Bea is a student at Le Rosey
Ben Okri writes magical, paradoxical, playful and philosophical things. Novels, poems, essays, stokus, short stories, plays, aphorisms, provocations, meditations. Some of the titles of his books are: ' The Age of Magic', 'Astonishing the gods', 'Tales of Freedom', 'Wild', 'The Famished Road' and 'A Time for New Dreams'. He won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1991. He loves walking.
Lama Al Sulaiman was elected deputy chairwoman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry in December 2009, becoming the first female to hold such a post in Saudi history. She was elected as the Municipal Councilor at the Jeddah Council in 2015 before a surprising resignation. “Women’s issues are still on my priority list, especially those who are in leadership positions. I want men’s acceptance of women around them.” A mother of four, she is well aware of the delicacies of being a Saudi woman in her position: “You have to proceed carefully. You have to respect others.”
Film-maker & Photographer
Louie Psihoyos, known for his still photography and contributions to National Geographic, has been described as one of the ten top photographers in the world. Louie is a also documentary film-maker, increasingly concerned with bringing awareness to underwater life. In 2009 he directed and appeared in the feature-length documentary The Cove, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Racing Extinction, his acclaimed 2015 feature dealing with the illegal wildlife trade was nominated for an Emmy and an Oscar.
One of the world’s finest photojournalists and a naturally gifted visual storyteller, Nick Danziger was born in London but grew up in Monaco and Switzerland. He developed a taste for adventure and travel from a young age and, inspired by the comic-strip Belgian reporter Tintin, took off on his first solo trip to Paris aged 13. He has since travelled the world taking photographs and making documentary films, and winning multiple awards. Nick has spent much of the last 25 years photographing the world most dispossessed and disadvantaged.
Unni Turrettini is the author of The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer, a study of the life and mind of Anders Behring Breivik, the most unexpected of mass murderers. Unni’s multicultural upbringing has provided her with curiosity and a flexible worldview, She has law degrees from Norway, France, and the United States. She worked numerous years as a lawyer and in finance in Paris and Geneva, and is a member of the New York Bar. She has moved to Oslo with her family and is at work on a second book, a behind-the-scenes examination of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Varun is a student at Institut Le Rosey