Nisha Agrawal
Nisha Agrawal
Founding IMAGO Board Member,
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).

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.

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.

Naoko Ishii
Naoko Ishii
Founding IMAGO Board Member
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.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala
Founding IMAGO Board Member
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.

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.

Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz
Founding IMAGO Board Member
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

Michael Walton
Michael Walton
Director for Economic Development, Research, and Strategy

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.

Trinidad Zaldivar
Trinidad Zaldivar
Chief Creativity and Culture Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank