Ouided Bouchamaoui, Hedi Bouchamaoui Group; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Mrs. Ouided Bouchamaoui is a shareholder and the administrator of Hedi Bouchamaoui Group.

In May 2011, Mrs. Bouchamaoui was elected as the first woman to serve as the President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). In 2013, UTICA joined the Tunisian General Labor Union, the Tunisian Human Rights League, and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers, formed “The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet”, which worked to ensure a peaceful democratic transition in Tunisia. for which Mrs. Bouchamaoui was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. In 2015, Tunisian President, Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi awarded her of Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic –First Class- She also received the “Legion d’honneur” from the French President, Mr. François Hollande.

In 2016, Mrs. Bouchamoui became member of Business for Peace Foundation, and joined the Foundation Culture of Peace.

 

Mark DeVincentis, Managing Director, Crescent Capital Group

Mark DeVincentis is a Managing Director and member of the Management Committee of Crescent Capital Group LP, where he is responsible for business development focusing on strategic partnerships with institutional plan sponsors. Prior to joining the Crescent team in 2009, he was a founding partner of the growth equity firm, Sparta Asset Management, LLC. DeVincentis is very active in the non-profit community, serving on the advisory boards of the Loveall Foundation for Children, Team Irish Micky Ward Charities, and Best Buddies, among others.

 

Edward Dong, Founding Chair, US-China Committee, National Advisor - ‎International Leadership Foundation

A successful Chinese-American business executive, philanthropist and investor, Edward Dong is currently the Founding Chair of the US-China Committee of the International Leadership Foundation (www.ILFnational.org). Dong’s leadership supports and develops the next generation of Asian Pacific American leaders in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Rim countries in the fields of public service, entrepreneurship, and international business and politics, and promotes US-China relations.

Edward Dong is the first Chinese American to serve as a Dean’s Advisory Council member of School of Management of UB since 2012, the first mainland Chinese American in the Dean’s Council of Harvard Kennedy School of Government since 2016 and the first 6 HKS Alumni Ambassadors worldwide since 2015.

His two children, Richard and Eric, join him on the Leadership Council.

 

Eric Dong, Young Ambassador, International Leadership Foundation

A rising high school sophomore, Eric Dong balances his academic coursework with a variety of extracurriculars, including competing with his high school’s swim and speech and debate teams. An accomplished pianist, Eric joins the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Leadership Council as its youngest member in 2017. This comes as no great surprise as he is also the youngest member of the US-China Committee and the youngest ambassador for the International Leadership Foundation.

 

Richard Dong, Young Ambassador, International Leadership Foundation

A rising high school junior, Richard Dong balances his academic coursework with sport, debate and music competitions. With a keen interest in youth engagement and politics, Richard serves as a Young Ambassador for the International Leadership Foundation. Currently, the youngest founding member of the US-China Committee and the youngest founding member of Harvard 1879 Society, Richard believes leadership does not come with an age limit.

 

Ben Erwin, Senior Vice President, Business Development, The Charity Network

Ben Erwin has been with the company for over nine years, previously as the Vice President of Business Development at Charitybuzz. In his role, Erwin oversees all sales and business development activities across the Charity Network. Prior to Charitybuzz, he held positions with Callaway Golf and the Corporate Executive Board. In 2011, Erwin co-founded the Robert F. Kennedy Young Leaders, an official program of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. He is a graduate of George Washington University.

 

Gail Evertz, Vice President and Special Projects Advisor, Guggenheim Partners

Gail Evertz has worked for Guggenheim Partners since its inception in 2000 and is involved in business development, relationship management and hospitality. Deeply involved in social justice issues, focusing on human rights and the less fortunate, her charitable work has taken her from New York City to Haiti, Thailand, New Orleans, and South Africa. As Vice President/Special Projects Liaison at Guggenheim Partners, Evertz provides strategic leadership for some of the firm’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, as well as curates Guggenheim’s private art collection.

 

Kailash Satyarthi, Children's Rights Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Kailash Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for over three decades. He and the grassroots movement founded by him, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), have liberated more than 86,000 children from exploitation and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation. Mr Satyarthi has been the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labour, whose mobilization of unions, civil society and most importantly, children, led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour in 1999.

He is also the founding president of the Global Campaign for Education, an exemplar civil society movement working to end the global education crisis, and GoodWeave International which raises consumer awareness in the carpet industry. In 2014, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” Read more.