1 Shape Eurasia Participants 6-7 September 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan
2 Mushfiq Hasanov CEO, BeSmart Azerbaijan Baku Hub, Azerbaijan Graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan Republic. Worked as a project manager in TNS, one of the biggest international companies in marketing research, and SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Azerbaijan, and led business and social projects of 15 universities. In 2011, together with his business partner, Mushvig founded ALTRO Creative advertising agency, which offers creative solutions for the clients. Additionally, he is CEO at BeSmart Azerbaijan. Mushvig is interested in investments and startups, and plan to invest in an interesting project in the close future. Ana Victoria Barresi Communications for Social Impact Panama City Hub, Panama Ana is a professional in the communications area. She is certified in coaching, leadership and social entrepreneurship. Ana has developed her own brand as an online communication consultant as she has advised several companies in their online marketing strategy. Ana is also an artist and social entrepreneur, working in an educational project developing leadership skills in young students. Ani Gharabaghtsyan Repat Armenia Foundation Yerevan Hub, Armenia Ani Gharabaghtsyan, from Armenia. My educational background is in Oriental studies. Currently I am a PhD student at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography at the National Academy of Science. My main interest is in Jewish. Armenian comparative studies and specifically in Diaspora studies. In 2013 March I completed the One Year intensive course of Jewish studies at Paideia. The European Institute For Jewish Studies in Stockholm. Now I am back to my country and looking for the opportunity to enrich my knowledge in this sphere and continue my PhD studies
3 Armenuhi Arakelyan Credit Portfolio Analyst, AREGAK Universal Credit Organization Yerevan Hub, Armenia I have graduated from Yerevan State University the Faculty of Economics. Obtaining an MBA degree at American University of Armenia I am currently working as a portfolio analyst in a leading microfinance organization in Armenia, with previous experience in a consulting company as a research analyst. I am an optimistic, funny and enthusiastic young individual and believe that with joint effort we: youngsters can change the world to the better. During my learning and work experience I have gained skills of being individual thinker and at the same time team player. I do believe that we are the shapers of our bright future. With joint efforts the Youth can change the world for the better and with hard work, right goals and a little luck each and every initiative undertaken will gain success as all people are able to make changes and a difference in the world. Arthur Pokrikyan Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, Central Bank of Armenia Yerevan Hub, Armenia An interesting and enthusiastic person with strong sense of responsibility, analysis, team, time and operations management skills shares expertise in successful project design, implementation and evaluation as well as financial management. For the last 7 years, he has been actively involved in social and entrepreneurial community life in Armenia and notably led the national office of the global youth network called AIESEC. Having earned Master s in Finance and Banking and Bachelors in Economics from Yerevan State University, he is currently studying PhD at International Black Sea University in Business Administration and Finance program. Apart from studying he is currently working for the Central Bank of Armenia as Monitoring and Evaluation Expert of Financial Capability Assessment Project. He loves studying global and local business opportunities, exploring cultures and sports. Professional working proficiency in English and Russian. Apart from full-time job, I am currently working on different social and start up projects.
4 Hovhannes Aghajanyan Digital Manager, Ameria Group Yerevan Hub, Armenia Holding Master's degree in IT Management and currently working as Digital Manager at Ameria Group of Companies, which is financial group in the Armenian market performing the most aggressive development in the local financial market. Prior to that, I worked at X-TECH Creative Studio for almost 3 years, first as Web Marketing Manager and later as Project Manager including Game and Web/Mobile development, Business Development, Product Development, Web strategy and Online Promotion. At the same time during these years I took every opportunity to engage myself in lean Start-Ups. I'm Co- Founder/Product Manager at CityBugs.am Social Startup (Citizen reporting platform and monitoring system for commodity issues / /) Tech lover who is spending his free time on innovation and crowdsourcing projects I m also active member of Global Shapers World Economic Forum, board member of the Youth Advisory Panel at the United Nations (UNYAP) Armenia and trustee at The Awesome Foundation Armenia. Actively involved in ISOC AM (Internet Society of Armenia) and OWASP Armenia Chapter. I serenity believe that IT, Social Media and Nonprofit organizations can SHAPE THE WORLD. Sona Mirzoyan EU Resident Twinning Advisor Assistant, Delegation of the European Union to Armenia Yerevan Hub, Armenia Sona Mirzoyan has earned Master's Degree in Linguistics majoring in English and Spanish languages from Yerevan State Linguistic University, and Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. In 2012 she participated in the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry Program in the USA that was an amazing clash of 119 students from 54 countries seasoned with cultural exchange, high-level knowledge and real business practices. She is a U.S. Department of State sponsored FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange) and Lehigh University alumna, also a Country (Armenia) Chapter Director of GV Network. Currently, Sona effectively combines work with the EU Twinning Project in Armenia for the RA Ministry of Agriculture, entrepreneurship and social service. She strongly believes that the first step in improving the state of the world starts with our everyday actions and behavior. Being confident that small acts of kindness go a long way in making this world a better place, she encourages and motivates
5 everyone to make a difference through small, individual, selfless actions that will eventually add up to massive changes. Dare to Dream, Care to Try, Share to Inspire...' Haroon Hassan Chief Operating Officer/ Communication Manager, Hewad Organization for Sustainable Development Kabul Hub, Afghanistan Currently, I am student of Master in Public Administration in Indira Gandhi National Open University. I have worked with different public and civil society organizations for 8 years in managerial positions with a lot of interactions and direct working relations with private sectors. Tanicia Pratt Marketing Student, College of the Bahamas Global Shaper of Nassau Hub, Bahamas Tanicia Pratt is a Bahamian native; born in Nassau, Bahamas but grew up in Freeport, Grand Bahama. In academics, she has maintained honorary mention throughout highschool and has been apart of youth organizations such as Junior Achievers and Key Club. Currently a sophomore at the College of the Bahamas, Tanicia Pratt is an employee of Scotiabank Bahamas Ltd. as well as the cofounder of the popular SPEAK! Spoken Word open mic and a member of the spoken word affiliation, "Chapt.1". Through her love of poetry, and skill of emotionally expressing thoughts through words, she's had the opportunity to be featured in Stylezine Magazine, a full-page spread in E-life 242, Hot 91.7 (New Years Countdown), the Guardian Radio 96.9 and has performed at numerous venues in Nassau. With her gravity to the creative arts, and skill set in Business Administration, Tanicia Pratt is simply a artist searching for a way to cook her own food, so she, or other Bahamian artists, will never have to starve. Belma Arnautovic Marketing manager/designer, Domod Sarajevo Hub, Bosnia and Herzegovina Graduated from University of Sarajevo, department for product design. Expecting
6 MA degree. Have various working and volunteering experience, including theatre festival management, embassy translator and office manager, freelance fashion, graphic and product design and art projects. Katlego Mothibi Founder/Founding partner, The Duke of Africa Foundation Gaborone Hub, Botswana Katlego is presently working with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat help youth capitalise on developmental Research and Development and through the Southern Africa Regional Youth Empowerment Policy. Also to launch the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in Botswana which targets to develop youth of up to 25 years.through youth but community and globally empowerment based programs our foundation exists. Isotta Cleps Senior Officer for Grants and Programs, Organization: McCall MacBain Foundation Geneva Hub, Switzerland Isotta is part of the founding group of members of the Geneva Hub, and in June 2012 took on the curatorship of the Hub for a year. Isotta Cleps is committed to social change through education and the empowerment of people to build a better future for themselves. After finishing her BA(Hons) in Anthropology and Communications Studies (Goldsmiths College, London) she was part of the original founding duo of luxury footwear label Charlotte Olympia. A change of career and solo trip through Russia and SE Asia were followed by a Masters in Migration and Diaspora Studies (SOAS, London). The day after handing in her dissertation in 2009, Isotta jumped on a plane to Sri Lanka to work on a tsunami regeneration project. In Geneva, joined the McCall MacBain Foundation. As Senior Grant Officer, she is responsible for assessing and monitoring the Foundation's innovative philanthropy in the areas of education, health and environment. A citizen of the UK and Italy, Isotta has travelled widely and is committed to promoting a more equitable world for all. Zahid Mahmood Founder and CEO, ILM Foundation Manchester Hub, Great Britain Zahid is a global faith activist whose roots lie in Northern Iran and Pakistani
7 Occupied Kashmir. Graduate of Keele, Rhodes and Cambridge, Zahid is in the process of pursuing PhD research in Muslim-Jewish relations and the impact religion can have on integration within States. Zahid holds religious Ijazh (analysing authorisation) in Islamic Shariah Law & also in a number of prominent 13th Century Hadith- he has also an extended knowledge of Islamic Human Rights in the Middle East & North Africa region. Zahid s academic interest in Muslim integration in Europe alongside his active role in civil society has led to the initiation of number of programmes to help bridge the knowledge gap and increase tolerance towards Muslims in Europe. Founder of the ILM Foundation, Andrhal Welfare Trust and the international I Am European campaign. Currently working as Director of Public Relations at the Madina Institute. Nominated for the Muslim Beacon Award UK 2010 and selected as one of the 100 Future Leaders of the UK. Victor Philippenko Chairman of the Executive Board, G20 Foundation Frankfurt Hub, Germany Victor Philippenko is a governance innovator and chairman of the executive board of G20 Foundation. He is a strong supporter of "Outreach Dialogue" since his first involvement with G20 back in Mr Philippenko significantly contributed to the integration of major stakeholders from business, academia, public institutions, and youth organizations, the initiative that he introduced to Christine Lagarde at the G20 Summit at 2011 Cannes Summit. Within the outreach process, he is a member of the Civil G20 Group on Environmental Sustainability and Energy and the initiator of the Green Growth Forum. During the last few years was involved in numerous G20 Outreach events around the world, including Canada, France, Mexico, Germany and Russia and gained experience as the executive team member during G20 Summit in St. Petersburg in His previous roles range from a CEO position with a R&D company in the area of renewable energy to consulting engagements with clients around the world with a Frankfurt-based legal and tax consulting practice for family offices. Further, Mr. Philippenko is a member of the supervisory board of a venture capital fund focusing on technology and clean tech sector investments with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. Mr. Philippenko studied Economics at the J.W.Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Business Law at the University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main.
8 Manouchehr Shamsrizi Executive Director, Kryptos promoting research and development on cryptocurrencies / Hamburg Hub, Germany Chosen as a "European Future Leader" and a "Leader of Tomorrow" (St. Gallen Symposium) Manouchehr is widely considered the voice of a new generation in Germany. He has spoken at the German President's Bellevue Forum, the Malteser Future Laboratory, re:publica, TEDx and Swiss Re s 150 year anniversary. In parallel to his studies, the North German of Iranian background became the youngest Global Justice Fellow at Yale University, an honorary member of Peterhouse MCR at the University of Cambridge and was invited to join international thinktanks like Google s CoLab, Siemens FutureInfluencer, ZEIT foundations beta-group, Howard W. Buffets Global Impact Institute, Wilton Parks Atlantic Youth Forum and Muhammad Yunus' Grameen Creative Lab. He completed his Bachelor degree at the Zeppelin University, with a focus on political philosophy and the effects of digital technology on economics, culture and politics and has been chosen to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Sandbox Global Ambassador and an ambassador to the One Young World Initiative. He was a participant of the youth delegation of the 10th World Summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates and was invited to the 4th Future Dialogue of the Max Planck Society and Skolkovo Foundation, the Munich Security Conference, DLD, Nexus Global Youth Summit. He received many scholarships, such as from the German government and the Schering Foundation to complete his Master of Public Policy, as well as funding for his StartUps. Anton Vatcharadze Director, National Archives of Georgia Tbilisi Hub, Georgia I'm historian by profession. I'm Ph.D. candidate at Ilia State University. My topics are history of Georgia, history of international relations. I work in the archives for 5 years, therefore I participate in various youth projects, like Global Shapers Community e.t.c. I'm married, with one child.
9 David Sichinava CEO, Founder, Lambda Technologies Tbilisi Hub, Georgia I am Founder and CEO at Lambda Technologies, rapidly growing software development company based in Tbilisi Georgia. We have a team of young professionals, who are working with cutting edge technologies. Part of our team has worked on electronic governance project, creating public services for years. Now we have shifted private sector and we are working on various projects that require both - creativity and very deep understanding of most trending technologies. We have an internship program, designed for university students, to let them get practical experience and grow professional skill and we hope soon we will be able to go to international markets. Giorgi Iashvili President, Organization: Black and Caspian Seas IT Association Tbilisi Hub, Georgia I am 26 years old, IT Manager. Has been working at different organisations as an IT team manager. Now I work for the Central Election Commission of Georgia as a Head of IT Division. Besides, I do my PhD at Georgian Technical University, research field - Information & Cyber Security. In September, 2014 I will join the Cardiff University, UK for 1 year MSc course - "Information Security and Privacy". Vazha Gvaramia Attache, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Tbilisi Hub, Georgia I'm Vazha,from Georgia, 27 years old. I work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia as an Attache. I also work as a manager in the producing centre "GameTV", which organizes intellectual games in Georgia. I play myself as well. My passions are sport,intellectual games,books,movies,music,origami,drawing. I used to live in Ukraine and Poland, know russian,polish and ukrainian languages and because of my background i'm quite multifunctional and diverse. I think we always should improve ourselves and as wise man said once: "The only person you should be better of is yourself yesterday".
10 Aila Lonka Student employee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Copenhagen Hub, Denmark Currently working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Aila has more than 8 years of experience with innovations in citizen diplomacy. She started out working as the youngest senior mentor for a US State Department institute, mentoring more than 150 best and brightest students from 30+ countries. Subsequently, Aila co-founded the NGO: Youth in Charge and directed the International Civic Engagement Seminar in Armenia bringing together 50 young social entrepreneurs from 20 countries and involving more than 400 local Armenians. The next adventure was as board member and chair of the board at Amstream. Aila helped found Amstream in 2013 to meet the demand for consultation and facilitation of opportunities between Scandinavia and the Caucasus. Aila studied political science at the University of California Berkeley and the university of Copenhagen. Tarek Ahmed Shawky Elkady Managing Director, KD Group Alexandria Hub, Egypt Tarek El Kady is the Managing Director of KD Group; a holding company whose agencies provide marketing and communications services in the areas of advertising, digital & interactive marketing, direct & promotional marketing, plus other specialty communications. KD Group comprises of 3 agencies; WebArchitect, Markade and Cactus. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2001 from faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Department of Architecture, and eventually started working as a lead instructor for several design and management courses at IT-Corner. He then established his first company WebArchitect in 2003, after 5 years of running the business he established Markade in 2007, and recently Cactus in Simbarashe Sibanda New Business Developers, Delta Incorporated Gaborone Hub, Zimbabwe I'am a recent graduate from the prestigious Monash University, during my time i studied at three of the Monash campuses around the world, and I enjoy travelling,learning about new cultures love all things Rugby and very single ;). I joined Global Shapers because iam passionate about youth empowerment and social entreprenuership. I firmly believe we are the architects of our destiny.
11 Gal Ben Dor Director of Marketing and Communications, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel Curator of Tel Aviv Hub, Israel All my life, I have been a social activist. Being socially and politically engaged has led me to a professional career in the public sector and NGOs; from being the Executive Director of a student organization, to working in the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) and currently working in an independent socioeconomic research institute, providing Israel's leading policy makers and the general public with professional, evidence-based, big picture perspective and policy alternatives. My goals are to facilitate change, inspire activism and lead an innovative and creative approach to help establish a healthy society in Israel. I Love films, good food, tech, DIY stuff and quirky art. Alanda Kariza Assistant Brand Manager, Unilever Jakarta Hub, Indonesia I co-founded and supervise Sinergi Muda, a youth-run organisation with a dream to connect likeminded youth from all across Indonesia to collaborate through projects like Indonesian Youth Conference and PetaMuda. I've been named as British Council Global Changemaker, One Young World Ambassador, and SIF Young Social Entrepreneur. I've published 6 books and spoken in the International Labour Conference on youth employment as well as the Pontifical Council for Culture s Plenary Assembly on interfaith cooperation, among others. I'm currently working in Unilever Indonesia. Sergilles Jeeph CEO GA Productions/Young Deputy of first constituency Saint-Marc, CEO Ga productions/young Deputy/Vice -president of commitee on foreign affairs. Port-Au-Prince Hub, Haiti Young Deputy of first constituency Saint-Marc in youth paliament of Haiti. And Vice -president of commitee on foreign affairs,cults and Haitian living abroad. I am learning Medecine.I trained in preventive health and environmental and graphic. And then CEO Ga productions
12 Akshay Chaturvedi Student, Indian School of Business Hyderabad Hub, India Akshay Chaturvedi is presently pursuing his MBA at the prestigious Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, where he was democratically elected as Director, Graduate Student Board. He is the Founding Leader of the Hyderabad Hub of Global Shapers, World Economic Forum. His work profile well exhibits his passion for development, change and creating impact. He is very bullish on India s growth and has actively worked for it, a prospect for which he rejected an MBA-admit from University of Oxford. Before coming to Hyderabad, he worked with the BJP, assisting senior leaders in their campaign and leading manifesto outreach programs. He also co-founded an international non-profit e-commerce initiative, IndiaIndulge, which saw partnership with 17 countries and local outfits in North India. The larger part of his career was spent at Ernst & Young, as part of its Transfer Pricing practice, where he advised leading multinationals on crossborder strategies. Prior to that, he was an Analyst at KPMG and also held an international leadership role at AIESEC, where he led a team of 14 individuals from 7 different countries. Adding a badge of star to all of this, he has also been recognized by LinkedIn among the top networkers in the world Esther Paniagua Entrepreneur Madrid Hub, Spain My story is the story of a restless girl with an entrepreneurial philosophy of life that, thanks to the effort and perseverance have been able to achieve all (or almost all) the goals self-proposed so far. I studied journalism and made an specialization on scientific journalism; I co-founded an association -and a magazine- during the university years; I worked on & for national newspapers, relevant magazines and in multinational companies -learning and developing my skills as reporter, editor, PR and manager- in the fields of science, technology, health, corporate communications, open innovation and entrepreneurship; and I have been invited as a speaker in national and international conferences. Many academic and professional achievements could be mentioned. Among them, the graduation with honors in one of my two masters degrees and the achievement of a scholarship of excellence in the other; the appointment as chief editor of am MIT's magazine at the age of 25 or to place one of my journalistic reports as the cover feature of a reputed magazine in Spain and Latam. Now I'm leaving my current job in a big international company in order to make my dreams come true, using my abilities to develop quick and long term impact projects that can really change the world and improve the people's lives.
13 Palmata Garba Jurist / Volunteer, Crat Cameroon Douala Hub, Cameroon A social worker with a background in legal,bussiness and commercial contracts.possessing an in-depth understanding of relevant legislation, procedures and techniques. Extensive knowledge of social work principles, techniques, practices and their application to complex cases, group work, and community. An interpreter who has a confident and professional manner, along with exceptional multi-tasking and organisational skills. My skills and competences empower me to shape my community through different exercises.i love jogging,swimming,listening to music, reading, social work and learning new languages. Aisuluu Zhamangulova Poject manager, Public Association Club of Private Investors Bishkek Hub, Kyrgyzstan My name is Aisuluu Zhamangulova, I am a project manager in Public Association Club of Private Investors, trainer, advisor of Enactus teams and new shaper. Burul Faridinova Lawyer, expert-analys, Bishkek Business Club Bishkek Hub, Kyrgyzstan Now I am a head of law and research department at Bishkek Business Club. Bishkek Business Club is a public organization established in 2002, which brings together business leaders in order to radically improve the business environment and facilitate the establishment of the Kyrgyz Republic as a vibrant and the largest business center of the Central Asian region. During all my work experinece I got a great chance to work with a lot of young professionals and try to make a lot of contributions to our society. I worked as a researcher at Central Asian Free Market Institute, lawyer at Eurasia Foundation incentral Asia, the best law firm in Kyrgyzstan "Kalokova&Associates", as a legal assistant at World Food Program and a lot of other institutions, both in governmental or private.
14 Esen Dzhumanov CEO at Bishkek Business Club Bishkek Hub, Kyrgyzstan I'm CEO at Bishkek Business Club (BBC), business association that was found in BBC is one of the most influentioal business associations in Kyrgyzstan that has long history and big experience of promoting business friendly environment and better investment climate in Kyrgyzstan. There are different achievement like advocacy in implementing non visa regime for 44 countries, reducing VAT from 20% to 12%, generating new Tax Code etc. Now we are working on promoting of liberalization of aviation, better conditions in free economic zones, promoting handicraft sector, promoting young enterpreneurship etc. Isa Aziz CEO of KelechekGaz Company Bishkek Hub, Kyrgyzstan I am a CEO of KelechekGaz Company. Our company installs specific equipment on cars which allows drivers to use LPG as a main source of fuel. LPG is good for environment as it is a cleaner fuel compared to gasoline. Mirsuljan Namazaliev Managing Director, CAFMI Bishkek Hub, Kyrgyzstan Mirsuljan Namazaliev is a 26 years old consultant, top-manager, PhD student, entrepreneur, civic and political activist from Kyrgyz Republic. Mirsuljan is cofounder of the Central Asian Free Market Institute (CAFMI) and the Reforma political party. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the London-based Istanbul Network for Liberty, Zurich-based NewEurasia Citizen Media organization. He frequently delivers lectures and presentations throughout Central Asia and the World. Recognitions from: Best Expert in National Broadcasting Company, Best Commentator - First National Radio and the Frequent Guest - Radio for Liberty/Free Europe in Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, he appeared on BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, RFE/RL, and he is published on the pages of Le Monde, The National, The Independent and Forbes-Russia. Mirsuljan stands for the Rule of Law, Economic Freedom and Prosperity.
15 Nursultan Sulaimanov Sales Manager, Tumar Art Bishkek Hub, Kyrgyzstan I am 22, but in my heart I am still a teenage kid, and will remain so, who is very curious, who asks a lot of questions, dare to discover a world around him, and not afraid to go out of his comfort zone to try different things and meet new people. Sounds weird, right? ). Oh yeah, last December 2013I got my Bachelors in Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria, a great place to which I own most of my achievements so far and positive memories from school years...currently I am working on building my business experience profile, before applying for an MBA, by functioning as a Sales Manager at TUMAR Art Group. Shiao Pei Lai Corporate Communications, The Abraaj Group Dubai Hub I'm passionate about corporate communications, relationship development and brand strategy. I am also intrigued by social media and the way this specific channel has transformed social change. After completing my Bachelors in Asia Pacific Studies in Japan, I attended the University fo Hawaii for a Masters in Communication Studies. Cocurrently, I worked at the East-West Center, a nonprofit organization which focuses on promoting better relations and understanding among Asia, Pacific and the United States. Here, I was exposed to a wide variety of Asia Pacific issues, and acquired great exposure in the area of media relations, public relations and crisis management. I was previously with British Petroleum in the area of innovative technology and am now working on social media and thought leadership with The Abraaj Group. Having lived in Penang, Hanoi, Fukuoka, Hawaii and KL, I've travelled widely, and have a particular fondness for Laos, Cambodia and Palau. Loves: Traveling; Music; Bikram Yoga; Surfing; Books Khongorzul Bat-Ireedui Graduate student, Tufts University Ulaanbaatar Hub, Mongolia Khongorzul Bat-Ireedui - currently graduate student at the Fletcher School of Tufts University pursuing a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy. Fulbrighter. Previously worked for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, Mongolia Economic Forum, Interac and Asia Foundation. Avid fan of sports and loves to travel.
16 Begimai Sataeva Project manager, Kyrgyz analytical web site Bishkek Hub, Kyrgyzstan I am student of American University of Central Asia. I am learning Journalism and Mass Communications. Before I joined Global Shapers Team in Bishkek, I managed different social projects. One of them was 3D crosswalks in Bishkek. I work on pojects, which connected with city urbanization. I am also practical freelance journalist. I like to cover social themes. Odonchimeg Seseer Senior Analyst, Office of the President of Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Hub, Mongolia My name is Odonchimeg Seseer and I am a Senior Analyst at the Office of the President of Mongolia. I earned my Bachelor s Degree in Russian Studies and International Studies from the University of South Florida, and currently studying Law at the National University of Mongolia. I serve as a volunteer at the Center for Citizenship Education, as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Mongolian Junior Tennis Federation and as a Foreign Relations Adviser at the Mongolian Judo Association. Adeniyi Adebayo Curator, Association of International Students and Graduate Students Kazan Hub, Russia I am a chemical engineer with a great interest in youth engagement for social change. I am specifically interested in influencing youths to achieve set goals in the areas of social entrepreneurship, cultural diplomacy and ecology. I served in the Tatarstan President's Council on Inter-faith and international matters. I was the President of the Association of International Students of Tatarstan for 3 years. Currently, I am pursuing research Masters at Kazan National Research Technological University and Skoltech-MIT in the areas of Innovation, Oil and Gas Studies.
17 Ajiroba Oladipupo Daniel Youth Employment Specialist and Outreach Coordinator, Global Youth Innovation Network Abuja Hub, Nigeria Daniel is a young professional in environment and agriculture for development with over 7 years of cognate experience within both public and private institutions. In 2009, he founded The Environmental Advocacy/ Management Initiative (TEAM), a youth-led, not-for-profit organization that works around sustainable agriculture, agribusiness and youth development. He also presently work with the Global Youth Innovation Network as a Youth Employment Specialist and Outreach Coordinator. Oladipupo in 2011 became one of the youngest political appointees in history of Nigeria, when he was appointed at 24- years old as a Special Assistant on Millennium Development Goals to the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Nigeria, a position where he led various State government initiatives and interventions around the MDGs. He is an Associate of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), South Africa. A recipient of National Youth Service Corps award in Nigeria, Nigerian Youth Leadership Award by LEAP Africa and a One Young World Ambassador. Presently serves as a Board Member of Nigeria's oldest environmental NGO, the Nigerian Field Society. Salihu Yakasai Program Presenter, Freedom Radio Nigeria Kano Hub, Nigeria As a Radio Presenter, Salihu manages to go where no one else have and to be trusted by all sides. He is connected in the local media circles as well as being part of the most powerful youth movement in the country. He has held senior roles in Marketing working in established organisations before switching to Radio in Attended schools in the ancient city of Kano. And went on to become a social activist working with Organisations like Kwandala(Penny) Foundation, Nigerian Youth Forum, YNaija and numerous others. Salihu worked as a free-lanced reporter for CNN in He is presently active in several civil society organisations working with people in need and is widely known and respected within the Kano metroplis. He has also worked on projects like 'protect refugees from Niger republic' and 'teach the young people arts and crafts'.
18 Anette Ødelien Higher Executive Officer, Ministry of Justice and Public Security Oslo Hub, Norway I am currently working in the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, after earning my law degree at the University of Oslo. I am interested in understanding cultures and facilitating inter-cultural dialogue, and travel as often as I can. Rumaitha Al Busaidi Radio Presenter and producer, SABCO Media Muscat Hub, Oman I am an avid environmentalist who holds two Master degrees in Marine Pollution and Aquaculture Management respectively. I work as an English radio presenter informing the locals of my country on issues currently trending or happening in the country and region, and also write a weekly features article on the country's leading news papers. My interest vary from polar exploration to scientific research. Ahmad Yusuf Enrollment Specialist, National Identity Management Commission Kano Hub, Nigeria I'm Ahmad Yusuf, born and raised in kano, Nigeria. Attended secondary and Tertiary institutions in kano. currently with a Bachelor of science, Business administration/entrepreneurship. I like meeting new people, making new friends across the world and I love, enjoy what i do. Alyona Kotova Fouder and President, Charity Fund Child Welfare "Serdce Mira" Novosibirsk Hub, Russia Alyona Kotova was born on 12 of August She graduated from Novosibirsk State University of Economicy and Management in She is Deputy Municipal Council of the City Tatarsk, Director of Novosibirsk branch StartUp- Weman, President of Charity Fund Child Welfare "Serdce Mira". Also she is businesswoman - sha has own cooking studio "Vinegret".
19 Mir Yahya Ismail Deputy Manager, Karachi Electric Supply Company Karachi Hub, Pakistan I am an energy sector enthusiast developing generation projects of national importance and international repute. Based out of Karachi, I am currently working in the Corporate Strategy & Business Development team of K-Electric Limited, Pakistan. I have been actively engaged in the development of Pakistan's first coal - conversion project, world's largest biogas facility Landhi biogas project, Thar coal power project, as well as other traditional and renewable energy initiatives within the company. I am also assisting regional government bodies in the development of local coal pricing mechanism and renewable energy projects. My primary expertise include project idea conceptualization, legal and financial structuring, financial modeling and investor documentation, contractual and commercial negotiations, development of fuel supply chain and financial closures. I am also a Future Energy Leader from Pakistan with World Energy Council (WEC, UK) and a Young Leaders Debate Alumni, an innovative energy debate forum, sponsored by Masdar UAE. Academically, he is a certified Energy Risk Professional (GARP, USA) and a CFA Level 3 Candidate (CFAI, USA). I have finished my undergraduate studies in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, where I have served as elected student head of the student council. I have also been actively engaged in debates around youth problems in his country at various forums. I am currently in love with Arabic language. Alexander Gabuev Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Kommersant Publishing House Moscow Hub, Russia Alexander Gabuev joined Kommersant Daily in 2007 as a foreign desk correspondent covering Asia, China-Russia ties, the CIS countries and interplay among big businesses and foreign policy of Russia. He worked as a China correspondent for Kommersant in and later on was a member of President Dmitry Medvedev's press corps. In 2012 he was appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Kommersant-Vlas) - the leading political weekly in Russia. Alexander was born in Moscow in He holds BA and MA in Chinese History from Moscow State University (MSU), a diploma in Mandarin and Chinese Culture from Zhejiang University and a BA in finance from Higher School of Economics. He is writing a PhD thesis at MSU on Chinese nationalism. Aside from nearly 2000 articles on foreign policy in Kommersant Alexander has published a number of scientific papers China and is teaching courses on Chinese political thought in 21 century and China s energy diplomacy at MSU. Alexander is a Munich Young Leader of Munich International Security Conference, a Global Shaper of World Economic Forum and a member of Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (Russia).He speaks Russian, Mandarin, English and German.
20 Muhammed Ali Mustafa President, Generation Next Karachi Hub, Pakistan Syed Muhammed Ali Mustafa is a young leader from Karachi, have done Masters in International Relations. He is the Founder & President of one of the largest nonprofit organization in Pakistan led by youth Generation Next Voice of Youth. He is also working as the Program Officer for the Ministry of Youth Affairs where he designs and executes projects across Pakistan for youth development and engaging youth in social actions. He has also worked with UNFPA as Program Director and in 1 year designed and executed 18 projects on Population,Youth Development & training youth for Social Actions. He has worked with the Mayor of Karachi as Director of the project "I OWN KARACHI" and engaged 27,000 volunteers from across the city to help Mayor and administration in developing and sustaining the city. He associated with One Young World as convening Ambassador for Pakistan that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world. He is the founder of the Program Community Development and Mobilization of Youth. Program is designed to mobilize youth in their respective communities for development. He partners with Pakistan Youth Congress, the largest Youth conference of Pakistan which takes place annually. He has been awarded by different awards six times for his services by Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi, Mayor, Minister for Youth Affairs & Anti Narcotics. Aleksei Dolinskii Partner, Capstone Connections Moscow Hub, Russia I am an international relations and public policy scholar and professional splitting my time between Moscow and New York and essentially living on the plane. In all my current jobs (Director at Ward Howell Talent Equity Institute, Partner at Capstone Connections and Consultant at Global Source Partners) I'm working to improve the state of the world and I'm also working on my habilitation (or what they call "doctorskaya") at MGIMO which only leaves time for one hobby - meeting great people.