IBL Team

Our Staff

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David Kyle – Executive Director

In 2013 David founded Impact Business Leaders, a Washington, DC-based non-profit which is focused on matching experienced business professionals looking for career change 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, the Rotterdam School of Management, Strathmore Business School in Nairobi and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.

Prior to starting IBL David was at the Calvert Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland as COO since 2011. Prior to joining Calvert Foundation David lived in Hyderabad, India for three years where he was the Founder and CEO of the Indian School Finance Company www.isfc.in, a for-profit finance company that provides medium term debt capital to private schools serving very low-income families. The still thriving ISFC was one of a string of start-ups David has led over the past 20 years starting with building a Citibank subsidiary into a full-service commercial bank in Lisbon, Portugal from 1990-96; building Citibank’s first global intranet system in the late-1990s which he did from London; and, establishing a new country organization for Save the Children in Brazil upon leaving Citibank in 2001. As COO and Chief Investment Officer of Acumen Fund, he built local operations in East Africa, India, Pakistan and New York from 2003-07.

Prior to beginning his career in social enterprise in 2001 David spent 20 years in the corporate and investment bank of Citibank working successively in Brazil, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Portugal and the UK. Since 2006 David has pursued parallel teaching activities in several graduate programs in the US and abroad starting with Columbia SIPA (2006-7); Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (2008-10); Emory University’s Goizueta MBA program (since 2011); and, at American University (since 2013). David went to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and has an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University.

Our Board

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Simon Desjardins – Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Shortlist Professionals

Simon leads business development and strategy for Shortlist – a technology company that helps small and growing businesses in emerging markets source and screen top talent for middle management roles. Prior to that, Simon was a Portfolio Director at The Shell Foundation. He led The Shell Foundation’s Access to Energy Program which has the goal of helping to provide access to modern energy services for the poor. Before joining the Shell Group in 2006 as a business analyst for Shell Chemicals, Simon has worked globally in a broad range of business and development roles, with experience in start-ups, multinationals and NGOs.

 

 

Aditi Shrivastava – Advisor & former-Head, Intellecap Impact Investment Network

After building up a stellar team for Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N), Aditi now advises the network on strategy and growth. I3N is India’s first angel network focusing on social enterprises, and has recently expanded to East Africa as well. Aditi works closely with entrepreneurs, advising them on their business models and investment approaches, and engages with HNIs, family offices and funds to bring them the most scalable and impactful young enterprises for mentoring and investment. Prior to joining Intellecap in 2011, Aditi spent over 5 years at Goldman Sachs in New York, specializing in quantitative equity research, trading and portfolio management. She has served on the American India Foundation Young Professional’s board, and currently serves on the board of Jibu, a social enterprise bringing clean drinking water to East Africa. With her husband, she is also building a digital media business for the global millennial. She hopes to leveraged media to mainstream impact investing as well. Aditi graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is a CFA (USA) charter holder, a Shaper in the World Economic Forum Global Shaper Mumbai Hub, and a TiE Mumbai Charter Member.

 

Nadia Sood, Founding Partner, Impact Investment Partners

Nadia has 13 years of experience investing in, managing and operating businesses in developed and emerging markets that provide critical goods and services to mass market consumers. She has managed large infrastructure investment portfolios and Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) in India, Nepal, Latin America and Africa.Prior to co-founding IIP, Nadia was Executive Vice President, South Asia, and Global Investment Committee Member at SN Power Invest AS, a leading emerging markets renewable energy private equity firm. During her tenure there, she helped grow SN Power from 260 Million to $1.75 Billion in assets under management in a period of 5 years. She was also directly responsible for all of the company’s investments in South Asia which included 380 MWs of operating hydropower assets and a large portfolio of projects at various stages of development. She has also successfully exited three businesses in Africa and South Asia. Nadia was previously Director, Health and Wellness at Nestle UK, and Global Issues Manger for Nestle SA. She has also worked in the Office of the Secretary General Kofi Annan at the United Nations in New York.

Our Partners

The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund is a charity established to both enhance the employability of individuals and to support the development of skills in science, technology, engineering and maths, through the advancement of quality education. Our mission is to equip underserved youth with the requisite skills to enter into gainful employment or entrepreneurship. We do this through the delivery of grants to partner organisations that provide innovative and sustainable solutions in support of our mission.