Dr Valentin von Massow works in the energy, environment and agriculture sectors in India, Germany and UK. His professional experience includes 3 years development work during his PhD and with the International Livestock Centre for Africa; 19 years management consulting and line responsibilities with The Boston Consulting Group in Germany, UK and India; and 15 years of Board memberships. He provides rich business, organisational and change management expertise and solid financial competence.
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Ahmad Alhendawi is the Secretary General, CEO of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), the world’s leading education youth movement supporting over 54 million members in 171 National Scout Organizations. Prior to his appointment and following a career in public policy and development at the League of Arab States, Save the Children, UNFPA, Alhendawi served as the first-ever United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. A Jordanian national, he studied and worked in Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, France, Germany, Malaysia and the United States.
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Roseline C. Beudels is a conservation biologist by training and with some 38 years of experience has devoted her life to nature and wildlife. For the past 12 years she has been Co-Leader and then Head of the Conservation Biology Unit of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS).
Roseline has a vast field experience in conservation both living and working in The Congo Basin, Rwanda, Indonesia and being involved in conservation initiatives and projects developed and run by WWF International, FAO, UNDP, to mention just a few.
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Elaine J Cheung has more than 25 years of corporate experience in Asia. She is a purpose-driven CFO and Board Director, helping companies fulfil their commitments to environmental and social sustainability through profitable strategies. She started her career as a CPA and worked in industries as diverse as healthcare, consumer goods, apparel & footwear, supply chain and aquaculture. Currently she is an Operating Partner at Temasek with a mandate to build and operate a company to accelerate the adoption of sustainable food in Asia. Elaine serves on the Audit Committee of the UN World Food Programme, 2020 Nobel Peace Laureate. Her past board experiences include INED and AC Chair for a Hong Kong listed furniture & lifestyle company, Asian Development Bank Nominated Director at Mountain Hazelnut Group in Bhutan, Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and NED for Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Corporation. She is a curator and connector of people and ideas. Her infectious enthusiasm make her a natural mentor and leader of high-performing teams. She is a Hong Kong born Chinese American and currently based in Singapore.
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Jack Clemons is a highly international Non-Executive Director and business leader with large-scale leadership and mentoring experience. Jack has global CEO experience in building businesses internationally, with particular emphasis on digital and supply chains. As a former Audit Partner and global CFO has developed key insights into managing risk and finance in international organisations. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee member at DKSH and Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. Jack has lived and worked in UK, Singapore, France and US; based in Switzerland since 2000, with dual Swiss/UK nationality.
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Neville Isdell is the former chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, where he worked for 43 years. He took the world's largest beverage company to new heights during his tenure. He expanded on the company's proud legacy of corporate responsibility by embedding sustainability throughout every facet of the organization and helping ensure its role as a community-connected, twenty-first century enterprise. These efforts resulted in The Coca-Cola Company's return to Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list in 2006. Isdell serves on the boards of a number of NGOs, including WWF-US (as chairman), WWF-International, and CSIS.
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Paula Kahumbu is currently the CEO of WildlifeDirect and brainchild of the Hands Off Our Elephants campaign with Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya. Regarded as one of Africa’s best-known wildlife conservationists, Paula received a special commendation at the United Nations Person of the Year celebrations for her critical role in creating awareness and mobilizing action around the crisis facing elephants in Kenya.
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Dave Lewis was appointed Chair of WWF-UK and a member of the WWF International Board in June 2020. He was knighted in the 2021 New Year Honours List for services to the food industry and business.
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“I am both perplexed why change in the justice sector is so tough and deeply convinced that justice systems can offer much more value than they do now. That’s why I founded HiiL in 2005, after having worked at the forefront of developing the Yugoslav Tribunal and later the International Criminal Court. As a UN and later ICC official I saw the effects of conflict and wars. These situations show when systems designed to protect human dignity don't work. I have witnessed some extreme and disturbing events and I carry these images with me always. They keep me focused on what matters, i.e. effective justice systems that support human dignity, every day, in daily life.”
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Since January 2010 Philippe Prufer is an Investor, Board Member, Consultant and Philanthropist. As founder and CEO of SKP, he manages a broad and global portfolio of investments around the world.
Philippe had a 22 year executive career at Eli Lilly and Company and has an extensive multicultural and international background having lived in various countries and speaking Portuguese, English, Spanish, German and French.
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Rosette Chantal Rugamba is recognized by the East African Community Secretariat as one of the leading tourism and conservation strategists in the region. Rosette currently serves on the Women For The Environment Africa Board (WE AFRICA) whose aim is to empower women leaders in conservation Africa. She is recognized by the East African Community Secretariat as one of the leading tourism and conservation strategists in the region.
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Ziya Tong is a communications and media expert and an award-winning author and broadcaster, best known for her work with Discovery’s flagship science show, Daily Planet, and NOVA ScienceNow on PBS. She was previously a member of the Board of WWF-Canada for some eight years, finishing her term as Vice-Chair. Ziya joined the WWF International Board in January 2020.
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