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Contributors - Global Perpectives: Indigo Era

Manhoman Agarwal

Professor Manmohan Agarwal has studied at the Delhi School of Economics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has been teaching at the Centre of International Trade and Development at JNU for more than a quarter of a century. His teaching focuses on macroeconomics, band he has also taught Investment Finance and Development Economics. He has also worked at the World Bank and the IMF.

Dr Kelly Henning

Dr. Kelly Henning has led the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health program since its inception in 2007. She is a medical doctor and epidemiologist trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and public health. Her work focuses on tobacco control, preventing obesity, stopping road deaths and maternal health, saving millions of lives across the world. Bloomberg Philanthropies is the charitable foundation of Mike Bloomberg, the businessman and former Mayor of New York City. The organisation focuses its resources on five areas: the environment, public health, the arts, government innovation and education

Dr John Deanfield

Professor Deanfield is Professor of Cardiology at The Heart Hospital, as well as at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at University College London. Professor Dean eld’s main clinical interests are paediatric cardiology / adult congenital heart disease and cardiovascular disease prevention. He has been clinical and academic head of the cardio-thoracic unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital and established the adolescent transition clinic, as well as the adult congenital heart disease centre at The Heart Hospital London.

Andres Solimano

Andrés Solimano holds a PhD. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is founder and Chairman of the International Center for Globalization and Development (CIGLOB), formerly a Country Director at the World Bank, Executive Director at the Inter- American Development Bank, and directed the UNU-WIDER project ‘International Mobility of Talent’.

Laura Knight

Laura Knight is Regional VP, People & Organisation, Europe at Mars Petcare. She has worked in Human Resources for some of the world’s biggest brands and companies for almost 20 years. She began her career at Wrigley and most recently, prior to her current position, was the Regional Vice President for People & Organisation for Royal Canin in the US.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the founder of TheHuffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. She is a mother, sister, flat shoe advocate, and sleep evangelist.

Mary O’Mahony

Mary O’Mahony is Professor of Applied Economics at King’s Business School, King’s College London.

Richard Davies

Richard Davies is a fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, part of the London School of Economics and is Chief of Staff of the LSE’s Growth Commission.  and is a founding trustee of CORE Economics Education, a charity that provides open-source economics education in over 100 universities across the world. He has held various roles in economic policy, research and journalism, most recently as Economics Editor of The Economist, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors at HM Treasury.

Dr David Halpern

Dr David Halpern is a behavioural scientist and head of the Behavioural Insights Team, also known as the ‘Nudge Unit’. The ‘Nudge Unit’, was originally part of Number 10, and is now a social purpose company owned by the UK’s Cabinet Office, the innovation charity Nesta, and employees. The Team applies psychology to improve government policy and address the economic challenges facing society today. Here he examines the limitations of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in assessing the wellbeing of citizens and frames the relationship between wellbeing and productivity to demonstrate why feeling better means doing better.

Arnaud Bernaert

Senior Director of Global Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum

Arnaud Bernaert is Senior Director of Global Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum. Arnaud was previously Senior Vice President at Royal Philips in charge of Global Strategy, Business Development, and M&A for Philips Healthcare.

Jérôme Bouyer

General Manager at AbbVie UK

Jérôme Bouyer is the General Manager at AbbVie UK, one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. His experience spans the pharmaceutical industry and consulting with McKinsey&Company across Europe, the US and Africa. Since 2017, he has been on the Board of Management of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and its appointed liaison to the Innovation Board of the ABPI. He also represents AbbVie as part of the American Pharmaceutical Group. He was previously a member of the Board & Executive Board of the French Trade Association (Leem) and was elected President of the Scientific Affairs Commission of the Leem in November 2015.