Meet our 100+ YOUNGA 2021 speakers

Lewis Tan

Actor (Mortal Kombat) and martial artist

Nikki Reed

Actress, entrepreneur and founder of BaYou with Love

Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion designer, philanthropist and Founder and Chairwoman of DVF

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Decision-Makers

Ahmad Alhendawi

Youngest Secretary-General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and first-ever United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth
Equality and Inclusion

Adriana Zacarias Farah

Head of the initiative Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals - GO4SDGs (United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP)
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Vivian Leung

Associate Programme Specialist at UNESCO









Future of Education and Work

Chief, Ogimaa Atcha-koo-way, Jim

Knowledgekeeper Foothills Ojibway, Turtle Island






Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Cyrill Gutsch

Founder and CEO of Parley for Oceans










Climate Action and Sustainable Living

James Fripp

Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Yum! Brands


Equality and Inclusion

Jeff Hoffman

Chairman, Global Entrepreneurship Network


Future of Education and Work

Monica Gil

Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
Equality and Inclusion

Kunal Sood

Founder of We The Planet, We The Future (WtF) and X Fellows

Future of Education and Work

Mauricio Gutierrez

President and CEO of NRG Esports


Equality and Inclusion

Lee Cockerell

Former executive vice president at Walt Disney World Resort and Leadership Coach

Future of Education and Work

Dan Cockerell

Former Vice President of the Magic Kingdom and author




Future of Education and Work

Matteo Landi

World Food Forum Event Manager at FAO





Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Tami Kesselman

Success Strategist and CEO of 360° SMART Alpha LLC, former Tony Robbins coach and Bain consultant
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Lewis Akenji

Managing Director of Hot or Cool Institute and author of “1.5-degree lifestyles: climate justice on a shared planet”
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Ave Põld

The WHO Academy

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Ahmad Ashkar

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Hult Prize Foundation
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Ryland Engelhart

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kiss the Ground
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Jesus Mantas

Senior Managing Partner at IBM
Equality and Inclusion

Israa Siddig

The WHO Academy





Mental Health and Wellbeing

Johanna Lissinger

Ambassador, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden




Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Ligia Noronha

Head, New York Office, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Victoria Ibiwoye

Youth Representative to the SDG 4 Steering Committee from 2017-2021 and founder and executive director of OneAfricanChild Foundation

Future of Education and Work

Industry Leaders

Claudia Romo Edelman

Mexican-Swiss diplomat, social entrepreneur, and global mobilization expert
Equality and Inclusion

Alejandra Kopaitic

Environmental engineer, Advocate and influencer @Vayaconsumismo @Bioguia
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Ron Roecker

Creative Brand Navigator and Pop Culture Expert
Future of Education and Work

Aditi Arora

Country Manager for Girl Up, India and a member of the Inclusivity Advisory Board of Just A Girl Inc.
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Bryant iKAR Wood

Master Breathwork instructor, healer, and co-founder of Modern Nirvana
Mental Health and Wellbeing

James Dentley

Entrepreneur, best-selling author of The 5 Frequencies of High performance, philanthropist and one of the nation’s top Life and Business Strategist
Future of Education and Work

Oliver Libby

Co-founding Managing Partner H/L Ventures and of CityRock Venture Partners as well as chairing the Board of The Resolution Project, Inc
Future of Education and Work

Saira O’Mallie

Acting Senior Director - Planning and Performance at The ONE Campaign





Peace and Justice

Nicholas Pratley

Founder of SP8CE by Nicholas Pratley, Holistic Lifestyle Expert, Energy & Breathwork Master 



Mental Health and Wellbeing

Marcus Whitney

Founder and Managing Partner of Jumpstart Nova






Future of Education and Work

Sid Efromovich

Co-Founder and Pledger of Generation Pledge
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Clayton Louis Ferrara

Biologist and Executive Director of IDEAS For Us
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Loay Radwan

Co-founder of G-Beetle and UN Youth Ambassador
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Jichen Liu

Founder and CEO of Clear Plate
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Marisa Samek

Creative (designer, writer, musician) trained in UX research
Peace and Justice

Raji Jayasinghe

VP for Asia and Soft Skills/SDG Master Trainer at Ubiquity University

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Matt Robertson

Partnership Manager and Executive Assistant to the President at Ubiquity University
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Eva Dutary

Global President for AIESEC




Future of Education and Work

Finian Makepeace

Co-Founder, Policy Director & Lead Educator of Kiss the Ground

Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Karen Rodriguez

VP of Programs Operations at Kiss the Ground



Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Taryn Hipwell

Author of How to Shop for Shi(f)t and founder of Beyond the Label




Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Jess Burnquist

VP of Education and Youth Empowerment at Creative Visions




Peace and Justice

Stephen Hecht

Co-founder and Chief Executive Peacemaker of Million Peacemakers




Peace and Justice

Philip Auerswald

Author, economist and the co-founder and CEO of Zilla Global LLC, as well as the Chief Academic Officer of the Hult Prize Foundation
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Melissa Sassi

Chief Penguin of Student and Entrepreneur Experience at IBM





Future of Education and Work

Mohammed Ashour

Co-founder and CEO of Aspire


Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Alberto Soto

CEO of TUNART




Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Phila Phungula

Z Developer Advocate and Scrum Master for Student at IBM
Future of Education and Work

Sanskriti Deva

Founder and Executive Director of InventSTEM
Equality and Inclusion

Lauren Carson

Director of International Relations at InventSTEM
Equality and Inclusion

Erika Binger

Coach, Founder and Executive Director of V3 Sports

Future of Education and Work

Axel Tillmann

CEO of World Summit and CEO of Pitch Global Innovation Capital
Future of Education and Work

PJ Mistry

Global Transformation Manager and Action Accelerator Co-Creator
Future of Education and Work

Benedetta Cannestra

Change Leader



Future of Education and Work

Stacie Smith

Executive Director of the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Patrick Boscher

Strategic Advisor and Startup Angel
Future of Education and Work

Isaac Olufadewa

Peace and Justice

Olawale Makanjuola

The ONE Campaign

Peace and Justice

Ramune Rutenaite

The ONE Campaign

Peace and Justice

Young Changemakers

JJ Niemann

Broadway actor and TikToker




Equality and Inclusion

Jade Zaroff

Artist, producer, entrepreneur, and young changemaker


Equality and Inclusion

Bodhi Patil

Co-creator of Ocean Uprise @ Parley for Oceans


Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Jacques W. Martiquet

The Party Scientist



Mental Health and Wellbeing

Callie Broaddus

Founder and executive director of Reserva: The Youth Land Trust
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Bella Lack

Youth Director at Reserva: The Youth Land Trust



Climate Action and Sustainable Living

AY Young

UN Young Leader for the SDGs and founder of the Battery Tour


Equality and Inclusion

Adrian Leckie

Youth Program Coordinator at Next Gen Men and master of education graduate

Equality and Inclusion

Jonathan Reed

Youth Program Manager at Next Gen Men and current masters of education student
Equality and Inclusion

Joe Wilkins

Conventions and Policy Officer at Reserva: The Youth Land Trust

Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Micaela Harley

Senior Engagement and Knowledge Equity Lead at Frayme
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Jimmy Tan

Youth Strategy Specialist at Frayme
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Yuval Shilon

Student at McGill University, Faculty of Management, and intern at Million Peacemakers
Peace and Justice

Leslie Lopez

Visionary Intern and Social Media Lead at Creative Visions
Peace and Justice

Sierra Doxey

Education Outreach Coordinator at Creative Visions
Peace and Justice

Keyani Coleman

Visionary Intern and Content Creator Lead at Creative Visions
Peace and Justice

Lella Halloum

IBM Z Champion and Diana Award Recipient

Future of Education and Work

Umang Dhingra

CEO of Project Destinytion
Equality and Inclusion

Samar Baba

IBMZ Developer Advocate at IBM


Future of Education and Work

Sathvika Krishnan

Outreach Officer at Reserva: The Youth Land Trust
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Salma Abbass

Communications and IBMZ Developer Advocate at IBM
Future of Education and Work

James Paek

Director of College and Career Readiness at InventSTEM
Equality and Inclusion

Keith L. Williams

Actor (Nickelodeon's "The Astronauts")


Equality and Inclusion

Miya

Actress (Nickelodeon's "The Astronauts")

Equality and Inclusion

Defi "Salsa" U.

Advisor Board Member, Born This Way Foundation

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Khawla A.

Advisor Board Member, Born This Way Foundation

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Toluwalashe S.

Advisor Board Member, Born This Way Foundation


Mental Health and Wellbeing

Roman S.

Advisor Board Member, Born This Way Foundation

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Louise Kim

President-Elect - Global President 2022, AIESEC

Future of Education and Work

Léocadia Tchouaffé

The ONE Campaign

Peace and Justice

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Lewis Tan

Actor (Mortal Kombat) and martial artist

Nikki Reed

Actress, entrepreneur and founder of BaYou with Love

Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion designer, philanthropist and Founder and Chairwoman of DVF