As an international investor with 25 years’ experience, Mr Jorgensen has a proven track record of judicious investment across asset classes, acting as a trusted advisor to high net worth individuals including Forbes list top 10 families. His commercial experience includes managing assets and risks for blue-chip companies, family offices and diversified conglomerates.
Stephanie Whittier co-heads the Foundation and Endowment Services team at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, offering specialised investment management solutions. She joined Morgan Stanley in 1975 after graduating from Boston College Carroll School of Management. Stephanie serves on the boards of Grace Outreach and National Executive Services Corps, and is involved with Student Sponsor Partners and Christo Rey Schools, which provide quality high school educations to at-risk students.
Dr John Barrett
Before leaving the UK Senior Civil Service in 2014, Dr Barrett was the chief adviser on climate, environment, infrastructure and livelihoods at the Department for International Development (DFID). In addition to other senior roles in DFID’s Policy and Research Division, he spent some 16 years working on country programmes in southern Africa and Pakistan. Dr Barrett previously spent 18 years at the Natural Resources Institute, eventually holding the post of Assistant Director. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 for services to development and currently works as an independent consultant on international development.
Dr Madhvi Chanrai
Brought up in a family of entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Dr Chanrai is passionate about women’s empowerment and knows from personal experience that entrepreneurship can transform lives. She was born in India and raised in the UK where, after graduating in Medicine from the University of Cambridge, she practised as a GP in London for 20 years. Today, she operates a regenerative farm.
As a lawyer whose areas of expertise include corporate social responsibility, and a former legal counsel of the Volvo group in Sweden, Ms Uggla was admitted to practise at the New York Bar. Her long-standing professional interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) led her to guest-lecture on CSR at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden).
Lars G Josefsson
As a chairman and board member of five companies in the energy sector in Europe and North America, and the former CEO of Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest electricity producers, Mr Josefsson’s long-standing interest in sustainable energy led him to advise German Chancellor Angela Merkel on climate issues. He is an honorary professor of physics at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Germany.
A serial entrepreneur, Mr Grant started his career at Arthur D Little where he rose to become the firm’s President of North America. He founded and chairs management consulting firm Applied Value LLC, which advises Global Fortune 500 corporations on turnarounds in North America, Europe and China. His investment company Garden Growth Capital acquires stakes in a growing portfolio of small firms to nurture their long-term potential.