THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD 

Hugo Francone

Argentina

Stefan Bachfellner

Austria

Marc Barasch

USA

William Stranger

USA

Ana Maria Llamazares

Argentina

Pavel Luksha

Russia

Anneloes Smitsman

Mauritius

Mirela Sula

Albania

Hugo Francone

Hugo Francone

 

Hugo Francone has been a businessman since he was 17 years old, but since 2010 he discovered his true calling: to serve conscious evolution while transforming himself.

He is the founder of NETSPIRIT, a global initiative born in Argentina for Oneness in Motion, based on the co-creation of attractors in order to reconcile Planetary Decision Makers (PDM) and Planetary Media Players (PMP) with Spirituality by drawing on the rational language of the sciences.

He organized the first SPIRITWEEK in Buenos Aires, with the presence of Ervin Laszlo and Gayatri Naraine in 2016.

The first version of an action transmedia PLAN was agreed and presented by the alliance of NETSPIRIT, the Club of Budapest and The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research in 2017, which facilitates the integration of global initiatives.

He organized the first SPIRITFORUM in Tulum, Mexico, attending 25 people from 7 countries during 5 days, in 2017.

He was named Peace Ambassador in 2015; President of Club of Budapest Argentina in 2016 and Member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle in 2018.

Born in Argentina, married since 2007, he was graduated from the Nacional Buenos Aires which is one of the most prestigious schools in the country. He also studied five years at the University of Medicine until he left his studies to start his business career.

Stefan Bachfellner

Stefan Bachfellner

 

Stefan Blachfellner is the appointed Managing Director of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS) in Vienna, hosting the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (emcsr/avantgarde) and the Circular Economy Forum Austria.

He has broad international experience as an entrepreneur and business consultant in Fortune TOP 500 industries, and the service sector as well as in public administration and cultural and educational organizations. He has taught entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and innovation management, digital business, future studies, and various systems theories and approaches at several Universities and in professional management training programs in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, France, Belgium, China and the USA.

From 2016 to 2018, Stefan was appointed as Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Transport.

He served as Secretary General and Vice President of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR) and Vice President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS).

His current work is focused on the development of a General Systems Transdiscipline, Systems Design, Systemic Innovation and Impact Assessment to improve methods for addressing complex challenges towards the so called Next Economy, in particular the Circular Economy.

Additional, Stefan is volunteering as Executive Director of Nalandabodhi Austria. They offer the essential teachings of Buddhism, meditation classes, and mindful activities suitable for the present time and the Western culture.

More information here – http://www.bcsss.org. 

[Vienna, Austria]

Marc Barasch

Marc Barasch

Writer, producer, Founder and Executive Director of the Green World Campaign – http://www.greenworld.org 

[Colorado, USA]

William Stranger

William Stranger

 

William Stranger is the founder and editor of DharmaCafé Books and www.dharmacafe.com, an online magazine. A disciple of Adi Da Samraj since 1973, his background in the history of consciousness, classical spirituality, transpersonal psychology, traditional health practices, and post-Cartesian political, scientific, artistic, and cultural paradigms, along with his work as author, lecturer, literary agent, editor, and publisher, gives him a broad knowledge of today’s nascent cultural renaissance.

Ana Maria Llamazares

Ana Maria Llamazares

Ana María is an anthropologist and epistemologist specialized in the study of shamanic and visionary art -mainly from Pre-Hispanic America-, and the evolution of consciousness, on new paradigms and holistic thought, its correlation with indigenous worldviews, shamanism, the ritual use of psychoactive plants and archetypal symbolism.

Researcher of the CONICET [National Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Argentina]. Lecturer in the Masters Programmes on Cultural Diversity at the UNTREF (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero), and on System Thinking at the UNR (Universidad Nacional de Rosario), Argentina.

She has taught and led workshops in different private and official institutions: Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Universidad del Salvador, Universidad de Palermo (all in Argentina). Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University (UK), Invited Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain) and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS, USA), and Guest Speaker at Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Universidad de Manizales y Nacional de Bogotá (Colombia).

She has published many scientific, academic and journalistic articles. She is the author of “Del Reloj a la Flor de Loto. Crisis Contemporánea y cambio de paradigmas” [From the Clock to the Lotus Blossom. Contemporary Crisis and Paradigm Shift] (Editorial Del Nuevo Extremo 2011, 2013, Buenos Aires); and ”Wounded West. The Healing Potential of Shamanism in Contemporary World” in ReVision, Journal of Consciousness and Transformation. Vol 32 (2&3): 6-23. Coauthor of “El lenguaje de los dioses. Arte, chamanismo y cosmovisión indígena en Sudamérica [The Language of Gods. Art, Shamanism and Indigenous Worldview in South America] (Editorial Biblos 2004, 2011, Buenos Aires).

She is Member of APE (Association des psychoanalystes européens) and of the organization Natura & Psique (Italy). Nowadays, she gives lessons, lectures and seminars, coordinates study groups on new paradigms and transdisciplinary thought, and facilitates workshops through the complementation of shamanic techniques and symbolic languages.

She is part of the Academic Consulting Council and she is also a consultant for institutional contents of NetSpiritTV, a project of the Awaken Foundation.

Pavel Luksha

Pavel Luksha

Russia

Pavel Luksha is a global thinker, change catalyst, and facilitator working with systemic social innovations in education, business, social entrepreneurship, culture and urban development. Pavel is the founder of Global Education Futures initiative. He is Professor at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and at the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (ITBA),  Partner of Education Vertical of Global Venture Alliance and a co-founder of two international social movements, Weaving Lab and Living Cities

Pavel sits on the Supervisory board of the 20.35 University and EcoClass (экокласс.рф), and on the Advisory board of Whittle Schools & Studios and Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research as well as in the Expert Council of the Russian Agency for Strategic Initiatives

He is the co-author of Rapid Foresight methodology used by thousands of futurists and practitioners across the world. Between 2012 and 2015 Pavel has been the program director of a globally unique Foresight Fleet and also co-founded “Boiling Point” future co-creation spaces currently in 41 cities across Russia. He is the founding member of the UN Working Group on the Future of Capital so as the co-founder of Future Skills research alliance of WorldSkills International. In 2015, he was the Chair of BRICS Skills Development Working Group. From 2009 to 2013, he worked with technology innovation management education, authored Skolkovo-Rosatom program that received EFMD Excellence in Practice Award, and co-founded Russian Innovations and R&D Directors Club (iR&Dclub). He also initiated and catalyzed NeuroNet initiative which since 2014 has become Russian national consortium in brain research and neural technologies. 

He is the lead author of numerous Global Education Futures reports, including “Learning Ecosystems: An Emerging Praxis” (2020), “Educational Ecosystems for Societal Transformation” (2018), “Future Skills: How to Thrive in a New Complex World” (2017), “Global Education Futures Agenda” (2014) which are all available on Global Education Futures‘ website and “Atlas of Emerging Jobs” (3rd edition 2020), one of the most detailed global compendiums of new and emerging jobs  –  works that have catalyzed systemic innovations in multiple educational systems around the world.

Anneloes Smitsman

Anneloes Smitsman

Mauritius

 

Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (PhD, LLM) is an evolutionary systems scientist, futurist, published author and international trainer for developing our future creative capabilities and collective leadership for a Thrivability Civilization. She holds a Masters degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a degree of Doctor from the School of Business and Economics of the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Her PhD dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is gaining international traction for the innovative guidance it provides for transitioning to a Thrivability Civilisation, and for how to transform the human systemic barriers in resolving our sustainability crisis.

Anneloes is Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre and the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System (TPS), which is the practical application of her new paradigm research. TPS facilitates deep collaboration and transformational societal change through co-creative thrivability challenges that form part of Tipping Point Festivals and Music for Social Change Events. Anneloes also provides online New Paradigm Leadership courses in collaboration with the Laszlo Institute.

She has provided training, executive coaching, consultancy, and project development for the Mauritius Government, the Shift Network, UNESCO, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, St Regis Hotel, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, and the Indian Ocean Commission, among others. She developed the Education for Sustainability program for the Mauritius Catholic School’s Network through which she trained over 300 teachers, which served as national input for the curriculum innovation in Mauritius. Her multi-stakeholder dialogue process was adopted between 2012 and 2014 in 9 different countries for the UN Rio+20 civil society inputs. She also trained the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) youth leaders under UNESCO for the 2014 UN SIDS Youth inputs for the UN SDG formulations.

Mirela Sula

Mirela Sula

 

Mirela Sula is the CEO and Founder of Global Woman Magazine and Global Woman Club. Mirela has worked in media and education for the last 20 years and has a speaking experience from all around the world. Her background is in psychology and counseling, journalism, teaching, coaching, women’s rights, and media training. Mirela is also the organiser of the Global Woman Summit and Global Woman Awards. She has appeared on London Live TV, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Sky TV and has also been featured in the ‘Evening Standard’ and ‘The Guardian’ and her last self-help book ‘Don’t Let Your Mind Go’ was a best seller and also published in America and Turkey.