Tera Allas CBE

Director of Research and Economics (McKinsey UK&I) - working closely with the McKinsey Global Institute

  • Tera leads McKinsey’s research on productivity, technology adoption, and government effectiveness, bringing together deep expertise and more than two decades of experience in economics, public policy, innovation, technology, and leadership.

  • She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a frequent author, panellist, and speaker on topics ranging from economic and innovation policy to technology adoption and the future of work.

  • Tera has been leading many of McKinsey’s research efforts into technology and wellbeing.

Richa Bajpai

Co-Founder of Goodera and Campus Fund, Forbes 30u30 (India & Asia)

  • Richa is the founder of Campus Fund, a micro-VC investing in student-led start-ups in India. She is also an Advisor to Creator Fund, backed by Founders Factory in Europe.

  • Richa also co-founded Goodera - a global technology platform that helps large enterprises measure and manage the impact of their CSR, Sustainability and Volunteering initiatives. 

  • She is LBS MBA 2021 and an Electrical Engineer by training. She has also been recognized by Forbes as part of 30u30 India and Asia List and MIT Innovators under 35 India List.

Giulio Bonazzi

CEO and Chairman, Aquafil

  • Bonazzi was appointed CEO of Aquafil in 2001 and added the role of chairman in 2008.

  • An innovator and disruptor, Bonazzi is transforming his family’s manufacturing business into a sustainable global enterprise.

  • He is recognized by Forbes Italia as a Top CEO for innovation, international competitiveness and creating a great work environment.

Rajesh Chandy

Professor of Marketing; Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship; Academic Director, Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

  • Rajesh’s current research lies at the intersection of business and development, with his recent projects covering the impact of business skills among micro-entrepreneurs in South Africa, novel financing approaches in Ghana, property rights in slums in Egypt, innovation among farmers in India, highways and private education expenditures in India, and using big data for development outcomes.

  • Rajesh received his PHD from the University of Southern California and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2018. 

Simone Cipriani

Head and Founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative at the International Trade Centre

  • Simone founded and manages the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and of the World Trade Organization.

  • The Ethical Fashion Initiative enables artisans who live in marginalised conditions, in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia , to become regular suppliers of international fashion and lifestyle brands, thus reducing poverty and empowering large numbers of women artisans.

  • Mr. Cipriani is a member of the board of advisers of the Artisan Alliance of the Aspen Institute. He is also a member of the international scientific committee of the Italian academic magazine Religioni e Società. He also chairs the secretariat of the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion.

Esther Dassanou

African Development Bank (AfDB)

  • Manages the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) - an AfDB initiative to reduce the USD 42 Billion access to finance gap for Women Empowered Businesses in Africa.

  • Prior to joining AfDB, Esther led the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) work on advancing women’s inclusion in the insurance sector as the head of the Women’s Insurance program.

  • Esther is the co-author of SheforShield: Insure Women to Better Protect All a groundbreaking report articulating the business case for the insurance industry to address the needs of women as clients, employees, entrepreneurs and leaders

Caroline Diehl

Founder of Social Founder Network

  • A serial social entrepreneur, Caroline is Founder and Executive Chair of Together TV, the UK national broadcaster dedicated to inspiring positive change. 

  • She also founded the Media Trust, the UK’s leading communications charity, where she was CEO until 2017. 

  • Caroline has recently founded the new global Social Founder Network, to connect and share stories about founders of charities, non-profits and social enterprises, including her new podcast ’Social Founder Stories. She is an Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD, a Governor of the East London NHS Trust, and a Churchill Fellow, where she is researching financial and governance models for social impact media around the world. 

Natasha Franck

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eon

  • Eon powers Connected Products and sustainable and circular business models across fashion retail. Eon is bringing fashion online  – digitizing each and every garment to provide brands the digital backbone to connect directly to customers, power circular business models, and unlock unprecedented business intelligence.

  • Eon pioneered industry's CircularID™ Protocol to facilitate data-exchange across the circular economy.

  • Before Eon, Natasha was Vice President of Global Business Development at Delos – a sustainable real estate and smart cities technology start up.

Vainateya Gavai

Co-Founder, Siriti and VP Innovation & Creative Technologist, Dharma Life 

  • Vainateya is the Co-Founder of Siriti, a design and communication agency coming together to leverage local relationships and connectedness with real time insights.

  • Vainateya is also the VP of Innovation & Creative Technologist of Dharma Life.  

  • Over the course of his 10 years in the industry, he has worked with brands like Complan, Horlicks, Omron, Coca Cola, Nestle, Hiranandani Group, Mahindra, Jet Airways and ACUVUE to name a few and seen successes at international award shows like the Effies, Clios and the Globals.

Matt Greenfield

Managing Partner, Rethink Education

  • Managing Partner of social impact venture capital fund Rethink Education

  • Co-founder of Rethink First, a company focused on children with special needs they was acquired by a private equity firm 

  • Former college professor with a doctorate from Yale; taught at Bowdoin College, City University of New York, and Columbia University.

Jordana Guimarães

Co-Founder, Fashinnovation

  • 20+ years as an Entrepreneur & Public Relations

  • Worked with startups & emerging lifestyle designers

  • Launched THE NYLON PROJECT in 2016 , bringing together the fashion & entertainment industries to humanize homelessness

Elias Habbar-Baylac

Associate, Gender and Diversity Finance, CDC

  • Elias is a gender and diversity finance professional with CDC, currently building impact through gender-smart investments and business solutions across financial services, infrastructure and climate investments in Africa and South Asia.

  • He also co-leads the 2X Challenge’s Gender and Climate Finance Taskforce in the run-up to COP-26.

  • Before joining CDC, Elias worked for the EBRD and UNDP.

Marco Huwiler

Country Managing Director Accenture Switzerland

  • Marco is the Country Managing Director for Accenture Switzerland where he is responsible for the further development of sustainable market strategies and the expansion of business activities in the Swiss market.

  • Marco started his career at Accenture in 2001 and has been managing director of the Financial Services division at Accenture Switzerland since 2018, advising national and international clients in the insurance industry for almost 20 years. His consulting focus is on large transformation and digitization programs as well as innovation initiatives.

  • Marco studied economics and completed an MBA at the University of Freiburg.

Prof. Ioannis Ioannou

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at LBS

  • Ioannis is a Professor, an Advisor and a Keynote Speaker on Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility. He seeks to understand and explore whether, how and the extent to which companies and capital markets can lead on the path towards a sustainable future.

  • Among other advisory roles, Ioannis is a member of the ESG Advisory Board of the DWS Group, and a member of the World Economic Forum Experts Network. 

  • Ioannis has recently launched a 6-week online course on Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility (www.london.edu/SLCR).

Stacie June Shelton, MPH

Global Head of Education & Advocacy - Dove Self-Esteem Project, Unilever

  • Public Health professional with a focus on Adolescent Health and a change catalyst working in the private sector at Unilever for the past 10 years receiving multiple internal and external awards in public health and advertising such as the 3 Clios in 2019.

  • Manages global private - public partnerships with UNICEF, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and public health organizations such as SightSavers and the Millennium Villages Project across 10 countries in Africa. 

  • Prior to joining Unilever Stacie worked as a public health professional in academic research, US government health agencies and the international NGO sector.  

Farida Lambay

Co-Founder, Pratham Education Foundation

  • Co-Founder of Pratham Education Foundation; Director, Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children

  • 25 years of experience as an education and social activist, responsible for the direct programs in Mumbai and Gujarat, as well as the Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children across India

  • 2015 Recipient of Hindustan Times award as a Change Maker for Mumbai and 2013 Recipient of the Sahyadri Navratna Award for outstanding contribution to the field of social work and education of the underprivileged children

 
 

Amanda Lenhart

Program Director of Health & Data at Data & Society

  • Amanda Lenhart is a quantitative and qualitative researcher who studies how technology affects human lives, with a special focus on families and children.

  • Over decades, she has examined how adolescents and their families use and think about technology, how young adults consume news, how harassment has thrived in online spaces, and how automation will impact workers. 

  • Most recently, as deputy director of the Better Life Lab at New America, Amanda focused on the ways technology affects workers’ jobs and lives, as well as the family-supportive policies that enable balance between the personal and the professional.

Dr David Leslie

Ethics Theme Lead at The Alan Turing Institute

  • Before joining the Turing, he taught at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values, where he also participated in the UCHV’s 2017-2018 research collaboration with Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy on “Technology Ethics, Political Philosophy and Human Values: Ethical Dilemmas in AI Governance.

  • David now serves as an elected member of the Bureau of the Council of Europe’s Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI). He is on the editorial board of the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR) and is a founding editor of the Springer journal, AI and Ethics.

  • Among other research roles, he is also Principal Investigator of a UKRI-funded project called PATH-AI: Mapping an Intercultural Path to Privacy, Agency and Trust in Human-AI Ecosystems.

 

Charmian Love

Co-Founder, B-Lab UK

  • Charmian believes in the power of business as a force for good and has first-hand experience in what it is like to be an entrepreneur, an intrapreneur and a systempreneur.

  • She is a Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, guiding the development of the Regenerative and Circular Economy Lab.

  • Charmian is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Council at the ICAEW (because she truly believes that accountants will save the world) and is a member of the ‘Regenerative Business’ working group at the Institute of Directors (IoD). 

 
 

Nilah Mitchell

Head of Kenya, 60 Decibels

  • Nilah is a gender and international development specialist. She has worked with social enterprises, corporates, social investors, and development agencies on inclusive business strategies and programs in several countries including India, Bangladesh, the UK, and across Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Nilah leads the Kenya office at 60 Decibels, a tech-enabled social impact measurement and customer intelligence company, where she also has a gender focus.

Gaurav Mehta

Founder & CEO, Dharma Life 

  • Gaurav is the Founder and CEO of Dharma Life, an organization committed to the vision of creating rural entrepreneurs and alleviating poverty through inclusive progress in India

  • Gaurav was named in one of the list of 100 'Young Global Leaders' by the World Economic Forum in 2018. He also won BMW Foundation Young Leaders Awards – 2013 at the Munich Economic Summit for addressing social issues through innovative high potential initiatives that can become sustainable in the mid-to-long term.

  • Gaurav previously worked in Private Equity and Investment Banking and is an LBS MBA 2010.

Oluseun Onasoga

Executive Director, Access Bank Rwanda

  • Mr Oluseun is an Executive Director business development Access bank Rwanda.

  • He has 13+ years’ experience across commercial, corporate, corporate finance and treasury banking business.

  • He is a member of Institute of International Finance Future Leaders, MBA holders - Business School Netherlands, Graduate of Wharton Middle Management Program, Member of the Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria, Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria etc.

François Ortalo-Magné

Dean, London Business School

  • 25+ year in academia helping individuals flourish and exceed their expectations

  • Driving institutional change to promote supportive learning environments and inclusion

  • Successful fundraising to amplify education’s social impact

Prof. Elias Papaioannou 

Academic Co-Director, Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

  • Professor of Economics at London Business School focusing on international finance, political economy, applied econometrics, growth, and development

  • Academic Co-Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

  • Recently published “Intergenerational mobility in Africa” in Econometrica, examining the success of school expenditure in terms of economic payoff in post-independence Africa

Eno Polo

EMEA President for Global Brands Group

  • Leading the Footwear and Apparel Brands and Licensing division of GBG, a $500m business with 5 European offices and 300+ employees.

  • As North America President for Alpargatas (Havaianas) re-launched the Brand and Business in the US market.

  • In 2008, became the European President for Alpargatas (Havaianas), responsible for building the Brand and Business in Europe, Middle East and North Africa from $12m to $120m.

 

Shalini Puchalapalli

Director, Amazon 

  • Director at Amazon India, leading new initiatives in the region following her role as the CEO for Leher Foods Business for Pepsico.

  • Shalini was awarded the 40 under 40 influential Leaders award by Economic Times and Spencer Stuart in 2014 and has been honored as YGL 2015 by World Economic Forum Shalini is recognized as a leader with strong functional expertise in Sales, Finance, Supply chain and Human resources and deep experience of leading teams in different parts of the world across Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and South America.

  • Shalini did her bachelors in engineering from IIT, Madras, Personnel management from XLRI and MBA from INSEAD.

Bruno Roche

Founder & Executive Director at Economics of Mutuality, Former Mars Chief Economist

  • In 2020, recognizing the Economics of Mutuality's potential to reshape the landscape of business, finance, and management education, Mars endorsed Bruno to lead a structurally independent Economics of Mutuality public interest foundation with a management consultancy arm.

  • Bruno is a visiting lecturer at multiple universities around the globe and serves as an expert to the World Economic Forum.

  • Bruno is the co-author of Completing Capitalism: Heal Business to Heal the World and the co-editor with Oxford University's Professor Colin Mayer of Putting Purpose into Practice: the Economics of Mutuality.

Iris Steenkamp

sixth-year PhD student at London Business school

  • Iris’s research explores the impact of marketing (as an intervention or a mechanism) on economic and social outcomes, such as gender empowerment, in emerging markets.

    Her main research assesses the impact of sales activities on the individual through a randomized-controlled trial; in particular how sales activities can shape how rural women in India think and behave, and can shape even how their communities think of them and behave towards them.

  • In 2020, Iris was awarded the Research and Development Management Association PhD Award and the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development PhD Award, a prestigious recognition of cutting-edge research at the intersection of business and development.

Jaime Uzeta

CEO, Public Allies

  • Jaime Ernesto Uzeta is the CEO of Public Allies, America's largest and most diverse national service organization that develops and deploys high-impact leaders from marginalized communities.

  • More than 20 years of experience working across sectors and empowering young people through media, technology, education, and public service

  • Previously led innovation and partnerships at BUILD, using entrepreneurship to teach Innovation Era skills to underserved students. 

Justin Westcott

COO Edelman UK, Head of Technology Sector, EMEA

  • A leading PR and marketing expert in the Technology sector

  • 20+ years consulting with the largest global technology companies in the world, helping them connect and communicate to their stakeholders effectively; including the likes of Microsoft, Samsung, HP and LinkedIn

  • Launched Edelman’s Emerge proactive globally, a dedicated offer to accelerate the growth of fast-growing technology enabled companies through effective communications. Helping them to become both famous and funded

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Laureate, Founder of Grameen Bank

  • Father of both social business and microcredit, the founder of Grameen Bank, and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh - the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”

  • In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Recipient of 61 honorary degrees from universities across 24 countries, 136 awards from 33 countries - including state honours from 10 countries.

Mbabazi Zakhia

Managing Director, Empowerment Concepts and Strategies LTD (EC&S)

  • Mbabazi Zakhia is the MD at Empowerment Concepts and Strategies LTD (EC&S), a consultancy company that advises small business enterprises to strategically use their available resources to become competitive on the market. She also runs a coffee shop and Bakery in Kigali called Prime Bakery & Café.

  • She’s also the founder and Legal representative of Gate Of Wellbeing organization (GOW), an NGO that empowers youth and children through Education skills empowerment that enriches their life purpose. She’s also the Rwanda Coordinator of One Billion Rising Movement, a campaign that runs in different countries to end violence against women and girls.

  • She has an MBA with a major in management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Community psychology. She recently completed the Access bank Mini MBA program under women Banking. She has over 13 years of work experience in strategic management and customer experience management.