K.Y. Amoako is President and founder of the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), a policy research and advisory institution based in Ghana focused on working with African governments to deliver long-term economic growth.
Previously he served as Under Secretary General of the UN and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) from 1995-2005. He created the African Development Forum, designed to sharpen debate and build consensus on key African development issues, and also played a key role in working with African leaders to formulate the underpinnings of NEPAD and the African Peer Review Mechanism. He served at the World Bank from 1974 to 1994, becoming one of the first Africans to rise to a senior position. After retiring from the UN, Mr. Amoako spent 2006 as a Distinguished African Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
He has led or been a member of numerous high-level international commissions and task forces, including: the Commission for HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa, convened by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; the Commission for Africa established and chaired by former Prime Minister Tony Blair; and the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health chaired by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs.
Mr. Amoako is a graduate of the University of Ghana at Legon and has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He resides in Accra, Ghana and in Washington, DC, USA.
Ms. Arriagada is an independent international development consultant specializing in social policy, strategy development, organization management, and learning. She is currently working with senior executives in a range of non-profit organizations to develop effective business strategies to promote innovation and elevate the performance of organizations, projects, and teams.
Ms. Arriagada received the World Bank “President’s Excellence Award” for a project in El Salvador (EDUCO), and later for a project in Guatemala (Integrated Financial Management). She was also the recipient of the World Bank Staff Association “Best Manager Award”.
Roberto Danino was Prime Minister of Peru in 2001 and 2002. During his term in office, he led the negotiation of the "Acuerdo Nacional' (National Agreement) which brought the leading political parties, civil society organizations, and the government to agree on a set of long-term policies. He also launched an ambitious program for poverty alleviation and promotion of ecocomic growth, and established a national competitiveness program.
Earlier, as Ambassador to the United States (2002-2003), he was responsible inter alia for concluding the negotiation of the Andean Trade Preferences and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA). Previously he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank. He was also the founding General Counsel of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the private sector affiliate of the Inter-American Development Bank. Mr. Danino has over 30 years experience as a partner in leading law firms in Lima and Washington, DC, including Wilmer Cutler and Pickering where he was the Chairman of the Latin America Practice Group. He has published and lectured widely on international economic law and on dispute resolution matters.
Mr. Danino serves on various corporate boards and non-profits in the UK, Peru, USA and South Africa.
Since January 2009, Dr. Julio Frenk is Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, a joint appointment with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. Frenk is an eminent authority on global health who served as the Minister of Health of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He pursued an ambitious agenda to reform the nation’s health system, with an emphasis on redressing social inequality. He is perhaps best known for his work in introducing a program of comprehensive national health insurance, known as Seguro Popular, which expanded access to health care for tens of millions of previously uninsured Mexicans.
Dr. Frenk was the founding director-general of the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, one of the leading institutions of health education and research in the developing world. In 1998, Dr. Frenk joined the World Health Organization (WHO) as executive director in charge of Evidence and Information for Policy, WHO’s first-ever unit explicitly charged with developing a scientific foundation for health policy to achieve better outcomes.
Most recently, he served as a senior fellow in the global health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as president of the Carso Health Institute in Mexico City. He is chair of the board of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
Dr. Frenk holds a medical degree from the National University of Mexico, as well as a Masters of Public Health and a joint doctorate in Medical Care Organization and in Sociology from the University of Michigan. He has been awarded three honorary doctorates.
He is a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico.
In addition to his scholarly works, which include more than 130 articles in academic journals, as well as many books and book chapters, he has written two best-selling novels for youngsters explaining the functions of the human body.
In September of 2008, Dr. Frenk received the Clinton Global Citizen Award for changing “the way practitioners and policy makers across the world think about health.”
Carla Anderson Hills
Carla A. Hills is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hills & Company, International Consultants. The firm provides advice to
Mrs. Hills served as United States Trade Representative from 1989 to 1993. As a member of President Bush's Cabinet, Mrs. Hills was the President's principal advisor on international trade policy. She was also the nation's chief trade negotiator, representing American interests in multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations throughout the world. She led the
Earlier, Mrs. Hills served as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Ford Administration (the third woman to hold a Cabinet position). She also served as Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
Over the past 25 years Mrs. Hills has served on a number of corporate boards of directors. She currently serves on the International Boards of J.P. Morgan Chase and Rolls Royce and is a member of the Board of Gilead Sciences. Mrs. Hills is also actively involved with a number of eleemosynary organizations, serving as Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations, of the Inter American Dialogue, and of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Chair of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; member of the Executive Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and of the Trilateral Commission, and a member of the board of the International Crisis Group, among others. She also serves as a member of the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.
Before entering government, Mrs. Hills co-founded and was partner of Munger, Tolles, and Hills, a
Ambassador Hills resides in
Mark W. Hinkley (Chair)
Mark Hinkley served as Executive Vice President of OdysseyRe until his retirement in 2007.
Previously he had major responsibilities with Transamerica (later TIG), Skandia America, Trenwick America, and GeneralRe, including senior management roles in corporate marketing, communications, and business development, and specializing in reinsurance products. He was Director of Treaty Operations for Skandia America and Director and Co-founder of Trenwick Group, Limited.
He currently serves as President of the Board of Music for People, a non-profit musical training organization. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Outward Bound. He has also been Chairman of the Finance Committee, Clearpool, Inc (Urban Charter Schools and Camp), and President of the Angus Robinson Jr. Memorial Foundation (scholarships).
He is a graduate of Yale University and Kent School, and served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He has a daughter and a son, and resides in Redding, Connecticut, USA.
Ozgur Karaosmanoglu has more than 25 years of experience in the securities industry, 20 of which have been with Raymond James & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, he was an investment executive with Legg Mason and also worked with Dean Witter as an account executive and operations manager. In 2006, Mr. Karaosmanoglu was named “Broker of the Year” by Registered Repmagazine.
He is a former chairman of the Tulane Associates board, the alumni fundraising board of the university and currently serves on the Tulane Business School Council. He is involved with other nonprofits including HasNa, Inc., where he is a board member, and is the financial advisor for the Margaret McNamara Memorial fund, which is part of the World Bank Family Network.
Mr. Karaosmanoglu earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration from Tulane University in New Orleans. Originally from Ankara, Turkey, he now resides in Bethesda, Maryland, USA with his wife and their three children.
After relocating to Paris, France at the end of 2002, Mr. Lafourcade is now an international consultant working on economic development issues, on a variety of assignments for international institutions (World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, IFAD) and other development related organizations.. He is also currently Chairman of the Board of I&P Developpement, a private social capital firm involved in the financing and technical support of small and medium size enterprises in Africa (part of the Investisseurs et Partenaires Group). He lectures periodically on development issues in a number of European academic institutions, and collaborates with selected public, non-governmental and private institutions involved in development matters.
With 19 years of experience in the international business sector, Fola Laoye is the Chief Executive Officer of Hygeia Nigeria Limited, promoters of Hygeia HMO, the leading health maintenance organization in Nigeria and the Lagoon Hospitals group. At Hygeia, she is responsible for the start up and growth of the Hygeia HMO business and the Hygeia Community Health Plan in addition to the development of two medical facilities in Lagos.
She is a Trustee of the Hygeia Foundation, the capacity-building arm of the Group, which is currently focused on building both clinical and managerial skills of healthcare providers in Nigeria.
She is also a Trustee of the Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria (SQHN) and a board member of Pension Alliance Limited (PAL), the country’s 2nd biggest Pension Fund Administrator.
Mrs. Laoye holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Dzingai Mutumbuka currently serves as Chair of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), which brings together all African education ministers and donors supporting education in Africa.
Previously, Mr. Mutumbuka held various senior management positions in the education sector at the World Bank from 1990-2007. Prior to joining the World Bank, he held major political appointments in Zimbabwe, including supervising the implementation of policies in six ministries (Education, Health, Social Welfare, Housing, Youth and Sport, and Community Development and Women’s Affairs). He served as Minister of Education and Culture from 1980 to 1988 and as Minister of Higher Education from 1988 to 1989.
He has served as the Chairman of the Zimbabwe National Commission of UNESCO since Zimbabwe joined UNESCO in 1980. Before Zimbabwe’s independence, Mr. Mutumbuka served as Secretary for Education and Culture in the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU (PF)) from 1975 to 1980, and in that capacity was responsible for the education of all Zimbabweans in refugee camps in Mozambique.
Jorge Quiroga was President of Bolivia 2001-2002, Vice-President and President of Congress 1997-2001, Minister of Finance 1992, Vice-minister of Public Investment and Cooperation 1990-92, and held several international consulting assignments. In the private sector he has worked as a Systems Engineer with IBM in Texas (1981-88), Vice-President of Banco Mercantil in La Paz (1993-97), and others.
Currently, he is the President of FUNDEMOS, a Bolivian public policy think tank. Mr. Quiroga leads the congressional opposition in his country, serves on several international boards and organizations and publishes analyses on Latin American economic and political issues.
Jorge Quiroga holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University (Summa Cum Laude) and an MBA from St. Edward´s University.
For over 20 years, Ms. Sangita Reddy has been a pioneer in multiple segments of the healthcare sector. Ms. Reddy is Executive Director, Operations, Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest hospital network in Asia with over 9000 beds across 44 locations, and over 18 million patients from 55 countries.
In addition, Ms. Reddy is managing director of Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, Asia’s first Health City to introduce a multidimensional, holistic healthcare system that is seen as a revolutionary model in healthcare delivery.
Ms. Reddy is also managing director of Apollo Health Street. Under her stewardship, Apollo has become a leading offshore services firm, providing consultancy to some of the largest US payers and providers. As founding president of Apollo Philanthropy, Ms. Reddy has also championed a series of charitable initiatives: Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) to help children from economically-underprivileged sections of society.
Ms. Reddy also led the largest Third Party Administrator in the Indian market that services over 7 million members through its network of 27,000 hospitals. Ms. Reddy is a member of the Rockefeller Working Group and works with the Private Healthcare Development Council. Ms. Reddy is also director of AHIL, PCR Investments Limited, Apollo.
Jozef Ritzen is former President of Maastricht University, where he advanced the international position of the university (attracting now 50% of its students from abroad) and the education quality (through problem based learning).
Prior to Maastricht University, Jo Ritzen held a number of positions between 1998-2003 at the World Bank including, Vice President of the World Bank’s Development Economics Department, and Vice President of the Bank’s Human Development Network, which advises the institution and its client countries on innovative approaches to improving health, education and social protection.
Mr. Ritzen joined the Bank in 1998 as Special Adviser to the Human Development Network.
Henry Schirmer is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Unilever North America.
In his 20 year career, Schirmer has gained international management and leadership experience in the fast moving consumer goods industry and industrial sector under public and private equity ownership.
Prior positions include Vice-President-Finance of Unilever’s operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Chief Financial Officer of Birdseye Iglo Group and Vice-President of Mergers and Acquisitions of Unilever, where he was responsible for deal origination and execution across Unilever’s global portfolio.
He has a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in Germany.
David de Ferranti
David de Ferranti is the President (and founder) of Results for Development.
He was previously the World Bank’s Regional Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean from 1999 to 2005, and in this position responsible for a $25 billion loan portfolio. From 1994 to 1999, he oversaw the Bank’s research and financial support to countries worldwide in the areas of health, education, nutrition, and other social services. In addition, he has been a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Senior Advisor at the United Nations Foundation, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, an advisor to Carlos Slim and his infrastructure investment group in Latin America, and an advisor to an emerging high-tech enterprise. Earlier in his career he held management positions at Rand (the think tank), and in the U.S. government.
He is presently the Chair of the Board of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and serves as Chair or Co-Chair of The Health Financing Task Force, The Task Force on Health Workforce Costs and Financing, and The Working Group on AIDS Costs and Financing. Other board memberships have included: The Rockefeller Foundation (where he chaired the Finance Committee); Transparency International - USA; The Inter-American Dialogue; The Pew Memorial Trust International Health Advisory Panel; Technoserve, Inc.; The Center for Global Development Advisory Panel; The Lewis T. Preston Education Program; The Escuela Nueva Foundation; and The Partnership for Educational Revitalization in the Americas.