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.
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.
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.
Kyrus is the Head of Development of Social et al. Limited (TSIC franchisee in Hong Kong). He has extensive experience in operations management, volunteer management, international development, and humanitarian.
Kyrus has devoted to humanitarian movement for more than 15 years. He has worked on organization development for IFRC East Asia office previously, and still being an active volunteer leader in Hong Kong Red Cross. He was elected as East Asia representative in the Asia Pacific Youth Network of the IFRC from 2009 to 2014. Besides humanitarian, he has also worked for a leading workspace and community for start-ups, so he knows well how to integrate the new start-up elements into traditional business. Furthermore, Kyrus is one of the members of the Commission on Youth of the Hong Kong SAR Government since 2012.
Kyrus has a Bachelor degree in Information Management from the University of Hong Kong.
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.
Kalm is graduate in History from the University of Oxford and former Investment Banker for Rothschild & Co the Global Financial Advisory division. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, he is dedicated to empowering diverse communities; focusing on improvement of public services, learning and development, and economic participation. He has lead research teams in the UK and Ghana for the Common Wealth Youth Council (CYC) and the Department for International Development (DFID), assessing provisions for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to improve access to education, work, social welfare and civic rights.
He has contributed to a report for the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, and is on the Advisory Board for Sponsors of Equal Opportunity (SEO) London; developing a for-profit arm to increase the charities long term financial sustainability. As a Senior Director of Oxford University’s African & Caribbean Society (ACS), and Independent Advisor to Oxford University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office (OUA), he also advises on institutional diversity and widening participation strategy.
What excites me about TSIC: The opportunity to combine my corporate training and business knowledge with my passion for social impact and equality.
What gets me up in the morning: My one year old daughter – literally – there is no better alarm clock than a ‘singing’ (screaming) toddler encouraging you to rise from your slumber.
Ask me about: Social mobility and diversity, public private partnerships, and the best way to get play-doh out of the carpet.
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.