Trustees

Naguib Sawiris Chair of Trustees

One of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, leading numerous international conglomerates active in mining, real estate development, financial services, telecommunications, investment and media, including a majority stake in Euronews, among many other sectors. Chair of Orascom TMT Investments and Orascom Investment Holding, as well as La Mancha Holding. Big donor and very highly involved in political and humanitarian campaigns and initiatives across the world.

 

Mila Bessmann Trustee

Tech entrepreneur and digital artist. Worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Highly involved in political, justice and humanitarian issues. She has led the legal campaign against the nationalization of the largest woodworking holding in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Naseer Shamma Trustee

One of the most renowned musicians in the world. Ambassador of Nonviolence International, Red Cross, Red Crescent and UNESCO Peace Artist. Has organised many nonviolence workshops in preparation for the first Nonviolence Conference in Iraq. Leading campaigner to include nonviolence principles in the Iraqi education curriculum. Has led and managed numerous big initiatives to rebuild lives and infrastructure. Working extensively on spreading tolerance through his music, activities and constant presence in the media.

 

Jo Pannecoucke Trustee

Visionary entrepreneur who enjoys building strategic alliances with a focus on improving health and quality of life. Has established many businesses including TakeAir.world, which focuses on microbial architecture to promote a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. Actively involved in political and humanitarian issues.

Ulrich Schreiber Trustee Berlin Germany

Leading cultural figure worldwide. Founder and president of the international literature festival berlin (ilb) since 2001. Always worked on linking culture and literature with political, justice and humanitarian issues in all events he led worldwide. Member of the German PEN-Centre as well as a co-founder of the PEN World Voices Festival.