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.

Pekka Himanen

Pekka Himanen

Professor of Philosophy, Author

Susan R. Eaton

Polar Explorer

Professor dr. Jan Peter Balkenende

Professor dr. Jan Peter...

Partner Corporate Responsibility, Ernst & Young and former Prime Minister of The Netherlands.

Lord Michael Hastings

Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International

Rossana Bee


Beth Comstock

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of General Electric

Hope Solo

Olympic Gold Medal Winning Footballer

Ken Costa

Chairman of Lazard International

Wael Ghonim

Wael Ghonim

Google Exec, Times 100 Most Influential People 2011

Marc Garneau

First Canadian Astronaut & Minister of Transport

Carolyn Everson

Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook and Instagram

Kal Penn

Kal Penn

Actor and Ex-Associate Director at the White House Office

Ellyn Shook

Chief Leadership & HR Officer, Accenture

Caroline Mutoko

CMO Radio Africa Group

Oscar Morales

Founder One Million Voices Against FARC

Carlos Brito

Carlos Brito

CEO, Ab InBev

Mark Lovell

Mark Lovell


Vinicio Cerezo

President of Guatemala, 1986-91; Secretary-General of the Central American Integration System

Adam Walker

Adam Walker

Motivational speaker and record-breaking Ocean swimmer

Osvald Bjelland

Chairman Xynteo, Chairman and Founder of the Performance Theatre

Eberhard von Koerber

Co-President of the Club of Rome

Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth

Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

Mohamed Amersi

Founder & CEO of Emergent Telecom Ventures, Head of the Amersi Foundation


Five times Latin Grammy winning singer

Martin Davidson

Former Chief Executive of the British Council

Mike Davis

Asia Director, Global Witness

Daniel Fernandez

President and Chief Executive Officer, Colombia and South America, Siemens SA

Miller Matola

CEO of Brand SA

Mayor Enrique Peñalosa

Mayor of Bogotá

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

Musician, Record Producer and Campaigner

Joachim Schoss

Founder, Scout24

Marc Kielburger, CM, OMC

Marc Kielburger, CM, OMC

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

Emmanuel Lulin

Senior Vice-President and Chief Ethics Officer of L’Oréal

Matthew Willman

Matthew Willman

Documentary photographer

Mohamed (Mo) Ibrahim

Founder Celtel International

Peter Schwarzenbauer

Board of Management, BMW Group

Diana Layfield

CEO, Africa Region for Standard Chartered Bank

Nargis Fakhri

Model and actress

Ellen McArthur

Dame Ellen MacArthur

Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Alexandre Mars

Entrepreneur & Founder, Epic Foundation

Georgette Mulheir

CEO, Lumos

Manfred Honeck

Manfred Honeck

Music Director, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Denise Young Smith

Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity, Apple Inc.

Ivonne A-Baki

Politician, Artist & UN Goodwill Ambassador

Tony Fernandes

Founder of Air Asia

Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie

Author and Activist

Alfonso Gómez Palacio

President and CEO, Grupo Telefónica, Colombia

Hans Reitz

Founder & Managing Director of Grameen Creative Lab

Salil Shetty

Secretary General, Amnesty International

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL

Founder and Chairman, Cobra Beer

Jérôme Jarre

Social Media Star and Entrepreneur

Patrick Chalhoub

Chief Executive, Chalhoub Group