Speakers Global Outlook 2022

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Anniken Huitfeldt

Anniken Huitfeldt (51), member of the labour party, was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs on 14 October 2021. 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for Norwegian foreign policy, the promotion of Norway’s interests internationally and the foreign service, which includes more than 100 embassies, permanent missions and delegations, and consulates general.


Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd

The Honorable Kevin Rudd AC

President and CEO, Asia Society; President, Asia Society Policy Institute

Kevin Rudd became president and CEO of Asia Society in January 2021 and has been president of the Asia Society Policy Institute since January 2015. He served as Australia's 26th Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012, before returning as Prime Minister in 2013.

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Ayaan Adam

Ayaan Zeinab Adam is senior Director, Africa Finance Corporation & CEO, AFC Capital Partners

Ayaan Adam brings 27 years of visionary leadership and a strong track record in emerging markets investment, asset management, private equity, infrastructure, and climate change related financing products, with a particular focus on African and Asian Markets.


Svein Tore Holsether

Svein Tore Holsether

Svein Tore Holsether is President and Chief Executive Officer of Yara International since 2015. 

Mr. Holsether is passionate about promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in the global business arena. 

Ylva Lindberg

Ylva Lindberg

Ylva Lindberg is the Executive Vice President for Strategy and Communication at Norfund, the Norwegian Development Finance Institution.

From 2005 – 2018 she was the founder and managing director of SIGLA, a boutique consultancy dedicated to turning sustainability into business opportunities. 

Nick Butler

Nick Butler

Nick Butler is internationally known for his perspectives on the relationship between energy and power with focus on global trends and how these influence industry.

Butler is a visiting professor at King's College London and the founding chairman of the Kings Policy Institute. He chairs Promus Associates, The Sure Chill Company and Ridgeway Information Ltd. Butler is a partner with Stan Greenberg in Climate Policy and Strategy - a business working on public attitudes to the climate agenda on both sides of the Atlantic.

Anita 2022

Anita Pratap (Moderator)

Anita Pratap is an award-winning international journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, having worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the United States. 

She was CNN’s South Asia Bureau Chief; worked for Time Magazine and leading Indian media. She is a speaker at global conferences organized by the UN, Governments, conglomerates, universities and think tanks on war, terrorism, media, politics, inequality, diversity, women, environment and democracy.