• Carsten Spohr

    Carsten Spohr


    Deutsche Lufthansa AG

    As CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG since 2014, Spohr leads the Lufthansa Group’s global team of 108,000 employees. He has spent the majority of his career in various senior roles at Germany’s flag carrier and holds the Lufthansa Captain’s licence for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. He is married with two daughters.

  • Ya-Ting Liu

    Ya-Ting Liu

    Chief public realm officer

    City of New York

    Liu brings more than 15 years of policy, community organising, coalition building and government affairs experience to Mayor Adams’s administration. Before entering city government, Liu held several roles including director of government affairs and policy for the rideshare company Via and sustainability programme director for the New York League of Conservation Voters.

  • Michael Kliger

    Michael Kliger



    Since Kliger was appointed CEO in 2015, Mytheresa has developed into one of the world’s leading luxury fashion e-commerce platforms. Under his leadership, the brand has launched sites in the Middle East, Korea and China while diversifying into kidswear, homeware and lifestyle goods. Prior to Mytheresa, Kliger had successful stints at Ebay, Accenture and McKinsey & Company.

  • Eleni Myrivili

    Eleni Myrivili

    Global chief heat officer

    UN Habitat and Arsht-Rock

    Myrivili works to build heat resilience in cities around the world. She is a senior fellow at Arsht-Rock and a member of the EU Mission Board for Adaptation at the European Commission. Her work on heat resilience in Athens established the city’s leadership in international urban climate change responses.

  • François Trausch

    François Trausch

    Managing Director, CEO


    As managing director of PIMCO and CEO of the investment management firm’s land and property arm, PIMCO Prime Real Estate, Trausch manages one of the world’s largest real-estate portfolios. He is a regular feature on the Mipim jury, a global trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the Tate Modern’s photography-acquisition committee.

  • Tosin Oshinowo

    Tosin Oshinowo

    Designer, architect and founder

    cmDesign Atelier

    Lagos-based Oshinowo established the cmDesign Atelier in 2012. Her practice has designed a number of residential, commercial and civic projects, including the Maryland Mall. In 2017, she created the luxury furniture brand Ilé Ilà, which means “House of Lines” in her native Yoruba language. She is also curator of the 2023 Sharjah Architecture Triennial.

  • Matúš Vallo

    Matúš Vallo

    Mayor of Bratislava

    Prior to becoming the mayor of the Slovak capital in December 2018, Vallo was an architect and co-founder of the studio Vallo Sadovsky Architects. In 2021, he received the World Mayor Future Award from The City Mayors Foundation for his efforts to transform Bratislava into a greener city with high-quality public space. Vallo is also the bassist in Para, one of Slovakia’s most popular bands.

  • Aurelia Rauch

    Aurelia Rauch

    Creative Director


    At Bergos, an independent Swiss private bank, creative director Rauch is responsible for shaping the Zürich-based institution’s branding, communications, marketing and advertising strategy. Prior to joining Bergos in 2018, she was a fixture of New York’s contemporary art scene, most recently at Sperone Westwater, where she worked with artists including Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg.

  • Olaide Oboh

    Olaide Oboh

    Executive director


    At mixed-use place developer Socius, Oboh is focused on establishing and nurturing relationships with partners and growing the company’s pipeline in new and existing locations across the country. Her previous experience includes managing communications at Marks & Spencer, working on large-scale regeneration in Hackney and leading the external relations for East Village, the new neighbourhood on London’s Olympic Park. 

  • Sadie Morgan

    Sadie Morgan

    Architect and co-founding director


    Through her advocacy work and founding role at RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architecture studio dRMM, Morgan has championed great design for more than two decades. She established the Quality of Life Foundation, an independent body prioritising wellbeing in the built environment, as well as serving as both commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission and the Architectural Association’s youngest president.

  • Mirko Borsche

    Mirko Borsche

    Graphic designer and founder

    Bureau Borsche

    A former graffiti artist and advertising art director, Borsche launched his own graphic design studio in Munich in 2007. Bureau Borsche has worked on global campaigns for Nike and Apple as well as branding commissions for Balenciaga, Givenchy, Rimowa and more. Editorial projects remain the core of Borsche’s work and include creative direction for ‘Zeit Magazin’ and the art publication ‘Spike’.

  • Tina Fordham

    Tina Fordham

    Geopolitical strategist and founder

    Fordham Global Foresight

    Fordham is a trailblazer in the field of global political risk with almost 25 years of experience advising senior leaders about the implications of international developments. In 2022 she founded Fordham Global Foresight, an independent advisory firm. Previously she was Wall Street’s first chief global political analyst at Citi and the first head of global political risk at Eurasia Group.

  • Charles Schumann

    Charles Schumann

    Icon of the hospitality industry


    Schumann is an icon of the hospitality industry who is responsible for five openings, including Munich institution Schumann’s. Both he and his bars have won numerous awards, including multiple appearances in The World’s 50 Best Bars ranking. Schumann has also published several books, hosted films and appeared in high-profile publicity campaigns.

  • Andreas Von Der Heide

    Andreas Von Der Heide


    Les Deux

    Von der Heide was still studying law at the University of Copenhagen when he co-founded Les Deux in 2011. He has since developed it into one of Scandinavia’s leading menswear brands. He also engages in a wide range of charity work, both personally and through his CSR platform, Les Deux Legacy.

  • Benedikt Franke

    Benedikt Franke

    Vice-chairman and CEO

    Munich Security Conference

    Franke is responsible for the day-to-day running and strategic development of the Munich Security Conference (MSC). He is also the executive director of the Munich Security Conference Foundation. Before joining the MSC, he was special assistant to the Nobel laureate and former secretary-general of the UN Kofi Annan. In his leisure time, Franke serves as a special envoy of the Sovereign Order of Malta.

  • Manuel Cervantes

    Manuel Cervantes

    Architect and founder

    Manuel Cervantes Estudio

    Mexico City-born architect Cervantes is a member of the National System of Art Creators and the National Academy of Architecture. In 2004, he opened his own practice which has received commissions from Mexican government institutions, as well as delivering projects in South America, Europe and the UAE. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, USA.

  • Benno Zogg

    Benno Zogg

    Head of strategic and international affairs

    Swiss Department of Defence

    Zogg works on Switzerland’s security policy strategy and international cooperation – efforts that are invigorated recently given geopolitical shifts and new insecurity in Europe. Previously he analysed European security, Russian-Western relations and geopolitics in Eastern Europe as a researcher and think-tank head at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zürich and also served as Monocle’s security correspondent.

  • Frank Ruschitzka

    Frank Ruschitzka

    Chairman, department of cardiology

    University Hospital Zürich

    Professor Ruschitzka specialises in translational research, from the development of novel drugs and devices to randomised clinical trials, with a particular focus on coronary artery disease and heart failure. In 2016, he was awarded the Götz-Preis from the University of Zürich for excellence in clinical medicine and research, and he is a past president of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology.

  • Merlin Ouboter

    Merlin Ouboter

    Co-founder and CMO


    In 1999, Wim Ouboter revolutionised mobility with the launch of the Micro Kick Scooter, which sold millions of units worldwide. Today his two sons, Oliver and Merlin Ouboter, are following in their father’s footsteps and writing a new chapter in mobility history with the small electric car Microlino, which was launched in 2022 with more than 35,000 reservations.

  • Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson

    Mayor of Dallas

    Prior to being elected the Texan city’s 60th mayor in 2019, Johnson served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives for nine years. Johnson has served as chairman of the Dallas area legislative delegation and a member of several legislative committees, including Appropriations, Ways and Means, Higher Education and Natural Resources. Harvard and Princeton-educated, he is also a partner with international law firm Locke Lord.

  • Ann Aerts

    Ann Aerts

    Head of the Novartis Foundation

    Passionate about improving the health of low-income populations around the world through data, digital and AI, Aerts applies her relentless commitment to overcoming inequities and pioneering solutions as head of the Novartis Foundation. She also chairs the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development Working Group on Digital and AI in Health and sits on the international advisory board of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health.

  • Carlos Moreno

    Carlos Moreno

    Associate professor and scientific director

    IAE Paris

    Award-winning university professor and researcher Moreno has earned international recognition for his innovative contribution to urban issues and pioneering concepts such as the 15-minute city. He is leading the launch of the Global Observatory for Sustainable Proximities at the World Urban Forum, with UN-Habitat, C40 Cities, UCLG and other partners.

  • Damien Combredet

    Damien Combredet

    Deputy director of impact and legacy

    Paris 2024 Organising Committee

    Combredet leads Paris 2024’s “Move More” programme, which is intended to promote sports and physical activity in schools, cities and workplaces. He is also a general delegate of the Paris 2024 Endowment Fund. Prior to joining the organising committee in 2019, he played a key role in the City of Paris’s bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and also worked for the French ministry of economy and finance.

  • Hannes Streeck

    Hannes Streeck

    Managing director

    Fiege Logistics

    Fiege Logistics is a family-owned service provider based in Münster, Germany. With a team of 23,000 employees, it designs and operates supply chains in various industries across Europe, India and East Asia. A managing director at Fiege, Streeck is also a fellow at the BMW Foundation’s Responsible Leaders Network. His focus is on smart investment, sustainability and innovation. Hannes is a graduate of ESCP Business School (Paris, Oxford, Berlin) in business administration.