Breakout session | Stage 2

Host:Global Humanitarian Action Executive Alliance (GHAEA)

Companies have come out in full force to support the UN and governments in the global response to the magnitude of COVID-19. The private sector has played crucial roles in helping to mend broken supply chains, develop new fundraising platforms, and utilise technology to track and respond to specific requirements. The Global Humanitarian Action Executive Alliance (GHAEA) are business leaders dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilising action and accelerating progress to achieve SDG 17 in delivering humanitarian assistance. GHAEA members lead a discussion among industry and UN leaders on how collaborations and partnerships have grown to become an essential paradigm in the humanitarian response and the experiences from partnerships during the COVID-19 response can be used to help inform future and existing partnerships.


Richelle Carey
Journalist, Al Jazeera
Emmy award winning journalist Richelle Carey serves as a presenter with Al Jazeera English. Prior to that, she was a presenter at Al Jazeera America in New York City. She also anchored at HLN/CNN, having joined the network in 2006. While there, she anchored daytime newscasts and hosted "What Matters," weekly segments on HLN that spotlight top issues and concerns facing the African-American community. Carey came to HLN from KMOV in St. Louis. She began her career as an associate producer for KPRC-TV in her hometown of Houston. Carey is co-chair of the Men Stopping Violence advisory council, a group that works to end violence against women.
Stanley Bergman
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Henry Schein
Stanley Bergman is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500® company and the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental and medical practitioners. Henry Schein is a Fortune World's Most Admired Company and an Ethisphere Institute World’s Most Ethical Company. A long-time advocate for the expansion of access to oral health care, Mr. Bergman serves as a board member or advisor for several academic, business and arts institutions. He has received numerous honors, awards, honorary degrees, fellowships, and professional association memberships internationally.
Rob Acker

Rob Acker is the CEO of, the dedicated social impact team at Salesforce working to provide the world's #1 CRM to the nonprofit, education, and philanthropy sectors. He believes those working to change the world should have the tools and technology to do so, and he was integral in creating the organization's revolutionary business model. Rob applied his results-oriented and data-driven practices, learned from more than 15 years of experience in various leadership positions at, to his role at, growing it into one of the most innovative corporate philanthropies in the world.

Rowan Douglas
Head of Climate and Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson

Rowan is Head of the Climate and Resilience Hub at Willis Towers Watson, supporting the management, regulation and financing of risks from climate, terrorism, cyber and other perils. Previously, he served on the Board of the Group's reinsurance division, Willis Re, as CEO Global Analytics and was appointed onto the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science & Technology 2011-2016. He founded the Insurance Development Forum with the World Bank, UN and global industry leaders in 2015 to address the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreements. He received a CBE in 2016 for services to the economy through risk, insurance and sustainable growth.

Eduardo Martinez
President of The UPS Foundation

As President of The UPS Foundation, Ed Martinez is responsible for the operations and management of its global programs investing into over 4,300 organizations and communities. Martinez also serves as the UPS Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. In his career with UPS, Martinez held senior management positions at UPS as corporate legal counsel and in the areas of Corporate Finance and Accounting, Risk Management and Acquisitions. Martinez serves on numerous boards and councils for the United Nations and civil society organizations. He is a GHAEA founding member under the leadership of the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General.

Mariarosa Cutlllo
Chief, Strategic Partnerships Branch UNFPA

Mariarosa Cutillo is the Chief of the Strategic Partnerships Branch, within the Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships of UNFPA. Mariarosa has more than 20 years of professional experience, working for the private sector. Before joining UNFPA, she was the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Benetton Group, as well as President and CEO of Benetton’s UNHATE Foundation. She has served as director of Valore Sociale per l’Impresa Responsabile (a multi stakeholder corporate social responsibility organization). On issues relating to corporate sustainability, she has served as a legal expert for various Institutions. She has also worked extensively for the international non-governmental organization Mani Tese.

Alliyah Logan

Alliyah Logan is a Jamaican American youth advocate from the Bronx. Alliyah's advocacy focuses on three main issues: safety in communities, education equity, and international gender equality, the foundation of her work is centered on empowering Black youth. Alliyah serves as the Director of Youth Engagement for Youth Over Guns, and endlessly advocates for access to safety in communities. Alliyah served as the 2019-2020 Teen Advisor for Girl Up, an initiative through the United Nations Foundation where she advocated for human rights for girls. Alliyah’s work has been highlighted on esteemed international platforms such as the New York Times, and Teen Vogue. As a first year student attending Smith College she plans to study Economics with a Concentration of International Relations to enhance the work that she is able to accomplish on an international scale.

September 24, 09:45
09:45 — 10:30EST(GMT-4) (45′)


| Host: GHAEA |, Alliyah Logan (Activist), Eduardo Martinez (The UPS Foundation), Mariarosa Cutillo (UNFPA), Richelle Carey (Al Jazeera), Rob Acker (Salesforce), Rowan Douglas (Willis Towers Watson), Stanley Bergman (Henry Schein)