Honorary Board

Gordon Bajnai

Gordon Bajnai is member of the Executive Board and the President of InCircle.

Gordon Bajnai is Chairman of the Global Advisory Board of Campbell Lutyens, the leading global private equity and infrastructure funds advisor.
Since mid-2017, he has also been serving as a member of the Investment Committee of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the institution behind the 500bn Euro “Juncker Plan for Europe”.
Until early 2017 Gordon Bajnai was Group Chief Operating Officer of Meridiam Infrastructure, the leading global investor and long-term asset manager of greenfield public infrastructure projects.
Between 2009 and 2010, Gordon Bajnai served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary, leading the crisis management government without party affiliation. Prior to this, in 2006 he was appointed Government Commissioner in charge of the National Development Plan; then Minister of Local Government and later Minister of Economy and National Development.
Between 2000 and 2006, he was CEO of the Wallis Group, a leading Hungarian diversified investment company in Real Estate, Construction, Energy, Telecoms, IT, Media, Manufacturing and Retail. Between 1995 and 2000 he was Managing Director and Deputy CEO of Creditanstalt Investment Bank Hungary, the leading investment bank in Hungary and the region. During his 16 years of private sector career before joining the government, he was member of the boards/supervisory boards of the following companies: Budapest Airport (Chairman); Zwack Unicum Plc; Danubius Radio (Daily Mail), Graboplast and Rába Plc; and in 1997-1999 he was a member of the Equinox Private Equity Fund’s Investment Committee, in cooperation with Advent International. He graduated at the Budapest University of Economics in 1991 and received training at EBRD in project finance in 1993.
Gordon Bajnai is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as well as a board member of the “New Pact for Europe” project in Brussels and an advisor to the Atlantic Council’s Eurogrowth Initiative. He is also a former adjunct professor at Columbia University SIPA, a visiting fellow at John Hopkins University (SAIS) and a senior advisor to the Center for Strategic International Studies (in Washington DC).

Stephanie Pfeifer

Stephanie Pfeifer is the CEO of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). Stephanie has led the IIGCC since 2005 and has overseen its expansion into a pan-European investor group during that time. She sits on the Steering Committees for Climate Action 100+ and the Investor Agenda, the Executive Committee of the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative and currently chairs the Steering Committee for the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative.

Prior to her role at IIGCC, Stephanie worked in investment banking for over seven years, including as a senior economist at Morgan Grenfell and a VP at Deutsche Bank in London. She holds an MSc with distinction in Environmental Studies, a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and an MA in Economics from Exeter University.

In 2022, Stephanie received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to climate finance in Her Majesty the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List.

Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil”, is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy focusing on the next 50 years, and is an award-winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series.

Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, CNBC, Discovery, RT, and Viacom, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multinationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future.

A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries.

Matthew’s clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.