2023 Speakers

She leads the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment’s mission of spearheading the UAE’s drive to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, protect the country’s ecosystems, and enhance its food and water security through developing and implementing effective measures, policies, and initiatives. Prior to her current role, Her Excellency Mariam Almheiri was Minister of State for Food and Water Security.

Minister of Climate Change and Environment

His Excellency Essa Kazim is the Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Chairman of Borse Dubai, Deputy Chairman of Supreme Legislation Committee in Dubai, and a member in Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee.

Governor of

Arif Amiri is the Chief Executive Officer of DIFC Authority where he is responsible for setting the strategy and growth direction of the Authority. Under his leadership, DIFC has emerged as a powerful catalyst for the financial services sector, as well as the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.

Chief Executive Officer
DIFC Authority

The Honourable Minister Quincia Gumbs Marie is a passionate environmentalist and a strong proponent of balanced development that respects both the environment and the economy. She fervently promotes the establishment of a universal global funding architecture that is democratic and accessible, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to protect our planet’s resources.

Minister of Sustainability, Innovation and the Environment
Government of Anguilla

Laila Mostafa Abdullatif is the Director General of Emirates Nature-WWF, the local environment NGO charity that works in association with WWF, one of the world’s largest conservation organizations. She is a highly respected Emirati conservationist, with over 13 years of experience driving innovation, scalability and strategic multistakeholder collaboration to ensure transformative impact for climate and nature.

Director general
Emirates Nature WWF

Dr. Adib Moubadder has tackled re-engineering of companies as mission throughout his career path making it healthy & profitable then he is well-known of spinning-off profitable subsidiaries of Mother Company. He is one of young Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who has taken challenges to transform company’s financial position from weak to strong in short span of time.

Chief Executive Officer
Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) LLC

Satya S. Tripathi has over 40 years of diverse experience as a development economist, lawyer, and changemaker. Currently serving as Secretary-General of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet, he holds the prestigious role of Chancellor at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, the world’s largest institution devoted to indigenous cultures.

Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet

Vijay brings over 15+ years of sustainability experience to the role across the Middle East, UK, Europe, and North America. He has extensive experience building and implementing ESG strategies and teams. He has designed and marketed sustainability loans and green bonds, while advising on sustainability for IPOs, as well as designing and building ESG finance products such as mortgages, loans, and insurances.

CSO, Group Head of ESG
Emirates NBD

Rajesh Garg is the Group Chief Financial Officer for Landmark Group. He has been leading enterprise-wide transformation including a big push into newer technologies such as RPA and Blockchain. He also leads Sustainability for the Group where he is helping Landmark take a lead in driving far more sustainable retail across 3 pillars of Sustainable Product, Sustainable Supply Chain & Sustainable Consumer Journeys.

Group CFO & Chief Sustainability Officer
Landmark Group