Dr. Tarun Das
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Dr. Tarun Das

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Dr. Tarun Das

Dr. Tarun Das

Civic Leader

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Dr. Tarun Das is a prominent Indian businessman who has been an instrumental part of the promotion of U.S.-India business relations and Indian businesses abroad. Until 2009, he served as chief mentor at the Confederation of Indian Industry, where he also previously served as chief executive and director general. Das is co-chair of the Indo-U.S. Strategic Dialogue and of the Indo-U.S.-Japan Strategic Dialogue. He is a member of the international advisory council of The Coca-Cola Company Ltd and a trustee of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water.

Previously, he served as member of the governing board at Emergency Management and Research Institute. Das is a recipient of the Blackwill Award from the U.S.-India Business Council for his contribution to Indo-U.S. economic co-operation and was awarded Padma Bhushan, one of the highest Civilian Government Awards, by the president of India in 2006 for his contributions in the fields of trade and industry.

Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej
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Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej

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Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej

Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej

Civic Leader

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Jamshyd N. Godrej is chairman and managing director of Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company, Ltd. in India. He is deeply involved in environmental and humanitarian causes, and serves as the vice president of the World Wide Fund for Nature-International, Chairman Emeritus of Aspen Institute India and member of the board of the World Resources Institute and the Aspen Institute. Previously, Godrej served as president of the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association. For his contributions to Indian industry, Godej was awarded the Padma Bhushan Award in 2003 by the president of India.

Ms. Lynne Hybels
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Ms. Lynne Hybels

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Ms. Lynne Hybels

Ms. Lynne Hybels

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Ms. Lynne Hybels is an advocate for global engagement, co-founder of the Willow Creek Community Church and a columnist for Sojourners magazine. She is the author of “Nice Girls Don’t Change the World” and helped produce “Hope and Action,” a DVD and participant guide that introduces churches and small groups to first steps in addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In 2010, Hybels established Ten for Congo, a fundraising initiative to support the thousands of women and girls who were brutally raped during the last decade of the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ms. Shannon O’Leary Joy
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Ms. Shannon O’Leary Joy

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Ms. Shannon O’Leary Joy

Ms. Shannon O’Leary Joy

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Shannon Joy is the president of the EarthSense Foundation. She is also executive producer of “Mission Blue,” “The Last Animals” and “Franca”; and an associate producer of “Chasing Coral” which won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival, where she supports the Climate Program. Joy studied at the National Holistic Institute, Berkeley and has worked in the healing arts for two decades. She is a member of Oceans 5, a global funders’ collaborative committed to the protection of the world’s oceans. Joy has also photographed and worked with groups in Cambodia, Dr. Nancy Hendrie of the Sharing Foundation and Executive Director Scott Nelson of the Cambodian Children’s Fund.

Mr. Peter Kellner
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Mr. Peter Kellner

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Mr. Peter Kellner

Mr. Peter Kellner

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Peter Kellner is a founder and managing partner at Richmond Global Ventures and co-founder of Endeavor Global, Inc., an organization that seeks to catalyze long-term economic growth by mentoring and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Kellner was a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary where he established Hungary’s Environmental Management & Law Association. He is also a crown fellow at The Aspen Institute and a young global leader at the World Economic Forum.

Mr. Don Kendall
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Mr. Don Kendall

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Mr. Don Kendall

Mr. Don Kendall

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Don Kendall is co-founder of PepsiCo, Inc. where he served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer. He is the former director of BUY.com, the Institute for Environmental and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming. Before joining Pepsi-Cola Company as a fountain-syrup sales representative, Kendall was a distinguished World War II naval aviator. Throughout his career, he has been active in various cultural, economic and political organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, the National Center for Resource Recovery, the American Ballet Theatre Foundation and the US-USSR Trade and Economic Council. Kendall was inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame in 1987 by Fortune magazine.

Mr. Alan Khazei
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Mr. Alan Khazei

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Mr. Alan Khazei

Mr. Alan Khazei

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Alan Khazei is the founder and CEO of Be the Change, Inc., a nonprofit that seeks to enact legislative change in social policy through organizing coalitions of nonprofits, policymakers, private sector leaders, academics and citizens. For more than twenty years, he was the co-founder and CEO of City Year, an organization that coordinates young adults’ participation in a full year of community service and served as the model for President Clinton’s AmeriCorps program. From 1990 to 1992, he served as vice-chair of the Commission on National and Community Service. Recognized by TIME Magazine as one of America’s top 50 leaders under 40, Khazei has received numerous awards, including the Reebok Human Rights Award and the Jefferson Award for Public Service.

Mr. Steve Killelea
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Mr. Steve Killelea

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Mr. Steve Killelea

Mr. Steve Killelea

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Steve Killelea, executive chairman and founder of Integrated Research Ltd., has more than 30 years experience in the information technology industry. Highly skilled in international marketing, business and product strategy, Killelea has developed two profitable global companies with exceptional track records. In 2000, Killelea established The Charitable Foundation — one of the largest private overseas aid organizations in Australia — to promote sustainable community futures for the world’s poor. Killelea is also the founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), an international think tank dedicated to building a greater understanding of the interconnection between business, peace and economics. IEP’s Global Peace Index — the first-ever tool ranking the peacefulness of countries and identifying the correlations of peace — is now considered the benchmark for measuring the peacefulness of nations.