FT MBA Challenge 2013 – Judging panel
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Wendy Alexander, associate dean at London Business School
Wendy Alexander is associate dean at London Business School where she provides strategic leadership for the school’s degree programmes delivered in London, Dubai, New York and Hong Kong.
In the 1990s, Prof Alexander was a consultant with Booz & Co working mainly in Europe and Asia. She then spent a decade in politics both as UK government adviser and then as member of the first Scottish Parliament. She holds honorary degrees from Strathclyde and UWS, and has been a visiting professor at Strathclyde University Business School.
Natasha Braginsky Mounier, vice-president and equity investment analyst at Capital Group
Natasha Braginsky Mounier is a vice-president and equity investment analyst at Capital Group with research responsibility for companies domiciled in Africa, eastern Europe, Israel, Russia and Turkey. She has 19 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 10 years.
Serena Brown, senior manager, Global Development Initiative at KPMG
Serena Brown is an experienced finance, development and citizenship professional with extensive international experience. She delivered audit and advisory services to leading global insurers for more than 10 years and led major relief and development programmes in Africa for five years. She now leads KPMG’s Global Development Initiative.
Victoria Dunning, vice-president of programmes at the Global Fund for Children
In her role at GFC, Victoria Dunning works closely with the philanthropic sector to support community-led initiatives. She has more than 15 years of field-level and programme management experience in international development, including over five years of experience in Africa, with a focus on youth development, social protection, education and HIV/Aids.
Prior to joining GFC, Ms Dunning served as the senior programme officer for women and population at the UN Foundation, overseeing a reproductive health and youth development programme grant portfolio with UN and international NGO partners. She has a masters in public health from Columbia University.
Andrew Hill, associate editor and management editor of the FT
Andrew Hill is an associate editor and the management editor of the FT. He is a former City editor, financial editor and comment and analysis editor. He joined the FT in 1988 and has also worked as New York bureau chief, foreign news editor and correspondent in Brussels and Milan.
He was named Commentator of the Year at the 2009 Business Journalist of the Year Awards, where he also received a Decade of Excellence award.
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, founder and director of Nyaka Aids Foundation
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri founded The Nyaka Aids Foundation in 2001, in response to the effects of Aids in his home town of Uganda. The organisation, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and won a GFC sustainability award, provides free education to children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/Aids.
Before creating the foundation, Mr Kaguri was a visiting scholar at Columbia University where he studied human rights advocacy. Over the years he has been involved extensively in international community efforts.
Joe Osnoss, managing director of Silver Lake
After eight years with Silver Lake in the US, Mr Osnoss moved to London in 2010 to help oversee activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a director of Global Blue, Interactive Data Corporation, Mercury Payment Systems, Sabre Holdings, and Virtu Financial and previously served on the board of Instinet Incorporated.
Mr Osnoss is also a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics, where he teaches and carries out research in the department of finance.
Ramji Raghavan, founder and president of Agastya International Foundation
Mr Raghavan set up Agastya International Foundation in 1999. His aim was to transform primary and secondary schooling in India by shifting the focus of formal education away from rote-based learning and towards critical thinking and participation. It has since won a GFC sustainability award.
Before launching Agastya, Mr Raghavan worked as an international banker at Citibank and the Cedel Group in Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. His areas of expertise include strategy, marketing and creating new businesses.
Dana Rice, director of community relations at Grosvenor Capital Management
Ms Rice is responsible for creating and managing relationships with non-profit organisations in the communities where Grosvenor’s employees live and work.
A graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Law School, Ms Rice advised Pacific Telesis Group on global mergers and acquisitions for 15 years prior to focusing her skills and experience on advising and supporting non-profit organisations.
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