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Meet the WinTrade Global Summit Speakers

Yulia Stark is a Senator for Belgium at World Business Angel Investment Forum WBAF. As an affiliated partner of the G20Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum is committed to collaborating globally to empowering the economic development of the world.

Ungenita Prevost is a former Hollywood body-double and music video dancer turned award winning feminine leadership expert. She is the founder of FEMME 500 The World’s Leading Global Feminine Leadership Network and host of the podcast BILLION DOLLAR ROLODEX and creator of the #1 business networking event for women, Networking IN STILETTOS.

Suki Thompson is a serial entrepreneur, founder of Let’s Reset, the wellbeing and cultural change company, Exec Director, Xeim/Centaur Media, & NED Law Firm, Gateley Plc. Her company advises businesses on how to make health, energy and wellbeing a strategic priority and meet commercial outcomes through behavioural change. 

Sadiq Khan. In 2013 Sadiq was appointed Shadow Minister for London, and in 2014 and 2015 he led the Labour Party campaign in London in the local council, European and then General Elections. He was elected Mayor of London in May 2016 with 1.3 million votes, giving him the largest personal mandate of any politician in UK history.

Aden Eyob is a clinical neuroscientist and author of The Book on Mind Training: The Secret for Positive Living. Aden is also the founder and CEO of Mind Medication, a fusion of neuroscience-psychology and spirituality-based mindset consulting and speaker service that helps you uncover your why, unlock potential and free limiting beliefs to achieve the impossible. 

Marquesa Finch is currently building a marketplace for non-accredited investors to buy equity and debt into private companies. Still active in supporting digital health and blockchain health startups, especially those innovating at the intersection of public health and tech.

Marina Santalices is a Spanish advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, working as the Women Will Programme Lead and since January 2021. She’s also been leading Google’s Economic Recovery initiatives across Asia Pacific at Google. 

Marc Jarrett is a Disruptive Game Changing Virtual Power Networker who has built an enormous global network of thought leaders and entrepreneurs across a diverse range of industries. He spent most of his career in telecoms and was first to market with mobile ringtones and logos. 

Maggie Webber is widely known as ‘The Working Mother’s Mentor’. Maggie is a passionate Professional Speaker, 3 times Amazon International Best-Selling Author, and a global Small Business Mentor and Consultant. Her primary specialty is working entrepreneurs, start-ups and ‘corporate athletes’ holding Advisory Board positions for a number of sustainable organizations.

Lauren Chiren. Women of a Certain Stage offers fertility, pregnancy, parenthood, menstruation and menopause training and policies for employers and support packages to help women, their line managers and the business to navigate the transition successfully and empathically.

Nicola Mendelsohn, CBE, is the VP for EMEA for Facebook. Nicola is responsible for all operations across the region and leads Facebook's focus on developing resources for fast-developing markets within EMEA. Nicola has over 20 years’ experience in advertising, marketing and technology and is also a non-executive director of Diageo.

Holly Branson. Chief Purpose and Vision Officer at Virgin, co-founder of Big Change charity, chair of Virgin Unite, first-time author and mum of three kids! In 2008, I joined the Virgin Group before finding my place at Virgin Management, working with Virgin companies all around the world to spearhead innovative people projects.

HH Sayyida Basma Bint Fakhri Al Said of Oman is a visionary agent of change who has y championed the modernization of mental health in the Sultanate of Oman. She founded “Whispers of Serenity” the first clinic of its kind in Oman to provide a holistic range of psychotherapy services to men, women and children suffering from mental illness.

Glenna Crooks, Ph.D. is co-founder of The CogentSage Group, is a strategist and innovator known for organizing chaos and solving complex problems. Formerly appointed by President Ronald Reagan to a senior post of her many accolades she was named a Disruptive Woman to Watch.

Giuseppe Caltabiano is a highly talented, results-orientated global marketer with 20+ years' success spearheading instrumental B2B & B2C operations, specialising in SaaS, IT, Software, Financial Services, Industrial Automation, and Energy. As a renowned speaker, he was voted as one of the most influential B2B marketers by companies Market Recruitment in 2019.

Gabriela Kostovska Bogoeska is the co-founder and executive director of the Foundation for Management and Industrial Research. With more than 15 years of experience in advocating for the women in business from different sectors, Gabriela holds the Vice-Chair position of the Women Entrepreneurship Group within Enterprise Europe Network. 

Eric D Collins is a serial entrepreneur and has served on boards and in the C-Suite of fast growth technology companies since 2001. Eric’s experiences include AI, SaaS based, mobile and health technology companies. He has been named one of the most powerful Black and BAME businesspeople in the UK by the Power-list and the Financial Times.

E. David Ellington. Entrepreneur: Founder, innovative technology investor network & financial product development; Co-Founder, SaaS Energy trading platform; Founder/CEO at an Internet social networking site w/ 150+ employees/contractors.

Dr Mine Conkbayir is passionate about raising awareness of self-regulation and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's). As we know, too many children and young adults, as a result of being subjected to ACE's, do not have the ability to self-regulate and consequently fail to thrive, not just at nursery or school, but across the life trajectory.

Des O’Connor. Helping women achieve empowerment and self-improvement has been a primary focus of my career for many years. I realised in 2017 that women were underrepresented in the speaker line-ups of the seminar/conference industry. Many event organisers, unfortunately, have not shown that they value the knowledge and perspectives of women business experts.

Deirdre Joy Smith is the founder, CEO and visionary behind POWER: Opening Doors for Women®, a global organisation that promotes and develops executive talent through unique interactions with thought leaders, industry experts and their peers. Deirdre is adept at creating success in a wide range of situations, with a focus on global marketing, strategic planning, through community partnerships.

David B Horne is Founder of Add Then Multiply, a consultancy working exclusively with business founders who want to grow fast. David trained as a Chartered Accountant with PWC, and his career includes being CFO of two companies listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market where he raised more than £100,000,000 in funding and bought or sold more than 20 companies. 

Carole Mann is the Co-owner of We Get Digital, a UK based agency providing professional Web design and SEO services for small businesses. But they are more than just an agency. All clients get a deep dive into business to help position them in the right way online for better business growth. 

Baroness Verma of Leicester. Businesswoman and Parliamentarian. Member of the House of Lords in the UK since 2006. Former Minister and Champion for Equality and Gender issues. Chair of the EU Sub Committee for Goods. Member of the EU Select Committee. Chair of UN Women UK Advisory Global Chair for IOD (India). Advisor to Amity University (India). President Uganda/India Council (WICCI).

Avinder Laroya. Based between London and Geneva, Avinder helps resolve business conflicts using alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration, mediation and conflict negotiation techniques. The art of resolving conflict is to create a neutral environment, work through solutions and to have the skills to listen, craft communication and self-reflection.

Aquilia Mendez-Valdez has a decade of industry experience in both the blogging and public relations fields, launching Haute in Texas in 2011 as a personal blog hoping to provide women with fun, intelligent content they can use in their everyday lives. Haute in Texas is now a full-service agency, specialising in social media marketing, media relations, and community programming.

Anne-Claire Lo Bianco is Community & VC manager at Microsoft for Startups – a programme which supports tech ventures to grow and scale within the Microsoft ecosystem. Anne-Claire manages deal flow and partners relations including VCs for the UK. 

Ann Cairns is the Executive Vice Chair of Mastercard, representing the company and brand around the world. As a senior ambassador and executive leader, she brings inclusion, diversity, and innovation to the forefront not just within Mastercard, but around the world, building new global partnerships with governments, businesses and NGOs. 

Andrew Davis is considered as one of the UK’s most prolific Keynote Speaker & Trainers in Social Media & Content Marketing. He helps translate the language of digital for clients in multiple sectors showing how a ‘digital lens’ can attract new customers while strengthening existing relationships.