Advisory Board

GLOBAL Advisory Council

Champions of Equality who Make Dreams Come True

Executive Director, BRAC.

Asif Saleh has been driving the strategic path of BRAC as the Executive Director. He joined the company in 2011 and is currently concentrating on leading advocacies for social change, information and technology, communications, and social innovation....

Former President, The Fenton Group

Heather was the president of The Fenton Company since 1988 to 2005. She also worked as a partner in a consulting firm and as an officer in a publicly held organization. She has been actively involved in pro bono assignments since her retirement,...

Co-founder and Executive Vice President, BIAS

John Ezzell is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of BIAS, that provides clients and stakeholders with innovative solutions and perspectives. He previously served as a Director of Oracle Consulting's Custom Development...

Director, ATDC, GA Institute of Technology

John is a serial entrepreneur who was part of four startups. A tech startup veteran with broad experience in data and wireless voice technologies, John was co-founder and chief technology officer of...

Senior Director of Development, CARE.

Nafis Islam is the Senior Director of Development, CARE. He is a visionary who is passionate and an expert in partnership building, corporate planning, proposal writing, project management, and data analytics...
Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss worked with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, under the Obama administration, to define national Big Data policies and priority goals within the NITRD inter-agency Big Data Senior Steering group.

Founder and Chairperson, Aastha Trust.

Shoma Zahid is the Founder and Chairperson of the Aastha Trust, a non-profit group devoted to providing food, housing, and education to youth, senior citizens, and people with disabilities...

Technology Advisor – ATDC

Nakia Melecio is the Technology Advisor, ATDC, that assists researchers in Biotechnology, Energy, Defense, Military Technology, Education, Government Technology, and Aerospace in commercializing their technology. He further supports...
Ryan Shepard is Associate Vice President of U.S. Programs and Policy for CARE USA and founding Executive Director of the CARE Atlanta Global Innovation Hub. Ryan was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He’s a graduate of

Managing Partner, Space Partnership International (SPI).

With over 40 years of corporate experience, Shafiq Ahmad Chaudhuri is now the Managing Partner at Space Partnership International (SPI), that is responsible for markets worldwide and is currently focused on the Asian growth markets...

Professor, University of Dhaka

Dr. Asha Islam Nayeem is a Professor, for the last 30 years, at the Department of History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her area of research interest is Gender and History. She currently serves as the General Secretary of the International Federation...

Personal Injury Attorney, The Fitzpatrick Firm, LLC.

Nathan Fitzpatrick is a founding member of The Fitzpatrick Firm, LLC and leads a team of attorneys who are highly experienced and devoted in defending and protecting their clients' rights. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, He has...

Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Rabi Alam, MD is a board certified, Internal Medicine Specialist working in Glendale, California. He is a Senior Partner at Optum- UnitedHealth group, Vice chairman of IRB (Institutional Review Board), Adventist Health Glendale, California...

Associate Professor of Women's & Gender Studies, University of Massachusetts.

Elora Halim Chowdhury is an Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her teaching and research interests include transnational feminisms, gender and development, violence and human rights advocacy in South Asia...

CEO, YZR.

Sebastien Garcin is the CEO of YZR, focused on developing an AI solution to measure marketing and promotional performance. He was the former Chief Marketing and Data Officer of L'Oréal, France. He was in charge of the company's...

Head of Data & Analytics, Groupe ADP.

Siddharta Chatterjee is the Head of Data & Analytics of Groupe ADP, and is in charge of customer intelligence, data management and science applied to different business units such as Travel Retail, Aviation Marketing and airport digital transformation...

Vice President, Alladapt Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

Dr. Nusrat Rabbee serves as the Vice President, Alladapt Immunotherapeutics, Inc. She has 35 years of experience as an accomplished, proven leader of data science in pharma/biotech, as well as an expert in applying advanced analytics...

Director of Logistics and Warehousing, Velocity Snack Brands.

Zoi Tikou is currently the Director of Logistics and Warehousing at Velocity Snack Brands, and is responsible for planning and managing logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services. Zoi has an extensive expertise in Supply Chain...
Monica Modi Khant is the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence (API-GBV). As an experienced trainer and national speaker, she shares her expertise on gender-based violence, immigration law, and the intersection of immigrant rights, human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and asylum. With over two
Pascal Van Hentenryck is the A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Associate Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Jim Bates has forty years of service to his Country in the United States Marine Corps, as a San Diego City Councilman, as the youngest Chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and as a member of the United States House of Representatives. In Congress he was cited by Congressional Quarterly as an "Outstanding Freshman Congressman."