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.

Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
Joe is a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics (2001) and the John Bates Clark Model (1979). He is a former Chief Economics of the World Bank and a former chairman of the US president’s Council of Economic Advisors. Joe founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), and co-chairs the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He also chairs the University of Manchester’s Brooks World Poverty Institute

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala
Former Finance Minister, Nigeria

Ngozi has served twice as Minister of Finance in Nigeria as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs. She led the restoration of macroeconomic stability, tripling growth, and initiated a strong fight against corruption. She was Time Magazine European Hero of 2004, Euromoney Magazine Global Finance Minister of the year, and Financial Times Finance Minister of the Year in 2005. Ngozi was also a Managing Director at the World Bank between 2007-2011.

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.

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.

Naoko Ishii
Naoko Ishii
CEO, Global Environmental Facility

Naoko is the CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the world’s largest public funder of environmental projects. Previously, Dr. Ishii was a Deputy Vice Minister of Finance, responsible for Japan’s international financial and development policies.

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.

Nisha Agrawal
Nisha Agrawal
CEO of Oxfam India

CEO of Oxfam India, Nisha has been working on poverty and inequality for more than two decades. She has been the CEO of Oxfam India since its inception in March 2008. Prior to that she has worked with the World Bank on development issues for 18 years in East Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia) and in East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda).

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.

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.

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.