Systems entrepreneurs John Kluge (Alight Fund & Toilet Hackers) and Tim Docking (IBM & Millennium Challenge Corporation) lead the RIN with incubation support from the Global Development Incubator (GDI),

We’re grateful to collaborate with an outstanding steering committee and partners that represent the full capital continuum and bring different perspectives to our work but all share a commitment to courageous action, innovative economic solutions, and deep collaboration.

John Kluge

Founder + Managing Director
John W. Kluge is a systems entrepreneur and committed social justice activist. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Alight Fund, an investment and financing company for refugee and host country entrepreneurs. Previously, he co-founded Eirene, a multi-family-office impact investing fund, Toilet Hackers, a social enterprise dedicated to scaling access to dignified sanitation for the 2.5 billion people without a toilet. Kluge currently serves as a Trustee of Babson College, as a member of the Center for Strategic International Studies’ Taskforce on Global Forced Migration, as a Director of the Fonderie 47 Foundation, as the Co-Chair of the Virginia Policy Entrepreneurship Lab, and as a member of the Human Rights Commission of Charlottesville. He is the co-author of the book, Charity & Philanthropy for Dummies (Wylie, 2013), the author of John Kluge: Stories (Columbia University Press, 2008) and has written about the intersection of business and social impact for Forbes and Conscious Company Magazine. Kluge holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an MBA from the Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Timothy W. Docking, Ph.D

Managing Director
Timothy W. Docking, Ph.D. is a Washington, D.C.-based business executive with twenty years of emerging market and public sector experience. As an intrapreneur, he worked at the intersection of business, technology and development and built a new $100M revenue stream at IBM; as a public sector executive and manager, he helped start up the MCC (U.S. government agency); and as a scholar, he directed Africa research at a D.C. think tank. Docking has testified before Congress, published and commented widely in the media, is a member of multiple national and international boards including the current co-Chair of the Private Sector Advisory Council at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and has helped form and implement policy at the highest levels of government while a White House Fellow. Docking holds a Ph.D. in comparative politics from Boston University and has lived and worked in more than 40 countries.

Joanne Ke Edelman

Chief Operating Officer
Joanne Ke Edelman is a Manager at GDI, where she helps design, build, and launch unconventional technology and capacity-building ideas to change traditional practices of global development. She’s played a critical role building GDI initiatives such as Emerging Public Leaders, Co-Impact, Convergence, and GDHI. She also co-authored “More than the Sum of Its Parts: Making Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives Work.” Previously, Edelman worked at the World Bank Group, where she specialized in monitoring and evaluation at the IFC. Edelman earned an MA in Applied Economics from Georgetown University and a BA/MA in Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Andrew Stern

Strategic Advisor
Andrew Stern is the Founder, President and Executive Director of the Global Development Incubator (GDI) and a member of the GDI U.S. and Hong Kong boards. He leads the team across focus areas and crafts unconventional perspectives to drive the global development sector forward. Stern has played many roles within GDI initiatives, including Interim CEO of Convergence, the global network for Blended Finance, and serves on the governance or advisory boards of Emerging Public Leaders, citiesRise and Tendrel. Prior to founding GDI, Stern was a Global Operating Partner at Dalberg Global Advisors. During that time, he helped design and launch the Aspen Network of Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and served as the founding chairman of mothers2mothers. Stern holds a joint MBA/MPP from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in Economics from Princeton University.

Sara Beatty

Communications Manager
Sara Beatty is the Communications Manager at GDI. She guides communications efforts across all focus areas, advances GDI thought leadership in external media, and oversees the branding process for new initiatives. Before joining GDI, Beatty was part of the communications team at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and supported communications + fundraising at AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation. She has also worked at an array of journalism outlets including Media Matters for America, Philadelphia Magazine, and the Olive Press in Andalucía, Spain. Beatty holds a BA in Sociology from Princeton University.

Malia Bachesta Eley

Senior Communications Associate
Malia Bachesta Eley is a Senior Associate at GDI where she supports Marketing, Branding, and Communications for a variety of GDI’s initiatives. In this role Eley provides initiatives with strategic advisory on dissemination and branding, as well as hands-on editorial and digital management. Prior to GDI, Eley was a member of Root Capital’s communication team, where she focused on systems improvements and digital analytics. Eley has previously worked on issues including energy poverty, domestic health policy, and smallholder financing. A graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, she holds a BA in Communication Studies with a focus on International Affairs and Social Entrepreneurship. Eley jumps at the chance to travel internationally, but you’ll most often find her running and hiking closer to home.

Jonah Gold

Intern
Jonah Gold is a Master’s candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, pursuing a degree in International Economics & Development. Prior to joining the RIN, Gold worked as Program Officer at World Learning managing a $40 million portfolio of education and public health programs in Pakistan, Ethiopia, and the greater MENA region. Gold brings to the RIN over 7 years of experience in social entrepreneurship, international development, and education.

Mosa Rahimi

Intern
Born in Afghanistan, Mosa Rahimi and his family took refuge in Iran following the Soviet invasion where he lived there as a refugee for nineteen years. After the US-led coalition leading to the overthrow of the Taliban, Rahimi returned to Afghanistan and joined the Afghan Border Forces in September 2003. Rising up in the ranks, Rahimi became a captain, but then decided to pursue his dream of higher education at the American University of Afghanistan. While working towards his degree, Rahimi held roles in various positions such as language training, capacity building, development, and sustainability measures. Currently, Rahimi is a full time MBA/MPA candidate at the Wharton Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, respectively. He looks to a brighter future where he hopes to transfer his experience and knowledge into social impact investment. He is very enthusiastic about joining the Refugee Investment Network for this internship.

Thomas Roberts

Intern
Thomas Roberts is a fourth year at the University of Virginia studying Politics and starting a Masters of Public Policy in the Fall. He has worked as a research fellow for the New Hill Development Corp, a Charlottesville social enterprise aimed at creating a pathway to the middle class through affordable housing, business development, and financial literacy. At UVA, he is a historical tour guide, research assistant, Honor Committee officer, politics journal managing editor, and a student-professor.

Elise Shea

Intern
Elise Shea is the Founder and President of Conversations Unbound, a non-profit that empowers forcibly displaced populations as paid online Arabic or Spanish language tutors for college students. Interested in issues of migration, displacement, and humanitarian intervention, she is committed to reimagining humanitarian aid systems and very excited to be a member of the RIN as they make meaningful footsteps into this field. Shea holds a BA in International Studies and French/Francophone Studies from Vassar College.

Ruma Bose

Founder of Humanitarian Ventures
Ruma Bose is the Founder of Humanitarian Ventures, an impact fund investing in high growth technology companies with potential to have impact in the humanitarian sector. She was previously the President of Chobani Foundation and Chobani Ventures, supporting entrepreneurs and organizations with a mission to make better food for more people. In 2014, she strategized and executed the launch of Tent, Chobani Founder Hamdi Ulukaya’s personal philanthropic foundation.

Carolyn Campbell

Managing Director, ECP
Carolyn Campbell is a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), where she provides management oversight of the firm’s operations and investments. Campbell is also a member of ECP’s Executive Committee and of the Funds’ investment committees. Prior to joining ECP in 2000, Campbell was a Senior Associate at White & Case LLP in the firm’s Warsaw, London, and Washington, DC offices. She was also an Associate Professor at George Washington University National Law Center, lecturing on international negotiations. Campbell holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Ph.D. in Politics from Oxford University.

Lara Driscoe

Managing Director, OPIC
Lara Driscoe serves as Managing Director in the Office of External Affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution. In this role, Driscoe is responsible for identifying emerging market investment opportunities, developing public and private sector partnerships and catalyzing private capital through innovative financial products to achieve development goals. Prior to OPIC, Driscoe was the Senior Director, Government Relations at the Managed Funds Association, an association representing the alternative investment industry. Driscoe received her J.D. from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and B.A. from the University of Maryland.

Humaira Faiz

VP Global Sustainable Finance, Morgan Stanley
Humaira Faiz is a member of the Global Sustainable Finance team at Morgan Stanley where she works to bring sustainable investing products and solutions across the firm, and in particular for the Investing with Impact platform in the wealth management channel. Before Morgan Stanley, Faiz was at Arabella Advisors advising foundations, family offices, and individuals to develop and deploy customized impact investing strategies. She started her career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch alternative investments platform, where she originated hedge fund and private equity funds. Faiz holds an MBA from NYU Stern and an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University.

Carlos García de Alba

Mexican Consul General in Los Angeles
Carlos García de Alba has been a career diplomat in Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1987, reaching the rank of ambassador in 2006. Currently, he serves as the Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, transitioning into this role in 2016. In this Trump-era, García de Alba stands by the objective to bolster US-Mexico relations and underscore Mexican immigrants’ positive impact in the US. Prior to this role, he was the Mexican ambassador to Ireland. His earlier positions include serving as Executive Director of the Institute of Mexicans in the Exterior (2009-2011) Director General of International Relations of the Ministry of Public Education (2007-2009), Senior Officer of the Secretariat of Environment and Resources Naturals (2000-2003), and Head of the Policy Department in the Labor of the Ministry of Agriculture and Hydraulic Resources (1979-1980).

C.D. Glin

President and CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation
C.D. Glin is the President and CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) since September 2016. From 2011-2016 Glin was based in Nairobi, Kenya as the Associate Director for Africa for the Rockefeller Foundation. Prior to Rockefeller, Glin served as a White House appointee at the U.S. Peace Corps as the first Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Global Partnerships, and was Vice President for Business Development at PYXERA Global. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2011, was designated by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his commitment and contributions to international service and civic participation.

Jae Kim

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Radcliffe Foundation
Jae Kim is the Chief Philanthropy Officer of the Radcliffe Foundation. Prior to this, she was the Founding President of the Streetohome Foundation, Deputy Director of the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, former commercial litigator at Shearman and Sterling, and Morvillo Abramowitz, and Head of Strategic Partnerships at the Empire State Dev. Corporation. Kim studied law at the University of Oxford and Economics at Brown University.

Rahul Keshap

Head of Investments Foundations Program, CFA Institute
Rahul Keshap is Head of the Investment Foundations Program at CFA Institute, where he is helping deliver investment industry literacy. He joined CFA in 2002 as an Associate General Counsel and later spent more than two years based in Hong Kong as Director of Asia Pacific Strategy & Operations. Prior to his tenure at CFA, Keshap worked as an attorney at a business law firm in Virginia and a communications law firm in Washington, DC. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Government as an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, and he also received a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia.

Michael Levett

Senior Associate, CSIS
Michael Levett is an expert on international economic development and an experienced deal maker of public-private partnerships that promote local economic opportunity and economic growth while strengthening the building blocks of private sector development. He supports multinational corporations’ strategies in emerging markets by implementing programs and practices that increase local companies’ capacity to compete for and capture supply chain contracts, creating new national and family wealth, spreading prosperity, and increasing nation’s ability to participate in the global economy.

Dr. Christine Mahoney

Professor of Politics & Public Policy and Director of Social Entrepreneurship, University of Virginia
Christine Mahoney is a Professor of Politics & Public Policy and Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia. Her landmark book Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced, which examines the failures of global advocacy on behalf of the displaced and calls for a new, investment-based approach to forced migration solutions, inspired the design of the RIN. She has been a Fulbright Fellow, Visiting Scholar at Oxford, a National Science Foundation grant recipient, and recipient of the Emerging Scholar award from the American Political Science Association. Mahoney holds a B.A. in International Relations, an M.A. in Comparative Politics, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University.

Gideon Maltz

Executive Director, Tent Foundation
Gideon Maltz is the Executive Director of the Tent Foundation. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Ambassador Samantha Power at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and Director of Human Rights and Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. Prior to government service, Maltz worked as an attorney in the International Trade practice of Hogan Lovells and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has also served as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

Michelle McMahon

Legal Counsel, Innovest Advisory
Michelle McMahon is a US lawyer with 25 years of legal and corporate finance experience. She was Senior Partner of a US law firm, specializing in financial transactions, and Chief Executive of the Jersey, UK subsidiary of a global financial services firm for capital markets clients. McMahon has served as an advisor and fiduciary of non-profits and social finance initiatives, primarily focused on education and children. In 2016 McMahon joined Innovest Advisory to draw on her experience to facilitate the strategic deployment of philanthropic and social investment capital to achieve social change.

Kate Montgomery

Associate Director Strategic Partnerships, Acumen
Kate Montgomery is Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships at Acumen. She leads business development and partner engagement for the Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative and Africa. Prior to joining Acumen, she was d.light’s Director of Global Partnerships for five years, developing d.light’s strategy for engaging with the public sector and other key partners globally. A key part of her work at d.light was to institutionalize strategy and to measure and communicate social impact across the enterprise. She holds a BA with honors in Political Science and East Asian Studies from Colgate University and a MS in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Joseph Munyambanza

Executive Director, CIYOTA
Displaced from his home in the DRC at the age of six, Joseph Munyambanza grew up in the Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda. At the age of 14, Munyambanza founded COBURWAS International Youth Organization to Transform Africa (CIYOTA) an NGO empowering young leaders through education, and which he continues to lead. Based on these early accomplishments, Munyambanza was selected to attend the African Leadership Academy, a pan-African leadership school based in Johannesburg, where he graduated. He also holds a degree in biochemistry from Westminster College (2015) in the U.S., where he received the school’s highest honor, the Outstanding Senior Award.

Sandra Osborne

Director of Investments, ImpactAssets
Sandra Osborne is the Director of Investments at ImpactAssets. She oversees investment management for the Giving Fund including sourcing, due diligence and investment selection. Prior to joining ImpactAssets, Osborne served as a Risk Officer at Developing World Markets, an impact investment asset manager focused on linking the capital markets and financial institutions serving the bottom of the pyramid in emerging and frontier economies. She also worked at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, a boutique investment bank.

Lev Plaves

Senior Investment Manager for Refugees & Displaced Populations, Kiva
Lev Plaves is Kiva’s Senior Investment Manager for Refugees & Displaced Populations, leading Kiva’s efforts to provide economic opportunities to displaced populations around the world. In 2017, Plaves spearheaded the launch of the World Refugee Fund, an innovative effort to utilize Kiva’s crowdfunding platform to extend access to financial services to forcibly displaced populations. Kiva, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for social good, has facilitated over $8 million in loans to refugees and IDPs in the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa since 2016.

Amy Slaughter

Chief Strategy Officer, RefugePoint
Amy Slaughter is Chief Strategy Officer of RefugePoint – an NGO with a dual mission of state- of-the-art direct services and systems change in the refugee solutions sector. Since the early 1990s, Slaughter has worked and consulted for a variety of refugee NGOs as well as UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration, working in refugee situations in the Balkans, Africa, and the Middle East. With a Master’s degree in human rights from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Florida, Slaughter is a frequent panelist at refugee conferences and has published several articles on refugee protection.

Justin Sykes

CEO & Founder, Innovest Advisory
Justin Sykes is a social investment specialist with over 15 years of experience in the structuring and implementation of innovative and large-scale impact investments, which have positively impacted hundreds of thousands of lives across a diverse range countries in Africa and the Middle East. He serves as a board member and adviser to several international charities, and local grassroots financial institutions, that are engaged in supporting the livelihoods of low-income communities.

Suma Swaminathan

Associate, Developing World Markets
Suma Swaminathan joined the DWM private equity team in 2017. Swaminathan previously worked at Empire Valuation Consultants, a boutique consulting firm in New York City. Swaminathan started her career in data analysis at Infosys Ltd where she worked with clients like Capital One Auto Finance on loss forecasting and data governance. She also has experience working with partner weaver cooperative societies in the handloom industry in India to promote strategies for financial self- sufficiency.

Warren Valdmanis

Managing Director, Bain Capital Double Impact
Warren Valdmanis joined Bain Capital Double Impact in 2017 after working for the firm’s private equity business for over 11 years. During his tenure with Bain Capital Private Equity, Valdmanis spent five years in Asia and Australia where he helped to extend the Asia Fund’s capabilities and opened the Bain Capital Sydney office. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Valdmanis was a Manager at Bain & Company covering a wide variety of industries across Bain Capital’s North American, European and South African operations, with a particular focus on private equity clients.

Diana Won

Program Manager, Pershing Square Foundation
Diana Won is the Program Manager for the Pershing Square Foundation, where she is responsible for program management, grant administration and communications. Won joined the Foundation from Seoul, South Korea where she was a Henry Luce Foundation Scholar at MYSC, a social impact consulting company. At MYSC, she helped manage a program to train entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, lectured at universities on Design Thinking, and helped adapt frameworks to measure social impact.

David Young

Senior Partner & Managing Director, BCG
David Young works closely with the leaders of BCG’s Social Impact Practice to help clients navigate opportunities and challenges at the intersection of social impact, the firm’s Public Sector Practice, and the private sector. He also engages with BCG’s Grow Africa Team, tapping the vast experience he gained in that region during his time at World Vision and his exposure to Africa since 1976. At World Vision, Young served as COO, leading a comprehensive transformation effort and overseeing the organization’s global field operations, emergency response, technical support teams, microfinance, and strategic support functions.

Matt Zieger

Head of US Ventures, Village Capital
Matt Zieger leads US Ventures at Village Capital, a group that finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. As a past foundation president, senior state policy official, early stage investor and small business owner, Zieger worked for more than 15 years to use market forces to drive positive social outcomes. Most recently, he served as vice president of The Forbes Funds, a regional philanthropy focused on social innovation and capacity building.

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