Patricia Armendariz
Patricia Armendariz
CEO of Financiera Sustentable

Patricia is the CEO of Financiera Sustentable and Board member of Banorte, one of the largest Mexican banks. She was a Director of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel and a regulator in charge of the supervision of the Mexican banks during the 1994 crisis.

Shaida Badiee

Shaida Badiee
Managing Director, Open Data Watch

Managing Director of Open Data Watch, Shaida brings decades of experience in managing global development statistics as the Director of the World Bank’s Development Data Group. In 2010, she led the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative, a ground-breaking program to provide full and free access to the World Bank’s extensive statistical databases.

Alnoor Ebrahim

Alnoor Ebrahim
Professor, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Alnoor Ebrahim is a Professor at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. His current research addresses two core dilemmas of accountability facing social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies: How should they measure and improve their performance? How should they address competing demands for accountability from diverse stakeholders? These questions are addressed in his new book, “Measuring Social Change: Performance & Accountability in a Complex World,” (Stanford University Press, 2019). He is also author of the award-winning book, “NGOs and Organizational Change: Discourse, Reporting, and Learning,” and is co-editor of “Global Accountabilities: Participation, Pluralism, and Public Ethics,” (both with Cambridge University Press).

Professor Ebrahim presently serves on advisory boards to the Global Impact Investing Network and Acumen Fund on the topic of impact measurement, and he previously served on a working group established by the G8 to create global guidelines on social impact measurement. He has also worked with the NGO Leaders Forum, an annual gathering of CEOs of the largest humanitarian development organizations based in the US. His previous research on accountability mechanisms within the World Bank led to a Congressional Testimony on improving the Bank’s information disclosure policy. Alnoor teaches courses on leadership and strategy, and also co-chairs an executive education program at the Harvard Kennedy School for the Schwab Foundation’s social entrepreneurs. Prior to joining The Fletcher School, he served on the faculty at Harvard Business School where he chaired two executive programs for social sector leaders, Harvard Kennedy School, and Virginia Tech. Professor Ebrahim received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Stanford University, and his bachelor of science from M.I.T.

Zachary Green

Zachary Green
Co-Founder, Director for Leadership and Training

Zachary has 30 years of experience working with grassroots organizations, helping them unleash possibilities and reach their deeper potential. He has a PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology from Boston University, and Med in Counseling from Cleveland University. He is an executive coach, Professor of Practice, and the Associate Director of the Leadership Institute at the University of San Diego.

Isabel Guerrero

Isabel Guerrero
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Scaling Up, Livelihoods

Isabel Guerrero is driven to change the world in which she lives. Throughout her career, she’s helped those with the least break out of the cycle of poverty while celebrating the intrinsic beauty and dignity in each person. With this goal in mind, Isabel and Zachary Green co-founded IMAGO Global Grassroots, an organization focused on giving people living in poverty the tools to build their own destiny. Isabel worked for 30 years at the World Bank, including five years as Vice-President for the South Asia region, managing a US$39 billion portfolio.

While presenting a different set of challenges, Isabel’s work with IMAGO offers tremendous potential to change the world through tackling some of the most intractable development problems we face today.

In addition to her work with IMAGO, Isabel is on the board of the Presencing Institute at MIT and a Council Member of the United Nations University. She is an economist from London School of Economics and a psychoanalyst trained at the Washington Psychoanalytic Society. Isabel teaches “Scaling Up for Development Impact” at Harvard and is a Senior Lecturer in leadership at MIT.

Krystin Jones

Krystin Jones
Personalization at Scale Lead, Nestle USA

Krys Jones is the Personalization at Scale Lead at Nestle USA, leading marketing technology strategy around personalized consumer engagements. Krys has nearly 15 years of digital and marketing strategy experience from General Mills and Proctor & Gamble, where she helped develop national brands like Betty Crocker, Olay, and COVERGIRL. She’s passionate about scaling capabilities and amplifying impact. Krys has a B.S.B.A from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a M.B.A. from Duke University.

Vince Jeong

Vince Jeong
Engagement Manager, McKinsey and Company

Vince brings a multidisciplinary perspective that cuts across private, public, and social sectors: he has driven corporate strategy development and large-scale transformations (leveraging innovative capabilities such as digital, analytics/AI, design, agile, etc) for Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations as a McKinsey consultant, led health systems strengthening programs for a USAID-backed healthcare NGO in Tanzania, and launched an education startup for LatAm’s emerging middle class at a venture builder in Colombia. Vince holds a bachelor’s in operations research from Princeton and a master’s in international development from Harvard.

Praful Patel

Praful Patel
Urban Planner, MIT

Praful is an urban planner from MIT with decades of experience in the World Bank, including as a Regional Vice-President for South Asia. He is on the Board of Association for Social Advancement, now the largest micro-finance institution in Bangladesh.

Michael Walton

Michael Walton
Director for Economic Development, Research, and Strategy

Michael has worked as a development economist for four decades and has lived in four continents. For the past 15 years this has increasingly involved working with the next generation, through teaching and field work. Throughout this time, his central interest, and role, has been to serve as a bridge between the worlds of ideas and practice. Michael has undertaken empirical research, involving primary data collection, using both quantitative and qualitative techniques; and he likes to engage with other disciplines, especially politics and anthropology. For the past six years, he has been working with grassroots organizations, in India, Latin America and the US, through IMAGO Global Grassroots, seeking to help them scale their innovations and practices.

In addition to his work with IMAGO, Michael is a senior lecturer at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. He worked for 20 years at the World Bank, including as global Director for Poverty Reduction, Chief Economist for East Asia, and director of two World Development Reports. Michael is also a dancer and continue to take modern dance classes as an integral part of his life.

John Wilton

John Wilton
Deputy President, National University of Singapore

John serves as a Senior Adviser for higher education at McKinsey & Company, to which he brings his experience as Vice Chancellor at University of California, Berkley.  While at Berkley, John initiated reforms and programs designed to address the financial pressure the university confronted as well as modernize and professionalize many administrative and financial functions. Before his tenure at Berkley, John was a managing director and director of international research at Farallon Capital Management, a multi-strategy investment management firm, and worked for more than 20 years at the World Bank including serving as Vice President for Strategy, Finance and Risk Management. John serves on the boards of several companies and organizations including Enfoca, a private investment company in Peru, Leblon a private investment company in Brazil, and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkley.

Kerry Yang

Kerry Yang
Columbia University PhD Candidate

Kerry is a second year PhD candidate in Financial Economics at Columbia University, with a focus on credit and banking systems. She has experience working in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in New York, consulting at McKinsey & Company in China, and investing with Acumen Fund in West Africa. Prior to her PhD, she completed her MBA/MPA-ID at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Kerry has worked with IMAGO in various capacities since 2014, in both Ahmadabad and Washington DC. Kerry is from South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and studied Economics at Harvard College.