President and CEO
Jamie Cooper-Hohn is a co-founder of CIFF and serves as the Foundation’s President and CEO. Prior to the Foundation, she served as Co-Director of Shine Trust, a grant making trust supporting children in poverty in England through educational initiatives. She also served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development for Gould Partners in New York City and as Associate Director for the Center for Policy Alternatives in Washington, DC. Her other experiences include working for CBS News and the Atlanta Project, an initiative of President Jimmy Carter. Jamie received a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Senior Program Officer
Graham Macmillan is Senior Program Officer at the Citi Foundation, which makes philanthropic investments to bring formal banking products and services to the more than two billion people worldwide that are unbanked. Previously, Graham managed their Microfinance and Enterprise Development portfolios, and was Senior Director of VisionSpring, a leading social enterprise. He is on the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Rafael Ziegler
University of Greifswald
Coordinator of the Social Entrepreneurship Research Group GETIDOS
Rafael Ziegler coordinates the Social Entrepreneurship Research Group GETIDOS at the University of Greifswald and the Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung in Berlin. The preparatory phase of this interdisciplinary group started in 2008; its main phase is scheduled to last from 2009-2012. Dr. Ziegler is a graduate of the London School of Economics (B.Sc.Economics and Philosophy) and McGill University (Ph.D. Philosophy). He is the editor of: An Introduction to SocialEntrepreneurship – Voices,Preconditions, Contexts (Edward Elgar. February 2009). Rafael Ziegler’s main interest is the contribution of social entrepreneurship to environmental sustainability(in particular drinking water provision and sanitation).
L’Oréal Professor of Marketing
University of Oxford
Douglas B. Holt is L’Oréal Professor of Marketing at Oxford University. He specializes in the application of social and cultural theory to core branding issues. His most recent book, How Brands Become Icons: The Principles of Cultural Branding, develops a new cultural approach to brand strategy. Holt has been invited to give dozens of cultural branding seminars around the world, including the World Economic Forum. He has developed cultural brand strategies for a number of the world’s most valuable brands, including Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, Ben & Jerry’s, Microsoft, and Mountain Dew. At Oxford, Holt has launched an innovative interdisciplinary marketing area called “marketing, culture and society”, which engages the civil and public sector in addition to business. In particular, the department is focused on applying socio-cultural marketing ideas to development and environmental issues.
Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology
University College London
Chris Frith is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the Wellcome Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London, and Niels Bohr Visiting Professor in the Interacting Minds project at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He is a pioneer in application of brain imaging to the study of mental processes and in the study of the social brain. For this work he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2000. He has over 400 publications in scientific journals and is author of Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates our Mental World.
Dr. Christopher J. Elias is president and CEO of PATH, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of people around the world. Since joining PATH in 2000, Dr. Elias has led the organization through unprecedented growth, expanding our international presence to more than 70 countries and increasing our project portfolio to span health technologies, maternal and child health, reproductive health, vaccines and immunization, and emerging and epidemic diseases. Dr. Elias was honored as the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the United States in 2006 and named Global Health Research Ambassador by the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research in 2007.