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Wed, 09 Dec


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iTalk Special Edition

iTalk is an initiative of Impact 17+1 Club inviting Impact Leaders from across the globe to share their impactful vision, stories and action towards a unified purpose in line with the United Nation’s SDG Goals.

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iTalk Special Edition
iTalk Special Edition

Time & Location

09 Dec 2020, 12:00 – 13:30 GMT

Zoom Webinar

About the Event

In an Era of exponential change and uncertainty, there is an urgent need for the world to find a more sustainable development path. Business has an important role to play : connecting Leadership with Impact by unlocking innovation as a force for good. 

This will require NextGen business leadership who can deliver against the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. 

Organisations need to develop a new generation of leaders with impact to define the emerging future and navigate this new reality. 

Impact 17+1 club is pleased to welcome our keynote speaker Aysar Tayeb, Executive Managing Director of Prosperity7 Ventures, An Aramco Venture. A Venture Capital Fund ($1B) of Aramco Ventures, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company.

Aysar’s topic covers : “Impact Leadership & Sustainable Investment : Unlocking Innovation for Good”

Following the keynote address, As part of the iTalk Special Edition - Impact 17+1 club is humbled to host Impact Leaders from the Igniting Innovation for Impact Programme, a joint programme co-designed and delivered by Moller Institute, Churchill College in the University of Cambridge and CKGSB. Leaders on the programme come from diverse backgrounds and share a common goal towards Impact Leadership in the Era of Global Disruptions.

Impact Leaders from the Igniting Innovation for Impact programme will share 60 seconds of their impact stories during the ‘iTalk 60seconds’ session on:

· The meaning of Impact Leadership

·  Embedding Impact Leadership into day-to-day leadership

·  The impact goals they seek to achieve through their own leadership



12:00 – 12:05 – Metin Guvener, Founding Chairman The Salon, Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club

Keynote Speech

12:05 – 12:20 –Aysar Tayeb, Executive Managing Director of Prosperity7 Ventures, An Aramco Venture

12:20 – 12:30 - Q&A - Moderated Robin Titus, Global Strategic Alliances & Partnerships, The Salon

iTalk 60seconds

Moderator: Richard Hill, Programme Co Director & Client Director Moller Institute, Churchill College University of Cambridge

12:30 – 12:50 - iTalk 60seconds, Speakers

Summary & closing remarks

12:50 – 13:00 – Bo JI, Assistant Dean & Chief Rep. for Europe, CKGSB; Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club

13:00- 13:30 – Virtual Coffee Time


Keynote Speaker : Aysar Tayeb, Executive Managing Director of Prosperity7 Ventures, An Aramco Venture

Aysar is the executive managing director for Prosperity7, the financial Venture Capital program of Aramco Ventures, with the goal of diversified growth. He has 25 years of experience between corporate and government positions. He played a leading role in the establishment of the Saudi Center of International Strategic Partnerships under the Royal Court, a government initiative to elevate select bilateral relationships to strategic partnerships along all pillars of political, economic, security, and social and cultural. Prior to that, he setup the International Relations organization under the Ministry of Health, and was instrumental in establishing the OGCI, a climate intuitive between Aramco and global leading oil and gas companies. In Aramco, Aysar established and headed Competitive Intelligence, as well as Corporate Support and Industry Insight functions. He was the Director of the office of the President and CEO; and headed the non-oil and gas portfolio of New Business Development leading to some key Aramco JVs. Aysar is a former adviser on international policies and regulations for the Ministry of Energy, and lead negotiator for Saudi Arabia. He participated in and led many multilateral expert and political negotiations related to energy, environment and sustainable development under the United Nations. Throughout 2012, he Chaired the UN Climate Change negotiations, leading 192 country parties to consensus. Prior to that he held various engineering, planning and project management roles.  Aysar holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering; MBA (Hons), Univ. of Hull; various executive development programs.

Co-Host: Metin Guvener, Founding Chairman The Salon; Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club

Metin has evolved throughout his career creating and adding value in accordance with his self-reflective, philosophical, entrepreneurial and philanthropic values. He believes reflection brings realisation, which in turn creates transformation and a powerful resonance within ourselves and our interaction with others. That is, if we have the right tools available to us in our toolbox.

Metin has had an illustrious career integrating value as a founder, co-founder and investor through boutique platforms in financial services, real estate, private equity, hospitality, asset management and thought leadership.

Passionately connecting visions and enabling missions, Metin brings people together to innovate and appreciate heritage and succession.

As becomes evident in time, increased awareness positively correlates to our appreciation of how little it is we “know for certain”. As such, collaboration is necessary to pool our collective perspectives and resources. The Salon is founded on our mutual ability for empowerment based on increasing awareness and broadening horizons through innovative and authentic collaboration.

Carrying this spirit with him, Metin continues to participate as a panel speaker on:

· The Salon | Leadership Circle

· The FT Wealth Summit

· KPMG Family Office Network

· The Horasis Global Community

· Camden Wealth

· Prestel & Partner

Co-Host: Bo JI, Assistant Dean & Chief Rep. for Europe, CKGSB; Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club

Bo JI is currently the Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Bo had an over-20-year successful business career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, M&A, etc. He served as the senior executive at the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. After a long corporate life, Bo became a serial entrepreneur and investor, he is also an inspiring TEDx speaker, a China expert and an advocate of EU-China trade. Combining his extensive business experiences and in-depth knowledge, Bo serves as a mentor & advisor to startups and scaleups at incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces around the world. Meanwhile, he is a well sought inspiring speaker at renowned international conferences, forums, TV media and annual corporate meetings.


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