Senior Program Investment Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Andrew Farnum is a Senior Program Investment Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he is responsible for programme related investments (debt, equity or guarantees to advance the foundation’s charitable goals) in global health. Previously, he worked at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and in private equity and investment banking. He has a Master’s in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School and an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.
Visayan Forum Foundation
Kip Oebanda, MDM, works on strategy, international networking and organisational development for the Visayan Forum in the Philippines. Kip was born in prison during the Marcos dictatorship. At 12, he led the first child-run radio programme in the country and won national media awards. At 14, he spoke at international conferences on children’s rights and established CLASP, an organisation of child labourers and advocates. The government recognised Kip through such awards as the Ninoy Aquino and Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines.
Diplomatic Correspondent and Presenter
Gemma Mortensen is Executive Director of Crisis Action. Previously Crisis Action’s UK Director, Gemma played an integral role in developing the organisation from a two-person office in London into one with international reach at the forefront of global advocacy. She led Crisis Action’s international campaigns on Iran, Burma, Gaza and Sudan. Gemma worked previously in human rights posts for the ICC, for the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York (UKMIS), for the European Commission in Geneva and Sudan and as a journalist in print, radio and TV. She holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and the European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation.
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Nick Hughes has been at the forefront of mobile commerce activities in emerging markets for over 10 years. He is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of M-KOPA, a company providing pay-as-you-go solar energy services in East Africa. Nick was previously Head of Mobile Payment Solutions at Vodafone, where he started the groundbreaking mobile payment service. In 2010, Nick was a winner of The Economist’s Innovation Award for Social and Economic Impact.
Peter Moores Dean
Said Business School
Peter Tufano joined Saïd Business School in July 2011 as Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance, and created the Oxford 1+1 MBA Programme. His recent research focuses on how innovation in consumer finance can improve the delivery of services to 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 Professor and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School and Co-Founder of Harvard University Innovation Lab (i-Lab).
Fiel has been drawing since his childhood. In subsequent years, he developed his artistic talents experimenting with other media such as ceramics and metalwork. In 1994 he discovered that his heart belonged to sculpting and he started making works of art out of wood. In 1994, his wood sculpture Perigo Eminente in the exhibition Objectivo Linha Alberta won a first prize and some degree of fame. Two years later he received an other award and obtained a scholarship for a 3 months internship in Zimbabwe to master the technique of working with stone.