Tim Docking

Tim is a Washington, D.C.-based business executive with twenty years of emerging market and public sector experience. Prior to RIN, he worked at the intersection of business, technology and international development at the IBM Corporation. Earlier in his career, Tim helped launch the Millennium Challenge Corporation (U.S. government agency), and directed Africa research at a D.C. think tank.

Docking has testified before Congress, written and commented widely in the media, and has helped form and implement policy at the highest levels of government as a White House Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative politics from Boston University.

John Kluge

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.

Danny Cutherell

Danny Cutherell is an experienced project director and team builder who has led programming that supports forcibly displaced people across Africa and South Asia. Prior to joining RIN, Danny developed and managed a $55 million portfolio of refugee-focused education and livelihoods projects as the East Africa Director for the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). Previously he led Mercy Corps’ economic development programs in Pakistan, and the Aga Khan Foundation’s community development portfolio in Afghanistan. He has also worked in a variety of research and policy roles for the Center for Global Development, the World Bank, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Danny holds an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA in English Literature from the College of William & Mary.

Joanne Ke Edelman

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.

Selen Ucak

Selen Ucak is a social impact professional working at the intersection of business and international development. Prior to joining RIN, Selen supported refugee-owned small businesses and job creation in Turkey and Jordan as Program Director, Middle East at Building Markets. She is the lead researcher and author of “Another Side to the Story: A Market Assessment of Syrian SMEs in Turkey” and “The Untapped Potential of Supplier Diversity in Turkey,” among other research in refugee entrepreneurship and inclusion. Previously, Selen served as Executive Director of The American Turkish Society, promoting bilateral economic and cultural relations, and helped found Turkish Philanthropy Funds, where she continues to serve on the Advisory Board. Her experience also includes social entrepreneurship, grantmaking, and economic research. Selen holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School as the first Tashman Fellow and a B.A. in Economics/International Affairs from Colorado College.

Annstellah Maina

Annstellah Maina is a project management professional and digital finance enthusiast, boasting over 5 years of experience in the financial services sector across Africa. Prior to joining RIN, Annstellah spearheaded impactful consulting projects in Agritech, ESG, Digital Finance, and Cleantech that surpassed $600,000 USD at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Elena Sapelyuk

Elena Sapelyuk is an intern with the East Africa Team at the Refugee Investment Network. Having worked on refugee policy and research through placements with the Refugee Led Research Hub at Oxford and major INGOs such as the International Rescue Committee and HIAS, she is interested in working towards sustainable solutions for forced displacement.  She holds a B.S.F.S. in International Politics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a certificate in Refugee Studies from the Pathways Program at Oxford University.

Andrew Stern

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.

Matai Muon

Muon possesses extensive international development expertise coupled with a notable interdisciplinary social science scholarship. With a background in forced displacement settings, Muon is committed to exploring social impact investment’s potential for disadvantaged groups like refugees. Previously, he held research roles at Human Rights Watch and the British Institute in Eastern Africa, focusing on the intersection of forced displacement and governance norms in host and fleeing states.

Muon holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing an MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Christine Mahoney

Dr. Christine Mahoney is Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia, and a member of the RIN’s steering committee. She studies social justice advocacy, activism and direct action through social entrepreneurship. Her first book Brussels vs. the Beltway (Georgetown University Press) explored how advocates shape public policy in two of the most powerful political systems on the planet: the US and the EU. She conducted fieldwork in seven conflict zones in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America for her second book Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced (Cambridge University Press). The book argues we need to advance social entrepreneurship for the 60 million people displaced by violent conflict worldwide. 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.

Ruma Bose

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

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.