- CEME: SENIOR FELLOW
Brian Ganson is an expert on socio-political risk management, conflict prevention and collaboration, and third party roles in post-‐conflict and other complex environments. He consults to companies, local and foreign governments, international organizations, and civil society.
Mr. Ganson’s focus is on particularly challenging environments. He has advised an international gold mining company on conflict risk assessment and management in West Africa. He has assessed the interrelationships between corporate operations and social conflict at the local and national levels as an advisor to an energy consortium in Myanmar. He has conducted a 360° stakeholder survey to identify the barriers to development of a comprehensive extractive industries policy in a Latin American country. He has counseled UN agencies on their operations in Bosnia, Rwanda and Sudan in the context of violent socio-‐political conflict, and has assisted an international development agency in Kosovo to ameliorate social conflict as it engaged in large-‐scale agricultural development projects. His work helps multi-‐ national corporations, development agencies, and inter-‐governmental organizations meet their full range of goals – technical, financial, legal, reputation and social responsibility – in emerging economies and post-‐conflict societies.
Mr. Ganson is Senior Researcher with the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement, University of Stellenbosch Business School, where his focus is risk mitigation and conflict prevention in the context of business investment in complex environments. He lectures on negotiation and conflict management. He is also Senior Fellow with the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises of the Fletcher School, Tufts University. There he taught international negotiation and law & development as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Mr. Ganson has trained diplomats, business executives, attorneys and civil society leaders at Harvard Law School with the Harvard Negotiation Project. He currently serves as Editor in Chief for ACCESS, a global platform for dialogue and learning on company -‐ community conflict prevention and resolution, as well as on the global steering committee of its Senior Practitioners Forum. He is also a Member of the Global Agenda Council on Fragile States and Conflict Prevention of the World Economic Forum.
Mr. Ganson integrates academic and field perspectives to provide practice-‐ and policy-‐relevant insight. Most recently he is editor and lead author of the book, MANAGING IN COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS: QUESTIONS FOR LEADERS, and co-‐author of the forthcoming book CONFRONTING RISK, PREVENTING CONFLICT: RETHINKING THE NEXUS BETWEEN BUSINESS AND SECURITY IN FRAGILE STATES. He is author of Business in Fragile Environments: Capabilities for Conflict Prevention in the Negotiation & Conflict Management Research Journal 7(2) 2014, and co-‐author with Achim Wennmann of Operationalising Conflict Prevention as Strong, Resilient Systems: Approaches, Evidence, Action Points (Geneva Peacebuilding Platform No. 3, 2012).
Mr. Ganson was previously a Senior Researcher with the Fletcher School Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, and a Director of Conflict Management Group, a non-‐profit consulting firm founded to apply the innovative approaches of the Harvard Negotiation Project to intense or protracted conflicts of public importance. He was a co-‐founder of the Organization Practice of Mitchell Madison Group, where he consulted to Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries. Earlier he served as Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. He began his career as a civil rights attorney in Texas, expanding access to quality education for underserved populations.
Mr. Ganson received his Bachelor of Arts in history with high distinction from the University of Michigan, his Master of Arts in law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and his Doctor of Laws with honors from the Harvard Law School.
- CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA & AUTHOR OF "EMERGING AFRICA: MYTH OR REALITY?"
Central Bank Governor of Nigeria
Author of Emerging Africa
“Emerging Africa: Myth or Reality?”
Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu is the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in charge of the Operations Directorate, where he superintends the Bank’s work as banker and financial adviser to the Government of Nigeria, the issuance of the legal tender currency and currency operations, maintenance of Nigeria’s foreign reserves, management of the Bank’s nationwide branch network, and information technology operations. He also supervises the implementation of payment system reforms.
Appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in November 2009 and confirmed by the Senate, he was Deputy Governor for Financial System Stability from November 2009 – January 2014 and supervised the implementation of far-reaching reforms to enhance the quality and stability of banks and other financial institutions, the management of systemic risk to Nigeria’s banking system, and supervised the following Departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria: Financial Policy and Regulation Department, Banking Supervision Department, Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department, Development Finance Department, and the Consumer Protection Department. The FSS Directorate regulates and supervises a vast conglomerate of bank and non-bank financial institutions in Nigeria – 24 commercial banks with total assets of 22 trillion naira and 57 subsidiaries in 31 countries, five development finance institutions (Bank of Industry, Bank of Agriculture, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank), and Infrastructure Bank), 84 primary mortgage institutions, 900 microfinance banks, and 2800 bureaux de change.
Dr. Moghalu is a member of the Board of Directors, the Monetary Policy Committee, and the Committee of Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He is a member of the President of Nigeria’s Economic Management Team and a member of the board of directors of the Africa Finance Corporation, the Nigerian Security Printing and Mint Plc, Chairman of the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), as well as a member of the board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Kingsley Moghalu was born in Lagos in 1963 to Isaac Moghalu, a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mrs. Vidah Moghalu. He obtained the LL.B. (Honours) degree in law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1986, the B.L. (Barrister at Law) from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, an M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, USA, and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) at the University of London, UK. He also obtained an International Certificate in Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management, London, UK.
He is also an alumnus of executive education programs on leading economic growth and transformation and on corporate governance at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School respectively, and on macroeconomics at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Institute.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Moghalu was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sogato Strategies S.A., a risk management and strategy consultancy firm in Geneva, Switzerland. He was also the Executive Director of the Swiss-Africa Business Roundtable, and served as a member of the global board of directors of Opportunities Industrialization Centers International, Inc., USA.
He previously worked for the United Nations for 17 years, from 1992-2009, in legal, management and strategic planning posts at duty stations in New York, Cambodia, Croatia, Tanzania, and Switzerland, rising to the rank of a Director in the Organization. In 2006 the Secretary-General of the United Nations appointed Dr. Moghalu a member of the high-level Redesign Panel on the United Nations Internal Justice System, an assignment at the level of Under-Secretary-General. The Redesign Panel overhauled the transparency, accountability and regulatory compliance system of the United Nations as a key component of the management reform of the UN.
From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Moghalu was the Head of Global Partnerships and a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Geneva-based Global Fund, an international development finance organization with $20 billion in assets and a $15 billion investment portfolio in 140 countries as of 2008. He was Legal Advisor and the Spokesman of the United Nations International Tribunal for Rwanda at Arusha, Tanzania from 1997 to 2002, and served as a Political Advisor at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and in UN missions in Cambodia and Croatia, from 1992 to 1997.
Before joining the United Nations Service in 1992, Dr. Moghalu was a Country Risk Analyst for Political Risk Services (PRS) Group, Inc., USA, the Joan Gillespie Fellow at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, General Counsel of Newswatch Communications Ltd., Lagos, and Legal Officer (National Youth Corps Scheme), Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., Lagos. He was also a special correspondent for international news media such as South, Africa News, and the Christian Science Monitor from 1989 to 1991.
Kingsley Moghalu is the author of three books - Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter (Bookcraft, 2013), Global Justice: The Politics of War Crimes Trials (Stanford University Press, 2008), Rwanda’s Genocide (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), and numerous articles on law, banking regulation, economic development, political economy and public policy. His publications have appeared in journals and newspapers such as Central Banking Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, The Journal of the Investec Asset Management Investment Institute, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, The Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune. He is a member of the Institute of Risk Management, UK, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the American Bar Association (Associate Member), and the Nigerian Bar Association.
Dr. Moghalu is frequent speaker at global forums. He gave the 2014 Thomas Hodgkin Lecture at Oxford University, and has been a keynote speaker and panelist at the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, the South African Reserve Bank, Wharton School of Management at the University of Pennsylvania, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, Institute of International Finance (IIF), the National Asset-Liability Management Conference Europe, and the Africa CEO Forum. He has been interviewed and featured on CNN, BBC World TV’s HardTalk, Financial Times, The New York Times and other global media.
He has received several honours including the Nigerian national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB) and the Rotary International Distinguished Service Award. Kingsley Moghalu is married to Maryanne Moghalu and their union has been blessed with children.
- CAMPBELLS: SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CFO & CAO
Senior Vice President, CFO and CAO, Campbell's
“Financial Statement Analysis: A CFO’s Perspective”
Craig Owens was appointed Campbell's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer in October 2008. He reports to Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Craig has responsibility for business unit Finance as well as Campbell’s Controller’s, Treasury, External Development, Tax, Real Estate, Investor Relations, Global Supply Chain, and IT departments.
Craig has more than 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. He came to Campbell from Delhaize Group, where he spent seven years as Executive Vice President and CFO. One of Campbell's large global customers, Delhaize Group is a food retailer headquartered in Belgium with approximately 3,450 stores in 11 countries and more than $30 billion in annual revenues. The company's Delhaize U.S. division includes the well-known supermarket chains Food Lion and Hannaford.
Before that, Craig held general management and senior financial positions with The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers from 1981 to 2001, including Alpine Region Director of Coca-Cola HBC, the largest European soft drink company, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Entreprise France, and Controller of all Coca-Cola Company-owned bottlers in the U.S.
Craig earned a B.A. degree in politics from Washington and Lee University, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. He also earned his M.B.A. degree from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.A. degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
- ROOT CAPITAL: CEO
Founder and CEO, Root Capital
“Smallholder Agricultural Finance: The Next Frontier of Financial Inclusion”
Willy Foote is the founder and CEO of Root Capital. He began his career on Wall Street as a financial analyst in Latin American corporate finance. While working as a business journalist in Mexico, he discovered the challenges faced by cooperatives, who lacked access to credit and markets. In 1999 he founded Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.
Willy holds an M.S. in development economics from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Yale University
- CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Executive Vice President, Chicago Bridge & Iron
“Through the Eye of the Regulatory Needle: How Energy Firms Work With Government”
E. Chip Ray is Executive Vice President and Group President of Government Solutions, named to this position in February 2013. He joined CB&I in 2003.
Chip has 30 years of experience in operations, strategic planning, sales, and marketing. Prior to his current role, he served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning from September 2007. Before joining CB&I, he worked as Executive Director of Strategy and Marketing for Fluor Corporation.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. John’s University in Minnesota and a master’s in business administration from Duke University.
- STOCK EXCHANGE OF THAILAND: PRESIDENT & CEO
President & CEO, SET, The Stock Exchange of Thailand
“The Other Side of the Coin: How Capital Markets Compete”
Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira serves as the President of The Stock Exchange of Thailand which he joined on June 1, 2010. He previously served as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Executive Vice President at The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited from 2002 to April 2010. Mr. Jotikasthira has worked in IT technology, money management, corporate finance, and risk management at the Siam Commercial Bank PCL since 1985, and was the Executive Vice President of risk management and planning division at Siam Commercial Bank from 1999 to 2000. He has also worked as the Chief Executive Officer and President at SCB Securities Co. Ltd and SCB Asset Management from April 1992 to June 1999. Mr. Jotikasthira is the Vice Chairman of Thailand Futures Exchange Public Company Limited and a Director of SET at Thai NVDR Co., Ltd. He serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Thai Trust Fund Management Co., Ltd and was previously a Director of Siam Commercial Leasing Public Company Limited and Siam Panich Leasing Plc.
Mr. Jotikasthira holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
- FLETCHER STATESMAN IN RESIDENCE & FORMER IRAQI NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR
Dr. Mowaffak al Rubaie
Fletcher Statesman in Residence
Former Iraqi National Security Advisor
“Is Nation-Building Possible Without Business-Building?”
Born and raised in Baghdad, Dr. Mowaffak Al Rubaie has worked as a medical doctor, entrepreneur, activist and politician, both in his native Iraq and abroad in the United Kingdom. In 2013, he was named a Senior Statesmen in Residence at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
After his political activism saw him tortured by the Ba’ath Government in the 1970’s and later sentenced to death in absentia during the rule of Saddam Hussein, Dr. al-Rubaie returned to his home country in 2003 to become a member of the Iraqi Governing Council. He served on the council from its foundation in July 2003 until its dissolution in May 2004. Beginning in March of that year, he held the position of National Security Advisor to the Iraqi Executive, serving with Prime Ministers in the Interim Government, Transitional Government and the Constitutional Government until April 2009.
In his position of National Security Advisor, Dr. al-Rubaie held a number of roles that helped shape Iraqi security policy. He created and managed the Iraqi national security decision making and crisis management systems, chaired governmental committees on governance and transition of responsibility to Iraqi Security forces, and developed and promulgated the Iraqi National Security Strategy in 2007, the first of its kind in the region.
Dr. al-Rubaie’s work in facilitating and managing national and international reconciliation and human rights initiatives on behalf of all elements in Iraqi society has earned him many plaudits, including the Peace Prize of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East in 2009.
Following primary and secondary education in Baghdad, Dr. al-Rubaie received a degree in medicine (MD) from Baghdad Medical School. He then continued his education in the United Kingdom, earning a doctorate in neurology and membership in the Royal College of Physicians (MCRP, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK).
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- FROG DESIGN: GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT
Theo Forbath is the Global Vice President of Innovation Strategy at frog. Theo is an expert in managing product innovation, business strategy and global collaboration. For the last 20 years, Theo has assisted leading technology vendors, service providers, multi-national corporations, early stage startups and NGOs in developing successful product and service strategies, transformative business models, and innovative go-to-market plans. Currently, much of Theo’s work focuses on the third wave of computing helping clients identify and capitalize on new revenue opportunities in the post-PC, post-TV world of the Internet of Everything.
Global Vice President, frog design
“Principles of Innovation Strategy: Applications and Uses for Gaining Insights into the future of Personal Data, Brands, and Product”
Theo brings a distinctive passion for improving the human condition through the innovative use of technology, mobile communications, social networks, government and corporate leadership. During the last decade, Theo has worked to improve educational, medical, legal and professional opportunities in regions throughout the world that are still coming “online”. Theo regularly writes and speaks about the evolution of technology, along with tracking the impact of the Internet, emerging computing applications and globalization on technology adoption and product development strategies.
Theo is a member of frog’s Executive Leadership Team and leads its global consulting organization, the Innovation Strategy Group (ISG). ISG is focused on assisting clients in developing successful strategies to transform their product and service offerings, key business systems and applications into competitive global solutions. These engagements typically involve aligning successful business strategies with designing successful product, market and technology strategies. Prior to joining frog in 2009, Theo was the Chief Strategist for Wipro’s Product Engineering Services business where he also led its Global Product Strategy and Architecture Practice for six years.
Theo’s writing, speaking and thought leadership has focused on how organizations can develop a culture of innovation, on creating new business models within a data-rich world, and on understanding the impact of global collaboration on product innovation. Theo has worked with Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Business on researching these areas, and his work has appeared in Fortune, Harvard Business Review (HBR), Rotman Management Journal, Design Mind, IEEE conference papers, Harvard Business School Working Papers, and in the 2006 book Global Sourcing – Issues and Perspectives.
Theo has spoken at TEDx conferences, Mobile World Congress, given Keynotes for Innovation in Africa, China Smartricity Conference, and as part of Intel's Distinguished Speakers' Series. Along with serving on the Advisory Boards for a number of companies, Theo also served on the World Economic Forum's ICT Advisory Board for five years.
Theo holds a BA with honors in Philosophy and Sociology from Brandeis University. Theo attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Program on Leading Product Development, and he holds a Professional Certificate in Data Communications from Northeastern University.
frog works with the world’s leading companies, helping them to design, engineer, and bring to market meaningful products and services. With an interdisciplinary team of more than 1,600 designers, strategists, and software engineers, frog delivers connected experiences that span multiple technologies, platforms, and media. frog works across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, healthcare, energy, automotive, media, entertainment, education, finance, retail, and fashion. Clients include Disney, GE, HP, Intel, Microsoft, MTV, Qualcomm, Siemens, and many other Fortune 500 brands. Founded in 1969, frog is headquartered in San Francisco, with locations in Amsterdam, Austin, Boston, Chennai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Johannesburg, Kiev, Milan, Munich, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, and Vinnitsa. frog is a company of the Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services firm. The Aricent Group is owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, and CPP Investment Board. frog is a Global Growth Company member of the World Economic Forum. www.frogdesign.com
- MUJI USA: PRESIDENT
Born in Ichikawa city, Chiba, Japan. After graduating Chuo University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in law, he joined Kyodo Public Relations Co., Ltd. In 1991, he graduated a business school of Louisiana Tech University and joined Seiyu Ltd. In 1998, he joined Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd., and after worked for Hong Kong and Singapore subsidiaries as a president, he became a president of MUJI U.S.A. Limited since 2006.
President, MUJI USA
Japan Lecture Series
“The Future of MUJI”
- STRAWN ARNOLD & ASSOCIATES: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
In his 13+ year career as an executive recruiter, Jeff Dodson has completed approximately 200 executive search, board of directors search and talent consulting and assessment assignments. His clients have included healthcare/life sciences, consumer product, and non-profit entities. Before joining Strawn Arnold & Associates, Ltd., Jeff held significant leadership roles with major international search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles and Egon Zehnder International.
Jeff Dodson (F '12)
Executive Vice President, Strawn Arnold & Associates
“Pack Well, Enjoy the Ride & Make a Difference: Career Advice from an Executive Recruiter”
Prior to executive search, Jeff began his career as an investment banker, and then spent approximately 8 years in the consumer packaged goods industry. There he was Vice President, International Business Development and Managing Director, Middle East / Africa for a global consumer packaged goods company.
Jeff has an undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College, an MBA from the UCLA Anderson graduate school of management, and an MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Jeff served on the Executive Committee of the Alumni Board of Directors of the UCLA Anderson graduate school of management from 2009-12. He was also named one of the top 100 corporate governance professionals in the United States in 2011 by the National Association of Corporate Directors.
- BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN: PARTNER
Susan Livingston (F '83)
Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman
“How to Thrive as a Global Corporate Road Warrior -- Without an MBA”
Susan Livingston graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a double major in political science and German and has a master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she is fluent in French and German. She received the William Howell Reed German Award while at Tufts.
After graduation, she started at Manufacturers Hanover Trust’s International Division in New York working for the US Department of Commerce and the US Trade Representative’s office in Washington, DC and Geneva, Switzerland. In 1985, she joined Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and in 1998 she was one of the first two women to be elected into the partnership. She worked intensively in BBH’s growing Investor Services business in a number of roles, including management of the Subcustodian Network Management Department, Global Tax, Relationship Management and the Client Service Group. Livingston lived in Luxembourg for three years as Managing Director, and later ran the Asia-Pacific region. She established the Global Sales Discipline and Offshore Mutual Funds Division and in addition, she was instrumental in establishing the Dublin, Luxembourg, and Beijing offices. Most recently, Susan ran the Funds and Asset Management Division prior to her current role as the Firm’s Senior Client Liaison.
Ms. Livingston serves as Honorary Consul General to the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Her board memberships are many, including the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins, BBH Board of Trustees, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Overseers, and the Investment Company Institute Board of Governors.
As an avid environmentalist, she was instrumental in encouraging closure of the Salem, Mass. Harbor Station, scheduled to close in 2014. Ms. Livingston also finds it important to help out those in need with a hands-on approach when she can, taking her daughter with her to serve meals at the local soup kitchen for her church.
She is passionate about life in whatever role she is in, and wants young women to understand the importance of their role in the world.
When she was young, Susan lived in Germany and got a travel bug that wouldn’t quit. She was involved as an exchange student in Turkey, and studied in both Germany and Switzerland. She ran the BBH Luxembourg office for three years.
In addition to her many accomplishments, Susan and her family enjoy being active skiing in the winter, sailing and boating in the summer. She loves animals, and has a menagerie of pets including a dog, two cats, two mice (that the cat caught), a hamster (that the cat has not yet caught), two parakeets and a fish. Although it is a lot of work, it makes the household so lively and fun.
About Brown Brothers Harriman
BBH is a privately held financial institution that has been a thought leader and solutions provider for nearly 200 years. The firm serves the most discriminating and sophisticated individuals and institutions in its five business lines: Corporate Banking, Investment Management, Investor Services, M&A Advisory and Wealth Management. BBH’s culture of accountability fosters deep and lasting relationships built on commitment, adaptability and trust. The company is independent, selective and specialized by design.
BBH operates a global business with seventeen locations, including Beijing, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, Kraków, London, Luxembourg, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Wilmington and Zürich. For more information about Brown Brothers Harriman’s integrated and differentiated approach, please visit www.bbh.com.
- CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IRVINE: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS
Christopher "Kit" Nagel
Associate Professor of Business, Concordia University Irvine
“A Resurgent China: Advice for Future Country Managers”
Christopher “Kit” Nagel is a Professor of Business at Concordia University Irvine. Professor Nagel’s corporate experience includes the positions of Marketing Manager-Asia for International Paper Co. and Vice President-Commercial Development for Servrite International. Originally from London, England, he has worked and traveled throughout the world (60+ countries) and negotiated with governments at the ministerial level. He previously taught business in New York before joining the CUI faculty in 2011. He is the author of Global Market Entry - Rules of Engagement, published in 2012. Professor Nagel has a Master of International Management (MIM) from Thunderbird School in Arizona.
- DALBERG: PARTNER
Vicky Hausman (F '05)
“Development 2.0: Trends Shaping the Future of Global Development”
Vicky Hausman is a Partner with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, a strategic advisory firm that works to address global challenges and raise living standards in developing countries. Vicky leads the firm’s global health practice, and advises the heads of organizations across the development sector, including major foundations, companies, multilateral organizations, bilateral governments, and non-governmental organizations.
Much of Vicky’s work has focused on addressing market failures and strategic challenges. For example, she recently led an evaluation of the GAVI Alliance’s ‘advanced market commitment,’ intended to address uncertain demand for the pneumococcal vaccine in developing countries. She also designed and authored the investment case for the Pledge Guarantee for Health, which uses a $50 million guarantee from the US government to offer short term credit through banks across Africa to smooth volatility in aid flows and speed up access to life saving medicines. Over the past three years, she has also conducted studies on evolution of the mobile money market in Haiti, following the launch of a $10 million incentive fund by the Gates Foundation and USAID, intended to catalyze a market for mobile money services. In addition to these market-based tools, Vicky worked in partnership with the Initiative for Global Development to create ‘Frontier 100,’ a CEO network which brings together leading CEOs from across Africa and the US to identify business partners for market expansion.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Vicky was a member of the Boston Consulting Group’s healthcare practice. She began her career as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, and holds a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a B.A. from Harvard University. She currently is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Board of AMREF (African Medical Research and Education Foundation).
- STATE STREET: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Jeff Carp (A '78)
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, State Street
“Managing a Global Bank in an Era of Regulatory Flux: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities”
Jeff Carp is executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of State Street, where he is responsible for State Street’s legal, regulatory, compliance and security functions globally. He is also a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.
Before joining State Street in 2006, Mr. Carp served as general counsel at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) for approximately two years. He was chairman of MFS’ offshore funds, chaired the policy and proxy committees, and was a member of the extended operations, internal compliance controls, strategic alliance, securities valuation, code of ethics, new products, portfolio trade oversight and Sarbanes-Oxley certification committees.
Prior to joining MFS, Mr. Carp spent 22 years in the corporate department of Hale & Dorr, LLP (the predecessor of Wilmer Hale), where he was a senior partner and served on a variety of committees, including the executive committee, and was the chair of the corporate department opinions committee. Mr. Carp had a transactional corporate and securities practice with an emphasis on securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and the representation of financial institutions.
Mr. Carp has lectured to legal and professional organizations and participated on panels at industry conferences on compensation, Sarbanes-Oxley, legal opinions, soft dollar, regulatory examinations and other corporate and securities law topics. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston.
Mr. Carp received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University National Law School, where he served as an editor of the George Washington Law Review. Mr. Carp is a member of the American and Massachusetts Bar Associations.
- ACCENTURE: MANAGING DIRECTOR, HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS
Martin "Marty" Rodgers
Managing Director, Human Services Program, Accenture
“Journey Lines: Authentic Leadership Lessons from Accenture's Public Practice”
Martin “Marty” Rodgers is the Managing Director for the Human Services Family within Accenture’s Health & Public Service practice, as well as the Executive Director of the firm’s Nonprofit Group.
With over 15 years of federal, commercial, nonprofit and multilateral project management experience, he also helps a range of diverse clients, including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Labor, Education, Commerce and HUD, along with over 50 NGOs or multilaterals. Marty specializes in business strategy, IT strategy and transformation, change management, program management, business case development, and both business and enterprise architectures.
As Executive Director of our Nonprofit Group at Accenture and/or as a Board member, Marty has worked with more than 50 nonprofits organizations, foundations, and multilaterals over the last four years including the Pew Charitable Trusts, Habitat for Humanity, the Alzheimer’s Association, the United Nations, and the World Bank.
Prior to Accenture, Marty served as a leader in the national and community service field, crafting numerous pieces of relevant legislation ranging from significant amendments in work-study and service-learning to notable laws including the King Holiday & Service Act, National & Community Service Trust Act of 1993, and National Civilian Community Corps Act of 1992 all of which enjoyed White House Signing Ceremonies.
Beyond Accenture, Marty has 20 years of selected board, pro-bono and staff experiences with nonprofit organizations including Teach for America, Junior Achievement, Phelps Stokes Fund, Diocese of Gallup NM, Experience Corps/AARP, Save the Children, Children’s Defense Fund, Public Allies, Friends of the Children, Initiative for a Competitive Inner-City (ICIC), Americorps*NCCC, Youth Service America, Global Impact, Americorps Alums, University of Notre Dame, CUSO, and many others.
In addition to social impact work, Marty is also committed to diversity awareness and training and minority recruiting and retention. Marty earned his MBA from Harvard University, and his BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
- CONTINUUM: SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Stephen Goodman (F '00)
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Business Development, Continuum
“Global Innovation: A Tale of Three Cities -- Shanghai, Boston & Milan”
With a strong focus on fostering growth and demand generation, Stephen adds an interdisciplinary background steeped in building global practices. He brings leadership experience from every sector Continuum touches, including financial services, health care, advance technology and consumer brands. With a global mind-set, Stephen is always seeking the best method to align growth with innovative business practices.
Stephen is the senior vice president for global marketing and business development at Continuum. He closely collaborates with the team across the globe to uncover and share insights, stories and expertise. With an external perspective, he has the pulse of what is next and how it is relevant to clients.
Prior to joining Continuum, Stephen was a partner and director of the Cambridge office of Nexus Partners, a lean innovation consultancy based in Silicon Valley, CA. Stephen was head of strategy within corporate marketing at Sun Microsystems, where he built and pioneered a new function to increase brand, demand generation and new business. Leadership service includes the Global Social Benefit Institute, the Bay Area Council and is a judge for MassChallenge. Stephen earned his graduate degree in international business and economics at The Fletcher School at Tufts University where he completed research on emerging technology models at MIT.
- KADIR HAS UNIVERSITY: PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Soli Özel is currently a full time Professor at Kadir Has University. He is also a columnist at Habertürk Daily newspaper. He has been an advisor to the chairperson of TUSIAD for the last 16 years.
Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Kadir Has University
“For Between Patient Ambition and Imprudent Self-Delusion: Turkish Foreign Policy in the Wake of the Arab Revolts”
He is a regular contributor to German Marshall Fund’s web site’s “ON Turkey” series and writes a bimonthly column for Italy’s Espresso magazine.
His writings have been published in international newspapers and academic journals. His latest published work is co-authored with Serhat Guvenc and entitled “NATO and Turkey in the Post-Cold War World: Between Abandonment and Entrapment.”
- NEW PROFIT INC: MANAGING DIRECTOR
Managing Director, New Profit Inc.
“For Profit, Non-profit or New Profit: Perspectives on Blending Social Innovation & Enterprise”
As a Managing Director at New Profit, Tripp Jones co-leads the organization and is responsible for guiding New Profit’s plans for future growth and impact.
Tripp has spent his career driving reform and innovation on social issues in both the private and public sectors. A social entrepreneur with unique experience in creating and scaling organizations, Tripp is known for collaborating effectively with opinion leaders and policymakers across the political spectrum at both the federal and state level to shape public policies.
Before joining New Profit, Tripp was the executive vice president and chief administrative officer at The MENTOR Network, a national human service and health care network providing community-based services for adults and children with disabilities and special needs. As a member of the company’s executive team for eight years, Tripp and his colleagues worked with their private equity sponsors to scale and diversify MENTOR’s services from $250 million in revenue operating in 15 states to $1.1 billion in revenue in 38 states.
Prior to that, Tripp co-founded and served as the executive director of MassINC, the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, an independent, nonpartisan think tank committed to developing a public agenda that promotes the growth and vitality of the middle class. For 16 years, MassINC has pursued its agenda through quality research, journalism (as publisher of award-winning CommonWealth magazine), and public education programs focused on the importance of private initiative and the private sector (nonprofit and for-profit), as well as public policy and the public sector.
Tripp has served in a variety of capacities in government and is a veteran of national and state political campaigns. In the early 1990s, he played a key role in leading the successful fight for education reform in Massachusetts, bringing together elected officials, business leaders, educators, and community activists to pass the state’s landmark Education Reform Act of 1993.
He is an active member of his community, serving on various boards, including Citizen Schools, MassINC, National Center on Time & Learning, and Northeastern University’s School of Social Science, Urban Affairs, and Public Policy. A graduate of Hamilton College, he lives in Wayland, Massachusetts with his wife, Robin, his sons Hugh and Tucker, and his daughter Eden.
- AFRICA.COM: CHAIRMAN, CEO & EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Teresa H. Clarke is the chairman and CEO of Africa.com LLC. She founded the company in 2010 after resigning from her position as a managing director in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co.
Chairman, CEO & Executive Editor, Africa.com
“Straight Up Africa”
Africa.com is the fastest growing Africa-related website, with about five million page views per month from visitors in over 200 countries throughout the world. The website showcases carefully selected news, information and travel about all 54 countries, and is playing a key role in shaping how the world sees Africa.
At Goldman Sachs & Co, Ms. Clarke led mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions for Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and in Europe. She also led the Goldman Sachs Africa-Aspen Program, a leadership development project for emerging public- and private-sector African leaders. The program was developed in cooperation with the Aspen Institute.
Ms. Clarke lived in South Africa from 1995-2000 during which time she taught corporate finance in the MBA program at Wits Business School and served on the investment committee of a private equity fund that invested in the Southern Africa region.
A desire to help fill the leadership pipeline in South Africa led Ms. Clarke to found the Student Sponsorship Programme (www.sspsa.org). SSP provides academically talented but economically disadvantaged South African students with scholarships and mentors to attend private schools. SSP has provided scholarships to more than 600 South African high school students, valued at more than $10 million since its inception more than a decade ago. Over 90 percent of the programme’s graduates go on to attend university.
She serves on the boards of the Student Sponsorship Programme South Africa, Southern Africa Legal Services (Legal Resource Centre), the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Opportunity Agenda, and is an emeriti board member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association. She has received numerous awards including one from the government of South Africa for her work with South Africa’s children. She was chosen by the International Women’s Society of Nigeria as Humanitarian of the Year.
She has been featured in film and on television including Africa Investment Horizons, and was honored on BET’s Black Girls Rock. Ms. Clarke was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business, and was recently honored with the Merrill Lynch Africa Business Leadership Award presented by Africa 2.0. Ms. Clarke is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Clarke received a bachelor's degree in economics, cum laude, from Harvard College, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
- D-PRIZE: PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER, & BOARD MEMBER
Paul Youn is the President of D-Prize. He is also the Technical Director of a technology consulting firm called iSEC Partners, where he helps to run the San Francisco office of approximately 30 individuals. Paul also is involved in volunteering and early-stage talent screening at One Acre Fund, a nonprofit organization that distributes farm inputs and training to 130,000 rural farmers in Africa.
Paul received a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2003 and a Masters in Engineering in 2004, both from MIT.