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Chief Executive Officer, The World Bank, Washington Key Note
Secretary General, ActionAid Italy, Rome
Senior Scientist and Director, CDR - Centre for Development Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs and Secretary, CEB - Chief Executives Board, United Nations Organization, New York
Managing Director, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Kristalina GEORGIEVA

Chief Executive Officer, The World Bank, Washington

 Kristalina Georgieva has been CEO of the World Bank since January 2017. From February 1, 2019 to April 8, 2019, Georgieva was the Interim President for the World Bank Group. As Interim President, Georgieva was responsible for the World Bank Group’s efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity around the world.
  As CEO of the World Bank, which comprises of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association, Georgieva has built support across the international community to mobilize resources for poor and middle-income countries and to create better opportunities for the world’s most vulnerable people.
 Previously Georgieva, a Bulgarian national, helped shape the agenda of the European Union starting in 2010, first as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, where she managed one of the world's largest humanitarian aid budgets and established herself as a global champion for resilience. As the European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, Georgieva oversaw the European Union's €161 billion (US $175bn) budget and 33,000 staff across its institutions around the world, and tripled funding available to the refugee crisis in Europe.
  Before joining the European Commission, Georgieva had a successful tenure at the World Bank, starting in 1993 as an Environmental Economist. In 2004, Georgieva was made Director for the Russian Federation, based in Moscow. From 2007 to 2008, she was Director for Sustainable Development in charge of policy and lending operations in infrastructure, urban development, agriculture, environment and social development, including support to fragile and conflict-affected countries. From 2008-2010, she was Vice President and Corporate Secretary.
 Kristalina Georgieva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1953. She holds a Ph.D in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1991.

M. A. Marco DE PONTE

Secretary General, ActionAid Italy, Rome

  Eight years on the national Board and its committees
  Six years Vice-chairperson and Amnesty International Italy including as key spokesperson, Rome
  Chairperson national General Assembly, Amnesty International, Rome
1999-2000 General Human Rights Coordinator & Albania desk, INTERSOS - Organizzazione Umanitaria Onlus, Rome
2002-2011 International Director - Europe, New Countries, ActionAid, Milan and Rome
since 2011 Secretary General, ActionAid Italy, Rome

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael HAUSER

Senior Scientist and Director, CDR - Centre for Development Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

  Studies in Agro-ecology: Vienna and Reading
since 2009 Director, CDR - Centre for Development Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
since 2013 President, AGRINATURA - The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development

Dr. Thomas STELZER

Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs and Secretary, CEB - Chief Executives Board, United Nations Organization, New York

 Previous to this appointment, Mr. Stelzer served as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Office in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Preparatory Commission.
 Mr. Stelzer held a number of diplomatic and international posts, including Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Deputy Director of the Austrian Cultural Institute in New York and Minister-Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in New York.
 He was the Austrian Delegate to the Committee for Disarmament and International Security (First Committee) of the General Assembly and Representative to the governing bodies of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
 Mr. Stelzer was President of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board from 2005-2006, Chair of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission in 2003 and Facilitator and Chair of the Vienna Terrorism Symposiums in 2002 and 2007. He also served as a Vice-Chair of the Second Conference of States Parties of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which he had also co-negotiated.
 His academic pursuits have included services as lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Vienna University, as well as guest lectures at SAIS Bologna.

Mag. Brigitte ÖPPINGER-WALCHSHOFER

Managing Director, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna

1981-1981 Student, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
1982-1983 Diplomatic Academy Vienna
since 1983 Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1983-1992 Diplomatic postings, Ankara, Paris, Pretoria
1992-1994 Department for the Middle East and Africa, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1994-1997 Director, Unit for Africa South of the Sahara, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1997-2001 Deputy Head of Mission, Austrian Embassy London
2001-2006 Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
2005-2006 Permanent Representative to the African Union, Addis Ababa
2006-2007 Head of the Department for Internal Audit, Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs, Vienna
since 2007 Managing Director, Austrian Development Agency, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

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