New Economy Forum: Future of Work


Moderator: Christine Lagarde


Christine Lagarde has been Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since July 2011. She held various ministerial positions within the French government, including Finance and Economy Minister (2007–11), Minister for Foreign Trade, and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries. She was also Chairman of the Global Executive Committee and Global Strategic Committee of Baker & McKenzie.

Jim Clifton


Jim Clifton is the CEO of Gallup, a global leader in public opinion research and advanced analytics. He is the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement and business outcomes. Clifton has received honorary degrees from Medgar Evers, Jackson State and Bellevue Universities. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.

Deborah Greenfield


Deborah Greenfield is the Deputy Director-General for Policy at ILO. She leads policy, research, and statistical work across a range of labor and employment issues. Before joining the ILO, Greenfield served as the Deputy Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor where she advised senior officials in the Obama administration on a range of labor issues. She has more than 30 years of experience as a labor and employment attorney, and holds a J.D. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sara Horowitz


Sara Horowitz is the Founder and Executive Director of Freelancer’s Union, a nonprofit organization that promotes the interest of 55 million independent workers in the U.S. She is also currently the Chair of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Horowitz received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, was recognized as a Global Leader for Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and received the Eugene V. Debs Award for her contribution in building the labor movement for gig workers.

Jeremy Johnson


Jeremy Johnson is the Co-founder and CEO of Andela, a company that recruits the most talented software engineers on the African continent and pairs them with global tech companies. Prior to founding Andela, he co-founded 2U, one of the fastest growing education technology startups to date. Johnson is recognized broadly for his work as an education innovator and a thought leader on distributed teams. He was named “30 Under 30” by Inc. Magazine in 2012 and Forbes in 2013 and 2014.

James Manyika


James Manyika is the Chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Based in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, he has worked with the chief executives of many of the world’s leading technology companies on a variety of issues, including strategy and business transformation and the launch of several market-shaping products and services. Manyika also works with chief executives in other sectors on opportunities from technology and other global trends.

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