GPF Advisors

Team Member Ralph Cwerman

Senior Advisor

Ralph L. Cwerman is President, co-Founder and Board Member of the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI), a private non-governmental organization applying innovative solutions to tough humanitarian problems around the world.

Team Member April Gow

Partner, Knighton White

Ms. Gow, currently a partner at Knighton White, joined the Board of the Afghanistan World Foundation in early 2009. She is President and co-founder of Gow & Partners, a global Executive Search and Board consultancy firm with partner offices in 14 cities, founded in 2002, and based in New York and London.

Team Member Steven Haft

Steven Haft

Steven Haft is currently Senior Vice President of Innovation at Time Inc. Prior to joining Time, Steven spent the past 10 years building Indyworks, a media management consultancy. The company works with for-profit and non-profit enterprises in the digital media, marketing and innovation sectors. Over more than a decade, Steven Haft has established himself as a thought leader on interactive media, emerging technologies, mobile and the Internet.

Team Member Babu Lal Jain

President, World BPO Forum

Mr. Babu Lal Jain, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) advises the UN on forging key partnerships and alliances with the private sector to promote the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to which all the member countries are signatories.

Team Member Jeff Klein

Director, Wharton Leadership Program, University of Pennsylvania

Jeff is the Director of the Wharton Leadership Program and a Lecturer at The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.

Team Member Suvi Linden

CEO and Founder, PearlCon ltd - ITU Special Envoy for the BBC

Suvi Lindén was Finland’s Minister of Communications in 2007-2011. She was previously Minister of Culture, 1999-2002. Ms Lindén is a member of the National Coalition Party and was a Member of Parliament 1995-2011.

Team Member Bruce A. Nasby

President, NGO Global

Mr. Nasby brings over 30 years of service to the organization and the non-profit sector. His involvement with youth, education, and business advocacy based organizations as a CEO and consultant is comprehensive and extensive.

Team Member Ambassador O’Donnell

Various directorships and advisory roles

Ambassador Francis M. O’Donnell (ret.), is a Life Member of the Institute of International and European Affairs, Director of Clans of Ireland (both under the patronage of the President of Ireland). He is also a Senior Advisor for Nonviolent Peaceforce. He also holds other directorships.

Team Member Djordjija Petkoski

Lecturer at The Wharton School

Dr. Petkoski is a Lecturer and Senior Fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and serves as a consultant and adviser to the World Bank, Organization of American States, and other development organizations. He is also the founder and managing director of Global CDL. He has held various senior positions at the World Bank, including head of the Business, Competitiveness and Development Program.

Team Member Andrea Sullivan

Executive Director, Interbrand

During her six year tenure at Interbrand, Andrea has lead global branding engagements for clients including Microsoft, AIG, eBay, TD Ameritrade, Office Depot, McDonald's, Standard & Poor's, GE, NYSE, America's Second Harvest, Tyco International, ADP, Novartis, and Thomson-Reuters.

Team Member Katharina Vogeli

Consultant, Catalysts for Impact

Based in the Geneva region in Switzerland, Katharina looks back to over 25 years of an international career in public sector and civil society organizations in Europe, Africa and the United States. She has extensive expert knowledge on Africa, with long-term assignments in several countries of the Great Lakes region.

Copyrights © 2014 Global Partnerships Forum - created by