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The Advisory Council provides strategic guidance and helps ensure the Center's objectivity and independence throughout its activities.

It meets annually in New York and consults with Center staff throughout the year. Lewis Kaden, former Vice Chairman of Citigroup and a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, serves as chair.


Members

Lew Kaden

Retired, Vice Chairman, Citigroup
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Lew Kaden

In 2013, Lewis Kaden retired as Vice Chairman of Citigroup, which he had joined in 2005. At Citi, he was a member of the Executive Committee, Business Heads Committee and Business Development Committee; he was Chairman of the Business Practices Committee, Controls and Compliance Committee, the Public Sector Clients Group and the Citi Foundation. Mr. Kaden is the Lead Independent Director of ArcelorMittal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Markle Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society. He is a Trustee of Human Rights First, the Century Foundation, the Business Council for International Understanding and a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.Before joining Citigroup, Mr. Kaden was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Previously, he was a Professor of Law at Columbia University from 1976 to 1984 and Director of Columbia’s Center for Law and Economic Studies from 1980 to 1984. He served as a moderator for the Public Broadcasting System’s Media and Society Seminars, including the “Ethics in America” series, which won a Peabody award. Additionally, Mr. Kaden served as Chairman of the United States Government Overseas Presence Advisory Panel (1999-2000), the Industrial Cooperation Council of the State of New York, and Governor Mario Cuomo’s Commission on Competitiveness (1987-1992). Mr. Kaden graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. During 1963-64, he was the John Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University..

Mark Angelson

Former CEO, RR Donnelley
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Mark Angelson

Mark Angelson serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Institute of International Education (IIE) and as Chairman of IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund and selection committee. In 2013 and 2014, he served as Chairman of NewPage Corporation, North America's largest manufacturer of specialty printing papers, and led its merger with Verso Corporation in a transaction described as among the most challenging and complex. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Angelson served as the Deputy Mayor of the City of Chicago and Chairman of the Mayor's Economic, Budgetary and Business Development Council. He was credited by Mayor Emanuel with facilitating the creation of tens of thousands of jobs for Chicagoans and launching the largest municipal employees' Wellness Program in the country, among many other achievements. From 1996-2010, as Chairman and CEO of a variety of public companies, including RR Donnelley (Chicago), Moore Corporation (Toronto), Moore Wallace (NYC) and WorldColor Press (Montreal), and as a private investor, Mr. Angelson was a leader of the transformation and consolidation of the printing industry. The work of Mr. Angelson and his colleagues culminated in the creation of the two largest publicly owned printing companies, employing an aggregate of nearly 100,000 people, and in the creation of billions of dollars in value for equity and debt investors.

Mr. Angelson began his career in 1975 as a lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell. From 1982 through 1995, he practiced with Sidley & Austin, serving as Co-Chair of International Operations and resident managing partner of the law firm's offices in Singapore, New York and London and leading the development of notably successful practices in each of those cities. He served as Chairman of MidOcean Partners, a New York and London-based investment firm 2007-2009.

Mr. Angelson is a trustee of Northwestern University, a member of Northwestern's investment committee and, since 2010, an adjunct professor of mergers and acquisitions at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and its membership committee, the Economic Club of New York, the Chicago Club and of the Pilgrims (London and NYC), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. He is qualified as a lawyer (non-practicing) in New York, England and Wales. In 2005, Mr. Angelson and RR Donnelley received the Harold H. Hines Award from the United Negro College Fund. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by the John Marshall Law School.

Mr. Angelson was graduated from Rutgers College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and from Rutgers Law School. In 2013, Mr. Angelson was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, the highest honor that Rutgers University can confer on an alumnus. In 2014, Mr. Angelson was appointed Richard D. Heffner Public Service Professor by Rutgers University President Barchi and later as a member of the Rutgers University Board of Governors by NJ Governor Christie. In 2015, Mr. Angelson stepped down as Heffner Professor for the duration of his service on the Board of Governors.

 
 
 

Janet Nezhad Band

Attorney
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Janet Nezhand Band

Janet Nezhad Band has two decades of volunteer leadership experience in philanthropy and development. As a Member, and former Vice-Chair, of the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee, the Associates Chair for the Harvard Class of 1983, and a Co-Chair of the Class of 1983 Gift Committee, Ms. Band has led her peers in raising leadership gifts to support faculty priorities. She co-chairs the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Campaign Participation Task Force and served on the Dean’s Task Force on Leadership Giving. Ms. Band clerked for the Honorable William C. Conner in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York prior to joining the litigation practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. She left Paul, Weiss to join MTV Networks as lead counsel for Nickelodeon’s off-channel businesses and the “Nick Jr.” programming block. An avid traveler, Ms. Band has been a Contributing Editor at Condé Nast Traveler. Ms. Band received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College. In 1984 she was a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt.

Tom Bernstein

President and Co-Founder, Chelsea Piers
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Tom Bernstein

Tom A. Bernstein is President and Co-Founder of Chelsea Piers, L.P., formed in 1992, to develop and operate the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex, a 30-acre waterfront sports village located between 17th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan's Hudson River. He is also Co-Chairman of Chelsea Piers Connecticut, a 450,000 square foot sports facility, which opened in Stamford, Connecticut in July 2012.

Mr. Bernstein was one of the two principals of Silver Screen Management, Inc., and the affiliated Silver Screen companies, which from 1983 to 1998 financed 75 films with the Walt Disney Company, including such box office successes as "Beauty and the Beast," "Pretty Women" and "The Little Mermaid." From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Bernstein was one of the principal owners of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club with the ownership group led by George W. Bush.

Mr. Bernstein has been actively involved in a number of pro bono activities. In September of 2010, Mr. Bernstein was appointed Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C by President Obama, where he has served as a Council Member, member of the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Committee on Conscience since his appointment by President Bush in 2002. In January 2010, Mr. Bernstein was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Cities of Service, formed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Mr. Bernstein also serves as Chair of the Partnership for Public Service, Vice-Chair of Human Rights First and is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Bernstein is also a member of the Board of Directors of several other non-profit organizations, including WNYC Radio (New York's public radio stations), The Fresh Air Fund and City Year New York.

From 1978 to 1983, Bernstein was an attorney with the entertainment department of the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. He served as a law clerk from 1977-1978 for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein in Federal District Court in New York. Mr. Bernstein is a graduate of Yale College ('74) and Yale Law School ('77), where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Mr. Bernstein serves as a member of the Yale University Council.

 

Daniel L. Doctoroff

Director, Sidewalk Labs
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Daniel L. Doctoroff

Daniel L. Doctoroff currently serves Director of Sidewalk Labs. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of news and information to the global financial community, until December 2014. During his tenure at Bloomberg, Dan led the company through the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression by pursuing an aggressive strategy of investment, focused on enhancing the company’s core Terminal product, expanding into enterprise products and services, creating new businesses in government, law and energy, and building the company’s news operations, including its acquisition of Businessweek.

Prior to joining Bloomberg L.P., Dan served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Dan led the city’s dramatic economic resurgence, spearheading the effort to reverse New York’s fiscal crisis after 9/11 through a five-borough economic development strategy. This plan included the most ambitious land-use transformation in the city’s modern history; the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site; the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city; and the formation of new Central Business Districts and Industrial Business Zones. Dan also led the creation of PlaNYC, a 127-point plan designed to create the first environmentally sustainable 21st century city that sets the course for a 30% reduction in global warming emissions by 2030.

Before joining the Bloomberg administration, Dan was Managing Partner of the private equity investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. While at Oak Hill, Dan founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city.

Dan serves on the Boards of the University of Chicago, World Resources Institute and Human Rights First. He is the founder of Target ALS, which raises funds for and has established a new model of collaboration to advance ALS research. He is a founder and chairman of Culture Shed, an innovative new cultural institution at the Hudson Yards in Manhattan. A graduate of Harvard College and The Law School at the University of Chicago, Dan lives in New York City with his wife, Alisa. The Doctoroffs have three grown children.

Ken Feinberg

Partner, Feinberg Rozen, LLP
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Ken Feinberg

Kenneth R. Feinberg has been key to resolving many of our nation's most challenging and widely known disputes. He is best known for serving as the Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, in which he reached out to all who qualified to file a claim, evaluated applications, determined appropriate compensation, and disseminated awards. Mr. Feinberg shared his extraordinary experience in his book What Is Life Worth?, published in 2005 by Public Affairs Press. Just a few years later, Mr. Feinberg became Fund Administrator for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund following the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech. Mr. Feinberg also has served as Special Master in Agent Orange, asbestos personal injury, wrongful death claims, Dalkon shield, and DES (pregnancy medication) cases.

 
 
 

Glenn Hutchins

Co-Founder, Silver Lake
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Glenn Hutchins

Glenn Hutchins is a co-founder of Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing. He is chairman of the board of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. as well as a director of both AT&T and NASDAQ OMX. He is a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; vice chairman of both the Brookings Institution and the Economic Club of New York; and a member of the Executive Committee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is an owner and member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Celtics basketball team. Mr. Hutchins is a director of the Harvard Management Company, which is responsible for the Harvard University endowment, and co-chairman of the University’s capital campaign. He is also a board member of the Center for American Progress as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previously, Mr. Hutchins served President Clinton in both the transition and the White House as a special advisor on economic and health-care policy. Mr. Hutchins and his wife, Debbie, founded the Hutchins Family Foundation which, among other projects, has created the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, which is chaired by Mr. Hutchins; the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at The Brookings Institution; and the Chronic Fatigue Initiative, which conducts basic research into the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. Mr. Hutchins holds an A.B. from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

 

Chris Jochnick

CEO, Landesa
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Chris Jochnick

Chris Jochnick is the CEO of Landesa, the rural development institute that works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest. Prior to joining Landesa in August 2015, Mr. Jochnick was the Director of the Private Sector Department at Oxfam America, where he managed partnerships and adversarial campaigns targeting Fortune 500 companies. He has worked for two decades on issues of human rights, development and corporate accountability, including seven years in Latin America. He is the co-founder of the Center for Economic and Social Rights and is the Chair of the Board of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. Mr. Jochnick is a graduate of Harvard Law School where he teaches a course on business and human rights.

Harold Hongju Koh

Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School
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Harold Hongju Koh

Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He returned to Yale Law School in January 2013 after serving for nearly four years as the 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State.

Professor Koh is one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He first began teaching at Yale Law School in 1985 and served as its fifteenth Dean from 2004 until 2009. From 2009 to 2013, he took leave as the Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law to join the State Department as Legal Adviser, service for which he received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award. From 1993 to 2009, he was the Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, and from 1998 to 2001, he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

Professor Koh has received fourteen honorary degrees and more than thirty awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He has authored or co-authored eight books, published more than 180 articles, testified regularly before Congress, and litigated numerous cases involving international law issues in both U.S. and international tribunals. He is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute.

He holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was Developments Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before coming to Yale, he served as a law clerk for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Malcolm Richard Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, worked as an attorney in private practice in Washington, and served as an Attorney-Adviser for the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice. He holds 14 honorary degrees.

 
 
 

Rick Locke

Director, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
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Rick Locke

Richard M. Locke is the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies and a professor of political science and public and international affairs.

Locke's current research is focused on improving labor and environmental conditions in global supply chains. Working with leading firms like Nike, Coca Cola, Apple, and HP, Locke and his students have been showing how corporate profitability and sustainable business practices can be reconciled. Locke has published five books – most recently The Promise & Limits of Private Power, Cambridge University Press (2013), based on his research on labor standards in global supply chains; Production in the Innovation Economy, with Rachel Wellhausen, The MIT Press (2013); Working in America with Paul Osterman, Thomas Kochan, and Michael Piore, The MIT Press (2001); Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy with Thomas Kochan, Michael Piore, The MIT Press (1995); and Remaking the Italian Economy, Cornell University Press (1995), as well as numerous articles on economic development, labor relations, and corporate responsibility.

At Brown, Locke teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the political economy of labor and development as well as on global entrepreneurship. Locke was named a 2005 Faculty Pioneer in Academic Leadership by The Aspen Institute and awarded the MIT Class of 1960 Teaching Innovation Award in 2007 and the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching in June 2008. He currently chairs the Apple Academic Advisory Board, a group of independent academics who are working with Apple to improve labor conditions among the company's suppliers.

Camille Massey

Founding Executive Director, Sorensen Center for International Peace & Justice
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Camille Massey

L. Camille Massey, J.D. currently serves as the the Founding Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY Law School. The Sorensen Center is named after Ted Sorensen, long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy. The Sorensen Center trains social justice lawyers and protects the rights of those affected by instability, conflict, and repression.

Previously Massey served as Vice President of Global Strategy and Programs at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining the Council, Massey was the founder and CEO of Cue Global, a consulting business that designed and implemented strategic policy, legal, advocacy, and communications plans for global organizations. She also served as senior advisor at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, director of communications at Human Rights First, and a fellow in the Human Rights Program at the Carter Center.

Massey serves as board chair of Breakthrough, a global human rights organization working to make violence and discrimination against women and girls unacceptable. She also serves on the advisory boards of Syracuse University's Newhouse School and House of SpeakEasy, a literary nonprofit organization. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association. Massey earned her Juris Doctor degree from CUNY School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. She is originally from Gainesville, Georgia.

 
 
 

Raymond McGuire

Head of Global Banking, Citi Group Inc.
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Raymond McGuire

Raymond J. McGuire is Citi’s Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking (“CIB”). He is based in New York. Mr. McGuire is a member of the Institutional Clients Group Executive Committee, the Institutional Clients Group Business Practices Committee and a Board Member of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Mr. McGuire actively leads and manages the CIB and has advised on numerous transactions valued at well over $600 Billion, including representing Time Warner: [Takeover Defense (≈$95.0 Billion)], Wyeth [former Member Board of Directors} in its sale to Pfizer ($68 Billion), Time Warner in its separation of Time Warner Cable ($45.0 Billion); Colgate’s acquisition of Sanex, Conoco Phillips Co.’s ($36.0 Billion) acquisition of Burlington Resources; Koch Industries’ ($21.0 Billion) acquisition of Georgia Pacific; EDS in its sale to Hewlett Packard ($13.0 Billion); SABIC’s ($12.0 Billion) acquisition of GE Plastics, and UST in its sale to Altria ($12.0 Billion).

Prior to joining Citi, Mr. McGuire was the Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley; Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.; and one of the original members of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. where he became a Partner/Managing Director in 1991. He started his career in 1984 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of The First Boston Corporation.

Presently, Mr. McGuire serves on several boards including: De La Salle Academy (Chairman of the Board), FAPE [“Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies”] (Board Member), the Alex Hillman Family Foundation (Trustee), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace(Trustee), the International Center of Photography (formerly President of the Board), New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Trustee), The New York Public Library (Trustee and member of the Executive Committee), the Studio Museum in Harlem (Chairman of the Board), Whitney Museum of American Art (Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Nominating Committee) and the Citi Foundation (Board Member). Formerly, he was a Director of the Wyeth Corporation (Nominating & Governance Committee). In the past, he has served on the boards of Lincoln Center, the Joseph & Claire Flom Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Hotchkiss School, and the San Remo Tenants’ Corporation (formerly President of the Board). He has also served on various Visiting Committees at Harvard University, as well as a member of the Overseers/Directors Nominating Committee.

Mr. McGuire has received numerous honors and distinctions including the Theodore Roosevelt Award from the Legal Aid Society, the John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award from Harvard Business School Club NY, Public Service Award from Big Brothers, Big Sister, the Trailblazer Award from the MBBA, the Humanitarian Leadership Award from CUP (“Council of Urban Professionals”) and the Frederick Douglas Award from the New York Urban League. He was also recognized by New York’s Avenue Magazine as one of New York’s “50 Smartest” and by Crain’s as one of the “Most Connected New Yorkers”. He was inducted by Morehouse College as one of the inaugural members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders. He was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America” and on the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the most powerful Blacks on Wall Street.

Mr. McGuire has been honored by New York Needs You, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Art for Life Foundation. Pratt Institute honored him as its inaugural distinguished “Patron of the Arts”. He has also been honored with Harvard Business School’s African-American Student Union’s Professional Achievement Award, has presented at Harvard Law School’s Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series and emceed the first Harvard College Black Alumni Weekend.

He received his M.B.A. and J.D. from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School (1984), and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College (1979). He received a L.H.D. from Pratt Institute (2011).He also attended the University of Nice, France while on a Rotary Fellowship (1980). He has had legal experience at the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as well as Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler.

Amol Mehra

Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
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Amol Mehra

Amol Mehra, Esq. is the Director of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, a coalition of leading human rights, development, labor and environmental organizations working to ensure businesses respect human rights in their global operations.

Amol is an international human rights lawyer by training, focusing on business and human rights and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Amol has worked to build accountability frameworks in both domestic and international arenas, including over private military and security companies, around supply chains and extractives industries, and has worked to strengthen measures related to non-financial disclosure, anti-corruption, procurement and due diligence regimes.

In addition to his work as Director of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, Amol serves on the Advisory Council for the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights, as Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, as a Coordinating Member and Thematic Specialist for Amnesty International USA, an Advisory Board Member of Lawyers for Better Business (L4BB), on the Advisory Council for the Ranking Digital Rights Project.

Amol's writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Forbes Corporate Social Responsibility and Leadership Section, CSRWire and the Guardian Sustainable Business Section as well as in various legal journals and periodicals.

 
 
 

Will Milberg

Dean, The New School
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Will Milberg

William Milberg is dean and professor of economics at The New School for Social Research. His research focuses on the relation between globalization and income distribution and the history and philosophy of economics. He has worked as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme, the International Labour Organization, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Bank. Will's most recent book (written with Deborah Winkler) is Outsourcing Economics: Global Value Chains in Capitalist Development (Cambridge University Press). A previous book, The Crisis of Vision in Modern Economic Thought (Cambridge University Press) was co-authored with the late Robert Heilbroner. He serves on the editorial boards of Politics and Society and Forum for Social Economics and on the research coordinating committee for the ongoing project, Capturing the Gains from Globalization.

Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder and CEO, Acumen
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Jacqueline Novogratz

Under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen has invested over $88M in 82 companies in South Asia and Africa focused on delivering healthcare, water, housing, education and energy to the poor. These companies have created and supported 60,000 jobs, bringing basic services to over 125M people. Before Acumen, Jacqueline founded and directed the Rockefeller Foundation’s The Philanthropy Workshop and The Next Generation Leadership programs, co-founded Duterimbere, a micro-finance institution in Rwanda, and began her career in international banking with Chase Manhattan Bank. Jacqueline has been featured on the cover of Forbes magazine and sits on several advisory councils and boards, such as the Aspen Institute and IDEO.org. Her best-selling memoir The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World chronicles her quest to understand poverty and challenges readers to grant dignity to the poor. Jacqueline holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA from the University of Virginia. She has received honorary degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Wofford College, Gettysburg College, Middlebury College, Fordham University, and Bard College as well the Freedom from Want Award from the Roosevelt Institute in 2011.

 
 
 

Mayur Patel

Head, Strategic Development Initiatives, Econet Wireless Global
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Mayur Patel

Mayur Patel has over ten years experience working at the intersection of international development, digital media and technology. He is the Head of Strategic Development Initiatives for Econet Wireless, a diversified global telecommunications company, where he is involved in the incubation of new mobile services and products.

Previously, Patel served as Vice President for Strategy and Assessment, at the Knight Foundation, the largest U.S. private foundation focused on investing in media innovation. During his tenure, he built the organization's performance measurement and impact assessment team.

Patel has worked as an international trade and investment advisor for a number of organizations, including Oxfam and Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. He served as a research fellow with the WTO and worked with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Industry and International Trade on their engagements in multilateral trade negotiations.

Christina Sass

Co-Founder & COO, Andela
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Christina Sass

Christina Sass began building education programs that serve young leaders in her home state of Georgia and has since started schools and youth programs in the U.S., China, The Palestinian Territories, Kenya, and Nigeria.

While directing the Program Department at The Clinton Global Initiative, she worked closely with President Clinton and his office to design and execute the annual CGI agenda. This involved driving Commitments to Action with corporations, NGOs, governments and philanthropies with a particular focus on scalable education solutions and empowerment of girls and women in developing countries. She then served as an advisor to the President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation on fostering collaboration among partners. The MasterCard Foundation is a global foundation with over $9 billion in assets working to advance youth learning and financial inclusion for youth in Africa.

In co-founding Andela, Christina has finally found a scalable way for bright but disadvantaged young people to receive training and employment without any debt and without leaving their home countries. She believes this model has the power to both close global labor gaps and launch lifelong careers for thousands of young people.

Christina has a Bachelor’s degree in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs) and a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

 
 
 

Kabir Sehgal

New York Times bestselling author of books
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Kabir Sehgal

Kabir Sehgal was a vice president in emerging market equities at J. P. Morgan in New York. He serves as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve, served as a speechwriter on a presidential campaign, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He is the New York Times bestselling author of books including Coined, Walk in My Shoes (with Andrew Young), A Bucket of Blessings, and Jazzocracy.

A Grammy-winning producer who has performed with Grammy-winning musicians as a jazz bassist, he co-founded an arts organization which merged with the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.

Sehgal is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics. He is a diehard Atlanta Braves fan.

Barbara Shailor

Senior Advisor, Blue Star Strategies
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Barbara Shailor

Barbara Shailor serves as a Senior Advisor at Blue Star Strategies. She was previously appointed Special Representative for International Labor Affairs on May 9, 2010. Ms. Shailor led the Department’s effort to promote workers’ rights, liaise with the global labor movement, and focus on strengthening the labor function at our embassies. She was responsible for issues involving international labor affairs and the impact of American foreign policy and programs on international labor rights and living standards.

Ms. Shailor is internationally recognized for her lifelong work to secure economic, social, and political rights for workers in the United States and throughout the world. She currently serves as a senior advisor at Blue Star.

Prior to her appointment, Ms Shailor was the Director of the International Department of the AFL-CIO and served as senior advisor to President Richard Trumka and John Sweeney on foreign and international policy issues.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served on the Board of Directors of the American Center for International Solidarity, the German Marshall Fund, the International Rescue Committee, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, the Global Reporting Initiative, as well as numerous labor and foreign policy advisory committees prior to coming to the State Department. She holds a Master of Science Degree from American University.

 

Debora Spar

President, Barnard College
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Debora Spar

Debora L. Spar became the seventh president of Barnard College on July 1, 2008. Since her arrival at the College, Spar has been a vocal proponent of women’s education and leadership, spearheading initiatives that include the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, an interdisciplinary center devoted to the theory and practice of women's leadership, and Barnard’s Global Symposium series, an annual gathering of high-profile and accomplished female leaders held each year in a different region of the world.

A political scientist by training, Spar’s scholarly research focuses on issues of international political economy, examining how rules are established in new or emerging markets and how firms and governments together shape the evolving global economy. She is the author of numerous books, including Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Invention, Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the Internet(2001) and The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception (2006). Her most recent book, titled Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection, was published in September 2013.

Spar is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and received her doctorate in government from Harvard. She is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently serves as a trustee of the Markle and Wallace Foundations, and a Director of Goldman Sachs. Prior to coming to Barnard, Spar was the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and had served as senior associate dean for faculty research and development at Harvard Business School. At Harvard she taught courses on the politics of international business, comparative capitalism, and economic development.

President Spar is married to Miltos Catomeris, an architect whose specialty is academic, institutional and corporate campuses. They are the parents of three children.

Angela Sun

Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer and President, Bloomberg
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Angela Sun

Graduate (Hons), Harvard College; JD, Harvard Law School. Formerly: 4 years with McKinsey; Investment Banker, J.P. Morgan; Visiting Associate, Henry L. Stimson Center; Senior Policy Adviser to the Mayor of New York, overseeing a citywide portfolio of economic development agencies and led urban planning and real estate development projects. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Trustee of the Board: Museum of Arts and Design; Second Stage Theatre; Women's World Banking. Recipient: Asian Women in Business Corporate Leadership award (2011); 40 Under 40, Crain's New York Business (2010).

 
 
 

Laura Tyson

Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley
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Laura Tyson

Laura D’Andrea Tyson is a Professor and the Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. She served as Dean of London Business School from 2002 through 2006 and as Dean of the Berkeley Haas School of Business from 1998 through 2001. Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2011to 2013. She served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2011 to 2012 and as a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board from 2009 to 2011. Tyson was a member of President Clinton’s cabinet between 1993 and 1996. She was the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993 to 1995. She was the Chair of the National Economic Council and the President’s National Economic Adviser from 1995 to 1996. Tyson is currently a Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse Research Institute and The Rock Creek Group. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and is on the Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project. She is an advisory board member of Pave, Inc., Generation Investment Management, H&Q Asia Pacific, and Tykoon. She is a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation. She is the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Tyson is also an advisory committee member of the Presidential Leaders Scholars and is a member of the international advisory council of Bocconi University. Tyson currently serves as an Advisor to the Alliance for Competitive Taxation. She is a Special Advisor at the Berkeley Research Group and is a Commissioner on the Committee for Responsible Federal Budget. She is also a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. Tyson serves on the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy and is a member of its Innovation Policy Forum. She is a member of the Berggruen Institute on Governance’s Think Long Committee for California, 21st Century Council and Governance Index. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment. Tyson is a member of the Boards of Directors of Morgan Stanley, AT&T, CBRE Group Inc., and Silver Spring Networks. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit Jacobs Foundation. Tyson has written books and articles on industrial competitiveness and trade. She has also written opinion columns for many publications including BusinessWeek, The New York Times and the Financial Times and she has made numerous television appearances on economic issues. She is on the editorial board of the International Economy. She is a regular contributor to Project Syndicate.

Melanne Verveer

Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security & Founding Partner of Seneca Point Global
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Melanne Verveer

Ambassador Verveer most recently served as the first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, a position to which she was nominated by President Obama in 2009. She coordinated foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women, traveling to nearly sixty countries. She worked to ensure that women’s participation and rights are fully integrated into U.S. foreign policy, and she played a leadership role in the Administration’s development of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

President Obama also appointed her to serve as the U.S. Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

From 2000-2008, she was the Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international NGO that she co-founded to invest in emerging women leaders. During the Clinton administration, she served as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady. She also led the effort to establish the President’s Interagency Council on Women, and was instrumental in the adoption of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.

Ambassador Verveer has a B.S. and M.S. from Georgetown University. In 2013, she was the Humanitas Visiting professor at Cambridge University. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development. She holds several honorary degrees and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Distinguished Service.

 
 
 

Batia Wiesenfeld

Chair, Management and Organizations, NYU Stern School of Business
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Batia Wiesenfeld

Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld is the Andre J. L. Koo Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management and Organizations at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. She received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Her teaching and research interests focus on the management of organizational change. She has examined organizations in various industries (e.g., banking, technology, telecommunications, public utilities) undergoing downsizing, restructuring and reengineering programs, exploring how to maintain the productivity and commitment of remaining employees. She also studies virtual work and telecommuting initiatives, online communities and the careers of top executives and directors. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals, as well as manager-oriented journals such as Harvard Business Review. She serves as a Senior Editor of the journal Organization Science, and she has been quoted in newspapers and magazines such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal and she has appeared on television and radio programs such as Good Morning America.