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Doha GOALS 2014 Speakers

  • Sheikh Faisal AL-THANIExecutive Director, Doha GOALS, Qatar
  • H.R.H. Prince Nicholas of Romania Founder, Curtea Veche Association, Romania
  • Mansoor AHMED Former Field Hockey Player and Social Activist, Pakistan
  • H.E. SALAH BIN GHANEM BIN NASSER AL ALIMinister of Youth and Sport, Qatar
  • Dalal AL DOSSARYFounder and Managing Director, IMPACT CSR Solutions, Qatar
  • Majed AL-KHALIFIChief Editor, Stadium Newspaper, Qatar
  • Mohamed Ghaith AL KUWARI Consultant of Preventive Medicine & Public Health, Aspetar, Qatar
  • Hafez AL-MEDLEJHead, Marketing and Finance Committee, AFC, Saudi Arabia
  • Ehab AL SHIHABICEO, Al Jazeera USA, United States
  • Reem AL-SHARSHANISkeet Shooting Champion, Qatar
  • Khalid AL-SULAITEENCEO, Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar
  • H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman AL-THANISecretary General, Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar
  • Tarek ALSALEHFounder, Bidna Capoeira, United Kingdom
  • Iñigo ARENILLASHead of International Projects in Africa and Middle East, Real Madrid Foundation, Spain
  • Richard ATTIASExecutive Chairman, Richard Attias & Associates and Executive Producer, Doha GOALS, United States
  • Sophie AUCONIEMember, European Parliament; Head of the Parliamentary “Friends of Sport” Group, France
  • Marc AUDRITVice President, Global Brand, Western Union, France
  • Cedric BABU-NDILIMACEO, Kinetic Management Group and Chairman, Uganda Tennis Association, Uganda
  • Marion BARTOLIWimbledon Champion and Former World Top 10 Tennis Player, France
  • Boris BECKERSix-Time Grand Slam Champion and Former World Number 1; Coach of World Number 1 Novak Djokovic, Germany
  • Fahad BAHZADCEO, Qatar Racing Club, Qatar
  • Johanna BENSONParalympic Champion, Track & Field , Namibia
  • Ignacio BERISTAINManaging Director of Global Merchandising, Adidas, Spain
  • Stéphane BERMONSports Physician and Exercise Physiologist, Monaco Institute of Sport Medicine and Surgery , Monaco
  • Shaheen BISpecial Advisor, Muslim Sport's Council , United Kingdom
  • Marlene BJORNSRUDExecutive Director, Alliance of Women Coaches, United States
  • Ed BLACKMORECEO, Back Talent, United Kingdom
  • Ato BOLDONFour-Time Olympic Medallist and World Champion Sprinter; Broadcaster, NBC, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Pascal BONIFACEFounding Director, French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs – IRIS, France
  • Eric BOYERFormer Professional Road Bicycle Racer and Former Manager, Cofidis Team, France
  • Ivan BRAVODirector General, Aspire Academy, Qatar
  • Richard BRINKMANGlobal Head, Kantar Media, United Kingdom
  • Andy BRUSMANCEO, Alchemy Global , United States
  • Lourenço BUSTANICEO, Mandalah , United States
  • Titi CAMARAFormer Professional Football Player; Former Minister of Sports, Guinea
  • Veronica CAMPBELL-BROWN18-Time Olympic and World Championship Medallist, Track & Field, Jamaica
  • Miguel CARDENALPresident, Supreme Council of Sports, Spain
  • Juan Luis CEBRIANChairman, Grupo PRISA, Spain
  • Burcu ÇETINKAYAChampion Rally Driver and Red Bull Athlete, Turkey
  • Simon CHADWICKProfessor of Sport Business Strategy, Coventry University , United Kingdom
  • Jae CHALFINFounder and CEO, Sports New Media, United Kingdom
  • Darren CHEESMANInternational Hockey Player, United Kingdom
  • Linford CHRISTIEOlympic Gold Medallist, 100 meters and World Champion, 100 meters, United Kingdom/Jamaica
  • Simon CLEGGCOO, Baku 2015, United Kingdom
  • Lord COEDouble Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Vice President, International Association of Athletics Associations, Former Chairman, London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games , United Kingdom
  • John COULSONHead of Professional Football Services, Opta,, United Kingdom
  • Patrick D’AMELIOCEO, Washington STEM, United States
  • Laurent DAMIANIPresident, Sporsora and Founding Partner, Inspiring Sport, France
  • Nuno DELICADODirector, SportImpact, Timor-Leste
  • Deng YAPING18-Time Table Tennis World Champion, China
  • Marije DEUTEKOM Former Rower, Dutch National Team; Professor, University of Amsterdam , Netherlands
  • Paul DEVLINHead of Business Analytics and Database & Technologies, SAP MENA, United Kingdom
  • Deshun DEYSELMountain Climber , South Africa
  • Philippe DIALLO Director General, UCPF (Union des Clubs Professionels de Football), France
  • James DORSEYSenior Fellow, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies; Co-director, Institute of Fan Culture, University of Wuerzburg, United Kingdom
  • David DUKEFounder and CEO, Street Soccer Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Shawn EDMONDSONDirector of Strategic Initiatives, Washington STEM, United States
  • Jonathan EDWARDSOlympic Gold Medallist, 2-Time World Champion and Reigning World Record, Triple Jump, United Kingdom
  • Rania ELWANIMember of the Medical Commission, IOC, Founder, Egyptian Olympians Association and Three-time Olympian, Swimming, Egypt
  • Javier FAUSVice Chairman, FC Barcelona, Spain
  • Diamil FAYEPresident and CEO, JAPPO Sports Consulting , Senegal
  • Debbie FERGUSON-MCKENZIE5 Time Olympic Medallist, Track & Field, Bahamas
  • Ronald FLANAGANChairman, Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, International Cricket Council , United Kingdom
  • George FOREMANTwo-Time Boxing World Heavyweight Champion, United States
  • Ed FOSTER-SIMEONPresident and CEO, US Soccer Foundation, United States
  • Séan GARNIERWorld Champion, Freestyle Soccer , France
  • Stefan GERMANNExecutive Director, OneGoal Asia , Malaysia
  • Andrew GETTIGVice President, International, Connor Sport Court International , United States
  • Taj HAMADSecretary General, World Association of NGOs, Sudan
  • Sally HANCOCKChair, Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation; Former Director, Olympic and Paralympic Marketing, Lloyds Banking Group, United Kingdom
  • Florian HARTMANNSkateholder Manager, FC Shalke 04 , Germany
  • Jason HENZELLFounder, Breds and Treasure Beach Foundation, Jamaica
  • Bin HOUParalympic Champion, Triple Jump, China
  • Stéphane HOUDETWorld’s Number Two Wheelchair Tennis player, France
  • Ray HUDSONFormer Professional Football Player; Announcer, beIN Sport, United Kingdon
  • Jackie JOYNER-KERSEE Triple Olympic Gold Medal Winner in Heptathlon and Long Jump; Director, USA Track and Field, United States
  • Indira KALJOProfessional Basketball Player, Bosnia
  • Oliver KAHNGoalkeeper, German National Team, 1994-2006, Golden Ball Winner, 2002, Germany
  • Arun KANGCEO, Sporting Equals, United Kingdom
  • Andrey KASHECHKINFormer Professional Cyclist , Kazakhstan
  • Alan KASUJJAPresenter, Newsday, BBC World Service, Uganda
  • Shiv KHEMKAVice Chairman, SUN Group , India
  • Wilson KIPKETERWorld Record-Holder and Champion Middle-Distance Runner, Denmark
  • Len KOMOROSKICEO, Cleveland Cavaliers, United States
  • Johann KOSS Olympic Champion and CEO, Right to Play, Canada
  • Marine LALLEMENTGeneral Manager, FastSport, France
  • Thierry LARDINOITFounder and Head of the International Sports Marketing Chair, ESSEC, France
  • Brijesh LAWRENCETrack and Field Sprinter, Saint Kitts And Nevis
  • Wilfried LEMKESpecial Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace, United Nations, Germany
  • Simon LONGSTAFFExecutive Director, St. James Ethics Center; Chair of Ethics Committee, Australia Triathlon, Australia
  • Tegla LOROUPEUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Champion Marathon Runner, Kenya
  • Alexis LYRASDirector, Olympism4Humanity , United States
  • Cédric MANGAUDFounder and CEO, Octonion, France
  • Vincent MERITONMinister of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, Republic of Seychelles
  • Elana MEYERFormer World Record Holder, Half Marathon and Founder, ENDUROCAD, South Africa
  • James MORGONFounder, xplorsport ltd, United Kingdom
  • Arnaud MOUROTCo-Founder and President, Sports Sans Frontières, France
  • Dikembe MUTOMBOEight-time NBA All-star; CEO and President, The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Kass NAIDOOFounder, gsport4girls , South Africa
  • Ilie NăSTASE Two-Time Grand Slam Champion and Former Number 1 Tennis Player , Romania
  • Adnan NAWAZ News Anchor, BBC World , United Kingdom
  • Laurent PETRYNKA President, International School Sport Federation, France
  • Marc POLLICKPresident, Giving Back Fund, United States
  • Piara POWARFounder and CEO, Fare Network , United Kingdom
  • Sir Craig REEDIEVice President, International Olympic Committee (IOC), United Kingdom
  • Wesam RIZQQatari Footballer, with 110 International Caps , Qatar
  • Francesca ROSSIDirector, Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation, Italy
  • Layla SAMATIExecutive Programs Presenter, BeIN Sport, Qatar
  • Tokyo SEXWALEAnti-apartheid Robben Island prisoner, trustee of Nelson Mandela Foundation and FIFA member, South Africa
  • Selima SFAR Professional Tennis Player, Tunisia
  • Iskandar SHAHRIL Regional Manager, Brand Promotion – Football, General Motors, Singapore
  • Bobby SHARMA Senior Vice President, Global Head of Basketball, IMG , United States
  • David SHEEPSHANKS CBEChairman, UK Community Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Jean-Pierre SIUTATPresident, French Federation of Basketball, France
  • Daniel SMYTHFounder, Sport and Thought, United Kingdom
  • Rana SOBHAssociate Professor, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Doug SOLOMONIDEO Fellow, United States
  • Stephen SONDERMANAsia Director, One World Futbol , Thailand
  • Bill SQUADRONCEO, Bloomberg Sport, United States
  • Claudio SULSERChairman, Disciplinary Committee, FIFA, Switzerland
  • Nicolas SULTANPrincipal, AT Kearney, Qatar
  • Magali TEZENAS DU MONTCELGeneral Delegate, Sporsora, France
  • Honey THALJIEH First Captain, Palestine's Women's Football Team; Corporate Communications Manager, FIFA , Palestine
  • Jean-Francois TOUSSAINTDirector, IRMES/INSEP , France
  • Lesa UKMANChief Insights Officer, IEG , United States
  • Rob URBACHCEO, USA Triathlon , United States
  • Esther VERGEERMultiple Olympic and World Champion, Wheelchair Tennis , Netherlands
  • Cees VERVOORN Three-Time Olympic Swimmer; Professor of Elite Sport and Education, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Casey WASSERMANChairman and CEO, Wasserman Media Group, United States
  • Mel YOUNGFounder and CEO, Homeless World Cup , United Kingdom
  • Nada ZEIDANRally Champion, Qatar
  • Amy ZHOUPresident, America-China Sports Association , China

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