Dr Yusuf K Hamied is a leading Indian scientist and chairman of Cipla (Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories), a generic pharmaceuticals company founded by his father. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, by the Indian government in 2005.
Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala founded the Swades Foundation in 1999 with a focus on empowering rural India. Their strength lies in their 500-strong team of specialists and professionals who are committed to sustainable growth, both at a corporate and grassroots level. The Swades Foundation is primarily supported and sponsored by Unilazer Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Stephen Heintz is president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a private family foundation. Before joining the RBF, he held top leadership positions in both the non-profit and public sectors, including Dēmos and the EastWest Institute.
Created in 1940 by the sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (John D. 3rd, Nelson, Winthrop, Laurance, and David), the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. To date, three generations of the family have acted as trustees along with non-family leaders.
Born in Athens, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is best known for founding budget airline easyJet in 1995, when he was just 28. Prior to this, he set up the Stelmar shipping company with financial help from his late father Loucas, himself a self-made shipping tycoon. Stelios received a knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 for services to entrepreneurship, and since 2009 he has been the Honorary General Consul for the Republic of Cyprus in the Principality of Monaco where he now lives. The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation (registered in the UK and Monaco) was created by Stelios to organise his charitable giving in areas such as scholarships, the environment and promoting entrepreneurship in his “home countries” of Greece, Cyprus and the UK and also his latest project “food from the heart” in Greece and Cyprus since the economic crisis.
Jacki Zehner is President of The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, and Chief Engagement Officer and President of Women Moving Millions (WMM), a non-profit organisation dedicated to mobilising unprecedented resources for women and girls to create a more gender-balanced world.
Tariq Al Gurg was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares in 2009 and has since been responsible for strategically defining and leading an organization that is dedicated towards providing children in developing countries with access to quality primary education.
Ronna Chao is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bai Xian Asia Institute, an initiative founded by her father, Ronald Chao, that aims to nurture future Asian leaders through scholarships and cross-cultural friendships. As well as providing a mega-grant of $100m, the Institute gathers important social capital, including support from academics, other philanthropic families and organisations, and the private and public sectors in Hong Kong, China and Japan.
As Trustee for the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust Fund, Keith Chua has continued to support various initiatives in education and healthcare, emulating the way his great-grandmother actively supported the needs of her time. While areas of need have changed over the past 100 years, giving in relevant and strategic ways is one of the guiding principles that Keith has applied to all areas that the Trust supports.