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Favoriser les économies vertes par le commerce, l'investissement et l'innovation
jeudi, 21 juillet
11:30-13:00, KICC TSAVO 1 room

 

 

Furrer Raymund

Raymund Furrer


State Secretary
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)Switzerland

​Mr. Furrer is SECO's Head of the Economic Cooperation and Development Division and Delegate of the Swiss Government for Trade Agreements. His previous positions include Head of the Swiss Business Hub in the Gulf Countries, Consul General of Switzerland in Dubai, Head of the Multilateral Financial Institutions Unit in SECO's Economic Cooperation and Development Division, Senior Advisor to the Swiss Executive Director at the World Bank in Washington DC, Head of SECO's Bilateral Economic Relations with Asia, Head of a WTO section at the former Federal Office of Foreign Economic Affairs, First Secretary of the Swiss Delegation to the OECD in Paris, as well as various positions at the Asian Development Bank and in the private sector.

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Gnassounou Viwanou

Viwanou Gnassounou


Assistant Secretary General, Sustainable Development and Trade Department
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)

Mr. Gilles Patrick A. Viwanou Gnassounou, from Togo, is an economist, financial expert and project manager with 17 years of experience in agricultural and natural resource policy formulation, aid programming, sectoral commodity export strategies, and trade. Before joining the ACP Management Team, he was co-manager of a Consulting firm, which provides support in the areas of development policies. He also set up and managed an agricultural products industrial processing company based in Togo. 

Mr. Gnassounou brings to the position a wealth of institutional memory, having served as an Expert in commodity trade policy at the ACP Secretariat for 10 years (2003-2013). During this period he was able to formulate and implement agricultural commodity and mineral sectors policies in ACP countries. He also provided key support in various trade negotiations involving the ACP Group. Prior to that, Mr Gnassounou participated in setting up PlaNet Finance in Paris, France, where he served in various positions from 1998 to 2002, including the latest of Director of Knowledge Management and Business Development Services.

Mr. Gnassounou holds a Master's degree in Economic Analysis and Policy, a Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Development Economics (MPhil equivalent), and a Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) in Economic Development and Development Project Management (MSc equivalent) from the Centre for Research and Studies in International Development at the Université d'Auvergne, France. He is fluent in English, French and Mina (Togo), with basic knowledge of German.

Mr. Gnassounou took office on 1 April 2015.


Mayaram Arvind

Arvind Mayaram


Chairman
CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition

​Arvind Mayaram is presently Chairman of CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition, having previously held the positions of Finance Secretary and Special Secretary in Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. He has also been the Alternate Governor for India on the Boards of World Bank, ADB and African Development Bank.

Mr Mayaram served as India's finance deputy in G20 and BRICS and was also on the Boards of the Reserve Bank of India and the Securities Exchanges Board of India. He was India's chief negotiator for BRICS New Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Development Bank, and co-chair of the Framework Working Group of G-20. He spearheaded the establishment of the framework for mainstreaming Public Private Partnership in India and designed the first PPP module for delivering infrastructure in the rural areas. He was Vice President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), formed under the aegis of UNCTAD, UNIDO, FIAS and MIGA for two terms in early 2000, and has been an investment promotion expert with the UNCTAD for several years. His expertise in the area of PPPs is internationally acknowledged. Arvind Mayaram has a Ph.D. in Finance.


Mora Alexander

Alexander Mora


Minister of Foreign Trade
Costa Rica

​Alexander Mora was appointed Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica on May 8 2014. As Foreign Trade Minister, Mr. Mora oversees Costa Rica´s foreign trade and investment portfolios, as well as the relationship with multilateral organizations like the WTO, OECD, SIECA, among others.

Mr. Mora has extensive experience in trade, banking and digital technologies. Firstly, as a successful entrepreneur in the digital technologies, telecommunications and corporate services areas, with over 25 years of experience. Secondly, as representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development, as member of the Foreign Trade Advisory Council, the National Commission on Information Technologies and Communication and the National Commission on Competitiveness. Also as President and Vice-President of the Costa Rican Chamber and Latin American Federation of Information and Communication Technologies, the Costa Rican Chamber of Exporters and as President and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of several banks, insurance brokers and investment management funds.

Mr. Mora has a degree in Economics and holds an MBA in Finance and Banking from the University of Costa Rica.

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Pisupati Balakrishna

Balakrishna Pisupati


Head of Biodiversity, Land and Governance Programme
UNEP

​Mr. Balakrishna Pisupati currently leads UNEP work on biodiversity, multilateral environmental agreements and the SDGs based on Nairobi, Kenya. He oversees work related synergies and interlinkages among the environmental conventions and national implementation among other responsibilities at UNEP.

Mr. Pisupati has held several senior positions within the United Nations such as the Chief of Land Law, Biodiversity and Governance at UNEP, coordinator of Biodiplomacy Programme at the United Nations University. He was the youngest Secretary to the Government of India when he was appointed as the Chairman of National Biodiversity Authority, a statutory body of Government of India in 2011. He also served as the Head of Asia Regional Programme of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). He is a lead authority in the area of biodiversity and development with special focus on issues such as access and benefit sharing, biotrade and governance issues. 

He holds a Ph.D. in biotechnology. His current interests include transdisciplinary sciences and science-policy interface. 


Preston Malcolm

Malcolm Preston


Global Head of Sustainability Services
PricewaterhouseCoopersthe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

​A graduate in Oceanography, Malcolm decided the world of research would be tedious. In 1983 he joined Coopers & Lybrand and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986. After spells working in the United States, Australia and Zambia, he was admitted to the partnership in 1996. During his career he has advised large multinationals, entrepreneurial start-ups and co-led the firm's dot.com team through the turn of the century. He has led the Sustainability & Climate Change team since 2008.

Malcolm specialises in the measurement and valuation of environmental, social and economic impacts. He leads PwC's Total Impact Measurement and Management (TIMM) team, delivering projects for numerous clients including SSE plc, TUI Group plc, TomKat Ranch and a number of large Fortune 100 corporates. He also leads PwC's thought leadership on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and, in particular the role of the private sector in their achievement. He is actively engaged with numerous UN agencies and other bodies on this subject and is responsible for the development of PwC's bespoke tool, the SDG Business Navigator.

Malcolm was born to travel, not so much to see the sights, but to meet the people and learn the difference of culture. He has driven across every continent in the world – except Antarctica.  His mantra is twofold – never fly over somewhere if you have the time to do it by land - and leave the places you visit as you find them.