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Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Rasesh Mohan is a Consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. He helps coordinate Dalberg's agriculture practice. His recent work at Dalberg has been focused on agricultural finance, and includes efforts such as a market analysis of and investment planning for the East African coffee market, the identification of growth opportunities for a group of agricultural lenders, and a landscape study of technical assistance services that support smallholder farmer financing. In addition to this work, Rasesh has experience in strategic planning for foundations, development finance institutions and non-profits in the US, India and Sub-Saharan Africa, in a variety of sectors, including education, mobile technology, access to finance, and policy advocacy.
Equipe de Conservacao da Amazonia
When Juliana first seriously started thinking about what she wanted to pursue professionally in life she knew that, whatever it was, it had to somehow help others and make a difference in other people's life. During College she started to look for internships on non-profit organizations and found out about Equipe de Conservação da Amazônia where she has been for nine years now. Started as an intern and today works with the organization financial and institutional management and also is a Board Member. Major in International Relations and MBA in Projects.
Associate Director., Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking
Rotman School of Management
Jennifer Riel is the Associate Director of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking at the Rotman School of Management. Jennifer is responsible for developing training programs, teaching and writing about integrative thinking and design. In her role, Jennifer also has oversight of Rotman Designworks (the school’s business design initiative) and I-Think (Rotman’s elementary and secondary school integrative thinking program).
BioRegional Development Group
Pooran studied at Oxford and Cambridge Universities before co-founding international environmental network, BioRegional. He put together world-leading sustainable real-estate projects, BedZED and One Brighton in the UK, coined the term ‘One Planet Living’ and has led design and development teams writing sustainability strategies for over $30 billion of development. He has authored or co-authored three books, his last being ‘One Planet Communities’ published by Wiley in 2009. He has been made a Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and named Skoll Social Entrepreneur 2009 and World Economic Forum Schwab Foundation, European Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. He lives with his wife and BioRegional co-founder, Sue Riddlestone, at the BedZED eco-village.
President and CEO
Randy Newcomb is President and CEO of Humanity United, one of the largest private donors in the field of international human rights. Founded by Pam & Pierre Omidyar, Humanity United seeks to build peace and advance human freedom in the corners of the globe where these ideals are challenged most.
President and Co-founder
Somaly Mam Foundation
Somaly Mam is a global leader who has pioneered the movement against modern slavery for nearly two decades. She has been recognized as a CNN hero, Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year, and one of Time Magazine's most influential people. Through her work as a tireless advocate and human rights leader, Somaly Mam has made it her life’s mission to eradicate slavery and empower its survivors as part of the solution.
Senior Director, Global Giving
As Senior Director of Global Giving at Fossil, Janiece is responsible for building, growing and branding the Fossil Foundation’s signature program and the Fossil Group’s global giving and employee engagement programs. Prior to joining Fossil, Janiece was the Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement at AT&T. Before joining AT&T, she worked at Hewlett-Packard Co. and was the Vice President/General Manager of HP’s Imaging and Printing Attach Organization. From 2003-2006, she was HP’s Global Director of Corporate Philanthropy and e-inclusion and led the transformation of HP’s $20M portfolio of strategic philanthropy programs. She also led HP’s thought leading corporate social responsibility initiative, e-inclusion, which included programs and projects in over 18 countries. Her HP experience also included She has a passion for supporting causes which address the social and economic development needs of underserved communities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors
Beijing Dalio Public Welfare Foundation
Mr. Wang is the Chairman of the Board of Beijing Dalio Public Welfare Foundation. Meanwhile, he is a board member of China Boyuan Foundation, a board member of China Development Research Foundation and a board member of Chunhui Boai Foundation. Mr. Wang has retired from his business career in June 2013. Befor his retirement he was an Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of China Investment Corporation (CIC) and Chairman of Shenyin Wanguo Securities Co. Mr. Wang is also the Chairman of IMF External Audit Committe in 2014.
Founder and Director
Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy received his formal education in The Doon School (1956-62) and St. Stephens College Delhi University (1962-1967). His "real" education started when he dug open wells for drinking water as an unskilled labourer for 5 years (1967-1971). He established the only fully solar electrified Barefoot College in the deserts of Rajasthan in India 40 years ago. It is the only College in India built by the poor and managed by the rural poor who earn less than $ 1/day. Almost the only College left in India that respects and practices the work style and life style of Mahatma Gandhi In the 20 years that the demystified and decentralized community based Barefoot approach has been implemented in over 30 of the Least Developed Countries, a total of 36,000 houses in 1,024 villages have been solar electrified by nearly 300 illiterate rural grandmothers. Bunker Roy was identified as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2010.
The Abraaj Group
Frederic Sicre is a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group and spearheads the Abraaj Strategic and Stakeholder Engagement Track (ASSET) that works with leaders from all fields, including government, private sector, media and culture. In this role, Mr. Sicre drives business development at Abraaj, its stakeholder communications, international positioning, government relations and strategic philanthropy. Prior to joining Abraaj Capital, Mr. Sicre spent over 15 years with the World Economic Forum where he held the position of Managing Director. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sicre initiated private-sector led dialogue and reconciliation initiatives during South Africa’s transition to democracy. He is the Editor of ‘South Africa at Ten’, a book celebrating the first ten years of democracy in the country. Mr. Sicre holds an MBA from IMD, Switzerland, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Villanova University, Philadelphia, and is a fellow of Stanford University.