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Advisory

Below you’ll find the wonderful supporters and advisors that have helped make our mission a reality.

Dawn Nakagawa Director of Advisory Board, Executive Director, Berggruen Institute

Superstar, early investor in Blueprints and strategic advisor from the very start / Executive Vice President – The Berggruen Institute / Chief Operating Officer – Berggruen Holdings / Executive Vice President – Pacific Council on Intl. Policy

Lord Hastings KPMG, Global Head of Citizenship Chaired the steering committee for our Financial Times Global

Impact Summit, arranged pro-bono support from KPMG / BBC’s first Head of Corporate Social Responsibility / World Economic Forum: Sustainable Dev. Committee / Awarded the honour of an independent peerage to the House of Lords by Her Majesty The Queen / UNICEF award: effecting solutions for Africa’s children’

Natalia Olson-Urtrecho Strategic Advisor, The Disruptive Factory

Regional Administrator for U.S. Small Business Administration, served as Presidential Appointee from 2012-2017 / Overseeing more than $34.2 billion in federal government contracts for goods and services purchased from local entrepreneurs/ CFO of Good Causes Corporation

George Weiss Chairman of Say Yes to Education, funder of Blueprints.org

George Weiss is a globally regarded philanthropist and investor, in 2017 he granted $100,000 to Blueprints.org / President of George Weiss Associates, Inc. and CEO of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers / Mr. Weiss also serves as chairman of Say Yes To Education

Cynthia A. Philipps PhD – Strategic Advisor, CEO, The Disruptive Factory

Cynthia is an economist/agricultural economist as well as a business consultant to for-profit and social enterprises with over 20 years of experience / Phillips is the architect of Passport2GoodTM and serves as a managing partner at Good Causes Corp

Richard Attias Collaborator, FT Global Summit

Producer of the World Economic Forum from 1995-2008 / The world’s top community builder for the “thinking elite” / Activating global networks of thought leaders / Founder and chairman of The New York Forum Institute Chairman of Publicis Live in 2007

Ernesto Sirolli

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli Sirolli Institute, Indigenous Partner

One of the world' s leading consultants on the topic of economic development, began in Africa in 1971/No1 TED talk on Sustainable Economic Development/Sirolli Institute, a social enterprise that teaches civic leaders to capture the passion energy and imagination of their own citizens.

Justin Albert Director of National Trust, Wales

Visionary leader with 25 years international experience in managing not-for-profit, charity and specialist media operations. He has had a highly successful track record of leading effective change programs, financial turn around, staff coaching and working with UK and international governments.

Joel Bernstein Investor, Legal Advisor

Early investor in Blueprints and trusted advisor / Partner McDermott Will & Emery / Structuring and restructuring of corporations, emphasis on control, finance and capital formation / Public finance of hospital revenue bonds, major commercial lending transactions, and matters before SEC

Josphat Mwaura CEO, KPMG East Africa

Overseeing Blueprints.org plan to transition a region from poverty to prosperity in East Africa / Member of the KPMG Africa senior leadership. 30 years of experience in the East African region / Remarked – “Blueprints model is an end to the tears and misery, an equitable share for our people.”

Jonathan Perelman Head of Digital Ventures, ICM

Former Vice President of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures / Former Global Lead for Industry Relations at Google Guided the growth of digital businesses his entire career

John Coast Sullenger Advisory Board

MD, GAIA Capital, CH Corporate affairs / Renowned author and commentator on natural resources and agriculture, 20 years in sectors / Portfolio manager of the GAIA World Agri Fund