Bogota Summit 2017


Recognised leaders of integrity from around the world, the One Young World Counsellors lend their global stature to the delegate’s views and inspire them to create positive change.

Bob Geldof

Sir Bob Geldof

Musician and Activist


Singer & Oscar Winning Actress

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nation

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Founder, Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland

Susan R. Eaton

Polar Explorer

Jon Landau

Oscar-winning Producer of Titanic and Avatar

Fatima Bhutto

Writer, Journalist and Activist

Harley Finkelstein

Chief Operating Officer at Shopify

Bruce Dickinson


Gary White

Gary White

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder,

Mark Tewksbury

Olympic Champion Swimmer

Antoine De Saint Affrique

CEO, Barry Callebaut

Hans Reitz

Hans Reitz

Founder & Managing Director of Grameen Creative Lab

Dambisa Moyo

Global Economist & Author

Mariel Von Schumann

Corporate Vice President- Governance & Markets

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, CBE

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick...

Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International

James Chau

CCTV News Anchor and UN Goodwill Ambassador

Elio Leoni-Sceti

Elio Leoni-Sceti

Board Member, AB InBev, Former CEO of Iglo and EMI

Thuli Madonsela

Public Protector

Lorenzo Simonelli

CEO, GE Oil & Gas

Carlos Brito

Carlos Brito

CEO, Ab InBev

Marc Garneau

First Canadian Astronaut & Minister of Transport

Ronan Dunne

Ronan Dunne

EVP and Group President at Verizon Wireless

President Vinicio Cerezo

Former President of Guatemala

President Carlos Mesa

Former President of Bolivia

Li Xiaopeng

Four Time Olympic Gold Medallist

Carole Stone

Carole Stone

Chairman of Advisory Board, YouGov Cambridge

Steve Waugh

Former Australian Cricket Captain

Marc Kielburger, CM, OMC

Marc Kielburger, CM, OMC

Co-Founder of Free The Children and CEO of Me to We

Maajid Nawaz

Activist, Author, Columnist & Politician

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

Actor, Activist & Global Ambassador for World Vision

John Simpson

BBC World Affairs Editor

Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal

Musician and Activist

James Chen

Founder, Clearly

Carl-Henric Svanberg

Chairman, BP & Volvo

Lauren Bush

Founder and CEO, FEED