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Tetyana Payosova

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We are proud to present Tetyana Payosova (LL.M.’18), a senior associate in Van Bael & Bellis‘s Geneva office, and an ANHW Switzerland member. Her practice focuses on international economic law, with a particular emphasis on international trade law and WTO dispute settlement. Tetyana has been involved in a number of WTO disputes arising in different sectors of economy and involving a broad range of substantive issues. She advises WTO Members at every stage of WTO dispute settlement proceedings and assists with mutually agreed solutions. 

Tetyana also advises governments and corporate clients on WTO and FTA negotiations, compatibility of national laws and regulations with WTO and FTA obligations, and on emerging cross-cutting issues, in particular, in the context of trade and environment, including carbon border adjustments , deforestation and sustainability due diligence. In addition to WTO law, Tetyana also advises clients on EU renewable energy legislation, foreign direct investment screening, sanctions and export control. For further information, Tetyana invites you to check her LinkedIn page.

Tetyana is originally from Ukraine. In addition to her native Ukrainian language, she speaks English, German, Portuguese and Russian.

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Kasia Jakimowicz

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We are proud to present Kasia Jakimowicz, ANWH Switzerland member, HKS MCMPA’20 and Harvard Ash Centre Innovation in Government Fellow’21.

Kasia combines corporate, policy and entrepreneurial experience. She is strategic tech, governance and innovation lead, helping global international organizations, startups, corporates, countries and people reach their biggest potential through human-centric design in digital transformation, robust business models, relevant policies, investment vehicles and adaptive leadership. 

Kasia leads the ITU’s International Centre of Digital Innovation (I-CoDI) at the International Telecommunication Union HQ in Geneva using design thinking to facilitate digital transformation and accelerate connectivity in the regions. Prior to joining ITU, worked at the World Bank Headquarters DC and at the European Commission in Brussels. Previously, she supported the VP of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip, at the Working Group on Digital Entrepreneurship at the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. 

Harvard Kennedy School graduate and Harvard Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation Fellow’21, she was a visiting mentor/research scientist at the MIT Media Lab Global Ventures (Data and AI for the post-COVID world) and AI for Impact. She mentors startups at MIT Martin Trust Centre eForum, EBRD Star Ventures, and at hackathons all over the globe (incl. Women in AI USA,) and coaches MIT S+AP Executive Education courses on AI & Data Strategies and HealthTech Ventures. She is also a member of the IEEE Council on Extended Intelligence (Global Initiative on AI Ethics). She is a public speaker and a co/author of numerous publications on innovation and technology focusing on  exploring how technology can solve global challenges. Currently, she is a part of Stanford GSB LEAD Executive Program and is a co-founder of LEAD for Boards initiative.

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Plarent Aleksi

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We are proud to present to you Plarent Aleksi, GSAS 2014, ANHW Switzerland member.

Plarent invites you to discover his CV and his complete LinkedIN page here.

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Tenzin Dickyi

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We are proud to present Tenzin Dickyi, HES 2014, ANHW Switzerland member.

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Cornelia Choe

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We are proud to present Cornelia Choe, ANHW Switzerland member.

Cornelia invites you to check her LinkedIn webpage, where you will find the information below and more.

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Reem Yared

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We are proud to present ReemYared, ANHW Switzerland member.

Reem Yared is the Founder & CEO of HelpAroundTown.com, an award-winning community marketplace for help.  She earned her B.A. at Harvard University and her MBA at Wharton (UPenn). Ms. Yared developed her expertise in knowledge marketplaces by working as a management consultant focused on building information services, first at Arthur D. Little, then independently, with clients ranging from Dow Jones, Inc. to start-ups and Fortune 1000 companies.  

HelpAroundTown won the Optimal Aging Award for its ability to reduce loneliness and isolation in Seniors. The award was sponsored by the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in MA, MIT AgeLab, GE Healthcare and Benchmark Senior Living. HelpAroundTown also earned a Chamber of Commerce award for “this novel way of connecting community” and was the City of Somerville’s partner on a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston-funded youth-employment project. 

Ms Yared has been interviewed in the national and local press, by US News and World Report, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic’s CityLab, Wharton Business Radio, the Somerville Times, Boston Herald, Belmont Citizen Herald, Lexington Minuteman and Colonial Times. Ms. Yared has researched and published on women’s entrepreneurship jointly with the World Bank.  

She has served on the boards of the Cary Memorial Library Foundation and the Cambridge-Ellis School. 

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Mariam Megally

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We are proud to present Mariam Megally, ANHW Switzerland member.

Mariam is the Director for the Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the leading hospitality school in Glion. Prior to that, Mariam held various senior managerial positions in corporate Food & Bev, first at Starbucks and then at Nestle. In these various roles she developed deep expertise in M&A, innovation and strategy. She is also a judge with global startup incubator MassChallenge, a mentor to startups with Innosuisse, and a lecturer in strategy at the Solvay Business School. In addition, she plays a very active role with Ashoka, the leading global network of social entrepreneurs. She started her career as a management consultant at McKinsey and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Audrey Selian

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We are proud to present Audrey Selian, Director of Artha Impact (Rianta Capital Zurich), an impact investment initiative under the auspices of a dedicated advisory to the Singh Family Trust, and ANHW CH member. She has been an advisor and friend of Halloran Philanthropies for many years.  Her focus has been on the deployment of private equity finance to high impact businesses serving the underserved in India across various sectors including agriculture, health, energy, water, education and livelihoods. Audrey is founder of an online impact investment platform designed to tackle the economics of discovery and due diligence for social enterprises. Through its associated vehicle Artha Networks Inc., the platform has been licensed to a major development bank and is actively in testing in other sectors and geographies. She is also co-founder of Impact for Breakfast, an informal ‘breakfast club’ network comprised of over 2,400 investment advisors that is now active in 15+ cities – as well as co-founder of Baraka Impact, an emerging market health-focused spin on Artha’s platform.  Audrey recently co-edited a book with Prof. David Cooperrider (Case Western Reserve University, and founder of Appreciative Inquiry) entitled The Business of Building a Better World: The Leadership Revolution that is Changing Everything (Berrett Koehler Publishers). She holds degrees from the Fletcher School at Tufts University (PhD, MALD), The London School of Economics (MSc) and Wellesley College (BA). In 2003, she was a doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Shira Kaplan

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We are proud to present Shira Kaplan, the Founder and CEO of Cyverse AG, a Zurich-based cyber-security firm which delivers innovative, hands-on Israeli cyber-security solutions to global and local corporations, and an ANHW CH member. Shira’s technological training dates back to her military service in the Israeli 8200 Elite Technology Unit of the Intelligence, where she was an Intelligence and Cyber Analyst. She held business management positions at publicly-traded companies including Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Bank Julius Baer & Co. in Zurich (SIX: BAER). Shira is an alumna of Harvard University (B.A. 2008), where she studied Government and Chinese, and was a Shelby Davis Scholar. She holds an MBA from St. Gallen HSG University in Switzerland, where she was awarded the “Women in Business” Scholarship. Shira has won several other awards, including the “Seeds of Peace” scholarship, the Goldman fellowship and the Milken Fellowship. She has been featured in the Financial Times, the Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Bilanz, PwC CEO Magazine and other newspapers. She is mother of 3 Montessori children, and resides by the Lake of Zurich.

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Liliana Andonova

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We are proud to present Liliana Andonova, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, and Co-Director of the Center for International Environmental Studies (CIES) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Geneva, and ANHW CH member, HGSAS 2001.

She completed her MA and PhD degrees at Harvard University. Andonova has been named Giorgio Ruffolo Fellow in Sustainability Science at Harvard University, and Jean Monnet Fellow and Senior Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute. She is the author of Governance Entrepreneurs. International Organizations and the Rise of Global Public-Private Partnerships (Cambridge University Press, 2017); Transnational Politics of the Environment (MIT Press, 2003) and co-author of Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2014), among other publications. Professor Andonova is recipient of the Chadwick Alger Prize and of the Harold & Margaret Sprout Award of the International Studies Association for the book Governance Entrepreneurs; as well as of the International Geneva Award for Gender and the Environment, and the Award of the Swiss Network for International Studies for best published article on international organizations. Her research focuses on international institutions, institutional innovation, climate change, environmental governance, public-private partnerships, and European integration.