The International Board is the highest governing entity of the World Startup Festival that charts the global entrepreneurship agenda.
They determine the upcoming topics and trends, and design the overall strategy and roadmap of the global startup ecosystem, mooted during the annual
IB meeting convened a day prior to the annual Festival.
Freda Mirklis President
Raphael Tay Legal Counsel
Samba Bathily Mali (Africa)
Aziz Senni France (Europe)
Atef Elshabrawy Bahrain (Middle East)
Shinta Dhanuwardoyo Indonesia (Southeast Asia)
Teymoor Nabili UK (Europe)
Osama Manzar India (South Asia)
Alexander Boehmer Germany (Europe)
Pacita Juan Philippines (Southeast Asia)
Charles Murigande Rwanda (Africa)
Jim Jaime Edwards US (North America)
Matthew Goldie-Scot UK (Europe)
WSF Ambassadors are the representatives of the various regional startup ecosystems, working together with governments and corporate partners.
They function as emissaries connecting regional stakeholders with WSF.