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Global Head for Circular Economy, Intesa Sanpaolo

Economist by training, investment banker by practice, opportunity maker by vocation. With more than 13 years of international banking activity, he has been involved in different fields spanning from credit analysis to trade finance in the UK, from project finance to innovation in Asia Pacific. In charge of the Circular Economy Project, he currently reports to the Chief Innovation officer of Intesa Sanpaolo Group. 


He holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a post MBA Master of Advanced Management from YALE University. He is also the author of 'Re-think' (2013) - a documentary about the need to reframe present global business models & the discourse about Climate Change. His personal goal: to manage to "reduce the risk of tomorrow" by reconnecting Business & Society.

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President, Philips Israel

Dr. Efrat Shefer is the President of Philips Israel. With more then 20 years of experience in Medical devices and Healthcare informatics Efrat has a successful record of achieving ambitious targets, delivering growth and leading her organization through transformations.

As the President of Philips Israel she plays an important role in the transition of Philips to a customer-centric, digital solutions company. Efrat is committed to achieving Philips’ goal of improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation by long term strategic collaborations with the healthcare system, government, industry and academic institutions.

Previously Efrat was the GM of Philips Imaging Clinical Applications business unit and prior to that she led the Oncology Informatics venture at Philips focusing on informatics and decision support solutions for oncologists.

Efrat is a Board member at the Israeli Adavnced Technology Insdustries Associoasion and a member of the Health Network - 8400

Efrat Holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of science and a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew university of Jerusalem.

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Director of the Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering and Economy

Director of the Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering and Economy and leads the AMCHAM CE forum. Senior sustainability consultant to the Israeli Ministry of Finance, Israeli Ministry of Defense, local authorities and large corporations. Israel's leading expert on circular economy. Represents FAMAE fund in its clean-tech scouting activities in Israel

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Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners

Kate leads the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners, an innovation center for research, analysis and collaboration to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in which materials are shared, re-used and continuously cycled.

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