2022 edition

Voices to Inspire

Meet the purpose-driven leaders who will light up Estoril Conferences’ stage, on 1-2 September, sharing their visions and perspectives on the major global challenges for Planet, for People, for Peace.


Alaa Murabit

Health Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Aleksander Kwaśniewski

Former President of Poland

Anatoliy Aleksandrov

Head of International Cooperation Division – Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine

Andri Magnason

Writer & Documentary Film Director

Anne Applebaum

Staff writer for “The Atlantic” & Pulitzer-prize winning historian

António Simões

CEO of Santander Spain & Regional Head of Europe

António Vitorino

Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Aya Chebbi

Founder and Chair of Nala Feminist Collective & Estoril Conferences’ Youth Ambassador

Bertrand Piccard

Initiator & Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation

Bodour Al Qasimi

President of the International Publishers Association, CEO & Founder of Kalimat Publishing Group

Brigette Hyacinth

Bestselling Author on Leadership, HR, AI & Digital Transformation

Catherine Duggan

Dean of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB)

Francis Fukuyama

Writer, Political Theorist & Professor of Political Science

Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Speaker & Author

Gonzalo Fanjul

Policy Director at ISGlobal, Head of Research & Co-founder at porCausa

Helena Gualinga

Environmental & Human Rights activist from the Kichwa Sarayaku community

Hryhoriy Nemyria

First Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Ukraine


Irene Heemskerk

Head of European Central Bank of Climate Change Centre

The Netherlands

Isabelle Christina

Founder of “Instituto Meninas Negras”

Joséphine Goube

CEO at Sistech

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Former President of Croatia

Lars Strannegård

President of Stockholm School of Economics

Lee Crockford

Social Impact Advisor

Luisa Gómez Bravo

Global Head of Corporate & Investment Banking BBVA

Luc Oster-Pecqueur

Junior Engagement Manager, Sustainability Practice at McKinsey & Company

Paola Antonini

Influencer, Actress & Founder of “Instituto Paola Antonini”

Paulo Portas

Geopolitics Expert, Professor at Nova SBE & Estoril Conferences’ Advisory Board Member

Peter Bakker

President & CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Pedro A. Neto

Executive Director at Amnistia International – Portugal

Roberta Metsola

President of the European Parliament

Robin Teigland

Professor at Chalmers University of Technology & Co-Founder of Peniche Ocean Watch

Safia Tmiri

Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company

Shani Dhanda

Award-winning Disability Specialist & Entrepreneur

Tima Bansal

Professor at Ivey Business School & Head of Innovation North

Tina Thörner

Race Director for FIA Smart Driving Challenge

Ulisses Correia e Silva

Prime-Minister of Cape Verde
Cape Verde

Vasco Rato

Former President of Luso-American Development Foundation

Veneta Andonova

Dean of Universidad de Los Andes

Vera Pinto Pereira

Executive Board Member at EDP Energias de Portugal & CEO EDP Comercial

Yulia Tymoshenko

Former Prime Minister of Ukraine

Vladimir Milov

Former Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia

Xiye Bastida

Co-Founder of Re-Earth Initiative


Aashish Bergi

Founder & CEO at MASH Project Foundation & Estoril Conferences’ Youth Ambassador

Adriana Pomante

CEMS Student & President of Nova Politics Club

Lester Vargas

Co-Founder & Co-CEO of FractalUp & Estoril Conferences’ Youth Ambassador

Linh Do

Director, Wattle Fellowship at the University of Melbourne

Méabh McMahon

Master of Ceremonies
Euronews European Affairs Correspondent

Roman Dobrokhotov

Founder & Editor-in-chief of “The Insider”

Weza Bombo João

Youth Ambassador for Climate Change

Yasmine Ouirhrane

Founder of WeBelong & Estoril Conferences’ Youth Ambassador

Nondumiso Holphe

Director of Global Shapers Mbabane & Estoril Conferences’ Youth Ambassador

Parallel Sessions Contributors


Author of the book “Unicórnios Portugueses” & Editorial coordinator of Lua de Papel

Aya Chebbi

Founder and Chair of Nala Feminist Collective & Estoril Conferences’ Youth Ambassador


Associate Professor of Economics at Nova SBE, Founder & Scientific Director of NOVAFRICA and member of Estoril Conferences’ Academic Board


Award-winning Climate Change Journalist & Author of The Uninhabitable Earth

Miguel Cruz

Director of Careers & Corporate Relations at Nova SBE


The Director of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)


Internal Medicine Expert & Founder of Mind Blackout


Communication & Campaigns Director at Amnistia Internacional Portugal


Full Professor of Economics at Nova SBE & Founding Scientific Director NOVAFRICA


Creator, Actress & Artistic Director of Teatro Umano


Mindfulness, compassion and trauma-based psychologist


Founder & President of Associação Salvador

Yasmine Ouirhrane

Founder of WeBelong & Estoril Conferences’ Youth Ambassador