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Deputy Head of the CGIAR Fund Office
Tony Kalm is Deputy Head of the CGIAR Fund Office, a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future, based at the World Bank. He also serves on the Board of Directors of One Acre Fund, and was named 2013 Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
Author and Speaker
Founder and President
Ann Cotton OBE is the Founder and President of Camfed International which is widely recognised and respected as an example of best practice in girls' education. It is at the local and national levels where Camfed's influence is most strongly felt and where it exercises a leadership role, advising national governments and international organisations, and multi-stakeholder coalitions. Its advocacy of girls' education and child protection is ensuring that the voices of rural girls and women are heard at the highest level. Since its foundation over 2.4 million children, primarily girls, have benefitted from Camfed's education programme. And 16,370 young women have received business training, 8,362 have also received start-up grants to establish their own rural enterprise. Ann Cotton has won numerous awards for her work including an Honorary Doctorate in Law from Cambridge University, an OBE and the Skoll and Schwab Awards for Social Entrepreneurship.
Co-Founder and Chief Disruption Officer
John Kluge is Co-Founder and Chief Disruption Officer of Toilet Hackers, a nonprofit organization bringing improved sanitation and hygiene to the 2.5 billion people without a toilet in developing nations. He spent 10 years in policy and development, founding the Digital Citizenship program at the EastWest Institute, an international global security organization, and spearheading the drafting and lobbying efforts of the Federal Food Donation Act of 2008 while serving as the Legislative Liaison for a US based anti-poverty agency, improving the food security of 36 million under-served people in the United States.
Ella Windsor is a freelance writer and consultant. She holds a BA from Brown University in Comparative Literature and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from Oxford University. Her articles, on topics from flamenco in Andalusia to biofuel in Brazil, have been published in titles including Monocle, The Ecologist and The Daily Telegraph. She has spent several years in South America for her work and anthropological research - particularly in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. Here she taught children English through song in a Rio de Janeiro favela school, assisted with indigenous health programmes in the Amazon region, curated musical art shows in Buenos Aires and studied socio-educational dance institute The School of the Body in Colombia for her MPhil. Her interest in the social benefits of the performing arts informs her consultancy work. She recently joined the artistic advisory board of Playing for Change and took up a consultancy role with Kids Company.
Head of Principal Investments for Social Finance
Amy Bell is an Executive Director and Head of Principal Investments for J.P. Morgan’s Social Finance business unit, which provides financial services to the growing market for impact investments, meaning those investments made with intent to generate impact alongside a financial return. Amy manages the group’s principal investment portfolio, which seeks to earn a reasonable rate of return alongside of achieving positive impact on low-income and excluded populations around the world. Deals completed to date include investments in MicroVest II, the LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund, IGNIA, the Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund, and the African Agricultural Capital Fund. Prior to joining Social Finance, Amy worked in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank in the Mergers and Acquisitions group and the Consumer/Retail Coverage group. In addition, she worked in Financial Advisory Services for Deloitte where she specialized in forensic accounting. Amy holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters in Professional Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.
Amit Kanodia is Managing Partner, Lincoln Ventures (SFO); President, Lincoln Property Group; Trustee, Lincoln Charitable Foundation. As entrepreneur and philanthropist, he has founded, built and invested in companies in real estate, technology, IT, oil & gas, solar technology & energy production, infrastructure, education, farming and hospitality sectors. He started his first business at 11, at 17 he founded the Leo Club Lakhimpur-Kheri where he built a hospital shelter and led large-scale tree plantation for preservation of water and soil. He is Founding Partner of Avatar Capital - early stage VC in Boston and Washington, DC. He has been a Member of the Steering and Finance Committee of President Obama since 2007. He is on the Board of SPML Infra, and Cimcon Software; member of Board of Visitors at University of Massachusetts Boston and Charter Member of TIE. He is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, education, & innovation. Holds a BSBA / MBA from University of Massachusetts
Executive Director Corporate Contributions
Johnson & Johnson
Anu Gupta, MD is an Executive Director in the Worldwide Corporate Contributions division of Johnson & Johnson, where she is responsible for strategic alliances and grantmaking in the preventing diseases in vulnerable populations portfolio. Dr. Gupta, a primary care physician, develops and strengthens alliances with key partner organizations with similar strategic goals such as the Clinton Global Initiative, GBCHealth, Grantmakers in Health, the MDG Health Alliance, PEPFAR, UN Foundation, and USAID. Within Johnson & Johnson, she creates linkages with key corporate functions and the businesses. In addition, she sets strategic direction and oversees grantmaking initiatives worldwide in the areas of HIV/AIDS and chronic conditions. Under her leadership, Johnson & Johnson is championing a number of transformative approaches to eliminate pediatric AIDS by 2015. Dr. Gupta is part of team at Johnson & Johnson whose mission is to make life-changing long-term differences in human health.
Sally has been on the communications team at the Skoll Foundation for three years. Previously, she was a journalist for 15 years, including roles as editor-in-chief of a magazine, a news reporter at one of the largest newspapers in the U.S.A., and author of a 500-page travel guidebook. She also taught a 300-level media writing class at a large university and appeared as an expert on two morning talk shows.
Nick started as CEO of the Freedom Fund in December 2013. Prior to this, he was the inaugural CEO of the Walk Free Foundation, a leading international actor in the fight against modern slavery. During his tenure, Walk Free built a global movement with over 5 million supporters, launched the first ever Global Slavery Index, and joined with Humanity United and the Legatum Foundation to establish the Freedom Fund. Previously, Nick was the Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer of the International Crisis Group (ICG), the world's leading conflict prevention NGO, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. He has written widely on international justice, conflict prevention, human rights and modern slavery. Nick has a law degree with first class honours from the University of Sydney and a Master's in Public Policy from Princeton University.
His music is generally described as "African folk". His work was an inspiration to many in the anti-apartheid movement. His themes include the struggle for freedom, and forgiveness and reconciliation with enemies. Vusi can also be heard performing on Warren Haynes' Live at Bonnaroo release during the song "Soulshine", and the Dave Matthews Band song, "Everyday", from the album of the same name as well as a live version of the song with him which appears on the album The Best of What's Around Vol. 1. Vusi was also one of the performers at the Live 8 concerts.