Dr Faith Nwaobia’s journey towards self-discovering is rooted in vision, courage and determination.
He later got employment with Union Bank of Nigeria after 6 years of job hunting – where he experienced unemployment first-hand.
For a more broad career path, Dr Faith left the banking industry after completing his Master’s degree and subsequently his PhD research in Economics and went back to build on his teaching skills as a Cambridge Economics Instructor while volunteering to lecture at NOUN, before joining Marleq – an international career coaching firm.
In March 2020 in the wake of the Covid19, the drive for creating a single platform that connects and empowers the youths primarily to fight youth unemployment led him to start YouthUp Global.
Dr. Amber Ann Lyons is the CEO & Founder of From Pain To Purpose, Inc. She
has become known for her authentic, loving spirit “Queen of Smooches”, vibrant personality, and her fiery passion as a transformational speaker, domestic violence/teen dating violence, youth advocate, author, ordained elder, intercessory prayer leader, podcast host/producer & global youth leader.
Her life’s work and purpose has helped people transition from a place of pain and to live in their purpose through embracing healthy relationship skills. She diligently works to help re-build the village of support for our youth and create collaborative opportunities for them that will position them for leadership success. The work of her Healing Pain Through The Arts Youth Program has become known and acknowledged nationally and globally; including the Healing Pain Through The Arts – Youth Spotlight Awards and the continued third year work of our Youth Speak Out Podcast.
Over the span of 20 years, Diana has built a reputation as an entrepreneur,
partner and early adopter of technology solutions. She co-authored the first
Canadian study on e-commerce, designed one of the first studies on micro-
marketing for the leading pharmacy chain, as well as the first content portal,
Vision1to1, for Essilor, the leader in corrective lenses.
In 2001, Diana joined Orange France, leading business units to a customer-
centricity with over fifty technology innovations. During this time, she became one
of the first executives to harness the power of storytelling as she realized that
technology needed to be told in story and create an emotional bond with
customers. Ten years later, she launched DFY, a bilingual content strategy and
storytelling boutique for the large enterprise and start-ups.
Dr Urs Hauenstein, Distinguished Visiting and Honorary Professor, Volunteer President, Senior and Honorary Research Fellow, Futurist
President of the International Council of Education and Management (ICEM), the Association of Swiss Quality Competencies and Qualifications (SQCQ), the Institute of Competencies and Qualifications (I-C-Q) and the International Network for Accreditation, Recognition and Dissemination (INARD), Founder and Chairman of an Academic Chair-Network and Research Institute group: Education and Management for the 21st Century, for the Future (world21future, e21future, m21future).
Samantak is a social entrepreneur, founder of “TuTeck” – an innovative ed-tech company for kids with special educational needs (SEN). TuTuck provides a digital tutoring and learning platform supported by Gamified Virtual Classroom, Engaging Video Conferencing, White boarding, Rich Learning Course Creation facility for Teachers, Assignment & Assessment Tracking, Parents consultation, Train the trainers program and many more features.
Crystal has been an executive coach & mentor to children that reside in underprivileged homes in Trinidad and Tobago. She is extending this reach to the wider Caribbean because in third world countries, there are insufficient humanitarian efforts, funding and encouragement to thrive. She is a Global Goodwill Ambassador and a national nominee for volunteerism.
Marco Piemonte was born in Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia) on 7 July 1973, from a proletarian family, he attended the Art School “Max Fabiani” in Gorizia and thanks to this educational path in 1990 he received a coveted prize in the artistic field to inaugurate the birth of the European Community. From a young age he shows a lively character and intelligence through the right idealism and that pinch of independence, qualities that will immediately accompany him in the world of work. His professional background is based on construction consultancy, deeply in love with nature and everything that surrounds him, he has always tried to understand its characteristics and aspects related to human philosophy and all that mystery is encountered through questions that still remain unsolved today. Over time, he combines his professional sphere with the renewable energy sector because it was and still is convinced that in addition to having an essential link with nature, he would have increasingly assumed a leading role in the world and European economy, allowing to mankind to create a new socio-economic model.
Dr. Mary Segars is the Founder and CEO of Segars Consulting Group (SCG). SCG is committed to providing entrepreneurs and businesswomen the needed tools to be the best leaders in corporate and personal environments. She is a certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer and Coach. She has published two best-selling books; “Power Talk begins with Power Thought,” and “Wake up the Leader within You.”
Dr. Segars conducts seminars, training sessions on Leadership Competencies and Development, Personal Growth and Development, Life Mapping for Success, and Motivational Assessment to name a few. In addition, Dr. Segars is an international keynote speaker where she spoke at Women’s Leadership Forum in Bangkok, Thailand in 2019 and at the Women Economy Forum (WEF) in Cairo, Egypt in 2020.
Aravinth is a devoted social & tech entrepreneur empowering underserved communities to tackle local socio-economic and environmental challenges through challenge-based learning, grassroots innovation and impact venture building. He co-founded 7 organisations to achieve sustainable development goals by empowering underserved communities, protecting environmental ecosystems, facilitating peacebuilding and fostering sustainable startups.
Dr Svetlana Belic Malinic is an international thought leader who has been inspiring teachers to experiment with new teaching approaches for more than 20 years. She gained her MA in Educational and Social Research at the UCL Institute of Education, ranked as the world number one for education, whereas she merged her knowledge and experience into a PhD on International Education at the University of Leicester, UK, ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
Svetlana is also a Programme Leader for Cambridge International Professional Development Qualifications and a member of Cambridge Assessment Specialists Team at the University of Cambridge. With a digital growth mindset and creativity, Svetlana has shaped educational trends in the region, pioneered school concepts and ideated innovation at many levels.
I have a few letters after my name (BSc, MSc) but I’m also a Martial Arts Trainer
that embodies the warrior spirit of humility, clarity and integrity while rigorous and extremely disciplined to bring out the best in you!
I have lived a full cycle Corporate life for 15 years climbing up the ladder and
working with CXOs, giving me an insight into your mind, make a better analysis of your struggles and hence enable the right solution!
Gulzar Hassanally (G S H) an Educational Consultant possesses wide experience in the Education Industry along with embedded inborn skills of Aesthetic Artistic skills since she is created to create as an Artist. She is known as a Motivator! Since she is a Motivator with optimism who facilitates training programs with a blend of ‘Motivation + Entertainment’+ Emotional Intelligence with artistic and gross motor skills. She has a core belief to ‘Transform’ people! She is not only a Trainer, an Educational Consultant yet an Artist by profession & possesses refine skills passionately as she knows how to WIN it.
Philip Joachims is the multiple award-winning banker and author of Amazon Millionaire Secrets, and The Graduate-Rich Series of Books, among others. Philip is also a relationship champion and personal development advocate, who inspire readers to improve lives and attain financial freedom through practical and learnable income strategies taught in his Graduate-Rich Series.
Dr. Frano Mika, a medical doctor. Started his professional carrier in Croatia working first as GP and later on as Emergency doctor. Joined Oil and Gas industry through Saipem for the first time in 1990. Worked, both off and onshore, in North Sea, Africa, South America, South-East Asia, India, as Company doctor and Health Coordinator.
Since 1999, covers the health management position at the Corporate level, the position he is having till now as System Health Manager. From 2008 till 2021 was appointed also as the QHSE Manager of Saipem’s subsidiary in Croatia.
Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working
in the human resources industry. Skilled in Business Planning,
Training Delivery, English, Management, and Interviewing. Strong
entrepreneurship professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
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Delivered as a highly proficient air traffic control officer in compliance with documents and annexure promulgated by international civil aviation organisation and guidelines of the Indian Armed Forces. As a Safety officer (Safety equipment and survival officer) ensured serviceability and quick response of the fire tenders and the team respectively. As liaison Officer escorted visiting service chiefs both national and international including Admiral US Pacific fleet.
Ivan Štefanić is the founding and executive director of TERA TEHNOPOLIS Ltd., a Digital Innovation HUB specialized in technology transfer and business development. Ivan is also a Full Professor at Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek in the field of economics and entrepreneurship in agribusiness.
Ivan is the WLS Ambassador of Croatia and passionate about gamifying learning experience in the field of Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property; Digitalisation of Agriculture and Food Industry and mentoring students and start-up entrepreneurs.
Basheer Al-haimi is currently a senior lecturer in the school of Management, Hebei university, China. Prior to this position, Basheer has received his Ph.D degree in Technology Management from University Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia, in 2019. He has received his B.Sc. degree (Hons.) in software engineering and the M.Sc. degree (Hons.) in IT-Management from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, in 2012 and 2013, respectively. His research interests include Strategies and policies, Digital Transformation, AI applications in organizations, Management Information system, higher education studies, and software engineering.
Large Accounts and Legal Expertise Auditor in the Audit Legal and Financial Business Management Departement of Crédit Agricole Bank (France), – Director of Legal Affairs and Litigation at the Financial Corporation of Studies and Litigation (SOFIDEC France), – Management of the Africa Division for the OVIEDO multinational of IMASA Group (Spain), – Director of Africa Markets of BBVA Bank
José Víctor Orón Semper. After 15 years of educational practice with secondary and high school students in various schools in Spain, he opened a new era in his life dedicated to research for educational improvement. His basic training is very varied: Civil Engineer, Philosophy and Theology, Master in Cognitive Neuroscience, and Master in Bioethics. He obtained his Doctorate in Education at the University of Navarra where he worked for several years as a researcher in the Mind-Brain group. He currently directs the SLAM Education Center that is dedicated to Research in Education. His central research field is an educational model focused on interpersonal relationships and complements it with: emotional education, educational neuroscience, and human development psychology. His approach is always interdisciplinary combining philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. He directs the UpToYou foundation dedicated to the training of educators in school, family and business. The program takes place in several cities and schools in Spain, Cameroon, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.
Asif Iqbal is teaching Entrepreneurship, Technopreneruship, and Marketing in the Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh which is the first of its kind in Bangladesh. He is also the National Director and International Partner of World Business Angel Investment Forum, Executive Director of Startup Huddle Dhaka, and the Director of Startup Grind- U. He is also Country Director of Entrepreneurship World Cup in Bangladesh.
As a certified ICF coach, Evgeniya has been helping executives all around to get their ideas out there and change the world for the last 7 years. Combining 10+ years of experience in sales, events hosting and public speaking Evgeniya focuses on helping leaders reach their potential, make their ideas stick, scale personality, create public image and influence people.
She volunteered for the International coaching federation in International relationships and events committee and participated in popularization coaching worldwide.
Arjan is pursuing his ambitious agenda empowering entrepreneurial universities as a co-founder of Preneurz.eu with projects worldwide. He believes a strong foundation of science-based innovation and entrepreneurship is essential to overcome the world’s biggest challenges and secure a sustainable future.
Mariana Kou is executive director and CEO of Research Study Education Group. Prior to this role, she was an award-winning equity research analyst specializing in the China education industry and the global luxury goods sector. Mariana started her banking career in New York at Lehman Brothers, and was most recently Head of China Education and HK Consumer Research at brokerage and investment group CLSA. In 2020, she published her first book “Investing in Dragons: Education Industry and Capital Markets”. She also serves as board advisor to education ventures and has been keynote speakers and panelists at government and industry conferences as well as interviewed regularly by international media.