Delegates, Mentors & Jury 2017



Shaun Adam Abdullah

I am passionate about creating an empathetic society that respects and understands each other.

Gréta Bettina Baukó

I am passionate about education related issues and volunteering because I believe that knowing and doing are the key features in making changes.

Danica Čelebić

I am passionate about accepting challenges that push me to learn valuable new things, as well as helping and caring for other human beings and nature.

Tammarin Dejsupa

I am passionate about mainstreaming gender equality and advocating for young people as agents of social change.

Iva Gumnishka

I am passionate about refugee integration and bringing innovation in the humanitarian sector

Safa Iftikhar

I am passionate about education, entrepreneurship, technology & their further intersection to benefit society.

Ana Janošev

I am passionate about the power of education and think that only proactive youth are capable of bringing the change.

Myat Moe Khaing

I am passionate about furthering gender equality and indigenous rights.

Fanny Kristiansson

I am passionate about creating a world where every girl and every woman can wake up in the morning with equal rights and opportunities.

Elise Landsem

I am passionate about your life, the life of those around you and of those far away.

Máté Mátyás

I am passionate about making the world a better place, and education is key to achieving that.

Lasse Schriver Nielsen

I am passionate about building businesses, witnessing the wonders of nature, solving the mysteries of life and grappling intellectually with systemic crises.

Luka Petrić

I am passionate about building a sustainable and self-aware society especially with respect to renewable energy and education.

Ratul Prasad

I am passionate about finding solutions to the complex problems that surround our society.

Amalie Pernille Rasmussen

I am passionate about solving the earth and climate issues – especially regarding clean water.

Worapon Rattanawarawong

I am passionate about youth empowerment, capacity building and the mobilization of youth voices and actions.

Veljko Ristić

I am passionate about creating equal opportunities through empowering youth so that everyone can achieve their full potential.

Rakib Rahman Shawon

I am passionate about bringing equality to society.

Eliel Stenström

I am passionate about finding solutions for problems concerning climate change, global inequality and digital disruption.

Ida Thien

I am passionate about equalizing opportunities and rights for all, particularly for minorities, the poor and the disenfranchised.

Iva Tsolova

I am very passionate about integrating people with disabilities, ensuring equal access to quality education and their integration into the labor market.

Sara Waqar

I am passionate about making clean, sustainable energy resources accessible and affordable in the rural areas of my country.

Nang Kant Kaw Ywat Hseng

I am passionate about working for war victims and making their voices heard in the National and International level so that they can live in peace.

Jens Aass

I am passionate about nature, wildlife, sports, exploring cities and new cultures.



Zainab Hussain Siddiqui
Director Sustainability, Telenor Group

Michael Foley
CEO, Grameenphone

Philip Ling
Principal, Digi

Bjørn Taale Sandberg
SVP Head of Research, Telenor Group

Thanh Van, Do
Senior Scientist at Telenor


Cecilie Heuch,
Telenor Group Chief People Officer

Prior to joining Telenor in 2017, Cecilie served as Chief HR Officer of DNV GL Group for 11 years. Her previous work experience also includes managerial positions in Norsk Hydro in Norway and Hydro Agri (today Yara) in Italy.

Cecilie graduated from the Institut d`Etudes Politiques de Paris, in France. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Diploma of Business Studies from Henley Management College in the UK.

Ingjerd Blekeli Spiten,
Telenor Group Global Head of Products

Prior to joining Telenor, Ingjerd was at StartupLab, serving as a pro-bono mentor for entrepreneurs working there and as owner and advisor to education startup She also held the role as COO for Microsoft Norway.

Ingjerd has a long career in large companies within telecom, finance and IT, particularly for business transformation, digitisation, and innovation. Previously she was an Executive Vice President for eBusiness, Head of Online Banking and Mobile in DNB, and she held several management positions at Ericsson for Ericsson IPX and other product and business areas at Ericsson.

Babou Olengha-Aaby,
Founder/CEO The Next Billion

Babou Olengha-Aaby is the Founder & CEO of The Next Billion, an impact-driven enterprise, founded on the belief that by gathering and harnessing our collective resources and by investing in the untapped potential of women owned-businesses we can together positively change the want to see in the world. It significantly improves GDP and job creation, access to education, to food, to housing as well as healthcare for all.

The Next Billion’s is on a mission to unlock and invest in women’s economic potential through entrepreneurship as a catalyst for positive change and impact to our local, national and global economies as well as people and planet.

Susanne Kaluza,
Social activist, engagement specialist and advisor at Trigger

Susanne Kaluza is a Norwegian social activist, engagement specialist and advisor at Trigger. She has 15 years experience from the media business, as a reporter and editor-in-chief, are the author of 3 books, and has initiated a series of successful social campaigns concerning women’s rights. For her work Susanne has been named one of Norways 100 most powerful women by the business magazine Kapital and one of Norways top 10 leadership talents by the financial newspaper E24.

Espen Barth Eide,
Member of the Norwegian Parliament and former managing director of the World Economic Forum

Espen Barth Eide is a Member of the Norwegian Parliament and a political scientist. He is also currently First Vice Chair for the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment. Barth Eide previously served as Norway’s Minister of Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

He is a long-standing member of the Boards of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) in Geneva, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). For three years, Barth Eide served as United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus, chairing the negotiations aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement, and as a managing director at the World Economic Forum from 2014-2016. He is currently co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on International Security.

Wenche Agerup,
Telenor Group Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Prior to joining Telenor as Chief Corproate Affairs Officer, Wenche Agerup previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Staffs at Hydro. She was responsible for Legal Services, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Human Resources and Organizational Development (HR), Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and the Company Secretary. She worked in Hydro from 1997 until January 2015, and held several positions including plant manager in Årdal, Norway, and head of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). She has also headed Hydro’s bauxite exploration activities in Western Australia.