GMF 2018 Speakers

GMF 2018 Speakers

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

As the EU Commissioner in charge of Digital Economy and Society, Gabriel works on the Digital Single Market, supports the development of creative industries and turns digital research into European innovation success stories.

GMF 2018 Speakers

Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan

Former President Hamid Karzai is an Afghan politician who was the leader of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.

GMF 2018 Speakers

Ebele Okobi, Head of Public Policy, Africa at Facebook

Okobi is Facebook’s Public Policy Director, Africa. Previously, she was a Senior Legal Director and Global Head of Human Rights at Yahoo, a corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer in New York, Paris and London.

GMF 2018 Speakers

Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference

Ischinger has been Chairman of the Munich Security Conference since 2008. He is a senior professor at the Hertie School of Governance; and he is former State Secretary and German Ambassador to the US.

GMF 2018 Speakers

Colin Gonsalves, founder of Human Rights Law Network

Human rights lawyer Gonsalves has spent most of his life defending people who can't defend themselves in his native India, including poor minorities, women, children and laborers. In 2017, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award.

GMF 2018 Speakers

Richard Gutjahr, journalist and blogger

Gutjahr is a German TV presenter and blogger. He is known for covering the terror attacks in Nice and Munich in mid-2016 with a mobile phone.

GMF 2018 Speakers

Yusuf Omar and Sumaiya Omar, Co-founders of Hashtag Our Stories

Yusuf and Sumaiya Omar co-founded Hashtag Our Stories, an initiative that empowers underserved communities to tell their stories through mobile video. The two host workshops in mobile storytelling around the world.

GMF 2018 Speakers

Detlev Ganten, founder of the World Health Summit

Ganten is a specialist in pharmacology and molecular medicine, and founded the World Health Summit in 2009. He is Chairman of the Board of the Charité Foundation, and Professor Ganten is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Molecular Medicine.

GMF 2018 Speakers

Peter Clever, German Employers' Associations

Clever is a member of the Executive Directorate of the German Employers' Associations.

GMF 2018 Speakers

Rokhaya Diallo, Journalist, writer and director

Rokhaya Diallo is a journalist, writer and director based in France who works on themes of racial, gender and religious equality through her books and films.

This year's theme is Global Inequalities