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Richard Abadie

Global Capital Projects & Infrastructure Leader, PwC UK

Private–public infrastructure partnerships can spur a green recovery

  • Richard leads PwC’s global infrastructure business and advises on privately financed infrastructure projects worldwide. With more than 20 years of experience at PwC, he has extensive expertise in procurement processes, financing solutions and commercial arrangements for infrastructure projects.
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Kevin Burrowes

Global Clients and Industries Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Sustaining COVID-era urgency for the long run

How governments can push towards a better tomorrow

  • Kevin sets strategy and leads implementation for PwC's industries and major global markets, having previously served as Managing Partner-Clients and Markets at PwC UK. In other roles at PwC, Kevin has predominantly worked in financial services, supporting banks from strategy to process efficiency.
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Dr. Deniz Caglar

Principal, Organization and Workforce Strategy, Strategy&, PwC United States

A remarkable thing could happen on the way back to work

  • Deniz leads the organization strategy practice for PwC US and is a member of the management committee for the US strategy business as the people partner. As a leading practitioner in strategic cost transformation, he also heads PwC’s Fit For Growth and Workforce of the Future platforms.
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James Chalmers

Global Assurance Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Learning to love transparency

  • James focuses his expertise within PwC on building the firm’s assurance capabilities and solutions for companies worldwide. With more than 20 years of experience as a partner, he leverages his extensive experience to reinforce trust and confidence in information needed to make decisions.
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Wilson Chow

Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Leader, PwC China

China and the race for the future of money

  • Wilson leads PwC’s technology, media and entertainment and telecommunications (TMT) industry practice, both globally and for mainland China and Hong Kong. He has extensive experience providing assurance and advisory services to companies ranging from start-ups to global tech giants.
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Kevin Ellis

Senior Partner and Chair, PwC UK

How disruption equips us all to rethink and reinvent

  • Kevin is the chair of PwC UK and the alliance senior partner for the UK and Middle East. Having spent the majority of his career in business restructuring, he has deep expertise in turnaround and crisis management for the public and private sectors. He has been with PwC for almost 40 years.
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Peter Gassmann

Managing Director, Strategy& Europe, and Global ESG Leader, PwC, PwC Germany

How ESG will drive the next wave of transformation

  • Peter is a leading practitioner in financial services, helping companies build holistic risk, liquidity and capital management capabilities. He also leads PwC’s global ESG platform with a focus on climate change, sustainable value chains, responsible investment and sustainable finance.
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Celine Herweijer

Global Innovation & Sustainability Leader, PwC UK

How business can bridge the gap and achieve net zero

  • Celine leads PwC’s global strategy and partnerships on innovation and emerging technologies, as well as the firm’s global work on sustainability, including climate change, sustainable development goals and impact investment. She is a WEF Young Global Leader and a member of the T20 Digital Economy Taskforce.
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Richard Horne

Cybersecurity Team, Partner, PwC UK

Simplifying cybersecurity

  • Richard is the cybersecurity chair for risk and quality for PwC UK, responsible for developing and delivering a range of cybersecurity services. A recognised cyber expert, he has represented the UK on security matters to the OECD, the European Commission and the International Organization for Standardization.
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Vicki Huff Eckert

West Region Vice Chair, PwC US, and Global Leader, New Ventures and Innovation

China and the race for the future of money

  • Vicki is the West Region vice chair of PwC US and a member of the global leadership team. She is responsible for PwC’s global technology and innovation strategy, and is also the founder of PwC’s New Ventures, an in-house incubator that develops technology offerings.
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Will Jackson-Moore

Global Private Equity, Real Assets and Sovereign Funds Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Can private equity save the world?

  • Will leads PwC’s global private equity and sovereign investment funds team, representing all of PwC's services to large global investors and their portfolio companies. Built on 30 years of experience, Will’s areas of expertise include cross-border acquisitions, disposals and restructurings.
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Sean Joyce

Global & US Cybersecurity & Privacy Leader, PwC United States

Simplifying cybersecurity

  • Sean brings his deep expertise in cybersecurity to both PwC Global and PwC US, helping scale the firm’s cyber offerings worldwide. Throughout his career, he has guided top executives and boards on digital threats, best practices in risk, and how to use cybersecurity as a business enabler.
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Harald Kayser

Senior Partner and Chair, PwC Europe SE

Why Europe’s best days lie ahead

  • Harald is the chair of PwC Europe SE, having served previously as the chief operating officer and chief digital officer, as well as the assurance leader, of PwC Germany. With more than 25 years of experience at PwC, his past client work was focused on global automotive manufacturing.
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Colm Kelly

Global Leader for Purpose, Policy and Corporate Responsibility, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

How ESG will drive the next wave of transformation

How business can bridge the gap and achieve net zero

  • Colm is a member of the PwC global markets leadership team and chairs PwC’s global corporate responsibility board. With more than 30 years at PwC, he is a regular contributor to international dialogues on economic and societal issues, including the G20/T20 and the Global Solutions Initiative.
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Vicki Kerrigan

Leader of Industry for Private Equity and Sovereign Investment Funds, PwC United Kingdom

Can private equity save the world?

  • Vicki is the private equity leader of industry at PwC UK and a member of PwC’s global private equity team. With more than 20 years’ experience working in transaction services, she helps companies achieve successful transactions throughout the deal process and portfolio company life cycle.
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Sanjeev Krishan

Chair, PwC India

Jumping onto the right side of the AI divide

  • Sanjeev is the chair of PwC India and has been with the firm for 29 years. He previously served as deals leader and is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from insolvency to M&A. He is passionate about building a sustainable future, and advocates for conservation, inclusion and diversity.
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Robert E. Moritz

Chairman, PwC Network

Humanity, innovation and radical progress in the post-COVID world

  • Bob is the chairman of the PwC Network, which supports more than 284,000 employees in 155 countries and serves global clients from multinational companies to start-ups. He is focused on creating a culture based on quality, ethics, diversity and inclusion, and developing a workforce for the future.
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Richard Oldfield

Global Markets Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Localisation is the new globalisation

  • Richard leads all market-facing activities, initiatives and strategy as the Global Markets Leader for PwC. With deep expertise in international banking and capital markets, Richard’s client work has predominantly focused on supporting large multinational financial service organisations.
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Nadja Picard

Global Reporting Leader, PwC Germany

Learning to love transparency

  • Nadja drives PwC’s global initiative to help companies transform their corporate reporting to meet investor and stakeholder demands with trusted information that goes beyond financial statements. She also leads PwC's capital markets and accounting advisory practice for PwC Europe.
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Anand Rao

Global Artificial Intelligence Leader, PwC United States

Jumping onto the right side of the AI divide

  • Anand leads PwC’s artificial intelligence efforts globally and is the innovation lead for the firm’s emerging technology group. With more than 30 years of experience and a PhD in artificial intelligence, Anand spearheads efforts to develop innovative techniques to solve critical client issues.
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Tim Ryan

Senior Partner and Chair, PwC US

Diversity and the case for radical transparency

  • Tim is the chair for PwC US, having previously served as vice chairman responsible for strategy and stakeholder relationships, including corporate responsibility. Prior to holding that role, he led PwC's assurance practice and, before that, the firm’s US financial services practice.
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Bhushan Sethi

Joint Global Leader, People & Organisation, PwC United States

A remarkable thing could happen on the way back to work

  • Bhushan shapes and drives PwC’s global network strategy, delivering standalone and integrated solutions across people strategy, management, technology and tax consulting disciplines. A sought-after speaker and author, he is also a member of the T20 “Future of Work” task force.
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Tom Seymour

CEO, PwC Australia

Localisation is the new globalisation

  • Tom is the CEO of PwC Australia, where he leads a team of more than 700 partners and 8000 staff. With more than 25 years of experience in taxation, Tom has played a key role in PwC’s tax policy agenda, and has worked with state and federal governments seeking to improve Australia’s tax system.
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Jessica Shannon

Global Government & Public Services Leader, PwC Ghana

Private–public infrastructure partnerships can spur a green recovery

How governments can push towards a better tomorrow

  • Jessica leads PwC’s Government & Public Services team of 12,000 professionals worldwide advising organisations in a range of areas, including defense, education and public finance. She also leads PwC’s World Bank Group portfolio, for which she coordinates work with governments in more than 70 countries.
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Blair Sheppard

Global Leader, Strategy and Leadership for the PwC Network, PwC United States

Sustaining COVID-era urgency for the long run

  • Blair advises companies and governments on leadership, strategy and organisational relationships, and has authored more than 50 publications, including his latest book, Ten Years to Midnight. He is also Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
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Carol Stubbings

Global Tax and Legal Services Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Taxing times require a new era of compromise

  • Carol leads PwC’s Global Tax and Legal Services team following 25 years of experience working with multinational organisations on pressing strategic challenges. Carol has also led PwC’s thinking around the Workforce of the Future, advising organisations on transformation, talent and culture.

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