Denitsa P. Sokolova
Denitsa P. Sokolova isa Ph.D. candidate of Political Science and International Relations with a great interest in civic services and minority research. Denitsa founded many NGO’s ranging from community organizations to those aimed at training future leaders with global reach. Denitsa has published articles and contributed to newspapers, semi-academic journals, and online platforms. She has presented papers and works at different conferences and has taught various lessons and seminars on topics within the field of Political Science, IR, and Leadership. Currently, she is coaching young professionals on professional presence, appearance, protocol, storytelling, and advocacy.
Ahmed Aliyu Ahmad
The World Bank
Ahmed Aliyu Ahmad has an academic background in Engineering (bachelor's in Environmental Engineering and master's in Engineering Management) and International Finance/Economics. Professionally he works in project finance (public-private partnerships), infrastructure private equity, transport, power, water and wastewater treatment, oil and gas, solid waste treatment, and renewable energy (solar microgrids), in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia (Indonesia and Vietnam), Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Ahmed is a trainer in international leadership, development, presentation, and pitching.
The World Bank
Lina Zdruli is a Social Business Strategist (TM), helping international development institutions, companies, NGOs, and governments collaborate to develop technology and thinking-by-design- driven solutions to solve their greatest global challenges. By managing value chains, developing sustainable business operations and creating public-private partnerships, companies can achieve long-term returns, governments complete their political mandates and non-profits develop sustainable business models. Lina completed her M.A. at Georgetown University, is currently working at the World Bank in the Fragility, Conflict and Violence practice and is the founder of several initiatives and startups. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences, was selected a G20 Young Global Changer and runs workshops on sustainable business development, youth leadership, social entrepreneurship and technology for social good.
Erdoan A. Shipoli, Ph.D.
Erdoan A. Shipoli is an expert in Political Science and International Relations. He has served as an organizer, moderator, and writer working with different organizations in different fields. He has published two internationally acclaimed books on political science, security, religion, and foreign policy. Erdoan is also a social entrepreneur and has established numerous international organizations to advance dialogue, leadership, and youth development. His expertise is: leadership, storytelling, public speaking, pitching, influence and power, executive presence, negotiations, conflict resolution, lobbying and advocacy, and the power of speech/discourse.