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Tata Consultancy Services
Mr. Ranjit Barthakur, BA. (Economics) serves as an advisor to several Government and Private Enterprises in pursuit of health care services,environmental issues, tourism and social transformation. Mr. Barthakur serves as the Chairman of Global Managed Service India Private Limited (CMS), the Chief Architect of the thoughtprocess of developing the theme of Nature-economics, co-founder of several initiatives, promoting agriculture andNature First and River Journeys and Bungalows of India. Mr. Barthakur has been a Non Executive Independent Director of Mount Everest Mineral Water Ltd. since September 30, 2008. Mr. Barthakur is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in managing and leading companies in a wide range of industries, including FMCG, Telecommunications, Tourism, Technology, outsourcing, and health care. He serves as a Director of Net Decisions India Pvt. Ltd., Agilisys Managed Services India Pvt. Ltd., Agilisys Holdings Limited, Globally Managed Services India Pvt. Ltd
Vincent Barnouin – Managing Director, COO, Business Development and Marketing Vincent joined Ecofin in 2004 and is responsible for the development of Ecofin’s asset management business. He is also Ecofin’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Ecofin, he was with the Russell Investment Group where he was head of the Private Banking Services division. Prior to working for the Russell Group, he was Deputy Head of Salomon Smith Barney’s equity businesses in Europe from 1998 to 2002, and Head of European Equity Sales in Europe for Goldman Sachs where he worked from 1989 to 1998. Vincent graduated from HEC-ISA (France) with an M.B.A. and from Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne University with a Masters of Law. Vincent is a board member of Crisis Action. He is a French citizen.
Leave No Veteran Behind
Eli Williamson, Director of the Veterans Program for the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is a former staff sergeant with the U. S. Army and co-founder of Leave No Veteran Behind, an Illinois-based non-profit focused on employment opportunities for veterans. While serving as Executive Director at Leave No Veteran Behind, Eli implemented debt relief and transitional employment programs, workforce skills training, and community service opportunities for veterans making the transition from military to civilian life. Prior to 2009, Eli served in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of “psychological operations” teams and as an Arabic linguist, working on outreach to civilian communities and supporting special operations forces. He also served as a wildland firefighter in Montana.
Founder and CEO
Simon Zhao Lv is the Founder and CEO of Non-Profit Incubator (NPI) in China. As a prominent NGO supporting organisation, the NPI has branches in Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu with widespread impact across China. He also started a leading CSR consulting organization in China – Corporate Citizenship in Action (CCiA), and a venture philanthropy fund called “Social Sillicon Valley”. Simon previously worked as a reporter at Xinhua News Agency, as Editor-in-Chief of China Securities and Futures, and also Chief Editor of China Philanthropy Times. In 1998, he set up and chaired his own marketing communications consulting firm, providing consulting services for numerous local and multinational companies. In 2002, he embarked on his career in the field of charity and philanthropy, working as Secretary General of the China Committee on Corporate Citizenship, among other roles. Sophia
Dorothy Wolf is a university instructor of social entrepreneurship. She has more than 20 years of experience in education and development in Latin America (technical-vocational education, water issues, microfinance, poverty). Co-author of several texts on social entrepreneurship, she teaches online courses in social entrepreneurship at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dorothy worked for AVINA Foundation for 9 years supporting social entrepreneurs as a program officer and specialist in community-owned nonprofit water companies. She develops online content for Fundacion Paraguaya on how to create and manage “schools for the poor that pay for themselves”, an innovative educational model for rural youth that seeks to be financially self-sustaining. The model is being replicated in dozens of schools in Latin America and Africa. Currently, Dorothy is co-teaching an online graduate course on the “Poverty Stoplight” poverty elimination methodology at Tulane University.
Community & Individual Development Association
Tiffiny has background experience in the legal world, in working with legal documents, as well as the corporate world, in terms of the development of human capacity. She has helped managers with their development through the 360-degree feedback process and has a thorough knowledge of assessments in the work environment. She has a passion for human capacity development and believes that each individual has the ability to transcend their circumstances and fulfill their potential. Tiffiny is due to complete her BA degree in Health Science and Social Services with a specialization in Organisational and General Psychology at the end of 2014 through UNISA.
Stuart Davidson is a partner of Labrador Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund as well as Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Sonen Capital, an investment management firm focused on impact asset management. He is a founding board member and funder of Acumen Fund where he serves on the investment committee. He serves on the boards of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, REDF where he established the Farber program, and IDEO.org. He is a trustee of the Woodcock Foundation and served as a member of the investment committee of the Skoll Foundation. Stuart is a member of the Impact Assets Investment Committee and advisory board member to Filanthropia Inteligente and the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS).Prior to Labrador, Stuart founded and served as CEO of Combion, Inc., which was acquired by Incyte (NASDAQ:INCY). He was president of Alkermes, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALKS). Stuart is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Hornthal Investment Partners
Jim is a parallel entrepreneur, angel investor, and entrepreneurship educator. His private investment fund, Hornthal Investment Partners, has made investments in over 50 early stage companies. Jim is the co-founder and Chairman of Triporati, Zignal Labs, and LaunchPad Central. He sits on several boards including KIND Snacks, Revinate, Via.com and One Voice. Jim has taught the Lean LaunchPad course at UC Berkeley and Princeton and the I-Corps Program for the National Science Foundation Stanford and UCSF. Jim is the author of the TED Book "A Haystack Full of Needles". Follow Jim on Twitter: @hornthal
Program Associate, Water
Skoll Global Threats Fund
Bessma is Program Associate for Water at Skoll Global Threats Fund, and has worked in the areas of natural resources, development, and women’s rights over the last decade. Prior to joining SGTF, Bessma held positions at Global Footprint Network as Project Manager, and at United Nations Environment Programme’s Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, as Project Advisor, researching and writing on topics of natural resources management, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. She has also worked at the Global Fund for Women and the Center for Environmental Health. Bessma holds a M.S. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Rachael Clay set up Ethicore in 2008 as an 'impact agency' delivering insight, engagement and partnership to INGOs, business and social enterprises. Working from strategic direction through to delivery, Rachael has a particular interest in behaviour change, ethical consumerism, stakeholder engagement and social marketing. Rachael is also on the Advisory Board of a CSR agency. Prior to Ethicore, Rachael worked at Oxfam as a Senior Manager on strategy development, innovation and marketing for over 10 years. Her previous experience was commercial; Account Manager at The Research Quorum (a market research agency) and Business Manager at the Ordnance Survey.