Academy Award Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is all set to be a part of a session titled ‘Responsive and Responsible Leadership in 2017’ on the last day of the prestigious annual meeting. Also featuring in the session will be Geoff Cutmore (Anchor, CNBC, UK), Frans van Houten (President and CEO, Royal Phillips, Netherlands), Brian T. Moyniham (Chairman of the Board and CEO, Bank of America Corporation, USA) and Helle Thorning-Schmidt (CEO, Save the Children International, UK).

Read: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy in conversation with Karan Johar

On January 18th, Sharmeen featured in a panel discussion titled “Disrupting the Status Quo of Gender Roles” comprising of panelists such as Cynthia Castro (Vice President – Reinventing Business for All), Christine Lagarde (Managing Director at IMF), Robert E. Mortiz (Global Chairman PwC) and Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado (Vice President of Panama and Minister of Foreign Office of the Vice President Panama) with Enrique Acevedo as the moderator.

“Women have to take the step and be disruptive to make a change for gender equality… How many male CEOs get asked, how do you juggle being a CEO and having a family?” Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.

She was also featured in an exclusive one-on-one session with Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar titled ‘A Conversation with Karan Johar and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’ along with a panel discussion titled “A Positive Narrative for the Global Community” comprising of a diversity of panelists such as Sheryl Sandberg (Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board, Facebook, USA), Ahmad Sarmast (Founder – Afghanistan National Institute of Music) and Meg Whitman (President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA). The panel discussion was chaired by Zeinab Badawi [Presenter, BBC World News, United Kingdom).

In addition to this, Sharmeen also opened the evening hosted by Abraaj titled ‘Investing in Pakistan’ on 18th January 2017. In attendance were Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prince Talal, Anoosha Rehman, Saira Tarrar, Hussain Dawood along with other prominent Pakistani personalities and potential international investors.

The Oscar winning documentary short, ‘A Girl in the River’ was also screened during the meeting on 17th January 2017 during the discussion titled ‘The Transformative Power of Film’ where Sharmeen talked about her experience working on the documentary and the impact it made in the country.


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