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.

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.

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.

Sandra Naranjo
Sandra Naranjo
Director of Operations, Early Childhood Development

Sandra has broad experience working in the public sector for over 10 years in Ecuador as acting Vice President, Minister of Planning and Development, Minister of Tourism, and Chief of Administration at the President’s Executive Office. She also has a rich international perspective through her experience working in Kenya and Indonesia. Her focus over the years has been on implementation, public sector efficiency, and public financial management. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Finance with a minor in Mathematics from Universidad San Francisco de Quito and a Masters in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard University.

Johanan Rivera
Johanan Rivera
Manager of Programs, Environment

Johanan has comprehensive experience working in international development organizations managing research products and in-country operational engagements that promote institutional learning and boost development effectiveness. From 2016 to 2018, his work at the Office of Evaluation and Oversight of the Inter-American Development Bank allowed him to assess IDB Group’s strategies, programs, performance, and delivery support systems. For over two years at the World Bank he worked on building-up the economic analytics of the Disaster Risk Management and Urban team in Latin America. This has given him a clear picture of the landscape where international development institutions operate, the stakeholders they interact with and the resources they can bring to the table. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics with a minor in Political Science from the Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico, and a Masters in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard University.

Greta Sloan
Greta Sloan
Associate, Gender

Greta holds a B.S. from Cornell University, and has studied social enterprise development in Uganda, India, and Brazil. She has a background on psychological intervention and public health, and has previously focused on the intersection of childhood trauma and poverty. She is passionate about the amplification of local efforts to build resilient communities.

Mohini Malhotra
Mohini Malhotra
Senior Advisor, Leadership

Mohini Malhotra is a development economist, organizational facilitator, and founder and CEO of Shakti LLC (www.artbywomen.gallery), a social art venture to better women’s and girls’ lives globally.  She teaches at Georgetown University, and provides strategic consulting and organizational development services to several international development organizations.

She worked at the World Bank from 1995 to 2014 in various leadership capacities: founded and managed CGAP, a global program focused on increasing poor people’s access to financial services; led a program to upgrade slums and improve housing access for the poor through a global partnership, Cities Alliance; headed the South Asia program based in India to build client capacity across a range of topics (governance and accountability, HIV/Aids and health systems, urban development)  in partnership with civil society organizations; and advised governments in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia on small business and private sector development initiatives.  In her last position she managed the Leadership and Staff Learning Department and chaired the Learning Board.

Prior to the World Bank she worked in several economic development focused consulting companies (Nathan Associates, Development Alternatives Inc). She serves on the voluntary boards of CHANGE, focused on global gender equity health rights; and SITAR Arts Center, focused on low-income and largely immigrant youth through the arts in DC.  Mohini has a B.A. in Development Economics from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s in Business Administration from American University (Rome, Italy/Washington, DC), a certification in Facilitation from Georgetown University, and has participated in several leadership development programs at Harvard and other institutions. She is originally from Nepal and speaks Spanish, Italian, Nepali and Hindi, and is the author of numerous publications on economic development issues, and more recently, of literary fiction.

Elena Serrano
Elena Serrano
Senior Advisor, Coaching and Communications

Elena has worked on communications for public and private institutions. Recently, she worked as a director at Chile Image Foundation, creating an identity for Chile in the world. Before that, she managed communications for Latin America at the World Bank, the Central Bank of Chile, and Citibank. Elena is Development Director at Alberto Hurtado University and an Executive Coach.

Shafiq Lokhandwala
Shafiq Lokhandwala
Senior Advisor, IT

Shafiq is an engineer from NIIT Warangal in India.  He has been founder, CEO and has scaled and sold three successful software companies. The lastest, Nuview Systems, delivered HR software to over 500 US customers that had 1500 employees across 86 countries using the software in 19 different languages.

Jeni Klugman
Jeni Klugman
Senior Advisor, Gender

Jeni Klugman is Managing Director at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government’s Women in Public Policy Program at Harvard University. Previous positions include Director of Gender and Development at the World Bank, and director and lead author of three global Human Development Reports published by the UNDP.  She sits on several boards and panels, including for the World Economic Forum and the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University and postgraduate degrees in both Law and Development Economics from the University of Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Faizal Karmali
Faizal Karmali
Advisor, Fundraising, Livelihoods

Over a career spanning seven countries and nearly two decades, Faizal has worked within, and at the intersection of the private, public and social sectors in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

His experience includes increasingly senior roles at some of the world’s most impactful organizations including BRAC, The Aga Khan Development Network, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He also founded and led an award-winning social enterprise in Canada, empowering utilities and home owners to be smarter about energy use. These experiences have afforded him opportunities to understand the challenges, opportunities, and dynamics of being both an on-the-ground implementer, entrepreneur and funder. He leverages these experiences to support a diversity of organizations, including family offices, foundations, social enterprises, as well asa breadth of other civil society organizations.

Faizal holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Western Ontario, and two master’s degrees, one in international education from the University of Toronto and the other in business administration from INSEAD.

He is also an avid storyteller and writer, and is working on his first work of fiction.

Salman Zaheer
Salman Zaheer
Senior Advisor, Energy and Leadership

Salman Zaheer is a development professional with over 35 years of work experience, the last 25 years at the World Bank and before that in the private sector. He specializes in co-creating and executing development strategies, drawing on insights from his international work experience and his multi-disciplinary education, and effectively facilitating action-oriented dialogue and forging productive partnerships.

At the World Bank, Salman was an energy specialist for most of his career, retiring in early 2018 as Senior Adviser to the Energy & Extractives Global Practice, growing the Bank’s South Asia energy program (as Sector Manager 2006-10 and the Lead Specialist for India 2004-06), and providing investment and advisory support to improve energy services and establish market-based systems in several countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (1993-2001). He was the first director of the newly-created South Asia Regional Integration program (2010-15), seeding an innovative “championing” process which has combined high quality policy-level dialogue with concessional investment financing to ramp up cross-border connectivity, trade and broader cooperation, most visibly in electricity and transport. From 2001 to 2004, as part of the donor-funded Global Water & Sanitation Program, Salman worked with urban local bodies in India to design and implement strategies to improve water and sanitation services.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Salman worked in the petrochemical industry in the USA and internationally, initially as a technical service engineer and later in marketing and product management. Salman has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Delhi University, and graduate degrees in Business Administration, and in Economics/International Relations from the USA.

Ana Revenga
Ana Revenga
Senior Advisor, Poverty and Gender

Ana Revenga is a non-resident Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution and an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She also serves on the board of the BBVA Foundation and is the President of the Board of ISEAK, a new foundation for the study of social policies based in Bilbao, Spain. Her areas of expertise are development policy, international economics, poverty and inequality, labor economic, employment, social policy and gender.

Ana Revenga’s professional career has spanned a variety of assignments at the World Bank and at the Spanish Central Bank, as well as teaching assignments at the Centre for Economic and Financial Studies in Madrid and Brown University. She is a member of the COTEC network for innovation in policy in her home country of Spain and a Nonresident Research Associate at the German Development Institute/Deutches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

She has a Ph. D. and an M.A. in Economics from Harvard University, a B.A. in Economics and Mathemathics from Wellesley College, and a certificate in Human Rights from the Law Faculty at the University of Geneva.

Carlos Chango
Carlos Chango
Advisor, Indigenous Issues and Leadership

Carlos has accumulated experience working outside of Ecuador in countries such as the United States, Honduras, Guatemala, and Kazakhstan. In Ecuador, he has held positions in the Dutch Cooperation, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry Coordinator of Production, Employment, and Competitiveness, National Secretariat for Planning and Development, Cooperative Ambato and Pronaca. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of iChasky consulting, a social company whose mission is to improve the world through the formation of people who, believing in themselves, achieve their dreams. He is Kichwa from Chibuleo San Francisco, an indigenous community located in the province of Tungurahua at the central Andes of Ecuador. He holds an Agricultural Engineering degree from Zamorano, is an Ontological Coach certified with the Newfield Network, and has a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University.

Rodrigo Sanchez Gavito
Rodrigo Sanchez Gavito
Advisor, Livelihoods

Rodrigo has wide experience working both in the private and the public domain. He co-founded and directed Tenoli, a social business that empowers mom and pop stores in marginalized urban areas of Mexico City. He previously served as Ministry of Finance in Mexico and in the Central Bank of Mexico. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico and a Masters in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard University.

Ellie Walton
Ellie Walton
Filmmaker

Ellie is a film-maker and educator. She directs and produces documentaries with communities across Washington D.C. and is a recipient of the 2011 Mayor’s Art Award. Last year, she spent nine months in India as a Fulbright Scholar, working with adolescent girls in Gujarat. She holds a Masters in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters in Screen Documentary from the University of London.

Nitiya Miller
Nitiya Miller
Administrative Support

With over twenty-five years of management experience in both the private and the public sectors, Nitiya assists the team with the daily administrative operations of the IMAGO offices.