Day 1 of the Global Leadership Summit
Day 2 of the Global Leadership Summit
Ideagen’s Annual Global Leadership Summit is committed to finding systemic solutions via catalytic impact to solve the world’s most vexing issues.
Effective leadership is crucial now more than ever as we work to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Coming out of an unprecedented 2021, we will showcase how global leaders are addressing some of the most vexing issues of today, highlighting the leadership qualities and capabilities that have allowed their organization to weather unforeseen challenges to reimagine the future.
2022 Summit Mission
Edward B. Burger
President and CEO of St. David's Foundation
Dr. Edward Burger is President and CEO of the St. David's Foundation, and President Emeritus of Southwestern University as well as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and a leader on thinking, innovation, and creativity. He has delivered over 700 addresses worldwide at venues including Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins as well as at the Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft Corporation, the World Bank, the IMF, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the New York Public Library, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of over 70 research articles, books, and video series. His latest book is titled Making Up Your Mind: Thinking Effectively Through Creative Puzzle-Solving
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Photini Pazartzis is Professor at the Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Director of the Athens Public International Law Center of the Faculty. She is currently Chair of the UN Human Rights Committee (ICCPR). She is member of the Board of the European Society of International Law (former President 2019-2021), member of the American Society of International Law, the French Society of International Law, the Hellenic Branch of the International Law Association, the Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations.
Associate Director of Admissions & Director of Multicultural Outreach at Phillips Exeter Academy
Nahin Jorgge is an Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Multicultural Outreach at Phillips Exeter Academy. He began his career in education and has been a teacher, adviser, coach, and consultant. He has also served as the Co-Head of the Diversity Roundtable for the Ten Schools Admissions Organization, Exeter Summer Associate Dean, and Head of Dormitory with over 50 students. On-campus, he advises La Alianza Latina and the Salseros dance team. He enjoys traveling, discussing foreign affairs, playing soccer and basketball, studying languages, and solving puzzles. He is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University.
Eli J. Lesser
Executive Director, Wharton Global Youth Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Eli J. Lesser is currently Executive Director of the Wharton Global Youth Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Leading a suite of programming that provides pre-collegiate students and teachers worldwide with access to the knowledge of the Wharton faculty and research centers. His work focuses on developing new models for student mobility in higher education and helping to unbundle content from traditional programming.
Dr. Pelin Munis
Executive Director of RestoringVision
Pelin Munis joined as Executive Director of RestoringVision in January 2015 and as a Board of Director in 2021. An accomplished professional, applied Psychologist and entrepreneur, Pelin brought to the position more than 20 years of executive planning, administration, communications and marketing experience in for- and non-profit sectors. She holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from The George Washington University, an M.S. degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Miami.
General Partner, Ad Astral
As a serial entrepreneur & technology investor for more than two decades, Alex has deep domain expertise in enterprise software, artificial intelligence, and a wide range of emerging technologies. He spent the earlier part of his career working in strategic product management and business development roles at two of the earliest Unicorn tech startups that spawned from MIT, followed by a role working for one of the top executives at a Fortune 500 company, serving in the Office of the CTO. Subsequently, as an investor-operator, Alex has acquired & operated several technology-based businesses as CEO or Executive Chairman.
Alex has had a commitment to social impact, throughout his career, via both his investing activities, and leadership across many philanthropic projects.
CEO, Institute for Private Investors & Campden Wealth
Brien comes to Campden/IPI after a successful career of leading numerous high-profile membership organizations for the past 25 years. Biondi has served as executive director of the Chief Executives Organization (CEO) and as chief executive officer of the Entrepreneurs’ Organizations (EO). He began his career with KPMG. Biondi is also an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Integrated Product Team Lead at Boeing
Sheri leads a multidisciplinary engineering team committed to solving complex problems. She has been working for Boeing for the last thirteen years. Sheri has a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering, two masters degrees in operations and supply chain management, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Aviation through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Barrie E. Litzky,
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel Univeristy
Barrie E. Litzky, received her Ph.D. in organizational sciences and psychology from Drexel University and taught for 18 years at Penn State Great Valley. She established the Consortium for Sustainable Business Development at Penn State Great Valley. Barrie created courses in sustainability and social entrepreneurship and led the effort to create a graduate certificate in Sustainable Management Practices. In
September 2017, Barrie returned to Drexel as an associate professor of entrepreneurship in the
Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. Barrie serves as President of the International Association for Business and Society and is a former board member of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.
Dr. Christine Galib
Senior Director of Programs at The Ion
Dr. Christine Galib serves as the Senior Director of Programs at The Ion. In this role, she oversees the development and execution of programs at The Ion, including The Ion's Accelerator Programs, Workforce Development Programs, Academic and Mentor Programs, and Community Education Programs. She also directs The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator, which supports selected startups as they develop and deploy technology that connects ideas, people, and communities in Houston. Backed by the Mayor's Office, the City of Houston, Microsoft, Intel, and TX/RX,
Associate Director of Admission at Phillips Exeter Academy
I am pleased to be part of the Admissions Office at Phillips Exeter Academy and to join a dedicated team working with students and families from diverse backgrounds. Beginning my career in education, I am passionate about working with “youth from every quarter.”
I graduated with a dual degree in international business and Chinese studies after completing an internship in Shanghai with a multinational corporation. I obtained a master's in integrated marketing communication from Emerson College while working in college admissions. My career has taken me from higher education to experiential education within the gap year and experiential education travel sectors helping students achieve their potential life skills, independence and grit.