Samira I. Ibrahim

Professional background

Samira I. Ibrahim is primarily engaged in scientific research, as a hydrologist and theologian, and is dedicated to building sustainable, inclusive, and resilient communities through various projects and organizations. Additionally, she serves as a Climate Ambassador for the Future and is a recipient of the Wubbo Ockels Nova Zembla Prize.”

Personal motto:

A liveable planet for all!


Annemarie van Geel

Annemarie van Geel is an Arabist, anthropologist, and religious scholar. Her expertise lies in the areas of women’s rights, art & culture, and religion. As an independent consultant, trainer, and speaker, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion from an expert and sharp, yet empathetic, engaged, and curious perspective.

Professional Background

Annemarie earned her doctorate in religious studies from Radboud University Nijmegen with her dissertation “‘For Women Only’: Gender Segregation, Islam, and Modernity in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.” She holds an MPhil degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s in Social Science from University College Utrecht. She has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt. She is fluent in Arabic. In 2020, her book “Hakken in het zand: Saoedische vrouwen over hun levens” was published, featuring stories of Saudi women covering all aspects of their lives, dreams, and challenges. Simultaneously, the reader gains accessible insights into the country, its society, culture, religion, and politics (Prometheus Publishers). Annemarie is a Member of the Supervisory Board of the National Museum of Antiquities and an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow in cross-cultural and inter-religious leadership & dialogue.

Personal Motto

Let curiosity be your compass.


Awraham Soetendorp

Awraham Soetendorp is former rabbi of the Reform Jewish Community of The Hague, and rabbi of the Union of Dutch Reform Jewish Communities. He is also active as peace-builder and public voice towards positive change through the Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values. He is currently secretary of the Stichting Prinsjesdagviering: the Foundation for the Budget Day Celebration in the Netherlands.

Professional background:
Awraham Soetendorp has worked as Rabbi in the Liberal Jewish Community in The Hague, the Netherlands, and as Rabbi of the Union of Dutch Reform Jewish Communities. As religious leader he was a participant in the World Economic Forum and various other international conferences around the world. In 2001, he was elected president of European Region of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. He was also appointed as member of the Earth Charter commission in 2000. He is the founder of the Hope Foundation for Children for Universal Education and was a member in the UNESCO committee working towards new chart of global ethics. Awraham Soetendorp has also been a board member and (co)-chair at various organizations and committees.