SEMBA Council of Mentors
Our Council of Mentors is made of experienced individuals that work in a wide range of non-profit and profit organizations that have something in common: A long history of commitment to sustainability and international development. The members of the Council will play an important role in arranging and hosting practicums, and in advising the Director on curricular issues particularly on the international front. We are grateful for their help and support to make SEMBA one of the best programs in the world.
Jailan Adly is the Director of MBAs Without Borders (MWB) at PYXERA Global where she is responsible for the overall design and implementation of the program. In addition, she manages various International Corporate Volunteer programs for clients such as IBM, FedEx, John Deere, Medtronic, and Novartis in Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa, Tunisia, and India. Ms. Adly also serves as CDS' lead tourism expert on various projects.
Prior to joining CDS, Ms. Adly was the Deputy Director of Rising Sun Energy Center a workforce development non-profit in California and has extensive experience creating, facilitating, and managing workforce and leadership training programs. Ms. Adly has worked on sustainable tourism projects in Jamaica, Lebanon, Egypt, and Morocco through her work with Solimar International, Environmental Quality International, and the George Washington University respectively. Ms. Adly received a Masters degree in Tourism Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University.
Glenn Blumhorst is President of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), a national membership organization for individuals influenced by the Peace Corps experience, whose mission is "to connect and champion Peace Corps community members in 'bringing the world home.'" Glenn is a senior corporate executive and international development professional with expertise in non-profit organization leadership and community development. He has over 25 years of work experience in more than 30 countries. Prior to joining the NPCA, he enjoyed an illustrious 18-year career with ACDI/VOCA, most recently leading the establishment and successful growth of ACDI/VOCA's worldwide community development practice area as Managing Director, and also serving as Chief of Party on USAID-funded programs throughout South America. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer (1988-1991) and Agricultural Missionary (1991-1994) in Guatemala. Glenn holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a published photographer and licensed private pilot.
Mr. Davies leads the International Development Assistance Services Global Center of Excellence and works across KPMG's global network of member firms to bring insight from around the world to local clients. KPMG Global Center of Excellence for International Development provides thought leadership, business development and major bid support to KPMGs global international development practice. With over 20 years of experience providing public sector reform, public financial management and economic development services to development agencies, Trevor has worked closely with both the public and private sectors. He also has extensive experience working in developing countries including Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Georgia, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Turks and Caicos, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Trevor has wide experience working in fragile states and post conflict environments. He led the Atos international development team in undertaking complex development projects in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. The quality of the work of the team was recognized by the MCA with the award of best international project 2007 for Balkans Justice, best innovation project for Catalyzing Access to Information and Communication Technology in Africa, best consulting project 2007 for Balkans justice and for best public sector project, Poverty Reduction in Leningrad Oblast 2008. Trevor is also a member of KPMG International Development Services Assistance Global Steering Committee. He is located in the US firm's Washington DC office.
Susan Dorsey has over 20 years experience in international development and finance. Susan is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Water For People, an NGO focused on sustainable, market-based solutions to global water and sanitation challenges. Prior to joining Water For People in 2009, Susan spent twelve years as Executive Director of Friendship Bridge, a microfinance and education organization operating in Vietnam and Guatemala. Susan served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Costa Rica from 1990-1992 working in small business development. Prior to Peace Corps, Susan worked for several years in banking and finance with the First National Bank of Maryland.
Susan is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel's School for International Studies. Susan has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor's degree in Business and Finance from the University of Vermont.
Cindy Hallberlin is the President and CEO, of Good360, formerly Gifts In Kind International, which is the leading nonprofit in product philanthropy bringing corporate America together with the nonprofit world to help people in need. Cindy oversaw the transformation of Good360 which is building the world's largest online donation marketplace. She rebranded the organization which has expanded its reach in both corporate America and the communities it serves around the world. Good360 distributed over 350 million dollars in products last year alone and 7 billion dollars of new products since its inception in 1983.
Prior to joining Good360, Cindy served as the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer with U.S. Foodservice. Following a $1 billion fraud, she contributed to the cultural transformation of U.S. Foodservice by developing exceptional ethics training programs, a risk assessment strategy and a model code of conduct. She developed the first nationwide corporate philanthropy program at U.S. Foodservice aimed at eradicating hunger in the United States.
Prior to joining U.S. Foodservice, Cindy was Counsel at Sidley Austin, LLP. Before joining Sidley, she was at the U.S. Postal Service where she developed and successfully managed the REDRESS employment mediation program. This program successfully resolved more than 80 percent of discrimination claims and resulted in $60 million in cost avoidance for the agency.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a law degree from Antioch University.
Wouter Hijweege studied Agricultural Sciences at Wageningen University (1987) the Netherlands. Wouter gained broad international experience in project and programme management in agriculture and rural development in Tanzania, Mali, Bhutan and Malawi working for civil society organisations and bilateral donor agencies. Since 2002 he has worked at Wageningen University's Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) as trainer and coordinator in CDI's international short course programme. Furthermore he served as technical advisor on a wide variety of capacity development and organisational change projects in the international agri-food sector. Wouter developed a successful business model for CDI's professional short course programme, coordinated several international partnership projects with higher education institutes in Africa and managed a large project in Afghanistan establishing an agricultural teacher training college. As deputy director of the Centre for Development Innovation Wouter also guided the organisation's business development towards a market driven strategy. From September 2013 he is director operations of the Agricultural Economics Institute (LEI) within Wageningen University.
Andrew Managan is co-founder and executive director of the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development, a non-profit association of businesses launched in 1992 to create and deliver value driven sustainable development projects in the United States. US BCSD activities are designed to generate economic returns and address environmental and societal challenges.
Current projects include alternative energy financing, multi-industry material and water synergies, gamification, materials reuse software, and ecosystem valuation approaches. The US BCSD is partnered with the Chinese Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement circular economy solutions in China in collaboration with the US State Department and the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission.
The US Business Council is a partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a network of 200 companies with members drawn from 30 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. The US BCSD is one of more than 60 national councils worldwide associated with the WBCSD.
Mr. Managan received a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he also attended the School of International Affairs as an International Fellow. Prior to organizing the Business Council he served as deputy commissioner for natural resources with the Texas General Land Office, worked as a congressional correspondent for the Associated Press, and commercially fished salmon in Southeast Alaska.
Mr. Van Dusen is an international development expert with 13 years of experience in democratic, social and economic development. As the Africa Director for CARANA Corporation, he oversees a portfolio of projects covering 24 Sub-Saharan African countries, where CARANA is empowering communities to take advantage of market opportunities that have a dramatic impact on their livelihoods. As an advisor to the USAID West Africa Trade Hub, he works with exporters, international investors and government agencies to scale up investment and trade in non-traditional export sectors such as shea and cashews, which hold the potential to transform the region's economy and lift millions out of poverty.
Mr. Van Dusen has served as a technical advisor on projects in Eastern Europe and Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, World Bank, World Trade Organization, U.K. Department for International Development, Canadian International Development Agency, AusAID, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and U.N. Development Program.
Prior to joining CARANA, Mr. Van Dusen served as Deputy Director for Africa at the International Foundation for Election Systems, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the administration of free and fair elections worldwide. During that time, he served as an accredited international observer monitoring elections in 4 countries in Eastern Europe and Africa, including the 2005 elections in Liberia that led to the election of Africa's first woman president.
Mr. Van Dusen is the author of numerous technical reports and articles on democratic and economic development, and has served as a commentator on development, including appearances on CNN International, Voice of America, and other radio, print and conference venues.
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