Antonella Nonino

Antonella Nonino, thirty-nine years old, follows her parents footsteps and works in the company with her sisters, Cristina and Elisabetta, and represents the fifth generation of distillers in the Nonino family, it can certainly be said that she was born "in the pomace".

She is married with Architect Luca Cendali, and has two daughters: Sofia, aged 9, and Gaia, aged 5.

She graduated at the University of Udine in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature and improved her studies at the New York University and at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she remained for over a year.

Margery Kraus

From one small Washington office to a multinational consulting firm

Margery Kraus, president and chief executive officer of APCO Worldwide, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., specializes in public affairs, communication and business consulting for major multinationals.

Karoli Hindriks

The first official inventor of Estonia: fashionable pedestrian reflectors
Karoli Hindriks is a young entrepreneur from Estonia. During the high school years she and her classmates got an assignment to create a student company. She then had an idea to start producing soft and fashionable pedestrian reflectors. The idea was unique and therefore she found a possibility to register it in the Patent Office. Karoli became the first official student inventor in Estonia.

Lynne Franks

Author, entrepreneur and lifestyle guru Lynne Franks has a communication reach that stretches across the world. As a high-profile business woman and founder of the SEED empowerment programmes for women, she is either featured in or writes for many of the UK's top publications, as well as regularly appearing in international media, television and radio, speaking on the subjects of social change, consumer patterns, corporate responsibility and women in business.

Leyla Alaton

Leyla Alaton is currently a board member of Alarko Holding, one of Turkey's largest conglomerates in construction, contracting, energy, tourism and food businesses. Since 2012 Leyla has also become a board member of Alvimedica Medical Technologies, a company devoted to developing minimally-invasive medical technologies for medical professionals looking for the next level of innovation in the operating room.

Iris Kronenbitter

In order to mobilise the potential of women start-ups and utilise the opportunities offered to women by structural change the National Agency for Women Start-ups &Entrepreneurs act on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology of Germany.

John Dickinson

This service includes profit improvement through the optimization of corporate resources and tax structure, evaluation of business plans, financial controls and reports, audits and the provision of recommendations. He is also the Financial and Corporate Development advisor to the CEO and founder of Gene Signal, a Swiss based biotech start-up corporation.

John is a senior financial executive with twenty seven years experience with international companies based in France, Switzerland and the United States.

Spiros Voyadzis

Mr. Spiros Voyadzis, founder (year 2000) and President of Partnerships for Finance and Development Group (PFD Group), and Vice President of EPOS Health Consultants USA (2006), graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Brussels with an Honors Masters degree in Economics, Political and Social Science. During his 26 years at the World Bank, Mr. Voyadzis held senior management operational positions.

Aziz Senni

Aziz Senni grew up in the inner-city area of Val-Fourré in Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines, France (in geographical terms, these areas are in the suburbs of large cities, the French "banlieues"). Eldest son of a working class family of six children, he passes his Baccalaureate in Economics in 1994. In 1997, he obtains a BTS (2-year advanced vocational diploma) in Transportation.

Johan Staël von Holstein

Together with three partners, he founded the leading web consultancy firm IconMedialab in 1996, after having made a career within the Kinnevik group. Johan is also the creator and founder of, Interactive Television and Speed Ventures. Johan was during the years 1997-1999 ranked as one of Sweden's top 50 most influential persons, and voted best speaker for several consecutive years.


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