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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.