Leaders Luncheon (by invitation only)

14th meeting of the Investment Advisory Council
in partnership with ICC
Session Type
Room number
Conference B
Contact Email
16 October 2023
12:45 - 14:30 Abu Dhabi

The Investment Advisory Council (IAC) is a partnership between UNCTAD and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) launched as one of the major deliverables of the LDC III Conference in 2001. Its aim is to provide a platform for high-level, open and results-oriented exchange of ideas on the overarching theme of investment for sustainable development in the poorest countries.


Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Islamic Republic of Iran
COP28 President-Designate, UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Republic of Croatia
Secretary-General, Digital Cooperation Organization
Global Head of Policy, International Chamber of Commerce
Chief Executive Officer, Allied Irish Banks (AIB)
Chief Executive Officer, Minor International
Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Chief Executive Officer, Legend Holdings Corporation
Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Chief Executive Officer, Ithmar Capital, Morocco and Chair, Africa Sovereign Investors Forum
Chief Executive Officer, Orascom Development Holding (ODH)
Founder and CIO Mentor, Bridgewater
Senior Advisor, World Trade Organization (WTO)
President, World Association of PPP Units & PPP Professionals (WAPPP)
Chief Executive Officer, Juan Valdez Cafe
Chief Executive Officer, World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)
Senior Vice President and Global Strategy, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
Managing Director, Digital Standards Initiative, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
President, United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Nestlé SA
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, East West Bank
President, Managing Director, Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
President of Investment and Ventures, Capital A
Global Director for Trade, Investment and Competitiveness, The World Bank Group