European Delegation to HPAIR Hong Kong 2016
Hussam Hussein, coordinator of the European Delegation 2016, is currently a PhD candidate at the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK, working on water scarcity discourses and transboundary water governance. After his studies in international relations and diplomacy at the University of Trieste-Gorizia (Italy), at SOAS (London), and at the College of Europe, Hussam worked for the European Parliament, the Italian Embassy in Amman, the NGO Friends of the Earth Middle East, the London Middle East Institute, and as a private sector development analyst for IFC-World Bank, in Washington DC.
Luca Vanzini is Risk Management Analyst at Finance in Motion GmbH (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), an alternative asset management firm specialised in development finance. Previosly he worked in a Microfinance Investment Fund and in Consulting for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance. Luca studied Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Frankfurt, Germany and Business & Economics between LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy and Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He attended two HPAIR editions: Dubai 2013 and Tokyo 2014.
Caterina Perossa is a graduate of Bristol University and Gorizia Università. She specialised in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan. She first joined the European Delegation at HPAIR 2017 in Hong Kong.
Sarah Bebb is an environmental consultant, currently based in Vientiane, Laos. Here, she predominately supports the German development agency GIZ on issues surrounding transboundary water management, with a particular focus on capacity development for multi-stakeholder dialogue on sustainable hydropower development in the Mekong Basin. She is also conducting research for Oxford-based think tank The Global Canopy Programme to assess companies’ and investors’ efforts in reducing their impact on tropical deforestation. Sarah holds an MSc in Global Environmental Politics from the University of Edinburgh and has previously worked and studied in China, Vietnam, Germany, the UK and Australia. It is her first time joining a HPAIR conference.
Lennart Stoy is currently a project manager for the European University Association in Brussels, Belgium, working at the nexus of European energy, research & innovation, and higher education policy. Lennart is a graduate of Leiden University’s Master’s programme in Political Science and studied East Asian Economics & Politics, Social Sciences, and Chinese Studies as an undergraduate at Ruhr University Bochum, Leiden University and Tongji University, Shanghai. He also gained experience at the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Bonn, Germany and at the Sino-German Cultural and Economic Association in Taipei, Taiwan
Emma Slot is currently writing her master thesis at Accenture (Amsterdam) for her double degree master program in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management, and Science Communication at Delft University of Technology. This academic year she interned at Stellenbosch University and at Amsterdam Smart City. Moreover, she studied abroad this spring semester at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), with a focus on international policy, communication and management. Aside from her academic duties, she served as a student assistant and organized a study tour to the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Her main interest lies in incorporating societal values in innovations by communication and systems design.
Onat Kibaroglu is a Business Administration graduate from Koç University, Istanbul. He is now studying South East Asian studies (MA) at the National University of Singapore. He studied Mandarin in Fudan University in Shanghai during the 2015-16 academic year. He has also spent exchange semesters in The University of Hong Kong and Sciences Po Paris during 2014. He is currently the East Asia Marketing Manager of a German consulting firm involved in high-end construction projects. He is also a weekly contributor at the Global Times in Shanghai, one of the largest newspaper establishments in the PRC.
Esteban Garcia is a bachelor’s student in the university of Lausanne in Switzerland in science and politics. He will be graduated in 2016. Spanish by birth and interested in many languages, multilinguism is one of his strengths. After his Bachelor degree, Esteban will begin a master degree in international relations in the university of Geneva in Switzerland.