Our People

UNLEASH is driven by a diverse group of talented people and partners who are passionate about innovation and sustainability. Our dedicated team members bring energy, fresh ideas, and creativity to their work. The daily operation of the UNLEASH programs is managed by a Secretariat that is overseen by the Board of Directors, with support from a Global Advisory Board, Innovation Advisory Board, and Innovation Lab-specific Advisory Boards.

Secretariat

ABIGAIL ASHUN-SARPY

ANA JIMENEZ

ATIBA JACKSON

BRYCE WATSON

FABIAN VAN OEVELEN

LAKSHMI HIRANANDANI

LAUREN BEHR

NINA SORAA

THOMAS PREHN

Board of Directors

FLEMMING BESENBACHER

Chairman, UNLEASH, Aarhus Vand A/S, ONE/THIRD

JAMEY BUTCHER

President & CEO, Chemonics International

Chair of the UNLEASH Advisory Board

DITTE LYSGAARD VIND

Founder of the Circular Way

LYKKE FRIIS

Director of Think Tank Europa

HENRIK SKOVBY

Executive Chairman, Dalberg Group

(ex-officio)

Global Advisory Board

JAMEY BUTCHER

President & CEO, Chemonics International

Chair of the UNLEASH Advisory Board

 

ANDERS HOLM

Executive Director, Hempel Foundation

CAROLINE BRYANT

Program Manager, Porticus

TRISHA SHETTY

Founder and CEO, SheSays

MARY MUNYOKI

UNLEASH Talent Representative

MIKKEL SKOVBORG

Senior Vice President for Innovation, Novo Nordisk Foundation

NENA STOILKOVIC

Under-Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

KARAN SINGH THAKRAL

Executive Director, Thakral Group

NANDAN NILEKANI

Co-Founder & Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Infosys

Innovation Advisory Board

APHRODICE MUTANGANA

Digital Africa

BENJAMIN KUMPF

OECD

DANIELA PERALVO LUPERA

Impaqto

LAUREN BEHR

Chemonics International

SANGEET PAUL CHOUDARY

Platformation Labs

RAVI CHHATPAR

Dalberg Design

SANJAY PUROHIT

‎EkStep Foundation

TOR MESOY

Agnus Consulting

ANGUS RIDGWAY

Potentialife

ANNALIE KILLIAN

Sparks and Honey

NICHOLAS COUTTS

Royal College of Art

LAÍS DE OLIVEIRA

On Deck

HILLARY EASON

US Department
of Agriculture

Greenland Advisory Board

CHRISTIAN KELDSEN

Managing Director,
Sulisitsisut

KLAUS NYGAARD

Director,
Greenland Institute of National Resources

MALIINA ABELSEN

Program Manager,
UNICEF Greenland

MALIK HEGELUND OLSEN

Head of Sales,
Royal Greenland

Chair of the UNLEASH Greenland Advisory Board

MINIK ROSING

Professor,
University of Copenhagen