Lord Michael Hastings
Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG
KPMG International's Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, Lord Michael Hastings was previously the BBC's Head of Public Affairs and the first Head of Corporate Responsibility. He is also the second Chancellor of Regent's University London and a trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation and previously served for 9 years on the Board for Responsible Business at British Telecom. He has also been awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire and has been granted independent peerage to the House of Lords.
Executive Vice President,
The Home Depot Inc
Ms. Ann-Marie Campbell currently serves as an Executive Vice President of US Stores at The Home Depot, Inc. Over her career at The Home Depot spanning 30 years, she has served in many capacities including Vice President and President roles for multiple store operations, merchandising, sales and marketing. She has served as an Independent Director at Barnes & Noble and is currently on the board of Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business and of Catalyst, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and business.
Chairman, DiversiTech Corporation;
Board Member, The Home Depot Inc.
and General Electric
Recently appointed to the board of Wells Fargo, Mr. Hewett is a seasoned executive leader who has worked across a number of industries. Since March 2018, he has served as an advisor to Permira, a global private equity firm, and Non-Executive Chairman of DiversiTech Corporation. His distinguished corporate CV includes a post as Chief Executive Officer of Klöckner Pentaplast Group. Mr. Hewett's career has also included over 20 years with General Electric Company across roles as Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of several business lines within the conglomerate.
Throughout his highly successful international career, Jeff Pulver is known for promoting internet communications and telephony and has changed the way the world communicates. An "Order" named after Jeff Pulver was issued by the Federal Communications Commission supported by the White House. In 1995, he defined "VON" to stand for Voice/Video on the Net. Founder / co-founder of numerous startups including Alchemist, Free World Dialup, and Vonage, Jeff is the reason that services like FaceTime, Messenger and WhatsApp are free.
After a 21-year career as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer, Jimmy joined nCHain Group as nChain Group CEO, Diversity & Innovation. Over the course of his private practice legal career, Jimmy was a partner at three major U.S. law firms – most recently Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He represented multinational corporates and emerging companies in a wide range of sectors including technology, entertainment & media, sports, financial services, consumer products, retail, and automotive.
Peter Blair Henry
Dean Emeritus, NYU Stern School of
Business; Board Member, Citi Group
and General Electric
A current member of the board of Citi Group, Peter is an author and economist, having led one of the world's most recognized business schools - at NYU - as the youngest person to assume Deanship there. Furthermore, he has raised over US$225 million to date - more than any Dean in school history. He is the author of "Turn Around: Third World Lessons for First World Growth". Peter sits on the boards of CitiBank, General Electric and the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2009, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Commission of White House Fellowships.
Dr. Bernard Harris
Founder and CEO, Vesalius
Dr. Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm that supports and invests in early to mid-stage Healthcare technologies and companies. In addition, Dr. Harris serves as a Director of a number of investment funds, including Babson Capital Funds Trust with over $600m AUM. A veteran astronaut for over eighteen years, he has logged more than 438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space, as the first African American astronaut who has walked in space.
Christopher Edgerton Warburton
Founding Partner, Lion’s Head
Christopher “Edge” Egerton-Warburton is a Founding Partner of Lion’s Head Global Partners, a London-based merchant bank that provides advisory, financial structuring, capital raising and asset management services, specializing in Development, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Health and renewable energy. Prior to establishing Lion’s Head in 2008, Edge spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs within the Debt Capital Markets group.
Founder and CEO, Movement Capital
Harvard-educated investment banker, Mr. Eric-Vincent Guichard is the Founder & CEO of Movement Capital, formerly Homestrings.com, an electronic investment platform that caters to opening up market opportunities to diaspora investments. Prior to this, he founded Gravitas Capital, an institutional asset management company. He serves on several non-profit boards including University of Maryland's Center for Financial Policy, Capital Partners for Education and OIC International – an initiative that encourages economic self-reliance in Africa.
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative. Hill is regarded as one of the top experts on leadership and is the co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, co-founder of Paradox Strategies, and co-creator of the Innovation Quotient. She was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013 and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2015. Hill’s research focuses on implementing global strategies and leading innovation; building innovative organizations and ecosystems; developing leaders for innovation; and the role of the board in governing innovation. Collective Genius was named by Business Insider as one of “The 20 Best Business Books” in 2014 and received the Gold Medal for Leadership, Axiom Business Book Award. Hill has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs, including the Young Presidents' Organization Presidents' Seminar and the High Potentials Leadership Program, and Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation.
Global Leader on Innovation and Transformational Leadership
Sterling Hawkins has become a master of innovation through massive changes and obstacles he has experienced in his own life. As a business leader, entrepreneur investor and futurist, Sterling is an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As a 5th generation retailer and still very active in retail innovation, he has worked with the likes of Stanford, Cornell and the University of Texas to create the future of commerce, and today evaluates over 1,000 innovative technologies annually which are looking to dynamically transform retail and how people fulfill on their wants and needs. He has worked with countless startups, investment groups, retailers, brands and Fortune 500 companies including P&G and Mitsubishi to ignite innovation and innovation thinking inside their organizations. Sterling has been seen in Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes and other major media outlets. Living at the intersection of in-store, online and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Sterling is actively shaping the future by helping others create and respond to innovation in a way that betters businesses, communities and the human condition.
Paul B. Scott
Chairman and CEO, Musson Group
Mr. P.B. Scott is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Shareholder of the Musson Group. His Chairmanship extends to Musson’s subsidiaries and affiliates; namely Facey Group Ltd, T. Geddes Grant Ltd., General Accident Insurance Company Ltd., Seprod Ltd., and PBS Group Ltd. In addition to his responsibilities at Musson, he serves on several boards and commissions which include being Chairman of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), He is also trustee of the American International School of Kingston. He is a former President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica.
CEO, Wisynco Group Ltd.
Andrew Mahfood is the Chief Executive Officer of Wisynco Group Ltd. one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of consumer goods in the Caribbean representing global brands including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Kellog’s, General Mills and Haagen Daaz alongside locally produced and widely popular local brands such as Wata and CranWata. In 2017 Wisynco Group issued an Initial Public Offering in Jamaica marking the largest IPO in the island’s history. Andrew Mahfood also serves as Chairman of Food for the Poor the largest charity organization in Jamaica and the largest international relief and development organization in the United States.
CEO, Jamaica Producers Ltd.
Jeffrey Hall is the Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica Producers Group (JP). JP is listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and has its primary interests in manufacturing, agri-business and logistics in the Caribbean and Europe. Mr. Hall joined the company in 2002 and has served as CEO since July 2007. Mr. Hall is credited with a turnaround of the Group and under his tenure led an acquisition strategy that included Kingston Wharves (Jamaica’s leading multipurpose port operator and private investor in logistics), Hoogesteger (the leading fresh juice company in Northern Europe), Tortuga International (a leading Caribbean rum-based food souvenir brand), Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (a since divested leader in Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee) and Ram Shipping (a UK based freight forwarder serving all of the English Caribbean territories). He serves on the Board’s Audit and Executive Committees and as a director of its international subsidiaries and associated companies. Mr. Hall presently serves as Chairman of Scotia Group Jamaica, Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited and Kingston Wharves. He is also a Director of the National Housing Trust, Blue Power Group, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund Limited SCC and the Shipping Association of Jamaica Property Limited.
Co-Founder and CEO, Proven Investments Ltd.
Christopher Williams is a pioneer in Jamaica’s finance space having played an integral role in the success of Proven to date – from raising US $30 million of equity exclusively through a private placement representing one of the largest private or public US dollar offerings in Jamaica's capital market history; posting just over US $10 million of profit in its first two years of operation and being the first company to list on the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s US market. Christopher was formerly the Managing Director of NCB Capital Markets Limited, which he grew into one of Jamaica’s most successful investment houses and leading stock brokerage and primary dealers.
Co-Founder and CEO, HotelPlanner.com
Mr. Tim Hentschel is the Co-Foudner and Chief Executive Officer of HotelPlanner & Meetings.com. Hentschel was an early leader in providing online resources for group travel, becoming a mainstay for group event planners and hotel partners alike. Tim has grown HotelPlanner to $50M in net revenues annually, growing organically YOY while continuing to give back to their community and their employee shareholders. HotelPlanner provides group travel technology expertise to over 5 million group event planners, generating approximately $10 billion in group hotel revenues. He emphasizes a mantra of entrepreneurship through giving back, and supports several great charities through his two annual events; The American Group Travel Awards and The European Group Travel Awards, recognizing the best suppliers in the group travel industry. He has been named the recipient of the 2018 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award, an honor given annually by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship by his alma mater the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.