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Eddy Adams is a public policy adviser, consultant and writer. Based in the UK, he works as an independent consultant but also assembles and leads teams for specific assignments. He has a background in economic development, urban regeneration, enterprise, skills, learning and inclusion. He has worked with a wide range of clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors including the European Commission, the Scottish Government and the Prince’s Trust.
Isabel Mota has been a member of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Board of Trustees since 1999. She graduated in finance from the Higher Institute of Economic Sciences and Finance, Technical University of Lisbon in 1973. From 1987-1995, she served as Secretary of State for Planning and Regional Development with responsibility for negotiations over European Union Structural and Cohesion Funds for Portugal. In 2003, she sat on the Strategic Commission for the Oceans and coordinated the drafting of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development in 2004.
Kriss Deiglmeier is recognized as a pioneer in the social innovation field and before her recently appointed role as CEO of Tides, she was the founding Executive Director for the Center of Social Innovation (CSI) at Standford University, Palo Alto. For the past ten years she established CSI as a global leader in the emerging social innovation field. Kriss has more than 20 years of senior management experience that spans the social enterprise, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors.
Maria Elisa Bernal is a Colombian economist with a Masters in the Labour Market and over 25 years of work experience. She worked as a researcher and professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. She was Special Advisor to the Management of the Department of Economic and Social Development of the Inter-American Development Bank where she was closely involved in the creation of the Institute for Social Development Bank. She was also Director of International Cooperation at the National Planning Department of Colombia, during which she created the Colombian Agency for International Cooperation. Since 2000, she is an official of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations (ECLAC).
Anne de Bruin is the founding Director of the New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC), Massey University. She is Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Finance at Massey University, Albany Campus. Anne has numerous publications over the years including the co-edited book Entrepreneurship: New Perspectives in a Global Age (Ashgate) where she is the main contributor and recent articles in the top academic journal in entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. She is a Fulbright New Zealand Senior Scholar and spent several months in Boston as a Visiting Scholar at Babson College.
Dr. Swati Banerjee is Associate Professor at the Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University. In 2003, she received the Fellowship from Indian Council of Social Science Research, ICSSR. She has been heavily involved in research studies focusing on women, including the Participation of SHG Women in Political Development and Responses to Domestic Violence Against Women.
Hamid El Zoheiry graduated from the Medical School at Cairo University in 1985, obtaining a Master degree in 1989 then a Doctorate degree in 1994 and was appointed at the department of Ear Nose and Throat Surgery at Cairo University School of Medicine and promoted to a full Professor in 2004. In the past ten years, he acquired extensive experience in international cooperation in Education, Research and Innovation, including development of numerous international partnerships with Euro-Mediterranean institutions and organizations and management of numerous collaborative educational and research projects and related activities.
Dr Lindi van Niekerk is a medical doctor and the Inclusive Healthcare Innovation (iHI) Lead at the UCT Bertha Centrefor Social Innovation. She and colleagues set up an End of Life care programme for terminal patients and their families. The project is still running and growing. In January 2014, she also pioneered the first iHI Summit in Africa and also produced a 112-page Health Innovator’s Review profiling hands-on innovators improving local healthcare every day.
Nuno Frazao has been the IES Identification Area Coordinator and the IES COO in Mozambique since 2012. He holds a Master in Environmental Engineering (NOVA); a Master in Development (ISCTE); and a INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative Certificate. He was the founder of the NGO TESE and the President from 2002-2008. HE has also been a consultant for the Portuguese Development Agency and most recently, been a researcher and invited teacher at the Catholic University of Porto.
Miguel Alves Martins is co-founder and Executive Director of IES. He holds a Masters in Social Economy (ISCTE), has the Professional Certificate in Non-profit Management from Kellogg School of Management; Management Acceleration Programme (MAP) from INSEAD; INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative Certificate and a Degree in Social Administration, ISSSL. Miguel was a consultant in several start-up projects in the Portugal Telecom group, among others and has experience in social projects, helping the launch of several organizations in Portugal and Mozambique
Danielle Anderson, founder of Step & Stone, is a startup coach for creative, social, and environmental businesses. In her past life, Danielle spent a decade working within financial services, developing business strategies, managing projects, and turning big ideas into reality. She now works with entrepreneurs to help them get strategic. She's passionate about helping them funnels their passions into sustainable businesses which create a positive impact on others. Through her sessions and workshops, entrepreneurs find the space and time to slow down, think about where they want to get to, and make a plan for how to actually get there.
Robin Murray is an industrial economist. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and at the London School of Economics. He was a Fellow for 20 years at the Institute of Development Studies, the national centre for the study and teaching of development at the University of Sussex. From 2004-2005 he was seconded to the Design Council as Director of RED, its innovation unit, where he led the team working on new forms of health care, particularly in the areas of chronic disease management and public health. He also co-founded the environmental partnership Ecologika, whose members work in the fields of waste, energy, transport, food and health.
Peter Ramsden is a leading thinker and activist in the field of local, urban and regional economic development with a proven track record in promoting and disseminating new ideas. He has worked in the European Commission, in the Regional Development Agency movement, in the public and private sectors, in leading think tanks and now leads the company Freiss ltd, a niche consultancy focusing on social innovation and local development. He is also Pole Manager for the EU URBACT programme helping cities to exchange and learn from good practices.
Agnès Hubert is currently an associate researcher with PRESAGE the Programme de Recherches et d’Enseignements des Savoirs sur le Genre de Science Po/OFCE Paris. She has been an adviser in the Bureau of European Policy advisers (BEPA), the think tank of the European Commission until May 2014. She holds degrees in Economics (Bsc and DEA) and in Political Science (DEA) from the University of Paris 1. She started her career as a journalist before joining the European Commission where she has held responsibilities in social policy, the participation of civil society, and social innovation.
Chris Sigaloff is director of Knowledge Land. She is also a board member of the Kafka Brigade, superviser of Kriterion Foundation and a member of the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX). Her career started in Geneva at an international organization dealing with migration and asylum. She also worked as a researcher the business faculty at Nyenrode University where she gained extensive experience and knowledge in developing learning programs that encourage and facilitate change and innovation.
Luís Jerónimo works as Project Manager at the Human Development Programme of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He manages a portfolio of projects on social innovation and entrepreneurship, including “Ideias de Origem Portuguesa”. He holds a Degree in Philosophy and has recently completed INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme. He was also Juri Member of the European Commission Initiative “Regiostars 2013”.
Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans are two comedians who set up the godless gathering, the Sunday Assembly. More than just a live comedy show, it is championed as chance for anybody searching for a sense of community, to meet and "turn good intentions into action." With the tag line 'live better, help often, wonder more' the brainchild has the pastoral aims of provoking kindness and encouraging people to volunteer in their local community.