Bonnie joined TSIC as a Consultant after completing her Master in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she has always been interested in how businesses can become engines of social change. She gained valuable insights on cross-sector collaboration through her diverse working experiences, ranging from big corporations like HSBC, to international NGOs like Amnesty International and Equality Now, to the government. She is a social entrepreneur herself and started an award-winning non-profit social enterprise which aims to empower marginalised women through photography. She is also the Coordinator of Women in Social Finance, a London-based private community of mid- and senior-level women working in the fields of social finance and impact investing, and has an ILM Development Award in Social Return on Investment (SROI).
She was recently awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur in Europe, the Hong Kong Youth Service Award and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Apart from London, she has lived and worked in Germany, Denmark, the United States, Singapore and Pakistan.
Nicola joined TSIC as Senior Consultant in 2017. Her background is in management consultancy and she was previously part of the Strategy and Operations practice at Deloitte, with a focus on designing sustainable operating models in the public and private sectors. She is a graduate of Oxford University and is partway through her studies to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Nicola’s voluntary experience includes supporting a start-up social enterprise working with vulnerable women and hosting a community dinner for rough sleepers in London.
Richard is the director and founder of Social et al. Limited, a boutique consulting firm specialised in social innovation, which takes up the TSIC Franchise in Hong Kong. Before starting his own venture, Richard was the Deputy Head of HKCSS-HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC), a resource centre under the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) to advance social entrepreneurship and mobilize social innovation. Prior to joining HKCSS, Richard worked in WebOrganic as Senior Manager of Marketing specialising in digital inclusion; Microsoft Hong Kong as Community Affairs Program Specialist.
Richard is an MBA graduate of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an alumnus of London Business School. He received his Bachelor degree in Communication and Media Management, and was being awarded the University Medal from the University of South Australia.
Sally is Finance Manager of TSIC UK and has worked as an accountant in the charity sector for over ten years, prior to TSIC she worked for Women Living Under Muslim Laws, The Foundling Museum and Parenting UK. She is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and started her career at KPMG in 1977. She currently works for TSIC on a part-time basis.
Sam became interested in social enterprise after completing a Masters in International Development at Utrecht University, during which time he spent 4 months in Cambodia researching the intersection between NGOs and social enterprises. Prior to this he participated in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch graduate scheme as a risk analyst, then spent 4 years working as a research analyst for Cazenove Capital Management and Schroders Investment Management. He holds a BSc in Economics from Warwick University and is a CFA charterholder. His combined financial expertise and insights into social enterprises led him to join TSIC in November 2016.
Federica likes to define herself as a business head with a social heart. She became interested in an impact-focused career after volunteering with several NGOs on humanitarian projects in East Africa and she will take on TSIC franchise in Italy. Federica has previously worked on Social Policy with UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office in Kenya and as a Project Manager at the Allianz Foundation in Italy. She brings to TSIC valuable international experience, combined with a strong dedication to social issues and commitment to help businesses and social purpose organisations address critical challenges and pursue greater good.
Federica has a Master’s Degree in Economic and Social Sciences and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.
Leslie Li is a Masters in Management 2017 candidate at London Business School. She is a keen promoter of gender equality, a freelance designer, and an award-winning violinist. Prior to her Master’s studies, she majored in Political Science at National Taiwan University and did a one-year exchange at London School of Economics during which she focused on Social Policy and Gender Studies. She has done an internship in a Singaporean financial consulting firm and worked part-time for a year at the leading branding consulting firm in Taiwan. She is also a social entrepreneur who has founded two startups that focus on the education sector.
Prior to working for TSIC, Jessica conducted research into women’s empowerment through the media in the Middle East for the Womanity Foundation, an international organisation that promotes gender parity through its programmes around the world. She has also done freelance translation work for the BBC, working on BBC Newsnight on a sensitive story regarding the criminal trial of a Syrian refugee. She holds a BA in Arabic and French from Oxford University.
She has extensive frontline voluntary experience, both in the Middle East and in the UK, with a focus on Syrian refugees, youth empowerment and interfaith dialogues. She spent a year in Israel and the West Bank on an educational programme, learning about the history of the region, receiving leadership training and volunteering on a kibbutz, or socialist farm. She maintains her academic interest in the Middle East through working as a freelance contributor to the Development in Action (DiA) forum.
Belinda has a holistic perspective on marketing and communications from her experience working in top-tier media, PR and advertising agencies like Mindshare & Ogilvy as well as managing in-house marketing teams. She has worked at an international level with brands like Unilever, HSBC and WWF as well as at a grassroots level devising and implementing award winning campaigns for UK arts, culture and entertainment brands. Belinda holds an Masters in Digital Marketing & Communications. Bringing her expertise from the corporate world to the social enterprise sector, she has consulted for social impact entrepreneurs in the UK and Brazil on income generation, sponsorship & marketing strategy.
Laura brings over ten years of experience in the NGO and non-profit sector working with organisations and social enterprises on their growth and development. Laura successfully developed and implemented the US fundraising and development, international branding, and growth strategy of the UK NGO, Christian Aid and its US partner, InspirAction. Prior to that she worked in fundraising and strategic development for women’s rights, environmental and community development organisations in London, New York and Chicago. Laura has a Master’s Degree in Non-profit Management from The New School in New York, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Iowa. Laura lives in East London.
Kalin is currently a Masters candidate in Health Policy, Planning and Financing at the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her background is in programming and business development for health equity. Since completing her undergraduate degree at UCLA, Kalin has been fortunate to work in a wide scope of contexts, in areas all around the globe. Her previous work includes positions in rural Illinois as a Public Health Associate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focusing on chronic disease and maternal and child health, and in Malaysia providing mental health service access to refugees. Most recently she worked in Lusaka as a Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Officer for Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia’s sexual and reproductive health programming portfolio.
Claire joined TSIC in 2010, following a Masters at the School of Oriental and African Studies, to work with our charity clients. Prior to TSIC, Claire worked with Restless Development focusing on HIV/AIDs awareness and life skills in rural Tanzania, as well as a British charity helping to improve the skills of long-term unemployed people. Claire has an MA in African Government and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a BA in Classical Studies. She is conversational in Swahili.
Dami joined TSIC in 2017 after working with charities with a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) focus. He was responsible for a number of successful grants supporting projects focused on developing leadership programmes, offering skills and redemptive training to people with criminal records and breaking down barriers between people in the community and the police in Trident boroughs. Dami has consulted for youth-focused groups and supported organisations making the transition to becoming recognised charitable organisations as well as being responsible for the formation and delivery of programmes. Prior to this, Dami worked with organisations in the finance and online betting industry in addition to writing roles for international publications including an African media-tech platform. Dami has a Master’s Degree in Finance and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and History from The University of Bristol.
Maha has a background working in the humanitarian sector with international NGOs helping Syrian refugees in various sectors across Lebanon. She has worked on projects in governance and conflict resolution, health, education, food security, nutrition, and shelter. She is experienced in monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, and designing and developing project research tools. She is very interested in social change and maximising social impact and will be taking on TSIC franchise in Dubai. Maha has a Master’s degree in International Health from the University of Leeds in the UK, where she carried out her final qualitative research project in Jordan.
Jake Hayman co-founded the firm following four years working in New York with the foundation arm of the social-purpose business Peaceworks. Jake speaks regularly on panels and at conferences on the future of philanthropy, corporate community engagement and social enterprise. In 2014, he was voted one of London’s ‘Most Influential People’ and worked in 2015 as an e-tutor for the University of Cambridge on their Masters in Sustainability. Jake also co-founded the award-winning social enterprise, Future First, which builds alumni networks for over 10% of UK state schools and is expanding globally thanks to support from the Open Society Foundations.
Adee Telem specialises in building smart alliances between the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She previously served as West Coast Director for the OneVoice Movement, helping to double its funding over 18 months. Adee has a passion for leveraging technology and business for social impact, having worked with leading organisations like Google, YouTube, Sony, the Young President’s Organisation and the Skoll Foundation. Adee has been named one of 65 American-Jewish Leaders by the Center for Leadership Initiatives and has been selected as one of 25 Emerging Leaders in Conflict Resolution by the U.S. Department of State and the Washington-Ireland Program.