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Global Advisory Board




Cherrie Atilano
Bio
Jose Ma. "Joey" Concepcion 
Bio 
Dr. William D. Dar
Bio



Jean-Marc Debricon
Bio
James Flanagan
Bio
Joshua Gilbert
Bio



Durrie Hassan
Bio
Kal Joffres
Bio
Carine Kiala
Bio




Indradi Soemardjan 
Bio 


Cherrie De Erit Atilano 
President and Founding Farmer, AGREA 
Chairman and Executive Director, LEAF 
Philippines

Cherrie Atilano is the founder and CEO of AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc., an agro-social enterprise that aims to help eradicate poverty for farming and fishing families in order to alleviate the effects of climate change and establish food security in the Philippines. AGREA has been mobilizing communities, businesses, academia, local and national governments, and international partners to bring an “Ecology of Dignity” to farming and fishing communities in the island of Marinduque. Previously, Atilano worked as a consultant with the Department of Agrarian Reform in the Philippines and helped to create agri-livelihood programs for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries. She worked for 7 years in Gawad Kalinga for the National Food Sufficiency Program called Bayan-Anihan and the development of the Enchanted Farm. Atilano is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Advisory Board Committee Member. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur in 2017, The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service Award in 2016, Global Young Laureate 2014 and Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines in 2007, among others. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture from Visayas State University.

Joey Concepcion

Jose Ma. "Joey" Concepcion
Founder, GoNegosyo
Chairman, ASEAN BAC Philippines
Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship 
Philippines

Jose Ma. Concepcion III has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of RFM Corp., since 1989. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Philippine Townships, Inc. In 2016, he was appointed by the President of the Philippines as Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship, a position which he also previously held in 2005 until 2010. He also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of RFM Insurance Brokers Inc. and Rizal Lighterage Corporation. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President at RFM Equities, Inc., Cabuyao Logistics & Industrial Center, Inc., Interbake Commissary Corporation, Filipinas Water Bottling Co., Inc., and Invest Asia Corporation. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Philippine Townships, Inc. He also serves as the Chairman of Unilever RFM Ice Cream, Inc., and Integral Global Low-Temperature Phils. He serves as Co-Chairman of Integrated Global Low-Temperature, (IGLO) Philippines, Inc. He has been an Executive Director of RFM Corp., since October 30, 1986. He has been a Non Executive Director of Concepcion Industrial Corporation., since July 05, 2013. He is also a director of Concepcion Industries Inc. He served as Director at Swift Foods Inc. until November 2004. He was an awardee of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) in 1995 and Time Global 100 List of Young Leaders for the New Millennium in 1994. He is also associated with major business and industry and various socio-civic associations that includes the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship. He holds Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Araneta University and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from De La Salle University.

William Dar

Dr. William D. Dar
President, InangLupa Movement
Former Executive Director, ICRISAT
Philippines

Dr. William D. Dar is a champion of the poor especially the small farmers and fisherfolks. He is the President of the InangLupa Movement and in his 15 years of outstanding achievements as Director General of ICRISAT, he championed and institutionalized an overarching strategy called Inclusive Market-Oriented Development (IMOD), in which the farmers become active participants for their own welfare. While at ICRISAT, he was elected Chair of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in 2007- 2009 with sterling performance, and was an active member of the UN Millennium Task Force on Hunger in 2004-2006. He champions agripreneurship and encourages the youth to become farmer entrepreneurs. Dr. Dar obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education form the Mountain State Agricultural College (MSAC), now BSU, in 1973; Master of Science in Agronomy from MSAC in 1976, and Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos in 1980. Cognizant of his leadership and laurels, he was awarded eight doctorate honoris causa by various higher educational institutions in the country.

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Jean-Marc Debricon
Founder, Green Shoots Foundation
General Manager, Alterfin
France, UK and Belgium

Jean-Marc Debricon has been involved in a number of non-profit organizations active in the developing world. Since 2015, he is the General Manager of Alterfin Cvba, a Belgium-based financial cooperative supporting sustainable development through microfinance, sustainable agriculture and other environmental impacting investments. Alterfin is active in 37 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America and in the course of 2017 disbursed approx. EUR50 millions benefiting just under 120,000 families.

In 2010, he founded Green Shoots Foundation, a charity registered in the UK and the US and implementing sustainable development programs in Asia and Africa. In 2011, he co-founded Children of the Mekong, the UK branch of “Enfants du Mekong” a French NGO supporting children and poor communities across Southeast Asia. He was a trustee of the Research, Education, Direction (RED) Foundation, a UK charity providing long term medical assistance and training for medical staff treating AIDS patients in Asia and Eastern Europe. Prior to that, he was an investment banker for 16 years. From 1993 to 2001, he was a Funding Officer and Portfolio Manager for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

From 2001 to 2009, he served as a Managing Director in the global financial markets division of Rabobank International. At Rabobank, he was European Head for Equity and Fund Derivatives, responsible for a portfolio in excess of €5 billion, a budget of €100 million and a team of 40 people.

James Flanagan

James Flanagan
Executive Director, Strategic Commons
China

James Flanagan graduated from McGill University. He develops media brands in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, helping them reach millions of audiences throughout Asia. He works closely with Yang Lan on the development of her brands. He also heads up the development of TEDxBeijing to create creative community events in Beijing that reach tens of thousands of audiences. Additionally, he is also on the board of a technology-based NGO that is changing the way education is funded in China.

Joshua Gilbert

Joshua Gilbert
Manager, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting
Australia

Josh is a Worimi man who uses Indigenous wisdom and values, alongside his environmental and agricultural knowledge to shape modern society. Professionally, Josh works as a Manager with PwC’s Indigenous Consulting. Outside of this formal work, Josh is a tireless advocate, creating change in the Indigenous, agricultural and environmental fields. For his advocacy, he has recently been recognised as the Australian Geographic Young Conservationist of the Year, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s Young Sustainability Champion and the Foundation for Young Australians’ Local Legend Award. Josh is previously the Chair of the NSW Young Farmers and led the NSW Young Farmers’ Council in moving one of the first international agricultural climate change motions at the NSW Farmers Annual Conference in 2015. The motion gained the attraction of Al Gore, who asked Josh to be a part of his Climate Reality Project. Josh’s Climate Reality Project video, entitled ‘Australia’s Young Green Farmers’, was viewed in over 75 countries and by over 100 million people. In recognition of his work, Josh was named in Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 as one of the top 25 most influential people in Australia, recognised as one of Australia’s prominent social entrepreneurs in the food and climate change space and was part of the Foundation of Young Australian’s Young Social Pioneer Program. Through his work, Josh is emerging as a new voice for the future of Australia. He is creating change by breaking the stereotypes that currently exist and using Indigenous storylines, song lines and a strength-based narrative to bring people to new understandings of the value of the environment and agriculture, and therefore create meaningful change.

Durrie Hassan

Durrie Hassan
Executive Director, Carlston Mansfield
Hong Kong

Durrie Hassan is Executive Director with Visible Mission, an Asia-focused venture philanthropy and impact investment division for a family office. He is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, Vice President of UBS 20/20 Social Impact Leaders group and a Governing Board member for Mongolia Needs You, a social enterprise focused on education. After graduating with a BSc in Business Management from the University of Surrey, Durrie has also completed Harvard Business School's HBX Credential of Readiness program.

Kal Joffres

Kal Joffres
CEO and Founder, Tandemic
Malaysia and Canada

Kal is the CEO and co-founder of Tandemic, an innovation firm based in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Tandemic focuses on applying new approaches to addressing business and social challenges ranging from preventing diabetes to improving the quality of education. Through his work, Kal has served clients and partners such as UNICEF, UNDP, Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Novo Nordisk, and Sime Darby. He also teaches design thinking for international teams at Stanford’s school. Kal is the key architect and facilitator behind Makeweekend, the Southeast Asian region’s largest series of makeathons. He has nearly a decade of experience running collaborative, open innovation programmes with both technical and non-technical communities. He is the author of the Design Thinking Toolkit, the Social Business Model Canvas, a tool used in 80 countries and taught at universities including Oxford and UC San Diego, and the Policy Canvas, a tool and an approach for “reverse engineering” government policies in government-to-government knowledge exchanges. For his social impact work, he has been recognized as part of the Purpose Economy Asia 100, 100’s Asia leading social innovators. Kal formerly worked in management consulting, investment, and guided clients in innovation and business strategy. He has experience working across Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

Carine Kiala

Carine Kiala
Associate - Angola
The Boston Consulting Group
South Africa

Carine Kiala is an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Angola. She holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, with a specialty in African Politics and International Political Economy, and remains an Associate Researcher in the Department of Political Sciences. She has authored a wide range of publications across genres, including the critical paperback "The Politics of Trade in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU): prospect of a SACU-China free trade agreement", as well as a series of the coffee table books, the latest being "Discover Angola | Descobrir Angola" in 2016. She launched her career in academia, where she dedicated herself to studying Africa-China relations. Carine previously worked as a senior analyst at the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) in South Africa and consulted for Angola's Centre for Strategic Studies (Centro deEstudos Estrategicos de Angola - CEEA), after which she pursued a career in foreign affairs as Secretary (Economic) at the Consulate General of the Republic of Angola in Hong Kong SAR. Carine is a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Also a member of the African Leadership Network, she is passionate and committed to Africa's socio-economic transformation and empowers decision makers with the intelligence necessary for more efficient and responsible policy development. In her spare time, she enjoys collaborating with progressive thinkers, participating in youth outreach and spending quality time in the good company of family and friends.

Indradi Soemardjan

Indradi Soemardjan
Director, Anapana Pte. Ltd.
Singapore and Indonesia

Indradi "Indi" Soemardjan is an active and well-connected entrepreneur in the ASEAN and New Zealand business communities who cultivates sustainable business development and trade opportunities, and understands business growth potential in the ASEAN region. Indi is one of seven Indonesians who have been awarded the New Zealand ASEAN 40th Anniversary Awards in 2015 for contributing to New Zealand's deepening relationship with ASEAN, notably through the ASEAN Young Business Leaders Initiatives. He also has participated in the "2nd Indonesia - New Zealand 15 + 15 Dialogue" which is one of the most important Track Two diplomacy paths organized by the Habibie Center in Jakarta. His company, Anapana Pte Ltd, is a Singapore-based company that is operating farm-to-cup coffee business between Indonesia and Singapore under its own brands of Javanero (for specialy green beans) and SOMA coffee (for retail F&B outlets serving its own sustainable coffee). In this effort, Anapana is collabortaing with the Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia ("SCOPI"), which is an Indonesian-based multi-stakeholder non profit organization supported by IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative and the Global Coffee Platform and is dedicated to promote supply chain traceability system, economic viability for farmers, environmental conservation, and social responsibility across the value chain from farmer to consumer.

Photo Credits:
Jose Ma. Concepcion- http://josiahgo.com
Dr. William Dar- http://dgoffice.icrisat.ac.in
Jean-Marc Debricon- http://www.valere-capital.com
James Flanagan- Global Shapers, Beijing II Hub