Advisory Council


Our Advisors


Senior Managing Director FTI Strategic Communications

Neil Doyle is a Senior Managing Director in the FTI Strategic Communications practice and is based in London. Neil has extensive global corporate, financial PR and investor relations experience gained on some of the world's largest and most complex client engagements gained throughout a 20-year career that has spanned Hong Kong, London and Dubai.


Founder - Impact Business Leaders

In 2013 David founded Impact Business Leaders, a Washington, DC-based company which is focused on matching experienced business professionals looking for career change in to full time roles with social enterprises around the world. IBL has training centers at the University of Virginia's Darden Business School; the Said Business School at Oxford University, and new centers in Nairobi and Hyderabad, India. Prior to starting IBL David was at the Calvert Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland as COO since 2011.


Founder and Managing Partner of Easton Capital

John H. Friedman is the Founding and Managing Partner of Easton Capital Investment Group. Prior to founding Easton Capital, John was the founder and Managing General Partner of Security Pacific Capital Investors.


Director - PB&OS Investments, Global Banking & Credit Solutions, and BI Themes - Barclays

Saurav joined Barclays in 2014 and has over 20 years experience in finance and forensic audit. He started his career at Ernst&Young where he advised Capital Markets divisions at Banks, and Trading departments at Energy and Mining Companies and subsequently held senior finance and audit positions at Deloitte, BP, BG and Barclays.


Citibank MD & Head Asia O & T

Vikram started his career with Citigroup in 1991 in Credit Card Operations. Over the past 26 years, Vikram has held a number of roles in sales, customer service, and product management, as well as operations and technology.


Astia Angels

Mr. Rigby works with Astia Angels, an international angel investing organization whose mission is to fund exceptional, women-led, high-growth ventures. Most recently Mr. Rigby was Global Head of Risk Analytics and Research at Standard & Poor’s. He led initiatives to develop quantitative models to analyze financial and market securities data, including the use of machine learning, natural language processing, and sentiment analysis of unstructured data to support credit analysis. He helped launch S&P’s project finance ratings practice and worked on over $200 billion of power, energy and infrastructure projects. He was the principal author of Standard & Poor's project finance criteria.


Professor in Practice - Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute

Nick is a Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment. Prior to this, Nick led the UNEP Inquiry into the design of a sustainable finance system.


Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure and Development, J.P. Morgan

Clarine ioined JPM in 2013 and heads J.P. Morgan's Export Finance team globally for the Infrastructure sector. She has over 20 years of experience in corporate and investment banking of which 15 years has been in Emerging Markets.


COO (B2C),

Sharat’s career spans over 20 years in the Internet and FMCG Sectors with his most recent role as COO for Yatra’s B2C business. He has in the past worked as the Managing Director for TripAdvisor and Expedia in India. He also set up the globally acclaimed rural initiative, Project Shakti, while working for Hindustan Unilever in their sales and marketing team, before making a foray into the internet space to head the eCommerce business at Indiatimes. With a passion for marketing strategy and data analytics, he continues to drive day to day business operations, marketing initiatives, alliances and advertising sales for improved overall business metrics.