Ambassador Gerhard

H.E. Ambassador Gerhard Putman Cramer

Director | United Arab Emirates

Currently:  Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva;  Director, International Scientific Advisory Board, Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development (DIHAD) Conference and Exhibition;  Consultant, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; Former member of the Advisory Expert Committee on International Operations of the Swiss Red Cross; fo [...]

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Bishop Dr. Paul

H.E. Bishop Dr. Paul Hinder

Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia (UAE, Oman and Yemen) and Apostolic Administrator of Northern Arabia (Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and KSA) | United Arab Emirates

Born on 22 April 1942 in Bussnang TG, Switzerland. Joined the Capuchin Order in 1962. Religious Profession on 12 September 1963 in Lucerne (Luzern). After studies in philosophy and theology ordained as a Catholic Priest on 4 July 1967. Specialization in Church Law (Canon Law) at the Universities of Munich/Germany and Fribourg/Switzerland, completed with a Doctorate in Theology in 1976. Lecturer of Canon Law at the theological study house in Solothurn/Switzerland and tutor of French and German [...]

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Mr. Chris Gardner

CEO of HappYness | USA

Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur, international best-selling author and an award winning film producer. Gardner’s autobiography, The Pursuit of HappYness became a New York Times #1 best seller and has been translated into over forty languages, including six (6) dialects of Chinese and recently into Arabic. Gardner’s book, The Pursuit of HappYness was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed film in which Will Smith received the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award [...]

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Ms. Clare Dalton

Head of Mission | United Arab Emirates

Clare Dalton is currently the ICRC's Head of Mission in the United Arab Emirates, a role she just started after spending four years at the ICRC’s Headquarters in Geneva as the Head of Humanitarian Diplomacy, ensuring the ICRC’s diplomacy in all its components revolve around its global policy and humanitarian diplomacy objectives. From 2013-2016, she was the ICRC's Humanitarian Action Advisor working on humanitarian policies alongside the United Nations in Geneva. She later took on the role o [...]

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Mr. Clarence Seedorf

Chairman | United Arab Emirates

Clarence Seedorf is the most successful player of Dutch history and one of the most talented footballers in football history, having also coached in 4 Continents (South America, Europe, Asia, Africa). Seedorf is one of the six persons in the world to have been chosen by Nelson Mandela to be a Legacy Champion, he is UEFA Global Ambassador for Diversity & Change and Member of the FIFA Diversity Award Jury. Clarence Seedorf has an Honoris Causa Degree in Humanities and the highest civil Decorations [...]

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Eng. Khaled

Mr. Eng. Khaled AlAttar

Chairman | United Arab Emirates

Eng. Khaled Habeeb Alattar is the Executive Board Member and Middle East Regional Manager of EMMA for Peace or the Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy for Peace one of the biggest international organizations dealing with music diplomacy, education and peace in collaboration with the UN organizations, such as the UNICEF and UNHCR. With EMMA, Eng. Alattar has been involved in organizing some of the most important international events such as the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates for two consecu [...]

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H.E. Fahad Al Gergawi

CEO | United Arab Emirates

His Excellency Fahad Al Gergawi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of Dubai Economy – Government of Dubai. In his Current role he leads a team that develops, promotes and supports the foreign direct investment (FDI) environment and projects in Dubai. H.E. is the President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), leading the global FDI body from 2019 to 2021. He also serves as the Secretary General of Hamda [...]

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Ms. Kelly Mathieson

Artist | United Kingdom

Scottish Born Actress and Singer Kelly Mathieson made her name in Musical Theatre when she landed the prestigious lead role of Christine Daaé in the Original Production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in Londons West End. Growing up, Kelly trained first as a Ballet Dancer with the respected Scottish Ballet Company going onto decide to focus her career path in Opera and classical singing at the Royal College of Music before transitioning into Musical Theatre where she feels most at home as a perfo [...]

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Mr. Mario Stephan

Executive Director | United Arab Emirates

Mario Stephan is the Executive Director for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s UAE regional office since 2018. He brings today over 17 years of experience in the Aid & Relief sector, having worked for a number of international organisations in a variety of contexts. Mario’s experience encompasses a wide variety of roles, from field work to executive roles. In the course of his career, Mario has lived and worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Afg [...]

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Mr. Marshall Marcus

Artist | United Kingdom

2012 – 2021 Before taking up my current post with the EUYO, I advised and taught at Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar in Venezuela, lead Southbank Centre’s International Sistema Research Programme in London, worked with the British Council to develop new international youth orchestra networks, and advised and tutored the Eastern Partnership ‘I, Culture’ Orchestra composed of young musicians from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and the Ukraine. I was a member of Si [...]

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Dr. Nasr Arif

Advisor to the Chairman of the World Muslim Communities Council | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Nasr Arif is a professor of Political Science, Cairo university, Egypt. He is currently the advisor to the Chairman of the World Muslim Communities Council. Prior to that he held several posts in the UAE including: The Advisor to the President of The United Arab Emirates University, Advisor to the Minister of Tolerance, Advisor to the President of Zayed University, Advisor to the Minister of Culture, and the Executive Director of the Institute for Islamic World Studies, Zayed Uni [...]

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Mr. Oliver Poole

Artist | United Kingdom

Oliver believes in making the world a better place through music. Hailed by the press as "A True Master Of His Instrument" (, "Outrageously Talented" (The Dubrovnik Times), "Oliver Poole Le Magnifique" (L'Orient-Le Jour), he has thrilled audiences around the world, from leading stages to millions for live TV concerts, with his uniquely phenomenal artistry, electrifying drive and sensational interactive improvisations. He first appeared as a soloist with the British National Youth Orchest [...]

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Mr. Paolo Petrocelli

Artist | Italy

Paolo Petrocelli, PhD-EMBA-FRSA, is a senior cultural manager driven by the belief that culture, arts and education are a major force for growth, development and change globally. A passionate, innovative and dynamic manager with an extensive experience in leadership positions in a variety of organizational settings, he is an international relations and global cultural affairs expert. Petrocelli is the founding Director General of the Stauffer Center for Strings of Cremona, the first internationa [...]

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Mr. Patrick Van Der Loo

Regional President for Africa and the Middle East (AfME) | Netherlands

Patrick is Pfizer's Regional President for Africa and the Middle East (AfME) region. Patrick was appointed in December 2020 to lead commercial operations for AfME and bring breakthroughs across all key therapy areas, including vaccines, oncology, rare diseases, internal medicine, hospitals, and inflammation and immunology. Patrick's Pfizer experience spans more than 20 years in leadership roles with multiple successes across geographies. While completing his degree in International Manag [...]

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