Join us for a live discussion brought to you by PwC and hosted by CNBC Catalyst, a commercial division of CNBC, where we will unveil the results of PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey of more than 5,000 chief executives from around the world. The survey provides unique insight into the key challenges and opportunities facing business leaders as they navigate their organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

This virtual event will look at how business can deliver sustained outcomes and build trust in the context of the pandemic, digital disruption and the changing nature of society and the environment.

SPEAKERS

Emma Crosby

Moderator

EMMA CROSBY
Moderator for CNBC Catalyst

Emma Crosby

Emma Crosby is an experienced broadcast journalist who currently presents on Sky News and regularly hosts TV and podcast content for CNBC’s commercial arm CNBC Catalyst. Prior to this, Emma presented Channel 5’s flagship evening news programme for five years, leaving at the end of 2015. Before anchoring 5 News, Emma co-presented the popular ITV breakfast show GMTV for 2 years. Prior to this, Emma enjoyed her first stint as a Sky News presenter, covering some of the biggest stories for the channel including the terrorist bombings of Glasgow Airport, which earned her a BAFTA for best news coverage. Emma’s specialism is business news, she cut her teeth as a presenter for CNBC, broadcasting out of London and New York, and later was Sky News' business presenter during the 2008 banking crisis.

Alongside Emma’s broadcasting career, Emma is an experienced conference host, moderator and awards presenter. Emma has hosted high level corporate panels from the World Economic Forum in Davos, and has worked with a wide range of businesses from FTSE 100 companies to trade associations and SME’s helping them deliver fantastic events and produe valuable corporate content whatever the medium - on stage, on TV, on radio, and online.

Bob Moritz

BOB MORITZ
Global Chairman of PwC

Bob Moritz

Bob Moritz is Global Chairman of PwC, which spans 155 countries and includes more than 280,000 people. PwC is a professional services network, providing audit, tax, consulting, and deals services around the world, in order to build trust and contribute to productive solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. In his role, Bob leads the international network’s leadership teams, champions diversity and inclusion, sets strategy, and enhances the brand of PwC through quality service to our stakeholders. Bob is also PwC’s representative with IFIAR, GPPC, and other profession-focused organizations to enhance investor confidence and public trust in the capital markets.

Bob chairs the Global Leadership Council of Generation Unlimited, a UNICEF-affiliated organization which brings together partners from government, multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector to help young people around the world reach their potential. Additionally, PwC is a founding member of the UN’s HeforShe 10x10x10 Impact Champions network. Bob is also a trustee of The Conference Board, a member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, and a director of the SUNY-Oswego College Foundation, his alma mater.

Bob is married and lives just outside of New York City.

Professor Klaus Schwab

PROFESSOR KLAUS SCHWAB
Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum

Professor Klaus Schwab

Professor Klaus Schwab has championed the multi-stakeholder concept since the World Economic Forum’s inception in 1971, becoming the world’s foremost platform for public-private cooperation.

In 1998, with his wife Hilde, he created the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, which seeks to identify, recognize and disseminate initiatives in social entrepreneurship that have significantly improved people’s lives and have the potential to be replicated on a global scale.

In 2004 he established a new foundation: the Forum of Young Global Leaders . Seven years later, in 2011, he created the Global Shapers Community . The purpose of the two foundations is to integrate young people as a strong voice for the future into global decision-making processes and to encourage their engagement in concrete projects that address social problems.

The Forum employs over 700 people, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and additional offices in New York, San Francisco, Beijing and Tokyo.

An engineer and economist by training, Professor Klaus Schwab holds doctorates in Economics from the University of Fribourg, in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has received numerous international and national honours.

His latest book is “Stakeholder Capitalism” published in January 2021.

Outside his work, he has a broad range of academic, cultural and public service interests. He is a regular swimmer, mountain walker and an enthusiastic participant in the Engadin Ski Marathon.

Alison Rose

ALISON ROSE
Chief Executive Officer of NatWest Group Plc

Alison Rose

Alison is Chief Executive of NatWest Group pls having worked at the bank for more than 27 years. She joined as a graduate and was most recently Deputy CEO of NatWest Holdings and CEO of RBS's Commercial and Private Banking business.

Alison sits on the Board of Directors for the Institute of International Finance and is a member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum. She is also a Trustee of Business in the Community (BITC) and Chairs the Scottish BITC Advisory Board. Alison is a Non-Executive Director of Great Portland Estates plc and sits on the board of the Coutts Charitable Foundation.

Jim Hagemann Snabe

JIM HAGEMANN
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG
Chairman of the Board of Directors of A.P. Møller–Mærsk A/S

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe is Chairman at Siemens AG (D) and Chairman at A.P. Moller - Maersk (DK). He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He is former co-CEO of SAP AG and holds a Master’s degree in Operational Research from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Through his 25-year career within the IT industry, Jim Hagemann Snabe has continuously built on his experience and knowledge, starting as Trainee in SAP AG in 1990. Throughout his career, he has held multiple leadership roles at SAP and IBM as well as leading consulting, sales, and product development organisations. He was appointed member of the Executive Board of SAP in 2008 and co-CEO of SAP AG alongside Bill McDermott in 2010.

Jim Hagemann Snabe is actively engaged in efforts related to the digital transformation of business and society. These efforts bring together policy makers, business leaders, and leaders in society to understand current issues and shape a better and more sustainable future.

He is Co-author of “Dreams and Details” - a book about leadership in times of change and Co-author of “Tech for Life” - a book about putting trust back in technology as a force for good.

SPEAKERS

  • EMMA CROSBY

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    Emma Crosby is an experienced broadcast journalist who currently presents on Sky News and regularly hosts TV and podcast content for CNBC’s commercial arm CNBC Catalyst. Prior to this, Emma presented Channel 5’s flagship evening news programme for five years, leaving at the end of 2015. Before anchoring 5 News, Emma co-presented the popular ITV breakfast show GMTV for 2 years. Prior to this, Emma enjoyed her first stint as a Sky News presenter, covering some of the biggest stories for the channel including the terrorist bombings of Glasgow Airport, which earned her a BAFTA for best news coverage. Emma’s specialism is business news, she cut her teeth as a presenter for CNBC, broadcasting out of London and New York, and later was Sky News' business presenter during the 2008 banking crisis.

    Alongside Emma’s broadcasting career, Emma is an experienced conference host, moderator and awards presenter. Emma has hosted high level corporate panels from the World Economic Forum in Davos, and has worked with a wide range of businesses from FTSE 100 companies to trade associations and SME’s helping them deliver fantastic events and produe valuable corporate content whatever the medium - on stage, on TV, on radio, and online.

  • BOB MORITZ

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    Bob Moritz is Global Chairman of PwC, which spans 155 countries and includes more than 280,000 people. PwC is a professional services network, providing audit, tax, consulting, and deals services around the world, in order to build trust and contribute to productive solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. In his role, Bob leads the international network’s leadership teams, champions diversity and inclusion, sets strategy, and enhances the brand of PwC through quality service to our stakeholders. Bob is also PwC’s representative with IFIAR, GPPC, and other profession-focused organizations to enhance investor confidence and public trust in the capital markets.

    Bob chairs the Global Leadership Council of Generation Unlimited, a UNICEF-affiliated organization which brings together partners from government, multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector to help young people around the world reach their potential. Additionally, PwC is a founding member of the UN’s HeforShe 10x10x10 Impact Champions network. Bob is also a trustee of The Conference Board, a member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, and a director of the SUNY-Oswego College Foundation, his alma mater.

    Bob is married and lives just outside of New York City.

  • PROFESSOR KLAUS SCHWAB

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    Professor Klaus Schwab has championed the multi-stakeholder concept since the World Economic Forum’s inception in 1971, becoming the world’s foremost platform for public-private cooperation.

    In 1998, with his wife Hilde, he created the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, which seeks to identify, recognize and disseminate initiatives in social entrepreneurship that have significantly improved people’s lives and have the potential to be replicated on a global scale.

    In 2004 he established a new foundation: the Forum of Young Global Leaders . Seven years later, in 2011, he created the Global Shapers Community . The purpose of the two foundations is to integrate young people as a strong voice for the future into global decision-making processes and to encourage their engagement in concrete projects that address social problems.

    The Forum employs over 700 people, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and additional offices in New York, San Francisco, Beijing and Tokyo.

    An engineer and economist by training, Professor Klaus Schwab holds doctorates in Economics from the University of Fribourg, in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has received numerous international and national honours.

    His latest book is “Stakeholder Capitalism” published in January 2021.

    Outside his work, he has a broad range of academic, cultural and public service interests. He is a regular swimmer, mountain walker and an enthusiastic participant in the Engadin Ski Marathon.

  • ALISON ROSE

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    Alison is Chief Executive of NatWest Group pls having worked at the bank for more than 27 years. She joined as a graduate and was most recently Deputy CEO of NatWest Holdings and CEO of RBS's Commercial and Private Banking business.

    Alison sits on the Board of Directors for the Institute of International Finance and is a member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum. She is also a Trustee of Business in the Community (BITC) and Chairs the Scottish BITC Advisory Board. Alison is a Non-Executive Director of Great Portland Estates plc and sits on the board of the Coutts Charitable Foundation.

  • JIM HAGEMANN SNABE

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    Jim Hagemann Snabe is Chairman at Siemens AG (D) and Chairman at A.P. Moller - Maersk (DK). He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He is former co-CEO of SAP AG and holds a Master’s degree in Operational Research from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

    Through his 25-year career within the IT industry, Jim Hagemann Snabe has continuously built on his experience and knowledge, starting as Trainee in SAP AG in 1990. Throughout his career, he has held multiple leadership roles at SAP and IBM as well as leading consulting, sales, and product development organisations. He was appointed member of the Executive Board of SAP in 2008 and co-CEO of SAP AG alongside Bill McDermott in 2010.

    Jim Hagemann Snabe is actively engaged in efforts related to the digital transformation of business and society. These efforts bring together policy makers, business leaders, and leaders in society to understand current issues and shape a better and more sustainable future.

    He is Co-author of “Dreams and Details” - a book about leadership in times of change and Co-author of “Tech for Life” - a book about putting trust back in technology as a force for good.

  • MORE SPEAKERS… (PWC)

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For businesses and governments worldwide, 2020 delivered unprecedented challenges—and in many cases worsened issues that existed pre-pandemic. PwC’s new perspective series is the latest thinking from across the PwC global network, delivering bold insights for bold leaders. Now is the time to drive growth from new possibilities, to take action, transform and move forward.

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