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Speakers

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Keynote speakers

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Opening keynote speaker: Dr Charly Kleissner, Co-founder, KL Felicitas Foundation

Dr. Charly Kleissner is a philanthropic entrepreneur utilizing his high technology background in venture philanthropy. Together with his wife Lisa he co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation, which focuses on (a) enabling social entrepreneurs and social enterprises worldwide, and (b) on advocating impact investing. Dr. Kleissner co-founded Social-Impact International, which helps social entrepreneurs worldwide to accelerate and increase their social impact. Dr. Kleissner also co-founded Toniic (www.toniic.com), a global network of action-oriented impact investors. Read more.

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Keynote speaker: Hanne Finstad, founder and CEO, Forskerfabrikken

Hanne S. Finstad created Forskerfabrikken (Scientist Factory) to provide experiment-based education that makes science come alive and interesting. After earning her Ph.D. in cancer research, Finstad began to hone her skills at engaging people with science as a science writer and author. She was inspired by science museums, but felt they offered a static learning experience. She therefore developed the idea of continuous science education outside the school-system that in 2002 became Forskerfabrikken. The courses teach scientific concepts, methods and thinking skills. Forskerfabrikken also aims to improve science education within the school system, focusing on teacher training. Read more.

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Keynote speaker: Andrea Limone, CEO, PerMicro

Andrea Limone is the CEO of PerMicro, a company engaged in microcredit that operates all over Italy: PerMicro has 12 branches in 11 Italian cities, manages around 20 projects in Italy, has 32 employees and till now it has disbursed more than 1.000 microloans to people excluded from the traditional banking system. Previously Andrea was responsible for north west Italy at the Project Office of Banca Etica, the first Italian ethical bank, he was loan officer for Mag2 Finance, an ethical finance cooperative, and researcher at Giordano Dell’Amore Foundation. Read more.

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Keynote speaker: Luciano Balbo, Founder and Chairman of Fondazione Oltre

Luciano Balbo is an Italian private equity entrepreneur with over 20 years in the financial markets. He is the Founder and Chairman of Fondazione Oltre, the first Italian venture philanthropy foundation, located in Milan. Since 2003, Fondazione Oltre has developed a thorough knowledge of the social sector in Italy. In 2006 he raised an  innovative Social Investment Fund – Oltre Venture. The fund invests exclusively in social enterprises that serve the middle and lower classes needs, and present credible models of sustainability, aiming to realize long-term investments for the benefit of the community. Read more.

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Closing keynote speaker: Damon Buffini, Co-founder of Permira

Damon Buffini is a founding partner of Permira and was Chairman and Managing Partner from 1997-2010. Under his leadership Permira’s funds under management have grown from €1.9 billion to over €20 billion and the firm’s number of offices has risen from four to 12. Damon is a co-founder of Breakthrough and Social Business Trust, an initiative to grow social enterprises by utilising the knowledge, skills and capital of UK businesses. Damon is also President of Fairbridge, a nationwide charity that works to support over 4000 young people per year and a member of Cambridge University Endowement Fund Advisory Board. Read more.

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Other speakers

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Eric Archambeau, Executive Chairman, Quadia

Eric Archambeau is currently a General Partner at Wellington Partners, a pan-European venture capital firm focusing on online services, electronics and clean technologies. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Eric spent 20 years as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley founding and co-founding organisations such as RightPoint Software, Trading Dynamics and eGroups. Eric is one of the founders of Social-Impact International, the Executive Chairman of Quadia Impact Finance, and was the initial President of WeForest ABSL. He previously founded the Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP) at INSEAD.

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Jim Beirne, Chief Executive, Live Theatre

Jim Beirne is the Chief Executive of Live Theatre and in the last decade has led the organisation through significant change and growth including 3 capital development projects.  With his team he has been developing a series of groundbreaking social enterprise programmes to support the long term sustainability of Live Theatre. He has spent the last 20 years as arts programmer (The Bluecoat Arts Centre Liverpool), arts funder (Arts Council of England), now CEO of Live Theatre.   He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has been a member of the International Society of Performing Arts since 2005.

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Gianpaolo Barbetta, Head of Strategic Planning Unit, Cariplo Foundation

Gianpaolo Barbetta is Head of the Strategic Planning Unit of the Cariplo Foundation and Professor of Economic Policy at the Catholic University of Milan. His professional work at the Cariplo Foundations is focused on the definition of a philanthropic strategy for the foundation and on the creation of adequate tools to measure the impact of its activities. His research work at the Catholic University is focused on the nonprofit sector, with particular attention to its role in the Italian welfare system and its impact on efficiency in service provision; moreover, he has studied the role of grant-making foundations in supporting the nonprofit sector and in testing new policies.

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Tony Bates, Founding Director, Headstrong

Tony Bates is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience. He trained in University College Dublin where he achieved a PhD, spent seven years at the University Of Pennsylvania, and a year at Oxford University. He is an editor of the Irish mental health policy “A Vision for Change”. In 2006 he founded Headstrong – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Headstrong’s Vision is an Ireland where young people are connected to their community and have the resilience to face challenges to their mental health. Through a combined strategy of service development, advocacy and research Headstrong seeks to change the way Ireland thinks about and supports its young people.

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Colin Buckley, Executive Director, CIFF

Prior to joining CIFF, Colin directed approximately $400 million in programs in Georgia for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). After the Russo-Georgian war of 2008, he advised the Prime Minister of Georgia on the country’s economic reconstruction. Prior to joining MCC, Colin worked for the International Finance Corporation focusing on corporate governance in the former Soviet Union. Colin practiced as a US attorney and a UK solicitor in Boston and London. Among other deals, he helped structure the first international merger of internet companies worth over $1 billion. Colin completed his BA and JD at The College of William and Mary and received his LLM from Cambridge University. He serves as a director of the Georgia Regional Development Fund.

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Carlo Borgomeo, Chairman, Fondazione con il Sud

Carlo Borgomeo has been Chairman at Fondazione con il Sud since 2009 and board member of Fondazione “In nome della vita” of the Church of Naples since 2010. Before that he was President for fourteen years (1986-1999) of the Society for youth entrepreneurship, then Managing Director of Sviluppo Italia until 2002. From 2002 to 2007 he was CEO of the Society of Urban Transformation of Bagnoli. In 2002 he formed a company operating in the field of consultancy for SMEs and local authorities, which publishes an annual report on the experiences of microcredit in Italy. With a deep knowledge of the socio-economic dynamics of the South, Carlo is an expert in local development policies and promotion of entrepreneurship.

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Ferrari Bravo, General Director, Fondazione con Il Sud

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Pietro Ferrari Bravo is the General Director of Fondazione con Il Sud, where he was been working since 2007, initially as Head of the Institutional Activities. He previously worked in the US as a manager at KPMG (San Francisco), and later at the Development Gateway Foundation (Washington DC), both in international grantmaking activities.

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Chris Carnie, Director, Factary

Chris is a research consultant specialising in strategic funding in Europe. He has worked in fundraising since 1980, and was a researcher in the House of Commons 1982-84. In 1990 he co-founded Factary, Europe’s leading prospect research agency. In 1993 he became the first advancement researcher to be elected a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising, and in 1999 the first to be appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He is also a member of numerous non-profit and research organisations. Chris has been involved in venture philanthropy since 2003, and is a member of the Finance and Funding Group of EVPA. He is also a published author, and speaks English, Spanish, Catalan.

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David Carrington, Independent Consultant

David is an independent consultant working on the promotion of personal philanthropy and social investment, and the funding and governance of charities and social enterprises. His clients include endowed, corporate and family foundations, private banks and wealth advisers, the first venture philanthropy ‘pooled fund’ in the UK, the European Foundation Centre and the UK Government. He is a founder Director of the charitable company that publishes the global journal on philanthropy and social investment, Alliance, a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Effective Philanthropy in the USA, and a European adviser to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).

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Paul Cheng, Head, CAF Venturesome

Paul Cheng chairs the European Social Investment Taskforce, and is also Head of CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of thehttps://www.cafonline.org/default.aspx (CAF). Since 2002, CAF Venturesome has invested over £22m in 300 charities and social enterprises in the United Kingdom.He also lead manages the CAF Social Impact Fund and Innovation Fund, in addition to managing CAF Venturesome’s investor relations. He previously worked as a corporate finance lawyer with international law firm Slaughter and May, and as a business strategist with Microsoft. He is a regular speaker on social investment matters at both UK and international events.

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Seán Coughlan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Seán Coughlan is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. Seán previous experience includes that of product manager, entrepreneur, teacher and researcher having spent time working in Ireland, Portugal and Turkey. Seán is also the Chairperson of The Wheel, the co-ordinating body for the community and voluntary sector in Ireland, and sits of the boards of the European Venture Philanthropy Association and the Glasnevin Educate Together National School. He is a member of the Advisory Group of the Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship and a member of the Leonardo Group of the Science Gallery, a Trinity College Dublin initiative where art and science collide.

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Pål Dale, Managing Director, Voxtra Foundation

Pål Dale co-founded Voxtra Foundation in 2008, and now manages its portfolio of projects in India, Kenya and Cambodia.  Voxtra is in the process of establishing an impact-first investment fund to invest in smallholder-focused agribusinesses in East Africa in strategic partnership with Norfund, the Norwegian development finance institution. Before Voxtra, Pål worked at The Boston Consulting Group. He is trained as an officer in the Norwegian Army, and has served in the NATO operation in Bosnia & Herzegovina. He holds an MSc in Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He speaks Norwegian, English and Russian.

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Simon Desjardins, Manager for the Access to Energy programme, Shell Foundation

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Simon is responsible for the Excelerate Programme, which has the goal of helping to provide access to modern energy services for the poor. Before joining the Shell Group in 2006 as a business analyst for Shell Chemicals, Simon has worked globally in a broad range of business and development roles, with experience in start-ups, multinationals and NGOs. Simon joined the Shell Foundation in March 2008.

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Marlon van Dijk, Operational Manager, Social e-valuator

Marlon van Dijk (1983) studied Business Economics in Amsterdam and started her career at Scholten&Franssen – consultancy for social enterprises – where Peter Scholten trained her to become a self-employed SROI (Social Return on Investment) consultant. Combining business value with social impact is her vision. Marlon van Dijk started her own company M-resultancy aiming for impacts. Her ambition is to confront organizations with complex social issues and help them develop a business mind that can create social impact and positive change. Since September 2011 she has been a manager at social e-valuator™. She is also a board member of the SROI Network in Holland which is part of the International SROI NetworkAccounting for Value.

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Claudio Fantoni, delegate for housing, ANCI and Florence town councillor

Since December 2010, Claudio Fantoni has been the national delegate for Housing Policy and President of the Council House ANCI, the National Association of Italian Municipalities. Before this commitment he worked in a major international association for the protection of rights in the union and in Italian politics. First he worked for the Democrats of the Left, for whom he won a spot in the 2004 election as part of Council District 5. Here he served as a member on the Regional Planning Commission, Social Services and Culture and the Democratic Party. In 2009 he campaigned for the June election in the City Council of Florence. Thereafter he joined the Board of Councillors of the City of Florence.

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Corinne Feypel-Molitor, Head of Business Development, Banque de Luxembourg

Corinne has been working with Banque de Luxembourg since 1992 and is presently in charge of Business Development for professional clients, such as investment fund promoters, insurance companies and other institutional clients. She advised a number of initiators in establishing their microfinance or impact finance fund in Luxembourg and has participated from the start in the European impact Finance Luxembourg initiative (EIIL). EIIL was launched in 2010, upon the initiative of Banque de Luxembourg, the lawfirm Arendt & Medernach, the European Investment Fund, Ernst & Young and ADA, an NGO specialized in microfinance and inclusive financial services. www.impactfinancing.lu

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Raul Gauto, Strategic Supervisor, AVINA

Raul Gauto is currently the Strategic Supervisor for the Water Access Initiative of Fundacion AVINA. He is also a member of AVINA’s Committee for Strategic Alignment, and a member of the Global Relations Team of the organization. From 2002 and 2009, he was one of the five Regional Representatives of Fundacion AVINA, in charge of supervising the offices in Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. From 1998 to 2002, he was in charge of the AVINA local representation. In 1988, Raul founded and directed for 10 years, with great support from The Nature Conservancy from the United States, The Moisés Bertoni Foundation.

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Rocío Gomez, Director of Partnerships, aeioTU

Rocío studied Finance and International Relations and holds a specialization degree in Government Management from Universidad Externado de Colombia, and a Masters degree in Social Policy for developing countries with an emphasis in Child Rights and Early Childhood Development (ECD) from the London School of Economics.  Prior to joining aeioTU, Rocío worked for the public sector on social topics for more than 10 years, and served as the ECD advisor for the Ministry of Education and Colombian Institute of Family Welfare.  She was an advisor to the Secretary of Education in Bogotá and served as the Sub-Director of Regional and Local Affairs in the Ministry of the Interior.  At aeioTU Rocío leads the partnerships department, which manages over 40 public-private partners.

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Stephan Gutzeit, Executive Director, Stiftung Charité

Stephan Gutzeit has been working as a knowledge entrepreneur in Berlin for a number of years. Currently he is Executive Director at Stiftung Charité, a foundation endowed by German entrepreneur Johanna Quandt to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in medicine. He holds several other directorships, among them at Arcadia Berlin Stiftung. He is a member of the investment committee at the Charité Biomedical Fund, a trustee at Astia, and serves as a consultant for universities and foundations. Earlier, he worked for a global consultancy firm, started up the first German liberal arts college, and co-founded the second German school of governance. He was educated at Stanford and Harvard.

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Julia Grant, Portfolio Director, Impetus Trust

Julia Grant joined Impetus Trust in January 2011. She has over ten years’ experience as a Chief Executive in the social sector, preceded by 15 years’ experience in management consultancy and business development. Most recently she was Chief Executive of The National Gardens Scheme, a charitable trust raising funds to support nursing, caring and gardening charities. As a consultant she specialised in strategy, organisational development and change management, as well as client base development.  She worked in both the private and public sectors including advising on privatisation strategies in the UK and South East Asia. Julia has an MA (Oxon) in PPE and an MBA from London Business School

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Olivier de Guerre, Chairman and CEO, PhiTrust Active Investors

Olivier de Guerre is a PhiTrust partner, Chairman and CEO of PhiTrust Active Investors (a portfolio management company, specialised in European Shareholder Engagement and Philanthropic Engagement). Olivier formerly created in 1987 and managed GT Finance/ Cristal Finance before joining Crédit Suisse Asset Management in 1998. Olivier created in 2003 PhiTrust. Olivier chairs the board of PhiTrust Partenaires a social venture fund and is board member of the Foundation PhiTrust sheltered at the Institut de France. He is also on the board of the Alain et Marie Philippson foundation in Belgium.

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Giuseppe Guzzetti, Chairman, Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio Spa


Giuseppe Guzzetti was born in Turate (Como) on the 27 May 1934. He has been Chairman of Fondazione Cariplo since 1997, and since 2000 he is also Chairman of ACRI – Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio Spa, the Italian association which  represents all banking foundations. Giuseppe graduated in Law at the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano and he is currently a practicing lawyer in Como. He is registered at the Albo Speciale della Cassazione e delle Giurisdizioni Superiori.

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Jamie Hartzell, Director of International Development, Ethical Property

Jamie founded the Ethical Property Company in 1998, having been a documentary film-maker for 20 years.  In 2008, he also founded the Belgian public company Ethical Property Europe and in 2004 founded the charity the Ethical Property Foundation. Jamie has undertaken four Ethical Public or Private Offerings, raising £14 million from some 1,300 investors in the UK, and a private offer in Belgium for €3.2 million. In 2011, he stepped down as Managing Director of the Ethical Property Company to become its Director of International Development, and to concentrate on Ethex. He is a trustee of Student Hubs, and a director of Zaytoun. He is also part of Ethical Property Europe.

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Wolfgang Hafenmayer, Managing Partner, LGT Venture Philanthropy

Wolfgang Hafenmayer graduated from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) with a degree in business administration and information technology. He started his career with the global business consulting firm Bain&Company in Switzerland. In 2002 he founded Consileon Business Consultancy Switzerland (IT and management consulting) and was its CEO until the end of 2004. In September 2007 he took responsibility for setting up LGT Venture Philanthropy as managing partner, with the mission to improve the quality of life of less advantaged people. Wolfgang built a team of 20 investment managers and philanthropy advisors on five continents to identify and support organizations with outstanding social and environmental impact.

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Lars Jannick Johansen, Founder and CEO, The Social Capital Fund

Lars Jannick Johansen is founder and CEO of Denmark’s first social venture fund, The Social Capital Fund. Previously, he was Director of Monday Morning, Scandinavia’s biggest independent think tank. Lars is a board member for the Danish Center for Social Economy, member of the Danish government’s advisory group on future entrepreneurship policies, and on advisory boards to Copenhagen Business School (CBS), the University of Copenhagen, and the Norwegian social venture fund Ferd Sosiale Entreprenører, among others. In 2009 he was named one of the three most influential Danish business executives under the age of 40.

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Rob John, Senior Visiting Fellow, Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy, NUS Business School, Singapore

Rob John is an independent consultant specializing in venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, and senior fellow at NUS Business School in Singapore. Rob is a trained organic chemist, and received his PhD from Oxford University. After 15 years in international development, Rob directed an Oxford-based venture philanthropy fund. From 2005 to 2009, he was a visiting fellow at the newly established Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Said Business School, researching the rise of venture philanthropy in Europe. He was executive director of EVPA from its start up until 2009, and in 2010 co-founded the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).

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Tim Joss, Director, Rayne Foundation

Tim Joss has been Director of the Rayne Foundation since 2005. In 2006, he founded the British Council for School Environments, the independent champion of excellent design and architecture of schools. He created Rayne Fellowships for society’s ‘bridge-builders’; the first wave is for choreographers (2007) and the second is for refugees (2009). In 2008 the Foundation won two Third Sector Excellence Awards. In 2008, Tim wrote ‘New Flow – a better future for artists, citizens and the state’. Previously Tim was Artistic Director & Chief Executive of festivals in the city of Bath. He is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Oliver Karius, Partner, LGT Venture Philanthropy

Oliver Karius has focused on sustainable development, science, business, and finance throughout his career. He has strong connections to the for-profit and non-profit impact investment markets in the U.S., EU, India and Africa. He is a partner at LGT Venture Philanthropy. Oliver was the co-founder of both the WEF-aligned African Social Entrepreneurship Network (ASEN) and VantagePoint Global (VPG) dedicated to building capacity for sustainable investment in emerging markets. He was head of research for Forma Futura, an independent asset management company a sustainable quality of life. Before setting up VPG, Oliver served as Research Services Manager and Senior Sustainability Analyst at SAM Research for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

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Richard Kennedy, Head of Social Investment, CAN

Richard Kennedy is Head of Social Investment at the Social Venture Intermediary, CAN, and is based in London.  He runs CAN Invest activities including CAN’s Breakthrough venture philanthropy fund, SROI (social return on investment) consultancy, corporate engagement programmes and is currently creating a social franchising programme. Richard specialised in social enterprise for his MBA at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. He finished his MBA at the London Business School. Before joining CAN, Richard worked for Browns Restaurants in London in various roles including the General Manager of the Mayfair and Butlers Wharf sites. Richard also has a BSc (Hons) in Physiology & Pharmacology from Kings College London.

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John Kingston, Chair, Big Society Bank Interim Investment Committee

John Kingston is the chair of the Big Society Bank interim investment committee. He was the founder Director of CAF Venturesome at the Charities Aid Foundation. John worked for 3i Group for 15 years, before moving to Save the Children UK in 1990, as director with responsibility for fundraising/marketing. He is currently Chair of the Association of Charitable Foundations in the UK. CAF Venturesome was recognized as Britain’s Most Innovative Charity 2007 in the Third Sector/Royal Bank of Scotland Charity Awards. John was awarded an OBE in the UK’s New Year Honours 2010 for services to the voluntary sector.

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Thomas Kreye, CEO, Just Software AG and OpenNetworX foundation

Since 2007 Thomas has gained over four years of experience in social networking and online collaboration in numerous large, reputable organizations. Prior to this he was Director of Corporate Development at Bertelsmann AG. He studied Economics at universities in Witten/Herdecke and Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, and the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia and ultimately got his Ph.D. with highest honors at the University of St. Gallen. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 2006. Just Software AG provides organisations with social networking solutions and OpenNetworX helps non-profits with Just Software AG services.

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Daniel Kropf, Founding Chairman, Universal Education Foundation

Daniel is the founding chairman of the Universal Education Foundation. He has established, chaired or directed several healthcare businesses including Healthcare Technologies Ltd, Gamida for Life, Ultramind P.L.C., Gamida Gen for genetic diagnostics, Gamia Cell for cell therapy, and Glyco Data for glycol protein mapping, finger printing and sequencing. Daniel is also the founder of Education for Life, a Board member of the Evens Foundation, and serves as the Secretary General of CEJI, which promotes diversity education within formal and informal settings.

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Mart Kuusk, Director, Good Deed Foundation

After 15 years in the Estonian wholesale business AS Kodupaber, where he was Partner and Managing Director until 2007, Mart Kuusk looked for new opportunities and started a new career teaching history and social studies. In 2009 he became the CEO of the Estonian VP organisation Good Deed Foundation, which develops the field of social entrepreneurship in Estonia. Mart graduated from Tartu University in 1995 with a Degree in History, and is currently completing his Master’s Degree at Tallinn University. In Estonia Mart is also known for his televised biking adventures in China, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and The Tibetan Plateau.

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Massimo Lanza, Director, Fondazione di Venezia

Massimo Lanza is a member of the management board of Fondazione di Venezia where he has been general manager from 2004 until 2011. He is also a member of the Governing Council of European Foundation Centre. He started his career as an assistant professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he graduated with a master degree in chemical engineering, and then moved to banking where he spent over thirty years both in Italy and abroad.

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Stefano Marchettini, CEO, CDP Investimenti SGR

From 2000 to 2009 Marchettini was Managing Director of ACRI, the Association of Foundations and Savings Banks in Rome. In 2009 he was appointed President and in 2010 CEO of CDP Investimenti SGR. Previously he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in Milan and in 1995 he was hired by Cosis Spa in Rome, a financial company with a focus on non-profit organizations. During his career he has been President of the general interest Committee of the European Savings Banks Group, member of the Committee of support of privileged shareholders of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Spa, consultant at Fondazione con il Sud and an adjunct professor at the University of Bologna.

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Nathalia Mesa, Executive Director, Fundación Carulla (aeioTU)

Nathalia is the Executive Director of Fundación Carulla (aeioTU), a social enterprise that constructs and operates high-quality early childhood development centers for low-income children in Colombia.  Prior to aeioTU, she worked for INCAE in Costa Rica for 4 years and has 8 years of professional experience working on the sustainable development of Latin America with AVINA Foundation, Ashoka and SEKN. Nathalia has significant experience using tools from the business world to achieve better returns on social investments, which she also applies as a key priority in the day-to-day management of aeioTU.  She has a degree in Economics from the University of Georgia.

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Dr. Christian Meyn, Managing Director, Auridis GmbH

In 2001, Dr. Meyn joined the Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh/Germany, as a Programme Manager in the Philanthropy and Foundations Division. Between 2004 and 2007, he worked as a corporate lawyer in the Hamburg office of the global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP. In November 2007, he became the managing director of Auridis GmbH, Neuss/Germany. Dr. Meyn published several books on foundation law and strategy and is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences. He is also an alumnus of the Berlin School of Journalism and the University of Trier (Doctorate in Law).

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Angelo Miglietta, Director General, Fondazione CRT

After obtaining an honours degree in Business Administration from the Bocconi University, he completed his marketing and strategy studies at Stanford University. He is a chartered accountant and auditor, and Full Professor of Business Administration (Corporate Finance) at the Turin University Law Faculty. He is the Secretary-General of the Cassa di Risparmio di Torino Foundation (Fondazione CRT), and has been appointed to the Boards of Directors and Statutory Auditors of several listed and unlisted companies. He is the author of numerous studies and publications on economics, management and finance. Angelo Miglietta has been a member of the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali since April 2010.

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Arnaud Mourot, Director, Ashoka in France

Arnaud Mourot is Ashoka’s director for France since November 2005, and also manages the organization’s development in Belgium and Switzerland. Before graduating from the Paris Management School, ESCP, Mourot was an international Wrestling champion for 10 years. After becoming a Social Entrepreneur he created the Sport Sans Frontières (SSF) NGO in 1999, which he has chaired since joining Ashoka in 2005. SSF uses sports to combat educational and psychological issues, and every year helps over 50 000 youngsters and women recover from traumas in highly disrupted countries. Arnaud is also a co-founder of several social Businesses in France, such as La Ruche and Ovalie.

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Andrew Muirhead, Chief Executive, Inspiring Scotland

Following a successful career in banking Andrew became involved in the UK Philanthropic sector, appointed Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland in 1997 and currently with Inspiring Scotland. His passion for the Not-for-Profit Sector led him to found Inspiring Scotland, launched in 2008 to develop innovative responses to major social challenges through the provision of money and skills. Andrew is a Board Member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, and is on the Advisory Board for The Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy.

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Nadine Neidhardt, Projectmanager for Social Entrepreneurship/Social Innovation at the Vodafone Foundation Germany

Nadine Neidhardt is Projectmanager for Social Entrepreneurship/ Social Innovation at the Vodafone Foundation Germany, a foundation focusing on education, social mobility and integration of young people in Germany. She studied International Management at the University of Maastricht and Universidad Catolica Buenos Aires. Nadine started her career at the foundation in 2006, then worked for the company Vodafone Germany as an HR specialist for student & graduate recruitment and employer branding for three years and returned to the foundation in 2011.

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Pieter Oostlander, Managing Director, Noaber Foundation and Managing Partner shaerpa

Pieter Oostlander was educated as a Register accountant (Dutch equivalent of CPA) and worked for 8 years in the audit profession with Price Waterhouse Coopers and Deloitte respectively. Since 1990 he changed to operational financial roles in business and worked consecutively in Advanced Semiconductor Materials Europe (Group Controller), Peek Traffic (Finance Director), Sylvan Prometric (CFO EMEA region) and Rigda Group (Group CFO). Pieter is member of the Board of Trustees of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). He joined the Noaber Foundation as Managing Director in 2004, and is also Managing Partner of shaerpa.

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Chris Page, Senior Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Chris has over 30 years of nonprofit development, management and leadership experience. Prior to joining RPA, he served in the Ford Foundation’s rural poverty and economic development programs with a portfolio that included public-private partnerships and program-related investments. He is chairman of the board of Community Resource Group, Inc., a US nonprofit organization that develops safe drinking water, affordable housing, rural and consumer finance services in poor and underserved communities. Chris also serves as a Trustee of the Carbon Disclosure Project, a UK-based nonprofit global climate change reporting system.

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Luís Pareras, Director, Healthequity and the Barcelona Medical Association

Luís Pareras is Director of Healthequity, a venture capital fund specialized in healthcare investments. Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Barcelona Medical Association. He is a Neurosurgeon and he has a Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School. After finishing his MBA in IESE he decided to focus his experience in helping the development of the healthcare industry in Catalonia. Dr Pareras serves on the boards of several healthcare start-ups and his mission is to help physicians with the analysis and launch of new healthcare initiatives.

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Serge Raicher, Chairman, EVPA

After more than 20 years in the Private Equity industry, including at Pantheon Ventures where he worked as a Partner between 2000 and 2009, Serge Raicher decided to focus on his philanthropic activities and more particularly on the European Venture Philanthropy Association which he co-founded and has presided over since October 2008.Serge seats at the Venture Philanthropy Investment and Management committee of the King Baudouin Foundation in Brussels and is a member of Toolbox a.s.b.l. Serge holds a MBA from INSEAD. He is a French national who has lived in Brussels since 1996.

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Anna Rannaleet, Chairman, IK Industrial Advisory Board

Anne Holm Rannaleet is Chairman of IK’s Industrial Advisory Board. Ms. Rannaleet is part of the team that built IK and retired as Partner in January 2008. She previously worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Enskilda in Stockholm and for the Finance Department of Atlas Copco AB, as well as for Peugeot Sweden. Ms. Rannaleet holds an MSc. (Econ.) in International Economics from the University of Uppsala.

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Giorgio Righetti, Managing Director, ACRI

Giorgio Righetti has been the Managing Director of ACRI since September 2010. Before ACRI, he managed Fondazione con il Sud asset allocation (around 350 million euros) to social infrastructure projects in the South of Italy. Before Fondazione con il Sud, he worked for three years (2002-2005) as Chief Financial Officer for U.S. operations of the Prada Group, and managed development projects at Association Rondine Cittadella della Pace of Arezzo, where he still volunteers on the steering committee. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in economics from the Institute of Ancona, Adriano Olivetti.

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Antony Ross, Executive Director, BridgesVentures

Antony has over 20 years of private equity and venture capital investment experience in a wide range of businesses from early stage development opportunities to later stage management buy outs.  He leads the Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund, is a member of the Bridges Ventures investment committee and is also actively involved in the portfolio management of investments. He is also Chairman of the North East based seed fund, NorthStar Ventures, and was previously a director of two other early stage technology spin out funds and a founder director of the Cambridge Network.

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Louise Savell, Director, Social Finance
Louise is a Director at Social Finance with a focus on the development and delivery of new initiatives. In this capacity, she plays a significant role in the strategic development of Social Finance. Louise helped establish the organisation in 2007 and played a key role in the development of the Social Impact Bond approach. She has also led much of Social Finance’s research, policy and financial inclusion work. Before joining Social Finance, Louise was Programmes Manager at ARK, where she focused on supporting Eastern European governments to reform their child welfare systems. She started her career in East Africa researching and developing youth HIV/AIDS prevention programmes.

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Eoghan Stack, Deputy CEO, One Foundation

Eoghan is acting Deputy CEO with The One Foundation, based in Dublin, Ireland. He is responsible for One Foundation’s Irish strategy, and specifically for building the capacity and effectiveness of One Foundation’s portfolio organisations through strategy development, business planning, and performance management of One’s 22 current investments. As Senior Portfolio Manager, Eoghan was responsible for leading One’s investments in youth mental health and the integration of minorities, including 2 of our largest investments – Educate Together and Headstrong. Prior to the One Foundation, Eoghan spent eight years with 3Com’s R&D team designing integrated circuits.

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Dr Erwin Stahl, Managing Partner, BonVenture

Erwin Stahl has more than 15 years of successful track-record in investing in seed and early-stage companies. He graduated from Regensburg University, Germany, with a degree (Dipl.-Kfm.) in business management; PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in economics. From January 1996 to March 1999 he was project manager venture capital with Wellington Partners, Munich (venture capital fund). From April 1999 to December 2002 he was managing partner of Upside Ventures, Munich (consulting and seed investments for entrepreneurs) and consultant to the EU (5th framework programme SME). From January 2003 (concept/start-up stage) to date Erwin Stahl is Managing Partner of the BonVenture Group, Munich.

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Eva Varga, Director for Portfolio Performance, NESsT

Prior to her current position, Eva was NESsT’s Enterprise Development Director for Europe. She was responsible for the development of the NESsT portfolio in Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Romania. She provided training and business development support to social enterprises and contributed to research and tools development. Before joining NESsT in 2003, Ms. Varga worked in the field of microfinance as a Branch Manager of the Micro Finance Bank of Yugoslavia, an international development bank providing microcredit to micro and small enterprises in Serbia. Prior to this, she was an internal management consultant at ABN-Amro Bank in Hungary.

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Dr Chris Yapp, Senior Associate Fellow, Warwick Business School

Chris is a freelance consultant working in technology, innovation and scenario planning. He spent 1980-2009 in the IT Industry at Honeywell, ICL, HP, Microsoft and Capgemini in a variety of roles. His background has been in Networking technologies. He has specialised in Public Sector issues, local government, health and education, as well as the Creative Industries. Outside his IT career Chris has been active in Policy Think Tanks, government Task Forces and the Third sector. He is a former Trustee of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and a Patron, Trustee and Director of a number of charities in Education, Disability and Citizenship. He is also a Fellow of the BCS and a Senior Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School.

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