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Past Featured Speakers


Markus Müller 

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer ESG - Deutsche Bank

Markus Müller is Global Head of the Chief Investment Office International Private Bank (IPB), Deutsche Bank AG. In this role, and as a Managing Director, he represents the house view of Deutsche Bank IPB to the financial markets. Markus is also a member of Deutsche Bank’s Group Sustainability Council.

He began his career at Deutsche Bank in DB Research as executive assistant to the chief economist. He acquired broad international experience, with a focus on the transformation of societies and economies, in particular China. Markus has held teaching posts in corporate finance and economics, being a visiting scholar at the Frankfurt School of Finance and the University of Bayreuth, as well as at the Banking and Finance Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.

Christian Clerc

President Global Operations - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Christian Clerc oversees global operations, ensuring that each property in the company’s growing portfolio represents the highest standards of quality and service, working closely with teams in its corporate offices as well the company’s growing portfolio of hotel and residences worldwide.  

“Luxury today is about time well spent and the creation of memorable experiences. At Four Seasons, we pride ourselves on creating meaningful personal connections between our guests and our people,” noting the company’s successful growth rests on its singular corporate culture. “One of the most important things we do is encourage our employees to get to know one another and care for each other.”

As Four Seasons continues to expand its portfolio, Christian also leads the design and construction teams, partnering with world-class talent to develop architectural and design innovations that reflect each locale and that strive to meet the evolving needs of today’s luxury traveller.


Sharan Pasricha

Founder & CEO - Ennismore

Sharan Pasricha is Founder & CEO of Ennismore, a global hospitality company building brands that inspire discovery in some of the most exciting cities and neighbourhoods around the world. Ennismore has assets under management of $2b and was included in Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ list for 2020.

Selected as part of the Financial Times’ Future 100, the UK’s fastest growing businesses that are shaping the future of their sector, Ennismore’s brands include; The Hoxton, a global series of open-house hotels across Europe and the US; Working From_, a new shared work space concept; Gleneagles, the iconic glorious playground in the Scottish Highlands with an upcoming townhouse in Edinburgh, alongside several other brands.

Pasricha was included in Conde Nast Traveller’s ‘50 People Changing The Way We Travel’ and The Caterer’s ‘Top 100 Most Powerful People in Hospitality’.

He was awarded Graduate of the Last Decade by his alma mater, London Business School, in 2018 where he obtained his MBA.

Chip Conley

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Founder - Modern Elder Academy

The New York Times bestselling author is the hospitality maverick who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand. In Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder he shares his unexpected journey at midlife — from CEO to intern — learning about technology as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, while also mentoring CEO Brian Chesky.

Chip is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, where a new roadmap for midlife is offered at a beautiful oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He serves on the board of and the advisory board for the Stanford Center for Longevity.



Susan Wheeldon

Country Director - AU, NZ & Oceania - Airbnb

Susan Wheeldon has been Airbnb’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand since October, 2019.

Susan joined Airbnb from Google, where she spent four years in a variety of roles, including Head of Government & Performance and Head of Agency.

Passionate about entrepreneurial management, she has more than 20 years of experience across the digital, e-commerce, legal, aviation and property sectors.

Susan has held previous positions as Vice President of Groupon and Founder & Manager of Virgin Atlantic’s International Exchange Program, as well as Head of Brand & Retail at AMP Capital, which delivered more than $5 billion in revenue from the firm’s 38 retail assets in Australia and New Zealand.

Susan has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and holds a number of board positions, including Non-Executive Director of Centuria Capital Limited.

Maud Bailly

CEO Southern Europe - Accor

Maud Bailly began her studies in modern literature at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, before continuing with a Master's degree in Public Administration at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. Graduated from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration, she began her career in 2007 at the Inspection Générale des Finances, where she carried out several strategic and financial audit assignments in France and abroad, notably for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.


Anita Mendiratta

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Special Advisor to the Secretary General of UNWTO Founder & President, AM&A

A committed Travel, Tourism & Development practitioner, Anita is the Founder and President of ANITAMENDIRATTA & Associates, a highly respected and trusted international consulting firm based in London, UK.

Anita’s global hands-on, cross-cultural, cross-industry experience in both public and private sectors has created an innate ability to feel the ‘heartbeat’ of societies – the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental dynamics impacting and inspiring nations facing change, challenge or crisis.

For this reason, Anita is highly sought after as both a strategist & advisor in the areas of national growth, development, and often, recovery. She is honoured to be:

  • SPECIAL ADVISOR to the Secretary General of the UNWTO



  • CO-CREATOR and CO-HOST of the weekly global programme RISE


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