Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
Venture Philanthropy in Practice - Mumbai Nehru Centre Ground Floor Dr Annie Besant Road Worli, Mumbai 10 October 2011 Seminar (4.00 pm – 6.00 pm) – Hall of Harmony Reception (6.30 pm – 8.30 pm) – West Terrace, Jade Garden Today’s reception is generously sponsored by
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Program 3.30 pm
Welcome & Introduction Simon Chadwick Chief Executive Officer Asian Venture Philanthropy Network What is Venture Philanthropy? Rob John Senior Advisor Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Introduction to New Profit Inc Shruti Sehra Partner New Profit Inc Introduction to Impetus Trust Nat Sloane Co-founder and Vice-chair Impetus Trust
Program (continued) 5.10 pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A Panellists: Aditi Thorat Chief Operating Officer EdelGive Foundation Anuradha Bhavnani Regional Director Shell Foundation Vineet Rai Founder and Chief Executive Officer Aavishkaar Nat Sloane Co-founder and Vice-chair Impetus Trust Shruti Sehra Partner New Profit Inc Moderated by: Rob John Senior Advisor Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
End of seminar and invitation to reception
Speaker Biographies (alphabetical) Anuradha Bhavnani Regional Director Shell Foundation
Anuradha is a Regional Director at the Shell Foundation, where she has been since 2005. Anuradhaâ€™s focus has been to build and nurture innovative entrepreneurial partnerships. Her role at Shell Foundation has been to build enterprise-based solutions to poverty related issues. She has also has been an advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation on their Asian Climate Change and Resilience Program Network. She is currently also the Chairperson on the Board of CottonConnect South Asia. Ms. Bhavnani has worked with leading global multinationals across more than 12 countries with assignments in marketing, brand and product development. She is a post graduate in Business Administration. Her role to build strategic business models across various programs has been key to take programs to scale. The focus is to create sustainable and scalable programs. Her approach to sustainability is grounded in an understanding of business drivers and in particular the need to deliver financial performance for the enterprises along with social and environmental impacts. For this reason, it is important to work in partnership with other stakeholders and build strategic partnerships.
Simon Chadwick Chief Executive Officer Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
Simon is Chief Executive Officer at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN). He was previously a partner at a global private equity fund placement group and founded his own private equity advisory firm. Before that he worked for the Schroder Group for 12 years in a range of marketing, business development and management roles. He worked on a pro bono basis at Impetus Trust in 2005 where he supported the fund raising and business development of this pioneering, London-based venture philanthropy fund. He has previously lived and worked in Asia for 8 years. He has an MBA from IMD, an MA from SOAS (University of London) and an MA from Oxford University.
Rob John Senior Advisor Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
Rob is a UK-based consultant specialising in venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 â€“ 2010 he was a visiting fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, Oxford University and principal advisor to EVPA. Rob spent 15 years in international development, managing humanitarian, refugee and microcredit programmes throughout Africa and Asia. After directing a small Oxford-based venture philanthropy fund he became an independent consultant in 2004, and has since written widely on the growth of new philanthropies in Europe. He is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy at NUS Business School, Singapore.
Vineet Rai Founder and Chief Executive Officer Aavishkaar
Vineet has over 17 years of experience in leading innovative interventions in development sector and brings unique understanding of Enterprises based development approach through his pioneering interventions in Venture Capital, Micro Enterprises and Microfinance Investments and social investment banking. Vineet founded Aavishkaar, the fund advisory company providing advisory support to Aavishkaar I & II Rural investment funds as well as AavishkaarGoodwell I & II Microfinance focused funds. Vineet is the Co-founder and Chairman of Intellecap Group of companies, that is leveraging knowledge to channel social capital to deserving social or rural entrepreneurs through pioneering initiative in Social Investment Banking, Social Advisory, Technology and unique financing and incubation mechanisms. He also chairs the board of Intellecash Microfinance Network Company, a subsidiary of Intellecap. Vineet has received numerous awards including the G-20 SME Finance Award, UNDP-IBLF World Business Award on behalf of Aavishkaar. He has also received the Ashoka Fellowship and Honorary Membership of XLRI Alumni Association.
Shruti Sehra Partner New Profit Inc.
As a Partner at New Profit, Shruti leads critical elements of portfolio management for the core New Profit Fund, including ensuring organizations are receiving the support and resources they need both from New Profit and from the Monitor Group through pro-bono strategic engagements. She also leads efforts to measure, evaluate, and report aggregate and organization-specific performance. In addition to her internal management responsibilities, Shruti serves as a portfolio manager for Stand for Children and BUILD, supporting their efforts to create and execute against aggressive plans to accelerate their impact. Shruti joined New Profit in 2006 after finishing a joint MBA/MPA. Prior to graduate school, she managed a campaign for State Assembly in California while starting up a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping critically ill workers. Before that, she spent seven years working in the private sector, initially as an engineer at Honeywell, an aerospace engine manufacturer, and later in a series of quality management positions at Howmet Castings, an aerospace casting manufacturer, and Jabil Circuit, an electronics manufacturing services company. Shruti holds an SB in Chemistry from MIT, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.
Nat Sloane Co-founder and Vice-chair Impetus Trust
Nat Sloane is the co-founder of Impetus Trust, the pioneer of venture philanthropy in the UK. A successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, management consultant and social investor, he brings a wealth of experience to the role. Prior to Impetus, Nat was a partner in Accenture, where he also chaired their UK charitable foundation, and was vice chairman of Crime Concern. He is currently the England Committee Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, an independent member of the Bridges Social Enterprise Fund investment Committee and a member of the Social Finance Social Impact Advisory Board. Nat has established three private businesses in the UK and the US.
Aditi Thorat Chief Operating Officer EdelGive Foundation
As Chief Operating Officer of EdelGive Foundation since it was formally set up in 2008, Aditi Thorat manages the Foundationâ€™s portfolio of high impact non-profits, while focusing on leveraging the skills of Edelweiss employees for their benefit. She works with the team on co-funding deals in collaboration with other Foundations and corporate organizations. Some of the key roles Aditi held previously were Officer on Special Duty to the former Chief Minister of Rajasthan, focusing on stimulating partnerships between government departments and local, national and international NGOs and Program Manager at SPARC, one of the largest Indian NGOs working on urban poverty. Aditi has a Masters from the University of Oxford and was the recipient of the Radhakrishnan-Chevening scholarship for her degree at Oxford.
About AVPN AVPNâ€™s mission is to encourage and facilitate the development of venture philanthropy across the Asia Pacific region. We envision an Asian philanthropy landscape that responds effectively to the resource needs of high-potential social purpose organizations (SPOs); a landscape where businesses, grant-makers, government funders and business schools collaborate to help SPOs deliver maximum social value. AVPN will create a network of organizations practicing and supporting venture philanthropy in the Asia Pacific region. This network will support its members through peer learning and will promote venture philanthropy to the wider community, including private equity firms, hedge funds, grant-making foundations, universities, family offices and governmentrelated institutions. Over time we intend for venture philanthropy to be a well-established and respected segment of the philanthropy industry.
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