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Dr. Plamen Russev

Executive Chairman Webit Foundation

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Dr. Plamen Russev is the initiator and focal connector of one of the world’s largest impact networks and curator of the global Webit community, reaching out to over 800,000 digerati, policy makers, innovators and media. His success stories include creating the global Webit brand from scratch, supporting founders and brands in establishing and growing a successful marketing strategy, creating meaningful relations with potential partners, customers and media. Plamen supports causes which impact the achievement of the UN’ SDGs.

He is an investor, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur and proven success record in developing business ventures in multicultural and challenging business environments.

Plamen Russev is B.Sc in Marketing and Management, M.Sc in Electronic Education/Mathematics and Physics, and Ph.D in Healthcare Management.

Plamen Russev has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Digital Affairs of his home country – Republic of Bulgaria and a member of European Commission’ BOF.

Dr. Russev’ work and impact have been recognised and awarded by governments, associations and NGOs along with 2 honorary doctorates from Universities in Europe and South America. Plamen Russev is featured in hundreds of international and local media including The Economist, Bloomberg, CNBCe, Forbes, Venture Beat, CNN to name a few.

Dr. Russev is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Webit Foundation and host of Webit Virtual. He is happily married to the most wonderful girl in the world and father of 2 boys.

Spriha Srivastava

Executive Editor Business Insider

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Spriha Srivastava is the Executive Editor of Business Insider, leading the London newsroom, overseeing tech, markets, finance and retail coverage.

Prior to joining Business Insider, Spriha was the Deputy Digital News Editor for CNBC International in London. She helped manage a team of reporters for CNBC.com and regularly wrote and edited market-moving, fast-paced business news stories.

In the past, Spriha has worked at the Financial Times' Money Management magazine covering personal finance, where she won an award for her work. Prior to that, she was at Thomson Reuters where she was one of the moderators for Global Markets Forum, a 24x7 live forum for traders and market professionals. In her free time, Spriha loves to travel around the world. She also regularly moderates and speaks at a number of events.

Hugo Lowell

Reporter The Telegraph & The Independent

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Hugo Lowell is a Reporter at The Telegraph and The Independent, covering Congress and US national politics. Lowell started his career as a sports reporter in 2017 for the ” i newspaper” and was shortlisted for Young Sports Writer of the Year at the 2017 British Sports Journalism Awards. Lowell started covering national politics in the United States in 2019. He has written for The Independent and The Telegraph about news surrounding the Mueller report and the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.

Helaine Olen

Opinion Writer Washington Post

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Helaine Olen is an opinion writer for the Washington Post's opinion section and the senior managing editor for Public Seminar at The New School. An expert on money and society with a deep understanding of public policy, she writes, speaks and consults on issues including politics, Social Security, retirement, healthcare, student loans and women’s financial issues. She's the author of 'Pound Foolish: Exposing The Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry” and co-author of 'The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be So Complicated.' Helaine has appeared on The Daily Show, Frontline, C-Span, the BBC, MSNBC, All Things Considered, Marketplace and more to share her commentary on political and economic issues.

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The Thought Leadership Summit

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Dr. Plamen Russev

Executive Chairman Webit Foundation

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Dr. Plamen Russev is the initiator and focal connector of one of the world’s largest impact networks and curator of the global Webit community, reaching out to over 800,000 digerati, policy makers, innovators and media. His success stories include creating the global Webit brand from scratch, supporting founders and brands in establishing and growing a successful marketing strategy, creating meaningful relations with potential partners, customers and media. Plamen supports causes which impact the achievement of the UN’ SDGs.

He is an investor, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur and proven success record in developing business ventures in multicultural and challenging business environments.

Plamen Russev is B.Sc in Marketing and Management, M.Sc in Electronic Education/Mathematics and Physics, and Ph.D in Healthcare Management.

Plamen Russev has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Digital Affairs of his home country – Republic of Bulgaria and a member of European Commission’ BOF.

Dr. Russev’ work and impact have been recognised and awarded by governments, associations and NGOs along with 2 honorary doctorates from Universities in Europe and South America. Plamen Russev is featured in hundreds of international and local media including The Economist, Bloomberg, CNBCe, Forbes, Venture Beat, CNN to name a few.

Dr. Russev is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Webit Foundation and host of Webit Virtual. He is happily married to the most wonderful girl in the world and father of 2 boys.

Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth European Commission

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Mariya Ivanova Gabriel is a Bulgarian politician and a member of the GERB party. She is the current for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and ex European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. Previously, she was a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2017. There, she served as Vice-President of the European People’s Party (EPP) group, Vice-President of EPP Women and head of the Bulgarian EPP delegation.

Lilyana Pavlova

Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee European Investment Bank

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Mrs Lilyana Pavlova is currently Vice-President of the European Investment Bank responsible for IT and data governance; Cohesion; Transport; Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) related to Cohesion and External Lending Mandate (ELM); Advisory, Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions (JASPERS) and European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH); Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas (JESSICA); Relations with the Vienna Initiative; Strategy for the Danube region.

Before that Mrs Pavlova has been a Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria. In the period May 2017 – December 2018 Mrs Pavlova was Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018. Lilyana Pavlova was Minister of Regional Development and Public Works for two mandates (2014 - January 2017 and 2011 – 2013) and a Deputy Minister in the same Ministry (2009 – 2011). She has a long experience in the field of management of European funds and projects since 1997. In the period 2002 – 2009 she was Head of Department at Ministry of Finance, National Fund Directorate (Financial Management, Control and Certification of the Structural and Cohesion Funds of the European Union and pre-accession funds and programs).

Lilyana Pavlova has a PhD in Economics, a Master’s degree in Public Administration and European Integration and a bachelor degree in International Economic Relations. 

She is fluent in English and Russian.

Spriha Srivastava

Executive Editor Business Insider

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Spriha Srivastava is the Executive Editor of Business Insider, leading the London newsroom, overseeing tech, markets, finance and retail coverage.

Prior to joining Business Insider, Spriha was the Deputy Digital News Editor for CNBC International in London. She helped manage a team of reporters for CNBC.com and regularly wrote and edited market-moving, fast-paced business news stories.

In the past, Spriha has worked at the Financial Times' Money Management magazine covering personal finance, where she won an award for her work. Prior to that, she was at Thomson Reuters where she was one of the moderators for Global Markets Forum, a 24x7 live forum for traders and market professionals. In her free time, Spriha loves to travel around the world. She also regularly moderates and speaks at a number of events.

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