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Tamer Azer is an On Purpose Associate currently working to provide business support to social enterprises in London and is the Co-Editor of The Renegade Times – a grass roots entrepreneurship magazine. Prior to this, Tamer was a Project Manager at the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity in Toronto, where he worked on projects aimed at addressing public policy issues hindering the prosperity of Canadians and the competitiveness of the Canadian economy. Throughout his career he has worked with entrepreneurs and supported launching, scaling and capacity building operations of start-ups in Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom and Uganda in the education, technology, consumer protection and consumer goods industries. Tamer received his Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in 2006 and his MBA from the University of Oxford in 2013.
University of Oxford
Mark Lynas is author of two best-selling popular books on climate change, High Tide (2004) and Six Degrees (2007), each published in more than a dozen languages. The latter became a National Geographic film seen by millions around the world and won the prestigious Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2008. He is currently a visiting academic at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and advisor on climate change to the President of the Maldives.
Center for Evaluation Innovation
Tanya Beer is Associate Director of the Center for Evaluation Innovation. In addition to publishing on emerging trends in the evaluation of innovative social change efforts, Tanya works with foundations, nonprofits, and evaluators to develop new evaluation tools, methods, and learning processes. She also serves as co-director of the Evaluation Roundtable, a network of foundation evaluation leaders that seeks to improve how foundations learn about the results of their grantmaking and increase the impact of their work.
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
I am currently Junior Founding Partner at s.e.e.d. (society. ecology. entrepreneurship. development.), a boutique law firm targeted to counsel socially-oriented and eco-friendly businesses in Costa Rica. At the age of 20, I launched my own law firm, s.e.e.d. I have discovered both the obstacles of entrepreneurship and the satisfaction of overcoming them. One year after s.e.e.d.’s conception, I graduated with full honors as Juris Doctor. Today, s.e.e.d. is consolidated as the only law firm in Costa Rica focused on socially oriented and eco-friendly projects. S.e.e.d.'s main goal for the next five years is to expand its scope of services. Up to this point, s.e.e.d. has counseled socially oriented and eco-friendly businesses within Costa Rica. I envision s.e.e.d.’s future to (i) include services in business consultancy, think tank activities and venture capital and to (ii) replicate this in the rest of Central America. On 2013, I was elected as an Skollar for 2014-2015.
Young Leader Initiative- Mastercard
Ph.D, Telecommunication: Intelligent Mobile Health Monintoring Systems (mHealth). Telecommunication Expert Engineer : ATB (Algérie Télécom Broadband). Researcher & Service designer : STIC Laboratory. (2010-2012) Research assistant: CIG Group –Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK. (2012) Software Engineer & Consultant :Vitaltronix (the pioneer in mobile medical manufacturing in the MENA : Mobile Health apps and Tele-medecine ). (2011) IEEE , ATA and PNR Member.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND)
Hon. Prof Ruth Oniangó is the Chair of the Board of Sasakawa Africa Association, SAA, and succeeded Dr Norman Borlaug in this position. She is founder and Editor-in-Chief of AJFAND, and is founder of Rural Outreach Africa and a strong advocate against hunger and malnutrition.
President and CEO, and Senior Director, Sustainability
Lynelle Cameron is President and CEO of the Autodesk Foundation, and the Senior Director of Sustainability at Autodesk, Inc. Prior to spending 15 years leading sustainability teams in the private sector, Cameron worked on the front lines of conservation and community development with the Mountain Institute, the World Wildlife Fund, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance. Cameron serves on a number of nonprofit boards including the Center for Environmental Health, the Biomimicry Institute, Net Impact, and UC Berkeley Center for Responsible Business.
Jawad is an accomplished entrepreneur who established several successful businesses. In 2011, he shifted focus to social entrepreneurship, and became Co-Founder and CEO of Nebny Foundation (www.Nebny.com, www.facebook.com/Nebny). Nebny Foundation impacted the lives of over 100,000 People, it has been recognized as one of the fastest growing NGOs in Egypt after the revolution, and has been chosen by the World Bank from over 40,000 NGO’s in the Middle East to become their 2013 donor recipient . Additionally, Jawad is the youngest board member of the Egyptian Water Regulatory Agency, where oversees administers investments, and is constantly working on innovative solutions for water purification. He trains and lectures around the world on the topics of Happiness and Leadership. He is also working on his book “How I became Happy” . Jawad received the 2011 Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity award.
Lance Croffoot-Suede is a litigation partner in the global law firm Linklaters LLP and a co-author of Linklaters’ report on Camfed’s governance model. Lance is based in New York and manages Linklaters’ pro bono and community investment programme in that office, as well as serves, pro bono, as court appointed counsel to indigent criminal defendants in the federal criminal court in Manhattan.
I am a Director of Ceniarth, LLC a single family office committed to leveraging capital to drive measurable and lasting financial and societal outcomes. Ceniarth aims to engage in both investment activity and philanthropic giving that supports the advancement of more just and equitable societies.