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Adam Jagelewski

Adam Jagelewski

Director of MaRS – Centre for Impact Investing

Adam leads the social investment projects of the Centre for Impact Investing, a knowledge centre established in collaboration with Canadian Universities and, entities from the private and the public sector, focused on innovation and social investment in several areas. He is co-author of the first technical guides for social impact bonds, targeted to social organisations, social investors and the public sector. As a member of the Canadian Taskforce on Social Finance, he integrated the team that developed the industry’s report of reference “Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good”.

Jessica Joseph

Jessica Joseph

International Director of the Rockefeller Foundation

At the Rockefeller, where she works since 2010, Jessica is responsible for the Foundation’s social investments. Worked at Young Foundation in the UK, with a focus in research and the incubation projects of social businesses. She has a long experience in the Education sector, having led several educational institutions in New York, where she implemented innovative models adapted to vulnerable populations. Masters Degree in Organizational and Social Psychology from Columbia University and a degree in Public Policy from Brown University.

Henry Wigan

Henry Wigan

Co-Founder and Director of Investment at Mustard Seed

Co-Founder and Director of Investment at Mustard Seed. Director and Portfolio Manager at BlackRock (London) for 6 years. Started his career with Goldman Sachs in the firm’s internal hedge fund. Henry is a Goldman Sachs Global Leader, an academic scholarship awarded by Goldman Sachs and the Institute of International Education centred on social entrepreneurship. First Class Honours degree from London School of Economics, in Economics and Economic History, in 2003.

Jane Newman

Jane Newman

International Director at Social Finance UK

Leads the international work of Social Finance UK in the development of aninternational network of organisations operating in the social investment sector. Previously, Jane has worked at The Social Investment Business, where she was a Director of Governance. Before entering the social investment sector, she was a Senior Partner and Executive Director of Simmons & Simmons in Germany and China.

João Trigo da Roza

João Trigo da Roza

President of the Portuguese Association of Business Angels

Founded the Portuguese Business Angels Association, where he currently is the President. He has been a member of the Board of EBAN – European Business Angel Network. João leads the Brains2Market, which has a portfolio of early stage projects located in Portugal and Brazil. As a business consultant, he has been a manager at McKinsey & Company, Country Manager at AT Kearney in Portugal, and Managing Partner of the Lisbon office of Europraxis Consulting.

Marc Ventresca

Marc Ventresca

Professor at the University of Oxford - Said Business School

An economist and sociologist with expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship, governance, innovation and strategy. His research focus is on the creation of markets through seeking to understand the role of different actors. Mark has published articles in various scientific publications. He is an Associate Professor in the initiative “10,000 women entrepreneurs” promoted by Goldman Sachs. He is a member of the Global Council for Entrepreneurship of the World Economic Forum.

Carla Antunes da Silva

Carla Antunes da Silva

General Director and Head of the European Banks Team at Credit Suisse.

General Director and Head of the European Banks Team in Credit Suisse. Carla has over 15 years of experience in banking; worked at JP Morgan, as an Associate Director of Research and as an analyst for the banking sector in the UK. Started her career at Deutsche Bank in 1996, focusing on the Iberian banking sector. She has consistently been recognized as one of the best market analysts by several institutions. MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and MSc in Management from the London School of Economics.