Sandor Liive is Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Eesti Energia AS. Education: 2007-, Tallinn Technical University, Faculty of Economics, Doctoral studies. He holds a Diploma in Accounting and Finance (equivalent to MA) from Tallinn Technical University, Faculty of Economics. Previously he worked as CFO of Eesti Energia AS and Member of the Management Board. Bofore that he was the CFO of Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) and Member of the Management Board. He has also been Member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund, member of the Supervisory Board of Eesti Terviserajad SA, Chairman of the Board of the National Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC) and from 2005 till now he has been Member of the Board of Directors of the Union of the Electricity Industry–EURELECTRIC in Brussels.
Mikael Lilius joined Fortum in September 2000 as the President and CEO. Prior to Fortum Mikael Lilius has held President and CEO positions during his 13 years in Sweden at Gambro AB, Incentive AB and KF Industri AB (Nordico). Mikael Lilius is also the Chairman of the Board of Huhtamäki Oyj and Sanitec Oy. He is a Member of the Board of Hafslund ASA.
Anders Lipstok is Governor of Eesti Pank. From he was Member of the X Riigikogu, IX Riigikogu. And of the VIII Riigikogu. From 1995-1996 Lipstok was Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, from 1994-1995 he was Minister of Finance of the Republic of Estonia. Before this he was County Governor of Lääne County and Deputy Minister of Finance of the Estonian SSR. He has also been Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Executive Committee of Haapsalu District, Head of the Finance Department of the Executive Committee of Haapsalu District and Deputy Head of the Finance Department of the Executive Committee of Haapsalu District. He has been member the Political party Eesti Reformierakond (Estonian Reform Party) in 1994 and member of ELDP (Estonian Liberal Democratic Party) from 1993-1994 Hiiu-, Lääne- and Saaremaa constituency.
Jessica Löfström is CEO and founder of ExpanderaMera AB and ExpanderaMera Europa.
The first Swedish staffing and recruitment company to enter the Swedish construction sector and a pioneer to make an agreement with one of the strongest union in the world, Byggnads.
Philippe Legrain is a critically acclaimed writer, commentator and consultant on globalisation, migration and European issues. His latest book, Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them (Little Brown, 2007), has been shortlisted for the Financial Times Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. A visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, journalism fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the US, and contributing editor to Prospect magazine, he writes for a variety of publications, including the FT, the Guardian and Foreign Policy, and is a commentator for BBC TV and radio. Previously trade and economics correspondent for The Economist and special adviser to World Trade Organisation director-general Mike Moore, he is also the author of Open World: The Truth about Globalisation (Abacus, 2002).
Rain Rannu is entrepreneur and co-founder of Mobi Solutions. Founded in 2001 by 5 students of Tartu University, Mobi Solutions has evolved into the leading mobile applications developer and SMS-service provider in Estonia. Rain is also co-founder and CEO of Fortumo Ltd, a startup established in early 2007. Fortumo, targeted at internet entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Baltics, Scandinavia and Europe, takes an innovative approach to earning revenue from any website.Rain has a BA degree in Public Administration and MBA in entrepreneurship and technology management from University of Tartu. He has also studied business at the Maastricht University in Netherlands.
Founder and CEO of think tank, Monday Morning. In 2006, the World Economic Forum appointed Erik Rasmussen one of the world 100 most influential journalists. Member of the prestigious International Media Council (IMC) established by the World Economic Forum. Journalist by profession he has supplemented his vocation with studies in the US as well as work experience and publications in Denmark and abroad. He has held positions such as business editor in one of Denmarks principal publishing houses, Berlingske Officin. Later, as the editor-in-chief of Børsen, he successfully re-launched this leading business daily. He has initiated and held the title of editor-in-chief of the first Danish business weekly, Børsens News Magazine and later CEO of Gutenberghus Publishing House in Denmark (today: Egmont).One of the major initiatives developed and driven by Erik Rasmussen and Monday Morning is the Danish Innovation Council. Aside from the Copenhagen Climate Council, the latest project launched by Monday Morning is Co-existence of Civilizations,a think tank embracing the World Economic Forum, Asia-Europe Foundation and The Nordic Council amongst others. His Royal Highness, Prince Hassan of Jordan is patron of the project.
Prime Minister of Sweden since 2006, representing the Moderate party.
2006–, Prime Minister. 2003–, Party Chair of the Moderate Party. 2002–, Member of the Board of the Moderate Party. 2003 – Chair of the Executive Committee of the Moderate Party Group in the Riksdag. 2003–2006, Member of the Riksdag Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs. 2002–2003, Deputy Chair of the Riksdag Committee on Finance. 2002–2003, Group Leader and First Deputy Chair of the Executive Committee of the Moderate Party Group in the Riksdag. 2002–2003, Alternate of the Riksdag Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs. 2001–2002, Chair of the Riksdag Committee on Justice. 2001–2002, Alternate of the Riksdag Committee on EU Affairs. 1999–2003, Member of the Executive Committee of the Moderate Party Group in the Riksdag.1994–2001, Member of the Riksdag Committee on Finance. 2002–1995, Member of the Board of the Moderate Party. 1992–2003, Member of the Regional Section of the Moderate Party in Stockholm. 1992–1995, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Young Moderates. 1991–1994, Alternate of the Riksdag Committee on Taxation. 1991– Member of the Riksdag. 1991, Secretary to the Stockholm City Commissioner. 1990–1991, Deputy Secretary to the Stockholm City Commissioner. 1990–1992, Member of the Executive Committee of the Young Moderates. 1990 –1992 Chair of the Regional Section of the Young Moderates in Stockholm. 1988–1990, Deputy Chair of the Regional Section of the Young Moderates in Stockholm.
Monika Richardson is a graduate of American Studies and Spanish Studies from Warsaw University. She lectured in film theory for two years before joining Polish Public Television 1995. She has been an anchor for Polish Television Channel 2 ever since and one of Poland’s most successful talk-show hosts. Her “Free Europe” talk-show has been on the air since January 2003 and attracts the audience of several million viewers every weekend. She also chairs conferences and seminars, most recently the International Business Barriers Conference in Warsaw with the participation of Cherie Booth-Blair. She is the editor-in-chief of Poland’s eldest and most ambitious women’s magazine, “Zwierciadlo”. Monika Richardson is married to a Virgin Atlantic pilot and has two children.
Nannette Ripmeester is founder and managing-director of Expertise in Labour Mobility. Nannette has worked 7 years for the European Commission in Brussels and worked in 17 countries on a project basis. Her organization has for over 15 years helped organizations to shape their international HR policies. The cross fertilization between large multinationals, the European Commission and academia have led to a series of products, workshops and publications, which help organizations and individuals to put their -international- dream into practice. Nannette Ripmeester is a regular, invited speaker at a number of international conferences. She has written extensively on international job-hunting practices and living and working conditions abroad. The motto of Expertise in Labour Mobility is ‘Work global – Think local’. Their major strength is helping businesses and individuals to become an integral part of the global workplace.
Since 2000, Managing Director of SIA Latvija Statoil. 1996-2000, Statoil Baltic States, Director, Marketing, responsibility for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.1994-1998, SIA Es un Partneri, Riga, Latvia, Managing Director (communications consultancy). 1993, Bell SYGMA Inc., Toronto, Canada, Assistant Vice-President, Business Communications. 1985-1992, Volkswagen Group, Manager Public Affairs/Sales Promotion in Wolfsburg, Germany and Mlada Boleslav, Czechoslovakia. Other positions: DnB NORD Banka (Latvian Subsidiary of DnB NORD), Member of the Supervisory Board; FICIL (Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia) Chairman from 2003 – 2005, Vice Chairman from 2000-2003.