Pamela Plaza (Mexican) works as Marketing & Sales Strategist at Healthy Cities Group to develop and implement marketing strategies to find more effective and efficient ways to increase sales and facilitate customer learning.
Background: Endicot College (Boston, MA): Business Administration (Marketing), New York University (NY, NY): Strategic Marketing Management, Universita di Bologna (Italy): Master in Philanthropy and Social Innovation; 5 years professional experience in business administration and marketing, working with several nonprofit organizations.
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Alex Proimos (Australian) works as CFO and Business Developer at Healthy Cities Group to support the General Manager in aligning the overall financial direction of the company to deal with the health and environmental problems caused by waste management.
Background: Sydney University (Australia): Business Law; Macquarie University (Australia): Finance; 8 years professional experience as an assistant professor teaching finance to undergraduates and postgraduates.
(Mexican) works as Training and Development Manager
at Por ti, Familia
to develop the processes for the training and to support development and retention of their personnel.
Background: Monterrey Tech, ITESM (Mexico): Bachelor in Mechanic Engineering; Hult International Business School (Boston, USA): Master in Business Administration. 5 years professional experience as a business consultant and project manager working with Holcim.
Christiane Vorwerk (German) works as Career Development Program Manager at Enseña Chile to support the organization to raise the profile of the program in its target group, but in particular in the corporate sector as well.
Background: International School of Management (Dortmund, London & Detroit): International Business. 11 years professional experience in the area of marketing, consulting and business processes working with different international companies (e.g. Fidelity Investments, DataWonk, Deutsche Post).
Anita Rivera (Chilean) works as Business Development Manager at TriCiclos, the first certified B-Corp in South America, that is reinventing the waste management industry in Chile by helping society and customers realize that 90% of the garbage is actually recyclable and can be treated as a valuable raw material, which can also be reused or transformed into a new product.
Background: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: History and Communications; London School of Journalism: Journalism and written Communications; PMI (London): Project Management; University of Westminster (London): Master in Business Management; 5 years professional experience in project management, marketing & communications and strategic planning working with London Underground Ltd.
Bibiana Jurado (Colombian) works as International Alliance Analyst at CO2Bambu to participate in the implementation of an international partnership strategy, in order to drive strategic alliance development with different stakeholders, such as NGOs and international institutions.
Background: Louisiana State University (Baton State, LA, USA): Intellectual Property Law; Los Andes University (Bogota, Columbia): Law; Institute d’Etudes Politiques Paris: International Affairs / International Management. 5 years of professional experience in consulting, fundraising and communications working with UNESCO, Televisa Fundacion and Hydroptère.
Ivan Malespin (Nicaraguan) works as Process Manager at CO2Bambu to analyze and evaluate methods of production, develop and implement new process of how the bamboo is being prepared, point out ways to improve cost in the process.
Background: UNICA (Managua, Nicaragua): Industrial Engineering, Master in Business Administration. 14 years of professional experience in operations management working with Seguros America.
Justin Matthews (American) works as Business Developer/Financial Analyst at CO2Bambu to support the implementation of the expansion phase.
Background: Miami University of Ohio: Finance & Spanish; CFA Level 1 (Chicago): Finance; IE Business School (Madrid, Spain): Master in Business Administration with focus on social entrepreneurship. 3 years of professional experience in finance and consulting, working with CRA International.
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Clare Zurawski (American) works as U.S. Fundraising Specialist at streetfootball world to develop and implement a fundraising strategy that is tailored to the American cultural and philanthropic environment.
Background: University of Michigan: Spanish; University of Albuquerque: Nonprofit Management. 13 years of professional experience working with WESST.
Tim Nichols (American) works as a Technical Project Manager at mothers2mothers to help developing an application to decrease the digital divide by enhancing the communication between the clients using mobile health solutions.
Background: Washington State University (USA), University Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires, Argentina): MBA in Business Administration. 8 years of professional experience in international marketing, technology development and business consulting in Europe, Southeast Asia, South & Central America and the United States.
Mairead Cahill (British) works as Legal/ Strategy Consultant at M-Kopa with focus on pricing, marketing, sales and distribution, as well as helping to think through market expansion opportunities.
Background: Warwick Business School, London School of Economics and Political Sciene (UK): Bachelor in Management Science and Masters in European Politics & Policy. 8 years of professional experience working with Global Freight Exchange, AccountAbility and British Telecom.
Anna-Marie Silvester (Canadian) works as Product Development Specialist at M-Kopa to test and implement the roll-out of M-Kopa’s commercial products.
Background: University of Victoria, University of British Columbia (Canada): Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, Master and Doctorate in Applied Science. 6 years of professional experience as Teaching Assistant at UBC Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and as Team Coordinator at Engineers without Borders.
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Crystal Anievas (Filipino) works as a Managing Director at Rags2Riches to drive community activation and expansion in order to improve the quality of life of more communities in the country.
Background: De La Salle University (Manila, Philippines); degree in Accountancy. 5 years of professional experience as Global Market Development Brand Manager at Unilever Asia and Marketing expert at National Service Scheme in Ghana.
Amandeep Singh (Indian) works as Country Manager to manage and expand the operations of Operation ASHA in Cambodia.
Background: BITS Pilani (India); post-graduate in Pharmacy. 4 years of professional experience in healthcare consulting at Boston Analytics, Datamonitor and in improving drug access at Clinton Health Access Initiative
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Sarah Adeel (Pakistani) works as PR and Communication Consultant at LGT VP to support the expansion of the iCats Program to attract more talent for the future.
Background: Fulbright Scholar, Rhode Island School of Design (USA). Research in Child Psychology and built environment, part of the Social Innovation Initiative program and Persuasive speech at Brown University.
5 years of professional experience as a design consultant. Founder of LettuceBee Kids (A self-sustaining entity for street-children in Pakistan) and co-founder of werplay (Start up focused on developing interactive games)
(German) works as Business Accelerator Consultant
at LGT VP to implement the Impact Ventures Accelerator Program which was designed to bridge the gap between early-stage social enterprises and the growth-stage capital that LGT VP and other social / impact investors provide.
Background: University of St. Gallen (Switzerland): Degree in Economics. 5 years of professional experience as Finance Consultant at HSBC Private Bank in London, Sydney and Miami.
David Le (Australian) works as Business Accelerator Consultant at LGT VP to implement the Impact Ventures Accelerator Program which was designed to bridge the gap between early-stage social enterprises and the growth-stage capital that LGT VP and other social / impact investors provide.
Background: Australian National University (Canberra, Australia): degrees in Management, Finance & Accounting. 9 years of professional experience as Financial Analyst for Boston Consulting Group and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
Avani Parekh-Bhatt (American) works as a Fundraising Strategist to support Operation Asha with setting up their international expansion strategy.
Background: Graduated from George Washington University (Washington, DC) in International Affairs and Political Science. 10 years professional experience in the nonprofit sector as well as founder of her own social enterprises.
(American) works as a Strategy Consultant
to scale up OpAsha's
proposal to improve the living standards of the low income via access to high quality yet affordable basic consumer goods.
Background: Georgetown University (USA): MBA in Foreign Service - International Development. New York University (USA): Finance & Management. 9 years of prof. experience in financial services working on business development, project management, and client management. Previously worked at World Bank, GBF, Drake Management, and JP Morgan.
(French) works as an Expansion Strategy Manager
at Aangan Trust
to develop an expansion strategy to replicate Aangan’s programs in other parts of India.
Background: Science Po (Institute of Political Studies, Paris), degree cum laude in Nonprofit and Social Venture Management;3 years of professional experience in advising individual clients in philanthropic projects.
Erin Little (American) works as a Marketing/PR Strategist at Aangan Trust to draw awareness and improvement to the situation for youths at risks by various programs based in Mumbai, and scale up to additional cities.
Background: Loyola University (Chicago, USA), degrees in Communication and English; 3 years professional experience; worked with Acumen Fund, cofounded Portapure, a water purification device company.