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ChunHui Bo Ai Childrens's Foundation
As of few days ago in March, Cindy S. Lin was still Greater China Deputy President for PepsiCo Beverages. The 2014 Skoll World Forum opens a new chapter for her as she starts April 7 as CEO for Chun Hui Bo Ai Children's Foundation in China. Together with its sister international organization Half the Sky Foundation, CHBA is serving thousands of orphans everyday through programs running in more than 400 orphanages across China, 1,700 full-time staff (mostly local Chinese), and 4,000 international volunteers. For almost 20 years Cindy delivered standout business and people results in general management, sales, and marketing with PepsiCo and Proctor & Gamble in China, Taiwan, and the U.S. She has served on various not-for-profit boards such as the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and Taipei American Chamber of Commerce. She looks forward to applying her rich corporate experiences to take CHBA to the next level.
Kola is the Founder and Managing Director of Doreo Partners, an impact investing firm focused on the African agriculture sector. Doreo invests in early stage businesses that increase the profitability of small holder agriculture, which in turn creates market forces that attract young people into agriculture… Unlocking millions of jobs. Prior to founding Doreo, Kola was the MD/CEO of one of the subsidiaries of the Notore Group, a $500 Million USD leading African Agro Allied firm. Kola brings significant leadership experience across four continents and multiple global companies, including General Electric (GE) and Abiomed. In addition, Kola brings extensive public sector experience as the former Chief of Staff to the Nigerian Minister of Agriculture. Kola is globally recognized as a thought leader in African Agribusiness. Kola holds an MBA (Honors) from Harvard and Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Distinction) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.
Co-Founder and COO of SPARK Schools (a network of high performing low-fee private schools) and eAdvance Group. Interested in disruption especially disruption that is tech enabled. Currently located in Johannesburg, South Africa
Head of Pro Bono Legal Services
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Yasmin Waljee, is the International Pro Bono Manager of the law firm Hogan Lovells. She co-leads the firm's social enterprise and social finance practice. As well as contributing to the development of the firm's international pro bono practice, Yasmin has developed advisory services on issues of anti-human trafficking and secured some of the first compensation claims for victims of trafficking in the UK.
Founder and CEO
Darell Hammond is the Founder and CEO of KaBOOM!, a not-for-profit based in Washington, DC dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve by ensuring they get the balance of active play they need to become healthy and successful adults. Hammond wrote the New York Times bestseller KABOOM! A Movement To Save Play (Rodale, April 2011; paperback, September 2012). Founded out of Hammond's apartment in 1996, KaBOOM! has raised $250 million, rallied a million volunteers, led the hands-on construction of over 2,400 playgrounds, and inspired a movement for the child's right to play. Hammond has been named an Ashoka Fellow, Schwab Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum and has been awarded the American Express NGEN Leadership Award by Independent Sector and the Satter Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award by New York University's Stern School of Business. Hammond lives in Washington, DC with his wife Kate Becker.
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.
Salman Ahmad is a Pakistani musician and former actor, who used to be a member of Vital Signs but left after their debut album due to creative differences. He went on to form Junoon, South Asia's biggest and longest-lasting rock band. While still enjoying the success of Junoon, he was involved in two documentaries with the BBC and is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS. Ahmad is working towards spreading awareness about HIV in South Asia, and helping to bring peace between Pakistan and India. Ahmad is currently teaching at Queens College, City University of New York. Although Junoon's two other core members - Ali Azmat and Brain O'Connell - left the band in 2005, Salman Ahmad continues to perform as a solo artist under the "Junoon" label and has moved to New York after his solo career failed to take off in Pakistan. Salman Ahmad has also released one album as a solo artist, "Infiniti" in 2005.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri is the Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the scientific intergovernmental body that provides decision makers and the public with an objective source of information about climate change. He is also Director General of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), an independent research organisation providing knowledge on energy, environment, forestry, biotechnology, and the conservation of natural resources. He is active in several international forums dealing with the subject of climate change and its policy dimensions. He was awarded the second-highest civilian award in India, the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ and received the ‘Officier De La Légion D’Honneur’ from the Government of France in 2006.
Founder and Board Chair
Ai You Foundation
Mr. Wang is the founder and Board Chair of Ai You Foundation, a Beijing-based national nonprofit in China. Established in 2004, this is the first private foundation registered after the new Regulations on the Management of Foundations came into effect. With a group of leading entrepreneurs with strong social responsibilities on Board, Ai You Foundation is committed to becoming the best foundation in the world to provide medical aid to children. Under his leadership, Ai You Foundation has become one of the pioneer organizations to innovate and make bigger social impact in the country. Mr. Wang is also a well-known investor. Being a member of the famous ‘92 Class, he is one of the first successful entrepreneurs after China’s economic reform and open-up policy. He used to help build the first Shanghai Stock Exchange. He has invested in a number of renowned internet-based companies in China, including Alibaba Networking Technology Co, Tencent Holdings Limited, Sina.com, and etc. He sits in the board of China
Dan is a Program Coordinator representing Sterile Processing Education Charitable Trust (SPECT). SPECT was founded by Christina Fast (his daughter) after several volunteer trips on the Africa Mercy Ship in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Republic of the Congo. While working on the ship, Christina visited several hospitals and discovered that post-operative infection rates were extremely high. She became convinced that she could do something to decrease these rates. Upon returning to Canada, she began the process of establishing an organization focused on raising the standards for sterile processing in low to middle income countries. She returned to Africa several times since 2011 to increase her knowledge of the issues, assess local situations, and begin an educational program with local staff. She has big dreams for the future. Dan has an MBA and undergrad degree in agriculture. He has worked on projects in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand and Canada. He has become passionate about his daughter's vision