Our 2021 Summit Speakers
Consul General of Peru
James E. Campos was nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate as the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy in April 2018. As Director, Mr. Campos is tasked with ensuring that minorities and underserved communities are afforded an equal opportunity to fully participate in Department programs. Mr. Campos also serves as the Department of Energy’s Equal Employment Opportunity Director and Chief Diversity Officer. Additionally, Mr. Campos is the Department’s designee on the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Development and other White House Interagency Initiatives. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Campos was the Senior Advisor on Economic Development & Strategic Planning to the President of Nevada State College. Over the span of his career, Mr. Campos held several Nevada Gubernatorial appointments to include: the Equal Rights Commission, the Governor’s Workforce Investment Sector Councils on Gaming, Tourism & Entertainment and on Mining and Minerals, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s International Trade Council, the Taxi Cab Authority Commission, and the Commissioner of the Nevada Consumer Affairs Division. Also, Mr. Campos has been a small business owner and adjunct business professor.Mr. Campos holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
Nobel Peace Prize |
Executive Director of Integrated Research and Action for Development IRADe
Dr. Hussein Abaza is currently the Senior Advisor to the Egyptian Minister of Environment. Prior to holding this position he has worked for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) from 1982 up to 2009. During his tenure with UNEP he was responsible for formulating and overseeing the implementation of the UNEP Economics and Trade Programme, led the team which conceptualized and launched the UNEP Green Economy initiative in October 2008, and functioned as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director of UNEP. Positions while at UNEP also
included Chief of the Economic and Trade Branch, Coordinator of the Committee of International Development Instituitons on the Envrionment (CIDIE), and Coordinator of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). Founded the Centre for Sustainable Development Solutions (CSDS) in 2011 with the main objectives of promoting green economy and sustainable development, with particular focus on Egypt and the Middle East. The Centre aims at achieving its objectives through technical support, research, training,
community based activities, and public awareness campaigns. As an Advisor to the then Minister of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform and Head of the Sustainable Development Team launched in 2018 a process for revising and updating the 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy for Egypt.
Prior to joining UNEP, functioned as Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Physical and Urban Planning project in Saudi Arabia, Managing Director of the Center of Planning and Architecture in Cairo, Egypt, and Director of the Islamic Investment company, Central and Northern Region, Saudi Arabia. Apart from functioning as the Senior Advisor to the Egyptian Minister of Environment, he is currently a Fellow of the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and a member of the Environment Council of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
During the course of his professional career he provided technical assistance and supported country projects in
Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Projects aimed at strengthening national capacities to conduct integrated assessment as a tool to integrate environment and social considerations in macroeconomic and secotral policies, develop a package of policy measures, including economic instruments for implementing mutually supportive environmental, social, and economic policies. He also participated and delivered keynote statements and attended a series of national, regional and international workshops and events on sustainable development and "Green
Economy". Meetings and workshops were convened in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beirut, Florence, Hamburg, Islamabad, Marrakech, Rabat, Qatar, and Tunisia.
During his long and extensive professional life he worked as a consultant/advisor for a number of international organizations, including the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the European Union (EU), Plan Blue, the Union for the Mediterranean (UFM), the Arab Forum for
Environment and Development (AFED), the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), and the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), SWEEP-Net, SWITCH-Med programme, and the League of Arab States.
He prepared and contributed to a series of publications on environmental and integrated assessment, the interface
between trade and environment, valuation of environmental and natural resources, the use of economic instruments for environmental management, and the Green Economy for the Arab Region, and manuals on sustainable development, integrated policy making, environmental assessment, green economy, environmental economics, and trade and environment.
Senior Advisor to the
Egyptian Minister of Environment
Dr. Bassem Nassouhy is the General Manager of Scientific Business Solutions Group of Environmental Consulting and Sustainability Consultancies in the GCC and the Arab Republic of Egypt based in the United Arab Emirates, he is also a Chief Advisor Alternative Fuel & Alternative Raw Material as well as his advisory roles including Environmental Consultant for FNRC (Fujairah Government – UAE), SREE Advisory board member at Sharjah University and others.
SBS offer high quality tailored waste and sustainability solutions and waste to resources services with sister companies all over the GCC. SBS has the ability to create out of the box solutions and new initiatives in various fields including sustainability, waste management, alternative fuel, alternative raw material, H&S, and environment with proven track records including tens of recognized projects particularly for multinational companies located in GCC and Egypt.
For 10 years before March 2016, Dr. Bassem used to lead various positions within LH, e.g Geocycle, a member of the international LafargeHolcim Group, including the senior manager of Business Development, Quality, HSE, and Operations. He worked as an expert within the company responsible for reuse waste generates of various industries as an alternative fuel and raw material for Lafarge Emirates Cement factory, he used to be the head of quality, environmental, occupational safety and health departments at the company's various locations in the United Arab Emirates.
Prior to that, he served as manager of the Occupational Safety, Health, Environment and Fire Protection Department of Lafarge Emirates Cement (Lafarge-Holcim group) in the United Arab Emirates for 4 years.
Prior to joining the Lafarge Group, Dr. Bassem served as manager of Environment, Operation, Quality, Occupational Safety and Health departments at several major international companies including Orascom Construction, EDF électricité du France, Korea Smile Company, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency.
Dr. Bassem received various scientific degrees, including a PhD in the management of environmental, occupational safety and health systems, as well as an MBA and a diploma in in industrial pollution control and environmental management from Japan.
He has also received several credits as a consultant and international trainer accredited in several areas of management, environment, health, and safety from major institutes and universities in Japan, France, Egypt and the United States of America as well as international credits from the US Department of Labor and the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Dr. Bassem has provided consulting services for many well-known private companies and government authorities, and has published several publications and presentations at international conferences.
Director of UK and Egypt for WGGS
at Scientific Business Solutions (SBS)
Director of Quality, Information and Development.
Maintenance , operation and planning engineer in power plants for 20 years and still in Ministry of Electricity – Iraq .
Planning and Procurement Engineer for World Bank projects in Iraq .
Planning and Procurement Engineer for Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA projects in Iraq.
Interested in spreading the culture of renewable energy throughout the Arab region and manages many sites on the social networks in this regard and writing various articles and attend conferences and exhibitions regarding energy and renewable energy solutions. Giving lectures and participating in research in the field of renewable energy. have training certificates in the management of energy projects from Japan, Denmark Germany, Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt (renewable energy) and the World Bank , UNDP.
Director, Earthsavers DREAM Center UNESCO
PETA , President, International Theatre Institute Social Change Network
Olumide IDOWU is a Nigerian climate change champion. He advocates for environmental consciousness and champions a balanced approach to development and environmental conservation. He is equally passionate about development as he is about climate change and environmental conservation efforts. His conservation work spans across various platforms. He has been actively involved in climate change advocacy for the last 12 years and is strategically positioned to engage younger and older generations through his articles, active participation in climate change groups and the use of social media where he is popularly known as ‘Mr Climate’
Through the years, he has worked with corporates, the media and managed culturally and nationally diverse teams. He has volunteered in social change initiatives, mentored and worked as a strategist for various private and public institutions.
Olumide IDOWU is the co-founder of the International Climate Change Development Initiative, a non-governmental institution that seeks to grow climate-smart generations across Africa while addressing gaps in development. He is also the Youth Focal Point in Nigeria for UNDP Small Grant Program, Youth Lead Author Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) & Communication Director for African Youth Initiative on Climate Change. He is an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) to the United State of America and the Atlas Corps Fellow.
ECOMASTERS: A Planet in Peril, author, Donna L. Goodman is a globally respected and widely published expert on issues related to Mother Earth and her children.
Donna has been a champion of the rights and participation of child and young people in the environment sector is over 60 countries for more than 25 years. Her international development work has been widely recognized and published by UN partners including UNICEF, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Health Organization (WHO) and others. She is the Founder of Earth Child Institute (ECI), an international not-for-profit organization working in more than a dozen countries, including Brazil, China, India, Ghana and the United States. ECI serves with Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Committee and as a civil society observer to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In the private sector, she served as Global Program Director for Swarovski Waterschool as well as Turner Broadcasting for Cartoon Network, MTV through production of a documentary special program about water featuring JayZ and the Netflix documentary entitled ‘Waterschool’.
Donna moderates the K-12 eePRO group of the North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE) and first introduced ECOMASTERS to the world, as Keynote speaker to the 2019 International Conference for Education for Sustainability in Delhi, India. In a global webinar, organized by the Mobius Foundation on World Environment Day, 5 June 2020, she unveiled her plan for re-imagining global education in a post COVID-19 world. In 2021, her work on values-based education for empowerment of every child is being published as an ECI white paper and has been presented with the Sri Sathya Sai Centre for Human Values, WeNaturalists.com and the International Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI).
ECOMASTERS and Founder
Massimo is a highly regarded professional in the blockchain, Defi and NFT field.
Massimo solves business problems using a lateral thinking approach.
Massimo current focus is on Defi, NFT, Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), Artificial Intelligence.
Massimo was a UN Global Expert for the last 10 years in the area of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, Defi, NFTs, CBDCs, Artificial Intelligence.
Massimo acts as a board advisor and consultant for international organizations, central banks and corporates on Defi, NFTs, CBDCs, cryptocurrencies, AI and alternative data.
After working in international financial markets for 20 years as Senior equity banking analyst, Massimo worked as a university professor of fintech and international finance in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Turin Italy and Wuhan China.
Massimo is a regular keynote speaker in many international conferences and webinars on NFTs, Defi, CBDCs, Blockchain AI, etc.
Massimo is Senior Expert and Advisor in fin-tech, blockchain in finance. for several international organizations, i.e. United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/ CEFACT)-UNECE Italy, etc.
Massimo lived in Europe, China, USA, South America and is fluent in Italian, English and Portuguese.
Massimo give regularly interview to the international press on blockchain, NFTs, Defi, alternative data, AI issues.
Former UN Global Expert
Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Peter is an academic who has written 20 books and over 350 papers on sustainable cities with a global reputation and has worked to deliver his ideas in all levels of government. Peter has worked in local government as an elected councilor in Fremantle, in Western Australia’s state government as an advisor to three Premiers and in the Australian Government on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and the Prime Minister’s Cities Reference Group. He is the Co-ordinating Lead Author for the UN’s IPCC on Transport. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport particularly for his work in saving and rebuilding Perth’s rail system. In 2018/19 he was the WA Scientist of the Year. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Sustainable Earth.
John Curtin Distinguished Professor,
Dr. Tunji is currently Nigerian Representative at the 3rd Permanent General Assembly of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) and Chairperson Emeritus, Social Affairs & Health cluster committee. He is the Vice Chairman / CEO, African School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Fellow - International Institute of Management Consultant; and a full member of Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management.
Dr. Tunji was also appointed in May 2018 as a member of African Union Labour Migration Advisory Committee, In a private sector professional, he is the Senior Consultant - Sheptas Global Resources Limited since 2010 till date, Director of International Relations & Economic Affairs - Ukraine Chambers of Friendship. Culture and Commerce between 2011 – 2013
He obtained Honour Certificate in SOCIAL JUSTICE from Harvard University in 2014. Advance Diploma in Political Economy from African School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2018, Certificate in International Law from International Business Management Institute, Berlin, Germany in 2019.
President / Executive Director,
African Youths International Development Foundation (AFYIDEF)
Davide is the Director of Sustainability at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the United Kingdom.
He had been the Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Change of Mott MacDonald from November 2012 to November 2020
He is the Chair of the Committee on Engineering and the Environment at the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (Paris, France)
Chair of the Sustainability Leadership Team at the Institution of Civil Engineers (London, United Kingdom) Member of the Board and Advisory Group of the UN Global Compact network UK (London, UK) Member of the MSc Management Business Advisory Board at Imperial College Business School (London, UK)
He holds a Degree in Environmental Engineering, summa cum laude from the University of Trieste (Italy); an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the Cambridge – MIT Institute (UK-US); he attended the High Potentials Leadership Programme at Harvard Business School in Boston (US)
Director of Sustainability,
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. UK
Zack H. Abdi http://www.linkedin.com/in/zabdi
Zack manages a group of activities including ERP/CRM solutions, alternative energy solutions, CSR training and competency development for sustainable human resources. His passion for developing sustainable human resources helped launch a robotic program designed for children of special needs for Dubai Municipality Children City.
Zack is the Managing Director at Provectus Middle East/Provectus Enterprising Inc. and an active advocate in Green Solutions. He is currently promoting the municipal waste collection process and recycling municipal waste from food waste streams A & B to aerosol cans recycling, and used cooking oil to reuse as biodiesel, thus curbing GHG impacts and creating a circular economy while helping reduce landfill stress. He is an advisor for Community Social Innovation, Toronto chapter and a regular speaker for the Nationalization Program (Indigenous Communities – workforce human development). Zack is also the recipient of the Books for Peace 2021 International Award in favor of social integration and the environment. TAP Alumni as awarded by Toronto Region Board of Trade and World Trade Centre Toronto.
Steering community member of Halifax Youth Project and founding chairman for CSR for Dubai Quality Group. And an active member of Canadian Business Council in Dubai.
Why throw away resources only to create further landfill stress? Why not recycle to create circular economy for addressing economic equality process? Why not accept Innovations to propel Sustainability and create Legacy. "This planet is not inherited by our ancestors, rather, borrowed from our future generations." We owe it to GenZ!
Provectus | Toronto, Canada
Bharadwaj Kummamuru is the Executive Director of World Bioenergy Association (WBA). WBA is the leading global association promoting the sustainable development of bioenergy. WBA covers all sectors including liquid biofuels, solid biomass and biogas, while representing a member base of companies, associations, researchers from more than 65 countries. Bharadwaj has been leading the association for the past 3 years in executing activities including publications (factsheets, statistics and market reports), events (conferences, study trips), projects and collaboration with international partners. He initially joined WBA in 2014 to lead the project on bioenergy statistics after graduating with a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Systems. Bharadwaj has a background in Chemical Engineering and interests include Life cycle assessment, data analysis and sustainability.
World Bioenergy Association is a not-for-profit NGO with a mission to promote the sustainable development of bioenergy on a global level and to support the business environment for bioenergy. With a member base of more than 250 companies, associations, research institutes and individuals from more than 65 countries, WBA represents the voice of the global bioenergy community.
WBA activities include publishing factsheets, statistics reports, market reports and position papers on various aspects of bioenergy including policies, technologies, markets, finance etc. WBA also has organized numerous events in the past including workshops, webinars, conferences and study trips to discuss and debate issues surrounding bioenergy including land use, biodiversity, carbon neutrality, clean energy etc. Moreover, WBA collaborates with various international organizations working in the renewable energy sector via partnerships including IRENA, IEA, REN21, REN Alliance, CPLC, FAO and others.
At COP climate conferences, WBA is an observer to UNFCCC and has been promoting the role of bioenergy for more than a decade. We have considerable expertise in bioenergy and experience in organizing successful side events, exhibition stands, and press conferences with the aim of clearing misinformation about bioenergy, informing about various socio-economic benefits of using bioenergy in all end use sectors and its role in a future global renewable energy mix.
World Bioenergy Association
Raul “Danny” Vargas is an award-winning noted business and community leader,
accomplished media commentator, and marketing/public relations professional.
Named “101 Most Influential Latinos” in America in 2020 by Latino Leaders
Magazine, he is a product of the mean streets of New York City, he has created
opportunities, overcome challenges, and beaten the odds all his life. He has made
a mark not only in business but in the community as well. Danny is a proud US Air Force intelligence veteran, serving seven years on active duty in important
national security missions and later in similar roles with Raytheon.
Danny is the Founder/President of Varcom Solutions, a nationally recognized,
marketing, public relations, and professional services firm. He is Chairman
Emeritus of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, after
having led a national, bipartisan effort to successfully pass the authorization bill in
Congress. He is the Secretary of the Virginia State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights and Chairman of Leadership Fairfax.
Vargas is a regular media commentator in both English and Spanish, appearing on
CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Univision, Telemundo, and more and has penned op-eds for Wall Street Journal, NBC, etc.
A successful businessman, Danny was an executive at AOL, France Telecom, and
Global One leading multinational sales and marketing efforts in Latin America and Europe. He was Chairman of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development (gubernatorial appointment), served as Chairman of the Dulles Regional Chamber
of Commerce (the first Latino to chair a mainstream chamber in Virginia history)
and spent several years on the board of the Northern Virginia Chamber. He
recently completed a Stanford University business scaling program focused on
Active in politics and the community, as a candidate for the Virginia House of
Delegates in 2015, he was endorsed by the Washington Post where they called
him “one of the region’s more impressive first-time candidates in recent memory.”
The Speaker of the Virginia House appointed him to the Northern Virginia
Transportation Commission and a commission promoting economic opportunity for the underserved. He is on the Northern Virginia Regional Council for the “GO Virginia” initiative and the board of Virginia FREE and has served on boards of various nonprofits. Danny recently launched a new nonprofit in support of Latino Veterans.
Danny has long advocated for commonsense solutions for a variety of causes—workforce development, veterans support, energy, economic development, health IT, immigration reform, transportation and more. A sought-after public speaker, Mr. Vargas is committed to keeping his community and our nation vibrant,
thriving, and strong.
Sophia Felix is the founder and CEO of HBM Talent & Management, a boutique talent agency that represents an international client roster in various divisions.
Felix advocates for the use of medical cannabis to help people with PTSD and mental health issues. She is a co-founder and the president of the International Cannabis Consulting Business Women’s Association (ICBWA), a L.A. based nonprofit dedicated to the education of female entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. She is also the public relations spokesperson for the hemp-based CBD company Y+M.
A devout philanthropist, Felix serves as the president of the Southern California Chapter for America’s Children of Fallen Heroes and has been involved with Passion 4 K.I.D.S. for ten years.
Felix is a scholarship recipient of the 2018 HERA Labs business accelerator for women and the Emerging Latina Entrepreneur Fellowship Program by the National Latina Business Women’s Association - San Diego.
International Cannabis Consulting
International Cannabis Consulting
Nico was a US Naval Officer, where he was certified by the US Department of Energy as a nuclear engineer, allowing him to be assigned to a nuclear submarine in the Northern Atlantic Fleet. After 7 years, he left the Navy to attend the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he graduated with his MBA in 2021. During that time, Nico worked in a Boston private equity firm that specialized in the search fund asset class where he built financial/operating models, conducted extensive commercial, legal due diligence, and industry research. Nico is an avid private pilot, flight instructor, and SCUBA diver.
Coordinator of the Amazon Program,
Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR)
Shalu leads The Council's work on residential energy access, demand-side management and power sector reforms. She uses data to study the changing energy landscape and devise strategies to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.
Shalu recently led India's first-ever Residential Energy Survey (IRES) spanning across 21 Indian states. She closely works with power utilities in India to design and implement strategies to improve operational and financial performance through innovative approaches for billing and collection, smart metering initiatives, tariff and subsidy reforms, and business models to scale energy-efficient appliances. She has played a key role in building The Council’s work on sustainable solar irrigation and supports the research on sustainable cooling strategies and subsidies reforms.
Shalu has published in leading international journals, authored opinion pieces for national dailies and regularly advises senior government officials. Shalu is a Chevening Fellow, and holds an MSc from University College London, and a BTech from IIT Roorkee, India.
Senior Programme Lead,
Council on Energy, Environment
Vladislav Kaim is a young Moldovan economist and climate action and sustainability advocate with a vast experience at the UN level, as well as on multiple national and local platforms in Moldova, Russia and Sweden. He has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international economics from the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO) in 2018 and a master’s degree in economics from Lund University (Sweden) in 2021, where he researched the impact of the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters in the free trade agreements of the European Union over the imports of green goods into the bloc. He was awarded as Best Moldovan Student in Diaspora (2015) for his academic and extracurricular excellence.
In 2014, Vladislav together with two colleagues co-founded MDG (changed to SDG in 2015) International Youth Forum – one of the first youth advocacy platforms in Russia and the wider region dedicated to popularizing UN sustainability agenda and providing high school and university students with the skills and knowledge required to effectively localize Agenda 2030. Upon the end of his term as Secretary General in 2017, he spent a year in the green export markets research, after which he served from 2018 to 2019 on the board of Malmö chapter of Swedish Association for International Affairs (SAIA).
From 2019, Vladislav has been heavily involved in the multilateral arena working on youth empowerment for climate action through his work with various stakeholders to encourage bringing youth as experts to the table. His main fields of advocacy have been green jobs for youth, just transition, green and sustainable economic growth and reforms to the multilateral climate finance agenda. For two years Vladislav has been active with YOUNGO, official youth constituency to the UNFCCC, and UN MGCY, where he was a member of the working group on SDG 8 and later Global Focal Point for Europe in the Migration Working Group. In 2019, he has been part of the organizing team for the first ever UN Youth Climate Summit that took place in New York. For the first half of 2020 Vladislav joined the Talent Development Unit at UNDP where he helped to streamline learning experience for UNDP employees around the world.
In July 2020, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Mr Kaim to be part of his inaugural Youth Advisory Group (YAG) on Climate Change, tasked with ensuring a substantial role for youth voices in the implementation of the Secretary General’s Climate Strategy, making Vladislav first Eastern European young activist in such a position. In this quality, he has been focused primarily on ensuring greater recognition of youth expertise, linking of climate finance and debt agendas and youth-friendly green jobs programs. During his mandate, Vladislav co-authored multiple reports, opinion pieces and interventions, including at the highest level, dedicated to aforementioned topics, with the latest being his contribution to the Report of the Technical Working Group 2 (“Energy Transitions”) for the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy.
Besides his current commitment to the YAG, Vladislav is also an expert member of the Climate Governance Commission at the Global Challenges Foundation, contributor to the Common Futures Conversations platform at Chatham House and Young European Ambassador at EU Neighbors East. In April 2021, he became one of 10 finalists of the Swedish King’s Scholarship for Value-Based Leadership. From October 2021, Vladislav entered the new cohort of the IMF Youth Fellows.
UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Robert Tippmann (German Emissions Trading Association, BVEK) has worked for more than 20 years in the field of environmental finance and low-carbon and climate-resilient development – including for a leading climate change services provider and previous assignments with international, bilateral and research organizations. Robert worked for more than 9 years at climate change service provider EcoSecurities, a subsidiary of the financial services company J.P. Morgan at that time after being an Alternative Investment Market-listed company since 2005, most recently heading its consulting business. This includes his role as a Principal Advisor-Climate Investments to a UN organisation for over 4 years. He draws upon previous assignments with the UNFCCC Secretariat, the GIZ, the Center for Development Research and the Institute for Medium-Sized Businesses Research, amongst other. He is co-founder of Climatekos, a climate action project and programme developer and environmental finance solutions and advisory services provider, and serves as Chairman of the German Emissions Trading Association (BVEK).
Children Hospital LA, CA-USA
Eric Komla Amedjakou is the Executive Director for Giving Life Nature Volunteer Located in Accra Ghana. He has worked with a diversity of professionals and with people of different race and colour in both the public and private sector. He has been nominated in 2021 as YOUNGO, UNFCCC Youths constituency Ocean Voice, as Africa Coordinator.
He was selected as youth delegate from Ghana to be part of World Festival of Youths and Student “WFYS 2017” October 2017 in Russia and also was selected in 2018 to be part of an international movement called “Future Team”. This international movement brought people from all over the world where Eric was giving an opportunity to do a presentation of the work of his organization which promotes Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in his country, and also to be an Observer as “International Observer for Russia ongoing 2018 General Election” March 2018 in Russia.
Eric Komla's ongoing mission is to develop writing and “How to tools for everyday needs of an average person. The philosophy behind his writing is the same. “…Everyone no matter what they do or come from, should be able to benefit from the power of the written word in their everyday life”.
Executive Director ,
Giving Life Nature Volunteer
Tayde Aburto CEO of the United States Business Association of E-Commerce. Tayde holds a Bachelor's in Economics and a Master's Degree in Marketing. Tayde has demonstrated passion for promoting businesses through education, technology, and the use of the Internet as a business tool to help build more prosperous communities. Tayde is committed to helping businesses grow and compete more effectively in domestic and global markets.
Secretary General of the Association,
Al Amar Consultant Group
Rosleny Ubiñasis the Youth Representative of the Baha’is of the United States to the United Nations. In her work, she strives to build unity and higher levels of consensus for the betterment of society in the discourse areas of gender equity, race unity and meaningful youth participation through a spiritual and moral lens. Rosleny was part of the planning committees for various conferences: 62nd, 63rd and 64th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the United Nations 67th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference and 68th Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is serving her second term as Chair of the UN Department of Global Communications Youth Representatives Steering Committee.
Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Rosleny spends her free time animating the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program with youth from the area learning together to grow their moral and spiritual qualities through conducting service projects that uplift, engage, and improve their communities.
National Spiritual Assembly of the
Eng. Alajmi’s Biography
Eng. Salem Alajmi is a faculty member at the College of Technological Studies in the Public Authority of Applied Education and Training, Kuwait. Alajmi gets his master’s degree of Science in Electrical Engineering September 2018 from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He gets his bachelor’s degree of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA 2000. Alajmi is currently a board member at Arab Council for Sustainable Energy and Vice Chairman of Technical and Scientific Authority in the Council. He is recognised as a Certified Renewable Energy Expert from European Energy Centre. He has been an active member in Kuwait Society of Engineers since 2003. He is awarded first place in National Project Entrepreneurship Competition 2015 in his project idea; E-Waste Recycle plant.
Said El Massadyani Moroccan, 30 years old, holder of a bachelor's degree in private law and also a master's degree in administrative litigation. temporary professor of administrative law.
Associative activist founder of the association (AFID) and arbitrator within the court of appeal in Tetouan / Morocco. international arbitrator in several arbitration centers. legal advisor within the study and research center (CERCIGOD).
Ralph Tejeda, is President and CEO of Tropical Sourcing LLC with 25 years
importing and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables specializing in tropical and
exotic produce from Latin America.
Ralph received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in
International Business. While in college, Ralph participated in the Co-Operative
Education program holding positions at GTE and IBM which proved to be valuable
work experiences in corporate America. After graduating college Ralph lived in
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic for four years managing his family business.
This experience fortified his understanding in agriculture and international
Following his entrepreneurial spirit Ralph returned to New York and opened his
own business where he continues importing and distributing products. He has
since expanded his business consulting in the area of Food Safety, USDA, FDA and
Customs Boarder Protection compliance. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of
procurement, warehousing, logistics and sales. Over the years Ralph has built a
vast network of growers and exporters in Latin America and maintains
relationships with clients and customers in the wholesale and retail sector in the
- Won the “Excellence Prize of the Leadership/ Ideal Employee at the Civil Service Bureau” for the year 2010.
Received the Award and the Congratulation Letter at the Al-Hashimiyah Palace as (Chevening Scholar) from the Prime Minister of Britain Mr. John Major during his visit to Jordan on 15th March 1995, as was chosen
(Top One) among the applicants who were applied to “Chevening Competitive Scholar Fund” at the British Embassy & the British Council in Amman-Jordan.
Chosen in Feb.16th 2010 among other governmental nominees to participate in the “Leadership Public Servant Program”/ Three Phases Advanced Training Program arranged at the Royal Military Academy Sand Hurst (RMAS)-UK, in collaboration with the King Abdullah II Fund For Development (KAFD). This Program is Envisioned to Provide a Team of Senior Public Servants with a Strong Foundation of “Content Knowledge, Management Talent & Skills”.
Received a Recognition Award from His Royal Highness Prince Asim Ben Nayef / The Chairman of Jordanian Renewable Energy Society (JRES) for the Key Note Speech he presented during the Global Green Techies Forum & Exhibition held at Amman during the period 20-22 Sep. 2010.
Nominated on Oct. 31st 2016 to be a Council Member of the World Renewable Energy Council at Brighton-UK, as a result of appreciating my work in Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Jordan and abroad.
Chosen for the 2nd time as a Jury Member of the Award of the Middle East Solar Industry Association,(MESIA)-Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Falah. J. Alamri
1953, Babylon, Iraq
Dr. Alamri holds a Ph.D. in Marine Insurance and Transportation of Oil , Centre for Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy, Collage of Law, Dundee University, Scotland, UK, 1994,
In 1977 he get his economic degree from Collage of Administration and Economics, University of Basra, Iraq
Since January 2020, Dr. Alamri has provided consultancy services’ on economics and energy aspects, in particular renewable energy.
He is currently the CEO of Iraqi office for development and Energy Economic based in Baghdad, as well as London, UK.
Dr. Alamri also an active member in many forums and associations and has been a proactive member for the well-known Iraqi Economic Association since 2012.
2017-2020, Dr. Alamri’s previous job as an Advisor at Iraq’s Ministry of Oil.
2006-2017, he was appointed Iraq’s Governor for Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and for the same period as Director General of Oil Marketing Company (SOMO), Ministry of Oil,
and from 2004 to 2006 and from 2009 to 2015, he acted as Director General of the Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC).
He was member of the
National Committee at the World Trade Organization (WTO), representing Iraq oil ministry.
He was member of a team responsible for developing the Iraqi Gas Sector.
During his career, Dr. Alamri has gained experiences in various fields including strategic planning and project management, oil trading and marketing, oil prices, oil contracts, marine oil transport, oil pollution, environment matters.
In the last give years he he has been focusing on renewable energy aspects due to the growing importance of environmental sustainability in the world.
He has published various reports. The most important of them are, the Priorities of the new government to reform the Iraqi economy, July 2014, Baghdad. Basic Principles for Iraqi Petroleum Policy Program, 2006, Baghdad. Iraqi oil marine transporting, part of Iraqi petroleum
policy. 2005, Basra. Iraqi economic forum magazine – London. A book in Arabic, titled (Marine Oil Pollution from Tankers Accidents International Conventions), 1998, Beirut.
Dr. Alamri has also participated in many presentations and speeches on global oil prices, OPEC/OPEC+ cooperation, renewable energy, and economic and Energy industry affairs.
Iraqi office for development and
Dr. Ashraf Abdel Aziz Mansour
• The Secretary General of the Arab Union for Sustainable Development and Environment. Member of the permanent executive office of the Forum of Specific Arab Unions at the Arab League.
• Deputy Head of the Environmental Protection Division, Cairo Chamber of Commerce, Egypt.
• General supervisor at the Arab Council for Sustainable Energy.
• General Supervisor of the work of the Council for Enabling Sustainable Development Research in Afro-Asian Universities.
• General supervisor of the work of the Arab Council for Creativity and Innovation.
• Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Journal of Scientific Research and Sustainable Development.
Mr. Silva was a Senior Advisor and manager of compliance for Southern California Edison, a Fortune 250 company with 25+ years of combined operational, external and public affairs, community
relations, and project management experience.
Leadership track record as a top manager change agent and industry thought leader in mission critical roles. Strategy driven; proven thought and inspirational leader within demanding, fast paced environments. Exceptionally motivated with unwavering commitment to mission and team while advancing strategic relationships and meeting corporate goals. Superior communication skills; motivational and keynote speaker with
experience in International affairs.
Mr. Silva has extensive background and relations with business executives, industry leaders and elected officials from all branches of government. With this experience, communication skills and personal relationships, he was a welcome addition to the Department of Energy, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity as the newest Senior Advisor to help manage and execute the Workforce Development Pillar of the Initiative
‘Equity in Energy’. His wealth of experience provided valuable insight to the many
opportunities to help shape and build upon the program and the challenges ahead.
Currently serves as a Board member of the Hispanic 100, International Visitor Council of Los Angeles, and recently served 10 years as a Governor Appointee to the Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor Commission. The prestigious leadership program, ‘the White House Fellows program’, Jerry served for over 10 years as a regional judge and chair for the LA panel. Jerry was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley region, attended Rosemead High School, earning his degrees from Rio Hondo College and the University of La Verne.
Mr. Silva was intimately involved with the restructuring of the energy industry meeting with State Wide legislators to support legislation changing the industry. He led direct initiatives to engage employees, retirees and community organizations to serve as advocates on behalf of SCE legislation. Mr. Silva also served as the Senior Project Manager securing licenses and permits from federal, statewide, and county agencies for the largest renewal project from Nevada and California. Mr. Silva has been recognized by many organizations for his public affairs and community outreach, advocacy programs and the renewable project completed at the Nevada/California state line.
I am a Quality, Health & Safety professional, Laboratory expert
and Quality Management System specialist mastering international
standards like ASTM, BS EN, EN, ISO, CE & NF.
I have vast experience in several fields like Education, Oil &
Gas, Building Materials, Consultancy and Training in different
countries, working with international multinational groups like TWMA:
UK Oil ServiceCo, and Lafargeholcim; French-Swiss Co. the world
leader in building materials. This diversity of fields helped in enriching
my knowledge and refining my skills.
Currently, I am heading the Quality Control & Assurance, Laboratories,
Health & Safety, Environmental studies & measurements, Risk Management,
Hazard Identification, Waste Management and Industrial Ecology to
several industries e.g. Cement, mining, oil & gas, Aluminum, etc.
Mohamed Taha: Mohamed Taha is a mining engineer working with SBS group in Egypt and UAE from 2017 and he has successfully completed various projects in Egypt and UAE concerned with sustainability, renewable energy, recycling, development, etc. for various mining projects through world wide best practices, applied science and technology.
Michael Burrows currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for the Inland Valley Development Agency and SBD International Airport, overseeing the privatization of the former Norton Air Force Base in Southern California, which includes Alliance California, a Hillwood development. He is an established development and transportation professional, with over 20 years of public and private sector management expertise having also worked for the Staubach Company prior to rejoining the Airport effort in 2005. Michael has a proven background in municipal, special district, corporate, transportation, commercial development, real estate, international trade, foreign direct investment, and legislative sectors and has focused his efforts on developing and delivering quality projects, programs, and services, including strategic planning, capital planning, strategic alliances, and public-private partnerships. Mr. Burrows received an M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management in Claremont, CA.
Since 1997, he has dedicated himself to transportation, infrastructure and economic development in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. During his tenure with the Inland Valley Development Agency and Airport, Mr. Burrows has worked to advance over $290M in public infrastructure projects, resulting in over $1.7B in private investment, contributing to a total of over $8.7B in assessed value across a 14,000-acre project area. The Alliance California partnership has attracted major Fortune 50, 100, and 500 firms to the former base - just reaching over 16 Million square feet of new development. In December of 2016, the community witnessed years of revitalization efforts produce 10,786 direct jobs – finally replacing the jobs lost when the base closed. In 2020, the total rose to over 14,521 direct jobs bringing over $3 Billion in economic output for the region. The Airport currently serves both UPS and Fed Ex scheduled air cargo services as well as the new Amazon Air Regional Air Hub making it among the fastest growing air cargo airports in the United States for a fourth year in a row.
Michael previously worked for the Staubach Company, a real estate and corporate services consulting firm, managing multi-jurisdictional capital and development projects and programs, including asset management and facility development for BNSF Railway Company and its transportation clients throughout the Southwestern United States. Mr. Burrows coordinated property acquisition and entitlements for transload, auto dock, intermodal, and main line freight, commuter, intercontinental rail corridor expansions throughout California, as well as related sales and lease transactions. From Federal grant administration to municipal finance, Foreign Direct Investment programs, business incentive and legislative campaigns to organizational development, environmental planning, permitting, transaction management, and resource alignment. He has successfully deployed over $115 Million in EB-5 portfolios and over $240 Million in municipal financings. He currently serves on several boards of directors and organizations and is a member of the California Inland Empire District Export Council, a U.S. Department of Commerce Federal appointment. He continues to serve as President of SBD Cares, a California non-profit corporation and helped found the UAS Center at SBD.
Rezk has a long career in several areas such as Business development, Coaching and training, Finance management and Sales management which has been gained through various positions held during his career journey i.e
Former Business Manager at BMW & Volkswagen UK
Former Sales Manager at Audi UK.
Former sales executive at Audi Middle East.
Former tainer and instructor at Berlitz Egypt.
Abdullah Bogari has an extensive experience in the field building material, waste management and carbon circular economy, holding different position including Strategy and Partnership director and head of Innovation and business Development, recently won Two Gold GCC sustainability Awards in the area of Green Building and Waste Management.
Scientific Business Solutions.
Laura Stadler, Founder of Global Transition Bridge, an Energy Transition focused business has been working extensively on multiple large scale infrastructure developments within the Oil, Gas, Hydrogen, and CO2 space. Stadler’s experience in strategic development within the Oil & Gas industry gives her insight to the vertical integration of energy. Stadler brings an innovative mindset to integrate what is current with the energy transition into what is existing in this ever evolving energy market She is currently working on the transport of clean energy, renewable gases, the reuse of offshore platforms for carbon storage & Hydrogen infrastructure, and Hydrogen storage. Stadler brings vision, direction, and niche connections on all sides of the energy industry, she is developing a Global Transition Bridge to push Hydrogen forward.
Paul Ehmer is the Co-Founder and President of gFORCE Animation Inc. Paul heads up the business strategy, development, Technology and Innovation. Paul is considered a thought leader, network specialist, entrepreneur, launching several successful ventures, brands as well considered an expert in immersive interactive visual technology and digital media.
Paul believes in always looking ahead and what is next, leading with empathy, questioning the way it has always been done, finding the solutions and what will positively impact not only his company but the world as a positive.
Since 2017 Paul and gFORCE have worked with non-profits which positively impact children with special needs, providing immersive interactive therapy technology with an educational emphasis. Currently gFORCE is creating educational content and providing visual technologies for 2 exhibit halls along with an interactive immersive led floor for educational purposes and will be available for viewing in late 2022.
gForce Animation Inc.
Laura E. WILLIAMSON is responsible for directing the membership and institutional partnerships work at REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century. Previously she led REN21’s outreach and communication work, anchoring the organisation’s work in the renewable energy sphere. From 2008 to 2013, Laura was the Project Director for HELIO International, an international think-tank developing renewable energy solutions. She began her career as Programme Manager Officer with the United Nations Environment Programme, leading on industry and sustainability issues.
Over her career, Laura has co-authored numerous reports on the sustainability of energy systems and the contribution of renewables to increased climate resilience. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Tufts University and has more than 20 years of work experience in the field of environmental sustainability and renewable energy.
Joshua Armah has been working inside of the technology space for 10+ years as a senior-level contributor to innovative companies. His passion is green technology and has built several AI systems focused on regenerative agriculture and smart cities. Joshua has worn many hats from Founder, CTO, Tech Lead, Software Engineer, and Investor. This collective experience has helped Joshua develop a keen understanding of what it takes to thrive in a fast-paced environment with high-growth organizations. Joshua specializes in Artificial Intelligence, with a focus on Cognitive Computing. In his second-ever launched startup, Joshua invented a Machine Learning platform for matching teaching styles with student behaviors for the education industry. After his first major exit, he went on to apply his skill set in deep technology. From creating blockchain protocols, building cryptographic messaging systems, big data warehouses, and high-performance software products, Joshua has become a world-renowned expert in innovation. His approach to problem-solving has helped him work with companies across the United States in areas like Atlanta, New York City, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles. Joshua has built systems that can handle Petabytes per day, process billions of data points, and handle the concurrency of 10M users per hour. Today Joshua has evolved from being a builder and maker of technology products to a computer scientist and AI Researcher advancing areas in the AI space to create ethical systems and processes. He still continues to work with a number of clients through his agency Armah Lab, and building ventures through Wiase (a Citizen Tech Ecosystem).
United Arab Emirates
I am a conscious environmentalist with a knack for in-depth, up-to-date and factual research that guides my presentation -broadcast & print, and indulge people towards environmental consciousness.
Deliberately telling stories the world is too busy (or too afraid) to tell with my articles, poems, short stories, and public presentations.
Always looking forward to gaining more environmental-related experiences, value-based knowledge, gratifying divine purposes, and maximizing potentials; all of which can be contributed positively to global advancement through the unbroken creation of values while grooming the younger generation across borders.
I have a very strong passion for youth capacity development, sustained environmental growth, and social entrepreneurship. Nigeria's youngest delegate to the UN Youth Climate Summit and 2019 UN General Assembly.
Rufaro Nyasha Matsika is a Climate Change scientist. She holds a Bsc in Environmental science and technology and a Masters in Safety, health and Environmental Management .She currently volunteers as a Community Development Research Officer at the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change Zimbabwe, and also a member of YOUNGO's ACE Working Group. She is a certified expert under the UNFCCC roster of experts responsible for the Technical expert review of Biennial Update Reports submitted by non-Annex 1 parties to the UNFCCC. She is currently training to become a Greenhouse Gas Inventory expert under the Energy sector, responsible for developing Zimbabwe's Greenhouse Gas inventories, through the UNFCCC and Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. She is also a published author in the Journal of Cleaner Production on Circular economy.