Arielle de Rothschild is a Managing Director at Rothschild & Co and founded the Emerging Markets department following 10 years at Lazard Freres (1989-1999). She specialises in government advisory affairs, privatisations, and mergers and acquisitions. Arielle's engagement in matters concerning developing countries began during her years at university, where she campaigned in favour of disadvantaged children for "Libraries in the Streets", teaching children how to read and write. She joined ''Traditions pour Demain" (Traditions for Tomorrow) in 1986, an association dedicated to defending the Amerindian population in Central America, and is currently an Administrator and Treasurer. She joined CARE France in 1997 as Administrator and became Vice President in 2004, then President in 2007. In 2004, she joined the Board of Directors of CARE International and took on the role of Vice President of CARE International in 2012. She currently serves on the Boards of Groupe Lucien Barriere, Imerys SA, Rothschild & Co and Electrica SA. Arielle holds a PhD in Economic Sciences from the Institute for Political Studies in Paris, where she wrote her thesis under the direction of former French Prime Minister Raymond Barre. She also holds a DEA in Money Bank Finance from Paris II University, as well as a Master's Degree in Econometrics from the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid. In 2008, Arielle was named "Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur''.
Paul Jansen is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. He is one of the founders of McKinsey's Non-profit Practice (now called the Social Sector Office) and led the Firm's global philanthropy practice. He took up his non-profit work after 17 years of service to for-profit companies on issues including corporate and product strategy, operations improvement, sales and marketing, organisational effectiveness, acquisitions and alliances. He co-authored a widely publicized article in the Harvard Business Review with former Senator Bill Bradley in 2003, entitled "The Non-Profit Sector's $100 Billion Opportunity". Paul earned a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA at the Harvard Business School He was elected to the CARE USA Board in 2008.
Namrata Kaul is Managing Director, Corporate & Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank AG, a global banking and financial services company. Namrata is a career banker and prior to Deutsche Bank, she has worked for ANZ Grindlays Bank in various roles across Treasury, Corporate Banking, Debt Capital Markets and Corporate Finance in India and the UK. Her previous positions include Head of Treasury Services at ANZ Grindlays Bank and Corporate Bank Head for Deutsche Bank India. Until recently, she was based in London and was responsible for leading Deutsche Bank efforts to strengthen their footprint with clients across Asia. She has been a member of the Deutsche Bank India Board and also a founding member of the Deutsche Bank Diversity Council in India. Namrata has been a Member of the Board of Directors of CARE India since 2011 and is currently the Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee Namrata holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, is a Management Postgraduate from the India Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and has completed a Chevening scholarship on Leadership from the London School of Economics.
Susan Liautaud is the founder of Imaginer Consulting Limited, a consultancy offering pro bona services to non-profit organisations ranging from start-ups to Nobel Prize winners. She offers particular expertise in governance, accountability, strategic planning, board management, and a variety of operational matters. Earlier professional experience includes international corporate and financial law at Sullivan & Cromwell in Paris and New York, and subsequently serving as Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs and Lecturer in Law at Stanford University Law School, where she developed the first course in international NGOs. Susan serves on a number of non-profit boards and advisory boards, most recently including the American Hospital of Paris Board of Governors, the Comite de la Charte Board of Directors, co-Chair of the Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres U.S. Advisory Board, and the Columbia Law School International Advisory Board. Susan holds a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science; a Juris Doctor from Columbia University Law School with honours; an M.A. in Chinese Studies with distinction from University of London School of Oriental and African Studies; and two BAs with honours and an M.A. from Stanford University.
Marcos Athias Neto joined UNDP in February 2013 and has since led UNDP’s global work on private sector development and foundations, first at UNDP’s headquarters in New York and then, from November 2014, as head of the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD). In April 2019, Marcos returned to New York to lead the establishment and management of UNDP’s new Finance Sector Hub. Marcos led the development of UNDP’s new private sector strategy and its offers on SDG Finance. He co-chairs the executive boards of the Business Call To Action and the Connecting Business Initiative. Apart from his role at UNDP, Marcos also serves on the Supervisory Boards of CARE International and the Museum of Tomorrow International.
Over the past 25 years, Marcos has been a leader in sustainable development, poverty eradication and multi-stakeholder partnership building. He is a passionate advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Prior to joining UNDP, Marcos spent 17 years at CARE International. During his tenure at CARE International, Marcos served in numerous roles including Regional Manager for Asia and Latin America at CARE UK, Executive Director of CARE Brasil, and Program Director in Central America. Marcos has lived and worked in Central and South America, Europe and the United States and has also worked in Asia, Middle East and Africa. He is a lawyer by training, with a Master of Laws from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. Marcos is married and has two children.
Bright Simons is the President of mPedigree, a social enterprise working on three continents with governments, Fortune 500 companies and activists to safeguard human health and food security using technology.
A career inventor and innovator, his current projects include vaccine quality detection using novel organo-sensors. He is also a Board-level Advisor, with recent appointments to the Microsoft Africa Advisory Council, the Lancet Commission on the Future of Health in Africa, the Center for Global Development's Study Group on Technology, the World Economic Forum's Africa Strategy Group, the Africa Population Health Research Center, and IC Publications, owner of the New African magazine.
Bright is a WEF YGL, TED Fellow, Aspen Braddock Fellow, and the 2016 CNBC African Innovative Business Leader of the Year. In 2016, Fortune magazine named him on their 50 World Greatest Leaders list.