Audrey Vigoureux started to play the piano at the age of 8, at the Academy of Aix-en-Provence, France. Since a very young age, she has been invited to play alone or with orchestras in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Audrey now plays with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and with various orchestras in France and Venezuela.
The violinist Fabrizio von Arx started studying violin at the age of five under the guidance of M° Leone, in Naples. At the age of ten, he won the Vittorio Veneto competition and was awarded other prizes through various national violin competitions for young musicians. His debut at the age of 16 with the Naples’ RAI orchestra propelled him into intense activity at national and international level.
Born in Tirana, Albania, in 1981 in an artist family, Elina Duni took her first steps on stage as a singer at the age of five, when she began studying the violin. From 1986 to 1991, she participated in several children’s festivals and sang for the National Albanian Radio and Television. She arrived in Switzerland in 1992 and studied piano at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève.
Dr Bruce Aylward is the Assistant Director-General of a cluster which brings together WHO's work in polio eradication and humanitarian response. Since 2011, Dr Aylward has led WHO’s work in preparedness, readiness and response to humanitarian emergencies as the lead agency of the Global Health Cluster.
Dr Omobola Johnson is Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of Communication Technology, and founding Chairpersonof Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) a non-governmental organisation that seeks to improve the success rate of female entrepreneurs and increase the proportion of women in senior positions in corporate organisations.
Fawzia Koofi, an Afghan politician and women's rights activist has made her leadership journey in a country of harsh topography, internal conflict, intermittent wars and a militant government. She is currently the only woman Chairperson int the Lower House of Afghan Parliament.
Miguel Luego-Oroz is Chief Scientist at UN Global Pulse, an innovation initiative at the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, harnessing Big Data for global development and humanitarian action.
Javier Serrano is a Physicist and Electronics Engineer working in the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He specializes in the design and development of electronics for controlling the particle accelerators that probe the most minute constituents of matter, and is co-author of CERN's Open Hardware License.
Aromar Revi is a global expert on Sustainable Urban Development, and has helped mobilize a successful international campaign for an urban Sustainable Development Goal as part of the UN’s post-2015 development agenda.
Beatrice Ayuru founded the Lira Integrated School located in the Northern Region of Uganda in 2000. The first female University graduate from her region, she began with a vision of building a school to combat illiteracy, eradicate poverty, and fight for girl child rights.