IIP is fortunate to be able to draw on the expertise of an active advisory board that includes leading healthcare scientists and investors through to financial service experts, all of whom care deeply about making an impact.
Molly Stevens is Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London.
In 2013 David founded Impact Business Leaders, a Washington, DC-based company which is focused on matching experienced business professionals looking for career change in to full time roles with social enterprises around the world. IBL has training centers at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School; the Said Business School at Oxford University, and new centers in Nairobi and Hyderabad, India. Prior to starting IBL David was at the Calvert Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland as COO since 2011.
Andrea Tobias, PhD is Managing Director of the Aquila Consulting Group, LLC, San Francisco where she focuses on developing new models to fund innovation. She is currently a San Francisco-based Venture Partner/Advisor for Brandon Capital Partners (Australia) and a strategic advisor for the Global Health shares initiative at UC Davis. From 2007-09 she spent two years as the Portfolio Advisor to Fast Forward, the venture philanthropy arm of the US National MS Society, where she created and launched three new funds and raised $19m to fund them.
Guru founded Napier Healthcare (formerly Karishma Software Ltd.) in 1996 and remained an Executive Director until March 2010. Established to provide 'excellence in healthcare management’, Napier now manages more than 50,000 beds in 80 healthcare institutions in 7 countries, including China, South Africa, Dubai, Kenya , and Malaysia. Napier won the IBM Top Star Award for Healthcare in 2008, and the Frost & Sullivan Indian HIS (Hospital Information System) Company of the Year in 2009 and 2010.
Ida Beerhalter is Co-Head of IOME, a private investment partnership of women principals from the Gulf with its head office in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Nick Robins is the Co-Director, Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System at UNEP. Previously, he was the Head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC in London. Nick has co-authored research on low-carbon opportunities in bond and equity markets, as well as long-term carbon and water risks. In the Thomson Extel awards for European investment research, Nick was ranked as #1 analyst for integrated climate change in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Nick is a member of GE’s Corporate Citizenship Panel, as well as the Guardian newspaper’s Sustainable Business panel.
Tone Wille is Executive Vice President/CFO/IT of Posten Norge, a Public Company with annual sales of NOK 23 billion and approximately 22000 employees. She has more than 20 years management and private equity experience across developed and emerging markets. Prior to taking on her role at Posten, Tone was Deputy Managing Director of Norfund, (Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries) an specialist emerging markets investment firm with over NOK 5.8 billion in assets under management invested in over 85 companies and funds.