"If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together"

(African Proverb)

 

FOUNDERS

GILLY NORTON

 

Gilly Norton is the founder of Supporting Wounded Veterans (formerly Skiing With Heroes), a charity supporting wounded veterans back into employment and helping with their rehabilitation. She lives in London and was originally an art restorer specialising in early ceramics and sculpture.

 

MARIAM AZARM

MARIAM AZARM
 

Mariam Azarm has worked with the United Nations for the past 25 years as an international events and conference manager. She is actively involved in fundraising and raising awareness for many global philanthropic endeavors. Ms. Azarm is also the Director of External Relations for the Convention of Independent Financial Advisors (CIFA). CIFA is a non-governmental organization in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

She works as a consultant at World Economic Forum (WEF), and she is currently on the board of two departments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

RUBY SHANG

Ruby Shang was born in Tokyo and graduated from Brown University. Ms. Shang was a senior manager at the Clinton Foundation from 2003 to 2015, establishing the Health Access Initiatives in 7 countries and the Climate Change Initiative in 11 cities.

Ms Shang was also the founder and director of Dance Futures Foundation and her current board roles include the Impact Investment Exchange Foundation, the Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Alliance, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

BEATRICE LANGLOH

Beatrice Langloh studied Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Basel, Architectural Interior Design at Inchbald School of Design and Fine Art Restoration at the V&A in London. While working as an art restorer for museums and collectors in Basel, Ms Langloh was further involved at the Basel Art Fair and Basel Tefaf Art Fair for several years and is on the board of various music festivals in Switzerland.

 
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CAMILLA TER HAAR

Camilla ter Haar is currently an Editorial Strategist at Group SJR. Previously, Camilla was a commercial barrister at Five Paper barristers’ chambers specialising in international and domestic commercial and construction law, co-authoring the book, Remedies in Construction Law. Camilla received an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, attained her CPE Graduate Diploma in Law from City University London, and holds an MA in Advanced International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

STEPHANIE VON MEISS

Stephanie von Meiss has a background in sustainability consulting, business consulting and media. She has recently organised the Nexus Youth Summit in London, a series of ethical fashion events and started her own sustainable shirt company.

Stephanie holds an MA in Sustainability and CSR from EOI in Madrid, and an MA in Business Studies from Edinburgh University.

WING KEITH

Wing Keith is an owner and director of CA Partners, Inc., a family partnership. Ms Keith is also a director of the IESC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to equitable, sustainable economic growth in developing countries.

She is the former chief operating officer of each of Crestview Advisors, LLC, and Oak Hill Capital Management, Inc., both private equity firms, a senior vice president at Lehman Brothers Inc., and a vice president at Bankers Trust Co. Ms. Keith graduated from Harvard College with a degree magna cum laude.

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SUSANNE VON MEISS

Susanne von Meiss completed her BA in languages at the University of Zurich, followed by journalism school in Munich. For 30 years she wrote for interior design- and life style magazines as well as published various coffee table books . Susanne von Meiss runs her own Interior Design company and is on the board of the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art New York and served as board member of Fotostiftung Schweiz.

 

EXTENDED TEAM

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PETER FLYNN

Programme Director

Pete is a Director at PwC. Within PwC's financial services industry, as Operations Director, Pete worked on the formulation of strategy and its translation into action and delivery. Prior to PwC, Pete spent over 20 years as an officer in the Parachute Regiment, latterly joining the Royal Household, as Equerry to TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall; a role akin to a Chief of Staff in Their Royal Highnesses Private Office. Pete sits on the Board of the Royal National College for the Blind, the charity Supporting Wounded Veterans and is on the steering committee of the PwC Foundation. He also remains involved with a number of other charities, including the Princes Trust, Veterans Aid and the Beyond Food Foundation.

FLORA DONOVAN

Programme Manager

Flora Donovan recently graduated from the University of Leeds with First Class Honours degree in International Development and Spanish. Over the past few years she has worked within CSR and Mobile for Development roles at Millicom, TigoUNE (Colombia) and the GSMA, and as a Corporate Partnerships researcher at WaterAid, before joining The Klosters Forum. In September 2017 she will go on to study a MA in Conflict, Security and Development at King's College London.

SANDRO SUTTER

Treasurer