Keynote Speaker

Prof.Dr. (h.c) Mehmet Şükrü Güzel

Prof.Dr. (h.c) Mehmet Şükrü Güzel was born in 1968 Istanbul. He finished the Istanbul    University Faculty of Economics. He is the United Nations Geneva Office respresantative of CAPAJ (Comision Juridica Para el Autpdesarrollo de los Pueblos Originarios Andips), an NGO accreditated to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Humaprof-mehmetn Rights Council, based in Peru. He is working as an independent adviser for the first nations of different parts of the world who are struggling for their independence under the United Nations decolonization system.

He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his achievement of proving that pro-visionary article 140 of the Iraq constitution of 2005 is null and his efforts to prevent a potential civil war which may occur because of the provisional article. He was nominated together with With Mr Leon K.Siu, an important political leader of Hawaii, for the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 for solving West Papua conflict in the United Nations system and for their efforts in the United Nations system to solve West Papua conflict. He had written 2 books on the First World War and the afterwards.

He was awarded to the honorable degree of doctor and professor by the Vector International Science Academy of Science, Azerbaijan. He is the author of 2 books on war crimes of the 1st World War and afterwards. He is giving lessons on International Humanitarian Law to the NGOs.

Sibylle Rupprecht

For 30 years, Sibylle Rupprecht has headed profit centers, SMEs or international NGOs. Her rich and varied experience makes her a consultant with an excellent understanding of the challenges faced by companies. She has also created her own consulting companies, accompanying her clients in their growth, reorganization and political representation.
An experienced advocate at the UN and the European Union, she appreciates the importance of governance, as well as internal and external procedures and communication.
Today, companies need exemplary governance that takes into account shareholder relations, integrity of financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and balancing short-term interests with long-term strategies. The Board of Directors is the responsible leader for good governance and risk management. In recent years, the expectations demanded by boards of directors have changed significantly. Today, the exercise of a director’s mandate requires the right professional competence.
Building on her experience as a member and chair of various boards and expert groups, Sibylle Rupprecht brings her expertise to companies, foundations and associations by helping them optimize the performance of their boards of directors.
A former head hunter, she also advises clients on the right choice of board members, and trains and accompanies directors in their work.
Sibylle Rupprecht is a lecturer, trainer and coach. She is a mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation and teaches at the University of Geneva for the Executive Certificate in Leadership – Diversity & Women. She is heavily involved in promoting women in the workplace and increasing diversity at the level of boards of directors.
She studied management of international organizations at the University of Fribourg and holds an executive certificate in international advocacy from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.