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Fri, 17 Jul



iTalk VII

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 VII
iTalk VII

Time & Location

17 Jul 2020, 13:00


About the Event

During these unprecedented times, business leaders are reflecting and rethinking their future to adopt strategies and implement practices as a force for good. Impact 17+1 club is pleased to welcome our keynote speaker, Robert Antablin, Partner and Co-Head of KKR Global Impact, a global investment firm that recently closed its $1.3 Billion Global Impact Fund.

Keynote Topic: Global Challenges | Global Solutions | How KKR is tackling Impact & Sustainable Investing?

Keynote Speaker: Robert Antablin, Partner, Co-Head of KKR Global Impact

Following the keynote address, 10 speakers are invited to share 60 seconds of their impact stories during the ‘iTalk 60seconds’ session on “What does impact mean to you?”. 

If you would like to speak during the iTalk 60 seconds session and share your impact vision, stories and actions, you can choose to register under the category ‘iTalk 60s Speaker’.



13:00 – 13:05 – Erol Sami Guvener, Strategy and Social Impact, The Salon

Keynote Speech

13:05 – 13:20 - Global Challenges | Global Solutions | How KKR is tackling Impact & Sustainable Investing?

                               Robert Antablin, Partner and Co-Head of KKR Global Impact 

13:20 – 13:30 - Erol Sami Guvener, Strategy and Social Impact, The Salon

iTalk 60seconds

Moderator: Robin Titus, Global Strategic Alliances & Partnerships, The Salon

13:30 – 13:45 - iTalk 60seconds, Speakers

13:45 – 13:55 - Q&A

Summary & closing remarks

13:55 – 14:00 – Bo Ji, Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club


Keynote Speaker Profile: Robert Antablin, Partner, Co-Head of KKR Global Impact

Robert Antablin (New York) joined KKR in 2005 and is Co-Head of KKR Global Impact, the firm’s private market investing platform focused on businesses that promote commercial solutions to global issues associated with economic development, environmental management, the energy transition, agricultural and food production and education and learning. He serves as a member of the firm’s Global Impact Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Antablin currently serves on the boards of directors of Burning Glass, Environmental Operating Solutions, Joulon, Monterra, Nexom and Resource Environmental Solutions. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Antablin was with Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Investment Banking Division in New York. Mr. Antablin holds a B.S. with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from the Schreyer Honors College of the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Antablin is also an active civic supporter and serves as a board member of the Hermann Park Conservancy.

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.

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

Metin Guvener is the Founding Chairman of The Salon. 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


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