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SPEAKERS

Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.

Prof. Muhammad Yunus
Founder, Grameen Bank
2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Lamiya Morshed has been the executive director of Yunus Centre, the global hub for the social business activities of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, since its inception in 2008 and her experience with Grameen social businesses spans almost 20 years.

Lamiya Morshed
Executive Director, Yunus Centre
Executive Director, Grameen Healthcare Trust

Peter is Chairman and one of the original Founders of Greenhill Australia, a leading Australian corporate advisory firm that is now part of the global Greenhill advisory group. He has been advising local and multi-national companies and governments in Australia for over 25 years.

Peter Hunt
Chairman, Grameen Australia

Duncan joined British registered Bank Mercury Provident (now known as Triodos Bank) in 1989 as CEO following a career in Accountancy in New Zealand. The bank specialised in making loans to organisations that were for community benefit as well as being financially viable. During the 5 years he was at the helm of this bank, the balance sheet grew over 600%.

Duncan Power
Group CEO, Grameen Australia

Katrina Dunn is the CEO Australia and Group Deputy CEO of Grameen Australia. Kat started her career as a lawyer at Clayton Utz, was on the senior leadership team and Diversity Council at Perpetual Limited and most recently served as COO of tech media company, Ideapod.

Katrina Dunn
CEO Australia, Grameen Australia

Raymond currently oversees the Strategic Projects Department within Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF), a microfinance institution based in Central Philippines. In that capacity, he is in-charge of leading the push for Social Enterprise and Social Business within the various internal projects.

Raymond Patrick Serios
Assistant Director, Strategic Projects Department, NWTF

Dominique V. Dauster is a Social Entrepreneur, 
Managing Director of the Yunus + You Foundation and Special Advisor for International
 Relations to Prof. Muhammad Yunus.
Dominique co-founded perfect day, a gastronomy café chain in Germany which partners with Natural Shakti, a farming company cultivating forest coffee in India & advocates the social business movement in various European and Asian countries and in Colombia and serves as Prof. Yunus´ Sherpa at UN SDG Advocacy Group.

Dominique V Dauster
Managing Director, Yunus & You- The YY Foundation

Leo B. Alforte, heads the Social Business unit of Grameen Australia Philippines. a passionate worker for grassroots development initiatives since 1990. Advocate and facilitator for environmental actions, community livelihood advancement and alternative education programs.

Leo B. Alforte
Social Business Unit Head, Grameen Australia Philippines

Prometheus Siddiqui is an experienced general manager who is currently engaged
with Grameen Australia as Group Projects Director. As part of the senior management he heads stakeholder engagement, project management and advises on strategy. His current portfolio includes social businesses in Asia (Philippines and Cambodia).

Prometheus Siddiqui
Group Projects Director, Grameen Australia

Shazeeb is the Founder of YY Goshti, a social business incubator based in Dhaka that helps young people launch their own social businesses with training, mentorship, office space and access to resources. He is also the President of Social Business Youth Alliance (SBYA), an organization that harnesses the power of young people, technology and entrepreneurship to bring social change.

Shazeeb M. Khairul Islam
President, Social Business Youth Alliance
Founder, YY Goshti Limited

Brother Dennis Magbanua FSC, a leader, learner, teacher, and innovator is currently the President of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and continues to drive this Lasallian Community towards Inclusion and Innovation.
He is a member of the religious congregation of consecrated religious men known worldwide as the Christian Brothers. He has a degree in BS Applied Mathematics from De La Salle University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching in Youth Ministry degree from University of St. La Salle and a Doctor of Philosophy Major in Education Management degree in De La Salle University Dasmariñas

Brother Dennis Magbanua FSC
President, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Highlighting the importance of Start Ups in the fast growing economy Akkie Okma contributes to their progress by offering training and mentoring in the development of business plans, pitching their businesses to investors and building supporting networks.

Akkie Okma
Executive Coach & Counsellor, Okma Advice

Dr. Faiz Shah currently heads Development Management at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, and is the director of Yunus Center AIT. He teaches on the CSR masters program at the AIT School of Management, coordinates the AITE Healthcare Resources Group.

Dr. Faiz Shah
Director Yunus Center AIT
Head of Development Management, Asian Institute of Technology
Paula Mills
Founder & CEO, Academy of Entrepreneurs

TQ Antiqueno believes that putting the needs of others first before one’s creative ambitions is more important to develop solutions that work. He graduated from De La Salle University- Manila’s Communication Arts program and currently finishing his Master's thesis on Design Thinking for development work. He used to be a full-time faculty of the Benilde Multimedia Arts program and is now a subject-matter expert for the Certified Digital Marketers Program, and the Community Management Head of Benilde Hub of Innovation for Inclusion.

Tq Antiqueno
Community Management Head, Benilde Hub of Innovation for Inclusion

Xavier is a coach and trainer for Self X Analysis Testing & Training Technology which is transforming students, executives, entrepreneurs and organizations globally towards success in money, career, business and life. He is also a social safety bridge between Chiang Rai- Northern Thailand and Davao- Southern Philippines for the youth, elderly and community.

Xavier Delage
Certified Coach & Trainer, Self X Analysis Testing & Training Programme (SXA TTP)

Completed Bachelor of Accountancy at University of San Carlos, Shiela is with Atlassian for close to 3 years, works directly in Atlassian Foundation team, Works directly in global engagement programs of the Foundation and global and local partnership management and she is passionate about youth development initiatives.

Shiela Marie Ladroma
Foundation Program Manager, Atlassian Foundation

James is a social entrepreneur passionate about innovative education models that transform traditional education systems. He currently leads TULA, a chain of innovative after-school learning centres that provide a high-quality, 21st-century education for less privileged children. He also works as a consultant, advising governments and private sector clients on how to optimise school operations.

James Centenera
Co-Founder, The Ultimate Learning Accelerator (TULA)

Abi believes that we can shape the future we deserve.Her practice in the fields of Experience Design, Environmental Science, and Community-Based Resource Management exposed her to the key importance of empathising with the needs and values of people as powerful vehicles towards a clear articulation of desired futures and design of paths towards it.

Abigail Mapua-Cabanilla
Director, Hub of Innovation For Inclusion (HIFI)

Léa joined MakeSense 5 years ago after meeting Christian Vanizette, makesense co-founder, as both of them have been selected to join a youth-led delegation advising the French President on inclusive economics. In makesense, her role was at first to support the creation of social innovations in Europe and Asia. In 5 years, more than 3,000 entrepreneurs have been supported globally in the first steps of their entrepreneurial adventures.

Léa Klein
Asia Director, makesense

A believer in enterprise-led development, Faisal was part of the team that revitalized the Yunus Center AIT (YCA) in 2012 and served as Senior Program Officer of both the YCA and the Development Management Unit of AIT Extension until 2016. As the current Chancellor of Foundation University, he manages the academic departments and ensures that academia plays an active role in delivering positive impact through instruction and action research.

Faisal Mamicpic Alih
Chancellor, Foundation University

Ms. Roman Tayag, heads the principal advocacy office of the Central Bank for financial inclusion, financial education and consumer protection. Ms. Roman Tayag is also active in global discussions on financial inclusion as a member of the relevant working groups in the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, Alliance for Financial Inclusion, Islamic Financial Services Board and the Fintech Group of the UNSGSA.

Pia Bernadette Roman Tayag
Managing Director, Center for Learning and Inclusion Advocacy
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Sarah Gregorio is the Curriculum Head of BagoSpere, an award-winning end-to-end training and upskilling training provider that supports frontline workers to achieve better lives. Before Bagosphere, Sarah Gregorio worked as an English teacher, BUPLAS language assessor, communication coach, trainer, instructional designer, and curriculum developer.

Sarah Gregorio
Curriculum Head, BagoSpere

During a successful career in the finance sector, Rosanne was based in the US and managed operations for various multinational banking and equities brokerage. She joined Telstra as employee number 2 in the Philippines in 2009. Rosanne has managed country functions and contact centre expansion programs of Telstra International Ltd.

Rosanne Suarez
Country Managing Director Philippines, Telstra Global

As CEO and Co-Founder of ARK, Ayesha is revolutionizing social impact. ARK’s signature co-investment model inspires rural communities to invest in themselves and their solutions. It enables them to get out of struggle, be self-sustaining in three years, access different futures, and live happily.

Ayesha Vera-Yu
CEO and Co-Founder, ARK

David is among Australia’s most globally dexterous senior executives. He led one of Australia’s largest global commercial networks comprising 724 staff and spanning 122 international markets. David is a specialist in ‘agent-of-change’ mandates, with proven ability to conceive and operationalise strategy to successfully start-up, turnaround, grow business in all major global markets.

David Landers
Board Director and CEO Mentor, Grameen Australia