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Initiator and Chairman, Solar Impulse

Explorer. Goes beyond the obvious and pushes back the boundaries of the possible. Flew around the world non-stop in a balloon. Trained psychiatrist; constantly sets out to challenge certitudes and convictions, and advocates for an innovative and pioneering spirit to improve the quality of life on Earth. Initiator behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane to fly around the world without a single drop of fuel. More recently launched the second phase of his vision: The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, with the aim of selecting #1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and bring them to decision makers by COP24 (2018), to encourage them to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies. Envisioning ecology through the lens of profitability, promoting new clean and profitable solutions and technologies that are “logical” more than just “eco-logical,” demonstrates the opportunities that lie in solving climate change. As explorer and medical doctor, has become an influential voice among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

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