Impact Investing and Impact Measurement Faculty

 
 

ANDIA LAURA CHAKAVA

Andia Chakava is an Investment Director at the Graça Machel Trust and leads the organization’s gender lens investing initiative. She is the current Chairperson of New Faces New Voices Kenya (women in finance network) and is passionate about facilitating intra Africa investment, investor education and is a thought leader in gender lens investing. She was the lead consultant in a 2017 publication by the Graça Machel Trust on the ‘Growth barriers affecting women entrepreneurs in East Africa.’

Andia is one of the first female fund managers in the region and has been instrumental in the set up of two fund management companies from scratch in Kenya ( Old Mutual Investment Services and Alpha Africa Asset Managers) where she served in each as Managing Director. She is a non-executive director of Echo Network Africa (formerly Kenya Women Holding) and East African Educational Publishers.

She has over 15 years of experience in fund management and 5 years of driving women economic empowerment goals. In 2014 she was named Africa’s most influential woman in financial services by CEO magazine and in 2018 won the National Diar Inclusion and Diversity Business Executive champion award in Kenya.

LAUREN COCHRAN

Lauren is Managing Director at Blue Haven Initiative, where she leads strategy and execution for the family office’s portfolio of direct investments. She makes debt and equity investments with the dual expectation of best-in-class financial returns and maximum positive social and environmental impact

NEIL DUGAL

Neil is a Senior Corporate Counsel at the Omidyar Network, where he works with the firm's investment team on structuring investments, conducting due diligence, and reviewing legal documents. He provides general corporate counsel on legal issues including governance and investment compliance, contract negotiation, and maintenance of the firm’s subsidiaries and related entities.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2017, Neil was a corporate counsel at 500 Startups, where he worked on global ecosystem development and oversaw all of the global venture firm’s investments. Before 500 Startups, Neil was a venture capital and start-up attorney at Fenwick & West LLP, where he advised technology companies and venture capital funds on venture capital financings, general corporate matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Neil began his career at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he advised private equity funds, hedge funds, and public companies on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

Neil earned a Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Georgetown University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

JON DUNCAN

Jon leads the Responsible Investment Programme at Old Mutual. The Programme is focused on driving the systematic integration of material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across the Group’s c£320 billion of funds under management. Jon also heads up the Sustainability Research and Engagement function at the Group’s South Africa-based asset manager, Old Mutual Investment Group, where he is involved in industry ESG research, the analysis of green growth opportunities, and engagement on regulatory issues and local industry initiatives.

DEAN HAND

Dean Hand is an experienced impact investment strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry as well as social enterprises. She is currently the Impact Investment Origination & Business Development Manager at Ashburton Investments. Dean is also an MPhil Bertha Centre Scholar alumni.

KARIM HARJI

Karim Harji brings over a decade of international experience in impact measurement and evaluation, particularly for impact investing, social finance, and social enterprise. He is a Senior Fellow with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and Programme Director of the Oxford Impact Measurement Programme at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School, where he also teaches in the Oxford Impact Investing and Social Finance executive education programmes, and has designed and taught executive programs and workshops on evaluating impact investing in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Germany and Canada.

Karim was previously a co-founder and Director at Purpose Capital, where he established and led its Impact Investing Advisory practice, and an Advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation on social impact measurement. He co-authored the strategic assessment of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Impact Investing Initiative, and the global market review, “Accelerating Impact: Achievements, Challenges and What’s Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry”.

HEATHER JACKSON

Heather Jackson is the head of specialist credit at Ashburton Investments, the asset management arm of First Rand. Heather was a founding partner and CEO of Atlantic Specialised Finance before Ashburton acquired the team. Heather has almost 25 years of capital market experience. Heather has led a number of fixed income teams within asset management, including Investec and Prudential later becoming a founding partner of African Harvest Value Managers. 

REFILWE MOKOENA

Refilwe Mokoena is a development finance and monitoring and evaluation professional. She has accumulated over 10 years of experience leading and managing work relating to monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting systems. She currently leads the Graça Machel Trust’s impact strategy and monitoring & evaluation work in East and Southern Africa; across sectors including agri-business, entrepreneurship, health, financial inclusion and impact investing.

Before joining the Graça Machel Trust, Refilwe worked in microfinance and impact investing, including as a Senior Programme Manager for GreaterCapital where she collaborated with E.T Jackson & Associates and the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results to deliver an Executive Workshop on evaluating impact investing in Africa.

Refilwe currently serves on the Board of Directors and Social Performance Committee of South Africa’s largest development microfinance institution, the Small Enterprise Foundation. She holds a BA in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts and is completing a Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation with the University of the Witwatersrand. 


KANINI MUTOONI

Kanini Mutooni is currently the Investment Director at the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, an impact first focused transaction advisory unit. She is also the Chair of the finance committee of the Global Innovation Fund (GIF) a $225m impact fund focused on impact investment in emerging market commercial innovations that help solve social constraints. She has over 20 years’ experience in Wealth Management, Institutional Fund Management and Private Equity Fund Administration across three continents. 

ABIGAIL NOBLE 

Abigail is CEO of The ImPact, is a nonprofit network of families who commit to make more impact investments, more effectively. Prior Abigail was Head of Impact Investing Initiatives at the World Economic Forum and Head of Africa and Latin America for The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. She is a graduate of Harvard and Tufts, was a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay, a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

AUNNIE PATTON POWER

Aunnie Patton Power is the founder of Intelligent Impact, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute and an advisor to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Graduate School of Business.

A reformed M&A investment banker, she began her impact 
career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked with start-ups, intermediaries, funds, family offices, foundations, corporates and governments across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Aunnie has designed millions of dollars’ worth of innovative financing instruments including the first social impact bonds in Africa.

Currently, Aunnie lectures on Innovative Finance, Impact Investing and Technology for Impact at UCT, Oxford and the London School of Economics and consults globally on the intersection of emerging technologies for impact finance and the creation of innovative financing and impact investing strategies for organizations. Aunnie's work has been published throughout the world, including by the Oxford University Press, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), the World Economic Forum, Impact Investing Policy Collaboration and as a Massive Open Online Course on Coursera titled Innovative Finance.

FRANK VAN BEUNINGEN

Frank is founder of Pymwymic, the “Put Your Money Where Your Meaning is Community” of European wealth holders who invest in impact. Since 1994, Pymwymic has helped to bring hundreds of multi-generation families towards impact investing, and as an investors’ community, has helped to fund 60+ companies. Frank is an investor in over 40 impact companies, and has a rare 12 successful exits (and some not so successful as well). Prior to founding Pymwymic, Frank scaled the global sailmaking and fashion brand ‘Gaastra;’ created the ‘Money Meets Ideas’ seed funding platform; is a founding member of SVN-Europe & long-term member of Investor’s Circle; is co-founder of the Divest/Invest movement in Nederlands; a member of the 100% impact network, and continues to Put His Money Where His Mouth Is, as investor and advisor in multiple impact enterprises.

MARGARET VAN BEUNINGEN

Margaret is an entrepreneur turned investor, and together with husband Frank van Beuningen, is co-founder of Pymwymic (Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is) community of impact investors.  Margaret has her roots in scaling family business, and has a special appreciation for how impact can create values conversations across generations; she also supports the growth and mobilization of women investing as a change-agent for the new economy.  Margaret is previous owner of several media companies; has worked on international initiatives in race relations, peace building, and integral wealth; is a founding member of Women Effects Investments; a founding member of Slow Money (for Slow Food), and member of the 100% impact network.


MARK VAN WYK

Mark van Wyk is currently head of unlisted investments at Mergence, including impact investments and heads up the first South African Impact Investment Pioneer Fund using the USAID funded Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS).  He has over 13 year’s investment experience and his career includes development finance, structured finance, and external auditing and property management experience.


ANDIA LAURA CHAKAVA

Andia Chakava is an Investment Director at the Graça Machel Trust and leads the organization’s gender lens investing initiative. She is the current Chairperson of New Faces New Voices Kenya (women in finance network) and is passionate about facilitating intra Africa investment, investor education and is a thought leader in gender lens investing. She was the lead consultant in a 2017 publication by the Graça Machel Trust on the ‘Growth barriers affecting women entrepreneurs in East Africa.’

Andia is one of the first female fund managers in the region and has been instrumental in the set up of two fund management companies from scratch in Kenya ( Old Mutual Investment Services and Alpha Africa Asset Managers) where she served in each as Managing Director. She is a non-executive director of Echo Network Africa (formerly Kenya Women Holding) and East African Educational Publishers.

She has over 15 years of experience in fund management and 5 years of driving women economic empowerment goals. In 2014 she was named Africa’s most influential woman in financial services by CEO magazine and in 2018 won the National Diar Inclusion and Diversity Business Executive champion award in Kenya.