We are thrilled about our growing line-up of exceptional speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015! Click on each speaker's title to read a brief biography. 

Gabo Arora

Senior Advisor & Filmmaker
United Nations

Laurent Auguste

Senior Executive Vice President
Innovation and Markets - Veolia

Michael Badics

Senior Director
AE Solutions
Ars Electronica

Nurjahan Begum

Managing Director 
Grameen Shakti

Jacques Berger

Action Tank Entreprise et Pauvreté

Jean Bernou

McCain Continental
Europe/Middle East and Africa

Ernesto Blanco

Executive Director of User Services
Water System of Mexico City

Saskia Bruysten

Co-Founder / CEO
Yunus Social Business

Leila Charfi

Country Director 
Yunus Social Business Tunisia

Frédéric Dalsace

Associate Professor - Marketing
HEC Paris

Ludovic de Gromard

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Y Generation Education

Fionn Dobbin

Co-Founder / Creative Director

Sophie Eisenmann

Co-Founder / CFO
Yunus Social Business

Olafur Eliasson


Emmanuel Faber

Danone Group

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fischer

Director L3D Center
University of Colorado at Boulder

Ron J. Garan Jr.


Thomas Gass

Assistant Secretary-General
United Nations DESA

Nicholas Haan

Faculty Chair, Global Grand Challenges
Singularity University

Prof. Dr. Horst Hahn

Institute Director
Fraunhofer MEVIS

Ashraful Hassan

Managing Director
Grameen Telecom

Andreas Heinecke

Founder and CEO 
Dialogue Social Enterprise

Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser

Head of the Economics Department

Markus Hipp

Executive Director
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

Martin Hirsch

Former French High Commissioner

Karen Hitschke

Yunus Social Business

Abser Kamal

Managing Director
Grameen Fisheries and Livestock

Burkhard Kieker


Huzzatul Islam Latifee

Managing Director
Grameen Trust

Eric Lesueur

INNOVE - Veolia

Parveen Mahmud

Managing Director
Grameen Telecom Trust

Emmanuel Marchant

Vice President Corporate Development

Lopa Mehrotra

Grameen Australia

Letizia Moratti

Co-Founder San Patrignano Foundation

Lamiya Morshed

Executive Director
Yunus Centre

Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi

Technology for Tomorrow

Daniel Nowack

Country Director
Yunus Social Business Albania and Kosovo

Dr. Anita Nowak

McGill University

Robert Okodia

Founder / CEO

Felix Oldenburg

Europe Leader and Director Germany

Rogerio Oliveira

Co-Founder / Country Director
Yunus Social Business Brazil 

Jean-Luc Perron

Managing Director
Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation 

Duncan Power

Grameen Australia

Franz Karl Prüller

CEO and Chairman
ERSTE Foundation 

Hans Reitz

Head of Global Social Business Summit / Co-Founder The Grameen Creative Lab

Dr. Andreas Rickert


Kate Robertson

One Young World

Patrick Rousseau

Chairman and Managing Director
Veolia India

Margriet Schreuders

Head of the Charity Department
Dutch Charity Lotteries

Prof. Dr. Tania Singer

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Dr. Faiz Shah

Yunus Center at AIT

Peter Spiegel

Genisis Institute for Social Innovation and Impact Strategies

Gerfried Stocker

Managing Director
Ars Electronica

Tina Stridde

Managing Director
Aid By Trade Foundation

Nazneen Sultana

Managing Director
Grameen Communications

Enrico Testi

Yunus Social Business Centre
University of Florence

Christian Vanizette


Ulrich Villis

European Leader, Social Impact Practice 
Boston Consulting Group

Wang Yong

Co-Founder and Board Member
Grameen China

Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate / Chairman of Yunus Centre

Speakers at past Global Social Business Summits

Lázsló Andor EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Claudia Arthur-Flatz  External Relations Officer and Private Sector Focal Point UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Dr. Ingo Ballschmieter  Advisor to the Executive Board Bertelsmann Foundation

Dr. Fatima Mohammad al Balooshi   Minister for Social Development Kingdom of Bahrain

Ehsanul Bari   Managing Director Grameen Yukiguni Maitake

Dr. Gerald Bast   Rector University of Applied Arts Vienna

Corinne Bazina   Managing Director Grameen Danone Foods

Heinz Becker   Member of the European Parliament

Nurjahan Begum   Managing Director Grameen Shikkha

Jean Bernou   CEO McCain Continental Europe

Binod Chaudhary  Chairman Chaudhary Group

Dr. Joon Choi  Vice President Social Enterprise Team SK Supex Council

Monique Coleman   US actress and UN Youth Ambassador

Veronica Colondam  CEO YCAB Foundation

Antonio da Conceicao  Minister of Commerce, Industry and Environment Republic of Timor-Leste

Alex Counts   CEO Grameen Foundation

Nurfarini Daing   CEO Youth Trust Foundation myHarapan

Dominique Dauster   Managing Director Perfect Day Coffee

John Davies   Vice President Intel Corporation

Saori Dubourg   President Asia Pacific BASF SE

Philippe Douste-Blazy   Chair of UNITAID

Christopher Eldrige  Expert in-residence on Behavioural Influence at Asian Institute of Technology

Lutfi Fadil Lokman  Founder Hospitals Beyond Boundaries

Werner Faymann   Chancellor of Austria

Alex Finlayson  Social Business Consultant British Council

Jeffery George   Global Head of Sandoz

Ashran Ghazi  Chairman of the Board of Trustees myHarapan Youth Trust Foundation

Navroze Godrej  Board of Directors Godrej Group

Anshu Gupta  Founder Goonj, Schwab Social Entrepreneur 2013

Herbert Hainer   CEO adidas AG

Felix Hallwachs   CEO Little Sun

Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht   former Chairman of BASF SE

Jürgen Hammer   Chief Investment Officer Grameen Credit Agricole

Dr. Michael Häupl   Mayor of Vienna

Ellynita Hazlina Lamin  Executive Director Social Enterprise Alliance Malaysia

Prof. Andreas Heinecke   Founder Dialogue in the Dark

Hendrik Heuermann  HR Department H&M Germany

Nazmul Hossain   Assistant Professor University of Dhaka

Dr. Kerstin Humberg   Engagement Management Mc Kinsey

Rudolf Hundstorfer   Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection Austria

Kazi Huque   CEO Grameen Intel

Datuk Zabidah Ismail  Managing Director Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia

Dr. Shariha Khalid  Executive Director Scope Group

Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala  CEO Wockhardt Foundation

Niclas Kjellström-Matseke   CEO Swedish Postcodeloterry

Simon Kleine   Vice President Corporate Communications Western Union

Krish Krishnan  Founder Director and CEO Green Ventures

Hubertus Külps   Head of Global Communications SAP

Eric Lesueur   Projects Manager Veolia Water

Martin Löffler   Director California Institute for Social Business

Emmanuel Marchant   General Manager danone.communities

Showkat Masum   Director & Head of Operations and Technology Grameenphon

Lamiya Morshed   Executive Director Yunus Centre

Olivier Maurel   Social Innovation danone.communities

Golam Mostofa Ansari   Assistant General Manager Grameen Communications

Cristobal Munoz   Governor of Caldas

Prof. Masaharu Okada   Executive Director GCL@Kyushu University

Rogerio Oliveira  Country Director Yunus Social Business Brazil

Jean-Luc Perron   CEO Grameen Credit Agricole

Erin Pham Steinhauer  Head of Corporate Responsibility Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa Visa Inc.

Brune Poirson  Head of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibilty Veolia Water India

Zoran Puljic   Direktor Mozaik Social Enterprise

Jannat Quanine   General Manager Grameen Bank

Najib Razak  Prime Minister of Malaysia

Marie Ringler   Country Director Austria and Central- and Eastern Europe Ashoka

Kate Robertson   Group Chairman Havas Europe

Robson Rocha   Vice President Banco do Brasil

Patrick Rousseau  Chairman and Managing Director Veolia Water India

Faiz Shah  Director Yunus Center@Asian Institute of Technology

M. Shahjahan   Debuty Managing Director Grameen Bank

Lutfey Siddiqi  Managing Director, Co-Head Foreign Exchange Asia-Pacific UBS Investment Bank

Jack Sim  Founder World Toilet Organization

HM Queen Sofia of Spain

Thomas Stelzer   Assistant Secretary-General United Nations

Imamus Sultan   Managing Director Grameen Kalyan, Grameen Health Care Services

Nazneen Sultana   Managing Director Grameen Communications

Pete Teo  Singer, Songwriter and Film Producer

Dr. Mathias Terheggen   Senior Advisor Philanthropy & Values-Based Investing UBS AG

Dr. Hamadoun Touré   Secretary-General of ITU and Co-Chair of UN Broadband Commission

Christian Vanizette  Founder MakeSense

Ulrich Villis   Global Co-Leader Social Impact Practice The Boston Consulting Group

Otto Ferdinand Wachs   CEO Autostadt

Alan Webber   Co-founder of Fast Company magazine

Aarti Wig  Country Director Yunus Social Business India

Carol Wong  CEO Genovasi

Prof. Hiroto Yasuura  Vice Executive President Kyushu University

Dho Young-shim   Member UN MDG Advocacy Group


November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.



6 Years of GSBS


Grameen Creative Lab YouTube Channel


On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!


Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.