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Advisor to 9Needs
Tamsin is a dynamic, passionate strategy consultant who has led a social innovation work in Southern Africa, Australia and the UK, and in the public, private and community sectors. Tamsin's resume includes over a decade of senior work in social innovation and enterprise development with a focus on cross disciplinary collaboration and multi-stakeholder programme design. Over her career Tamsin has led key initiatives and organisations for mothers2mothers, East London Business Alliance, Royal Institution of Great Britain and the Premier of South Australia. Her recent clients include the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, provincial government, Red Bull International and the V&A Waterfront. Tamsin earned her MBA at Oxford University with its Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
21st Century Media
(1)Work as a journalist at the 21st Century Media, China, focus on the field of Social Innovation around the whole world. (2)Built up the Sun-sharing Welfare Organization since 2009, which is an organization devote to migrant children and left-behind children who live in the rural China, work as the founder and the president.
Director of Business Consulting
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Ben Wirz is Director of Business Consulting for Knight Foundation, which looks to promote informed and engaged communities across the US. Ben manages the Knight Enterprise Fund, an early stage venture fund focused on for-profit companies that have the potential to both advance Knight Foundation's mission and provide a market rate financial return. Ben also helps advise the non-profit organizations in Knight’s portfolio around issues of sustainability and growth. Prior to Knight, Ben was a partner with US Global, where he invested in and developed energy, manufacturing and technology companies. Ben earned a BA and MA from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD.
2010 - CEO, Fryshuset Fryshuset runs about fifty different activities for and with young people in Sweden, with meeting places in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. These range from pure recreation activities to social projects that directly addresses our times current social challenges. Fryshuset also runs several schools. Approximately 550 employees with a turnover of approximately £25 million. www.fryshuset.se 2004 - 2010 CEO, Salvation army thrift stores Collecting, sorting and selling of second-hand goods, as well as an integrated work training and rehabilitation activities. Sales in 30 own stores and export business of about 7000 tons of clothing / year. Approximately 350 employees and 400 in job training with a turnover of approximately £19 million. www.myrorna.se
Mike Quinn is the Group CEO of Zoona and has a passion for business in Africa. He has worked for Zoona since the first payment in 2009, and successfully closed a $4m Series A venture capital round from international investors in early 2012, a first ever for a technology start-up in Zambia. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Oxford University, where he was a Skoll Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, along with an MSc in Management Development from the London School of Economics. He grew up in Calgary, Canada, and completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
Global Head Citi Microfinance & Community Development
Bob Annibale leads Citi’s initiatives and partnerships supporting community development and microfinance through financial inclusion, education and asset building; neighbourhood revitalisation; small business and microenterprise development. He leads Citi’s global commercial relationships with microfinance and community institutions, to expand access to financial services, with particularly focus on developing innovative platforms for scaling access to finance and savings through partnerships and correspondents. He currently is a member of the Policy Committee of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford and he represents Citi on the Boards of the Microfinance Information Exchange, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CSFI), the US FDIC Chairman’s Committee on Economic Empowerment, the Citi Foundation and the Executive Committee of CGAP (World Bank).
The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship is a leading academic entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide. We foster innovative social transformation through world-class education, cutting-edge research and collaboration. The Centre was launched in 2003 at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School with a £4.4 million investment by the Skoll Foundation – the largest funding ever received by a business school for an international programme in social entrepreneurship.
Equipe de Conservacao da Amazonia
Over the last 15 years, Vasco M. van Roosmalen has worked with over 25 indigenous communities in helping them create the technical and financial management tools for the protection of their traditional lands. A naturalized Brazilian citizen, Vasco has a master's degree in environmental public policy sciences from the University of Nijmegen and is the director and co-founder of the Brazilian NGO ECAM. Within the ECAM team, Vasco is responsible for strategic partnerships and new initiatives. ECAM counts on a team of 20 professionals who work with indigenous communities and numerous partners on improving the management of 40 million hectares of protected lands and surrounding regions in the Brazilian Amazon. In 2010, the Tech Museum recognized the work done by the ECAM team with the Surui Indigenous community in integrating new technologies for protecting the environment. Previously Vasco worked with the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) and IUCN-NL.
Educate Global Fund
Sandrine is the founder of Educate Global Fund (EGF), a new non-profit initiative seeking overcome barriers to Education by providing capital and strategic support to social businesses whose products and services are of commercial value whilst being accessible and affordable to the most disadvantaged communities. It invests across sectors such as Health, Nutrition, Water & Sanitation, Technology. EGF first portfolio company is I-Care (founded by Chantal Heutink) producing sanitary pads for girls to attend school in Kenya. Together with ProPortion Foundation, EGF developed the business case for I-Care and now supports its transition from charity to social business. Sandrine was previously Strategy Director for a non-profit organisation and has over a decade of professional experience in strategy consulting. Sandrine holds an MSc in International Business from Maastricht University, and was part of the inaugural class of the Oxford Impact Investing Programme at Said Business School.
Deputy Director Business & Society Program
Nancy McGaw is Deputy Director of the Business & Society Program at the Aspen Institute. She founded and directs the First Movers Fellowship Program, an innovation lab for exceptional business professionals (social intrapreneurs) who have demonstrated an ability and passion for imagining new products, services, and management practices that achieve profitable business growth and lasting, positive social impacts. She also leads research initiatives to uncover trends in corporate leadership and management education. Ms. McGaw joined the Aspen Institute in 2000 from a career in corporate banking and international development. Previously, she was Director of Corporate Partnerships at The Synergos Institute and a Managing Director at the Bank of America. She has worked overseas in Japan and England. She has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.