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Director of Social Impact
McKinsey & Company
Denielle joined McKinsey & Company in 2008 to lead the strategic design and implementation of the firm’s corporate social responsibility agenda. In this role, Denielle oversees the firm’s social impact positioning, employee engagement and knowledge portfolio in areas such as education, economic development and social innovation. She is also helping lead the launch of a non-profit entity, which will drive major initiatives around targeted societal challenges, beginning with youth unemployment. Denielle brings more than fifteen years of experience advising governments, companies and civil society organizations on a range of topics from social impact strategies to community engagement, public affairs, advocacy and corporate reputation. Previously, Denielle worked with The White House and on multiple political campaigns; with APCO Worldwide on a number of major international disputes; with several non-profits; and in crisis communications at The Abernathy MacGregor Group.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Shariha is co-founder of Scope Group, where she leads the health and development practice focusing on policy design, systems innovation and strategic partnerships. Shariha believes that by building, supporting and putting together like-minded individuals and organisations around a common cause, new ways can be found to address society’s most pressing challenges. Her skills in understanding the interplay between sometimes non-complementary policy agendas and working between social and financial interests underscore her passion for ethical business, social impact, and creating shared value. Closer to home, she has been working with the Malaysian government and relevant agencies to create an enabling ecosystem to support and grow social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Malaysia. Shariha is a Social Return On Investment practitioner, +SocialGood Connector and Global Good Fund Ambassador, and received her degrees in design, medicine and health systems research in the United Kingdom
Managing Principal and Co-Founder
Capricorn Investment Group
Ion Yadigaroglu is Managing Principal at Capricorn Investment Group, an investment firm founded to demonstrate that it is possible to invest profitably while driving sustainable positive change. Capricorn manages $4 billion in assets today for Jeff Skoll, the Skoll Foundation and others who strive for extraordinary investment results by leveraging market forces to accelerate large scale impact. Previously, Mr. Yadigaroglu executed a range of acquisitions and investments as a Director of Business Development at Koch Industries, the largest private company in the world by revenues. Mr. Yadigaroglu serves on several boards of directors including those of TrueCar, Agrica, SunPreme, Automatiks, Targeted Growth, Identified and Falcon Waterfree. Mr. Yadigaroglu holds a Masters in Physics from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Stanford University.
Peter Moores Dean
Said Business School
Peter Tufano joined Saïd Business School in July 2011 as Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance. He has advanced the model of a University-based Business School, including the Oxford 1+1 MBA Programme and online GOTO programme. His research focuses on innovations in consumer finance that serve low income families. He founded D2D Fund, a non-profit R&D lab for new financial product development. Prior to Saïd, he spent 33 years at Harvard, serving as Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School and Co-Founder of the Harvard University Innovation Lab (i-Lab).
Founder and CEO
Ubuntu Education Fund
Jacob Lief is the Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund, a non-profit organization that takes vulnerable children living in the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa from cradle to career. First visiting South Africa as a teenager, Jacob felt a connection to the community and a strong desire to begin his career working with those living in the impoverished townships. Returning to South Africa in 1999, Jacob co-founded Ubuntu in the broom closet of a school and helped to develop the organization into what it is today – a world-class institution supporting more than 2,000 children on their pathway out of poverty. Ubuntu's programs form an integrated system of medical, health, educational and social services, ensuring that a child who is either orphaned or vulnerable can, after several years, succeed.
Global Sustainability Director
Kate Wylie is the Global Sustainability Director for the food and drink company Mars Incorporated. She leads the corporation’s sustainable supply chain strategy and sits on Mars’ Sustainability Executive Steering Group. For over a decade Kate has championed sustainable development within businesses both large and small, ranging from eBay to The Carbon Neutral Company. Kate is a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford University, holds a first class honours in Economics from Manchester University, sits on the Advisory Board for the Sustainable Food Lab and is a Trustee of a London-based youth development foundation.
SVP & Global Chief Compliance Officer
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Jay T. Jorgensen serves as the company’s Senior Vice President and Global Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Walmart Jay was a partner at the international law firm Sidley Austin LLP where he represented companies and individuals in all phases of criminal and civil investigations and litigation. Jay attended Brigham Young University and the J. Reuben Clark Law School, and served as a law clerk for William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court and then-Judge Samuel A. Alito, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Jay and his wife have two daughters.
Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University
Tina Seelig is the Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She is also the Director of the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network which hosts an annual, week long celebration for the entire campus, and the co-Director of the Mayfield Fellows Program, an elite work/study program for a dozen top engineering students. Tina teaches a course in the School of Engineering on Creativity and Innovation in Organizations and received the 2005 Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She is also on the faculty of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Previously, she worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, as a multimedia producer at Compaq Computer Corporation, and was the founder a multimedia company called BookBrowser.
Author and Speaker
CEO and Co-Founder
Riders for Health
Co-founder and CEO of Riders for Health, Andrea and husband Barry, are life-long motorcyclists. They saw that well-maintained motorcycles in Africa meant health care delivered, money saved and people trained in appropriate skills. Andrea's motorcycle racing life and her work in promotion and sports management provided her with a practical outlook and skills that have helped guide the financial and advocacy development of Riders. Introducing innovations for vehicle management in Africa to deliver health care requires persistence and an impatience with the status quo. I have both in abundance' she says. The quality and innovation Riders brings has been recognised by the leading voices in the development community. Riders has received many awards including the renowned Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
Senior Methodological Associate
Social Progress Imperative
I am a Mexican economist, specialized in applied economics. I have master degrees, in Social Policy Research, Population and Development from The London School of Economics (LSE). My fields of interest are regional development, poverty, income inequality and data visualization. Also I have interest in the convergence between the digital world and the social, political and economic environments, in order to unlock the potential of new media and digital tools as new sources of data and research mechanisms. I have worked for the government, the private sector, academics and the civil society. Now I am in the Social Progress Imperative developing the initiatives of the SPI Network.