Eng. Khaled Adas
, a change agent professional offering 25 years of progressive leadership experience at Fortune-100 companies. Expert in developing and leading innovative large scale thought leadership strategic initiatives for sustainable socio-economic impacts in collaboration with multi-stakeholders like governments, multilaterals, NGO’s, academia and private industry leaders. His passion about CSR led to the successful implementation of various community outreach development programs, delivering digital literacy programs for underserved communities, fostering STEM innovation, and building entrepreneurial capacity for youth resulted in inspiring over 2 million individuals in the Arab world.

Henri Estramant LLM has been advising on international affairs, protocol and diplomacy for several years in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He is experienced with strategies for ministries/government authorities for sustainable tourism, reputation management, PR & communications as well as financial development. He holds a bachelor degree in Global History and EU Law from Stockholm University and a master degree from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Imad Kayed is a seasoned marketing and PR professional based in the UAE, specialized in Islamic Finance. Educated in Beirut (Saint Joseph University) and the UK (Cambridge), Imad holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing, and an MBA in strategic marketing. Over the past decade, Imad has built an exceptional track record in the MENA and was one of the founding members of the UAE-based Business Islamica Magazine, the first business magazine featuring exclusive coverage of Islamic business and finance. Languages: English, Arabic, French.

James Greyson has over 20 years’ experience in research and analysis with diverse clients internationally. Working across the full range of sustainable development and security challenges, James has a special interest in seemingly intractable problems and multi-scale change. His focus is to apply systems thinking to design policy options that enable governments and businesses to implement CSR within market economics. His work has been published by NATO as advanced research on global security. Languages: English.

Josh Fothergill BSc MSc MIEMA CEnv Josh is a Chartered Environmentalist and the former Policy Lead of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). He is recognised for his expertise in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and has also produced practical sustainability research on how organisations move from waste to resource management, as well as developing the core sustainability knowledge for IEMA’s professional membership levels. Josh is a very experienced workshop facilitator, having delivered well over 150 workshops over the past decade addressing sustainability issues including national strategy planning, major infrastructure projects, and the practical implementation of environmental management systems and the circular economy.

Katharina Wittgens, MSc is specialised in training and coaching in professional sustainable development. She gained extensive experience in designing, managing, and presenting trainings and workshops on professional development and has lived and worked in Germany, the USA, Australia, France and the United Kingdom. Driven by her passion for sustainable change, she completed a MSc in Business Psychology with the vision to encourage leaders and their teams to do business in a responsible and sustainable way. Languages: German and English.

Louise Forrester LLB (Hons) is a lawyer and is EMG’s regulatory specialist. She is recognised for her expertise in banking and capital markets, having worked at leading law firms and US banks and has deep expertise in navigating the myriad EU and national rules which apply to both financial and non-financial organisations. Louise provides particular insight to organisations looking to understand the presentation and impact of ESG/CSR initiatives to financial services organisations and thereby resulting shareholder value. She is a key team player in EMG’s technology innovations. Named one of the FTSE 100 Women to Watch. Languages: English

Marlene Boateng, MSc Social Development CSR consultant with work experience in both the UK and Sub-Sahara Africa. She has diverse experience within the private sector, government and NGOs. Worked on societal impact project and the humanitarian innovation program (private sector, humanitarian disaster preparedness and response). Marlene’s expertise in the field of CSR encompasses social impact assessment, CSR strategy, corporate benchmarking, stakeholder engagement and community development. She holds an MSc in Social Development – specialising in Environmental Sustainability – from University College, London. Marlene’s key interests are in the natural resource and infrastructure sectors, particularly in the Africa region. Languages: Akan, Pidgin and English.

Nick Pease Seasoned philanthropy, social responsibility sponsorships, business development and CSR executive with extensive experience developing CSR programs, effective communications and strategic partnerships from a range of perspectives. Nick is an award-winning strategist with more than 30 years’ experience in strategic communications, corporate responsibility, crisis communications and public relations including overseeing global CSR strategies and philanthropic partnerships. Prior to joining EMG he played key roles with some of London’s largest agencies including Publicis, TBWA and McCann-Erickson. Languages: Spanish and English.

Patricia McCall Master’s degree in International Affairs focuses on developing policy recommendations for regional governments and the private sector in the areas of economic growth, job creation and youth employment. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Centre for Economic Growth at INSEAD Abu Dhabi, and has also worked for the IFC, part of the World Bank Group, where she focused on regional investment climate and regulatory reform, developing business enabling environment programs in Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. McCall received her Master’s degree in International Affairs, focusing on Middle East studies and economic development, from Columbia University’s Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, New York. She is Lebanese-American and is a member of the Young Arab Leaders UAE Chapter.