7th February 2017, Movenpick Hotel Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Gülden Türktan is the Founder President of W20, the G20 outreach group focused on promoting gender inclusiveness and gender equality, globally. She is a former President of the Women Entrepreneurs' Association in Turkey (KAGIDER), and currently a member of its Executive Board. Dr. Türktan was a Board member for the Turkish operations of the global engineering group, ABB. After graduating from the Business School of Bosporus University, Dr. Gülden Türktan acquired M.Phil & PhD degrees from New York University and Marmara University, Turkey.

Daniela S. Sfameni has over 25 years of experience in Transformational Change Management, Leadership Development, Diversity & Inclusion and strategic & operational Human Capital Management mainly in the Financial Service Industry. She has recently designed and implemented a Career Comeback program for female Executives returning to work after a career break. Daniela holds a master degree in Law from the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Mr. Neil Buhne is the current United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Pakistan since 2015. Previously, he served in Geneva as the Director of the UNDP office and Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. Mr. Buhne has also worked as the United Nations and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, Belarus, Malaysia, Bhutan & Sudan. He holds an MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University Ottawa, Canada.

Anabel Gonzalez, is Senior Director of the World Bank Group Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness. Previously, she served as Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade and the president's principal advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade and investment policy. For the past two years, she has served as Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Trade and Foreign Direct Investment and leads the Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness. She holds an LLM from Georgetown University and a law degree from University of Costa Rica.

Arzu Akalın, Independant Member of the Board, Turkish Airlines, was born in Germany in 1973. She graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Law, ranking first in class, during the period 1991-1995. She specialized in patent rights in commercial law. Ms. Akalın commenced her professional business life in 1997. After working in the field of brand and patent law in a private company for 11 years, she set up her own law office in 2010. She is a trademark/patent attorney and also has native fluency in German. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD degree in law from Germany.

Dr. Adnan Hyder, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of International Health; Director of Health Systems Program; and Director at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA has 20 years of research experience in low- and middle-income countries across Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. He has co-authored more than 250 scientific papers and world reports. Dr. Hyder did his M.D. from the Aga Khan University, Pakistan and MPH and Ph.D. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, USA.