Recognised leaders of integrity from around the world, the One Young World Counsellors lend their global stature to the delegate’s views and inspire them to create positive change.

Lily Cole

Model and Philanthropist

Ron Garan

Former NASA Astronaut and Founder, Fragile Oasis

Mark Tewksbury

Chair of Special Olympics Canada

Donna Karan

Fashion Designer & Philanthropist

Emmanuel Jal

Artist & Peace Activist

Gary White

CEO & Founder,

Joss Stone

Joss Stone

Singer & Songwriter

Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell

Former Professional Footballer

Carolyn S. Miles

Carolyn S. Miles

President & CEO for Save the Children

Liya Kebede

Model and Maternal Health Activist

Father Mussie Zerai

2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson

British former wheelchair racer, a parliamentarian and a television presenter

Christiana Figueres

Costa Rican Diplomat

Pedro Padierna

Pedro Padierna

President, PepsiCo Mexico

Marisa Drew

CEO Impact Advisory & Finance Department

Harley Finkelstein

Chief Operating Officer at Shopify

AnnaLynne McCord

Actress & Activist

Álvaro Uribe

Álvaro Uribe

Ex-President of Colombia

Doutzen Kroes

Supermodel & Activist

Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland & Chair of the Mary Robinson Foundation


Singer and Akon Lighting Africa Co-Founder

Akala (Kingslee James Daley)

Social Entrepreneur and Hip Hop Artist

Nick Haysom

Nick Haysom

United Nations Director of Political Affairs

Ian Roberts

CTO, Buhler

Beatrice Rangel

Managing Director: AMLA Consulting Group, Former Minister of the Secretariat during the Presidency of Carlos Andrés Pérez (Venezuela)

Shang Wenji

Shang Wenji

Pop Idol

Peter Y. Solmssen

Peter Y. Solmssen

Member of the Managing Board and General Counsel of Siemens AG

Tawakkol Karman

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Kathy Calvin

President and CEO, United Nations Foundation

Juanpa Zurita

Comedic digital content creator and actor

Caroline Casey

Founder of Binc

Tidjane Thiam

CEO and Member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse

Ken Kragen

Legendary Pop Music Manager

John Kerry

US Senator

Ulrike Sapiro

Senior Director, Water Stewardship & Sustainable Agriculture

Andy Ansah

Andy Ansah

Former professional footballer and founder of Sports On Screen

President Santos

President of Colombia

Feike Sijbesma

DSM Chief Executive Officer

William Heinecke

CEO & Chairman, Minor International

Jane Griffiths

Global Head, Actelion

Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish

Director-General, OPEC Fund for International Development

Zahra Bahrololoumi

Senior Managing Director and lead of Accenture Technology for the UK and Ireland

Richard R. Ernst

Richard R. Ernst

Nobel Laureate

Brian Gallagher

President and CEO, United Way Worldwide

Silvia Lagnado

Silvia Lagnado

CMO at Bacardi

Mayor Pauline Krikke

Mayor Pauline Krikke

Mayor of the Hague

Mohammad Gawdat

Vice President of Emerging Markets, Google

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Columnist and broadcaster

Richard Sambrook

Vice Chairman and Chief Content Officer, Edelman