Speakers

H.E. Reem Al Hashimy

UAE Minister of State for
International Cooperation
Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai

Sahle-Work Zewde

President
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

H.E. Jakaya Kikwete

Chair of the Board of Directors of
Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and
former President of Tanzania

Patrizio Bianchi

Italian Minister of Education

Liina Kersna

Estonian Minister of Education and Research

H.E. Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui

UAE Minister of State for Youth

Maria Cristina Messa

Italian Minister of University and Research

H.E. Tarek Shawki

Egyptian Minister of Education and Technical Education

Colm Brophy TD

Minister of State for
Overseas Development and Diaspora
Ireland

Henrietta H. Fore

Executive Director
UNICEF

Filippo Grandi

High Commissioner
UNHCR

David Moinina Sengeh

Minister of Basic and
Senior Secondary Education
Chief Innovation Officer
for the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sierra Leone

H.E. Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany

UAE Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Sheikha Bodour Al Qassemi

President of the International Publishers Association (IPA)

H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Chairman of Mashreq Bank & Director of the Abdullah Al Ghurair Group of Companies

Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown

United Nations Special Envoy for
Global Education and
former Prime Minister of the
United Kingdom

Audrey Azoulay

Director-General
UNESCO

Robert Moritz

Global Chairman
PwC

Alan Jope

Chief Executive Officer
Unilever

Saadia Zahidi

Managing Director and Head of the Centre for the New Economy and Society
‎World Economic Forum

Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy, OECD

Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares and Vice-Chairman of its Board of Directors

Yasmine Sherif

Director
Education Cannot Wait (ECW)

Fred Swaniker

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
African Leadership Group

George Kronnisanyon Werner

Former Minister of Education
Liberia

Stefania Giannini

Assistant Director-General for Education
UNESCO

Mamta Murthi

Vice President, Human Development,
World Bank

H.E. Dr. Muhadditha AlHashimi

Chairperson
Sharjah Private Education Authority

Jaime Saavedra

Global Director
Education, World Bank Group

H.E. Dr. Saeed Musabeh AlKaabi

Chairman
Sharjah Education Council

Sherrie Westin

President
Sesame Workshop

Justin van Fleet

President
Theirworld

Koumba Boly Barry

U.N. Special Rapporteur
on the right to education

H.E. Dr. Khawla al Mulla

Secretary-General
Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA)

Boris Bulayev

Chief Executive Officer &
Co-Founder Educate!

Caitlin Baron

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Luminos Fund

Geetha Murali

Chief Executive Officer
Room to Read

Girish Menon

Chief Executive Officer
STiR Education

Grace Matlhape

Chief Executive Officer
SmartStart

Sonia Ben Jaafar

Chief Executive Officer
Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Wendy Kopp

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Teach for All

Anurag Banerjee

CEO and Co-Founder
Quilt.AI

Jeremy Kirshbaum

CEO
Handshake: Resilient Transformation

Hambani Masheleni

African Union Commission
Head of the Division for Education Division in the Department of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Christopher Fabian

Director GIGA
UNICEF

Jane Mann

Managing Director, Cambridge Partnership for Education

Dr. Hessa Khalfan Alghazal

Executive Director
Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO)

Ibrahim Safadi

Founder and CEO of Luminus Education Group

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