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"Road to Doha" Business Sector Steering Committee

The General Assembly of the United Nations decided to hold a Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus in Doha, Qatar from 29 November to 2 December 2008.

The Conference will assess progress made, reaffirm goals and commitments, share best practices and lessons learned, and identify obstacles and constraints encountered, actions and initiatives to overcome them and important measures for further implementation, as well as new challenges and emerging issues.

The General Assembly continues to highlight the importance of the full involvement of all relevant stakeholders in the Monterrey follow-up process. In that regard, business sector entities and non-governmental organizations are invited to participate in the Review Conference and its preparatory process.

In order to facilitate the participation of business sector representatives in the preparatory process leading up to the Conference, a Steering Committee, comprising business sector representatives from around the world, was set up to help coordinate all relevant activities. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to facilitate the participation of representatives of the business sector in the preparatory process and in the "Second International Business Forum on Financing for Development" which will precede the Conference.

Business Sector Members

  • Ms. Emily Altman
    Head of International Government Relations, JPMorganChase
  • Mr. Jonathan Brooks
    Private Sector Division, Partnerships Bureau, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • Mr. Khalil Hamdani 
    Special Adviser on South Business Forum, South Centre
  • Ms. Louise Kantrow
    Permanent Representative to the United Nations, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Georg Kell
    Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Ms. Ann J. Miles
    Director - USA Office, BlueOrchard Finance USA
  • Mr. Herman Mulder
    Independent Advisor, former Head of Group Risk ABN AMRO Bank
  • Mr. Peter M. Robinson
    President and CEO, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
  • Ms. Barbara Samuels
    President, Samuels Associates
  • Mr. Parag Saxena
    Partner, Vedanta Capital
  • Mr. Richard Samans
    Managing Director, Centre for Public-Private Partnerships, World Economic Forum
  • Mr. Björn Stigson
    President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Mr. John D. Sullivan
    Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise
  • Mr. Alawi S. Swabury
    CEO, Europe - SADC States Bridge (ESSB)
  • Mr. Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
    Executive President, African Business Roundtable
  • Mr. George J. Vojta
    Chairman, eStandardsForum

Biographical notes of steering committee members

Financing for Development Office

  • Mr. Oscar de Rojas, Director
  • Mr. Alex Trepelkov
  • Mr. Krishnan Sharma
  • Mr. Ricardo Espina

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