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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. His last position before resigning from the World Bank was Director of the Bank's Brussels Office.

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 LetsBuyIt.com, 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.

Loïc Le Meur

Loïc is a well-known serial French entrepreneur who created and sold 4 Internet startups, also blogger and vlogger. Loic's blog is #1 in France, read by more than 250 000 unique visitors per month, he made hundreds of video podcasts including the only podcast with President Nicolas Sarkozy). Working on his next venture, Loïc is also honorary Chairman at Six Apart, the leading weblog software company and investor in tens of startups such as LinkedIn or Technorati.

Annemarie Van Gaal

Born on October 9th, 1962 in Helmond, the Netherlands. Mother of two sons Christopher (1984) and Luca (1994). Annemarie started her career in publishing in 1985 as executive assistant to one of the managing directors of VNU (United Dutch Publishers) in the Netherlands. In 1987 she got promoted to the position of project manager of one of the subsidiaries of VNU.

Barbara Ngouyombo

Barbara Ngouyombo has long believed that information communications technology (ICT) can be a powerful force in healthcare. This sparked her idea for Anoigma, an online service that will provide instant access to medical records from anywhere in the world and keep track of any medical care received while travelling. "I see the world as one country," she says. "Anoigma - which means "openness" in Greek - can make that vision a reality for travellers, by giving them security, convenience and peace of mind."

Laura Chicurel

Fashion and fishing don't seem the most likely partners, especially when it comes to eco-friendly initiatives. But that's exactly what happened when Laura Chicurel came up with a novel approach to addressing the problem of waste fish skins, by turning them into luxurious leather.

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