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Board of Trustees
European Young Leaders
Authors and speakers
David Livingston
Associate Fellow Energy in the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
David Orr
Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
Delia Domingo-Albert
Former Foreign Affairs Minister of the Philippines

The first woman career diplomat to be appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in ASEAN and in Asia, Delia Domingo-Albert’s forty years’ distinguished career in the Foreign Ministry of the Philippines includes such high-level positions as Director General of the ASEAN National Secretariat, Undersecretary for International Economic Relations and Ambassador to Australia and Germany. She was awarded the Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Germany for her efforts in promoting Filipino-German but also ASEAN-EU relations, and is currently a Senior Advisor to SGV & Co/Ernst & Young Philippines.

Diederick Zambon
Head of Division for Country Relations and Public Sector, Sub-Saharan Africa, at the European Investment Bank (EIB)

With more than 20 years of experience at the European Investment Bank (EIB), Diedrick Zambon previously served as the Head of the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Division, and was also responsible for setting up the Bank’s External Office in Tunisia in 2005. The EIB has over 50 years’ expertise in supporting EU development policies in Africa, with around €25bn invested in over 1,200 projects. Its overriding aim in the region is to help generate long-term private sector-led sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty through job creation and improved access to productive resources. It also supports public sector infrastructure projects that are vital to underpin private sector development and create a thriving business environment. Before joining the EIB, Diedrick Zambon worked for a major European commercial bank.

Dr David Lees
Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick
Dr Natalia Kanem
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
Dr Paul Irwin Crookes
Director of Graduate Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, the University of Oxford

Director of Graduate Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies; Departmental Lecturer in the International Relations of China at the University of Oxford

Dr. Kirsty Hughes
Associate Fellow

Dr. Kirsty Hughes is an Associate Fellow at Friends of Europe. She has worked at a number of leading European think tanks and has published extensively on European and international politics including books, reports and as a journalist. She was also a senior political adviser in the European Commission, head of advocacy for Oxfam, and CEO at Index on Censorship.

Edoardo Camilli
CEO and Co-Founder at Hozint – Horizon Intelligence
Egbert-Jan Sol
Chief Technology Officer of TNO Industry and Director of Dutch Industry 4.0

Egbert-Jan Sol is Chief Technology Officer of TNO Industry and Director of the Dutch Smart Industry programme, Dutch Industry 4.0. He is also part-time professor at the Faculty of Science of Radboud University. At European level he is vice-chairman of the European Factories of the Future Research Association and a member of the High Level Group of the European Technology Platform ‘Manufuture’. Egbert-Jan started his industrial career as a robotics system architect, and has also worked as a software project manager, development manager (Philips) and managing director of the 500 person Ericsson R&D centre. From 1990-98 he was part-time professor Technology Management at the TU Eindhoven.