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Global Opportunity Panel: Abu Dhabi, 9 June, 2015

The Global Opportunity Panel in Abu Dhabi on June 9th 2015 gathered 23 innovative and creative people for a fast-paced 4-hour workshop.

The starting point for the discussion was five specific global risks:

These risk represent a pressure on societies to start wide ranging changes in many areas from the way we transport ourselves to the diets we eat. The panel provided insights and inspiration on how we can design these changes wisely creating opportunities for long term benefits for society and business both.

The material produced at the workshop is part of the basis of the Global Opportunity Report 2016.

The panel took place June 9, 2015, from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm at Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi. (Google map)


The Abu Dhabi Panel participants

The participants are selected on the basis of their background, their work with sustainability, and other relevant areas. They are mixed across the public, private, and non-governmental sector, as this is the way we believe we create synergy and sustainable solutions.

Name Position Organisation
Nibal El Kurdie Divisional Communications Manager (Oil & Gas) DNVGL
Mohamed Shahrin Manager for Middle East (Maritime Advisory) DNVGL
Mohamed Atif Area Manager for Middle East (Energy) DNVGL
Michael J. Yassay Intern Inspection Division DNVGL
Fred Leo Ebers Regional Manager, Middle East & India (Maritime) DNVGL
Alireza Majd Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa (Business Assurance) DNVGL
Peter Zickerman Executive VP and Head of Strategic Investments Polarcus DMCC
Nabil Battal Director Global Safety and Environment DP World
Maritza Vargas Environmental & Sustainability Advisor
Hadi Tahboub Vice President / Programs Director Middle East Solar Industry Association
Shyam Nair Business Excellence Manager Al Futtaim
Timothy Musila Senior Health Planner Ministry of Health Uganda
Rasha Abdrabu Laboratory Manager and Research Technologist Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University Abu Dhabi
Ameera Amir Founder & CEO Weyakum, an Emirati Social Enterprise
Ahmed Al Kalbani Lecturer and unit coordinator Monash University
Kehkashan Basu Founder President Green Hope
Thom Bohlen CTO Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (MECSD)
Jason Ruehland Managing Director Emrill
Rukhsana Kausa Founding partner Liquid of Life
Rima Shaban Manager Abu Dhabi University
Kosmas Povlopoulos Professor Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi
Ovijit Roy Head Of Fleet Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM)
Abhay Bhagarva Frost & Sullivan

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