Speakers 2017

47th St. Gallen Symposium


Speakers at the 47th St. Gallen Symposium

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Speaker Role Affiliation
Omar Abbosh Chief Strategy Officer Accenture
Samuel Agutu Managing Director &
Chief Executive Officer
Changamka Microhealth Ltd
Timothy Garton Ash Historian, Author and Commentator  
Andrew Bastawrous Co-Founder &
Chief Executive Officer
Peek Vision
Hubertus von Baumbach Chairman of the Board of
Managing Directors
Boehringer Ingelheim
Swan Gin Beh Chairman Singapore Economic Development Board
Heike Bingmann EMG, Management &
Organizational Development
ZF Group
David Blitzer Managing Director &
Chairman of the Index Committee
S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P Global
Roland Busch Chief Technology Officer & Member of the Managing Board Siemens AG
Santiago Calatrava Architect & Artist  
Neal Cross Social Entrepreneur and Chief Innovation Officer DBS Bank
Denis Duverne Chairman of the Board of Directors AXA
Francisco Fernandez Chief Excecutive Officer Avaloq
John Flint Group Managing Director &
Chief Executive RBWM
HSBC Holdings plc
Christoph Franz Chairman F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
J. Erik Fyrwald Chief Executive Officer Syngenta
Joshua S. Gans Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Rotman School of Management
Mario Greco Group Chief Executive Officer Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Neil Harbisson Cyborg and contemporary artist  
Rachel Haurwitz President & Chief Executive Officer Caribou Biosciences, Inc.
Beat Hess Statutory Chairman LafargeHolcim Ltd
Charles O. Holliday Jr. Chairman Royal Dutch Shell plc
Kuniko Inoguchi Member,
House of Councillors
National Diet of Japan
Lance James Chief Scientist Flashpoint
Vít Jedlička President of the
Free Republic of Liberland
Jepchumba Founder African Digital Art
Prof. Takaaki Kajita Nobel Laureate in Physics University of Tokyo
Kersti Kaljulaid President of Estonia  
Michal Kosinski Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior Stanford University
Ong Ye Kung Minister of Education of Singapore  
Prof. Miriam Meckel Editor in Chief WirtschaftsWoche
Evgeny Morozov Contributing Editor The New Republic
John B. Rogers, Jr. Co-Founder &
Chief Executive Officer
Local Motors
Alec Ross Author & Technology Policy Expert  
William Ruh Senior Vice President &
Chief Digital Officer
General Electric Company
Susanne Ruoff Chief Executive Officer Swiss Post
Anders Samuelsen Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark  
Nina dos Santos London Anchor, CNN Money View CNN International
Sir John Scarlett Senior Associate Fellow Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies
Johann N. Schneider-Ammann Federal Councillor of the
Swiss Confederation
Tony Schwartz Ghostwriter of Donald Trump’s
The Art of the Deal
Richard Shinn Founder & Chief Executive Officer AIBrain, Inc
Parminder Vir Chief Executive Officer Tony Elumelu Foundation
Dan Wagner Serial Tech Entrepreneur  
Martin Wolf Chief Economics Commentator The Financial Times
Eliya M. Zulu Executive Director African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)