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Notes Targets and Pathways to Economic Transformation Speakers: Thorold Barker, Ray Dalio, Robert E. Moritz, Rajiv Shah, Ann Cairns, Saadia Zahidi January 25, 202112:00 - 13:00CET Audio English DESCRIPTION SPEAKERS Thorold Barker Thorold Barker Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa, The Wall Street Journal Degree in Modern Languages (Spanish and Italian), Trinity College, Cambridge University. Started career at Bain & Company, a global business and strategy consulting firm. Former US Editor, Lex Column, Financial Times. 2008, joined the Wall Street Journal, New York, and relaunched Heard on the Street as a global commentary and analysis product. Currently, Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones. - Read less Ray Dalio Ray Dalio Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates LP 1971, Bachelor's in Finance, C.W. Post College; 1973, MBA, Harvard. Forty-five years as global macro investor. Formerly: Director of Commodities, Dominick and Dominick, a Wall Street brokerage house; in charge of Institutional Futures Department, Shearson Hayden Stone. Currently, Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, a global macro investment firm and the world's largest hedge fund. Recipient of several lifetime achievement awards for innovative thinking that has changed the way institutions invest their money; named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Time magazine (2012). - Read less Robert E. Moritz Robert E. Moritz Global Chairman, PwC Global Chairman of the PwC network. Joined PwC in 1985 and became a partner in 1995. Background in assurance and financial services, serving some of PwC's largest clients in banking and capital markets, including three years with PwC Japan. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with over 284,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. PwC's purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC helps intricate systems function, adapt and evolve for the benefit of society and communities. Champion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. - Read less Rajiv Shah Rajiv Shah President, The Rockefeller Foundation Graduate, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Wharton School of Business. Brings over 20 years of experience in business, government and philanthropy to The Rockefeller Foundation.  Formerly: Chief Scientist and Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the United States Department of Agriculture;  leadership roles, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, helping launch the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (a joint venture by the Gates and Rockefeller foundations) and the International Financing Facility for Immunization and supporting the creation of the Global Development Program. 2009, appointed as USAID Administrator by President Obama; was charged with reshaping the $20 billion agency's operations to provide greater assistance to pressing development challenges around the globe. Secured bipartisan support that enabled USAID to dramatically accelerate its work to end extreme poverty. Work delivered results for countries facing democratic transitions, post-conflict situations and humanitarian crises. Widely credited with providing life-saving access to food, health and water for millions of children across the planet. - Read less Ann Cairns Ann Cairns Vice-Chairman, Mastercard In her role as Vice Chairman, Ann represents Mastercard around the world, focusing on inclusion, diversity and innovation. She plays the important role of senior ambassador and executive leader with a global remit and sits as part of the company’s global management committee. She is passionate about the role Mastercard can play in delivering inclusion through innovation and continues to build new global partnerships with governments, businesses and NGOs. Prior to this appointment, Ann was President of International Markets responsible for the management of all customer-related activities in over 200 countries around the world. In this role she focused on building sustainable, strong growth rates across both mature and emerging markets. She has led the company’s expansion into new and diverse geographies and opened up new customer segments; embracing the continued evolution to digital while driving an increased focus on safety, security and convenience. Ann brings more than 20 years’ experience working in senior management positions across Europe and the U.S., where she ran global retail, commercial and investment banking operations. Prior to joining Mastercard in August 2011, Ann was head of the Financial Services Group with Alvarez & Marsal in London, where she led the European team managing Lehman Brothers Holdings International through the Chapter 11 process. In addition she helped restructure banks across Europe including Ireland & Iceland. Ann has also held senior positions within many global organisations, including a tenure as CEO of Transaction Banking at ABN-AMRO, and 15 years in senior operational positions at Citigroup. Ann is currently chair of ICE Clear Europe, one of the world’s leading clearing houses owned by the Fortune 500 company Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). She is also global chair of the 30% Club, the chair of the Financial Alliance for Women. She serves as a member of the UK government’s AI Council and is the lead director of the UK government's Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. She has previously held board positions with ICE, AstraZeneca and Charity Bank as well as chairing the ABN foundation. She has a Pure Mathematics degree and honorary doctorate from Sheffield University and a M.Sc. with research into medical statistics and honorary doctorate from Newcastle University. An early career as an award-winning research engineer, culminated in the role as the Head of Offshore Engineer-Planning for British Gas where Ann was the first woman qualified to go offshore in Britain. - Read less Saadia Zahidi Saadia Zahidi Managing Director, World Economic Forum Geneva BA in Economics, Smith College; MPhil in International Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva; MPA, Harvard University. With the World Economic Forum: Economist (2003-2005); Head of Gender Parity Programme (2005-2011); Head of Civil Society (2008-2011); Head of Employment and Gender Initiatives (2013-2016); Head of Education, Gender and Work (2016-2018); currently Head of Centre for the New Economy and Society and Member of the Managing Board. Co-Author of Forum reports on Human Capital, Gender Gaps and Future of Jobs. Author, Fifty Million Rising (2018). Recipient of honours and awards, including: BBC 100 Women (2013 and 2014); Financial Times/McKinsey inaugural Bracken Bower Prize (2014); longlisted for FT/Mckinsey Business Book of the Year (2018). Interests: future of work, education and skills, income inequality and using big data for public good.