World-Class speakers

2015’s World Climate Summit was historic and we celebrated this accordingly.

Therefore, in addition to its sponsor CEOs, the World Climate Summit invited high-level speakers from all its past events including: Sir Richard Branson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, Ted Turner, President Zuma, President Calderon, Christiana Figueres, Laurent Fabius (Minister of Foreign Affairs, France), Mary Robinson, Nicolas Hulot (Advisor to the French President), Anne Hidalgo (Mayor of Paris), global celebrities, CEOs and VIPs from Sustainia.

Meet Our Speakers

CEOs, Leaders and VIPs

Anders Runevad
CEO, Vestas

Andre Schneider
Chairman, World Climate Ltd

Anne Simpson
Investment Director, CalPERS

Anthony Hobley
CEO, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Barend Verachtert
Deputy Head of Unit Biotechnologies, European Commission

Bruno Cercley
CEO, Rossignol

Chip Comins
CEO, AREI

Christopher Knowles
Head of Climate Change & Environment, European Investment Bank

David Heurtel
Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Québec.

Dr. Elizabeth Farina
President & CEO – Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)

Dr. James Philp
OECD Secretariat

Dr. Paul Bunje
Principal Scientist, Xprize

Elizabeth Burakowski

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of New Hampshire and Visiting Scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research

Eva Halvarsson
CEO, AP2

Felipe Calderon
Chairman, New Climate Economy

Géraldine Kutas
Head of International Affairs Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)

Gérard Moutet
Vice-President, Climate-Energy, Total

Gerard Ostheimer
Global Lead for Sustainable Bioenergy Sustainable Energy for All, UN Sustainable Energy

Glen Murray
Minister of the Environment & Climate, Ontario

Gregor Robertson
Mayor, Vancouver

Guy Rickard
Consultant, Business Advice, Carbon Trust

H.E. Hakima El Haite
Minister of Environment, Morocco.

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and MD & CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Huang Ming
CEO, Himin Solar

Hugh Jones
Managing Director & Advisory, Carbon Trust

Ian G McKay
CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission

Ignacio Galan
CEO, Iberdrola

James Cameron
Chairman, Overseas Development Institute

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
CEO, Solvay

Jens-Peter Saul
CEO, Ramboll

Jeroen van Campen
Global Lead, Cellulosic Ethanol Licensing, Dupont

Jo Scheuer
Director, Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction at UNDP

Joan MacNaughton
Executive Chair, WEC Energy Trilemma

Joel Makower
Chairman & Executive Editor, Greenbiz Group

John Bryant
CEO, Kellog

John Kornerup
Group Climate Officer, Maersk

Jonathan Taylor
Vice-President, European Investment Bank

Ken Berlin
CEO, Climate Reality Project

Liza Garay de Vaubernier
Sustainable Reporting & Environmental Management, AXA Group

Manuel Pulgar Vidal
Minister of Environment, Government of Peru

Marcel Wubbolts
Chief Technology Officer, DSM

Maya Ormazabal Herrero
Director of Sustainability, Telefonica

Michael Brune
Executive Director, The Sierra Club

Morten Engelstoft
CEO for Services & Other Shipping, A.P. Møller Mærsk

Myles McCarthy
Managing Director, Implementation Services, Carbon Trust

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
President of Iceland

Paul Fisher
Executive Director for Supervisory Risk & Regulation Operations, Bank of England

Philippe Joubert
Executive Chairman, Global Electricity Initiative

Pierre Ducret
Chair, Caisse des Depots

Porter Fox
Editor, Nowhere Magazine

Rachel Kyte
VP & Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank

Robert Wright
Secretary General, ePURE

Sally Ranney
President, AREI

Seth Wescott
Olympic Gold Medalist

Sir David King
Foreign Office Special Representative for Climate Change, Government of the UK

Stephan Ouaknine
Founder & Managing Partner, Inerjys

Stephanie Batchelor
Director, State & International Policy Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

Steve Skadron
Mayor, Aspen

Sylvain Vanston
CSR Manager, AXA Group

Todd Edwards
Programme Officer for Climate Change, Stanley Foundation

Tony Seba
Lecturer, Stanford University

Torben Moger Pedersen
CEO, PensionDanmark

Yvo de Boer
Director General, Global Green Growth Institute