IIX Advisory Board
Paul Brest is Former Dean and Professor Emeritus (active), at Stanford Law School, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and co-director of the Stanford Law and Policy Lab. He was president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2000-2012. He is co-author of Money Well Spent: A Strategic Guide to Smart Philanthropy (2008), Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment (2010),and articles on constitutional law, philanthropy, and impact investing. His current courses include Problem Solving for Public Policy and Social Change, and Advanced Topics in Philanthropy and Impact Investing. He is also the creator of the open and free online interactive course Essentials of Program Strategy and Evaluation, and the instructor in an online course, Essentials of Nonprofit Strategy, offered by Philanthropy University.
Antony Bugg-Levine is CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions. He is also the founding board chair of the Global Impact Investing Network, and convened the 2007 meeting that coined the phrase “impact investing.” He was previously Managing Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, and co-led the Foundation’s program work focused on impact investing. Prior to joining Rockefeller, he served as the Country Director of TechnoServe in Nairobi, Kenya where he helped to design and implement business solutions to rural poverty. As a former consultant with McKinsey, he advised Fortune 100 clients in the financial services and health care sectors, and helped develop new frameworks for incorporating social dynamics into corporate strategy. He is an associate adjunct professor in the Social Enterprise Program at the Columbia Business School. He is also a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Antony received his BA from Yale University and MA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
George Green is currently Founder and Investment Professional at Pluribus Capital Management, which focuses on acquiring and managing industry leading media properties with high growth potential. He is a Member of the Advisory Council at Lumia Capital, as well as Co-Chair of the Yale School of Management Council of Global Advisors. Previously, George served as both President and CEO of Hearst Magazines International (HMI) at Hearst Magazines Corporation. George also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of New Yorker Magazine, with a 22-year career that encompassed nearly every phase of the magazines operations. George was the 1998 recipient of The Henry Johnson Fisher Award, which is the publishing community’s highest accolade and honors a magazine leader for significant and long-standing contributions to the publishing industry. In 1999, he was the recipient of The ACE International Publishing Personality of the Year Award and, in 2004, the Marco Polo Award from the U.S.-China Foundation for International Exchanges in China. Mr. Green earned his BA at Yale University.
Edward Hartman is Co-founder and President of Attorney Services at LegalZoom, a technology platform that provides online legal solutions for families and small businesses. Eddie has been named a “Global 20” mentor by Founder Institute, the world’s largest entrepreneur training program. He is a Fellow of Stanford’s Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), and is founding Fellow of the Center for Legal Innovation at the Vermont College of Law, where he is currently writing a book on legal innovation with Professor Oliver Goodenough. He is a past director of the Project Management Institute (Los Angeles Chapter) and is a current board member of the Brent Shapiro Foundation. Eddie is an Adjunct Lecturer at Yale Law School and Stanford Law School. He received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University. He also received an MBA through the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Program for Executives, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar. He is a member of the California Bar.
Omar Ishrak has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic since June 2011. Medtronic is the world’s leading medical technology company, with $29 billion in annual revenue, and operations reaching more than 160 countries worldwide. Omar joined Medtronic from General Electric Company, where he spent 16 years, most recently as President and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems, a $12 billion division of GE Healthcare, with a broad portfolio of diagnostic, imaging, patient monitoring and life support systems. Omar also served as an Officer and a Senior Vice President of GE. Earlier in his career, Omar amassed 13 years of technology development and business management experience, holding leadership positions at Diasonics/Vingmed, and various product development and engineering positions at Philips Ultrasound. Omar currently serves as co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Health and Healthcare Community. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Intel, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society, and a member of the Minnesota Public Radio Board of Trustees. He grew up in Bangladesh, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of London, King’s College.
Al Njoo is Principal at the Benchmark group, Singapore, and Director of Merrill Lynch Indonesia. He began his career as a corporate and energy banker with the Chase Manhattan corporate and investment banks, and has over 25 years’ experience in energy banking and industry in Central Asia, South East Asia, China and North America. He is also co-founder and director of Calgary-based Nations Petroleum, which has successfully developed and transformed three major steam flood developments in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and California. Alongside his business career, Al has been an advocate of education, impact investing and cancer research. His foundation has also provided long-term funding to a scholarship program that supports Asian students engaged in PhD cancer research at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Al has also supported Indonesian development efforts, sponsoring the building of new schools in Nias in Sumatra after the Asian tsunami of 2004, working with the NGO Geohazards International for preparedness against tsunamis, and contributed funding to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to develop a program targeted at increasing the productivity of Indonesian rice farmers. He has served as board member of the UBS Impact Fund, and is a trustee of Give to Asia, San Francisco, and the Sumber Waras hospital, Jakarta.
Dr. Jong Nam Oh is a Senior Advisor at Kim & Chang, one of the most renowned law firms in Asia. He is Chair of the Board of Scranton Women’s Leadership Center and Chair of the Audit Committee of Standard Chartered Bank Korea, and also Professor Emeritus of Science & Policy Advanced Research Course (SPARC) at Seoul National University (SNU). Dr. Oh completed his term as the first Korean Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in October 2006 and joined Kim & Chang thereafter. Prior to joining Kim & Chang, he served the Korean government for more than 30 years (1975-2006), working mostly at the Economic Planning Board and later at the Ministry of Finance and Economy. Dr. Oh also worked in the Office of the President as Economic Secretary to the President during Kim, Dae-jung administration. From February 2002 through September 2004, he was Commissioner of the Statistics Korea. He served as Executive Director of UNICEF Korea from Feb 2013 through March 2015. He also served on the Board of Korea Housing Finance Corporation, GM Korea, Samsung Securities, etc. Dr. Oh has written several books such as “Koreans, Your Future” and “Prepare for Retirement and the Next 30 Years Thereafter.” He earned his Bachelor of Law degree from Seoul National University in Korea and Ph.D. in Economics and MBA from Southern Methodist University USA.
Kalpana Raina is Managing Partner of 252 Solutions, LLC, an advisory firm that specializes in strategic development and implementation. Her current focus is the Social Enterprise sector in Asia with co-investments in selected transactions. A banker for twenty years, she has considerable industry experience in both traditional and digital media, information and entertainment services, telecommunications and the financial services industry. She was previously Executive Vice President and Head of European Country Management and Corporate Banking at The Bank of New York. Kalpana’s board tenures have all involved dynamic strategic shifts to new technologies, content creation and delivery systems, as old business models have been disrupted. Kalpana holds director positions at John Wiley & Son, Yellow Pages Limited, Information Services Group Inc., The World Policy Institute (WPI) and STA Consulting. She is also currently a member of the International Advisory Board of ODX, Women Corporate Directors and The National Association of Corporate Directors. She holds a B.A. degree Honors degree from the Panjab University, India and an M.A. degree in English Literature from McMaster University.
Rory Riggs is the Founder and CEO of Locus Analytics, an economic research firm developing a new systems model to locate, map, and study the components of an economy. Rory is also the chairman and co-founder of Royalty Pharma, the largest investor in revenue-producing intellectual property; principally, royalty interests in marketed and late-stage development biopharmaceutical products. In addition, Rory is Chairman and co-founder of Cibus, the leader in non-transgenic plant breeding: its technology is enabling a new precision gene editing approach to plant breeding that promises to move the food industry beyond current GMO (or transgenic) technologies.
During his career, Rory has been involved in the creation and management of many successful technology-related companies including: Royalty Pharma; Fibrogen, Inc.; Cibus, LLC; Sugen, Inc.; and, eReceivables, Inc. He served as the president and director of Biomatrix Corporation (NYSE: BXM) from 1995 until its sale to Genzyme Corporation in December 2000. Rory oversaw the global launch of Biomatrix’s lead product, Synvisc. Rory received a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Columbia University.
Ingrid Stange is Founder and Chair of Partnership for Change (PfC) and the PfC Social Innovation Fund, and is leading the effort to foster a greater culture of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility in Norway. She serves on the board of directors of a number of organizations promoting social innovation, developing sustainable business in challenged countries, and meeting climate challenges. She serves on the advisory board of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, the Sahara Forest Project and Ashoka Norway, is associate fellow at the World Academy of Art and Science, and a board member of Queen Sonja’s International music competition. She has focused on social business and venture philanthropy for the past 25 years, introducing the Montessori School system in Norway and establishing several foundations focusing on dignity for challenged children and youth. She also serves on the board of several private and state owned companies, and as deputy chair of the leading think tank in Norway, Civita. She holds an MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
Ee-Ching Tay is a seasoned, global banker with over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry in the US and Asia. Currently, she is a Managing Director at JP Morgan in its Singapore office, as the Head of South East Asia Mergers & Acquisitions. In sum over her career, she has advised on over 50 M&A and capital markets transactions totaling over US$90 billion. Ee-Ching joined J.P. Morgan in 2011 after spending over 7 years with UBS Investment Bank in New York. Before UBS, she was with Warburg Pincus working on private equity investments in Asia. She started her career with Standard Chartered Bank in investment banking. Married with two kids, Ee-Ching is active in women’s rights issues. She holds a Master in Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Oxford and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Joseph T. Yurcik is currently COO & CFO at TheaterMania.com (“TM”). TM operates online media businesses in both the US and UK covering the theater industry. Additionally, through Ovation-Tix , TM provides primary online ticketing software through a Software as a Service (“SaaS”) platform to venues and event producers. Prior to joining TM, Joe was CFO at eHealth Made EASY, a SaaS based provider of Health IT. Joe has over 30 years of experience in advising and raising capital for both emerging and large companies engaged in transformational technologies. Joe was a founding partner of Groton Partners, a merchant bank; a Managing Director and Head of Transaction Execution at Wasserstein Perella; and a senior member of the TMT and Merger and Acquisition Groups at Lehman Brothers. Joe holds a BS and an MBA from New York University.