PRESIDENT OF AGRA
Dr. Agnes Kalibata joined AGRA as its President in September 2014. Agnes leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa. Under Agnes’ leadership, AGRA has been working to increase the incomes and improve food security for 30 million farming households in 11 African countries.
Prior to joining AGRA, Dr. Kalibata Agnes was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) from 2008 to 2014, where she drove programs that moved her country to food security helping to lift more than a million Rwandans out of poverty. Agnes sits on various boards, councils and commissions, and has won many awards. Read more about Agnes’ bio here.
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CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF GLOBAL IMPACT INVESTING NETWORK (GIIN)
As the CEO of GIIN, Amit leads the largest global community of impact investors dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.
Today, Amit dedicates his work to engaging industry leaders, institutional investors, foundations, and leading financial institutions all over the world to advocate for greater integration of social and environmental factors in all investment decisions, and to develop the tools and resources needed to effectively mobilize more capital towards impact investments. Amit is on the Stewardship Council of Imperative 21, a business-led, network of coalitions driving economic system change.
Amit has significant experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors and previously held positions at Bain & Company, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and within the corporate philanthropy units of Gap Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Read more about Amit’ bio here.
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HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION AND POLICY, INNOVATION MANAGEMENT AT VINNOVA
Ylva Strander is Head of Department at Vinnova, Sweden's innovation agency. Her team works with building and supporting Swedens ecosystem for innovation needed to transform our society for a sustainable future. Her background is in innovation management and change management in the tech industry, as well as working with startups to build business cases for bettering the world. Ylva also co-founded pan-African incubator MEST and Non profit Svenska med Baby as well as a market research company.
DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY AT LINDEX
With a long experience (20 years in the fashion industry) and competence within sustainability, Anna-Karin recently joined the senior management team at Lindex. Historically she has held leading positions the past 17 years within the company, including the responsibility for Lindex production offices in India, China and Hong Kong.
Her ambition in her new role is to thrive for real change for future generations through ambitious goals and engaged staff. Anna-Karin states that "...at Lindex we are committed to successfully transform to a business where climate, human rights and circularity are at the core of our business."