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Mina Guli

Chief Executive Officer, Thirst

Degrees in science and law, and Master’s in Law, Melbourne and Monash Univ. Adventurer, athlete and change-maker committed to a water sustainable future. Formerly: Director, Carbon Procurement, Climate Change Capital; Adviser, Carbon Finance Unit, World Bank; Director China-Australia Chamber of Commerce; Co-Founder, Peony Capital, a fund management firm. Currently: Adviser to Joint US-China Coop. on Clean Energy and Senior Adviser to the Chinese Government's Education for Sustainable Development Unit. In 2016, became the first person to run 40 marathons across 7 deserts on 7 continents in just 7 weeks, for one reason - to raise awareness about the water crisis. Recipient of awards, including: named by Fortune as one of the world's 50 greatest leaders (2016); one of the 50 leading Australians in Asia; named one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence; Australian Leadership Award, Australia Davos Connection (2009). Interests: water, environment, building social movements in emerging economies, behaviour change and the role of social media; sport.