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List of Participants

Nick Adamus
Founder and CEO
Swiss Dragon Group

Daniel S. Aegerter
Founder & CEO
Armada Investment

Ruqayya Alblooshi
Executive Director of International Relations and Government Knowledge Exchange
Prime Minister’s Office, UAE

Viola Amherd
Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
Swiss Federal Government

Jonas Anker
CEO
Anker Capital

Christiano Arnhold Simoes
Investor

Jan Bayer
Member of the Executive Board
Axel Springer

Vesna Bengin
Co-Founder
BioSense Institute Serbia

René Benko
Founder und Chairman
SIGNA Holding GmbH

Kipper Blakeley
Chief of Staff & Producer
WORLD.MINDS Foundation

Kristine Braden
Head of Europe
Citi

Josef Brunner
Founder & CEO
G&J Invest

Ralph Büchi
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Axel Springer

Michael Busch
Former CEO
Thalia Bücher GmbH

Nicole Büttner
Chief Executive Officer
Merantix AG

Kim Comperl
Vorstandsmitglied
B. Metzler seel. Sohn und Co. Aktiengesellschaft

Martin Daut
Chief Executive Officer
Quirion AG

Jos Dijsselhof
CEO
SIX Group (Swiss Stock Exchange)

Rolf Dobelli
Founder
WORLD.MINDS Foundation

Knut Döring
General Director Live Experience
Media Impact GmbH & Co. KG 

Christian Dussey
Chief of Intelligence Services
Swiss Federal Government

Bernhard Düttmann
Managing Partner
rhein invest GmbH

Karin Exner-Wöhrer
CEO
Salzburger Aluminium Group

Fabiola Fernandez
Vorsitzende des Vorstands
Gegenbauer Holding Verwaltung SE

Claudia Frese
Chief Executive Officer
Strato AG

Rainer-Marc Frey
Chairman
SO Holding AG

Julia Friedlander
CEO
Atlantik-Brücke e.V.

Pius Fritschi
Managing Partner
LGT Capital Partners

Thomas Frutiger
Owner
Frutiger Group

Lorenz Furrer
Managing Partner
furrerhugi

Peter Gomez
Professor Emeritus
University of St. Gallen

Eric Gundersen
Chairman
Mapbox

Ingrid Haas
Managing Director Group Communications and Group Marketing
Deutsche Börse AG

Nils Hagander
Co-Founder
a-connect

Ulrike Handel
Member of the Executive Board
Axel Springer

Ilka Hartmann
Managing Director
British Chamber of Commerce in Germany

Florian Haupt
Partner
TruVenturo

Brigitte Hauser-Süess
Personal Assistant to the Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
Swiss Federal Government

André Helfenstein
CEO
Credit Suisse Switzerland

Michael Hengartner
President
ETH Board

Marina Henke
Professor of International Relations
Hertie School of Government

Björn Hering
TV/Film Producer
Mediafisch/ FidelioFilms

Anton Hofreiter
Member of the German Parliament
German Federal Parliament

Corinna Hoyer
Chief Operating Officer
WORLD.MINDS Foundation

Matthias Hoyer
Chief Executive Officer
HOYER Handel GmbH

Andreas Hürlimann
Chairman
LEM Holding

Marián Jakubócy
Ambassador of Slovakia to the Federal Republic of Germany
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Berlin

Snežana Janković
Ambassador of Serbia to the Federal Republic of Germany
Republic of Serbia

Jörg Kampmeyer
General Partner
Knauf

Christoph Keese
CEO
WORLD.MINDS Foundation

Martin Keller
CEO
Privatbank IHAG

Stefan Kirsten
Co-Founder
MONARCH

William Klein
Partner
FGS Global

Jasmina Knežević
CEO
Acibadem Belmedic

Milan Knežević
Acibadem Belmedic

Roger Köppel
Chief Editor and Publisher
Weltwoche Verlag

Ralph Körfgen
Former Managing Director
CompuGroup Medical SE

Stephen Kotkin
Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
Stanford University

Fabian Krug
Director, Partnerships
WORLD.MINDS Foundation

Silke Krüger
Managing Director
BNP Paribas

Uwe Krüger
HEAD EMEA, HEAD Industrials, Business Services, Energy & Environment
Temasek (Singapore)

Henrik Krüpper
Chief Executive Officer
HCS Holding GmbH

Thomas Ladner
Member of the Board
WORLD.MINDS Foundation

Robert Langenbach
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Axel Springer

Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Co-Founder
ABI and 3G Capital

Susanna Mally Lemann
Member of the Board
Lemann Foundation

Filippa Lentzos
Co-Director, Center for Science and Security Studies
King’s College London

Torsten Leue
CEO
Talanx

Kishore Mahbubani
Former President of the UN Security Council
Distinguished Fellow at the National University of Singapore

Robert Mähler
Chief Executive Officer
Trolli GmbH

Isabelle M. Mansuy
Professor of Neuroepigenetics
University and ETH Zurich

Anne Markey Mahbubani

Axel Meyersiek
Investor

Roger Michlig
Head of Digitization & Cybersecurity, Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
Swiss Federal Government

Christian Miele
Partner & Vorstandsvorsitzender Bundesverband Deutscher Startups e.V.
Headline

Simon Mitterreiter
Community Manager
WORLD.MINDS Foundation

Lena-Sophie Müller
General Manager
Initiative D21

Florian Nehm
Head of European Public Affairs
Axel Springer SE

Peter Niederhauser
Founder
Redalpine Venture Capital

Sigrid Nikutta
CEO
Deutsche Bahn Cargo

Elisa Oezbek
Political Correspondent for European Affairs
German Federal Foreign Office

General David H. Petraeus
Former Director of the CIA
Partner at KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute

Ulf Poschardt
Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director
WELT

Philipp Raidt
Partner
FGS Global

Frank Reichelt
CEO
Swiss Re Europe S.A., Niederlassung Deutschland

Luc Richner
CEO & Founder
Cannavigia

Laura Rudas
EVP Strategy
Palantir

Schoscho Rufener
Board Member
WORLD.MINDS Foundation

Gisbert Rühl
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
G&J Invest

Hadi Saleh
Chief Executive Officer
CeramTec GmbH

Rüdiger Schmid-Kühnhöfer
Managing Partner
Deutsche Invest Capital Partners GmbH

Wolfgang Schmidt
Federal Minister for Special Affairs
German Chancellery

Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg
Chairman and CEO
MLP SE

Simone Schürle-Finke
Professor for Responsive Biomedical Systems
ETH Zurich

Ursula Schütze-Kreilkamp
Head of Group Executives
Deutsche Bahn AG

Urs E. Schwarzenbach
Owner
Dolder Grand Hotel

Paul R. Seger
Swiss Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Swiss Embassy in Berlin

Markus Seiler
Secretary General
Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kadri Simson
EU Commissioner for Energy
European Commission

Gerassimos Spyridakis
Managing Director
Bank Julius Bär

Tamara Stefanovich
Pianist

Alar Streimann
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Germany
Estonian Embassy in Berlin

Daniel Surbek
Professor and Clinic Director
University Hospital Insel Bern

Veronika Tasić Vušurović
Strategic Advisor
Karanovic Partners

Eva van Pelt
Co-CEO
Eppendorf SE

Dietrich von Klaeden
Senior Vice President Public Affairs
Axel Springer

Maximilian von Richthofen
CEO
finanzen.net Group

Andreas Waelti
CEO
Evatec AG

Alex Wassmer
President and Delegate of the Board, KIBAG Holding
Chairman, WORLD.MINDS Foundation

Carolin Werlen
Counsel, Senior Advisor
Clifford Chance

Peter Würtenberger
Executive Vice President
Axel Springer