Board of Directors
Kenneth Allen has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, business strategy and project management. Kenneth is the founder of Azurest Partners, a financial advisory firm. His prior experience includes senior roles at Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan. At Lehman Brothers, Kenneth was an investment banker focusing on clients in the business services, IT professional services and technology sectors. He also served in the Corporate Strategy group at Lehman Brothers and has served as a CAO in Lehman's Mortgage Capital division. Kenneth earned an MBA and a Master in Education from Stanford University. He also has a degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
John Meyers is Board Chair, Impact Capital Forum. He has been working in international development for two decades with a focus on private sector engagement, impact investing, and blended finance. John currently serves as Director, Innovation and Organizational Learning, Panagora Group, where he is leading innovative finance initiatives in Global Health. Previously, John was Team Lead on USAID Private Sector Engagement Support contract, advancing the implementation of USAID’s private sector engagement policy. Before re-locating to Washington, DC in 2020, John managed his own boutique consulting firm with representation in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. His clients have included UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Education for Employment, Food Enterprise Systems, World Food Bank, and Investing in Fragile States. His other positions have included: Managing Director – North America, Swisscontact and Director, Global Programs and Sector Innovation, Aid to Artisans. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Executive Committee). Education: BA from The American University of Paris and graduate degrees from Rutgers University and Columbia University.
Vivian Chang Marketing & Membership Chair
Vivian Chang is a digitally native marketing executive with over 15 years in e-commerce, retail, and analytics. Vivian is currently the VP of Growth & Operations for the DTC group at The Clorox Company. She leads marketing strategies and programs with a data driven approach as part of an agile team that launches and grows a portfolio of direct-to-consumer brands under the Fortune 500 CPG company. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Camilla has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, digital media and corporate development with companies such as AOL, Imagine Media and Travelocity. She has worked with several large clients in the finance industry, including Citibank and Bank of America, in addition to her work with clients in the consumer products industries. While working in the for-profit sector, she has worked with groups focused on sustainability and the development of infrastructure in the African continent, notably The African Rainforest and All For Africa. Currently Camilla is a member of the board of the Smith College club in NY. Camilla has a B.A. from Smith College and The London School of Economics, with a major in Government and a minor in Public Policy.
Guillaume de Bourayne Treasurer
Guillaume is a Director at BNP Paribas and leads the regulatory transformation area for the Capital Markets division. Prior to that, he was a management consultant for 10 years focusing on business process re-engineering and change management, serving clients in the financial industry both in the US and in Europe. Guillaume is co-head of the Impact Finance Committee Group affiliated to the CSR Americas, in charge of partnerships with a microfinance institutions and social incubators as well as volunteer programs for BNP Paribas employees. He has a Masters degree in Finance from ESCP Europe Business School in Paris. Guillaume is fluent in French, English and German.
Colleen Galvin is an SVP with Citi Community Investing & Development, where she partners with nonprofits, community advocates, and social enterprises to bring the bank’s wide range of resources to bear for underserved communities, promoting financial equity and inclusion for all. Colleen joined Citi after ten years with the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services, where she was an Assistant Commissioner and held a variety of leadership positions. Colleen joined local government after working on lower Manhattan small business recovery for two years following the events of September 11th, 2001. Earlier in her career, Colleen worked for the public policy research firm, MDRC, Citibank's U.S. credit card division, and J.P. Morgan Chase's retail product development team. Colleen earned an M.B.A. in Finance/Marketing from NYU-Stern. She serves on the boards of Accompany Capital, Ascendus, and the Long Island Housing Partnership. She is also a limited partner in the Next Wave Impact Fund, a Portfolia investor, and a member of the Angel Capital Association.
Through his consulting, writing and teaching, Steven has worked at the intersection of investment and mission since 2001. His practice, Godeke Consulting, helps families and foundations create impact investing strategies and connects them with the right partners. Steven is adjunct professor of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business where he teaches Investing for Environmental and Social Impact, and Impact Investing in Family Offices. He has served on the board of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, a family foundation that focuses on social justice. He has also just completed a new Impact Investing Handbook with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors for mission-aligned asset owners. Previously, Steven worked in corporate and project finance at Deutsche Bank. He studied as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne and earned an M.P.A. from Harvard University.
Tatyana Kleyman President
Tatyana Kleyman is an attorney at Jane Street, a quantitative trading firm. Previously, Tatyana was Vice President and Counsel in the Global Markets division of BNP Paribas, where she provided legal advice to the bank’s prime finance platform and was on the Microfinance Business Networking Group executive committee and the Legal Department’s inaugural Pro Bono Committee. She started her legal career in the finance group of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Tatyana has served as a business mentor through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, a board member of Global Youth Connect, a fellow at the Community Development Project of the Legal Aid Society, and a volunteer with community-based nonprofits in Latin America and Africa. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a Certificate in Global Affairs from NYU.
Mabinty Koroma-Moore is the Founder and CEO of Legacy Impact Venture Enterprises Africa (LIVE Africa/Kuishi Afrika) and has over 15 years of experience working with the private sector and investors on international development, global health, and impact investing projects and initiatives. Prior to LIVE Africa/Kuishi Afrika, Mabinty worked as a consultant for the IFC Gender Business team to develop materials for investors to apply a gender lens and drive awareness of gender-smart investment strategies. Mabinty provided strategic guidance on Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) for 17 Asset Management, which focused on impact investments in emerging markets aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She also served as the Engagement Manager, IRIS and IMM at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), where she supported the development of strategic partnerships with IMM practitioners and led the GIIN‘s IMM fund manager training. Prior to the GIIN, she worked at the United Nations Foundation working on public-private partnerships and supported the UN Foundation’s Family Planning 2020 work on market dynamics and its Rapid Response Mechanism. As a consultant at the World Bank Group, she provided support for the Global Financing Facility and assessed investment cases for reproductive health in emerging markets.
Michael Lear is a Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor for Capital Group Private Client Services. He works directly with high net worth individuals and families to create customized plans for protecting and growing their wealth, often across multiple generations. He also helps nonprofit foundations and endowments pursue their long term financial objectives through effective planning and investment management. Prior to joining our firm in 2019, Mike served as a Financial Advisor at AllianceBernstein and, before that, spent time in portfolio management and advisory positions at Athena Capital Advisors, MetLife and State Street Global Advisors. Mike received his BA from Boston College and received his MSIM from Boston University. He also holds the CFA, CIMA and CAIA designations and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Kwame has over a decade and half of experience in business, government, civil society, and media sectors across four continents with experiences ranging from leading strategy and business model analysis at the Bank of England, to investing in small and medium-sized enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa and human rights activism in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has written for The Business and Financial Times, Citi Business News, Africa at LSE, Modern Ghana, ZNews Africa, Applause Africa, The Africapitalism Institute, and MyJoyOnline. Kwame is the international executive producer of the award-winning documentary, When Elephants Fight, which was executive produced and narrated by Robin Wright (Claire Underwood from House of Cards). He is on the boards of Green Gold Farms, University of Michigan (African Studies Center), Birthright Africa and Accompany Capital (where he chairs the Board). He has a BS (Hons) from Binghamton University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from The University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Working at the intersection of money and meaning has been a career-long pursuit for Robyn Polansky Morrison, founder and lead principal of MORR Strategy LLC, a cross-disciplinary, advisory and consultancy firm. Areas of specialization include financial literacy, capital introduction, impact and values-based investing, and philanthropy. Morrison has over 20 years of experience with high net worth individuals, families, small businesses, and foundations at iconic institutions including Align Impact, Bank of America Private Bank, Bessemer Trust and Thomson Reuters. Her depth of knowledge and expertise in the wealth management space has successfully increased the access to and alignment of deploying capital through a range of traditional, alternative, social and impact investments as well as philanthropic grants. Morrison earned her M.B.A. from Touro College Graduate School of Business.
Virginia Schippers is a Director at CARE Enterprises – the private, for-profit impact investment vehicle of the global NGO, CARE. Virginia has spent her career promoting sustainable, market-led economic growth across Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa. With the Palladium Group, she has worked on enterprise development projects in frontier markets, helping local businesses grow and scale, and creating pipeline for private investors. Virginia has also worked to execute deals at different financial institutions including MicroVest, Morgan Stanley, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and with dozens of leading impact investors across Southeast Asia. She has participated in the design of multiple impact funds to stimulate further investment into social enterprises across many frontier and emerging markets.
Brian Mizoguchi is a Senior Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Brian leads a New York based team focused on providing ESG/Impact Investing asset management, financial planning, and private banking services to individual, institutions, and businesses. At BAML, he is heavily involved with the Emerging Growth initiative, which advises the next generation of technology businesses, private market investors, and social enterprises, and is on the leadership committee for My Environment, Bank of America’s ESG advocacy group. Prior to joining Merrill, Brian worked at ING. Brian holds a degree in Economics from Hamilton College.