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Impact Investing Specialist/ Shell Foundation Fellow
Tara Sabre Collier is an impact investing specialist at GroFin Capital, a pan-African impact investing fund. She is also the co-founder of EOSS Consulting, an economic development consulting firm based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ms. Collier possesses nearly a decade of international economic and business development experience. She has provided business development strategy, analysis and training to NGOs, multilaterals and private companies in 12 countries. She earned her MBA at Oxford University, where she was a Skoll Scholar with Oxford University’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Prior to her MBA, she completed her MPA in International Management & Policy at New York University and her BA at Spelman College. She speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and French and is an occasional blogger who just started tweeting!
Partner. Head of Rural Development.
Founder, ex-CEO and actual Vice President of Emprenda´s Board. Emprenda is a leading Microfinance company in Argentina, member of GrupoACP and widely recognized for its Solar Energy Access Project. Also created “FIS Trust", the first Social Investment Fund in Argentina in order to fund the microfinance portfolio. Recently partnered with a Alimentaris Foundation to promote energy, water and communications access in rural Argentina and Latin America and is actively looking for projects with outstanding social and/or environmental impact potential. Also volunteers in a strategic planning comitee of a 175 year old private education organization aiming to contribute at closing the quality gap in education and in some other projects. He holds a Lic. in Economics at Univ of Buenos Aires, an MBA at Said Business School (Oxford, with a Skoll Schollarship) and attended the Executive Education Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance held at Harvard Business School.
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Brett Rosenberg is a Rhodes Scholar studying International Relations at Oxford University. She is a Skoll Centre intern helping out with the Oxford Research Landscaping Exercise. Previously, she attended Harvard where she majored in History.
Chief Scientist at UN Global Pulse
Founder of MalariaSpot.org
Miguel is Chief Scientist at UN Global Pulse, an innovation initiative at the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, harnessing Big Data for global development. He leads the data science team across the network of Global Pulse Labs in New York, Jakarta and Kampala which provide "innovation as a service" - developing Big Data projects together with UN system partners. Miguel is the founding director of MalariaSpot.org- videogames and crowdsourcing for diagnosis of malaria and other global health diseases, based at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. As an antidisciplinary scientist, over the last 10 years, he has been working on innovative projects at the crossroads of international development, social innovation, global health and systems biology with data science. Miguel is Ashoka fellow (2013) and GSP10 from Singularity University at NASA. He obtained a PhD in biomedical engineering, MSc in cognitive sciences and MSc in telecommunications engineering.
A 30-year Kimberly-Clark veteran, Thomas J. Falk is the architect of the company's Global Business Plan, which is positioning Kimberly-Clark to lead the world in essentials for a better life. He was elected chief executive officer in 2002 and chairman of the Board in 2003. He is one of only eight CEOs in the history of our company. At Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Falk has held positions of increasing responsibility and authority. Since being appointed CEO in 2002 and chairman in 2003, Mr. Falk has led Kimberly-Clark through Global Business Plans designed to increase the company's sales and profitability. Under his leadership, Kimberly-Clark has grown sales to $21.2 billion in 2013. Kimberly-Clark has approximately 57,000 employees worldwide and operations in 35 countries.
Randy C. Belcher is currently the Executive Vice President Asia Pacific for Fossil Inc. based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for leading Fossil's sales, distribution and supply chain businesses in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to moving to Hong Kong he was the Senior Vice President Europe based in Switzerland (Basel) where he led Fossil's EMEA business. Previously Randy worked in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) with Novartis Consumer Health as the President of NCH Brazil and Vice President of the Mercosur Region and in Chile (Santiago) as the Managing Director of NCH Chile. He also held other financial and general management positions with Gerber Products Company and Ernst and Young. He currently sits on the board of the Fossil Foundation (President) based in the USA.
Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer
Jane Chen is the co-founder and Chief Business Officer of Embrace Innovations, a social enterprise that aims to help the 20 million premature and low birth weight babies born every year, through a low cost infant warmer. The Embrace Infant Warmer costs less than 1% of a traditional incubator, and has helped over 50,000 babies to date. The company's vision is to create a line of affordable healthcare technologies for women and children around the world. Chen is a TED Senior Fellow, and was selected as one of Forbes' Impact 30 in 2011. She was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012, and a Schwab Social Entrepreneur in 2013. She and her co-founders recently won the 2013 Economist Innovation Award.
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & University of Oxford
James is the Curator of the Oxford Launchpad: University of Oxford’s Prototyping space, located at Said Business School. Part of James' role is to assist grow the visibility of the entrepreneurial community in Oxford and make Oxford an awesome place to start-up, but also a place where brilliant minds can form world changing enterprises. Before joining the University of Oxford he worked for Cardiff University running multidisciplinary programmes for postgraduates in entrepreneurship, worked at a Central Banking think-tank in London, ran and exited two start-ups and assisted in the growth and operations of the Enterprise programme at the University of Dundee. He has won a few awards in enterprise and entrepreneurship and holds Masters Degrees from the University of Dundee. James is currently looking for Advisory Board Members and champions of entrepreneurship to assist the launchpad in reaching National and International recognition.
Founder & CEO
Tyler is the Founder and CEO of Runa, a social enterprise that builds sustainable value chains in the Amazon and improves livelihoods for indigenous communities. Runa works in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon, currently improves livelihoods for over 14,000 indigenous people, and plants over 200,000 trees per year. Tyler has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 and receive the Citizen's Award from the International Specialty Food Association. Runa recently won the World Wildlife Fund's International Tropical Forest Challenge and the Gold Award at the Fancy Foods Show for Best Organic Product of the Year.
Author and Speaker