FII Institute Pursues a Better Future for Humanity with Season Two of THINKpod Podcast 

August 27, 2022

26 August 2022, Riyadh – The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute has announced the launch of the second season of its podcast THINKpod, bringing together a diverse range of guests from around the world, including senior executives from leading corporations, NGOs, academic institutions, leaders from major intergovernmental organizations, and celebrities.

Hosted by renowned TV anchor and presenter, Mark Barton, the podcast series provides a platform for exploring the Institute’s theme of ‘Impact on Humanity’.  An active and impactful channel between its listenership and the podcast’s notable guests, it aimsto find solutions to the world’s biggest challenges through discussion and dialogue, for a brighter, more inclusive, and sustainable future. 

The second season of THINKpod will feature 18 prominent guests including:

  • Senator Matteo Renzi OMRI, Former President of Italy
  • Sir Simon Mayall, International Senior Adviser, Coutts
  • Sir David Harding, Founder and CEO, Winton Capital
  • Akash Shah, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, BNY Mellon
  • Bob Wilt, CEO, Ma’aden
  • Dario Giuliani, Founder, Briterbridges
  • Julia Hoggett, CEO, London Stock Exchange
  •  Rishi Kapoor, Co-CEO, Investcorp
  • Anna More, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder, Plastic Planet
  •  Chris Spedding, Manager, BASIC
  •  Somi Arian, Founder, Smart Cookie Media
  • Uwem Uwemakpan, VP, Fund Operations, Ingressive Capital
  • David Palmer, Blockchain Lead Vodafone Business IOT, Vodafone
  • Abdullah Abdulrahman Alkanhl, Group Chief Strategy Officer, STC
  • Leyla Acaroglu, Founder, Disrupt Design
  • Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, Board Member, UK Saudi Council 
  • Anthony Berkley, Director of ACT and Head of Investments, FII Institute

To date, the FII Institute’s podcast has hosted some of the world’s most impactful practitioners and executives. The second season of THINKpod will only add to this legacy, bringing listenersvaluable and insightful discussions with global experts who are working to find solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues and challenges.

In the seasons’ first episode, Senator Matteo Renzi, Former Prime Minister of Italy, provided his insights on the effects global politics and government have on the next generation, commentingthat “the real great value of a politician is not to stay in power, but to try to deeply change their country.”

Since its inception, the FII Institute has launched several initiatives to catalyse impact on humanity and create a more sustainable future. THINKpod will showcase a wide range of topics, from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, to Education, Healthcare, Sustainability, Food Security, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Crypto, to Investments and more. 


When: The podcast airs 15:00 – 16:00 (KSA time) on Thursday 1September – Saturday 10 September 2022.

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About FII Institute

The FII Institute is a global non-profit organisation with an investment arm and one agenda: Impact on Humanity.  Launched in 2019, the Institute has published various reports, hosted many international platforms, and launched several initiatives and projects to create a more sustainable future for humanity.

In addition, the FII Institute is committed to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles, fostering the brightest minds and transforming ideas into real-world solutions in five focus areas: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Education, Healthcare and Sustainability.