Advisors

The Advisors are emeritus Connectors who have graduated the program and want to continue their engagement. They serve as advisors and thought leaders within the community.

Abbie Jung

Hong Kong

Abbie is a Hong Kong-based philanthropy and development professional with over 12 years of experience in philanthropy, humanitarian aid and international development.

Adnane Addioui

Morocco

Social commentator, aspiring social entrepreneur and disruptive-thinker, Adnane Addioui works in the MENA region, particularly in Morocco, to enable creative thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation for the common good. He reaches young entrepreneurs around the world through the Enactus network.

Anastasia Dellaccio

USA

Anastasia Dellaccio helps to connect people and communities around the globe in order to foster peace and understanding.

Carolina de Andrade

Brazil

Carolina is the Co-Founder and Executive-Director of Social Good Brazil. Carolina works in the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship, starting up and serving non-profits, among them AIESEC, Junior Achievement and Artemisia.

Darren Gan Tian

China

Darren is a writer and activist who works with the non-profit Aibai Culture & Education Center to promote LGBTQ rights in China.

Emmanuel Nyame

Ghana

Emmanuel Nyame is an activist and best-selling author working for a world where every young person can live to their full potential. He is the co-founder and CEO of Educom.World, which is supporting the creation of new educational opportunities for the youth.

Gabriel Cecchini

Argentina

Gabriel is an associate of Integrity and Reputation at Governance Latam, a boutique consulting firm and a Director for Latin America at Transparent Markets, a corporate integrity and due diligence firm. He works with the United Nations and other organizations to support business ethics, anti-corruption, good governance, and social media.

Grace Clapham

Singapore

Born and raised throughout the Asia Pacific for over 20 years, Grace Clapham is passionate about connecting the dots and encouraging collaboration between entrepreneurs.

Hazami Barmada

USA

Hazami is a young and visionary business professional, social entrepreneur and strategy consultant. She plays an active role in citizen and public diplomacy initiatives, focusing on community and civil-society development, youth and women’s empowerment.

Ismail Chaib

Germany and Algeria

Ismail is the COO at Open Bank Project, the leading open source API platform for banks. Ismail is based in Berlin where he kickstarted the German chapter of MakeSense, a global community supporting social entrepreneurs worldwide. Coined as one of the most influential actor of the web in Algeria, Ismail is enthusiastic about technology, fintech, social entrepreneurship and the MENA region.

Karim Benabdallah

Tunisia

Karim is an IT and Communications specialist involved in several activities related to social good, entrepreneurship and youth empowerment. He is a BIL Conference Tunisia founder and BIL Collaborative 501c3 Advisor, Social Good Summit Tunisia organizer, and Travel Social Good and +SocialGood official connector. Karim enjoys photography and is fond of social media and new technologies.

Kate Berrisford

South Africa

Kate is an African entrepreneur with a passion for connecting people and organizations around sustainability issues. She is particularly interested in helping to accelerate and scale up a green and sustainable future for Africa.

Lovisa Fhager Havdelin

Sweden

With a background in Swedish and international organisations such as Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), UNICEF, and Amnesty, Lovisa Fhager Havdelin is the Secretary General of the Order of a Teaspoon, chairman of the board of the organisation WONSA (World Of No Sexual Abuse), and serves on the Committee for the Raoul Wallenberg Day.

Mac-Jordan Degadjor

Ghana

Mac-Jordan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Africa New Media and the Co-Founder of Social Good Ghana. An award winning Ghanaian blogger & social media entrepreneur; Mac-Jordan help brands, tech start-ups, innovation hubs, co-working spaces and social enterprises build their community and mentor them.

Meera Vijayann

India and USA

Meera Vijayann is an avid blogger, writer and social enterprise enthusiast who is working tirelessly to leverage digital media for social change.

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

Ecuador

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter is the Co-Founder of Impacto Quito, a social business with a mission to support change-agents turn ideas into impact in Ecuador. Michelle is also a consultant at HURIDOCS, a tech and human rights NGO, and a Young Global Leader.

Noa Gafni Slaney

USA

Noa Gafni Slaney is a Social Innovation Fellow at the University of Cambridge and the Founder and CEO of Trust Collab. Noa is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post and New York Times.

Ruba Al-Zu’bi

Jordan

Ruba Al-Zubi is a staunch advocate for mainstreaming environment issues into all development sectors, a strong communicator and change agent, and an engineer who is passionate about linking science to development. Ruba is leading the Scientific Research Department at Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation. Through this post, Ruba oversees Scientific Research Support Fund, Arab Researchers Award as well as science-based Innovation support.

Rubén Cantú

USA

Rubén Cantú is a first-generation college graduate raised in East Austin as a son of immigrants. He currently serves as the Director of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin. He has founded various startups and as a social entrepreneur, his ambitions are focused on establishing a platform through media and entrepreneurship that allows society to reflect on its condition and spur progressive change.

Ruth Aine Tindyebwa

Uganda

Ruth is an online communications specialist based in Kampala, Uganda. She is interested in youth development, politics, governance and democracy, African innovations for society and by youth, and other key issues.

Sartaj Anand

India

How do we all go from today to tomorrow? Sartaj grapples with this question everyday as he works towards his life goal of positively impacting a billion lives. Innovation, Strategy and New Media are pillars to his approach, and it’s worked in more than 45 countries where his work has had impact to date.

Tere González

Mexico and USA

Tere González is a United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals and currently works at IFC, part of the World Bank Group, supporting the communications efforts to advance gender equality around the world. She is the co-founder of two nonprofit organizations in Mexico and has extensive fieldwork experience working with minorities and marginalized communities worldwide.

Tomás de Lara

Brazil

Tomás de Lara is a specialist on collaborative and sustainable economies, a member of the board of Coca-Cola Brasil Foundation, founder and leader for several organizations, including Ciudades+B, Colaboramerica, Sistema B Brasil, Goma, and the local Global Shapers Community, and a teacher at several Brazil’s leading social innovation schools.