Thomas C. Barry
Thomas C. Barry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr Management, L.P., an emerging markets investment management company which he founded in 1994. Zephyr sponsored thirteen specialized investment funds with approximately US$2 billion in committed capital. Zephyr Management has sponsored discrete funds for private equity investing in Africa, Mexico, Korea and India. Zephyr’s marketable securities funds invest in stock markets of developing countries.
Prior to founding Zephyr, Mr. Barry was President and CEO of Rockefeller & Co., the investment management arm of the Rockefeller family, from 1983 to 1993. Previously, Mr. Barry was employed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. from 1969 to 1982.
Mr. Barry received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1969 and an undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1966 where he majored in Latin American Studies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Barry is active in numerous not-for-profit institutions.
Richard Broyd is a Director of Waypoint Capital, a major European family office; Affidea, a pan-European diagnostic imaging company headquartered in Amsterdam; Northill Asset Management, a global multi-boutique firm based in London; Esaote an ultrasound and dedicated MRI producer headquartered in Genoa; Liquiglide, an MIT spinoff in advanced materials based in Cambridge, MA; Chairman of Reach to Teach a charity providing primary education in remote tribal areas of India; and Independent Trustee, Treasurer and Chairman of Finance Committee to The Start Network, a consortium of leading humanitarian NGOs active in first response humanitarian aid from London. He has served as chairman and board member of several private and public companies in USA, France, Italy and Russia. He lives in London, is married with five children and has a doctorate from Cornell University, USA.
Duncan Cheatle has spent over 15 years championing UK enterprise and has worked with over 1000 entrepreneurs. He is CEO and founder of the Prelude Group whose mission is “to make Britain the most enterprising nation in the world”. Prelude offers advanced learning for entrepreneurs through its Master Class, Growth Partner Programme and Speaker Boutique initiatives.
In 2003 Duncan set up The Supper Club, now home to around 300 of Britain’s most innovative, high growth entrepreneurs. The Club has hosted over 1400 events and won the SFEDI UK Best Enterprise Support Awards in 2010.
Duncan also founded Rise To which improves employability in young people and social enterprise ThanksTo.com, which celebrates the unsung heroes in our communities.
He was a co-founder of StartUp Britain, a private sector initiative to inspire start up entrepreneurs, supported by corporate and SMEs and backed by the government and Prime Minister and sits on the Advisory Boards of the government funded Start Up Loans Company and the Sheffield University Management School.
Duncan also created Growth Britain with the backing of Lord Young (Enterprise Advisor to the Prime Minister), a crowd sourcing platform aimed at inspiring and accelerating enterprise in the UK and ‘Making Great Britain, Growth Britain’ resulting in a round table meeting at No 10. to discuss which ideas could be brought to life.
Duncan is one of the most networked individuals in the SME sector and comments on entrepreneurs’ issues regularly. Notably, his e-petition against CGT taper relief changes on Number 10’s website got over 18,000 signatures. He has judged in both the National Business Awards and Fast Growth Business Awards.
As well as being FCA qualified (PWC), Duncan is also a Fellow at the RSA.
John F Kennedy
John F. Kennedy has been a Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1994, initially at the Center for Construction Research and Engineering and currently at the Center for Real Estate. Over these years he has taught Entrepreneurship and Strategic Planning for the Design, Build, and Real Estate Development segments of the built environment. In this role he works with students on their entrepreneurial enterprises.
John was the founder and President of Kennedy & Rossi. Inc, which was a leading design build firm in the bio-tech, pharmaceutical, educational, and healthcare areas for over twenty years. Currently, he is the Principal Partner of Kennedy Ventures LLC, a venture company working within the built environment to unlock latent business or real estate development opportunities. In addition, he serves as a consultant to B.W. Kennedy & Co., bringing his years of experience to this young construction/development firm. Over the years he has founded a number of firms that serve the built environment sector including firms in manufacturing, consulting, and real estate development.
John has been an active member of the boards of various schools and colleges, charitable organizations, and non-profits. Among these are Merrimack College, Mount St. Joseph Academy, Epiphany School, Life Resources Inc., The Boston Foundation for Architecture, Lupus Foundation, and the Augustinian Mission to South Africa. John and his family have personally supported St. Leo’s School in Molweni South Africa. John initiated at MIT a program called CREATE to bring much needed economic development to the people of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.
John holds a Master of Science Degree from MIT and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Merrimack College.
Reem Khouri is passionate about redesigning business models for social inclusion. She believes that companies need to renew their economic and social contracts with societies and that profit on the long term can only be sustainable if societies become part and parcel of the business model. Her goal is to support companies to do so by demonstrating the financial benefits of adopting socially innovative business models and processes. In order to do so, she founded Kaamen (pronounced kåmen, is the Arabic word for untapped potential, hidden, inherent, implicit), a social enterprise that designs and implements shared interests based investments and measures their financial and social return on investment.
Kaamen defines shared interests as the untapped opportunity for profitable social impact where the interests of a corporation meet the interests of communities, NGOs and the public sector and then proceeds to design investments and programs making enterprises leaders and beneficiaries of social progress.
In order to ensure an inclusive process, Kaamen focuses on shared interests' models with clear metrics such as the economic and social return on investments and in partnership with not for profit organizations and social enterprises to equally ensure their acceleration, sustainability and growth.
Reem serves on the board of directors of Ruwwad for Development, a regional not for profit private sector-led community empowerment organization that operates in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt. She is also serving on several boards such as Ruwwad Micro Venture Fund, the National Micro-finance Bank of Jordan and Nakhweh, the first Arab volunteer web matching platform. Reem worked for more than 6 years with Aramex, one of the leading global logistics and transportation solutions providers, and the first company from the Arab world to go public on the NASDAQ stock exchange, serving on its sustainability council and working with the company's founder and CEO on sustainability, strategy, research and entrepreneurial initiatives. Prior to joining Aramex,Reem served as a commercial coordinator at the Gaza Power Generating Company (GPGC, the first independent power plant company in the Palestinian Occupied territories).
Steven Koltai is Managing Director of Koltai & Co. LLC, a consulting firm focused on entrepreneurship ecosystem development, and is a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, where he is working on a book, provisionally titled “World Peace through Entrepreneurship.” Until September 2011, Steven was Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurship to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the US Department of State where he created the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP). Steven has worked on entrepreneurship development projects in more than a dozen countries, including Egypt, Indonesia, Turkey and Ghana, and several regions of the U.S.
Steven is an executive with over 30 years of business experience in entertainment (a decade at Warner Bros serving as Corporate Senior Vice President for Strategy and head of the Studio’s 3 person Operating Committee), entrepreneurship (Coronet, today known as SES-Astra the world’s largest private television satellite system and online event management company (Event411), investment banking (Salomon Bros) and management consulting (McKinsey & Company).
Steven was Founding Board Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, Founding Chairman of the Entertainment Technology Center at the USC School of Film and Television, and a long-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations (where he also served as an International Affairs Fellow). Currently, Steven is a Board Member of Tufts University’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies Program, Tufts Tisch College of Active Citizenship, Babson College’s Babson Global, Advancing Girl’s Education (AGE) Africa, and the Maine Center for Entrepreneurship Development (MCED). Previously, Steven was Chairman of the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles and now serves as a Founding Member of the Literacy Awards Program of the Library of Congress.
Steven received both his BA (1976) in Modern European History from Tufts University and his MA (1978) in international economics from Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. As a Fulbright Scholar, he also received a Licence in European Economics from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.
Eng. George Mulamula is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Dar Teknohama (ICT) Business Incubator (DTBi) for entrepreneurship hosted at the Commission for Science & Technology (COSETCH) as a PPP between the infoDev World Bank, Government & Private Sector. He is also the Senior Government Advisor on Information Communication Technology (ICT) Entrepreneurship & Innovation for an enabling environment and eco-system for ICT entrepreneurship growth. Prior to that he was the first Principal Deputy Chief Executive Officer (PDCEO) of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and worked on their SME and Entrepreneurship Policy.
At RDB, George was tasked with spearheading the organization in fast-tracking investment in Rwanda, Tourism, ICT and human capacity building. He was the Senior ICT Advisor in the Government of Rwanda and in that capacity, the Lead Policy Advisor on the Rwanda National Information Communication Infrastructure (NICI) Policy Plan II and WSIS Document preparation, and also a catalyst in technology entrepreneurship in Rwanda. George Mulamula was for over 8 years the first Africa Technical Expert in Intellectual Property (IP) Automation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), based in Geneva Switzerland and worked with Sub-Sahara African Governments on the utility of ICT in IP. He also was a catalyst in transforming the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute in Nairobi, Kenya to be a Centre of Excellence while he worked there.
For over 15 years George has taught at various Higher Learning Institutions in the region, consulted with international and regional organizations, and also involved in policy formulation for innovation & entrepreneurship in ICT. He has run ICT companies and has written extensively on ICT, Technology Transfer for Sustainable Development. At DTBi & COSTECH he now supports Entrepreneurship in Tech Startups in the Tanzania to grow and propel job creation for youth (particularly women) and have financial inclusion at the bottom of the pyramid. To further support entrepreneurs he has forged links and collaborated with Academic Institutions like MIT Sloan School G-Lab, University of Dodoma, University of Dar-es-Salaam; International Organisations like Lions@Africa, Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce, US State Department Global Partnership Programme & GIST, Finnish TanzICT; Companies like Technobrain, Microsoft USA; Regulatory Authorities like the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority; Banks like CRDB, DCB, TIB, to name a few and linked an International network of Mentors & Coaches. He is a Mentor and Coach for entrepreneurs and has conducted pitching sessions around the country and outside the country, including at Global Entrepreneurship Summits and Demo Africa.