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Public Broadcasting Service
Ray Suarez is Senior Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. He also co-hosts PBS’s Need to Know and PRI’s America Abroad. He is the author of 'The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America', 'The Old Neighborhood: What Was Lost in the Great Suburban Migration' and the companion volume to a PBS series on the history of Latinos in America. In his career he worked for WMAQ TV, CNN, ABC Radio and American and British news services. He holds an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BA in African History from NYU.
Head of Sustainable Business
BioRegional Development Group
As Head of Sustainable Business at leading sustainability charity BioRegional, I provide overall management, strategic leadership and lead the development and delivery of long term corporate sustainability programmes, eco product innovation and sustainable construction and events. Since 2006, I have worked with over 30 large international retailers, manufacturers and public sector bodies, including B&Q, John Lewis, Kingfisher Group, Nokia, WRAP, PDM Group, Cundall, LOCOG and Transport for London, gaining valuable insight into how to embed sustainability. I am an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and hold a first class degree in Environmental Science BSc.
Program Manager, Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
As a member of the Skoll World Forum team, Lindsey Fishleder builds content and manages speaker engagement for the premier international platform for advancing social entrepreneurship. Lindsey collaborates with contributors to design a program that unites essential partners and ensures continued dialogue on innovating, accelerating and scaling entrepreneurial solutions to social issues. Lindsey began her career in the Chicago office of Starcom Worldwide, the marketing and media arm of the advertising agency, Leo Burnett. There she managed the communications strategies and investments for multiple, high-profile consumer brands. Lindsey also worked in development at a number of Chicago-area nonprofits, where she planned and executed fundraising campaigns to magnify the reach and impact of the organizations' initiatives. Lindsey graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Communications and she holds an MBA from Duke University.
Senior Vice President
Experience in working with and across Citi's businesses and product teams in originating and structuring multiple Microfinance sector specific funding, banking and partnering financial solutions - (including capital markets, term funding, on and off balance sheet securitizations, asset purchases, FX hedging, letters of credit). Origination, structuring and monitoring of Citi's Microfinance and Inclusive Finance portfolio in over 25 countries across the U.S, Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia, Romania), Asia, and East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania).
Senior Vice President, Citi Microfinance
Eugene Amusin is Senior Vice President at Citi Microfinance and works on to structuring banking solutions that enable social enterprises, non-profits, microfinance institutions, multinational companies and investors that enable low-income communities to benefit from essential products and services. Before joining Citi Microfinance, Eugene had a range of product management, product development, and technology responsibilities at Citi.
Senior Vice President
Parisa Khosravi is Senior Vice President for CNN Worldwide, in charge of Global Relations. As the first ever CNN ambassador, she is responsible for leading CNN's key international editorial relationships, coverage and securing access for CNN journalists around the world. She also manages International Newsource, the network’s international affiliate operation with more than 200 CNN affiliates worldwide, and the CNN Journalism Fellowship programs. In addition, Khosravi oversees The CNN Freedom Project, the award-winning, multi-platform initiative that aims to expose the horrors of modern-day slavery and push for change, as well as numerous other CNN global initiatives such as girls’ education. A part of CNN for almost three decades, Khosravi previously served as CNN’s senior vice president of international newsgathering with editorial, operational and administrative oversight of CNN’s international bureaus and CNN’s International Desk, which oversees the network’s global coverage.
Judy Parkman is responsible for managing the Skoll Foundation's employment life-cycle processes with the purpose of recruiting and engaging people who live our values and who collectively will achieve our mission. She plays a lead role in the foundation's imperative to be a high-performing sustainable organization. Judy has held a variety of HR positions, which have cut across all of the disciplines of HR. Most recently she was a senior HR leader at HP where she was the business partner for several large global organizations. Before working at HP, Judy worked for Octel Corp. and also ran her own consulting business. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Beyond Good Intentions
For more than a decade Tori Hogan has been passionately involved in exploring and improving the field of international aid. After feeling more jaded than inspired by what she was witnessing in the field as an aid worker, she founded "Beyond Good Intentions" and has been working for more than five years creating films, educational programs, and writing projects that focus on improving our critical understanding of international aid.
Segal Family Foundation
Andy Bryant joined the Foundation as executive director in October, 2010. He oversees the Foundation's team and implements the vision of the Segal family. He has worked in international development for many years in various countries in the developing world. The common link across his postings has been involvement in programming that provides self-sustaining solutions to poverty. Andy completed a BA from Princeton University in 2003 & subsequently graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a MPA in International Development. He also served as a Princeton in Africa fellow. Following completion of graduate school, he founded the microfinance program for Tanzanian Children's Fund where he was a grantee of the Foundation. He has also worked as a consultant for the Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative and TechnoServe in East Africa and India.
Author and Speaker
Afghan Institute of Learning
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is Executive Director and founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL). Established in 1995 to provide grassroots education and health services, AIL has served more than 10 million Afghans and was the first organization to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women. Dr. Yacoobi is an Ashoka Fellow, Skoll Social Entrepreneur and Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. She has received many awards, including: the Peter Gruber Foundation Women's Rights Prize, the NED Democracy Award, the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights, the Afghan National Peace Award, and the German Media Award. Dr. Yacoobi has honorary doctorates from four universities, serves on the boards of the Global Fund for Women and Creating Hope International and is on the advisory boards of the New Global Citizens and the Millennium Campus Network.