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Participants 2016






Ahmed Abbadi, Secretary General, Rabita Mohammadia Al Ulema

Jalal Abdel-Latif, Head of the Capacity Development Division, UNECA and Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Chakib Aboulfaraj, Strategy director, Ithmar Capital

Carolina Abrusci Quijada, Professor, School of Political Science, Central University of Venezuela

Salem Afeworki, Program Director, Value Sustainability

Megha Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, LEAP Skills Academy

Masood Ahmed, Former Director of the Middle East and Central Asia, International Monetary Fund

Abdelaaziz Ait Ali, Economist, OCP Policy Center

Izmira Aitch, Legislative Assistant, Representative Gwen Moore

Jihane Ajijti, Head of Projects and Development for Southern Africa, OCP South Africa

Ahmed AlAhwal, Urban Program Coordinator, Megawra

Caroline Alexis-Thomas, Health Consultant, University of Trinidad and Tobago

Katherine Almquist Knopf, Director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, US Department of Defense

Omar Aloui, Economist and Managing Director, Agroconcept

Tayeb Amegroud, Energy Specialist and Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Uduak Amimo, Host, Citizen TV

Youssef Amrani, Head of Mission, Royal Cabinet, Kingdom of Morocco

Neyla Arnas, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University

Valeria Aruffo, Conference Producer and Research Officer, EnergyNet

Ali Aslan, Broadcaster, Deutsche Welle

Marcel Assemien, Opération and External Beans Sourcing Director, Olam Cocoa

Lorelle Atkinson, Deputy Vice President, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Azzeddine Azzam, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Hassan Ba, Co-Founder, Femmes Africa Solidarité

Cire Dye Ba, Executive Director, CIRTECH-CTC

Jordi Bacaria, Director, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Zeinab Badawi, Broadcaster, BBC

Bertrand Badré, CEO and Visiting Fellow, BlueOrange Capital and Peterson Institute for International Economics

David Baker, Academic Coordinator, U.S. Africa Command

Majida Bargach, Director of Global Programs, University of Virginia

Abdelhak Bassou, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Dana Bekri, Resource Management, NATO Security Investment Program

Zinab Belchkar, Member, Cabinet of the Chairman and CEO, OCP Group

Mohamed Belhoussain, Executive Vice President, OCP Group

Marek Belka, Former Prime Minister, Poland,

Anas Ben Addi, Director, Delaware State Housing Authority

El Hassan Benabderrazik, Economist, Agroconcept

Anouar Benazzouz, General Director, Moroccan Highways Agency

Mohamed Benchekroun, Honorary Consul, Government of St. Kitts & Nevis

Mohamed Benkamoun, Vice President for Research and Partnerships, OCP Group

Rafael Benke, President, Brazilian Center for International Relations

Amina Benkhadra, Managing Director, National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, Kingdom of Morocco

Najlae Benmbarek, Chargé de mission, Social, Environmental and Economic Council of Morocco

Abla Bennani, Head of International Media Relations, OCP Group

Assia Bensalah Alaoui, Ambassador at Large of His Majesty the King Mohamed VI, Kingdom of Morocco

Zineb Bentahila, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco

Mohammed Berrada, Professor of Economics, University of Casablanca; Former Minister of Finance

Hassan Berrannoun, Head of National Media Relations, OCP Group

Benedetta Berti, Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies

Rui Bettencourt, Regional Assistant Secretary for External Affairs, Government of the Azores

Rukmani Bhatia, Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, United States Agency for International Development

Fatim-Zahra Biaz, General Manager, New Work Lab Casablanca

Courtney Bickert, Vice President, External Relations, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Allison Binns, Senior Advisor, Chevron

Dominique Bocquet, General Finance and Economic Controller, Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances France

Pascal Boniface, Director, French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs

Taoufik Bouachrine, Editor, Akhbar Al Yaoum

Adam Bouhadma, CEO, Education Media Company

Soundouss Bouhia, Chargé de Mission, Royal Cabinet, Kingdom of Morocco

Mohamed Boussaid, Minister, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Kingdom of Morocco

Laura Boykin, Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

Mark Brady, Director, National Governors Association

Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Government of St. Kitts and Nevis

Enrique Bravo Escobar, Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy

Bernard Bridi, Vice President Media and Communication, Future Group

Charles Buchanan, Vice President, SYSTEMICSPHERE

Kerry Buck, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Canada to NATO

Dwight Bush Sr., Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, U.S. Embassy

Pedro Caetano, Press Advisor to the President, Government of the Azores

Raphael Camargo, Founder, RGC Consulting

María Cañás, Ambassador, Embassy of Argentina

Otaviano Canuto Dos Santos Filho, Executive Director, The World Bank and Senior Fellow OCP Policy Center

Jonathan Capehart, Editorial Board Member, The Washington Post

Francisco Caraballo, Ambassador, Embassy of Dominican Republic

Maruxa Cardama, Executive Project Coordinator and Founder, Communitas Coalition

Harold Cárdenas Lema, Founder and Manager, La Joven Cuba

Susana Carrillo, Senior Specialist, South-South Partnerships and Collaboration, The World Bank

Jorge Castañeda, Global Distinguished Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University

Philippe Chalmin, Professor, Economic History, Paris Dauphine University

Anas Chaoui, President, Bouabid Foundation

Samir Chaouki, Director of Publications, Les Inspirations Eco

Karim Chbani, Investment Manager, SNI

Mouna Cherkaoui, Professor, Mohamed V University

Carolina Chimoy, Broadcaster, Deutsche Welle

Emil Chireno, Attorney and Executive Director, United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic

Tarik Choho, Managing Director, OCP Group

Zakaria Choukrallah, Chief Editor, Telquel

Julia Contrea, General Manager, European Network for Women in Leadership

Vasco Cordeiro, President, Government of the Azores

Pedro da Motta Veiga, Director, Centro de Estudos sobre Integracao e Desenvolvimento

Omar Dahbi, , Groupe Maroc Soir

Tulin Daloglu, Freelance Journalist, No Company

Jessica de Alba, Professor, Universidad Anáhuac

José Humberto de Brito Cruz, Ambassador, Embassy of Brazil

Julia De Clerck-Sachsse, Strategic Planning Advisor, European External Action Service

Marcus Vinicius De Freitas, Professor of Law and International Relations, Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation and Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Thierry De Montbrial, Executive Chairman, French Insitute of International Relations

Thierry Déau, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam

Rut Diamint, Professor, Torcuato Di Tella University

Miguel Diaz, Analyst, U.S. Embassy to EU

Momar Dieng, Journalist, Nouvel Hebdo, Dmedia Group, Senegal

John Dionisio, Senior Investment Director, Meridiam

Birame Diop, Chief of Staff, Air Force, Senegal

Reema Dodin, Floor Director, Senator Richard J. Durbin

Marcela Donadio, Executive Secretary, Latin American Security and Defence Network

Karen Donfried, President, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Kimberly Dozier, Contributing Writer, The Daily Beast

Nathalie Dube, Ambassador, Embassy of Canada

Eduardo Duhalde, Former President of Argentina

Zouhair El Aoufir, Managing Director, ONDA

Tarik El Aroussi, Ithmar Capital

Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center

Mohamed El Harrak, Program Officer, OCP Policy Center

Mohamed El Kadiri, General Secretary and Managing Director, OCP Group

Mehdi El Khatib Al Mahfoudi, Chargé de Mission, OCP Group

Nadia El Mahjoubi, Special Assistant, Royal Cabinet, Kingdom of Morocco

Aziz El Mallah, General Manager, Jacobs Engineering SA

Mustapha El Ouafi, Managing Director, OCP Group

Iliass Elfali, Executive Vice President, OCP Group

Laura El-Katiri, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Mohammed El-Katiri, Managing Director, Mena Insights

Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, Co-Founder, Transparency International

Nabila Fathi, Medias 24

Erika Ferrer, Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden

Mohamed Fikrat, CEO, COSUMAR

Jack Fletcher, Vice President International Market Creation, Middle East and Africa, BAE Systems, Inc.

Michael Franken, Vice Admiral, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, U.S. Africa Command

Nabila Freidji, President of Committee of relations with International Institutions, Moroccan Federation of Enterprises

Any Freitas, Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London

Cheikh Gadio, President, Institut PanAfricain de Stratégies

Geraldine Gardner, Director, Urban and Regional Policy, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Oscar Ghiglia, International Consultant I.C.S

Thami Ghorfi, President, Aswat/ESCA

Roberto Giannetti da Fonseca, CEO, Kaduna Consultoria

Fitsum Girma, Foreign Service Officer, Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Thomas Gomart, Researcher, Director of the Russian/NIS, Institut Français des Relations Internationales

Paulo Gomes, President, Paulo Gomes and Partners, Guinea-Bissau

Jessica Gottsleben, #ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador, Running Start

Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster

Ettore Greco, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali

Steven Gruzd, Governance and APRM Programme, South African Institute of International Affairs

Pedro Guerra, Special Advisor to the Governor, São Paulo State Government

Antoine Habib, Special Advisor to the Chairman, Future Pipe Industries

Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, President, Agence Maghreb Arab Press

Hakim Hajoui, Chief of Staff, OCP Group

Daniel Hamilton, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Hamman, Defense Attaché to the Kingdom of Morocco, U.S. Embassy

Fatima Harrak, Member, Institute d’Etudes Africaines

Nezhat Hayat, President, Capital Markets Authority, Morocco

Ismail Hijji, , Ministry of General Affairs and Governance, Morocco

Mercedes Hoffay, Project Manager, Global Americans

Mohamed Horani, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Hightech Payment Systems

Lorna Hunkins, Special Advisor, Government of St. Kitts and Nevis

Dana Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Khaled Igue, Head of Public and Institutional Partnerships, OCP Africa

Alina Inayeh, Director of Bucharest Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Larabi Jaidi, Consultant, CREADH

Yves Jegourel, Professor, University of Bordeauxy and Senior Fellow OCP Policy Center

Manuel Jimenez, Director of Communications, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Dominican Republic

Rupert Joy, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Morocco

Hicham Kabbaj, Business Development Director, Jacobs Engineering SA

Martine Kappel, Founder, True North Leadership

Mats Karlsson, Director, The Swedish Institute of Internatonal Affairs (UI)

Alan Kasujja, Broadcaster, BBC

Ali Kettani, Chargé de Mission, OCP Group

Ba Khadijetou, Programme Officer, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement

Soufiane Khebbaz, Program Assistant, Derb Ghalef Association for Development

Adnan Kifayat, Senior Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Youssef Kobo Aouriaghel, Communication Advisor, Office of the Secretary for Equal Opportunities Bianca Debaets

Andrew Kolb, Director, Communications, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Jim Kolbe, Former Congressman and Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House

Hans Kundnani, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Asmaa Lahlimi,

Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, High Commissioner for Planning, Kingdom of Morocco

Kamal Lahlou, President and Director of Publications, Challenges

Elena Lazarou, Assitant Professor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Issues, European External Action Service

Benoit Leguet, Managing Director, I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics

Bernardino Leon, Former UN Special Representative to Libya

Ian Lesser, Vice President, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Jean-David Levitte, Senior Policy Advisor and Former Ambassador of France to the United States, Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC

Reta Jo Lewis, Director, Congressional Affairs, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Nicola Lightner, Director, Major Conferences, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Kelsey Lilley, Associate Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council

Tod Lindberg, Research Fellow, Stanford University

Elias Links, Professor, Stellenbosch University

Stacey Links, Doctoral Reseasrcher, University of Utrecht

Moubarack Lo, Advisor and Chief Economist, Office of the Prime Minister of Senegal and OCP Policy Center

Carlos Lopes, Professor and Visiting Fellow, University of Cape Town and Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Mohammed Loulichki, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Richard Lui, Broadcaster, MSNBC / NBC News

Younes Maamar, Managing Partner, eONE Investments

Ade Mabogunje, Associate Director, Stanford University

Gabriela Macagni, CEO, Endeavor Argentina

Eniola Mafe, Program Manager, NDPI Foundation

Fouad Makhzoumi, Secretary General, National Dialogue Forum, Lebanon

Haim Malka, Deputy Director and Fellow, Middle East Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Paola Maniga, Head of Development, Bruegel

Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware, United States of America

Carlos Gerardo Martinez Gonzalez, Dean Campus Nuevo Laredo, International Institute of Higher Studies

Augustine Maurice, Assistant to the Former President of Nigeria

Ryan McGinness, Director, Washington D.C. Office, Office of the Governor of Nevada

William McIlhenny, Senior Wider Atlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Kerry McNamara, Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, OCP Group

Hicham Meftah, Director, Jacobs Engineering SA

Aziz Mekouar, Ambassador, COP 22 and Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Mandisa Melaphi, Program Coordinator and Strategist, African Heritage Research Project

Gaston Melo, Executive President, Espacio de Vinculacion

Nizar Messari, Dean, Al Akhawayn University

Mustapha Metaich, President, Association des Centraliens du Maroc

Esin Mete, Advisor to the CEO and Chairman, OCP Group

Lea Metke, Project Officer to the Director, French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)

Jack Miles, Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies Emeritus, Pulitzer Prize Winner,

Naakoshie Mills, African Union and Multilateral Affairs Officer, U.S. Deptartment of State

Juan Temístocles Montás Domínguez, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dominican Republic

Miguel Moratinos, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain

Paul Moreshead, Aide to the Deputy Commander for Military Operations, U.S. Africa Command

Lale Morrison, Chief of Staff and Press Secretary, Representative Alcee L. Hastings

Fabrice Mouketou Pambou, LNG Commercial Advisor, Royal Dutch Shell

Yascha Mounk, Lecturer and Fellow, Harvard University and Transatlantic Academy

Asieh Namdar, Broadcaster, CCTV America

Kiron Neale, DPhil Researcher, University of Oxford

Mary-Jean Nleya, Visiting Researcher, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Antonio Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables

Ana Nunes Cordeiro, Journalist, Portugal News Agency

Fabrice Nze-Bekale, CEO, Societe Equatoriale des Mines

Maria Obaldia, Journalist, Saeta Tv Channel

Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria and Farmer

Sheila Ochugboju Kaka, Director, Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network

Mehmet Ogutcu, Chairman, Global Resources Corporation

Noureddine Omary, Chargé de Mission, Royal Cabinet, Kingdom of Morocco

Chukwuka Onyekwena, Executive Director, Centre for the Study of the Economics of Africa

Fathallah Oualalou, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Parfait Ouattara, CEO, TaxiJet

Lahcen Oulhaj, Professor, Mohammed V University

Elena Panaritis, Founder, Thought4Action

Leonardo Párraga, Executive Director, The BogotArt Foundation

Felipe Pena, International Coordinator, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Dominican Republic

Eliot Pence, Director, Africa, McLarty Associates

Luiz Pereira Da Silva, Deputy General Manager, Bank for International Settlments

J. Peter Pham, Vice President and Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council

Olayinka Phillips, Director Internal Audit, Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Limited

Paulo Portas, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Portugal

Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Tatiana Prazeres, Senior Advisor to the Director-General, World Trade Organization

Bachir Rachdi, CEO, Involys

Obadah Rachidi Jamai, Director, Moroccan American Trade and Investment Center

Hasan Rahman, CEO, Council on Arab Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean

Bouchra Rahmouni-Benhida, Professor and Senior Fellow, The Social Science Institute of Al Akhawayn University

Mamphela Ramphele, Active Citizen,

Vasco Rato, President of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fundacao Luso-Americana

Anand Reddi, Corporate and Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences

Shyam Reddy, Senior Vice President, General Council, and Corporate Secretary, BlueLinx

Julissa Reynoso, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP

El Mostafa Rezrazi, Expert, Security and Professor of Crisis Management, SGU

João Ribeiro, Founder and CEO, Blue Geo Lighthouse

Timothy Ridout, Wider Atlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Sandra Rios, Director, Centre for Studies in Integration and Development

Clarissa Rios Rojas, Founder and Director, PhD, Ekpapalek

Blanca Rodriguez, News Host, TV Interviewer, Saeta TV

Obajide Rotilu, Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, Deloitte, Nigeria

Andrés Rozental, Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Mexico

Nicolò Russo Perez, Head, International Affairs Program, Compagnia di San Paolo

Abdallah Saaf, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada, United States of America

Lourival Sant’Anna, Columnist and Reporter, O Estado de São Paulo

Patrycja Sasnal, Analyst, Polish Institute for International Affairs

Benjamin Schmitt, European Energy Security Advisor – IEEE Science and Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of State

Edward Scicluna, Minister of Finance, Malta

Pedro Seabra, Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellow, German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Hadja Aminata Seck, Mandela Washington Fellow, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

Mustapha Sehimi, Professor, University Mohamed V

Younes Sekkouri, Former Member, Moroccan House of Representatives,  Kingdom of Morocco

Tarik Senhaji, CEO, Ithmar Capital

Narcís Serra, President, Campus de la Ciutadella, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Usman Shehu, Editor, Africa Desk, Deutsche Welle

Landry Signé, Chairman, The Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity and Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean

Esther Silver-Parker, President and CEO, Silver Parker Group

Bernardo Sorj, Executive Director, Edelstein Center for Social Research

Mohamed Soual, Chief Economist, OCP Group

Jorge Spencer Lima, President, Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Sotavento

Tarik Squalli, Investements Director, Ithmar Capital

Julia Stiller, Senior Manager Public Policy, Deloitte

Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow, Bruegel

Nisrine Tahri, Founder, X-large

Soha Tarek, Journalist and Media Trainer, Freelancer

Hamid Tawfiki, CDG Capital

Jon Temin, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State

Mostafa Terrab, Chairman and CEO, OCP Group and President, OCP Foundation

Huw Thomas, Electricity Demand Analyst, National Grid PLC

Mohamed Tozy, Director, Rabat School of Governance and Economics

Alan Untereiner

Joao Vale de Almeida, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations

Alfredo Valladão, Professor, Sciences Po and Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Hubert Védrine, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, France

Antonio Villafranca, Director, Istituto Per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale

Kurt Volker, Executive Director, McCain Institute

Merel Wackwitz, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive, IBM

Bartosz Wielgo, Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

Leonie Willenbrink, Master’s Candidate in Development Studies, London School of Economics, London School of Economics

Guillaume Xavier-Bender, Non-Resident Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

John Yearwood, Chairman and Former World Editor, International Press Institute and Miami Herald

Carlton Yearwood, Senior Partner, True Blue Inclusion

William Zartman, Jacob Blaustein Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University

Talal Zouaoui, Executive Vice President, OCP Group

Younes Zrikem, Partner & Managing Director, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants