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.
Leesa has 20 years’ experience in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and philanthropy, as well as business transformation and communications. Working with a myriad of companies ranging from FTSE500 to privately owned global businesses, Leesa has a sustained track record of delivering value – strategic planning and implementation, project development and mobilisation – integrating economic, environmental and social impacts for profitability and organisation improvement. She developed and mobilised several high profile initiatives including the Responsible Business Awards (UK) and a US$1 million Prize for Sustainability (Global). Leesa regularly authors and publishes articles in the Huff Post, Philanthropy Impact, City Philanthropy, Institute for Family Business and featured in The Economist. Leesa sits on the Advisory Board for OneSqin, is a Mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and an accredited Coach.
Ming Mimidis is a seasoned senior management advisor, project manager, and executive coach with proven success and deep experience across the technology, media, social and financial sectors in the US and UK. She has 20-year long career where she has worked at companies such as Deloitte Consulting, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse in the US; HSBC, Barclays, and BBC in the UK. Ming holds a MBA degree from the University of Oxford as well as a PRINCE2 (Practitioner Level) qualification for Project Management, and an Agile Product Owner certificate from Scrum Alliance.
Her key knowledge areas include: Business strategy development, Strategic planning and analysis, Project management, Organisational design and restructuring, Performance management, Business modelling and optimization, Stakeholder management, Coaching, training, and developing teams.
She also has experience as a Trustee on the Board of Directors in the non-profit sector. She is Mandarin bilingual and multicultural, having lived in China, US, UK and France.
Sally is Finance Manager of TSIC 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.
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.
Kyrus is the Head of Development of Social et al. Limited (TSIC franchisee in Hong Kong). He has extensive experience in organization development, operations management, volunteer management, international development, and humanitarian.
Kyrus has devoted to the 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. He is now a member of Council of the Hong Kong Red Cross. 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 appointed as a member of Human Resources Planning Commission, Youth Development Commission, Consultation Panel of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Consumer Council by the Hong Kong SAR Government.
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.
Benedetto joins TSIC network in 2018 as Managing Partner of the Milan office, with the commitment to unlock the impact-related potential of the local market. Passionate about innovation and people related issues, he has a management consulting background developed in a leading global firm, and solid experience on projects with multicultural and international stakeholders. Benedetto has previously worked and studied in India (Delhi and Ahmedabad) where he was part of a year-long Dual Degree Program.
He is board member of Cuora Consulting, a students run consultancy with chapters in Italy and Luxembourg, which provides pro-bono services to non profits and social enterprises. Benedetto holds a Master in Management and a BBA from Bocconi University (Milan), and a Post Graduate Programme in Management from IIM Ahmedabad (India).
Fabienne has been working for BNP Paribas in Paris as a Financial Manager. At the same time, she provided technical support to charities and social ventures through professional skills-based volunteering. She also supported micro-finance institutions and impact investors in developing countries to scale up their social impact and secure their financial return. She felt that she wanted to do more and changed her career to become an Impact Investment Manager in London.
She decided to launch the TSIC franchise in the Ivory Coast in order to sustain and promote the development of Small & Medium Enterprises in the region of West Africa. She truly believes that social ventures are one of the main enablers for empowering job creation in Africa and fight against poverty. Fabienne has a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Auditing from Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).
Believing that finance and investment capital can and should be a force for social good, Charles pursued his keen interest in social finance and impact investment, before joining TSIC.
Having worked in private banking and wealth management, most recently as a Senior Product Manager at an Islamic Bank in Qatar, he did a series of projects in social sector organizations in Qatar, Ukraine, Myanmar and Thailand. This included supporting two microfinance institutions as a Kiva Fellow, developing income share agreements for higher education financing while at Wedu, and working on a series of innovative digital social initiatives in the Islamic economy.
As Qatar Director and operating through YAZ Consultancy WLL, Charles channels TSIC’s expertise to benefit a broad spectrum of stakeholders, in Qatar and the region. Hailing from Malaysia, Charles and has lived and worked in Doha for over 10 years.
Charles holds a Master’s in Islamic Banking, Finance & Management from the University of Gloucestershire, a Bachelor’s in Commerce from the University of Madras, and wide range of certifications in Investments, Islamic Finance and Social Finance.
Rachel has over 25 years experience working for Senior Partners, Managers, Directors and board-level Executives, assisting with high profile clients and large corporate firms to ensure deadlines are met whilst managing extremely busy work and travel schedules.
Rachel’s experience has given her the opportunity to develop her natural instincts and abilities to help organise and support others. Gaining trust and confidence is of paramount importance to Rachel as is her reputation for being dependable and reliable, all while keeping a good sense of humour.
Auréliane completed a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and a Masters in Human Rights at University College London, where she also undertook a course on statistics and research methods at their Centre for Applied Statistics. She has strong qualitative and quantitative research skills and her research experience included, for instance, refugee rights in Germany and the Roma community in Romania.
Prior to joining TSIC, she also worked in the documentary film industry and NGO sector in Germany and for the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation in Tunisia, with a specific focus on women’s empowerment as well as refugee rights. With a strong interest in the ethics of technology and how it can be used for social innovation, she is currently expanding her knowledge in web development.
Originally from Switzerland, Aureliane has lived in four countries. She is fluent in French, English, German, and is currently learning Arabic.