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Senior Director, Innovation & Sight Programs
Suzanne is the "go to" person for creating global working groups that get the job done. With Seva Foundation, Aravind Eye Care System, and a growing number of partners in Nepal, India, Tanzania, Egypt, and Guatemala, Suzanne has built a global mentor network to increase affordability, quality, sustainability, and access to comprehensive eye care services. The innovation is to make effective improvement technology available to under-performing eye hospitals. This Global Sight Initiative is building a skill and knowledge base of solutions that train and retain staff, reduce social and economic barriers to care, improve quality, and create financial sustainability. The Initiative promotes strategies to enable participating eye hospitals to produce one million additional cataract surgeries annually. Education: PhD and MPH from University of Michigan. Fulbright Scholar.
Chief Executive Officer
Room to Read
Erin co-founded Room to Read, an award winning global nonprofit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education. As CEO, Erin has been instrumental in scaling the Organization by expanding into new geographies and by being a thought leader in program design. She currently manages worldwide operations across ten program countries and seven fundraising offices, and oversees a global employee base of over 500 people. Erin is an experienced international business development professional, having worked as vice president of business development for Dejima, Inc. and at Unilever N.V. and Goldman Sachs. She has spent extensive time working overseas, particularly in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore. Erin holds combined bachelor’s and master's degrees in international relations and economics from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.
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).
External Relations Officer
Nick Scott is External Relations Officer at Independent Diplomat (ID). Prior to joining ID, he worked for the Foundation Center - a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. He briefly lived in East Jerusalem, where he worked with Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy, an NGO that promotes active nonviolence and encourages alternatives to violence among youth and adults throughout Palestine. Nick is also a blogger with the Foreign Policy Association: http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/author/nickscott/ Nick holds BA in History from Rowan University and a MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Randy Antik lives full-time in Naples, Fla. and is chief executive officer for Searching for Solutions Institute (SFSI), a 501c3 public foundation established in 2007. SFSI hosts and annual Imagine Solutions Conference attracting one of the largest gathering of private sector leaders in North America to address critical social issues. In his role as chief experience officer, Randy Antik is the principal author of the "learn + involve" strategy to bring alive the vision of "enabling exceptional leaders to leverage their capabilities to effectively address social issues." Randy travels the world meeting with potential national sponsors, content partners, and speakers for the annual Imagine Solutions conference. He holds a BA from Colby College and a graduate degree from Harvard University.
President and CEO
Save the Children
Carolyn S. Miles is President & Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children. Save the Children is the leading independent organization inspiring breakthroughs in how the world treats children, achieving immediate and lasting change in their lives. It currently serves over 85 million children in the US and in 120 countries globally. Carolyn joined the organization in 1998, and was COO from 2004-2011, during which time Save the Children doubled the number of children it reached with nutrition, health, educational, and other programs, and helped grow the organization’s budget – 90 percent of which goes directly to programs serving children – from $250 million to over $550 million. She became CEO and President in 2011 and since then the organization has grown in annual resources of over $620 million.
Young director/producer Benjamin Reece has created viral music videos, broadcast commercials, & award-winning web series. His work has been experienced by millions in theaters, on daily commutes, & in living rooms worldwide. Clients include Coca-Cola, DC-Comics, Google, Verizon, Duracell, Sperry Top-Sider, BMW, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Converse, Purina, NYC Ballet, Salesforce & a host of other global brands. His work has been covered in CNN, USA Today, LaRepubblica, Guardian UK, Huffington Post, and thousands of blogs around the world. In 2009, he won a Webby Award for his viral web series, Fifty People, One Question (50p1q.com), a short film series exploring human connections through people and place. He has also helped create & direct the live music series, Liveset (liveset.com) & co-founded the online video sales platform, Kinio.
DK Matai is an engineer turned entrepreneur and philanthropist with a keen interest in the well being of global society. DK founded mi2g in 1995, the global risk specialists, in London, UK, whilst developing simulations for his PhD at Imperial College. DK helped found ATCA - The Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance - in 2001, a philanthropic expert initiative to address complex global challenges through Socratic dialogue and joint executive action to build a wisdom based global economy. ATCA addresses opportunities and threats arising from climate chaos, radical poverty, organised crime, extremism, informatics, nanotechnology, robotics, genetics, artificial intelligence and financial systems.
University of Oxford
John Hood was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 5 October 2004 until 30 September 2009. He was the first Vice-Chancellor to be elected from outside Oxford's academic body, and the first to have addressed the scholars' congregation via a webcast. On 15 November 2007 he announced that he would not seek an extension to his five-year term as Vice Chancellor, and that he would leave Oxford in September 2009.