Meet Our Connectors and Advisors

+SocialGood is a global community of innovators, social entrepreneurs, and thought leaders united around a shared vision: That today’s connected generation can leverage technology and new media to help create a better world.

The community has 30 Connectors and Advisors bringing critical voices and perspectives from around the globe. These leaders use their  local and regional influence to create global change.

Advisors

Corrie Frasier

USA

Corrie is the founder of Uncommon, a consultancy dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations achieve their goals through strategic engagement with their staff, their partners, and the people they serve. Equally at home working with C-level executives, award-winning creatives, world leaders, and community organizers, she has more than 20 years of experience helping organizations forge new connections for social good.

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.

Esther Agbarakwe

Nigeria

Esther is Special Adviser to the Hon. Minister of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Environment. She uses her extensive social and personal networks to advocate for reproductive health & rights, environmental justice, gender mainstreaming, youth development, and strategic advocacy on sustainable development. She worked with The Elders on UN Rio+20 as one of the famous four “Youngers” and helped found the Social Good Nigeria network, supporting social innovators across Nigeria.

Ismaël Le Mouël

France

Ismaël is the Co-Founder & President of HelloAsso and the Founder at Mail for Good and Social Good Week in France. Ismaël, a polytechnician,launched Social Good Week in France to promote the power of technology and the social economy.

Maria Ressa

Philippines

Maria has been a journalist in Asia for more than 25 years, most of them as CNN’s bureau chief in Manila then Jakarta. She is the founder and CEO of Rappler.com, a social news network where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change. Despite documenting some of the worst disasters and uprisings in Southeast Asia, she believes in the goodness of human nature and in the transformative powers of media and technology.

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.

Connectors

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

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 a management consultant who successfully helps entrepreneurs build great companies. He has implemented several initiatives to boost the growth of African entrepreneurship. When not writing about impact and innovation, he’s catching up on his reading list of business books. He helped to establish Social Good Ghana to give direction on innovation and new media.

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 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.

Hiroyasu “Ichi” Ichikawa

Japan

Hiroyasu is a consultant who helps governments, corporations and NGOs utilize the capacity of social media to empower entrepreneurship for good through research, writing and public speaking.

Ismail Chaib

Germany

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, Travel Social Good and +Social Good 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 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.

Mark Kaigwa

Kenya

Mark, from Nairobi, Kenya, has spent years helping global and African businesses, brands and nonprofits use technology to connect with Africans online.

Meera Vijayann

India

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.

Nishé Modoyan

Armenia

Nishé is currently working with Counterpart International to help connect and bring the Social Good Summit to Counterpart youth projects in Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Honduras, and Armenia.

Noa Gafni Slaney

UK

Noa is the founder and CEO of Impact Squared, a movement building consultancy. She is a Fellow of Social Innovation at Cambridge University, a RSA Fellow and a Trustee at UNA-UK.

Ramzi Jaber

Lebanon

Ramzi Jaber is using design and technology to create and highlight data-based stories intended to inform public opinion about social justice issues and mobilize for social change.

Ron Salaj

Kosovo

Ron Salaj works with social innovation, as well as social media for social change. Ron combines an authentically participatory approach for digital disruption and innovation with commitment to youth participation and to fundamental human rights.

Ruba Al-Zu’bi

Jordan

Ruba is a recognized sustainable development and policy mainstreaming expert in the MENA region. She contributed to the successful implementation of a number of key reform and development projects in the green economy and sustainable development arena.

Ruben Cantu

USA

Ruben is an international speaker, trainer, and impact social entrepreneur focused on creating movements that make the world a better place. He is focused on using the power storytelling and technology to be a bridge for peace. Ruben was nominated as entrepreneur of the year 2014, Austin under 40; nominated changemaker of the year 2016, Austin Young Chamber; and winner of 50 on Fire for AustinInno 2016.

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.

Sebastian Lindstrom

Sweden

Sebastian co-founded What Took You So Long, a guerrilla filmmaking organization, with Alicia Sully in 2009. He roams this magnificent earth with a team of 15 storytellers in pursuit of visual magic that can spark minds to alter people’s understanding of a topic or location.

Shariha Khalid

Malaysia

Shariha is a social designer and social investor with over 15 years experience in roles in the public, private and nonprofit sectors around the world. As co-founder of Scope Group, Scope UnLtd and Impact Hub KL, three of the leading impact builders in Malaysia, she creates platforms and programs that support entrepreneurs, change leaders and social innovators.

Tere González

Mexico

Tere has more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and is the co-founder of two organizations: Liter of Light Mexico and Fundación Qohélet. She currently works at the Young Americas Business Trust in the Organization of American States and was recently named a United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Tomás de Lara

Brazil

Tomás is the Co-leader of Sistema B Brasil (B Corps Movement), co-founder of Goma, (co-owning space and collaborative ecosystem of social entrepreneurs) and co-founder of Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre’s Hub of Global Shapers Community from the World Economic Forum. He is a specialist on collaborative and sustainable economies, member of the board of Coca-Cola Brasil Foundation.

Yangbo Du

USA

Yangbo is a former academic turned entrepreneur who focuses on chiselling away walls and silos to enable and impel people driving meaningful impact. With made-in-New-York entrepreneurial spirit, Yangbo Du has been taking the lead on partnerships with the #GlobalResolutions team since December 2014, is a trained economist with a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a StartingBloc New York Social Innovation Fellow.