltforschung in Hamburg, Germany and 2008 as CEO of EPEA Nederland to implement successfully Cradle to Cradle® Concepts and Products within industry and to build EPEA’s Strategy for the future.
EPEA Switzerland GmbH, founded 2009, 100% owned by Albin Kälin GmbH, develops and implements together with a team of experienced industry and business managers Cradle to Cradle® products and services worldwide.
He has brought people together and create the conditions for smart ideas to emerge and become reality, to create value for people, for the environment and for the business.
Passionate about innovation from an early age, He studied engineering, design and innovation management. He lead several innovation and strategy projects in various sectors – Medical, Consumer electronics, Sports equipment, Internet of Things… - for different types of organizations, from startups to multinationals and research centers. He was also co-founder and managing partner of Conicio, a Design and Innovation agency.
She is passionate about co-creating solutions to re-connect nature, money and community. With many years of experience in international project development and management, She has worked with consulting, sustainable finance and NGOs in the area of sustainable resources, agriculture and finance, She believes in collaborative commons. Since 2014 She has been a lecturer at University of Zurich. And since 2017, She co-create the initiative Terra Sintropica and the local food networks in Mértola / Portugal, as well as the global initiative www.foodnetworks.ch
Cristina Jaeger is a Senior Relationship Manager and the Head of Female Community at Globalance Bank. As a pioneer and thought-leader in sustainable investments, Globalance enables investors to invest successfully in future-oriented companies that solve global challenges and create a positive future. Their digital world map allows investors to discover virtually, which impact their wealth has with regards to climate, footprint, and megatrends.
For the last 12 years Cristina has successfully worked in Europe and Asia for the largest Swiss Wealth Manager.
Through her various roles in Charities, as an Advisor and as the Founder of herFinancialFreedom, she is building female communities to connect, empower and educate women and girls to promote young talent and (future) investors.
She is dedicated to reducing the gender wealth and investing gap, ultimately empowering women through financial literacy. As financial literacy is the undoubted link to greater security and autonomy, she works with women to build up financial knowledge and confidence to live their most independent lives.
As an economist, she completed her studies in economics and finance at the University of Mannheim.
Risto Väyrynen Initiator The Impact Office Chairperson Leipomo Väyrynen Risto is founder of The Impact Office, a coalition of single family offices working towards unlocking the private capital flows to achieve the SDGs. He has co-founded several start-ups and has held C-suite and board level positions throughout his career. Risto led the Family Business work of the World Economic Forum, where he served as the the Head of Family Business Community. Currently he acts as an Ambassador for the Family Business Network where he is advocate of Family Business Sustainability and led the development of the international Next Generation community, as the Vice-President of Next Generation Committee. Risto has graduated from Family Business MBA program from the EDHEC Business School in Lille